April Reading Recap!

April Reading Recap!

May 1, 2016 Random Ramblings 5

Happy May! I can’t believe the month is gone! April was terrible because finals and marks and gahhh it was the worst but May is going to be better! I’m off school (except for summer school classes opps) and I will be going to BEA! And I will see Octavia! And so many other lovely people. I know April was for ARC April but… I totally flopped and read some Kobo books and library books instead. So without further ado, here’s all the books I read in April!            So.. I guess somehow I ended up still reading 4 ARCs which is pretty impressive! I honestly thought I’ve only read 1 or 2. Interesting. I enjoyed all of the books above, I’d probably recommend them all if you haven’t read them yet! — Have you read any of these books? If not, which ones should I review ASAP? Also, can we just talk about The Raven King? What books did you read… Read more »


Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake

Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake

May 1, 2016 Reviews 0

Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake Published by HMH Books for Young Readers on May 3rd 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult, YA Pages: 352 Goodreads Hadley St. Clair’s life changed the day she came home to a front door covered in slips of paper, each of them revealing the ugly truth about her father. Now as her family falls apart in the wake of his year-long affair, Hadley wants everyone-her dad most of all-to leave her alone. Then she meets Sam Bennett, a cute new boy who inexplicably “feels like home” to Hadley. Hadley and Sam’s connection is undeniable, but Sam has a secret about his family that could ruin everything. Funny and passionate, Suffer Love is a story about first love, family dysfunction, and the fickle hand of fate. I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher, this does not influence my thoughts on the book or this review. I’ve heard amazing things about Suffer… Read more »


The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian: Author Interview, Review & Giveaway!

The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian: Author Interview, Review & Giveaway!

April 28, 2016 Features & Spotlights, Reviews 0

Hi everyone! I’m so happy to feature The Last Boy and Girl in the World and the lovely author, Siobhan Vivian! I hope you enjoy the interview! About the Book The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian Released April 26 2016 Find it on Goodreads here What if your town was sliding underwater and everyone was ordered to pack up and leave? How would you and your friends spend your last days together? While the adults plan for the future, box up their possessions, and find new places to live, Keeley Hewitt and her friends decide to go out with a bang. There are parties in abandoned houses. Canoe races down Main Street. The goal is to make the most of every minute they still have together. And for Keeley, that means taking one last shot at the boy she’s loved forever. There’s a weird sort of bravery that comes from knowing there’s nothing left to lose…. Read more »


ARC April: Week 3 Progress

ARC April: Week 3 Progress

April 25, 2016 Challenges 3

I can’t believe how quickly week three came and went, or how quickly April as a whole flew by! We had our twitter chat yesterday and what a success! Thank you so much to every person who participated and for those who wanted to but couldn’t! You’re seriously the best!!! This week I DNFed TWO books (Sour Grapes by Rachel Goodmans and Everywhere and Every Way by Jennifer Probst)…..I’m not proud of this but Shelly says: I’ve managed to finish reading and reviewing THE LAST BOY AND GIRL IN THE WORLD and we’re going to be hosting an author interview on the 28th for the blog tour! I also DNFed THE CROWN’S GAME 🙁 Anyway I read some other books but they’re not ARCs so I failed this month but i HAD FINALS OKAY. And that’s it for us! Don’t forget to share your progress using the link below!


Stop & Chat ~ It’s not a contest…..or is it?

Stop & Chat ~ It’s not a contest…..or is it?

April 24, 2016 Features & Spotlights 4

Happy Sunday all you absolutely beautiful book nerds. Today’s Stop & Chat is a top I’ve been sitting on for a while because I wasn’t sure how it would be received. Then I remembered that I don’t really give a damn and this is my space so I’m going to talk about what I want to talk about. (FYI I may have made this decision after two glasses of wine and a girls night O_o) Any who! Today’s topic is….well the title sort of speaks for itself doesn’t it? Blogging is not a competition! It is not something we do for awards or recognition or to have some silly title. Or it it? Advance Reader Copies. Exclusive author interviews. Exclusive cover reveals. Book Expo America Press Status. Are these not trophies? Are these not ways we are validated for our countless hours of hard work? Hours spent reading (ok that’s not “work” but still!). Hours spent standing in signing lines…. Read more »


Station Eleven by Emily St. Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. Mandel

April 22, 2016 Reviews 6

Station Eleven by Emily St. Mandel Published by Knopf on September 9th 2014 Genres: Apocalypse, Fiction, Sci-Fi Pages: 336 Goodreads An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear. Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur’s chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside an apartment, watching out the window as cars clog the… Read more »


Comic Reviews: Superheroes, YA Graphic Novels & More!

