Category: Books

Audiobook Review: Goodbye Days..

Posted April 28, 2017 by Melody in Audiobook / 0 Comments
Audiobook Review: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner Narrated By: Michael Crouch Release Date: March 7, 2017 Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers / Listening Library Genre: Young Adult Contemporary ISBN: 978-0553524062 Running Time: 10 hours and 45 minutes Source: Received From Publisher Add it to Goodreads What if you could spend one last day with someone you lost? One day Carver Briggs […]

YA Treats: THUG Smoothie

Posted April 23, 2017 by Melody in YA Treats / 0 Comments
YA Treats: THUG Smoothie

So I’m starting a new feature on the blog and instagram today, YA Treats. You can follow my instagram (@melliesimps) or the YA Treats instagram (@yatreats) that I just made as well as the tags, #YATreats and #TheYAVegan to keep track of all of this on Insta. YA Treats is a feature in which I mash […]

Blog Tour: Alex & Eliza: ..

Posted April 18, 2017 by Melody in Audiobook, Blog Tour / 1 Comment
Blog Tour: Alex & Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz

I’m delighted to be a stop on the official Alex & Eliza: A Love Story book blog tour today! Below, I discuss what I felt while reading the book (and listening to the audiobook), I share my favorite lines from the book + my favorite songs from the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton (Thank you, LMM), which […]

Giveaway: Stranger Than Fanfic..

Posted March 25, 2017 by Melody in Books / 3 Comments
Giveaway: Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer

I am so excited to be partnering with Little, Brown to host a giveaway for Glee star, Chris Colfer‘s young adult contemporary novel, Stranger Than Fanfiction (ISBN: 978-0316383448). Colfer’s latest book released on February 28, 2017 and stay tuned for my full review, which I’ll share in conjunction with announcing the winner of this giveaway! Be sure to add […]

My Favorite Lines From Difficu..

Posted March 16, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
My Favorite Lines From Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

I recently finished reading Difficult Women by Roxane Gay (my very first read by Roxane Gay!), a collection of short stories, all of which will captivate you until you get to the very last page. If you love stories about characters, characters who have lived extraordinary lives in their ordinary day to day, characters who […]

The Girl With the Red Balloon ..

Posted March 4, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
The Girl With the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke – Cover

Have you seen the cover for one of my favorite books releasing this year?! When I was a literary intern, I had the pleasure of reading an early version of The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke and to say that this book did a number on me is an understatement. If there’s one book […]

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie..

Posted February 28, 2017 by Melody in Audiobook, Documentary Review / 0 Comments
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

It has been two months since the passing of the legendary Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. I’ve been trying to find the words to talk about what these women mean to me and I still can’t bring myself to share that but I am going to talk about the beautiful HBO documentary, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie […]

SYNC Audiobooks Summer Line-Up..

Posted February 28, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
SYNC Audiobooks Summer Line-Up Announced!

The SYNC Audiobooks for Teens Program, sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive, has just announced its lineup for 2017!!! The Details: SYNC makes available two FREE audiobook downloads every week, to each and every registered listener, all summer. In 2017, 32 titles will be given away through the 16 week-long season. Teens, librarians, […]

Book Review: Gardenia by Kelse..

Posted February 27, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
Book Review: Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton

Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton Release Date: February 28, 2017 Publisher: Diversion Publishing Genre: Young Adult ISBN: 978-1626818415 Source: Received ARC From Author Add it to Goodreads Seventeen-year-old Ivy Erickson has one month, twenty-seven days, four hours, fifty-nine minutes, and two seconds to live. Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been able to see countdown clocks over everyone’s heads […]

Top Ten Covers of Winter 2017 ..

Posted February 21, 2017 by Melody in Books / 0 Comments
Top Ten Covers of Winter 2017 Releases

January, February, and March 2017 book releases have given us countless amazing words to read… and many beautiful covers to face out on our shelves. With only a few weeks left of winter, I thought it would be fun to take a look at my favorite covers so far, before the first season of the year is […]