Month: July 2017

Break from Books: Madalyn’s Recent Beauty Favorites

Posted July 10, 2017 by Madalyn / 13 Comments

Hey, everyone! Today, I’m bringing you a decidedly non-bookish post. I was thinking about blogging recently, and I realized I don’t post nearly enough about the non-bookish things I enjoy. In fact, aside from the occasional passing comment in a weekly or monthly rewind, I rarely talk about my other hobbies at all. So, I’m introducing a new feature, Break from Books, where I’ll occasionally post about one of my other loves from outside the bookish realm (probably travel, makeup/beauty, or music/podcasts). If you have any requests for posts having to do with any of these topics, let me know! As far as beauty goes, many of you probably don’t know this, but I worked in a cosmetics studio for […]

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ARC Review: Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Posted July 6, 2017 by Madalyn / 11 Comments
ARC Review: Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

I enjoyed this fast-paced fantasy novel so very much! I’m honestly baffled by the amount of one- and two-star reviews of this book on Goodreads. If you’re a fantasy lover like I am, don’t let the negative reviews deter you from picking up this book! I’ll preface this by saying that I am cisgender, but one of the elements of Mask of Shadows I was most looking forward to was the fact that it features a genderfluid protagonist. I’ve only read one other book with a nonbinary POV character, and I was so excited to see this representation in a YA fantasy! Sal’s genderfluid identity isn’t a huge part of the plot, largely because they seem to be fairly widely accepted […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

Posted July 5, 2017 by Madalyn / 10 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

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. madalyn’s waiting on… why i’m waiting Um, new Jenn Bennett book with a hate-to-love romance? Yes please! I adored Alex, Approximately, and I’m hoping to read Bennett’s first book, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, this month. She’s quickly become one of my favorite YA contemporary authors and earned a spot on my auto-buy list. Plus, how gorgeous is this cover?! *wills April 2018 to come faster* What book are you waiting on this week? Are you as excited for this one as I […]

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Monthly Novel Rewind: June 2017

Posted July 4, 2017 by Madalyn / 2 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. new on the blog our most anticipated july release Madalyn: Bee: venturing around the blogosphere Check out these posts from other bloggers we loved this month! <3 Emily @ Possibly Literate theorizes about what Hermione Granger’s favorite books would be Fadwa @ Word Wonders ponders whether reviewers have a responsibility to readers Lauren @ SERIESous Book Reviews makes a case for reading your book purchases ASAP Ava @ Bookishness & Tea writes a wonderful guest post on finding representation in books Alina @ Tall Tales talks about […]

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