Category: Monthly Recap

May 02
Best of the Bunch – April 2014

Best of the Bunch – April 2014

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Best of the Bunch is a book blog hop hosted over at Always Lost in Stories on the last day of each month, where we can look back over the books we have read over this past month and give a Best of the Bunch award to our favorite book of that month. April 2014 Running a bit late with my Best of the Bunch this month, but that’s okay.  Sometimes you just have to forget your timelines and not stress.  🙂 This month I reviewed the following: Ringer by C.J. Duggan | Review | Rating: 4/5 RIP Volume 1: Choices After Death by Daniel Sherrier | Review | Rating 4/5 The Unwanted by Jeffery Ricker | Review | Rating 4.5/5 Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel | Review | Rating 3.5/5 Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Review | Rating 4.5/5 The Here and Now by Ann Brashares | Review | Rating 4/5 Chasing Forever Down by Nikki Godwin | Review | Rating 4/5 Mine to Tarnish by Janeal Falor | Review | Rating 4/5 The Mind’s Eye by K.C. Finn | Review 5/5 Prisoner of… Read more »


Mar 31
Best of the Bunch & Challenge Updates – March 2014

Best of the Bunch & Challenge Updates – March 2014

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Best of the Bunch is a book blog hop hosted over at Always Lost in Stories on the last day of each month, where we can look back over the books we have read over this past month and give a Best of the Bunch award to our favorite book of that month. March 2014 I read so many amazing books this month!  I can’t believe how many 4.5 and 5 star reviews I posted! This month I reviewed the following: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales | Review | Rating: 4.5/5 The Star Thief by Jamie Grey | Review | Rating 4.5/5 Saving Quinton by Jessica Sorenson | Review | Rating 5/5 The Violet Hour by Whitney A Miller | Review | Rating 4/5 Almost by Anne Eliot | Review | Rating 4.5/5 Hopeless by Colleen Hoover | Review | Rating 5/5 All of You by Christina Lee | Review | Rating 3.5/5 Golden Stair by Jennifer Blackstream | Review | Rating 5/5 Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski | Review | Rating 3.5/5 True North: Finding Home by Allie Juliette Mousseau | Review 5/5… Read more »


Mar 01
Best of the Bunch & Challenge Update – February 2014

Best of the Bunch & Challenge Update – February 2014

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Best of the Bunch is a book blog hop hosted over at Always Lost in Stories on the last day of each month, where we can look back over the books we have read over this past month and give a Best of the Bunch award to our favorite book of that month. February 2014 I’ve been on a great book streak for the past week or two!!  Read lots of amazing books this month! This month I reviewed the following: Grimnirs by Ednah Walters | Review | Rating: 4/5 Never Let You Go by Michele G. Miller | Review | Rating 4/5 City of Bones by Cassandra Clare | Review | Rating 4/5 My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling | Review | Rating 4/5 My Date From Hell by Tellulah Darling | Review | Rating 5/5 An Endless Summer by C.J. Duggan | Review | Rating 4.5/5 Masked by Janelle Stalder  | Review | Rating 4/5 Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta | Review | Rating: 5/5 That One Summer by C.J. Duggan | Review | Rating 5/5 American Girl on Saturn by Nikki Godwin | Review | Rating 5/5 Defining… Read more »


Feb 08
Best of the Bunch & Challenge Update – January 2014

Best of the Bunch & Challenge Update – January 2014

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I’m a little late with my January Best of the Bunch, but better late than never, right? Best of the Bunch is a book blog hop hosted over at Always Lost in Stories on the last day of each month, where we can look back over the books we have read over this past month and give a Best of the Bunch award to our favorite book of that month. January 2014 So, the new year has brought me lots of good books! This month I reviewed the following: The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead | Review | Rating 5/5 Buzz by Anders de la Motte | Review | Rating 3/5 Anomaly by Krista McGee | Review | Rating 4/5 Luminary by Krista McGee | Review | Rating 3.5/5 Damselfly by Jennie Bates Bozic | Review | Rating 4/5 The Boys of Summer by C.J. Duggan | Review | Rating 5/5 Colors Like Memories by Meradeth Houston  | Review | Rating 4/5 UnSouled by Neal Shusterman | Review | Rating: 4/5 Echoes by Therin Knite | Review | Rating 4.5/5 You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle | Review | Rating 4/5… Read more »


Jan 01
2013 Year-End Wrap-Up – The Best Books of 2013!!!

