Top Ten Tuesday: New Series

Top Ten Tuesday: New Series

October 21, 2014 Bekka, Lyn, Top Ten Tuesday 4

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s theme: New Series We Want to Start I’m really, really bad at series, guys. And I’m really bad at reading everyone’s faves.  I just don’t have very good luck with the most hyped series – think Divergent, The 5th Wave, Shadow and Bone.  But there are still some I want to try out.  This week’s pick is perfect for me, because in 2015 I’m dedicating a lot of my time to catching up on all the titles more »

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Book Review and Giveaway: Loop

Book Review and Giveaway: Loop

October 20, 2014 blog tour, book review, Giveaway 3 ★★★

Ever since I walked away from Dissonance, I’ve been craving a bit more alternative reality/time travel YA fiction.  I was excited to see another book come forward and offer some relief from my newfound addition. Loop had a cover that I LOVED, and the blurb sounded cute and very humorous. The debut author provides some interesting points and a new novel for the sci-fi fanatics.       Characters: While I did find Bree hard to relate with, I did really enjoy some of the other characters in the novel.  Finn more »

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Book Review: Beware the Wild

Book Review: Beware the Wild

October 19, 2014 book review, Kara 3 ★★★½

Right around the time I started reading YA again (thanks, Twilight!) I fell in love with Louisiana as a setting. There is something fascinating about the state, almost as if it’s a country all its own. It has a vibrant culture, unique (and yummy) cuisine, stand-out architecture, and even a dialect that is distinct and identifying. New Orleans is the epicenter of a lot of this wonder, but the whole state is a cultural smorgasbord. So when the option to review a book set in a swamp town in Louisiana more »

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Book Review: I’ll Give You the Sun

Book Review: I’ll Give You the Sun

October 17, 2014 book review, Lyn 4 ★★★★★

The Sky Is Everywhere was a surprising favorite of mine in 2012. At first, I wasn’t impressed and nearly DNFed the book. However, the novel quickly made a turn for the better, and the novel went from zero to hero. Flash forward two years later, when I’ll Give You The Sun ended up in my hands at BEA. I loved the cover, and I recalled that I adored the novelist’s first book.  Oddly enough, this book took the same road as the first: I hated it the thing at the more »

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Epic Recs Review: Of Beast and Beauty

Epic Recs Review: Of Beast and Beauty

October 16, 2014 Bekka, book review 5 ★★★

God, this is going to be a hard review to write.  I’ve been wanting to read Of Beast and Beauty for a while now, but I haven’t gotten around to it for whatever reason.  So I was thankful that Lili recommended it to me for Epic Recs.  While I did enjoy this book, it wasn’t the best.  I’m glad I got to read it though, I do I see myself recommending it to other people. I think my favorite part of Of Beast and Beauty was the world-building.  After destroying more »

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