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Not That Kind of Girl Themed Gift-Pack

Not That Kind of Girl is my third book to read of Siobhan Vivian’s. And guess what? I think it’s my favorite so far. It’s exactly what I was needing — something extremely well written with a storyline easy to get into, a main character who I could understand (even if she sometimes made me […]

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August 6, 2014 - 8:00 am

The Prince of Venice Beach Themed Gift-Pack - […] Prince of Venice Beach Review | Not That Kind of Girl Gift-Pack | Unbreak My Heart […]

December 14, 2013 - 11:09 pm

michelle - i love burt’s bees. it’s the only kind of chapstick i buy. not that kind of girl is in my kindle. i’ve had it for a while. maybe i’ll read it this winter break 🙂

December 11, 2013 - 9:51 pm

Wendy @ Book Scents - Such a great gift pack! I haven’t read this book but now I really want to! Those movies are also amazing – except I haven’t seen the godfather. (i knoww, i know)

December 11, 2013 - 3:52 pm

Alexa Y. - I am a nerd, and I love EVERYTHING in this post! I really like all the things that you included in this post, because they are things that I would like to own myself. I LOVE IT. (I also feel like I should read this book now.)

December 11, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Lucy - Based on this gift guide I think I would like this book very much! The only book I’ve read by Vivian is the co-written Burn for Burn, so I have some catching up to do. I sure love that free verse duvet, ruler and mason jar tea light holder.

Magan: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian Publication Date: September 18, 2012 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers Pages: 375 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: revenge, unlikely friendships, payback Format read: ARC from Simon & Schuster. Summary: Three girls team up to secretly seek revenge on the people who’ve hurt (or burned) them in the […]

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August 30, 2013 - 9:00 am

YA Review: Fire with Fire by Siobhan Vivian & Jenny Han - […] Fire by Siobhan Vivian & Jenny Han Book 2 of the Burn for Burn series. (Magan’s review of Burn for Burn) Publication Date: 8/13/2013 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 528 Target audience: Young adult […]

September 23, 2012 - 11:09 pm

Shelve It -- September 24, 2012 - […] a brand new release, just published last week. Add the book to Goodreads and check out my review of Burn for Burn. Enter below! The giveaway is open for one […]

September 13, 2012 - 2:00 am

Jasmine Rose - I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it because I’m always kind of fascinated by revenge stories so I’ve been looking forward to this one.
I went to such a small school that we actually didn’t have much of a popularity hierarchy. There were a few kids always got picked on throughout the years, but it wasn’t the throw-them-in-a-garbage-and-humiliate-them-in-front-of-the-whole-cafeteria type of stuff you always read about and see on tv. It’s sad to hear that stuff like what happened to your friend is really out there :[

September 6, 2012 - 5:41 am

Lori - I’m going to go ahead and admit that I scrolled to the end of your review to see if you recommended it first. 🙂 I really love Siobhan Vivian’s books so I’ve been really looking forward to this one. Now I’m even more excited. It’s nice that you could relate so well to it.

September 6, 2012 - 4:12 am

Kristen Evey - Hm, intriguing! This sounded interesting to me from the summary (though I’m with you, and revenge type books are iffy for me). I think this is something that I would enjoy though. Sounds like the writing is top-notch, and I can basically get through any kind of plot if that’s the case. Great review!

September 5, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I really liked this book! I don’t necessarily condone anything done in it, but I do like the fact that I can understand where each of the girls is coming from. Can’t wait till I get a finished copy!

September 5, 2012 - 4:14 am

VeganYANerds - I know what you mean about wondering why bullies are the way they are, sometimes I read YA and think “come one, people don’t actually go that far” but it turns out they really do. I felt the same way, I could understand the girls wanting revenge but they went to extreme lengths and I was definitely all “What just happened?” at the end!

September 4, 2012 - 11:03 pm

Lisa - This book makes my heart hurt and my skin crawl in the best possible way.

Reading books like this is so hard, but so necessary. How else can we relate to other people’s experiences?

Sorry to be all Debbie Downer. For reals this sounds awesome and HELLO Han and Vivian? YESPLS.

