Month: September 2016

Sep 30
I’ve Been Known to Go Off on a Tangent … Or Two. Let’s Discuss!

I’ve Been Known to Go Off on a Tangent … Or Two. Let’s Discuss!

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Please tell me that I’m not the only one who does this: Okay, so I have a blogging plan, and it’s a good one. I sit down with a goal in mind, and I get to work … for a little while. Until I get a bit distracted. And then a lot distracted. And then… Holy moly! How the heck did I end up doing this? Suddenly I find myself off on a complete tangent, doing something completely different than I originally sat down to do. What on earth happened to my well-laid-out plan?  This happens to me often. In fact, probably more often than not. I sit down with one goal in mind and get completely distracted by something else. Next thing I know, I’m on Twitter retweeting things, replying to emails and reading random posts that I hadn’t planned to read (right then). Often, it goes beyond that and… Read more »


Sep 29
The Lying Planet by Carol Riggs – Excerpt & Giveaway

The Lying Planet by Carol Riggs – Excerpt & Giveaway

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About the Author: I’m a writer of Young Adult fiction. My YA sci-fi debut novel, THE BODY INSTITUTE, explores themes of body image and identity. My YA fantasy, BOTTLED, released July 7, 2016, from Clean Reads. My YA sci-fi, THE LYING PLANET (formerly called Safe Zone), will release September 19, 2016, via Entangled Teen. I live in the beautiful, green state of Oregon and have a Studio Arts degree. I’m an SCBWI member. You’ll usually find me in my writing cave, surrounded by my dragon collection and the characters in my head. I enjoy reading–mostly young adult novels–as well as drawing, painting, and quilting. I also attend writing conferences, walk with my husband, and enjoy music and dance of all kinds. Author Links:     Read below for an excerpt from The Lying Planet: Inside the enormous building, I walk by rows of empty bleachers. My footsteps slow as I near… Read more »


Sep 29
Wendy Darling: Seas by Colleen Oakes – Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway

Wendy Darling: Seas by Colleen Oakes – Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway

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I was hoping to be able to post a review for this book, but I just couldn’t get to it in time with all of the craziness of September. Still, this series sounds like so much fun that I just had to feature it anyway and spotlight Colleen’s Fall Favorite Thing! As an added bonus, I’m running a giveaway for my ARC copy of the book. I plan to review this series at some point in October, so keep your eye out for the review! About the Author: Colleen Oakes is the author of books for both teens and adults, including the Elly in Bloom Series, the Queen of Hearts Saga (Harper Collins 2016), and the Wendy Darling Saga. She lives in North Denver with her husband and son and surrounds herself with the most lovely family and friends imaginable. When not writing or plotting new books, Oakes can be found… Read more »


Sep 28
Bite-Sized Reviews: Metaltown and Stalking Jack the Ripper

Bite-Sized Reviews: Metaltown and Stalking Jack the Ripper

Reviews 8 ★★★½

There are so many late-September releases that I’m resorting to bite-sized reviews for some of them. Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Metaltown by Kristen Simmons Published by Tor Teen on 9/20/16 Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian Pages: 380 Source: BEA My content rating: YA (Nothing more than kissing, Some violence) My rating: Metaltown, where factories rule, food is scarce, and hope is in short supply. The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She’s no longer alone; it’s the two of them against the world. That’s something even a town this brutal can’t take away from her. Until it does. Lena’s future depends on her family’s factory, a beast that… Read more »


Sep 26
Chasing Truth by Julie Cross – Review, Giveaway & Cross’s Top Ten Addictions

Chasing Truth by Julie Cross – Review, Giveaway & Cross’s Top Ten Addictions

Author Top Ten Lists, Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 14 ★★★★

