Review ~ Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Review ~ Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

My So-Called Review I love historical fiction but I actually don’t read it very often as I’m extremely selective in the type and range of history that I like to read about. I rarely read historical books that take place within the last 100+ years and I hardly ever read YA historical fiction, it’s not typically my cup of tea. So why did I want to read Outrun the Moon? It’s quite simple actually. I grew up in the Bay Area which means I spent a great deal of time learning about earthquakes in school, especially the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. While growing up I also had a very strange fascination with earthquakes; I can’t really explain why but I […]

Posted May 28, 2016 ~ Reviews ~ 0 Comments
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Review ~ The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

Review ~ The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

My So-Called Review I love scary books but it’s extremely hard for me to find books that actually scare me. I don’t really care for the horror genre in books or movies because gore doesn’t really scare me. What scares me is the creepy stuff that really gets under your skin and messes with your head. The Dead House really fit the bill perfectly for me and this book had me totally creeped out from beginning to end! In a nutshell, The Dead House is the telling of the “Johnson Incident” which revolved around a fire at Elmbridge High some twenty years ago. The case has recently been reopened due to the finding of new evidence pertaining to the incident. […]

Posted May 21, 2016 ~ Reviews ~ 2 Comments
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Review ~ Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Review ~ Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

My So-Called Review Everything, Everything is the story of a girl named Maddy who is allergic to the world. She can’t leave her house, ever, or she could become tragically ill and possibly die. Maddy’s mom and nurse, Carla, are her entire world but they do their best to try and give Maddy all the experiences any regular teen would have. When a new family moves in next door, Maddy can’t help but be extremely curious and begins watching them, especially the teenage son. His name is Olly and he’s everything Maddy could ever want in a guy. He seems to be curious about her too, the girl who’s always watching from her bedroom window, and so he tries to […]

Posted April 27, 2016 ~ Reviews ~ 2 Comments
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The Monday Musts ~9~

The Monday Musts ~9~

The Monday Musts is a weekly meme created and hosted by Jessica at Lovin’ Los Libros where we share our favorite “musts” of the week. What book, blog, or other bookish thing is a must read this week? What album, song, artist is a must listen to this week? And finally, what TV show, movie, blog, picture, etc. is a must see this week? Check out Lovin’ Los Libros for a complete list of all the participating blogs! My Monday Musts for this week: ~ must read ~ I can’t believe the date is almost upon us for The Raven King, Book 4 in The Raven Cycle series!!!! Feels like I’ve been waiting forever to finally have this gorgeous book […]

Posted April 25, 2016 ~ Meme, Monday Musts ~ 7 Comments
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Review ~ The Drowning Girls by Paula Treick DeBoard

Review ~ The Drowning Girls by Paula Treick DeBoard

My So-Called Review The Drowning Girls is a darkly provocative tale about obsession, a modern day Fatal Attraction. I think the scariest thing about this story is that it’s a psychological thriller that could actually happen in real life and that’s a damn terrifying thought! Liz and Phil McGinnis, along with Liz’s 14 year old daughter Danielle, have just moved into The Palms. This gated community full of mini mansions and golf courses is about as exclusive as you can get and Phil has been hired as the neighborhood’s new community relations specialist. His job, which basically consists of making the residences “happy”, comes with a 4,000 square foot home free of charge. As a high school counselor, Liz can’t […]

Posted April 21, 2016 ~ Reviews ~ 2 Comments
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Review ~ The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Review ~ The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

My So-Called Review The Darkest Corners is the story of best friends, Tessa and Callie, who were having a sleepover one summer night the way all 8 year old girls do. Callie’s teen cousin, who was spending the summer with them, was their babysitting for the evening. In the middle of the night, Callie woke Tessa and told her a man was in the yard. In the morning Callie’s cousin was missing and later she was found murdered. Both Tessa and Callie gave testimony that they saw a man named Wyatt Stokes in the yard that night and this testimony helped put Stokes behind bars. The entire town breathed a sigh of relief because this had been the fourth murder […]

