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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Oct 23
Dollhouse by Anya Allyn

Dollhouse by Anya Allyn

  OKAY OKAY I did not expect this story at all. I expected a straight out thriller and while it was definitely thrilling, there were a number of supernatural elements that played a part and they just made the story all the more complex. We’re immediately thrown into the action and the situation from page one, capturing our attention and interest almost immediately and throughout the story that’s what it keeps doing–drawing us into the story, thrusting us in the middle of a long awaited puppet show. But, as intriguing as the story was, I did have my complaints about the plot. While the pacing was amazing, I just felt like the story got a bit repetitive after a while–not… Read more »

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Oct 22
Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday

  Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood–those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own–an ability she didn’t know she had. Except . . . her blood is Red.To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver… Read more »

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Oct 21
FF Thinks: What I Look For

FF Thinks: What I Look For

  which is, I guess a pretty extensive list, so I’ll limit this to five things. So this is actually a misleading title: It’s more of What I *LIKE* in YA not What I Look For! If it’s a historical novel I will absolutely 100% hope it has court intrigue. If it’s historical fantasy I will absolutely 100% hope it has court intrigue. COURT INTRIGUE GUYS. I absolutely adore this and it’s probably like the third time I’ve said that on a post, but…I REALLY LOVE COURT INTRIGUE. Just the whole don’t know who to trust, the scandals, the affairs, the jealousy, the OH SO MANY MOTIVES, the stab in your back plot twists, and the usually forbidden romances. Or,… Read more »

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Oct 20
Stray by Elissa Sussman

Stray by Elissa Sussman

Honestly, I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this book going in. One one hand, I adore high fantasy.–on the other, the word “fairy godmother” sort of put me off. I like my fantasies dark and fairy godmother really just conjured the image of something more light and fluffy than dark and intriguing, but once I started it’s pretty clear these aren’t the fairy godmothers that we grew up with. The world of Stray is definitely one of the best parts of it, but it’s also a bit confusing. Beyond a few vague mentions of the Four Sisters, we never really learn where magic comes from, where the idea of Fairy Godmothers came from, how advisers were chosen, and where… Read more »

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Oct 18
Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot

Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot

 Beautiful. Even in Paradise…surprised me. I downloaded this book because it intrigued me, but I was undoubtedly a bit anxious. Books like these are rarely my favorite or fit my taste, but I keep getting sucked in by the synopsises! (Synopsi?) I still had hopes, of course, but I was still fantastically surprised when I started adoring this book. I’m not quite certain I can put my feelings for this book into words, but there was something about it that was as enthralling is Julia herself that I couldn’t help but love. Maybe it had something to do with the straightforwardness of the writing that gave it a rather poetic feel and how concise Philpot with her words, but I just… Read more »

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