Year: 2015

Review – Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Review – Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen is an exhilarating ride. This book has all of the elements that fantasy lovers adore – magic, power struggles, deception, political intrigue, uprisings … and plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes! What I enjoyed: The characters. I felt a real connection to pretty much all of the characters in this book, which is probably the main reason that I loved it so much. Mare has spent her life […]

Posted February 5, 2015 in Reviews / 37 Comments
January Wrap-Up and Best of the Bunch

January Wrap-Up and Best of the Bunch

My Goings On in January: In December and January, I marathoned the first two seasons of The 100. I’m loving this show and glad to be caught up to the rest of the world! I finished up editing Dare by Allie Juliette Mousseau (an NA book that got rave reviews and even made it to spot #61 on the USA Today Best Sellers list!) I finished a first edit for the first book in a new series […]

Posted February 2, 2015 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 19 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 2/1/15

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 2/1/15

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 crazy, as predicted (in last week’s Sunday Post). I ran hospitality for my daughter’s home gymnastics meet, feeding probably 200 people over […]

Posted February 1, 2015 in Sunday Post / 18 Comments
February 2015 Discussion Challenge Link-up (& Giveaway)

February 2015 Discussion Challenge Link-up (& Giveaway)

Welcome to the February monthly link-up for the 2015 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! We are seriously blown away by the response to January’s link ups! You guys came up with some amazing topics, and we have enjoyed reading them, so keep ’em coming! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want […]

Let’s Discuss – I Wasn’t Stressed About Blogging Until I Found Out I Was Doing it Wrong

Let’s Discuss – I Wasn’t Stressed About Blogging Until I Found Out I Was Doing it Wrong

Okay, I have to start off by saying that I don’t really think I’m blogging wrong (but that got your attention, right?).  But I was inspired to write this post because I do sometimes feel under pressure to blog a certain way (or to avoid blogging a certain way) and I start to stress out when I feel like I’m not making everyone happy. And here’s the thing – THAT’S ALL ON ME. Because the reality is, you can’t please […]

Posted January 29, 2015 in Let's Discuss / 81 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 1/25/15

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 1/25/15

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 has been exhausting, mostly because I have a million things all going on at once. Trying to finish up a first edit, getting […]

Posted January 25, 2015 in Sunday Post / 22 Comments
Let’s Discuss – Why Authors Write Insta-Love (No, Really – I Think I Know)

Let’s Discuss – Why Authors Write Insta-Love (No, Really – I Think I Know)

We all know that insta-love is one of the biggest bookish sins. Almost everyone hates it. Really, when was the last time you read a book with insta-love and thought, “I’m so glad those characters fell in love as soon as they met. I hate it when characters wait a whole week or two before they really fall for each other”? Um, never. (Though, I did do a post awhile back about whether or not […]

Posted January 24, 2015 in Let's Discuss / 48 Comments
Review & Giveaway – Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Review & Giveaway – Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the Happily Ever After is a fun, romantic read that’s pretty much right on par with its predecessors. While this story is a bit different than the first two (since it explores Isla and Josh’s relationship after they become a couple instead of focusing solely on them getting together), I felt like this book was a fitting end to the series. What I enjoyed: Isla and Josh. Just like we’ve come to expect from Perkins, Isla […]

Posted January 22, 2015 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 41 Comments
Review – Split Second by Kasie West

Review – Split Second by Kasie West

I was surprised (and actually a little worried) when I read the back of this book (which wasn’t as detailed as the actual blurb) – it sounded like it would focus on Laila instead of on Addie. But my fears were unfounded. The book actually switched back and forth between Laila’s and Addie’s POVs, so we got to learn a lot more about Laila while, at the same time, her story was entwined with Addie’s. […]

Posted January 19, 2015 in Reviews / 28 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 1/18/15

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 1/18/15

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): I hope everyone’s having a good start to their year. I feel like I’m finally getting back into gear – busy, but nothing more than […]

Posted January 18, 2015 in Sunday Post / 46 Comments