Friday, April 18, 2014

Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon



The Bone Season

Author: Samantha Shannon
Series: The Bone Season #1
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Genre: YA Fantasy/Science Fiction
Format: ebook
Release Date: August 20, 2013
Source: Personal Library, Bought
Rating: 3 Stars
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Discussion Post: When the Covers Don't Match





Yep, this is one of my biggest bookish pet peeves. (Also, that was the best thumbnail to choose from for the video. Fail, Youtube.)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Review: Faelorehn by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson



Faelorehn

Author: Jenna Elizabeth Johnson
Series: The Otherworld #1
Publisher: Jenna Elizabeth Johnson
Genre: YA Fantasy
Format: ebook
Release Date: April 21, 2012
Source: ebook received from author via Netgalley
Rating: 2 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:

I never heard him come after me and even as I climbed the slope and stumbled onto our shaded back lawn, I didn’t look back. It was like the day the gnomes chased me all over again, but this time I was not escaping some horrible little creatures, I was fleeing from an incredibly good-looking guy who could very well understand me completely. I was either saving myself from that serial killer I always imagined lived down in the swamp, or I had finally gone over the deep end . . .

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

On My Writing: An Introduction to My Writing

I've been wanting to talk more about my own personal writing for a while now, but always get a little nervous broadcasting it for all the world to see. But I'm taking the leap because I really think that this community is all about support and encouragement and I have faith that all of my lovely readers/friends will do just that.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Review: Don't Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley



Don’t Call Me Baby

Author: Gwendolyn Heasley
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: YA Contemporary
Format: ebook
Release Date: April 22, 2014
Source: egalley received from publisher via Edelweiss
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:

All her life, Imogene has been known as the girl on THAT blog.

Imogene's mother has been writing an incredibly embarrassing, and incredibly popular, blog about her since before she was born. Hundreds of thousands of perfect strangers knew when Imogene had her first period. Imogene's crush saw her "before and after" orthodontia photos. But Imogene is fifteen now, and her mother is still blogging about her, in gruesome detail, against her will.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Review: Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout



Don’t Look Back

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Genre: YA Contemporary/Thriller
Format: ARC
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Source: ARC received from publisher
Rating: 5 Stars
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.