SO MANY REVIEWS – I Apologize for Nothing // Mini-Reviews

Yep, there are a lot of reviews here, but with this post, I’m FINALLY CAUGHT UP! This is months-worth of books, so this is pretty exciting. Of course, I’m always reading, so this whole being on top of things isn’t going to last long, but I WILL TAKE IT. Anyway, onto the many reviews, including … More SO MANY REVIEWS – I Apologize for Nothing // Mini-Reviews

Challenging Yourself Is Fun When It Comes to Books // Challenges 2017

The theme of this month is that I’m finally catching up on all of these things that I should have done back in December and January. One of those things is talking about the challenges that I want to attempt this year, mostly oldies but goodies as well as a couple new ones. Onto the … More Challenging Yourself Is Fun When It Comes to Books // Challenges 2017

Starbucks, Computers, and Anxiety // Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

I heard that this book involved anxiety, but I felt like I had heard mixed things (I don’t remember if I actually did hear mixed things, but that was my frame of mind going into this book), so I didn’t go into it with high expectations. Well, even though this was a slight book that’s … More Starbucks, Computers, and Anxiety // Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Something Wicked This Way Comes // As I Descended by Robin Talley

I’m a sucker for retellings – I’m not quite sure why, although I suspect it’s because it’s easier to read a modern retelling of a Shakespeare play than it is to read the play itself. And, let’s be honest, many of these great tales are products of their own time. Sometimes that means they’re problematic … More Something Wicked This Way Comes // As I Descended by Robin Talley

Hey At Least They’re Not Always Mini Right Now // Mini-Reviews

Up to This Pointe (Jennifer Longo) | Goodreads | 4 stars I did ballet for two years back in 4th and 5th grade (and a little bit when I was about 3 or so, but I don’t think that really counts), but I was never on the same level as Harper and her best friend, that’s for … More Hey At Least They’re Not Always Mini Right Now // Mini-Reviews

A Thousand And One Tales of Magic and Intrigue // The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

Aw, this beautiful Middle Eastern fantasy – even when you have your problems, you’re a beautiful little story. This sequel didn’t quite live up to my expectations of the spectacular The Wrath and the Dawn, but that’s simply the difference between a stellar 4.5 star debut and a pretty fantastic 4 star sophomore effort. < pro … More A Thousand And One Tales of Magic and Intrigue // The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

Once Upon a Beautiful Picture // The Retelling Challenge

Yeah, I’m horrible about responding to the various posts that Mel at The Daily Prophecy has posted related to her challenge, but I have been reading books for it! Anyway, one of her posts from months ago had something to do with pictures (I think – this draft has been sitting around for a long time), and … More Once Upon a Beautiful Picture // The Retelling Challenge

School’s Out Forever // Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins

Title: Summer Days and Summer Nights Position: Standalone Anthology Editor: Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, Isla and the Happily Ever After) Genres: Contemporary/Fantasy/Horror/Magical Realism/Paranormal/Science Fiction Pages: 384 Rating: 3.5/5 Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the … More School’s Out Forever // Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins

Power is Everything // The Fixer & The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

  The Fixer and The Long Game author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Raised by Wolves, Trial by Fire, Taken by Storm, and The Naturals) | genre: Mystery | rating: 4.5 stars   I don’t know why I avoided Jennifer Lynn Barnes’s books so long after enjoying her werewolf trilogy for the most part. Seriously, the only good thing … More Power is Everything // The Fixer & The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Undercover With the Rich and Well-Connected // Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

Title: Diplomatic Immunity Position: Standalone Author: Brodi Ashton (Everneath and Everbound) Genre: Contemporary Pages: 368 Rating: 4/5 Aspiring reporter Piper Baird decides to write a scathing exposé on the overprivileged students at an elite Washington, DC, school, only for her life to change when she begins to fall for the story’s main subject, in this new realistic contemporary romance from … More Undercover With the Rich and Well-Connected // Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton