Year: 2015

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers – 5 Star Review!

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers – 5 Star Review!

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 […]

Posted February 20, 2015 in Reviews / 17 Comments
Review – Removed by S.J. Pajonas

Review – Removed by S.J. Pajonas

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 […]

Posted February 17, 2015 in Reviews / 24 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 2/15/15

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 2/15/15

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 was my birthday this week!! Make sure that you head over and enter my birthday and blogoversary giveaway. I got a new computer, which […]

Posted February 15, 2015 in Sunday Post / 12 Comments
Let’s Discuss – Why I LOVE my library!

Let’s Discuss – Why I LOVE my library!

I have never really realized until recently how lucky I am to have access to such an amazing library. I’ve seen posts about the library systems in other places and I’ve been horrified. There are places where you have to pay for your library? Pay to put a book on hold? Pay for inter-library loan? I’m SO spoiled!!  My library is like a bookish heaven, and I’m really thankful for it. First of all, it has […]

Posted February 14, 2015 in Let's Discuss / 52 Comments
Review – Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Review – Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Since You’ve Been Gone is a story about friendship and learning to be your own person and take risks in life. It follows Emily, who doesn’t know who she is without her best friend Sloane. She has spent the last two years living in her friend’s shadow (mostly by choice), so when Sloane disappears and leaves Emily with only a strange list of things she has to accomplish, Emily feels like she has to tackle the list […]

Posted February 13, 2015 in Reviews / 27 Comments
A Birthday & Blogoversary Giveaway!!

A Birthday & Blogoversary Giveaway!!

Today is my birthday!! I’m 41, but I’m trying not to dwell on that (at least not too much – I remember when 40 seemed really old! It’s all a matter of perspective!) And, since it was also my two year blogoversary at the beginning of the month, I woke up this morning thinking that a celebration was in order! And what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway? In the last two years, […]

Posted February 11, 2015 in Giveaways (Ended) / 105 Comments
Review – The 100 by Kass Morgan

Review – The 100 by Kass Morgan

I was a little late to the CW TV show. I just basically marathoned the entire first season and half of the second season over Christmas break. And, of course, after watching the show, I was curious to read the book that had started it all. I had heard that the book and the show were quite different, so I was prepared for that going in. There’s no Finn or Raven in the books, Wells […]

Posted February 9, 2015 in Reviews / 26 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 2/8/15

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 2/8/15

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): This week was much calmer than last week. I completed editing The Core by Kate Thomas (L.A. Starkey) – it will be featured on my […]

Posted February 8, 2015 in Sunday Post / 6 Comments
Let’s Discuss – I’m a Series Failure

Let’s Discuss – I’m a Series Failure

Lately, I’ve been noticing that I am HORRIBLE at finishing series, and I started thinking about why. And I realized something – it’s all about the fact that my reading habits have changed dramatically since I started blogging a couple of years ago. I never used to know about all of the latest releases. I heard about books kind of randomly – often when I saw them at the library or when a friend mentioned […]

Posted February 7, 2015 in Let's Discuss / 68 Comments
Review, Giveaway & Author Top Ten List – Racing Hearts by Laura Lascarso

Review, Giveaway & Author Top Ten List – Racing Hearts by Laura Lascarso

Racing Hearts is a great start to a series of novellas that feature romance and race car driving. I haven’t read very many serial novellas, so this was a bit new for me, but I enjoyed getting to know the characters for this series and I’m eager to read more! What I enjoyed: Jesse. Jesse is one of those characters who is just instantly likable. He’s working hard to take care of his family after his […]