Forgotten Fridays: Anna and the French Kiss

Forgotten Fridays: Anna and the French Kiss

August 29, 2014 Bekka, book review, forgotten fridays, Lyn 1

Welcome to Forgotten Fridays. This mission of this feature is, twice a month, to review books that are more than a year old. And we review them TOGETHER! Most reviews have minor spoilers because it is hard to block them out in a back and forth dialogue about a book. So keep that in mind when reading, though we do try to not mention anything that would ruin a book for anyone. This week Bekka and Lyn are reviewing Bekka’s pick, Anna and the French Kiss. Lyn: Alright, I hope that more »

Divider

Book Review: California by Edan Lepucki

Book Review: California by Edan Lepucki

August 28, 2014 book review, Kara 5 ★★½

I don’t know where to begin. I guess I’ll start with the cover. It’s my favorite cover of the year, by far. I love forests, the simple spine with large white font, basically I love the design and it’s what made me want to read the book more than anything, I think. Plus, it’s an adult dystopian, and those are still somewhat rare. I’ve read a few, but none impressed me. Neither did California. This is the author’s debut novel, and it shows. The writing is really weak, particularly in more »

Divider

Imaginative Discussions:  I Like Writing Negative Reviews

Imaginative Discussions: I Like Writing Negative Reviews

August 27, 2014 Imaginative Discussions, Kara 34

Attention!! I have something to announce and it’s really important. I like writing negative reviews. I really do. And I think’s it’s time to lose my shame over that, announce it, and own it. So I’m going to. I’ve seen a lot of negative stuff about bloggers that choose to write critical reviews said by authors and bloggers alike: “We are washed up writers” and  “jealous aspiring writers that will never make it so we take it out on successful authors.” I’ve seen bloggers say “why write a review if more »

Divider

Teaser and Giveaway: Summerfall

Teaser and Giveaway: Summerfall

August 26, 2014 Giveaway, Lyn 20

    Hello fans and friends! I have something wonderful to share with you today! Claire Legrand, the outstanding author of The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls and The Year of Shadows is preparing to release her next book, Winterspell! I reviewed the book yesterday, and today I have another great announcement: She wrote a prequel for Winterspell called Summerfall! Today, we’re going to share a teaser and give away a copy of Summerfall! I am SO EXCITED!   Book Information   Teaser   Author Information CLAIRE’S SOCIAL MEDIA site | blog | twitter | facebook | instagram | pinterest | goodreads more »

Divider

Book Review: Winterspell

Book Review: Winterspell

August 25, 2014 book review, Lyn 5 ★★★★

After reading A Year of Shadows, I was anxious to jump all over Legrand’s newest novel.  I love her books, and the description of her new novel reeled me in like a fish on a hook.  A very very VERY crazy fish on a hook. The cover sent me overbaord and on a frenzy, and the description about a dark retelling of The Nutcracker sent me into insta-lust for this book. I must admit – I was shocked by the direction of the story! Nonetheless, it felt like a Legrand book, more »

Divider