Month: February 2013

Feb 18
Book Review: If You Stay by Courtney Cole

Book Review: If You Stay by Courtney Cole

Adult Book Reviews 6

Title: If You Stay (Beautifully Broken #1) [Goodreads][Amazon] Author: Courtney Cole Publisher: Lakehouse Press Format: ARC Pages: 220 Release Date: February 5, 2013 In My Opinion: Must. Read. NOW! One Line: A truly gripping story that pulls you in right from the unforgettable start and won’t let you go until the amazing end. About the Book: 24-year old Pax Tate is an asshole. Seriously. He’s a tattooed, rock-hard bad-boy with… Read more »

Feb 17
Bookish Events – Michelle Hodkin Signing

Bookish Events – Michelle Hodkin Signing

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That’s right, people! I got to meet the amazingly fabulous Michelle Hodkin – the insane mind behind the Mara Dyer series. Let me just say, I love her to pieces! She is so hilarious, fun, energetic, and quirky. And guess what? She actually knew who I was!!! SHOCKED!!! Totally fangirled on her. She remembered me from Twitter and pointed that out to me, which totally made me love her more…. Read more »

Feb 16
Bookish Events – YA Panel at Hooray for Books

Bookish Events – YA Panel at Hooray for Books

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Last week I got to attend an event at Hooray For Books with some up-and-coming authors. It was such a fun time and I was so happy to meet Megan Shepherd, Lenore Appelhans, and Meagan Spooner, plus I saw Jodi Meadows again. Not only was it a hilarious Q&A, I won a knitted flower from Jodi and got to hang out with a debut author and new friend, Ellen Oh…. Read more »

Feb 15
Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway – Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four by Nya Jade [CLOSED]

Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway – Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four by Nya Jade [CLOSED]

Blog Tours, Giveaways, Young Adult Book Reviews 2

Title: Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four (Shapers #1) [Goodreads][Amazon] Author: Nya Jade Publisher: Dreamwell Format: Paperback Pages: 335 Release Date: October 30, 2012 In My Opinion: Add to cart! One Line: A very fun and entertaining book about shape-shifters that had my sole attention from beginning to end. About the Book: The students of Green Lane Academy roam their halls unaware that below their manicured campus exists a… Read more »

Feb 15
2013 Companion Novels Challenge

2013 Companion Novels Challenge

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Hi, welcome to the first-ever Companion Novels Challenge, hosted by Vivian at Confessions of a Vi3tBabe and Alexa at Alexa Loves Books. What is this all about, you say? Well, we challenge you to join us in reading as many companion novels as you can this year. What exactly constitutes companion novels? Companion Novels – A set of novels that revolve around different characters within the same world, with each… Read more »

Feb 14
Book Review: Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready

Book Review: Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready

Adult Book Reviews 6

Title: Wicked Game (WVMP Radio #1) [Goodreads][Amazon] Author: Jeri Smith-Ready Publisher: Gallery Books Format: Paperback Pages: 361 Release Date: May 13, 2008 In My Opinion: Add to cart! One Line: A very different kind of vampire story filled with entertaining characters. About the Book: Recovering con artist Ciara Griffin is trying to live the straight life, even if it means finding a (shudder!) real job. She takes an internship at… Read more »

Feb 14
Trailer Reveal – The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray

Trailer Reveal – The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray

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  A virus that had once been contained has returned, and soon no place will be left untouched by its destruction. But when seventeen-year-old Cheyenne wakes up in Elysian Fields–a subdivision cut off from the world and its monster-creating virus–she is thrilled to have a chance at survival.    At first, Elysian Fields, with its beautiful houses and manicured lawns, is perfect. Teo Richardson, the older man who stole Cheyenne’s heart,… Read more »

Feb 13
The Next Forever by Lisa Burstein

The Next Forever by Lisa Burstein

Young Adult Book Reviews 4

Title: The Next Forever (Pretty Amy #1.5) [Goodreads][Amazon] Author: Lisa Burstein Publisher: Entangled Ever After Format: eARC Pages: 96 Release Date: January 13, 2013 In My Opinion: Worth a try! One Line: A quick read about the tough transition from high school to college and discovering yourself. About the Book: One night in college can change everything… Away at college, Amy just wants one night alone without her high school… Read more »

Feb 12
When Your Kid Hurts

When Your Kid Hurts

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Very recently, I sat down with my 8 year old and asked her, casually, how her days are going and how she’s been. Being a mother who travels a lot, I feel like I don’t connect enough with my little BG1, so I’m trying a lot harder now to have more real conversations with her and get to know her better since she’s growing, becoming independent, and starting to have… Read more »

Feb 11
Book Review: Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens

Book Review: Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens

New Adult Book Reviews 10

Title: Thoughtless [Goodreads][Amazon] Author: S.C. Stephens Publisher: Gallery Books Format: ARC Pages: 530 Release Date: November 6, 2012 In My Opinion: Add to cart! One Line: Despite the fact that I hated the female lead, the story itself was pretty engrossing. About the Book: For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to… Read more »