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ARC Book Review: Valiant by Sarah McGuire

ARC Book Review: Valiant by Sarah McGuire

When I first heard about Valiant, a fairy tale retelling with gender bending set at court and involving battles with giants, I knew I had to have this book in my life. It had so many of my favorite things that I couldn’t resist. And while I’m late in reviewing the book because the release date was moved up without my knowledge, I’m so glad I managed to fit this one into my schedule after all. Let me take a moment and give this brilliant and fun debut novel some of the publicity it so rightly deserves, so it doesn’t fall into the forgotten wasteland […]

Posted May 20, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

ARC Book Review: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

When I first heard about Made You Up, I was instantly excited about it. I’m usually all about the light and fluffy contemporaries, but a main character with schizophrenia? A completely unreliable narrator, unsure of what is real and what is not? That was a premise that was way too interesting to pass up. And I’m glad I didn’t. This is a stunning debut by Francesca Zappia, and a story that will stay with me for a very long time. Made You Up follows Alex, a paranoid schizophrenic, who is starting out at a new school for senior year after a breakdown at her last […]

Posted May 15, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Book Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy and indeed the His Fair Assassin trilogy is one of those super hyped up YA series that I sort of never really considered until an explosion of hype seemed to appear last year. That one’s on me. Whyyyy did I not pick this up earlier?? I absolutely adored this historical fiction with light touches of fantasy and amazing, amazing characters. Grave Mercy, you’ve probably heard, is about assassin nuns. Our main character, Ismae, ends up at a convent for St. Mortain, the god of death. Mortain is supposedly her father, so she trains in all manner of weapons and poisons to do his […]

Posted March 5, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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ARC Book Review: A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

ARC Book Review: A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

Here’s a thing I almost forgot: how much I love Sleeping Beauty. In fact, as I read A Wicked Thing, which fits with the tone and story of the Disney movie, I realized it was probably my favorite Disney movie when I was little. My favorite Disney princess for sure. A Wicked Thing is an absolutely stunning debut that just about left me breathless. A Wicked Thing is like an alternate ending to Sleeping Beauty. In this case, Aurora wakes up 100 years later, to a kiss from a guy she’s never seen before, and she has to come to terms with how much of […]

Posted February 18, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Audiobook Review: Feed by Mira Grant

Audiobook Review: Feed by Mira Grant

I’ll be the first to admit that zombies are just not my thing. But Feed came into my life when Christina gifted me the box set with the promise that the blogging/politics/Newsroom-like aspects would probably win me over. And, well, they DID. Feed is an incredibly intriguing and realistic political thriller involving a zombie outbreak. Though it’s lengthy, there’s so much to love. I didn’t even have any nightmares! Winning on all fronts! First off, I should note that this review is of the audiobook, which I purchased after running out of time to finish the book in print. But the audiobook is fantastic. The […]

Posted January 7, 2015 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 6 Comments
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ARC Book Review: We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist

ARC Book Review: We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist

Since I’ve been a huge fan of Josh Sundquist on YouTube for quite a while, when I found out that copies of We Should Hang Out Sometime would be at BEA, I was SUPER FREAKING EXCITED. Like none of my blogger friends knew who he was, but I couldn’t help but shout that I NEEDED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE. And I was right – this book was freaking delightful and just as clever and amusing as his videos. I absolutely love his voice, his method of storytelling, and that translated to print perfectly – so I’ll let him tell you about this book first. […]

Posted December 3, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Book Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

With so many review copies looming, and many of them being dense fantasies or dealing with tough subjects, I desperately needed something light. Thankfully, Christina gave me all the Miranda Kenneally books to save me on a rainy day. I’d been waiting long enough to finally squeeze Catching Jordan into my TBR pile, and I do not regret forgetting about all my obligations for a day. Yes, I devoured this book in one sitting because it was ALL OF THE ADORBS. First of all, this book is all about football – the American kind that I do not care for. But that didn’t matter. Jordan […]

Posted October 12, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 11 Comments
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Book Review: Magnolia by Kristi Cook

Book Review: Magnolia by Kristi Cook

Everyone and their mother said that I would love Magnolia, and everyone was absolutely 100% correct. Once this book was in my hands, I couldn’t help but ditch my towering stack of review books to read it instead – and it ended up being one of the best decisions I made in a while. I devoured it in one sitting, riding the tidal wave of feels, until I finally finished at 2:30 am… and I’m not a late-night reader. Damn this book was good. Now, you’ll probably know how much I love hate-to-love romances. I’ve written a whole post about it, after all. Most of […]

Posted October 6, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 12 Comments
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