Jul 29
ARC: Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

ARC: Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Meet Kate and Maggie: two female cops who have very little in common. Kate is a rookie, a gorgeous rich girl who joins the force as she is still healing from the death of her husband, with no idea what she is getting into. Maggie is a veteran cop with an uncle and brother on the force, but she still gets zero respect from “the boys”. Maggie still lives at home, and doesn’t get any respect there, either. In fact, she is constantly belittled by her mother and abused by her uncle. This is 1974, and the good ole boys of the APD don’t appreciate women who think they can do a man’s job. They expect them to endure groping… Read more »

Jul 28
Audiobook Review: Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams

Audiobook Review: Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams

Occasionally I venture outside of the YA world, and generally that means you’ll find me with my nose – er, ears – buried in a cowboy romance! I know, I know, it’s an odd genre for someone like me (sitting on the DC Metro, I told Andye @ Reading Teen about this and her expression was one of bewilderment!). But, I just love cowboy romances. There is something supremely sexy about a guy in jeans, boots and a cowboy hat. YUM. So when I needed to refresh my taste buds with some new adult romance, I turned to Finders Keepers on audio, which has been sitting in my Audible library for some time now. I probably picked it up during… Read more »

Jul 14
ARC: FAN ART by Sarah Tregay

ARC: FAN ART by Sarah Tregay

Jamie Peterson is gay.  He’s known for several years now and frankly, girls ick him out.  The problem is, he hasn’t come out to his best friend – and crush – Mason Viveros, the boy he lusts after but is too afraid of damaging their long-time best-friendship.  It seems that everyone at school knows or thinks Jamie might be gay, too. FAN ART was an almost sugary-sweet and super-fluffy novel.  I think it could have been better served with more issue in the book and less fluff, actually, since LGBTQ issues are front and center in our world right now.  I did really like that this is a YA centered around teen male gay romance, but Sarah Tregay tried a… Read more »

Jul 09
Audiobook Review: Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting

Audiobook Review: Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting

New Adult is a new favorite genre of mine, and I enjoy it almost as much as young adult.  I can really identify with all the characters, because it wasn’t so long ago that I was there myself (wait….I’m not old, am I?)! Hayden and Tenley are both damaged when they stumble into each other’s lives.  Hayden is a tattooist in Chicagoland and Tenley is a grad student who works in and lives above the shop across the street from Hayden’s tattoo parlor, Inked Armor. (Interesting name for a tattoo shop, btw.  The double-meaning is not lost on me). Hayden is immediately taken with Tenley but he can’t figure out why because she seems like the exact opposite of everything… Read more »

Jul 07
Tease by Amanda Maciel + Giveaway!

Tease by Amanda Maciel + Giveaway!

I feel like there are two camps for Tease by Amanda Maciel: you either love it or you hate it.   I loved it – so hard. Tease is a unique bully novel in that the reader gets inside the bully’s head for a change. We get to see what the driving forces are for that behavior, what would lead a teenager to verbally and socially torture a person to the point of death. To the point where suicide seems like the only way out. And because of this perspective, you are forced to take a second look at the bullies, and perhaps the victims, too. Sara is a horrible person. I hated her right off the bat. She was the… Read more »

Jul 02
Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Whoa. This book is one twisty, didn’t-see-THAT-coming, mind blower! But let’s rewind and start at the beginning.  The Liars: Cadence Sinclair Eastman, her cousins Johnny and Mirren, and Gat, who is the nephew of her aunt’s boyfriend. The Liars spend summers on their family’s private island near Martha’s Vineyard. Young, wealthy, and carefree, life is nothing but fun for the cousins. Until the summer they are 15, that is…then everything changes. We meet Cady when she is 17, going back to the island for the first time since that summer. She doesn’t remember what has happened, she only knows that it’s something so terrible that it has changed who she is – once strong, blond, and beautiful, she is now… Read more »

Jun 30
ARC: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

ARC: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

Haunting. That’s the best way I can describe the story of Maud, whose memory is slowing declining due to dementia. She knows that her best friend Elizabeth is missing, and she is determined to find out what has happened to her, but the only clues that she has are the notes she writes to herself. But can she even trust these notes? It doesn’t seem that anyone is willing to help her find her friend, and no one seems terribly concerned with her absence. Elizabeth’s disappearance brings back memories from seventy years ago, when Maud’s older sister disappeared and was never heard from again. The story alternates between the past and present mysteries, but they are woven together seamlessly through… Read more »

Jun 29
The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post

  The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.   Last Week and This Week Last Week: Jessica reviews Eyes on You by Kate White Jennifer reviews Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carringer   This Week: Jessica reviews Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey Jessica reviews We Were Liars by E. Lockhart   Book Haulin’! Jennifer received for review: Conversion by Katherine Howe We’d like to thank the following publishers for our review copies this week:… Read more »