Rosemarked Release!!

I have had the ARC for this book ever since I went to ALA, and I have been excited to read it since. It is on my most anticipated reads...and now it has come out (it was released November 7!) and I need to read it ASAP! The covers may differ from my ARC and …

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BLOG TOUR: This Mortal Coil – Emily Suvada (Review)

Title: This Mortal Coil (Mortal Coil #1) Author: Emily Suvada  Publisher: Simon Pulse, 2017 (Nov 7) Genre: YA Dystopian, YA Science Fiction **I received a copy of this book free from the tour in exchange for an honest review** This review can be found on my Blog, TeacherofYA’s Tumblr, or my Goodreads page My Review: First of all, you …

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Black Bird of the Gallows – Meg Kassel (Review + Giveaway)

Title: Black Bird of the Gallows  Author: Meg Kassel Publisher: Entangled Publishing, 2017 (Sept 5) Genre: YA Fantasy, YA Paranormal **I received a copy of the book free from Netgalley and Chapter by Chapter Book Tours in exchange for an honest review** This review can be found on my Blog, TeacherofYA's Tumblr, or my Goodreads page My …

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Black Bird of the Gallows – Excerpt and Giveaway!! 

So I love Entangled Teen and have been a fan of a lot of their books.  Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel is a beautiful book - you know me and my cover obsession. And they reached out to me and offered me a chance to review it!  I'm totally noticing a theme …

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How I Write Book Reviews: guest post with Namitha @ Teen Memoir

Namitha talks about the techniques of blogging and included MY BLOG in her examples! I am honored to be featured by a fellow blogger friend! 😍❤️

Hey, everyone! I’m Namitha over @teenmemoir and today I’m going to be doing a guest post on Katie’s blog all about How I Write Book Reviews. Click here to check out Katie’s post on how she bookstagrams! She seriously posts the best pictures and I’m in love with her Instagram feed! Working with Katie was honestly so much fun and I hope to collab with her more in the future!

Tips/Things to Remember

Have an outline: Before you start writing, have an idea of what exactly you want to say in your review. Think and organize your thoughts. For example; Make a list of the things you liked/hated most in the book. Ask yourself questions like “What stood out to me the most?” or “What could have been better?” Then, try to group them under categories such as plot, characters, writing, pros, cons, etc. Next, outline your review. Do you…

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The Intuitives – Erin Michelle Sky & Steven Brown (Review + Giveaway!)

Title: The Intuitives  Authors: Erin Michelle Sky, Steven Brown Publisher: Trash Dogs Media, 2017 (July 25) Genre: YA Fantasy **I received a copy of this ARC free from the publisher and authors in exchange for an honest review** This review can be found on my Blog, TeacherofYA's Tumblr, or my Goodreads page My Review: Ok, so you know how …

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Zodiac – Romina Russell (Review and Giveaway)

Title: Zodiac (Zodiac #1) Author: Romina Russell Publisher: Razorbill, 2014 (December 9) Genre: YA Science Fiction I am part of an exciting readathon for the Zodiac series, and though I've owned the first book for its gorgeous cover and its riveting synopsis, I had never gotten around to reading it. I mean seriously, look at …

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Hearts Are Like Balloons: Playlist + Release Day

My friend Candace’s book is out in the world today! I’ll be reading it soon: will you?
(Stay tuned VERY soon for a big announcement from me, too!)

Literary Dust

My second book is out in the world today! This one is very special to me, so check it out!

Order for only .99 on Amazon

I am pretty sure that is less than a burger at Mcdonalds?

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This is the playlist I posted individually on my Facebook page, but you can check it out now!

1. “Try” by Pink

2. “Something Just Like This” by: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

3. “New York” by: Snow Patrol

4. “Breathe Me” by: Sia

5. “Recover” by: Chvrches

6. “This Woman’s Work” by: Kate Bush

7. Wonderwall cover by: Ryan Adams

8. “Lovesong” by: The Cure

9. “You Were Meant For Me” by: Jewel

10. “There’s Nothin Holdin’ Me Back” by: Shawn Mendes

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