Year: 2015

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer – Review

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer – Review

***NOTE: This review is for the second book in a series and may contain spoilers for Cinder, the first book. Click here to read my review of Cinder.*** I really enjoyed Cinder, but for some reason I wasn’t all that desperate to read the second book in this series. I don’t exactly know why except that I think I wasn’t crazy about the idea that Scarlet would focus on different characters (and a different fairy tale). Well, […]

Posted April 7, 2015 in Reviews / 45 Comments
March Wrap-Up and Best of the Bunch

March Wrap-Up and Best of the Bunch

My Goings On in March: I edited a paranormal novella by Kate Thomas called Resounding Truth (you can win a copy of it HERE) and started editing Baited by Ali Parker. I attended a Richelle Mead author event – such fun! My daughter finished out the gymnastics season. She still trains just as much, but competitions are over! Yay for more free time! Most Popular Posts: Google Analytics seemed to go a little crazy sometime this month […]

Posted April 6, 2015 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 32 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 4/4/15

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 4/4/15

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. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and gets to spend a fun day with family!! (If you don’t celebrate Easter, I hope you just have an all-around wonderful day anyway!) Last week […]

Posted April 5, 2015 in Sunday Post / 23 Comments
The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow – Review & Giveaway

The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow – Review & Giveaway

The Secret Diamond Sisters was a fun read, full of glitz and glamour and a life of privilege (with some back-stabbing and intrigue on the side). The story follows the three Diamond sisters, who discover that their father is a billionaire hotel tycoon. When their mother ends up in rehab, the sisters head to Vegas, where they have to adjust to a whole new world. The story is told from four perspectives: the three Diamond sisters […]

Posted April 4, 2015 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 5 Comments
Richelle Mead Book Signing Event Recap

Richelle Mead Book Signing Event Recap

Last Friday, I headed to Anderson’s Bookshop for the Richelle Mead book signing. I was so excited to meet her and to get the final book of the Bloodlines series. Those of you who read my blog all the time know that Adrian is one of my all-time favorite book boyfriends (honestly, even with VA, I was pretty much Team Adrian all the way), so I’m really excited to read more of him! (The only reason I […]

Posted April 3, 2015 in Book Events / 24 Comments
Released by S.J. Pajonas – Review

Released by S.J. Pajonas – Review

***NOTE: This review is for the second book in a series and may contain spoilers for Removed, the first book. Click here to read my review of Removed.*** Released is the second book in Pajonas’s unique dystopian Nojiku series. I’ve been loving this series, especially because it’s based on Japanese culture, which I’ve found incredibly interesting. I was happy to see that this second book lives up to the first! This book picks up right where Removed […]

Posted April 2, 2015 in Reviews / 8 Comments
Why We’ve Banned Books in our Household

Why We’ve Banned Books in our Household

I realize that this might be a bit controversial, but my husband and I have made kind of a big decision when it comes to our kids. We’ve banned books (hopefully temporarily). Obviously, I love to read, and I feel like reading is great for adults, but lately I’ve started to worry about its effects on my kids. Here’s the thing – we’ve noticed lately that reading has become a big issue in our house. […]

Posted April 1, 2015 in April Fools, Let's Discuss / 61 Comments
April 2015 Discussion Challenge Link-up (& Giveaway)

April 2015 Discussion Challenge Link-up (& Giveaway)

Welcome to the April monthly link-up for the 2015 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! We have been thrilled with the response to this challenge! We’ve been having such an amazing time discussing books with all of you! The winner of our February discussion challenge link-up was Eileen @ BookCatPin. She chose a pre-order of A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah […]

Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard – Review

Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard – Review

This book is really tough to review because I loved it, right up until the very end, when I thought, “Wait? That’s it?” Still, I’ve given myself a little time to ponder it, and I think I’m okay with the abrupt ending – mostly. The book follows Jory, whose family is preparing for – something. He’s never really quite sure what – he just knows that his stepfather is sure that something bad is coming, and that […]

Posted April 1, 2015 in Reviews / 13 Comments
Sunday Post – 3/29/15

Sunday Post – 3/29/15

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 […]

Posted March 29, 2015 in Sunday Post / 22 Comments