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Magan: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, a vlog review

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (website | twitter) Publisher: Harper/HarperCollins Pages: 338 Release Date: November 15, 2011 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: Hardcover gifted to me by my in-laws for Christmas! How I heard about it: Um, this book is awesome so everyone’s talking about it. Shatter Me is buzzing. Everywhere. It’s kind of a […]

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February 4, 2013 - 12:01 am

Double Book Review: Destroy Me and Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi - […] Remember back when I had cute bangs and brown hair and I called Warner detestable in my vlog review of Shatter Me? I was super hesitant to read Destroy Me because, really, why would I want to know about a […]

December 11, 2012 - 8:01 am

Bookish Gift Suggestions: Books for the Non-Reader - […] Me by Tahereh Mafi – Goodreads | Amazon | My Vlog Review – Shatter Me is the book for someone who would love Tahereh’s unique writing style. […]

June 16, 2012 - 9:31 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Magan – you are ADORABLE! And I cannot wait to read Shatter Me! I won that won from Tara at Fiction Folio BUT I haven’t gotten to it yet. You’ve made me want to bump it up my reading pile though!

June 2, 2012 - 9:01 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: Our Local Bookstores - […] Conrad (Goodreads) Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (Goodreads) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (My review) The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen (Goodreads) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher […]

May 17, 2012 - 3:07 pm

Tahereh Mafi and Veronica Rossi at Book People: Austin, TX - […] 26th with big, happy hearts. These two ladies are extraordinary authors. Tahereh is the author of Shatter Me, and Veronica is the author of Under the Never Sky. I read both of their books and fell in love […]

April 5, 2012 - 9:16 am

Magan - Sharon! Thanks so much for your comment. I love, love, loved this book No question about it. I am hoping there’s something else this year that makes me FALL IN LOVE like I did with this book. Nothing seems to compare so far. Tahereh Mafi is coming to Austin in April and I cannot wait! 🙂

March 28, 2012 - 11:32 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - I don’t know how I missed this when you first posted it! I couldn’t wait to hear what you thought. Glad I caught it, though. First of all, love the vlog format; it was an interesting change that worked really well. 🙂

Second of all, THIS BOOK. Good gracious. I feel like I cannot even articulate how awesome it was. The writing in particular was just…absolutely stunning. I was this close to giving it 5 stars, which is practically unattainable.

My full review is here, actually, if you want all of my thoughts. I would probably break your comment box if I tried to recreate them, LOL.

March 20, 2012 - 8:55 am

Magan - Yay! Yay! I’m so glad you liked it. I was kinda nervous about doing a review that way. And really, I have complete faith that you will LOVE this book! 🙂

March 19, 2012 - 9:05 pm

VeganYANerds - I enjoyed your vlog-style review, Magan! And I promise I will try and get a copy of this as soon as possible and read it. I love how passionate you are about this book 🙂

March 19, 2012 - 10:12 am

Magan - Kristin! I’m so glad you loved it too! I will definitely tell Tahereh that you say hello! I was jumping up and down when I saw she was coming to Austin!

Congratulations on the new job! That’s so exciting that you’re going to be working in a job that you’re so happy about! (Always makes getting up in the morning that much easier!) I will not be able to go to BEA this year; I will be on a family vacation celebrating a big anniversary with my parents. I wish I could have made it work. I’m definitely going to keep it on my radar for next year! I don’t know if Estelle is going.

Thanks again so, so much for the sweet comment and compliments. They mean SO much to us! xoxo

March 19, 2012 - 9:14 am

Kristin J. - Magan:

You are not alone! I completely feel the same way you do about “Shatter Me” and plan on re-reading it again very soon. It’s so hard to tell people about a book that has so many elements that they need to figure out on their own (while reading). I think you did a great job of summing up the book and giving readers a teaser of how great this book really is!I cannot wait for the 2nd in the series either..it’s too far away. When you meet Tahereh please tell her that Kristin from MN loves her as well. She won’t be at any tour stop near me, unfortunately.

Also..thanks to you and Estelle for being such a wonderful blog to go to. I am currently switching jobs, and am finally going to be a Youth Service Librarian (which I am psyched about)..and I am looking forward to utilizing your blog to help get teens into the library. By the way, are you or Estelle planning on going to BEA in NYC? If you are..I would love to meet up!

Thanks again ladies! Love to you both! =)

Magan: Saving June by Hannah Harrington

Saving June by Hannah Harrington Release Date: November 22, 2011 Pages: 336 Target Audience: Young Adult How I found out about it: NetGalley Format: Sent to Kindle from NetGalley Summary: Sixteen-year-old Harper’s sister, June, commits suicide by overdosing on pills; no one has answers about why she did it. Harper knows she has to do what June […]

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August 15, 2012 - 8:02 am

Young Adult Book Review: Speechless by Hannah Harrington - […] was absolutely blown away by Harrington’s writing in Saving June last year. When I saw Speechless at ALA I was beside myself excited to get to read more of her […]

December 4, 2011 - 10:35 am

What We’ve Been Up To: A Week in Review | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] A Book Lover’s Shopping List Magan: Saving June by Hannah Harrington Estelle: Top 10 Book to Keep Me Warm this Winter Estelle: Stealing Heaven By Elizabeth Scott Book […]

Magan: Crossed by Ally Condie

Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie Released: November 1, 2011 Pages: 384 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: Downloaded to my Kindle. Why I picked it up: Last year I read Matched – my first dystopia ever. I had to continue reading the series. Summary: Cassia goes in search of Ky in the Outer Provinces, only […]

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October 13, 2014 - 8:00 am

Blog Tour: Ally Condie on Naming Characters in Atlantia - […] by Ally Condie (website | twitter) See also my review of Crossed by Ally Condie Publication Date: October 28, 2014 Publisher: Dutton Children’s Pages: 368 […]