Review: The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Five Stages of Andrew BrawleyThe Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson
Genre: YA Contemporary, LGBT
Publication: January 20th 2015 by Simon Pulse
Series: n/a
Length: 297 pages
Format: Hardcover

Andrew Brawley was supposed to die that night. His parents did, and so did his sister, but he survived.

Now he lives in the hospital. He serves food in the cafeteria, he hangs out with the nurses, and he sleeps in a forgotten supply closet. Drew blends in to near invisibility, hiding from his past, his guilt, and those who are trying to find him.

Then one night Rusty is wheeled into the ER, burned on half his body by hateful classmates. His agony calls out to Drew like a beacon, pulling them both together through all their pain and grief. In Rusty, Drew sees hope, happiness, and a future for both of them. A future outside the hospital, and away from their pasts.

But Drew knows that life is never that simple. Death roams the hospital, searching for Drew, and now Rusty. Drew lost his family, but he refuses to lose Rusty, too, so he’s determined to make things right. He’s determined to bargain, and to settle his debts once and for all.

But Death is not easily placated, and Drew’s life will have to get worse before there is any chance for things to get better.

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Review: The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller

The Art of StarvingThe Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller
Genre: YA Contemporary, LGBT
Publication: July 11th 2017 by HarperTeen
Series: n/a
Length: 384 pages
Format: Hardcover

Matt hasn’t eaten in days.

His stomach stabs and twists inside, pleading for a meal. But Matt won’t give in. The hunger clears his mind, keeps him sharp—and he needs to be as sharp as possible if he’s going to find out just how Tariq and his band of high school bullies drove his sister, Maya, away.

Matt’s hardworking mom keeps the kitchen crammed with food, but Matt can resist the siren call of casseroles and cookies because he has discovered something: the less he eats the more he seems to have . . . powers. The ability to see things he shouldn’t be able to see. The knack of tuning in to thoughts right out of people’s heads. Maybe even the authority to bend time and space.

So what is lunch, really, compared to the secrets of the universe?

Matt decides to infiltrate Tariq’s life, then use his powers to uncover what happened to Maya. All he needs to do is keep the hunger and longing at bay. No problem. But Matt doesn’t realize there are many kinds of hunger… and he isn’t in control of all of them.

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Fall 2017 Fashion Trends | Men + Woman

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Hey Bookworms!

I don’t know about you guys, but I love fashion just as much I like books. Am I though only one? Even though I classify myself as a fashion terrorist, A.K.A. I suck at matching colors; fashion has always been a big part of my life.

I would say my personal style is defintiely neutral colors like black, white, grey, navy etc. I love me some skinny jeans, cropped pants, big knitted sweaters and hoodies. What about you guys?

I thought it would be fun to show you guys what’s trending in the fashion world this Fall of 2017, so let’s begin:

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Fall 2017 TV Shows to Look Out For

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Hey Bookworms!

For those of you who don’t know, I am a HUGE TV binge watcher. TV watching is one of my favorite past times aside from reading of course. I usually watch close to 15 shows a season! I like anything from fantasy/sci-fi to dramas, comedies to cop shows and everything in between.

With the new fall season coming up I thought it would be fun to highlight 5 NEW shows that I am most excited for. Of course there are a lot of returning shows I am anticipating too, but you can check out my blog for a post about them coming soon!

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Review: Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

Empress of a Thousand SkiesEmpress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Publication: February 7th 2017 by Razorbill
Series: Empress of a Thousand Skies #1
Length: 314 pages
Format: Hardcover

CROWN PRINCESS RHIANNON TA’AN WANTS VENGEANCE.

The only surviving heir to an ancient Kalusian dynasty, RHEE has spent her life training to destroy the people who killed her family. Now, on the eve of her coronation, the time has finally come for Rhee to claim her throne – and her revenge.

ALYOSHA is a Wraetan who has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. Despite his popularity, Aly struggles with anti-Wraetan prejudices and the pressure of being perfect in the public eye.

Their paths collide with one brutal act of violence: Rhee is attacked, barely escaping with her life. Aly is blamed for her presumed murder.

The princess and her accused killer are forced to go into hiding – even as a war between planets is waged in Rhee’s name. But soon, Rhee and Aly discover that the assassination attempt is just one part of a sinister plot. Bound together by an evil that only they can stop, the two fugitives must join forces to save the galaxy.

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The Library is Open: Drag Queen Book Recos

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Hey Bookworms!

I don’t know about you but I am completely obsessed with Rupaul’s Drag Race. For those who do not know what it is, Rupaul’s Drag Race is a reality TV competition for Drag Queens to compete to be America’s next Drag Superstar. Think America’s Next Top Model meets Project Runway.

There is fashion, make-up, runways, acting, music, comedy and so much more. But what makes the show is the Drag Queens themselves. Their larger than life personalities, outrageous costumes and makeup, and their outstanding stage presence make them superstars in their own right.

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Review: At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson

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At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson
Genre: YA Contemporary, Sci-fi, LGBT
Publication: February 7th 2017 by Simon Pulse
Series: n/a
Length: 496 pages
Format: Hardcover

Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since the second grade, and boyfriends since eighth. They spent countless days dreaming of escaping their small town—and then Tommy vanished.

More accurately, he ceased to exist, erased from the minds and memories of everyone who knew him. Everyone except Ozzie.

Ozzie doesn’t know how to navigate life without Tommy and soon suspects that something else is going on—that the universe is shrinking.

When Ozzie is paired up with the reclusive and secretive Calvin for a physics project, it’s hard for him to deny the feelings that develop between them, even if he still loves Tommy.

But Ozzie knows there isn’t much time left to find Tommy—that once the door closes, it can’t be opened again. And he’s determined to keep it open as long as possible.

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