Jul 07 2015
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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

 

When a hyped book comes out, sometimes everyone does this:

And everyone reads the book, and they lose their minds, and they all say:

And some of us are all like:

This week, Pixie and I share what hype trains we have never boarded.

 

Lyn’s Picks

1. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

 I was SO EXCITED about this one. However, after scanning the reviews for this one, and taking into account which readers match my taste the best, I have to say my feelings on it waned. There are too many books that are waiting to be read to skip them for a book I am pretty sure I will not enjoy.

2. …

Jul 06 2015
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Epic Recs Review (June): Poison Study

Epic Recs Review (June): Poison Study

Okay, so I realize this is not June anymore. I fell slightly behind on my reading schedule the last month or so and I’m still playing catch-up. Haha. Let’s just pretend for a moment that June got an extra few days, and I’m sharing my Epic Recs review right before July really kicks off for everyone. 😉

Poison Study! Finally, right?! I love, love, love Maria V. Snyder. I think my first experience with her work was the Touch of Power series–which I fell madly in OBSESSION with–over the last few years, and I’d been wanting to get around to picking up more of her work. I was absolutely thrilled when Lyn recommended this book to me. Funny enough, if I’m …

Jul 03 2015
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Epic Recs Review: I Am the Messenger

Epic Recs Review: I Am the Messenger

This was a great Epic Recs pick by Pixie. I read and loved The Book Thief, and I have wanted to pick up more books by this author.

I was fully expecting to love this one. I read 90% of it all in one sitting, and I can’t deny that the book is engaging. Sadly, there was a lot of good things about the novel, but it was all overshadowed by a huge problem, a cancer with today’s books: rape culture.

On a positive note, I was a huge fan of how the author portrayed Ed: a cowardly, everyday guy who was living his life, denying the undercurrent of unhappiness in his existence. His best relationship was with his dog, The Doorman …

Jul 02 2015
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Book Review: Miss Mable’s School For Girls

Book Review: Miss Mable’s School For Girls

Prior to reading the book, I didn’t have a very high bar set. Basically, I was in the frame of mind of: “Please just be sorta okay.” See, my run with the witch novels hasn’t been fantastic, as of late. Salt & Storm was alright, but repetitive. The Witch Hunter left me so disappointed. I kept telling myself to avoid the book, since witches were coming into fashion, and some of the novels were anything but. However, the cover was charming and a few of the updates tempted me until I caved and requested the ARC.

So we’re back on track with awesome witch novels! Chime was a huge redeemer, and now I have this lovely little gem to add to my witch shelf!

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Jul 01 2015
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Story Sprites: Round 1

Story Sprites: Round 1

Welcome to our first round of the new challenge here on Great Imaginations: Story Sprites!

This reading challenge will allow you to pick your own books that correspond with each “path,” which is indicated by color. Since we love our readers, there will be prizes!

So, how do you participate? Read below for the Story Sprite Rules:

1. You can complete any number of the paths. The maximum is 5.

2. Pick your path. Each path is indicated with a color (red, orange, green, blue and purple). Select books that correspond with the description. And example is listed below:

3. To complete a path, you pick books that meet the requirements for each square and read it. You must read …

Jun 30 2015
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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books of Mid-2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books of Mid-2015

 

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

Where has 2015 gone??! Seriously, I can’t even believe how the past six months have just flown by. Before you know it, we’re going to be dodging Christmas carols on the radio and bemoaning that we have to write “2016” on everything.

I love this topic, because it is a nice chance to look back over the last 6 months of books and point out the novels that have set the bar for 2015. This week, Kara and I share our top mid-2015 picks.

Kara’s Picks

 

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