Follow Me Back ★★★☆☆½

followmeback.pngTessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…

Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.

When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn…

I love the cover. I love the format. And I love the alternating viewpoints. But I don’t love the third viewpoint or where it gets added. Continue reading “Follow Me Back ★★★☆☆½”

Bring Your Own Book #5

Happy Thursday! Time to play Bring Your Own Book! Shout outs to past winners include:

Oop! Looks like no one played last week! I always tag my favorites so make sure to comment!

Here are the rules:

  • I’ll post the goal. (Lines from an action movie, currency in a dystopia, etc)
  • You post the answer and a citation. (The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas p19)
  • You can play with ANY book! Fiction, non-fiction, YA, Adult, picture book, even a newspaper or a magazine.
  • Borrow phrases or whole sentences-just make sure to cite it.

Ready?

Reasons to leave a party

WoW: Our Dark Duet

Publication Date: June 13th 2017
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32075662.jpgKate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human, no matter how much he once yearned for it. He’s a monster with a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows—one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons—it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. She’ll face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.

New Blogging Buddies!

I’m looking for a few new blogs to follow (like I don’t follow enough), especially from those who comment back and actively post content (weekly).

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Comment below with some extra YA blogs, podcasts, bookstagrams, and booktubers for me to follow!

*Patiently awaits her her phone blowing sky high from notifications*

The End of the Birds

Months ago, my co-admin and I at RoundRobinWrites.com decided to just let the site go.

Yesterday, the domain officially expired.

We’ve spent three years pouring our hearts into it spiked and crashed hard. We’re not going to stop reviewing or blogging though. We’ve already created a new website.

It’s just hard to let it go.

Through the year I’ve been slowly dismantling it. Downloading and backing up reviews and interviews to take with us and deciding to leave everything else to the ether of the internet.

I canceled our RedBubble store and moved all of the designs I created into my own account.

We used the remainder of the paypal account to buy the new domain and account.

And then we tried really hard not to cry.

RoundRobinWrites.com taught me how to code better. To be a better leader. To manage my time. To branch out and be comfortable with meeting new people. It taught me to analyze books better for review and not just call them trash (something I still see many reviewers doing). It taught me about social media and how time consuming that can be. It helped me perfect my graphic design skills.

And I’m sad to see it go.

But I’m excited to move on.

BookCon 2017

So many pictures! I had a blast at this year’s BookCon, even though the ARC game was so weak. Also, I hope that EVERYONE who has the audacity to SELL THEIR ARCS ONLINE gets fined. ARC are specifically not for sale and if you cut in front of people or kept some fan from getting a book this year just so you could make a few bucks… well… just know that I find you to be a despicable sub-human being.

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ARCing Spree

Both of my Edelweiss and NetGalley shelves are EMPTY! *GASP* SO I’m changing up #ARCapalooza just a smidge just to let you know what books I’ve requested.

I can’t be the only blogger who goes on sprees when the shelf gets empty. I just sit there like “Yeah, that sounds good. *click* Request!” And then I play the waiting game. I remember one publisher approved my request the day before it archived on NetGalley. I was so mad.

Shimmer and Burn . Mary Taranta . 08 August, 2017

cover113119-medium.pngTo save her sister’s life, Faris must smuggle magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom in this exciting and dangerous start to a brand-new fantasy duology.

Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a lucrative scheme to buy her back, inadvertently binding herself to the power-hungry Princess Bryn, who wants to steal her father’s throne.

Now Faris must smuggle stolen magic into neighboring Avinea to incite its prince to alliance—magic that addicts in the war-torn country can sense in her blood and can steal with a touch. She and Bryn turn to a handsome traveling magician, North, who offers protection from Avinea’s many dangers, but he cannot save Faris from Bryn’s cruelty as she leverages Cadence’s freedom to force Faris to do anything—or kill anyone—she asks. Yet Faris is as fierce as Bryn, and even as she finds herself falling for North, she develops schemes of her own.

With the fate of kingdoms at stake, Faris, Bryn, and North maneuver through a dangerous game of magical and political machinations, where lives can be destroyed—or saved—with only a touch.

The cover, I think, is gorgeous. But I also requested it because of “stolen magic.” I’m intrigued to know just what that is in this world. Continue reading “ARCing Spree”

Rapid Fire BookTag

I saw this tag on Reading & …  and thought I’d give it a go. Rapid fire questions and answers, the idea is to keep the answers short and sweet… which… I didn’t do for a few of them. (This tag was created by GirlReading on YouTube)

Question 1: E-books or Physical Books?

Both. I prefer physical books, especially for reviews because they tend to pressure me more into reading them, but I also travel a lot and my kindle comes in handy for that. Plus, I get the ARC instantly when I get an advanced galley. So there’s that bonus too.

Question 2: Paperbacks or Hardbacks?

Hardback in the streets, paperback in the sheets. I like hardbacks on my shelves but paperbacks travel better in my bag… and weigh less… and hurt less when I drop them on my face when I fall asleep reading.
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