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The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury | Audiobook Review

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury | Audiobook Review

Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. When I picked up The Forbidden Wish on Audible, I didn’t really know what to expect.  Sure, I have heard GREAT things about this book on the blogosphere, but I really try not to get carried away by the hype.  I was WONDERFULLY surprised by this here book of super AWESOMENESS! Super awesomeness, you say? Yes, I SAY!  It is a retelling of Aladdin and I love the arc Jessica Khoury went with.  This time, the jinni is female and her name is Zahra.  She has secrets of her own […]

• Posted April 20, 2016 • 11 Comments

Quick Reviews: Fire, The Cage, Shiver

Quick Reviews: Fire, The Cage, Shiver

For this quick review post, I decided to review the books that I DNF’d last year.  Incidentally, I really didn’t have a lot that I DNF’d last year so I promise, my quick reviews aren’t going to be about books that I DNF’d or that I hated.  I know some of these are fan favorites, but they just didn’t work for me. I am listing down 3 reasons why I DNF’d them.  Ready? GO! 3 REASONS WHY I DNF’d I honestly was expecting A LOT with Fire.  Since it is a companion for Graceling, which I absolutely LOVED, I came into this book […]

• Posted April 3, 2016 • 0 Comments

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins | Audiobook Review

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. After that fun #LoveAThon weekend, I got a few recs that got me excited to read books out of my comfort zone.  As you know, I hardly read contemporary YA, so I was a little bit hesitant to read Anna and the French Kiss.  But, there was a lot of positive hype about this book when this came out, and a lot of bloggers did say that it was SOOOO GOOOD, so I decided to try it.  Please be warned that there might be […]

• Posted March 23, 2016 • 5 Comments

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas | Audiobook Review

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I’m finally reviewing Heir of Fire, the third book in the Throne of Glass series and it is just as devastating as Crown of Midnight! There are revelations and DEATHS and creatures – monsters! And I’m also talking about HUMAN monsters. Devastating? AGAIN? Well, the first half of Heir of Fire started out a little slow for my taste. Mostly because we are now given a few info dumps (that aren’t really info dumps because SJMaas is just BRILLIANT!) about Wendelin and the Fae. We […]

• Posted March 16, 2016 • 5 Comments

Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer | Book Review + Giveaway

Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer | Book Review + Giveaway

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I’m not really a fan of realistic fiction but when I saw Save Me, Kurt Cobain, I was excited!  I mean, a sort of re-imagining of a world where Kurt Cobain was alive?!  Sign me up!  And yes, it does help that I love to listen to their songs.  When I got a copy of […]

• Posted March 11, 2016 • 11 Comments

Bordeline by Mishell Baker | Book Review + Giveaway

Bordeline by Mishell Baker | Book Review + Giveaway

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. Borderline is an urban fantasy/paranormal YA book, a genre that I hardly read, but when I read the blurb, I immediately thought that it was something that I would love to read.  I was RIGHT!  This book really surprised me in a good way and I am excited to read more about Millie […]

• Posted March 9, 2016 • 9 Comments

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas | Audiobook Review

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. Finally!  I finished the Throne of Glass sequel a year after I read the first book, Throne of Glass!  And I regret NOT reading this (or listening) book ASAP!  Why am I so behind with this series?  I mean, Crown of Midnight DEVASTATED ME! Devastated you? See, something happens here TWICE that I can’t even…!  I mean, both really left me reeling and I can’t seem to move on from that.  And this happens a little bit past the halfway mark.  And then it gets […]

• Posted February 17, 2016 • 0 Comments

Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner | Book & Audiobook Review

Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner | Book & Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I was soooo excited when the last book of the Starbound series came out!  I mean THIS series really started my love for all things YA: These Broken Stars and This Shattered World blew me away and I expected to be blown away by the series finale. Didn’t you like the book at all? Don’t get me wrong, I actually liked the Their Fractured Light, I just wasn’t blown away by it.  It’s hard to admit that one of your favorite series didn’t blow you […]

• Posted February 3, 2016 • 3 Comments

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas | Audiobook Re-Listen Review

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas | Audiobook Re-Listen Review

MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I had read this book a year ago and I liked it.  In fact, I gave it 4 hearts BUT I did not review it at all, and I also did not binge read the series.  To tell you the truth, I have no idea why it took me this long to review it.  It does help that I re-read (re-listened) this a few days before the end of the year.  I know it’s old news but if you’re like me who doesn’t read […]

• Posted January 20, 2016 • 3 Comments