Month: January 2017

With Malice: Eileen Cook

Posted January 13, 2017 by Erica / 6 Comments
With Malice: Eileen Cook

When I read this book awhile back I really enjoyed it, but now I’m like meh. My thoughts change on books quite a lot. I sit and actually THINK about what I read so my thoughts change. It could be for the good or for the bad, and this once is…well, not so good. I think when I first read this book it captivated me from the start. I was intrigued and to be honest, I was looking for a book better than Dangerous Girls so I was just engaged from the get go. Now, I will say, I did like this book better than Dangerous Girls because there was no hype before going into it. With DG I was so […]

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RoseBlood by A. G. Howard

Posted January 12, 2017 by Madalyn / 12 Comments
RoseBlood by A. G. Howard

Buckle up, y’all, because I have some seriously conflicting thoughts on this one. I went into RoseBlood incredibly excited: a Phantom of the Opera retelling that 1.) takes place at a music school in France and 2.) is a standalone? Sign me up! Unfortunately, though, this book took a paranormal turn that I wasn’t expecting, and one that I never quite got on board with over the course of the novel. Overall, I thought the retelling element of this book was done well. The atmosphere of RoseBlood felt true to the original Phantom story– dark, angsty, romantic, and mysterious. The book blended elements of different genres, including paranormal, gothic, horror, and romance, which made it all the more intricate. Like any […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Posted January 11, 2017 by Christy / 5 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated reads of the year. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR. christy’s waiting on why i’m waiting That summary sounds so good and I’ve heard such great things about the author’s other book, The Serpent King. What book are you waiting on this week?

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Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read, But Didn’t

Posted January 10, 2017 by Madalyn / 22 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is the top ten 2016 releases we didn’t get to, but that we totally plan to read… eventually. These ten books were high on my radar last year, but for whatever reason (probably time or interest, the curse of the mood reader), I just didn’t get around to them. I’m still interested in reading every single one of them, though! madalyn’s picks   Have you read any of my choices? Which ones should I prioritize reading this year? What 2016 book did you mean to get to, but didn’t?

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Blog Tour: Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Posted January 9, 2017 by Christy / 1 Comment
Blog Tour: Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Q&A With Amanda Hocking Your characters are sent into the Hunger Games. Who wins? If it’s just the characters from FREEKS, and only one could win, I would put my money on Luka or maybe Roxie. Luka because he can heal from injuries, which gives him a crazy advantage, but Roxie is smart and she’s a survivor. Plus, she has the power of pyrokinesis, which I think I would come in handy in a battle to the death. What do you listen to while you write? Or do you prefer silence? I almost always listen to music when I write, unless I’m writing a really difficult scene. Sometimes the silence helps me focus, but most of the time, I prefer […]

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Madalyn’s Novel Rewind (7)

Posted January 7, 2017 by Madalyn / 20 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap up post.  The three of us will be alternating weeks. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life Happenings Happy New Year, everyone! I had a blast ringing in the new year with my Brazilian family in Sao Paolo. We had a lowkey celebration that culminated in eating dinner at midnight (a Brazilian tradition) and watching all the different fireworks shows around the city from the various windows of the house. It was a wonderful trip overall– I ate my weight in lychee fruit and pao de queijo, drank obscene amounts of coffee and caipirinhas, and got to dust off my (admittedly quite rusty) Portuguese. Now, I’m […]

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In the Hope of Memories by Olivia Rivers

Posted January 6, 2017 by Madalyn / 16 Comments
In the Hope of Memories by Olivia Rivers

This book absolutely blew my expectations out of the water. In the Hope of Memories follows four teenagers with only one thing in common: they all loved, and were loved by, Hope Jackson. The story is told through alternating POVs of the four main characters, and it follows the group as they go on a scavenger hunt through Philadelphia and New York City that Hope set up for them as one of the last things she did before she died. The synopsis of this book kind of gave me Since You’ve Been Gone (one of my favorite contemporaries) vibes, but In the Hope of Memories is much more poignant and reflective. Which is not surprising, since the entire premise revolves around a group of […]

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Blog Tour & Giveaway || Aftermath: Clara Kensie

Posted January 5, 2017 by Erica / 2 Comments
Blog Tour & Giveaway || Aftermath: Clara Kensie

Welcome to my stop on the Aftermath blog tour! This book ended 2016 right. That was a heck of a year so I’m glad I got to end it on a high note. This book was really good. Just plain and simple. I was nervous that I was going to be let down because I didn’t know if the topic at hand would be handled well. But, Kensie dealt with this topic fantastically. I just dove right into this book because even though I was nervous I was ready for it. This book is very serious and you shouldn’t be expecting a happy, go-lucky story. This story is about a girl, Charlotte, who was kidnapped for four years. She gets home and […]

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2017, We’re here to kick your butt.

Posted January 4, 2017 by Erica / 9 Comments

2017 Resolutions Bookish Resolutions Erica’s Bookish Resolutions: Write a book. I have some ideas going through my mind, but again with the fear of what others think scares the crap out of me. Once that fear goes away I know I can conquer anything. Read what I want. I focus way too much on ARCs and that needs to stop. I just want to do what feels right to me. Read what I want. Whether it be from 2008 or a new release. I just don’t want the popularity of the book sway me. More discussion posts. This is pretty self-explanatory. I just get sick of reviewing books. I want to expand and just have some laid back discussions. But, I […]

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By Your Side by Kasie West

Posted January 3, 2017 by Christy / 6 Comments
By Your Side by Kasie West

Warning: There will be a lot of fangirling ahead. How does Kasie West write such amazing books? Seriously, every book that I pick up from her, I cannot put down.  By Your Side was no exception.  From the moment I read the summary, I knew it would be a book that I would love.  I mean, a boy and a girl stuck in a library? YES, PLEASE! Thankfully, it was Dax that Autumn was trapped with.  He’s just *swoon* I just fell in love with him so quickly.  I loved how he’s someone that Autumn wasn’t expecting.  She always has a plan, and Dax is not part of that plan.  But I also love how he’s someone who sees Autumn […]

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