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Book Report: The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

Happy April, you guys! Can you believe it’s April!? Did any of you get pranked for April Fool’s yesterday? Today we are diving into another BOOK REPORT, a feature that we share every month. We both read the same book, chat about it, and post it here. With minor spoilers, we introduce The Mockingbirds by […]

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June 12, 2013 - 8:05 am

Young Adult Book Review: When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney - […] When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney (twitter | website) Publication Date: June 4, 2013 Publisher: Little, Brown Pages: 264 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: loss of a parent, grief, Tokyo, relationships that don’t end well Format read: ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley. (Thank you!) Other Books Read by the Author: The Mockingbirds (a joint review) […]

June 16, 2012 - 9:59 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’ve been curious about this one for a long time, but I’ve never really gotten around to reading it. It does sound pretty darn good though, based on your book report.

April 7, 2012 - 11:34 pm

Young Adult Blog: In My Mailbox: 14 - […] Estelle and Magan: The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney […]

April 2, 2012 - 4:59 pm

VeganYANerds - As always I enjoyed your book report review, girls! This book sticks in my mind because the cover really stands out and like you guys, I keep seeing the sequel on blogs/goodreads. Definitely a series I want to read!

April 2, 2012 - 10:32 am

elena - Love love the phrase “intricate machine”! I balked at the date rape thing at first because it makes me supremely uncomfortable but once I read more, I find myself really wanting to read this book. I especially like that music is such an important part to this book. I’m very curious about how the trial went but I really hate how being drunk can be used to place blame on the victim, no means no. 😐

In My Mailbox (10) + Our 100th Post!

A big Texas heya! I hope you’re having a fantastic Sunday! Estelle and I are actually spending today together. In New York. Holy cow is this exciting! I’ve got some fun books to share with you in this In My Mailbox post. In My Mailbox is a feature hosted by Kristi at the Story Siren. […]

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March 16, 2012 - 1:28 am

Sasha - Bunheads! YES! This book has its subtle way with you (or at least, it did with me). It’s not “in-your-face” but has a rather quiet awesomeness about it. Hope you love! xoxo

March 12, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Paige - I’m so jealous of The Selection & Bunheads. I can’t wait to read them both. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here’s my IMM!

http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-25.html

~Paige @ Comfort Books

March 12, 2012 - 12:11 pm

Dani C. - Oooh! Looks like you got some great books this week! I see some I need to add to my to read list!

Thanks for sharing!
http://paulettespapers.com/

March 12, 2012 - 1:27 am

Jasmine Rose - OMG HE IS WE!! Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who knows about them so it’s always crazy when I see someone always talking about them. Congrats on 100 posts, you guys :]

March 11, 2012 - 11:27 pm

Brittani - Awesome IMM Magan! AHH! The Selection! I hope your enjoying it! I cant wait to read it myself! Definitely looking forward to your thoughts on it! 🙂

My IMM

-Brittani 🙂

March 11, 2012 - 10:02 pm

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books - So jealous you have The Story of Us and The Selection – both have been on my want list for awhile! The covers for each are gorgeous, too.

Happy reading!
Check out what’s in my mailbox

March 11, 2012 - 8:21 pm

VeganYANerds - Happy 100 posts!

I have read a few of Deb’s books and I’m really looking forward to her new one!

I hope you guys are having a great time together 😀 xox

March 11, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - You got The Story of Us?! Excuse me while I die of envy!

Anyway. What a cool opportunity! 😀 And it really makes me happy that “Shake It Out” was among the music listed. I love that song! I will have to investigate further regarding the other books/songs listed. This was a really cool idea. 🙂

March 11, 2012 - 10:57 am

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - How fun that you’re getting to see Estelle and meet Alexa! I’ll meet all of you one day too, I’m sure. 🙂 Hope you have fun! I love New York, and want to go back again really soon!

I’ll be interested to hear what you think of The Selection. There’s been some drama surrounding this book with author vs. blogger, so I’ve been leery of picking it up. I think it sounds cool, though, so I hope to read it soon!

What a cool playlist! Happy 100th post!

Oh, and here is my IMM. 🙂 – http://thatartsyreadergirl.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-my-mailbox-2.html

March 11, 2012 - 10:02 am

Amy @ Turn the Page (YA) - Great post!

Bunheads and Pretty Crooked are on my wishlist – I hope you enjoy them all! Have a fab day together!

My IMM this week

March 11, 2012 - 9:53 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Two things:

1. So excited y’all get to hang out RIGHT NOW together! So fun!
2. I love that you each incorporated music into your post 🙂 love, love, loooooooove. Happy 100th!

March 11, 2012 - 7:37 am

April Books & Wine - Happy 100th post! 🙂

YAY for Spotify.

