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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
AND T…

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.

PS:
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…

November 2017 Book Haul

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Hi guys,
Today I will be sharing with you guys the books that I bought recently!

1. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
Im so excited to finally have this book, as you guys may know, I loved the first book so I am so excited! I also got the B&N Exclusive and it has a bonus scene inside!
2. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli  Ever since I saw this cover, I knew that I wanted this book. The image does not capture how beautiful this cover actually is. Even the back cover is just gorgeous. Im not even really sure what this book is about. This was a total impulse buy and I don't think I want to know what this book is about. Im going to go in blind and I hope that goes alright.
3. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas I'm also so excited about this book, I've heard of people who didn't really have really high expectations for this book because it was really supposed to be a novella of Chaol, but they said that they actually really enjoyed this book and that it was actually ver…

Nominations for the Second Annual YA Book Awards Show

Hi everybody!
Its that time of year again to nominate your favorite book of this year for my YA Book Awards Show!
It was a huge success last year and I heard some great feedback, so it's back for another year!
INFORMATION!!!!
THE BOOKS THAT YOU ARE NOMINATING NOW ARE JUST THE BOOKS THAT WILL GO INTO THE FINAL VOTING! THIS IS NOT THE FINAL VOTING!
Let's get down to the rules...
The rules are quite simple really:
The books nominated must be of YA genre
The books nominated must have been release in 2017 (and only 2017)
You can nominate however many times you want and you can vote however many times you want.
Enjoy

The categories are...

1. Best Overall Book
2. Most Badass Female Protagonist/Best Female Protagonist
3. Most Badass Male Protagonist/Best Male Protagonist
4. Best Supporting Character
5. Best Fantasy Book (All Fairy-tale retellings are under this category)
6. Best Sci-Fi Book
7. Best Contemporary Book
8. Book that made you cry the most
9. Book that made you want to throw it acro…