Month: April 2015

Monthly Recap [April 2015]

Posted April 30, 2015 by Stephanie in Wrap Up / 0 Comments

So, I’m going to do this new thing monthly where I let you guys know a little bit more about me. I used to do this over on Bookish. But since I’m not there anymore, I decided to bring over a version of the Bookish Digest over here. I’ll let you know what my favorite read was for the month and I’ll link up some of my posts from the month as well as give you guys some news or information about my life.
My pick for the month of April:

Title: The Book of Ivy
Author: Amy Engel
Series: The Book of Ivy #1
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance,
Published By: Entangled Teen on November 11, 2014
My review

After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual.

This year, it is my turn.

My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and restore the Westfall family to power.

But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy.

Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him…

My Posts:
Other Posts:
What happened in April:
1. My best friend got married! It was a long, long day but it was a blast!
2. I turned 25.
3. I attempted Camp NaNoWriMo but like every other NaNoWriMo I partake in, life gets in the way so badly! I’m pretty sure that this April has been THE BUSIEST month I’ve EVER had.
What I’m looking forward to for May:
1. Relaxation. I am finally going to have time to read, write, and basically do anything I want to. I think I may even take a few days off work to sit outside and do lots of reading.
2. THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON!!!!!!!! (This needs no explanation)
3. My fiance’s birthday. (He’s not looking forward to it, but I love birthdays)

Let’s talk about it. What were some of your favorite reads this month? Did you read any of these books? What are you looking forward to next month? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂

Mini Reviews [1]

Posted April 29, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 3 Comments

Mini Reviews [1]Nearly Broken (Nearly, #1) by Devon Ashley
Published by HarperCollins, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on June 4th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Dystopian, Fantasy, Mythology, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense, Young Adult
Pages: 367
Format: eARC, Hardcover, Paperback
Source: Netgalley, Purchased
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So, there have been some books that I have read in the past year or so that I just forgot to write a review for. There are also others that I either DNF’d or just don’t have enough to say for a full size review. So, for those books I will be putting them into these mini-reviews that I will post periodically.

Title: Nearly Broken
Author: Devon Ashley
Series: Nearly #1
Genre: New Adult/Young Adult, Romance, Suspense, Contemporary
Published: June 4, 2013

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Okay, my thoughts on this one are few and far between. I gave this a solid 3 of 5 stars. I liked it, but I didn’t love it. It was a different subject that I usually read and I’m not saying it was the subject matter because I wouldn’t mind reading more dark/tough issue books, this one was just… mediocre. Will I continue in this series? I’m not sure yet.

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Angels/Demons, Romance, Magic
Published By: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on September 9, 2011

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Why the mini review for this one? Because I forgot to give a full review of this when I read it over a year ago! This is a solid 5 star book! I loved every second of this book. I loved Laini’s writing style. I pushed this on a few of my friends in real life and they loved it. I will definitely be continuing in this series for sure! And anything else that Laini Taylor writes!

Title: Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver
Series: Delirium #1
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance
Published By: HarperTeen on February 3, 2011

Where To Get:



This was another one that I loved and just forgot to write a review for. So here it is on my first mini review post. This was another 5 star book. I read it a year ago and loved it! It was my first Lauren Oliver book and it won’t be the last. Her writing is superb. I will definitely be continuing this series.

Let’s talk about it. Did you read any of these books? If so, what did you think of them? If not, do you want to read them? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂
WoW [16]

WoW [16]

Posted April 29, 2015 by Stephanie in Meme / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine every Wednesday. It’s about spotlighting some of the releases we are awaiting eagerly. This week I’m waiting patiently eagerly for… Title: Kissing in AmericaAuthor: Margo RabbSeries: StandaloneGenre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Road TripPublished By: HarperComing out on May 26, 2015 Acclaimed writer Margo Rabb’s Kissing in America is “a wonderful novel […]

The Goddess Test [Review]

The Goddess Test [Review]

Posted April 28, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 5 Comments

Title: The Goddess Test Author: Aimee Carter Series: Goddess Test #1 Genre: Young Adult, Mythology, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance Pages: 293 Published By: Harlequin Teen on April 19, 2011 Challenges: 2015 TBR Pile, YA & NA Romance Challenge Where To Get:   Every girl who had taken the test has died. Now it’s Kate’s turn. It’s always been just Kate and her mom […]

2015 Challenge Updates (March-April)

2015 Challenge Updates (March-April)

Posted April 28, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

Every 2 months, I will have a post that shows how I am doing with all of the challenges that I am partaking in this year! I am happy to say that I am doing okay. 🙂 For this challenge I am challenging myself to get to the 31-40 Sweet Summer Fling level.1. To All […]

Top Ten Tuesday [40]

Top Ten Tuesday [40]

Posted April 28, 2015 by Stephanie in Meme / 0 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there is a different bookish top ten list. Join in on the fun! Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who: Are Kick-Ass :  1. The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead 2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas 3. These […]

The Book of Ivy [Review]

The Book of Ivy [Review]

Posted April 27, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 4 Comments

My mission is not to make him happy and bear his children and be his wife. My mission is to kill him. He didn’t save me, though. He allowed me the freedom to save myself, which is the very best type of rescue. “Because I’m in love with you, Ivy,” he whispers. “Giving up on […]

Alienated [Review]

Alienated [Review]

Posted April 27, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

“Look what I made for you. A bowl of diabetes.” Tori: I don’t like the way he looks at you. Cara: How does he look at me? Tori: Like he wants to dock his ship inside your spaceport. Cara: You’ve cracked. “It’s common knowledge that shiny rocks are preferred among human females.” “How can we […]

Reader’s Choice [6]

Reader’s Choice [6]

Posted April 24, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

It’s time for another round of Reader’s Choice! So, since I first started doing this, I tweaked it up a bit and I am using my TBR Jar that I made at the end of last year. The last poll was a big one! I said that I would read and review the top 3 […]

These Broken Stars [Review]

These Broken Stars [Review]

Posted April 23, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

“Major, to what extent did you act upon your feelings for Miss LaRoux?” “Medium.” “Excuse me?” “How am I supposed to answer that question?” I know a thousand different smiles, each with its own nuanced shade of meaning, but I don’t know how to reach the few feet away to touch this person next to […]