Genre: Young Adult

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

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