September 4, 2012 - 10:04 pm

Aneeqah - I actually won a copy of this on Twitter, and my copy is going to get here tomorrow! (What, you don’t stalk your books with DC?! ;)) Anyways, I can definitely see how you thought the revenge was unnecessary, I believe that you can avoid revenge and settle things peacefully as well. However, it’s great to hear that the POVs are really distinct! I love when you can easily distinguish each character. =) And the action in the last part of the book sounds amazing!!

Fabulous review Magan! I am even more excited to read this book now. <3

September 4, 2012 - 5:29 pm

elena - I’m SOOO curious about this one! I like revenge stories (to a degree) and this sounds V INTRIGUING. It sounds like the authors did a great job writing the characters and I’m eager to find out more about them.

September 4, 2012 - 3:19 pm

Jamie - Omg this review makes me even more excited to read this one! I’ve been eyeballing it on my shelf since BEA but I’m SO bumping it up after praise from you!

September 4, 2012 - 10:44 am

Tara - This one is on my to-read list and I plan on getting to it every soon. You review is making me even THAT more excited to read it and I can’t wait to see this explosive ending 🙂

Magan: Shelve It 07/29/2012

Hello, hello friends! I hope you’re having a fantastic Sunday. My husband and I are with our dogs at the beach this weekend celebrating our 8 year wedding anniversary! (It’s actually on Tuesday, the 31st.) I recorded this Shelve It a little earlier in the week to make sure I could stop in to say […]

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August 1, 2012 - 3:35 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - First of all, CINDER! I’m such a fan after finishing the book – it’s absolutely brilliant. Can’t wait to read Scarlet!

Also, I enjoyed Burn for Burn even though it was filled with a lot of things that I may not have necessarily agreed with. It was fun for me to read though!

July 30, 2012 - 9:36 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - Makes sure to have cupcakes on hand when you’re reading Bittersweet. You *will* crave them! 🙂

July 30, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - I just read my first E Scott book myself, but it was Miracle. I liked it. I LOVED Cinder but it seems like forever ago that I read it. I need to reread it before Scarlet comes out. Great stuff!

July 29, 2012 - 11:06 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - P.S. And happy anniversary! Eight years – wow! That’s longer that my husband and I have even been together!

July 29, 2012 - 11:05 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - YAY! Glad to hear that you’re enjoying Cinder! It took me a little while to warm up to the story, but once I got sucked in, I couldn’t put it down until I was done. I LOVED Cinder’s little robot friend (whose name is escaping me at the moment).

Thanks for posting that you borrowed The Rivals — I finished reading it last week, and completely forgot to a) write a review and b) update Goodreads! Whooooooooops… hope that you like the book!

July 29, 2012 - 8:57 pm

elena - I agree about reading too many books in the same genre at the same time! I try to break it up, like I read a sci-fi then fantasy then paranormal etc. I’m so excited for Burn for Burn. I think I requested it on Netgalley then cancelled it since it took awhile to get back to me. I can’t wait to see the fun things you have coming up. I admire you & her husband for eating so healthily! I do not have the self-control for that and you definitely will get heaps of cupcakes from Bittersweet. Happy reading! 🙂

July 29, 2012 - 8:33 pm

Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings - I loved Bittersweet and can’t wait to see what you think of Burn for Burn! Happy Reading!(:

~Keertana
Ivy Book Bindings

July 29, 2012 - 7:56 pm

Brittani - Awesome set of books! I absolutely loved Bittersweet! It was such a cute read! I hope you enjoy all your books! 🙂

July 29, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Anna - PS: OH YES and yay to Cinder and Bittersweet too!

July 29, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Anna - Eeee I feel like we’re actually hanging out because you talk to me directly in this blog. Whee! And, yes, I am THRILLED re: Stealing Heaven. I really hope you love it <3

July 29, 2012 - 5:41 pm

VeganYANerds - Firstly I am a bit jealous of your beachy weekend, I hope you guys are having a lovely time 🙂

Secondly, yay for library books! I’ve only read one Elizabeth Scott (Something, Maybe) but I definitely want to read more and I’ve had the Viola book on my to-read list for a while.

