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Magan: Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding

Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding (website | twitter) Books Read by This Author: The Reece Malcolm List (Estelle’s Review) Publication Date: December 3, 2013 Publisher: Entangled: Teen Pages: 320 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: diverse families, adopted siblings, newspaper staff, older boyfriends Format Read: ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley. (Thank you!) Summary: Kellie’s always been […]

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December 17, 2013 - 12:02 am

Top 10 Tuesday: New Favorite Must-Read Authors - […] Spalding: Author of Ink is Thicker Than Water and The Reece Malcolm […]

November 25, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - This is one of my most-anticipated books for the fall and I’m reading it now and I’m just not into it. I’m 50ish pages in and I just feel like I’m reading more of a manuscript than a finished book. I’m glad you really enjoyed it and I’m hoping as I read more the story kind of solidifies (I feel like it’s a bit all over the place). I do really like Kellie’s family and, like you, I love a good with a great family.

November 22, 2013 - 6:01 pm

Alexa Y. - I’m a sucker for contemporary books that feature family prominently, and it’s even cooler that friends and romance is thrown into this story as well. I’m really looking forward to reading this one!

November 22, 2013 - 12:42 am

Bookworm1858 - I’m so looking forward to reading this (I’m part of a blog tour in early December so it will be soon). The family plot is already most interesting to me as I tend to seek out strong family representations in YA and am not always successful.

November 20, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Jen - Magan! I’m so happy to see that you enjoyed this one because it’s in my review pile. I recall that Spalding is great with the creation of family dynamics in stories, but I’m sad to hear that the romance aspect is turned down a few notches because of it. However, I’m still excited for it! Lovely review 🙂

Estelle: The Look by Sophia Bennett

The Look by Sophia Bennett ( tweet | web ) Publication Date: March 1, 2013 Publisher: Chicken House (Scholastic) Pages: 336 Target audience: young adult Keywords: modeling, cancer, London, siblings, family, self-discovery Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: The world becomes a confusing place for Ted when she finds out her fab-looking […]

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March 4, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Magan + Estelle's Shelve It >> 3/3/2013, Estelle + Magan - […] The Look by Sophia Bennett review Magan in High School { a personal piece } Three Sisters by Susan Mallery review Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt review Themed Gift Pack: Also Known As by Robin Benway Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally review […]

March 4, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Alexa Y. - I had no idea that this was set in London! That immediately makes me want to add it to my TBR list (which is happening… RIGHT… NOW!)

I really adore the fact that this book really involves Ted’s family, and not just Ted herself. The relationship between sisters is always fun to read about, and I think I’d enjoy reading about Ted and Ava 🙂

March 3, 2013 - 9:01 am

The Look's Sophia Bennett Talks Literary Sisters + Giveaway - […] from Estelle: Hopefully you checked out yesterday’s review of The Look by Sophia Bennett, which was released in the United States on March 1, 2013. I can confidently say it was one of my […]

March 2, 2013 - 4:09 pm

elena - I <3 models and think their appeal is that they're odd looking (Gemma Ward in her heyday looked like an alien) because it's more striking in editorials or runways. so Ted sounds like a good choice if she's tall and looks interesting! go Ted. it sounds like a v touching journey & you can definitely feel for Ted. also yay for London.

The Anatomy of an Author: Daria Snadowsky

If you know me by now, when I love a book I shout it from the rooftops. (Or in this particular case, make it your Facebook cover art!) And this year, upon the completion of only 8 books so far, there are 3 I would go hoarse for. Two of which include Daria Snadowsky’s novels: […]

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January 27, 2013 - 9:01 pm

Rather Be Reading Blog: Magan's Shelve It --> January 27, 2013 - […] Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky [Goodreads | Amazon | Interview With Daria + E's Thoughts on the Anatomy Books] — E has raved about these books on the blog lately and I’ve been on the […]

January 23, 2013 - 1:22 am

Kristen Evey - Fantastic interview! Very insightful questions. I’ve already added these to my list from your glowing review, but now I’m even more excited to dive in. Thanks Estelle & Daria!

January 22, 2013 - 3:56 pm

VeganYANerds - “That’s when I learned there’s a fine line between artist and stalker.” HA!

Loved this interview, Estelle & Daria. I just know I will like these books because the MCs sound like the kind of girls I want to read about (and be friends with!)

E – you might like The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay and The Girl Most Likely. They’re a series but also stand alone, the first is when the MC is a teen, the second is when she’s in her 20s or 30s.

January 22, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Kristin - I was thisclose to buying Anatomy of a Single Girl yesterday, but I refrained. After reading this interview, I think I’m going to have to move both “Anatomies” up higher on my TBR list!

January 22, 2013 - 1:57 pm

Sara (of the Page Sage) - Ooh these books sound so good! I had heard about these a few weeks ago and the titles intrigued me, but your rave review and this interview have made me really want to read them. Also, I’ll be able to relate to the protagonist if she’s a Star Wars virgin. (Shamefully enough, I am, too.)

January 22, 2013 - 12:12 pm

Rachel - Hi I love this post so much you don’t even know. Ever since I read your review for Single Girl I’ve wanted to read it (but my library likes to keep me waiting, so we’ll see when I actually get to read it). Dom sounds exactly like me, so I’m really excited for that. I think hers is a perspective that’s rarely written about in books set in college, when I think many college girls feel the same way as Dom. I’m happy that Single Girl works as a standalone, as well. I really like when books are written that way.

Awesome post! 🙂

January 22, 2013 - 11:50 am

Alexa Y. - I love this interview! It’s great to learn more about the books and about Daria. And it also makes me want to read Anatomy of a Single Girl already 🙂

January 22, 2013 - 10:12 am

elena - AHAHAH over the fine line of being a stalker and artist list! ok ok, you’ve convinced me to pick up these books because of your words and this fantastic interview. it sounds like books I would really enjoy and Dom sounds fab! I love that she’s a mixture of Jessica & Carrie AND there is frank sex talk/saucier scenes in these. 🙂