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April 2, 2015 • Cee • Recommendations

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* The lovely banner was created by Charlotte with the resources I bestowed onto her.

Epic Recs is hosted by the lovely Judith (Paper Riot) and Amber (Books of Amber). It is a feature where each month, you and your partner force a book onto each other, or to put it nicely, recommend one to read. My partner in crime will be the one-and-only Charlotte of The Simple Tales. Let the fun (*ahem* pain) begin!

Oh boy, well, guys. I have to make an announcement, and that is…I failed March’s Epic Reads. *hides and cries* I never read Stormdancer. I had every intention to read it, but it just didn’t happen. The main reason: I became enamored with my OUTLAW BABES project, so I was spending a lot of my time developing and writing about my characters.

(Cee: 2, Charlotte: 3. I guess Charlotte wins this round. As if there’s something to be won here. Ha.)

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For this month’s Epic Recs, I’m recommending Charlotte White Cat by Holly BlackThis is totally a Cee book that people need to be read. It has con artists/grifters, magical powers, male POV, and BROTHERS. ALL MY FAVORITE THINGS. Initially, I hadn’t thought much about the book when I first read it, but when I was talking about it with a friend, I realized that it had so many of my favorite tropes, and the relationship of the brothers, guys, wow. Such an emotional ride. I cannot wait until Charlotte reads it!

Charlotte recommended me The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand. I adore Claire Legrand’s work. I’ve only read The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, and when I think back on that book, I just remember it so fondly. What I’m most excited about The Year of Shadows is the Gothic-ness of it! I’m just a fan of that genre because I love that dark and creepy. And apparently, there’s family goodness? Yeeeessss. You can read her Epic Recs post about why she recommended me this book.

What do you think about our recommendations? Have you read either book? Tell me all about it!
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March 2, 2015 • Cee • Recommendations

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* The lovely banner was created by Charlotte with the resources I bestowed onto her.

Epic Recs is hosted by the lovely Judith (Paper Riot) and Amber (Books of Amber). It is a feature where each month, you and your partner force a book onto each other, or to put it nicely, recommend one to read. My partner in crime will be the one-and-only Charlotte of The Simple Tales. Let the fun (*ahem* pain) begin!

Charlotte and I have just been acing this Epic Recs thing. Given, I didn’t read Life By Committee until the last week of February, but oh boy, I enjoyed it more than I expected even though Tabitha was all sorts of messssy, which I appreciated. I loved when the Life By Committee group appeared because it was a unconventional support group that recommended Tabitha to do things she shouldn’t, but those advice weirdly worked and had a way of working itself out.

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For this month’s Epic Recs, I’m recommending Charlotte Perfect Ruin (The Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano because I want to torture her. I don’t think I’ve made it a secret that I utterly loathe this book. I want Charlotte to read it so she can get a taste of how ridiculous and anger-inducing this book is and so she can understand why I hate it. Essentially, I want to have another buddy in my “let’s talk about how horrible Perfect Ruiis” club. Godspeed, Charlotte. I am here for you.

Charlotte recommended me Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff. Eeeeeeek. Reasons why I’m excited: 1. that cover is so gorgeous and badass, 2. there’s a mythological creature, and 3. Asian main character! I love the thought of this mythological creature and Yukiko having to rely on each other to survive even though they might not like each other at all. And can we talk about how Yukiko sound so kickass? I’m just a bit worried that it’ll be a bit hard for me to get into. You can read her Epic Recs post about why she recommended me this book.

What do you think about our recommendations? Have you read either book? Tell me all about it!
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February 3, 2015 • Cee • Recommendations

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* The lovely banner was created by Charlotte with the resources I bestowed onto her.

Epic Recs is hosted by the lovely Judith (Paper Riot) and Amber (Books of Amber). It is a feature where each month, you and your partner force a book onto each other, or to put it nicely, recommend one to read. My partner in crime will be the one-and-only Charlotte of The Simple Tales. Let the fun (*ahem* pain) begin!

January’s Epic Recs was a big success! Charlotte loved The Boyfriend List (YEEEEEEEEE!), and well, me? I finally read Vicious and LOVED IT! Every scene, character, word, absolutely EVERYTHING! Supervillains + found family? C’mon now! It’s just a frickin’ fantastic book, and everybody needs to go read it!

