Month: March 2016

Most Wanted: April 2016

Most Wanted: April 2016

Damn, it’s practically April already. That means vacation and business trip and SO MANY THINGS – but also so many new book releases. Here are the titles I’m most excited about! April 5th When We Collided by Emery Lord: After The Start of Me and You, I was basically convinced to buy every book Emery ever writes – if only for the swooooons. As such, I’ve had this pre-ordered for a while. It’s not a premise I would usually go for (it sounds a bit heavier or sappier than I usually like) but, like, swoons. So whatevs. Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins: The end of […]

Posted March 31, 2016 by Debby in Most Wanted / 3 Comments
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My 10 Most Recent 5 Star Reads

My 10 Most Recent 5 Star Reads

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. I don’t give out 5 stars that often. No, it surprises even me to see at the end of the year that I’ll probably have given the honor to only 10 or 12 books (of the 100+). I can be critical. Too critical, maybe. But that means that these 10 books are that much more special. And I don’t think I could summarize my love into 50 words or so per book, so I’m just going to link you to the reviews. Yes, I am lazy […]

Posted March 29, 2016 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 5 Comments
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Book Haul #32: Which… Oops.

Book Haul #32: Which… Oops.

You know how I’ve been doing really well with not buying or otherwise receiving that many books? Yeah. Oops. March has been a bit… different. *cough* So enjoy this while it lasts, Debby, but you’re back on a book buying ban now. Purchased A Tyranny of Petticoats, edited by Jessica Spotswood: I don’t often read anthologies but the title and premise of this one are just TOO AWESOME to pass up. So awesome that I had it pre-ordered as a matter of fact. Seriously. Belles, bank robbers & other badass girls. I am here for that. Maid-sama!, volume 5 & 6 by Fujiwara Hiro: Yep, […]

Posted March 19, 2016 by Debby in Book Hauls / 4 Comments
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Book Review: Right of First Refusal by Dahlia Adler

Book Review: Right of First Refusal by Dahlia Adler

I adore Dahlia, so this book could have been exclusively about a Saturday morning spent doing groceries and laundry all by your lonesome, and I probably would have picked it up anyway. As it is, she asked me to read it for review and I jumped at the chance. In case you didn’t know, when it comes to spicy NA, Dahlia knows what she’s doing – a fact she only reinforced with Right of First Refusal. I will say, though, off the bat that the romance was not my top favorite thing about this book. Nay, it is actually in THIRD place, because Dahlia does […]

Posted March 17, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Top Ten Books On My Spring 2016 TBR List

Top Ten Books On My Spring 2016 TBR List

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. Time again for probably my favorite Top Ten Tuesday topic! I actually SOMEHOW missed it in December and didn’t get to make a Winter TBR 🙁 And I definitely regret that. So my last TBR was for Fall 2015 and I nailed it. 10/10 baby! Time to repeat that success. From My Shelf 1. First & Then by Emma Mills: I finally own this pretty (spoiler for my next book haul) and I’m SO EXCITED. I mean, it’s supposed to be fluffy and adorable and I […]

Posted March 15, 2016 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 5 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Skylighter by Becky Wallace

ARC Book Review: The Skylighter by Becky Wallace

The Storyspinner was without a doubt one of my favorite 2015 debuts. It completely enthralled me with its fun characters, fast-paced plot, and engrossing writing style. And with the mild cliffhanger ending, of course I couldn’t wait for the sequel. Well. It’s finally here. And it did NOT disappoint. The action picks up right where it left off in The Storyspinner – so it might be a good idea to reread at least the last couple of chapters before you dive in here. Whereas I feel like the first book mostly centered on the characters and their relationships against a backdrop of political intrigue, The […]

Posted March 13, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: Spinning Thorns by Anna Sheehan

Book Review: Spinning Thorns by Anna Sheehan

Fair is fair, although I wasn’t completely in love with Sheehan’s first book A Long, Long Sleep, I decided to give her another shot with Spinning Thorns. Though it’s ANOTHER Sleeping Beauty retelling, that’s one of my favorite fairy tales. And with this cute of a cover, I could hardly resist. But in this case… I wish I had. Spinning Thorns puts another spin on Sleeping Beauty (see wut I did thur). In this version, our main character is one of the original Sleeping Beauty’s daughters. She’s awoken, but the thorns around the castle remain and the kingdom has come into political and economic turmoil […]

Posted March 12, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Book Review: Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison

Book Review: Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison

I basically love all fairy tales, but the tale of Rapunzel has a special place in my heart – mostly because I think Tangled is probably my favorite Disney fairy tale movie. So, obviously, Grounded sounded like something I had to have in my life. I don’t read a lot of middle grade books, but occasionally they’re just the thing I need in life: light, not too complicated, and FUN. And Grounded sure was all of those things. In this version of the beloved fairy tale, Rapunzel is a young and sheltered girl who has been living in a tower all her life, cut off […]

Posted March 8, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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