Oct 18
Review – After the Ending by Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue

Review – After the Ending by Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue

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Title: After the Ending Series: The Ending #1 Author: Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue Publisher: L2 Books Release Date: February, 2013 Pages: 478, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 3.58 stars My Rating: 3/5 stars My Content Rating: New Adult (explicit sex, language) Summary from Goodreads: The first book in the emotionally charged post-apocalyptic series, The Ending. The Virus spread. Billions died. The Ending began. We may have survived the apocalypse, but the Virus changed us. When people started getting sick, “they” thought it was just the flu. My roommate, my boyfriend, my family…they’re all gone now. I got sick too. I should have died with them—with the rest of the world—but I didn’t. I thought witnessing the human population almost disappear off the face of the earth was the craziest thing I’d ever experience. I was so wrong. My name is Dani O’Connor, I’m twenty-six-years-old, and I survived The Ending. The Virus changed everything. The world I knew is gone, and life… Read more »


Oct 18
Feature & Follow Friday – Magazines

Feature & Follow Friday – Magazines

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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 are some of your favorite magazines? I don’t really read magazines ever.  I used to read TV Guide Magazine once upon a time, but now I just get my TV fix from TVGuide.com (and lately I don’t watch all that much TV anyway!).  How about you?    I prefer to be followed via Bloglovin’, but another way will work if you don’t do Bloglovin’.


Oct 18
Swoon Thursday – Switch by Janelle Stalder

Swoon Thursday – Switch by Janelle Stalder

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It’s that time again! The gals over at YA Bound created a HOT meme, and if you’re new to the game, here’s how to join in the fun:From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it in the comments on YA Bound, or grab the steamy button above and share it on your blog. We want to know! Switch by Janelle Stalder Most of the swoon-worthy sections of this awesome NA book are a little too steamy for me to share on my blog, but this one should give you an idea of the chemistry going on between Dinah and Pete… Dinah held her breath as he skimmed his nose just under her jaw. He nipped at her earlobe lightly before placing… Read more »


Oct 16
Review – The Long Game by J.L. Fynn

Review – The Long Game by J.L. Fynn

Reviews 1 ★★★★

Title: The Long Game Series: American Gypsy #1 Author: J.L. Fynn Release Date: October 7, 2013 Pages: 303, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.17 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: New Adult (Sex scenes, though the sex is less explicit than other NA books I’ve read) Summary from Goodreads: Smooth talking. Ambitious. Loyal. Twenty-year-old Shay Reilly has proven himself to his Irish-American Gypsy clan on small-scale cons, but now the clan leader has a bigger mission for him: playing the long game.  To rake in the big score he’s after, he needs to con coed Spencer into falling in love with him. He knows he should see Spencer as a mere means to an end, but that’s easier said than done when there’s a witty, attractive girl in your arms.  Now the only thing that can keep them apart is the thing that brought them together: Shay’s plans of revenge against someone who wronged his clan and family years… Read more »


Oct 15
ARC Review – The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) by Julie Kagawa

ARC Review – The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) by Julie Kagawa

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Title: The Iron Traitor Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2 Author: Julie Kagawa Publisher: Harlequin Teen Release Date: October 29, 2013 Pages: 384, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.31 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG (Nothing more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: IN THE REAL WORLD, WHEN YOU VANISH INTO THIN AIR FOR A WEEK, PEOPLE TEND TO NOTICE After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as “normal” as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he’s forbidden to see her again.  But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, “normal” simply isn’t to be. For Ethan’s nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of… Read more »


Oct 13
Cover Characteristics – Jackets

Cover Characteristics – Jackets

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I’ve seen this meme a few times now and decided that, considering my love for pretty covers, it was perfect for me.  So I just had to join in! 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… Read more »


Oct 13
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 10/12/13

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 10/12/13

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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: Unwanted by Alivia Anders (excerpt & giveaway) – Giveaway ended. Phantom Eyes by Scott Tracey (excerpt & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win the trilogy! Everything You Know by Mary Beth Bass (excerpt & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win an awesome prize pack! More by T.M. Franklin (review & giveaway) – Giveaway ended. The Curse Giver by Dora Machado (review & giveaway) – Still time to enter! Born of Deception by Teri Brown (cover reveal & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win a signed ARC! Feature & Follow Friday – My favorite bloggers! The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (review) Coming this week on FYFA: Family Magic by Patti Larsen (birthday… Read more »


Oct 12
Review – The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Review – The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Reviews 2 ★★★★

Title: The Testing Author: Joelle Charbonneau Release Date: June 4, 2013 Pages: 336, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.91 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16+? (No more than kissing, but a decent amount of violence) Summary from Goodreads: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same?  The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.  Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming… Read more »


Oct 11
Feature & Follow Friday – My Favorite Bloggers!

Feature & Follow Friday – My Favorite Bloggers!

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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: Feature your own favorite blogger, have it be a surprise. Oooh!  I love this one!  Of course, I have LOTS of favorite blogs because there are so many amazing book blogs out there.  I’m actually going to feature two of my favorite bloggers (because like everything else in life, I just can’t choose).  Please check out these lovely ladies!!  Naomi at Nomi’s Paranormal Palace.  She has got to be one of the friendliest bloggers… Read more »


Oct 10
Review & Giveaway – The Curse Giver by Dora Machado

Review & Giveaway – The Curse Giver by Dora Machado

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 2 ★★★★

    Title: The Curse Giver Author: Dora Machado Release Date: July 4, 2013 Pages: 510, ebook Goodreads Rating: 4.5 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: Adult (While the sex scenes in this book are not super-explicit, I would say that the book is intended for a mature audience). Summary from Goodreads: Lusielle’s bleak but orderly life as a remedy mixer is shattered when she is sentenced to die for a crime she didn’t commit. She’s on the pyre, about to be burned, when a stranger breaks through the crowd and rescues her from the flames. Brennus, Lord of Laonia is the last of his line. He is caught in the grip of a mysterious curse that has murdered his kin, doomed his people and embittered his life. To defeat the curse, he must hunt a birthmark and kill the woman who bears it in the foulest of ways. Lusielle bears such a mark. Stalked by… Read more »