Blog tour: Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

Jul 30, 2015

Hello, all! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Adi Alsaid's newest novel Never Always Sometimes! It's about two best friends (who are maybe more) who do all the things on the list they created of things they'd never do in high school. And I have Adi on the blog today sharing what things he wishes he would've done in high school. Plus I have all the info on Never Always Sometimes and there's a giveaway you just might want to enter, so give it a look see!

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Jul 29, 2015

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This might be one of my most anticipated books of 2016. It just sounds so deliciously dark and gritty, and ever since I first heard about it a few months ago, I've been eyeing the hell out of it. And that cover doesn't hurt to look at, either.

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Jul 28, 2015

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Jul 22, 2015

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I adored this author's debut novel, much more than I thought I would, and was pleasantly surprised to have enjoyed a historical fiction novel so much. I'd heard of the book deal for her second novel, and of course I wanted it. And now all the information is here and RACHEL WANTS, PLEASE.

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Jul 21, 2015

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Jul 15, 2015

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First off, HI, COVER. Secondly, I was first intrigued by this--after seeing its cover and title--when I saw that it takes place in Aberdeen, because, though it isn't Aberdeen, there's an Aberdeen in Washington--over near the good ol' Pacific Ocean. Also, the book itself sounds unique, so it'll be interesting to read it and see how it all plays out.

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Jul 14, 2015

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Review: Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

Jul 9, 2015

TitleSomething Strange and Deadly
Author: Susan Dennard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publishing Date: July 24, 2012
Pages/Format: 388, Hardcover
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There’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

The year is 1876 and Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.

Book in One Word: Meh.

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Jul 8, 2015

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I have a sudden need for this book. I was looking through Harper's catalog on Edelweiss, and when I looked at this one I saw something in the sidebar--it will contain SEVERAL MAPS. Maps, PLURAL. I have a Thing for maps, so oh my goooshhh. Also, why did I not pay attention to this synopsis before (I certainly noticed the cover): it sounds amaaazing, somebody please give me this book right this instant.

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Jul 7, 2015

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Recap: June to July

Jul 4, 2015

Holy moly. Can you believe that we're already halfway through 2015? I swear it was just New Year's Eve and now we're blasting off fireworks for another occasion. It's crazy! But anyway, here's a recap of all the bookish things that happened in June (no more school means more time for reading!), and what I'm looking forward to in July!

Beauty and the Bookshelf Turns Three + Giveaway

Jul 2, 2015

My first blog post went up on September 17, 2010. It was titled "Welcome!" and was a small introduction for this blog original's title and purpose: For the Love of Reading. As a senior in high school, I was required to complete a senior project, and for my project I chose to put together my very own author signing, which I dubbed For the Love of Reading.


Leading up to the event with Holly Cupala, Kimberly Derting, Mandy Hubbard, and Lisa Schroeder, I posted a couple author interviews and random posts, and then posted about the event itself. For the next few months I posted sporadically, and eventually decided I wanted to turn For the Love of Reading into something I'd seen existing through Twitter: a book blog. I think I wanted to redesign the whole thing a bit--I really had no idea what I was doing, what went into reviewing a book, and so on--and I think I really only changed the name because it couldn't be my URL. I ended up combining my love of Beauty and the Beast with my love for books, and thus Beauty and the Bookshelf was born.

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Jul 1, 2015

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So I was scrolling through Epic Reads's cover reveals last week and then I saw THIS. Consider me SOLD. Also, are westerns a new trend in YA, because I can dig it.
 
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