Month: April 2017

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen | #ReadADessen Tour and Giveaway

Posted April 27, 2017 in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen | #ReadADessen Tour and Giveaway

It’s just a few weeks until the Queen of Contemporary YA, Sarah Dessen, has a new book hitting shelves! While eagerly waiting for my copy of Once and For All to arrive, I’m joining Penguin Teen’s #ReadADessen campaign for week 2 reviewing on of my FAVORITE Dessen novels of all time- Dreamland. Note: I was provided a finished copy of Dreamland by Penguin Teen to read, review, and feature on my blog as a #PRHPartner. Many, many years ago I read Dreamland for the first time. It was one of my first, if not THE first, Sarah Dessen novel I […]


City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson | Mini Review

Posted April 24, 2017 in Reviews / 1 Comment
City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson | Mini Review

2017 seems to be a year rife with diverse titles, and one of my reading challenge goals has been to read more widely and diversely this year. City of Saints and Thieves seemed like a great way to expand my reading horizons as it’s a book featuring diverse characters, set outside of the United States (in Kenya) and deals with many political and humanitarian rights issues. What I also didn’t glean until I started the book and paid attention to the synopsis more closely is that it’s a thriller, with the protagonist on the hunt for revenge for her mother’s […]


How Much Are You Reading Annually?

Posted April 20, 2017 in Discussions / 14 Comments
How Much Are You Reading Annually?

Lately I’ve noticed more and more emails from Goodreads popping up in my inbox surrounding my reading progress for 2017. It had been a few weeks since I had finished a book, and I received an email about my reading challenge. I then finished two books and each time I marked a book as “read,” I received another email. While I didn’t find all aspects of these emails troubling (in fact, I enjoyed that it linked to some of my GR friend’s reviews because I love checking out what my fellow bloggers think of books after I read them!) I […]


The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord | ARC Review

Posted April 19, 2017 in Reviews / 5 Comments
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord | ARC Review

  *Many thanks to Lauren @ Bookmark Lit for being a rock star and letting me borrow her copy! In some ways I don’t even know how to begin reviewing this book because my heart is so full after reading it. The Names They Gave Us has a tiny sprinkling of every ingredient you need for a powerful and moving YA book, but the product is so cohesive and beautiful and seamless that it’s almost impossible to analyze each individual component. However, I am a book blogger and this is my book blog, so review I must (and I really […]


Links to Love #2 | March 2017

Posted April 17, 2017 in Features, Links To Love / 8 Comments
Links to Love #2 | March 2017

One of my favorite things that comes along with blogging is discovering new posts and new bloggers to follow that aren’t in my online social circle already. I’ve found post recommendations from other bloggers so helpful, and found many a helpful blog post and new blogger to follow that way. Now that I’m using Feedly to keep track of the blogs I follow, it’s easier than ever to create boards and track the posts I would definitely recommend to others. This new feature is my way to shout out all of the wonderful posts that I’ve loved reading over the […]


Pretty Fierce Blog Tour | Author Q&A with Kieran Scott

Posted April 13, 2017 in Uncategorized / 4 Comments
Pretty Fierce Blog Tour | Author Q&A with Kieran Scott

I’m so thrilled to announce that today I’m hosting an interview with Kieran Scott, author of the recently released Pretty Fierce, a YA story filled with action, assassins, and fantastic family and friend relationships. Kieran has been a longtime favorite author of mine (the Private series was my one of my go-to series as a teenager!) and I’m absolutely honored to been granted the opportunity to ask her about her newest book! Author Q&A One of the highlights of Pretty Fierce for me was the inclusion of a protagonist with a diverse background. What inspired you to give Kaia a […]


First We Were IV | Blog Tour + Giveaway!

Posted April 12, 2017 in Blog Tours / 3 Comments
First We Were IV | Blog Tour + Giveaway!

About the Book First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy Publication Date: July 25th, 2017 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Goodreads Link: http://bit.ly/2lx6UyI Buy Links:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository A group of friends start a secret society in this out-of-control thriller from the author of The Telling and The Creeping that examines the all-consuming love of lifelong friendship—and what someone is capable of when they’re afraid of losing it. Izzie loves nothing more than her three best friends, Viv, Graham, and Harry, and the bond the four of them share. And she’s terrified of their friendship falling apart […]


A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab | Mini Review

Posted April 10, 2017 in Reviews / 7 Comments
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab | Mini Review

So it seems as though it’s SUPER UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME. I may be the only person to ever blog to not like this book. I seriously just checked Goodreads and the LOWEST rating anyone I know has given it is 4 stars. It took me almost the entire month of February to read this book, and the only thing keeping me from DNF’ing it was that I was convinced it was going to get better. How could it not, when so, so, so many people love it? I moaned all of February to Max about something being wrong with me […]


Event Recap: Laini Taylor and Jandy Nelson

Posted April 6, 2017 in Book and Author Events, Features / 2 Comments
Event Recap: Laini Taylor and Jandy Nelson

2017 is proving to be absolutely filled with bookish events so far, and March was no exception! I already had the fantastic opportunity to see Jeff and Brittany at Kepler’s in the middle of the month, and returned to Kepler’s again at the end of March to see Jandy Nelson and Laini Taylor (!!!) speak about her new book, Strange the Dreamer. I’ve been a HUGE fan of Laini’s since reading her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series (seriously, her writing is the most lyrical prose I’ve come across in YA) and I haven’t had the chance to meet her […]


A Court of Thorns and Roses Wrap Up Post + Giveaway

A Court of Thorns and Roses Wrap Up Post + Giveaway

Welcome to the wrap up and giveaway for the first part of the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series ReRead hosted by myslef and the lovely Kristin from Super Space Chick and Alexa from Alexa Loves Books! Today we’ll each be sharing out thoughts regarding our ACOTAR reread and answering questions that we each came up with based on our rereading experience. *Please note that my answers may be a little bit spoilery if you haven’t read ACOMAF yet!!! Proceed with caution! What were the differences between your first and second experiences reading ACOTAR?- Question by Kristin You know, […]