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Ready for some Bloglovin'

I went ahead and made an account several weeks ago with Bloglovin' when I started hearing about the demise of Google Reader. So far, I rather like it. I really like having all the daily posts for the blogs I follow emailed to me! That makes my life soooo much easier. There is also an App to put on my phone/ipod so I can keep tabs with posts on the go. I am definately loving Bloglovin' so far.


With that said, if you want to create an account and start following The Flashlight Reader (or other blogs) with Bloglovin', just click the button below. It's super easy and painless, I promise. Bloglovin' even transfers the blogs you currently have in your Google Reader to their program. Easy-peasy.

That's it!

Minute review: Happily Never After (Missy Fleming)

The Deets:
Audience: YA
Pages: 180
Publisher: February 6th 2013 by Fire and Ice
ISBN: 9781612355603
genre: paranormal, fairytale retelling
source: copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review


There's no such thing as happy endings.

Savannah, Georgia is rumored to be the most haunted place in America. Quinn Roberts knows it is. She's felt the presence of spirits her entire life, investigating and photographing them with her best friend. Only none of those encounters ever turned violent, until now. The menacing darkness feeding off her stepmother has promised she won't live to see her eighteenth birthday.

After a chance meeting Quinn reluctantly allows actor Jason Preston into her life, which has complications of its own. She's not used to letting people get close. Falling for him while fighting for her life, and her family's legacy, only complicates things more. Jason shows her exactly what she stands to lose, especially when she's being attacked by the…

Early Review: Sketchy (Olivia Samms)

The Deets:
Audience: YA
pages:
publisher: April 30th 2013 by Amazon Childrens Publishing
ISBN: 9781477816509
genre: mystery, paranormal




A popular cheerleader—raped, beaten, and left for dead. An edgy outsider with a gift. Can they team up to catch a killer?

Bea’s life has been a mess ever since she got kicked out of private school and sent to rehab. Now clean, Bea is starting over at Packard High School, in a city shaken from two assaults on young women. The latest victim, Willa Pressman—the one who survived—doesn’t remember a thing. But Bea has a disturbing new “skill”: she can see—and then draw—images from other people’s minds. And when she looks at Willa, Bea is shocked by what she sketches. Bea might be the only one who knows Willa’s secrets—and who can take down the killer before he strikes again.



Eh. It had promise, but that's about it. I liked the mystery aspect of it. The summary on Netgalley really made it sound interesting and suspenseful. What I got, though, was …

Review: Dear Cassie (Lisa Burstein)

The Deets:
Audience: YA
Pages: 352
Publisher: March 5th 2013 by Entangled Teen
ISBN: 9781620612545
Genre: contemporary
Source: e-ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review


What if the last place you should fall in love is the first place that you do?

You’d think getting sent to Turning Pines Wilderness Camp for a month-long rehabilitation “retreat” and being forced to re-live it in this journal would be the worst thing that’s ever happened to me.

You’d be wrong.

There’s the reason I was sent to Turning Pines in the first place: I got arrested. On prom night. With my two best friends, who I haven’t talked to since and probably never will again. And then there’s the real reason I was sent here. The thing I can’t talk about with the guy I can’t even think about.

What if the moment you’ve closed yourself off is the moment you start to break open?

But there’s this guy here. Ben. And the more I swear he won’t—he can’t—the deeper under my skin he’s getting. After the thing that happ…

Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop

It's my favorite time of year! It's Spring, which means it's time for Fairytale Fortnight. I hope you have been enjoying the festivities at A Book Ratand A Backwards Story-- the hosts of this year's event. If not, now is the perfect time to start! Just follow those links...

I've been super busy with work lately, so I won't be participating in the event this year. (kinda bummed about that) But I will be participating in the giveaway hop. I love fairytales, so it was really hard to limit myself to a book that I thought was fitting for this adventure. 
Here is what is up for grabs:
Nadya is a mischievous kitchen girl in a Russian tavern. Having nearly drowned in the Iset River during the turmoil of the Revolution, she has no memory of her past and longs for the life she cannot remember. Then two young men arrive at the tavern and announce that Nadya's long-lost grandmother has sent them to find her. Yearning for family and friendship, she agrees to accompany th…

The Lost Girl read-along: Week 4

This week we are reading pages 164-220. That's chapters 7-9 of part 2 in The Lost Girl. If you missed out on last week's discussion, you can view it HERE.


As you read this week, think about this question: How do Alisha, Neil, Nikhil, and Sasha each respond to Eva? Why does Neil-- and later, the rest of the family-- choose to call Eva by her real name?


For week 5, we will be finishing part 2 in The Lost Girl. I will post the discussion questions next Sunday, so check back then to post! Remember, you get 2 entries in the giveaway for every comment you leave on the blog, plus an additional 1 entry for posting on the Facebook page (LINK HERE). So don't be shy! It doesn't matter when you post either, just as long as it's before we finish the book.

Happy reading!

Week 1 discussion questions here.

Week 2 discussion questions here.

Week 3 discussion questions here.