ARC Book Review: Call Me, Maybe by Ellie Cahill

ARC Book Review: Call Me, Maybe by Ellie Cahill

When Joss Met Matt remains one of my absolute favorite new adult books of all time. So, yeah, when I heard Ellie Cahill was coming out with another book, I was practically jumping for joy. (Some air kicks may have been done when I received a review copy.) But anyway, long story short, Call Me, Maybe delivered a few giggles and swoons but did not live up to my (admittedly high) expectations. Call Me, Maybe starts off STRONG. Clementine and Justin accidentally switch phones at an airport and keep in contact until they’re both back home to switch them back. That first part of their […]

Posted February 9, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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2015 End of Year Book Survey

2015 End of Year Book Survey

I know, I know. It’s FEBRUARY, Debby, why are you just now reflecting on 2015? Well, January was a mess, blogging-wise. But I love doing this annual survey, created by the lovely Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner, so I decided it was better late than never. In fact, in the coming weeks, you’ll see another couple posts reflecting on 2015, so get ready for that! In case you’re interested, you can see previous editions of this survey here on the blog: 2013 and 2014. 2015 Reading Stats Number of books you read: 109 (First: Feed by Mira Grant; Last: The Deal by Elle Kennedy) Number […]

Posted February 7, 2016 by Debby in Memes / 5 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

ARC Book Review: The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

I’m a glutton for three things: fairy tale retellings, beautiful covers, and high fantasies that come with maps. So, obviously, I couldn’t help myself when it came to The Shadow Queen – also since this is an author who gets quite a bit of hype but I had yet to read. There were parts of this book that I enjoyed, but overall it wasn’t too impressive. The Shadow Queen is a retelling of Snow White, where the princess – Lorelai – kicks freaking butt. In this version, the princess and her brother escaped from the evil queen after she took over the kingdom, and they’ve […]

Posted February 6, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Book Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Ever since I first read Cinder, almost three years ago, I knew that this series would likely be one of my all-time favorites. Now here we are. The end of the road. And I was not wrong. At a whopping 824 pages, your first thought upon opening Winter may rightfully be, “Holy crap this book is massive.” That size is daunting to most readers – especially to me. But it’s a testament to Meyer’s skill as a writer that the story never truly drags and no moment ever feels unnecessary. Every book introduces two additional main characters – so by Winter, with Winter and Jacin […]

Posted February 3, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2016

Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2016

January 2016: busy busy making plans… Was January really only 31 days? Because it felt like a lifetime. Mostly in a good way, I guess – I’ve been keeping really busy at work and spending my free time however the hell I want – but yeah, I decided to give myself a little break from blogging. I do feel recharged though, and hopefully February will be better. January Reads Books Read: The Mistake by Elle Kennedy A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab The Score by Elle Kennedy Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel Megan Morrison A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab Book of […]

Posted February 1, 2016 by Debby in Monthly Wrap-Ups / 3 Comments
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ARC Book Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

ARC Book Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Oh man, oh man, oh man. File under: most exciting giveaway winnings ever, because I can’t even begin to describe how lucky I feel that I got to read this masterpiece early. Yeah, it probably will surprise basically no one to hear that I fell in love with yet another book by V.E. Schwab. A Gathering of Shadows actually cements A Darker Shade of Magic as one of my all-time favorite series. If you liked A Darker Shade of Magic, it will probably please you immensely to hear that Schwab excellently continued her tradition of nailing all of the elements that make up this book. […]

Posted January 31, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Most Wanted: February 2016

Most Wanted: February 2016

January’s been busy busy, but it’s finally almost February! And February has a lot of exciting books coming out. Here are the ones I’m most looking forward to. February 2nd Starflight by Melissa Landers: I still haven’t read Alienated, but the pre-pub buzz about Starflight is EVEN BETTER. And yes, I need more sci-fi in my life. Stars Above by Marissas Meyer: UMM YES DO GIVE THIS TO ME NOW. I’ve actually read all of the novellas that were previously released online, but obviously I’m dying for the epilogue. My copy shipped yesterday and asdfjkl; waiting sucks. February 9th Call Me, Maybe by Ellie Cahill: […]

Posted January 30, 2016 by Debby in Most Wanted / 5 Comments
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Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

As big a fan as I am of Victoria Schwab, it’s taken me ages to get around to reading A Darker Shade of Magic for the simple fact that the hype surrounding this book was freaking insane. And yeah, I don’t cope that well with hype. But I should know by now that when V Schwab’s books get hyped, it’s for a good reason. A Darker Shade of Magic is OUTSTANDING. Whenever I get into an adult fantasy book there’s always a few expectations I need to manage. World building is gonna be intense, so I can set my standards for them to be pretty […]

Posted January 29, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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