Month: October 2014

ARC Book Review: Exiquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

ARC Book Review: Exiquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

I’m going to be straight up honest with you guys (I mean, when am I ever not?) and tell you that I didn’t have high expectations for this book at all. I’d seen so many negative reviews and some friends of mine didn’t even finish it… I totally thought it would be terrible, and that I’d quit after 50 pages or so. Well… it wasn’t. Maybe those low expectations helped, because I actually quite enjoyed this one. I really thought the world of Exquisite Captive was super creative. I love jinnis. I don’t know why there aren’t more books about them, though there are some […]

Posted October 13, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Book Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Book Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

With so many review copies looming, and many of them being dense fantasies or dealing with tough subjects, I desperately needed something light. Thankfully, Christina gave me all the Miranda Kenneally books to save me on a rainy day. I’d been waiting long enough to finally squeeze Catching Jordan into my TBR pile, and I do not regret forgetting about all my obligations for a day. Yes, I devoured this book in one sitting because it was ALL OF THE ADORBS. First of all, this book is all about football – the American kind that I do not care for. But that didn’t matter. Jordan […]

Posted October 12, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 11 Comments
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Book Review: Magnolia by Kristi Cook

Book Review: Magnolia by Kristi Cook

Everyone and their mother said that I would love Magnolia, and everyone was absolutely 100% correct. Once this book was in my hands, I couldn’t help but ditch my towering stack of review books to read it instead – and it ended up being one of the best decisions I made in a while. I devoured it in one sitting, riding the tidal wave of feels, until I finally finished at 2:30 am… and I’m not a late-night reader. Damn this book was good. Now, you’ll probably know how much I love hate-to-love romances. I’ve written a whole post about it, after all. Most of […]

Posted October 6, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 12 Comments
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Book Review: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

Book Review: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

It took me a month of scheduled reading to manage fitting A Clash of Kings in with the rest of my towering stacks of books to be read, but I did it. Now, this won’t be my most coherent review ever, because how on earth do you review a book of over 700 pages, but more just my thoughts overall. Enjoy. What I think continues to be Martin’s strength in this series is how he truly encapsulates the importance of each of these characters. Epic fantasies, with their many POV’s, can be slow or boring. There will always be some characters you don’t care for […]

Posted October 5, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Audiobook Review: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

Audiobook Review: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

* Contains spoilers for Shadow Kiss, proceed with caution! * Aww, man. Just when I thought this series was kind of getting on the right track to work with me… it does this. *sigh* Unlike Frostbite and Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise has left me feeling meh and confused and I don’t know what even. Okay, basically my problem is that it feels like nothing freaking happened in this book – in spite of the audio being over 13 hours long and the print over 500 pages. At the beginning, I thought this was going to be pretty good. Rose is on a mission, ending up […]

Posted October 3, 2014 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

ARC Book Review: Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

I’ll admit that I started Stitching Snow with some trepidation – most of my friends that had read it had given it 3 stars max. But lo and behold, in a strange twist of fate, I’m a positive black sheep, because I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK. It was creative, fun, sci-fi-tastic, and a well-executed stand alone debut novel. The first thing that got me on the “this-book-is-awesome” bus was our main character, Essie. I hadn’t read the book’s premise in a while, so the exact nature of her identity was somewhat of a mystery to me – and that worked really well to keep me […]

Posted October 2, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2014

Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2014

September 2014: when unemployment continues! Another month passes and wow, this unemployment thing is getting old. I’m not gonna lie, it’s getting me down a little bit, but I’ve been coping with my banterfluff (*cough*Miranda Kenneally*cough*) books and by playing The Sims 4. I’ve survived the September ARCs, but I’m getting really weary of so many review books in a row. ONE MORE BUSY MONTH. I can do this. Probably. But honestly, I’m over review books now. I’m going to be so much more selective from now on. September Reads Books Read: Jackaby by William Ritter Magnolia by Kristi Cook Salt & Storm by Kendall […]

Posted October 1, 2014 by Debby in Monthly Wrap-Ups / 7 Comments
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