Style by Chelsea M. Cameron

Posted May 25, 2017 by Madalyn / 6 Comments
Style by Chelsea M. Cameron

Huge thank you to author Chelsea Cameron for being generous enough to send me e-copies of her books for review! Style was exactly the fluffy, happy f/f story that I didn’t realize I so desperately needed. The plot is pretty uncomplicated: it follows two high school seniors– Stella, a cheerleader, and Kyle, a nerd– as they meet in their AP English class and begin to fall for one another. It was like a cheesy 2000’s rom-com, but f/f! AKA a much-needed addition to queer YA, in my eyes. I really loved the coming out journey that both girls went through over the course of the story. Stella has known she was gay for quite some time, but was planning on […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

Posted May 24, 2017 by Madalyn / 2 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

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 In case you’re new here, hi, Victoria/V.E. Schwab is my favorite author. That in and of itself makes me excited for every book she publishes (her writing, especially her characterization, is just SO GOOD), but I’m particularly anxious to get my hands on Our Dark Duet! This Savage Song was one of my favorite reads of last year, and I can’t wait to read the conclusion to this duology. I’m excited to see more of this world and […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bee’s Favorite Summer Reads

Posted May 23, 2017 by Bee / 4 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a Summer Reads Freebie! I decided to share with you my favorite books that are perfect to read in the summer. Mostly contemporary, of course. But there’s one Fantasy that snuck in there. In no particular order: – The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills – Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley – My Seventh Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin – Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum – The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner – Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – How To Repair a Mechanical Heart […]

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One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus

Posted May 22, 2017 by Christy / 2 Comments
One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus

I’m sure by this point we all know I have a thing for thrillers, correct? So of course when I read the summary for One of Us is Lying I knew that I just had to read it.  It sounded exactly like my type of book so when I got approved for an e-ARC, I immediately jumped right in. While I liked this book and the suspense while reading, it was so hard for me to keep the POVs straight since it alternates between four different point of views.  Normally, I wouldn’t have struggled with this as much, but when you combine that many POVs with a timeline of events that I should’ve been paying attention to, it kind of […]

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Weekly Novel Rewind (2)

Posted May 20, 2017 by Madalyn / 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. Life Updates Madalyn: Happy Saturday, everyone! This week flew by. I got home from my parents’ house in Florida on Tuesday– I had such a nice time while I was home. I got in some beach time, lots of coffee, and lots of quality time with my parents. And, most importantly, I got in some solid reading time! Since I got home, I’ve mostly just been working and spending time with friends. Bee: My week wasn’t all that great to be honest. Aside from my still on-going mental problems, my mom had surgery on her foot […]

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Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger

Posted May 19, 2017 by Bee / 7 Comments
Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger

Bee’s Thoughts   Well I’m not entirely sure how to feel about this book, to be honest. I liked parts of it a lot… But then there are other parts that I really didn’t like that really kept me from enjoying this book more than I wanted to. With that also comes that I completely did not relate to the characters at all. Which is tragic, let’s be honest. To start off, I’d like to mention that I was not aware this was going to be a series when I started reading this book. So when I finished, that cliffhanger caught me completely off guard. It’s also very unfair because what the hell? How can you end a book like […]

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Mini Reviews: Recent Romance Reads!

Posted May 18, 2017 by Madalyn / 6 Comments
Mini Reviews: Recent Romance Reads!

Hi, everyone! I’m here today to bring you another edition of mini reviews. I have three recent (and diverse) romance reads that I enjoyed and wanted to share my thoughts about. Romance is typically a genre I steer clear of, but these three books all piqued my interest, and I’d heard fantastic things about them from those I trust. I’m so glad I decided to pick them up! I highly recommend you check all of these out! Second Kiss was an adorable, f/f second chance romance. It follows our main character, Daisy, who has recently dropped out of college and moved back to her small Maine hometown. She has a job she loves at a local cafe and bakery. One day, […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan

Posted May 17, 2017 by Bee / 7 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan

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. Bee’s waiting on… why i’m waiting YA Contemporary remains my go-to favorite genre and I am a sucker for books with a male protagonist. On top of that I really enjoyed Love and Other Foreign Words last year. This one sounds like it’s perfect for me and I can’t wait to read it. Are you excited for The Lake Effect? What book are you waiting on this week?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Recommend to My Mom

Posted May 16, 2017 by Madalyn / 14 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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