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Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz • Magan Reviews

Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz [twitter • website] Publication Date: March 3, 2015 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 304 Target Audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: eating disorders, theater school, Nebraska, LGBTQ, black MC Format Read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Etta is all of these things: black, bisexual, a former ballerina, lonely, recovering from an eating disorder, and anxious to get out of […]

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October 13, 2015 - 8:00 am

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March 12, 2015 - 9:31 am

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - So glad you loved this, especially as I’m planning to read this next! I’ve never read a book by this author before, but I’ve heard fantastic things. I’m interested to meet Etta and will be aware that her character may take a bit of getting used to. Lovely review, Magan!

March 11, 2015 - 11:11 am

Magan - Brianna, I agree that it was very different than my typical reads, but I think that’s why it stood out so much. I hope you give it a try! 🙂

March 11, 2015 - 11:10 am

Magan - Yay, Alexa! That makes me really happy. Etta is SUCH a different character. She’s very in-your-face, but I think her journey is important. Plus, I just can’t neglect to acknowledge how well Moskowitz wrote the friendship aspect between Etta and Bianca. It blew my mind!

March 11, 2015 - 10:57 am

Alexa S. - I’d seen Not Otherwise Specified mentioned a couple of times, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to read it. But judging from your review, it’s an important sort of read because there’s nothing quite like it out there! I think I might pick it up just out of sheer curiosity. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, M 🙂

March 11, 2015 - 10:07 am

Brianna - This isn’t something I’d normally pick up, but it sounds really good. Etta sounds like a great character.

Magan: Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Adaptation by Malinda Lo Publication Date: September 18, 2012 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pages: 400 Target audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: conspiracy theories, political unrest, sci-fi and paranormal, sexuality, LGBT Format read: Hardback received from the publisher. (Thank you!) Summary: After a freak car accident involving a bird, Reese and David awake from comas in […]

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May 13, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Adaptation by Malinda Lo - Review (Adaptation #1) | Never Too Fond of BooksNever Too Fond of Books - […] Rather Be Reading: Despite my drawbacks, Lo successfully left me aching to know what happens to her characters. The blending of paranormal elements and conspiracy theories was incredibly intriguing. Pieces of the story felt so real to me that I couldn’t help but be wary of flocks of birds when I saw them. I have no idea what will happen next for Reese, but I am very anxious to see what Lo has in store for us. […]

September 25, 2012 - 2:49 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - The thing about this book is that the mystery behind the birds and what happened to the characters is so DARN intriguing. I may not know how to feel about the sort of contemporary turn it takes, but I do not that my curiosity must be satisfied when it comes to the sci-fi bit.

September 23, 2012 - 11:14 pm

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September 21, 2012 - 10:21 pm

elena - hmm this does sound like a book that makes you question a lot of things but the change of direction sounds jarring. i like that there are conspiracy theories though! insightful interview as always, m!

September 21, 2012 - 6:30 pm

Aneeqah - This book sounds SO good! I mean, conspiracy theories? Who DOESN’T want to read about that?! However, I can see why you didn’t love this one, Magan. It seems like there’s a distinct line between the action and the more contemporary aspect of the story. It sounds like it would have been better if it had been a little more mixed together. Nonetheless, I’ll keep an eye out for this book at my library! The synopsis definitely has me intrigued, to say the least.

Fabulous review Magan! <3

September 21, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Kristen - Conspiracy theories? YES! We don’t get enough of those in NON-dystopian YA. Would love to see more in contemps. From everything else you said, though, this is a book that I may or may not enjoy. I’ll look for it at my library and see. Great review! 🙂