Month: June 2013

Book Review: The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger

Book Review: The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger

I am in love with a book and its title is The DUFF. I love this book to pieces. I want to cry over its perfection. I want to marry this book. I honestly couldn’t find a single flaw, so yes, this is going to be a gush fest. You may as well just skip reading this, scroll back up and click those buy links. Because you want to read this. You do. Can we just start with the flawless awesomeness that is Bianca? I love her. She’s down-to-earth, realistic, and relatable. She made me fall in love with her when in the first 20 pages […]

Posted June 9, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 22 Comments
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The Keys to My Heart #1: Love-Hate Relationships

The Keys to My Heart #1: Love-Hate Relationships

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the bookish things that steal my heart.Welcome, welcome one and all! I’m here today with a new discussion feature. Don’t worry, Book Nerd Problems isn’t ending – those will still be posted periodically. I haven’t run out of topics for that, but while those topics tend to get a bit more snarky or funny, I want to add some more positivity to the blog as well. I mean, I am a book lover, so I want to be able to gush about the things I love! So from now on you’ll be getting one […]

Posted June 8, 2013 by Debby in Discussions, The Keys to My Heart / 32 Comments
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Book Review: What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

Book Review: What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

What’s Left of Me is certainly one of the better and more unique dystopias out there. The creative premise is instantly captivating and definitely memorable. It’s a great read, and I certainly enjoyed it. But somewhere it does just lack that spark that makes me over-the-top fall in love with it. I must say I love the concept and its execution. Addie and Eva are two souls in one body. The story takes place from Eva’s point of view, the recessive soul. However, hybrids are illegal, and the fact that Eva hasn’t disappeared is not allowed. They try to keep this a secret, because letting go […]

Posted June 7, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #29: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Waiting on Wednesday #29: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: The Distance Between UsAuthor: Kasie WestRelease Date: July 2nd, 2013Publisher: HarperTeen (HarperCollins)Pages: 320   Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart […]

Posted June 5, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 7 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #11: All My Friends Are At BEA :(

Book Nerd Problems #11: All My Friends Are At BEA :(

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd.#11. All My Friends Are At BEA 🙁While more casual readers may not be able to relate to this and it’s more a book blogger problem.. Let’s face it, if you’re following my blog so closely that you’re reading this post, you probably know the magic that is BEA and how awful it is for any interested YA reader to not be there.So let me take you through my week and show you what I’ve been up to (read: how I’ve coped) while everyone […]

Posted June 2, 2013 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 30 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Rush by Eve Silver

ARC Book Review: Rush by Eve Silver

I don’t even really know where to start. Maybe just with this: you know it’s a bad sign when you’re reading a book and rolling your eyes every other page. The overall reading experience of Rush was one filled with annoyance. And while the concept may have still delivered to a certain extent, I cannot honestly say that I enjoyed reading this book. Let’s look at the reasons why. 1. I hated the main character. Let me start here, with the main character Miki. I hate her. It isn’t that she’s a Mary Sue stereotypical female main character, and to a certain extent she holds her […]

Posted June 1, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 25 Comments
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