Dec 10
End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram Read-a-thon

End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram Read-a-thon

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Jenny from Juliababyjen’s Reading Room and Dana from Dana Square are hosting a Read-a-thon from December 9th – 22nd called End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram. Since I’ve got lots of books that I’m hoping to finish up this year, I thought I’d join in on the party.  Sounds like there’s lots of fun challenges planned and some awesome prizes! I need to work out my exact goals still, but here are a few of the books I definitely want to get read:


Dec 08
Cover Characteristics – Clouds

Cover Characteristics – Clouds

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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: Clouds From my Read list!  And my favorite: I love this upside down cover!


Dec 08
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 12/8/13

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 12/8/13

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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: Best of the Bunch – What was my favorite November read? Rose of Thorne by Mia Michelle (spotlight & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win a gift card & swag! Top Ten Tuesday – 2014 Releases  Everything You Know by Mary Beth Bass (review)  Ethereal Fury by Jessica O’Gorek (tour launch & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win a copy of the book and $50 gift card! Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible by Suzanne Kamata (book blast & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win the book and swag! Feature & Follow Friday – New in 2013 Night Chill by Jeff Gunhus (review & giveaway) – Still time to enter… Read more »


Dec 07
Review – Endless Knight by Kresley Cole

Review – Endless Knight by Kresley Cole

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Title: Endless Knight Series: The Arcana Chronicles #2 Author: Kresley Cole Release Date: October 1, 2013 Pages: 336, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.47 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (Some violence and sexual content) Summary from Goodreads: In this seductive follow-up to Poison Princess, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole takes us deeper into the dark world of the Arcana Chronicles. Shocking Secrets Evie has fully come into her powers as the Tarot Empress, and Jack was there to see it all. She now knows that the teens who’ve been reincarnated as the Tarot are in the throes of an epic battle. It’s kill or be killed, and the future of mankind hangs in the balance. Unexpected Allies With threats lurking around every corner, Evie is forced to trust her newfound alliance. Together they must fight not only other Arcana, but also Bagmen zombies, post-apocalyptic storms, and cannibals. Gut-Wrenching Treachery When Evie meets Death, things… Read more »


Dec 06
Feature & Follow Friday – New in 2013

Feature & Follow Friday – New in 2013

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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: Tell us at least one new or unusual thing you’ve done in 2013. Well, that’s easy.  I started blogging!!  Yep, I’ve been blogging now since about mid-February of 2013 and I’ve loved pretty much every minute of it!   I also started editing (anybody out there in need of an editor? – contact me!), which has been amazingly fulfilling.  It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do and I’ve really been enjoying… 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 »


Dec 01
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 12/1/13

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 12/1/13

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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:Another slow week here at FYFA – I’m just finishing up that editing project, but things should be getting back to normal next week. Cover Characteristics – Dragons The Guardians by T.M. Franklin (review & giveaway) – Last day to enter to win a copy of the book and a $10 gift card! Masked by Janelle Stalder (cover reveal)  Sia by Josh Grayson (review & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win! Daughter of Isis by Kelsey Ketch (review & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win! Fragile Brilliance by Tammy Blackwell (review & giveaway) – Giveaway ended. Feature & Follow Friday – Thanksgiving Feast My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (review) Coming this… Read more »


Dec 01
Review – My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Review – My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

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Title: My Life Next Door Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick Release Date: 2012 Pages: 394, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.07 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (Sexual content, but it’s handled tastefully and is not at all graphic) Summary from Goodreads: “One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.” The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase’s family embraces Samantha – even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha’s world. She’s suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which… Read more »


Nov 29
Feature & Follow Friday – Thanksgiving Feast

Feature & Follow Friday – Thanksgiving Feast

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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’s your favorite Thanksgiving Day food? Well, I have to say that I think I love the turkey the most, but I really love just the whole meal!!  This year we skipped out on the sweet potatoes, so I’m kind of missing those, but we did still have homemade cranberry sauce (YUM!), mashed potatoes and gravy and green bean casserole.  What’s not to love?   I prefer to be followed via Bloglovin’,… Read more »