Fangirl Friday: My First Advanced Reader’s Copy!

If you couldn’t tell from the title, I GOT MY FIRST ARC! It came in the mail today and I was super surprised. I had no idea I had won one from a Goodread’s giveaway I had entered weeks ago. I can’t wait to read this. Look out for a book review of How to Love by Katie Cotugno on here soon. WAHOO!

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The cover is beautiful!

Synopsis: “Before: Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember: as natural as breathing, as endless as time. But he’s never seemed to notice that Reena even exists…until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. But then Sawyer disappears from their humid Florida town without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind.

After: Almost three years have passed, and there’s a new love in Reena’s life: her daughter, Hannah. Reena’s gotten used to being without Sawyer, and she’s finally getting the hang of this strange, unexpected life. But just as swiftly and suddenly as he disappeared, Sawyer turns up again. Reena doesn’t want anything to do with him, though she’d be lying if she said Sawyer’s being back wasn’t stirring something in her. After everything that’s happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again?

In this breathtaking debut, Katie Cotugno weaves together the story of one couple falling in love—twice.” ~from Goodreads

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Are 6 AP Classes Competitive Enough?

Disclaimer: I’m not trying to pine for compliments. If I were trying to get compliments I would be a lot less subtle, but that’s besides the point.

For me, this is a legitimate question I ask myself frequently. I live in a fairly competitive area, so the number of AP classes my school offers (25+) can seem like a blessing and an curse at the same time. I am blessed to have opportunities other children can only imagine and to be able to choose from a wide variety of classes. At the same time, I feel cursed. For example, if my school only provided five AP classes a student could take all five and that would easily be considered the “most challenging” schedule the school could offer. In my case, it’s harder to decipher what the “most challenging” schedule would be because of “easy” AP classes and “hard” AP classes… You would be surprised by how many of my school conversations go like this.

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Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

“What was love, really? Flowers, chocolate, and poetry? Or was it something else? Was it being able to finish someone’s jokes? Was it having absolute faith that someone was there at your back? Was it knowing someone so well that they instantly understood why you did the things you did—and shared those same beliefs?”

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6)

Rating: 4.5 stars

Last Sacrifice is the sixth and last book in the Vampire Academy series, so you might not want to read this review if you’ve not read the previous books.

Reading Last Sacrifice is a lot like drinking diet soda. You enjoy the taste of the sugary sweet drink until you realize it has left a strange after taste in your mouth. Continue reading

Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

“Dreams, dreams. I walk them; I live them. I delude myself with them. It’s a wonder I can spot reality anymore.”

Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5)

Rating: 4 stars

Spirit Bound is the fifth book in the Vampire Academy series, so you might not want to read this review if you’ve not read the previous books.

After reading Blood Promise, I was a little let down when I read Spirit Bound.  There wasn’t a lot of action and the plot seemed to drag in a couple of places.

Spirit Bound begins with Rose about to take her final test in order to become a guardian. If she passes, Rose will be free from the safety of St.Vladimir and a liability to Lissa with Strigoi Dimitri still alive and after Rose. Despite being at risk of being killed though, Lissa follows Rose on a journey to find a cure that could possibly turn Strigoi Dimitri back into a Dhampir. It’s a long shot, but Rose is willing to take the risk even if others’ lives may be on the line. Continue Reading ->

Fangirl Friday

Hi guys! So this idea came to me in the middle of the night. I thought, “What can I use as an excuse to fangirl on my blog on a regular basis while still being somewhat socially acceptable… OOH I know! I’ll make weekly posts called Fangirl Friday.” Yeah, that sounds cool right? Alliterations and stuff.

Fangirl Friday will consist of more casual posts. It will be  full of my overwhelming excitement, so sometimes there will be flailing , CAPSLOCK , and a dab of incoherent speech. It’s all in good fun though! I will write about whatever I’m excited about at the moment: new book releases, cover designs, movie trailers, movie casts etc. In addition to that, I’ll be making top five Friday posts on Fangirl Fridays occasionally.

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

“If your eyes weren’t open, you wouldn’t know the difference between dreaming and waking.”

Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4)

Rating: 5 stars

Blood Promise is the fourth book in the Vampire Academy series, so you might not want to read this review if you’ve not read the previous books… seriously, don’t read this review unless you’ve read Shadow Kiss.

Blood Promise  is by far my favorite book in the Vampire Academy series so far. New characters are introduced along with a new setting. REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Continue Reading ->