Month: April 2020

Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi: Review and Giveaway (Plus, a Quick Review of Aru Shah and the Song of Death)

Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi: Review and Giveaway (Plus, a Quick Review of Aru Shah and the Song of Death)

Today I’m reviewing books two and three of the Pandava Quartet! Since this is technically a blog tour for the third book, I’m posting that review first, but you can scroll down to see my quick thoughts on Aru Shah and the Song of Death as well. Also, check out my review of book one, Aru Shah and the End of Time! You can purchase Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes at the following Retailers: […]

Posted April 28, 2020 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 12 Comments
April 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway!

April 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway!

Welcome to the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, which I’m now co-hosting with Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! The March giveaway ends soon, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our April 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, we’ll put up a monthly wrap-up link-up post where everyone […]

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/26/20

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/26/20

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): Here’s what we’ve been up to while safe indoors this week: Online school. Same old story. Helping my son with his work. We watched: […]

Posted April 26, 2020 in Sunday Post / 29 Comments
I’ve Been Impersonated on Instagram!! Let’s Discuss

I’ve Been Impersonated on Instagram!! Let’s Discuss

So, this morning, a friend of mine contacted me on Instagram and asked if my account got spoofed. He sent me an image of my Instagram account… except it wasn’t! At first glance, it looked like me … my profile picture, my name, even the last five images I’d posted. The only slight difference (which is basically unnoticeable unless you looked hard) is that they added an underscore after my Instagram handle (so they used […]

Posted April 23, 2020 in Let's Discuss / 61 Comments
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo: A Dual Review with Danielle Hammelef

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo: A Dual Review with Danielle Hammelef

(No actual dueling—or even arm-twisting—was involved. Don’t worry, this is a dual review, not a duel review. Sorry if you’re disappointed.) Danielle Hammelef was the latest winner of my Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up “Make Me Read It” giveaway, and she chose to make me read If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo. I got an autographed copy of this book at ALA 2016, and I don’t know why I hadn’t read it yet. I LOVED Russo’s Birthday, […]

Posted April 21, 2020 in Dual Reviews, Reviews / 12 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/19/20

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/19/20

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): Here’s what we’ve been up to while safe indoors this week: Online school. They announced yesterday that school is officially not starting back up […]

Posted April 19, 2020 in Sunday Post / 26 Comments
Man Up by Kim Oclon: Review & Giveaway. Plus Author & Character Top Ten Addictions Lists!

Man Up by Kim Oclon: Review & Giveaway. Plus Author & Character Top Ten Addictions Lists!

Today I have a super fun post highlighting my friend Kim Oclon’s debut MAN UP. Not only do I have a review and giveaway of the book, but I’m also featuring top ten addictions lists from both Kim AND David, the MC of her book (I think lists from characters’ perspectives are so interesting!). Read on to find out more!! Purchase Links: This LGBT story highlights the importance of taking control of your own destiny […]

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Darkest Star, Efrén Divided, Awesome Dog 5000 vs. Mayor Bossypants, & Pretty in Punxsutawney

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Darkest Star, Efrén Divided, Awesome Dog 5000 vs. Mayor Bossypants, & Pretty in Punxsutawney

  I’ve got four reviews for you today: two YA paranormals, a YA contemporary, and a MG humorous sci-fi. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! This was my favorite JLA book that I’ve read in a while. I really love JLA, but I was starting to worry that I might have been getting the teensiest bit bored with her formula—a girl starts to fall for a somewhat gruff, pompous […]

Posted April 15, 2020 in Reviews / 31 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/12/20

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/12/20

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): Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate!! This Easter feels more than a little strange—online services have been fine, but I’ll confess that […]

Posted April 12, 2020 in Sunday Post / 28 Comments
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer: A Dual Review with Danielle Hammelef

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer: A Dual Review with Danielle Hammelef

(No actual dueling—or even arm-twisting—was involved. Don’t worry, this is a dual review, not a duel review. Sorry if you’re disappointed.) Danielle Hammelef was the latest winner of my Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up “Make Me Read It” giveaway, and she chose to make me read More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer. I’d received an ARC of this book at an event I went to at Anderson’s Bookshop a few years ago, and I have no idea […]

Posted April 9, 2020 in Dual Reviews, Reviews / 21 Comments