The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin | ARC Review

Posted October 16, 2017 in Reviews / 4 Comments
The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin | ARC Review

*MASSIVE thank you to Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers for providing an ARC via NetGalley* I do not know how I was #blessed enough to get approved for The Becoming of Noah Shaw on NetGalley, but the bookish gods must have been smiling upon me because I was- and almost screamed out loud at work when the approval email came through on my phone. The original Mara Dyer trilogy is absolutely one of the best series I’ve read, YA or otherwise, and the eerie, haunting feel of it is unmatched. It’s committed to its aesthetic, from everything to […]


There’s Someone Inside Your Bookstore | Stephanie Perkins Event Recap!

Posted October 11, 2017 in Book and Author Events, Features / 7 Comments
There’s Someone Inside Your Bookstore | Stephanie Perkins Event Recap!

What a better way to end the first month of fall than talking slasher films with one of the best YA romance writers out there? Nothing, that’s what, and I did just that at the end of September by attending Stephanie Perkin’s There’s Someone Inside Your House tour stop at Kepler’s! I met Stephanie at the first year of YallWest (she was one of my top priority authors to meet!) and I was thrilled to hear she was coming out west a few years later to promote her new book. Though Stephanie’s known for her Anna companion series, don’t let […]


Returning to Genovia | From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess Mini Reviews

Posted October 9, 2017 in Reviews / 0 Comments
Returning to Genovia | From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess Mini Reviews

If you’re a follower of my blogs and reviews, you probably know that The Princess Diaries series is my favorite contemporary YA series EVER. It was my first and my most formative, and I fangirled so hard when I finally met Meg Cabot in person this year. So at her signing I picked up the first two books in her new Princess Diaries spinoff series, From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess, because I will do anything and read anything to be back in Mia’s world. Luckily, my first foray into Middle Grade in several years did not disappoint, […]


Monthly TBR Plan: October 2017

Posted October 2, 2017 in Features, TBR / 16 Comments
Monthly TBR Plan: October 2017

I’ve made a lot of reading resolutions for 2017, and one of them is to be better about cultivating a monthly TBR. I know so many bloggers do beginning of the month TBR posts and I always LOVE reading them, so I’ve decided to post my own as well! I will include my physical, e-book, and ARC TBRs as well as a status update of where I am prior to starting my upcoming month’s TBR. Reading Progress Prior To This Month: 60/60 Books Read Woohoo, I have successfully completed my Goodreads reading challenge! As of October 1st, the pressure is […]


Currently Trending: Superhero Books

Posted September 27, 2017 in Features / 12 Comments
Currently Trending: Superhero Books

Currently Trending is a new feature where I discuss certain trends I’ve noticed in the YA world and offer my completely unsolicited opinion on it. Enjoy! Since I’ve started blogging I’ve seen many a YA trend come and go. Some memorable ones include sick lit, fairy tale retellings, heist stories, etc. It seems like the close of 2017 is bringing about the new trend of Superhero books (both original stories and retellings) in the YA world, which is honestly no surprise given the rising popularity of Marvel and DC movies over the past few years. The Superhero sub-genre is one […]


Made for You by Melissa Marr | This is How You Put the Thrill in Thriller

Posted September 25, 2017 in Reviews / 4 Comments
Made for You by Melissa Marr | This is How You Put the Thrill in Thriller

I’ve been really let down with thrillers lately. The Girl on the Train almost bored me to tears, and I felt like I kept waiting for the “thrill” to kick in with Dangerous Boys. I LOVE reading thrillers, especially in the fall, so I’ve been on the hunt for a quality thriller to kick off my fall reading. I thankfully found it in a book that’s been hanging out unread on my shelves for a while now, Made for You by Melissa Marr. I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical going in, because the only thing I had read by […]


When Chemistry is Actually Convincing | Everything, Everything Movie Review

Posted September 20, 2017 in Film Reviews / 8 Comments
When Chemistry is Actually Convincing | Everything, Everything Movie Review

I am fully aware that I am late to the party here, but I recently just saw the Everything, Everything movie and man was I impressed. Honestly, when it comes to YA movie adaptations it can really be hit or miss, so my expectations heading in are generally low. So when Max and I settled in at home to watch our rented DVD (I know, it’s shocking we still rent DVDs, I thank the RedBox movie rental kiosks at Safeway) we were surprised to find that this movie was really well done, full of just the right amount of quirky […]


Pre Order Priorities [4]: Fall 2017 Edition

Posted September 18, 2017 in Features, Pre-Order Priorities / 20 Comments
Pre Order Priorities [4]: Fall 2017 Edition

Pre-Order Priorities is a feature that highlights all of the books that I’ve recently pre-ordered and am anxiously awaiting to arrive at my door! September is finally here and despite the 113 F degree weather, I’m just as anxious for the fall season as any yoga-pants-ugg-wearing-pumpkin-candle-burning basic blogger. Some of the BEST books are coming out over the course of the next few months, and here are some that I’ve already pre-ordered! Release Date: September 26th, 2017 Max and I only received samplers of this at YallWest, so we’re eager to get our hands on a full copy, especially in […]


Falling Into Fantasy

Posted September 13, 2017 in Features / 20 Comments
Falling Into Fantasy

I have the bad habit of buying fantasy books and taking ages to get around to actually reading them. I think this is due to my recent commitment-phobia when it comes to longer books, coupled with the exhaustion with “keeping up” with how many books other bloggers are reading. It’s a real shame too, since fantasy used to be one of my all time favorite genres. I’ve made huge strides on my reading goal this summer thanks to rereading some old series, and coupled with the changing seasons, I think I’ll be more motivated come fall to dive into some […]


The Nostalgia Project: The A List | Wrap Up

Posted September 11, 2017 in Features / 4 Comments
The Nostalgia Project: The A List | Wrap Up

I’m teaming up with Lauren from Bookmark Lit to reread the A-List series as part of her Nostalgia Project Feature. Check out my intro post here! I thoroughly enjoyed rereading the A-List this summer! It was SUCH a throwback, but in a good way. I was actually surprised by how much I remembered of the overall plot of the books (especially the characters), however I forgot how descriptive Zoey Dean’s writing is, from the scenery to the clothing to the delicious meals the A-List gang indulges in. Seriously, this book series is the one that made me FEEL the most […]