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”

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 themContinue reading “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award Book Tag”

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”

September 2021 Book Haul

We haven’t done a book haul since March, she we thought it was time to do another. Christy’s birthday is in September and she’s sharing the books she received this year. Happy almost Autumn everyone! I love getting books for my birthday and this year I lucked out with an incredible haul. Have you readContinue reading “September 2021 Book Haul”

Review: The Witch Haven by Sahsa Peyton Smith

It’s New York City in 1911. Frances Hallowell is an ordinary seamstress who lives with the other girls she works with. Her life changes forever when she kills a man who is trying to attack her. Except, she never moved a muscle.  Afraid of the impending murder investigation, Frances tries to lay low when a coupleContinue reading “Review: The Witch Haven by Sahsa Peyton Smith”

Review: The Silence of Bones by June Hur

1800 Joseon (Korea). Sixteen-year-old Seol is indentured to the police bureau but is missing home. When a young noblewoman is found murdered in the streets, Seol is tasked with helping a young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder. But when the inspector becomes the prime suspect, Seol must go outside the boundsContinue reading “Review: The Silence of Bones by June Hur”

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: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

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!