Month: November 2014

Wolves of Mercy Falls Read-A-Long Post #3: Favorite Character

Posted November 30, 2014 in Readalongs/Readathons / 5 Comments
Wolves of Mercy Falls Read-A-Long Post #3: Favorite Character

If you’ve been following my blog this past month you’ll know that I’m hosting the Wolves of Mercy Falls Read-A-Long over the next month and a half with She Reads She Blogs and CK’s Reading Corner! We’ll have discussion posts every Saturday (mine’s a tad late this week! Life got in the way…but onwards!) and hope you’ll join in, as well as we’ll have more chances to enter the giveaway for a signed copy of Sinner! To see a list of discussion topics and sign up to participate, check out the announcement post here. This Week’s Topic: Which Shiver character(s) warms […]


The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin- Review

Posted November 26, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 2 Comments
The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin- Review

The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin My rating: 4/5 Stars Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (Nov 2014) Length: 470 pgs Series: Mara Dyer (#3) Genre: YA Paranormal Fiction Format: Hardcover (signed) via Amazon Goodreads Synopsis: Mara Dyer wants to believe there’s more to the lies she’s been told. There is. She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead. She should. She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance. She will now. Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this […]


Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

Posted November 25, 2014 in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 25 Comments
Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week a few of my books are spillover from my fall TBR that I didn’t get to, combined with my holiday-themed reads and some December/January releases. These are mostly books I hope to finish by the end of 2014/early 2015! 1-2) My True Love Gave to Me and Let It Snow Anthologies- I haven’t read any YA short stories so I’m really excited that I own both of these to get me into the holiday season! 3) Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout- […]


Sunday Funday: Week in Review [19]

Posted November 23, 2014 in Sunday Funday, Weekly Features/Memes / 3 Comments
Sunday Funday: Week in Review [19]

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! November 17-23, 2014 Life So many things happened this week! I took a mini-vacation in the middle of the week with my boyfriend and we saw one of our favorite musical groups, PostModern Jukebox! They do covers of popular songs in incredible arrangements based upon other decades (like a 1950’s version of “We Can’t Stop,” a 1920’s version of “Drunk in Love,” etc.) It was a dinner show at a gorgeous […]


Wolves of Mercy Falls Read-A-Long Post #2: Werewolves 101

Posted November 23, 2014 in Readalongs/Readathons / 6 Comments
Wolves of Mercy Falls Read-A-Long Post #2: Werewolves 101

If you’ve been following my blog this past week you’ll know that I’m hosting the Wolves of Mercy Falls Read-A-Long over the next month and a half with She Reads She Blogs and CK’s Reading Corner! We’ll have discussion posts every Saturday (mine’s a tad late this week! Life got in the way…but onwards!) and hope you’ll join in, as well as we’ll have more chances to enter the giveaway for a signed copy of Sinner! To see a list of discussion topics and sign up to participate, check out the announcement post here. This Week’s Topic: Werewolves 101: Your favorite […]


Stacking the Shelves [12]

Stacking the Shelves [12]

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 been on the waitlist for this book at my library for a while, and when I picked it up yesterday I was struck by how incredibly short it is! This is one I’m hoping to read in one sitting to really get the full effect of the story, and I’m really curious to read how the author tackles some tough subject matters in this novel. I also picked […]


YA Imprints: Expectations or Extras?

Posted November 21, 2014 in Discussions / 10 Comments
YA Imprints: Expectations or Extras?

No doubt YA books have started to occupy a larger and larger portion of the book market. Whether you notice the expanding shelf space in bookstores dedicated to YA novels or the fact that a good chunk of movie blockbusters this year have been film adaptations of popular YA novels (Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars, If I Stay, The Mazerunner, Mockingjay…) it’s impossible to not see the growing mark YA novels are making. Though I’ve only been officially YA book blogging for about a year, I’ve been reading YA since about 2001-2002 (I started young) and it’s exploded from […]


Wolves of Mercy Falls Read-A-Long Post #1- Maggie the Magnificent

Posted November 17, 2014 in Readalongs/Readathons / 15 Comments
Wolves of Mercy Falls Read-A-Long Post #1- Maggie the Magnificent

If you’ve been following my blog this past week you’ll know that I’m hosting the Wolves of Mercy Falls Read-A-Long over the next month and a half with She Reads She Blogs and CK’s Reading Corner! We’ll have discussion posts every Saturday (mine’s a tad late this week! Life got in the way…but onwards!) and hope you’ll join in, as well as we’ll have more chances to enter the giveaway for a signed copy of Sinner! To see a list of discussion topics and sign up to participate, check out the announcement post here. This Week’s Topic: Why Maggie Stiefvater is […]


Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas- Review

Posted November 14, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 19 Comments
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas- Review

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas My rating: 3.5/5 Stars Publisher: Bloomsbury (2012) Length: 404 pgs Series: Throne of Glass (#1) Genre: YA Fantasy Format: Paperback, Gifted Goodreads Synopsis: In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien. The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard […]


Harry Potter MOTW [6]: Which Weasley Character Would You Be?

Posted November 13, 2014 in Harry Potter MOTW, Weekly Features/Memes / 12 Comments
Harry Potter MOTW [6]: Which Weasley Character Would You Be?

  Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a weekly meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts, and is a fantastic way to keep the Harry Potter magic alive year round, even when not reading the books! The Theme This Week: Which Weasley Character Would You Be? Bill was — there was no other word for it — cool. (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) Though little page time is devoted to Bill until much later in the series, I was immediately taken with the idea of the eldest Weasley brother. Harry had heard Ron mention his older brother in ways […]