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Magan: Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

Warning: There may be a hint of a spoiler for Heist Society (book 1). Proceed with caution. Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter (website | twitter) Series: Heist Society, Book 2 Publication Date: November 12, 2013 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pages: 272 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: robberies, teenage robbers, Cleopatra Emerald, best friends falling in love Format Read: Paperback […]

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October 24, 2013 - 2:23 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - I want to be all “Well, hello, Hale” tooo!!!! I need to get to this series ASAP. I own it. *shame face* I love that it has an around the world thing going on. I love traveling in books. And I love great dialogue! 🙂 Great review, Magan!

October 23, 2013 - 11:24 pm

Bookworm1858 - I really want to travel now too-the descriptions are so much fun and the tension was well doled out while reading.

October 23, 2013 - 1:36 pm

Bea - I really loved this. 🙂
Also, where has this site been all my life?!
I love your selections and reviews. So glad I discovered this blog. 😀

October 23, 2013 - 10:04 am

Cassie - YES!!! I loveeee this series! I stopped at this one for now even though I own Perfect Scoundrels. I just don’t want to not have another to continue onto right after finishing that one!

I LOVE HALE. And the antics in these books always make me want more time with the story lines and the characters. So glad you love this series too, Magan!!

Estelle: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 3, 2013 Publisher: Disney Hyperion Pages: 368 Target audience: Young adult Genre: Science fiction Keywords: time travel, politics, best friends, romance Format read: eBook from NetGalley via Publisher. (Thanks!) Summary: Em and Finn have run out of all possible options when […]

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December 27, 2013 - 9:01 am

Estelle's End of the Year Survey (So Long 2013), Estelle - […] out… I really enjoyed each of them for their own separate reasons: 11/22/63 by Stephen King, All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill, and the Time Between Us series by Tamara Ireland […]

September 6, 2013 - 7:15 am

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill - HOBBITSIES - […] Rather Be Reading Elizzie Books Feeling Fictional Forever 17 Books […]

August 28, 2013 - 11:55 am

Alexa Y. - I’m so glad that you liked this one! I did too. It was totally mind-blowing and addictive, and I’m still not quite over it. I love how the story felt well fleshed out, and was more than just its sci-fi aspect. I also fell in love with the characters, my favorite being Finn!

August 27, 2013 - 8:49 am

Jamie - I only skimmed this review bc I am going to read this soon but I have to say I’m so excited to see you liking this one because I know this is not your typical sort of read!!

August 23, 2013 - 4:29 pm

Jess - I wish I’d had a book buddy when I read this I had (have) so many questions ! Either way I devoured this book in two days ! It was a great book.

August 22, 2013 - 7:53 pm

Bookworm1858 - What-this involves alternating between the past and the present? How did I miss that originally? I now really want to give this a try and am bummed I missed out on reading an early copy because I just wasn’t feeling the cover or title.

August 22, 2013 - 3:42 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Great review! I really liked this, I had some issues with it, but I was really pleasantly surprised with how believable I found the story to be and I was very impressed with Cristin Terrill’s story telling ability. I’m excited to read more from her.

August 22, 2013 - 2:06 pm

Sara (of The Page Sage) - I was hesitant about this one just because it didn’t sound like my kind of book, but the fact that it sounds so mindblowing makes me want to read it so badly!! The two timelines aspect sounds awesome, as well.

August 22, 2013 - 11:42 am

Judith - I’m both so glad that you loved this one and so sad that I didn’t. I still liked it, thank goodness, but overall, I guess I just wasn’t invested enough to be mind blown by the plot twists. I do really think time travel is such an interesting concept to read about, and I definitely have to check out that Stephen King novel!

August 22, 2013 - 11:12 am

elena - unfort i’m one of those IF I DID THIS MY LIFE WOULD BE SO MUCH BETTER people even though i wish i was like ~NO REGRETS, YOLO~~~ kind of people. everyone loves this book so i hope i love it too. fingers x’d!

