Thursday, November 20, 2014

Discussion Post: Blog Design

I have a confession. You probably already know this. But...I suck at blog design. This is not my strong suit AT ALL. I know nothing about coding. I'm not very good at design in general, so even if I was good at coding, I wouldn't know what to do with my blog anyway. I keep thinking about having someone overhaul my blog, but then I'm too lazy or don't have the money or whatever the case may be. I do try to do some of my own stuff here and there. And I did tweak some stuff last weekend. (Really subtle changes, it's okay if you didn't notice.) But the fact is, I suck. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Review: Half Lies by Sally Green


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Half Lies

Author: Sally Green
Series: Half Life #0.5
Publisher: Penguin
Genre: YA Fantasy
Format: ebook
Release Date: November 13, 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:

Set in the months before Half Bad, Half Lies takes the form of a diary written by Michele, the sister of Gabriel, Nathan’s Black witch friend. Having fled Europe for Florida, Michele falls in love with a local White witch boy. There, she finds that the divide between the Black and White witch communities is just as dangerous as it was in the life she's left behind.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait To Get

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

This week we are talking about sequels that we are dying for. Seriously, how did I even limits this list to ten? Because there are SO MANY SEQUELS I NEED IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW. Damn you, authors and your cliffhanger endings. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Review: Watched by C.J. Lyons

Watched

Author: C.J. Lyons
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: YA Contemporary/Thriller
Format: ebook
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Source: egalley received from publisher via Netgalley
Rating: 3 Stars
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

When hackers can hijack any cellphone or computer webcam, no one is safe - including Jesse.

Jesse seems like a normal sixteen-year-old, but he isn't. He is a victim of King - a ruthless hacker who has been blackmailing Jesse with incriminating screen photos and videos. So far, Jesse's given in to King's demands in order to protect his family. But now King wants something that's too horrible to contemplate- and if he doesn't get it, King will kill Jesse's little sister.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Review: Empire of Shadows by Miriam Forster

Empire of Shadows

Author: Miriam Forster
Series: Bhinian Empire #2
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: YA Fantasy
Format: ebook
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Source: egalley received from publisher via Edelweiss
Rating: 4 Stars
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Cast out of her family three years ago, Mara turned to the only place that would take her—a school where students train to protect others. But Mara is stunned when guarding a noble girl in the Empire’s capital turns out to be more dangerous than she could’ve imagined. More shocking still, she finds the boy she thought she had lost forever outside the gates of her new home.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Discussion Post: Commenting on Other Blogs


Wow, it's been forever since I wrote a discussion post. I've been so busy lately and have been focused mostly on reviews with the occasional Top Ten Tuesday post thrown in. And because I've been so busy I wanted to do a discussion/apology about commenting on other blogs. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Review: City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster

City of a Thousand Dolls

Author: Miriam Forster
Series: Bhinian Empire #1
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: YA Fantasy
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Source: Bought
Rating: 4 Stars
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

An exotic treat set in an entirely original, fantastical world brimming with deadly mystery, forbidden romance, and heart-stopping adventure.