• Book Blog,  Discussion

    Discussion: The Popularity Principle

    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!

    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 by Wolf.
    There would be blood.
    Blood for blood.
    Blood to pay.
    An entire world of it.

    For the resistance in 1950s Germany, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun.

    Death camp survivor Yael, who has the power to skinshift, is on the run: the world has just seen her shoot and kill Hitler. But the truth of what happened is far more complicated, and its consequences are deadly. Yael and her unlikely comrades dive into enemy territory to try to turn the tide against the New Order, and there is no alternative but to see their mission through to the end, whatever the cost.

    But dark secrets reveal dark truths, and one question hangs over them all: how far can you go for the ones you love?

    This gripping, thought-provoking sequel to Wolf by Wolf will grab readers by the throat with its cinematic writing, fast-paced action, and relentless twists.

  • Book Blog,  Book Reviews,  Book Tours

    Blog Tour: Going Geek Review + Giveaway

    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
    • the most desirable dorm

    But it’s far from it. To her dismay, Skylar’s not going to rule senior year because she’s stuck in Abbot House, a tiny dorm known for, well, nothing. Living with a group of strangers everyone thinks is lame is bad enough. Worse is that Skylar wasn’t exactly truthful about how she spent summer break in Los Angeles—and her little white lie is causing her once rock-solid romance to crumble fast. And when it turns out that Skylar’s best friend is the one responsible for having her booted from Lincoln? It’s an all-out war.

    Stepping out of her comfort zone never felt so scary—or necessary. But everything is different now. Including, maybe, Skylar herself . . .

  • Book Blog,  Book Reviews

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

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)

    • 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

    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.

    Our Chemical Hearts

    • 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 his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything’s about to change.

    Grace isn’t who Henry pictured as his dream girl—she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys’ clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It’s obvious there’s something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. And yet, this isn’t your average story of boy meets girl. Krystal Sutherland’s brilliant debut is equal parts wit and heartbreak, a potent reminder of the bittersweet bliss that is first love.