Sweet Summertime Reads: Fourth of July in Nantucket Blue

There’s only one time I’ve spent Fourth of July somewhere other than home or at the park, watching the fireworks on a blanket. It was a few weeks after I got engaged, we were on a short vacation with my now husband’s parents, and we built a fire on the beach and watched the fireworks […]

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July 4, 2013 - 1:02 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: Fourth of July Romance | Fiction Folio - […] shared excerpts from Endless Summer and Second Chance Summer Estelle featured a scene from Nantucket Blue Magan shared a first date scene from Fifteenth […]

July 3, 2013 - 8:00 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: A Fourth of July First Date - […] Read Estelle’s Excerpt from Nantucket Blue […]

July 2, 2013 - 6:34 pm

Tara - Girl, you had me at stolen champagne 🙂

July 2, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Emma @ Hopeful Happiness - I completely agree with you about the fourth of July. I think it’s the fireworks that make it so romantic! I loved that scene in NB and I love when they make it to their destination. That little old lady had some oomph! haha

I’m beyond excited that there will be a second book! I for one have not had enough of Cricket’s adventures!

July 2, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Alexa Y. - I loved this scene! It’s really cute, and it’s the kind of Fourth of July I would like to have myself 🙂

July 2, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - BUTTERFLIES.
I love that scene. And this book. YAYYYY

July 2, 2013 - 11:22 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I really liked this scene in NB 🙂 gosh I loved the setting for this story so, so much. She did a phenomenal job of placing you inside the story — I mean, I’ve never even been to Nantucket, yet I felt like I could picture it all so well.

Your 4th of July spent on the beach with a bonfire while fireworks went off in the distance sounds DIVINE. I think the 4th can be romantic, too 🙂 I mean HELLO! look at the books we chose, hehe.

July 2, 2013 - 11:08 am

Hazel - I still haven’t read Nantucket Blue but I really want to. I’m still debating whether to stick to an ebook or get an actual copy. Would the latter be worth it? 🙂

July 2, 2013 - 10:05 am

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - Okay, see this post makes this book sound really great PLUS I love the cover. I think I messed myself up because I read a couple of reviews of it early on in which the readers didn’t like the book for reasons I can’t even remember. But you mention beach read, forbidden romance – these things I LOVE. So doggone it, I want to read it now. Thanks, E!

July 2, 2013 - 9:14 am

Bookworm1858 - There’s going to be a second book? I don’t usually like sequels to contemporaries but if this will help mend the relationship between Cricket and Jude, I would be very happy!

Nantucket Blue Blog Tour: Review, Leila Howland Q+A, Giveaway!

Huge thanks to Jamie from Disney Hyperion and Leila Howland for making today’s post a reality! I’ve been at the edge of my seat wanting to share my review with you, and finally (cue the trumpets and confetti!), today is the day! (It’s also Nantucket Blue‘s release date… even more exciting!) Nantucket Blue by Leila […]

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May 15, 2014 - 9:00 am

Chirp, Chirp: I Stand with Cricket (Nantucket Blue/Red) - […] on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | My review | Gift pack+ NR on Goodreads | Amazon | […]

February 11, 2014 - 9:45 am

Top 10 Tuesday: Cue the Swoon - […] →Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland […]

January 28, 2014 - 9:00 am

Stay Warm: Nantucket Blue Themed Gift Pack, Estelle - […] talk about Nantucket Blue. Debut writer Leila Howland blew me away with her tale of a Cricket’s unexpected summer spent […]

December 27, 2013 - 11:26 am

Estelle's End of the Year Survey (So Long 2013), Estelle - […] Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland — this book about summer in Nantucket, broken friendships, and surprising […]

July 2, 2013 - 9:01 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: Fourth of July in Nantucket Blue - […] My review of NB | Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon […]

May 15, 2013 - 9:01 am

YA Review: Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin - […] There are two of them. And they are very cute. (In fact, I like to call this book Nantucket Blue x 2 because we get to see two girls fall in love for the first time in Rules of Summer.) Isobel […]

May 14, 2013 - 9:30 pm

Stephanie @ Love.Life.Read - Nantucket Blue is the best!! I would say my favorite place to visit in the summer would be either: 1) camping somewhere with my family or 2) North Carolina. Happy Reading!

