Friday Finds: Week 81 & 82

Friday Finds by Avid ReaderHello! This is weeks 81 and 82 of Friday Finds! Friday Finds is basically “the place where you will get all your fandom related news (that means book news and their movies news) and your writing/blogging news”. If you want more info, and you want to see all the other weeks’ news, click here. Now let’s get this show on the road! Here are all the Friday Finds of the last weeks.

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Friday Finds: Week 80

Friday Finds by Avid ReaderHello! This is week 80 of Friday Finds! Friday Finds is basically “the place where you will get all your fandom related news (that means book news and their movies news) and your writing/blogging news”. If you want more info, and you want to see all the other weeks’ news, click here. Now let’s get this show on the road! Here are all the Friday Finds of the last week.

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Well, I hope you guys liked that! Tell me your thoughts on weeks 80 – and tell me what you think about the feature itself –  in the comments below!  Thank youhave a great day/night, and tata for now!

Friday Finds: Week 78 and 79

Friday Finds by Avid ReaderHello! This is week 78 and 79 of Friday Finds! Friday Finds is basically “the place where you will get all your fandom related news (that means book news and their movies news) and your writing/blogging news”. If you want more info, and you want to see all the other weeks’ news, click here. Now let’s get this show on the road! Here are all the Friday Finds of these last two weeks.

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Well, I hope you guys liked that! Tell me your thoughts on weeks 78 and 79 – and tell me what you think about the feature itself –  in the comments below!  Thank youhave a great day/night, and tata for now!

My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul – Blog Tour

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Hello peoples! So today I come to you with my review of My Kind of Crazy* by Robin Reul as part of the book’s blog tour! I will try to be as non spoilery as possible but I make no total promises. Before I get into the review though, let me share with you some book details:

My Kind of Crazy* by Robin Reul
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date:  April 5th 2016

Mykindofcrazy Despite the best of intentions, seventeen-year old, wisecracking Hank Kirby can’t quite seem to catch a break. It’s not that he means to screw things up all the time, it just happens. A lot. Case in point: his attempt to ask out the girl he likes literally goes up in flames when he spells “Prom” in sparklers on her lawn…and nearly burns down her house.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, Peyton Breedlove, a brooding loner and budding pyromaniac, witnesses the whole thing. Much to Hank’s dismay, Peyton takes an interest in him—and his “work.” The two are thrust into an unusual friendship, but their boundaries are tested when Hank learns that Peyton is hiding some dark secrets, secrets that may change everything he thought he knew about Peyton.

LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon* | B&N | Indiebound | iBooks | The Book Depository

Sound crazy eh? (hahahahaha – I had to) Well, now for the review:

So, by now, you probs already know that I love high school settings in books, esp when something like prom is involved. Therefore, when I opened up the book and saw that the first page starts with a promposal, I was all ~heart eyes~ and “whooo!!!”. Of course as I read the book, it grew from just prom – that became a secondary/back-story kind of – to some really real problems. My favorite things about all of this/the book was

  • the main character, Hank – pretty much everything about Hank’s personality was awesome and I could feel that, if I was in his shoes, I would have the same human reactions to the situation(s) he was put it in and I love that.
  • the friendship – it wasn’t perfect and it had it’s up and downs and there were times when they probs wanted to leave each other but they also stayed together and had each other’s backs (for most of it) and I liked that quite a bit. I liked it because it feels like it could parallel many of the friendships I have (had) so I liked the real-ness of it.

There was one thing that did surprise me though and that was how much I wanted to jump in and hug at least one of the characters. If you read the book (and you should), then you’ll see that some of the characters have real problems and several times in the book, I just wanted to somehow jump in and make everything better. It only surprised me because in most books, I don’t really have that feeling so it was interesting that I did here….

Aaaand that’s it for my part in this awesome blog tour, but guess what? There’s a giveaway for you guys!! You can win (1) of 3 Finished Copies of MY KIND OF CRAZY (US Only)! To enter the Rafflecopter, click here!

Good luck to all in the giveaway! In the meantime, check out the author below, follow her on social media and then check out the tour hosts!

