Author: Christy

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Posted February 20, 2017 by Christy / 1 Comment
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Before I say anything else, let me say this. This book is seriously dark and it will not be for everyone. The things that happen in this book are disgusting and the fact that everyone acted like it was no biggie made this a very difficult read for me and it’s something that will turn a lot of readers off. With that being said, the writing and the mystery is what kept me going even though I was seriously disgusted with most of these characters. It’s no secret that I loved Engels YA duology, The Book of Ivy, so when I saw another book with her name on it, I immediately added it to my TBR without first reading the […]

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Christy’s Novel Rewind (20)

Posted February 18, 2017 by Christy / 7 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 I always struggle with this section on the Rewind posts because I feel like I say the same things over and over again because my life isn’t that exciting haha so I think I’ll skip it this time because I’m sure you don’t want to hear about my exciting nurse, wife and mom life haha. Book Haul Bought: I got all of these hardcovers on BookOutlet and I’m so excited for them! I’ve already read Blackbird and while I didn’t love it, I’m still going to read Deadfall […]

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Bookish Giveaway: 2017 ARCs

Posted February 14, 2017 by Christy / 2 Comments

Bookish Giveaway First I want to say Happy Valentine’s Day! I won’t be doing much celebrating today since I have to work :/ but I have some good news for you!  I received a few duplicate copies of some 2017 ARCs and some unsolicited copies so I thought I would do a little giveaway!  Unfortunately, this will be US only due to shipping costs. What you can win: 1 winner will get all 4 of these 2017 ARCs Rules: You must be 13 years or older to enter any giveaways. Note: if you are under 18 you must have a parent’s permission. You must provide a valid email address so that we can contact you if you win All winners […]

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You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando

Posted February 13, 2017 by Christy / 0 Comments
You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando

This book called to me when I read the summary, it sounds exactly like the type of book that I would like.  I mean, a book about a top secret agency? Yes, please! But this book was so much more than I  was hoping for. Reagan is no stranger to lies, in fact lying to the people around her, parents excluded, is pretty much the only thing she’s ever known.  You see, her parents are part of a top secret government agency called the Black Angels.  As you can imagine, living in that world isn’t very safe so Reagan and her family have had to move and switch identities, a lot.  For Reagan though, Ohio is different, these friends are […]

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Christy’s Novel Rewind (19)

Posted February 5, 2017 by Christy / 11 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap up post.  Each of us will be alternating weeks. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life & What’s Happened The husband and I booked our vacation! We are heading to Florida at the end of May and we found a condo close to the beach, like a two minute walk, for a very awesome price!  We’re all getting very excited! The Books Won: I won a preorder giveaway on Twitter and I chose Long Way Home by Katie McGarry! Review Books:    Currently Obsessing Over Reading: I am absolutely loving this one! Bookish Candles:   I am loving bookish candles lately!  Two of my […]

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Posted January 30, 2017 by Christy / 3 Comments
Caraval by Stephanie Garber

My Thoughts I honestly have no idea how to even begin to review this wonderfully written, pure magical, and gorgeous book.  I feel like no matter what  I say, it won’t be enough to do this book justice. Caraval is everything I never knew I wanted in a fantasy book.  The enchanting world within these 400+ pages absolutely blew me away.  The world of Caraval is so imaginative and the author writes this world in such a way that you feel like you’re right there with Scarlett and it truly feels like you’re experiencing the game as well. Remember, it’s only a game… Scarlett is told from the very beginning that it’s only a game and to be careful not […]

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Blog Tour: Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Posted January 23, 2017 by Christy / 1 Comment
Blog Tour: Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Because of the Sun Blog Tour Interview With Jenny Torres Sanchez If you could only use three words to describe Because of the Sun, what would they be? Surreal, Ferocious, Hopeful What was the hardest part of writing Because of the Sun? This wasn’t an easy novel to write, but at the same time, it did just sort of unravel itself in a way my other books have not. I was able to keep going without hitting too many walls. Maybe the hardest part was getting Dani right. I really wanted her to be numb because I feel this is what incredible pain can do to you, leave you stunned and shell-shocked. But I also wanted her to be someone […]

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Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Posted January 17, 2017 by Christy / 3 Comments
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Holding up the Universe is a book that went on my ‘must-have’ list after reading and loving Niven’s first book, All the Bright Places.  Niven’s writing just speaks to me and I couldn’t wait to read about Libby and Jack. Libby Strout, once known as America’s fattest teen, has lost 300 pounds and is heading back to high school.  I absolutely loved how strong Libby was, I loved the fact that she didn’t care what anyone thought and she didn’t take shit from anyone.  She stood up for others and herself and as much as everyone bullied her, she never gave up and she didn’t let it waver her belief in herself.  Libby is the definition of a strong and […]

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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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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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