ALC Review: ‘Red At The Bone’

This is a story about family. It’s about the choices you make that can bring you together or force you apart. It’s about birth, and life, and death. And how a child can bring everyone together.

This is a powerful story, as I expected with Jacqueline Woodson. Thanks to Libro.fm ALC Program for letting me listen to this audiobook!

Title: Red At The Bone
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Series: Standalone
Genres: Adult Fiction, Historical Fiction
Publication Date: September 17, 2019

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Audio Review: ‘With The Fire On High’

After listening to and loving “The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo last year, I knew I’d have to pick up her latest novel. While “The Poet X” was told in spoken word/poems, this is told in prose and reads more like a story – so if you were iffy on the poem format, I would recommend giving this one a try!

Title: With The Fire On High
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Series: Standalone

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Audio Review: ‘Aurora Rising’

The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy.

After reading The Illuminae Files, I will read literally everything Amie and Jay write together going forward. This book was super hyped up and for good reason! This is thrilling ride through space with a cliffhanger ending which we should know to expect at this point from these masterminds, yet I’m still shocked. -insert pikachu meme here-

Title: Aurora Rising
Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Series: The Aurora Cycle
Rating: 4/5 stars

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Audio Review: ‘White Rabbit’

I’ve had books by Caleb Roehrig on my TBR list for a while, and when I saw White Rabbit was an Audible Deal of the Day, I swiped that up and decided it was time to give him a try! I really enjoyed this one!

Casual reminder that a 3-star rating isn’t bad at all – 3 stars still means I enjoyed it and had a fun time with the story.

TW: Homophobia & homophobic slurs

Title: White Rabbit
Author: Caleb Roehrig
Series: n/a – Standalone
Rating: 3.5/5

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Audio Review: ‘What If It’s Us’

What If It’s Us was cute, fluffy, easy to read/listen to audiobook! But – if I hadn’t listened to it, I think I would’ve been ok in life as well. I think me and Becky/Adam books just don’t click and I need to accept that – and stop reading their books.

Title: What If It’s Us
Author: Adam Silvera, Becky Albertalli
Series: Standalone
Rating: 2.5/5

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Audio Review: ‘Light Years’

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This was the last book I read in 2018 and it was SO MUCH FUN! I can’t believe I haven’t heard more about Light Years, I really enjoyed this book and had so much fun with it, and really, that’s all I ever want from a book – and if a book is set in space – that’s always a nice plus. (Spoiler: This is set in space.)

Title: Light Years
Author: Kass Morgan
Series: Light Years
Rating: 3.5/5

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Audiobook Review: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Makers, Mysteries and Magic: The Official Audio Documentary’

When I heard about this behind the scenes audiobook documentary from Pottermore Publishing, I was curious enough to give it a try after seeing the movie. While I don’t think this adds anything to the experience or is necessary, it’s not a bad listen, and now I suddenly wish I worked on movie sets!

While it’s stated in the beginning that this contains no spoilers, I would strongly advise not listening to this before you see the movie. I felt things would have been spoiled if I hadn’t see it beforehand.

Title: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Makers, Mysteries and Magic: The Official Audio Documentary
Author: Mark Salisbury, Hana Walker-Brown, Dan Fogler (Narrator)
Rating: 3/5

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Audiobook Review: ‘Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)’

Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) is a fun lighthearted read – and exactly what I needed in the moment. Jack loves boys and sex and having sex with boys. This story isn’t afraid to be bold and Jack isn’t afraid to give details of his sex life. This story won’t be for everyone, but I LOVED it.

Title: Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)
Author: L.C. Rosen
Series: Standalone
Rating: 3.5/5

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Audiobook Review: ‘Through Blood, Through Fire’

Just when I thought I couldn’t love Jem and Tessa anymore than I already do, HERE WE ARE, and I’m loving them even more! After reading this, I’m even more excited to see what happens in Queen of Air and Darkness, especially with Jem & Tessa~

Previous Reviews:
Ghosts of the Shadow Market #1 – Son of the Dawn
Ghosts of the Shadow Market #2 – Cast Long Shadows
Ghosts of the Shadow Market #3 – Every Exquisite Thing
Ghosts of the Shadow Market #4 – Learn About Loss
Ghosts of the Shadow Market #5 – A Deeper Love
Ghosts of the Shadow Market #6 – The Wicked Ones
Ghosts of the Shadow Market #7 – The Land I Lost

Spoilers for Lady Midnight
I will put these spoiler warnings before all Ghosts of the Shadow Market reviews, but a rule of thumb in the Shadowhunter world is – if you aren’t caught up, read it in publication order.

Title: Through Blood, Through Fire
Author: Cassandra Clare, Robin Wasserman
Series: Ghosts of the Shadow Market #8
Rating: 4/5

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Audiobook Review: ‘The Land I Lost’

Me at the beginning: “I mean I like Malec alright but they’re not like my OTP -shrug-“

Me literally 5 minutes into the audio: “PROTECT THIS FAMILY AT ALL COSTS. I REPEAT: ALL. COSTS.”

I didn’t realize how much I loved and appreciated Malec until this very moment. This is hands down my favorite Ghosts of the Shadow Market novella. This is also the longest of the novella’s thus far (audio was 3.5 hours!), which might have influenced my opinion – this felt like a full story.

Previous Reviews:
Ghosts of the Shadow Market #1 – Son of the Dawn
Ghosts of the Shadow Market #2 – Cast Long Shadows
Ghosts of the Shadow Market #3 – Every Exquisite Thing
Ghosts of the Shadow Market #4 – Learn About Loss
Ghosts of the Shadow Market #5 – A Deeper Love
Ghosts of the Shadow Market #6 – The Wicked Ones

Spoilers for The Mortal Instruments & Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy series.
I will put these spoiler warnings before all Ghosts of the Shadow Market reviews, but a rule of thumb in the Shadowhunter world is – if you aren’t caught up, read it in publication order.

Title: The Land I Lost
Author: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan
Series: Ghosts of the Shadow Market #7
Rating: 5/5

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