Month: December 2015

Book Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Whoa, whoa, whoa, WHOA! I’ve been a fan of Leigh Bardugo’s since reading her Grisha series, but man, she knocked it out of the park with Six of Crows. This is an instant favorite, and one of the very best books I’ve read this year. Intense, creative, well-written, and well-developed… if you haven’t read this, I’m basically ordering you to. Now. Six of Crows is basically Ocean’s Eleven in a fantasy world. That already sounds awesome as fuck, RIGHT? Well it gets better. This story takes place in the same world as The Grisha – starting out in the city of Ketterdam. Ketterdam, and Kerch, […]

Posted December 10, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2015

Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2015

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. The time has finally come for all of the “Best of 2015” lists, and I am STOKED. It has been a pretty baller reading year – for me, anyway. And more specifically, how great has this year been for debut authors? Seriously, I found so many excellent debuts that I can’t resist putting them on this list, because I’m DESPERATE for their sophomore novels. Hats off to you guys. You killed it! 2015 Debut Authors 1. Becky Albertalli: Yeah, she was ROBBED of the Goodreads Choice […]

Posted December 8, 2015 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 7 Comments
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Book Review: Every Move by Ellie Marney

Book Review: Every Move by Ellie Marney

On an absolute feels high, it was inevitable that I had to read Every Move immediately after Every Word, finishing my binge of what is now one of my all-time favorite series. Intense action, thrills, and romance make for an addictive and engrossing read. Holy intensity, Batman. Every Move pulls no punches. The stakes are high – like insanely high. After Every Word, I think it was generally understood that Wild is not a friendly guy… But in Every Move, he gets possibly even scarier. Murders start littering the streets of Melbourne, bodies resembling those of Rachel and Mycroft, sending a clear message that they […]

Posted December 5, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: Every Word by Ellie Marney

Book Review: Every Word by Ellie Marney

I couldn’t help myself – I was on such a shipping high when I finished Every Breath that I had to dive into Every Word right away. And I regret nothing. This series is seriously shaping up to become one of my favorites. Our heroes, Rachel Watts and James Mycroft, are back in another thrilling adventure that is equal parts intensely dark and incredibly sexy. At the end of Every Breath the ship was a definite THING and now sparks are flying all over the place. Seriously, someone give Ellie Marney all the awards for writing AMAZING kissing scenes. These two have electrifying chemistry, for […]

Posted December 3, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2015

Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2015

November 2015: more highs and lows November did not really change the iffy trend of October. Again there were good things – happy times at work, TWO biffle visits, reliving my anime and video game feels – but also bad. One of my uncles passed away, and though it was expected and I barely knew him, my mood spiraled. So I did miss two blog posts this month and I stayed off of social media quite a bit. Luckily, I am pretty well out of the funk by now. November Reads Books Read: Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill […]

Posted December 1, 2015 by Debby in Monthly Wrap-Ups / 4 Comments
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