Should BookTubers Write Books?

Should BookTubers Write Books?

So, it’s been about 2 weeks since Christine Riccio, also known by her name on booktube, polandbananasbooks, released her debut novel “Again, But Better”. Since she’s got quite a large following on booktube (the largest sub count in the community, if I remember correctly), the expectations for this novel have been on the high side. Unfortunately, that also means people are ready to discredit the book right off the bat. I read an ARC of it, and fell somewhere in the middle. Whether or not you liked the novel, the question lingering in the air seems to be: should booktubers write books? Continue reading “Should BookTubers Write Books?”

Review: The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

Review: The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

Four Paths, New York has a problem. Deep in the woods surrounding the town, something lurks that threatens the safety of everyone. The four founding families of the town, the Carlisles, the Sullivans, the Hawthornes and the Saunderses, have kept the town safe since its birth. Now, the descendants of these founders are tasked with doing the same. When Violet Saunders moves to Four Paths where her mother grew up, she slowly begins to uncover its secrets and has to work together with the other founder kids to ensure the beast that’s locked away in The Gray can never be set free.

There’s something so incredibly nerve-wracking about picking up your most anticipated book of the year. Will I love it as much as I’d hoped? Will I hate it and look like an idiot? Maybe I’ll just put it off one more day…

I stared at it on the top of my book pile for about a week after I received it thanks to this fear. But I’m glad I finally picked it up, because The Devouring Gray is absolutely my favorite book of this year so far.

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Review: Again, But Better by Christine Riccio

Review: Again, But Better by Christine Riccio

**I was very blessed to be provided with an e-ARC of Again, But Better by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you again!**

Shane Primaveri’s college experience hasn’t exactly gone as she’d hoped. Stuck in a major she’s not passionate about, she’s slogged through her first two years without making any real connections. When an opportunity to study creative writing in London appears, Shane lies to her parents and sets off to have her college experience the right away.

Again, But Better is a crossover NA novel by booktuber Christine Riccio (polandbananasbooks) and was one of my most anticipated reads of this year.
Let’s talk about why it was lukewarm for me. Continue reading “Review: Again, But Better by Christine Riccio”