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
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 »


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 »


Oct 31
Random Reads Review – The Island by Jen Minkman

Random Reads Review – The Island by Jen Minkman

Random Reads, Reviews 3 ★★★½

Title: The Island Author: Jen Minkman Release Date: June 1, 2013 Pages: 138, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 3.22 stars My Rating: 3.5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (References to sex, though none is shown; Some violence) Summary from Goodreads: ‘I walk toward the sea. The endless surface of the water extends to the horizon, whichever way I look. Our world is small. We are on our own, and we only have ourselves to depend on. We rely on the Force deep within us, as taught to us by our forefathers.  If I were to walk westward from here, I would come across a barrier – the Wall. Behind it, there are Fools. At least, that’s what everyone says. I have never seen one.’ Leia lives on the Island, a world in which children leave their parents to take care of themselves when they are ten years old. Across this Island runs a wall that no one has ever crossed…. Read more »


Oct 30
Review & $25 Giveaway – Just Ella by Annette K. Larsen

Review & $25 Giveaway – Just Ella by Annette K. Larsen

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Tour Schedule Title: Just Ella Author: Annette K. Larsen Release Date: August 14, 2013 Pages: 300, ebook Goodreads Rating: 4.42 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-13 (No more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: A Proper Romance    Ariella was only looking for a distraction, something to break up the monotony of palace life. What she found was a young man willing to overlook her title and show her a new and vibrant way of life. But when her growing feelings for Gavin spiral out of control and clash with the expectations of her station, she will discover that the consequences of her curiosity are far more severe than she’d imagined.    “I watched in helpless horror as two guards hauled Gavin to his feet and dragged him from the room. My voice was frozen, unable to protest as another guard took hold of my arm, leading me upstairs. From the confines of my room, I… Read more »


Oct 29
Book Blitz & Giveaway – Tethered by Brandi Leigh Hall

Book Blitz & Giveaway – Tethered by Brandi Leigh Hall

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Title: Tethered Author: Brandi Leigh Hall Purchase on Amazon Purchase on B&N New Adult/Upper Young Adult Urban Fantasy What if the life you were born into, was never really yours to begin with? I’ve never felt normal in my own skin. Like an oversized pair of UGG boots, nothing about my life fits the way it should. At least, not the way I’d like it to. I was born a Witch, with an ability I despise. And I’d do anything to give it back. But how do you return a “gift” that came with no card? I learned long ago—visions are one thing—you can never send back. For six years, I’ve been an in-the-closet Seer, desperate to escape the murderous vision that ruined my childhood, and the Wiccan family I tore apart in the process. But I can no longer deny who I am. Something terrible awaits those I love…. Read more »


Oct 28
Review – Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

Review – Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

Reviews 4 ★★★★½

Title: Allegiant Series: Divergent #3 Author: Veronica Roth Release Date: October 22, 2013 Pages: 526, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.07 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (Sex is not directly described, but some intense violence) Summary from Goodreads: One choice will define you. What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change… Read more »