I thought the same thing about Bittersweet, the cupcakes hooked me but you’re not missing anything! I baked cupcakes for a picnic yesterday and the sugar hit was terrible after just ONE! So stick with your clean eating 😉

July 29, 2012 - 5:24 pm

The Bumble Girl - Hi Magan! Happy Anniversary to you and hubs! Hope you’re having a fab time 🙂
I read Keep Holding On and loved how Susane told this story – I think you’ll like it too!
I need to get Cinder! The cover is amazing and I need to see this version of it!
Enjoy your reads! I look forward to seeing what you think of them!!!

July 29, 2012 - 11:51 am

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Cinder!! That one is so good. I read it waay back in December, but I’m still always ranting about how good it is! 😉 Burn For Burn sounds like such a fun read- a book about revenge? I’m totally sold. Bittersweet is such a cute read, although you definitely should have some cupcakes around when you read it, it definitely makes you super hungry! [My mouth is watering just thinking about it…] Anyways, fantastic haul Magan! <3 Enjoy your anniversary!

July 29, 2012 - 10:57 am

Tara - CINDER!!! I’m so glad you picked this one up and I am a little (or maybe a lot) jealous you have Scarlet to read right after! I want to hear ALL about it when you’re finished 🙂

July 29, 2012 - 10:36 am

kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best - I absolutely love Elizabeth Scotts books but I haven’t read this one yet! I have yet to read Cinder and I can’t wait to get Burn for Burn in my hands!

~Kailia @ Reading the Best

July 29, 2012 - 10:27 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Anna recommended Stealing Heaven to me too, & I absolutely LOVED it! I think it’s a great E Scott book to start off with. If you like that one, may I suggest The Unwritten Rule next? I really enjoyed that one as well.

I am curious about this Viola book. You’ll have to tell me how it is. That cover looks like a very Magan book 😉

Andddddd… I get to see your beautiful face on FRIDAY!! YAY!!!

New York City Teen Author Festival Recap: Part 2

Hi! I’m back with the final installment about my time checking out the NYCTAF festival. Unfortunately, due to work, I couldn’t attend any of the awesome-sounding panels that were going on the Friday of the festival. (For details on who attended, check this out.) Luckily, I didn’t miss out on all Friday events: Friday, March […]

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June 18, 2012 - 12:25 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Again, this set of panels sounds fantastic and I wish I could have been there with you! This year for sure 🙂

April 24, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Eva, The Book Stoner - Love Stephanie Perkins’ hair! 🙂

April 22, 2012 - 4:51 am

VeganYANerds - Estelle, this sounds like such a good event and I love the photos too! I’d love to go to conference like this with a bunch of fantastic authors

April 20, 2012 - 7:59 pm

elena - Ahaha to the Lucas Klauss as St. Clair thing. I don’t know, he sounds kind of perfect to me! It sounds like SO MUCH fun, thanks for sharing. 😀

Magan: The List by Siobhan Vivian

The List by Siobhan Vivian (website | twitter) Publisher: Push (imprint of Scholastic) Pages: 332 Upcoming Release Date: April 1, 2012 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: ARC received from Scholastic at ALA Mid-Winter (Thank you!) How I heard about it: Discussed with a Scholastic rep at ALA. Summary: Every year an anonymous list is published […]

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June 16, 2012 - 9:42 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’ve wanted to read this one since I first heard about it. High school drama is always my cup of tea!

April 8, 2012 - 12:08 am

Young Adult Blog: In My Mailbox: 14 - […] List by Siobhan Vivian Review by Magan Goodreads | […]

April 1, 2012 - 10:49 pm

The List by Siobhan Vivian - HOBBITSIES | HOBBITSIES - […] Loves Lit Rather Be Reading Arlene The Hollow […]

March 30, 2012 - 12:37 pm

Meg - I’ve heard good things about Vivian, and this definitely sounds like a story many can relate to! When I read novels centering around the viciousness of teens, I thank my lucky stars I emerged from high school (relatively) unscathed.

March 28, 2012 - 4:02 pm

VeganYANerds - Magan, this book sounds so good, I really wish I had a copy so I could read it right away!

I like that we get to know 8 girls and that Vivian did a great job of telling their stories, I don’t think it would be fun to be put on a list like this and it sounds like this book has a great message to share with readers.