May 14, 2013 - 8:50 pm

Nikki H - Anywhere with a pool!

May 14, 2013 - 8:47 pm

elena - why are you so good at reviews 🙁 i really liked the line about the scenes seeming strategically placed. that sounds v smart. and the interview is wonderful! i loved what she said about the setting because although i have never actually been out to sea, i’ve been curious.

my fav place to summer is ummmmmmm

i guess

florida

May 14, 2013 - 3:44 pm

Jasmine Baggenstos - I don’t really take vacations or anything, so my favorite spot in the summer is here in Seattle. There’s a little park by the waterfront that’s never too crowded. The view is nice and the ocean breeze keeps it cool :]

May 13, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Erin D. - I love visiting water. The ocean is my favorite, but lakes and rivers are fun too. And camping is a must!

May 13, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Joli @ Actin' Up with Books - Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. It has been on my wish list for a while.
I love going to the lake in the summer. My family vacations at a lake in North Carolina every year and it is extremely relaxing and I always read a lot of books!

May 13, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Molli - My favorite place to go in summer is Florida! This is my second year going with friends.

Thanks for hosting the interview with the author. I’m really looking forward to reading this book, and I liked seeing her process. I think I’m the same way, as far as the more often I write, the more connected I am to my characters.

May 12, 2013 - 8:19 pm

alicia marie - I love going to the beach : )

May 12, 2013 - 5:01 am

Sheri @ Tangled Up In Books - Favorite place to go in the summer? Probably anywhere on the west coast. So pretty 🙂 Great interview 🙂

May 12, 2013 - 2:16 am

Brianna - My grandparents lake house – The beach, family, boating, and the hammock. It’s my favorite place to curl up with a book or especially if I need to get away from all the fast paced thing we call life.

May 12, 2013 - 2:00 am

Wendy - This sounds like the perfect book to start the summer off with!! Loved reading this review!

May 10, 2013 - 10:10 pm

Cyndi M. - Since I live in Southern California, I pretty much enjoy being here during the summer! I can go to the beach, or up to the mountains!!

May 10, 2013 - 5:47 pm

Ellice - This book makes me crave the beach. I live in Mississippi, so the gulf coast is close enough that I visit it often in the summertime… But it never seems often enough! I need to read this one to get in the summer/beach frame of mind 🙂

May 10, 2013 - 3:54 am

Lucía Valencia - The beach!

May 10, 2013 - 1:13 am

eve - adding it to my to read pile

May 9, 2013 - 10:31 am

Natalie - I can’t wait to read this book! I’ve been seeing so many great reviews for it. Also I like how you included the interview! My favourite place to visit in the summer is Myrtle Beach 🙂

May 8, 2013 - 9:45 pm

SarahS @ WondrousReadings (YA) - I love going to Tennessee , my family lives there and I love spending time with them. Great review and thanks for the chance to win this book. (=

May 8, 2013 - 8:49 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I really enjoyed reading Leila’s answers to your questions. I had no idea she would be continuing the story, so that makes me very very happy. I was left with an unfinished feeling, so I’m glad to see there’s more story coming our way. Also, I LOVE the setting of Nantucket. And that description of “swimming in champagne” – though I’ve never been, it still makes total sense to me!

May 8, 2013 - 12:21 am

Lisa @ Lisa Likes Books - I don’t really go anywhere in the summer. I like to go places that are colder when it’s summer, though. I’m TOTALLY a winter person, so a break from the hot would be nice. I like sitting near the ocean or other bodies of water, but I generally don’t like beaches because I hate sand. (Oh man, it gets ALL over the place. Bleck. Hahha.)

May 7, 2013 - 10:42 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I loved this and I’m so excited to hear she’s writing a follow up. I hope it has lots of Zack!

May 7, 2013 - 5:47 pm

Shira S - I cannot wait to read this book! I love visiting Ojai, California in the summer.

