Month: July 2016

Jul 31
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 7/31/16

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 7/31/16

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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): Well, it’s official – our Spanish exchange student Carmen has headed home. She was here for three weeks and we did so many amazing things. In my July wrap-up, I’ll share some pictures of our fun adventures! Today, we sent my oldest off to Japanese immersion camp for two weeks. He is incredibly excited – right now he adores all things Japanese! I’m hoping to have a bit more time to blog and visit the blogosphere in August, but I also have to prepare for my homeschool classes, which are starting soon – this has been one crazy summer! (As you can tell… Read more »


Jul 30
July Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

July Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

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It’s time for the July Wrap-Up Round-Up! The June giveaway was hosted right here on Feed Your Fiction Addiction. There’s still a few more hours to enter! This is the link-up for our July 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 link up in order to participate.   I also plan… Read more »


Jul 29
Supergirl at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee – A Soaring Review

Supergirl at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee – A Soaring Review

Middle Grade, Reviews 8 ★★★★

This book is SO much fun, and it’s perfect for MG and early YA readers. My daughter and I both read this one and both thoroughly enjoyed it. It provides lots of super hero action but also has a sweet message about believing in yourself. I highly recommend this for MG readers! This is the second book in the DC Super Hero Girls Series, but it can definitely be read alone (neither my daughter nor I had read the first one and we had no problem following any of the storyline). This installment focuses on Kara – AKA Supergirl – who comes to Super Hero high after the destruction of Krypton. New to Earth, Kara discovers she has powers here, but she isn’t very good at controlling them yet. When compared to the seemingly perfect teens at Super Hero High, Kara doesn’t feel like she measures up – and she wonders if… Read more »


Jul 28
Dark Dreams and Dead Things by Martina McAtee – Review & Giveaway

Dark Dreams and Dead Things by Martina McAtee – Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 12 ★★★★½

NOTE: Since this blog tour is for the second book in the Dead Things Series, I’m featuring the second book first in my post. My only real spoiler for the first book is hidden behind a spoiler tag so that newbies to the series can read both reviews. Scroll down to see a bite-sized review of the first book in the series as well! This second book in the Dead Things Series was much darker than the first – sometimes extremely dark – but I have to confess that I loved that about it. What Fed My Addiction: Very dark dreams. The title of this book is no lie. In this second book in the series, we get to see what’s become of Mace . It isn’t pretty. In the midst of seeing Mace’s current predicament, we also learn the full details of what happened in Mace’s distant past that led him to his… Read more »


Jul 27
How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo – Review & Giveaway

How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo – Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 18 ★★★★½

This book was so much more than I expected it to be. At its heart, this is a story of redemption and forgiveness and finding your way past your worst choices. And, let’s face it, we all have choices we regret – it’s how we deal with them that matters. The synopsis does a great job of describing the plot, so I’ll jump right into my review. What Fed My Addiction: All the feels. This book put me through an emotional wringer and never let up. Not only did it make me cry (always a big bonus in my book), but I also found myself laughing at times, getting angry at others, and completely swooning over the plethora of sweet moments between Nikki and Pax. This is the single biggest factor that made this book shine for me – I felt so incredibly emotionally invested in these characters that I felt… Read more »


Jul 24
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 7/24/16

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 7/24/16

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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): We had another fun week with Carmen, the Spanish exchange student who’s staying with us. It feels like we’ve been having a staycation, since we’re doing so many fun activities with her. So far, we’ve gone to the Bristol Renaissance Faire, a fun spy restaurant in Milwaukee (the entrance is hidden in a back alley and you have to either know the password or act goofy on camera to get in – and then the restaurant is filled with spy activities!), a nearby lake where we rented peddle boats, ice skating, to a painting place, mini golfing, hiking at Starved… Read more »


Jul 21
Reliquary by Sarah Fine – Review

Reliquary by Sarah Fine – Review

Reviews 10 ★★★½

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Sarah Fine’s adult fare, but I loved The Impostor Queen, so I decided to give it a try. This was different but really enjoyable – I’m glad I made the jump! The synopsis describes the book well, so I’m just going to skip straight to my review. What Fed My Addiction: A gritty magical underworld. When Mattie discovers the world of magic, she first thinks she’s stumbled upon some sort of drug den – and with good reason. The magical underworld is more than a little bit seedy. It’s run by something along the lines of the mob with bosses of different areas competing for relics and power. High stakes. Once Mattie discovers the existence of magic – and her ability to hold it – things get dangerous pretty quickly. She has no idea what she’s getting herself into when she agrees to work… Read more »


Jul 19
Top Ten Books that Took Me Abroad

Top Ten Books that Took Me Abroad

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Books with Settings Outside the U.S. This is such a great topic! I’m always hunting for books that expand my horizons! I decided to stick with books I’ve read in 2016 to simplify things a little (mostly for myself). (Links go to my review, unless I haven’t written one yet – in that case, links are to Goodreads) 1. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh This historical fantasy series takes place in Arabia (somewhere – not sure of the exact location) and the lush setting plays a major role in the story! 2. Wanderlost by Jen Malone This book follows Aubree, who is forced into leading a tour across Europe (even though she knows nothing about it). She is enchanted by all of the places she travels, and you will be too! 3. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye This book is a amazing fantasy set in old-world Russia, and Skye makes Russian culture… Read more »


Jul 17
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 7/17/16

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 7/17/16

Sunday Post 18

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 summer has been crazy busy for me! Between having Carmen here from Spain, driving the kids to their various appointments and activities and schoolwork that we’re still taking care of (including my youngest’s special reading program, which takes an hour and a half a day), I feel like I’m running myself ragged. This week, I only managed to get two posts up (and, as you can see, my Sunday Post is going up much later than usual). I was thinking of working on another one, but decided to instead spend the extra time I had visiting other blogs and… Read more »


Jul 16
Bite-Sized Reviews – Truly Madly Guilty, Rebel of the Sands, Thieving Weasels

Bite-Sized Reviews – Truly Madly Guilty, Rebel of the Sands, Thieving Weasels

Reviews 15 ★★★★

A few quick reviews of some of the books I’ve read this summer. Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty Published by Flatiron Books in 6/26/16 Genres: Adult, Contemporary Pages: 432 Source: BEA My content rating: Talk of sex, but nothing more My rating: Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong? Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other. Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany… Read more »