Tag: ARCs for Review

ARC Review: The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton and Soma Charaiporta

ARC Review: The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton and Soma Charaiporta

Posted February 15, 2022 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Netgalley and Disney Hyperion in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. The Rumor Game tells the story of a elite private high school in Washington DC, in the links that some people will go to protect themselves and hurt others. It’s a dark, dramatic contemporary story that unfortunately has too many ties to potential real life situations. I’ll be honest from the forefront and say that I didn’t enjoy The Rumor Game, but I do believe it is […]

ARC Review: Full Flight by Ashley Schumacher

ARC Review: Full Flight by Ashley Schumacher

Posted February 8, 2022 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Ashley Schumacher has a gift with words. Her writing is the type of writing that makes me want to keep a notepad beside me as I read, so I can jot down various quotes and philosophies that she shares in the character’s dialogue and are good for me to remember when I am in a similarly low place. Schumacher‘s writing, above anything, is what kept me hooked in Full Flight. This novel explores the identities of two very different high school students and their individual journeys to discovering the things that they want, love, and need. This is an example […]

Five Reasons I Kind of Hate ARCs

Five Reasons I Kind of Hate ARCs

Posted January 26, 2022 in Bookish Things // 21 Comments

I’m not a big fan of ARCs. I understand that, as a book blogger, this is the worst thing to say. Book bloggers don’t typically (ever?) get paid for their efforts and the best we can really hope for is access to advance reading copies, or ARCs. Saying that I don’t like them is not only unpopular, it’s selfish. There are a few reasons I don’t like ARCs: political reasons and personal reasons. Today, I’d like to go into a brief overview of why I think ARCs as they are currently used do more harm than good. ARCs Require Privilege […]

The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta

The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta

Posted December 14, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A.R. Capetta has done it again and I expected nothing less from them. I adored Echo After Echo and really liked The Lost Coast and rich on cue, in comes The Heartbreak Bakery in screaming excellence. I’m going to make list of the wonderful things in this book that should make you want to pick it up: An LGBTQIAP+ owned and operated bakery called the Proud Muffin. […]

All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman

All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman

Posted October 25, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and Tor Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I was a little bit worried about All of Us Villains at first because the book started out slowly and with a lot of POVs.  It took me a while to get into the book because for the longest time, it felt like it was going nowhere. Once the plot started picking up, I found myself pulled deeper and deeper.  I‘m glad I pushed through the beginning […]