Month: March 2015

Ten Books I Recently Added To My TBR

Ten Books I Recently Added To My TBR

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. A TBR is a mysterious thing. Ever growing despite all of my attempts to trim it down. Seriously, I read so much in March that I was SO CLOSE to finally getting that Goodreads shelf to under 500 but then… yeah, my latest book haul happened. Oops. Anyway, here are 10 books I discovered recently and added to my TBR – and to mix it up a bit, half of the list will be unreleased books and half will be backlist books 🙂 Recent Backlist Discoveries […]

Posted March 31, 2015 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 9 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Pretty App by Katie Sise

ARC Book Review: The Pretty App by Katie Sise

I really enjoyed The Boyfriend App when I read it just last year, so even though The Pretty App was somewhat of a surprise, random sequel, I was excited to check it out. This companion sequel was fun and entertaining, though ultimately not that memorable. I think that before you start reading The Pretty App, you really need to get your expectations in line. I liked The Boyfriend App because of its geeky app development, geeky characters, and bantery romance – and, well, none of those things really feature in The Pretty App. The Pretty App follows Blake, the mean ex-best friend to Audrey, the […]

Posted March 30, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Haul #21: Celebrating #TheDUFF

Book Haul #21: Celebrating #TheDUFF

This book haul is SUPER EXCITING and way more massive than I was expecting. But YAY BOOKS, amirite? No such thing as too many books. Nope. Purchased The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace (my review) To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (my review) From New Leaf The DUFF by Kody Keplinger (my review) Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger (review coming soon!) Sophie & Carter by Chelsea Fine Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee Polaris by Mindee Arnett Scan by Walter Jury and Sarah […]

Posted March 28, 2015 by Debby in Book Hauls, Vlogs / 1 Comment
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Book Review: Catching Liam by Gennifer Albin

Book Review: Catching Liam by Gennifer Albin

What’s that? A perfect score for a self-published new adult book? YEAH. I’m almost as surprised as you are. But honestly, Catching Liam is basically everything I ever wanted from a new adult novel and it just makes me SO SO SO HAPPY. I should note that prior to reading Catching Liam, I read about 4 other new adult books. I’m binging at the moment. I need the swoons. But whereas all of those previous reads fell to the new adult pitfalls of too sappy, too much sex, too much “sex solves everything”, too much “your love has healed me, let’s be together foreverrrr”, Catching […]

Posted March 27, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Book Review: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

I absolutely adored Grave Mercy from start to finish, so I knew that I had to continue on with the series as soon as humanly possible. I’m so glad I did, because Dark Triumph was if possible even better and I just want to flail about like a mad woman with all my love for this series. While Grave Mercy‘s main character was Ismae, in Dark Triumph the focus is on Sybella, one of her sisters from the convent. Sybella is impressive. She’s much darker than Ismae and she actually really enjoys killing people. She’s cold, calculating, and deeply suspicious. She has her heart set […]

Posted March 25, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Top Ten Books From My Childhood and Teen Years That I’d Like To Revisit

Top Ten Books From My Childhood and Teen Years That I’d Like To Revisit

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. This list is really freaking hard for me, because as I’ve said before I didn’t read a lot as a kid. So I actually thought more about required reading as well that I’d like to revisit – which counts, I suppose. *cough* My excitement here is palpable. 1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling: DUH? This was my childhood. And fair enough, I’ve reread it a ton of times, but not recently. The last time was probably 5-6 years ago. Must fix that this year. 2. The […]

Posted March 24, 2015 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 5 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier

ARC Book Review: Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier

As a huge fan of Kerstin Gier’s Precious Stone Trilogy, when I heard that Macmillan would be releasing the Silver trilogy as well, my heart LEAPED in delight. Dream a Little Dream was a super fun adventure that I just tore through. What appealed to me most about this book is the cool, creative concept of lucid shared dreaming. Honestly, it’s just such a cool freaking idea, and the execution was excellent! I loved getting the flashes of Liv’s dreams and the recurrence of the door that would allow her to enter the shared dreams. The settings in the dreams were wonderfully vivid, and I […]

Posted March 23, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

ARC Book Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

How to Make Debby Fall in Love with Your Book: a guide, clearly followed by Becky Albertalli Step One: Create a main character. Let’s say his name is Simon and he’s gay but very much still in the closet. Make him witty and lovable, with a compelling voice and keen observations about how sexuality is perceived in society. Maybe make him a drama nerd, for extra relatability points. He’ll steal Debby’s heart in an instant. Why is straight the default? Everyone should have to declare one way or another, and it should be this big awkward thing whether you’re straight, gay, bi, or whatever. I’m […]

Posted March 19, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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