June Wrap Up

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Today’s post is my last post for a while, so enjoy!!

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Toil and Trouble: Magic and Mystery and Spells, Oh My

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Trigger Warnings: Confinement; Rape; Blaming of Rape Victims; Abuse; Violence; Blood; Maiming; Fire; Death; Racism; Sexism; Betrayal; Tristina Wright; Child Birth Complications; Loss of a Parent; Animal Dissection; Bullying; Labor Camps. 

 

Publication date: September 1, 2018

Publisher:  Harlequin Teen

Genre: Young Adult.

Page Count: 416

 

Synopsis: Scorn the witch. Fear the witch. Burn the witch.

History is filled with stories of women accused of witchcraft, of fearsome girls with arcane knowledge. Toil & Trouble features fifteen stories of girls embracing their power, reclaiming their destinies and using their magic to create, to curse, to cure—and to kill.

A young witch uses social media to connect with her astrology clients—and with a NASA-loving girl as cute as she is skeptical. A priestess of death investigates a ritualized murder. A bruja who cures lovesickness might need the remedy herself when she falls in love with an altar boy. A theater production is turned upside down by a visiting churel. In Reconstruction-era Texas, a water witch uses her magic to survive the soldiers who have invaded her desert oasis. And in the near future, a group of girls accused of witchcraft must find their collective power in order to destroy their captors.

This collection reveals a universal truth: there’s nothing more powerful than a teenage girl who believes in herself.

 

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Hiatus

Hello, you wondrous little creatures.

So today I come to the blog with some bad news. Last Thursday (the 21st of June) I went to my Neurologist and got some…scary news. I have a large cyst on the back side of my brain (somewhere around my Cerebellum I think based on where my doctor pointed to) and I have lovingly named it Calypso for no real reason but that I like the name and it was what my Greek teacher named me? But I also refer to it as “My Little Invader”.

And…the scary part is that as of right now, we don’t know much about Calypso. The CT scans they found Calypso on weren’t clear enough. It could be cancerous, it could be on a dangerous, vital part of the brain which means we won’t be able to remove it. So, in order to find out how bad things are, and what our next steps are, I have an MRI of my brain scheduled for the 5th of July.

And because of Calypso, I’m taking a hiatus from the blog. I need to focus on my health, and on self-care. And I can’t do that while worrying about working here, and getting enough posts out monthly.

However, there are two posts scheduled for the rest of June, One Tomorrow (Tuesday) and one on Thursday.

I’m very sorry and I hope y’all can understand.

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The Upside of Unrequited: This Book Is Everything.

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Trigger Warnings: Isolation; Racism; Sexism; Fat-phobia; Self-Hatred; Alcohol

 

Series: The Upside of Unrequited book #1

Publication date: April 11, 2017

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Genre: Young Adult.

Page Count: 336

 

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

 

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Simon VS: Sometimes Books Actually Do Live Up To Their Hype.

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Trigger Warnings: Blackmail; Homophobia; Insensitive Commentary (race and religion); Trans-phobic Commentary

 

Series: Simon VS The Homosapiens Agenda book #1

Publication date: April 7th 2015

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Genre: Young Adult.

Page Count: 303

 

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

 

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The Girl and The Grove: Sometimes It’s Good to Listen to the Voices in Your Head

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Trigger Warnings: Sickness; Hospitals; Racism; Violence; Intolerance; Vomit; Animal Death; Death

 

Series: The Girl and The Grove

Publication date: May, 8 2018

Publisher: Flux

Genre: Young Adult.

Page Count: 362

 

Synopsis: Teenager Leila’s life is full of challenges. From bouncing around the foster care system to living with seasonal affective disorder, she’s never had an easy road. Leila keeps herself busy with her passion for environmental advocacy, monitoring the Urban Ecovists message board and joining a local environmental club with her best friend Sarika. And now that Leila has finally been adopted, she dares to hope her life will improve.

But the voices in Leila’s head are growing louder by the day. Ignoring them isn’t working anymore. Something calls out to her from the grove at Fairmount Park.

 

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Nightshade: My Escape

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TRIGGER WARNINGS: homelessness; stalking; panic attacks; PTSD; lack of safety; attempted murder

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Hello, you wondrous little creatures.

So this month’s post is…darker…than normal. For once, I will tell y’all the full story of why a book means so much to me.

So, please, if any of the above list of triggers are your triggers or things that will set you off, do not continue reading. I don’t want any of you to be hurt by what has happened to me. No one else needs to be hurt by this like I have been.

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