I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson: Audio Review

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I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson Narrator: Julia Whelan, Jesse Bernstein Published by Dial Books, Brilliance Audio on September 16, 2014 Genres: contemporary Pages: 371 Format: Audio Source: Brilliance Audio I received this book for free from Brilliance Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different […]

Posted August 11, 2015
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Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed: Review

Written in the Stars by Aish..

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed Published by Nancy Paulsen Books on March 24th 2015 Genres: contemporary Pages: 277 Format: Hardcover Source: Nancy Paulsen Books I received this book for free from Nancy Paulsen Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble Goodreads This heart-wrenching novel explores what it is like to be thrust into an unwanted marriage. Has Naila’s fate been written in the stars? Or can she still make her own destiny? 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, […]

Posted July 28, 2015
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Abertalli: Audio Review

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens A..

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Published by Balzer + Bray on April 7th 2015 Genres: contemporary Pages: 303 Format: Audio Source: Brilliance Audio I received this book for free from Brilliance Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of […]

Posted July 23, 2015
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Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas: Audiobook Review

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J..

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas Narrator: Elizabeth Evans Series: Throne of Glass #2 Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on August 27th 2013 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Action & Adventure, General Pages: 336 Format: Audio Source: Brilliance Audio I received this book for free from Brilliance Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known.But does she have the heart of a killer?After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king’s contest to become the new royal assassin. But Calaena is far from […]

Posted July 14, 2015
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Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen: Review

Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen: ..

Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen Series: Scarlet #3 Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on May 19th 2015 Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Adaptations, Historical, Medieval, Love & Romance Pages: 352 Format: Hardcover Source: Bloomsbury Publishing USA I received this book for free from Bloomsbury Publishing USA in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads Scarlet has captured the hearts of readers as well as the heart of Robin Hood, and after ceaseless obstacles and countless threats, readers will finally find out the fate of the Lady Thief. Only the greatest loves can survive great danger. . . Imprisoned by Prince John for months, Scarlet […]

Posted July 9, 2015
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Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu: Book Review

Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu:..

Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu Published by Roaring Brook Press on June 2, 2015 Genres: contemporary Pages: 336 Format: Hardcover Source: Purchased Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads Rachel Walker is devoted to God. She prays every day, attends Calvary Christian Church with her family, helps care for her five younger siblings, dresses modestly, and prepares herself to be a wife and mother who serves the Lord with joy. But Rachel is curious about the world her family has turned away from, and increasingly finds that neither the church nor her homeschool education has the answers she craves. Rachel has always found solace in her beliefs, but now she can’t shake the feeling that her devotion might destroy her soul. Review: I bought this one for the sole reason […]

Posted June 25, 2015
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How To Solve Your Biggest Audiobook Problems

How To Solve Your Biggest Au..

Audiobooks are one of the best ways I’ve discovered to fit in reading time. I can listen on the commute and knock out a book almost once a week just by using driving time. Sometimes when I talk to people about audiobooks I hear a lot of reasons why audiobooks don’t work for them. I’d like to go through some of these hurdles and some solutions for getting into audiobooks. Problem: Distractions You’ve got an audiobook on while you’re working, running, or driving and next thing you know you aren’t sure where you are, who that character is, and who just died?! Then you have to skip back to where you got distracted and listen again. Solution: Listen only when you have nothing else to do. I can’t listen to […]

Posted May 22, 2015
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The Forgotten Sisters by Shannon Hale: Book Review

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The Forgotten Sisters by Shannon Hale Series: Princess Academy #3 Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on March 3, 2015 Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore, Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic Pages: 336 Format: Hardcover Source: Purchased Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads After a year at the king’s palace, Miri has learned all about being a proper princess. But the tables turn when the student must become the teacher!Instead of returning to her beloved Mount Eskel, Miri is ordered to journey to a distant swamp and start a princess academy for three sisters, cousins of the royal family. Unfortunately, Astrid, Felissa, and Sus are more interested in hunting and fishing than becoming princesses.As Miri spends more time with the sisters, she realizes the king and queen’s interest in them hides […]

Posted May 20, 2015
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‘Throne of Glass’ Revisited in Audio

‘Throne of Glass’..

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Narrator: Elizabeth Evans Series: Throne of Glass #1 Published by Brilliance Audio on May 7, 2013 Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Love & Romance, Fantasy & Magic Pages: 432 Format: Audio Source: Brilliance Audio I received this book for free from Brilliance Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The King’s English Goodreads In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve […]

Posted May 18, 2015
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Courtney Alameda: What a Vampire Novel Can Teach You About Friendship (+ a Giveaway)

Courtney Alameda: What a Vam..

I’m so excited to invite one of my favorite people to my blog today. Courtney Alameda’s debut novel, Shutter, was released earlier this month, and it’s one of my favorites so far this year. Courtney is here to talk about Micheline and Van Helsing. Basically, why Dracula is a must-read. And check the bottom of the post for a giveaway of a hardcover copy of Shutter. ON FRIENDSHIP IN DARKNESS AND DRACULA’S GREATEST LEGACY By: Courtney Alameda I remember the exact moment I fell in love with Abraham van Helsing: I was alone in my car, listening to an audiobook of Dracula as I drove to Los Angeles. Dusk fell over the Grapevine Pass just outside the city as Van Helsing and Jonathan Harker pledged friendship to one another: “’You […]

Posted February 13, 2015
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