Month: August 2016

The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen – A Great Middle Grade Read!

The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen – A Great Middle Grade Read!

A note about the genre: This is a non-magical fantasy. It takes place in a medieval-type fictional world but there aren’t any actual fantastical elements. Also, at first I thought this was a Young Adult book – the main characters seemed to fall into the young adult age category, but I’ve since found out that perhaps I was wrong. It’s labeled as Middle Grade. I actually think this is the type of book that both MG readers […]

Posted August 31, 2016 in Reviews / 6 Comments
The Sin Eater’s Daughter and The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury – Bite-Sized Reviews

The Sin Eater’s Daughter and The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury – Bite-Sized Reviews

When I saw that The Sin Eater’s Daughter was available via the SYNC audiobook program this summer, I immediately jumped at the chance to listen. It’s been on my TBR for quite awhile. While it wasn’t perfect, I was definitely eager to move on to the second book – luckily, it was available via Edelweiss and I was able to jump right in! I actually really loved the second book, and I even felt like […]

Posted August 29, 2016 in Reviews / 9 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 8/28/16

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 8/28/16

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’m starting to settle into the busyness of the school year. My youngest started school (he’s in the special education program, so I don’t homeschool […]

Posted August 28, 2016 in Sunday Post / 12 Comments
August Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

August Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

It’s time for the August Wrap-Up Round-Up! The July giveaway was hosted right here on Feed Your Fiction Addiction. There’s still a few more days to enter! This is the link-up for our August 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 […]

Posted August 27, 2016 in Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up / 0 Comments
My Foray into Anime and Manga – Let’s Discuss!

My Foray into Anime and Manga – Let’s Discuss!

As many of you know from my Sunday Posts, my 14-year-old son Jaden has been enchanted with all things Japanese lately. He went to a Japanese immersion camp, he’s taking a college-level Japanese class at our local community college, and he soaks in whatever Japanese culture he can: at first that was mostly in the form of watching Japanese music videos on YouTube, but now he’s expanded that to manga and anime. It started because […]

Posted August 26, 2016 in Let's Discuss / 33 Comments
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West – 4.5 Adorable Stars!

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West – 4.5 Adorable Stars!

Kasie West’s books get bonus points for being just so utterly adorable that I can’t bear to put them down. This book was no exception. P.S. I Like You was, on the surface, a typical high school romance, but somehow West makes you fall so in love with her characters that it becomes something more. By the end of this book, I was swooning and grinning and doing a little happy dance. Mission accomplished. What Fed […]

Posted August 25, 2016 in Reviews / 6 Comments
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee – ARC Review

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee – ARC Review

A fun guilty pleasure read with lots of drama and an interesting mystery, The Thousandth Floor had me intrigued from the start! What Fed My Addiction:  The Players: Since there were SO many characters and POV’s in this book, I’ll give you a little rundown of the major players. I really enjoyed almost all of them! Avery and Atlas: These two live on the top floor in the penthouse. Even though Avery is obviously the […]

Posted August 24, 2016 in Reviews / 13 Comments
Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall – Review & Giveaway

Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall – Review & Giveaway

This book is sweet and fun and all sorts of adorable. It was a typical, simple high school romance, but it was kind of nice to see one of those with LGBT characters – without a lot of angsty complications.  What Fed My Addiction: Gideon and Kyle. It would be hard not to love this duo. They’ve been best friends for almost their whole lives – they bond over their love of Lord of the Rings […]

Posted August 22, 2016 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 12 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 8/21/16

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 8/21/16

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, my kids started a couple of their co-op classes this past week. The nice thing is that we get to ease our way into […]

Posted August 21, 2016 in Sunday Post / 24 Comments
How Reading Can Help Us “See” Hidden Disabilities. Let’s Discuss!

How Reading Can Help Us “See” Hidden Disabilities. Let’s Discuss!

First off, I’m writing this to go along with It Starts at Midnight’s Shattering Stigmas event (which is also being featured on  The Fox’s Hideaway, Novel Ink, Six Impossible Things and Of Wonderland). The event is helping to raise awareness of mental illness and attempting to help destroy the isolation and stigma that often goes along with mental health issues. If you haven’t checked out the event yet, you really need to do so … there are tons of […]

Posted August 20, 2016 in Let's Discuss / 14 Comments