Month: April 2018

ARC Review: Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

Posted April 5, 2018 by Madalyn / 14 Comments
ARC Review: Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

After reading and falling in love with both of Jenn Bennett’s previous releases in 2017, I had high hopes for Starry Eyes. And, boy, did it deliver. I stand by my assertion that Bennett knows how to write the PERFECT YA romance. This was the friends-to-enemies-to-lovers camping romance I didn’t know I needed. One of the things I appreciate most about all of Bennett’s protagonists is how passionate they are about specific, quirky interests. But, like, in a totally genuine, non-manic-pixie-dreamgirl way. Zorie, an aspiring astrophysicist, is no exception. I always love YA girl protagonists who are driven and have a clear vision of their futures. I recognize this isn’t reality for everyone, but that was totally me when I was […]

keep calm & read on

Bee @ The Movies: Ready Player One

Posted April 3, 2018 by Bee / 19 Comments
Bee @ The Movies: Ready Player One

The moment I read this book, I knew that this would make an awesome movie. How could it not with all the pop culture references and nostalgia! And when I heard it was going to be a movie with Steven Spielberg attached to direct and produce it, my excitement knew no bounds. I mean, what more can a booknerd ask for really? So last week I went to see this movie at the theatre with my best friend (an equally big fan of the book) and here’s what I thought. About   the Movie Directed by Steven Spielberg Produced by Steven Spielberg, Donald De Line, Dan Farah and Kristie Macosko Krieger Screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline Music by […]

keep calm & read on

Quarterly Reading Wrap-Up: January-March 2018

Posted April 2, 2018 by Madalyn / 19 Comments

Welcome to my first quarterly reading wrap-up of 2018! In case you’re new here (hi!), I do one of these every three months. In this post, I’ll discuss all the books I read in January, February, and March; provide some reading statistics; and tell you all about my favorite and least favorite reads of this quarter. Sound good? Let’s talk about some books! reading statistics Total number of books read this quarter: 34 Rereads: 2 New reads: 32 Books DNFed: 2 (not counted in reading total above) A full third of the books I read this quarter were YA contemporaries, which isn’t surprising, since the majority of the review copies I receive fall into this genre. I also read a decent […]

keep calm & read on