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Book Review: End of Days by Susan Ee

Book Review: End of Days by Susan Ee

A couple of years ago, Angelfall by Susan Ee, an indie-published, unknown book took the reading world by storm. And now, we’re finally there: the end. End of Days was, for me, a very highly anticipated 2015 release and one I greatly enjoyed. I should say up front that I reread Angelfall and World After before diving into End of Days. And I feel like that helped me so much. I was once again fully on board my ship, I remembered all the creepy creatures and horrific scenes, and I was cheering for Penryn and Raffe all the way. Had I not done this, End […]

Posted October 22, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: All Played Out by Cora Carmack

Book Review: All Played Out by Cora Carmack

As soon as I heard that All Played Out would be about the studious Nell and hilarious goofball Torres, I was absolutely desperate for this book. I want more humor and hilarity to accompany my sexy NA – and with Cora Carmack, you know she’s bringing the sexy. All Played Out was a fun, romantic read, but one that still left me a tiny bit disappointed. There’s no question that my expectations for this book were rather high. And on a lot of counts, Carmack delivered. Torres is a funny, fun guy, for sure, and him falling for the sweet, studious girl was pretty adorable. […]

Posted September 10, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

Book Review: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street came pitched to me as “for fans of Samantha Shannon” and came with a blurb by Shannon herself. That definitely caught my attention, but when I heard about what the rest of the book would contain (clairvoyance, Victorian London, Japan, and a heavy focus on characterization), I knew I had to check this book out for sure. This adult historical fiction is something completely different and very imaginative. I definitely enjoyed it. In The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Thaniel Steepleton, a synesthete telegraphist at the Home Office, narrowly escapes the Fenian bombings in 1884 thanks to an intricate and mysterious […]

Posted June 22, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs

Book Review: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs

I don’t read a lot of non-fiction, but Quirk Books always manages to convince me to check out their titles anyway. When The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy was announced, I knew I had to have this book. As a proud fangirl, this book would obviously validate my identity and provide me with giggle-worthy pop culture references. This book was certainly fun, but just a bit too basic for me. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy serves as an introduction to the fangirl lifestyle. It covers everything from the biggest fandoms, to fangirl speak, to fanfiction, to social media and dealing with trolls, to conventions […]

Posted May 8, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

ARC Book Review: Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge was an absolutely stellar 2014 debut that soared to the top of my favorites list and never let go. So obviously when I heard about Crimson Bound, my interest was instantly piqued and I became desperate for it. Crimson Bound is a creative and original fantasy, though in my opinion not as great as its predecessor. I had a bit of trouble getting into Crimson Bound, to be honest. I think that’s to blame on two main things. The first being that my expectations were just so damn high after Cruel Beauty was one of my absolute favorite books last […]

Posted April 30, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: All the Rage by Courtney Summers

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: All the Rage by Courtney Summers

I’d never before read a book by Courtney Summers, but I’ve been hearing amazing things about them all the time. So when the opportunity arose to read All the Rage, I figured I should grab it. I was slightly scared of it, because books with such heavy topics are usually far outside my comfort zone. But the subject matter is important, and I wanted to see how this could completely crush my feels. All the Rage is an important and powerful book, for sure. If you missed it in the blurb, All the Rage is about Romy, a rape victim, who is subsequently ostracized in […]

Posted April 21, 2015 by Debby in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

ARC Book Review: Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

Mysteries and thrillers usually aren’t my thing. I won’t lie to you about that. No, the reason why I picked up Liars, Inc. is simply because of the author. Paula Stokes is amazing and wonderful and so so friendly, and I just adored The Art of Lainey, so in spite of this book being a little out of my comfort zone, I had to have it. Well, I regret nothing – because I really enjoyed this book! Liars, Inc. is a murder mystery. I don’t feel like I’m spoiling it – because it’s in the blurb – but Max’s best friend, Preston, disappears and later […]

Posted March 9, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

ARC Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen is probably one of the most hyped up 2015 releases. To be honest, promise me magic and courtly politics, offer me that kind of beautiful cover, and I’m all in. I definitely enjoyed Red Queen and think it’s a promising start to an awesome series, but some parts of it fell a little bit flat. I will say that Red Queen and I got off to a very rocky start. I was hit over the head with so many Hunger Games parallels that I almost considered giving up. Though Red Queen is a high fantasy, it’s very much set in a dystopia. In […]

Posted February 11, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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