Genre: New Adult


May 19
The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo: Review & Giveaway

The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 14 ★★★★

Once again, Cozzo gives us a realistically romantic story of fairy tale proportions. A little note about the genre: The book is officially billed as YA, but the characters are all in college, so I think of it more as NA. I think it’s YA because there are no actual sex scenes (a few implied fade to black scenes) and it’s overall a sweet romance, appropriate for high schoolers, even younger ones (there is a bit of drinking with a fake ID, but nothing else that would be seen as particularly questionable). New Adult readers who want books that cover the college-aged experience and don’t focus on sex would find this to be a perfect match! What Fed My Addiction: Fairy tale setting. The book takes place at a Disneyesque theme park and it was really fun to read about the job and how the people who work there as characters feel about it… Read more »


Mar 25
London Bound by C.J. Duggan: Review

London Bound by C.J. Duggan: Review

Reviews, Uncategorized 6 ★★★★

This is the third book in the Heart of the City Series, but each book can be read as complete standalones. All of the books follow a young Aussie woman as she heads off to a major city in another country … and finds love there. What Fed My Addiction: London! These books will give you a sense of wanderlust as you head off to a foreign locale. I’ve never been to London, but this book introduced me to many local spots that I’d love to see someday. I got a good sense of the city because Kate was so excited to be there—even though she did spend a lot of time sequestered at her grandmother’s house at first. Kate finding her voice. Even though Kate’s in the city of her dreams and has the perfect opportunity to flourish as a travel and fashion blogger, just like she’s always wanted, something… Read more »


Mar 22
Bite-Sized Reviews of Waking in Time, Redux, Confessions of a High School Disaster, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and Mutant Mantis Lunch Ladies

Bite-Sized Reviews of Waking in Time, Redux, Confessions of a High School Disaster, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and Mutant Mantis Lunch Ladies

Reviews 19

I’ve gotten a lot of new books for review lately, and I’ve decided to do bite-sized reviews of some of them, so I don’t have to post every single day of the week for forever. Hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I’m a huge fan of time-travel stories, so when the author offered this one up for review (at an event I attended) I had to snatch it up! I’m glad I did because it turned out to be a great read! The story follows Abbi, who wakes up one morning and it’s suddenly 1983. Everyone seems to know her, but she doesn’t know anyone … or know how or why she’s traveled. This would be bad enough, but she keeps heading backward further and further—she’s never sure how long she’ll be in one place or why she’s ended up in the times she does…. Read more »


Mar 14
Bite Sized Reviews of the Miso Cozy Series by S.J. Pajonas (& Pajonas’s Top Ten Addictions)

Bite Sized Reviews of the Miso Cozy Series by S.J. Pajonas (& Pajonas’s Top Ten Addictions)

Author Top Ten Lists, Reviews 6

The Miso Cozy Series is a mystery series set in Japan. We were introduced to our intrepid daydreamer detective Mei in the first book in the series, which I’ve already reviewed (click the link to see it), so I was eager to read the next few books to see how poor Mei fared after all the tragedy that struck at the end of book 1. I read books 2, 2.5, and 3 and wanted to give my readers a chance to discover this series if they haven’t already. I hope these bite-sized reviews will give you enough of a taste to feed your fiction addiction! Make sure you also check out Pajonas’s Top Ten Addictions list at the bottom of this post! This book starts out with Mei and her mother suffering the consequences of everything that happened at the end of book one (which I won’t spoil here—I’ll just say that… Read more »


Jan 29
New York Nights by C.J. Duggan – Review

New York Nights by C.J. Duggan – Review

Reviews 6 ★★★

Purchase Links AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU B&N / KOBO / iBOOKS This was my first foray into Duggan’s Heart of the City Series, which features Australian protagonists heading out into the big, wide world. I’ve always loved the way that Duggan can capture an atmosphere, and she does that so well with New York, just as she does with her Australian settings. The synopsis sums this book up really well, so I’m going to jump straight into my review.  What Fed My Addiction: Sarah’s fascination with New York City. I really loved discovering New York City through Sarah’s eyes. She had a wonderful outsider’s perspective, and Duggan captured both the hustle and bustle and the beauty of the city well. Sarah visited several iconic spots, and it was fun to see her explore the city—and then document it via her art. Baby Grace. I enjoyed all of the… Read more »


Jan 13
Pocket Full of Tinder (and White Heart of Justice) by Jill Archer – Reviews

