Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Review: Zodiac by Romina Russell

Zodiac

Author: Romina Russell
Series: Zodiac #1
Publisher: Razorbill
Genre: YA Fantasy/Science Fiction
Format: ARC
Release Date: December 9, 2014
Source: ARC received from publisher at BEA
Rating: 2.5 Stars
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***I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way changed my opinion of the book. The review below is my open and honest opinion.***

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Rhoma Grace is a 16-year-old student from House Cancer with an unusual way of reading the stars. While her classmates use measurements to make accurate astrological predictions, Rho can’t solve for ‘x’ to save her life—so instead, she looks up at the night sky and makes up stories.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top Ten Books I Read in 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we make lists of bookish things!

Yeah, I definitely couldn't limit this to ten. Because that's like asking a bookworm what their favorite book is. You just. Don't. Do. That. So I broke it down by genre. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Discussion Post: Do Authors Think I'm a Creeper?


I was wondering this the other day after writing my Top Ten Best New-To-Me Authors post for Tuesday. Do authors think I'm a creeper? Or annoying? When I write posts like this, I tag the authors on Twitter. Just once for the day. I don't tag them twelve times a day or anything like that. Which I know they aren't annoyed by. But I do wonder if they get annoyed if I tag them multiple days within the span of, say, a week or two? Take Claire Legrand for example. I LOVED Winterspell. I seriously can't talk about it enough. So I tagged her in my review. And then she has shown up in multiple Top Ten Tuesday posts. And I'm pretty sure I just tweeted at her the other day to tell her I bought her book for my boss. And I'm hoping that she doesn't think I'm a creeper. Or annoying. But seriously guys, HER BOOK.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we make lists of bookish things!

One of my favorite things about the end of the year are all the "best of" lists that start to make an appearance. And this week we are talking about the magical people known as authors. The people who work hard to give us the books that allow us to escape from the real world for a few hours. I have so much love and respect for authors. Here's the top ten new-to-me authors I read in 2014:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Review: Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

Suspicion

Author: Alexandra Monir
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genre: YA Paranormal
Format: ebook
Release Date: December 9, 2014
Source: egalley received from publisher via Netgalley
Rating: 2.5 Stars
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***I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way changed my opinion of the book. The review below is my open and honest opinion.***

Synopsis from Goodreads:

“There’s something hidden in the maze.”

Seventeen-year-old Imogen Rockford has never forgotten the last words her father said to her, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country manor.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Review: Rebels by Accident by Patricia Dunn

Rebels by Accident

Author: Patricia Dunn
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Format: ebook
Release Date: October 1, 2014
Source: egalley received from pubisher via Netgalley
Rating: 2 Stars
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

A Troubled Teen Sent to Cairo Finds Revolution is Everywhere, Including in Ourselves.

When my first party ends in jail, I think things can’t possibly get worse. But then my parents send me to my grandmother in Cairo, and I’m sure my life is over. My sittu is Darth Vader’s evil sister, and I’m sure the only sites I’ll get to see in Egypt are the rooms in her apartment.