Year: 2021

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 11/14/21

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 11/14/21

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): Writing. I started working on my final (I think) round of revisions before I send the manuscript off to my agent, which I […]

Posted November 14, 2021 in Sunday Post / 12 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: The Seventh Raven, Chlorine Sky, Me (Moth), and Ice! Poems About Polar Life

Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: The Seventh Raven, Chlorine Sky, Me (Moth), and Ice! Poems About Polar Life

As my regular readers know, I’m a round-one judge for the Cybils Awards in the Poetry category. Because of that, I’ve been reading tons of verse lately! I’m not allowed to share any details about our process for choosing the finalists, but I am allowed (and encouraged) to review the books as I read, so I figured I’d share four of them with you today. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed […]

Posted November 11, 2021 in Cybils, Reviews / 13 Comments
Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

I’m a little late for Halloween, but this tag seemed so fun that I decided to do it anyway! I found this over at Twirling Book Princess. I actually haven’t even read that full post yet because (after reading the mechanics of the tag) it seemed like reading the post would spoil it for me. So I’m going to head over there and read Mehsi’s post as soon as I’m finished writing this.  🙂 The […]

Posted November 9, 2021 in Let's Discuss, Tags / 19 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 11/7/21

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 11/7/21

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): Writing. I decided not to do NaNo at all because I’ve been getting feedback from my critique partners. So I took a bit […]

Posted November 7, 2021 in Sunday Post / 22 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Violets Are Blue, Rewritten, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and Closer to Nowhere

Bite-Sized Reviews of Violets Are Blue, Rewritten, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and Closer to Nowhere

Today, I have a MG contemp, a MG contemporary fantasy, a YA dystopian, and a MG contemporary in verse. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Violets Are Blue is an incredibly realistic middle-grade depiction of a child dealing with a recent divorce and a mother’s downward spiral into depression and addiction. I think what I loved most about this book is how believable Wren’s thoughts and feelings are. […]

Posted November 4, 2021 in Reviews / 14 Comments
October 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

October 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in October: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Sending my WIP off to critique partners. I finished my latest draft of my book at the beginning of October and sent it off to some critique partners. I’ve already received some incredibly helpful feedback, and my goal is to get the book to my agent by the end of the year (which is … coming sooner than I realize.) […]

Posted November 2, 2021 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 24 Comments
November 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

November 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

Welcome to the November monthly link-up for the 2021 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Look, I know we say this every month and it is like beating a dead horse but… is it just us, or is this year flying? Maybe we are just getting old. Honestly, it’s probably that. Either way, old people enjoy discussions too, so keep ’em coming! […]

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 10/31/21

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 10/31/21

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): Sick kiddo (and pup). So, last week Danielle was sick, but she was seeming better by Sunday … until her ear started to […]

Posted October 31, 2021 in Sunday Post / 24 Comments
October 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway

October 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway

The Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up is hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight. The September giveaway ends soon, 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, we’ll put up a monthly wrap-up link-up […]

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan: Review & Giveaway

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan: Review & Giveaway

Amazon, Kindle, B&N Exclusive Edition, iBooks, Kobo, TBD Daughter of the Deep brings the reader on a sci-fi undersea adventure, full of danger, intrigue, and family secrets. I love that Riordan has embraced diversity in his recent books. This one features an Indian-American main character, a Black Mormon secondary character, and an autistic secondary character. I felt like the autistic rep was especially good because it showed Ester’s autistic traits in a truly positive light and […]

Posted October 28, 2021 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 2 Comments