Jul 31
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

I can’t explain exactly why I completely fell in love with the premise of this. Maybe it was because it was a roadtrip, or maybe because the idea of someone coming right when you need them to is something I love, or maybe because it’s simply a brilliant idea. But when I read that synopsis, I pretty much knew I’d fall in love with this book. Or, at least, I hoped. (We all know placing a book on a pedestal isn’t the greatest thing before actually reading it!) But oh my God, guys. I did love it. I fell in love with this story. I read this book from midnight to 3:04, loving the story, loving the characters. It’s amazing… Read more »

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Jul 30
Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday

The Fall by Bethany Griffin Madeline Usher is doomed. She has spent her life fighting fate, and she thought she was succeeding. Until she woke up in a coffin. Ushers die young. Ushers are cursed. Ushers can never leave their house, a house that haunts and is haunted, a house that almost seems to have a mind of its own. Madeline’s life—revealed through short bursts of memory—has hinged around her desperate plan to escape, to save herself and her brother. Her only chance lies in destroying the house. In the end, can Madeline keep her own sanity and bring the house down? THIS SOUNDS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Psychological Thrillers=so awesome+favorite genre so I can’t wait to read this one! Plus I LOVED… Read more »

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Jul 29
To Be Perfectly Honest by Sonya Sones

To Be Perfectly Honest by Sonya Sones

(This is going to be one of my shorter reviews by the way!) There are a lot of amazing things about To Be Perfectly Honest that it sort of overshadows the bad, but it was there, trust me.  I absolutely have to acknowledge the writing because I had no idea it was written in verse at first! But it’s beautifully done, making the story a quick read (despite it’s 500 pages) and a blunt one at that. But that wasn’t the only thing I loved about the writing. The fact that it seemed as if the main character was talking to us, telling us this story herself. She “rewrote reality” in this story several times, catching herself in a lie… Read more »

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Jul 28
The Half Life of Molly Pierce

The Half Life of Molly Pierce

I didn’t love The Half Life of Molly Pierce. I didn’t even really LIKE it.  But it managed to get a four star review from me. I’m not quite sure how that works either. Here are my problems with the book: Realism. This book wasn’t very realistic in terms of what was going on. I don’t really know what I expected, but when it turns out that EVERYONE knows what’s wrong with you and no one refuses to tell…wouldn’t you push harder for the answers that everyone but you have? The ones that you desperately want? But throughout the book, Molly would ask questions and everyone just seemed to say that they couldn’t tell her–they wouldn’t tell her. And she… Read more »

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Jul 26
Keepin’ It Real: Jaye Robin Brown

Keepin’ It Real: Jaye Robin Brown

Hey guys! Today I’m part of Kaitlin and Eli’s Keepin’ It Real Feature where several contemporary authors stop by blogs with guest posts, interviews, etc! And I’m happy to present… (Main Character of NO PLACE TO FALL by Jaye Robin Brown)   What is the worst thing you’ve ever done. Ugh, do I really have to talk about that? Because, apparently this chick, Jaye Robin Brown, wrote a book about me and it’s all revealed there. But I can tell you, it was stupid and I totally knew better. But I did it anyway because I was trying to help out a friend. In hindsight, I should have found a better way. The other worst thing I did, kind of turned… Read more »

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Jul 25
Life of a Blogger: Quirks

Life of a Blogger: Quirks

OH. OH. OH. Yes. Yes I can do this. INDEED. I CAN DO THIS. I’m sorry, what was that? I can’t here you over my bookish puns. I AM RIDICULOUS about bookish puns. Insanely ridiculous. You don’t seem them a lot in my reviews, but in my Fictious Freakouts and sometimes on twitter, you’ll see them. Yeah, you’ll definitely see them. I LOVE BOOK PUNS SO MUCH. Really I love any puns. For example. My friends and I were talking about the possibility of an ice day back in Feb and this is the conversation I head with a friend: Friend: we’ve had too many ice days this year… o.o Me: IKR. All Frozen’s fault Friend: Lol OF COURSE Me:… Read more »

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Jul 24
Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

  Two things about this book: 1) I didn’t know, at first, that this was a horror. Thriller? Yes. Horror? NOT REALLY. 2) I read this at home alone at ten PM and it was one of the worst and best ideas ever. Reading this book was absolutely terrifying for me–I will read any YA, except horror, and for good reason. I’m one of the biggest wimps in the world and almost anything will give me a week’s worth of nightmares. It doesn’t matter how fascinating horror books sound, I will avoid them like a plague. Now me thinking that Welcome to the Dark House was a thriller sort of negated that fact, making it the first horror story I’ve read… Read more »

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