Tag: Balzer + Bray

New to Me – For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

New to Me – For Darkness..

In 2018 I had the idea to have readers and friends read my favorite books from years past. I had 20+ amazing people sign up and read some of my all-time favorite books. They took the time out of their busy lives and reading schedules and read books I love and shared what they thought on my blog. It was a lot of fun and I got to see some new takes on old favorites. It actually was a fun experience. If you are interested in the reviews HERE. This year I decided to give back in a way and […]

Posted May 31, 2019 by Andi / 1 Comment
Review: Fireworks – Katie Cotugno

Review: Fireworks – Kati..

Sometimes you pick up a book and you just don’t know how it is going to go for you. You’ve read books by the author and enjoyed one and was conflicted on the other. You like the premise but know it has the potential to go in a different direction than you expect. Because of these things you are almost scared to pick up the book. This was me with Fireworks. I was worried how I would feel about it. I was scared I wouldn’t love it. I was scared I would be disappointed or conflicted. Instead I got one […]

Posted March 20, 2017 by Andi / 0 Comments
Mini Reviews #1

Mini Reviews #1

I’m the black sheep of the group with All the Bright Places. I know many many people loved this book, but I just couldn’t connect to it myself. I don’t know what it was but I didn’t cry or feel even the tiniest bit emotionally invested in Theodore and Violet’s story which made me sad. Honestly I kept having this feeling as I read that I would have loved Theodore and Violet in another book. There was something off putting to me about the humor added to a book that really was a very serious subject and because of that […]

Posted August 6, 2015 by Andi / 10 Comments
Review: Tease – Amanda Maciel

Review: Tease – Amanda M..

Title: Tease [Amazon] Author: Amanda Maciel [Twitter] Publisher: Balzer + Bray Genre: Contemporary Source/Type: Edelweiss/Digital ARC Stars: 4 of 5 Publisher Description: Emma Putnam is dead, and it’s all Sara Wharton’s fault. At least, that’s what everyone seems to think. Sara, along with her best friend and three other classmates, has been criminally charged for the bullying and harassment that led to Emma’s shocking suicide. Now Sara is the one who’s ostracized, already guilty according to her peers, the community, and the media. In the summer before her senior year, in between meetings with lawyers and a court-recommended therapist, Sara […]

Posted April 28, 2014 by Andi / 0 Comments
Review: Side Effects May Vary – Julie Murphy

Review: Side Effects May Vary ..

Title: Side Effects May Vary [Amazon] Author: Julie Murphy [website] Publisher: Balzer & Bray Genre:  Contemporary Source/Type: Edelweiss/Digital ARC Stars: 4 of 5 (I think.) Publisher Description: What if you’d been living your life as if you were dying—only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you? When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, her prognosis is grim. To maximize the time she does have, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs—however she sees fit. She convinces her friend Harvey, whom she knows has always had feelings for her, to help her with a […]

Posted March 17, 2014 by Andi / 0 Comments