Also? Cracked looks good as does Pretty Crooked and The Story Of Us. 🙂

Book Report: The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder [website | twitter] Release Date: December 8, 2011 Publisher: Razorbill Pages: 357 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: Hardback from the library for E; Hardback owned by M. How we found out about it: Well, it seems like everyone and their grandma had read this book so it’s about […]

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March 7, 2012 - 11:55 am

Magan - April, you make a really good point. I’m listening to my first audio book now, and it’s a much different experience than reading a book. I agree that we were both pretty down when we didn’t love PoM. 🙂

March 7, 2012 - 11:54 am

Magan - I’ll be really curious to know what you think after you read it, Mands. I’ll keep a lookout for your review once you’ve read it. 🙂

March 4, 2012 - 8:52 am

April Books & Wine - I wonder if I connected more deeply with The Probability of Miracles because I listened to the audiobook, so it felt like Cam was a real person telling me her story?

It sucks that you guys did not fall head over heels in love with PoM. 🙁 But I get why, after reading this. And I really sincerely do wonder if the audiobook is a whole other experience compared to print.

March 1, 2012 - 10:36 pm

VeganYANerds - Another fun book report, girls! I haven’t read this and I kept thinking it was because it was a 2012 release so I’m surprised to see if was released last year, I need to read this. I’ve read Anna’s review and now yours and I’m hoping it’s as good as it sounds, even if there’s not a strong connection with the main character.

March 1, 2012 - 8:39 pm

Tara @ Hobbitsies - These joint discussion things are so fun! It makes me wish I had a second blogger so I can do stuff like this, HAH.

But I’m sorry you guys didn’t love The Probability of Miracles as much as you wanted to! I really, really loved it, it affected me in so many ways. But my boyfriend’s brother passed away last February from cancer, so POM was one of the first and probably last cancer books I’ll be reading, at least for a good, long time.

Thanks for the honest review!

March 1, 2012 - 5:43 pm

Amy @ Tripping Over Books - Aww, I’m sorry you guys didn’t love it! I sort of did. Love it, that is. I thought that Cam was refreshing and snarky, and I appreciated why she thought her situation was kind of hopeless. Especially because I thought she got a little less hopeless at the end. But I can totally see how the beginning would be a little slow; the action in Promise was so much better. I thought the part where she visited her friend was a little bit unnecessary, but I got a kick out of the visit with her grandmother, mostly because she lived in Hoboken and I’m from Jersey myself ;-). Good call about personal experiences affecting your reading! SO TRUE.
Great review, ladies!! Thoughtful and honest and AWESOME.

March 1, 2012 - 5:02 pm

Liz - I couldn’t agree more with you guys more on this one. It feels like every review I read for this one gives it a glowing recommendation, so I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one who didn’t absolutely love it.

There were parts that I enjoyed, but overall I really just didn’t connect to it as much as I would have hoped. Every point you both make here is dead on.

I really love your blog, it is quickly becoming one of my favourites!

March 1, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Magan - Anna, I know! I wanted to love it so much. I kept waiting for ALL THE FEELINGS to kick in, but it didn’t happen for me. 🙁 And we love you too!

March 1, 2012 - 1:24 pm

Anna - REVIEW TWINSIES. Or, well, triplet-sies? But still…wahh you didn’t love like I loved. But…but…whatever I love you anyway 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Merry Christmas, Happy Book-adays

This week’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is ten books to give as gifts. With Christmas just around the corner, this is perfect timing to scour all the lists over at The Broke and The Bookish because we’ll all be posting about the BEST of the best. We are both bringing you five favorite books […]

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December 15, 2011 - 2:11 pm

Estelle - Oh! I can’t wait for you to read a few and let us know what you think! I know sometimes our choices are a bit… off the beaten path. Loving your blog and so glad you came to visit ours 🙂 AND P.S. It’s almost Friday!

December 14, 2011 - 10:10 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - As always, you girls have such brilliant book suggestions! I’ve added just about everything you guys posted about onto my TBR. Haha.

December 13, 2011 - 10:12 pm

Magan - Haha! Cheyenne, I feel like my list exponentially grows every day. There are more books to read than I can keep up with! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

December 13, 2011 - 7:17 pm

Cheyenne Teska - Awesome choices! I haven’t read a single book on here but I do see some that I’ve been meaning to get to! 🙂

December 13, 2011 - 2:51 pm

Magan - Hi Jessie! Awesome! Thanks so much for stopping by! =D

December 13, 2011 - 2:50 pm

Magan - YES! Jellicoe Road was so awesome. It did take me a bit to get into because of how the story was told, but in the end I was so hooked.
I can’t wait to hear what you think about Small Town Sinners. It was probably one of the most different contemporary YA novels I read this year because of how it was written.
I also 100% second Estelle’s choice on North of Beautiful. She recommended I read it, and WOW. I was on a plane crying through parts of it because it was so touching. Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

December 13, 2011 - 2:04 pm

Lucy - Awesome lists! Jellicoe Road seems like it is the gold standard in YA. Everyone loves it.

I loved the Summer series too, and hope to check out Small Town Sinners soon since I’ve heard good things about it.

The Wonder Spot sounds super good and so does North of Beautiful. Thanks for the gift recs and happy holidays!

December 13, 2011 - 12:14 pm

Jessie - Forgotten made my list too. Thanks for sharing 🙂