Month: April 2016

Let’s Get Political: YA Book Recs For the Politically Inclined

Posted April 21, 2016 in Book Recommendations, Features / 13 Comments
Let’s Get Political: YA Book Recs For the Politically Inclined

This year is an election year in the United States, which means politics are even more in the limelight than usual and campaigns stickers can be found everywhere from backpacks to car bumpers. While this year’s election is arguably the biggest media circus in recent history (and it proves to be somewhat slim pickings, just saying) the focus on politics has reminded me of how much I love contemporary YA with political undertones. I’ve read a few great ones, and the political thread that runs through these novels impacts so many aspects of the story dynamics, from family tension to […]


Proposal (Mediator #6.5) & Remembrance (Mediator #7) by Meg Cabot | Review

Posted April 18, 2016 in Reviews / 3 Comments
Proposal (Mediator #6.5) & Remembrance (Mediator #7) by Meg Cabot | Review

After the success of Royal Wedding (the adult sequel to the YA Princess Diaries series) I have been beyond excited for the new Mediator books. I ordered this novella as a physical paperback (it’s tiny!) and it reminded me of the days I used to buy the Princess Diaries novellas at the bookstore, before e-readers were really a common thing. I had been seriously slumping since I finished Queen of Shadows, so switching up genres to paranormal and revisiting some of my favorite characters from the past (not to mention one of my first book boyfriends) seemed like the perfect […]


Sunday Funday: Where I Bring the Books Back [33]

Posted April 17, 2016 in Sunday Funday, Weekly Features/Memes / 6 Comments
Sunday Funday: Where I Bring the Books Back [33]

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! April 11-17, 2016 Life Hello friends! It’s been a while since I did a weekly recap, but this week a lot of bookish things happened so I figured there was no time like the present to revive this feature from the dusty metaphorical shelf it’s been sitting on. This week was my mom’s birthday, so Max and I made the drive up to my parent’s house on Saturday (they live a […]


Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas | The Ultimate Book Hangover

Posted April 13, 2016 in Reviews / 7 Comments
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas | The Ultimate Book Hangover

“You make me want to live, Rowan. Not survive; not exist. Live.” It was only a few weeks ago that I was shouting from the rooftop (of my blog) about how much I loved Heir of Fire, and how the Throne of Glass series has come to shatter all of my preconceived notions of it after reading the first book. Now four books in, I have given each book that followed the first novel a solid 5 star rating. I am completely, devastatingly in love with this series, these characters, this universe, and anything Sarah J Maas writes in general. […]


When I Collided with Emery Lord

Posted April 11, 2016 in Book and Author Events / 4 Comments
When I Collided with Emery Lord

While living on the West Coast often doesn’t afford as many opportunities for author signings and bookish events as other parts of the country, I’ve been lucky enough to seek out a fair few since I started blogging. When I do hear of an opportunity to meet a young adult author, I jump at the chance and Max and I excitedly plan a whole day or afternoon around the experience. This past weekend was one of those marvelous instances. My favorite indie bookstore, Kepler’s, hosts a large variety of author signings, and I was lucky enough to see Emery Lord […]


Month in Review: March 2016

Posted April 6, 2016 in Month In Review / 12 Comments
Month in Review: March 2016

Books I Read This Month: Reviews This Month: Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu (4 Stars) Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas (5 Stars) The Distance Between Us by Kasie West (3 Stars) Stats: Total Books Read: 5 Total Novellas Read: 1 Rereads: 0 Favorite Book Read This Month: Queen of Shadows is everythinggg. Rowan is bae. Least Favorite Book Read This Month: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West was a little underwhelming after how may people assured me it would change my mind after my lackluster experience with The Fill In Boyfriend. Book that Most Surprised Me This Month: […]


When We Collided by Emery Lord | ARC Review

Posted April 4, 2016 in Reviews / 20 Comments
When We Collided by Emery Lord | ARC Review

I found myself lucky enough to acquire a copy of When We Collided last summer at ALA, when I chatted with a lovely Bloomsbury representative who recommended it when I told her I was interested in heavier contemporaries. I had of course heard Emery Lord’s name due to the success of her first two YA novels, but I hadn’t had a chance to read her work yet. I decided I wanted to go in blind and have my ARC of When We Collided be my first experience with Lord’s work, so I wouldn’t have any preconceived notions or expectations about […]