Chasing Truth is a YA mystery filled with super spies, intrigue, romance and a touch of teen angst. The combination makes for a fabulous read! The book follows Ellie, a teenage girl who has left her con artist family and is now living with her sister, Harper and Harper’s secret service boyfriend. Ellie’s left her grifter life behind, but when her best friend Simon commits suicide, she can’t let things go. She needs to figure out what happened that night, why he was pushed so far—or if it was truly a suicide at all. Turns out, Ellie’s con artist skills are perfect to help her get close to people who might have more information than they’ve let on. Of course, the closer she gets to the truth, the more dangerous the search becomes.  What Fed My Addiction: Ellie’s backstory. One of my favorite aspects of the book was learning about Ellie’s past…. Read more »


Sep 25
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 9/25/16

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 9/25/16

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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): This week was a little more manageable than last, which I’m taking as a good sign. Surely this means that we’re on the road to a non-insane schedule, right? My kids are loving swim team, even though it’s crazily tough—I’m really impressed with them since they’ve never done anything even remotely close to the type of workouts they’re doing now in their swim classes. I’ve been making good progress on my editing job as well and the classes I teach have been fun. The blogging class has been more difficult than I imagined since all of the kids are doing… Read more »


Sep 24
September Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

September Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

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It’s time for the September Wrap-Up Round-Up! The August giveaway was hosted right here on Feed Your Fiction Addiction. There’s still a week to enter! This is the link-up for our September 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 to turn it into a… Read more »


Sep 23
A Spoiler-Filled Discussion of Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

A Spoiler-Filled Discussion of Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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NOTE: In case you missed the title of this post, BE WARNED NOW THAT IT WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS! If you want my non-spoilery thoughts on this book, check out my review instead! Only read this post if you have already read the book and don’t mind reading some of my guesses about what might still happen in future books – or if you’re one of those crazy readers who likes to be spoiled. I won’t judge.  🙂 One other note: If you’ve already read One Dark Throne as well, once you’re done reading this post, head over to my spoiler-filled discussion of book two and give me your thoughts! Now onto the good stuff… I just finished reading Three Dark Crowns last night (I’m writing this at the beginning of August), and I spent the whole night laying there, unable to sleep because so many thoughts were spinning around in my head. For the first time… Read more »


Sep 21
Bite-Sized Middle Grade Reviews – Nocturnals Books 1 & 2, Towers Falling, Egg & Spoon

Bite-Sized Middle Grade Reviews – Nocturnals Books 1 & 2, Towers Falling, Egg & Spoon

Middle Grade, Reviews 4 ★★★★

A few quick reviews of some of the middle grade books I’ve read (or listened to) recently. Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! The Mysterious Abductions by Tracy Hecht Series: The Nocturnals #1 Published by Fabled Films Press on 4/19/16 Genres: Middle Grade, Mystery Pages: 232 Source: BEA My content rating: MG (Nothing particularly scary or inappropriate) ***These books can be read by Middle Graders, but are also appropriate for much younger kids, especially if read aloud (at home or in a classroom setting).*** My rating: A flabbergastifying adventure under the stars! “The characters are delightful and the nighttime landscape is captivating. It was just as I expected—because the best stories always take place in the dark!—R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps The Nocturnals features three unlikely friends: Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin and Bismark, the loud mouthed, pint sized sugar glider. The stories all play out in… Read more »


Sep 20
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – 5 Star “That Was Awesome” Review & Giveaway

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – 5 Star “That Was Awesome” Review & Giveaway

All-Time Favorites, Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 21 ★★★★★

This book had me hooked from the very start. I was pretty much fascinated by this story of triplets who are all raised as queens – destined to kill each other after they turn sixteen (well, one of them has to kill the other two – the future all balances on which of them succeeds).  The Queens: We first meet Katharine, who is supposed to be a poisoner (which, somewhat ironically, actually means that she’s immune to poison), but we find out right away that her gift has failed to show up. She’s been raised under horrible circumstances – basically, her caretakers have been poisoning her her entire life, trying to help her build up some sort of immunity to poison so that she won’t look weak and so that she can still kill her sisters and win the crown. Next we meet Arsinoe, who also has no gift and has been pretty much overlooked her… Read more »