January 31, 2015

January 2015

January 2015
Hello, friends! Can you believe the first month of 2015 is already over? Time really does fly when you're moving out... Ahem. I decided to revamp the monthly retrospective just the teensiest  bit. You'll basically have all the same elements, just properly labeled into sections now. Let me k…

January 30, 2015

"I have just met you, and I love you."

"I have just met you, and I love you."
At the end of last year, I read (and loved ) A Court of Thorns and Roses  by Sarah J. Maas . (Seriously, if that book isn't on your radar yet, you should probably check it out.) In one of the earlier chapters in this novel, there is a secondary character introduced that I just immediately  fell in…

January 29, 2015

My Heart and Other Black Holes - Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes - Jasmine Warga
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga Publisher: Balzer + Bray Publication Date: February 1, 2015 Source/Format: Edelweiss (Thanks!) || e-galley [I received this book from the publisher. This in no way affects my review.] Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own dea…

January 28, 2015

Polaris - Mindee Arnett

Polaris - Mindee Arnett
[Please note that this is the second  novel of the series. If you're interested in the series, check out my reviews of Proxy & Avalon instead!] Polaris  by Mindee Arnett Series: Avalon #2 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Publication Date: January 20, 2015 Source/Format: Edelweiss (Thanks!) || e-galley [I …

January 27, 2015

Publishing: A Writer's Memoir - Gail Godwin

Publishing: A Writer's Memoir - Gail Godwin
Publishing: A Writer's Memoir  by Gail Godwin Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Publication Date: January 13, 2015 Source/Format: Publisher (Thanks!) || Hardcover [I received this book from the publisher. This in no way affects the opinions in my review.] Publishing is a personal story of a writer's hung…

January 26, 2015

The Ghosts of Heaven - Marcus Sedgwick

The Ghosts of Heaven - Marcus Sedgwick
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Publication Date: January 6, 2015 Source/Format: Publisher (Thanks!) || ARC [I received this book from the publisher. This in no way affects the opinions in this review.] Four linked stories boldly chronicle madness, obsession, and cr…

January 25, 2015

2015 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon

2015 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon
Hello, friends! Today, I bring you an announcement that absolutely thrills me – the 2015 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon is open for sign-ups today. As always, I’m excited to be hosting such a fun event that fosters positivity, creativity + love in this book blogging community! I hope you’re already to g…

January 24, 2015

The Mime Order - Samantha Shannon

The Mime Order - Samantha Shannon
I'm so pleased that I got the opportunity to be a part of the US blog tour for The Mime Order , the second novel in Samantha Shannon's The Bone Season  series. It's just as incredible as its predecessor, and you'll see why I think so below. But first, let me share with you a photo th…

January 23, 2015

A New Home

A New Home
I haven't been super vocal about it, but I have a new home! Last weekend, together with Macky & Mel, I moved to a new apartment in Queens. While I am fond of our extremely large three bedroom apartment in the Bronx, it was just the right time for a change of neighborhood. So far, after hav…

January 22, 2015

The Bronze Horseman - Paullina Simons

The Bronze Horseman - Paullina Simons
The Bronze Horseman  by Paullina Simons Series: The Bronze Horseman #1 Publisher: William Morrow Publication Date: September 2009 Source/Format: Birthday gift from Kelly (Thanks!) || Paperback The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal…

January 21, 2015

We Can Work It Out - Elizabeth Eulberg

We Can Work It Out - Elizabeth Eulberg
We Can Work It Out by Elizabeth Eulberg Series: The Lonely Hearts Club #2 Publisher: Point Publication Date: January 27, 2015 Source/Format: Edelweiss (Thanks!) || e-galley [I received this book for review. This is no way affects the opinions expressed in my review.] When Penny Lane started The Lonely Hea…

January 20, 2015

The Mysterious Affliction of a Lynburn Legacy Addiction

The Mysterious Affliction of a Lynburn Legacy Addiction
My dear readers, I have recently begun to suspect that I am suffering a malady. It manifested in a fondness for witty repartee, complicated magic and smart, sarcastic girl reporters, and has not left me since I first came to notice its existence. I've taken it upon myself to solve this case, a…

January 19, 2015

Love Larger Than Life

Love Larger Than Life
I Want It That Way / As Long As You Love Me  / The Shape of My Heart by Ann Aguirre Publisher: Harlequin HQN Publication Dates: August 26, 2014 / September 30, 2014 / November 25, 2014 Source/Format: Bought / Kindle e-book; Netgalley ( Thanks! ) || e-galley [I received this book for review from the publish…

January 18, 2015

The Boy Next Door - Katie Van Ark

The Boy Next Door - Katie Van Ark
The Boy Next Door  by Katie Van Ark Publisher: Swoon Reads Publication Date: January 6, 2015 Source/Format: Publisher (Thanks!) || ARC [I received this book from the publisher. This in no way affects the opinions expressed in my review.] Maddy Spier has been in love with the boy next door forever. As his…

January 17, 2015

Abbreviations #2 | Sun-Kissed, His Wicked Seduction + The Traitor's Wife

Abbreviations #2 | Sun-Kissed, His Wicked Seduction + The Traitor's Wife
Check out these three mini-reviews! One is for a darling little novella in a contemporary romance series I enjoy. The second for a sequel in a historical romance series about a dashing league of rogues and their lady loves. And the third is for a historical fiction novel all about Benedict Arnold&…