20 Questions Book Tag

We’ve seen other bloggers participate in this tag and we thought it looked fun! In this tag we share some of our favorites, least favorites and other opinions.

1. How Many Books are Too Many Books in a Series?

Book Review: The Mortal Instruments – Confessions of a Book Geek

For the most part, we usually stick with trilogies for series. However, it depends. A few of our favorite series are 4+ books, including The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard. As long as we still like the story, we’ll keep reading.

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May 2021 Mini-Reviews

Review: Better Together by Christine Riccio

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Siri and Jamie are opposites in every way possible. Siri grew up as a ballet dancer in New Jersey, while Jamie is an aspiring comedian in Los Angeles. It’s been 14 years since they’ve seen each other, since Siri grew up with their mom and Jamie with their dad. 

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Review: Row by Sarah Mello

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Cole Hensley can go Underwater, a protected place in his mind where he can escape his preternaturally heightened emotions after the death of his father. When Row Myers shows up at work looking for a job, the two grow close— until Cole realizes that Row is carrying a secret that is tearing her apart. Cole suggests Row create her own version of Underwater to escape from the world.  Cole tries to help Row fight her demons, but she is determined to go at it alone. 

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Author Interview: Jillian Dodd

We’re so excited we had the opportunity to interview USA Today best-selling author Jillian Dodd. As you know we’re obsessed with Dodd’s London Prep series. Team Noah!

Jillian Dodd (Author of That Boy)

1. When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve always loved creating thing—crafts, stories, songs, artwork, interior design, and clothing. I was an avid reader but didn’t decide to write until I had a story that kept invading my dreams. I needed to know the rest of their story, which led me to write my first book, That Boy.

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Blog Tour: Sunkissed by Kasie West

We’re so excited to be posting for the blog tour on release day! If you haven’t bought this YA contemporary yet, do so today! Thank you TBR and Beyond Tours for including us. Check out the rest of the tour schedule here!

Synopsis

A lighthearted and swoony contemporary YA romance by fan-favorite author Kasie West about a girl who finds that a summer spent at a family resort isn’t as bad as she imagined…and that falling in love is filled with heartache, laughter, and surprises!

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May 2021 Book Club: Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

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The Book

Realm Breaker releases Tuesday May 4, 2021.

Why did we pick this book?

We enjoyed Aveyard’s Red Queen series so we were excited to read her next fantasy book. Email us at imallbookedupya@gmail.com to join us Sunday May 16th for book club!

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Review: 10 Truths and a Dare by Ashley Elston

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Set five months after the events of 10 Blind Dates, 10 Truths and a Dare follows Olivia Perkins, Sophie Patrick’s cousin and best friend. It’s senior week and Olivia’s spent four years looking forward to all the parties. Then, she receives a call from her school that she did not complete her physical education requirement and if she doesn’t turn it in by the end of the week, she can’t graduate with her class.

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Unpopular Book Opinions: YA Ships

We’re starting a new series on the blog where we share our unpopular YA book opinions. For this one, we’re sharing our opinions about ships we loved, but the couple didn’t end up together or ships we think are overrated.

Let us know your unpopular YA romance opinions in the comments!

1. The Secret Circle Love Triangle 

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The Secret Circle series by L. J. Smith follows Cassie Blake as she moves to New Salem, Massachusetts and discovers her mysterious heritage. Cassie is a witch and she joins a coven, who needs a 12th member to complete the circle. Something sinister starts happening in New Salem when a group of witch hunters show up.

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Review: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

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We had so much fun discussing These Violent Delights at our recent virtual YA book club. Instead of just telling you our thoughts, we’re going to mention a few of our discussion questions and reactions from the group.

Have you read Gong’s debut YA book? Let us know your answers to our questions in the comments!

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Review: Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson

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Kat and Stevie need an adventure. Kat’s anxious after the theatre teacher postponed the casting of the school play. Stevie pretends everything is okay after he dad cancels her birthday dinner to work, but she’s secretly devastated. 

Kat and Stevie head into New York City, lying to their parents that they are staying at their friend Teri’s house and not leaving suburban Connecticut. Since Stevie’s dad never cancelled the reservation at the fancy restaurant, the two girls expect to have an epic night. 

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