Finding Audrey │ Review

Fuelled By Fiction Fueled Book Blog Finding Audrey Sophie Kinsella Young Adult
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Young Adult
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published June 9th by Doubleday Canada (An imprint of Penguin Random House)

Note: A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are completely honest and completely my own.

As a huge Sophie Kinsella fan, I was out of my mind excited that she was coming out with her first young adult novel. I knew I just had to have it. Had to. I received a copy from the publisher for review and just couldn’t wait to dive into it! 

Finding Audrey is the story of Audrey Turner. She is a fourteen year-old girl living with anxiety. This disorder was exacerbated by a traumatic social incident at school, and for the past few months Audrey as been at home trying to heal. She has been working with her therapist Dr. Sarah and taking small steps each day. 

Black Dove White Raven │ Review

Black Dove White Raven Elizabeth Wein Fuelled By Fiction Fueled by Fiction Young Adult Historical Fiction Book Blog

Black Dove White Raven by Elizabeth Wein

Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published March 31st, 2015 by Doubleday Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House

Note: A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are completely honest and completely my own.

This is the first book by Elizabeth Wein that I have picked up. I’ve heard rave reviews of Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire, but for some reason never picked them up. However, I was lucky enough to receive a copy of her latest book from Random House Canada in the spring. 

Black Dove White Raven revolves around pseudo siblings Emilia and Teo in the 1930’s. Their adventure starts in Paris, then moves to America, then Ethiopia. 

Top Ten Tuesday │ Hyped Books I Haven't Read...

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and the Bookish!

It’s been a while since I participated in Top Ten Tuesday, so I’m going to cheat a little. I’m going to take my pick of the topics that have been covered over the last few weeks. So, this week I am going to be talking about the Top Ten Hyped Books that I haven’t read!

So, let’s get down to business. 

Here are ten books that have tons of hype, but I haven't picked up:

It's Monday, July 20th! Whatcha Reading?

Hey guys,
It has been a while since I've posted on here, so I'm going to turn this into a full on update! I have been spending the summer enjoying the sunshine, reading whatever my mood dictates, and gorging myself on Gossip Girl. I have been curbing my book buying for the most part, but have been doing a bit of secondhand book browsing! Want to know the best part? I have been able to resist buying anything and everything! I have been able to be like, This may be only $2.99, but am I actually going to read it?!

Last weekend I was able to go down to my cottage for the first time this summer and it was amazing. I was only there over one night but I enjoyed every minute of it. I spent a beautiful day reading on the deck overlooking the trees and lake.

Over the past two weeks I finished reading Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry (5/5), and finished listening to the audiobook of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (5/5). I then moved on to read Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (3.5/5), Those Girls by Chevy Stevens (3.5/5), and Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella (4/5)!

I have moved on to the audiobook of Ernest's Cline's latest, Armada! I got the ARC at BEA this year, but I loved the audiobook of Ready Player One so much and Wil Wheaton narrates this one too! Yay!

I found my next read among my secondhand bookstore exploits! I was in the mood for a little scare so I picked up Red Dragon by Thomas Harris! It's the first book in the series about Hannibal Lector! It's the book the TV series Hannibal is based on. When I finish those, I don't know what will be on the horizon next. I do know, however, that I think I OD'd on YA so my next few reads will be from a different genre.

Some of the things that may or may not be on my TBR All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, and The Enchanted by Rene Renfold.

It's Monday, what are YOU reading?

Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2) │ Review

Fuelled By Fiction Fueled Book Blog Shadow Scale Rachel Hartman Young Adult Fantasy Dragon
Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2) by Rachel Hartman
Fantasy, Young Adult
Hardcover, 608 pages
Published March 10th, 2015 by Penguin Random House

Note: A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are completely honest and completely my own.

This is the second book in the Serphina duology by Rachel Hartman, and it picks up right where the first book left off. So, warning! This will contain spoilers for the first book!

At the end of Seraphina, war broke out in Goredd. This war is between the humans and the dragons, and amongst dragons of differing ideologies. Seraphina Dombegh is among the rare half dragons, the ityasaari, who have a strange bond with one another that may help win the war. Seraphina can see these ityasaari in her mind’s garden, but she must find them in the real world and enlist their help. 

It's Monday July 6th! Whatcha Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a weekly meme that I think used to be hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. I'm not sure if she's still hosting it and if she created it or? Anyway, I love reading others' posts on Mondays so I thought I would give it a hook and see if it was something I'd like to do regularly! So... Without further ado...

The Invasion of the Tearling│Tour Review & Giveaway [closed]!

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Fantasy, Dystopian 
Hardcover, 515 pages
Published June 9th, 2015 by Harper
Purchase: [Amazon] [Book Depository]

Note: An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher for my participation in this TLC book tour and my honest review. All opinions expressed here are completely honest and completely my own.

It was really weird—WEIRD—because when I went to read this book, I for the life of me could not remember how the first book ended. I scoured the internet but still basically came up empty. So I just dove into the next book, hoping pieces of the first would come back to me. It basically did, but not really. WEIRD. That never happens! And I loved that book!

Anyway. Enough of that.