Updates (And CMBYN) Galore!

Hey everyone! It’s that time of the semester again, where things are officially crazy leading up to spring break and book blogging has fallen – sadly – off my to-do list. Right now, both Meg and I are in the process of pledging sororities which, while insanely fun, is also a huge time commitment. But, I’ve got two weeks coming up soon back home where I’m excited to get back to reading and blogging!

In other news (and really, what spurred this update) I wanted to let you all know that as a writer for my college’s Her Campus chapter, I’ve recently written an article on Call Me By Your Name and the hyper-criticism of LGBTQ+ media. Please go check it out, because it would mean the world to me, and with more views comes a greater chance of it getting picked up by Her Campus national! I’m incredibly proud of this article. Plus, CMBYN stan Twitter is all over it, so I think you should be too.

Thank you all for the constant love, and I’m so looking forward to getting back into things with some new ARC reviews and anticipated releases.

xx Paige and Meg

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ARC Review: The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

price guideReview by: Paige

Rating: ★ ★ ★

Genre: Young Adult, Magical Realism, Fantasy

Synopsis: The Blackburn women are cursed. Ever since the extraordinary witch Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island centuries ago and was shunned by the eight “original” settlers, Blackburn witches have been doomed to carry out a brief whirlwind affair with a descendant of the Original Eight. The vengeful curse, however, had unintended side effects: it diluted the Blackburns’ supernatural powers. That’s perfectly all right with seventeen-year-old Nor Blackburn. All she wants is a quiet, unremarkable life—her powers are blissfully unexceptional, her love life pretty much nonexistent. Nor hopes the curse has played itself out through enough generations that she’ll finally be spared the drama. But when a mysterious book comes out promising to cast any spell for the right price, Nor senses a dark storm headed straight for Anathema—and straight for her.

In her second novel, Leslye Walton spins a dark, mesmerizing tale of a girl stumbling along the path toward self-acceptance and first love, even as the Price Guide’s malevolent author—Nor’s own mother—looms and threatens to strangle any hope for happiness. 

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