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ARC Book Review: Solitaire by Alice Oseman

ARC Book Review: Solitaire by Alice Oseman

I knew that picking up Solitaire would be kind of a risk. It was the kind of blurb that attracted me because maybe I could relate to this main character and it would make me SOB. But it could also be pretentious, sappy, and/or completely boring. Sadly… it went for the boring route, and I just give zero fucks. Part of what attracted me to this book was the knowledge that the main character is a blogger. But that was a big ass mistake. Blogging is hardly even mentioned in this book. It’s just a detail about her character – and she’ll mention a couple […]

Posted March 16, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

ARC Book Review: Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

Mysteries and thrillers usually aren’t my thing. I won’t lie to you about that. No, the reason why I picked up Liars, Inc. is simply because of the author. Paula Stokes is amazing and wonderful and so so friendly, and I just adored The Art of Lainey, so in spite of this book being a little out of my comfort zone, I had to have it. Well, I regret nothing – because I really enjoyed this book! Liars, Inc. is a murder mystery. I don’t feel like I’m spoiling it – because it’s in the blurb – but Max’s best friend, Preston, disappears and later […]

Posted March 9, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 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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ARC Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

ARC Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen is probably one of the most hyped up 2015 releases. To be honest, promise me magic and courtly politics, offer me that kind of beautiful cover, and I’m all in. I definitely enjoyed Red Queen and think it’s a promising start to an awesome series, but some parts of it fell a little bit flat. I will say that Red Queen and I got off to a very rocky start. I was hit over the head with so many Hunger Games parallels that I almost considered giving up. Though Red Queen is a high fantasy, it’s very much set in a dystopia. In […]

Posted February 11, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass

ARC Book Review: Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass

*sigh* I knew that I was taking a risk in picking up Love and Other Theories. See, it sounded like it could be AWFUL, but it could also be the exact kind of banterfluff I love. Because, I mean, what’s more banterfluffy than a main character who stubbornly refuses to get into a real relationship? I mean, sex positivity and independence YES, but then to make it bantery and cute, an amazing guy could come in and convince her to take the plunge and it could be ALL OF THE ADORBS. Well. It was not. It was absolutely not. The thing that immediately got to […]

Posted December 15, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 10 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas

ARC Book Review: Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas

Earlier this year, I absolutely fell in love with Liz Czukas’s debut, Ask Again Later, so when I got the opportunity to read Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless, I was a bouncing bundle of joy. Though less bantery and wonderfully shippy than Ask Again Later, Top Ten Clues was feel good, happy making, and totally reminiscent of epic ’80s movies like The Breakfast Club. Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless immediately captivated me due to Chloe’s wonderfully refreshing and engaging voice. Chloe, I would argue, has a mild form of obsessive compulsive disorder. She goes through all her life making lists. They’re entertaining and pretty clever, […]

Posted November 21, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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ARC Book Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

ARC Book Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

A Thousand Pieces of You quickly rose to the top of my most wanted list because I am the shallowest human being ever and THAT FREAKING COVER. I’m happy to say that I actually really enjoyed it too. I was scared that it would be disappointing, but it was really entertaining, and I believe the series has potential, even though some parts could have been a little better. A Thousand Pieces of You tells the story of a world where a new invention allows travels between parallel dimensions. Marguerite, our main character, travels through these dimensions together with Theo, as they hunt down Paul, who […]

Posted November 10, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

ARC Book Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

The Jewel was one of those typical cases for me where I can scream, “THE COVER MADE ME DO IT!” Seriously, much shiny, very want. But I knew before I got into this that it most likely would not end up going very well for me – for one thing, the book is blurbed in comparison to The Selection, and we generally know about the quality of that series. In the end, though, The Jewel had both moments where it surprisingly impressed me and moments where it was worse than I expected. First of all, I gotta hand it to the author, because for a […]

Posted August 25, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 21 Comments
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