Month: February 2015

Feb 28
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers – Review

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers – Review

Reviews 11 ★★★★½

I am a huge fan of this series! I’m so glad that I found it! The final book in the series focuses on Annith, who desperately wants to flee the “destiny” that the abbess has set before her – to become the new Seer. What I loved: Tangled webs. This book has the most twists and turns of any in the series. Annith discovers a lot about her own background in this book and we learn it right along with her. Now I do have to say that there were some twists (especially those about Annith’s background) that I saw coming – I do tend to figure out twists in books pretty consistently though. And there was one major twist that I didn’t see coming – it was a big surprise, and I LOVED it!! Balthazar and the Hellequin. My favorite parts of this book were the parts that involved Balthazar and the Hellequin. The… Read more »


Feb 27
Why I LOVE Books that Make Me Cry – Let’s Discuss

Why I LOVE Books that Make Me Cry – Let’s Discuss

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I am a total sucker for books that make me cry. If a book makes me sob, all the better – it’s done it’s job well!! On my birthday, did I choose to read a cheery, happy book? Oh no. I spent the night of my birthday sobbing while reading All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. And I loved it! There is just something about reading a book that can make me feel so deeply – it’s cathartic. Pain can be therapeutic in a lot of ways – especially when you can live through it vicariously through the lives of fictional characters. I love to be bowled over by a book and then stomped on a few times. Masochistic? Yeah, probably. But in all the best ways! I cry while reading A LOT. But, here are a few books that stand out to me because I remember that they… Read more »


Feb 26
Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton – Review

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton – Review

Reviews 20 ★★★

This book is a little bit hard to review because there were parts of it that I really enjoyed and parts that frustrated me a bit. The book had quite a few mysteries, and I didn’t even understand all of them 100% by the end, but I was actually mostly okay with that. I understood enough that I didn’t feel completely lost, and I enjoyed unraveling some of the mysteries as the book went along. My main issue with the book was that I just didn’t like the characters that much – and I have trouble with unlikable characters. The story follows Quin, John and Shinobu, who are all training to become Seekers. They have been taught that Seekers are sort of like superheroes who use their special weapons and their ability to travel There to save the world. (There is sort of a rip in the space-time continuum that allows the Seekers… Read more »


Feb 25
Howl at the Moon by L.A. Starkey – Spotlight & Giveaway

Howl at the Moon by L.A. Starkey – Spotlight & Giveaway

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Those of you who are regular followers of my blog know that, in addition to being a blogger, I’m also a freelance editor. I don’t post reviews of the books that I edit (since it would seem like a conflict of interest), but I DO love to feature them here on Feed Your Fiction Addiction from time to time. Well, L.A. Starkey has just released her newest middle grade novel! This is a fun paranormal tale, perfect for older middle graders or younger YA (and especially for boys, who don’t have a lot of MG books geared toward them!). I know what you’re thinking – didn’t you just feature another release by this author? Yep! And I’ll be featuring another release on Monday! (Now you see why I’ve been an editing machine lately – she keeps me busy!! Love it!) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: L.A. Starkey is the author of the upcoming Soul Keeper… Read more »


Feb 23
Just Pru by Anne Pfeffer – Review

Just Pru by Anne Pfeffer – Review

Reviews 16 ★★★★½

Just Pru is a delightfully quirky contemporary novel with humor and heart! The book follows Pru, a twenty-five year old woman who suffers from anxiety, who sets off on her own for the first time after having been sheltered her whole life. The synopsis describes the book well, so I’ll just straight into my review! What I loved: Pru. Pru is an extremely humorous, quirky character (she had me chuckling throughout the book), but Pfeffer manages to tell her story in a way that’s also poignant and emotionally compelling. Pru has lived an extremely sheltered life. She suffers from intense anxiety and sometimes depression, and because of this, her parents have always seen her as fragile and somewhat incompetent. Or perhaps she suffers from anxiety and depression because her parents have always treated her this way – it’s hard to tell for sure – Pru’s parents are crazy enough that they would surely drive anyone to neuroses. Pru… Read more »


Feb 22
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 2/22/2015

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 2/22/2015

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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 (and in my life): Not much new here this week, except that I’ve been scrambling to meet editing deadlines while my son battled the stomach flu (which meant we all got very little sleep for a few days). Sigh … Here’s what you may have missed this past week: Removed by S.J. Pajonas (review) Gathering Frost by Kaitlyn Davis (blitz & giveaway) Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (review) BEA or the Other Guys – Let’s Discuss – Which book conferences are the best? Next week on FYFA: Just Pru by Anne Pfeffer (review) Howl at the Moon by L.A. Starkey (feature & giveaway) Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers (review)… Read more »


Feb 21
BEA or the Other Guys – Let’s Discuss

BEA or the Other Guys – Let’s Discuss

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I’m definitely planning on going to a major book conference this year, but I’m not positive if I should head to BEA (the tried and true) or attend one of those other guys – the other major book conferences. **************** So, BEA is coming up in May, of course. If you’re not sure what BEA is, check out my recap posts about BEA 2014. Last year was my first year attending the conference and I LOVED it! I honestly think that the best part about it was meeting other bloggers and getting to know them. It really made me feel like a part of the blogging community for the first time. I still keep in touch with a lot of the bloggers that I met there and there was just a certain excitement about being involved in something so HUGE! Now, I am 99% sure that I’m heading back to… Read more »


Feb 20
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers – 5 Star Review!

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers – 5 Star Review!

Reviews 17 ★★★★★

It’s official. I love this series. I don’t know what took me so long to catch up with the rest of the world (actually yes, I do – TIME – there just isn’t time to read ALL the books!), but I am so glad that I did! This second book follows Sybella. Her story is woven together with Ismae’s, so we get to learn some of the things that were going on with Sybella while the later events in book one were happening, and then we see where the story goes from there. I personally loved Sybella’s story – it may have been my favorite of the three. It’s a little darker than the first book in the series, but it still has all of the things I loved from book one – fantastic worldbuilding, a rich history, twists and turns, romance, and characters with depth! What I loved: Sybella’s… Read more »


Feb 17
Review – Removed by S.J. Pajonas

Review – Removed by S.J. Pajonas

Reviews 24 ★★★★

Removed is an incredibly unique dystopian novel that is steeped in Japanese culture. I read a blog post where the reviewer was just raving about this series, and I just knew I needed to pick it up. I’m so glad I did!! The book takes place in a futuristic version of Earth where global warming has ravaged the world and killed off much of the population. People have been living in domes, but they have been working toward relocating to another planet to start again. The book follows Sanaa who learns that she has a unique role to play in this new colonization. What I loved: The unique setting. This book was set in a dystopian world where the environment has been compromised so greatly that the remaining world population is living in a series of connected domes to protect them from the elements. Because the Japanese had the advanced technologies… Read more »


Feb 15
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 2/15/15

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 2/15/15

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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 (and in my life): It was my birthday this week!! Make sure that you head over and enter my birthday and blogoversary giveaway. I got a new computer, which I’ll tell you all about in a future discussion – it’s really awesome! Other than that, it was a pretty normal week. I did a different discussion than what I had planned (yeah, I reserve the right to change pretty much anything I say is going to happen, ’cause things change around here, and I just never know) – I decided that I wanted to post something more cheerful! Here’s what you may have missed this past… Read more »