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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: Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Book Review: Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Ever since its release last year in the US, Every Breath has been spreading around the YA book blogging circuit as one of the most hyped titles ever. But, I mean, with a premise of a modern YA Sherlock with a female Watson and the promise of great shippy times, who can blame them? I certainly couldn’t resist. And I’m so glad I didn’t. This boooooook. You guys. Like, seriously. Read it. So, elephant in the room: basically everyone who has read this book has been going crazy about the romance. I kinda hate hype like that, but I would be lying (SO HARD) if […]

Posted November 26, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Book Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Ever since the too-adorbs-for-words cover of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was released, I was pretty much convinced I had to read this. It just looks so cute and lovely – and Jenny Han is an author that I’ve been meaning to check out for a while. Well, I finally got enough room in my schedule to read it and… LOVE. Loved, loved, loved this book. It is top notch banterfluff, make no mistake. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before tells the story of Lara Jean, a Korean-American junior in high school, whose love letters to her old crushes accidentally get mailed […]

Posted November 7, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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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 Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

ARC Book Review: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Oh man. First of all, I just want to say ten thousand thank yous to Tiemen and the American Book Center for making it possible for me to read this early. It might very well be the most exciting review copy I’ve ever had the honor of receiving. Those who know me will probably know that Uncle Rick is one of my absolute favorite authors. His mix of fantasy, adventure, mythology, and humor just steals my heart every single time. And The Sword of Summer is no different. The Sword of Summer is the start of a new series based around Norse mythology. Now, while […]

Posted September 27, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas

ARC Book Review: The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas

Ever since I first cracked open The Burning Sky, I’ve been completely infatuated with The Elemental Trilogy. Sherry Thomas created such awesome characters and such an amazing ship, that I got swept up in their adventures instantly and any complaints I had were largely ignored. So, my expectations might have been a bit high for The Immortal Heights, but nonetheless, Thomas met them and delivered an awesome ending consistent with the quality of the rest of the series. I did actually reread The Burning Sky and The Perilous Sea before diving into the conclusion, because I wanted to be sure that all of the previous […]

Posted September 24, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 0 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: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Book Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted is one of those books that had a pretty quiet release, but then a massive tidal wave of hype in the book blogging community. People who know me probably know that hype and I aren’t exactly friends. And I feel like the book would have benefited if I waited a year or so to read this, so that some of those hyped thoughts would have faded from my mind. So ultimately though I won’t praise this book as utter perfection, I think it is a brilliant book that is worth reading. Just.. maybe not quite at all-of-the-feels level. Uprooted is another fantasy take on […]

Posted September 16, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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