Review * The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

Review * The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

September 19, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

What I Thought… • The Fine Art of Pretending is everything I love about romantic comedies. It’s cute and fun and a little bit frustrating! • Aly launches “Operation Sex Appeal” and you just know that this is not going to go well. Her first bright idea is for her best friend, Brandon, to pretend to be her boyfriend, all in hopes of getting this other guy Justin, whom she thinks she wants. Things are rolling along and Justin is showing interest, only now she’s not so sure she wants him after all. • I adored Aly. She’s a little… Read more »


Waiting on Wednesday * The Young Elites

Waiting on Wednesday * The Young Elites

September 17, 2014 Waiting on Wednesday 0

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases. Today I’m waiting on The Young Elites by Marie Lu which comes out on October 7, 2014. I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once… Read more »


Review * Croak by Gina Damico

Review * Croak by Gina Damico

September 15, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★★★

What I Thought… • Croak is one of those books that I’m kicking myself for not reading earlier. It was funny with a twist. There is a little something for everyone to enjoy. • Lex is getting in some serious trouble at school and at home, which is why her parents decide a summer with Uncle Mort might be just the trick to snap her out of this phase. When she arrives she finds out that she’s going to be a reaper rather than work on a farm. Lex isn’t exactly pleased to be “killing” people. It takes her some… Read more »


Waiting on Wednesday * He’s So Fine

Waiting on Wednesday * He’s So Fine

September 10, 2014 Waiting on Wednesday 1

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases. Today I’m waiting on He’s So Fine by Jill Shalvis which comes out on September 30, 2014. For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It’s the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she’s rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with… Read more »


Review * Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Review * Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

September 8, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

What I Thought… • After only two books I can already tell you that Rainbow Rowell is my kind of author. Well written. Cute. A little gut wrenching. Quirky. •  Attachments takes place in 1999, right before Y2K. I absolutely loved this. For one, I’m a huge fan of the 90’s. And second, I loved the little bit of reminiscing of the Y2K freak out. Also technology wise taking place in 1999 made a lot more sense than taking place today. • Lincoln was adorable, and reminded me a bit of myself in that I also just kept going to… Read more »


Review * Opposition by Jennifer L Armentrout

Review * Opposition by Jennifer L Armentrout

September 5, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

What I Thought… • Opposition is one of my favorite series enders ever. It was action packed and wrapped up the way I wanted it too. It was awesome. Amazing. Breathtaking. Seriously, you should read this series. • If there is one thing I’ve learned about this series its TRUST NO ONE. No one is safe, ever, and that holds true in Opposition. She knows how to write twists that keep me on my toes. • There have been a couple times in this series that Armentrout effectively rips out my heart and stops on it with things that happen… Read more »


Waiting on Wednesday * In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis

Waiting on Wednesday * In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis

September 3, 2014 Waiting on Wednesday 2

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases. Today I’m waiting on In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis which comes out on September 23, 2014. The only thing bigger than the world is fear. Lucy’s life by the pond has always been full. She has water and friends, laughter and the love of her adoptive mother, Lynn, who has made sure that Lucy’s childhood was very different from her own. Yet it seems Lucy’s future is settled already—a house, a man, children, and a water source—and anything beyond their life by… Read more »


Review * Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Review * Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

September 2, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

What I Liked The World The world that Angelini created is vast and intricate. It’s not just about witches but also alternate universes. In her own world Lily has no idea that she is a witch but then an unfortunate incident occurs that makes her more susceptible to things and she ends up being pulled into another Salem by Lillian, herself in this other universe.  The Salem that Angelini created was a combination of magical, historical and present day. There was also the Woven, which were frightening. Everything about it was fascinating. Outside of the city live the Outlanders and… Read more »


August In Review

August In Review

September 1, 2014 Month in Review 1

August was an excellent reading month for me even while I made back to teaching plans and started work. I’m hoping for a smooth start to the school year! Books Read Last month it was Vampire Academy this month it was Bloodlines. These two series are sooooooo addicting! Reviews Other Posts New Books I’m making progress in not purchasing all the books! I still plan on cutting back some more but at least I’m making progress! From Netgalley Snow Falling on Bluegrass by Molly Harper What to Do with a Bad Boy by Marie Harte He’s So Fine by Jill… Read more »


Review * The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Review * The Jewel by Amy Ewing

August 28, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★

What I Thought… • The Jewel was one of the few “must haves” that I had on my list for BEA this year. Gorgeous cover. Cool premise. It sounds like something I would love. • I absolutely LOVED the plot. It was different, creepy and disturbing all rolled up into one! Girls with certain talents are forced to be surrogates to the royal family, and when they are “accepted” they leave their families. Everything about this world completely sucks, but that’s what makes it awesome. The concept of the Royal families and the houses was well done and it was… Read more »