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Book Review: Every Word by Ellie Marney

Book Review: Every Word by Ellie Marney

I couldn’t help myself – I was on such a shipping high when I finished Every Breath that I had to dive into Every Word right away. And I regret nothing. This series is seriously shaping up to become one of my favorites. Our heroes, Rachel Watts and James Mycroft, are back in another thrilling adventure that is equal parts intensely dark and incredibly sexy. At the end of Every Breath the ship was a definite THING and now sparks are flying all over the place. Seriously, someone give Ellie Marney all the awards for writing AMAZING kissing scenes. These two have electrifying chemistry, for […]

Posted December 3, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

The hype for The Wrath and the Dawn took the YA book world by storm this year – and normally that kind of thing would scare me off. I mean, I almost held off on reading this for a while because of it, but then it became our book club pick. Boy am I glad I did not flake out this time. The Wrath and the Dawn is every bit as sumptuous and engrossing as everyone promised. The Wrath and the Dawn is a retelling of A Thousand and One Nights – a folk tale I was not actually familiar with but grew to love. […]

Posted October 8, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

ARC Book Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Oh man. Ever since my first encounter with Patrick Ness, I’ve known I can count on him to deliver smart, original, and compassionate diverse books. But this one basically took it to a whole new level. The Rest of Us Just Live Here made me laugh, sigh, and put tears in my eyes. Whether you’re a contemporary or fantasy reader, this one is not to be missed. First point of awesomeness: this concept. Ness strikes the perfect balance between fantasy and contemporary. The Rest of Us Just Live Here is set in our world, but magic, paranormal creatures, and chosen ones (referred to as “indie […]

Posted September 18, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Book Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Book Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Morgan Matson is one of those SERIOUS BIG NAME YA authors that I’ve been terrified of reading but also actually really tempted by. I’m soooo glad I finally fessed up and did it. Since You’ve Been Gone is just like… perfection. What can I even say? I love this book to pieces and it made my whole heart happy. So Since You’ve Been Gone gets all the props in the world for actually showing the “best friend’s story”. You know how in YA, often the side characters are seriously one-dimensional side characters just fulfilling a role to help the sparkly main character fulfill their destiny? […]

Posted September 12, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Book Review: Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Book Review: Vicious by V.E. Schwab

For as long as I can remember, a book with an “evil” main character, or anti-hero, has been on the very top of my reading wishlist. (We’ll ignore the glaringly idiotic fact that I had this book on my shelf for more than a year and a half and didn’t read it.) Vicious burst into the world with no small amount of hype, so it was somewhat daunting to read it, but boy am I glad I did. This book will be on my favorites shelf for years. Vicious takes all the superhero movies you ever loved and twists them into something far more complex. […]

Posted July 10, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Review: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

Book Review: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

I really liked Open Road Summer, Emery Lord’s debut last year, though I didn’t quite fall head over heels for it because of the amount of girl hate the book contained. As such, I was a biiit skeptical about The Start of Me and You, especially as the premise also has a pretty heavy grief component, which is usually not my thing. But wow. This book blew me away. From the first page, I was in love, and I know I’ve found a new title for my all-time favorites list. The Start of Me and You tells the story of Paige, a girl in a […]

Posted June 10, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

Book Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

Wow. Just wow. I loved Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph, so my expectations for Mortal Heart were understandably high. But it met them. Exceptionally well. This is one of the best series conclusions I have ever read, and the series as a whole has forever gained a place on my favorites shelf. Mortal Heart tells Annith’s story. Annith is quite different from Ismae and Sybella. She’s more innocent and sheltered, mostly because of the convent’s refusal to send her out on a mission. She’s a super hard worker though and has gained skills beyond any of the other novitiates. As such, she’s desperate to prove […]

Posted April 2, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Book Review: Catching Liam by Gennifer Albin

Book Review: Catching Liam by Gennifer Albin

What’s that? A perfect score for a self-published new adult book? YEAH. I’m almost as surprised as you are. But honestly, Catching Liam is basically everything I ever wanted from a new adult novel and it just makes me SO SO SO HAPPY. I should note that prior to reading Catching Liam, I read about 4 other new adult books. I’m binging at the moment. I need the swoons. But whereas all of those previous reads fell to the new adult pitfalls of too sappy, too much sex, too much “sex solves everything”, too much “your love has healed me, let’s be together foreverrrr”, Catching […]

Posted March 27, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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