Month: August 2014

Aug 04
{ARC Review} Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

{ARC Review} Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

This book is really tough for me to review. Some parts of this book I really loved. Like really loved. I thought they were little talked about subjects that almost every young woman has thought about or experienced in some way shape or form. Things that I think should be a must read for young women everywhere. But the main character bugged me for a lot of the first half of the book. She was whiny and self absorbed. I thought she was all the things her best friend accused her of being in the fight. And there is a problem if you are agreeing with the best friend that is being a jerk.  But I pushed that aside and powered on with the book, and overall I was really glad that I did. I loved the “vlog” that EM and EK came up with. It really was one of the highlights of the book. I thought it was witty and funny and needed. They talked about things that should… Read more »

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Aug 03
{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of July 28- August 3

{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of July 28- August 3

Sunday Post is Hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves is Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews Hey guys! How has your week been? I have been super busy this week! Blogging and reading is honestly the only thing that has kept my stress level lower. In good news, it has been a truly EPIC week in books. I won’t even look at my TBR but sorry, not sorry I love books and there were some great ebooks for review this week and even a couple of beyond AWESOME amazon freebies! Books I got this week: *Thank you so much to Curiosity Quills Pres, Alloy Entertainment, Amazon, Bloomsbury Spark, EgmontUSA, Month9Books, Entangled Teen, Macmillan, Harlequin HQN,  Disney-Hyperion, NetGalley,  and all of the authors for these awesome books! * (Click on the book covers to go to the book goodreads/amazon page)   Are you guys ready? I found some awesome FREE kindle books this week. As always, you can follow me on Twitter (@BookBriefs) so you never miss the books when they are… Read more »

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Aug 02
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Gates of Thread and Stone by @LoriMLee

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Gates of Thread and Stone by @LoriMLee

Today I have the Author of Gates of Thread and Stone here to share with us the top 5 Reasons that she loves Fantasy! 5 Reasons I Love Fantasy 1. Magic Actual, tangible magic (although books in general are magical things 😀 ). I have yet to come across a fantasy I haven’t enjoyed that didn’t somehow make magic feel shiny and new again. I love rediscovering magic in each book: its limitations, its functions, its manifestations. Every author makes it his or her own, which is some top level sorcery. 2. Unlikely creatures Everything is better with unicorns. Or dragons. Or any other world-specific creature the author brings to life. Fantasy worlds don’t just contain politics and magic. They’re also populated by curious beasties 😀 3. New worlds I’m constantly impressed with authors like G.R.R. Martin who create rich, fully realized worlds, complete with histories that inform their countries and political systems. It’s awe inspiring to fall into these worlds with entirely new continents and mythologies and customs. It’s… Read more »

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Aug 01
{Review} Death’s Academy by Michael Bast @michaelbast

{Review} Death’s Academy by Michael Bast @michaelbast

Death’s Academy is a middle grade book that is just so much fun. I don’t read many middle grade books for my blog, but every once in a while one comes my way that I just can’t let slip by me. And Death’s Academy looked like some magical fun. And it was all that and more. Death’s Academy is a school for “hoodies” aka reapers and “halos” aka angels. Midnight or Night for short is a reaper, who is scared of not passing his entrance exam to get into school. It doesn’t help matters that his dad is famous for something- and not in a good way, and Night has no idea what it even is. I loved Night and his awesome tech savvy friend, Mal. The two of them made a great team. The world that Michael Bast created in Death’s Academy will appeal to readers young and old alike. It was hilarious to see some of his references and drawings in the book. The reaper families each had… Read more »

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