Month: March 2018

ARC Review: Finding Felicity by Stacey Kade

Posted March 15, 2018 by Madalyn / 14 Comments
ARC Review: Finding Felicity by Stacey Kade

A YA book set in college, with a premise that involves one of my favorite 90’s TV shows? As soon as I heard about Finding Felicity, I was excited to read it. Ultimately, though, while I flew through it in a matter of hours, this book had some issues I couldn’t look past. Finding Felicity follows our main character, Caroline, as she heads to college and attempts to make a new start for herself. The book opens at Caroline’s high school graduation party, where her mom finds out that Caroline has woven an intricate web of lies about her life and her friends ever since they’ve moved to their new home in Arizona. Caroline has made up friends and experiences […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

Posted March 14, 2018 by Madalyn / 32 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. 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 After reading Hunting Prince Dracula last year, this series has been forever cemented as one of my favorites. I adore the cast of characters, and I’m so invested in their story! I seriously cannot wait to see what Audrey Rose and Thomas get up to in America in this book. Plus, is this not the most GORGEOUS cover??? Are you also excited for Escaping From Houdini? Have you read the first two books in the series?

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Bee @ The Movies: Black Panther

Posted March 13, 2018 by Bee / 10 Comments

Hey there guys! Today I’m going to talk about a movie I saw this past weekend. I know it’s not exactly bookish, but the movie IS based on comic books so it kind of counts, right? Right. I just have to talk about this movie for a bit because it had a great impact on me and so many other people around the world. That movie is – you guessed – BLACK PANTHER, the newest edition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. First a bit about the movie: BLACK PANTHER Directed by Ryan Coogler Produced by Kevin Feige Released on February 16, 2018 (US) Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Martin Freeman, Lupita Nyong’O, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya and more… T’Challa, […]

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Weekly Novel Rewind (25)

Posted March 10, 2018 by Bee / 37 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 Madalyn: Whew, what a busy week! Last Saturday, my choirs had the big Beethoven and Mozart concert we had been working toward since last fall, and it went really, really well. I don’t know if I’ll ever get to sing the Mozart C-minor “Great” Mass again, so I really tried power through the exhaustion of performance week and just enjoy singing some of the most beautiful music ever written. (If you’re interested, the concert was livestreamed and archived and you can listen here. Mozart starts at 39:00.) This week was also midterms for me, but […]

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On How My Priorities in Blogging Have Changed

Posted March 9, 2018 by Bee / 15 Comments

Some of you may have noticed I wasn’t around much for a while in the last few months. I’ve been on a blogging vacation/hiatus for way too long whilst looking for my mojo in all things books. Because it was gone for a long time. I didn’t read anymore, didn’t blog and certainly didn’t write. My well of inspiration was empty and thus I was pretty much useless to my co-bloggers. So I took a step back and it was probably the best decision I could’ve made because now I’m back and I have fun blogging again. It doesn’t feel like a chore anymore. I’m happy to see all those post I wrote in the calendar, ready to be posted. […]

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ARC Review: The Radical Element, edited by Jessica Spotswood

Posted March 8, 2018 by Madalyn / 6 Comments

 What a delightful, intersectional anthology about kickass female protagonists in various historical settings! The Radical Element is a follow-up to A Tyranny of Petticoats, also edited by Jessica Spotswood and focusing on awesome women in history. This collection featured many authors I’ve read and loved, as well as three new-to-me authors (one of which I cannot wait to read more from now!!). Overall, I thought this book did an excellent job of providing perspectives that have historically been erased due to oppression. It was so intersectional– it featured lots of #ownvoices authors, and none of the diversity felt tokenistic at all. I can only personally speak to the queer rep, but it felt great to see myself in historical narratives […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

Posted March 7, 2018 by Bee / 21 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

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. Bee’s waiting on… why i’m waiting The Hate U Give is still one of the most powerful books I ever read. There’s no doubt Angie Thomas won’t disappoint this time. On The Come Up sounds awesome and looks like it’s going to be another great novel. Are you excited for On The Come Up? What book are you waiting on this week?

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ARC Review: More Than We Can Tell by Bridget Kemmerer

Posted March 6, 2018 by Bee / 10 Comments
ARC Review: More Than We Can Tell by Bridget Kemmerer

Well then. I suppose I better read Letters to the Lost, huh? Because this novel slayed me with feels. I died, then was resurrected and then died again. I am speaking to you from beyond the grave, be warned. No but really, my heart ached so much reading this. Mainly for Rev. Omgggg Rev! I love him so much and need to wrap him in blankets and protect him. So yes, I’m glad I read this. And I will for sure read more of Bridget’s contemporary books. I kind of feel like I have to after what I went through with this book. The Positive • Emma’s best friend is named Cait and let me just say that is an […]

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Blog Tour + Review: Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Posted March 5, 2018 by Madalyn / 7 Comments
Blog Tour + Review: Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Hello, friends, and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Blood Water Paint! I’m excited to be a part of the tour for this stunning debut novel. Read on for my full review! Content warnings: rape, sexual assault, blood  Whew, this book. People who have been around for a while probably know that YA historical fiction is my favorite genre. That alone made me excited about Blood Water Paint, but add in the promise of feminist themes? Sign me up. Blood Water Paint tells the story of renowned Italian Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Prior to reading this book, I had no knowledge of Gentileschi or her work, but I so enjoyed being in Artemisia’s head and hearing her […]

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Monthly Novel Rewind: February 2018 | Goodbye to the month of love, hello to Madalyn’s birthday month!

Posted March 3, 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. new on the blog our most anticipated march release Madalyn: I am so excited for this third and final installment in the Charlotte Holmes trilogy! I really liked the first two books, which I read last year, and I can’t wait to see how the story wraps up. Bee: I mean of course I have to pick this book. The Illuminae Files is an epic series and I can’t wait to see how it ends! venturing around the blogosphere Check out these posts from other creators […]

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