Posts Tagged: young adult

April books on my radar…

April books on my radar…

April 1, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 2

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. And I almost always have books from the month before I missed the first time around! I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 The list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find… Read more »

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Review: Shadows by Robin McKinley

Review: Shadows by Robin McKinley

March 31, 2014 2014, B, book rating, reviews 3

I returned from Europe about 2:15 a.m. this morning so I feel a little loopy, but I’m pretty sure this review was scheduled for last week. For some reason that didn’t work so here it is now! Shadows by Robin McKinley Series: Unknown Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Published by Nancy Paulsen Books, 2013 E-book, Library 357 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Maggie knows something’s off about Val, her mom’s new husband. Val is from Oldworld, where they still use magic, and he won’t have any tech in his office-shed behind the house. But—more importantly—what are the huge, horrible, jagged, jumpy shadows following him around? Magic is illegal in Newworld, which is… Read more »

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My spring 2014 TBR list

My spring 2014 TBR list

March 18, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 7

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. This week I get to talk about the books I’m most excited about for Spring 2014. For me I focus on the new books coming out in March, April and May and books from my TBR pile. New spring books: 1. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop–book 2 in The Others series. The first book was one of my favorites of 2013. 2. Night Broken by Patricia Briggs–book 8 in the Mercy Thompson series. One of my favorite… Read more »

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Review: Pivot Point by Kasey West

Review: Pivot Point by Kasey West

March 15, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 3

I’m participating in the 2014 New Author Reading Challenge hosted at the Literary Escapism blog. I’m also participating in the TBR Pile Challenge hosted at the Bookish blog and in the Book Bingo Challenge. Pivot Point by Kasey West Series: Pivot Point, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Published by HarperTeen, 2013 E-book, Purchased 343 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . . Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought…. Read more »

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March books on my radar…

March books on my radar…

March 1, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 3

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! February 25 I didn’t love the first book in this series,… Read more »

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Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

February 6, 2014 2014, B, book rating, reviews 4

I’m participating in the 2014 New Author Reading Challenge hosted at the Literary Escapism blog. This is the first time I’ve read anything by Leigh Bardugo. I’m also participating in the TBR Pile Challenge hosted by the Bookish blog. I bought this book on my Kindle in 2013. This book also goes onto the Book Bingo reading challenge hosted by Kristilyn from the Reading in Winter blog and Anne from Creativity’s Corner. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo Series: The Grisha , Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Published by Henry Holt and Company , 2012 E-book, Purchased 358 pages Grade: B Synopsis: The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable… Read more »

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February books on my radar…

February books on my radar…

February 1, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 5

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! January books I discovered as I was searching for interesting February… Read more »

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January books on my radar…

January books on my radar…

January 6, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 13

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! » » » » » » » » » » » »… Read more »

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Favorite Books & Reading Summary–2013

January 2, 2014 2013, Favorite Books of 2013, Favorites, Reading Summary 0

Reading Summary I read 88 books or novellas in 2013–way down from my 2012 total (118 books). I think the main reason for this is that I started my blog which took quite a bit of my reading time. I would like to’ve read at least 100 books which I’ve done for the last several years, but I’m enjoying blogging so I’m going to accept my reading speed plus I read some great books! When I’m reading a book I love I sometimes so down my reading so I can enjoy the happiness and joy of a great book! Over half the books I read (60 books or 68%) were… Read more »

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Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

December 20, 2013 2013, B, book rating, reviews 0

Sarah J. Maas is an author I haven’t read before and so it’s part of my New Authors Challenge which is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Check out their blog and also the challenge. I’m really enjoying all the new authors I’m reading this year! » » » » » » Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Series: Throne of Glass, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Published by Bloomsbury USA Children’s, 2012 E-book, Purchased 432 pages Grade: B Synopsis: After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers… Read more »

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