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All that’s Missing is an EPIC Space Battle! Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray Audiobook Review

All that’s Missing is an EPIC Space Battle! Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray Audiobook Review

  Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I have no reason why I love reading about artificial intelligence and this book HAS one! Think YA Star Wars! Sure, the start was a little slow, but the story picked up speed as I got immersed into the world. Defy the Stars is about two unlikely heroes, an android named Abel and a teen soldier named Noemi. Noemi inadvertently rescues Abel from his prison where he has been stuck in for about thirty years. These two become allies as they try to stop an […]

• Posted May 26, 2017 • 4 Comments

Firebird Trilogy by Claudia Gray Skinny Audiobook Review

Firebird Trilogy by Claudia Gray Skinny Audiobook Review

A Thousand Pieces of You was a re-listen for me last year. I listened to the audiobook in 2014 when it first came out because of the GORGEOUS cover! Other than that, I thought it was amazing! This is the first book in the Firebird Trilogy and centers around the Caine family and Marguerite, the daughter of scientists who invented time travel using their time machine necklace called the Firebird. The whole plot of the first book revolves around trying to find Marguerite’s father who is trapped in another multiverse. My first reaction to this book was AWE! This book had me riveted, especially […]

• Posted February 24, 2017 • 2 Comments

Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz | Audiobook Review

Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz | Audiobook Review

Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I honestly don’t know how to review this book. When I finished listening to the audiobook, I was hit with homesickness. If you don’t know already, I am an immigrant (now a US citizen) and I am Filipino, so this book really hit home for me. Coincidentally, my turn for the library cue came a few days before the US Presidential Election, which I thought was very appropriate. I had to read this. In fact, I finished listening to the audiobook on election day. I admit to […]

• Posted November 11, 2016 • 2 Comments

Read-A-Long: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Read-A-Long: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I am so excited to join the Stalking Jack the Ripper Read-a-Thon! And as luck would have it, I have author Kerri Maniscalco here sharing her thoughts on the first 4 chapters! I was initially intrigued by this book when I saw the name: Jack the Ripper. It’s no secret that I am love everything macabre (like I absolutely love true crime scene shows) and of course, Jack the Ripper! So now, I am super excited to read SJTR for the first time during the read-a-thon event! Chapters 1-4 One of my favorite notes about STALKING JACK THE RIPPER […]

• Posted October 18, 2016 • 4 Comments

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund | Book Review

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund | Book Review

Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. It took me a while (well years, really) to finally read this. I first For Darkness Shows the Stars a little after it came out and I was blown away by the awesome cover! I mean, LOOK AT THAT COVER! And the title is GENIUS! Anyway, fast forward to three months ago when I had some time to finally be inspired to read it. I think my mood just fit! I was FINALLY able to finish it! So, just as an aside, I haven’t READ or even […]

• Posted October 7, 2016 • 4 Comments

Basically MY Life Story – Minus the FanFic Fame | Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | Audiobook Review

Basically MY Life Story – Minus the FanFic Fame | Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | Audiobook Review

Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I didn’t have any expectations going into Fangirl. Sure, I had heard a lot of awesome things about Rainbow Rowell, but I honestly haven’t picked up her books. I DID have Fangirl and Carry On signed by Rainbow Rowel at Yallwest earlier this year, but I gave my Fangirl copy to my cousin who absolutely ADORES Rainbow! Anyway, in preparation for reading Carry On (which I STILL HAVEN’T DONE!), I decided to read Fangirl first and I WAS AMAZED! I mean, if you are a total […]

• Posted September 9, 2016 • 8 Comments

When the Beast Remains A Beast For All Time   A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas    Book Review

When the Beast Remains A Beast For All Time A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I’m finally taking the time to review ACoTaR!  I mean, it’s been a few weeks since I finished reading this book and I’m still left speechless.  Because the LAST FEW CHAPTERS!  OMG! OMG?!  What do you mean OMG?! Well, just what I said.  The last few chapters of ACoTaR decimated me.  In a good way and a bad way.  ACoTaR was a pretty slow start for me.  I guess it was because SJ Maas was setting up the whole world. Oh?  So back up.  What is this […]

• Posted June 22, 2016 • 4 Comments

Let’s Travel through Time with The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig | Audiobook Review

Let’s Travel through Time with The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig | Audiobook Review

Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I didn’t really hear a lot of buzz about The Girl from Everywhere.  This book is a prime example of cover love since that was the reason why I actually picked this book up!  I mean, LOOK AT THE COVER?! I was delightfully surprised by this book, though.  This book has a unique plot, at least something that I haven’t read about before! Oh, tell me more! The Girl from Everywhere is mostly set in Hawaii in 1884!  Honolulu, to be exact and I absolutely loved the unusual setting! […]

• Posted May 27, 2016 • 6 Comments

A revolution that missed the mark! The Book of Ivy/TheRevolution of Ivy by Amy Engle | Audiobook Review

A revolution that missed the mark! The Book of Ivy/TheRevolution of Ivy by Amy Engle | Audiobook Review

Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. This review is going to be a twofer because the second book doesn’t warrant its own review, and I will tell you why. Last year, I read this little book called The Book of Ivy and I loved it!  It was a sleeper dystopian that got under my skin before I even knew what was what!  It was surprising, to say the least, because this book would not have made it to my reading list if 1) I didn’t like the title, and 2) it wasn’t […]

• Posted May 18, 2016 • 6 Comments