Requiem: A Netflix series review because OMG, this show is AMAZING.

Requiem: A Netflix series review because OMG, this show is AMAZING.

May 11, 2018 0 Comments Regina

I experience an urge to be scared witless from a book or film twice a year, usually in October and during the summer. It’s not quite summer, but I couldn’t resist checking out the new Netflix series Requiem. Long story short: this show was a gripping piece of art infused with suspense, psychological terror, Welsh mythology, and muted horror. I highly recommend adding it to your queue/watching it right away. My abbreviated plot synopsis: The […]

Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All

Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All

May 1, 2018 0 Comments Regina

          Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, I used to like this punk band named Anne Boleyn. You should definitely do a Spotify search of “Anne Boleyn” to see all of the musical treasures in honor of her.   This book gets five stars because I had a hard time putting it down. Riveting, like it says on the back cover, is an apt description of the novel. I […]

Picture Us In The Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert

Picture Us In The Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert

April 17, 2018 0 Comments Regina

First, I would like to thank Disney Hyperion for the chance to read this story pre-publication. My review is based off an uncorrected ARC. This is definitely one of those books that you HAVE to HAVE because of the brilliant cover. The author’s way with words is brilliant as well. I loved the lyrical prose and syntax that threaded this story together. The characters are vibrant and intense; they were complex and saturated with emotional […]

Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones

Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones

January 23, 2018 0 Comments Regina

“To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.” -Hypatia One of the things I loved best about this book was the use of quotes under the chapter headings. I am such a sucker for this. There can never be too many quotes introducing a chapter or section of a book in my opinion. I also loved that the author’s use of quotes to introduce/capture […]

Haven by Mary Lindsey + Giveaway!!!

Haven by Mary Lindsey + Giveaway!!!

January 5, 2018 4 Comments Regina

For all of us who have been going through paranormal/fantasy withdrawal ever since superheros took over our television sets and movie screens, Haven is the perfect paranormal fix. In case you haven’t figured it out from the synopsis (or from other reviews), Haven is a story about werewolves, and I am so ready for supernatural creatures to be back in the YA book-world spotlight. This is the super sexy paranormal YA story that we’ve all been waiting […]

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

December 29, 2017 0 Comments Regina

Why did I read this book? Well, I was drawn to the contrast of the hot-pink hearts and grayscale image of Tolstoy’s face on the cover, in addition to the idea of young adult fiction intersecting with high-culture literary fiction. I checked out this book because I liked the packaging, so I want to give props to all of the people who had a hand in creating the finished version of this product. Sometimes being […]

Slammed (Slammed, #1) by Colleen Hoover

Slammed (Slammed, #1) by Colleen Hoover

November 20, 2017 0 Comments Regina

If you enjoyed Colleen Hoover’s Slammed series, you will obsess over Georgina Guthrie’s Words series. From Power Poetry (dot) com: Slam Poetry is a type of competition where people read their poems without props, costumes, or music. After performing, they receive scores (0-10) from 5 randomly selected judges. … Scores are awarded based on how much each judge likes a poem. I never thought that I would end up reading a Colleen Hoover book. I am not sure why, […]

Haunting the Deep (How to Hang A Witch #2) by Adriana Mather

Haunting the Deep (How to Hang A Witch #2) by Adriana Mather

November 15, 2017 0 Comments Regina

You can check out my review of Adriana Mather’s fantastic debut novel, How to Hang a Witch HERE. Here is the super awesome book trailer for Haunting the Deep: Sam and The Descendents are back in another spine-tingling, atmospheric adventure. Adriana Mather’s stories appeal to the side of me that wants to suspend reality and languish in a world of magic, ghosts, romance, high-school, and haunted histories. Haunting the Deep was every bit as fun […]

From This Moment by Melanie Harlow

From This Moment by Melanie Harlow

October 18, 2017 0 Comments Erin

Hannah is going through the motions of living after the death of her husband, Drew, while doing her best to raise their daughter Abby. One day, Wes, her husband’s TWIN, moves back to town and runs in to her at the grocery store. It’s like seeing a ghost and it freaks her out. Even though she’s afraid that Wes being back will confuse her daughter, Wes manages to talk Hannah into letting him come over […]

The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano: The Review, the Controversy

The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano: The Review, the Controversy

October 15, 2017 2 Comments Regina

“It’s Dark Magic Brings Him Back.” The name and the cover of this book were not appealing to me. I did, however, think that the dark synopsis was original, therefore intriguing. I did not want to be lame and judge a book by its cover, so I started reading it. Long story short, I could not put this book down. This novel was a refreshing departure from the market-driven YA books that I have been […]

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout

September 20, 2017 1 Comment Erin

Title: BraveSeries: A Wicked Saga #3Author: Jennifer L. ArmentroutRelease Date: December 11th, 2017Pre-Order: Amazon Add to Goodreads Ivy Morgan hasn’t been feeling like herself lately. Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars. It’s more than that, though. Something dark and insidious is spreading throughout Ivy, more powerful than she could […]

A New YA Book Club for ADULTS!

A New YA Book Club for ADULTS!

