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One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus

Posted May 22, 2017 by Christy / 2 Comments
One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus

I’m sure by this point we all know I have a thing for thrillers, correct? So of course when I read the summary for One of Us is Lying I knew that I just had to read it.  It sounded exactly like my type of book so when I got approved for an e-ARC, I immediately jumped right in. While I liked this book and the suspense while reading, it was so hard for me to keep the POVs straight since it alternates between four different point of views.  Normally, I wouldn’t have struggled with this as much, but when you combine that many POVs with a timeline of events that I should’ve been paying attention to, it kind of […]

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Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Posted April 24, 2017 by Christy / 2 Comments
Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Violet Grenade is a book that appealed to me not only because of how awesome the summary sounds, but also because of the author.  It makes the 5th (if you count the novella, Four Houses) that I have read by this author and I have loved every single one. Violet Grenade follows the story of Domino Ray, who is a runaway living life and surviving the best way she knows how.  When Domino’s best friend is arrested and she is offered at job from Madam Karina, Domino jumps at the chance to earn the money to bail her friend out of jail.  But it doesn’t take Domino long to learn that everything is not as it seems in Madam Karina’s home.  […]

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Strange the Dreamer Giveaway

Posted April 17, 2017 by Christy / 11 Comments
Strange the Dreamer Giveaway

The Giveaway I have something exciting for you today! I partnered with Little, Brown to bring an awesome Strange the Dreamer Prize Pack giveaway to one lucky US winner!  One US winner will win everything pictured below!! How awesome does that look?! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter! a Rafflecopter giveaway Extras Which Godspawn are you? Take the quiz! Download a variety of quote-art here.  Sneak Peek of the Book Read the Prologue on EW Read Chapter 1 on Mashable Read an Excerpt on TheNovl About the Author Laini Taylor is a New York Times bestselling author and a National Book Award finalist. She is the author of the global sensation the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy: Daughter of […]

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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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Pretty Fierce: Spotlight & Giveaway

Posted April 3, 2017 by Christy / 0 Comments
Pretty Fierce: Spotlight & Giveaway

Spotlight: One of my favorite things about writing PRETTY FIERCE was trying to figure out what Kaia would do next. I don’t consider myself to be particularly brave—except for the fact that I don’t mind public speaking which is one of those things that keeps people awake at night. But I imagine that if I were ever in a situation like Kaia is in—being pursued by bad guys, hunted down at every turn, forced to try to protect the man I loved—I’d probably end up a ball of blubbering mush in a corner. So when I was writing her, I would try to imagine the exact opposite of what I would do in a given situation, and then write that. […]

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The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Posted March 6, 2017 by Christy / 8 Comments
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Oh my gosh, this book, y’all!  This freaking book. IS. SO. DAMN. GOOD.  I just don’t really know where to even start with a review.  I just loved every thing about The Upside of Unrequited and I have a feeling that it’s going to be extremely difficult for me to express just how much I loved this book and why you should drop everything and preorder it right now. I’ll start with the characters.  Molly, our MC, was such a wonderful character.  I loved watching her grow throughout the book.  When we first meet her, she seems very timid and very careful when it comes to matters of the heart.  I loved watching her break out of her shell and […]

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Most Quotable: When We Collided by Emery Lord

Posted February 27, 2017 by Christy / 3 Comments

I absolutely loved When We Collided by Emery Lord but when I was trying to write my review, I was struggling.  All to often I struggle to review the books that I love.  I don’t know why it’s easier for me to review a book that had flaws or one that I didn’t care for.  Anyone else have that problem? So to make it easier on myself and so that I don’t sit here staring at a computer screen all day trying to piece together my thoughts and to express how much I loved this book, I figured I just say I loved this book and you should read it and then share some of my favorite quotes to entice […]

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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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