ABOUT ROBIN REUL:

Robin ReulRobin Reul has been writing since she was in early elementary school, when she used to make her own book club flyers for her classmates and then pen them original stories. Though she grew up on movie sets and worked for many years in the film and television industry both as an actress and in motion picture development, she ultimately decided to focus her attention on writing young adult novels. She likes to write the same kinds of stories she loved as a teen: the ones that give her with butterflies in her stomach and are filled with quirky, memorable characters who stay with the reader long after the story ends. When she’s not writing, Robin can be found single-handedly driving up the profit margin of her local Starbucks and indulging her love of baked goods, particularly those in the key of pumpkin. She lives in Los Angeles suburbia with her husband, son and daughter.

LINKS: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Thanks, have a great day/night and tata for now! Thank you to Hannah from Irish Banana and Robin for organizing this blog tour and letting me review the book! And thank you wonderful readers for reading the post! Before you leave though, follow the rest of the tour!

Tour Schedule

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Liars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath – Blog Tour

Hello peoples! So today I come to you with my review of Liars and Losers Like Us* by Ami Allen-Vath as part of the book’s blog tour! I will try to be as non spoilery as possible but I make no total promises. Before I get into the review though, let me share with you some book details:

Liars and Losers Like Us* by Ami Allen-Vath
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release Date:  March 22nd 2016

Keep calm and make it to prom night—without a legit panic attack.

For seventeen-year-old Bree Hughes, it’s easier said than done when gossip, grief, and the opportunity to fail at love are practically high-fiving her in the hallways of Belmont High.

When Bree’s crush, Sean Mills, gives her his phone number, she can’t even leave a voicemail without sounding like a freak. Then she’s asked to be on Prom Court because Maisey Morgan, the school outcast nominated as a joke, declined. She apologizes to Maisey, but it’s too late. After years of torment and an ugly secret shared with their class’s cruel Pageant Queen, Maisey commits suicide. Bree is left with a lot of regret…and a revealing letter with a final request.

With Sean by her side, Bree navigates through her guilt, her parents’ divorce, and all the Prom Court drama. But when a cheating-love-triangle secret hits the fan after a night of sex, drinks, and video games, she’s left with new information about Sean and the class Pageant Queen. Bree must now speak up or stay silent. If she lets fear be her guide, she’ll lose her first love, and head to prom to avenge the death of the school outcast—as a party of one.

Check it out at: Goodreads

Doesn’t it sound awesome?! Now for the review:

As you guys saw above in the synopsis, the timing of the story is around senior prom. Now for me, I’ll let you in on a secret, I love prom. I mean I don’t go to dances – not my thing – but I loved the atmosphere of people asking each other to prom and looking at my friends’ dresses. It’s an awesome feeling and as I also, oddly, like stories that have a high school setting I was ready to read this book. Well, I definitely read this book as it took me less than a day to finish it: as my family was in the pool, I sat in the hot tub reading this book and dying of amazingness! Seriously, the characters are so human and realistic and wonderful and the relationships/chemistry between characters was so on point! The setting was amazing (as you can imagine) and just everything was wonderful! The best thing though was the fact that the characters had real, human reactions to things like divorce, suicide, prom, school etc. It felt like the book was just the written form of a documentary of my high school. It was amazing! Okay well not all the circumstances were amazing but you get what I mean. Essentially what I’m trying to say is PLEASE READ THIS BOOK. PLEASE. You will very much love me for telling you to.

Okay I think that’s enough fangirling/pushing for now and so I direct you to an awesome giveaway! The prize to win in the giveaway is LALLU swag and a copy or preorder of any one of the featured author’s books in the Prom Pics Post! Also, to note, the giveaway is INTL! To enter the giveaway, check out the Rafflecopter and good luck!

In the meantime, check out the author!

About the Author:

Ami Allen-Vath is a YA author living and writing along the shores of New Jersey. She loves great and terrible TV, ice cream, books, and vacations. Ami loathes cilantro, live birds, and when guys do cartoon impressions. Lars and Losers Like Us is her first novel.

FullSizeRender-5Thanks, have a great day/night and tata for now! Thank you to Ami and SST/Nori for organizing this blog tour and letting me review the book, it was absolutely awesome! And thank you, you wonderful readers for reading the post! I highly rec this book; please/def read it!!! 

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