Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers


May 28
LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff: Review & Giveaway

LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 24 ★★★★

Jay Kristoff once again does what he does best: totally messes with your head. And, yep, I love him for it. What Fed My Addiction: The mystery of Eve’s life (and death?). Right from the start of the book, we know that something violent happened to Eve’s family, but we soon learn that she doesn’t quite remember all the details. The story of Eve’s past unfolds as the book progresses—as she remembers more and more of what happens. I personally love books like this because the suspense is so high. I wanted to know everything that happened to Eve and how she ended up with lifelikes and more chasing her. Lots of twists. Every time I’d think I’d have the twists in the story figured out, Kristoff would throw in a new one that I didn’t see coming—and the ones I thought I knew didn’t work out quite the way I… Read more »


Mar 09
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: All-Time Favorite Review & Giveaway!

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: All-Time Favorite Review & Giveaway!

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 38 DNF

Reviewer: Official Captain of Reviews Nicole M. Hewitt Date: 03/09/2018 (four days pre-release) Timestamp: 06:30 CT All contents herein are top-secret, CLASSIFIED. Read this review at your own risk. Please disregard any sections with a strikethrough. Any inappropriate language will be blacked out. (In real life, I don’t generally swear, but let’s pretend. In my head, as I’m writing this, I’m probably just saying wimpy words like frickin’, but you can imagine they’re whatever you want.) I swear to you that this series has just gotten better and better, and this finale is ing FANTABULOUS!! If you’ve been a fan of the series up till this point, you will not be disappointed. If you’ve been holding off on starting it because you wanted to see how the series would hold up, it’s definitely time to jump in and start reading. The unique formatting of these books just ing fascinates me. I especially love… Read more »


Dec 14
A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig: Review

A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig: Review

Reviews 8 ★★★★

This book is perfect for the MG grade and younger set (and for the young at heart)—adorable, entertaining, bittersweet and just a teensy bit irreverent. This isn’t a rehash of an old Christmas story that you’ve seen a million times before—it’s something completely new. What Fed My Addiction: Nikolas. Well, of course we have to start with the little boy himself. Nikolas is scrappy and resourceful and completely loyal to his father. When he heads off into the frozen wilderness to find him, you can’t help but feel for the poor lost and lonely boy. His belief in magic helps him throughout his journey, and Nikolas doesn’t give up hope, even when things look very bleak for him. Elves, trolls, pixies and reindeer! This book has them all! I loved Haig’s take on all of these magical creatures and what makes each unique. I especially loved Blitzen, who was Nikolas’s first magical friend… Read more »


Oct 12
Bite-Sized Reviews: Gemina and Our Chemical Hearts

Bite-Sized Reviews: Gemina and Our Chemical Hearts

Reviews 12 ★★★★★

Once again, there are so many releases this time of year that I’m resorting to bite-sized reviews for some of them. Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman Series: The Illuminae Files #2 Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on 10/18/16 Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction Pages: 608 Source: BEA My content rating: YA (Violence, Drug use, Swears are “censored”) My rating: The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Timesbestseller that critics are calling “out-of-this-world awesome.”   Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed. The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. Hanna is the station captain’s pampered… Read more »


Oct 11
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Reviews 23 ★★★★½

Holding Up the Universe is an incredibly complex story about the struggle for self-acceptance and the strength that can come from knowing exactly who you are. This book is painfully beautiful. (But, don’t worry, it’s not as painful as Niven’s last book. Your heart may be torn to shreds in certain moments, but you won’t have to then proceed to stomp on it.)  What Fed My Addiction: Jack’s struggle with face blindness. I think that I had vaguely heard of prosopagnosia (face blindness) before, but I didn’t know much about it. I didn’t realize how prevalent it was and I certainly had never thought about what it would be like to live with it. Imagine a life where you don’t recognize anyone’s face, even the faces of the people in your immediate family. Where every moment is a guessing game, and you constantly fear embarrassing yourself because you’ve made a mistake. Imagine looking in… Read more »


Oct 21
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Review

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Review

Reviews 20 ★★★★★

Reviewer: Mega-Blogger Extraordinaire Nicole Hewitt Date: 10/21/15 (the day after release) Timestamp: 06:30 CT This review is top-secret, CLASSIFIED (but go ahead and read it anyway). Any information in the review that should not be included in a final copy will be indicated with a strikethrough. Any inappropriate language will be blacked out. (In real life, I don’t swear, but to go along with the fun spirit of the book, I figured I’d play along. In my head, as I’m writing this, I’m probably just saying wimpy words like frickin’, but you can pretend they’re whatever you want.) This book is so ing AMAZING!! It’s impossible to describe with mere words, which is why I’m including some pictures. You truly have to see it to truly experience it. And this is one case where I absolutely, positively recommend getting a physical copy of the book, rather than an ebook copy. I had a NetGalley… Read more »