Month: August 2014

Aug 31
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 8/31/14

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 8/31/14

Reviews 11

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: Well, you’ve probably noticed some changes here at Feed Your Fiction Addiction. I moved to WordPress! So far, I’m loving Wp – and the theme and Ultimate Book Blogger plugin from Creative Whim. I’m still working on a few of the kinks with the transfer (I don’t know that I’m going to manage to get my Intense Debate comments moved over – I’m about ready to give up!). But I’m still glad I made the switch. Here’s what you may have missed last week: Gypsy by Trisha Leigh (review & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win a $20 gift card and a… Read more »


Aug 31
Random Reads Review – Scorched by Mari Mancusi

Random Reads Review – Scorched by Mari Mancusi

Random Reads, Reviews 11 ★★★★½

I bought this book when I went to the Barbara Vey Reader’s Luncheon back in April. I have to confess that it was the cover that really drew me in. Mari was super sweet and she was so excited over the cover – the actual hardcover (under the sleeve) is texturized and feels like dragon scales!  Plus it’s awesomely beautiful. I also bought Mancusi’s The Blood Coven Vampires, so watch for a review of that one coming up at some point (has anyone read this series?). Anyway, back to Scorched. I was excited when this one popped up as my Random Read because I’ve been wanting to read it – I’m a big fan of dragon books! The book is told from three perspectives – Trinity, who is Fire Kissed and destined to unleash dragons on the world; and twin brothers Connor and Caleb, who have traveled back in time to… Read more »


Aug 29
Review – How I Fall by Anne Eliot

Review – How I Fall by Anne Eliot

Reviews 13 ★★★★½

I’ve been a big fan of Anne Eliot ever since I read Unmaking Hunter Kennedy, which was just a really sweet, really fun read. So, when I saw that she was going to be signing at BEA, I jumped at the chance to meet her. I thought I’d just be getting a signed copy of Unmaking, but was really happily surprised to see find out that she was giving away ARCs of her newest book as well. Of course, I happily accepted this one and I’m so glad I did! How I Fall was a delightful read that focused on the trials (and joys) of a teenage girl with CP. What I loved: Life with Cerebral Palsy.  One thing that I love about Eliot is the way that she always integrates some sort of issue into her books. Unmaking dealt with depression (though it wasn’t necessarily the center of the… Read more »


Aug 28
ARC Review & Giveaway – The Jewel by Amy Ewing

ARC Review & Giveaway – The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 20 ★★★★

The Jewel is an incredibly intriguing new dystopian/fantasy read (I’m actually not sure what the genre for this one technically is – it felt like a bit of a blend of the two). It follows Violet, who has been forced into the strange life of a surrogate – trained to live among the royalty, but owned like a slave. When she starts her new life, she finds that it is much more dangerous than she imagined. Can she survive the machinations of the royalty she serves? What I loved: Life as a surrogate.  Violet’s life was absolutely fascinating and I was instantly drawn in to her plight. From the age of 12, Violet had been trained as a surrogate. She learned how to live life among the royalty and how to control the auguries – strange powers that, when used, caused immense pain and bleeding. At the age of 16, Violet… Read more »


Aug 27
The New Look!

The New Look!

Reviews 26

Feed Your Fiction Addiction has a new look (and a new URL)! You may have noticed that things look a little different here at FYFA. That’s because I switched over to WordPress! The formatting may still be changing a bit as I work out the kinks and figure out what I do and don’t like. Also, you’ll notice that my older posts are looking a bit bereft – all of my comments are missing!  I’m working on getting my Intense Debate comments moved over, but so far I haven’t had any luck – Ugh! I’m honestly starting to lose hope, but I’m still trying! If you have any feedback about the new format, feel free to share!  Anything you can’t find? Something you’re not crazy about? A new feature you love? Let me know!!


Aug 26
Review & Giveaway – Tested by Janelle Stalder

Review & Giveaway – Tested by Janelle Stalder

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 2 ★★★★

Tested is the newest book in Janelle Stalder’s New Adult Dystopian New World series. This installment brought together Missy and Tyler (who we got glimpses of in the last book). What I loved: Missy and Tyler.  Despite the fact that Missy and Tyler started out with a bit of instalove (but that was started in the last book, so I didn’t have to dwell on it here) and the fact that Tyler was not really himself for part of the book, I found myself really rooting for them as a couple. Stalder had a tricky job here because she had to show us Tyler’s angry, almost monster-like side and still allow us to fall for him. Even when Tyler was living on pure testosterone and instinct, his instinct was to protect Missy. On the other hand, Missy started out as a very timid character, but managed to find her strength… Read more »


Aug 25
Review & Giveaway – Gypsy by Trisha Leigh

Review & Giveaway – Gypsy by Trisha Leigh

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 10 ★★★★

Gypsy was taken in as a baby by a secret group that shelters (and experiments on) children with abilities, who they’ve dubbed the Cavies. But while Gypsy’s friends have impressive abilities like invisibility, super speed, and the ability to set things on fire, Gypsy can only see the age at which someone will die when she touches them. This ability is not only not particularly useful, but it makes Gypsy constantly feel like she’s walking among the almost-dead. She would love nothing more than to live a normal life. But when the Cavies are “rescued” from their captors and forced out into the real world where they have to pretend to have no abilities at all, Gypsy suddenly isn’t so sure how well she can adapt to the outside world after all.To make things more complicated, just as Gypsy is settling in, someone attacks the Cavies and injects them with… Read more »


Aug 24
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 8/24/14

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 8/24/14

Sunday Post 0

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:Can’t believe that the school year is almost here!  Since I homeschool, that means I’ve got to get myself in gear.  Hopefully you won’t see much of a slow down here at FYFA, but there might be a slight decrease in posts at the beginning of the school year.  Here’s what  you may have missed last week: Top Ten Books I HAVE to Read – The books that get recommended to me most often. Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb (review) Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop – Enter to win one of 11 different books (3 winners!) and then follow the hop to win lots more! Guardians: The Girl by Lola StVil… Read more »


Aug 23
Review – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Review – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Reviews 3 ★★★

Title:  To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Series: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1 Author: Jenny Han Release Date: April 15, 2014 Pages: 288 Goodreads Rating: 4.06/5 Stars My Rating: 3/5 Stars My Content Rating: PG-13 (Some references to sex, but nothing shown) Summary from Goodreads: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all. I… Read more »


Aug 22
5 Star Review – The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

5 Star Review – The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Reviews 6 ★★★★★

Title:  The Way of Kings Series: The Stormlight Archive #1 Author: Brandon Sanderson Release Date: 2010 Pages: 1007 Goodreads Rating: 4.6/5 Stars My Rating: 5/5 Stars My Content Rating: PG-13 (Some violence and small references to sex) Summary from Goodreads: Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soiless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them. One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical… Read more »