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Magan: Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley

Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley Publication date: September 9, 2014 Publisher: Harper Teen Pages: 416 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: Military Academy, sexism, hazing and bullying Format read: ARC received from the Publisher. (Thank you!) Summary: Dared by her older brother, Amos, to join the military academy when they agree to accept females, Sam accepts. Life […]

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December 17, 2014 - 9:45 am

Reading Challenge: Dive Into Diversity | Intro + Sign Up - […] Girls Club | Everything Leads to You | Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel Even in Paradise | Rites of Passage | Say What You Will | The Tragedy […]

October 8, 2014 - 8:34 pm

Alexa S. - Rites of Passage was a surprise hit for me as well! I honestly didn’t expect to fall for it as hard as I did. I really loved Sam – she was so strong, and brave, and smart, and just a wonderful, kick-ass gal. Plus, all the subtle plot points and relationships you’ve mentioned? Definitely A+ in my book!

October 5, 2014 - 9:01 am

Shelve It: Obsessed With the Library, Estelle - […] of Passage by Joy Hensley (Magan’s review) Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt Wildlife by Fiona Wood If You Could Be Mine by Sara […]

September 30, 2014 - 12:01 am

Fifteen Must-Read Tough Subject Books - […] Rites of Passage — bullying, sexism, hazing […]

September 12, 2014 - 12:12 pm

Wendy @ Book Scents - I’ve been hearing SO many amazing things about this one! It sounds really unique and I just love strong female MCs! I can’t wait to read but I’ve also heard about the abrupt ending from everyone as well. I have a feeling that will bug me, haha.

September 11, 2014 - 10:53 pm

Lisa is Busy Nerding - This sounds like something totally unlike anything I’ve read – which makes me VERY happy! Awesome review (per usual).

September 10, 2014 - 11:23 am

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - I’ve heard NOTHING but positive about this one. Glowing, raving positive! This is awesome because I’m not too sure I’d have picked it up if not for some of my reading friends gushing about it. Thanks, gal, for adding to that number!

September 10, 2014 - 10:58 am

Magan - Brianna! YAY! That makes me so, so incredibly happy! I really hope you love it. The rave reviews are so very deserved!

September 10, 2014 - 10:57 am

Magan - Kelley, I was so, so happily surprised by Rites of Passage. I was pretty blown away and texted Estelle nonstop. The rave reviews are definitely well-deserved and I don’t feel like anyone’s over-exaggerating about it. I definitely hope you decide to give it a try. The writing is too good to pass up.

September 10, 2014 - 10:24 am

Brianna - I’ve read a couple reviews of this one this week and it’s quickly working its way closer to the top of the list.

September 10, 2014 - 9:40 am

Kelley (@KelleyBBTS) - I’ve seen nothing but positive reviews for this, but for some reason I am still not absolutely sold on reading it. The summary just isn’t grabbing me. I’m glad you and many others have enjoyed it so much though! It always nice to hear others thoughts on a book.

Attention, Attention: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Since I listened to We Were Liars by E. Lockhart as an audiobook, it seemed fitting to share a little bit about it with you via a vlog. Just in case you’re at work, though, I’ll highlight a few things I loved and you can also check out Estelle’s amazing review. She said it was […]

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July 16, 2014 - 11:01 am

Magan - Rosie, I agree with you. I was so shocked by what happened that I couldn’t stop thinking about it. But I think that’s WHY I love it so much. It has stuck with me and was so absolutely different than what I’ve read recently. It was such a nice change of pace and obviously very memorable for both of us. Thanks for your comment! xo

July 16, 2014 - 11:00 am

Magan - ALEXA! Yes, exactly! Listening to it just made it seem even more daunting. I couldn’t stop listening! Thanks for your comment! xo

July 15, 2014 - 10:28 pm

Alexa S. - I bet We Were Liars is interesting to listen to as an audiobook! It was pretty twisty and intriguing to read it, but I can only imagine how, with a great narrator, the story would be even MORE compelling. Glad you enjoyed it M!

July 15, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Rosie - I read this a few weeks ago and enjoyed it. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the ending for a few days, it was shocking and I couldn’t decide whether I liked it or not initially. On reflection, I really enjoyed it.

Rosie x

Magan: On the Fence by Kasie West

On the Fence by Kasie West (twitter | website) Previously Reviewed: The Distance Between Us Publication Date: July 1, 2014 Publisher: Harper Teen Pages: 320 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: strong sibling relationships, athletic female, single-parents Format Read: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!) Summary: Super athlete Charlie finds herself having middle-of-the-night conversations with her next door neighbor, Braden, whom she’s always considered to […]

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March 31, 2015 - 6:40 pm

Rather Be Re-Reading | Top 10 Tuesday - […] On the Fence by Kasie West | Open Road Summer by Emery Lord | The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra McVoy | The Comeback Season by Jen E. Smith […]

July 6, 2014 - 8:20 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Yes yes yesssssss I’m so glad you loved it too! I just thought this was so adorable. Super cute, super swoony and I LOVED the family dynamic too! I love brothers in books for some reason. I have no idea why. I also really just loved the tomboy aspect! I think it’s so cute and I identify with that more than girly things. I love Kasie West’s characters and her romances and her families and AH. I preordered this book too!

June 18, 2014 - 11:47 pm

Alexa S. - Aww, yay, I’m glad you enjoyed On the Fence! It’s a super cute book, and, like you, I absolutely LOVED Charlie’s relationship with her brothers. (And seriously, I want five kids but I have no idea if I’m physically or emotionally capable of that yet. We shall see!) I haven’t read The Distance Between Us either, but I definitely want to!

