ARC REVIEW: Rebels Like Us *Non-Spoiler*

rebelslikeusRebels Like Us

By: Liz Reinhardt

Culture shock knocks city girl Agnes “Nes” Murphy-Pujols off-kilter when she’s transplanted mid–senior year from Brooklyn to a small Southern town after her mother’s relationship with a coworker self-destructs. On top of the move, Nes is nursing a broken heart and severe homesickness, so her plan is simple: keep her head down, graduate and get out. Too bad that flies out the window on day one, when she opens her smart mouth and pits herself against the school’s reigning belle and the principal. 

Her rebellious streak attracts the attention of local golden boy Doyle Rahn, who teaches Nes the ropes at Ebenezer. As her friendship with Doyle sizzles into something more, Nes discovers the town she’s learning to like has an insidious undercurrent of racism. The color of her skin was never something she thought about in Brooklyn, but after a frightening traffic stop on an isolated road, Nes starts to see signs everywhere—including at her own high school where, she learns, they hold proms. Two of them. One black, one white.

Nes and Doyle band together with a ragtag team of classmates to plan an alternate prom. But when a lit cross is left burning in Nes’s yard, the alterna-prommers realize that bucking tradition comes at a price. Maybe, though, that makes taking a stand more important than anything.

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REVIEW: Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) *Spoiler-Free*

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By Susan Dennard

In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.

Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

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Does Popularity Mean That I’ll Like It? Tag

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Hello everybody! I’m back today with a tag that I was tagged in by Debbie over at Debbie’s Library. Y’all should check out her blog if you haven’t already. This tag is a bit on the negative side, as I will be voicing some of my unpopular opinions on books. I don’t know why but I like talking about books I didn’t like. Anyway, yeah. I am at 186 followers on this blog and this will be my 99th post! That’s amazing! If y’all could try and get me to 200 followers before the end of the week, I may have something in store for you (Giveaway *wink wink*) so without further ado, let’s get on with the tag. Read More


The Bad Book Project #7 | World Building (by Savannah)

I wrote a guest post on a friend’s blog about world building. Check it out!

Lost In A Story

Welcome back to my 12-week project in which I attempt to prepare for writing my own novel in Camp NaNoWriMo this April. You can check out the last posts here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. This week’s post is about world building and it is written by one of my favourite blogger friends Savannah, I hope you love it as much as I do!


Hello everybody! My name is Savannah and I’m a blogger over at The Book Prophet. Today, I’m here to talk to you about World Building and the easiest (and best) ways you can create the world in your novel.

As you might know, World Building is crucial to any book, especially fantasy and sci-fi. When you’re creating an entirely different world instead of putting your own spin on the present world, it can become overwhelming and difficult. I…

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Who Am I? Tag

Hello peoples! (I hope you love the picture I used as my featured image, I just had to it’s hilarious). So this tag is not a book tag (and doesn’t really have anything to do with books at all) but I decided that I’d do it anyway. Why, may you ask? Well because this tag is about me as a person and I kind of feel like you guys know my interests in books by now and all of that, but I still feel like you don’t know me much as a person. I saw this tag done on Life and Other Disasters, so make sure to check out Kat’s post as well. I wasn’t tagged, but I thought you guys might like to learn a bit more about me, so here we go! (But before I start this, you may want to get a beverage or a snack because this post ended up being way longer than I intended it to be). Read More


The Sound of the Flawed

The Sound of the Flawed

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As I sit,

On this sharp pointy rock,

I think,

What if I jumped,

And fell like a deity,

Would I die?

Would I cry?

Would I scream my goodbyes?

Yet I sit,

I sit on this sharp pointy rock,

And I listen,

To the gently rolling waves,

To the wind blowing my hair,

To the birds squawking on the bay,

And I think,

Why would I give up such a beautiful thing?

Sounds and voices,

Cars and noises,

The singing of the Gods may be fine,

But the sounds of the living,

Of the breathing,

Of the flawed and mortal,

The humans we are,

Flawed and perishable,

Yet strong and immortal,

There’s nothing as rich,

As the sound of the flawed,

Of the living and the breathing,

Of the beautiful yet despicable,

Of the mortals we are,

Our many sounds,

Our many tunes,

Our everyday note,

Like a clarinet without holes,

We are all imperfect,

But we’re perfect all the same,

As a long,

Out of tune note.

via Daily Prompt: Sound


So there was my poem for today, following the daily prompt ‘Sound’. I like this poem better than the last one. Let me know what you thought about it! I love to hear y’all’s input. Thank you for reading!

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