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Estelle’s Shelve It (Friday Edition): 5/31/2013

I CANNOT believe that tomorrow is June 1. Where oh where is this year going? Hope you guys are keeping cool and gearing up for a fun weekend! It’s been so fun meeting book bloggers who are here in NYC for BEA. Like a complete whirlwind of a week actually. I’ll be so sad to […]

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June 3, 2013 - 4:53 pm

Alexa Y. - I absolutely ADORE your dress, for one thing. And yay for new books! <3 Plus, you are totally adorable.

June 3, 2013 - 10:37 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - So so glad to have met you this weekend!!! 🙂

June 2, 2013 - 1:59 pm

Paige - I’m so jealous of Criminal I read her first book which I’m pretty sure was Being Friends With Boys and I loved it! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week 🙂


May 31, 2013 - 7:55 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Whoops, hit post before I was done :). I keep hearing great things about Beautiful Ruins, but the cover doesn’t excite me. Maybe the shiny version is better? Regardless, I look forward to hearing what you think, and all about BEA too!!!

May 31, 2013 - 7:53 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Your new glasses are super cute!

May 31, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Tara @ Hobbitsies - Your glasses are super cute! And I had a lot of fun hanging out with you the other night – we should definitely see a show together next time I’m in the city! In the meantime, I’ve got my tickets to the Newsies tomorrow night 🙂

May 31, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Bookworm1858 - Cute dress! I can’t believe it’s almost June either-then it will be almost June 30 and that’s halfway through 2013, one of the fastest years ever in my memory.

May 31, 2013 - 9:50 am

Daphne - yeah, so, thanks for adding to my TBR. 🙂

May 31, 2013 - 9:49 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - Love the glasses!! I really like that style, and they look good on you. 🙂 I just went and added New Money to my GR wishlist and am totally going to see about reading Criminal soon! 😀 HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

Blog Tour: A Poem about CRIMINAL by Terra Elan McVoy

Thanks to Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit for organizing such a fantastic blog tour! Hello there, friends! Just about a month ago I shared my review of CRIMINAL by Terra Elan McVoy with you. Since starting Rather Be Reading, Terra has become one of my go-to authors, and I was so excited to see her […]

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May 29, 2013 - 11:43 am

Alexa Y. - I love your poem! Once again, you’ve managed to awe me with your creativity. I’m definitely planning on reading Criminal, because it sounds freaking BRILLIANT.

May 23, 2013 - 5:33 pm

Kelly - I haven’t done one of these types of poems since high school, but they’re so effective! I can picture myself thinking of your highlights (great character development, emotional, intense, fast-paced) when I run across Criminal in store! Haha

May 22, 2013 - 2:04 pm

DannyBookworm - I loved Criminal… even though that might be the wrong word to use.. Criminal was intense and sad, but it stayed with me for a very long time!
Love your Acrostic!

May 21, 2013 - 11:23 pm

Courtney @ Courtney Reads A Lot - Love it! Poetry is amazing and this made me so happy! 😀

May 21, 2013 - 9:52 pm

elena - LOVE your poem! esp the shades of gray line/the gray actually being gray. 🙂 and what a last line! so good.

May 21, 2013 - 9:06 pm

Amanda @ Late Nights with Good Books - hee I enjoyed reading your acrostic poem, Estelle! I’ve heard such good things about McVoy, but I felt like Being Friends with Boys wasn’t quite my type of book. It sounds like I’ll have far more luck with Criminal, so I definitely will have to make some time to read it!

May 21, 2013 - 3:32 pm

Tara - <3<3<3 your poem! You're so freaking creative 🙂

May 21, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - So creative, I love this! And thanks for the reminder, I wanted to read this but totally forgot about it. I just requested it from the library 🙂

May 21, 2013 - 11:48 am

Molly @ wrapped up in books - This is such a cute way to summarize and explain why the book is so fabulous!