Comic Reviews: Superheroes, YA Graphic Novels & More!

April 20, 2016 Reviews 0

Harley Quinn Vol.1: Hot in the City by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Stephane Roux,Alex Sinclair, Paul Mounts Fresh from BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY and SUICIDE SQUAD, Harley Quinn returns to her first solo series in the New 52! The writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti (ALL STAR WESTERN) and Amanda Conner (BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE) unleashed Harley on an unsuspecting DC Universe, as she encounters various heroes and villains … and leaves no one unscathed in her wake! With art by Chad Hardin and a slew of comics’ best artists including Darwyn Cooke, Sam Kieth, Tony S. Daniel, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson and Art Baltazar! Collects HARLEY QUINN #0-8. I’ll admit I was iffy about this Harley Quinn title as Harley Quinn & PowerGirl is so sexualized that it made me uncomfortable but I wasn’t disappointed! I enjoyed the first issue so much but there was a side story-line that did make me feel a bit iffy. I’d… Read more »


ARC April: Week 2 Progress

ARC April: Week 2 Progress

April 19, 2016 Challenges 2

Can you believe week two is already behind us?! Where is April going?! Anywho! This week I had a nasty sinus infection so I didn’t get a lot done outside of sleeping, and consuming orange juice. I did knock out A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann and it turned out too be pretty great (review here)! Intrigue, suspense, characters who do a believe stupid things but fight till the very end. And I’ve started my second book, The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins super late last night, and already I can tell that’s going to be a good one too. Shelly, being the robot that she is, is finishing up finals so I have no idea if she made it through any ARCs but something tells me she did and I’m the worst soooo……yeah! If you missed out on last weeks linky, please use the one below and just combine the post maybe. I want to make sure everyone… Read more »


Last Will and Testament by Dahlia Adler

Last Will and Testament by Dahlia Adler

April 18, 2016 Reviews 0

Last Will and Testament by Dahlia Adler Series: Radleigh University #1 Published by Self Pub on December 9th 2014 Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance Pages: 414 Goodreads Lizzie Brandt was valedictorian of her high school class, but at Radleigh University, all she’s acing are partying and hooking up with the wrong guys. But all that changes when her parents are killed in a tragic accident, making her guardian to her two younger brothers. To keep them out of foster care, she’ll have to fix up her image, her life, and her GPA—fast. Too bad the only person on campus she can go to for help is her humorless, pedantic Byzantine History TA, Connor Lawson, who isn’t exactly Lizzie’s biggest fan. But Connor surprises her. Not only is he a great tutor, but he’s also a pretty great babysitter. And chauffeur. And listener. And he understands exactly what it’s like to be on your own before you’re ready. Before long, Lizzie… Read more »


A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann

A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann

April 17, 2016 Reviews 3

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann on March 15th, 2016 Genres: Gothic, Suspense, Mystery Pages: 464 Goodreads Seventeen-year-old Anouk has finally caught the break she’s been looking for—she’s been selected out of hundreds of other candidates to fly to France and help with the excavation of a vast, underground palace buried a hundred feet below the suburbs of Paris. Built in the 1780’s to hide an aristocratic family and a mad duke during the French Revolution, the palace has lain hidden and forgotten ever since. Anouk, along with several other gifted teenagers, will be the first to set foot in it in over two centuries. Or so she thought. But nothing is as it seems, and the teens soon find themselves embroiled in a game far more sinister, and dangerous, than they… Read more »