Review: Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer

Title: Aphrodite Made Me Do It
Author: Trista Mateer
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
Pages: 224

Content Warnings: body image, sexual assault, rape, eating disorders, queerphobia, emotional abuse, physical abuse, gore, blood, death, fire

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Bestselling and award-winning author Trista Mateer takes an imaginative approach to self-care in this new poetry and prose collection, Aphrodite Made Me Do It. In this empowering retelling, she uses the mythology of the goddess to weave a common thread through the past and present.By the end of this book, Aphrodite make you believe in the possibility of your own healing.

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Review: Watches and Warnings by Ryan Wolf

Title: Watches and Warnings
Author: Ryan Wolf
Release Date: August 1, 2019
Publisher: West 44 Books
Pages: 200

Content Warnings: tornado, self-harm, suicide attempt, drug addiction, overdose, underage drinking, car accident, descriptions of injuries, hospitals

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Sixteen-year-old Philip is the son of two Evangelical youth pastors. He also secretly helps his older brother pay for his heroin addiction. When a massive tornado touches down in their small town, Philip’s family becomes heavily involved in the post-disaster cleanup as Philip struggles with the return of his detoxing brother. With his life swept into sudden chaos, Philip grapples with questions that cut him to the core.

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Review: The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Title: The Speed of Falling Objects
Author: Nancy Richardson Fischer
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Pages: 384

Content Warnings: plane crash, blood, bullying, pig dissection, graphic descriptions of injuries, death of parents, drug addiction, explanation of medical procedures, panic attacks, self-harm, emotional abuse, suicide attempt

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From the author of When Elephants Fly comes an exceptional new novel about falling down, risking everything and embracing what makes us unique. Don’t miss this compulsively readable novel about the most unlikely of heroes.

Danger “Danny” Danielle Warren is no stranger to falling. After losing an eye in a childhood accident, she had to relearn her perception of movement and space. Now Danny keeps her head down, studies hard, and works to fulfill everyone else’s needs. She’s certain that her mom’s bitterness and her TV star father’s absence are her fault. If only she were more―more athletic, charismatic, attractive―life would be perfect.

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Review: Shatter City by Scott Westerfeld

Title: Shatter City
Series: Imposters
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Release Date: September 17, 2019
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 416

Content Warnings: earthquakes, emergency medical needs

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When the world sees Frey, they think they see her twin sister Rafi. Frey was raised to be Rafi’s double, and now she’s taken on the role . . . without anyone else knowing.

Her goal? To destroy the forces that created her.

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Tips and Tricks for Writing Book Reviews

I was making my way through a book I need to review scrolling through Twitter when I saw Dana from Devour Books with Dana ask for tips on writing reviews. It seems like a lot of bloggers would rather write any other post before doing their reviews but I’m somebody that could write them all day every day. Because of this I thought it would be fun to give you some tips and tricks that will hopefully make reviews easier for you!

And, if you’re wondering where/how to get review books then make sure you check out my beginner’s guide to ARCs!

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Review: The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams

Title: The Babysitters Coven
Series: The Babysitters Coven
Author: Kate Williams
Release Date: September 17, 2019
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 368

Content Warnings: bullying, home invasion

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Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this funny, action-packed novel about a coven of witchy babysitters who realize their calling to protect the innocent and save the world from an onslaught of evil. 

Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She knows it’s kinda lame, but what else is she supposed to do? Get a job? Gross. Besides, Esme likes babysitting, and she’s good at it.

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Review: Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger

Title: Six Goodbyes We Never Said
Author: Candace Ganger
Release Date: September 24, 2019
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Pages: 320

Content Warnings: mental illness, suicide attempt, self-harm, death of parents

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Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love, loss, and letting go

Naima Rodriguez doesn’t want your patronizing sympathy as she grieves her father, her hero—a fallen Marine. She’ll hate you forever if you ask her to open up and remember him “as he was,” though that’s all her loving family wants her to do in order to manage her complex OCD and GAD. She’d rather everyone back the-eff off while she separates her Lucky Charms marshmallows into six, always six, Ziploc bags, while she avoids friends and people and living the life her father so desperately wanted for her. 

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