Month: April 2016

Apr 30
Hex Hall Series by Rachel Hawkins – Audiobook Series Review

Hex Hall Series by Rachel Hawkins – Audiobook Series Review

Reviews 11 ★★★★½

I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect with this series. Honestly, I saw that the library had the audiobook series, and I thought, “Hey, why not?” Turns out, I ended up enjoying this series much more than I expected to! What Fed My Addiction: A very snarky MC. I’ve always been a fan of snarky teenage MCs. As a mom, I should probably be irritated with Sophie’s constant sarcastic remarks, but nope – I enjoyed it the whole way through the series. Sophie handles difficult situations with snarky humor, so instead of getting overly emotional or angsty when things go wrong (which they do throughout the series!) she just cracks sarcastic jokes – I can relate!! I never got tired of Sophie’s voice, and while she definitely grew throughout the series, she never lost her “Sophieness” – which I appreciated. The secondary characters! There were lots of secondary characters in this series… Read more »


Apr 29
Do Author Bios Ever Make You Want to Read a Book?

Do Author Bios Ever Make You Want to Read a Book?

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I recently got a publicity email from Clean Teen Reads that caught my attention. First off, I have to mention that the cover of one of the books featured was the first thing that caught my eye. I get promo emails from publishers all the time, and I often just kind of skim through them and hit Delete – there has to be something compelling to make me take a closer look, and I will fully admit that a pretty cover is often that “thing” that does the trick. What can I say, I totally judge a book by its cover! Anyway, in this particular instance, I was drawn in enough to read the author bio. And something about this bio just made me HAVE to read this book … ABOUT JENNIFER DERRICK: Jennifer Derrick became a writer at the age of six when her parents bought her a child’s typewriter… Read more »


Apr 28
Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn – Review

Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn – Review

Reviews 12 ★★★★

This book was just all sorts of fun, but I have to warn you not to take it too seriously. It’s full of irreverent humor, to be sure. (You don’t often see books that poke fun of characters who have been victims of a grisly murder, but this one does). If you’re okay with that, then this book will suit you just fine! What Fed My Addiction: Wishes gone wild! My favorite part of this book was seeing all of the crazy ways that Lennie’s classmates’ wishes came true. Since no one was taking their wishes very seriously and Lennie had no idea that she was actually granting them, most of the kids made ridiculous wishes that teenagers would think were funny and sometimes Lennie paraphrased them in ways that made them even crazier. The results were spectacularly goofy and often utterly ridiculous. (Like I said, this book does NOT take itself… Read more »


Apr 27
April Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

April Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

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It’s time for the April Wrap-Up Round-Up! The March giveaway was hosted by Karen over at Kissin’ Blue Karen! There are a couple days left to enter, so hop over there if you haven’t yet!! Thanks so much, Karen!! This is the link-up for our April wrap-up posts. If you don’t already know about the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, read the information below: Every month, at the end of the month, I’ll put up a monthly wrap-up link-up post where everyone can link up their month end posts. There are no specific requirements for what needs to be in your post, as long as you have a book blog and your  wrap-up summarizes your month in some way.   Then, one week later, I’ll create a giveaway that encourages people to visit YOUR month end link-ups, giving entries for commenting and/or sharing.   Anyone can participate in the giveaway – you won’t have to actually… Read more »


Apr 25
Bite-Sized Reviews – Ready Player One, Burning Glass and A Daring Sacrifice

Bite-Sized Reviews – Ready Player One, Burning Glass and A Daring Sacrifice

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 10 ★★★★★

A few quick reviews of some books I haven’t gotten around to reviewing yet. Kind of a mixed bag this week, but one clear winner! Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Published by Random House in 8/2011 Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian Pages: 374 Source: Purchased My content rating: YA (Some talk of sex and mention of prostitution) My rating: In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the  OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by… Read more »


Apr 24
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 4/24/16

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 4/24/16

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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): Finished up a proofread this week (have to confess that this one felt like a LONG project – not my favorite). AND I welcomed my mom to the blog! We posted our first dual review. We still have to figure out the best way to make dual reviews flow well, but I think it was a pretty good first attempt. 🙂 Here’s what you may have missed this past week: BEA is Coming Soon! What You Need to Know. (BEA Tips) – I’ve added several more useful links to this, so check it out! (And keep checking because I plan to keep… Read more »


Apr 23
Dual Review – Soundless by Richelle Mead

Dual Review – Soundless by Richelle Mead

Reviews 25 ★★★★

Welcome to our first dual review here at Feed Your Fiction Addiction! My mom and I are both going to share our thoughts on the book Soundless. Hopefully you’ll enjoy getting two different perspectives! The Story This is the first time I have written a review and I’m both excited and a little overwhelmed. This book is about a village of people who are all deaf. They have no idea why their community has been totally deaf for generations. They live on the top of a mountain cut off from the rest of the world. Rock slides have blocked their paths off the mountaintop and there is no fertile ground so they have no resources for food. They survive by mining and sending the precious metals down to the village below via a zipline in return for small amounts of food, barely enough to survive. There are three jobs:  Artist, Miner… Read more »


Apr 22
Meet My Mom!

Meet My Mom!

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Tomorrow, I’m going to be posting a dual review of Soundless. The review will be written by me … and my mom!! But first I thought it would be nice to introduce you to my mom. I’ve been trying to convince her for quite some time that she should join me here at the blog. After all she reads pretty much all the same books that I do! She insists she can’t write. What do I say to that? Pshaw!!! She gave birth to me, didn’t she? (Of course, by that logic, I should be a fantastic video game player … hmmm …) Anyway, without further ado, meet my mom. Oh, I guess I should tell you her name so you don’t have to go around calling her Nicole’s Mom all the time (though, sadly, she’s kind of used to that). So, meet Gay! Incidentally, this is a horrible picture of me, but… Read more »


Apr 21
Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto – Review

Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto – Review

Reviews 9 ★★★★

Revenge and the Wild is one of the most unique books I’ve read – a steampunk, Western, fantasy (or urban fantasy?) mash-up that packs a definite punch! Yes, there’s a lot going on, but I kind of loved all of it, so I didn’t mind that. The synopsis of this book explains it pretty perfectly, so I’m not going to bother repeating it here. Instead, I’ll just jump right into my review … What Fed My Addiction: Cannibals! Seriously, when was the last time you read a really good cannibal book? Can’t think of of one? Guess you’ll have to read RatW! This book was kind of dark and gritty (and occasionally a little gross), but still a really fun read. That seems like a pretty impressive accomplishment to me. The creatures. Cannibals were only one dangerous type of presence in this world. There were also vampires, elves, werewolves, trolls and other… Read more »


Apr 19
BEA is Coming Soon! What You Need to Know. (BEA Tips)

BEA is Coming Soon! What You Need to Know. (BEA Tips)

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So, this will be my second trip to BEA (I headed to NY in 2014), and I thought it would be good to share some of the wisdom I gained from going last time. I realized that there will be a lot of newbies headed to BEA this year, since some people who haven’t been able to make it to NY will be able to make it to Chicago. BE PREPARED TO WAIT (AND CHAT WITH PEOPLE) BEA is mostly waiting in lines. I just want to set this expectation for all you newbies. You will be waiting in lines for autographing, waiting for galley drops, waiting to get tickets for autographing sessions … 99% of what you will be doing at BEA is waiting. For really popular authors or signings, lines start forming an hour and a half ahead of the autographing time. Even for galley drops, lines often start an… Read more »