2013 Year-End Wrap-Up – The Best Books of 2013!!!

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I read so many amazing books this year and I wanted to feature the best of the best!!  These are all of my 4.5 and 5 star reviews from this past year (my first year of blogging!).  Plus, I’ve highlighted some of my absolute favorites! Keep an eye out at the end of this month for my blogoversary giveaway.  It is going to be epic and I’m going to be giving away LOTS of these books that you see in this post!!  My readers deserve nothing but the best and you’re going to get it – I’m so excited!! 4.5 Star Reviews: Pivot Point by Kasie West | Review Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb | Review The Program by Suzanne Young | Review Colour Wielders by Dawna Raver | Review Poison by Bridget Zinn | Review Slammed by Colleen Hoover | Review Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream | Review The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle | Review Immortals by Ednah Walters | Review Escape From Eden by Elisa… Read more »


Jan 01
Best of the Bunch – December 2013

Best of the Bunch – December 2013

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Best of the Bunch is a book blog hop hosted over at Always Lost in Stories on the last day of each month, where we can look back over the books we have read over this past month and give a Best of the Bunch award to our favorite book of that month. December 2013 With the holidays, I didn’t get quite as much read this month, but I still read a few fantastic books! This month I reviewed the following books: Endless Knight by Kresley Cole | Review | Rating 4/5 Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak | Review | Rating 5/5   Pawn by Aimee Carter | Review | Rating 4.5/5 Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer | Review | Rating 5/5 Breathless by Brigid Kemmerer | Review | Rating 5/5 Secret by Brigid Kemmerer | Review | Rating 4.5/5 Game by Anders de la Motte  | Review | Rating 4/5 Athena’s Daughter by Juli Page Morgan | Review | Rating 4/5 The Children Who Time Lost by Marvin Amazon | Review | Rating 4/5 Bloodmark by Aurora Whittet | Review | Rating: 3.5/5 Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis | Review | Rating 4/5 The Prophecy by Erin… Read more »


Dec 01
Best of the Bunch – November 2013

Best of the Bunch – November 2013

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Best of the Bunch is a book blog hop hosted over at Always Lost in Stories on the last day of each month, where we can look back over the books we have read over this past month and give a Best of the Bunch award to our favorite book of that month. November 2013 I’m pretty happy with the number of books I managed to read this month, considering that I also edited Unlocking Brisingamen (the upcoming sequel to Scars of the Bifrost).  Unfortunately, I only read a few that I really loved, but at least I definitely had a clear winner.  🙂 This month I reviewed the following books: Replica by Jenna Black | Review | Rating 4/5 North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans | Review | Rating 4/5 Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge | Review | Rating 4/5 Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder | Review | Rating 4.5/5 One Bite by Jennifer Blackstream | Review | Rating 4/5 Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder | Review | Rating 4/5 Lichgates by S.M. Boyce | Review | Rating 4.5/5… Read more »


Oct 31
Best of the Bunch – October 2013

Best of the Bunch – October 2013

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Best of the Bunch is a book blog hop hosted over at Always Lost in Stories on the last day of each month, where we can look back over the books we have read over this past month and give a Best of the Bunch award to our favorite book of that month. October 2013 Wow!!  I read A LOT of books that I really enjoyed this month!!  Picking a Best of the Bunch is going to be even tougher than usual! This month I reviewed the following books: Cold Steel by Kate Elliott | Review | Rating: 4/5 Relativity by Cristin Bishara | Review | Rating 4/5 Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorenson | Review | Rating 5/5 Sleepless by Tracey Ward | Review | Rating 4.5/5 Iron Crowned by Richelle Mead | Review | Rating 3.5/5 More by T.M. Franklin | Review | Rating 4/5 The Curse Giver by Dora Machado | Review | Rating 4/5 The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau | Review | Rating 4/5 The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa | Review | Rating 4/5 The Long Game by J.L. Fynn  | Review | Rating 4.5/5 Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot | Review |… Read more »


Sep 30
Best of the Bunch – September 2013

Best of the Bunch – September 2013

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Best of the Bunch is a book blog hop hosted over at Always Lost in Stories on the last day of each month, where we can look back over the books we have read over this past month and give a Best of the Bunch award to our favorite book of that month. September 2013 This month I reviewed the following books: You Are Mine by Janeal Falor | Review | Rating: 5/5 Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover | Review | Rating 4/5 Runes by Ednah Walters | Review | Rating 4/5 Immortals by Ednah Walters | Review | Rating 4.5/5 Loving Your Lies by Piper Shelly | Review | Rating 4/5 Identity X by Michelle Muckley | Review | Rating 4/5 Escape From Eden by Elisa Nader | Review | Rating 4.5/5 Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux | Review | Rating: 5/5 And my September 2013 Best of the Bunch winner is . . . You Are Mine by Janeal Falor   I really loved/hated (loved to hate?) the misogynistic world that Falor created for You Are Mine and I am… Read more »


Sep 02
Best of the Bunch – August 2013

Best of the Bunch – August 2013

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Best of the Bunch is a book blog hop hosted over at Always Lost in Stories on the last day of each month, where we can look back over the books we have read over this past month and give a Best of the Bunch award to our favorite book of that month. This is my first time participating in this hop.  I just couldn’t resist – it seems like such a great idea!! August 2013 This month I reviewed the following books: Storm by Brigid Kemmerer | Review | Rating 5/5 Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins | Review | Rating 3.5/5 Welcome to the Darkness by L.M. Justus | Review | Rating 4/5 Spark by Brigid Kemmerer | Review | Rating 4/5 The Witches of Dark Root by April Aasheim | Review | Rating 4/5 Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream | Review | Rating 4.5/5 Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder | Review | Rating 4/5 The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle | Review | Rating 4.5/5 And my August 2013 Best… Read more »