Most Wanted: October 2016

Most Wanted: October 2016

October is usually another killer new release month, so I was all ready to moan about “too many books, too little time”, but it turns out that most of my highly anticipated fall titles actually came out in September. Nonetheless, here are 6 October titles I’m most definitely excited about! October 4th This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills: As soon as I finished reading this one, I went straight to my computer to pre-order it. It was just so adorable and heartwarming and lovely ♥ The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan: MOAR RIORDAN, MOAR. But real talk: I did really like the first book […]

Posted September 24, 2016 by Debby in Most Wanted / 0 Comments
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Book Haul #38: The Birthday Edition

Book Haul #38: The Birthday Edition

Okay, so my birthday was almost a month ago, but it fell just after my last book haul. So now… this is a pretty big haul. Bigger than the last two hauls COMBINED. Yep. Oh well. I just have the best friends ever ♥ *hugs books* Gifted Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson: I got this one from the lovely Mel ♥ and I am SO HAPPY because it was very very high on my wishlist, and I do want to read everything Matson’s ever written. Saving this for a rainy day… which will likely be pretty soon. (Also, I will treasure the […]

Posted September 17, 2016 by Debby in Book Hauls / 1 Comment
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Book Review: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Even I, by now, am wondering if Uncle Rick is just milking it. I mean, to start up yet another series in the same universe is pretty damning. But at the same time, I love Greek mythology and the possibility of getting glimpses of Percy too much to resist. The Hidden Oracle is fun but still a bit basic. Apollo has been exiled to Earth by Zeus, forced into the form of a chubby, ginger teenage boy with lots and lots of zits. Now, that’s not exactly something he’s used to. Usually, in this kind of situation (because, yes, it has happened before), he has […]

Posted September 15, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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My Top Ten All-Time Favorite Fantasy Series

My Top Ten All-Time Favorite Fantasy Series

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. My challenge for this week’s topic was basically to get to 10 books without needing to cheat. For a contemporary genre, that was absolutely hopeless. Even for the sub-genre banterfluff, I don’t think I could manage it. But fantasy series? Check. This means no fantasy standalones, no paranormal books, no sci-fi-ish books… And BOOM. That narrows it down enough that I have 10 series to list, all of which I love from the bottom of my heart. My Top Ten All-Time Favorite Fantasy Series 1. Harry […]

Posted September 13, 2016 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 3 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

ARC Book Review: Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

How… did we end up… here. After loving Brodi’s Everneath series and her latest co-writing adventures in My Lady Jane… Between all of that, I figured this was an author that couldn’t possibly lose my love. But I guess there are still some surprises to be had in the world. Diplomatic Immunity just wasn’t good. So this is a story of the uber-privileged kids in Washington D.C. Piper winds up at their school on a special scholarship and hopes that it’ll be able to get her a win in a journalism competition that would get her a college scholarship. Considering her family’s financial struggles, it’s […]

Posted September 11, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill

ARC Book Review: The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill

I picked up The Cat King of Havana for one simple and perhaps shallow reason: I’m going to Cuba in November. And I know basically nothing about the island, the culture, the history, and only bits and pieces about the political situation. What better way to get a taste of all of that than through fiction? Well, The Cat King of Havana, while for the rest not being a typically me story, did deliver on that. The Cat King of Havana is about Rick, a Cuban American webmaster of a cat video site who may be considered… a geek. He doesn’t get out much, but […]

Posted September 6, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2016

Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2016

August 2016: TWENTY-FIVE Usually I take this moment to talk about how a month flew by. August, however, felt like it was 3 months long, because I swear, I did SO MANY THINGS. So be prepared, guys. This one’s a doozy. August Reads Books Read: Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett Run by Kody Keplinger P.S. I Like You by Kasie West Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan Make It Right by Megan Erickson The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury Make It Last […]

Posted September 1, 2016 by Debby in Monthly Wrap-Ups / 0 Comments
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Book Review: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Book Review: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Once upon a time, I read a cool book with a genie in it. Ever since then, I’ve been weirdly convinced that this is something I need so much more of in my life. And so, it was no surprise that when I heard about The Forbidden Wish it instantly got put on my TBR list. And this book sure did a lot of things well. But other things… were not quite there for me. The Forbidden Wish is kind of a retelling, or more like a reimagining, of Aladdin. Aladdin finds Zahra’s lamp in the desert, where she’s been abandoned for hundreds of years […]

Posted August 30, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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