Month: December 2014

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. This year, I’ve added quite a few NEW favorite authors to my list, so I’m suuuuper excited about this topic 🙂 These authors are all amazingggg and you should all read all of their books plzkthnxbai. 1. Cora Carmack This year, Cora Carmack is my queen. My obsession with her should be more than obvious, because I read all of her books to date this year, including her two novellas (which normally I neverrrr read). That would be Losing It, Faking It, Finding It, Keeping Her, […]

Posted December 9, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 21 Comments
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Book Review: Venom by Fiona Paul

Book Review: Venom by Fiona Paul

Since reading and loving The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes earlier this year, I was convinced I had to try her previous books under her pen name, Fiona Paul, as well! Venom became our November book club pick and for the most part, I liked it, though it had obvious signs of being the first in a series (and of being a debut novel). Venom is a historical fiction set in Renaissance Venice. Cassandra, the main character, is part of the wealthy elite, trapped in an engagement and unable to experience life due to the strict social conventions. One of her close friends just […]

Posted December 8, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

ARC Book Review: This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Though the hype sort of kept me from full-fledged fangirling over These Broken Stars, I definitely still enjoyed that book immensely. Unfortunately, This Shattered World did not exactly live up to its predecessor. Though the sci-fi aspects were still pretty cool, the characters just didn’t charm me. This Shattered World takes place in the same universe as These Broken Stars a few months later, on a new planet called Avon. Avon is in the process of terraforming (a sci-fi concept I still completely love) but it seems to be stuck in the developing stages. The main characters this time around are Jubilee (AKA Lee), a […]

Posted December 5, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist

ARC Book Review: We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist

Since I’ve been a huge fan of Josh Sundquist on YouTube for quite a while, when I found out that copies of We Should Hang Out Sometime would be at BEA, I was SUPER FREAKING EXCITED. Like none of my blogger friends knew who he was, but I couldn’t help but shout that I NEEDED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE. And I was right – this book was freaking delightful and just as clever and amusing as his videos. I absolutely love his voice, his method of storytelling, and that translated to print perfectly – so I’ll let him tell you about this book first. […]

Posted December 3, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2015

Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2015

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. THIS TOPIC IS HARD. I mean, narrow this down to TEN? Fine. I will. But I will also mention the two 2015 books I’ve already read and gave 5 oranges each. So. Deal with it. With Covers 1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Inspired by Beauty and the Beast, pretty much one of my favorite fairy tales, and just, it’s SARAH J. MAAS OKAY? That should be reason enough. I glare daggers at everyone with ARCs of this. Do not even […]

Posted December 2, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 23 Comments
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Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2014

Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2014

November 2014: the month that I’m glad is finally over. Ugh. November, quite frankly, sucked. I don’t even want to think about it. Let’s just focus on the bookish highlights. November Reads Books Read: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray Chasing Before by Lenore Appelhans Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas The Walled City by Ryan Graudin Finding It by Cora Carmack Seeking Her by Cora Carmack Keeping Her by Cora Carmack All Broke Down by Cora Carmack Venom by Fiona Paul We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill This Shattered World by […]

Posted December 1, 2014 by Debby in Monthly Wrap-Ups / 8 Comments
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