Month: May 2014

May 07
Book Review: Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly

Book Review: Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly

Young Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★½

One Line: With such an imaginative and intriguing premise, it’s a shame this book fell so flat for me. In My Opinion: Worth a try! I tried really hard to keep at this book and I managed to finish it, thankfully, but no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t get into it. The synopsis drew me in. A mermaid tale involving six princesses struggling to prevent an all-out… Read more »

May 06
Book Review: Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Book Review: Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Young Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★★½

One Line: Enjoyed this one way more than I thought I would. Pretty good read! In My Opinion: Add to cart! The book is told in alternating timelines and I think it was necessary to fully grasp the story and Sophie’s journey in unraveling this mystery. Sharpe only highlights key points in Sophie’s life that are essential to the story and I appreciated how seamlessly she weaved both timelines into… Read more »

May 05
As the Bump Grows: Week 24

As the Bump Grows: Week 24

As the Bump Grows, Pregnancy 4

Woohoo! I’m finally SIX months! I’m definitely enjoying the second trimester and all that comes with it. News on the baby is still pending since I just visited the doctor and has some blood drawn. Hopefully we’ll know the real answer soon and I can finally be at peace. And now for the belly shot: I think I’m shaping out pretty nicely. I do hate that I haven’t gotten rid… Read more »

May 02
Book Review: Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike

Book Review: Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike

Young Adult Book Reviews 4 ★★★½

One Line: I loved the suspense and thriller aspect of it, but the rest of the story was just okay. What I Loved: Easily the best part of this book is the Oracle and mystery aspects. I liked learning Pike’s spin on Oracles, their powers, and their world. While we don’t get as much information about them as I would’ve liked, we get a good sense of the main character,… Read more »

May 01
April Nerd Block Jr. for Girls Unboxing & Review

April Nerd Block Jr. for Girls Unboxing & Review

Reviews, Unbox Me 4

Nerd Block Jr for Girls is a monthly subscription box for kids, ages 6-11. Each month they get a bunch of “nerdy” products and toys. I checked them out and saw that they feature cool toys like Minions, My Little Pony, Mario, Pokemon, Hello Kitty and so much more so I had to try it out for my daughter. The price isn’t bad either, $13.99 + Shipping (which, for me,… Read more »