Tag: YA


Blog Tour: DARK TOUCH by Aimee L. Salter

Blog Tour: DARK TOUCH by Aimee L. Salter

Posted February 26, 2016 by jenniferstrand in blog tour, book review / 1 Comment

Welcome to our stop on the DARK TOUCH blog tour! This one is a special one for me because my BBF wrote it.  I fell in love with Aimee’s writing with her debut novel and basically kept emailing her until she promised to be my friend. (This is a nasty habit I have with authors I love, but it WORKS.)  Anyway, I’m so proud to be part of this tour today!     Excerpt 1 – Opening Pages / What’s at stake I think it’s because the first time Chris saw me, I wasn’t me. He saw someone who didn’t exist. And by the time he figured that out, he didn’t care anymore. He should have cared. He cares […]

Blog Tour: GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard

Blog Tour: GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard

Posted February 4, 2016 by jenniferstrand in blog tour, book review / 1 Comment

Welcome to our stop on the GLASS SWORD blog tour! I’m barely coming down off my high from being asked to be a part of this amazing tour.  GLASS SWORD was one of my most highly anticipated books of the year and I am SO EXCITED to share my review with you today.       I know I’m not the only one that feels nervous picking up the sequel to a book that you loved.  Doesn’t matter who wrote it or what the series is, I cross my fingers and make a silent plea that the magic that moved me in the first book continues in the second book.  You guys know how serious second book syndrome is, […]

Blog Tour: TRUEST by Jackie Lea Sommers

Blog Tour: TRUEST by Jackie Lea Sommers

Posted November 23, 2015 by jenniferstrand in blog tour, book review / 1 Comment

Welcome to our stop on the TRUEST blog tour!  I loved this story and am excited to share my review with you today.  There is a lot of physical exercise included with this stop, so grab your three pound weights and get a quick workout in while you see why TRUEST needs to be in your life!     There’s going to be a LOT of excitement in this review because I freaking loved this book!  The first fist pump goes out to Jackie herself–Minnesota represent! I love learning about local authors and really hope I have the chance to meet Jackie sometime soon.  Plus, the story itself takes place in Minnesota.  About 90 minutes from where I live.  It […]

Blog Tour: UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN by Renee Collins

Blog Tour: UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN by Renee Collins

Posted November 5, 2015 by jenniferstrand in blog tour, interview / 0 Comments

Welcome to our stop on the UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN blog tour!  I learned about this book from a whole bunch of internet buzz and I’m so thankful it has landed on the blog today so I can share it with YOU.  Super excited about this one!  Be sure to check out all the stops on this tour.  There’s some really cool features!   Week One: 10/26/2015- Two Chicks on Books– Interview 10/27/2015- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review 10/28/2015- Gone with the Words– Guest Post 10/29/2015- Seeing Double In Neverland– Interview 10/30/2015- Wishful Endings– Review Week Two: 11/2/2015- My So-Called Book Reviews– Review 11/3/2015- The Cover Contessa– Guest Post 11/4/2015- Head Stuck In A Book– Review 11/5/2015- Fictitious Delicious– Interview 11/6/2015- Fiction Fare– Review     Fictitious Delicious (FD):  In UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, Lawrence “visits” the present […]

Book Review: ANOTHER DAY by David Levithan

Book Review: ANOTHER DAY by David Levithan

Posted October 19, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review / 0 Comments

  Like so many people out there, I loved EVERY DAY. I consider it one of my favorite books of all time.  When I heard that we were getting A’s story from Rhiannon’s point of view, I was nervous. With few exceptions, I dislike when an author writes the same story from another character’s point of view.  I can seriously only think of one time that kind of thing worked for me.  And this wasn’t it. The story lost most of it’s magic for me reading it through Rhiannon’s eyes. That being said, there was a bit of magic her perspective brought to the table, but all in all it wasn’t enough to make up for the […]

Read-Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (9)

Read-Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (9)

Posted September 21, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

  Welcome to week nine, the last week, of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here.    *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.*****   I’m feeling a little sad. It’s not because the ending of this story is sad.  Oh, no no no. […]

Read Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (8)

Read Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (8)

Posted September 14, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

    Welcome to week eight of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.***** I think the participants of this read-along go on a field trip!  A field trip to Rae Carson’s office/writing spot so we can see […]

Read Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (7)

Read Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (7)

Posted September 7, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 1 Comment

  Welcome to week seven of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here.   *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.***** I would like the phone number of the person who decided we should stop reading The Bitter Kingdom at the end of […]

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (6)

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (6)

Posted August 31, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

  Welcome to week six of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.*****   It’s rare to find a second book in a series that is as strong as, if not even stronger than it’s predecessor.  THE […]

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (5)

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (5)

Posted August 24, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

    Welcome to week four of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.***** You know what Elisa needs? An “Easy” button. Or maybe a “pause” button if that’s too much to ask for.  Our girl just […]