Hits-Stores-Tomorrow Review: By Your Side

Hits-Stores-Tomorrow Review: By Your Side
30 January, 2017 / 2 Comments

By Your Side by Kasie West My Copy: ARC eBook, 220 pages Publication Date: January 31, 2017 (Tomorrow!) Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Publisher via Edelweiss In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson. When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with […]


Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
27 January, 2017 / 0 Comments

Unearthly (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand My Copy: Paperback, 439 pages Publication Date: January 4, 2011 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Purchased In the beginning, there’s a boy standing in the trees… Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy. Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her […]


Tips for buying gifts for a baby shower

Tips for buying gifts for a baby shower
25 January, 2017 / 2 Comments

When buying clothes, think about what the season will likely be when the baby will fit into the clothes you’re about to purchase. I have soooo many short sleeve shirts and onesies for my girl that fit her right now but she can hardly ever wear because it’s bloody cold here right now! I mean, of course she could wear them with a hoodie over top, but when I’m looking at the options I’m way more likely to choose a long sleeve shirt/onesie or a sweater (depending what the plans for the day are). Maybe actually buy off the registry? […]


Books I Didn’t Finish

Books I Didn’t Finish
24 January, 2017 / 2 Comments

  I’m finding I’m putting books down more and more as I find I have less and less time to read.  It’s not even that they are particularly bad books.  If it doesn’t catch my interest, if something about it just drives me crazy, or if it’s been a couple days AND I HAVEN’T PICKED THE BOOK UP, I know it’s time to call it a DNF.  Unfortunately, not every book is going to be my cup of tea.  I have come to terms with it.  These days, I am all for being picky and easily laying down books because […]


Review: If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

Review: If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
23 January, 2017 / 0 Comments

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan My Copy: ARC Paperback, 247 pages Publication Date: August 20, 2013 Publisher: Alqonquin Young Readers Source: Publisher In this stunning debut, a young Iranian American writer pulls back the curtain on one of the most hidden corners of a much-talked-about culture. Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They’ve shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love—Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed if their relationship came to light. So they carry on in secret—until Nasrin’s parents announce […]


Review: Deep Blue Eternity by Natasha Boyd

Review: Deep Blue Eternity by Natasha Boyd
20 January, 2017 / 2 Comments

Deep Blue Eternity by Natasha Boyd My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: March 26, 2015 Publisher: NPRB Source: Purchased Livvy is on the run. And she’s escaped to the one place nobody will ever find her. But the isolated cottage isn’t empty. Her refuge is home to a troubled stranger, Tom, there for reasons of his own. In the intimacy of the abandoned cottage, and the remote wilderness of the island, the electrifying connection between them is impossible to ignore. Both running from their histories and shielding dark secrets, their pasts catch up with them and collide in an unimaginable way. Deep emotions and […]


Negative Comments

Negative Comments
17 January, 2017 / 14 Comments

I recently received a negative comment here on my blog and I was taken aback.  I didn’t know what to do about it.  I moderate my comments because I don’t want a bunch of spam comments going up, and so I wasn’t sure whether I should approve this negative comment or not. Now, I’m not saying this person was negative in the way that they were disagreeing with me or something.  No.  This person was straight-up rude in their comment.  Comments that disagree with me or an opinion I express, sure!  Go for it!  I love discussing even if we […]


Review: Unleashed by Jessica Brody

Review: Unleashed by Jessica Brody
16 January, 2017 / 0 Comments

Unleashed (Unremembered #2.5) by Jessica Brody My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: January 13, 2015 Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux Books for Young Readers Source: Purchased Seraphina has escaped the compound. The president of Diotech has fallen gravely ill. Now Dr. Alixter rests his last hope on a genetically enhanced soldier. A boy designed to apprehend Sera. A boy incapable of failure… Set in the thrilling sci-fi world of Jessica Brody’s Unremembered trilogy, this sinister and suspenseful novella recounts the untold story of what happened on the Diotech compound after the shocking ending of Unremembered. Told from Kaelen’s point of view, Unleashed also includes […]


Review: The Glimpse by Claire Merle

Review: The Glimpse by Claire Merle
13 January, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Glimpse by Claire Merle My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: June 7, 2012 Publisher: Faber & Faber Source: Purchased In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell. Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana’s condition, wants to be with her. The authorities […]


My Top 4.5 Rated Books

My Top 4.5 Rated Books
12 January, 2017 / 4 Comments

  The following are the books that were so close to being rated a 5 star, but just didn’t quite make the cut.  These are the books that would be rated 4.75 if that existed in my rating scheme.  I actually look back at these books and go “Really?  I didn’t rate you a 5 star?” and I forget why until reading my review. I started to write a little note under each book below, but I can just tell you the gyst of all of them was “What?!  I can’t believe I didn’t rate this one 5 stars.  I […]