Review: London Prep 6: The Country House by Jillian Dodd

*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Starting right where London Prep 5: The Party ends, Mallory, Noah, Mohammed and Harry are on the way to spend a long weekend at the Brooks family country house. Feeling like she’s leaving all the drama back in London, Mallory can’t wait to spend a few days in the English countryside. Everything is finally coming together with Noah and Harry is adjusting to being just friends.

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Review: I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

It’s 1989 and Eastern Europe is changing. However, Nicolae Ceaușescu remains in power in Romania, meaning citizens don’t have much freedom. Cristian Florescu, a 17 year old student, just wants to be a writer and learn about the world outside Bucharest, Romania, but It’s not that easy. Cristian is being watched by the Securitate and when they find him committing a crime, they have the chance to blackmail him into being an informer.

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Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award Book Tag

Thank you to Past Midnight for nominating for this blogger award! Go check out her blog for more bookish content. We’re excited that is the second time we’ve been nominated!

The Rules

  • Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link back to their blog
  • Answer their questions
  • Nominate other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions
  • Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog
  • List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo
  • Provide the link of the Award creator of the Ideal Inspiration Blogger award as Rising Star from: https://idealinspiration.blog
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Zodiac Academy 5: Cursed Fates by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

In Zodiac Academy 4: Shadow Princess, we left both Darcy and Tory on the worst night of their lives. Darcy and Orion made a serious mistake, one that could hurt every Fae in Solaria. While Tory ruined her personal life, possibly ending any hope of being with Darius Acrux.

Tory and Darcy have no idea how to proceed when it feels like everything is falling apart. But surprisingly, they find three unexpected allies: Seth Capella, Caleb Altair and Max Rigel, who have stopped their asshole ways and start to help the Vega twins. The three come up with a plan to try to fix everything between Darius and Tory.

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Unpopular Book Opinions: Books We DNF’d

We’re excited for out second unpopular book opinions post. In 2021 we wrote Unpopular Opinions: YA Ships, where we discussed couples we didn’t like and couples we believe should have been endgame.

In this post, we’re discussing popular YA books that we DNF’d. Just to be clear, we don’t DNF very often, it usually happens no more than two to three times a year. Let us know your thoughts in the comments and if you DNF’s any of the books we did.

1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a super popular YA book with of over a million ratings on Goodreads. The premise originally sounded interesting to us because we liked the idea of the MC visiting a creepy island full of secrets. We just found the writing to be dull and we didn’t connect with any of the characters. Unfortunately, this book was over-hyped and we couldn’t get through it.

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April 2022 Book Club: I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

Before we discuss our latest book club pick, we wanted to share with our readers that April 1st was out three-year blogging anniversary! Thank you to everyone who has read our blog. We adore sharing our love of YA books and our readers make it possible. I’m All Booked Up has become bigger than we ever imagined!

Readers, let us know in the comments if you have recommendations for posts or books. Also, if you ever want to collaborate or do a guest post for us, send us a message though the Contact Us page. Again, thank you all and we’re excited to see where the next year of book blogging takes us.

The Book

I Must Betray You released February 1, 2022.

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Review: Zodiac Academy 4: Shadow Princess by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

After the shocking ending of Zodiac Academy 3: The Reckoning, Tory Vega, Darcy Vega, Darius Acrux and Lance Orion are dealing with their new reality. Lionel Acrux has found a way to become even more powerful, threatening all of Solaria in the process. Despite Tory and Darcy’s reservations, they need Darius to keep their secrets and help them control their new power.

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Review: These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan

Book Summary

Brie hates the Fae more than anything and wants to forget they even exist. But when her little sister is sold to the king of the Unseelie court to pay a debt, she’ll do anything to get her back. This means making a deal with this cruel king and stealing three magical relics from the Seelie court. While it’s easy to get to the Seelie court, the only reason she has to stay is to give herself as a potential bride for the prince.

Only, Prince Ronan isn’t who he seems and Brie is torn between hating his kind and falling in love with him. But at the same time, Brie spends time with some Unseelie outcasts who have an agenda of their own. She can’t help but be drawn to their mysterious leader Finn.

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March 2022 Book Haul

Happy spring everyone! We’re celebrating the new season with a book haul. We’re super excited to share our recent buys with you and let us know in the comments if you’ve read any of these books.

1. Zodiac Academy: The Awakening as Told by the Boys by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

We reviewed Zodiac Academy: The Awakening back in February and we recently purchased a different version, which is told from perspectives of The Celestial Heirs instead of the Vega twins. We’re excited to learn more about Darius, Caleb, Max and Seth.

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Review: Always Jane by Jenn Bennett

*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

An accident two years ago left Jane Marlow with Aphasia, a condition that sometimes makes it difficult to communicate. Jane spent that summer at Lake Condor and hasn’t been back since. She has no memory of that night, all she knows is what people told her afterward when she woke up in a hospital. But two people know the truth: Eddie and Fen Sarafian.

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