Month: June 2014

Jun 06
Random Reads Review – Of Stardust by February Grace

Random Reads Review – Of Stardust by February Grace

Random Reads, Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: Of Stardust Author: February Grace Release Date: October 28, 2013 Pages: 200 Goodreads Rating: 3.91/5 Stars My Rating: 4/5 Stars My Content Rating: Mature YA/NA (Characters have sex, but it’s not described) Summary from Goodreads:  “Dreams are sacred…” At the age of twenty-six single, geeky bookseller Till Nesbitt inherits the shock of a lifetime: a huge Victorian farmhouse filled with unique tenants, and the knowledge that there is a reason she’s always been different. She’s destined to become a Fairy Godmother, because the skills are written into her DNA. Till embarks on her fairy education at Dreams Come True University with much trepidation, guided on her journey by a unique mentor: a Celtic hybrid with a secret by the name of Gus. When Till falls head over heels for Gus, will she break the most serious law in the Fairy Code, or will the truth of what really happened to Gus’s parents keep them from repeating history?   Of… Read more »


Jun 06
Random Reads Review – The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

Random Reads Review – The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

Random Reads, Reviews 2 ★★★★½

The Golem and the Jinni is a beautifully written tale that combines fantasy with history. It’s a story of life and longing and of the desire to truly break free.  When the book was chosen as my May Random Read, I was excited because I’d had a chance to meet the author and hear her speak about the exhaustive research that she put into this book.  It truly showed.  I was not disappointed! The negatives: Slightly slow in the beginning.  This book is a bit closer to literary fiction than I typically read, which is wonderful – I’m trying to expand my horizons a bit and this book fit the bill perfectly.  But it’s definitely a slow-building story.  I was expecting this to be a story about Chava and Ahmad together, but it was a long time before they even met. The story also seemed to go off on tangents… Read more »


Jun 05
BEA Book Haul & Days 3 & 4 Recap

BEA Book Haul & Days 3 & 4 Recap

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Okay, I think I finally have myself organized enough to post about my last two days of BEA.  If you missed them, check out my posts about days one and two as well.  I met LOTS of new blogger friends and awesome authors!! First off, here’s my book haul.  I already showed you the books that I got on day one from the Bloggers conference.  Here’s everything else I got!! I ended up with a total of 53 Adult/YA books and 20 Middle Grade books (my kids love me right now!).  That should keep me busy for a while!  A few of these will be coming to you, my lovely readers, in an upcoming giveaway.  So keep an eye out for that post! Want a full list?  Here you go: (The ones in bold are the ones I’m most excited about!) Ghost House by Alexandra AdornettoI Want it That Way by Ann AguirreLet’s Get Lost by… Read more »


Jun 02
Best of the Bunch – May 2014

Best of the Bunch – May 2014

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Best of the Bunch is a book blog hop hosted over at Always Lost in Stories on the last day of each month, where we can look back over the books we have read over this past month and give a Best of the Bunch award to our favorite book of that month. May 2014 Thanks to BEA, I’m running late with my Best of the Bunch again this month.  It was definitely worth it! This month I reviewed the following: Seeress by Ednah Walters | Review | Rating: 4/5 Flare by Paul Grzegorzek | Review | Rating 4/5 Shadow Fire by Kimber Leigh Wheaton | Review | Rating 3.5/5 Sucker Literary, Volume III by Hannah R. Goodman | Review | Rating 4.5/5 Mine to Spell by Janeal Falor | Review | Rating 4.5/5 Renegade by Debra Driza | Review | Rating 5/5 Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson | Review | Rating 5/5 Cinder by Marissa Meyer | Review | Rating 4.5/5 Nova & Quinton: No Regrets by Jessica Sorenson | Review | Rating 4/5 Time Trap by Micah Caida | Review 4.5/5 Falling from the Sky by Nikki Godwin | Review | Rating 4.5/5… Read more »


Jun 02
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 6/1/14

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 6/1/14

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead.  Last week on FYFA:I’m posting this a bit late today because I’m still recovering from an exhausting (but awesome) week at BEA!  Sorry if I haven’t been around commenting on your blogs and responding to your comments this week, but this week I’ll be back in full swing!  Here’s what you may have missed this past week on FYFA: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (review) – So excited that I got the sequel to this at BEA!! Starcursed by Nandini Bajpai (review) My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal (review & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win! BEA Recap Day 1 – Find out all about the BEA Blogger Conference! BEA… Read more »