Posts By: Bec

Discussion: 3 Pros and 3 Cons of being a Coblogger

Discussion: 3 Pros and 3 Cons of being a Coblogger

July 20, 2013 Discussion 26

In February of this year I was sitting in my room at uni reading blogs when I saw Alise was looking for a coblogger. I was already running my own (very little) blog and decided to apply because why not? Turns out that was a very good decision. Apart from learning that there is a teenager all the way on the opposite side of the world that is almost the same person as me, I am now an expert in coblogging (because 6 months experience has made me wise) and I decided to talk a little about the pros and cons, while sort of comparing it to the differences of running my own blog. Read more »

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Dual Chat Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

Dual Chat Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

July 19, 2013 Review, YABBC 30 ★★

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide. Read more »

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ARC Review: Steel Lily by Megan Curd

ARC Review: Steel Lily by Megan Curd

July 18, 2013 Review 18 ★★★★

AVERY PIKE is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs.

She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Three: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life.

Or so she thinks.

That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Three. While the offer seems too good to be true, Avery is intrigued.
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Review: With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent

Review: With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent

July 16, 2013 Review 14 ★★★★★

What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? It’s time to kick some hellion butt…

After not really surviving her junior year (does “undead” count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She’s going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.

But then she meets Wrath and understands that she’s closer to the edge than she’s ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can’t save everyone she loves without risking everything she has. Read more »

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Review: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Review: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

July 13, 2013 Review 20 ★★★★½

“I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions? Read more »

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You Know You’re a Book Blogger When You…

You Know You’re a Book Blogger When You…

July 12, 2013 Discussion 42

This kind of goes along with the “readers live a thousand lives” quote but it’s so true. You can really almost travel anywhere though the words of a book. I remember reading a book about old Greek cities or something and the next day it was the Double or Nothing question on Cash Cab. So, yeah. I’m a Cash Cab […]

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Review: Altered by A.D. Croucher

Review: Altered by A.D. Croucher

July 9, 2013 Review 6 ★★★½

Reese has a plan: keep his grades up, work hard on the basketball court, apply to his favorite Ivy League college, and don’t get arrested.

There’s just one problem.

Reese knows things no one should know. He always thought he just had good instincts, but he’s noticed that it’s been getting worse. Lately it seems like something else.

Something more than instinct.

And he’s not the only one that has noticed.

They’ve been waiting.

Watching.

And now it’s time.

With his life in danger, Reese needs a new plan: escape. Read more »

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