Category: Current Giveaways

May 25
Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee: Review, Giveaway & Dee’s Top Ten Addictions

Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee: Review, Giveaway & Dee’s Top Ten Addictions

Author Top Ten Lists, Current Giveaways, Reviews 0 ★★★★

This book is incredibly adorable and a perfect way to introduce MG readers to the concept of LGBT relationships. Since Mattie herself is unsure of how she feels, it gives the reader permission to be unsure with her, and it eases the MG reader into the idea that Mattie might be having romantic feelings for another girl. Because of that, a relatively simple book becomes powerful. What Fed My Addiction: Slow realization. At the start of this book it’s never even occurred to Mattie that she could be attracted to a girl—after all, she’s just getting over a crush that she had on a boy, and it’s not like she’s been questioning her sexuality her whole life. Because of that, we get to see the whole story from a realistically naive point of view. Mattie is confused at first about what she feels for Gemma. She certainly has no idea how Gemma feels about her…. Read more »


May 19
The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo: Review & Giveaway

The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo: Review & Giveaway

Current Giveaways, Reviews 14 ★★★★

Once again, Cozzo gives us a realistically romantic story of fairy tale proportions. A little note about the genre: The book is officially billed as YA, but the characters are all in college, so I think of it more as NA. I think it’s YA because there are no actual sex scenes (a few implied fade to black scenes) and it’s overall a sweet romance, appropriate for high schoolers, even younger ones (there is a bit of drinking with a fake ID, but nothing else that would be seen as particularly questionable). New Adult readers who want books that cover the college-aged experience and don’t focus on sex would find this to be a perfect match! What Fed My Addiction: Fairy tale setting. The book takes place at a Disneyesque theme park and it was really fun to read about the job and how the people who work there as characters feel about it… Read more »


May 18
The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari: Review, Giveaway & Cestari’s Top Ten Addictions

The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari: Review, Giveaway & Cestari’s Top Ten Addictions

Author Top Ten Lists, Current Giveaways, Reviews 28 ★★★★½

I needed this book in my life right now. I was sort of feeling like I was in a reading slump, partially because I’ve just been busy and tired, and I really needed the sort of book that hooked me in and didn’t let go. This book kept me guessing about where exactly it was going and how things were going to work out, and that was perfect. I was wrapped up in Amber’s life and I loved every minute of it! What Fed My Addiction: Expectations. Amber feels like a disappointment to her mom and the rest of the magical community because she’s just a matchmaker—she feels like she constantly has to compensate for her lack of “real” magic and she struggles to prove herself to the magical community. Her mom holds coven meetings at their family magic shop, and while everyone is welcoming to her, she’s not allowed in on any… Read more »


May 15
Giveaway of the Gorgeous Juniper Books Edition of The Hunger Games Trilogy

Giveaway of the Gorgeous Juniper Books Edition of The Hunger Games Trilogy

Current Giveaways 6

Today, I’ve teamed up with Lauren over at Shooting Stars Mag, Shannon at It Starts at Midnight and Elle at Words On Simmer to offer a special giveaway of the Juniper Books Edition of The Hunger Games Trilogy. (The whole thing is Lauren’s brainchild, so you really have her to thank, but we’re all sponsoring it). If you haven’t heard of Juniper Books, you should definitely check them out. They’ve created stunning custom covers for many books and series; The Hunger Games is just one example. JUNIPER BOOKS’ THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY I’m including a couple of pictures of the trilogy here, but if you want to see even more photos as well as more details on the books, you can check them out on Juniper Books. One winner will get this gorgeous Hunger Games Trilogy. The set includes all three of the books but with these artistically designed, cohesive covers that together form a… Read more »


May 13
It Started With Goodbye by Christina June: Review, Giveaway, and June’s Top Ten Addictions

It Started With Goodbye by Christina June: Review, Giveaway, and June’s Top Ten Addictions