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For this month’s Epic Recs, I’m recommending Charlotte Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan. I LOVE this book. I recently reread it and oh boy, it never fails to get me frickin’ emotional! Just one thought about it sends me on an emotional rollercoaster, and you know if you get that feeling, it’ll be a good ride. I love the gothic atmosphere to this book, all the characters who are amazing especially Kami (who I wish was my best friend), the witty dialogue, the friendships, and the romance. Guys, let me just talk about how in love I am with 1. Kami Glass (she’s such a fabulous and kickass character) and 2. the romance. I’m not a fan of YA romance, but something about the one in Unspoken works for me. I AM IN THAT SHIP FOREVER. SO IN LOVE WITH THEM AND EVERYTHING.

Charlotte recommended me Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu. Charlotte loves this book, but she hasn’t said too much about why I should read it other than “I loved this. Read it!” I know she’s a bit worried I might not like it since it doesn’t have my favorite tropes, but I’m hoping I do like it! *crosses my fingers* You can read her Epic Recs post about why she recommended me this book.

What do you think about our recommendations? Have you read either book? Tell me all about it!
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January 6, 2015 • Cee • Recommendations

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* The lovely banner was created by Charlotte with the resources I bestowed onto her.

Epic Recs is hosted by the lovely Judith (Paper Riot) and Amber (Books of Amber). It is a feature where each month, you and your partner force a book onto each other, or to put it nicely, recommend one to read. My partner in crime will be the one-and-only Charlotte of The Simple Tales. Let the fun (*ahem* pain) begin!

Charlotte and I have decided to take part in Epic Recs! HOORAY! It makes sense for us because I recommend Charlotte A LOT of books, but I don’t think she has (well, maybe she has, but I don’t actually read her recommendations). I guess this is sort of our way to ensure that I actually read the stuff she’s recommending me.

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For the first Epic Recs, I am recommending The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart, which I absolutely adored, to Charlotte! What made this book awesome are two things: 1. the way it’s written is creative and fun (there’s footnotes and lists and awesomeness!), and 2. the main character is hilarious! Her voice is what kept me going because I’m pretty sure I would’ve wanted to DNF if I hated everything she said. When I finished this book, I was completely delighted by everything about it. The Boyfriend List has the perfect balance of lightness and heaviness that I want in contemporary YA that focuses on high school dramas. And Charlotte is gonna read this. Yesssssssss.

Charlotte recommended me Vicious by V.E. Schwab. You can read her reasons why she recommended me this book. I’m extremely excited since I’ve been wanting to read this book like forever, but it always seemed like I never had the time. How can I say no to supervillains? THEY ARE EVERYTHING. So January 2015 is the month when I’ll finally get to read it! YESSSSS. What an awesome book to kick off the start of my first Epic Recs!

What do you think about our recommendations? Can you believe I still haven’t read Vicious? 
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December 8, 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 know I haven’t done one of these posts in forever, but THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I NEED YOUR HELP.

You know how I’m super into book covers? Well, guess what! I’ve decided to host:

YA Book Cover Choice Awards
(There will be a better banner.)

I was wondering why there wasn’t a “Best Of” celebration post or Book Cover Choice Awards specifically for YA covers that had been decided by readers. You have Epic Reads’ Book Shimmy Awards and Goodreads Choice Awards, but those aren’t based on the book cover designs. There are sites like Buzzfeed that create best book cover lists compiled by a single person (or what seems to be), but where are the best YA book covers picked by readers?

This is where you come in.

I need your help in coming up with award categories. Spare a few minutes and suggest what categories should be in this Book Cover Choice Awards in this form, tweet with the hashtag #YABCCAwards, or comment below.

The plan: Suggestions for award categories will close Thursday 12/11 9 PM PST, and book cover nominations will begin Saturday 12/13 (or perhaps sooner). Sound good? :)





March 17, 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.

Can anybody out there think of books with awesome title fonts? (It can be a Young Adult novel or general fiction or anything. As long as the book has a good title font, I will accept them.)

I am planning to do something for my font feature. (For those who do not know what I’m talking about, I have a feature called You’re Just My Type where I showcase fonts that you should add to your font collection.) What exactly is this plan though? I’m playing the font sleuth! Basically, say that you absolutely adore the To All The Boys I Loved Before title font, I will attempt to search for similar-looking fonts so you can add it to your growing font collection. If you’re going AKJLSJDWOUEQPW0802I;KWKDLASDJSA, that is my exact reaction too! I’m really excited about it. I had initially planned to do this, but I wasn’t sure when. Now the day has come and I need your help in searching for awesome book title fonts!

Here are some books I already have:

(Thanks to Rachelia @ Bookish Comforts, Stormy @ Book.Blog.Bake, and Kelly @ Effortlessly Reading. If you guys have anymore, tell me here!)

So, I ask again: can you recommend me books with awesome title fonts that you’d want in your font collection? Not books you think I should own.

(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. Also, I’m still looking for recommendations for my book cover feature over here.)