March 29, 2013

Dragon Run - Patrick Matthews

Dragon Run - Patrick Matthews
Dragon Run by Patrick Matthews Publisher: Scholastic Publication Date: March 1, 2013 Source/Format: Netgalley ( Thanks Scholastic! ) || e-galley [I received this book from the publisher. This in no way affects the thoughts expressed in my review.] Testing Day is supposed to be a day of celebration for Al…

March 28, 2013

The Colors of Madeleine (Guest Post + Giveaway)

The Colors of Madeleine (Guest Post + Giveaway)
I'm super excited to be a part of the blog tour for A Corner of White ( my review is up over here !), as I found the novel to be supremely imaginative and fancifully written. It was an interesting reading experience, and though I experienced some initial difficulty with the novel, I ended up rea…

A Corner of White - Jaclyn Moriarty

A Corner of White - Jaclyn Moriarty
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty Series: The Colors of Madeleine #1 Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books Publication Date: April 1, 2013 Source/Format: Big Honcho Media (Thanks! ) || ARC [I received this book for review. This in no way affects the thoughts expressed in my review.] This is a tale of miss…

March 27, 2013

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality - Elizabeth Eulberg

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality - Elizabeth Eulberg
Revenge of the G irl with the Great Person ality by Elizabeth Eulberg Publisher: Point Publication Date: March 1, 2013 Source/Format: Netgalley (Thanks Scholastic! ) || e-ARC [I received this book from the publisher. This in no way affects the thoughts expressed in my review.] Everybody loves Lexi. She…

March 26, 2013

NYC Teen Author Festival 2013

NYC Teen Author Festival 2013
Last week, I got to attend a whole slew of events for the NYC Teen Author Festival . In case you were wondering what exactly this is, it's a whole set of events, panels and signings that happen all in the span of one week featuring many different YA/teen authors. I missed out on this last year …

March 25, 2013

Forsaken Dreams - MaryLu Tyndall

Forsaken Dreams - MaryLu Tyndall
Forsaken Dreams by MaryLu Tyndall Series: Escape to Paradise #1 Publisher: Barbour Books Publication Date: March 1, 2013 Source/Format: Netgalley ( Thanks! ) || e-galley [I received this book from the publisher. This in no way affects the thoughts expressed in my review.] After witnessing the death and de…

March 24, 2013

A Sunday Retrospective (18)

A Sunday Retrospective (18)
A Sunday Retrospective is inspired by In My Mailbox at The Story Siren and TGIF at GReads! , where I share the books that I've acquired during the week, last week's posts and interesting links. Sunday's here, and you know what that means - time to share more fun stuff! There's been q…

March 22, 2013

Destroy Me - Tahereh Mafi

Destroy Me - Tahereh Mafi
[This is a novella that's part of the Shatter Me  series. If you've not yet started reading this series, why not check out my review of Shatter Me (Book 1) instead?] Destroy Me  by Tahereh Mafi Series: Shatter Me #1.5 Publisher: Harper Publication Date: October 2, 2012 Source/Format: Gifted by Cas…

March 21, 2013

A Tale of Two Teachers

A Tale of Two Teachers
A few weeks ago, the girls over at Pub(lishing) Crawl wrote a post to pay tribute and give thanks to the teachers and librarians who had an impact on their reading and writing lives. There are many teachers who influenced what I read (everything from Asian literature to Greek mythology) and the lib…

March 20, 2013

Character Analysis & Adaptations || The Little Mermaid

Character Analysis & Adaptations || The Little Mermaid
A week or two ago, my friend Alyssa mentioned doing a feature that highlighted one of our favorite characters in literature and some current adaptations. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you'll know that I'm clearly quite obsessed with fairytale retellings. One of my favor…

The Nightmare Affair - Mindee Arnett

The Nightmare Affair - Mindee Arnett
The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett Series: The Arkwell Academy #1 Publisher: Tor Teen Publication Date: March 5, 2013 Source/Format: Netgalley (Thanks Macmillan! ) || e-galley [I received this book from the publisher. This in no way affects the thoughts expressed in my review.] Sixteen-year-old Dusty E…