Month: October 2019

October 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

October 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

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

The Fire Keeper by J.C. Cervantes: Review & My Sestina Poem About the Book!

The Fire Keeper by J.C. Cervantes: Review & My Sestina Poem About the Book!

In this fun follow-up to The Storm Runner, Zane finds himself in a whole new predicament—not only does he have to save his father, he’s also got to save a whole host of godborns who he endangered in the first place! When Zane wrote the original book, he sent it out into the world as a call to the other godborns (only a godborn should have been able to read it—which I thought was a clever way to […]

Posted October 30, 2019 in Poetry, Reviews / 10 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 10/27/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 10/27/19

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): Not too much to tell you this week (which is a good thing!). Jade seems to be recovering—she’s still suffering from nausea now and again […]

Posted October 27, 2019 in Sunday Post / 46 Comments
Tales of a Social Media Failure: AKA, I Don’t Understand Instagram Stories

Tales of a Social Media Failure: AKA, I Don’t Understand Instagram Stories

Confession: I’m pretty much a social media failure. I mean, I’m on Twitter and Instagram, and I’m fine with them for the most part, but I’m not doing anything spectacular on either platform. I often end up feeling awkward on Twitter when I try to engage with people in any meaningful way, and I’ve realized that the ins and outs of Instagram just baffle me. What hashtags should I actually be using? Should I be […]

Posted October 23, 2019 in Let's Discuss / 65 Comments
The Fire Keeper by J.C. Cervantes: Spotlight & Giveaway (Plus a Link to My Review & Poem!)

The Fire Keeper by J.C. Cervantes: Spotlight & Giveaway (Plus a Link to My Review & Poem!)

Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD Check out my review of the book, along with a fun sestina poem that I wrote to go along with it!! This series focuses on Mayan mythology, which is a fascinating mythological system we rarely encounter in books! I really enjoyed the first book—check out my review of STORM RUNNER!  About the Author J.C. Cervantes is the New York Times best-selling author of The Storm Runner, The Fire Keeper, and Tortilla Sun. […]

Posted October 21, 2019 in Giveaways (Ended) / 16 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 10/20/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 10/20/19

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): Jade is recovering nicely from her surgery. With the exception of a few minor bouts of nausea and an ankle that sometimes hurts a […]

Posted October 20, 2019 in Sunday Post / 22 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Pet; Scars Like Wings; Paul, Big, and Small; and Serious Moonlight

Bite-Sized Reviews of Pet; Scars Like Wings; Paul, Big, and Small; and Serious Moonlight

I’ve got four reviews for you today: a YA fantasy and three YA contemps. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! This book is wild and strange and sort of brilliant. I honestly had no idea what to expect when I started reading, and I’ll confess that at first I was confused about the worldbuilding. The book is set in a utopian society where all of the evil people in […]

Posted October 18, 2019 in Reviews / 18 Comments
The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy: Spotlight and Giveaway

The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy: Spotlight and Giveaway

Today I’m shining the spotlight on The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy, a YA fantasy with some truly unique worldbuilding. Imagine a world in which memories are used as a commodity … they can be stolen, traded, sold, even used as torture! Etta has basically sworn off her gift of being able to steal memories—until she needs it to save her mother from a horrific death. About the Author Lauren lives in the Chicago area, […]

Posted October 17, 2019 in Giveaways (Ended) / 4 Comments
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia: Review & Giveaway

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia: Review & Giveaway

Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD This book is absolutely packed with rich storytelling—both African and African American folklore that many middle graders have probably never encountered before. It’s difficult to even unpack how many different stories are rolled into this adventure and brought to life in a new way. (I’d actually love it if Rick Riordan Presents would do a companion that goes deeper into each individual tale, sort of like the Greek Gods companions that were […]

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 10/13/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 10/13/19

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): It finally seems like my daughter is doing better after her accident. Monday was a horrible night—it ended with her throwing up repeatedly for an hour […]

Posted October 13, 2019 in Sunday Post / 32 Comments