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: ‘Stranger Things: Runaway Max’

In my hype of waiting for Season 3 of Stranger Things to come out, I saw this book available on Overdrive and I figured it’d be a nice fast read to hold me over.

Title: Stranger Things: Runaway Max
Author: Brenna Yovanoff
Series: Standalone
Rating: 2/5

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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: ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’

2019 can just end now, because no other book will match up to Daisy Jones & The Six.

If you only listen to one audiobook ever in your life, please let it be this one.

Oh, and if you were considering buying that concert ticket but were unsure about it? Buy the damn ticket. Go to the concert. Even if you’re going alone. Go.

Title: Daisy Jones & The Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Series: Standalone
Rating: 5/5 stars

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Audio Review: ‘The Queen’s Resistance’

The Queen’s Resistance, sequel to The Queen’s Rising, is going to be one of my favorite books I read in 2019. The world building in this duology is just astounding, some of my all time favorite, and I want everyone to read this book and love it just as much as I do.

This review does contain spoilers for The Queen’s Rising – it’s marked in bold about ¼ of the way in, so be careful!

Title: The Queen’s Resistance
Author: Rebecca Ross
Series: The Queen’s Rising
Rating: 5/5

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Audio Review: ‘Roomies’

I freaking LOVED this book! This is everything I wanted from a Christina Lauren novel and I’m so satisfied, this might be my favorite book of theirs I’ve read so far! We usually review YA on this blog, so I feel the need to point out this isn’t YA, this is an adult romance book, with the main characters in their mid-late twenties.

Title: Roomies
Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Standalone
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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Audio Review: ‘Two Can Keep A Secret’

Nobody is more surprised than me that I decided to pick this one up, despite not liking Karan McManus’s previous book, One Of Us Is Lying, or that I actually really liked this one!

This is not a sequel and can be read as a standalone, and I definitely recommend this one over One Of Us Is Lying.

Title: Two Can Keep A Secret
Author: Karen M. McManus
Series: Standalone
Rating: 3.5/5

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Audio Review: ‘One Of Us Is Lying’

Mystery/thriller books are really hit or miss with me and unfortunately, this one was a miss. I really wanted to like this book, and I couldn’t stop reading it even as it became a big mess of a story. I considering DNF-ing it but I also wanted to know how it ended!

I will say this reminded me of E. Lockhart’s book “We Were Liars” and….I strongly disliked that book as well.

Title: One Of Us Is Lying
Author: Karen M. McManus
Series: Standalone
Rating: 2/5

TW: Depression, mentions of suicide, homophobia, cheating

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