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Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo is the third book in the Grisha Trilogy. The end of the last book had left me with questions. Would Alina find her power again? Was Nickolai, my dear sweet Nickolai, dead? Would this final book contain the perfect ending my usually pessimistic self hoped for? When we last… Continue reading Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

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Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo is the second book in the Grisha Trilogy. After the previous book ended in the middle of the climax, I needed this book like Alina Starkov needed to get away from the Darkling. When we last saw our heroes, they were doing the Grisha Trilogy equivalent of walking away from a… Continue reading Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Sometimes you see the cover of  book and it's so gorgeous and mysterious you have to drop what you're doing and read it. Sometimes you read a review for the same book, and the author of that review gets you even more hype than you initially were. Sometimes you take that book home, do a… Continue reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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My Friend Dahmer by John “Derf” Backderf

My Friend Dahmer by John "Derf" Backderf is a graphic novel that details Jeffrey Dahmer's teenage life in Bath, Ohio. I was forced to read it for my Nonfiction Literature course this semester, but it was one of the books I was looking forward to reading. Like many adolescents, I am interested in everything that… Continue reading My Friend Dahmer by John “Derf” Backderf

The cover for Highly Suspect's "The Boy Who Died Wolf."
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The Boy Who Died Wolf by Highly Suspect

The Boy Who Died Wolf is an album I didn't know I needed. It was something necessary to fill an empty void in my soul. Now, it's as crucial to my being as oxygen. Without this album, surely I would perish. As of late, my go-to band has been Highly Suspect. And it's no wonder… Continue reading The Boy Who Died Wolf by Highly Suspect

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Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

I read the inside cover of this book before passing judgement on the cover itself. I'd been burned before. The synopsis stated that the pages within held "a feminist story," which was something I could get behind. I was so eager to read about two badass babes taking over a kingdom. Summary Lynet is a… Continue reading Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

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Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel sounded new. Like I hadn't heard this story before. Like maybe it had something to offer that every YA Paranormal Fiction author had previously left out. The synopsis sounded creepy. The cover was gorgeous. I, however, was disappointed. Summary Angie Dovage is a pretty normal girl with a… Continue reading Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

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Stranger Things 2

The highly anticipated Netflix original series created by the Duffer brothers has returned for season two because we definitely didn't get enough of it! This season, the boys are back and they're ready to deal with the second monster to haunt them from the Upside Down. Will is home, Eleven is gone, Mike is sad,… Continue reading Stranger Things 2

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Stranger Things

Stranger Things is a Netflix original series created by the Duffer brothers that was released in July of 2016. It didn't take long for this show to gain traction and viewers. As its popularity rose, my Facebook feed became plastered with references I didn't understand. I decided it was time to end the madness. I… Continue reading Stranger Things

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Everyday is Christmas by Sia

When it comes to Christmas music, I'm a complete Scrooge. By that, I mean I try not to get into the holiday spirit as soon as I'm finished with my meal on Thanksgiving. People that can go from sleeping off their Thanksgiving feast to belting out Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You"… Continue reading Everyday is Christmas by Sia