Review: The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts

After book blogger Vivian Galdi’s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart. But nerd-hot Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, sends the mission and Vivian’s zing meter into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian works, Dallas wages a counter-mission. Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect. And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf. Title: The Replacement Crush {Read More}

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Have Been On My TBR From Before I Started Blogging That I STILL Haven’t Read Yet

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Ten Books That Have Been On My TBR From Before I Started Blogging That I STILL Haven’t Read Yet So I didn’t really use Goodreads before I started blogging. I added all my books in 2007 when I first joined, and I signed in and added a few books once in awhile up until until I started blogging in June 2013, but I didn’t use shelves {Read More}

Review: Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows up—but they will choose her husband. Following their cultural tradition, they will plan an arranged marriage for her. And until then, dating—even friendship with a boy—is forbidden. When Naila breaks their rule by falling in love with Saif, her parents are livid. Convinced she has forgotten who she truly is, they travel {Read More}

Review: Tumbling by Caela Carter

Five gymnasts. One goal. Grace lives and breathes gymnastics—but no matter how hard she pushes herself, she can never be perfect enough. Leigh, Grace’s best friend, has it all: a gymnastics career, a normal high-school life…and a secret that could ruin everything. Camille wants to please her mom, wants to please her boyfriend, and most of all, wants to walk away. Wilhelmina was denied her Olympic dream four years ago, and she won’t let anything stop her again. No matter {Read More}

Review: Wake the Hollow by Gaby Triana

Forget the ghosts, Mica. It’s real, live people you should fear. Tragedy has brought Micaela Burgos back to her hometown of Sleepy Hollow. It’s been six years since she chose to live with her father in Miami instead of her eccentric mother. And now her mother is dead. This town will suck you in and not let go. Sleepy Hollow may be famous for its fabled headless horseman, but the town is real. So are its prejudices and hatred, targeting {Read More}

Review: Awkward by Marni Bates

Mackenzie Wellesley has spent her life avoiding the spotlight. At Smith High, she’s the awkward junior people only notice when they need help with homework. Until she sends a burly football player flying with her massive backpack and makes a disastrous – not to mention unwelcome – attempt at CPR. Before the day is out, the whole fiasco explodes on YouTube. And then the strangest thing happens. Suddenly, Mackenzie is an Internet sensation, with four million hits and counting. Sucked {Read More}

Why I’m Not Planning to Read The Cursed Child

When the news first broke that there would be a new Harry Potter story, the Internet almost broke with the excitement. I felt alone because I was more than a little apprehensive. Granted, I wasn’t spending much time on Twitter at that point, so maybe there were pockets of people like me that I missed. Genuine fans, I mean, not people who hate or even just don’t care about the whole phenomenon. There are some people who take pride in {Read More}

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books Set Outside The US

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Ten Books Set Outside The US Books I Liked        Anna and the French Kiss (France) // Love & Gelato (Italy) // Narvla’s Celtic New Year (Ireland) // Playing with Matches (Canada) // Being Sloane Jacobs (Canada) // Witchstruck (England) // My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century (Italy) Not My Favorite Exit, Pursued by a Bear (Canada) Books I Haven’t Read (Yet!)   Wanderlove (Central America) {Read More}

Review: The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks

I can’t believe I fell for it. It was still dark when I woke up this morning. As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was. A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of whitewashed concrete. There are six little rooms along the main corridor. There are no windows. No doors. The lift is the only way in or out. What’s he going to do to me? What am I going to do? If I’m right, the lift will {Read More}

Money Matters: June 2016

I’ve seen other bloggers, like Berls at Fantasy is More Fun and Felicia at The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog, with book budget posts. It made me curious how much I’m spending on books each year. I have a rough idea, because I have an entertainment budget, but I’d like to get more detailed. I’m not going to try to stick to a set goal the way Berls and Felicia do, but it might end up making me think twice about {Read More}