Month: November 2014

Book Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Book Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Have you ever had a book give you butterflies? I have, and that book was Isla and the Happily Ever After. By far my favorite of Stephanie Perkins’ books, Isla is dripping with chemistry, happiness, and love. I can’t even describe just how happy this book made me. It is fluffy romantic perfection. Right from the start, I knew this book and I were golden. I had recently reread Anna and the French Kiss, so I remembered seeing Isla fawn over Josh from afar, and in essence I already shipped it. Isla’s voice is so freaking wonderful. She’s a bit nervous, a bit insecure, and […]

Posted November 19, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get

Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. You know, I dislike this topic for making me think of all the books that I get teary eyed with want over but I CANNOT HAS. CURSE YOU, CRUEL BOOKISH WORLD, WHERE AUTHORS NEED TIME TO WRITE AND STUFF AND JUST. *cough* Right. Here are some books in some series that I just wish wish wish I could dive into RIGHT ABOUT NOW. 1. Throne of Glass #4 by Sarah J. Maas ROWAN. *cough* Okay, and everything else too. Throne of Glass is turning out to […]

Posted November 18, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 16 Comments
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Book Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Book Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

With Isla and the Happily Ever After selected as our October book club book, I finally got around to reading Lola and the Boy Next Door. Cute? Definitely. Swoony? A little. Enjoyable and refreshing? Hell yes. Stephanie Perkins is the place to be for wonderful contemporary romances. What stands out most about Lola and the Boy Next Door is its main character. Lola is quite the quirky little character. She reminded me of Jeane from Adorkable, in that she marches to the beat of her own drum. The crazier the fashion, the better. In fact, she designs her own clothes, which is super awesome. Crazy […]

Posted November 17, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Audiobook Review: Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

Audiobook Review: Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

In spite of this somewhat happy achievement of finishing a series, Last Sacrifice was one of the most painful things for me to read. Nay, listen to. Listen to. And check out the book info – yeah SEVENTEEN HOURS LONG. Painfully long, horrendously boring, and leading to the most clichéd and sickening ending. I should have stopped after book 3. I honestly do not know why I did this to myself. It’s one of the worst decisions I’ve ever made. I don’t even really want to talk about this anymore because for the majority of listening to this audiobook, I was yelling, “FUCK YOU ROSE!” […]

Posted November 14, 2014 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 4 Comments
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The TBR Tag: Snapshots of My Extensive Organizational Systems

The TBR Tag: Snapshots of My Extensive Organizational Systems

I’m pretty sure I’m like the last person to get around to doing this tag, but Gaby and Lisa, the Bookish Broads, finally tagged me, so here we are. This tag was created by Dana Square and A Perfection Called Books. How do you keep track of your TBR pile? Goodreads is my saving grace – though my organized brain won’t simply settle for one “to-read” shelf. Nope, I have multiple systems running to allow me to prioritize books and keep it at a manageable size. I have my to-read-soon shelf, where I prioritize the 10 books that I want to read next (in theory) […]

Posted November 13, 2014 by Debby in Memes / 10 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

ARC Book Review: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

When I heard about The Walled City at the BEA Buzz Panel, I was immediately intrigued. It’s based on an actual city, Kowloon Walled City, in which many of the horrid dystopian-like elements of the book did happen. It sounded action-packed and realistic yet disturbing. Ultimately, though I found the story entertaining, I felt it was bogged down in bad writing, bland characters, and only average world building. The Walled City is a sort of historical fiction dystopia. In this city, crime reigns free. There is no governing body, no laws to be upheld, because… I don’t quite know. Here’s where the world building, to […]

Posted November 12, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Top Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

Top Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. I’m not gonna lie, this was a really hard topic for me! It took quite some time with my thinking cap on, quite some head scratching, and even now I’m not sure I’m 100% satisfied with my list. See, oftentimes when there is an awesome secondary character, those characters get novellas! Or if there’s a secondary character I LOVE, I haven’t finished the series yet, so I’m not sure about their fate. Seriously, my brain needs to stop with this perfectionism because it’s ridiculous. This list […]

Posted November 11, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 35 Comments
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ARC Book Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

ARC Book Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

A Thousand Pieces of You quickly rose to the top of my most wanted list because I am the shallowest human being ever and THAT FREAKING COVER. I’m happy to say that I actually really enjoyed it too. I was scared that it would be disappointing, but it was really entertaining, and I believe the series has potential, even though some parts could have been a little better. A Thousand Pieces of You tells the story of a world where a new invention allows travels between parallel dimensions. Marguerite, our main character, travels through these dimensions together with Theo, as they hunt down Paul, who […]

Posted November 10, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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