BOOKMAS DAY 3: series i finished in 2017

Last year, I read a lot of fantasy books, which means that I started and finished a lot of series. However, this year a majority of the books I read were contemporary, and therefore, not many series. So far as I’m pre-writing these blog posts, I’ve read over 120 books this year, and only completed…

BOOKMAS DAY 2: 2017 BOOK-TO-MOVIE ADAPTATIONS

Welcome back for day 2 of BOOKMAS! Today, I’m talking about the top 5 book-to-movie adaptations I saw this year. This was harder than I thought considering that there weren’t many book-to-movie adaptation releases this year, specifically YA, so I broadened to all age categories.   5. Lion This is a beautiful and heartbreaking story,…

BOOKMAS DAY 1: YA DEBUTS OF 2017

WELCOME TO THE FIRST DAY OF BOOKMAS 2017! I did BOOKMAS last year, and basically what I did was upload a blog post every day for the twelve days leading up to Christmas. Each post was a different kind of wrap up or review of the things I’ve read this year. In case you want…

‘UNEARTHED’ review & book launch with Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered. For Jules Addison and his…

i won NANOWRIMO 2017… kinda

Last July I participated in my first Camp Nanowrimo, last November I participated in my first Nanowrimo (writing 50k in a month), and I also participated in April and July Camp Nanowrimo this year again. In all four of those months, I completed or won the goals that I had set for myself, and I…

November 2017 WRAP UP

With Nanowrimo on this month, I actually didn’t plan on doing any reading at all (Nanowrimo discussion coming soon). However, I was in a reading mood and picked up a two books for review (coming soon), reread three books, and read a book on screen writing.   The Start of Me and You – Emery…

November 2017 BOOK HAUL

As the year nears the end, my book hauls seem like they’re getting smaller, which is probably a good thing because I have a big TBR that needs attention. I bought a few books this month (ready for signings and author events), and I was also send a few by publishers. Let me know if…

‘EDITING EMMA’ by Chloe Seager

When sixteen-year-old Emma Nash is ‘ghosted’ by the love of her life Leon Naylor, she does what any normal teenage girl would do… Emma spends the summer lurking in her bedroom, avoiding all human contact (and the shower), surrounded by the collection of chewit wrappers she saved from packs Leon gave her, back when he…

‘I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU’ by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin

Dear Best Friend, I can already tell that I will hate everyone but you. Sincerely, Ava Helmer (that brunette who won’t leave you alone) We’re still in the same room, you weirdo. Stop crying. G So begins a series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off…

‘BREAKING’ by Danielle Rollins

Charlotte doesn’t fit in with her two best friends, or with anyone else at The Underhill Preparatory Institute, her cut-throat school for the rich and gifted. But when those best friends die suddenly, Charlotte doesn’t know where to turn. Were they keeping secrets? Could Charlotte be the reason they did it? Because Charlotte has a…

time to fight like a girl – ‘MOXIE’ by Jennifer Mathieu

It’s time to fight like a girl! Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her high school teachers who think the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following…

‘THE TASTE OF BLUE LIGHT’ by Lydia Ruffles

An incandescent, soul-searching story about a broken young woman’s search for a truth buried so deep it threatens to consume her, body and mind. ‘Since I blacked out, the slightest thing seems to aggravate my brain and fill it with fire’ These are the things Lux knows: She is an Artist. She is lucky. She…