Month: December 2012

Dec 31
Origin by Jessica Khoury

Origin by Jessica Khoury

Young Adult Book Reviews 3

Title: Origin [Goodreads][Amazon] Author: Jessica Khoury Publisher: Razorbill Format: ARC Pages: 394 Release Date: September 4, 2012 In My Opinion: Worth a try! One Line: It’s different and intriguing, but it didn’t hit the mark for me. About the Book: Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the… Read more »

Dec 28
Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2013

Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2013

Books 6

Gods, just when you think 2012 had more than enough awesome books, you take a look at the stellar lineup of all these publishers and you wish there was more time in your day and money in your wallet to get and read all these fantastic books! Trust me, this list could go on and on with all the books I’m looking forward to for the upcoming year, but here… Read more »

Dec 27
Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready

Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready

Young Adult Book Reviews 5

Title: Shine (Shade #3) [Goodreads][Amazon] Author: Jeri Smith-Ready Publisher: Simon Pulse Format: Hardcover Pages: 399 Release Date: May 1, 2012 In My Opinion: Add to cart! One Line: An exciting, sweet, and just plain perfect ending to a great trilogy. About the Book: Life can change in an instant, and no one understands that better than Aura. It’s been almost a year since her boyfriend tragically died. She’s finally letting… Read more »

Dec 26
Book Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Book Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Young Adult Book Reviews 6

Title: Sweet Evil (Sweet Trilogy #1) [Goodreads][Amazon] Author: Wendy Higgans Publisher: HarperTeen Format: Paperback Pages: 453 Release Date: May 1, 2012 In My Opinion: Add to cart! One Line: A unique take on angels with fun and enticing characters. About the Book: Embrace the Forbidden What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels. Tenderhearted… Read more »

Dec 25
Best Book Covers of 2012

Best Book Covers of 2012

Books 6

This category is SO hard to choose from because there has been some majorly awesome book eye candy this year! There are, of course, a ton more covers that I love so much, but I think I’ve narrowed it down to my favorites. I’m not going to post anything but the covers because I think they pretty much speak for themselves, so I want you all to just bask in… Read more »

Dec 24
Best Books I’ve Read in 2012

Best Books I’ve Read in 2012

Books 20

  I am so happy I was able to complete my Goodreads Reading Challenge of at least a 100 books this year (YAY!) and a lot of them were 2012 releases! What were my favorites, you ask?! In no particular order…  1. Deity by Jennifer Armentrout – What else can I say about Jen’s Covenant series that I haven’t already?! I’m always going to be the biggest fan of this… Read more »

Dec 22
Tales from the Toilet: The Potty-Training Diaries – Day 2

Tales from the Toilet: The Potty-Training Diaries – Day 2

BG2, Parenting 5

After a very exhuasting, but successful First Day, I had high hopes that BG2 would continue being excellently trained in the art of the potty and I was right. Unfortunately, I was a little too right! BG2 is still holding strong, peeing in the toilet like a champ, but I think she’s got it in her head that she has to go to the bathroom for every little thing that… Read more »

Dec 21
Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway – Mia’s Heart by Courtney Cole [CLOSED]

Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway – Mia’s Heart by Courtney Cole [CLOSED]

Blog Tours, Giveaways, New Adult Book Reviews 3

Title: Mia’s Heart (Paradise Diaries #2) [Goodreads][Amazon] Author: Courtney Cole Publisher: Lakehouse Press Format: eARC Pages: 289 Release Date: November 13, 2012 In My Opinion: Add to cart! One Line: Just as fun as it’s companion novel, but this time with TWO sexy guys! About the Book: My name is Mia Giannis. I am seventeen years old. I live in Valese, Caberra. This has become my mantra and my lifeline,… Read more »

Dec 20
Black City by Elizabeth Richards

Black City by Elizabeth Richards

Young Adult Book Reviews 4

Title: Black City [Goodreads][Amazon] Author: Elizabeth Richards Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons BYR Format: ARC Pages: 374 Release Date: November 13, 2012 In My Opinion: Add to cart! One Line: A unique mix of dystopian and paranormal that captured me right from the very beginning. About the Book: In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after… Read more »

Dec 19
Tales from the Toilet: The Potty-Training Diaries – Day One

Tales from the Toilet: The Potty-Training Diaries – Day One

BG2, Parenting 3

Today was a very trying and exhausting day, to say the least. Having decided to give toilet training a try at just 21 months (due to the fact that I’ll be away for school when BG2 is around 2 years old with no clue what schedule will be like), I knew I would be in for a lot of “little accidents”. Well, I got a ton of that, as well… Read more »