Bookish Discussions: Growing Up in Sweet Valley

Bookish Discussions: Growing Up in Sweet Valley

    We all know that Sweet Valley is a fictional town in Southern California, home of the most famous twins: Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, right?  Well, if you haven’t heard about said twins, please crawl out form under a rock that you have been living under for the last 20 years!  Because SWEET VALLEY!  I guess that statement marks my age – or thereabouts.  Let us take a trip on the way-way back and revisit the famous twins of Sweet Valley!   I remember way back in elementary school when a friend introduced me to Sweet Valley Kids, a […]

Posted May 25, 2015 0 Comments

Sunday Post: My first ever!

Sunday Post: My first ever!

  a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer Last Week on I Heart Romance & YA An Heiress for all Season by Sophie Jordan – Review Bookish Discussion: What’s in a Name – discussing book characters (main/minor) with the same name as me Unearthly by Cynthia Hand – Audiobook Re-Read review Hallowed by Cynthia Hand – Audiobook Re-Read review Next Week on I Heart Romance & YA Monday: Bookish Discussion: Growing up in Sweet Valley – reminiscing on my favorite pre-teen series Tuesday: Boundless by Cynthia Hand – Audiobook Review Wednesday: Earls Just Want to Have Fun by Shana Galen […]

Posted May 24, 2015 0 Comments

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand | Audiobook Re-Read Review

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand | Audiobook Re-Read Review

MY THOUGHTS Hallowed, the second book in the Unearthly series picks up right after the first book, Unearthly end.  I was really surprised (in a good way) that I really loved this book.  Okay, so there IS a sort of love triangle BUT I love how Clara was NOT professing her   So yes, I really loved that Clara was acting like a normal teenager in a sense that she was rebelling her purpose. In this book, we get to know the major characters more: Tucker, Wendy, Christian, Jeffrey and even Samjeeza.  There are also secrets that are revealed (shocking ones but […]

Posted May 20, 2015 1 Comment

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand | Audiobook Re-Read Review

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand | Audiobook Re-Read Review

MY THOUGHTS I read Unearthly last year but did not get a chance to do a full review.  I re-listened to the audiobook on Scribd (love this subscription, BTW) and fell in love with the story again.  Initially, I was not expecting to like the story.  I had already read a couple of “angels” books (read Fallen by Lauren Kate and Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins) and I was not into it.  With those two books in mind, I was pretty apprehensive with Unearthly.  Plus, the washed out cover didn’t really capture my interest but since I run out of reading material, I decided to […]

Posted May 19, 2015 2 Comments

Bookish Discussion: What’s in a Name?

Bookish Discussion: What’s in a Name?

    So.  What is in a name?  One of the most famous lines in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is what we will be talking about right now.  Well, actually, it’s the newest book Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff that brought this about.  The blurb starts with this sentence: “This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.” and when I read it, I immediately read the blurb back to my hubby, to which he said: “So?” Well, it’s just that my heart always, ALWAYS skip a beat every time I see the name […]

Posted May 18, 2015 0 Comments

An Heiress For All Seasons by Sophie Jordan | Book Review

An Heiress For All Seasons by Sophie Jordan | Book Review

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. MY THOUGHTS An Heiress for All Seasons is a novella based on the Debutante Files by Sophie Jordan.  This story follows shortly after A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin (4/5 Hearts) and is about Will, the Earl of Merlton (Declan’s cousin) and American heiress Violet Howard as they find love during the Christmas holidays.  Violet and her mother are invited to the Earl of Merlton’s estate in the hopes of making a match.  Violet, on […]

Posted May 17, 2015 0 Comments