Most Wanted: June 2016

Most Wanted: June 2016

Phew. We survived the motherload of Spring new releases. I don’t know about you, but I have some catching up to do. That does not mean, however, that there aren’t some June releases that I’ll be pre-ordering, because, well, books books books. June 7th My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows: Yeah, I raved about this book in my review, but OH MY GOD IT IS SO GOOD GUYS. It’s historical, but so freaking comical and unique and fun. The characters were amazing and touched my heart in so many ways. I cannot recommend this enough if you are even slightly […]

Posted May 31, 2016 by Debby in Most Wanted / 3 Comments
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ARC Book Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

ARC Book Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

It’s kind of weird to start a review with an arguably positive rating on a rather disappointed note. But that’s kind of just how it is when one of you absolute favorite authors writes a book that is still good but didn’t exactly blow you away. I enjoyed This Savage Song, but I do feel like it’s not Schwab’s strongest work. It’s a story of expectations. I came into this book having read 5 other novels by Schwab, each of which I absolutely adored from start to finish. But Schwab is an innovator. Every book or series she writes has a different tone, a new […]

Posted May 28, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler

ARC Book Review: Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler

I love Dahlia Adler, yadda yadda yadda, so yeah, I needed to read Out on Good Behavior the instant it was available to me. And man. This does it. The Radleigh University series is one of the best and most solid new adult series out there. Consider this my vehement recommendation to anyone who has ever expressed any interest in new adult books. Whereas the previous books in the series have been a combination of romance and familial drama, Out on Good Behavior is pretty much pure romance – and not that drama-filled either. This would be the fluffy and bantery book of the series. […]

Posted May 26, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Just a Girl by Ellie Cahill

ARC Book Review: Just a Girl by Ellie Cahill

As a huge fan of When Joss Met Matt and Ellie Cahill’s YA books (under the name Liz Czukas), I honestly couldn’t resist Just a Girl. But if there’s anything this book has proven, it’s that not all new adult books – even by the same author – are created equal. Sure, there are things that I like about Just A Girl. In fact, the whole music / celebrity aspect of the story would have had me picking this up even if I didn’t know the author’s previous works. There’s something about those kinds of stories that always catches my attention. I just like characters […]

Posted May 24, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Book Haul #34: Which is Just a Bit AHHHHHHHHHH-worthy

Book Haul #34: Which is Just a Bit AHHHHHHHHHH-worthy

This haul is bigger than I would ideally want. But what can you do with so many awesome new releases in April and May? And yeah, though I want to ween off review copies, there are some August/September titles even I can’t resist. So whoops. Whatcha gonna do? Read, of course! Purchased The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan: Um. Yeah. Even I think that Uncle Rick is kind of milking it at this point, but I could not resist. Will forever love Greek mythology and the possibility of Percabeth sightings. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Maid-sama!, volume 7 & 8 by Fujiwara Hiro: Still faithfully collecting these […]

Posted May 21, 2016 by Debby in Book Hauls / 4 Comments
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Blog Tour: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes (Deleted Scene!)

Blog Tour: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes (Deleted Scene!)

This week is officially the BEST week. And do you know why, my lovelies? Because this week you can go out, buy, and then immediately read Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes. About Girl Against the Universe: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes Published by HarperTeen on May 17th, 2016 Maguire is bad luck. No matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals she performs each morning, horrible things happen when Maguire is around. Like that time the rollercoaster jumped off its tracks. Or the time the house next door caught on fire. Or that time her brother, […]

Posted May 19, 2016 by Debby in Blog Tours, Giveaways / 8 Comments
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ARC Book Review: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

ARC Book Review: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

I don’t think there’s been a co-author combination I’ve ever been this excited about. Having read Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows’s individual works and liking all of what I’ve read meant that this book shot up to the top of my wishlist the instant I heard about it. It doesn’t hurt that I have a soft spot for historical fiction – especially when it concerns the Tudors. So yeah, this book had all the ingredients to be amazing… and it was. The premise will let you know that this story concerns Jane Grey, a very real person from history, but that this take […]

Posted May 17, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

ARC Book Review: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

Dear Paula Stokes, How dare you write a book as flawless as this. We both know I was incredibly enchanted by The Art of Lainey and, as a devourer of fluff, there was a big chance that I would fall in love with this book too. But, okay, even I did not expect the level of delight and adoration that Girl Against the Universe brought to me. This book is literally the total package, and then to have my name in the acknowledgements… I repeat. How. Dare. Reasons why Girl Against the Universe is basically perfect: 1. The depiction of anxiety. When I first heard […]

Posted May 5, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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