Guide to ARCs; How to Increase Your NetGalley Ratio Quickly

Let's face it when you're reviewing books on NetGalley, one of the things that matters the most is your Feedback Ratio. This is where we get into things like the 80% badge, auto-approvals, and top reviewers. To date, I've had 39 of my NetGalley reviews featured and been auto-approved for 12 different publishers. One thing to…

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My Body, My Choice: The Fight for Abortion Rights [Robin Stevenson]

In light of recent events this year, I'd say that My Body, My Choice by Robin Stevenson could not have come fast enough. There's so much involved in abortion politics and far more often than not a vast number of individuals show an incredible amount of ignorance on this subject. Even worse, those making the decision…

Sparrowhawk [Delilah S. Dawson]

Well, the very first thing I have to say about Sparrowhawk by Delilah S. Dawson--illustrated by Matias Basla and Rebecca Nalty--is wow, was that dark. I was really excited to read this rather brilliant-looking graphic novel from the very first moment I saw it, intrigued by what was described as a "teen Victorian fairy fight club" and eager…

There Was a Black Hole that Swallowed the Universe [Chris Ferrie]

The fact that There Was a Black Hole that Swallowed the Universe by the amazing Chris Ferrie and illustrated by Susan Batori might be a little too advanced for a lot of kids is more of a failing of society pushing science as important than the fact that the author is teaching about concepts that most…

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe [Ally Condie]; 2019 YA Releases

Wow, it has been a long time since I have seen something by Allie Condie, much less read anything. I'm kind of excited to see that she has a new book out. Though I generally thought her Matched trilogy was just alright, it was good enough that I'd definitely consider reading another of her books. Of course, The…

Unpopular Bookish Opinions to Make You Cringe; Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I don't know exactly how unpopular all these bookish opinions are, but the truth is that I often find when an opinion is put out there as unpopular, there are invariably others who share that same opinion. And so it always comes down…