Jan 05
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 1/5/14

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 1/5/14

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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. BE WATCHING AT THE END OF JANUARY FOR A HUGE BLOGOVERSARY GIVEAWAY!!! I AM SO EXCITED TO BE GIVING AWAY TONS OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS!! Last week on FYFA:Happy New Year, everybody!  Hope you’re all having a wonderful start to 2014!  I read THREE 5 star books this week – kind of crazy! In case you missed anything, here’s what I posted last week (click on the link to be brought to that post): Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis (review)  The Prophecy by Erin Albert (5 star review!)  All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (5 star review!) 2014 Reading Challenges – I’m participating in a lot! Best of the Bunch – December 2013 – Find… Read more »


Jan 04
Review – The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

Review – The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

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Title: The Fiery Heart Series: Bloodlines #4 Author: Richelle Mead Release Date: November 19, 2013 Pages: 438, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.47 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16+ (Contains sex, though not explicit) Summary from Goodreads: Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . . But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s… Read more »


Jan 04
The 2013 Books I’m Sad I Missed

The 2013 Books I’m Sad I Missed

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Day 2: 2013 Books I’m Sad I Missed I’m joining in on the New Year’s Challenge, which is being hosted over at Parajunkee! Each day, we’ll have a new post.  Today is all about the books from 2013 that I’m sorry I missed.  Of course, missed isn’t exactly an accurate term here – I’m still planning on reading all these! Unsouled by Neal Shusterman Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi Afterlife Academy by Jaimie Admans Taken by Erin Bowman The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney Insomnia by J.R. Johansson Between the Devil and The Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales Kinetic by S.K. Anthony Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell You Look… Read more »


Jan 03
Cover Reveal – Seeress by Ednah Walters

Cover Reveal – Seeress by Ednah Walters

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Book Title: Seeress Series: A Runes Novel #3 Author: Ednah Walters Expected Release Date: April 2014 Genre: YA Paranormal Romance Publisher: Firetrail Publishing Presented by: As You Wish Tours Banner Made by: Julia Hendrix BLURB I love Torin St. James… I crave his touch… I need his strength… Raine Cooper is certain of two things: her love for Torin St. James and her destiny to be a powerful seeress. But when she starts having premonitions, they are unclear and disturbing. Worse, they involve Torin. Not sure what to do, she keeps quiet. But when the visions are about her and another man, Raine realizes she needs to talk to someone. Just her luck two new students arrive at her school and they seem to have answers. When with them, her powers are enhanced and her visions become clear. There is only one problem: Torin does not want Raine to have… Read more »


Jan 02
The Pros & Cons of Blogging

The Pros & Cons of Blogging

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Day 2: My Pros & Cons of Blogging I’m joining in on the New Year’s Challenge, which is being hosted over at Parajunkee! Each day, we’ll have a new post.  Today is all about the pros and cons of blogging Pros: All the awesome bloggers I’ve met! Interacting with authors! Feeling like someone out there cares what I have to say. Free books! Exposure to LOTS of books I otherwise would have never known about. The great feeling I get when someone compliments a review or my blog in general. Cons: Time. (I had no idea when I started how much it would take!) Pressure to keep up and grow my blog (all self-inflicted). Time. (Did I say that already?) That about sums it up.  I LOVE blogging, even if it does take up a lot of my free time.  My one year blogoversary is coming soon and I can’t wait… Read more »


Jan 02
January Random Read – Colors Like Memories by Meradeth Houston

January Random Read – Colors Like Memories by Meradeth Houston

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It’s time for my January 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.Again, this month I limited my Random Read choices to books that I actually own since I have so many of them that I’ve been wanting to read.  (I did this by just creating a Random Reads shelf on Goodreads).Last month I fell a bit behind and didn’t manage to participate in Random Reads.  In fact, I just read and reviewed my November random pick this past month!  My pick for November was Athena’s Daughter by Juli Page Morgan and I totally… Read more »


Jan 02
Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge Day 1

Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge Day 1

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Day 1: My Blogger Resolutions I’m joining in on the New Year’s Challenge, which is being hosted over at Parajunkee! Each day, we’ll have a new post.  Today is all about our 2014 blogger resolutions! 1. Create a Feature (or Two) I’ve had an idea for a feature that I’ve wanted to run on my blog for quite some time now, but I never seem to get myself coordinated enough to actually put it together.  This year it’s happening!  I’d like to do something along the lines of “My Bookworthy Life” and compare some of the events in my young adult life to the YA books we all read – you know, things like first crush, first kiss, first real boyfriend, etc.  I love thinking about what type of book heroine I would have been and whether or not parts of my real life would have been “bookworthy”.  What do… 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 31
2014 Reading Challenges!

2014 Reading Challenges!

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I wanted to sign up for some challenges for 2014.  I didn’t have great luck with challenges last year.  Since I just started blogging last February, I didn’t really know much about them and I only signed up for one (The Debut Authors Challenge).  But, pretty early on I won one of the giveaways and never did receive my prize and I signed up for two debut ARC tours through the challenge site and never got those books either – so I kind of lost my enthusiasm for the challenge at that point and gave up.  But tomorrow starts another year and I’m looking at it as a clean slate!  Hopefully I’ll have more luck with my challenges this year!  In fact, I’m entering a bunch of them because, well, why not?  So here’s the ones I’ve signed up for so far: Hosted by: The Mad Reviewer Goal: Mad Reviewer… Read more »