Year: 2021

The Lost Language by Claudia Mills: Review & Giveaway

The Lost Language by Claudia Mills: Review & Giveaway

Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD The Lost Language is a heartfelt story of evolving friendships, complicated family relationships, and learning independence (even in the face of strong personalities).  Betsy has always considered herself part of a pair, her and her best friend Lizard. Sure, Lizard tends to always manage to get her way, but usually Betsy doesn’t mind taking a back seat to her headstrong friend (usually). She just wishes her overly-busy mom would give Lizard more of […]

Posted October 27, 2021 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 4 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 10/24/21

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 10/24/21

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): Blogging. So, I did a really weird and somewhat insane thing this week. Some of you know that I use a plugin that […]

Posted October 24, 2021 in Sunday Post / 36 Comments
Tristan Strong Keeps Punching by Kwame Mbalia: Review & Giveaway

Tristan Strong Keeps Punching by Kwame Mbalia: Review & Giveaway

Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD Tristan Strong Keeps Punching is the thrilling finale fans of this series have been waiting for! This book brings the mythical characters of Alke into our world and explores the ways in which history is intertwined with these legends’ stories. Children, both Alkean and human, are disappearing and Tristan can’t help but notice how the world goes on and ignores the lost souls. He is determined to save them, but […]

Posted October 23, 2021 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 5 Comments
The Personal Library Book Tag

The Personal Library Book Tag

I found this fun tag the other day over at a GREAT read and decided to join in. The tag was created by the blogger over at 24hryabookblog and the image above was borrowed from them as well! (If you want to join in on the tag, make sure to link back to that original post.)   HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE THE BOOKS ON YOUR SHELVES? My “system” is somewhat haphazard. I have one YA […]

Posted October 19, 2021 in Let's Discuss, Tags / 30 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 10/17/21

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 10/17/21

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): Blogging. I’m back! Look at me, I actually blogged and visited blogs this week. I spent most of my blog-hopping time reading and commenting on the […]

Posted October 17, 2021 in Sunday Post / 28 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of The Woods Are Always Watching, Pie in the Sky, Shatter the Sky, and How to Find What You’re Not Looking For

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Woods Are Always Watching, Pie in the Sky, Shatter the Sky, and How to Find What You’re Not Looking For

Today, I have a YA horror novel, a MG contemporary, a YA fantasy, and a MG historical fiction book. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! This book definitely has a slow start, but once it got going I honestly couldn’t put it down (I stayed up way too late reading it), and I’ve really needed a book like that lately. The premise is that Neena and Josie decide […]

Posted October 13, 2021 in Reviews / 9 Comments
September 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

September 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My focus has been on writing recently, so I’m late posting this, but better late than never! My Goings-On in September: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: A finished draft! Like I said, I’m late posting my wrap-up this month because I was working hard on finishing the latest draft of my WIP, and I promised myself I would focus on writing and not post anything until I was done! […]

Posted October 11, 2021 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 15 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 10/10/21

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

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): You may have noticed I’ve been missing for a little while. I didn’t even put up a Sunday Post last week—I’ve only missed […]

Posted October 10, 2021 in Sunday Post / 22 Comments
Frankie & Bug by Gayle Forman: Review & Giveaway

Frankie & Bug by Gayle Forman: Review & Giveaway

Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD For any kid just beginning to understand the ways the world can let you down and how we can lift ourselves and others up against adversity. Frankie & Bug is set in Venice Beach in 1987, at a time when prejudices and outright hostility against LGBT people and people of color were commonplace (I suppose the same could still be said today, but I do think we’ve made progress). […]

Posted October 2, 2021 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 2 Comments
October 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

October 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

Welcome to the October monthly link-up for the 2021 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! I can’t believe this year is already half over. It’s a little surreal, honestly. I’ve been very lax in posting discussions lately, but I’ve been enjoying reading yours, so keep them coming! The winner of our August discussion challenge giveaway was Sam @ We Live and Breathe […]