The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero (Audiobook Review)

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble In the vein of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Number the Stars,this fusion of fairy tales, folklore, and World War II history eloquently illustrates the power of love and the inherent will to survive even in the darkest of times. In the land of dolls, there is magic. In … Continue reading The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero (Audiobook Review)

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This or That Book Tag (ft. 2 Book Princesses)

Today we are bringing you a dual Mandy-Sha post...and we’re not even doing a buddy read! What is this madness??? Okay, but we should actually probably be doing a lot more of these, because two book princesses are always better than one - I think. I just made that up, but it sounds great. Anyway, … Continue reading This or That Book Tag (ft. 2 Book Princesses)

Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble Anise Sawyer plans to spend every minute of summer with her friends: surfing, chowing down on fish tacos drizzled with wasabi balsamic vinegar, and throwing bonfires that blaze until dawn. But when a serious car wreck leaves her aunt, a single mother of three, with two broken legs, … Continue reading Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble Love is more than meets the eye. On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, … Continue reading Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist

How YA Contemporaries Lied to Me: Work Edition

A while back, I developed this short life series called How YA Contemporaries Lied to Me. I took on popular YA contemporary tropes and how they have completely RUINED me for romantic expectations. I mean, I expect all of my enemies now to become my lovers when I haven't even had a single enemy???? YA … Continue reading How YA Contemporaries Lied to Me: Work Edition

Egyptian Mythology Book Tag

Another mythology book tag from the wonderful Kyera? Of course the moment I saw it, I'm like signnnnnnnnnnnnn me up. Kyera creates the most creative and coolest book tags that have this ridiculously cool prompts with mythology. Besides that, she's just an awesome blogger. I would like to thank her for tagging me in her … Continue reading Egyptian Mythology Book Tag

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett (with a lot of fangirling and screaming)

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets. But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon … Continue reading Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett (with a lot of fangirling and screaming)

Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes and Noble Alosa's mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, … Continue reading Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller

Mandy Explains Books: Secrets of a Reluctant Princess

Bonjour! Look at me being fancy and actually greeting people instead of just going into my chaotic ramblings. I don't quite know how this happened, but shhhhh let's just go with it at the moment. I briefly mentioned this in my April Wrap-Up, but I'm trying to find some new things for the blog. I … Continue reading Mandy Explains Books: Secrets of a Reluctant Princess

Sha + Mandy Buddy Read: Paranormalcy

It's time for your two princess bloggers to take on another book. That's right - the buddy read is back, and after a somewhat disastrous start with us on opposite sides of the princess rating system, we are...back to reading another book that we were about ready to smash. Shall we take a looksies into … Continue reading Sha + Mandy Buddy Read: Paranormalcy