Author Top Ten Lists, Current Giveaways, Reviews 8 ★★★★

This book was exactly what I was hoping for—a fun contemporary twist on Cinderella that reminds us that sometimes family is complicated. And that’s okay. What Fed My Addiction: Focus on family. Sure this book has a cute romance element, but the story focuses a whole lot more on family issues than it does on the “prince.” (Actually, now that I think about it, I guess the original Cinderella kind of did too.) Tatum learns that sometimes we don’t really know even the people who are closest to us. Tatum has spent most of her life feeling like she can’t live up to her stepmother’s expectations and she’s never been close to her all-too-perfect stepsister. So when her summer goes very awry and she’s basically put on house arrest except for mandatory community service (and her best friend won’t speak to her), Tatum can’t imagine how her life could get any… Read more »


May 08
April Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway

April Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway

Current Giveaways, Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up 0

I created this giveaway as a scavenger hunt to encourage people to visit people’s wrap-ups. There are entries for commenting on the wrap-up posts in the link-up. The Link-Up Check out the April wrap-up posts in the linky below. These are the posts that can be used for the giveaway (Random.org chose ten of them for the commenting portion of the giveaway). Didn’t have a chance to link up your April wrap-up post? That’s okay—you can still link up until the giveaway is over! An InLinkz Link-up The giveaway is open to everyone! You don’t have to link up to the wrap-up round-up to be eligible. As usual, I’m giving away a book from my giveaway/trade list. But I don’t want to leave my INT readers out, so if you’re an international reader and you win the giveaway, you can choose a book from TBD (up to a $12 value). Giveaway is open to all INT locations… Read more »


May 03
Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn: Review & Giveaway

Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn: Review & Giveaway

Current Giveaways, Reviews 8 ★★★½

I have a confession to make: I didn’t think I was going to like this book. In fact, when I received it in the mail and re-read the blurb, I thought to myself, “Why did I accept this book for review? What was I thinking? This is not my kind of book at all!” You see, I’m not usually a fan of the type of book that glorifies teenage partying and general bad behavior, and when I re-read the blurb, I was pretty sure that was what I was in for. I was wrong … sort of. Okay, fine, in some ways I was kind of right, but somehow Rachel Cohn made me like this book anyway. What Fed My Addiction: Vic. The main reason Kill All Happies ended up appealing to me is that the MC, even under relatively crazy circumstances, is surprisingly smart and level-headed. Oh, don’t get me wrong, she’s… Read more »


May 01
May Discussion Challenge & Link-Up

May Discussion Challenge & Link-Up

Book Blog Discussion Challenge, Current Giveaways 1

Welcome to the May monthly link-up for the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Hi, everyone! Sorry we’re late getting the May link-up today. I just know that a few of you have already posted May discussions (because you’re totally on top of things like that) and you’ve been wondering where the link-up is! (It’s totally my fault, by the way. Shannon is blameless—though I’m sure she’ll leave this little disclaimer off her version of this post since it’s sounds a bit odd to say “It’s totally Nicole’s fault!”) The winner of our March discussion challenge link-up was Ikram from Ikram Reads a Lot. She chose The Wiseman’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. I’ve never heard of it, to be honest, but I hope it’s a great read! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed… Read more »


Apr 20
Little Fun Club Blog Tour & $50 Giveaway: A Lit Box for Kids 0-12!

Little Fun Club Blog Tour & $50 Giveaway: A Lit Box for Kids 0-12!

Current Giveaways, Middle Grade 8

  I thought I’d try out this fun book club for kids and see what they have to offer! I love the fact that they send high-quality and award-winning books. I told them that my daughter is 12 years old, so they sent books for her age group. They have really specific age groups, so you get something that fits your child perfectly. The website also says that they ask questions about your child’s preferences (we didn’t do that for the tour, but they managed to fit my kids pretty perfectly). What Did We Get? We received three books in our box. The box was actually slightly damaged when I received it (there was a hole in the top), but the books were packed nicely with plenty of packing paper, so they weren’t affected at all. I loved that the books were wrapped up prettily—it made my daughter feel like… Read more »