Month: May 2019

No Place Like Here by Christina June: Review & Giveaway

No Place Like Here by Christina June: Review & Giveaway

Ashlyn has lived her life trying to measure up to her father’s expectations, but it’s always been a losing battle. So, even when he ends up in prison for tax evasion, he somehow still has a hold over her that she can’t quite break. She’s shipped off to work at a wilderness camp with her cousin—something she never would have chosen for herself—and she spends the summer wishing she could just go back home again. […]

Posted May 31, 2019 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 24 Comments
Shred Girls by Molly Hurford: Review

Shred Girls by Molly Hurford: Review

Girl Power at its best! Shred Girls follows Lindsay as she goes from shy superhero wannabe to BMX biker extraordinaire. Lindsay spends her time reading superhero comics and imagining a world where she defeats the supervillain, but in real life she feels like an outsider, never quite sure enough of herself to fit in. When her parents leave her with her older cousin Phoebe for the summer, Lindsay’s not sure what to think—after all, Phoebe’s always […]

Posted May 29, 2019 in Reviews / 6 Comments
May 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

May 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

It’s time for the May Wrap-Up Round-Up!  The April giveaway ends soon, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our May 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 […]

Sunday (Saturday?) Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 5/26/19

Sunday (Saturday?) Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 5/26/19

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. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): HA! Apparently, I don’t know what day of the week it is anymore because I had this post go up a day early (I […]

Posted May 25, 2019 in Sunday Post / 46 Comments
All the Little Checkboxes Confuse Me!! Let’s Discuss.

All the Little Checkboxes Confuse Me!! Let’s Discuss.

I have to start this post by saying that I’m not expecting anyone to do anything about this issue, and I don’t blame my fellow bloggers at all for my own state of checkbox confusion. I just need to vent for a minute!!! Ever since the disaster that was the new (or, no-longer-all-that-new) GDPR regulations, commenting on blogs has become a game of navigating a minefield of checkboxes. I mean, I get why they created these regulations, […]

Posted May 24, 2019 in Let's Discuss / 53 Comments
The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos: Excerpt & Giveaway

The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos: Excerpt & Giveaway

Today I’m sharing an excerpt and giveaway for The Wise and the Wicked. Epic Reads aptly calls it a lush, dark, and unforgettable story of the power of the past to shape our futures—and the courage it takes to change them. I’m reading this one now, and I’m loving the LGBTQ rep in the book. For now, I’m sharing just a little taste of what you can expect with this story … EXCERPT FROM EPIC […]

Posted May 23, 2019 in Giveaways (Ended) / 12 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of The Truth About Leaving, City of Ghosts, The Forever Song, & Educated

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Truth About Leaving, City of Ghosts, The Forever Song, & Educated

I’ve got four reviews for you today: a YA contemporary, a MG contemporary fantasy, a YA fantasy and a memoir. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Lucy has spent her whole life living for other people: when her mom moves for work, she sacrifices her own time and energy to help take care of her little brothers; when it’s time to think about college, she doesn’t consider anywhere […]

Posted May 21, 2019 in Reviews / 22 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 5/19/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 5/19/19

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. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): This week felt like a bit of a whirlwind. I ended up taking on another editing project. I had stopped editing for the past […]

Posted May 19, 2019 in Sunday Post / 26 Comments
Have Books Ruined Me for Movies? Let’s Discuss.

Have Books Ruined Me for Movies? Let’s Discuss.

When I was younger, I LOVED going to the movies. I went often, and I especially loved Disney movies and the iconic teen movies that came out at that time (10 Things I Hate About You, Clueless, Say Anything…, Heathers, Can’t Buy Me Love, Sixteen Candles, She’s All That, etc.). As I got older, my movie watching habit slowed WAY down. A lot of it just had to do with how much it cost—it always […]

Posted May 16, 2019 in Let's Discuss / 53 Comments
Shipwreckers by Scott D. Peterson & Josh Pruett: Review & Giveaway

Shipwreckers by Scott D. Peterson & Josh Pruett: Review & Giveaway

This book is a hilarious and perilous adventure, filled with action, goofy puns, and a nice helping of heart. When I read the author’s bios and saw that they write for kids’ TV, it all made so much sense–the book reads like an animated movie. It’s full of larger-than-life characters who make you laugh out loud (Captain Kevin Adventureson is incredibly clueless and yet full of himself, but he still manages to be lovable at […]

Posted May 15, 2019 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 6 Comments