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This blog includes book reviews and recommendations for teen readers

By now you have probably heard of Bridgerton, the new series on Netflix that just can't stop growing in popularity! It may only have one season (and two more on the way), but let me tell you; it's one of my favorite shows! Did you know it was originally a book series? Every book follows a different Bridgerton sibling (and there's and abundance of them) and their own love story. If you've followed my blog for a while you know how much I love companion series'! Given, I've only read two, but I can't wait to read the rest! Since the series consists of companion novels, you can read them out of order. Sure, you might miss a few small details, but if there's a couple you don't like, you can easily skip their book. For example, I've read "The Duke and I" (the first book) and "An Offer From a Gentleman" (the third).  The first book, like season one of the show, follows Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset. Daphne is not just looking fo...
I've heard so much about Sarah J. Mass (mostly her Throne of Glass series) and I thought it was about time to check out one of her books. One of my favorite booktubers, readwithcindy, despises this series. I, on the other hand, loved it! Well, the first book. This series follows a human girl, Feyre, who has to provide for her father and two younger sisters. On a hunting trip for food, she kills a wolf who happens to be from another world. When Tamlin shows up to drag her to his kingdom as punishment, she gets thrown into a dangerous game. If she loses, not only is her family and Tamlin in trouble, but everyone's doomed. Lot's of writers will say they have a strong female character and not follow through, Sarah, on the other hand, did. Feyre's a strong female character who doesn't like being pushed around and I appreciated that. Even though she was thrown into a whole new world, she held her head high and did the best she could to survive. Her sisters, though, were ...
This is the second Jenn Bennett book I've read and reviewed for this blog, and it didn't disappoint! I have to say I enjoyed this book more than Jenn's "Starry Eyes". It was so romantic! 'Alex, Approximately' is about the relationship between Bailey Rydell and Alex, a guy she met online. They live on opposite sides of the country, until Bailey moves in with her father in the same town as him. Bailey debates whether to tell him or not, but ultimately decides not to. I mean, they met online! Who knows who he is in real life.  She gets a job at a museum and makes an arch-nemesis; the sexy security guard, Porter Roth. She despises him. Or...that's what she tells herself. Will Bailey put her online crush behind her, or will she cling to the fantasy called 'Alex'? This book may be the cliche enemies to lovers, but it was executed very well. I got frustrated at the characters a few times because it was SO OBVIOUS! But that's what made me like it....
The Deal is written in both Hannah Wells' and Garrett Graham's point of view. Hannah Wells has a major crush on her school's football star, Jacob. He's mysterious, quiet, and doesn't have a new girl every night. Garrett Graham's the total opposite. When he fails his midterms and his GPA starts plummeting, he has to find a tutor. Hannah Wells was one of the only people to ace the test, so she's the obvious choice for a tutor. Well, she doesn't think so. In order to convince Hannah to tutor him, he has to find out what she wants. When he finds out about her crush, he offers to help make him jealous.  Even though they don't get along right off the bat, they form an unlikely friendship. When they kiss and Garrett realizes he wants more, he has to pull out all the stops to make her realize they're meant to be. This book turned out to be one of my favorites. It brings up sexual assault and domestic abuse awareness. Elle Kennedy did an amazing job wr...