Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott | ARC Review

Posted March 8, 2017 in ARCs, Reviews / 2 Comments
Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott | ARC Review

Thanks so much to NetGalley and SourceBooks Fire for this review copy! Pretty Fierce is a book with an undeniably intriguing premise, focusing on a daughter of assassins who’s now trying to fit into civilian life after her parents’ mysterious disappearance. I am pretty much always on board for a good spy story, so the second I read the synopsis and saw the juxtaposition of the blurb with the unabashedly pink cover, I knew this was a book that I had to read. As the book’s synopsis states, a majority of this book features Kaia and her boyfriend Oliver on […]


February 2017 | Month in Review

Posted March 6, 2017 in Month In Review / 12 Comments
February 2017 | Month in Review

February lived up to its status of being the shortest year out of the month, because I basically blinked and it was GONE. February signals the beginning of spring busy season for me at work, which lasts until the beginning of April, so I’ve been working a TON while still trying to keep up with all of the reading and blogging I’ve planned to do! Though I was super busy in February, I did so much post planning at the beginning of the year that I felt I was able to keep up with the blog and with reading pretty […]


Book Buddies: The Young Wives Club

Posted March 2, 2017 in Book Buddies Reviews, Reviews / 6 Comments
Book Buddies: The Young Wives Club

Book Buddies is a fun, collaborative review feature that I participate in once a season with my friend Lauren who runs the blog Bookmarklit. We choose a themed book for the season, read it, and then answer fun questions that pertain to the book’s themes and each feature the book in our own way! Check out the second part of our feature on Lauren’s blog! Check out Lauren’s post here! Instead of a Q&A discussion format, book buddies will now be formatted a little differently each time, with elements that reflect the book we read. For The Young Wives Club, […]


Links To Love #1 | February 2017

Posted February 28, 2017 in Features, Links To Love / 6 Comments
Links To Love #1 | February 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 […]


Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer | Review

Posted February 27, 2017 in Reviews / 6 Comments
Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer | Review

Nowhere But Home has been on my radar since I saw Lauren rave about it on her blog. Since we’re basically twinning 99% of the time, I was sure that if she loved it, I would love it too. I was looking for some guaranteed good reads to kick off 2017 while I was in Hawaii, so I happily downloaded this on my brand new Kindle and dove in while lounging on the beach. I finished this book in less than 24 hours because it does NOT disappoint. I was so, so engaged in all of the elements of the […]


Incorporating Feedly Into My Blogging Routine

Posted February 22, 2017 in Blog Tips / 25 Comments
Incorporating Feedly Into My Blogging Routine

One of my biggest resolutions for 2017 is to get more involved, organized, and strategic about my blogging. Blogging can be an incredibly time consuming hobby, and between reading books, creating content, keeping up with my corresponding social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, etc.), and responding to comments, it’s hours of dedication per week. That’s not even including the time to visit other bloggers and engage with their content. Therefore, I decided I wanted to try a new approach this year to better organize myself when it comes to interacting with other bloggers. When I first began book blogging, I predominantly […]


Sarah Dessen Mini Reviews | Along for the Ride & Lock and Key

Posted February 20, 2017 in Reviews / 10 Comments
Sarah Dessen Mini Reviews | Along for the Ride & Lock and Key

Along for the Ride is one of the best Sarah Dessen books that I’ve read in a long time. While many of her books focus on flawed family dynamics, this one gave such an intimate view on so many specific issues: divorce, second marriages, half-siblings, parenting gender roles and responsibilities, and age differences in marriages, just to name a few. These are all witnessed and/or experienced by Auden, the protagonist who goes to visit her father and his new wife and baby in Dessen’s well-loved seaside town setting of Colby. Though Auden isn’t a warm protagonist (at least at first), […]


Love-a-Thon Mini Challenge: Let Me Sing You A Love Song

Posted February 19, 2017 in Blog-A-Thons / 6 Comments
Love-a-Thon Mini Challenge: Let Me Sing You A Love Song

I was super excited to find out about this challenge because I usually have very specific songs that run through my head while I read. Sometimes it’s because the lyrics are relevant to the plot or a character, and sometimes it’s just because the overall tone of the song matches the feel of the book for me. The below songs are favorites of mine that have a vibe that really matches the feelings I get when reading about the couples from the stories! (To be honest, a lot of these songs aren’t “love” songs, but they are about relationships!) I’ve […]


2017 Love-a-Thon Kickoff!

Posted February 17, 2017 in Blog-A-Thons / 24 Comments
2017 Love-a-Thon Kickoff!

Hosted by: Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Kristin of Super Space Chick & Mel of The Daily Prophecy I’m so incredibly thrilled to be participating in the annual Love-a-Thon for the second year in a row! Last year I made some INCREDIBLE connections and it led to some fantastic collaborations! I can’t wait to get involved this weekend and meet even more amazing bloggers! Basics What’s your name? Where in the world are you blogging from? Cristina! I hail from the famous California Bay Area (and contrary to popular belief, it is not always sunny […]


Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon | ARC Review

Posted February 15, 2017 in Reviews / 10 Comments
Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon | ARC Review

Sometimes when you request an e-galley you really don’t know what you’re going to get, especially if it’s by a debut author or an author that you’re not familiar with. Done Dirt Cheap was a book that fit that criteria for me, but I felt drawn to it with its sassy cover and gritty synopsis. I’m happy to report that Done Dirt Cheap has 100% renewed my faith in trying out new authors and diving into unfamiliar plots, because it was a truly engaging and utterly fantastic read that I wish I could completely purge from my brain so I […]