A List of Cages by Robin Roe

Posted January 25, 2017 by Madalyn / 9 Comments
A List of Cages by Robin Roe

 A List of Cages has gotten a lot of praise from throughout the Bookternet leading up to its release, and with good reason. Roe has produced a stunning debut novel that explores friendship, family, abuse, mental health, trauma, and growth. This story is raw and occasionally heartbreaking, but at its core, it’s hopeful. I read A List of Cages in one sitting on a plane ride– I simply could not put it down. The story is told through two points of view. First, we have Adam, a popular high-school senior who also happens to have ADHD. I can say with confidence that Adam is one of the most genuinely kind, pure-hearted characters I have ever read. He’s just such a good […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Why You Should Watch My Favorite Show

Posted January 24, 2017 by Erica / 32 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I cannot wait to share with you guys my topic for this week. Thank goodness for freebie topics! This week I’m focusing on the top ten reasons you should watch my favorite show… Erica’s Reasons Reason 1: There really is no explanation needed…two words…Bellamy Blake.  Reason 2: Badass women. The 100 has amazing characters all around (I mean my first reason shows that), but these badass female leads are perfection. Each of them is badass in their own way, but if you want to feel empowered and like you can take on this world. Keep an eye out for all four of these beauties. Reason 3: […]

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Blog Tour: Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Posted January 23, 2017 by Christy / 1 Comment
Blog Tour: Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Because of the Sun Blog Tour Interview With Jenny Torres Sanchez If you could only use three words to describe Because of the Sun, what would they be? Surreal, Ferocious, Hopeful What was the hardest part of writing Because of the Sun? This wasn’t an easy novel to write, but at the same time, it did just sort of unravel itself in a way my other books have not. I was able to keep going without hitting too many walls. Maybe the hardest part was getting Dani right. I really wanted her to be numb because I feel this is what incredible pain can do to you, leave you stunned and shell-shocked. But I also wanted her to be someone […]

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Erica’s Novel Rewind (1)

Posted January 21, 2017 by Erica / 3 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: Guys, I have been MIA. I mean, I know you see some posts from me, but I don’t blog hop or keep up with posting very much. My life has been crazy. I have been going through a lot and I just haven’t found my footing, yet. I am trying to start up again and get back into the groove of things, but I don’t want to make any promises on that front. I just appreciate all the love and support I have received from you guys. I […]

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#DiverseAThon TBR!

Posted January 20, 2017 by Madalyn / 2 Comments

We are so excited to participate in the second #DiverseAThon! If you’re not familiar, the #DiverseAThon is an eight-day readathon being held from midnight on Sunday, January 22nd through 11:59PM on Sunday, January 29th. The aim of this readathon is to celebrate and promote diverse books and authors. It is hosted by Joce, Christina, Monica, and Simon— all of whom happen to be some of my favorite booktubers. There are no challenges or requirements, except to read diversely and to read outside of your normal comfort zone (i. e. which specific marginalized voices are you not reading enough of?). Participants are highly encouraged to read #ownvoices stories. madalyn’s tbr I did participate in the first #DiverseAThon in October of last year, but I […]

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History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Posted January 19, 2017 by Madalyn / 18 Comments
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

I really enjoyed Adam’s debut novel, More Happy Than Not, and Adam himself is one of my favorite humans, so I was really looking forward to History Is All You Left Me. I’m happy to say that this book did not disappoint, and also that it lives up to the Silvera legacy of making you sob uncontrollably at times. Get the tissues ready, y’all. History Is All You Left Me is wonderfully told in a non-linear fashion: through two separate timelines, “History” and “Today.” It follows our main character, Griffin, as he navigates the loss of his best friend and first love, Theo (not a spoiler; it’s in the synopsis). However, though Griffin is our narrator, the book also follows two […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: We Are Okay by Nina Lacour

Posted January 18, 2017 by Madalyn / 2 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: We Are Okay by Nina Lacour

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 Nina Lacour’s writing. She’s written two of my favorite contemporaries (Everything Leads to You and You Know Me Well), so I have extremely high hopes for this one! I know the queer girl representation will be fantastic, as in all her books. I’ve heard nothing but great things from people who have already read it. I mean, the synopsis sounds fantastic in and of itself. Plus, so much cover love for this one! <3 What book […]

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Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Posted January 17, 2017 by Christy / 3 Comments
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Holding up the Universe is a book that went on my ‘must-have’ list after reading and loving Niven’s first book, All the Bright Places.  Niven’s writing just speaks to me and I couldn’t wait to read about Libby and Jack. Libby Strout, once known as America’s fattest teen, has lost 300 pounds and is heading back to high school.  I absolutely loved how strong Libby was, I loved the fact that she didn’t care what anyone thought and she didn’t take shit from anyone.  She stood up for others and herself and as much as everyone bullied her, she never gave up and she didn’t let it waver her belief in herself.  Libby is the definition of a strong and […]

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With Malice: Eileen Cook

Posted January 13, 2017 by Erica / 6 Comments
With Malice: Eileen Cook

When I read this book awhile back I really enjoyed it, but now I’m like meh. My thoughts change on books quite a lot. I sit and actually THINK about what I read so my thoughts change. It could be for the good or for the bad, and this once is…well, not so good. I think when I first read this book it captivated me from the start. I was intrigued and to be honest, I was looking for a book better than Dangerous Girls so I was just engaged from the get go. Now, I will say, I did like this book better than Dangerous Girls because there was no hype before going into it. With DG I was so […]

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RoseBlood by A. G. Howard

Posted January 12, 2017 by Madalyn / 12 Comments
RoseBlood by A. G. Howard

Buckle up, y’all, because I have some seriously conflicting thoughts on this one. I went into RoseBlood incredibly excited: a Phantom of the Opera retelling that 1.) takes place at a music school in France and 2.) is a standalone? Sign me up! Unfortunately, though, this book took a paranormal turn that I wasn’t expecting, and one that I never quite got on board with over the course of the novel. Overall, I thought the retelling element of this book was done well. The atmosphere of RoseBlood felt true to the original Phantom story– dark, angsty, romantic, and mysterious. The book blended elements of different genres, including paranormal, gothic, horror, and romance, which made it all the more intricate. Like any […]

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