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The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller | Review and Favorite Quotes


Title: The Shadows Between Us

Author: Tricia Levenseller

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy

Pages: 336 Pages

Release Date: February 25, 2020

My Rating: ★★★★★

“They’ve never found the body of the first and only boy who broke my heart.

And they never will.”

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Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga | Book Blitz




Book Blitz!!!!!

Title: Kiss of the Royal

Author: Lindsey Duga

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: July 3rd 2018

Publisher: Entangled Teen



Hi everyone! First, I’d like to thank Entangled Teen for including me in this book blitz! I also received a copy of this for review and will be posting said review shortly, so be on the lookout for that! 🙂

Here we go guys, the summary……


In the war against the Forces of Darkness, the Royals are losing. Princess Ivy is determined to end this centuries-long conflict once and for all, so her new battle partner must succeed where the others failed. Prince Zach’s unparalleled skill with a sword, enhanced by Ivy’s magic Kiss, should make them an unstoppable pair—but try convincing Zach of that.

Prince Zach has spent his life preparing for battle, but he would rather be branded a heretic than use his lips as nothing more than a way to transfer magic. A kiss is a symbol of love, and love is the most powerful weapon they have—but try convincing Ivy of that.

With the fate of their world on the line, the battlefield has become a testing ground, and only one of them can be right. Falling for each other wasn’t part of the plan—but try convincing their hearts of that.  



Doesn’t that sound SO good??? The synopsis pulled me in from the moment I first saw it a few months ago! I’m about halfway through this book at the moment, and so far, I would definitely recommend it. I really love Duga’s writing style and the really magical world she’s built! Grab your copy of this book next week on July 3rd, 2018! 🙂


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About the Authorlindseyduga-resized:

Lindsey Duga developed a deep love for courageous heroes, dastardly villains, and enchanting worlds from the cartoon shows, books, and graphic novels she read as a kid. Drawing inspiration from these fantastical works of fiction, she wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University. By day, Lindsey is an account manager at a digital marketing agency based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. By night, and the wee hours of the morning, she writes both middle grade and young adult. She has a weakness for magic, anything classical, all kinds of mythology, and falls in love with tragic heroes. Other than writing and cuddling with her morkie puppy, Delphi, Lindsey loves catching up on the latest superhero TV show, practicing yoga, and listening (and belting) to her favorite music artists and show tunes. KISS OF THE ROYAL is her YA debut novel. 



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The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold | Blog Tour – Playlist

First I’d like to thank Penguin Teen (or Penguin Young Readers) for sending me a review copy and allowing me to be apart of the blog tour for THE STRANGE FASCINATIONS OF NOAH HYPNOTIK! I’ve already posted a review for the book that you can find here! and for this blog tour I created a music playlist!

The playlist is on Google Music, but I’ll list all of the songs on this post. Each song on the list will be a link to the playlist, so you can just tap them to hear the song! Thank you again to Penguin, and I hope you all love this playlist!


  1. Everything in its Right Place by Radiohead
  2. Madness by Muse
  3. Daydreaming by Radiohead
  4. Space Oddity by David Bowie
  5. Across the Universe by The Beatles
  6. Twin Size Mattress by The Front Bottoms
  7. Never Saw It Coming by Tigers Jaw
  8. Escape Plan by Tigers Jaw
  9. In Bloom by Neck Deep
  10. Swimming Pool by The Front Bottoms
  11. Gold Steps by Neck Deep
  12. Wait you know who Frankie Muniz is right? by Panucci’s Pizza
  13. Modern Love by David Bowie
  14. Changes by David Bowie

This book gave me very angsty-teen vibes, so most of them are alternative/pop punk songs about finding your way in life, friends, being young, etc. I really hope you all like it! In my opinion, it really captures the feeling of the book, and even has songs that are mentioned throughout the book! I’d highly recommend listening to this while reading the book, which I would also recommend! This book was unique and refreshingly modern compared to anything else I’ve ever read.

Head on over to my Instagram @theradiantreader to see my creative photo for the blog tour! 🙂



The New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite and Mosquitoland brings a speculative twist to his latest novel. The result: an incisive and deeply humane story with the feel of Haruki Murakami for teens.

“An epic wonder”* from the bestselling author of Mosquitoland

This is Noah Oakman → sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend.

Then Noah → gets hypnotized.

Now Noah → sees changes–inexplicable scars, odd behaviors, rewritten histories–in all those around him. All except his Strange Fascinations . . . 

A stunning surrealist portrait, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik is a story about all the ways we hurt our friends without knowing it, and all the ways they stick around to save us.

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David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite and Mosquitoland, and his books have been translated into a dozen languages.





May 7 – The Blonde Bookworm – Review

May 8 – Confessions of a YA Reader – Review + My Strange Fascinations

May 9 – Forever Bookish – Review

May 10 – Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile – Playlist with Graphic Quotes

May 11 – Adventures in YA Publishing – Author Q&A


May 14 – The Nerdy Girl Express – Review

May 15 – A Court of Coffee and Books – Review + Graphic Quotes

May 16 – BookCrushin – Review + Playlist

May 17 – Mind of a Book Dragon – Review

May 18 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Author Guest Post:  What Would Your Strange Fascination Be?


May 21 – Pop! Goes the Reader – Wallpaper

May 22 – The Young Folks – Author Q&A

May 23 – Page Travels – Creative Instagram

May 24 – Bookfoolery – Review

May 25 – Dazzled by Books – Candle Creation Post + Review


May 28 – Paper Trail YA – Author Q&A

May 29 – Snowandbooks – Review + Aesthetic Board

May 30 – Reading Writing and Me – Book Review

May 31 – The Radiant Reader – Playlist + Creative Instagram Picture

June 1 – We Live and Breathe Books – Review + Moodboard