Month: February 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: When W..

Waiting on Wednesday: When We Collided by Emery Lord

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is: I love Emery Lord’s writing and I adored Open Road Summer, so when I heard she had a new contemporary book coming out I was so excited. I’m really […]

February 17, 2016

YA Review: Glass Sword by Vi..

YA Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

May contain spoilers for RED QUEEN 4 Nuts Just like when I was writing my Red Queen review, I am writing this Glass Sword review after having marathoned the book in less than 24 hours. When it comes to Victoria Aveyard, the only thing that can stop my binge is a need to get up […]

February 16, 2016

Discussion: Do Book Buying B..

Discussion: Do Book Buying Bans Work?

How well do buying bans work? Do they work at all? And if they don’t why do we do them? These are some of the questions I ask myself. So I guess I’ll actually try to answer them one at a time. How well do book buying bans work? Um well for me? Not well. And […]

February 16, 2016
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DNF Review: Speak by Laurie ..

DNF Review: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

DNF Everyone talks about how great Speak is. It’s read in classrooms, talked about on a million book lists, and I really can’t see why. That’s not to say I hate the book, I don’t. Not really. Hate is much too strong a word. But I really didn’t like it. For one, I didn’t find […]

February 14, 2016
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Cover Talk: Dark Triumph Pap..

Cover Talk: Dark Triumph Paperback

Hi guys! Welcome to Cover Talk, a new feature I want to start. As the feature title suggests, I’m going to be talking about covers: the good, the bad, and the ugly. And our first cover is both bad and a little bit ugly. This is the cover for the paperback edition of Dark Triumph […]

February 14, 2016

10 Things Curio Made Me Real..

10 Things Curio Made Me Realize- A Review

We’re going to do this review a little differently. I want to try something I haven’t done before and so this review will be formatted as a 10 Things list. Enjoy! This cover is gorgeous. The thing that attracted me most to this book was this cover. It’s super pretty. And yeah, you’re not supposed […]

February 12, 2016
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Things I Want to See More of..

Things I Want to See More of In YA Novels

I love YA, that’s pretty obvious to anyone who knows me. But there are also things I wish would change or that we could see more of in YA these days. I’m sure we all have such a list so feel free to add your own at the bottom in the comments. A few more […]

February 11, 2016

News/Discussion: Kenyon-Clar..

News/Discussion: Kenyon-Clare Lawsuit

I’m sure by now you’ve heard Sherilyn Kenyon (author of the Dark Hunter Series) is suing Shadowhunter series author Cassandra Clare for copyright and trademark infringement. First, here is the complaint from Kenyon, provided by Courtney Milan on her Twitter: I hope you can read legal-ese Basically, as I understand it, SK is claiming Clare violated […]

February 10, 2016

14 Reads for February 14th (..

14 Reads for February 14th (Valentine’s Day 2016)

People either like or hate Valentine’s Day. Most of the people who like it do so because they usually have someone to share the day with. Even though my fiancee’ and I have been together for several years (our Anniversary is a few days after Valentine’s Day actually, we have never been able to actually […]

February 10, 2016

Tips and Tricks: On Repairin..

Tips and Tricks: On Repairing Pages

  Ever read a book so often that the pages come loose from the spine? Or let a sibling borrow one only to find that they’ve treated it so poorly that it’s starting to fall apart? Or maybe, like me, you buy a lot of used books only to get it home and find the […]

February 9, 2016