Nov 08
Feature & Follow Friday – To Vlog or Not to Vlog

Feature & Follow Friday – To Vlog or Not to Vlog

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Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! This is a blog hop that allows bloggers to gain new followers and find some awesome new blogs to follow themselves! The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host has a blog that they feature each week!   So, if you’re a blogger, come join in on the fun!   Here’s today’s question – Q: Vlog Contest! Vlog about why you want to be next weeks feature! If you are too shy to put yourself on camera – tell us why you are sooo shy.  I can’t really explain why, but vlogging is just not my thing.  On the surface, it would seem perfect for me because I really love to talk and I was a theatre major in college, so I shouldn’t be all that camera-shy…. Read more »


Nov 07
ARC Review – Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

ARC Review – Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

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Title: Cruel Beauty Author: Rosamund Hodge Release Date: January 28, 2014 Publisher: Balzer & Bray Pages: 352, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.05 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: Adult or Mature YA (Lots of references to sex, though it is not directly shown) Summary from Goodreads: Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart. Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny. Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him. With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself… Read more »


Nov 06
Release Day Review – North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans

Release Day Review – North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans

Reviews 1 ★★★★

Title: North Pole Reform School Author: Jaimie Admans Release Date: November 6, 2013 Pages: 232, ebook Goodreads Rating: 4.00 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16?? (Nothing more than kissing, but some violence and bad language) Summary from Goodreads: Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and with another Christmas looming, Mis doesn’t think she can take any more. After her carelessness causes an accident at school, it seems like things can’t get any worse. Then she wakes up to find The Ghost of Christmases Ruined in her bedroom. She is taken to the North Pole, to a reform school run by elves determined to make her love Christmas. Stuck in a misfit group of fellow Christmas-haters with a motley crew of the weird and even weirder, watched over by elves day and night, she doesn’t expect to… Read more »


Nov 05
Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 Sequels

Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 Sequels

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get My Hands On (Click on the cover pic to see the book on Goodreads!) I’m anxiously awaiting all of these sequels!  My last three choices don’t even have covers yet, but I’m anxiously awaiting them anyway!  They are: The Seeker by Stephenie MeyerSevered Colours by Dawna RaverThe Forever Song by Julie Kagawa


Nov 03
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 11/3/13

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 11/3/13

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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:This was a fun week at FYFA!  I love the end of the month because I get to post my Best of the Bunch and Random Reads!! Cover Characteristics – Hats Allegiant by Veronica Roth (review)  Tethered by Brandi Leigh Hall (book blitz & giveaway) – Only one more day to enter! Just Ella by Annette K. Larsen (review & giveaway) – Only two smore days to enter to win a $25 gift card! The Island by Jen Minkman (Random Read review) Best of the Bunch – Find out what my favorite October read was!! Random Reads – What did Random.org choose for me to read in November? Waking Up Dead by Margo Bond Collins (review) Feature & Follow Friday – Embarrassing… Read more »


Nov 03
Cover Characteristics – Colorful

Cover Characteristics – Colorful

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This is a new meme hosted by Sugar & Snark. It came about when Sugar was wondering which cover to use for her #70 Cover of the Week post. Sugar kept on thinking of more than one, and they all seemed to have a theme/characteristic. So she decided to switch things up a bit! Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite cover’s with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular characteristic, then just make a post, grab the meme picture (or make your own) and leave your URL in Linky (so we can visit). You don’t even need to participate, just stopping by and saying hi would be great! Don’t forget to stop by the other participants! Today’s cover characteristic: Colorful From my Read List: And my favorite: I’ve always loved this cover and I… Read more »


Nov 02
Review – Replica by Jenna Black

Review – Replica by Jenna Black

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: Replica Series: Replica #1 Author: Jenna Black Release Date: July 16, 2013 Pages: 368, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 3.53 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16? (References to sex-though it’s not shown, some violence) Summary from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Nadia Lake comes from a high-class Executive family in the Corporate States. Her marriage has been arranged with the most powerful family in her state, which means she lives a life of privilege but also of public scrutiny, followed everywhere by photographers, every detail of her private life tabloid fodder. But her future is assured, as long as she can maintain her flawless public image — no easy feat when your betrothed is a notorious playboy. Nathan Hayes is the heir of Paxco — controller of the former state of New York, and creator of human replication technology, science that every state and every country in the world would kill to have. Though Nadia and Nate aren’t in love,… Read more »


Nov 01
Feature & Follow Friday – Embarrassing Reads

Feature & Follow Friday – Embarrassing Reads

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Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! This is a blog hop that allows bloggers to gain new followers and find some awesome new blogs to follow themselves! The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host has a blog that they feature each week!   So, if you’re a blogger, come join in on the fun!   Here’s today’s question – Q: What book are you embarrassed to admit you LOVED? I don’t know that “embarrassed” is the right word to describe this, but this is a situation where I apparently disagree with most everyone!   I really loved Allegiant, but I seem to be the only one.  The more reviews I read, the more I think, “Was I just delusional?  Was I just still on a high from reading Divergent and I just… Read more »


Nov 01
Review – Waking Up Dead by Margo Bond Collins

Review – Waking Up Dead by Margo Bond Collins

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Title: Waking Up Dead Author: Margo Bond Collins Release Date: October 8, 2013 Pages: 214, ebook Goodreads Rating: 4.3 stars My Rating: 3/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-18+ (Language, violence and sexual situations) Summary from Goodreads: When Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to Heaven, or maybe Hell. Instead, she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex. Now she’s witnessed another murder, and she’s not about to let this one go. She’s determined to help solve it before an innocent man goes to prison. And to answer the biggest question of all: why the hell did she wake up in Alabama? When Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to Heaven, or maybe Hell. Instead, she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex. Now she’s witnessed another murder, and she’s not about to let this… Read more »


Nov 01
November Random Read – Athena’s Daughter by Juli Page Morgan

November Random Read – Athena’s Daughter by Juli Page Morgan

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It’s time for my November Random Read (a fun meme hosted by I’m Loving Books). The idea is to pick one random book from your Goodreads To-Read list (using Random.org) to read within the month.  As I mention every month, I am in love with this meme!  This is such a great way to make sure that I actually read some of those books that have been in my TBR list for eons.This month, I actually did something a little different than usual.  Since I have so many physical books on my bookshelf waiting to be read and books on my Kindle that I’ve specifically been meaning to read but haven’t gotten to, I decided to add them to a Random Reads list on Goodreads and just use those for my Random Reads choices.  So, my Random Read for this month is not quite as random as usual.  It’s funny, but this actually makes… Read more »