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A Book Lovers Guide to Lisbon, Portugal

Sadly, we can’t travel now. But, if you love books and want to start planning future vacations, consider Lisbon, Portugal. Here we show you some amazing places to visit if you’re a book lover like us. Have you traveled to awesome literary destinations? Let us know in the comments.

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1. Livraria Bertrand

You can’t go to Lisbon without visiting the oldest continually operated bookstore in the world! This store has been operating since 1732. Here you’ll find a mix of books in both Portuguese and English. This store even has a YA section. We found some of our faves from McManus, Clare and more! It’s always fun to find book you’ve read all over the world.

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April 2020 Book Club: All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

Before we get into the book we picked, we’d like to announce that today is our one year blogging anniversary! Our first post last year was our April 2019 book club pick, Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett.

We wanted to thank all our supporters and readers for giving us a platform this past year. We can’t wait to continue to grow and see what we can accomplish. We do this because we love reading YA books and want to share that with the reading and blogging community. 

Again, thank you! We hope you continue to read our posts!

All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban
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Blog Tour: We Are the Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian

*We received this book in exchange for an honest review*

Everyone at West Essex High School wants to be a varsity field hockey player. The football and basketball players never win championships. But this coach is tough and only 20 girls make the team every year.

Six girls get their dream of playing…but there is a lot of pressure. The team lost in the state championships last year and the coach will do anything to prevent another embarrassment.

The night of the team roster going up, the girls have a sleepover. Instead of a cute initiation ritual and a good night sleep, coach is calling all the shots in hopes of bringing the team together. Except, he’s more manipulative than any of them thought possible. He might unite them after all…against him.

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Review: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

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Camilla Beauregard is a Belle. Belles are elite because they control beauty in the land of Orleans. Everyone here is born with gray skin and red eyes. Only Belles can change their appearance. Camilla spent years working to become the favorite, the Belle of the royal family. But once she ends up in the royal palace, the politics of the kingdom changes her perception on everything. Her life is not about the carefree beautification of the royals, it’s dangerous. Camilla must choose to risk her own life or maintain the status quo…but neither choice is easy when she has to consider the consequences of her actions. Desperate to save Orleans from a tyrant and her sisters from a more horrible future, Camilla takes the fate of the land in her own hands.

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The Top 10 Best YA Book Boyfriends

We love nothing more than a good YA movie adaptation! Here are some of our dream castings for our fave YA book boyfriends. Casting directors, if you’re out there reading our blog— you know where to find us! 

1. Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices: Adam Gregory

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Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be! Our favorite book series also has our favorite book boyfriend. Adam Gregory has gorgeous dark locks and blue eyes, just like our fave shadow hunter. Add in a British accent and he’s perfect! 

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The ABCs of YA

Witty and Sarcastic Bookclub inspired this post. We picked a favorite YA book for every letter of the alphabet. Look through your read shelf on Goodreads and write your own list. Let us know which of these book you’ve read! This is also the perfect list to build up your TBR if you’re currently staying indoors. Happy reading!

A: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

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As one of our favorite contemporaries ever, it will make you swoon the entire time. This books has romance, humor and complex family dynamics. Plus, who wouldn’t love Porter Roth?

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