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Book Review: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

Book Review: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

A little birdie told me that I would absolutely like this book – by which I mean to say, Christina raved about it for weeks and then shoved it in my face by way of a Christmas gift. Yeah. I got the hint. But Christina knows me, so yes, I loved this book. The Anatomical Shape of a Heart is not a contemporary romance I would ordinarily go for. The blurb seems very much like it’s saying there’s some instalove, some all-encompassing first love, which to me would be a warning sign for sap. That’s so not this book. It’s cute. It’s light. It’s heartfelt. […]

Posted August 16, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Vicarious by Paula Stokes

ARC Book Review: Vicarious by Paula Stokes

Let me start by being completely upfront with you guys. I first read this book last year as a beta reader, and I am now writing my review after having read an advance review copy, so I’m familiar with this story and have seen it develop over time. Paula Stokes is a dear friend. But my blog is nothing if not honest, and I am not lying when I say that this book blew me away. I’m not a typical mystery/thriller reader, and a simple whodunnit is not something that attracts me. But Vicarious is definitely different. I would still describe it as a mystery/thriller, […]

Posted August 6, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Graphic Novel Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Graphic Novel Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

The hype for Nimona started long before it was published as a book. Several of my friends were already raving about it as it was gradually being posted online. That plus Noelle’s STUNNING drawing style made this a graphic novel I definitely could not resist. And I can say with certainty that I feel it deserves the hype. Nimona is made up of everything I love: fantasy, dragons, magic, comedy, anti-heroes, and a morally complicated storyline. It’s all about Nimona, a shapeshifter. She’s fun and bubbly and has a penchant for trouble, which is why she joins up with the country’s leading supervillain. Blackheart is […]

Posted July 23, 2016 by Debby in Graphic Novel Reviews, Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: Wanderlost by Jen Malone

Book Review: Wanderlost by Jen Malone

Sometimes you just need something cute. After being sick for a week and falling slowly into a reading slump, I couldn’t help but order, receive, and then immediately read Wanderlost, which Christina was all atwitter about. This book is basically the perfect summer book: cute, sweet, funny, and full of European love. Wanderlost is about Aubree, a recently graduated high school senior, who secretly takes over her sister’s position guiding a senior tour through Europe. Except, she doesn’t know anything about Europe. Actually, she’s just fine staying at home. But throughout her journey she discovers another side to herself, another side of the world, and […]

Posted July 9, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Book Review: First & Then by Emma Mills

Book Review: First & Then by Emma Mills

Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights. I mean, did you really need anything more than that to be like OH MAN I WANT THIS NOW? I sure didn’t. Though the positive reviews from fellow fluff-loving friends certainly didn’t hurt. First & Then was exactly what I expected – a delight. Now, first off, you shouldn’t expect this to be a Pride and Prejudice retelling, because it definitely is not. I kind of made that mistake at the start, and so I was looking here and there trying to draw comparisons between the characters, but it’s not a retelling. There are similar themes though, because […]

Posted June 4, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler

ARC Book Review: Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler

I love Dahlia Adler, yadda yadda yadda, so yeah, I needed to read Out on Good Behavior the instant it was available to me. And man. This does it. The Radleigh University series is one of the best and most solid new adult series out there. Consider this my vehement recommendation to anyone who has ever expressed any interest in new adult books. Whereas the previous books in the series have been a combination of romance and familial drama, Out on Good Behavior is pretty much pure romance – and not that drama-filled either. This would be the fluffy and bantery book of the series. […]

Posted May 26, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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ARC Book Review: Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

ARC Book Review: Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

Ever since I met Claire Legrand in 2014, I’ve been meaning to read her books. I know, I’ve been terrible about getting around to it, but the premise of Some Kind of Happiness was so unique that I decided I had to take the plunge right away. And I’m glad I did, because this book sure is special. While Some Kind of Happiness is a middle grade story, its message is so profound that young adults and adults can easily get deeply engrossed in it, because primarily this story focuses on the main character, Finley, and her struggles with anxiety and depression. First off, I […]

Posted May 1, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Book Review: The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

Book Review: The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

Ever since I fell in love with The Falconer almost two years ago, I’ve been anxious to read the sequel. Yeah, it took me a while to get to it, which I’m hitting myself for, but there. I read it. And it was awesome. Arguably, The Vanishing Throne is very much a middle book. There is a fair share of action, and there are a lot of revelations that are driving the series to the next conflicts and battles. But it is kind of an in-between phase that is much more about character building. Aileana comes into this book and is thrust into traumatic events: […]

Posted April 9, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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