Oct 31
Life of a Blogger: Halloween

Life of a Blogger: Halloween

I love Halloween. Or, really, any holiday. (Although Christmas? CHRISTMASSSSS.) I’ve always wanted to do one of those group costumes like… Tetris Alice in Wonderland Rainbow   What SUCKS is that two of my friends have strict Christian parents who pretty much think Halloween is evil, so they’re not allowed to trick-or-treat. Or anything special for Halloween really. (EVEN THOUGH TECHNICALLY HALLOWEEN WAS CREATED TO PROTECT FROM DEMONS NOT WORSHIP THEM AHEM. Know your legends.) My other friend is VERY reluctant to do anything–including dress up for Halloween. (For example, she drew whiskers and that was her costume one year. SIGH.)  So honestly I probably won’t be dressing up. Or maybe I’ll just pull something together. We’ll see. (And yes… Read more »

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Oct 30
Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst

Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst

I’ve adored 2/2 Durst books I’ve read so I was more than excited to read Chasing Power. Sarah Beth Durst was amazing, but I think this one either fell prey to my major book slump or it just wasn’t as fabulous as her other books. I had so many complaints for this one that, if the rest of the book had continued like this, it probably would’ve developed into a 0 or .5 star read. There were just so many things that made absolutely no sense or were just ridiculous that I couldn’t take it. I DNF’d it at about 35%. First of all–I’m sorry, but if I was a little girl whose sister was killed by her father and whose mother… Read more »

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Oct 29
Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday

No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown Amber Vaughn is a good girl. She sings solos at church, babysits her nephew after school, and spends every Friday night hanging out at her best friend Devon’s house. It’s only when Amber goes exploring in the woods near her home, singing camp songs with the hikers she meets on the Appalachian Trail, that she feels free—and when the bigger world feels just a little bit more in reach. When Amber learns about an audition at the North Carolina School of the Arts, she decides that her dream—to sing on bigger stages—could also be her ticket to a new life. Devon’s older (and unavailable) brother, Will, helps Amber prepare for her one chance… Read more »

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Oct 28
Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

  I’ve never read a Rachel Harris book before this one and I was expecting to absolutely fall in love with this story. Everyone’s in love with Rachel Harris’s and she’s a Houstonian, and The Fine Art of Pretending sounded like my type of fluff! So why not? I’m going to be blunt. I hated it. I was let down and disappointed in so many ways, and I’m a bit sore about it, especially since everyone else seems to adore this one–damn my black sheepness. First of all, the romance. I had so many issues with this where do I even begin? There was so much back and forth I almost got romantic whiplash which, by the way, isn’t as… Read more »

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Oct 27
Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez

Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez

This was most definitely one of my most anticipated reads once I saw the cover and the synopsis. I’m a sucker for thrillers–especially anything that even remotely has something to do with the FBI or drug cartels or something along the lines of that rather than murderers and psychopaths. I’m a weird person. But moving on– I was a bit doubtful, though, once some reviews poured in and broke my ebook ban just to read Kiss Kill Vanish, to see if I’d love it as much as I’d expected. The story starts out a bit further into the story than I expected–Valentina’s already on the run and she’s already in hiding. We see the murder through flashbacks and while that… Read more »

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Oct 25
Anthology: My True Love Gave to Me

Anthology: My True Love Gave to Me

I am a huge fan of Christmas, and that’s the first thing you should know. I love Christmas. Like, REALLY love it. Throughout the entire year I sing carols when I get excited and start planning presents once August starts. I’m one of those people that others will roll their eyes at. But guys, it’s CHRISTMAS. Second thing you should know–of the 12 authors who wrote a short story, I’ve read (and am a HUGE HUGE fan of) 9 of these authors. These are my favorite authors all wrapped up in one book like…well, like a Christmas present. Stephanie Perkins, Laini Taylor, Gayle Forman, and so many more. When I first heard about this book, I sprang into a rendition of… Read more »

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Oct 24
Life of a Blogger: My Name

Life of a Blogger: My Name

Umm, there’s nothing special to this really. My mom just really wanted a pretty name sooooo…well, yeah. Although what a sucky fictional name. In all the books I’ve read Nikki/Nicole/Nicolette is always either slutty, a bitch, evil, or insane. Really. Thanks you guys. (Brodi Ashton is my hero though whoooooo!) Did you know my name means Victory of the People? Yeah, what a lie lol. As a kid I’d come up with fictional names for myself and they spanned from Melody to Diana to Ashlynn. SUCH PRETTY NAMES. SUCH PRETTY. I have no idea where Melody came from but I remember Diana came when I was obsessed with roman and greek mythology and I was also super obsessed with the… Read more »

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