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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Where Erica’s been & is she coming back?

Posted May 15, 2017 by Erica / 6 Comments

Where have I been? Honestly, everywhere but here. Here as in blogging in general. My mind has taken me so many places and I just don’t know what I want to do or where I want to go. But, one thing I do know is that I missed the hell out of blogging when I was gone. I was still on Twitter so I was still talking about books & what not, but it wasn’t/isn’t the same. I knew what I was missing and I’m grateful that Madalyn was willing to have my back on the team. Not only did I leave Novel Ink (in a sense), but I also started my own blog. I thought that blogging with Christy […]

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Weekly Novel Rewind (1)

Posted May 13, 2017 by Ink Ladies / 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. Hey, guys! We’ll be changing up the format of our weekly rewinds a bit starting this week– now that I have an awesome co-blogger, Bee, the two of us will be doing the Novel Rewind together most weeks! Life Updates Madalyn: I don’t have much exciting to report at the moment. I’ve pretty much just spent this week working, going to appointments, and trying to get into a routine for the summer. I did get to hang out with one of my good friends whom I haven’t seen in a while on Monday night, which was […]

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The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby

Posted May 12, 2017 by Bee / 2 Comments
The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby

Bee’s thoughts   This book is a perfect example of why I love Middle Grade every now and then. The Shadow Cipher is original, fun and inventive, but it also carries a great message and has some of the most wonderful characters ever. Before I go on though, I will say that this is upper MG (think the first few Percy Jackson & Harry Potter books) so this is something YA readers might enjoy as well. Now on with the review! The Shadow Cipher is set in an alternate version of our own world. To be more specific, it’s set in New York City, where the inventions and buildings from the Morningstarr twins shaped the city to what it is […]

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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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Ten Things On Bee’s Reading Wishlist

Posted May 9, 2017 by Bee / 10 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Things On Our Reading Wishlist. So here are 10 things that I’d like to see more of in YA books. 1 – Male POV Most of my all-time favorite books have a male POV. I don’t know why but I just adore it and I always find it easy to get into. Most of the time easier than a female POV. Maybe this is because I’ve always found it more easy to make friends with guys in the past back when I myself was a young adult (read: silly, dorky teen). But I really would like more of it in YA. […]

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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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