Month: February 2016

Pre-Order Priorities

Posted February 29, 2016 in Features, Pre-Order Priorities / 11 Comments
Pre-Order Priorities

Pre-Order priorities is a new feature that showcases what I’ve pre-ordered recently and am anxiously awaiting to arrive at my door! Release Date: March 29, 2016 I had a lot of mixed feelings about The Winner’s Curse, but I have to continue on with this series after the total cliff hanger ending of the previous book. Since I know that this particular cover will only be released in hardcover, I wanted to ensure I got it to match the rest of my collection! Release Date: April 5, 2016 After reading A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston, I’ve been craving more […]


Book Buddies Review: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Posted February 24, 2016 in Book Buddies Reviews, Reviews / 2 Comments
Book Buddies Review: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Cristina and Lauren Read: Book Buddies is a discussion style review I participate in every other month with my friend Lauren who runs the blog Bookmarklit. We choose a themed book for the month, read it, and the have a discussion where we both discuss themes and aspects that really stood out to us. Book Buddy Reviews are posted during the last week of the month.You can see our review in a Q&A format with half posted here, and half on Lauren’s blog! 1) Throughout the book, the impression is given that “Old Alice,” the 29 year old version of […]


Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton | In Which I Trust NO ONE

Posted February 22, 2016 in Reviews / 5 Comments
Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton | In Which I Trust NO ONE

“The Sugar Plum Fairy has the farthest to fall.” Tiny Pretty Things had all of the makings of a book that I thought would greatly polarize me into the camp of loving it for its darkness and beauty or abhorring it for its drama and pettiness. While the novel definitely did both, I found Tiny Pretty Things to eventually win me over as a compulsively readable story that featured a form of art so often associated with beauty, delicacy, and primness and contrasted it with its harsh realities of its demands, pressures, and feats of athleticism. Charaipotra and Clayton built […]


2016 Love-a-Thon Kickoff!

Posted February 19, 2016 in Blog-A-Thons / 24 Comments
2016 Love-a-Thon Kickoff!

I am so excited to participating in the 2016 Love-A-Thon! This is my first time participating in the event, but I heard so much good buzz surrounding it last year that I knew it was something I wanted to become involved the next time around! Hosted by the lovely Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books, Cee @ The Novel Hermit, Hazel @ Stay Bookish & Mel @ The Daily Prophecy, it’s a weekend-long event that really celebrates the community and promotes positivity throughout! To kick off the event, all of the participants will be posting a getting-to-kow-you questionnaire! Love-A-Thon Questionairre What’s […]


None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio | Review

Posted February 17, 2016 in Reviews / 8 Comments
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio | Review

“The biggest difference between boy and girls is how people treat them” None of the Above is one of those books that I had on my radar constantly in 2015, but never got around to reading for some inexplicable reason. When I saw that my close friend Lauren from Bookmarklit was reading it this month, I figured it was the perfect time to move it to the top of my TBR. I found it to be an incredibly fast and easy read to finish while in my wisdom teeth recovery, which focused on the issue of intersex with what seemed […]


Second Time’s the Charm…?

Posted February 15, 2016 in Features / 28 Comments
Second Time’s the Charm…?

Sometimes, reading a less popular book by a new-to-you author can be a great strategy, as you won’t be ruined by the “hype” that surrounds they’re most popular works. However, I’ve been burned by this strategy a few times, as it’s led me to be underwhelmed by an author who I’ve heard nothing but great things about. I still have faith in these authors though, and really want to try out their writing again, so I’ve done some research into what I should try next by them to be sure to have a better experience! I Was Here by Gayle […]


I Will Go Down With My Ship: Third Edition

Posted February 12, 2016 in Features, I Will Go Down With My Ship / 7 Comments
I Will Go Down With My Ship: Third Edition

Started around Valentine’s Day 2015, I Will Go Down With My Ship is an original feature where I highlight my favorite (and sometimes *often* doomed YA couples). Since Valentine’s day is almost upon us again, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to continue to highlight my favorite fictional couples from books I’ve read in the past year. Feyre and Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses There will quite possibly never be another couple that makes me swoon as much as Feyre and Tamlin. The Beauty and the Beast parallels, the gradual courtship, the raw physical chemistry between […]


Reel Talk in the Pages | The Hunger Games

Posted February 10, 2016 in Features, Film Reviews / 8 Comments
Reel Talk in the Pages | The Hunger Games

  Reel Talk in the Pages is a feature done by my Bookish Boyfriend Max, in which he critically compares a popular work of fiction to it’s film counterpart. Being rather new to the YA world, Max finally read The Hunger Games this past year, and now having seen all of the movies, has quite a lot to say. Well, here I am Mr. Johnny Come Lately. I know I know. The phenom has passed. All of the films of the Hunger Games series are finished and either on the big screen or on Blu Ray. And here I am […]


The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong | A Psychological Thriller Worth the Anxiety

Posted February 8, 2016 in ARCs, Reviews / 4 Comments
The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong | A Psychological Thriller Worth the Anxiety

In the YA genre, it’s rare that you get a thriller that’s grueling and graphic, one that makes you wince as you turn the page because you’re not quite sure what you’re going to encounter and how it’s going to affect you. Yet that’s exactly what The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong offers. It’s a story that isn’t bound by genre in it’s realistic portrayal of the realities of a hostage situation, and doesn’t sugar coat the fate of most of its characters. While I times it may be an intense read, I am always one to appreciate when a […]


Girl in the Pages Turns 2! | Anniversary Celebration & Giveaway!

Posted February 6, 2016 in Features, Giveaways / 32 Comments
Girl in the Pages Turns 2! | Anniversary Celebration & Giveaway!

I am so thrilled to be celebrating two years in the book blogging community today! My life has undergone so many changes over the past two years, but I was determined to keep blogging a part of it no matter what. With two years of blogging under my belt now, I can’t imagine my life WITHOUT this hobby, this community, and this incredible journey. My blog is one of the things in life I am most proud of, and the support I’ve received has truly been so meaningful and rewarding. While some may grow their followings tall, I’ve chosen to […]