Nov 28
Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas

Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas

I adored this. I will admit that I read this before I read Ask Again Later (despite the fact that I actually got it before Top Ten), but I had it on good authority that Ask Again Later was awesome and, quite frankly, I was ridiculously excited to read Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless. The title alone! I can’t really say that it was the romance that got to me or the plot line that got to me–it was the characters. Each of them were so unique, and I don’t mean just personality-wise. They were a diverse group, personality-wise, religious-wise, and how they were raised. We had Zaina who was a quiet, gorgeous Lebanese Muslim Tyson (the love interest) was… Read more »

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Nov 26
IT’S MY BLOGOVERSARY AND I’M OLD.

IT’S MY BLOGOVERSARY AND I’M OLD.

THREE YEARS. That’s how long I’ve been blogging. And holy shit it was absolutely AMAZING and hopefully they’ll be more blogoversaries to celebrate (we’ll see. If anything there’ll be a coblogger who can help me celebrate, but TIS NOT A DAY FOR SAD TIDINGS) SO SO SO I’VE LOVED AND I’VE LOST THROUGH BLOGGING. I’ve made so many amazing author and blogger (and reader!) friends and while I’m not in contact with some anymore (SHREYA AND EILEEN I MISS Y’ALL) I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THEM AND WILL NEVER STOP ADORING THEM. But like I said, JOYFUL TIDINGS TODAY. So I went a bit narcissitic with this year’s post. I’ve talked over and over about how much I adore my friends and… Read more »

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Nov 25
Want by Stephanie Lawton

Want by Stephanie Lawton

First of all, this cover is absolutely gorgeous. I love it! I’ve been dying for this since I saw the cover (instant cover lust!) and decided to just buy an ebook in April! And I loved it! First off, I have to say just how unexpected it was, and that’s actually pretty rare when it comes to contemporary! Honestly, there was no way I could’ve really predicted anything. It was completely mind blowing and Stephanie Lawton definitely knew how to throw me for a loop! And especially when it came to the love triangle! And yes, there was a love triangle. One that wasn’t annoying, wasn’t obvious. I loved both of the guys equally, really, but there was a certain part where… Read more »

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Nov 24
FF Thinks: Writing

FF Thinks: Writing

(This is less of an actual musings thing and more of a Just for Fun thing. Meh) SO GUYS. Since it’s NaNoWriMo month I was like…why don’t I share my writing? And then I was like “HA NO” soooo why not share something I wrote when I was 12 for a contest (It was for a 2012 Breathless Reads slipcase I think? I just know that Jessica Khoury hosted it and we had to pick a pin from her bored and write a pinterest story.) Also yes I did have to read the email I sent her at 12. Yes it was terrible. MOVING ON. This was the picture: Andddd… SUPER AWKWARD STORY WRITTEN WHEN I WAS 12 PLEASE KEEP… Read more »

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Nov 22
The Body Electric by Beth Revis

The Body Electric by Beth Revis

Guys I was so excited for this. First of all, it had Hafsah’s endorsement (and her cover on it!) and I absolutely adored Across the Universe when I first read it. Beth Revis is one hell of an author and y’all know I’m always in the mood for amnesia stories (or I was. It’s starting to get a bit old for me…). When I started it, I had high expectations. I wanted it blow me away and with all these great reviews I was pretty sure it would. And while I did love the plot and the science and just this entire world, there were a number of things I didn’t quite love about the story. But because positivity and… Read more »

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Nov 20
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Self-portrait: Girl crawling into book with obsessive eyes. Holy shit. Holy holy holy shit. No matter what I expected, I didn’t expect the simple masterpiece that was I’ll Give You the Sun. I read The Sky is Everywhere. I liked it. But I didn’t have that absolute love that so many others had, so when people started loving I’ll Give You the Sun, I remained a bit skeptical. I was, maybe, a black sheep when it came to Nelson’s books, but I’m so happy to say I’m not. I fell in love with her words as much as everyone else did and all I did when I finished the book was stare at the ceiling and run everything back through my… Read more »

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Nov 19
Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday

The Darkest Part of the Forestby Holly Black   Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It… Read more »

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