What’s On My Netgalley Shelf (1)

I’ve been reading and reviewing online for almost a decade now. As much as I love reading, reviewing, & talking online about books, I have to juggle it against a full time job and life not on the computer. Therefore, I’ve always been really selective about accepting books for review.

My friends at PenguinTeen sent me the Spring/Summer catalog for books recently and I selected a few that sounded good. (A few more than I normally would) I just didn’t realize that I’d be approved for all the ARCs at once. Oops! Thankfully, I have more than enough time to read & review before release date but I wanted to highlight what I picked now for you to peruse since it will be a bit before I “officially” post about them.

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Awesome Blog Posts You May Have Missed (May 2-8)

In an effort to be a more active member of the book blogging community, I’m planning on making this a weekly post where I share some of the interesting blog posts that have caught my eye in the last week.

Please feel free to take the idea and make it work for your blog. Remember: sharing is caring.

It’s the perfect post to enjoy on a Saturday morning. Pour yourself a big cup of coffee and enjoy.

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Unboxing: Unplugged Book Box YA “Imagination” May 2021

Unplugged Book YA Book Box [affiliate link]
Price: $41.99 + Shipping [Discounts given with longer subscriptions & Rep codes]
US Based

This month’s theme is “Imagination”

Full box spoilers after the jump.

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I’m on BookTok!

I should spend more of my free time reading. Instead, I’m joining new platforms & playing with an app I don’t really understand. (Oh, the joys of being 30+…)

Are you on TikTok/BookTok? Look me up! I’m alisoninbookland

No worries. I’m not leaving the blogging world. I thought I would play around on a different platform on occasion. I’ve had book recommendation video ideas but I wasn’t able to make them work on IG.

I think I’ll mostly be able to do what I want on TikTok but WOW. I did not realize it would take SO MUCH TIME to edit/work on a 15 second video. Major props to the creators out there.

If you have tips/tricks/advice about TikTok or BookTok, I need all the help I can get. Please share or link to articles. ♥

What are some of your favorite bookish TikTok accounts?
Drop them in the comments!
Feel free to share your account as well!

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Book Review: ‘Unwritten’

Unwritten” by Alicia J. Novo

Source: Author in exchange for an honest review

[Full disclosure: author & I have followed each other on bookstagram for a while now but mainly just liking the occasional picture. No real conversations]

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy


Books whisper to Beatrix Alba. But they aren’t the reason she has never fit in. Bullied at home and school, she keeps a secret—a power of violence and darkness.

When the spell that keeps her hidden fails, she’s catapulted into the Zweeshen, a realm where all tales live, and her dream of meeting her favorite characters comes true. But wishes are tricky, and behind its wonder and whimsy, the Zweeshen is under attack. A character is burning bookworlds in pursuit of a weapon to rule both stories and storytellers. To succeed, he needs a riddle in Beatrix’s keeping.

Now he’s hunting her down.

Joining forces with William, a cursed conjurer, Beatrix must face an enemy who knows her every weakness in a realm where witches play with time, Egyptian gods roam, and Regency heroines lead covert operations. And with her darkness as the only weapon, she may have to sacrifice everything to save a world that rejects her.

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