Posted April 19, 2016 ~ Reviews ~ 6 Comments
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The Monday Musts ~8~

The Monday Musts ~8~

The Monday Musts is a weekly meme created and hosted by Jessica at Lovin’ Los Libros where we share our favorite “musts” of the week. What book, blog, or other bookish thing is a must read this week? What album, song, artist is a must listen to this week? And finally, what TV show, movie, blog, picture, etc. is a must see this week? Check out Lovin’ Los Libros for a complete list of all the participating blogs! My Monday Musts for this week: ~ must read ~     Red Rising by Pierce Brown was a book I’d had sitting on my bookshelves for well over a year but never read. I honestly don’t know why either because I’d […]

Posted April 18, 2016 ~ Meme, Monday Musts ~ 14 Comments
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Review ~ Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Review ~ Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

My So-Called Review Last weekend I was in the mood to read something different. I wasn’t sure what exactly so I took a look at my backlog on NetGalley, remembering  I had several (ok more than several) egalleys from 2015 that I’d never read for one reason or another. One of the oldest books I had was Every Last Word which is SO far outside my typical genres that I had to wonder why I requested it in the first place. When I read the synopsis and learned it was a YA contemporary about a teen girl diagnosed with OCD who’s gone through life hiding her secret I thought “aha, that’s why I requested it!” I myself suffer from OCD […]

Posted April 15, 2016 ~ Reviews ~ 4 Comments
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Review ~ Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Review ~ Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

My So-Called Review Wink Poppy Midnight is yet another book I initially wanted solely based on its cover. Can you really blame me though? What is up with all these gorgeous covers lately? My bookshelves love it but my wallet certainly doesn’t 😉 In the case of this book I was doubly excited because I’ve read April Genevieve Tucholke’s books and I’m a huge fan of her writing style. When I finally got my hands on a copy of this book the first thing I noticed was that the cover was even more beautiful in person. I must have spent a good 10 minutes just staring at it, trying to pick out all the intricate details. The second thing I […]

Posted April 13, 2016 ~ Reviews ~ 6 Comments
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Review ~ Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

Review ~ Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

My So-Called Review Perfect Days was a book I wanted to read from the moment I saw its cover on Instagram. I had no idea what it was about but I was in serious cover love so I looked it up on Goodreads. I was giddy when I discovered it was a story about a psychopath who kidnaps the girl he’s become obsessed with and basically takes her on a road trip. It sounded like it was right up my alley and I was thrilled when I was granted an ARC from NetGalley, Perfect Days was quickly becoming one of my most anticipated reads of the New Year. I began reading it with such gusto and yes, high expectations but […]

Posted April 8, 2016 ~ Reviews ~ 2 Comments
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Review ~ The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Review ~ The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

My So-Called Review Once upon a time I used to read nothing but historical fiction. Eventually I burned myself out and now I rarely pick one up. When I first came across The Song of Achilles I realized that I’d never read a book based on the story of Achilles or the Trojan War. This got me thinking of how little I really knew of the story and the man. What I did know came from what I remember learning in high school when we read The Iliad and from watching movies such as Troy. This made me intrigued by the notion of reading this book yet it wasn’t enough to make me purchase it. This book remained on my […]

Posted April 7, 2016 ~ Reviews ~ 2 Comments
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The Monday Musts ~7~

The Monday Musts ~7~

The Monday Musts is a weekly meme created and hosted by Jessica at Lovin’ Los Libros where we share our favorite “musts” of the week. What book, blog, or other bookish thing is a must read this week? What album, song, artist is a must listen to this week? And finally, what TV show, movie, blog, picture, etc. is a must see this week? Check out Lovin’ Los Libros for a complete list of all the participating blogs! My Monday Musts for this week: ~ must read ~ The Book Thief is one of my favorite, most beloved books of all time. I read this years ago with my book club and it was one that, at the time, I […]

Posted April 4, 2016 ~ Meme, Monday Musts ~ 6 Comments
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