ARC Review: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis [+ a giveaway!]

ARC Review: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis [+ a giveaway!]
My Thoughts I'll be honest. After my pretty neutral experience with Mindy McGinnis's debut novel, I didn't have high expectations for A Madness So Discreet. I'm pleased to report, however, that I absolutely loved this book! What makes A Madness So Discreet such a great book? The writing is poetic - in more ways than one! You know when you're reading a book and you get to a point where you understand the title on a whole new level? This one, for me, was subtle and beautiful and poignant. Not only...

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Oh, the Books! Bookish Guides: Birthdays in YA (+ a Giveaway!)

Bookish Guide (plus: a giveaway!)
Oh, the Books! Bookish Guides is our recommendation feature in which we choose a theme and highlight (primarily YA) books that we think are a match. If you are having trouble finding a book that contains a certain element and you want our help, or you just want to know what we'd recommend for general well-known themes, send us your request using the suggestion box on our Bookish Guides page and we may feature it on a future post! Woohooooo!!! May 25th is Asti's birthday, and since...

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Quiz: What Kind of Voyant Would YOU Be? [The Mime Order Blog Tour + Giveaway]

Quiz: What Kind of Voyant Would YOU Be? [The Mime Order Blog Tour + Giveaway]
I have a long and lovely history with The Bone Season. I read that book while I was in Ireland, which led to a much more vivid experience (as Paige is Irish), and caused me to have some powerful dreams while I was there (that I hope to turn into stories someday). I gave The Bone Season five stars, so I was oh so eager to get my hands on The Mime Order, whenever it would finally arrive. Well, thanks to my contact at Bloomsbury, I was sent a physical ARC of The Mime Order -- my very first! And...

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Kelley’s Wrapping Presents for YOU!

Kelley's Wrapping Presents for YOU!
Hey, remember that time I had a Trick or Treat giveaway and it was super fun and I actually really enjoyed doing things like making a spreadsheet to keep track of the winners and putting all their packages together and making use of the Stamps.com bulk shipping functionality? Me too. And it was so much fun that I thought I'd do another one, since so many winter holidays involve giving presents and I freaking love giving presents. Would you like to take more books off my hands? Of course you...

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I Spy Sci-Fi: A Guessing Game

I Spy Sci-Fi Header
When planning posts for Sci-Fi Month, one of the things I knew I wanted to do was create some Fun & Games posts for the event. It's the category that receives the least contributions, even though it allows for the greatest amount of creativity. My previous Sci-Fi Month Fun & Games posts include the Sci-Fi Bingo Card 2014, Bookish Finds: Leonard Ulian's Book Art, and the Sci-Fi YA Periodic Table. And today, my dear friends, I bring you my last Fun & Game post for Sci-Fi Month (which...

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