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Review: The Killing Code by Ellie Marney

Kit Sutherland has spent the last year and half living a lie. Nobody knows her real name or her true identity. Luckily, her former friend gave her a chance at a new life and World War II provided her a job at Arlington Hall as a codebreaker.

Arlington Hall gave Kit her dream life, especially compared to how she grew up in rural West Virginia. With the military, she’s appreciated for her intellect and he ability to help the war effort. Everything in her life was going perfectly, until her roommate Dottie Crockford didn’t come home one night.

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January 2023 Book Club: The Killing Code by Ellie Marney

The Book

The Killing Code released in September 2022.

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Where the Crawdads Sing: An Advanced Movie Screening

On July 11th, our book club had the opportunity to attend an advanced screening for Where the Crawdads Sing. The book released in 2018 from author Delia Owens. While we never read the book, we jumped at the chance to attend out first advanced movie screening. Below, we’ll share our experience attending and our thoughts on the movie.

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Review: I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

Welcome to Romania. It’s 1989 and Eastern Europe is changing. However, Nicolae Ceaușescu remains in power in Romania, meaning citizens are oppressed. Cristian Florescu, a 17 year old student, just wants to be a writer and learn about the world outside Bucharest, Romania, but that dream feels impossible. 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 for the state.

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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: Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong

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*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.

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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 April 2021 book club pick! We can’t wait to share our thoughts on the anticipated sequel with you in November. For now, check out Chloe Gong’s Pinterest to get pumped for release day.

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Pinterest Links

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June 2021 Book Club: Silence of Bones by June Hur

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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! Email us at imallbookedupya@gmail.com to join us Sunday June 20th for book club!

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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!

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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. 

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