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You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao – Quote

I recently read You've Reached Sam by Dustin Thao and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a book that explored grief and love in a wonderful way. I wanted to do what I normally do with a book that I enjoy, which is pick a quote from it and get designing. So, that is exactly what I did. Here is a little image I designed for a quote from You've Reached Sam by Dustin Thao.

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Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

In Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, two boys fell in love. Now they must discover what it means to stay in love and build a relationship in a world that seems to challenge their very existence. Ari has spent all of high school hiding who he really is, staying silent and invisible. He expected his senior year to be the same. But something in him cracked open when he fell in love with Dante, and he can’t go back. Suddenly he finds himself reaching out to new friends, standing up to bullies and making his voice heard. And, always, there is Dante – dreamy, witty Dante – who can get on Ari’s nerves and fill him with desire all at once. The boys are determined to forge a path for themselves in a world that doesn’t understand them. But when Ari is faced with a shocking loss, he’ll have to fight like never before to create a life that is truthfully, joyfully his own.

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November Book Haul!

I was 100% sure my November book haul was going to be large but much to my surprise it isn't. I have 10 books that I hauled throughout November. This haul consists of presents for myself and books gifted to me by publishers. Here is my November book haul!

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What I Read in November!

November has flown by and has been full of fun things and lots of reading. I've read 12 books throughout November which is the most I've read in a while. So, I'm back with another what I've read this month post! I have some thoughts I wanted to share on the books I read throughout November. Here is a bunch of mini reviews for the books I read in November!

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How We Fall Apart – Katie Zhao

Nancy Luo is shocked when her former best friend, Jamie Ruan, top ranked junior at Sinclair Prep, goes missing, and then is found dead. Nancy is even more shocked when word starts to spread that she and her friends--Krystal, Akil, and Alexander--are the prime suspects, thanks to "The Proctor," someone anonymously incriminating them via the school's social media app. They all used to be Jamie's closest friends, and she knew each of their deepest, darkest secrets. Now, somehow The Proctor knows them, too. The four must uncover the true killer before The Proctor exposes more than they can bear and costs them more than they can afford, like Nancy's full scholarship. Soon, Nancy suspects that her friends may be keeping secrets from her, too.

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You’ll Be the Death of Me – Karen M. McManus

Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Back in middle school they were best friends. So, when Cal pulls into campus late for class, and runs into Ivy and Mateo, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn a bad day around. They'll ditch school and go into the city. Just the three of them, like old times. Why did they stop hanging out, anyway? As soon as they pull out of the parking lot Cal knows why. Ivy's already freaking out about missing class, and heartthrob Mateo is asleep in the backseat, too cool to even pretend like he wants to be there. The truth is they have nothing in common anymore. At least they don't until they run into the fourth student ditching school that day. Brian "Boney" Mahoney is supposed to be accepting his newly won office of class president. Which is why Ivy follows him into an empty building, only to walk into the middle of a murder scene. Cal, Ivy, and Mateo all know the person lying on the ground of that building, and now they need to come clean. They're all hiding something. And maybe their chance reconnection wasn't by chance after all.

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What’s On My Netgalley TBR?

I'm always finding new things to request on Netgalley, which means my Netgalley TBR is never-ending. I do love talking about the books that I am excited about reading though because it makes me even more excited to read them. There have been so many amazing books on my Netgalley shelf over the years and it is a place that I've found so many new authors. Here is what is on my Netgalley shelf / TBR!

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Question Time with Sita Brahmachari – Blog Tour

Today's post is extremely exciting. Recently, I was lucky enough to be invite to an event with Sita Brahmachari to celebrate her new book When Shadows Fall. We got to find out more about Sita's writing process, being an author and more about the book as a whole. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to ask Sita some questions about the importance of friendship in YA. Today is my stop on the wonderful blog tour to celebrate the release of When Shadows Fall, so I want to share the questions and Sita's answers with you. Here is question time with Sita Brahmachari!

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When Shadows Fall – Sita Brahmachari

Kai, Orla and Zak grew up together, their days spent on the patch of wilderness in between their homes, a small green space in a sprawling grey city. Music, laughter and friendship bind them together and they have big plans for their future – until Kai’s family suffers a huge loss. Trying to cope with his own grief, as well as watching it tear his family apart, Kai is drawn into a new and more dangerous crowd, until his dreams for the future are a distant memory. Excluded from school and retreating from his loved ones, it seems as though his path is set, his story foretold. Orla, Zak and new classmate Om are determined to help him find his way back. But are they too late?