Friday, May 22, 2015

Review: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Made You Up

Author: Francesca Zappia
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Genre: YA Contemporary
Format: ebook
Release Date: May 19, 2015
Source: egalley received from publisher via Edelweiss
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:

Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook, and Liar.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Discussion Post: Kindle Worlds


I was chatting with a coworker last week and he asked me if I had heard about Kindle Worlds. I looked at him blankly and said no. So he explained a little bit about it which spurred an interesting discussion that I thought should be brought to the blog. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Review: Vanished by E.E. Cooper

Vanished

Author: E.E. Cooper
Series: Vanished #1
Publisher: Katherine Teen Books
Genre: YA Contemporary Thriller
Format: ebook
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Source: egalley received from publisher via Edelweiss
Rating: 3 Stars
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Friendship. Obsession. Deception. Love.

Kalah knows better than to fall for Beth Taylor . . . but that doesn't stop her from falling hard and falling fast, heart first into a sea of complications.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer of Series

Summer is practically here so it's time to start thinking about my summer reading list! I think this is going to be the summer of series. My review schedule always seems to go down during the summer. I feel like there are less books released during the summer months and I suppose maybe it works in the same way that TV shows work. Summer hiatus maybe? But this is a good thing for me because it means I can focus on my backlog! Which is quite huge and ultimately super embarrassing. 

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Review: Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu

Making Pretty

Author: Corey Ann Haydu
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: YA Contemporary
Format: ebook
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Source: egalley received from publisher via Edelweiss
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Montana and her sister, Arizona, are named after the mountainous states their mother left them for. But Montana is a New York City girl through and through, and as the city heats up, she’s stepping into the most intense summer of her life.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Review: Heat of the Moment by Lauren Brandholdt

Heat of the Moment

Author: Lauren Barnholdt
Series: Moment of Truth #1
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: YA Contemporary
Format: ebook
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Source: egalley received from publisher via Edelweiss
Rating: 3 Stars
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Each book in this paperback original series is told from the perspective of a different girl—Lyla, Aven, and Quinn—former best friends who wrote emails to their future selves back in freshman year about one thing they hope to accomplish before they graduate. When the emails get delivered on the first morning of their senior trip all three girls will spend the next three days trying to keep the promises they made to themselves four years ago. While each book follow’s one girl’s life-changing adventure, you have to read them all to get the whole story, including why they’re no longer friends and whether they can get their friendship back on track.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Discussion Post: The Sacrificial Book


So I read A Court of Thorns and Roses this past weekend. And it was just as amazing as I knew it was going to be. More so, even. I read it in one sitting. Like I didn't move. I didn't eat lunch. I didn't even get up to pee. I'm not kidding. I sat on the couch for like 5 straight hours just reading. I regret nothing. I wrote my review right after reading which was probably mostly incoherent fangirling, sorry not sorry, and then I was faced with the arduous task of selecting a sacrificial book.