Lacy Literacy

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Attending your first Book Festival can be nerve racking. As someone who attended their first book festival since they were in a stroller this year and was pretty damn successful doing it, I want to give all of my book festival advice so you can be just as successful as I am. Without further ado, …

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Anna-Marie McLemore is one of my favorite people. She’s a Queer Latina who writes enchanting Young Adult Magical Realism stories that feature POC & Queer characters. I had the privilege of receiving an ARC of her upcoming novel, Wild Beauty, releasing in October. Today, I’m going to be sharing 5 reasons as why you need this …

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Title: Alex, Approximately Author: Jenn Bennett Release Date: April 4th 2017 Publisher: Simon Pulse Category: Young Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance Content Warning: Guns, Death, Past Stalking, PTSD Synopsis: Pitched as a teen version of You’ve Got Mail, Alex, Approximately follows Bailey “Mink” Rydell, who is developing a crush on her online film geek friend “Alex”. Soon after Alex invites …

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Title: Wild Beauty Author: Anna-Marie McLemore Release Date: October 3rd 2017 Category: Young Adult Genre: Magical Realism Pages: 320 Synopsis: For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, …

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As it is Pride Month, I wanted to share some of my favorite Young Adult & New Adult Books that have at least one Queer Main Character. There’s books from multiple genres including Science Fiction and Magical Realism. If you’re lost and don’t know which one of the many amazing books with LGBTQ+ rep that you should start …

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme that was created by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. Each week, you share three diverse books: one that you have read and enjoyed, a released diverse book that you have not read, and one that has not yet been released. Check out the announcement post here for more …

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme that was created by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. Each week, you share three diverse books: one that you have read and enjoyed, a released diverse book that you have not read, and one that has not yet been released. Check out the announcement post here for more …

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Title: I Believe In a Thing Called Love Author: Maurene Goo Release Date: May 30th 2017 Category: Young Adult Genre: Contemporary, Romance Pages: 336 Synopsis: Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That’s how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it’s how she’ll get into Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s …

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❈ I received an ARC of The Love Interest from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group in exchange for a review ❈ Title: The Love Interest Author: Cale Dietrich Publication Date: May 16th 2017 Category: Young Adult Genre: Thriller, LGBT Pages: 384 Synopsis: There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people …

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