Another one gone? This year is going to be over before we know it! But, the halfway point of the year means there's still one more day to enter the #HalfwayGiveaway!! Because all of you have been super incredible this year with the 2018 AtoZ Challenge (and because tomorrow is our One Year Blogiversary!), we're… Continue reading Let’s Wrap It Up – June 2018
I had so much fun with this challenge in June. I really enjoyed getting to know Barb @ Booker T's Farm and seeing some of her reading preferences throughout the month. If you didn't join us in June, here's a little bit about the Comment Challenge before I announce who my July buddy is :)… Continue reading June Comment Challenge Wrap-Up & Hello July Buddy!
DarkForce Conquest Expansion #1 by R.M. Mulder Found In: GameLit Expansion Pack Publisher: Indie Illuminati Release Date: June 1, 2018 Genre: GameLit | Virtual Reality Pages: 82 Source: Author in Exchange for Honest Review Buy the Anthology: Amazon Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 Reviewed by Megan While battling each other in an FPS setting, players… Continue reading Mini Review | DarkForce – R.M. Mulder [My Intro to GameLit]
A Study in Shifters Adventures of Marisol Holmes #1 by Majanka Verstraete Publisher: Monster House Books, LLC Release Date: June 26, 2018 Genre: Steampunk | Urban Fantasy Pages: 300 Source: Xpresso Book Tour in Exchange for Honest Review Buy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Follow the Tour HERE Reviewed by… Continue reading Book Review | A Study in Shifters – Majanka Verstraete [Xpresso Book Tour]
Hey booknerds! Can you believe it's almost July!! I decided this year, I can't pass up this tag 🙂 So let's see how 2018 has been for me, so far . . . Best Book You've Read So Far in 2018 Oh my gosh, yes! This book was fantastic. I loved everything about Pierce and… Continue reading Book Tag | Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag!
Spark The Firebrand Chronicles #1 by J.M. Hackman Publisher: Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing Release Date: May 16, 2017 Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 330 Source: Author in Exchange for Honest Review Buy: Amazon Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviewed by Megan Brenna James wants three things for her sixteenth birthday: to find her history notes before the test,… Continue reading Book Review | Spark – J.M. Hackman
This is a Taco! by Andrew Cangelose Illustrated by: Josh Shipley Publisher: CubHouse Release Date: May 1, 2018 Genre: KidLit | Comics & Graphic Novels Pages: 32 Source: NetGalley in Exchange for Honest Review Buy: Amazon | IndieBound Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviewed by Megan & Mister Chu This is a squirrel . .… Continue reading KidLit Review | This Is a Taco! – Andrew Cangelose & Josh Shipley
June is coming to a close, which means the Road Trip Read-a-thon is almost here! And, in the interest of trying something new, I am going to read my way through part of Europe, starting in Italy and ending in Ireland. Living vicariously through these characters ❤ Starting on Sunday, July 1st here is what… Continue reading Road Trip Read-a-Thon TBR
The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Release Date: April 3, 2018 Genre: Mystery / Thriller Pages: 373 Buy: Amazon | IndieBound | Book Depository Add it on Goodreads The Empress' Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Can you hide a secret with the whole world watching? When an explosion rips apart a Chicago building, the lives… Continue reading Guest Review | The Good Liar – Catherine McKenzie
This week, the Ginger Mom hit our first big milestone. 500 followers! We can't thank you enough because, without you, we wouldn't be here talking about books. Well, we might be, but nobody would be listening. So, as we round the corner on our first blogiversary (July 1st!), we want to know what you would… Continue reading 500 Followers! Thank you ❤❤
It's time for another audiobook chat! June is Audiobook Month and this week we're talking about narrators. "I didn't like the narration." Yes, this is one of the biggest complaints I have heard when I ask readers if they listen to audiobooks. Second only to "it's too hard for me to concentrate on what I'm hearing."… Continue reading Discussion | Top 5 Audiobook Narrators [#JuneIsAudiobookMonth]
If you're new here and don't know what I Heart Characters is, it's a fun meme hosted by Dani @ Perspective of a Writer. Each week, she gives us a prompt and we get to talk about some of our favorite characters 🙂 I know I missed a week but we are back with another round… Continue reading I Heart Characters #4 – A Grump With a Heart of Gold
Bring Me Their Hearts Bring Me Their Hearts #1 by Sara Wolf Publisher: Entangled Teen Release Date: June 5, 2018 Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 400 Source: Publisher in Exchange for Honest Review Buy: Amazon Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Follow the Tour HERE Reviewed by Megan Zera is a Heartless - the immortal, unageing soldier… Continue reading Bring Me Their Hearts – Sara Wolf | Book Review [YA Bound Book Tour]
We are back to talk about characters again today! This time, author Alvita Mack is going to talk a little bit about making characters believable. Let's give a warm Ginger Mom welcome to Alvita! Making Characters Believable Alvita Mack When writing, I think it's important to make characters believable. This part was probably easier for… Continue reading Guest Post + Spotlight | Alvita Mack Talks About Making Characters Believable [iRead Tour]
I have been asked before why I rated a book so high when I had nothing nice to say about any of the characters. In essence, how can you love a book if you hate the characters? I will be one of the first to say that characters are one of the most important components… Continue reading Discussion | Love the Book, Hate the Character?
No Bones Dead & Buried Mysteries #1 by Annie Bassett & Mandy Broughton Publisher: Cypress Professional Group Release Date: November 14, 2016 Genre: Cozy Mystery Source: Purchased Buy: Amazon | IndieBound | Book Depository Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/4 Reviewed by Crystal Ruby Nash's life has gone to the dogs. Since her husband passed, her… Continue reading Book Review | No Bones – Annie Bassett
Snow Day! A Story Told in 24 Poem Forms by C.A. Nobens Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press Release Date: April 10, 2018 Genre: KidLit | Stories in Verse Pages: 48 Grade Level: 3-4 Source: Author in Exchange for Honest Review Buy: Amazon Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviewed by Megan Full of winter fun, Snow Day!… Continue reading KidLit Review | Snow Day! A Story Told in 24 Poem Forms – C.A. Nobens [#ChildrensBookTuesday]
I haven't participated in #IMWAYR since . . . March! If you're new and don't quite know what that is, It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn @ The Book Date. It's a place to showcase the books you read last week, are reading this week, and think you might… Continue reading #IMWAYR
The Last Goodbye A Fragile Chaos Novelette by Amber R. Duell Release Date: December 4, 2017 Genre: YA Fantasy | Myths & Legends Pages: 41 Source: Purchased Buy: Amazon Add it on Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviewed by Megan 500 years before Theo met Cassia, Leander met Lyda. The Netherworld was never meant for the living. It… Continue reading Mini Review | The Last Goodbye – Amber R. Duell
In honor of Father's Day, I've been seeing posts all over the blogosphere with bloggers sharing their favorite Dads in Literature (LitDads). So, in honor of the three amazing Dads in my life (my dad, my step-dad, and my husband), here are a few of my favorite LitDads 🙂 Happy Father's Day! LitDad #1 -… Continue reading 7 Outstanding LitDads [Father’s Day 2018]