Middle Grade Monday! Review: Maya and the Rising Dark

Hello friends! Long time no talk! It’s been a pretty interesting few months for sure. I’ve slowly been making my way through some books since its the perfect time for it! I hope you’re all doing well.

Anywho, heres my latest Middle Grade Monday post =]

SynopsisTwelve-year-old Maya is the only one in her South Side Chicago neighborhood who witnesses weird occurrences like werehyenas stalking the streets at night and a scary man made of shadows plaguing her dreams. Her friends try to find an explanation—perhaps a ghost uprising or a lunchroom experiment gone awry. But to Maya, it sounds like something from one of Papa’s stories or her favorite comics.

When Papa goes missing, Maya is thrust into a world both strange and familiar as she uncovers the truth. Her father is the guardian of the veil between our world and the Dark—where an army led by the Lord of Shadows, the man from Maya’s nightmares, awaits. Maya herself is a godling, half orisha and half human, and her neighborhood is a safe haven. But now that the veil is failing, the Lord of Shadows is determined to destroy the human world and it’s up to Maya to stop him. She just hopes she can do it in time to attend Comic-Con before summer’s over.

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Twenty for ’20 Reading List

Happy Monday! Today I’m bringing you a different sort of post. This one is the 20 for 20 book list, which a friend of mine started on Instagram! (you can find her at @jetwithjess)

This list is exactly what it sounds like! You pick twenty books from your already owned TBR and try to read them all in 2020! These can be books you have had on your shelf for the longest, or just books you’d like to get to. So I thought it would be fun to come here to share my list with you all. =]

These books are in no particular order:

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Review: Baptism of Fire

**Possible spoilers in this review!!**

My first book of 2020 was Baptism of Fire. I’ve slowly been trying to read at least one of these books a month, but fell off of that routine a while ago so I decided to pick back up this year with the hopes of finishing the series! This review will be pretty short and vague, since I can’t add TOO much without giving away the entire plot. =]

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Review: The Starless Sea

Good afternoon friends! I’m finally able to sit down to review this book and I’m hoping I can come up with something sensible and somewhat cohesive! (lol)

As we all know, this is the second book released by Erin Morgenstern who is the author of The Night Circus. (which just so happens to be one of my favorite books of all time)

I finished this book in November, and it was one of my MOST anticipated releases of the year. I’ll go ahead and start by saying that this book did not disappoint! Anyways, lets get to the review!

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November Wrap-Up!

Happy December friends! So I finished three books in the month of November. Unfortunately I didn’t read as much as I would’ve liked but it was a pretty busy month for me, and one book in particular seemed to take up a lot more time than I was anticipating! =] Anyways, heres what I read in November!

I’ve also decided to do a separate review of The Starless Sea, on a whole separate post so that will be coming up soon!

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October Wrap-Up!

Happy November friends! This year is flying by and I don’t know how I feel about it, honestly!

I wanted to pop on and talk about the books I read in October! It was a pretty good reading month for me. =] Also, if you can’t tell….I read a lot of everything so there will always be a nice variety of reviews on this account. This is just an overview of everything I read, so I wont be doing full reviews until this months reading starts!

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Waiting on Wednesday: November ’19 Releases!

WOW. Hello friends! It’s been quite a while since I’ve been on here to blog, but it’s safe to say that I AM back! I’ve been reading a lot now that I’ve finally settled into my jobs! So thank you to those of you who have stuck around!

Anywho, this new blog post will be all of my most anticipated releases for November! =] Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine 

As always, I’ll start with my MOST anticipated release of the year (and November):

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