Book of Enchantments by Patricia C. Wrede

Book of Enchantments by Patricia C. Wrede
Posted on December 29, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book is…interesting. It’s hard to look at it as a cohesive book because all the short stories are so different. And they’re all written for different age groups. Some are kids’ stories, some for older audiences. Some are very dark, some make no sense, and some are just fun. I must say that my favorite was the last one, the one that brought back Cimorene and the Enchanted Forest. But a couple of the ones about princesses were good too. These stories felt like snippets of a lot of different mythologies. You […]

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Merry Christmas! 2016

Merry Christmas! 2016
Posted on December 25, 2016 in holiday / 2 Comments

(photo credit) Hello everyone! I apologize for my prolonged absence. I haven’t been doing much reading lately, but tons of crafting! (Check out my Instagram if you’re curious: @firefox9799) However, I am getting back into reading, starting with Cloud Atlas. The movie was one of my favorites, and reading the book helps make more sense of it. I had tons of plans for new features this year, but unfortunately most of them did not work out! When I have more time (I know, everyone always says that) I may be able to revive some of […]

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Raene and the Three Bears by R. S. McCoy

Raene and the Three Bears by R. S. McCoy
Posted on November 29, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was INTENSE. It was unexpectedly difficult to put down. I gave up sleep and food for this book. There’s a lot to like, and some to dislike. I guess the main issues are the heartbreaking ending, and some of the character’s actions. I mean, Blossom goes missing, and despite the fact that she was about to be happily married, everyone thinks she ran away of her own free will? No one suspects foul play? Kaide said himself that they might try to change her totem, which they did, and he doesn’t […]

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Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall

Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall
Posted on November 13, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points Okay, so this book is good. Cute but cliché. Very fast read. In fact maybe a little bit rushed. It feels very high-school-drama and not much else, except with gay protagonists. The good thing is that the stereotypical mean popular girl is more complicated than that. It’s not even that she’s mean to compensate for other things, because while she sort of is (and that’s not a new idea), she recognizes what she’s doing and she wants to stop, but sometimes she can’t. Sometimes she does. People aren’t black and white. You can’t […]

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Exhume by Danielle Girard

Exhume by Danielle Girard
Posted on November 3, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Fasten your seatbelts for this one, friends. A lot of this review (mostly in the spoilers sections) is rant. I did like it, don’t get me wrong, but the main character sort of ruined a lot of it for me, and you’ll be hearing about that for pretty much most of the review. But it gives you a good idea of what to expect.

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Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

Tangled Webs by Lee Bross
Posted on October 30, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points I liked this. It was pretty much what I expected. I liked the historical aspect. I wished there was a bit more of it, though. It seemed very focused on Arista. I liked that she had a friend in Becky, but it was more of a servant/mistress relationship than a friendship. I guess it was a friendship, but it didn’t feel like enough. Also, Arista didn’t talk enough to Becky. Becky seemed to do all the talking and Arista was silent. That happens a lot in books. Jesus, just talk to people. Acknowledge […]

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Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
Posted on October 28, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points I really liked this book. I never do half-star ratings, so I rounded this up from a 4.5 because it deserved it. I read this all in one go—it’s a fast read. It took me about 40% to realize it was in present tense. It was that captivating. Obviously I have to mention how cool it was to read something about a girl with OCD. Of all the disorders/disabilities out there, this is definitely a rare one to read about. I have a little OCD, but more compulsive than obsessive. So this was […]

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PLAY by Piper Lawson

PLAY by Piper Lawson
Posted on September 29, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 1 Comment

Main points This was REALLY good. Not super unique as a story, but I was in the mood for it. Definitely difficult to stop reading. Hilarious at times. Very steamy. Emotional. I mean, it had everything. I also liked how things didn’t always wrap up nicely or go the way you thought they would. Life isn’t perfect. Things fall apart. Sometimes you’re just setting out on an adventure to see what you can do about it. This book reflects that. I liked Payton. She did not stand for bullshit. She knew when to say no […]

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The Tokyo Cover Girls by Jackie Amsden

The Tokyo Cover Girls by Jackie Amsden
Posted on September 12, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 4 Comments

Main points This was really good. It was definitely a page-turner. The suspense-mystery part worked really well. There were a lot of clues and hints and things that didn’t quite match up. I was able to guess a few things that I was surprised the characters didn’t, but I guess that would have made it too easy if they had… I’ll start with what I wasn’t so enthusiastic about. At times, more towards the beginning though, there were moments where we focused too much on one character and really know much about what was happening […]

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Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall Excerpt

Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall Excerpt
Posted on August 25, 2016 in Blog Tour / 0 Comments

Excerpt (P. 12, Kyle’s POV) When I get outside, Gideon’s leaning on my car, checking his watch like it holds the secrets of the universe. I’m about to apologize when he starts talking. “Do you like pep rallies?” he asks. “I can’t stand them,” I tell him honestly, shuddering a little at the very thought. “Awesome,” he says, climbing into the passenger side. “You have lipstick on your forehead.” “Damn it,” Gideon says, pulling down the visor and checking himself in the mirror. “Should be a napkin in the glove compartment,” I say. He roots […]

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