June 18, 2014 - 8:10 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I literally just finished reading this 15 minutes ago. I definitely liked it (and I could see how you would want four kids after having read this 🙂 ) but I wasn’t madly in love either. I didn’t like it as much as The Distance Between Us (you must read it asap!). Maybe I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind, but I wasn’t able to really, really connect to Charlie. I liked her, although it took some time for me to warm up to her, and of course I was rooting for her. But I don’t know, I just could’t connect.

There were some scenes that I just though were SOOO cute, though. Like when Braden and Charlie were playing soccer at the end. Too cute 🙂

June 18, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Cynthia - I really loved The Distance Between Us too. I pretty much love all that Kasie West has written. Will be adding this one to my list! =)

June 18, 2014 - 10:19 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I really enjoyed this one, too! Magan, I highly recommend reading The Distance Between Us very very soon since you liked this book so much. I read TDBU last summer and immediately upon finishing I added On the Fence to my TBR list. I had to have more Kasie West contemporary in my reading life!

Re your comment about 4 kids: coming from a household of 4 girls, I can honestly say it’s the best. I wouldn’t change my large family for anything. Yes it was tough and not every moment was the best, but ultimately I am so grateful for my sisters.

Magan: Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

Scarlet (Scarlet #1) by A.C. Gaughen (website | twitter) Publication Date: February 14, 2012 Publisher: Walker Childrens Pages: 292 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: Robin Hood retelling, female thief Format Read: eBook purchased for my Kindle. Summary: Scarlet, a female thief on Robin Hood’s team, is on the run from her past. Letting few people in, she’d rather hide than […]

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January 22, 2017 - 7:06 pm

Monday Amusements 28 - […] by Andrew Smith, at weartheoldcoat A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki, at Outlandish Lit Scarlet, by A.C. Gaughen, at Rather Be Reading Being Sloane Jacobs, by Lauren Morrill, at Geeky […]

February 3, 2014 - 11:37 am

Sash from Sash and Em - So glad you liked this one too! Those eyes! 🙂 The audiobook version is really great too.

February 1, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Alexa S. - I’m happy to hear that you loved Scarlet! I read it when it first came out, and really liked the twists that were put into place for this Robin Hood retelling. It’s unique, and also very entertaining! I’m certainly looking forward to Lady Thief, especially after hearing lots of great things about it.

January 30, 2014 - 10:17 am

Leah - This seems like a book right up my alley and I’ve heard NOTHING but positive things! Looks like I’ll be adding another book to the To Read list. 😀 Thanks, M!

January 29, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Lisa is Busy Nerding - I’m so happy to see you read this! It surpassed my expectations FOR SURE!

January 29, 2014 - 9:51 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve heard such great things about Scarlet, and I’ve always been a Robin Hood fan. But I’m been a bit nervous to read this one, even though I even own a copy. It might be because my expectations are kind of high. But seriously, I need to read it – especially now that I hear things escalate like crazy!

In My Mailbox (12)

Hi, friends! *waves* Welcome to our weekly In My Mailbox post, a feature hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren! I apologize for not having an In My Mailbox vlog for you guys today. It’s one heck of a crazy weekend – baby shower, my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary, the Hunger Games movie (!!!) with […]

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March 26, 2012 - 1:30 am

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - I’ll be interested to see what you think of Partials! I liked it, but I didn’t LOVE it. Definitely worth the read, thought, and I’m excited for the next one! 🙂

March 25, 2012 - 11:14 pm

Sash and Em - Yay! Lots of goodies! 🙂 Clockwork Angel!!! Holla! xoxo

March 25, 2012 - 9:36 pm

Jasmine Rose - Oooh. I’ve really been looking forward to Partials. You’ve now made me wonder if I have it on hold at the library… I think I’ll go check that now.

March 25, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Brittani - Awesome IMM! I loved Clockwork Angel!!! Its one of my fave books!!! I hope you enjoy it!! 🙂

My IMM

-Brittani 🙂

March 25, 2012 - 4:31 pm

margie c {the bumble girl} - Oh, I have yet to get Clockwork Angel, but I have Clockwork Prince already, lol! Partials sounds amazing! and I’m hoping to read The Mockingbirds soon, it’s on my shelf taunting me 😉

Happy reading!

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http://bumblesandfairytales.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-12.html

March 25, 2012 - 3:57 pm

VeganYANerds - I keep seeing Partials, I think I need to buy it too, looking forward to your review! And The Stone Girl sounds interesting too!

March 25, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Christina (BookTasty) - I LOVE Clockwork Angel! That is my fav of Clare’s two series! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

March 25, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Looks like a great batch of books! I really liked Clockwork Angel and I hope you do too! I’ve had Clockwork Prince sitting on my bookshelf since Christmas; I really should read that one SOON! Enjoy your new books!

March 25, 2012 - 11:20 am

Alison (AlisonCanRead) - Great set! I need to read Clockwork Angel. I loved Mockingbirds.
My IMM

March 25, 2012 - 11:00 am

Fara @ Tumbling In Books - I LOVE Clockwork Angel! You really should read that first=D Great haul!

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http://tumblinginbooks.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-14.html

March 25, 2012 - 9:56 am

April Books & Wine - Oh I LOVE The Mockingbirds, it was a great take on a serious issue.

And also? I liked Clockwork Angel MUCH MORE than City Of Bones.

And yayyy Partials.

Happy reading y’all!

March 25, 2012 - 9:52 am

Mundie Moms - YAY!! I’m so happy to see you picked up CA!!! I hope you enjoy Will and Jem. Happy Reading!!

March 25, 2012 - 9:09 am

Annette - Ive not seen Stone Girl before. Sounds kind of creepy. I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts.