Author: Regina

The Suffering Tree by Tori Burns: The Review; the Controversy

October 15, 2017 1 Comment Regina
The Suffering Tree by Tori Burns: The Review; the Controversy

“It’s Dark Magic Brings Him Back.” The name and the cover of this book were not appealing to me. I did, however, think that the dark synopsis was original, therefore intriguing. I did not want to be lame and judge a book by its cover, so I started reading it. Long story short, I could not put this book down. This novel was a refreshing departure from the market-driven YA books that I have been […]

A New YA Book Club for ADULTS!

September 10, 2017 0 Comments Regina
A New YA Book Club for ADULTS!

Whether you are a newbie to book blogging or a veteran, we all know that nothing beats meeting up with fellow readers in RL to chat about books. While there are plenty of Young Adult and Tween book clubs out there, there is a lack of YA book clubs that are strictly for adults. YAforAdults flyer and list of upcoming book club meetings. If you are an adult (18+), love to chat about books in […]

New Release Review: A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor

August 26, 2017 0 Comments Regina
New Release Review: A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor

I thought a setting like this was going to be boring. Beautiful, yes, but ultimately dull. I was sooo wrong. I’ll be blunt. I do not have a sister and reading about drama between sisters is the LAST THING I want to do with my precious reading time. But throwing in the male character tipped the boat in favor of reading this novel for me. I know this is an unpopular position, but I am […]

The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel + GIVEAWAY!!!

August 21, 2017 2 Comments Regina
The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel + GIVEAWAY!!!

The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel is the perfect read to bridge your summer book binges over into your more selective fall reading schedule. This witty and poignant novel taps into the same vein of magic as Bridget Jones’s Diary, and any gal or guy who has loved and/or lost will enjoy the personal and romantic journeys of the two leading characters. I absolutely love modern retellings of romantic literary classics, and this […]

Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

August 10, 2017 0 Comments Regina
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

PLEASE DO NOT GO INTO THIS BOOK THINKING IT IS COMPARABLE TO PRETTY LITTLE LIARS LIKE THE BLURB SUGGESTS. IT IS SOOOO NOT. I had a love/hate relationship with PLL, mostly after things started to get old and predictable, after the fourth season. But I still watched it, and I was still highly entertained until the last episode. I read The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas, and I liked it. I was intrigued by it, […]

Blog Tour: The Librarian by Christy Sloat Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

June 15, 2017 1 Comment Regina
Blog Tour: The Librarian by Christy Sloat Review + GIVEAWAY!!!

This book is for 21st century romantics who still believe in the magic of libraries to change lives and to transport them to different worlds. I recommend that readers who enjoyed Outlander, Lost in Austen, or The Librarians treat themselves to Christy Sloat’s novel the next time they have the pleasure of reading an afternoon away. The Librarian is a fast, absorbing, and atmospheric read that you will want to share with all of your […]

What the Librarian Did by Karina Bliss: Book Review + ASMR Librarian Role Play

June 2, 2017 0 Comments Regina
What the Librarian Did by Karina Bliss: Book Review + ASMR Librarian Role Play

“She’s got a secret that’s long overdue.” I am blushing as I type this review post; but YES, I read a Harlequin Super Romance. As I went through one of the handy self-checkout stations at my local library, I convinced myself that this romance novel was probably going to be a DNFer. The synopsis did not sound especially intriguing to me, but the cover and the title were enough to make me risk my prudish […]

The Gentleman by Forrest Leo

May 18, 2017 0 Comments Regina
The Gentleman by Forrest Leo

“A funny, fantastically entertaining debut novel, in the spirit of Wodehouse and Monty Python, about a famous poet who inadvertently sells his wife to the devil–then recruits a band of adventurers to rescue her.” This is a short and sweet book review. I read this book back in February because I was planning on reviewing it for National Poetry Month (in April), but April was busier than I anticipated. Thus, I am reviewing it now, […]

Blog Tour: The Takedown by Corrie Wang + GIVEAWAY!!!

April 19, 2017 1 Comment Regina
Blog Tour: The Takedown by Corrie Wang + GIVEAWAY!!!

THE TAKEDOWN, Blog Tour Digital Assets Title: THE TAKEDOWN Author: Corrie Wang Pub. Date: April 11, 2017 Publisher: Freeform Pages: 384 Formats: Hardcover, eBook Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Goodreads   Kyla Cheng doesn’t expect you to like her. For the record, she doesn’t need you to. On track to be valedictorian, she’s president of her community club, a debate team champ, plus the yummy Mackenzie Rodriguez has firmly attached himself to her hip. She and her three high-powered best friends don’t just […]

BLOG TOUR+GIVEAWAY: Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott

March 23, 2017 1 Comment Regina
BLOG TOUR+GIVEAWAY: Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott

About the Book: Title: HEAR THE WOLVES Author: Victoria Scott Pub. Date: March 28, 2017 Publisher: Scholastic Press Pages: 240 Formats: Hardcover, eBook Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Goodreads   It’ s survival of the strongest in a contemporary, girl-versus-wild middle-grade début from Fire & Flood author Victoria Scott! Sloan is a hunter. So she shouldn’ t be afraid of anything. But ever since her mom left the family and she lost hearing in one ear in a blizzard, it’ s been hard […]

Worlds of Ink and Shadow ( A Novel of the Brontes) by Lena Coakley

March 18, 2017 0 Comments Regina
Worlds of Ink and Shadow ( A Novel of the Brontes) by Lena Coakley

From the Bronte Parsonage Museum   This is the kind of book that you want to plan a whole photo shoot for. Isn’t the cover fabulous!? Of course, the title of the book is pretty fabulous as well. And that, my friends, is exactly why I went into this novel with a little trepidation. Would the story be equally amazing, creating a trinity of bookish brilliance? I should know better than to ask so much […]

How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

February 24, 2017 2 Comments Regina
How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

Ummmm….An actual relative of COTTON FRIGGIN’ MATHER wrote a book about witches. How am I not going to read and like this book?!?! When I started Adriana Mather’s debut novel, How to Hang a Witch, I knew I was in for a spooky-good time. My anticipation was met, and then some, by the end of the novel. Besides being historically on point, this book was a magical mash-up of some of my favorite 90s and […]

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue + GIVEAWAY!!!

February 7, 2017 2 Comments Regina
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue + GIVEAWAY!!!

ENTER TO WIN a Hardcover copy of The Wonder below! US ONLY. Have you read Emma Donoghue’s Room, or seen the Academy award winning film based off of that book? I haven’t indulged myself in either of these yet, but I did recently read Donoghue’s, The Wonder, and I could not put it down. Set some years after the Crimean War, this story unfolds within the confines of a thatch-roofed home, in a small Irish village, […]

New Year, New Reading Challenges!

January 27, 2017 3 Comments Regina
New Year, New Reading Challenges!

Like many of you, I do not get around to starting my ”New Year” until the end of January. The first few weeks of the month are necessary adjustment days as I recover from the blur that is November and December. In fact, as I am writing this, the 2017 calendar I ordered online still has not arrived in my mailbox. So, I feel perfectly justified in not starting my new year’s plans until February. […]

A Murder in Time (Kendra Donovan #1) by Julie McElwain

January 7, 2017 0 Comments Regina
A Murder in Time (Kendra Donovan #1) by Julie McElwain

Does the cover of this book not beckon you to read it!? Yes, I will admit, I judged this book by its cover. I am glad I read the story synopsis and thought it sounded rad as well. This would be a great book to use that Christmas book money on or gift to your bibliophile friends who love murder mysteries, feminist fiction, Doctor Who, and Sherlock Holmes. Strong female lead? Check. Action? Check. Time […]

Sunday Confessions: I have a guilty pleasure…

December 4, 2016 0 Comments Regina
Sunday Confessions: I have a guilty pleasure…

    I have a guilty pleasure. It’s Sunday, and I felt the need to confess my secret to see if anyone else shares the same shame secret as me.  I really can’t believe I’m doing this… . . . It all started in 2015. I was on YouTube searching for some instructional videos and a wild card showed up under my recommended list. It piqued my interest, I clicked on the link, and I’ve […]

Cover Reveal & Countdown Timer: Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

December 4, 2016 0 Comments Regina
Cover Reveal & Countdown Timer: Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

If you first fell in love with author Victoria Scott and her writing through her EntangledTEEN Dante Walker series, then you are probably just as excited as us to get your hands on a copy of her upcoming novel under the same publisher: VIOLET GRENADE. The cover was revealed on GLITTER MAGAZINE this past week, and we are officially obsessed! Check out the reveal trailer below, and then keep scrolling for a peek at the […]

Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott: Countdown Timer + GIVEAWAY!!!

November 6, 2016 6 Comments Regina
Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott: Countdown Timer + GIVEAWAY!!!

Embed Code:<center><iframe id=”wolves” title=”Hear The Wolves” src=”https://countdownsbyerin.com/cd/wolves/” width=”220″ height=”475″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” seamless=”seamless”></iframe></center> Hear The Wolves by Victoria ScottRelease Date: March 28th, 2017Publisher: Scholastic PressPre-Order: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | The Book Depository | KoboGoodreads: Add to your bookshelf It’ s survival of the strongest in a contemporary, girl-versus-wild middle-grade debut from Fire & Flood author Victoria Scott! Sloan is a hunter. So she shouldn’ t be afraid of anything. But ever since her mom left the family and she lost hearing […]

Blog Tour: Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven + GIVEAWAY!!!

October 29, 2016 1 Comment Regina
Blog Tour: Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven + GIVEAWAY!!!

Armed with wit and humour, Niven delivers a poignant story that reads like an insta-classic. It is the “Can’t Hardly Wait” of this generation. This novel was a fast read for me. I couldn’t put it down once I started. Alternating chapters reveal two characters that find a common heart-string among the awkwardness of high-school despite their night-and-day experiences. While the chapters were short and sweet, the characters were smart and addicting. Being inside of Libby […]

The Sharp Hook of Love: A Novel of Heloise and Abelard by Sherry Jones

October 14, 2016 4 Comments Regina
The Sharp Hook of Love: A Novel of Heloise and Abelard by Sherry Jones

Sapiophiles unite. Heloise and Abelard are our heroes. Faith. Knowledge. Friendship. Lust. CASTRATION. Thus is the story of Heloise and Abelard. A love story steeped in provocative intellectual sparring and the knowledge of forbidden fruit. If you are a fan of the great and tragic romances of Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, or Tristan and Isolde, then you are a fan of Heloise and Abelard: star-crossed lovers whose characters were crucified for the love […]

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn

October 5, 2016 0 Comments Regina
Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn

This review is long overdue, but that is a common theme for me as of late. Over the past year, I have used any “spare” time (between school, work, commuting, spending time with my family) to attack my leisure/TBR list. So, when I have a moment to write a review/blog during the semester, that means I’m on top of my game. Yay for me! Check out this lovely book-look created by another fan: Book Look: […]