Review: Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Title: Hot Dog Girl
Author: Jennifer Dugan
Release Date: April 30, 2019
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 309

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Elouise (Lou) Parker is determined to have the absolute best, most impossibly epic summer of her life. There are just a few things standing in her way:

* She’s landed a job at Magic Castle Playland . . . as a giant dancing hot dog.

* Her crush, the dreamy Diving Pirate Nick, already has a girlfriend, who is literally the Princess of the park. But Lou’s never liked anyone, guy or otherwise, this much before, and now she wants a chance at her own happily ever after.

* Her best friend, Seeley, the carousel operator, who’s always been up for anything, suddenly isn’t when it comes to Lou’s quest to set her up with the perfect girl or Lou’s scheme to get close to Nick.

* And it turns out that this will be their last summer at Magic Castle Playland–ever–unless she can find a way to stop it from closing.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Teen Titans – Raven by Kami Garcia

Title: Teen Titans: Raven
Series: Teen Titans
Author: Kami Garcia
Release Date: July 2, 2019
Publisher: DC Ink
Pages: 192

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When a tragic accident takes the life of seventeen-year-old Raven Roth’s foster mom–and Raven’s memory–she moves to New Orleans to live with her foster mother’s family and finish her senior year of high school.

Starting over isn’t easy. Raven remembers how to solve math equations and make pasta, but she can’t remember her favorite song or who she was before the accident. When strange things start happening–impossible things–Raven starts to think it might be better not to know who she was in her previous life.

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Ten of My Most Anticipated Releases from the Second Half of 2019

There are some really great sounding books coming out during the second half of the year! Here are ten that I’m looking forward to the most.

We Are the Ghosts by Vicky Skinner (8/13/19)

This story promises a road trip and a main character that is attempting to figure out who her estranged brother actually was. I have a feeling this is going to be one that punches me in the gut and I’m always in the mood for that to happen. This cover is also striking and mysterious and it instantly caught my attention.

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Review: Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Title: Wilder Girls
Author: Rory Power
Release Date: July 9, 2019
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 368

Content Warnings: graphic violence, body horror, gore, on page character death, parental death, animal death, self harm, food scarcity, starvation, emesis, chemical gassing, suicide and suicidal ideation, non-consensual medical treatment

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It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

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Sunday Stacks Week Seven

It’s been a month since my last Sunday Stacks post, sorry! Life got a little crazy. You can read about it in my May wrap up. I haven’t actually been reading a lot lately, also because of life, but I’m determined to get back into it this week! Here’s an update on the last TBR I shared with you and what my TBR looks like for this week!

I definitely want to read more by Christina June after finishing No Place Like Here. It was sweet and the perfect read for the beginning of summer. This was a very quick and easy one to get through and had some really wonderful family themes. I’m so glad I was given the opportunity to read and review it for the blog tour. My full review was posted at the beginning of the month, so make sure you read it before you go then add No Place Like Here to your TBR!

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Little Free Library Adventures Part One

Last month I completed a major book purge and cleared over 230 from my shelves (click here to read about it). I went back and forth on what I wanted to do with all of the books. A lot of them were ARCs so I didn’t feel comfortable trying to take them to a used book store, attempting to get rid of them on Twitter felt stressful and too costly, and I wanted to do more than just drop them off at my nearest Goodwill.

After some deliberation, I convinced my husband to drive me around so I could hop out of the car every five minutes to fill up the little free libraries around our town. The Little Free Library website has a map you are able to search that brings up all the registered libraries in your area. We spent two entire afternoons doing this and it was more fun than I thought it would be!

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Anything but Books Tag

If you’re visiting my corner of the internet then it’s likely you love books as much as I do. I think it’s impossible to talk about books too much, but I thought today I’d share some things about me that have nothing to do with them. So are you ready to learn a little more about me?

This tag was originally created by Katie from ReadorRot and I found it through Katie from Melting Pages!

Name a cartoon character that you love.

Hilda! Oh, I love Hilda so much. She’s spunky, full of life, and such a sweet soul. I haven’t read the graphic novel yet, only the novelizations, but the cartoon Netflix turned it into is the absolute cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

[Related – Mini Review: Hilda and the Hidden People]

What is your favorite song right now?

If I have to only choose one song then I’m going to go with Guiltless by dodie. It’s one that just reaches into my heart. Were I to choose an entire album though it’s no surprise that I’m incredibly obsessed with Happiness Begins from the Jonas Brothers.

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