Pocket Full of Tinder (and White Heart of Justice) by Jill Archer – Reviews

Reviews 3

I read the first two books in this series a couple of years ago, but lost track of it somehow. Ironically, I had just caught sight of the books on my shelf and pondered how far behind I was when Archer contacted me last month to ask if I’d like to review the next two books—I jumped at the chance! Since Pocket Full of Tinder is the latest release and I’m reviewing two books mid-series, I’m starting with that one. Simply scroll down if you’d like to see my mini-review of White Heart of Justice instead. For my reviews of the first two books, click HERE. Pocket Full of Tinder is, without a doubt, my favorite book in this series so far. Maybe because I’m a sucker for Ari and this book has a LOT of interaction between Onyx and my favorite demon with a heart of gold. Or maybe I… Read more »


Oct 28
Bite-Sized Reviews of LOTS of Zombie Reads (all by Kate L. Mary)

Bite-Sized Reviews of LOTS of Zombie Reads (all by Kate L. Mary)

Reviews 7 ★★★★

I recently went on a Kate L. Mary reading binge. She sent me a review copy of the first book in her Broken World spin-off series, Twisted, and I discovered that I had missed a companion book and two short stories that had been published in the Broken World series! Plus, I had never gotten around to reading the book of short stories or the YA companion to the series (both of which I had bought while back, but hadn’t managed to pick up for some reason). I had some serious reading to do! Of course, I didn’t have to read ALL of these books right now, but I found that once I ventured back into Kate L. Mary’s zombified world, I didn’t want to leave again! So, this is my taste of Halloween—I don’t know that I’d call these books scary, but zombies are more than a little creepy, right? If… Read more »


Aug 18
Bite-Sized Reviews – Treason, Just a Girl, and Me Before You

Bite-Sized Reviews – Treason, Just a Girl, and Me Before You

Reviews 9 ★★★★★

A few quick reviews of some of the books I’ve read (or listened to this summer). Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Treason by S. M. Boyce Self-Published in October 2012 Genres: Fantasy Pages: 430  Audio Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins Source: Won It! My content rating: YA or NA (Nothing more than kissing, Some violence) My rating: Kara Magari ignited a war when she stumbled into Ourea and found the Grimoire: a powerful artifact filled with secrets. To protect the one person she has left, she strikes a deal that compromises everything she believes in… and things don’t go as planned. Braeden Drakonin can no longer run from who–and what–he is. He has to face the facts. He’s a prince. He’s a murderer. He’s a wanted man. And after a betrayal that leaves him heartbroken, he’s out for blood. To survive, both Kara and Braeden must become the evil… Read more »


Jun 28
Bite-Sized Audiobook Reviews – Porcelain Keys, The Accident Season, Vivian Apple at the End of the World, and Every Last Word

Bite-Sized Audiobook Reviews – Porcelain Keys, The Accident Season, Vivian Apple at the End of the World, and Every Last Word

Reviews 16 ★★★★

A few quick reviews of audiobooks I’ve been listening to this summer. Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Porcelain Keys by Sarah Beard Published by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media in 1/14 Genres: Young Adult, New Adult, Contemporary, Romance Pages: 345  Audio Length: 11 hours and 41 minutes Source: The Author My content rating: YA (Nothing more than kissing) My rating: Aria’s life is full of secrets–secrets about her mother’s death, her father’s cruelty, and her dream to go to Juilliard. When Aria meets Thomas, he draws out her secrets, captures her heart, and gives her the courage to defy her father. But when tragedy strikes and Thomas disappears, Aria is left alone to transform her broken heart’s melody into something beautiful. Porcelain Keys is a captivating love story that will resonate long after the last page is turned. This was a really beautiful story. I especially loved the first half of the… Read more »


Jun 23
Moonchild by Kate L. Mary – Review

Moonchild by Kate L. Mary – Review

Reviews 3 ★★★★

Kate L. Mary has won me over again with her post-apocalyptic worldbuilding. I just love the dark and dangerous settings that she creates, and this futuristic steampunk world is no exception! What Fed My Addiction: Futuristic steampunk! I loved the concept of a world where technology had gone so haywire that people had reverted to alternate, more primitive energy sources – mostly steam and, therefore, coal. (Actually, the book that I wrote – but never quite finished – for NaNoWriMo in 2014 had a very similar premise, so I guess it makes sense that I liked it!) The world that was portrayed in the book was pretty bleak and miserable – not to mention dangerous. Any small crime could land you a sentence to the mines, and life in the mines was unbearable. Scarlett, the main character, had escaped both an unsavory orphanage and the mines, but she spent her life on… Read more »