He Will Be My Ruin: K.A. Tucker || My Re-Read Review

Posted February 17, 2017 by Erica / 4 Comments
He Will Be My Ruin: K.A. Tucker || My Re-Read Review

I don’t re-read often, but when I was asked to review the new paperback I was all for it. Having re-read this book has made me want to start re-reading more. It allows you to catch some things you didn’t necessarily see before and it allows you to feel some things you didn’t feel before. It’s quite awesome. Now, into the actual review of the book. This book, even the second time around, was just as thrilling and mind-blowing as before. Even though I knew what was going to happen I was still captivated from beginning to end. The first time I read this one I was completely wrong with what was going on or who did what. Now, with […]

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5 Reasons You Should Read ‘Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World’

Posted February 16, 2017 by Madalyn / 12 Comments
5 Reasons You Should Read ‘Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World’

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World is an absolutely delightful, insightful anthology comprised of essays, poems, illustrations, comics, playlists, and more, all centered around– you guessed it– feminism. I find books like this to be difficult to review, so I thought I’d switch it up and simply list some reasons I think everyone should read this book! five reasons you should read it It’s intersectional AF. Not only does Here We Are address intersectionality and its importance in modern feminism, but the anthology itself just… is intersectional, through and through. From the diverse contributors, to the general stance this book takes on feminist issues, it truly promotes a feminism for all women, not just the exclusionary white feminism we see […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz

Posted February 15, 2017 by Madalyn / 8 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz

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 Honestly, The Gallery of Unfinished Girls sounds like my ideal book. Magical realism + f/f rep? Say no more! Plus, I think the author is local to me, which always makes me even more excited to read an already-highly-anticipated release. Are you also looking forward to The Gallery of Unfinished Girls? What book are you waiting on this week?

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Bookish Giveaway: 2017 ARCs

Posted February 14, 2017 by Christy / 2 Comments

Bookish Giveaway First I want to say Happy Valentine’s Day! I won’t be doing much celebrating today since I have to work :/ but I have some good news for you!  I received a few duplicate copies of some 2017 ARCs and some unsolicited copies so I thought I would do a little giveaway!  Unfortunately, this will be US only due to shipping costs. What you can win: 1 winner will get all 4 of these 2017 ARCs Rules: You must be 13 years or older to enter any giveaways. Note: if you are under 18 you must have a parent’s permission. You must provide a valid email address so that we can contact you if you win All winners […]

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You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando

Posted February 13, 2017 by Christy / 0 Comments
You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando

This book called to me when I read the summary, it sounds exactly like the type of book that I would like.  I mean, a book about a top secret agency? Yes, please! But this book was so much more than I  was hoping for. Reagan is no stranger to lies, in fact lying to the people around her, parents excluded, is pretty much the only thing she’s ever known.  You see, her parents are part of a top secret government agency called the Black Angels.  As you can imagine, living in that world isn’t very safe so Reagan and her family have had to move and switch identities, a lot.  For Reagan though, Ohio is different, these friends are […]

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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 / 8 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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