Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Blog Tour Review: Crushed by Eliza Crewe



Welcome to my stop on the Crushed blog tour! I'm so excited to be able to gush over this book and this series with you! To learn more about the first book, Cracked, head over to my review


Crushed

Author: Eliza Crewe
Series: Soul Eaters #2
Publisher: Eliza Crewe
Genre: YA Paranormal
Format: ebook
Release Date: September 22, 2014
Source: egalley received from author
Rating: 4.5 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:

Meda Melange has officially hung up her monstrous mantle and planted her feet firmly on the holy and righteous path of a Crusader-in-training. Or, at least, she’s willing to give it a shot. It helps that the Crusaders are the only thing standing between her and the demon hordes who want her dead.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The TBR Tag


So Sabrina over @ I Heart YA Fiction nominated me for this the other day. This tag was created by  Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books and Dana from Dana Square. I'm sure this is going to be super embarrassing and shameful, but I'm doing it. Let's talk about how out of control my TBR is.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Review: The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts

The Bodies We Wear

Author: Jeyn Roberts
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA Paranormal/Dystopian
Format: ebook
Release Date: September 23, 2014
Source: egalley received from publisher via NetGalley
Rating: 3.5 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:

People say when you take Heam, your body momentarily dies and you catch a glimpse of heaven. Faye was only eleven when dealers forced Heam on her and her best friend, Christian. But Faye didn’t glimpse heaven—she saw hell. And Christian died.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Discussion Post: Author Blurbs and Recommendations


How seriously do you take author recommendations and/or author blurbs? You know when one of your favorite authors blurbs a book meaning they say a little quote that gets printed on the back of the book? For example: 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Afterworlds

Author: Scott Westerfeld
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: YA Contemporary/Paranormal
Format: ARC
Release Date: September 23, 2014
Source: Received ARC from Publisher at BEA
Rating: 3 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:

Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she's made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings… 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Top Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

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

This week's topic is authors that we love but have only read one book from. Say what? Need to remedy this situation immediately. And isn't it the best feeling when you read a book, love it and discover the author has a backlist for you to devour? 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Review: Winterspell by Claire Legrand

Winterspell

Author: Claire Legrand
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA Fantasy/Retellings
Format: ebook
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Source: egalley received from publisher via Edelweiss
Rating: 5 Stars
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince . . . but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor's ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother's murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.