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Review: Maybe a Fox

Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee. Atheneum, 2016. I picked up this book because I needed a bit of lighter reading after finishing The Circle by Dave Eggers. I was also hankering for some middle grade. My pick was Maybe a Fox, which I picked up because it seemed like a good winter read, and I was… Continue reading Review: Maybe a Fox

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Review: The Circle

The Circle by Dave Eggers. McSweeney's, 2013. So I read The Circle. The Circle is about an early-20-something named Mae who gets hired at the biggest, baddest tech company in Silicon Valley: the Circle. Imagine that Google and Facebook had a baby and basically owned all the information on the internet. That's the Circle. As you might imagine,… Continue reading Review: The Circle

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Review: Welcome to Night Vale

Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. Harper Perennial: 2015. It's a book review? Whaaaat? Yes that's right, a book review! (And it's spoiler-free!) Pleasure reading has been slow going lately because I've been doing a lot of school reading that's beyond what's assigned (*nerd*), and the book I'm currently working on… Continue reading Review: Welcome to Night Vale

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Review: On the Other Side

On the Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher. Sphere, 2016. Check out this gorgeous gorgeous cover. I'm a bit obsessed with this cover. But. It has taken me a while to decide to actually write this review because of how ambivalent I feel about this book. I am a huge fan of Carrie Hope Fletcher,… Continue reading Review: On the Other Side

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Review: Pottermore Presents ebooks

More Harry Potter stuff!? What's up with that? These new releases have many fans' brows furrowed, mine included. If you didn't know, Pottermore released 3 ebooks last Tuesday that a lot of people are not too happy about. Why you ask? Because most of the content inside these 3 ebooks was, once upon a time,… Continue reading Review: Pottermore Presents ebooks

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Review: Illuminae

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.  Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2015. Ok. So. Illuminae. Yeah. That happened. I finally read Illuminae. And I see why everyone is hyping it so much, because the hype is deserved, people. De-served. For those of you who don't know, Illuminae is a YA sci-fi (and romance) novel written in a series… Continue reading Review: Illuminae

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Review: Kids of Appetite (ARC)

Kids of Appetite by David Arnold. Viking Books, 2016. Guys, guys, it's my first ARC review! How cool is that?? I got this ARC from winning the Barnes & Noble B-Fest trivia contest. This is the second novel by David Arnold, the first being Mosquitoland, which I read and reviewed a few months ago. Kids of Appetite will… Continue reading Review: Kids of Appetite (ARC)

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Review: Belgravia

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia by Julian Fellowes. Grand Central Publishing, 2016. I read Belgravia quite a while ago now, but I'm excited to review it because it is a unique work. Back in April, I wrote a post describing this book and the fact that I had just started reading it online. The uniqueness of the book is in… Continue reading Review: Belgravia

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Review: Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Philomel Books, 2016. And we're back to our regularly scheduled programming here on Rose Read! My first grad school courses are done, the Rememberall Readathon is over, and the Cursed Child is out in the world wreaking havoc, so it's time to return to a bit of rest… Continue reading Review: Salt to the Sea

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Review: *sigh* Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Do I have to write this post? Can we just pretend this didn't happen? I don't even know how to start this. Buckle your seat belts, this post is going to be LONG. NOTE: THIS REVIEW WILL BE FULL OF SPOILERS. AND SWEAR WORDS. LOTS OF SWEAR WORDS. So, as you all know (hopefully), Harry Potter… Continue reading Review: *sigh* Harry Potter and the Cursed Child