Format: ARC

Blog Tour: An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet

September 29, 2015 3 Comments Regina
Blog Tour: An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet

  (WARNING: To my Southern friends- I may use a couple of Northern slang words in place of ”awesome” or ”super cool”. I don’t know why. Can you spot them?) I’m not really a Fantasy fan but damn, this book was wicked good. An Inheritance of Ashes is one of the BEST BOOKS I’ve read so far this year. I was completely taken by the atmospheric story world and the haunting characters. Hallie, the female […]

Dark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis #1) by Jaclyn Dolamore

August 24, 2015 0 Comments Regina
Dark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis #1) by Jaclyn Dolamore

“Cabaret meets Cassandra Clare-a haunting magical thriller set in a riveting 1930s-esque world.” When I was 16, there was this movie that came out called Dark City. The trailer looked so nouveau-weird and mysterious. It looked like the coolest kind of psychological thriller. I went to see the movie and felt more than a little confused but still thought the film was a cool concept. That’s what Dark Metropolis reminded me of. Both have the […]

ARC Review: Lamp Black, Wolf Grey by Paula Brackston

August 12, 2015 0 Comments Regina
ARC Review: Lamp Black, Wolf Grey by Paula Brackston

In the latest from Paula Brackston, a young artist goes to the Welsh mountains in search of love, but is faced with ancient legends and a mysterious man from the past – Merlin himself. You can find my reviews of other Paula Brackston novels HERE. All I have to do is see Paula Brackston’s name on a novel and know that I’m going to love it. Her writing is so rich and engrossing, and as […]

ARC REVIEW: Gonzo Girl by Cheryl Della Pietra

July 31, 2015 1 Comment Regina
ARC REVIEW: Gonzo Girl by Cheryl Della Pietra

I went into this book with some Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas baggage. I was beyond bored and unimpressed with the film when I was in high-school and had to hide my true feelings about it so I could be cool and fit in with my friends. Every time so-and-so made a reference to the film, I just nodded in agreement about how cool it was or whatever. Kind of like in college when […]

ARC REVIEW: This Broken Wondrous World by Jon Skovron

July 24, 2015 0 Comments Regina
ARC REVIEW: This Broken Wondrous World by Jon Skovron

I didn’t realize this was the second book in a series when I got it for review. Otherwise, I would have read Skovron’s Man Made Boy before diving into TBWW.   This book was like reading a graphic novel for me- something completely out of my comfort zone and my predictable preferences. The fact that I ended up enjoying this book (a lot, actually), makes me question how well I know myself. TBWW is rife […]

Blog Tour: When My Heart Was Wicked Review+Giveaway!!!

March 3, 2015 0 Comments Regina
Blog Tour: When My Heart Was Wicked Review+Giveaway!!!

  Check out the other stops on this Rockin’ Blog Tour: Week Two: 3/2/2015- Two Chicks on Books– Guest Post 3/3/2015-MEREADALOT-Review 3/4/2015- paranormal book club (PBC)– Interview 3/5/2015- Bittersweet Enchantment-Review 3/6/2015- Magical Urban Fantasy Reads – Guest Post   Lyrical, dark, and beautifully twisted- I couldn’t put this book down. It was a refreshing piece of word-art among a market crowded with by-the-book wordsmiths. I can’t wait to read more of Tricia Stirling’s work. What a dark and magical treat this book was. […]

Blog Tour: Salt & Stone (Fire & Flood #2) by Victoria Scott + GIVEAWAY!!!

February 24, 2015 1 Comment Regina
Blog Tour: Salt & Stone (Fire & Flood #2) by Victoria Scott + GIVEAWAY!!!

You know that sequel you’ve been looking for that’s as good or even better than the first book? That seemingly elusive bad-ass second in a series that doesn’t disappoint? Well it’s finally here.  I’m so honored to be on the Release Day blog tour stop for Victoria Scott’s sock-rocking Salt and Stone, the amazing second book in the Fire and Flood series. You can check out my review for the first book in the series, […]

The Hunt (Project Paper Doll #2) by Stacey Kade

February 16, 2015 0 Comments Regina
The Hunt (Project Paper Doll #2) by Stacey Kade

You can check out my review of the first book in this series, The Rules, here. I’m just going to address Zane’s character first because he is so epic-ally SWOON WORTHY. Honestly, I couldn’t say if I preferred reading from his POV over Ariane’s because it was wonderful being inside both of their heads, but Zane just melts me. Every.Single.Time. The complexity of his thoughts and the candidness of his steam of consciousness is so […]

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

January 16, 2015 4 Comments Regina
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

(Skip to the end of the post for the SHORT VERSION of my review) August, 2014. I walk into my local Barnes and Nobel and am stopped in my tracks by a “New Releases” display table. There is one obvious ”winner” to this display: The Miniaturist. Shiny hardcovers of it are stacked left and right, on top, below, and facing me on one of those nifty display stands. It feels like Christmas in July. The […]

Blog Tour: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

November 11, 2014 2 Comments Regina
Blog Tour: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

Hello, my fellow BOOK LOVERS! Today is my stop on The Book of Ivy blog tour, and I would like to thank all of you for dropping by. You can check out a video interview of ”speed round” questions I submitted for the author, Amy Engel here on the Entangled Teen blog.  Keep scrolling for my review and  TWO GIVEAWAYS below!   Add to Goodreads Buy Links: Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Kobo Books│iTunes│Google Books     His […]

Blog Tour: Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander+GIVEAWAY!!!

October 10, 2014 4 Comments Regina
Blog Tour: Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander+GIVEAWAY!!!

