Month: April 2017

Calling All Bibliophiles: Co-Blogger Search

Posted April 16, 2017 by Madalyn / 13 Comments

Hi, everyone! As some of you might know, Novel Ink is in a bit of a transition period at the moment. Both Christy and Erica are moving onto other things– we’ll be writing a more detailed a post on this later this week, but I (Madalyn) will be taking over the blog for the time being. With that said… I could use some extra help! I know this summer is going to be a bit hectic for me, so I would love to have someone to share the responsibilities of Novel Ink. Therefore, I’m excited to announce my co-blogger search. I can’t wait to read your applications, and I hope one of you will join the Novel Ink team! <3 why should you […]

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Madalyn’s Novel Rewind (13)

Posted April 15, 2017 by Madalyn / 12 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 Updates This week was a *little* better than last week, thankfully. I’m still fighting off this bout of depression, but I was able to get more things accomplished this week. Next week is my last full week of classes before finals, and I’m super stressed trying to finish all the projects and papers I have due. On a brighter note, choir rehearsal was cancelled yesterday, so I was able to go to brunch with a friend, which was lovely. Tomorrow is Easter, and even though I’m not religious, I’m […]

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Get It Together, Delilah! by Erin Gough

Posted April 13, 2017 by Madalyn / 10 Comments
Get It Together, Delilah! by Erin Gough

Get It Together, Delilah!, originally published in Australia as The Flywheel, was a short and sweet YA contemporary. It was kinda fun, I guess, if a bit frivolous. The story follows our protagonist, Delilah, when her father goes out of the country for two months and leaves her to run her family’s cafe in his absence. That being said, I had some major problems with certain language used in the book. I’ll start by saying that I loved reading an Aussie YA novel. I wish more were published in the US! It was fun to get a glimpse of life as a teenager on the other side of the world. It really took me a while to get over the […]

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(Belated) Top Ten Tuesday: Unique Books

Posted April 12, 2017 by Madalyn / 8 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I know this is a day late, but I didn’t want to miss out on such a fun topic. This week’s topic is all about unique books, so I thought I’d tell you all about some of the most unique books I’ve read and the specific elements that make them so unique. Warning: this list contains WAY more than ten books. books with unique settings     A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab // I mean, it’s set in four different, parallel versions of London, all with unique attributes and magic (or a lack thereof). What more could you ask for? Every Heart a […]

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Happy Book Birthday to THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED by Becky Albertalli!

Posted April 11, 2017 by Madalyn / 8 Comments

It’s here! It’s here! As of today, Becky Albertalli’s newest book, The Upside of Unrequited, is officially on shelves (well, at least here in the US). In case you didn’t know, I won an ARC of Upside through a Twitter giveaway, and I adored every page. It’s tied for my favorite read of the year so far. I never actually got around to writing a review, though. SO, here’s the deal. Since I love this book so much, and also because I just adore Becky Albertalli as an author and person, I wanted to do a special post to celebrate its release! I’ve made a little aesthetic for the book, and I also am going to detail some of the many reasons you […]

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The Dead Inside: Spotlight & Giveaway

Posted April 10, 2017 by Christy / 2 Comments
The Dead Inside: Spotlight & Giveaway

Spotlight: NOTE TO READER You’re not going to believe this. Seriously, nobody does. But this stuff happened, right here in America. In the warehouse down the street. The warehouse had a name: Straight, Incorporated. Straight called itself a drug rehab for kids, but most of us had barely even smoked weed. Take me, for example. In September, at age thirteen, I smoked it for the first time. I tried smoking again in October. In November, I got locked up in Straight—for sixteen months. The second we entered the building, we all stopped being kids. We stopped being humans. Instead, we were Straightlings. Other than my father and me, each person you read about here has a fake name. Many of […]

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Madalyn’s Novel Rewind (12)

Posted April 8, 2017 by Madalyn / 8 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 Updates I don’t really have much to say here this week, because I’ve spent most of the week too depressed to do much of anything. Overall, it’s been a stressful, disappointing week that I mostly just want to put behind me. I am starting to feel a little more like myself, so here’s hoping next week is better. <3 Book Haul Bought:   I bought both of these on ebook deals; I’ve heard fantastic things about both. I haven’t gotten to F*ths yet, but I ended up really enjoying The […]

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Blog Tour + Author Interview | The Paths We Choose by M. Hollis

Posted April 7, 2017 by Madalyn / 2 Comments
Blog Tour + Author Interview | The Paths We Choose by M. Hollis

Hi, lovely readers! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Paths We Choose! Today, I’ll be chatting with author M. Hollis about her novellas, identity, and all things f/f romance. Read on for the interview, and don’t forget to check out The Paths We Choose, available now! Author Interview with M. Hollis Novel Ink: Hi, Maria! I’m so excited to have you on Novel Ink today to celebrate your newest novella! First off, can you give our readers a quick description of The Paths We Choose?  M. Hollis: Thanks for having me! The Paths We Choose is a short New Adult F/F novella about a girl who had to run away from home because her homophobic parents didn’t accept her. […]

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The Whole Thing Together: Ann Brashares || Blog Tour (Spotlight)

Posted April 6, 2017 by Erica / 2 Comments
The Whole Thing Together: Ann Brashares || Blog Tour (Spotlight)

DELACORTE PRESS PUBLISHES THE WHOLE THING TOGETHER BY #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ANN BRASHARES  The book will carry a first printing of 100,000 copies and release on April 25, 2017. Advance praise for The Whole Thing Together: “A gorgeously written novel on love, loss and family.” —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything “Masterful.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review   Ann Brashares, beloved author of the bestselling The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, which has sold over 8.7 million copies in all formats, is back with another unforgettable story about fractured families, first love, and loss in her latest novel, THE WHOLE THING TOGETHER (Delacorte Press / on sale April 25, 2017 / $18.99), which […]

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Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Posted April 5, 2017 by Madalyn / 14 Comments
Geekerella by Ashley Poston

If you’re anything like me, you’ve seen this book absolutely everywhere around the bookternet recently! Geekerella promised a swoonworthy romance with a healthy dose of fandom culture, and though I was left wanting a bit more from some elements of the story, overall, it delivered on those promises. In Geekerella, we follow two different POVs. Our main character, Elle, has been a devoted Starfield fan her entire life. With a movie reboot of the fan-favorite sci-fi TV series in the works, she decides to enter a cosplay contest at ExcelsiCon in order to honor her late parents and her own love for the franchise. Our other main character, Darien (also a huge fan of the series, though he hides his geekiness to […]

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