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Book Review: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Book Review: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

I absolutely adored Grave Mercy from start to finish, so I knew that I had to continue on with the series as soon as humanly possible. I’m so glad I did, because Dark Triumph was if possible even better and I just want to flail about like a mad woman with all my love for this series. While Grave Mercy‘s main character was Ismae, in Dark Triumph the focus is on Sybella, one of her sisters from the convent. Sybella is impressive. She’s much darker than Ismae and she actually really enjoys killing people. She’s cold, calculating, and deeply suspicious. She has her heart set […]

Posted March 25, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

ARC Book Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

How to Make Debby Fall in Love with Your Book: a guide, clearly followed by Becky Albertalli Step One: Create a main character. Let’s say his name is Simon and he’s gay but very much still in the closet. Make him witty and lovable, with a compelling voice and keen observations about how sexuality is perceived in society. Maybe make him a drama nerd, for extra relatability points. He’ll steal Debby’s heart in an instant. Why is straight the default? Everyone should have to declare one way or another, and it should be this big awkward thing whether you’re straight, gay, bi, or whatever. I’m […]

Posted March 19, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

It’s important to note that I’m sitting down to write my review of The Mime Order roughly three weeks after finishing the book. The reason for this is quite simply that I was stunned, speechless, and didn’t know how I could possibly convey in words just how amazing this book (and this series) is. How do you do epic perfection justice?? HOWW???? HELP ME, BENNYKINS. OKAY THANK YOU. In the interest of full disclosure, I have met Samantha Shannon and we are Twitter friends. Seriously, she’s a super awesome, amazing, generous person, but I don’t feel like that should invalidate my opinion that I think […]

Posted January 25, 2015 by Debby in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews / 11 Comments
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Book Review: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

Book Review: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

I loved The Archived when I first read it back in May, but then I put off buying The Unbound for forever – for some reason. LUCKILY, Gillian is a very very lovely bookish friend, and her giving this to me finally gave me the push I needed to read this most excellent sequel. All I can say is, “DEBBY, WHY THE HELL DID YOU WAIT SO LONG, YOU DOOFUS?!?!??!” From page 1, I was instantly smitten with how lovely every aspect of this series is. But let’s be honest, at the top of the list has to be THAT FREAKING SHIP. Wesley and Mac […]

Posted December 22, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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ARC Book Review: When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill

ARC Book Review: When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill

One of my favorite author discoveries in 2014 has to be Liz Czukas – I loved Ask Again Later and Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless – so when she announced a new adult book under a pen name, it was pretty much at the TOP of my wishlist. When Joss Met Matt is banterfluffy perfection, with plenty of swoony sexiness, which all made for the best refreshingly addictive read. So When Joss Met Matt is the quintessential friends-with-benefits romance. Joss and Matt meet in college, and after Joss gets dumped by her loser boyfriend, they come up with the idea of sorbet sex. Their theory […]

Posted December 11, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Book Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Book Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Have you ever had a book give you butterflies? I have, and that book was Isla and the Happily Ever After. By far my favorite of Stephanie Perkins’ books, Isla is dripping with chemistry, happiness, and love. I can’t even describe just how happy this book made me. It is fluffy romantic perfection. Right from the start, I knew this book and I were golden. I had recently reread Anna and the French Kiss, so I remembered seeing Isla fawn over Josh from afar, and in essence I already shipped it. Isla’s voice is so freaking wonderful. She’s a bit nervous, a bit insecure, and […]

Posted November 19, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Book Review: Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

Book Review: Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

My heart hurts right now. Though less cheery and bantery than Catching Jordan, Stealing Parker hit me right in the feels and was so meaningful… I need to just take a moment. *breathes out* Phew. I’m okay. I didn’t know what to expect at all, going into this book. I hadn’t read the premise, since I got it for my birthday from Christina and was resolved to read all the Miranda Kenneally books in existence anyway. The two others that I’d read, Catching Jordan and Breathe, Annie, Breathe were much more romance-centric than Stealing Parker, I think. Stealing Parker was more about character growth to […]

Posted October 19, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz

ARC Book Review: Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz

I don’t even think I can recall the last time that I’ve been so utterly freaking delighted about a book – that I loved every minute of it and happily put it on my “everything-i-wanted” shelf on Goodreads. Hook’s Revenge, Heidi Schulz’s amazing middle grade debut, completely swept me off my feet. I’m head over heels for a book… and a middle grade book at that. You know what, don’t even read my review, I can’t do this book justice – just go buy this book right now. …What? You’re still here? *sigh* Guess I’ll write a review after all then. And that, my friends, […]

Posted September 5, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 9 Comments
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