ARC Review | A Good Idea: Cristina Moracho

Posted March 3, 2017 by Erica / 5 Comments
ARC Review | A Good Idea: Cristina Moracho

TRIGGER WARNING: DRUG ABUSE/DRUG USE A Good Idea was a decent book. I enjoyed it from beginning to end but it didn’t blow me away. The beginning was, which is odd for me, better than the end. I got into it really quick and wasn’t wanting to put it down, but after I read for a while…I had to stop. It kind of took a weird pace for me and I was just meh about it. I’m not sure if that was actually the books doing or me just being me at this time of my reading slump, but either way, it took a toll on my enjoyment. Now, the pacing was good in the sense of all books ever (if […]

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ARC Review: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Posted March 2, 2017 by Madalyn / 4 Comments
ARC Review: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz

After (finally) picking up Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe earlier last year, I fell deeply in love with Benjamin Alire Saenz’s prose. So, of course, I was thrilled to receive an e-arc of his latest book, The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. I’ll be honest: in a lot of ways, these two stories felt like the exact same book, just with a different cast of characters. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life, like Aristotle and Dante, focuses heavily on themes of grief, loss, family, friendships, and growing up. I think Saenz tackles these tricky themes exceptionally well. He seriously has a gift for writing the teenage experience like no other author I’ve ever read. I think this is due to […]

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Monthly Novel Rewind: February 2017

Posted February 28, 2017 by Madalyn / 12 Comments

Another month, another monthly rewind post! We can’t believe it’s March already. Here’s what we’ve been up to in reading and life over the past month! new on the blog our most anticipated March release Madalyn: venturing around the blogosphere Check out these posts we loved this month! <3 Anissa @ Of Wonderland shares nine v. helpful reading hacks Ava @ Bookishness and Tea discusses the importance of diverse YA romances and shares some of her favorite diverse couples in YA CW @ Read, Think, Ponder re-rates past reads and discusses why her ratings may have changed Jen @ Pop! Goes the Reader interviews Nina Lacour about her newest release, We Are Okay Reg @ She Latitude brings us a book […]

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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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Madalyn’s Novel Rewind (9)

Posted February 25, 2017 by Madalyn / 8 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 The craziness that has been my life as of late is finally starting to slow down a bit! I’ve been super busy with choir stuff (including wrapping our run of Carmina Burana with the Atlanta Ballet and singing a Valentine’s Day concert with Andrea Bocelli and special guest USHER). I’ve had a bit of an existential crisis this week– I’m starting to freak out about next year, since I’ll be student teaching, finishing college, and applying for grad school in just a few short months. I’M NOT READY […]

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ARC Review: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Posted February 23, 2017 by Madalyn / 6 Comments
ARC Review: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Jeff Zentner’s debut novel, The Serpent King, was far and away my favorite 2016 debut I read. So, of course, I had extremely high hopes going into his sophomore novel, Goodbye Days. Overall, I was not disappointed! I had a few minor gripes with the novel (and, who knows, they’re things that could change from the ARC to the finished copy), but Zentner has retained his spot on my list of auto-buy authors. I’ll be up front with you: no book has made me cry as much as Goodbye Days in a long, long time. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I spent at least a quarter of my reading experience bawling my eyes out. The premise itself is […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Posted February 22, 2017 by Madalyn / 10 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

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 Every Heart a Doorway was one of my favorite reads of last year. It absolutely enchanted me and made my heart ache. I can’t wait to be back in this world. This is a prequel that follows the twins, Jack and Jill, during their time in the world they entered, which sounded both interesting and terrifying– I’m intrigued to learn more. We didn’t get to experience any of the characters’ worlds firsthand in Every Heart a Doorway, so […]

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Bookburners Blog Tour || Spotlight

Posted February 21, 2017 by Erica / 0 Comments
Bookburners Blog Tour || Spotlight

Tour Schedule: Week 1: 2/6: The Irish Banana Review – Excerpt 2/7: Books, TV, and More … Oh My! – Spotlight 2/8: Fiction Fare – Q&A 2/9: Lisa’s Loves (Books Of Course) – Casting Couch 2/10: Resch Reads and Reviews – Guest Post Week 2: 2/13: Just Commonly – Q&A 2/14: A Binding Attraction – Playlist 2/15: Kara the Redhead – Top 10 2/16: Wandering Bark Books – Spotlight 2/17: I Heart Romance & YA – Clothing Inspirations Week 3: 2/20: I Love Books Club – Review 2/21: Novel Ink – Review 2/22: The Story Sanctuary – Review 2/23: Never 2 Many 2 Read – Review 2/24: Owl Always Be Reading – Review

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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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