May 7, 2013 - 3:01 pm

Bee - Love the interview! thanks for posting it! I love to visiting the beach when it’s sunny 😀

May 7, 2013 - 2:49 pm

Sarah - This book sounds like a great summer read! My favorite place to visit is Door County, WI. It is so beautiful and relaxing up there.

May 7, 2013 - 2:03 pm

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - I’ve been looking forward to reading this one ever since I first heard about it, so I’m really happy you enjoyed this one so much! I can’t wait to get my own copy of it. I loved the interview too, it made me want to visit Nantucket even more haha. Great review! 🙂

May 7, 2013 - 1:58 pm

Tammy - The northwest, Oregon & Washington, the temperature is usually cooler than where I live.

May 7, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Sarah O - So excited to read this book. I’ve been obsessed with the cover since I first saw it and I’m glad it didn’t disappoint. When I was a kid we’d go to Shediac, New Brunswick every summer, where my grandparents lived. We’d usually drive over to PEI too and go to the beach. Good summer memories.

May 7, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Justine @ paperback heart - My favorite place to visit during the summer is my hometown – San Diego! You can’t beat the weather!

May 7, 2013 - 11:55 am

shokufeh - I’m excited to read this. I love to go anywhere with water in the summer.

May 7, 2013 - 10:42 am

bookrockbetty - I LOOOOVED this book! I feel guilty entering, but hey… I liked it so much I plan on buying a finished copy anyway. 🙂 Definitely an awesome summer read! Great Q&A! 🙂

May 7, 2013 - 10:41 am

Daphne - i am from Louisiana and my fave place to visit, any time of year, is New Orleans. granted, summer isn’t the best time because it’s outrageously hot, but if i can walk around New Orleans in July when I’m 8 mo pregnant, I can do ANYTHING.

I’ve been hearing really great things about this book and i’m excited to read it.

May 7, 2013 - 10:40 am

Alexa Y. - My favorite summer vacation spot is this sandbar that my family has been going to for years in the Philippines. Known only as Carbin Reef, it’s a sandbar that disappears completely when high tide is. I’ve got a lot of family memories attached to the place, and I hope to make many more to come.

May 7, 2013 - 10:33 am

Alexa Y. - I am super excited to read Nantucket Blue! It sounds like the perfect summer read, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of it – possibly today. I like reading about friendships; I think it’s always cool to read a book that focuses on the strange twists and turns that friendships can take.

Also, this interview was fab! I’ve never been to Nantucket, but now I definitely want to go someday.

May 7, 2013 - 9:57 am

Shane @ Itching for Books - Great review. Wonderful interview!

I love the look of everything on your blog 🙂

A Literary Birthday Celebration (From What I Remember)

I’ve said it before and said it again, but one of my favorite things about blogging is meeting new people. About a month or two ago, I started to chat with Cassie of Books with Cass, who like me is from New Jersey (although she still lives there) and has a birthday in February. And […]

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February 5, 2013 - 2:56 pm

Jamie - LOVE! Can I come with youuuu??

February 4, 2013 - 3:52 pm

Alexa Y. - EEP. I am LOVING that dress. Mexico sounds good right about now… ESPECIALLY the frozen libations 😉

February 3, 2013 - 6:59 pm

Estelle's Shelve It: 2/3/2013 - […] A Literary Birthday — From What I Remember Attention, Attention: Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe A review of Star Crossed by Jennifer Echols A review of Scarlet by Marisa Meyer A review of Hooked by Liz Fichera A review of Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight […]

February 2, 2013 - 4:34 pm

Randi M - Happy early birthday!! That vacation sounds absolutely wonderful right now, especially since I live in the Midwest which is ridiculously cold right now! The beach would be amazing. 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration!

February 2, 2013 - 12:07 pm

elena - this post is so qt! LOVE that dress. also no hangovers on your birthday!! happy early birthday, darling estelle. xo

February 2, 2013 - 9:05 am

Henry Circle - What an awesome birthday party idea! And happy Birthday!

February 2, 2013 - 9:05 am

Cassie - I STILL LOVE THAT DRESS! and ill join you for some frozen beverages 😉 Happy early birthday dear!