    Hello, Friends! Today is my stop on the LaOUV Blog Tour and I want to thank YA Bound Book Tours for including me!   A few hours of your life, plus the pages of this book, equals TIME WELL SPENT.   Summary from Goodreads: Charlie Hanson has a clear vision of his future. A senior at Brighton School of Mathematics and Science, he knows he’ ll graduate, go to MIT, and inevitably discover […]

Book Review: Divinity by Michelle Johnson

September 18, 2014 0 Comments Erin
Book Review: Divinity by Michelle Johnson

I jumped at the chance to read and review this for a blog tour that SHP was organizing. It had been awhile since I had read a book with an Angel theme and this one sounded promising and well, the cover art really got me too. I think the cover is beautiful. We follow Julia as she learns more about whom she descends from and we find out what she’s been through in her life […]

The Rules (Project Paper Doll #1) by Stacey Kade

July 20, 2014 2 Comments Regina
The Rules (Project Paper Doll #1) by Stacey Kade

I think The Rules is secretly dedicated to all those Smallville Clark+Chole fans out there.   Judging by the cover of this book, I would have never guessed it was a Sci-Fi novel with an Alien- hybrid protagonist. Good thing I actually read the back blurb after my bestie lent me a stack of books because I was ready to pass on it. But, as any regular reader of this blog knows, I LOVE me […]

ARC Review: The Lovely and The Lost (The Dispossessed #2) by Page Morgan

May 21, 2014 0 Comments Regina
ARC Review: The Lovely and The Lost (The Dispossessed #2) by Page Morgan

    I REALLY HATE to admit this, but…….. TheLovelyandTheLostisEVENBETTERthanTheBeautifulandTheCursed!!$!!#! THIS. BOOK. Ohmawgawd. Okay, calming myself down now. Time to review like the civilized bibliophile that I am. *coughs* You can check out my review of TB&TC (The Dispossessed #1) and Marco’s Story (The Dispossessed #.5) here and here. This review will be SPOILER FREE for those who have not been lucky enough to read The Beautiful and The Cursed yet.  I’m glad I read […]

ARC Review: Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

April 16, 2014 1 Comment Erin
ARC Review: Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

WARNING: Do not attempt to start this book at night before you go to bed. If you do, YOU WILL BE UP ALL NIGHT LONG. This book will not allow you to put it down once you start reading. This book is about a girl who finds herself wandering down a road covered in blood. She doesn’t have any clue as to where she’s at, why she’s there and who she even is. She finds […]

ARC Review: Alienated by Melissa Landers + Alienated #2 Cover Reveal

February 21, 2014 6 Comments Regina
ARC Review: Alienated by Melissa Landers + Alienated #2 Cover Reveal

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://mereadalot.net/muzak/Britney%20Spears%20-%20Alien.mp3″] <- Click  the play button for this review’s theme song. (Alien by Britney Spears)    “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” -Bill Sweeny, Alienated Na-Nu, Na-Nu! Calling all Earthlings! Pick up a copy of Alienated at your local bookstore today!   Check out my psychological analysis of interview with Melissa here. From a distance, he’d seemed unremarkable, but up close, his appearance intimidated her. Taller than any of Midtown’s athletes, his fitted uniform […]

Book Review: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott + ARC giveaway!

February 15, 2014 17 Comments Erin
Book Review: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott + ARC giveaway!

‘If you’ re hearing this message, you are invited to be a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. All Contenders must report within forty-eight hours to select their Pandora companions. If you do not appear within forty-eight hours, your invitations will be eliminated. The Brimstone Bleed will last three months and will take place across four ecosystems: desert, sea, mountains, jungle. The winning prize will be the Cure—a remedy for any illness, for any single person. […]

Hideous Love by Stephanie Hemphill

January 11, 2014 9 Comments Regina
Hideous Love by Stephanie Hemphill

“He is yet a stranger to me, and then somehow I feel as though I have known him for many years now, as though he may be the one I imagined would come and whisk me away…” Pg. 13 I think this book was marketed incorrectly. I bet most of the people that went into this book saw it on an Epic Reads ARC party and fell in love with it because of the cover […]

ARC Review of Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

December 16, 2013 11 Comments Regina
ARC Review of Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

This isn’t the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure. This is the Brimstone Bleed.   I want to start a garage band just so I can name it after this book. I”m still debating on whether to name my new baby kitty Pandora, Tella, or Guy. I want a shirt that says, ” I skied the Brimstone Bleed. When Hell freezes over, I’ll ski that too!” There is just so much YES in this […]

Book Review: Chaos by Christine O’Neil + Giveaway

August 31, 2013 0 Comments Erin
Book Review: Chaos by Christine O’Neil + Giveaway

Maggie recently has found out that she is what they call a Semi-God..Someone who descends from a god or goddess. In Maggie’s case, it’s Aphrodite, the greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. She’s slowly coming into her powers and watch out, because if you piss her off you might end up in a coma like her Ex, Eric. Out of nowhere, the New kid, Hot & Irish, Mac Finnegan, has decided that he […]

Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer Armentrout + Giveaway!!!!

August 27, 2013 16 Comments Regina
Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer Armentrout + Giveaway!!!!

Katy’s boyfriend’s back, and someone’s gonna be in trouble… [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://mereadalot.com/muzak/06-the_raveonettes-my_boyfriends_back.mp3″] <–Click for this review’s theme music.  (My Boyfriend’s Back by the Raveonettes) We’re gonna need a bigger movie studio for this one.   I don’t really know how to review this book, except by ”objectifying” it. When I first saw the cover of Origin, it brought me to my knees. I freaked out. My friends freaked out. The blogosphere freaked out. WE ALL FREAKED […]