Publisher: Harlequin Teen


Sep 27
Bite-Sized Reviews of Shadow of the Fox, The Talon Series, Misfits, and Drama

Bite-Sized Reviews of Shadow of the Fox, The Talon Series, Misfits, and Drama

Reviews 20 ★★★★

I’ve got four reviews for you today: two YA fantasies, a MG fantasy, and a YA/MG graphic novel. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Steeped in Japanese folklore, Shadow of the Fox is sure to please anyone who’s a fan of anime or manga or any reader who loves fantastical stories based on traditional lore. The book is dual-narrated: First we have Yumeko, who is half kitsune and is constantly trying to balance her human and yokai sides. Her yokai brethren encourage her to shed her humanity, something she is loathe to do, but she also fears how humans will react if they know about her kitsune heritage. Then there’s the mysterious samurai, Tatsumi. His powerful sword that is infused with an angry and bloodthirsty demon killer who constantly threatens to overcome Tatsumi and turn him into a senseless killing machine. When these… Read more »


Jan 22
Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry: Review & Giveaway

Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 44 ★★★★½

Say You’ll Remember Me is just what I’ve come to expect to Katie McGarry. It’s the type of contemporary that makes me laugh and makes me cry and leaves me truly thinking about all the complexities of the themes. These are my favorite types of contemporaries! What Fed My Addiction: Elle’s Complex family dynamics. Elle’s family life is complicated, to say the least. But I love that McGarry doesn’t give us straight-up villainous, controlling parents. At so many points through the book, they show that they truly care about Elle and think that they’re looking out for her best interests. They pressure her into a lot of things, but they really do try to give her a choice, at least from their perspective—they sit down with her and talk to her about her role on the campaign and ask if she’s okay with it. It’s not that they don’t give her a… Read more »


Sep 07
If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout: When One Mistake Changes Everything

If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout: When One Mistake Changes Everything

Coyer, Reviews 10 ★★★★★

I’ve loved many of JLA’s paranormal books, but I never really delved into her contemporaries until last year—not because I didn’t think they’d be good, but just because they didn’t stand out to me and make a huge impression. That all changed with The Problem with Forever. That book not only caught my interest enough to force me to read it, it wrecked me in all the best ways—I LOVED it! So, when If There’s No Tomorrow came out I was eager for more! And this book did not disappoint—JLA delivered on all the feels and true-to-life pain that resonated with me, and I think will resonate with almost all YA readers. What Fed My Addiction: Peer pressure. How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you knew you should react in a certain way, but you didn’t want to rock the boat? Even as adults, I think we still find… Read more »


Jun 15
Bite-Sized Reviews (and a Giveaway!):  Eliza and Her Monsters, If I Fix You, The Gauntlet, Goodbye Days, and The Sun Is Also a Star

Bite-Sized Reviews (and a Giveaway!): Eliza and Her Monsters, If I Fix You, The Gauntlet, Goodbye Days, and The Sun Is Also a Star

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 34

Today I’ve got bite-sized reviews of a few of my recent reads. There’s also a giveaway at the end of the post, so make sure you check it out. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! This book was adorable and made me want to read fanfiction. I loved the story behind this one—Eliza has created a webcomic that went viral. She now has over a million fans, but no one knows who she is. When a new boy named Wallace starts at her school, she discovers that he’s a MEGA-fan. He’s even writing fanfiction for her creation. But he has no idea that she’s the face behind the comic. And the closer the two get to each other, the harder it is for Eliza to tell him the truth. Of course, this does not end well (surprise, surprise). There were a few things… Read more »


Jan 23
Long Way Home by Katie McGarry – 5 Star Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Long Way Home by Katie McGarry – 5 Star Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 18 ★★★★★

I’m telling you right now, Katie McGarry’s writing is downright addictive. This third book in the Thunder Road Series had me completely captivated from start to finish and there was no way I could put it down. Seriously, this is the type of book that gives my blog its name because I found myself falling deeper and deeper into the story and completely ignoring all those real world things that were calling for my attention. They just had to wait.  What Fed My Addiction: Violet and Chevy. It helped a lot that I was invested in the romance between Violet and Chevy from page one—they were featured heavily enough in the first two books in the series that I was already rooting for them before I even picked up the book. And I wasn’t let down. The strong bond between these two characters is palpable, and their love and desire for each… Read more »


