Author: Madalyn

Waiting on Wednesday: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

Posted May 24, 2017 by Madalyn / 0 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

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 In case you’re new here, hi, Victoria/V.E. Schwab is my favorite author. That in and of itself makes me excited for every book she publishes (her writing, especially her characterization, is just SO GOOD), but I’m particularly anxious to get my hands on Our Dark Duet! This Savage Song was one of my favorite reads of last year, and I can’t wait to read the conclusion to this duology. I’m excited to see more of this world and […]

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Weekly Novel Rewind (2)

Posted May 20, 2017 by Madalyn / 8 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: Happy Saturday, everyone! This week flew by. I got home from my parents’ house in Florida on Tuesday– I had such a nice time while I was home. I got in some beach time, lots of coffee, and lots of quality time with my parents. And, most importantly, I got in some solid reading time! Since I got home, I’ve mostly just been working and spending time with friends. Bee: My week wasn’t all that great to be honest. Aside from my still on-going mental problems, my mom had surgery on her foot […]

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Mini Reviews: Recent Romance Reads!

Posted May 18, 2017 by Madalyn / 6 Comments
Mini Reviews: Recent Romance Reads!

Hi, everyone! I’m here today to bring you another edition of mini reviews. I have three recent (and diverse) romance reads that I enjoyed and wanted to share my thoughts about. Romance is typically a genre I steer clear of, but these three books all piqued my interest, and I’d heard fantastic things about them from those I trust. I’m so glad I decided to pick them up! I highly recommend you check all of these out! Second Kiss was an adorable, f/f second chance romance. It follows our main character, Daisy, who has recently dropped out of college and moved back to her small Maine hometown. She has a job she loves at a local cafe and bakery. One day, […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Recommend to My Mom

Posted May 16, 2017 by Madalyn / 13 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a Mother’s Day freebie (which, by the way, happy belated Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there!), so I decided to talk about books I want my mom to read! My family is full of voracious readers, and my mom is no exception. I attribute a huge part of my love of reading to her. And, as we all know, pushing books on our loved ones is one of the key parts of being a book blogger. My mom has started to take more of my recommendations in recent years (as my tastes have grown), but here are some books I think […]

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Blog Tour + Review: The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

Posted May 11, 2017 by Madalyn / 15 Comments
Blog Tour + Review: The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

Welcome to my stop on The Love Interest Blog Tour! Read on for my review of this wonderful book + a chance to win a finished copy! review Isn’t it always the best feeling when a book lives up to the epic promise of its premise? I mean, two guys competing to become the lifelong love interest to a girl who is sure to grow up to be someone important, all in order to sell her secrets to a centuries-old hidden organization? Sign me up! And, friends, I’m happy to report that The Love Interest definitely delivered on that front. Upon starting the book, I was a bit thrown by the dystopian feel of the story. I expected it to be a […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Posted May 10, 2017 by Madalyn / 8 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

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 I adore Anna-Marie McLemore’s writing. She writes some of the best magical realism I’ve ever read, and that has definitely cemented her on my list of auto-buy authors. Aside from gorgeous prose and the sure-to-be-intricate setting, a story that explores “love, loss, and family?” SIGN ME UP, always. That stunning cover doesn’t hurt, either. 😉 Are you as excited for Wild Beauty as I am? What book are you waiting on this week?

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Introducing My New Co-Blogger: Meet Bee!

Posted May 8, 2017 by Madalyn / 14 Comments

Hi, everyone! I’m so excited to announce that, as of today, I have a wonderful new co-blogger! You might have seen my co-blogger search a few weeks ago. Some wonderful people applied, but I was thrilled when I saw that my friend Bee applied! You may already know her from her posts over on Quite the Novel Idea. Bee and I have similar tastes and bookish opinions, and I think she’s going to fit in perfectly here at Novel Ink. Anyways, enough of my rambling! I wanted to do a little bookish Q&A so that you all could get to know Bee a bit better. Onto the questions! general bookish questions 1. Welcome, welcome to Novel Ink, Bee! I’m so excited […]

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Madalyn’s Novel Rewind (15)

Posted May 6, 2017 by Madalyn / 7 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 This week has been pretty quiet and relaxing, for the most part. Last Saturday, my friend Jamee and I explored the Inman Park Festival (an annual outdoor festival here in Atlanta where local vendors and artists sell their wares). Despite it being ridiculously crowded and blazing hot, it was such a fun day! We bought matching flower crowns, watched a parade, ate some of the best Thai food I’ve ever had, and even stopped by my favorite local bookstore.  Then, I took my last final on Monday, so I’ve been enjoying the freedom of being […]

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The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

Posted May 4, 2017 by Madalyn / 12 Comments
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

(Before I start my review, I wanna say a quick thank you to Brooke @ Brooke Reports for sending this ARC my way!) Oh, you guys. This book. THIS. BOOK. I’ve had hit or miss luck with Emery Lord in the past– I thought Open Road Summer and When We Collided were just okay, but her novel The Start of Me and You is one of my all-time favorite books and means more to me than I can articulate. I’m so happy to say that The Names They Gave Us completely reaffirmed my love of Emery Lord’s writing. It affected me emotionally in a way that a book hasn’t in a long while– after reading the last page, I closed […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Love (Upcoming 2017 Releases Edition!)

Posted May 2, 2017 by Madalyn / 12 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a cover freebie, so I decided to talk about my favorite covers of upcoming 2017 releases! These are all also books I’m super, super excited to read. I’ve separated my list into categories of design that I always find especially eye-catching on covers! the florals Floral covers are my number one cover weakness, and these three are stunning. I think Wild Beauty is my favorite cover of any 2017 book, actually. the beautiful typography Do we see I theme here? I love this kind of script-like typography on book covers! The covers of the Lara Jean series will always be some of the […]

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