Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books


Sep 27
Bite-Sized Reviews of One Dark Throne, Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Before She Ignites & A Crown of Wishes

Bite-Sized Reviews of One Dark Throne, Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Before She Ignites & A Crown of Wishes

Reviews 26

I’ve got four bite-sized reviews today—three of these are recent releases and one is a book I’ve been avoiding for a while. Oh, and a “bonus” review of a novella. 🙂  I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! If you’ve already read this book, check out my Spoiler-Filled Discussion of One Dark Throne and let me know your thoughts and predictions about what’s going to happen next! If you’ve been around my blog at all in the past year, you know I’ve been anxiously awaiting this book. After all, I adored the first book—and then my Spoiler-Filled Discussion of Three Dark Crowns became my most viewed post of ever, which managed to keep the series at the forefront of my mind (always important when you’re waiting for the next book). I even reread TDC in preparation for One Dark Throne, and I never reread. (Turns… Read more »


Feb 27
I Finished Two Series! Bite-Sized Reviews of Silver Shadows & The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead and MILA 2.0: Redemption by Debra Driza

I Finished Two Series! Bite-Sized Reviews of Silver Shadows & The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead and MILA 2.0: Redemption by Debra Driza

Reviews 11

Look at me!! I managed to finish not one but two series that I was behind on! This has to be some sort of record for me!! I know the rest of the world read these long ago, but I figure all three of these books deserve at least a bite-sized review. I hope these bite-sized reviews will give you enough of a taste to feed your fiction addiction! I know I truly love this series because it’s been three years since I read The Fiery Heart, and it didn’t take me any time at all to remember what was going on or to reconnect with my favorite characters. That’s honestly saying a lot because lately my brain is a sieve and I’m lucky if I can remember what went on in a previous book in a series for a few months, much less three years! This book picks up with… Read more »


Dec 21
The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee – Review

The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee – Review

Reviews 16 ★★★★

This utterly unique book would best be described as magical realism: It’s a perfect blend of contemporary romance and a fantastical twist, which makes it appealing to fans of multiple genres (because it never really goes too far in either direction). The synopsis describes the book well, so I’m going to jump straight to my review! What Fed My Addiction: Everything described in smells. I thought I might get a bit tired of this, but I didn’t at all. Absolutely everything that happens in this book has an olfactory description because that’s how Mim experiences the world. She recognizes emotions through smells (which definitely helps in her line of work), and she recognizes a person’s scent (and, often, an object’s too). I loved imagining how Mim “sees” the world and the descriptions really helped me experience her perspective! An adorable romance. If you love a sweet romance with minimal angst (which I… Read more »


Apr 07
The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows – Review

The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows – Review

Reviews 4 ★★★★★

***NOTE: This review is for the second book in a series but doesn’t contain anything but the mildest of spoilers for the first book. To read my review of The Orphan Queen, click on the link.*** Oh my goodness, this book!!! I seriously have no words for how utterly fantastic this book was. In fact, this review is going to be somewhat short because I don’t feel like I can talk about anything specific without giving things away. Suffice it to say, the book was everything I was hoping for in a sequel and it finished off the duology beautifully! What Fed My Addiction: So. Many. Things. I’m honestly going to have a really hard time talking about this book because there were so many amazing things that took me by surprise, but to talk about any of them, even vaguely, would feel spoilery. Wil and Tobias go through some EXTREME… Read more »


Sep 09
Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers – An All-Time Favorite

Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers – An All-Time Favorite

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 18 ★★★★★

This book! Even though I just finished it last night, I couldn’t wait to come write my review. Usually I hold off on declaring books all-time favorites, but I think I’m going to break that rule too. There was just so much about Truest to love! On the surface, there’s not a lot going on – this is definitely a character-driven book rather than a plot-driven book. But, man, did I love these characters! When Silas comes to town, West isn’t looking for anything. She’s happy, for the most part. She’s been with her boyfriend, Elliott for the past two years – known him her whole life. Sure, he’s working on the farm this summer and her best friend is off being a counselor at a camp, so she’s a bit lonely, but not unhappy – right? But Silas is different than anyone West has ever met. He wants to truly know her, and it makes… Read more »


Dec 29
Review – Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Review – Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: Not a Drop to Drink Author: Mindy McGinnis Release Date: September 24, 2013 Pages: 320, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.89 Stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (Nothing more than kissing, though sexual assault is referred to, Violence) Summary from Goodreads: Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no water.  Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn’t leave at all. Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand. But wisps of smoke on the horizon… Read more »


Oct 22
Review – Divergent by Veronica Roth

Review – Divergent by Veronica Roth

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 3 ★★★★★

I finally caught up with the rest of the world and read Divergent!!  And I have to say that I completely see what all the hype was about.  This book had me hooked from the very beginning and I did not want to put it down!  (Luckily, I had book #2 in hand, which I am now reading, so I really didn’t have to).  I loved, loved, LOVED this book and can’t wait to read books #2 & 3 (and to see the movie – this definitely seems like the kind of book that will translate really well onto the big screen!). Since I’m pretty much the last person in the world to read this book and the synopsis explains it pretty well, I won’t bother summarizing the book.  Here are my thoughts: The negatives: Could have been more worldbuilding.  As you can tell by my 5 star rating, this was… Read more »