Jun 06
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout – 5 Star Review

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout – 5 Star Review

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 15 ★★★★★

This book gave me every single one of the feels. All of them – it was both beautiful and horrifying at the same time. Armentrout takes us on a journey with her characters – these people who have been broken and beaten down and simply want to reach past their pain toward hope. But change doesn’t come easy and sometimes hope can be elusive, especially when you’ve spent a lifetime without it. This book drew me in and never let me go! What Fed My Addiction: Finding healing after the pain of abuse. Mallory and Rider’s story was filled with horror. They fell through the cracks of a system meant to help them – a system that too often ignored its cracks. Their foster mother was an addict and their foster father was abusive. Rider spent his childhood shielding Mallory from the physical repercussions, but he couldn’t protect her completely from the impact… Read more »


Mar 31
Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry – Review & Giveaway

Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry – Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 12 ★★★★½

When I saw that another book was coming out in McGarry’s Thunder Road Series, I was so excited. This series is incredibly unique because of the biker culture – it’s hard not to be fascinated, even by the parts of the lifestyle that make me raise my eyebrows a little. This installment focused on Razor (who we met in the last book) and Breanna, one of his fellow classmates. Razor is struggling to trust the men in the club when evidence surfaces that his mother’s death wasn’t an accident – he can’t let the past go and can’t escape the feeling that the people who are supposed to love him have been hiding things from him. Meanwhile, Breanna just wants to escape from her small town and huge family, but that’s threatened when one of the guys in her class takes an incriminating picture of her (with Razor) and threatens to… Read more »


Jun 03
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry – Review & Giveaway

Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry – Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 19 ★★★★½

I don’t know what I expected Nowhere But Here to be exactly, but I do know that it completely exceeded my expectations. This is really the first book I’ve read with the motorcycle club trope, and I didn’t love everything about the club itself, but there were some things that I definitely did love. But, more than that, McGarry had me hooked with this story! I had no idea how many surprises were going to be thrown at me – and I loved them all!! What I loved: Emily and Oz. Emily and Oz seem like an unlikely pair. In fact, they don’t even really think that they like each other at all – though they realize that they’re attracted to each other. But, unlike some books where the guy is actually a jerk and the girl really shouldn’t like him, in this case, Emily and Oz’s denials were really based on preconceived notions of each other. Oz doesn’t… Read more »


Apr 04
The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow – Review & Giveaway

The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow – Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 5 ★★★★

The Secret Diamond Sisters was a fun read, full of glitz and glamour and a life of privilege (with some back-stabbing and intrigue on the side). The story follows the three Diamond sisters, who discover that their father is a billionaire hotel tycoon. When their mother ends up in rehab, the sisters head to Vegas, where they have to adjust to a whole new world. The story is told from four perspectives: the three Diamond sisters and Madison, a somewhat stuck-up Vegas girl who feels like the Diamond sisters are invading her territory. Because of the book’s format, I thought it would make sense to talk about each of the girls. What I loved: Savannah. Savannah was the youngest Diamond sister at fifteen. She was a bit naive and unsure of herself, used to living in the shadow of her best friend back home. When she headed to Vegas, she was thrilled… Read more »


Dec 01
Review – Captive by Aimee Carter

Review – Captive by Aimee Carter

Reviews 15 ★★★★

***NOTE: This review is for the second book in a series and may contain spoilers for the first book. Read my review of Pawn HERE.*** Captive picks up right where Pawn left off – Kitty has killed off Augusta and is still taking over for Lila Hart in order to help the Blackcoat Rebellion. Daxton, the Prime Minister, knows her secret, though, and she knows his – they’ve both been Masked, and are impersonating the real Daxton (who’s dead) and Lila (who’s in hiding). In this second book, Kitty has to decide if she is going to put her trust in Knox and continue to help the rebellion or try to escape with her life before it’s too late. She ends up doing something in between, with dire consequences. What I LOVED: Elsewhere. I think my favorite part of this book was getting to see Elsewhere and to learn about what really happens… Read more »