Author: Austine

Once Upon a Con – Let’s Talk Geekerella!

March 22, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Once Upon a Con – Let’s Talk Geekerella!

Prepare for the gush, y’all, because I absolutely LOVED this book! I can count on one hand the number of YA contemporaries I’ve truly enjoyed: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, The Upside of Unrequited, and The Female of the Species. And now Geekerella! This book is adorable. I don’t have any other word for it. You’ll find all the familiar elements of Cinderella in this new spin involving a blogger/sci-fi […]

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Review – The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

March 20, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

For my first Scalzi book, The Collapsing Empire was out of this world! Yes, I intended for that to be super cheesy. I try. ANYway, I don’t tend to read a lot of science fiction. I used to, back in middle school, then the years after seemed to be the paranormal marathon, followed by lots of heavy fantasy, and now a bit of everything and The Collapsing Empire is […]

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Review – Somebody’s Baby by Donna Alward

March 18, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Somebody’s Baby by Donna Alward

The latest in the Darling, VT series, Somebody’s Baby was also probably my favorite of the three so far. In terms of the timeline, it starts around the middle of Someone to Love and does contain spoilers for the previous two books. This one follows Rory, the youngest of the Gallagher brothers, and Oaklee, the town’s social media extraordinaire, both appearing briefly in previous books so if you’ve […]

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Review – Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

March 17, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

I always hate DNF-ing a book and while I forced myself to finish this one, it was exactly that: forced. I made it about 30% of the way through before losing all energy and interest in continuing. After much consideration, I convinced myself to give it a second try and just read it. People raved about it, there must be something decent about it, right? If I’m […]

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Small Community, Big Voice

March 15, 2017 | Discussion by Austine
Small Community, Big Voice

What is our role as book bloggers? BookTubers? Bookstagrammers?  It’s a question I ask myself more and more lately. What kind of impact do we make on the book world? What is our place? Is our work worth it? I can only speak about blogging and marginally about bookstagram so my thoughts are more centered around those but blogging is hard. Much harder than just reading […]

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Review – One Wild Night by Melissa Cutler

March 15, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – One Wild Night by Melissa Cutler

Never did I ever imagine myself reading a romance about a country singer and upcoming businesswoman set in Texas. The first part alone is somewhat unusual. I tend toward the historical and was a bit skeptical about how much I would enjoy this book. And no, I’m not saying that based off the cover, but the synopsis. I haven’t read the other books in this […]

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In Which I Read a Book About a Witch? Maybe? Question Mark?

March 14, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
In Which I Read a Book About a Witch? Maybe? Question Mark?

I don’t normally do live updates while reading a book. Honestly, I tend to read so fast that it’s just not worth it to me and most of the time I don’t have so much to say that I feel like it’s necessary. It can wait until the review. But this particular title stirred up a lot of….thoughts….that I felt important to share with y’all, […]

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Giveaways for a Snowy Day

March 14, 2017 | Giveaway by Austine
Giveaways for a Snowy Day

For those of you living in the northeastern United States, you’re likely getting hammered with snow. If you’re lucky, you didn’t have to go anywhere today, but for those of you who have to travel through the snow, PLEASE BE SAFE! Now, snow is fun and all but you know what’s even MORE fun? FREE BOOKS (and other bookish stuff). So I decided to put […]

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Review – Stormchaser by Cherry Adair

March 13, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Stormchaser by Cherry Adair

Stormchaser was all simmer with no substance. This particular romance centered around Dr. Calista West who’s hired on by Jonah Cutter as part of his salvage team because he thinks he’s found Atlantis, and the good doctor has debunked its existence in previous works. The set-up was good. And a large portion of the book was spent with each character detailing how attractive they found […]

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Review – The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

March 11, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

This book needs to be required reading for everyone, though I think teens especially. It’s weird, we talk about representation in the book community in regards to certain groups of people but you know what I don’t see as much of? Good rep of teens. Just… teens. I read a LOT of young adult fiction and it hasn’t been that long since I was a […]

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