Book Blog, Discussion

Discussion: The Popularity Principle

November 7, 2016

I recently finished reading the second novel in an extremely popular series. Despite my general boredom and in spite of my infuriation with the characters the entirety of both books, I decided to keep reading. Only a very small part of the decision was because I  genuinely wanted to know what comes next in the story. (I do have a problem with never DNFing that I need to get over.) But the majority of the decision was made because I feel compelled to read popular series and books.

Book Blog, Bookish Things

Blood For Blood Release Blitz + Giveaway!

November 1, 2016

I am so excited that BLOOD FOR BLOOD by Ryan Graudin releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Ryan, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for 5 finished copies of book 1, WOLF BY WOLF! US only. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. About The Book: Title: BLOOD FOR BLOOD Author: Ryan Graudin Pub. Date: November 1, 2016 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover, paperback, eBook Find it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Goodreads  The action-packed, thrilling sequel to Ryan Graudin’s Wolf…

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Blog Tour: Going Geek Review + Giveaway

September 17, 2016

I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Going Geek from the publisher in association with The Fantastic Flying Book Club in exchange for an honest review. Original Title: Going Geek by Charlotte Huang Edition: Advance Reader’s Copy, 292 pages Published: September 13, 2016 by Delacorte Press Characters: Skylar Hoffman Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Synopsis: A girl forced out of her comfort zone finds that being true to herself is the best way to live her life, in this second novel from the author of For the Record. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Skylar Hoffman’s senior year at her preppy East Coast boarding school should have been perfect: amazing boyfriend the coolest friends…

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Book Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

September 2, 2016

Original Title: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han Edition: Paperback, 420 pages Published: August 7, 2014 by Scholastic Characters: Lara Jean Song, Katherine “Kitty” Song, Margot Song, Peter Kavinsky, Josh Sanderson Rating: 2/5 Synopsis: Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she’s ever loved. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control…

Book Blog, Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday: Our Chemical Hearts

August 24, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Title: Our Chemical Hearts Author: Krystal Sutherland Expected Publication: September 6th, 2016 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Read more at Goodreads. Synopsis: Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can’t-eat-can’t-sleep kind of love that he’s been hoping for just hasn’t been in the cards for him—at least not yet. Instead, he’s been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into…

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Book Review: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

August 21, 2016

Original Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Edition: Paperback, 303 pages Published: April 7th, 2015 by Penguin Characters: Simon Spier, “Blue”, Martin Addinson Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised. With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends,…

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Waiting On Wednesday: Stealing Snow

June 29, 2016

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s anticipated future release is: Title: Stealing Snow Author: Danielle Paige Expected Publication: September 16th, 2016 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens Synopsis from Goodreads: Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she’s not crazy and doesn’t belong there. When she meets a mysterious, handsome new orderly and dreams about a strange twisted tree she realizes she must escape and figure out who she really is. Using her trusting friend Bale as a distraction,…

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3 Reasons Why You Should Read The Killing Jar

June 28, 2016

Happy Book Birthday to RS McCoy’s The Killing Jar! You can pick up her new sci-fi romance at Amazon and other booksellers today! Author: RS McCoy Genre: Science Fiction Romance Release Date: June 28, 2016 Blurb: Earth is dying, circling the drain on life support. The future of the human race depends on space exploration, but they’re running out of time. Parasitic insects are systematically killing the best scientific minds but no one knows why. Mable Wilkinson is the last hope to figure it out, she just doesn’t know it yet. For years, her resourcefulness, intelligence, and penchant for problem-solving have put her at the top of a very short list of researchers, only she…

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ARC Review: With Malice

May 19, 2016

Original Title: With Malice by Eileen Cook Edition: Kindle, 320 pages Published: June 7, 2016 by HMH Books For Young Readers Characters: Jill Charron, Simone McIvory Rating: 4/5 Goodreads Description: Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron’s senior trip to Italy was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. And then the accident happened. Waking up in a hospital room, her leg in a cast, stitches in her face, and a big blank canvas where the last 6 weeks should be, Jill comes to discover she was involved in a fatal accident in her travels abroad. She was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press…

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