Author Interview and Giveaway: Erin Dionne

Welcome to the Secrets of a Fangirl blog tour! Today I’ll be sharing with you an interview with the author and in a few weeks I’ll have a review for you as well!

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Sarah Anne loves lacrosse, and the MK Nightshade series that everyone was obsessed over in grade school. The problem is that she’s still obsessed, which is way too nerdy for a popular kid like her. So she hides her geekiness with a set of rules meant to keep her geek and jock selves separate. 

Except when she’s offered a spot in a Nightshade fandom contest, where the winner gets to see the new movie premiere in LA. No one seems to think Sarah Anne can win, since she’s up against a pair of guys in high school–but the more she’s called a fake fan, the more determined she is to wipe the floor with her competition. As long as none of her friends or anyone at school knows what she’s doing.

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Review: Birthday by Meredith Russo

Title: Birthday
Author: Meredith Russo
Release Date: May 21, 2019
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Pages: 288
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Don’t have time to read the entire review? That’s okay! Scroll down to the very end for a TL;DR.

Content Warnings: death of a parent, talk of cancer, underage drinking, abuse, homophobia, transphobia, suicide attempt

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Boyhood meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this unconventional love story about two teens bonded for life when they are born on the same day at the same time by award-winning author Meredith Russo!

Two kids, Morgan and Eric, are bonded for life after being born on the same day at the same time. We meet them once a year on their shared birthday as they grow and change: as Eric figures out who he is and how he fits into the world, and as Morgan makes the difficult choice to live as her true self. Over the years, they will drift apart, come together, fight, make up, and break up—and ultimately, realize how inextricably they are a part of each other.

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Sunday Stacks Week Six

I had a really great reading week last week with my readathon! I ended up reading eight books for a total of 2,813 pages and that’s way more than I was expecting to do. Here’s a look at the TBR I set for myself last week, whether or not I completed it, and what I’m hoping to read this week!

I was expecting great things from Birthday and Meredith Russo definitely did not disappoint. This was a surprisingly fast read but that did not take away from any of the emotion these pages contained. Russo is an author that I will read anything they write. Make sure you come back tomorrow to read my full review of this incredible novel.

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Want to Read That Roundup: The Sequel

Back in February I was inspired by Emily from Midwestern Book Nerd to share some of my recent additions to my want to read shelf on Goodreads. It was a fun post to do, and since it’s been a bit since the last one, I thought I’d do it again! Last time I shared the last ten additions, but this time I’ll be sharing the last five.

Middle grade graphic novels are some of my favorite things! I’ve been thinking about reading something by Terri Libenson, but just haven’t done it yet. When I read the description for her newest graphic novel, Just Jaime, I knew this was where I needed to start. The synopsis for this one clicked with me more than her others, so I’m hoping it will be a good place to start!

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Mini Review: Check, Please! #Hockey, Vol. 1

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Title: Check, Please! #Hockey, Vol. 1
Author: Ngozi Ukazu
Release Date: 9/18/2018
Publisher: First Second
Pages: 288
Rating: 4 stars
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Helloooo, Internet Land. Bitty here!

Y’all… I might not be ready for this. I may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It’s nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking. And then, there is Jack—our very attractive but moody captain.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry

Title: Orpheus Girl
Author: Brynne Rebele-Henry
Release Date: October 8, 2019
Publisher: Soho Teen
Pages: 176
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In her debut novel, award–winning poet Brynne Rebele-Henry re-imagines the epic of Orpheus as a love story between two teen girls in rural Texas. 

Abandoned by a single mother she never knew, 16-year-old Raya—obsessed with ancient myths—lives with her grandmother in a small conservative Texas town. For years Raya has hidden her feelings for her best friend and true love, Sarah. When the two are caught in an intimate moment, they are sent to Friendly Saviors: a re-education camp meant to “fix” them and make them heterosexual. Upon arrival Raya vows to assume the mythic role of Orpheus to save them both and to return them to the world of the living, at any cost. 

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Ten Books I’d Love to See on My Netflix Screen

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt was a page to screen freebie and I’ve decided to share with you ten books that I’d love to see adaptations of! Some of them will be movies while others I think would be better as a series. Netflix does great with their original content, so I’d love if they were the ones that picked all of these up!

Anna and the French Kiss

I really need the Anna and the French Kiss series to be turned into a miniseries. Kind of like how Netflix did with A Series of Unfortunate Events, I feel like these books would be great with two episodes for each one. That’s only six episodes for the entire thing! GIVE IT TO ME.

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