Posts By: Jessica

Feb 08
Interview with Author Kyleigh Castronaro

Interview with Author Kyleigh Castronaro

Author Interview 6

Hey guys! Kyleigh Castronaro, author of the Grace of Gods series, agreed to do an interview with me! We had a lots of fun discussing her books, writing habits, and she even shared her dream cast for the characters in her books!  You can find the interview below to read Kyleigh’s responses! About Kyleigh Castronaro Kyleigh Castronaro is the author of the debut series Grace of Gods. She is a self-published author who tackles many of her projects entirely on her own…. Read more »

Feb 05
Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

4 Stars, Reviews 20

plot Anna and the French Kiss was so CUTE. It was adorable and I couldn’t hold back my squeals of enjoyment. I’m such a sucker for cutesy romance. The book starts off with Anna being super bummed and annoyed that her father (a cheesy romance writer who just hit big success) was shipping her off to a boarding school in Paris. Anna quickly makes friends, though, and starts to see that maybe Paris isn’t so bad… especially if a little… Read more »

Jan 31
Review: Gods Save the Princess by Kyleigh Castronaro

Review: Gods Save the Princess by Kyleigh Castronaro

4 Stars, Reviews 0

plot A perfect continuation from Ode to the Queen, Gods Save the Princess follows Valentina as she struggles with adapting from the horrors of her mortal life to the glamour of being a Greek Goddess living on Olympus… but things aren’t always glamorous once she’s kidnapped and finds herself stumbling in the Underworld. While the first book in the Grace of Gods series was focused heavily on the characters and had little plot development, Gods Save the Princess fully makes… Read more »

Jan 29
How Often Do You Purchase Finished ARCs?

How Often Do You Purchase Finished ARCs?

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Last week I was updating the feedback for some of the ARCs I read on Netgalley and there’s always an option to say whether or not you’d purchase a copy, and I started to think about how I click ‘no’ more often than ‘yes’ and how that doesn’t always reflect my opinion on the book itself. Sometimes it reflects the status of my wallet or the lack of room on my bookshelves. Typically, I only buy a finished physical copy… Read more »

Jan 20
Top Ten Books I Would Have Loved if They Weren’t Required School Reading

Top Ten Books I Would Have Loved if They Weren’t Required School Reading

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I tend despise things that I am required to do. It’s a little ridiculous. I could just choose to not do them, but there’d be consequences. Like not reading A Tale of Two Cities would have resulted in very bad grades and a failed test, and I start to panic when I think about abandoning homework assignments because I’m a nerd. Anyway, I almost always end up hating the books I have to read for school. I often start off enjoying them, but then… Read more »

Jan 16
Life of a Blogger: Bad Habits

Life of a Blogger: Bad Habits

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I’m a day late with this post, but who cares? (I do. I so totally do. It bugs me. I promise to post the meme on time next week lol!) My Worst Habit: picking at my nails. The one habit I have never been able to break is messing with my nails. I sometimes bite them, but I have strayed away from that in recent years, so now I pick at my cuticles and nails (often until they bleed! Ouch,… Read more »

Jan 06
Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

5 Stars, Reviews 5

I started All the Bright Places with the highest expectations possible, and I was not let down. Not even a little bit! Oh gosh, this book was so amazing and brilliant. My heart is still aching from reading it, and I will never, ever get over this book. Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at their high school, both of them concerned with life and death, and struggling with issues they don’t know how get past. Then, Finch… Read more »

Jan 03
Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

5 Stars, Reviews 6

I considered not writing this review since Insurgent (and well, the entire Divergent series) has been so popular and everyone has read it. Or almost everyone. There are so many reviews for Insurgent, I could probably swim in them. But that doesn’t really matter to me anymore. I’m going to review it because I want to review it. So now that that’s been said, I’m going to write a spazzy, excited, gushing review of Insurgent. 😀 DUDE! I can’t believe I waited more than one… Read more »

Dec 30
Top Ten Goals For 2015

Top Ten Goals For 2015

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I typically dislike making “New Year’s Resolutions” just because I don’t think a new year necessarily means you get to start ‘new’. Also, since I am the ultimate procrastinator, I can’t afford to believe in it. If I did, it would be another way to procrastinate. Like, I can start doing so and so on New Years instead of now, when there’s no reason I can’t start doing it right away. So instead of making goals for 2015, I’m going to make goals… Read more »

Dec 28
Review: Misdirected by Ali Berman

Review: Misdirected by Ali Berman

4 Stars, Reviews 2

Misdirected is a book about a 15 year old boy, Ben, who moves to a new town where religion is an important aspect of everyone’s life. Ben wasn’t raised in a religious home, and although he attended a religious private school for most of his life, he doesn’t understand why religion is so important to everyone. After being treated like an outcast because of his lack of interest in being a Christian, he discovers he’s Atheist. This causes an even bigger disconnect… Read more »