Month: June 2013

The Keys to My Heart #2: Awesome BFFs

The Keys to My Heart #2: Awesome BFFs

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the bookish things that steal my heart.#2. Awesome BFFsI think we all know and have complained at some point about the trend in young adult fiction to have the “bitchy best friend”. You know the type: they look like they’re awesome, but usually because of a love interest and/or jealousy she suddenly stabs the main character in the back, or they just stop talking all together. For me, it makes me sigh and shake my head. But we’re not here to talk about that.We’re here to celebrate the awesome best friend. They are much harder to […]

Posted June 21, 2013 by Debby in Discussions, The Keys to My Heart / 34 Comments
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Book Review: Golden by Jessi Kirby

Book Review: Golden by Jessi Kirby

This book, guys. This book. It’s beautiful. It’s stunning. It deserves all the praise it’s gotten. I want to just bathe in the beauty of Jessi Kirby’s prose, the subtle perfection of the romance, and the touching importance of the message. I love this book. Please go buy it. That is all. … Of course not. I want to give this book a real review but I feel like my words won’t do it justice. Just like the best contemporary novels out there (and keep in mind that I’m not a big contemporary reader), this is a story that has to be experienced. That’s what […]

Posted June 20, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 20 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #31: Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

Waiting on Wednesday #31: Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: Just Like FateAuthor: Cat Patrick and Suzanne YoungRelease Date: August 27th, 2013Publisher: Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster)Pages: 304   Caroline is at a crossroads. Her grandmother is sick, maybe dying. Like the rest of her family, Caroline’s been at Gram’s bedside since her stroke. With the pressure building, all Caroline wants to do is escape–both her family and the reality of Gram’s failing health. So when Caroline’s best friend offers to take her to a party one fateful Friday night, she must choose: stay by Gram’s side, or go to the party and live her life.The consequence of […]

Posted June 19, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 13 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday #16: Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday #16: Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer 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 Summer TBR ListLooking back at my TTT for my Spring TBR list… I think I did rather okay. I ended up having 12 books on that list, and I read 8 of them! Let’s ignore how I still haven’t read Days of Blood and Starlight *cough*. I also made the conscious decision it was better for me to ditch the Delirium series, since it wouldn’t make me happy. SO. I’m proud of myself, considering what a mood reader I […]

Posted June 18, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 55 Comments
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Book Review: Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

Book Review: Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

All throughout this book I thought it was so much fun and qualitatively great. Then halfway through the epilogue I thought, “Wait… what did happen here?” I was reading at such a high speed, desperate to have more more more that it almost didn’t occur to me that this book suffers from a massive case of middle book syndrome. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed it a lot. But there is also a sense of disappointment. The problem here with the middle book syndrome is that, while things certainly did happen in this book and there were still time traveling adventures to the 18th century (and […]

Posted June 16, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #12: Reading Schedules

Book Nerd Problems #12: Reading Schedules

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd.#12. Reading SchedulesI don’t know about you guys but… I suck at making reading schedules. Over the past few months, I have tried, on two separate occasions, to make such a schedule for myself, just listing in order which books I would read and by when. I failed. Why?1. I couldn’t stick to the schedule timing in the first place.Due to the business of real life, with projects, exams, drama, etc. I just couldn’t find the time, plain and simple, to really get myself to read two […]

Posted June 14, 2013 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 27 Comments
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Book Review: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Book Review: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

I really enjoyed reading Ruby Red. It was entertaining, fun, rather unique… but ultimately? Too short. I wasn’t ready for the adventure to end. So maybe the biggest problem with Ruby Red is that I want to move on to the sequel right away. You know. If you can call that a problem. I love this concept. Time travel is carried in genes and uncontrolled by nature. So Gwen just randomly gets sucked into the past for a half hour and then goes back. I love it so much. This is actually my first time travel novel, though, so perhaps I’m easily impressed. But I […]

Posted June 13, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #30: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Waiting on Wednesday #30: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: All Our YesterdaysAuthor: Cristin TerrillRelease Date: September 3rd, 2013Publisher: Disney HyperionSeries: All Our Yesterdays (#1 of 2)Pages: 368   “You have to kill him.” Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed […]

Posted June 12, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 25 Comments
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