June 22, 2014

Rewind & Review #16

Rewind and review

So first off, Awkwordly Emma won the YA Web Award for Established YA Reviews.  Thanks so much to those who nominated me and all who voted!
Second bit of news: I've started adding links for you to buy the books I've reviewed.  I won't be including Amazon (because of the big to-do with Hachette, but if that's your only book-buying option, I won't be mad at you), but I've included Barnes & Noble and my local indie, Read Between the Lynes.  I've confirmed with the owner of the store that you can order online through RBTL and they'll ship your books to you! So please support my local indie, because they're awesome.
And don't forget to check out my second book haul video down at the bottom of this post!

Books I Received
Fan Art by Sarah Tregay
Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
The Swap by Megan Shull
Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
(Thank you to Read Between the Lynes for the above ARCs!)
The Young World by Chris Weitz (via NetGalley and Little, Brown for Young Readers)
Nil by Lynne Matson (gifted by @SaraMStuart)
Wanted: Dead or In Love by Kym Brunner (a finished copy from Merit Press)

Books I Bought
My Faire Lady by Laura Wettersten
The Falconer by Elizabeth May
Forever With You by Robin Jones Gunn

Books I Won
In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis (Thank you to The YA Bookcase!)

Books I Read
The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes (reread)
Falling into Place by Amy Zhang
Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly (reread)
Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman (4 stars)
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (5 stars)
My Faire Lady by Laura Wettersten (4 stars)
Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan (3 stars)
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (reread)
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone (reread)
The Young World by Chris Weitz (DNF)
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo (4 stars)
Forever With You by Robin Jones Gunn (4 stars)
Where She Went by Gayle Forman (2.5 stars)
The Swap by Megan Shull (DNF)

Currently Reading
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone
The Falconer by Elizabeth May

Answers for Guess the Book
1. The Selection by Kiera Cass
2. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
3. I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
4. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
5. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
6. Divergent by Veronica Roth
7. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
8. Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
9. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
10. The Rules by Stacey Kade
11. Dangerous by Shannon Hale
12. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

Blog Posts You Might've Missed
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Upcoming Blog Posts in the Next Few Weeks (subject to change)
  • Review: The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor
  • TTT: A Cover Element I Like/Dislike
  • BBF: The Girls in Plaid Skirts
  • Cover Love (All my faves from Cover Reveal Week!)
  • Random Friday: Favorite Blogs
  • BBF: Blue Sky Bookshelf
  • Review: On the Fence by Kasie West
  • Review: Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
  • TTT: Favorite Classics
  • Interview with a Surprise Author
  • Random Friday: Favorite Moments in History


  1. Oh, I really want to read Fan Art! I've heard such great things about it :) I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

  2. I was reading this and I thought Fan Art looked interesting. I looked it up and I'm less interested in it. I'm not against gays, but I'm not really excited about reading it anymore.
    Funny thing, main character has the same name as my brother's girlfriend's mom.

    My Faire Lady sounds really cute and I'm desperately waiting for my library to get The Falconer.

    ~D. Skye <3

  3. Yey, I hope you enjoy Midnight Thief, it's a lot of fun!


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