Month: April 2014

ARC Book Review: Royally Lost by Angie Stanton

ARC Book Review: Royally Lost by Angie Stanton

I’ve put off writing this review for almost a month. I just didn’t want to put my rage pants on, but now, with the release approaching, I must do it. I must finally open up and be honest about all the different ways that this book infuriated me. So get a drink and a snack, strap yourself in, because we’ll be here a while. Let me start this off with a quiz: 1. Are you a fan of Europe? Traveling? Exploring different cultures? 2. Are you opposed to instalove? 3. Does stalker behavior creep you out at all? 4. Do you feel like parents should […]

Posted April 30, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 26 Comments
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Top Ten Books If You Like Doctor Who

Top Ten Books If You Like Doctor Who

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. Initially, when I saw today’s topic, I kind of drew a blank. “Huh. What. *moans* I have to think?” Under the shower I started laughingly thinking of what I could write about if I chose Doctor Who, and guess what, I HAVE FREAKING GLORIOUS IDEAS. So. Doctor Who fans, be prepared. And if you don’t watch Doctor Who… I’m sorry. BUT still read the list, and if enough of your favorite books are on it, maybe you’ll finally make the A+ EXCELLENT LIFE DECISION to become […]

Posted April 29, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 26 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly

ARC Book Review: Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly

*sigh* I so badly want to find a great mermaid book, but the hunt must continue. That’s not to say that Deep Blue is bad – but it’s very middle of the road for me, and I hoped for more. Deep Blue tells the story of Serafina, a mermaid princess on the cusp of being named the next Regina and being betrothed to Prince Mahdi, her childhood crush. Before any of this ceremony can take place, her kingdom is attacked, her mother is, likely, fatally wounded, and she and her friend Neela flee. It becomes apparent there’s a prophecy involving her and five other mermaids, […]

Posted April 28, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Haul #9: In Which I Uphold The Boozy Book Haul Standard

Book Haul #9: In Which I Uphold The Boozy Book Haul Standard

I’m back! Since I didn’t do any book hauls while I was on hiatus, quite a stack has accumulated. And let’s not forget that due to the precedent set forth by Christina, book hauls should now be boozy book hauls. I drank a bit. So I rambled a bit. Or, you know, for 30 minutes. I CUT STUFF. But it’s still 24 minutes, so I’m sorry. I fail at vlog making. BUT WHATEVERRRRR I do things because they are fun FOR ME. And I hope you manage to find it entertaining too!

Posted April 26, 2014 by Debby in Book Hauls, Vlogs / 10 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike

ARC Book Review: Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike

As a fan of all things timey-wimey, when I spotted Sleep No More being advertised as a thriller with a “change the future” kind of aspect, I was immediately intrigued. I’ll be the first to admit that I had not heard many great things about Aprilynne Pike’s writing, but I thought I might as well give it a shot – because maybe this story could convince me. While I was absorbed by the creeptastic story, the ending was a disaster, and without the illusion of suspense I realized… I didn’t like this book very much. So in Sleep No More, our main character, Charlotte, is […]

Posted April 25, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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I Wish You’d Stop Using That Word..

I Wish You’d Stop Using That Word..

Today I have a different kind of discussion post for you, one where I truly want to hear your opinions. I want to talk about politically incorrect insults or slurs in books. I can’t even think of the right terminology for this. Insults are a commonplace thing, and certainly in books they just have to happen – it tells a story, gives a distinct voice to characters, and yeah, sometimes people are just plain mean and that needs to be represented. But some insults are really inappropriate and should just not be a thing anymore – and I’m thinking about ones that have indeed been […]

Posted April 24, 2014 by Debby in Discussions / 19 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Exile by Kevin Emerson

ARC Book Review: Exile by Kevin Emerson

I absolutely adore music and books involving music (i.e. This Song Will Save Your Life) – so when I heard of Exile, all about music, band management, and a promising romance, it went on my must read list. Sadly, this book is just a blend of meh for me. Summer is an aspiring band manager who just got dumped from her previous band after they got picked up by a record label. Even worse, she was involved with the band’s front man, and he ended up cheating on her. Her life revolves around music, and with a new school year, she now has to pick […]

Posted April 23, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Top Ten Boys Who Made Me Swoon

Top Ten Boys Who Made Me Swoon

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. Yes, I’m coming off a romance high, so all I could think about for this week’s TTT was to talk about swoony boys. Now I will specify first off that there is a difference between shipping a ship and swooning over a guy. I swoon when a guy is just so absolutely perfect, dreamy, and romantic that I want him in my life. SO THERE. Click on the banners to go to my review of the book or it’s Goodreads page! Cade is the primary inspiration […]

Posted April 22, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 18 Comments
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