Unboxing: Unplugged Book Box YA “Rage” October 2020

Unplugged Book YA Book Box
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This month’s theme is “Rage”

Full box spoilers after the jump.

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Focus On Four: Spooky But Not Scary

Focus On Four is a feature where I highlight four books on a particular theme or topic.

In honor of the Halloween season, I’m sharing some spooky reads that aren’t scary.

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Awesome Blog Posts You May Have Missed (September 27- October 3)

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.

Are you a book blogger or bookstagrammer looking to connect with other book influencers? Join Book Influencer Chat on Facebook. Share your posts, ask questions, chat, & make bookish friends. We’ve been waiting for you.

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

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Book Review: ‘The Rest of the Story’

The Rest of the Story” by Sarah Dessen

Source: Book of the Month YA

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary

Summary:

Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when she was ten. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges.

Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable…until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother’s family—her grandmother and cousins she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl.

When Emma arrives at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more it starts to feel like she is divided into two people as well. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her.

Then there’s Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family’s history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of North Lake—and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo’s spell as well.

For Saylor, it’s like a whole new world is opening up to her. But when it’s time to go back home, which side of her will win out?

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Best Bookish Websites and Apps

Hello, book lover. If you’re like me, you might spend a good amount of your free time thinking about books. You read, you research books to find out what to read next, you talk about books, you want to know what others think about books, etc.

I’ve decided to round up and track down some of the best book related websites and apps on the internet. I’ve divided them roughly into categories. Yes, items may appear under several categories depending on how you use them.

*indicates there is an app to go along with the website
[app only] indicates there is only an app for iOS or Android; no website access]

Last updated: 9/30/20

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