Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff | Book & Audiobook Review

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff | Book & Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Review At a Glance. I have to really honest about this book, Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and admit that it took me a while to finish reading it.  And as much as I loved it, and was blown away by it, I still had a hard time getting into the book.  In fact, this is the first book that I read in this format because I thought, hey, I wouldn’t be interested in reading a book in email or chat form. What makes the book […]

• Posted December 29, 2015 • 5 Comments

All I Want for Christmas is a Duke Anthology | Book Review + Giveaway

All I Want for Christmas is a Duke Anthology | 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 Review At a Glance. All I Want for Christmas is a Duke is an anthology written by 4 historical romance authors: Valerie Bowman, Tiffany Clare, Vivienne Lorret, and Ashlyn Macnamara.  It also features four heartwarming Christmas stories perfect for the Holidays. Is it a series? Because it is an anthology, it follows a theme: there is a […]

• Posted December 28, 2015 • 3 Comments

2016 Reading Challenges

2016 Reading Challenges

Hey, everyone!  Happy holidays!  This year, I decided to do something different with my reading challenges.  I guess I HAVE proven to myself that I CAN read 100 books in a year.  However, this year, I want to focus more on actually reviewing (even mini-reviews) the books I read.  I have also joined a few more challenges this year than last year (I guess?).  Hopefully, I won’t be as lazy I was at updating my challenges as I did last year. Starting with the Goodreads reading challenge, I am challenging myself to read AND review 80 books.  This is a […]

• Posted December 27, 2015 • 11 Comments

Write On Review-a-Thon: December 2015

Write On Review-a-Thon: December 2015

hosted by Book Bumblings The Write On Review-a-Thon is a challenge hosted by Book Bumblings. From Friday through Sunday, we all band together and write as many reviews as possible. It’s a weekend for you to either catch up on reviews or get ahead on upcoming ones. It doesn’t matter if you write one review or 10 – if you write a review, you’re in. Join this month’s challenge here. The end of the year is pretty busy because of the holidays, but I am hoping to write a few reviews in before the year is through.  Hubby will also […]

• Posted December 26, 2015 • 0 Comments

Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2016

Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2016

Hosted by Rachel @ Fiktshun,  Jaime @Two Chicks on Books, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, &  Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader Happy Holidays, everyone!  I obviously can’t keep this list to 10 because 2016 HAS A LOT OF AWESOME BOOKS coming out!  But I will pick my top tens in both the Young Adult and Adult genres. MOST ANTICIPATED 2016 YOUNG ADULT BOOKS This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine | Ever the […]

• Posted December 25, 2015 • 0 Comments

Top Ten Best Book Boyfriends of 2015

Top Ten Best Book Boyfriends of 2015

Hosted by Rachel @ Fiktshun,  Jaime @Two Chicks on Books, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, &  Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader I hardly fangirl over book boyfriends so I was worried about listing a few of my favorite heroes.  While thinking about what to write for this post, I thought about showcasing it Facebook-style.  Unfortunately, I didn’t read a lot of 2015 releases so I only have 8 book boyfriends.  I am mostly including YA heroes, but I have added a few adult fiction heroes.  Now, on to my list! Bio: a 300-year-old vampire bounty hunter, Cockney accent, drop-dead gorgeous (pun […]

• Posted December 24, 2015 • 3 Comments

Top Ten Baddies of 2015

Top Ten Baddies of 2015

Hosted by Rachel @ Fiktshun Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to rid the bookish world of all the baddies!  Eh, of course, the books that we love won’t be amazing if not for the most sinister BADDIES, right?  Today, I will be picking my top ten baddies from books I read this year.  I am mainly referencing young adult books because my historical romance books hardly have any really evil baddies. Let me warn you though, there might be spoilers so proceed with caution. One of my favorite baddies of all time (possibly) is the gorgeous, […]

• Posted December 23, 2015 • 2 Comments