Year: 2015

ARC Review – Inked by Eric Smith

ARC Review – Inked by Eric Smith

Inked is a fun fantasy story that starts out really strong, but loses a little bit of it’s flair as it moves along (at least for me). Overall, I still did really enjoy the book, though. I loved the concept, and I enjoyed the characters, but I found my interest waning a bit in certain parts. Here’s more of an explanation why: What I enjoyed: The tattoos. I loved the concept of this book – that people […]

Posted January 15, 2015 in Reviews / 18 Comments
Let’s Discuss – The Irresistible Pull of ARCs

Let’s Discuss – The Irresistible Pull of ARCs

Let’s face it. I have plenty of books to read. I don’t need more. Really, shouldn’t the shelves full of books be enough to satisfy me? But then I go to an event or click onto NetGalley or Edelweiss … and there are all these books. They’re calling to me. It’s like there’s a magnetic pull, and I can’t resist them … At BEA, I felt like I was really using restraint. I was making […]

Posted January 14, 2015 in Let's Discuss / 70 Comments
Top Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2014

Top Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2014

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To There are definitely WAY more than 10 of these, but these are the first ten I thought of! (I tried to only include books that were released earlier in the year.)   Alienated by Melissa Landers – Why haven’t I read this book yet? I’ve been in love with it ever since I saw the cover, and it seems like everyone has really […]

Posted January 13, 2015 in Top Ten Tuesday / 50 Comments
Review – Jackaby by William Ritter

Review – Jackaby by William Ritter

I’ve heard Jackaby described as a fun cross between Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who, and I think that description really does do it justice. It’s Sherlock Holmes with a paranormal twist. The book takes place in the late 1800’s and is told from the point of view of Abigail, a young woman who has come to America looking for adventure. Abigail has spent her life wanting to follow in her father’s footsteps – he’s an […]

Posted January 12, 2015 in Reviews / 29 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 1/11/15

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 1/11/15

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): Well, here we are in 2015! Whew! It feels like there’s so much to catch up on right now. I love reading all of the […]

Posted January 11, 2015 in Sunday Post / 19 Comments
ARC Review – When by Victoria Laurie

ARC Review – When by Victoria Laurie

I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from When, but I loved the concept, so I thought I’d give it a try. This book was an emotionally impactful, exciting YA mystery with a paranormal twist (and just a hint of romance), and the blend ended up being just about perfect! Maddie can see when a person is going to die – she sees their deathdate floating on their forehead. Maddie’s mother has her using her […]

Posted January 9, 2015 in Reviews / 27 Comments
Let’s Discuss – Online Identity: Who are You Online?

Let’s Discuss – Online Identity: Who are You Online?

Lauren over at Shooting Star Mag asked me recently to help her spread the word about the recently released movie, Ask Me Anything. The movie was written and directed by Allison Burnett, who wrote the novel it was based on, Undiscovered Gyrl. Now, I have to say that I haven’t read the book or seen the movie, so I can’t really say much about either, except to say that I’m intrigued (and I love Britt Robertson), so I’ll […]

Posted January 8, 2015 in Let's Discuss / 46 Comments
ARC Review – The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

ARC Review – The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

This was my first Holly Black book, and I’m starting to see what all the fuss is about. Black has an amazing ability to create a fantastical world and tie it into our own – I loved how the fae world collided with the “real” world in this book! What I LOVED: The small town feel mixed with magic. I loved how Black managed to take this realistic-feeling small town and turn it into something extraordinary. Fairfold […]

Posted January 7, 2015 in Reviews / 21 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 1/4/14

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 1/4/14

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, here we are in 2015! Whew! It feels like there’s so much to catch up on right now. I love reading all of the […]

Posted January 4, 2015 in Sunday Post / 7 Comments
2014 End of Year Book Survey

2014 End of Year Book Survey

   Jamie over at The Perpetual Page Turner has once again created her annual End of Year Book Survey and I thought I’d join in the fun! 2014 Reading Stats Number Of Books You Read: 205 I know it says 206, but I noticed that one book was duplicated in the list. If you want to see all the books I read (bigger than tiny pictures) click on the picture and you’ll be brought to my […]

Posted January 2, 2015 in Let's Discuss, Monthly Recap / 19 Comments