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Book Review: Bounce by Noelle August

Book Review: Bounce by Noelle August

Ever since Boomerang first came out, I thought I’d found a new NA romance writing duo that would suck me into the genre. Sadly, by Bounce I can officially say that it’s not quite the case. I enjoyed Bounce, sure, but it’s more or less like every other new adult title out there. Nothing special. I was super excited about Bounce when it was announced – we’d seen flashes of Grey in Rebound and he was the super fun, wild little brother to Adam. And he just joined a BAND. HELL FREAKING YEAH. I love stories about actors and/or musicians – the behind-the-scenes kind of […]

Posted December 12, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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ARC Book Review: Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix

ARC Book Review: Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix

I’m a sucker for all things gender bending, so when I heard that Newt’s Emerald would be using this beloved trope in a regency historical setting with bonus magic, I was immediately excited. Not to mention, the author, Garth Nix, is somewhat of a legend – one I had yet to experience. Overall, I enjoyed this book, but it never crossed the line from “good” to “great”. In Newt’s Emerald, Lady Truthful Newington (our main character) is a young girl about to debut in London’s high society. Her coming of age would also come with the inheritance of the family’s legendary emerald jewel – a […]

Posted October 3, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 4 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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Book Review: William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh by Ian Doescher

Book Review: William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh by Ian Doescher

The adventure continues! Followers of my blog will know I’ve been knee deep in the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series for well over a year now. As a true Star Wars fan and lover of words, I cannot resist. William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh brings another fun, funny, and insightful installment to the series, accompanied by the beautiful illustrations fans are already familiar with. The movie Attack of the Clones has been pretty much second to last in my order of preference of the Star Wars movies, so Doescher had his work cut out for him. However, he took my most hated movie and […]

Posted July 2, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

ARC Book Review: Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

As soon as I saw the cover of Magonia, I was convinced I had to read it. I mean, we all know that I’m shallow as fuck when it comes to book covers, but add in that blurb by none other than Neil Gaiman??? Get in my hands now. This book is something completely unexpected. I started out loving it, but was left with quite a few quibbles at the end. I usually do not care at all for comparison pitches, but believe me when I say that “The Fault in Our Stars meets Stardust” is probably the most perfect pitch for Magonia ever. This […]

Posted April 27, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 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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ARC Book Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

ARC Book Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Oh, oh, The Winner’s Crime. This is certainly one of the most hyped up young adult series at the moment, and yet again I find myself not necessarily the black sheep – because I do like it – but the puzzled sheep, who really doesn’t understand the raving love for this series. With a slow, slow plot of convenience, with far too much focus on a romance I don’t ship too much, The Winner’s Crime was enjoyable but suffered a bit from middle book syndrome. I think I should be upfront with my main stumbling block for this series: I’m not really invested in the […]

Posted February 26, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Inked by Eric Smith

ARC Book Review: Inked by Eric Smith

It’s no big secret that I adore Eric Smith, who is not only awesome for all the work he does at Quirk Books, but also just an awesome social media personality (keep those puppy pics coming plzkthnx never change), and I personally greatly enjoyed his non-fiction book, The Geek’s Guide to Dating. So, when his YA fantasy debut was announced, it was pretty much a given that I would read it. Inked is fun and an imaginative visual experience, though it may sway to the younger end of YA. Inked takes place in a world where as people come of age, they receive magical ink […]

Posted February 3, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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