Author: Emery Lord

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord | ARC Review

Posted April 19, 2017 in Reviews / 12 Comments
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord | ARC Review

  *Many thanks to Lauren @ Bookmark Lit for being a rock star and letting me borrow her copy! In some ways I don’t even know how to begin reviewing this book because my heart is so full after reading it. The Names They Gave Us has a tiny sprinkling of every ingredient you need for a powerful and moving YA book, but the product is so cohesive and beautiful and seamless that it’s almost impossible to analyze each individual component. However, I am a book blogger and this is my book blog, so review I must (and I really […]


Mini Review Round Up: Lies We Tell Ourselves, The Start of Me and You, & The Serpent King

Posted August 22, 2016 in Reviews / 15 Comments
Mini Review Round Up: Lies We Tell Ourselves, The Start of Me and You, & The Serpent King

Lies We Tell Ourselves is one of the hardest-to-read books I’ve encountered in a while, and rightfully so. It chronicles school segregation in the south in the 1950s, a time when racism was at its ugliest and most obvious, and cruelty was currency to be used in establishing one’s place in the racial social hierarchy. Watching Sarah and her peers have to deal with such blatant and intense harassment, and for them to have to just take the bullying for the sake of the greater good of segregation, made my blood boil, especially to think that this wasn’t THAT long […]


When We Collided by Emery Lord | ARC Review

Posted April 4, 2016 in Reviews / 20 Comments
When We Collided by Emery Lord | ARC Review

I found myself lucky enough to acquire a copy of When We Collided last summer at ALA, when I chatted with a lovely Bloomsbury representative who recommended it when I told her I was interested in heavier contemporaries. I had of course heard Emery Lord’s name due to the success of her first two YA novels, but I hadn’t had a chance to read her work yet. I decided I wanted to go in blind and have my ARC of When We Collided be my first experience with Lord’s work, so I wouldn’t have any preconceived notions or expectations about […]