I know you can’t see me, as is the nature of a blog, but I am throwing confetti at you.
Well, in my mind at least because, hey, IT’S MY ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY BABY!
It’s really difficult for me to believe that it’s been a whole year. This time last year, I was freaking out and reading re-reading my first blog post before it went live. I was so nervous that no one would ever read it. That no one would ever read anything I ever wrote.
I don’t even have the words to thank everyone that has ever read one of my posts. Even if you didn’t get past the first sentence, you clicked on it, for some reason, and I am grateful.
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Title: She, Myself, and I
Author: Emma Young
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Amulet Books
Published: September 5th, 2017
Format: e-ARC via Netgalley
Rating: 2 stars
Ever since Rosa’s nerve disease rendered her quadriplegic, she’s depended on her handsome, confident older brother to be her rock and her mirror. But when a doctor from Boston chooses her to be a candidate for an experimental brain transplant, she and her family move from London in search of a miracle. Sylvia—a girl from a small town in Massachusetts—is brain dead, and her parents have agreed to donate her body to give Rosa a new life. But when Rosa wakes from surgery, she can’t help but wonder, with increasing obsession, who Sylvia was and what her life was like. Her fascination with her new body and her desire to understand Sylvia prompt a road trip based on self-discovery… and a surprising new romance. But will Rosa be able to solve the dilemma of her identity?
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So it’s almost been a year.
That’s… wild. It really has flown by, but that’s probably because
I was pretty inactive for the first six months blogging is just so much fun!
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Title: Love and Other Alien Experiences
Author: Kerry Winfrey
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published: July 11th, 2017
Format: e-ARC via Netgalley
Rating: 5 stars
I’m never going outside again.
Mallory hasn’t left the house in sixty-seven days–since the day her dad left. She attends her classes via webcam, rarely leaves her room (much to her brother’s chagrin), and spends most of her time watching The X-Files or chatting with the always obnoxious BeamMeUp on New Mexico’s premier alien message board.
But when she’s shockingly nominated for homecoming queen, her life takes a surprising turn. She slowly begins to open up to the world outside. And maybe if she can get her popular jock neighbor Brad Kirkpatrick to be her homecoming date, her classmates will stop calling her a freak.
In this heartwarming and humorous debut, Mallory discovers first love and the true meaning of home–just by taking one small step outside her house.
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I had the huge honor of interviewing Kerry Winfrey, author of the upcoming contemporary Love and Other Alien Experiences. Spoiler alert: I loved it. I’m so unbelievably happy I got the chance to chat with her!
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Don’t act like you’ve never imagined it – you totally have.
Do we all have our reading spots at home that are familiar to us? That we know and love? Of course we do. But, that does not discredit the fact that we have all dreamed of that perfect little nook – so custom made, it basically has your name carved into the side (depending on your aesthetic of course).
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Happy June! To kick it off, I figured I’d go back and write some mini reviews for books I haven’t gotten to review yet, or don’t feel like doing full-length reviews for.
Continue reading “Mini Reviews: Love and First Sight, The Infinite Moment of Us, Queens of Geek”
May was a pretty good month for me.
In terms of reading? Posssibly. Blogging? Eh, not really.
But, in terms of non-bookish life. Absolutely, because 1) I finished all my exams 2) I’m pretty sure I aced them and 3) it’s finally summer!
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You need to get off that book buying ban immediately.
“Um, Jordyn, this book buying ban is the only reason I have any money in my wallet.”
I know. Trust me, I get it. Book buying bans, in theory, are a reader’s best friend! They keep your spending habits in check and, most of all, help you focus on the books that you do have, rather than the ones that you don’t, which forces you to cut down that TBR like a kick-butt samurai.
However, there are most definitely reasons why book buying bans need to chill out:
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Author: Ashley Poston
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Retelling
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published: April 4, 2017
Anything can happen once upon a con…
When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.
Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. (source)
Note: This review is spoiler-free!
I was expecting nerdiness, and goofiness, and fluffiness from this book. And I got that.
I got more than that.
Continue reading “Geekerella by Ashley Poston | Nerdy, Relatable, and Deep”