What Annie Read // Lorna versus Laura by Cynthia Hilston

Lorna versus Laura by Cynthia Hilston Published September 2nd, 2017 Self-Published I received a copy of Lorna versus Laura in exchange for an honest review. Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Cynthia Hilston Goodreads Synopsis: Ever since a tragic accident took the lives of her parents, grief-stricken and lonely Lorna Ashford has buried herself by destroying…

What Annie Read // My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows Published June 7th 2016 HarperTeen Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Cynthia Hand // Brodi Ashton // Jodi Meadows Goodreads Synopsis: Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather…

Annie Debunks Common Writing Advice

As a young writer, people are often all to eager to give me advice.  My age and desired profession give off the idea that I'm young and naïve and have very little perspective on "making it big" as a writer.  To an effect, they're right: I am young, I am somewhat naïve, but I'd like…

What Annie Read // Sublime Karma by Peyton Garver

Sublime Karma by Peyton Garver November 30th, 2016 Soulmate Publishing I received a copy of Sublime Karma in exchange for an honest review. Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Peyton Garver Goodreads Synopsis: When Brie’s stepfather moves the family for what he calls a new beginning, it’s not the new beginning the beautiful, yet guarded, senior…

Why Annie Isn’t Reviewing Turtles All the Way Down

Yesterday, I finished reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.  As you can see from my five-star rating on Goodreads, I loved it.  This book enchanted me the way so few books do: I couldn’t put it down, couldn’t leave my dorm unless it was tucked in my backpack with the knowledge that…

What Annie Read // Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Geekerella by Ashley Poston Published April 4th, 2017 Quirk Books Find On // Amazon // ThriftBooks // Goodreads // Ashley Poston // Goodreads Synopsis: When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the…

Annie’s 2018 Reading Challenge

There's a certain freshness that I love about beginning a new year.  We may be the same people we were, but the new year gives us a reason to readjust our perspectives, to try something new, to set a new intention.  I think that's incredibly freeing, to know that we can use this benchmark as…

What Annie Read // Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver Published February 28th, 2012 HarperTeen Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Lauren Oliver Goodreads Synopsis: The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her. I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame. In this electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller…

Annie’s Top 7 of 2017

Hi friends!  Thank you for sticking with me through the radio silence the past few weeks.  As the semester came to a close and I headed home for Christmas break, I needed some time offline to reconnect with my folks and enjoy the Christmas season.  I'm back after a rejuvenating miniature hiatus and am excited…

Annie Recommends // Blind Date With a Book

A few months ago, I was browsing my favorite local bookstore and stumbled upon this: a blind date with a book.  A paperback book was wrapped in brown butcher's paper and covered with adjectives describing the book.  The wrapping told me about the book's nature, but didn't give me a glimpse at the title, author,…