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The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Glaser Review

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Hey guys!
Today I will be reviewing The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Glaser.
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First off, I would like to say that I was so excited for this book and I thought that the story idea was incredible! So let's get into this. I thought that the plot, although interesting, was sometimes muddled at times. Things just seemed to happen and they always happened at really random times and I wasn't a fan of that. (Especially with things that were happening with my favorite character of the first 60 pages of the book). I thought that some of the character's relationships were excellently done and I enjoyed reading about them, but others I thought were too underdeveloped.  Something else that I would like to say is that although this book takes place in modern times, it made it so it felt like everything was happening years and years ago, which I thought was confusing.  The writin…

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen Review

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Hi guys!

Today I will be reviewing Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. Firstly, I would like to say that I am sorry to have not posted anything on here in a while. Things have been hectic and I have been in a bit of a slump. But I'm back at it again with another review!


This book, although there were some things that were more emotional in it, was the perfect light and fluffy book to breeze through. This being my second Sarah Dessen book, I had expected as such based on the first one. This, I felt, was an entirely character based book. There wasn't much plot occurring, which generally happens with the romantic contemporaries because they are generally all about the characters and their relationships.  With that being said, I thought that the characters were entirely well-done. Even the ones that I hated, like the father, Robert, and the mother, I still thought were constructed well. Auden, I thought was a good main character to have because you could easily how the story arch …

Warcross by Marie Lu Review (Mild Spoilers)

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing Warcross by Marie Lu!
Warning, there are some mild spoilers in this upcoming review. They are not big or unexpected really, but in case you really don't want to know anything going into this book, do not continue, just drop to the bottom and see my rating of the book.

Okay, so I read this over a long time, so this won't be a really in-depth review. All I'm gonna do is do some of the bullet points of what I think about the book.  I really enjoyed Hideo as a character and even though I thought that the relationship between Hideo and Emika was a little too much of an "instalove" or at least it just went by too quickly, I still kinda enjoyed reading about it.  The whole idea of Warcross I thought was really cool and this really is what could happen with the advancements in technology and people's increased interest in gaming. It reminded me of Ready Player One, but completely different, which I liked.  I really liked a lot of th…

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Review

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Hey guys,
Today I will be reviewing Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.


Bet you guys didn't even realize that I was reading this unless you follow my Instagram (@bookloversliftingandcrushing1) but I finished it and Im ready for the review. First I wanna say that I just picked this book up because I found it on the shelf at Barnes and Noble and I said "What the hell, the movie's coming out anyways, might as well".  Now lets get into the review...
So let me start off by saying that this was a really cool idea for a book. It all felt so real and purposeful. It was nice to read an LGBT book because I haven't really read that many and I am supportive of that community. I will say that one thing that I didn't really enjoy that much about this book was the fact that the author wrote it in that every other guy that Simon met was so hot and he was automatically attracted to them. Which I don't really like in books, whether the main character is …

WINNERS OF THE 2017 YA BOOK AWARDS!!!!

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Hi guys, Today I will be sharing with you guys the winners of 2017's YA Book Awards! I know, I know, you guys are probably thinking, Delaney, you should've had this post out like a month ago, but I was just so busy and I wanted to give more time for those few people who went in after the New Year to vote, so I am finally showing the winners today!
Most Badass Female Protagonist/Best Female Protagonist Nominees: Feyre Archeron Mia Coreve Emma Carstairs Lada Dracul
AND THE WINNER IS...


FEYRE ARCHERON! Credit to this amazing artist! I know, big surprise, right? Yes, Feyre did take the lead over Emma Carstairs who was a close second!

Most Badass Male Protagonist/Best Male Protagonist Nominees: Rhysand Chaol Westfall Julian Blackthorn Kit Herondale
AND THE WINNER IS...

RHYSAND! Credit to this amazing artist, truly impeccable work! Yes, our dear Rhysand won by a landslide, nobody else stood a chance.
Best Supporting Character Nominees: Will (The Book Jumper) Netta Archeron Cassian Kit Herondale
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Currently Reading

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Hi guys,

Today I will be sharing with you what book I am currently reading!!

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One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

As you guys probably know I absolutely loved Three Dark Crowns so I am so excited to continue onto the next book! I hope I get through it as quickly as I got through Stand-Off by Andrew Smith, but most likely not. I chose to read this book because it was short and I have had it for a little while and I have been really wanting to read it so now seems like the perfect time.
Thanks for reading, Delaney M.
IF YOU HAVE YET TO VOTE FOR THE YA BOOK AWARDS CLICK HEREOR COPY AND PASTE THE LINK BELOW IF THE HYPERLINK IS NOT FUNCTIONING
https://bookloversliftingandcrushing.blogspot.com/2017/12/final-voting-for-ya-book-awards-2017.html

Stand-Off by Andrew Smith Review (SPOILERS)

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Hi guys,
Im going to be reviewing Stand-off by Andrew Smith.

THIS REVIEW INCLUDES SPOILERS FOR BOTH WINGER AND STAND-OFF!!!!!
Let me just start off by saying that I really was not expecting to finish this book today. I started it today and I thought maybe I'd finish it tomorrow if I had the time. But no. I finished it today. AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! I'm not sure which ranks higher, this or Winger. But then again Winger completely tore out my heart but was that a good or a bad thing? Anyways, into the actual review for this book, its 11:25 PM right now where I am and I just got home from hockey practice so all I want to do is sleep but I wanted to write this review more so here it goes....

At only 70 pages in, I hit that high point, that point that you reach in a really good book where you feel like if you stop, you might just explode, so I didn't stop. At first I didn't really like how mean Ryan Dean was to the Abernathy/Snack-Pack/Joe Randomkid/Sam Abernathy, but I u…

Currently Reading

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Stand-off by Andrew Smith

I'm already about 70 pages into this book and already loving it! This was a surprise Christmas present from my mother, I didn't even ask for it but I'm so happy that I got it! Inside she wrote how she read the reviews for it and it made up for what happened in Winger which is awesome! I told her that I was ready to read it because I read Winger like two years ago but I was so emotional from it that I never read this second book until now. NOW IM READING IT AND IM SO EXCITED!  Since I'm on break and this book is so easy to get through, I'm thinking that I will be done with it soon! So keep your eyes peeled for a review!

Thanks for reading!
Delaney M.

FINAL VOTING FOR THE YA BOOK AWARDS 2017!!!!!

Hi guys!

IT'S HERE! IT'S TIME TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS OF THIS YEAR! TAKE A COUPLE MINUTES AND JUST CHOOSE WHICH ONE! 
All of these books that are in the running have been nominated multiple times to be part of this final voting so thank you to all of those who nominated!

You are allowed to vote more than once!!

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Thanks for voting and reading!!!

Delaney M.

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Spread the word, you are allowed to vote more than once!

The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye Review

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Hi guys!
Today I will finally be reviewing The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye.


If you wanna read my review for the first book, click HERE
Because I was so busy with school, I had nearly no time to read this book so it took me forever to finish, but I just got out on Christmas Break a couple of days ago so I finally have time to read! So now I also finally have time to bring this review to you guys.
Non-Spoiler Section Overall, I'm not really sure how much I liked this book as a whole really because I read it over such a long period of time and I can't really remember reading the beginning. But I will say what I remember. I felt like the characters and the relationships between the different characters were weaker than the first book. Which would mean that it would really have to be a plot heavy book, but it really wasn't. I felt like things were happening but there wasn't really a huge impact because of them and it didn't feel like a big deal. I will say though, th…