Sep 16
The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan

The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan

  *slight spoilers* I was so incredibly and undeniably excited for this book when I first heard of it. The cover? The synopsis? YES! But it disappointed me so much–my first DNF’d book in quite a while actually. (But I ddi read about 70% before deciding that I didn’t want to finish it!) When I read the synopsis I fully expected a book that was half gothic literature and half thriller. Instead I got a paranormal/voodoo mix that combined almost every single cliche I could’ve imagined. So excuse this slightly snarky review. “We never get new people.” So we start off interestingly. Our characters arrive in a new town where mysterious things happen, one that’s strangely secluded and where legacy… Read more »

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Sep 15
Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

I’m going to be honest here–when I downloaded this from EW, I didn’t know it was a horror book. And then I read it was a horror book and got this strange sense of anticipation and anxiety, because I DO NOT DO HORROR–except I’d read Welcome to the Dark House recently and I was undoubtedly intrigued. So imagine my surprise and disappointment (and maybe slight relief?) when I realized that the horror…wasn’t that horrific. Tehre were definitely some scenes that made me squirm, but nothing bad enough to make me dive for the covers. The story is, without a doubt, spookier than some Gothic literature, but it wasn’t really something that hooked me in from the start–the scenes were, quite honestly,… Read more »

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Sep 13
Mini Freak Out: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maass

Mini Freak Out: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maass

OH THE FEELS. Warning: VERY slight spoilers (just about my feelings for characters though.) Beware of CAPSLOCK infection and the few swear words. If you want an actual (though mini) review though, that’ll be at the end of this post.  The Freakout 12: Ooooh things are getting INTERESTING Before reading: LOOK WHAT I HAVE IN MY HANDS OHMYGODOHMYGOD 17: Snarky Celaena is the best Celaena 27: Aedion. What a son of a bitch. 34: Manon scares me. But HOLY CRAP THAT WAS AWESOME 49: I need to know the purpose fo this. NAOW. 45: Is he fucking going to fall in love with her. SERIOUSLY? I WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS 54: Gotta love dealing with malicious yet only-source-of-info Fae queens. 86:… Read more »

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Sep 11
Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

I pretty much expected to love this one immediately, going in. My Kiersten White Theory seems to stand true–if you love one of her books, chances are you’ll probably love the rest. So as a fan of Kiersten White, I can 100% say that Illusions of Fate was just as absolutely fantastic as the rest of her works (if not one of my favorites of hers so far.) I’m a fan of historical books, especially when the nobility always have something to do with a story (romance or not, nobles make everything better.)  so I was excited to read Illusions of Fate! But I started to get worried, especially when the hint of insta-love hit me. I was dreading the insta-love and… Read more »

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Sep 10
Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis Princess Snow is missing.  Her home planet is filled with violence and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. The king will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back—but that’s assuming she wants to return at all.  Essie has grown used to being cold. Temperatures on the planet Thanda are always sub-zero, and she fills her days with coding and repairs for the seven loyal drones that run the local mines.  When a mysterious young man named Dane crash-lands near her home, Essie agrees to help the pilot repair his ship. But soon she realizes that Dane’s arrival was far from accidental, and she’s… Read more »

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Sep 09
Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson

Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson

A few months back, when Harper practically exploded on Edelweiss with their fall titles, I remember that this one was the one that stood out to me the most. Maybe it was the anxiety thing, the Ophelia thing, or maybe it was just the whole premise in general, but I just couldn’t give up the chance to reading this one early, despite my ebook ban. So I downloaded it. And then I fell in love. Don’t Touch is a desperate story and one that had my heart from the beginning. Caddie is a bit of a tough character, but for me it was easy to understand where she was coming from. She always came up with these “games” and it’s… Read more »

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Sep 08
FF Thinks: Trends in YA

FF Thinks: Trends in YA

Hey hey guys! Today’s topic is actually something I noticed quite a bit back in February and compiled a list in like April. Which is pretty  much this post. SO I’M TALKING ABOUT   (Click the covers to go to the Goodreads page) If you remember my Favorite Genres post (with Alyssa @ Eater of Books) psychological thrillers are one of my absolute FAVORITES and 2014 has been a great year for me! But I also adore regular thrillers and below are the ones I’ve found that release this year! Psychological Thrillers               Thrillers           I had to combine these two because in some of the books I’m listing, one or the other is a spoiler! So yeah.  … Read more »

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