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 andContinue reading “Review: I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys”

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 weContinue reading “April 2022 Book Club: I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys”

Review: Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong

*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.* These Violent Delights was our April 2021 book club pick and we absolutely loved it. We jumped at the chance to review Our Violent Ends and do a post on Chloe Gong’s Pinterest boards that inspired the books.

Chloe Gong’s Pinterest Boards for Our Violent Ends

Hey everyone, we’re excited to feature a new style of blog post today. We were asked by Simon & Schuster to feature Chloe Gong’s Pinterest Boards in anticipation for the November 16, 2021 release of Our Violent Ends. Regular readers of our blog know how much we loved These Violent Delights, which was our AprilContinue reading “Chloe Gong’s Pinterest Boards for Our Violent Ends”

June 2021 Book Club: Silence of Bones by June Hur

The Book Silence of Bones released April 21, 2020. Why did we pick this book? Silence of Bones has been on our TBR for over a year. We hadn’t read a YA historical fiction in a while and thought June was the perfect time for this book…since it’s the author’s name. Bad pun, we know!Continue reading “June 2021 Book Club: Silence of Bones by June Hur”

Review: Enchantée by Gita Trelease

This is our book club pick for August 2019. If you’ve read it, let us know your thoughts in the comments! Enchantée tells the story of Camille Durbonne, an orphan living in Paris during the lead up to the French Revolution. In Trelease’s reimagining of the year 1789, la magie (magic) is real but outlawed by society’s aristocracy.