Estelle: Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy

Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy ( web | tweet ) Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: May 7, 2013 Pages: 288 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: dependent relationships, crime, secrets Format read: ARC via Edelweiss from Publisher. (Thanks!) Summary: The morning after what was supposed to be the best date of her life, Nikki watches […]

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December 27, 2013 - 11:22 am

Estelle's End of the Year Survey (So Long 2013), Estelle - […] Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones How to Love by Katie Cotugno Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy Openly Straight by Bill Konisberg Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando OCD […]

May 21, 2013 - 12:01 am

Blog Tour: A Poem about CRIMINAL by Terra Elan McVoy, Estelle - […] about a month ago I shared my review of CRIMINAL by Terra Elan McVoy with you. Since starting Rather Be Reading, Terra has become one of my go-to authors, and I was so […]

May 17, 2013 - 12:10 pm

Anything for Love: Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy | wrapped up in books - […] Estelle at Rather be Reading: “Criminal is such a tight, well-written story yet still leaves a lot of room for discussion. I really appreciated the leaps that McVoy took with her writing this go-around; this story about power, lust, and love never felt over-dramatized or black and white.” […]

May 12, 2013 - 6:16 am

Sapir - You have definitely convined me to read this book!! I am currently looking for a unique YA book and this one totally sounds like one.
I am really glad to hear that the romance was realistic and not over-dramatic, because from the synopsis I thought differently at first.
Great review and thanks for sharing!!

Sapir @ Diary of a Wimpy Teen Girl

May 9, 2013 - 12:02 am

Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy + Giveaway - HOBBITSIES - […] Bookworms Ren’s Rambles Rather Be Reading Bunbury in the […]

May 3, 2013 - 11:21 am

May 2013 Young Adult Book Releases - […] | Amazon | Estelle’s Review […]

April 17, 2013 - 11:49 am

Tara - I need to read this book immediately. I have so much respect for the author and even though this book is pretty different from her others, it sounds like she mastered the darkness and created a superb story.

April 17, 2013 - 5:12 am

Maggie, Young Adult Anonymous - *Add to-read list* *Check release date* *Tap foot impatiently* The subject matter — WHOA.

April 16, 2013 - 5:13 pm

Elizabeth - I can’t wait to start this book. Once you said you had to hide it in another room so you wouldn’t be tempted to read all night, I knew it was my kind of book! Thanks so much for posting!

April 16, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Alexa Y. - I cannot tell you how intrigued I am by this book. I haven’t read any of her other books, but I’m surprisingly attracted to this one the most, only because it sounds pretty suspenseful. While I’m sure I’d want to shake some sense into Nikki as I read, I’m also curious to see how her character grows and develops in this one. Great review E!

April 16, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - I CANNOT WAIT to read this one. I CANNOT WAIT. I am such a fan of this author and the fact that you say “Criminal was one of those books I had to hide in another room so I wouldn’t be tempted to keep picking it up way way past my bedtime.” makes me want to start it TODAY. Perhaps I will. Gah this sounds amazing and discussable which is my recipe for awesome. Great, great thoughts Estelle. Wow.

April 16, 2013 - 10:23 am

Kelly - Ooh I love these kind of books! The ones that aren’t black and white, that leave you thinking well into the night, that you just have to talk to someone about in order to try and make some sort of sense out it all! Here’s hoping that I’m as conflicted about how I feel about Nikki’s blind adoration and seemingly weakness as you were!

April 16, 2013 - 10:02 am

Lisa Schensted - This sounds like the kind of book that I would totally need to read in a sitting.

I like that it sounds as if Nikki grows and develops, but still makes some decisions that leave you WTFFFFF at her – which sounds so authentic and real and relatable.

I hadn’t heard of this one before! Thanks for sharing the review on a book that certainly is different from the others that are out there!

April 16, 2013 - 9:19 am

Cassie - This sounds so good its not even funny. & RIGHT up my alley.