Weekly Novel Rewind (34)

Posted July 21, 2018 by Madalyn / 5 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap-up post. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life Updates Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a great week. This week was a little strange, but I did do some fun things. My mom was in town at the beginning of the week, so on Tuesday I got to show her around my new job and then we went out for Thai food and ice cream. I hadn’t seen my mom in person in a couple months, and I didn’t realize how much I missed her and needed to see her! Friday night, I hung out with my two best friends. This Saturday night, I’m headed […]

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Three Things Tag

Posted July 19, 2018 by Madalyn / 8 Comments

(This is not actually a book tag, but I’m too lazy to make a new graphic right now, lmao.) I saw this post over on Grace’s blog a while ago, and I’ve been meaning to do it ever since! I try to sneak in a not-strictly-bookish post on the blog every now and then so that y’all can get to know a bit more about me. Original credit goes to this blog, but like Grace, I’ll be doing Lauren’s version, which features some extra questions she added to make the tag longer. Anyway, let’s get into the categories! Three things I’d never give up || Books, caffeinated beverages, beauty products I’ve been a reader my entire life. It’s informed so […]

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Weekly Novel Rewind (33)

Posted July 14, 2018 by Madalyn / 18 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap-up post. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life Updates Once again, it’s been a bit since I’ve posted a weekly rewind! I got back from my New York trip with my best friends last Friday, and ever since my life has pretty much consisted of work, cleaning my apartment/doing laundry/etc., and scrambling to catch up on blog posts and YouTube videos that I’m behind on due to my computer hard drive mishap at the end of last month. Oh, and watching the World Cup, of course! Who are you guys rooting for in the final on Sunday? Book Haul Bought/Library:   I took my friends […]

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My Go-To Comfort Rereads | July Monthly Recommendations

Posted July 13, 2018 by Madalyn / 14 Comments

Monthly Recommendations is a Goodreads group created and hosted by Kayla Rayne @ Kayla Rayne and Trina @ Between Chapters… and, as of recently, also co-hosted by April @ April Sarah and myself! I would love if you joined the Goodreads group and posted your recommendations for the topics every month (or just the months you feel like posting)! Anyway, July’s topic is “books worth a reread.” Since I did a post at the beginning of this year all about books I needed to reread in 2018 (I’m making good progress on that list, btw! I’ve reread 3/5 of the books I mentioned), I thought I’d put a bit of a different spin on this month’s topic and share my go-to comfort rereads with you all. These are the […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: Enchantee by Gita Trelease

Posted July 11, 2018 by Madalyn / 8 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Enchantee by Gita Trelease

Waiting on Wednesday was created by Breaking the Spine, and is now hosted by Wishful Endings (as Can’t Wait Wednesday). It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated upcoming book releases. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR. madalyn’s waiting on… why i’m waiting As we all know, I love YA historical fiction, and I ESPECIALLY love YA historical fantasy. Plus, Enchantee is set in Paris! During the French Revolution! I’ve heard amazing things about it from my (lucky) friends who have already read it. Plus, after seeing the Versailles exhibit at the Met when I was in New York last week, I’m even more excited to read this one! 2019 can’t […]

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Monthly Novel Rewind: June 2018 | The sun is out to get me.

Posted July 10, 2018 by Madalyn / 10 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a wrap-up post, where we discuss what we read and what we’ve been up to during the past month, as well as what’s ahead in the coming month. You’ll notice that it’s just me (Madalyn) on the recap today… which is because my lovely co-blogger, Bee, just had her baby!!!!! Go send her some congratulations (and also go look at how ADORABLE Emma is. seriously, she’s so cute I can’t even). <3 new on the blog our most anticipated july release I’ve heard great things about this one from friends and reviewers I trust, and it sounds like it has everything I love in a YA thriller! venturing around the blogosphere Check out these […]

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ARC Review: Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak

Posted June 28, 2018 by Madalyn / 8 Comments
ARC Review: Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak

Content warnings: grief, death, drowning I am having such good luck with these fabulist YA contemporaries coming out this summer. Wild Blue Wonder was a sweet, unexpected gem of a novel, complete with a summer camp setting, alternating timelines, lush writing, and touches of magic. Wild Blue Wonder alternates between two timelines, both told from the main character, Quinn’s, perspective. We follow Quinn in present day (during the fall/winter), as well as over the course of the previous summer. We find out that some large event happened at the end of summer that changed Quinn’s relationships with everyone in her life, but this event is not immediately revealed. The contrast between the brightness and love Quinn feels during the summer and […]

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Weekly Novel Rewind (32)

Posted June 23, 2018 by Madalyn / 12 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap-up post. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life Updates Hi, everyone! Wow, it’s been a MINUTE since I last posted a weekly rewind. Like, since before BookExpo. OOPS. Honestly, my life has been fairly uneventful since I got home from BEA– mostly just the usual work stuff. Last week, my best friend Kate and I attended a free Atlanta Symphony concert in Piedmont Park! It made for such a nice summer evening. We also went out to eat at a vegan restaurant we’ve been wanting to try for ages, and though it was expensive, it was SO SO delicious. I will definitely go back. This […]

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ARC Review: Final Draft by Riley Redgate

Posted June 21, 2018 by Madalyn / 7 Comments
ARC Review: Final Draft by Riley Redgate

Anyone who knows me knows that I consider Riley Redgate one of my very favorite authors. When I found out she was writing a YA contemporary about a writer? Color me intrigued. While Final Draft had its moments of brilliance, overall, the story felt a bit too all over the place for my taste. I’ll start with the thing I loved most about this book: the representation. Our main character, Laila, is biracial (half Ecuadorian and half French-Canadian), plus-sized, and pansexual. She also deals with a depressive episode that was some of the very best depression rep I’ve read in any book. Laila’s thoughts about all of the identities she holds felt so authentic. I loved these more introspective moments, […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: An Assassin’s Guide to Love & Treason by Virginia Boecker

Posted June 20, 2018 by Madalyn / 2 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: An Assassin’s Guide to Love & Treason by Virginia Boecker

Waiting on Wednesday was created by Breaking the Spine, and is now hosted by Wishful Endings (as Can’t Wait Wednesday). It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated upcoming book releases. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR. madalyn’s waiting on… why i’m waiting Historical fiction YA??? Set during Queen Elizabeth I’s reign??? Involving Shakespeare??? And a MURDER PLOT??? I cannot wait for this book, friends. What book are you waiting on this week?

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