September 10, 2017 0 Comments Regina

Whether you are a newbie to book blogging or a veteran, we all know that nothing beats meeting up with fellow readers in RL to chat about books. While there are plenty of Young Adult and Tween book clubs out there, there is a lack of YA book clubs that are strictly for adults. YAforAdults flyer and list of upcoming book club meetings. If you are an adult (18+), love to chat about books in […]

The winning BOOK BOYFRIEND from the 2017 Book Boyfriend Battle is….

The winning BOOK BOYFRIEND from the 2017 Book Boyfriend Battle is….

September 8, 2017 1 Comment Erin

THE WINNER from this year’s Book Boyfriend Battle is….   RHYSAND from…. A Court of Thorn and Roses Sarah J. MaasGoodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo Synopsis: Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it […]

Book Boyfriend Battle – FINAL TWO – Rhysand vs Lee Nightingale – VOTE NOW!

Book Boyfriend Battle – FINAL TWO – Rhysand vs Lee Nightingale – VOTE NOW!

September 5, 2017 0 Comments Erin

We are down to the FINAL TWO BOOK BOYFRIENDS in our Book Boyfriend Battle! The champion from the YA Side of our bracket is RHYSAND from Sarah J. Maas’ A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES. He’s going up against the champion from the NA/Adult side of our bracket, LEE NIGHTINGALE from Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE NOW! Who will be the last book boyfriend standing? We will find out…  Please remember […]

Book Boyfriend Battle – FLIRTY 4 – Mason Kade vs Lee Nightingale – VOTE NOW!

Book Boyfriend Battle – FLIRTY 4 – Mason Kade vs Lee Nightingale – VOTE NOW!

September 1, 2017 2 Comments Erin

We’re down to the FINAL two book boyfriends on the NA/Adult side of the bracket of our BOOK BOYFRIEND BATTLE! Please remember only ONE VOTE per poll, per person! No cheating and mass voting of any kind, PLEASE?! Thank you! Want to receive updates on when new polls are posted for the Book Boyfriend Battle? Join our Blog’s mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/RFLoj  or join the mailing list that will send out only updates on the Book […]

Book Boyfriend Battle – FLIRTY 4 – Rhysand vs Adrian Ivashkov – VOTE NOW!

Book Boyfriend Battle – FLIRTY 4 – Rhysand vs Adrian Ivashkov – VOTE NOW!

August 31, 2017 0 Comments Erin

Welcome to the FLIRTY FOUR. We are down to the last two YA Book Boyfriends of our Book Boyfriend Battle! Please remember only ONE VOTE per poll, per person! No cheating and mass voting of any kind, PLEASE?! Thank you! Want to receive updates on when new polls are posted for the Book Boyfriend Battle? Join our Blog’s mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/RFLoj  or join the mailing list that will send out only updates on the Book […]

Book Boyfriend Battle – Edible 8 – Day Two – VOTE NOW!

Book Boyfriend Battle – Edible 8 – Day Two – VOTE NOW!

August 29, 2017 0 Comments Erin

Welcome to polling for Day 2 of the Edible 8 round of the Book Boyfriend Battle! Please remember only ONE VOTE per poll, per person! No cheating and mass voting of any kind, PLEASE?! Thank you! Want to receive updates on when new polls are posted for the Book Boyfriend Battle? Join our Blog’s mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/RFLoj  or join the mailing list that will send out only updates on the Book Boyfriend Battle here: http://eepurl.com/cTWaVb Click […]

Book Boyfriend Battle – Edible 8 – Day One – VOTE NOW!

Book Boyfriend Battle – Edible 8 – Day One – VOTE NOW!

August 28, 2017 0 Comments Erin

Welcome to polling for Day 1 of the Edible 8 round of the Book Boyfriend Battle! Please remember only ONE VOTE per poll, per person! No cheating and mass voting of any kind, PLEASE?! Thank you! Want to receive updates on when new polls are posted for the Book Boyfriend Battle? Join our Blog’s mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/RFLoj  or join the mailing list that will send out only updates on the Book Boyfriend Battle here: http://eepurl.com/cTWaVb Click […]

New Release Review: A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor

New Release Review: A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor

August 26, 2017 0 Comments Regina

I thought a setting like this was going to be boring. Beautiful, yes, but ultimately dull. I was sooo wrong. I’ll be blunt. I do not have a sister and reading about drama between sisters is the LAST THING I want to do with my precious reading time. But throwing in the male character tipped the boat in favor of reading this novel for me. I know this is an unpopular position, but I am […]

Book Boyfriend Battle – Swoony 16 – Day Four – VOTE NOW!

Book Boyfriend Battle – Swoony 16 – Day Four – VOTE NOW!

August 24, 2017 2 Comments Erin

Welcome to polling for Day 4 of the Second Round of the Book Boyfriend Battle! Please remember only ONE VOTE per poll, per person! No cheating and mass voting of any kind, PLEASE?! Thank you! Want to receive updates on when new polls are posted for the Book Boyfriend Battle? Join our Blog’s mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/RFLoj  or join the mailing list that will send out only updates on the Book Boyfriend Battle here: http://eepurl.com/cTWaVb Click Book […]