July 31, 2017

July 2017 (+ July Flights of Fantasy Linky)

July 2017 (+ July Flights of Fantasy Linky)
Summer is halfway through (*sobs*) now, and I honestly can't believe it. I feel like I've managed to do a lot but also not a lot at all, though I'm totally digging the full-on summer vacation vibe that I've been experiencing all month with every weekend. How's your summer going…

July 29, 2017

Macky Reads Beyond the Doors

Macky Reads Beyond the Doors
Reader, meet Janice, Zach, Sydney and Alexa. After their father winds up in a coma, they have to live with their eccentric aunt Gladys and her giant science experiment of a house where the mystery of why she has so many doors lying around will be revealed one fun chapter at a time. As a kid, whene…

July 28, 2017

So Much Good Juju: Macky Reads Akata Witch

So Much Good Juju: Macky Reads Akata Witch
If I were allowed to, I would write pages and pages about how much I love Nnedi Okorofor’s Akata Witch . It has set my imagination ablaze and rocketing at light speed like nothing else I can currently remember. Even now, I am thinking back to my favorite series that involved magic of any kind (Gart…

July 27, 2017

Of Monkey Kings, Giant All-Powerful Boom-Sticks and High School: Macky Reads The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

Of Monkey Kings, Giant All-Powerful Boom-Sticks and High School: Macky Reads The Epic Crush of Genie Lo
WHAT. A. RIDE. Seriously. Fast-paced, funny, well-written action fantasy with a very distinct cultural twist! I mean, my knowledge of Chinese legends is sparse, to say the least, but The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is to said legends the way Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series is to Greek mythology. Ho…

July 26, 2017

Luck & Love • Windfall

Luck & Love • Windfall
Everything changes for Alice when she gives her best friend – and the boy she’s in love with – Teddy a lottery ticket for his eighteenth birthday… and he wins $140 million dollars the very next day. As two kids who have been through terrible things – Alice losing her parents within a year of each …

July 25, 2017

{Bookish} Style Files: The Library of Fates

{Bookish} Style Files: The Library of Fates
I'm really happy to be a part of the official blog tour for The Library of Fates , a brand new standalone fantasy from author Aditi Khorana. If you're interested in my thoughts on this one, my review will be popping up in a couple of weeks. Anyway, inspired by the vivid color palette of thi…

July 24, 2017

TYRR #4: After I Do

TYRR #4: After I Do
Yes, we're both aware that it's almost the end of July. Yes, that means that this is basically three months late. But since The Year of Recommended Reads is our  little project, Lindsey of Bring My Books  and I are making our rules up as we go - and we're catching up on the books too. It …

July 23, 2017

Sailing Takes Me Away • Changes in Latitudes

Sailing Takes Me Away • Changes in Latitudes
(Alexa's Note: I'm well aware that this post is days late and going up on a weekend! In my defense, I had planned for it to be up on time ,  but I've been fighting off illness all week. Since I'm finally on the mend, I thought I'd get it up before this weekend ends!) Cassie is st…

July 20, 2017

Macky Reads The Marriage Pact

Macky Reads The Marriage Pact
The Marriage Pact  was a solid departure from pretty much anything I have ever read. It’s about a couple who get a mysterious invite to join a group of married couples who adhere to 'The Marriage Pact', a list of rules and regulations that, if obeyed, will yield a long lasting marriage and i…

Macky Reads Gamer Squad #1: Attack of the Not-So-Virtual Monsters

Macky Reads Gamer Squad #1: Attack of the Not-So-Virtual Monsters
Bex and Charlie (neighbors and best friends) manage to find themselves in the face of a small town crisis of semi-apocalyptic proportions when a bunch of monsters from their favorite augmented reality game are unleashed into the real world.  Childhood best friends. Check.  One big adventure where …

July 18, 2017

Love Is In the (Summer) Air • Summer Unscripted

Love Is In the (Summer) Air • Summer Unscripted
Rainie has always been a dabbler, a girl that doesn’t have a singular “passion” the way her best friends do. Her feelings of inadequacy and doubt are given voice in a monologue delivered by drama heartthrob Tuck, and the instant connection she feels with him spurs her into finding a way to change …

July 17, 2017

Table for Two #7: The Wren

Table for Two #7: The Wren
I'm really excited that  Rachel of Hello, Chelly  and I have teamed up once more to bring you a brand spanking new collaboration that involves two of my favorite things - New York City and food. We're proud to introduce  Table for Two , where the two of us will be highlighting restaurants and …

July 14, 2017

The Hollywood Way • Hello, Sunshine

The Hollywood Way • Hello, Sunshine
Becca Harrington decides she needs a fresh start after she gets rejected from every single college she applied to. Determined to fulfill her dream of becoming an actress, she packs up her stuff and moves to Los Angeles. She has a year to get an agent and land an acting gig – easy, right? But while…

July 13, 2017

Of Moonlight & Starlight: Macky Reads The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Of Moonlight & Starlight: Macky Reads The Girl Who Drank the Moon
I’m writing this review minutes after finishing this book, because I want to capture this moment. So few books have managed to obliterate me and render me unable to function on a personal level.  The Girl Who Drank the Moon  is one of them. How do I describe the beauty of the words used and the skil…

July 12, 2017

Hit the Jackpot • Lucky in Love

Hit the Jackpot • Lucky in Love
What do you do when you buy a lottery ticket on a whim and end up winning millions of dollars? Maddie is about to find out! She’s now in a world of newfound wealth, a world where things like bills and tuition are no longer problems, a world where she can buy and do things she only ever dreamt of. …

July 11, 2017

Road Trip to Rhode Island

Road Trip to Rhode Island
Rachel & I went on a road trip to Providence, Rhode Island last weekend for this year's summer adventure! (Last year, we went on a road trip as well, only to Cape Cod to meet up with Kelly.) Here's the lowdown on our weekend getaway: STAY • We stayed at the Omni Providence Hotel , which …