Month: August 2014

Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff- Review

Posted August 18, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 6 Comments
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff- Review

Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff My rating: 3/5 Stars Publisher: Razorbill (January 2014) Length: 304 pgs Genre: YA Paranormal/Mystery Fiction Format: Hardcover, checked out from my local library Goodreads Synopsis: The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing girls. For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be normal […]


Sunday Funday: Week in Review [10]

Sunday Funday: Week in Review [10]

Sunday Funday is a weekly(ish) post I’ve started to recap the bookish (and sometimes not-so-bookish) happenings in my life the past week! Feel free to participate, just link back! August 11 -August 17, 2014 So I mentioned last week that I was going on an end of the summer vacation this week, which is why things were pretty quiet around here earlier this week. I’m back from a really fun trip to Disneyland with my boyfriend! We’re both huge Disney fans so whenever we can venture to a Disney location we do! (Fun Fact: Splash Mountain is my favorite ride). […]


Bout of Books 11: Particpation and Goals!

Bout of Books 11: Particpation and Goals!

This is my first time participating in a Bout of Books read-a-thon, a wonderfully low-pressure week where readers and bloggers alike set reading goals and update each other on their progress! As I just finished up my summer job, it’s the perfect time for me to catch up on reading and blogging next week and I’m excited to participate! The Official Purpose: “The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th […]


Stacking the Shelves [7]

Stacking the Shelves [7]

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by  Tynga’s Reviews where bloggers share the books that they’ve added to their shelves this week, whether borrowed, bought, virtual, physical, etc! Borrowed: I’ve heard both good and bad things about this book, but it seems popular since I had to wait forever to finally get my turn with it from my library. I think the premise sounds really interesting, but I’m a bit wary about the maturity of the narrator. It will be my first read by Jenny Han though, and I’m excited to read her writing style! I’ll admit, what […]


Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo- Review & Series Thoughts

Posted August 16, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 8 Comments
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo- Review & Series Thoughts

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo My rating: 4/5 Stars Publisher: Henry Holt and Co (2014) Length: 422 pgs Series: Grisha, #3 Format: Hardcover, checked out from my local library Goodreads Synopsis: The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for […]


Sunday Funday: Week in Review [9]

Posted August 10, 2014 in Sunday Funday, Weekly Features/Memes / 4 Comments
Sunday Funday: Week in Review [9]

Sunday Funday is a weekly(ish) post I’ve started to recap the bookish (and sometimes not-so-bookish) happenings in my life the past week! Feel free to participate, just link back! This week is my last week at my summer job, which has kept me plenty busy the past two months. While I loved getting out of the house and having something to do, I’m excited to have some down time to focus on reading and blogging more, as well as starting the graduate school application program (and studying for the GRE…ahhh!) To celebrate the end of summer, I’m taking a mini-vacation […]


Stacking the Shelves [6]

Stacking the Shelves [6]

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by  Tynga’s Reviews where bloggers share the books that they’ve added to their shelves this week, whether borrowed, bought, virtual, physical, etc! Borrowed: I was beyond excited when I casually strolled into my library and saw this sitting on the “new to the library” shelf, untouched. I literally gasped and practically ran for it, hugging it to my chest and only relinquishing it when I had to hand it to the librarian to check out. I have heard so many amazing things about both this novel and about Non Pratt (and the […]


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart- Review

Posted August 7, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 17 Comments
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart- Review

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart My rating: 4/5 Stars Publisher: Delacorte Press (May 2014) Length: 227 pgs Format: Hardcover, borrowed from my local library Goodreads Synopsis:A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. My Review: I waited impatiently […]


Sunday Funday: Month in Review [July]

Posted August 4, 2014 in Month In Review, Sunday Funday / 7 Comments
Sunday Funday: Month in Review [July]

Sunday Funday is generally a weekly(ish) post I started to recap my bookish and not-so-bookish thoughts. I’ve decided to expand this concept to monthly recaps during the last week of the month as well! As always, feel free to participate, just link back! Total Books Read: 8 Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge Progress: 34/50 books Number of DNFs: 1 (Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson) (Click the links to see my reviews!) Love Letters to the Dead Second Chance Summer The Raven Boys The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer The Dream Thieves Dangerous Girls The Princess Diaries (Re-Read) Princess in the […]


Stacking the Shelves [5]

Stacking the Shelves [5]

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by  Tynga’s Reviews where bloggers share the books that they’ve added to their shelves this week, whether borrowed, bought, virtual, physical, etc! As per the laws of the universe, library holds always tend to come in the same days. Today I picked up two of my holds that I’ve really been anticipating! I am so excited to finally have this! Every summary/review I’ve read has been so frustratingly vague, and everyone I know has given it a five star review! I hope is doesn’t fall victim to the hype monster, because I […]