Month: March 2015

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins | Review

Posted March 13, 2015 in Books, Reviews / 13 Comments
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins | Review

  “There are some people in life that you can’t get over.” Companion series are my new favorite thing. I love the idea of being able to have distinct, separate stories set within the same universe, and being able to see glimpses of characters from other books in them. It’s like getting to wave to a friend you haven’t seen in a while but miss terribly. Lola and the Boy Next Door is the second installment in Stephanie Perkin’s Anna and the French Kiss companion series, and it did indeed have the unique charm of introducing me to new memorable […]


Liebster Award: Round 3!

Posted March 12, 2015 in Blog Awards / 14 Comments
Liebster Award: Round 3!

I’m so honored to be nominated a THIRD time for the Liebster Award by the lovely bloggers at Senseless Scrutiny, Brewing Up Books, Elementaread! Be sure to head over and check out there blogs for more wonderful features and reviews on all things YA! The Rules Add the Liebster Award logo into your blog post (and blog if you wish), which announces your nomination. Answer the questions given and then come up with 10 new ones to ask your nominations.  Nominate (at least) 8 other blogs, let them know that they have been nominated, and link to them in your […]


Top Ten Books for Readers Who Like Older-Skewing YA

Top Ten Books for Readers Who Like Older-Skewing YA

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic was a fill in the blank “Top Ten Books If You Like ____.” Personally I love to read YA that focuses on older teens, struggling with issues such as college, relationships, jobs, etc. that are problems that are very real for young adults but generally get ignored in favor of the high school age range in YA fiction. A lot of these themes I have yet to encounter in the New Adult genre, so I try to find YA novels that […]


I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios | Review

Posted March 9, 2015 in Books, Reviews / 7 Comments
I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios | Review

  “…as if my sorrows and joys had conspired to birth me.” I’ve seen a lot of readers project that 2015 was going to bring a shift in trends toward the popularity of grittier contemporaries, and I’ll Meet You There definitely proves such predictions. This book was darker than I anticipated, following the lives of two teenagers from a dead end town in central California, one a former marine who’s landed back where he started, the other a budding artist with every ounce of determination focused on getting out of the desolate area. This book is not just an extremely […]


Sunday Funday: Week in Review [25]

Sunday Funday: Week in Review [25]

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! March 2-7, 2015 Life This week and weekend have been busy. I spent all week studying (no surprises there, I’ll be so glad when this exam is over!) and this weekend I traveled out of town for a wedding! My boyfriend’s step-brother got married in a beautiful ceremony and reception and I was so honored to be invited. My boyfriend’s family had traveled from all over the US to be in […]


Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard | Review

Posted March 6, 2015 in Books, Reviews / 10 Comments
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard | Review

  “I see a world on the edge of a blade. Without balance, it will fall.” There seem to be two kinds of readers when it comes to Red Queen: Those who unabashedly love the novel in all of its dystopian glory, and those who were severely disappointed, after such a hyped up marketing campaign, and found it to be laden with tropes from other popular YA series. Despite knowing how polarized readers are on this title, I couldn’t help but order it (I succumbed to the cover, let’s be honest) and after having a few days to digest it, […]


The Coffee Book Tag

Posted March 5, 2015 in Tags / 10 Comments
The Coffee Book Tag

I was tagged by Jackie over at She Reads A Lot to participate in The Coffee Book Tag! (Ironically enough, I actually don’t drink coffee in real life…I just never got on the bandwagon in high school and since then I’ve been sort of proud of myself that I got through college without using it to keep me awake. Although I am a big fan of hot chocolate and tea, which is what you’ll find me sipping on in my local coffee shops…) Jackie is one of my favorite fellow bloggers so be sure to stop by her blog for […]


Top Ten ALL TIME FAVORITE Books From The Past 3 Years

Top Ten ALL TIME FAVORITE Books From The Past 3 Years

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic focuses on the top ten books you’ve read within the past three years. A majority of my picks are YA, with a couple of adult novels I read for my literature classes in college that really stuck with me! Titles will link to my reviews, or Goodreads if I have not published a review at this point. 1) The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin- This series. It was unlike any other YA series I’ve ever read, and had me […]


5 Reasons Why Fairest is Everything a Novella Should Be

Posted March 2, 2015 in Books, Five Star Reads, Reviews / 14 Comments
5 Reasons Why Fairest is Everything a Novella Should Be

It’s no secret that The Lunar Chronicles is a fan favorite for most YA fans. After the perfection that is Cress, I could hardly contain my despair at having to wait for Winter’s release date. When Marissa Meyer (who is a literary goddess, I mean, she’s influenced by fairy tales AND Sailor Moon) announced that there would be a novella chronicling Levana’s backstory, I knew it would be fabulous. However, even I underestimated how #flawless it would be. Below are 5 reasons why Fairest is the standard to which I will forever hold all YA novellas up against. Villainous Characters […]


Month In Review: February 2015

Posted March 1, 2015 in Month In Review / 7 Comments
Month In Review: February 2015

Books I Read This Month: Reviews This Month: The Darkest Part of the Forest (2.5 Stars) The Book of Ivy (3 Stars) Princess in Waiting (3 Stars) Project Princess (4 Stars) Princess in Pink (5 Stars) Damsel Distressed (4 Stars) I Was Here (3 Stars) Just One Day (4 Stars) Stats Total Books Read: 9 Total Novellas Read: 3 Rereads: 6 Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge Progress: 18/70 Favorite Book Read in February: Fairest by Marissa Meyer- It was everything a novella should be, and I LOVED getting a villain’s perspective! Least Favorite Book Read in February: The Darkest Part of […]