Month: March 2015

Mar 31
Walled by Anne Tibbets – Review

Walled by Anne Tibbets – Review

Reviews 12 ★★★★½

Walled is the second and final book in this dystopian series. I was really excited when I won a copy of this one, since I absolutely adored the first book. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book, and it turns out that there were some big surprises! The synopsis describes the book really well, so I’m just going to jump straight into my review. What I loved: Painful healing. This book focuses a lot on Naya healing from her experiences on the Line. Just like in the first book, Tibbets doesn’t let her characters off easy. Even though Naya and Ric have been together for a year, raising the girls together (Ric treats them as his own), it’s obvious early on that, Naya still hasn’t been able to bring herself to surrender to Ric romantically. She loves him, but physical expressions of that love are still all tied up with the pain… Read more »


Mar 30
Resounding Truth by Kate Thomas – Feature & Giveaway

Resounding Truth by Kate Thomas – Feature & 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, Kate Thomas has a new paranormal novella out to introduce her Resounding series! I think this is my favorite book that I’ve edited by this author so far! It’s a great story and it has me excited to find out what will happen in this world of vampires and werewolves that she’s created. Technically, this will end up being book 2.5 in the series, but it is really enjoyable on its own and it is a great introduction to the world and the characters of Resounding. Check it out and enter… Read more »


Mar 29
Sunday Post – 3/29/15

Sunday Post – 3/29/15

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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’s been crazy around here! After last week’s gymnastics thing, both my daughter and I got sick. Nothing horrible – just enough to make me drag through my days. Ugh! But, on the good side of things, we’re having our basement finished and it’s nearly done! We’re working on the last finishing touches now – painting, ordering carpet, etc. Actually, I’ve worked on it some, but my husband and kids have done most of it, since I’ve had an editing project I’ve been working on – and I just had to attend a Richelle Mead signing in Naperville (watch for a… Read more »


Mar 26
Max by C.J. Duggan – Review

Max by C.J. Duggan – Review

Reviews 3 ★★★

This novella was fun and I’m glad I read it, but the story didn’t quite entrance me the way the other books in the Summer series have. I loved the book at first, but the ending didn’t feel quite satisfying enough and I never quite felt a connection between the characters. I chalk this up to being one of those cases where a full-length book was needed to really build a relationship – the story just didn’t quite fit into a novella. What I loved: Melanie. I really enjoyed Melanie’s character, and felt for her – she just wanted to move on with her life after her one big mistake and not feel so sheltered all the time. She also wanted Max to see her as something more than his little sister’s friend, but she found herself going about it in all the wrong ways and then kind of getting stuck,… Read more »


Mar 24
Top Ten Books from My Childhood I Want to Revisit

Top Ten Books from My Childhood I Want to Revisit

Reviews 22

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Books from My Childhood/Teen Years that I’d Love to Revisit  This is a fun one! And, actually, one of the beautiful things about having kids that love to read is that I am revisiting a lot of these books! It’s so fun to experience them again through my kids’ eyes. (Of course, most of you bloggers will think these books are from the dark ages, but that’s okay – I can deal with it.) Early MG Favorites These are a few of the first books that I remember loving as a child (beyond picture books, which I don’t really have any specific memories of). I find it interesting that the first books I really remember were all paranormal (or sci-fi/paranormal) – that genre stuck with me! The Girl with the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts – I actually found this one at the library and read it again (along with… Read more »


Mar 23
Why I’m Not Reviewing Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Why I’m Not Reviewing Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Reviews 33

For some reason, it took me a really long time to pick up this final book in the series (even though I’d been loving it) and it’s also taken me a really long time to write a review. I can’t quite explain why, since I really enjoyed the book. But here’s my confession – I’m sitting here just under three weeks later, trying to think of what to say about the book, and I can’t really remember it. Like, at all. Okay, so first of all, shame on me for not reviewing sooner. Obviously, that was an unwise choice. But I’ve had plenty of books that I’ve waited too long to review and I sometimes forget some of the details and have to refresh my memory – but this book, I literally have completely forgotten what happened. And I talked to my mom (who read it right before me) and… Read more »


Mar 22
Sunday Post 3/22/15

Sunday Post 3/22/15

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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): Well, I am sad to say that I didn’t manage to get a discussion post up this week. I’m trying to give myself a bit of grace – I did build a few “miss” weeks into the discussion challenge for this very reason. After all, we can’t be perfect, right? This weekend my daughter’s gym is hosting the level four state gymnastics meet and I got myself roped into doing hospitality again. I’ve been pretty much all day every day since Thursday and I’m exhausted. Let me tell you – feeding 100 hungry coaches and judges (plus even more with the… Read more »


Mar 18
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – Review

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – Review

Reviews 23 ★★★★½

This book is incredibly hard to review because it’s so hard to even describe. The story is told in alternating POV’s. We get Noah’s POV, describing what happens when the twins are 13 years old and starts out when they are still very close. Jude’s POV jumps to when the twins are 16, and we see that a huge rift has formed between them. As the story unfolds, we slowly start to see how this happened – how both small moments and huge events chipped away at their relationship until the gulf between them feels impossible to traverse and they can’t find each other at all anymore. I don’t want to go into the specific plot much because it’s best if you discover it on your own. Instead, I’ll just jump straight into my review. What I LOVED: Artistic, beautiful writing. I absolutely ADORED Noah’s voice – the way he saw his… Read more »


Mar 17
Top Ten Spring Releases on My TBR

Top Ten Spring Releases on My TBR

Reviews 12

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Spring Releases on My TBR  There are some fantastic books coming out this spring!! Here are ten that I’m really looking forward to! (I only had time for pictures today, but you can probably figure out why I’m looking forward to these! Click on the covers to see them on Goodreads.) A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas The Heir by Kiera Cass The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West The Cage by Megan Shepherd The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick Lost World by Kate L. Mary An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout So, what books are you looking forward to?


Mar 16
Chameleon: The Awakening by Maggie Faire – Review

Chameleon: The Awakening by Maggie Faire – Review

Reviews 1 ★★★½

I thought that Chameleon: The Awakening was a unique and interesting fantasy. The story follows Camryn, who has lived with her adoptive parents in a remote setting in order to hide the fact that she has an ability she can’t control – Camryn physically changes to look like anyone she’s near. But Camryn eventually finds out that she is supposed to be the key to the forest people’s survival – and there are many people who are willing to use her to get the outcome that they want. What I enjoyed: The beginning. The book caught my attention right from the very beginning with intriguing forest creatures and a mysterious birth. I was hooked from the start, wondering who these creatures were, and I was immediately moved by their circumstances and the obvious sacrifice that they were making for their unborn child. Unique worldbuilding. Faire came up with a unique and… Read more »