Month: January 2014

Beneath Manhattan Skies by Emma Meade

Beneath Manhattan Skies by Emma Meade
Posted on January 27, 2014 in Book Review, Novella Review / 1 Comment

main points Writing Style The writing was good, and made it easy to stay engaged. In fact, I remember racing through this book. Things were always happening. Or being pondered. Content I hadn’t heard of Under the Desert Moon before I read this, but I quickly realized this was a sequel to something. However-and this is the important part- I didn’t feel like it took anything away from the story. Now, I don’t read many vampire books. I read Twilight. I love the Cirque du Freak series. I read part of Vampire Diaries and intend […]

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Sparks by R. S. McCoy

Sparks by R. S. McCoy
Posted on January 23, 2014 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 7 Comments

main points Writing Style Her writing is very good, just the right amount of description so I wasn’t bored (or skipping paragraphs, which I tend to do sometimes). She does remarkably well from a boy’s point of view, which isn’t the easiest thing to do for female authors. It was very believable. Plot I really enjoyed the story. I wasn’t sure what to expect going in, but I’m happy to say that the synopsis doesn’t do it justice. There was a lot more going on than it initially let on. It starts at Myxini, but […]

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Musing Mondays #11: When I prefer reading

Musing Mondays #11: When I prefer reading
Posted on January 20, 2014 in Discussion, Musing Mondays / 0 Comments

Hosted by Should Be Reading Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week… • Describe one of your reading habits.• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) […]

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Feature and Follow Friday #8

Feature and Follow Friday #8
Posted on January 19, 2014 in Feature and Follow Friday / 5 Comments

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read.  I’m participating in this blog hop! See the rules here. Follow me however you wish! And if you do, be sure to stop by this post and say hi! Let me know you followed me and I’ll follow you! Isn’t it marvelous how that works? Question of the Week: Who is your blogger BFF? Tell us a little bit about him or her? If not tell us why you need or don’t need a blogger BFF. Having […]

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Afterlife Academy by Jaimie Admans

Afterlife Academy by Jaimie Admans
Posted on January 14, 2014 in Book Review / 2 Comments

main points Writing Style The writing was simple, and while others may see this as a drawback, I find it quite refreshing. A lot of ARCs these days are written in a simpler style and I find that the time it takes me to read them is considerably shortened. (Occasionally I get distracted easily.) But written the way it was, it was hard to put this book down and I even read it directly after school (while eating a snack) in order to finish it, which I never do. It’s not usual that a book […]

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Musing Mondays #10: BEST vs. FAVORITE books

Musing Mondays #10: BEST vs. FAVORITE books
Posted on January 14, 2014 in Discussion, Musing Mondays / 1 Comment

Hosted by Should Be Reading Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week… • Describe one of your reading habits.• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) […]

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Bookish Survey: Book Superlatives

Bookish Survey: Book Superlatives
Posted on January 13, 2014 in Survey / 0 Comments

Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner created this survey in August 2013. From her post: While I was making my Meet YA Jamie post I was perusing through my yearbooks obviously and had to chuckle at the senior superlatives. This week I’m using the notion of “senior superlatives” from our yearbooks and making some for you to award books and characters!   Original post: http://www.perpetualpageturner.com/2013/08/friday-fun-time-again-book-superlatives.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=friday-fun-time-again-book-superlatives To make it easier on myself, I’m only using books I read in 2013. Note: I skipped questions I couldn’t find a good enough answer to. Characters Most Likely To Change The World Racath […]

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Feature and Follow Friday #7

Feature and Follow Friday #7
Posted on January 10, 2014 in Feature and Follow Friday / 2 Comments

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read.  I’m participating in this blog hop! See the rules here. Follow me however you wish! And if you do, be sure to stop by this post and say hi! Let me know you followed me and I’ll follow you! Isn’t it marvelous how that works? Question of the Week: What are your 2014 blogging resolutions? All right, I’ll answer this again, never mind that this was also a Top Ten Tuesday post. Participate in more things! Memes, […]

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Favorites Friday: Best Concepts of Death

Favorites Friday: Best Concepts of Death
Posted on January 10, 2014 in Favorites Friday / 0 Comments

The May Bird Trilogy by Jodi Lynn Anderson Most people aren’t very comfortable in the woods, but the woods of Briery Swamp fit May Bird like a fuzzy mitten. There, she is safe from school and the taunts and teases of kids who don’t understand her. Hidden in the trees, May is a warrior princess, and her cat, Somber Kitty, is her brave guardian. Then May falls into the lake. When she crawls out, May finds herself in a world that most certainly does not feel like a fuzzy mitten. In fact it is a place […]

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Posted on January 8, 2014 in Book Review / 4 Comments

main points Review Introduction I finally jumped on the bandwagon after reading several recommendations for this book on Twitter, after the movie came out (I haven’t seen it yet, wanted to read the book first), and finally after I received this as a gift. I finished it a few minutes before midnight on 12.31.13. And may I just say this book lived up to all expectations. It was worth every second. Writing Style I liked Death’s narration very much. It was so short and poignant. It was written first person from Death’s point of view, […]

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