ARC Review: Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins

udmTitle: Upside-Down Magic

Author: Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins

Release Date: September 29

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Source: Scholastic Press (A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.)

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Pre-order this book at: Chapters | Book Depository

4 stars

Nory Horace is nine years old. She’s resourceful, she’s brave, she likes peanut butter cookies. Also, she’s able to transform into many different animals. Unfortunately, Nory’s shape-shifting talent is a bit wonky. And when she flunks out of her own father’s magic academy, Nory’s forced to enter public school, where she meets a group of kids whose magic is, well, different. (Source: Goodreads)

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Stacking the Shelves (36)

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This week I’ll once again be taking part in Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. The idea of Stacking the Shelves is to talk about the books you’ve bought, borrowed, etc. and show off and talk about your purchases and borrows. This is basically the perfect feature for me because I buy way more books, and read way more books, than I’ll ever be able to review. I’ll most likely talk about the stores I bought the books at as well, especially if they’re independent stores.

This meme is once monthly for me, where I’ll round up what I’ve gotten since last month’s post.

This month I purchased 11 comics, 4 books, received 6 books from publishers, 1 book on Edelweiss, 3 books on NetGalley, and borrowed 26 books. Check them out below!

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Review: 21 Proms edited by David Levithan and Daniel Ehrenhaft

21 promsTitle: 21 Proms

Authors: Elizabeth Craft, Cecily von Ziegesar, Holly Black, Sarah Mlynowski, Billy Merrell, Adrienne Maria Vrettos, Daniel Ehrenhaft, Aimee Friedman, Brent Hartinger, Will Leitch, Jacqueline Woodson, E. Lockhart, Melissa de la Cruz, Libba Bray, Ned Vizzini, Lisa Ann Sandell, Rachel Cohn, Jodi Lynn Anderson, Leslie Margolis, David Levithan, and John Green

Editors: David Levithan and Daniel Ehrenhaft

Publisher: Point

Source: Purchased

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Buy this book at: Chapters | Book Depository

3 stars

From an amazing array of authors including John Green, David Levithan, E. Lockhart, Libba Bray, Ned Vizzini, and Holly Black…  Prom. It’s supposed to be one of the best nights of your life. Or, at least, you’re supposed to have a good time. But what if you’d rather be going with your best friend’s date than your own? What if a sinister underground society of students has spiked the punch? What if your date turns out to be more of a frog than a prince? Or what if he’s (literally) an ape?

There are ways you can fight it. You can protest the silliness of the regular prom by hosting a backwards prom – also known as a morp. You can throw a prom for fat girls. You can stay at home to watch old teen movies and get your cute neighbor and his cuter brother to join you. You can dance to your own music. (Source: Goodreads)

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Stacking the Shelves (23)

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This week I’ll once again be taking part in Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. The idea of Stacking the Shelves is to talk about the books you’ve bought, borrowed, etc. and show off and talk about your purchases and borrows. This is basically the perfect feature for me because I buy way more books, and read way more books, than I’ll ever be able to review. I’ll most likely talk about the stores I bought the books at as well, especially if they’re independent stores.

This week I purchased 2 books, got 1 book from work, and received 1 book on NetGalley. Check them out below!

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Review: Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski

ttwdTitle: Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have)

Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Publisher: Harper Teen

Source: Purchased

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Buy it at: Chapters | Book Depository

2 stars

If given the opportunity, what sixteen-year-old wouldn’t jump at the chance to move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although maybe “opportunity” isn’t the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny little untruth to make it happen (see #1: “Lied to Our Parents”). But she and her housemate Vi are totally responsible and able to take care of themselves. How they ended up “Skipping School” (#3), “Buying a Hot Tub” (#4), and, um, “Harboring a Fugitive” (#7) is a mystery to them. To get through the year, April will have to juggle a love triangle, learn to do her own laundry, and accept that her carefully constructed world just might be falling apart . . . one thing-she-shouldn’t-have-done at a time. (Source: Goodreads)

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Stacking the Shelves (1)

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I decided that I would get started on some features right away with this blog. I found many on all sorts of book blogs, but there was one that really stood out for me. I am a huge hoarder of books and a big purchaser of books too, so I thought I would try out Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

The idea of for Stacking the Shelves is to talk about the books you’ve bought, borrowed, etc. and show off and talk about your purchases and borrows. This is basically the perfect feature for me because I buy way more books, and read way more books, than I’ll ever be able to review. I’ll most likely talk about the stores I bought the books at as well, especially if they’re independent stores.

This week I picked up 7 books, check them out below!

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