Hey, everybody! You may have noticed that I’ve been a little scarce lately. Things have been incredibly crazy around here. So, I’m headed off on vacation and I’ve decided to just go ahead and take the time off from blogging. I’ll be back on August 14th. Since I won’t be posting my normal Sunday Posts, keep an eye on my Twitter feed for blogoversaries and birthdays, giveaways and preorder deals; I’ll tweet them when I can!
This is the third book in the Heart of the City Series, but each book can be read as complete standalones. All of the books follow a young Aussie woman as she heads off to a major city in another country … and finds love there. What Fed My Addiction: London! These books will give you a sense of wanderlust as you head off to a foreign locale. I’ve never been to London, but this book introduced me to many local spots that I’d love to see someday. I got a good sense of the city because Kate was so excited to be there—even though she did spend a lot of time sequestered at her grandmother’s house at first. Kate finding her voice. Even though Kate’s in the city of her dreams and has the perfect opportunity to flourish as a travel and fashion blogger, just like she’s always wanted, something… Read more »
This is one of those fantasies that has a ton going for it – an interesting magical system, flawed characters who don’t always do the right thing (or even always know what the right thing is), secondary characters who you sometimes love and sometimes make you crazy, realistic inner turmoil … the list goes on. I’m not going to go into detail about the plot (you’re all perfectly capable of reading the blurb). Instead, I’ll jump right into my review. What Fed My Addiction: Flawed characters. This is one of those books where the main characters make mistakes – sometimes big ones – but you can still relate to them because you understand where they’re coming from. For instance, right from the start, you can see that Vhalla is trying to deny who she is based on prejudices that were formed out of ignorance. And I have to admit that it took her… Read more »
I hope that you all have a wonderful time celebrating the holidays with your families!
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Finished Series I’ve YET to Finish! I have a problem. A real, actual bookish problem that haunts me. I can’t bring myself to finish series – even the ones I love. I’ve written about being a series failure in the past, you may remember. Out of the six series I mentioned in that post, seven months ago, I’ve only caught up on TWO of them. And these are some of my favorite series! What is wrong with me? Am I just scared to see it all end? (Probably.) Do I fear that I’ve forgotten too much about the previous books in the series? (Yes.) Am I just ridiculously good at procrastinating at reading books that haven’t been specifically scheduled? (Uh huh.) Whatever the reason, I have plenty of series to list here! The Unwind Dystology: I’m cringing right now because I swore (seven months ago) that I was going… Read more »
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. Last week on FYFA (and in my life): Well, I switched hosting companies this week (you can read more about it HERE). You may notice a few things off – the biggest thing I’ve noticed so far is that my reply feature doesn’t seem to be working properly, so I’m mostly holding off on replying to comments this week (until Ashley, my new hosting provider gets back from her Hawaiian vacation!). Sorry for the quirks, but I know we’ll get them worked out soon. If you notice anything, feel free to let me know in the comments (thanks, Silvara, for doing just that!). Not much other news around… Read more »
Just so you all know, I’ve switched over to hosting by the lovely and amazingly talented Ashley over at Nose Graze. I was already using a lot of her products (UBB and the Tweak Me Theme – if you don’t know about these, you should definitely check them out!), and I love them all, so when I was having problems with reliability with my hosting company, my husband and I decided to look into her services. Now, I have to say that I am QUITE lucky to have a techie for a husband (how do the rest of you do it?), but he’s very happy to pass off most of the technical duties to Ashley and let her take care of it all so I can stop bugging him. 🙂 Ashley has already made the process nearly seamless, but there MAY be some minor glitches over the next few days as we… Read more »
Image courtesy of digitalart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Sorry I’ve been missing this week. We’ve had a bit of a health scare in the Hewitt household. My daughter has been in the hospital since Monday due to an infection of some type in her shoulder (the doctors’ best guess at this point is that it’s a bone infection that we caught early). She’ll be here in the hospital until at least tomorrow (but most likely longer), so I’m not exactly sure when I’ll be back to business as usual here at Feed Your Fiction Addiction. Hopefully the IV antibiotics she’s on will do the trick and everything will be back to normal soon!!
I loved REUTS’ description of this one and it totally convinced me to read it (I’m about 25% through right now, and I’m really enjoying it. It has a sort of Downton Abbey meets Supernatural vibe. I’ll be posting my review soon!). Here’s that description: “Jane Eyre meets Beauty and the Beast with a horrifying, supernatural twist in the YA Historical Fiction / Horror novel THE ROSE MASTER. We urge you to read TRM with the lights on— night OR day. A little bit of romance with a lot of spooky. . . can you handle it?” Title: The Rose Master Author: Velentina Cano Release Date: June 2014 Published By: REUTS Publications Summary from Goodreads: The day Anne Tinning turns seventeen, birds fall from the sky. But that’s hardly the most upsetting news. She’s being dismissed from the home she’s served at since she was a child, and shipped off to become the newly… Read more »
Last weekend my mom and I went to the Maybe Someday book signing and concert and, let me tell you, it was the maybe the most fun I’ve ever had at a book event! (Okay, BEA was, of course, amazing and I don’t think that it quite lived up to that just because of the sheer scale of BEA and the number of awesome bloggers that I met, but you get what I mean!)Don’t know about Maybe Someday? Check out my review of this awesome book HERE! So, what made this signing so much fun? Well, for one thing, the concert! If you’ve read the book, then you know that the songs are a MAJOR component. Hearing Griffin Peterson and the band play these songs in person was just, well – amazing! The only thing that would have made it even better is if people had sung along a bit more… Read more »