book review – the dragon warrior by katie zhao

i received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. all opinions below are my own.

happy chung yeung festival!

before i begin my post, i’d like to extend a huge thank you to shealea @ shut up, shealea for being the absolute best and devoting so much time to promoting diverse literature ♡ i’ve been following shealea and her blog tours for some time now, and this is the first time i’m participating in one. thank you so much, shealea and bloomsbury publishing, for letting me host a review stop! i can’t wait to share my love of the dragon warrior by katie zhao with you all. 🙂

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book review – michigan vs. the boys by carrie s. allen

i received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. all opinions below are my own.

Michigan vs. the Boys by Carrie S. Allen


★★★★★

When a determined girl is confronted with the culture of toxic masculinity, it’s time to even the score.
Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls’ hockey team off the ice this year.
If she wants colleges to notice her, Michigan has to find a way to play. Luckily, there’s still one team left in town …
The boys’ team isn’t exactly welcoming, but Michigan’s prepared to prove herself. She plays some of the best hockey of her life, in fact, all while putting up with changing in the broom closet, constant trash talk and “harmless” pranks that always seem to target her.
But once hazing crosses the line into assault, Michigan must weigh the consequences of speaking up – even if it means putting her future on the line.

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book review – the bookworm crush by lisa brown roberts

i received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. all opinions below are my own.

The Bookworm Crush

The Bookworm Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts


★★★.5

This spinoff of The Replacement Crush featuring Amy and Toff is sure to melt your heart.
Shy bookworm Amy McIntyre is about to compete for a dream scholarship, and the only way to win is to transform from sidekick to the heroine of her own life. But that level of confidence has never come easy.
The solution? A competition coach. The problem? The best person for the job is the guy she’s secretly crushing on…local surfer celebrity Toff Nichols.
He’s a player. He’s a heartthrob. He makes her forget basic things, like how to breathe. How can she feel any confidence around him?
To her surprise, Toff agrees to help. And he’s an excellent teacher. Amy feels braver—maybe even brave enough to admit her feelings for him. When their late night practices become less about coaching and more about making out, Amy’s newfound confidence wavers.
But does Toff really like her or is this just another lesson?

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