Publisher: Macmillan

Blog Tour: Between The Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking (Review + Giveaway)

Posted January 5, 2018 by Lyn Kaye in blog tour, book review, Giveaway, Lyn / 0 Comments
Blog Tour: Between The Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking (Review + Giveaway)

  Hey everyone! So, I am so excited to announce that I am on the blog tour for Amanda Hocking’s Norse-themed fantasy, Between The Heart and the Blade! I was very excited to participate because, well, Valkyries! I thought this was a perfect book to go ahead and ease back into blogging, and to kick off my first review for 2018! See my review below, and there is a give away at the end! (Us only) It is no secret that I love all things Norse – so I was stoked to read a series titled “Valkyrie” when I was more »

Book Review: The Midnight Dance

Posted October 16, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: The Midnight Dance

I’ve tried many different Swoon Reads titles, across a wide range of genres, and readers, I think I’m done. I think I’ve liked one of all the books from them that I have read, and the rest have been mediocre or pretty terrible. It’s not a Macmillan thing, it’s an imprint thing. The Midnight Dance was no different. The premise held a lot of promise, and the writing was atmospheric and full of delightful turns of phrase. But that’s where the good ends. First things first, if you are looking for a creepy book about ballet as a topic, skip more »

Book Review: The Truth About Happily Ever After

Posted May 26, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: The Truth About Happily Ever After

The Truth About Happily Ever After was surprisingly charming. It wasn’t perfect, by any means, and I strongly disliked it at first (even thought about DNFing), but it grew on me like a bad rash. If you’re looking for something fun and light-hearted set in a park like Disney, I think you will probably enjoy this. My main issue was suspension of disbelief. The author created this Disney World-like setting that was not Disney, set in Tallahassee and called Enchanted Dominion, and it was just not something I could go along with, as a reader. My settings have to be more »

Review: Spill Zone

Posted April 28, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Review: Spill Zone

Wow. I haven’t read a graphic novel in a while, but I’m really glad I took a chance with this one. Yeah, the fact that it’s Scott Westerfeld plus an illustrator I am familiar with and does work that I like, helped, but just the same I loved this little gem. The art is just stunning. That picture doesn’t honestly do the art justice. The colors are just vibrant and the sketches are immersive, and it helps that the story is incredibly weird and well-written. Spill Zone tells the story of Addison and her sister. They live in a house more »

Book Review: A Darkly Beating Heart

Posted October 17, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: A Darkly Beating Heart

Disappointing. If I had to review this book with one word, that would be it. I was really looking forward to this novel. YA novels set in Japan are coming more often, but there still aren’t that many out there. When they get published, I generally jump at the chance to read them. I am obsessed with Japan and Japanese culture. I should have paid more attention, however, knowing that it was also a time travel plot. I’ve read about a hundred time travel books and I can count on one hand the number that I have liked. But whatever, I more »

Blog Tour: Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu

Posted September 28, 2016 by Lyn Kaye in blog tour, Lyn / 1 Comment
Blog Tour: Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu

Hello Readers! I’m beyond excited to host today’s stop for Jennifer Mathieu’s third novel, Afterward, a YA novel centered around a kidnapped boy and a sister of an abducted boy trying to find answers to help her autistic brother after both are released from their hostage situation. I was fortunate enough to read a copy of the ARC, and I loved the story! Our stop today is hosting an interview with Jennifer herself! Enjoy! JM: I’m not a native Texan, but I’ve lived here for almost 17 years.  It gets a bad reputation – sometimes justifiably so.  But personally, I more »