Monday, December 29, 2014

Quarterly Review and Round-Up

It is time for the Quarterly Review Round-Up where I talk about the best of the best, the one's I couldn't finish, and the adult novels I'm reading that I don't review here. Plus there's a GIVEAWAY.

The DNFs (links to my reasons why-if I shared them-on Goodreads):
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Adult Books (links to reviews on Goodreads):
Carolina Blues by Virginia Kantra
The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan
The Duchess War by Courtney Milan
The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan
Shadowed Heart by Laura Florand
Summer Chaparral by Genevieve Turner *This would totally be part of the Giveaway if it was available on Book Depository. READ IT, people who like romance.

The Best of the Best (where the Giveaway comes in):
Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols (review posting January 8)

Links to my reviews unless otherwise noted.


*Indicates later books in a trilogy or series. If you are wanting to begin with the first book and you win, I will allow you to choose that as your prize.

If you want to win one of the 4.5/5 star books I read this quarter, leave a comment below and tell me:
1) A favorite book of yours from the past few months.
2) Which of these books you are interested in if you win. (You can change your mind if you do.)
3) A way to reach you (email or Twitter handle) if you win. If you are using a Twitter handle, you may want to follow me in case I need to DM you.

Open to any reader who lives where Book Depository ships for free.

I will close this GIVEAWAY and choose a winner on Sunday, January 4 at 8:00 PM EST.


  1. I read Summer Chaparral based on your recommendation and enjoyed it. I also read Shadowed Heart and loved it. :)

    In the last quarter of the year, I read and loved two series: Virginia Kantra's Dare Island and Sarina Bowen's Ivy Years.

    I'm really curious about Top Ten clues You're Clueless and Jennifer Echols' latest series since you really liked both.

  2. I haven't read any of the books on your list, instead, I chose more heady affairs like Tom Clancy's/Mark Greaney's "Full Force and Effect". It was much better than the last couple, that is for sure. Classic Clancy.

    I would be interested in Jason's Jupiter Pirates series, and my Twitter handle is @ThomasAXMyers.

  3. Hmm. It looks like the good fantasy pickings are slim this quarter. My favorite book recently has got to be the book my husband gave me for Christmas: Visitors by Orson Scott Card. His most recent series, both young adult and a mix of fantasy and sci fi are a lot of fun for me.

    I would have to go with Jason's Jupiter Pirates, as it sounds fun and I'm not big on contemporary fiction. My twitter is @PeppermintRose_ right now.

  4. 1. I really enjoyed PRINCESS OF THORNS. Really, really, really. But you know that. :)

    2. I'd definitely pick Top Ten Clues, because that's another one I loved!

    3. Either Twitter or email works for me, and you have both. :)