Archive for February, 2014

 

February 28, 2014 • Cee • Monthly Recap

Guess who was finally out of her YA reading slump. This girl, right here! :D February has been a pretty good month. Reading awesome books and having awesome conversations with everybody (ie. Love-A-Thon). You guys are seriously THE BEST. <3 Friendships, ftw! *throws flowers and glitter all over the place* I hope March is an even more awesome month!

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February 28, 2014 • Cee • Discussion

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XOXO: Fangirling about Romances is a feature where Kelly (at Effortlessly Reading) and I (at The Novel Hermit) discuss anything (and everything) about romance novels. It will occur twice a month and we will alternate posting it on our blogs. You see this post on my blog, you’ll see the next one on KELLY’s blog. You see this post (and the next one) on my blog because Kelly is actually on hiatus at the moment until late March.

We are big fans of romance novels. We don’t get to talk about it as much on our blogs because they’re very geared toward YA books, so this feature is our way of fangirling over romance novels.

Today, we are talking about The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas, specifically about the romance between Felix and Louisa. I loved it (I’m sure I’ve shouted about it from rooftops), but Kelly, well, she didn’t hate it, so that’s good. I kept trying to convince her of Felix’s endearing-ness, but she was not having any of it. :(

WARNING: If you haven’t read this book, then beware of spoilers!

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February 27, 2014 • Cee • Reviews

Patrick Ness - More Than ThisMore Than This by Patrick Ness
September 10, 2013
Candlewick Press
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A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What’s going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this. . .

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First sentence: “Here is the boy, drowning.”

FIVE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD READ
MORE THAN THIS

More Than This is an incredibly beautiful story about a boy, Seth, who wakes up in a wasteland and learns that he is all alone (at least, he thinks he is). I won’t say anymore because you should experience the story for yourself. I will say that this book is just so frickin’ wonderful and heart-wrenching. I love everything about it. It’s one of those books that makes you think and ~feeeel. I just want to thrust this book into everybody’s face and force them to read it.

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February 25, 2014 • Cee • Typography

I love fonts. You can say I’m obsessed with collecting them all. It’s no secret to those who know me. You’re Just My Type is a new feature where I showcase the fonts I absolutely adore and use. And hopefully, you will love the fonts I pick. 

The lovely Georgie at What She Reads (who is one of my favorite bloggers) sent me a list of fonts she absolutely adore. It made me incredibly excited to see all the fonts she wanted to share with me and with all of you. I’m pretty much in love with all the ones she sent! I hope you love them as well!

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Designed by Manfred Klein

FLOWERS, GUYS! Yes, I am well aware that Floral looks like Fleur de Liane, but you can never have too many floral fonts! So let the flowers rain down on your head!

Floral makes me incredibly happy just by looking at it. I actually prefer it more than Fleur de Liane because the letters are much darker and defined. It’s just soo whimsical. I love it.

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February 22, 2014 • Cee • Recommendations

Do Me A Favor! is a new and sporadic feature where I ask, you, my dear friends and followers for recommendations of books, TV shows, Tumblrs, places, and just about anything I should check out.

I’ve been thinking a lot about about revamping my current book cover series. So far, the only thing I’ve been doing is discuss cover changes. I will continue to keep it up because I love hearing what everybody likes or doesn’t like about the cover, but I want more. I’m planning to expand my book cover feature to showcase five or six book covers with a theme much like the lovely Georgie at What She Reads’s Holy, Mother Cover (which is the best book cover feature name ever!) and Stacked. I love seeing how book covers with the same theme look so different from each other.

The thing is I need help.

1. I need a better and unique name than Judg(ing) A Book By Its Cover because it’s cliche and overdone. I would prefer something unique and clever like Georgie’s Holy, Mother Cover. I’ve been racking my brain for a good one, but I can only come up with cliche and cheesy names. I can’t have that! If you have name suggestions for my book cover feature, feel free to tell me. I just need ideas to get my brain going. And of course, I will shower you with all the love you deserve in the world!

2. What would you like to see in the revamped cover series? More cover change discussions? Showcasing covers from a theme? What else?

If you want to participate in asking for recommendations, you can submit your question here and I will make a post for you. Hopefully, this feature will be helpful.

(btw, don’t worry about the banner for this feature. I know it’s bland and plain. I will change it as soon as I design something awesome OR if you can help me design one, I will be forever grateful to you.)





February 19, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Rachel Hawkins - Rebel BelleRebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
April 4, 2014
Putnam Juvenile
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Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper’s destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can’t get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she’s charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper’s least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him–and discovers that David’s own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y’all beg for more.

Why I’m waiting?

Ahhh, Rachel Hawkins is a favorite author of mine. I credit her for pulling me back into YA. So obviously I will be super pumped for any book she writes!

Plus, I’m excited to read about this world. An ancient line of guardians? That sounds so cool! I need to learn more about that! I am so prepared for the banter between Harper and David (if it’s anything like the bantering in Hex Hall). Also, I I love that David’s a school reporter. There will surely be some snooping and learning about this prophecy and whatnot.

Basically, I need Rebel Belle.

What books are you waiting on?