Pride Month: Four Queer Musicals to Listen to This Month

Pride Month_

Long Time No Talk! Hello Everyone! Liv here. Happy Pride Month! In honor of this month, I am going to be talking about four queer musicals you need to listen to specifically this month. There are plenty of other queer musicals, but here are a few just to get you started if you don’t normally listen to musicals!

Read More »

Poetry Collections I’ve Been Reading (and Loving) Lately!

One genre of books I never read for the longest time was poetry. Whenever I thought of poetry, I automatically remembered all the old, boring poems I had to read for middle school English classes. However, I’ve read some poetry collections this past year that have become new favorites. In case you are like past Liv, never fear! Here are four recommendations!

Read More »

Hyped Up Books of 2018

Hyped Up Books 2018.jpg

Hey, Bookworms!

It’s Jesse here. Today I wanted to add to all the hype, because why not? We all know what hyped up books are, but for those who don’t, let me explain.

A hyped up book or overhyped book is a book that is receiving so much pre-release buzz from publishers, press, bloggers, and readers in general. Books that everyone is so excited for that they can’t stop talking about them.

I thought it would be fun to compile a little list of the books that I think are getting the most hype this year. Now I know hype could be a good or bad thing. It not only pumps readers up to read the book, but it also scares them.

What if the book isn’t as good as the hype around it? I don’t want to be let down. What if I end up with an unpopular opinion?

Those are all valid reasons, but you’ll never know until you read the book! So let’s see some of the books receiving major buzz and hype!

Read More »

Dear Santa, a Bookish Christmas List

Dear Santa.jpg

Hey, Bookworms!

It’s December and you know what that means: CHRISTMAS!! Cue music *It’s the most wonderful time of the year* 🎶🎶🎶

I thought it would be a fun idea to compile a list of books you guys should ask Santa for this year. I’ve picked 7 of my favorites from this year that I think all you guys would enjoy as well! Some of them are sequels, so if you haven’t read the first book, I suggest asking Santa for that one first!

Dear Santa,

I’ve been a really good boy this year. Now I don’t ask for much, but I would really appreciate it if you would put all these books under my tree this year. (There will be more cookies for you as incentive). Thanks, you’re the best!

Signed your greatest pal,

Jesse

Read More »

Books to Splurge On During Black Friday

Books to Splurge on During Black Friday

Hey Bookworms!

It’s everyone’s favorite shopping day (at least in North America)! BLACK FRIDAY WOOO!!

So you know what that means? It’s the one day a year where it’s okay to spend excessively on books because you will be getting such an amazing deal! At least that’s what I plan to do anyway.

I thought it would be a fun idea to give you some books suggestions that I think would be great additions to your shelves this Black Friday. So let’s begin!

Read More »

Halloween Mood: Books at Dawn Recommends 10 YA Horror Novels

Halloween Mood- Books at Dawn Recommends 10 YA Horror Novels

Hey Bookworms!

Halloween is fast approaching, and I thought what better way to celebrate than to recommend some awesome YA horror. I know a lot of readers tend to steer clear of anything horror or scary, but I know there are some readers out there that will appreciate this just as much as I would.

Horror is such an underrepresented genre in YA and doesn’t get enough love from readers. Luckily for me, I love being scared. I will watch horror movies late into the night and in the dark, I will read horror novels just for fun and I will walk through a creepy pitch black forest if someone dared me.

Are you guys just as brave? Well here are some YA horror book recs for you to enjoy anyway!

Read More »

The Library is Open: Drag Queen Book Recos

The Library is Open

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.

Read More »

ARC Review: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

28954189

Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Series:
 Scythe #1
Genre: YA Dystopia, Science Fiction
Publication: November 22nd 2016 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Length: 448 pages
Format: eARC

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices, and—despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation—they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do.

Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.

Read More »