Month: March 2013

Book Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Book Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

After the massive disappointment that If I Stay ended up being for me, I was promised, PROMISED I would like Where She Went better. Well. Just like your promises about If I Stay, this sequel wasn’t able to live up to the hype. I apologize in advance for this disjointed review. I’m not sure when I’ve ever felt more detached from the characters. I don’t know why it happened, but it did, and that keeps me from thinking this is a great story. Adam’s point-of-view was slightly more interesting than Mia’s – and indeed, his character had many more dimensions than she did – but […]

Posted March 19, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 12 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #5: The Series Plague

Book Nerd Problems #5: The Series Plague

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd.#5. The Series PlagueI don’t know about you guys, but lately I’m quite overwhelmed by all the series in YA. The more I browse through Goodreads, the more I think, “Do stand alones even exist anymore?” Well, I know they do, and 2013 is packed with stand alones I’m excited for, like Poison, Transparent, September Girls, This Is What Happy Looks Like, Invisibility… *cough*It’s obvious why series exist. Fans always want more. Enough is never enough, especially when you get emotionally attached to the […]

Posted March 15, 2013 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 47 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #17: The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar

Waiting on Wednesday #17: The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: The Art of WishingAuthor: Lindsay RibarRelease Date: March 21st, 2013Publisher: Dial Books For Young Readers (Penguin)Series: The Art of Wishing (#1 of 3) Pages: 314   He can grant her wishes, but only she can save his life.Margo McKenna has a plan for just about everything, from landing the lead in her high school play to getting into a good college. So when she finds herself in possession of a genie’s ring and the chance to make three wishes, she doesn’t know what to do. Why should she put her life into someone else’s […]

Posted March 13, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 8 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday #9: Top Ten Books At The TOP Of My Spring 2013 TBR List!

Top Ten Tuesday #9: Top Ten Books At The TOP Of My Spring 2013 TBR List!

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.Top Ten Books At The TOP Of My Spring 2013 TBR List!Oooh, this is a good topic. It’ll get me to commit to reading these ten books in the next three months. Well actually, 12. This’ll work. Last week’s TTT also helps – you guys were all really enthusiastic in the comments! It definitely gave some books a sense of priority.1. Ink by Amanda SunNo, I’m not going to stop fangirling over this. I will drop everything to read this when it’s in my hands. […]

Posted March 12, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 27 Comments
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Book Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Book Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

I blame the hype machine. Part of me wants to be really cynical right now and scream, “Keep your opinions to yourselves people!” But in truth, I think this is more of a case of “It’s not you, it’s me.” Don’t get me wrong, this is a good book, for sure. But it never made me gasp, cry, or any one of a million emotions seemingly everyone had promised me I’d have. If I Stay is a very original and daring story. It takes a concept that just hasn’t been done before, really, and does it really well. The decision Mia faces is dramatic, thought […]

Posted March 10, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 34 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #4: Social Awkwardness

Book Nerd Problems #4: Social Awkwardness

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd.#4. Social AwkwardnessThis week’s Book Nerd Problems is a bit more personal than the last ones. I’m not expecting everyone to relate to this one – man, I’m glad for you if you can’t. But I at least have the support of Judith in this, and that’s about all it takes for me to go on a gif hunt to tell you guys a story.See, since I’ve not been a book nerd for too long, and this blog is still relatively new, I’ve witnessed […]

Posted March 8, 2013 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 33 Comments
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Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Writing this review may be one of the hardest things in the world because… how do you gush and still sound original when the whole rest of the world has read and loved this book? Their reviews are no doubt much more eloquent than mine. The solution? GIFS. Basically, the following is the result of reading this book: This book is straight up romance but it is of the highest quality and hard to resist. Slow build up? Check. Swoon-worthy boy? MEGA check. Get me an Étienne… NOW! Irresistibly adorable dialogue? Check. A romance that develops from the best kind of pure-hearted friendship? Check. If […]

Posted March 7, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 24 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #16: Poison by Bridget Zinn

Waiting on Wednesday #16: Poison by Bridget Zinn

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: PoisonAuthor: Bridget ZinnRelease Date: March 12th, 2013Publisher: Disney HyperionPages: 288   Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart . . . misses.Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of […]

Posted March 6, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 14 Comments
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