Book Review: [e-ARC] My Riot by Rick Spears

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Title: My Riot

Author: Rick Spears

Publication Date: October 20, 2020

Number of Pages: 188

Publisher: Oni Press

Genre: Young Adult

Synopsis:

Set in the early ’90s, My Riot is about a trio of teen girls team up to form a rock band and shake off society’s expectations of what it means to be a young woman coming of age in the modern world.

1991—Val, a teenager from a conservative family, has grown up dreaming of becoming a ballerina, but recently something has changed. She’s begun feeling pressure to conform to a specific idea of beauty, body type, and a personality that just doesn’t fit.

Val meets Kat, a smart, witty girl that doesn’t take any crap off anyone. Kat introduces Val to punk rock. Along with Rudie, another new friend, the three form an all-girl punk band they ironically name The Proper Ladies.

Soon Val and her friends find themselves caught up in a movement with other girls also starting bands—also finding their voice. Collectively, these “riot grrrls” discover that their songs ring out loud and powerful, and for Val, there’s no going back.
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Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #10

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BOOKS READ:

  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  • My Riot by Rick Spears
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War Vol. 2 by Aka Akasaka
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War Vol. 3 by Aka Akasaka
  • Beauty and the Beast: The Graphic Novel by Jessica Gunderson

BOOKS BOUGHT:

    • Paper Towns by John Green
    • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    • Landline by Rainbow Rowell
    • The Last Star by Rick Yancey
    • Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 5 by Sui Ishida
    • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
    • Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
    • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
    • The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
    • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

BOOKS RECEIVED:

  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • Queens of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, #3) by Cassandra Clare
  • The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil
  • A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck

ARCs:

  • My Riot by Rick Spears
  • Beauty and the Beast: The Graphic Novel by Jessica Gunderson
  • The Innocent Girls by B.R. Spangler

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Book List: Tier-Ranking All the Contemporary Books I’ve Ever Read

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Hi, everyone! I’m back with another book list (sort of). Since I’ve been seeing a lot of people in the book community tier-ranking the books that they’ve read, I decided to do one for all the contemporary book that I have ever read. Continue reading

Book Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

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Title: Sharp Objects

Author: Gillian Flynn

Date Published: September 26, 2006

Number of Pages: 396

Publisher: Crown Publishing Book

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis:

Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming. Continue reading

Book Mail: My First Ever Fullybooked Online Purchase

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Hi, everyone! I’m back with another book mail. These arrived along with the other books that I posted before but decided to post them separately because I bought them separately, too. Haha! It just so happened that I had them shipped to my boyfriend’s place and he had it delivered to me all at the same time.

To be honest, I think I’ve bought so many books this year than I ever did in my whole life. The quarantine keeps me feeling anxious and overthinking most of the time and my only escape is online shopping and looking forward to my parcels arriving. Most of my purchases are books (some skincare, of course, but only if I run out of stocks); books keep me so preoccupied which help me avoid overthinking. So without further adieu, here are the titles for this haul:
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