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Book reviews from the Bookish Brunette, a book blog.

Stormling by John Hennessy

Stormling by John Hennessy

Cover by PhatPuppy Art Stormling by John Hennessy Expected Release: June 1, 2014 In an age when Stormlings have only known peacetime, one man’s desperate action threatens not only the stability of the mystical world of Mordana, but Earth as well. Teenager Ophelia Drewe discovers a jewel that has been lost from its homeworld, andContinue Reading

Book Review : We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

  We Were Liars by E.Lockhart Published : May 13, 2014 by Delacorte Press A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were LiarsContinue Reading

Book Review : Running on Empty by Colette Ballard

Running on Empty by Colette Ballard Published : May 6th 2014 by Tulip Teen What does it feel like when you die—in those final moments? Do you feel the physical pain, or just the pain of your regrets? What does it feel like when you realize you can’t answer these questions because you’re not theContinue Reading

The Sunday Post (7)

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba at Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Finally have time to do a Sunday Post! Things are a bit hectic here. I am switching classrooms, which I am super excited about. I’ll be leaving my toddler class, and teaching Pre-K. Hooray, no more diapers! Plus, I can do moreContinue Reading

Book Review : Pivot Point by Kasie West

Pivot Point by Kasie West Published : February 12th 2013 by HarperTeen Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . . Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimateContinue Reading

Thinking Too Hard : Falling Victim to the Hype

  It’s about to get a bit rambly up in here. Don’t believe me? Read my previous Thinking Too Hard post, Review Books vs. What I Want to Read. It’s ramble-central. Because that’s what I do.   So for this Thinking Too Hard post, I’m going to talk about something I’ve recently had happen toContinue Reading

Ides of March Starting Line and Challenge!

Okay, so if y’all know me at all, you know I can’t turn down a readathon. I really can’t. It’s like not buying books – it just doesn’t happen. So when I saw Kimba hosting this one, I went for it. AND I’m even hosting a fancy challenge (totally not fancy at all) which youContinue Reading

March Epic Recs!

  Okay, so last month, my “sista from another mista”, Emily over at Oh, Magic Hour joined this really cool thing hosted by Judith from Paper Riot and Amber from Books of Amber. Since I tend to suck at explaining stuff and get super rambly, I’m going to cheat, and copy what Emily said inContinue Reading

Book Review : The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

February Wrap Up!

Holy shiz! It’s March!!! When the hell did that happen!? This month has FLOWN by. I read 12 books this month. Not bad, but not my best. I also got to go to the Pitch Dark Days tour stop, which was hosted on my actual birthday. Seriously the best birthday present ever. In addition toContinue Reading

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