Bookentine Readathon TBR!

Posted February 12, 2017 by Madalyn / 14 Comments

I’m so excited to be participating in the Bookentine ReadAThon, hosted by Ely & Michelle @ Tea & Titles. This readathon runs from Monday, February 13th to Monday, February 20th, and it focuses on reading contemporary novels. the challenges Read a book with red and/or pink on the cover. Read a book by an author you haven’t read before. Read a book featuring mental illness or disability. madalyn’s tbr Pink on the cover: We Are Okay by Nina Lacour // I have adored all of Nina Lacour’s previous books, and I’m sure this one will be no different! She writes some of my favorite stories about queer girls. Bonus: this one comes out next week, on Valentine’s Day. Author I […]

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Madalyn’s Novel Rewind (8)

Posted February 11, 2017 by Madalyn / 6 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 Oh man, you guys, the past two weeks have been absolutely insane! My choir is in the middle of a two-week run of Carmina Burana performances with the Atlanta Ballet. It’s been so much fun– getting to participate in professional productions like this one while still a student is something I’ll remember forever, and definitely an example of the unique opportunities that studying music at an urban university affords– but wow, am I tired. It doesn’t help that I’ve had stressful auditions and an ungodly amount of homework in my other classes […]

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ARC Review: 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac

Posted February 9, 2017 by Madalyn / 14 Comments
ARC Review: 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac

 I have so many conflicting thoughts on this one! 10 Things I Can See From Here follows Maeve, our protagonist, as she moves to Vancouver to live with her dad and his family for six months while her mom is away giving medical aid to people in need in Haiti. Maeve has severe anxiety, to the point where her constant imaginings of the myriad ways a given situation could go wrong inhibits her daily life and functioning. She consistently envisions the worst scenarios and can’t stop her mind from running over them again and again. Let’s start with the thing I loved most about this book: the representation. As someone with multiple anxiety disorders, Maeve’s struggles with her anxiety hit […]

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Empress of a Thousand Skies: Rhoda Belleza

Posted February 8, 2017 by Erica / 7 Comments
Empress of a Thousand Skies: Rhoda Belleza

Guys, I’m so excited to be a part of this tour. Empress of a Thousand Skies is my first book I have read this year & boy, was it amazing. I cannot wait to share with you all my thoughts. Not only will there be an amazing review, but if you stay till the end there will also be an amazing giveaway!  I absolutely loved this book! Everything about it was absolutely wonderful. From the world-building to the incredible characters, Belleza keeps you insanely engaged. From the moment I got this book in the mail I was excited, intrigued and just ready to dive in. Once I opened the book and finally submerged myself into this new fantasy world I was ready to go. […]

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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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Monthly Novel Rewind: January 2017

Posted February 2, 2017 by Madalyn / 16 Comments

new on the blog our most anticipated February release Madalyn: SO MANY ANTICIPATED RELEASES THIS MONTH, OMG venturing around the blogosphere Check out these posts we loved this month! <3 Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight discusses “organization” in the New Year The Bookavid tells us why it’s time to unabashedly call out racist books in 2017 Puput @ Sparkling Letters talks about the struggle of writing a coherent positive review Lauren @ Bookmark Lit discusses the impact of audio, the first of three posts in her Impact of Book Format series CW @ Read, Think, Ponder recommends four fantasy books by Asian authors Tasya @ The Literary Huntress tells us about her changing tastes in YA love interests Neyreda @ Nick […]

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The 100: Character Aesthetics (Part 1)

Posted February 1, 2017 by Erica / 5 Comments

Today I will be making an aesthetic for each character on The 100. I may not get to EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER, but I do want to have a good amount of characters to show. We’ll see how it goes. I know for sure I’ll be breaking each post down to four characters so maybe I’ll have a series of this. Whether it’s every week or twice a week, we’ll just see how it goes. The first four set of characters I’ll be focusing on are…Clarke, Bellamy, Octavia & Raven! Clarke Griffin   Bellamy Blake    Octavia Blake     Raven Reyes    Let me know what you guys think! Also, in the comments below let me know you’re favorite character and […]

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The 100: Season 4 Celebration & Giveaway

Posted February 1, 2017 by Erica / 0 Comments
The 100: Season 4 Celebration & Giveaway

  I am so excited that THE 100 returns to TV tonight! Literally, guys, I cannot control my excitement. I’m thrilled to share with you guys a little celebration that Little Brown Books For Young Readers and Rockstar Book Tours is having. & with this lovely celebration comes a gift. You could win a boxed set of the complete series. Um, how awesome does that sound? Heck yes. So, if you want to enter, which I know you do, check out the bottom of the post for the rafflecopter!      Season 4 Trailer     Giveaway 5 winners will receive the complete boxed set of THE 100 Series, US Only. Ends on February 8th at Midnight EST! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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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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Netflix & Books Challenge: January Check-In

Posted January 28, 2017 by Erica / 6 Comments

Lauren and I (Erica) introduced our Netflix and Books Challenge for 2017  as a way of making progress on books we want to read and TV shows we want to watch. The TBR lists were chosen by matching books up to various TV shows based on characters, plots, etc. You can learn all about the challenge and join in anytime here! Don’t forget, you can also still participate in our Netflix and Books Tag that we debuted in 2016; it’ll give you some points in this challenge too! READING PROGRESS erica’s progress I have gotten nowhere on reading progress, but I’m hoping by the end of next month that I’ll be good to go on that front. I have some books in mind but nothing is […]

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