Month: August 2015

ARC Book Review: Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

ARC Book Review: Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

I am a huge fan of fairy tale retellings, steampunk, and beautiful book covers, so as soon as Mechanica appeared on my radar, I simply had to have it. And the results are… mixed. We had a slow start, some shining moments, and then a very wince-worthy ending. So Mechanica retells Cinderella in a way that will be pretty familiar to you. A lot of the elements of the Disney version are the same, but the steampunk twist definitely helps to add some originality. The book starts off with some long flashbacks and exposition to reveal Nicolette (Cinderella)’s backstory and reveal the twists on the […]

Posted August 8, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Book Review: Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins

Book Review: Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins

When I finished reading Rebel Belle, I knew I needed the sequel in my life as soon as humanly possible – so I ordered it right away. The first book of this series was so much fun and so adorably shippy, that I just needed more of the feels rollercoaster. As such, one might say that my expectations were a touch high. Perhaps too high. Though I still enjoyed Miss Mayhem (which has one of the best titles ever, let’s be honest), I do feel like it has a bit of second book syndrome. Harper’s voice is a delight, as always. Honestly, she is one […]

Posted August 6, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Top 7 Fairy Tale Retellings I’ve Read and Top 3 Retellings I Want To Read

Top 7 Fairy Tale Retellings I’ve Read and Top 3 Retellings I Want To Read

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. Weird thing: I absolutely adore fairy tale retellings, but apparently I haven’t read nearly enough of them. I couldn’t come up with a list of 10 good ones if I tried! 🙁 BUT that means I can use part of this list to muse on some of the retellings I definitely need to prioritize on my TBR. So here – we – go. Top 7 Retellings I’ve Read 1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: Obvious choice is obvious. I mean, Meyer retells the fairy tales […]

Posted August 4, 2015 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 2 Comments
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Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2015

Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2015

July 2015: which was busy, busy, busy. Phew. July is over. Good thing too, because I am drained – and this means my vacation is fast approaching! 26 days! I cannot wait. But overall I feel like July was a good month. I accomplished great things at work – particularly making a good impression on the CEO – and it feels like I’m finally hitting my stride there. Online, I’m feeling a little bit iffy again lately, but I’m taking a break from Twitter for a bit so hopefully I can get over it. And now it’s my birth month, yayyyyy! July Reads Books Read: […]

Posted August 1, 2015 by Debby in Monthly Wrap-Ups / 6 Comments
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