The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily Book Blast & GIVEAWAY!!!!



A while ago I read Dash & Lily’s Book Of Dares and really enjoyed it.  I am happy to announce that there is a sequel being released on October 18th just in time for the holiday season!  The description shows that this could be a wonderful Christmas read!


New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan are back with a life-affirming Christmas romance starring Dash and Lily.

Dash and Lily have had a tough year since readers first watched the couple fall in love. Lily’s beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition.

With only twelve days left until Christmas—Lily’s favorite time of the year—Dash, Lily’s brother Langston, and their closest friends take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the holiday magic of New York City in December.

Told in alternating chapters, The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily reunites two beloved characters and is bound to be a Christmas favorite, season after season.


What a gorgeous cover!  I can’t wait for the Holiday season!

Let’s meet the authors:

rachel Rachel Cohn

Rachel Cohn is the author of the critically acclaimed YA novels Very LeFreak, You Know Where to Find Me, Cupcake, Shrimp, Gingerbread,and Beta. A graduate of Barnard College, she lives and writes in Los Angeles. Find her online at

Rachel Cohn – Social Media
david David Levithan
David Levithan is a children’s book editor in New York City and the New York Times bestselling author of several books for young adults, including Another Day, Every Day, Boy Meets Boy, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green). In 2016, David was named the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, given to honor an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. You can learn more about him at


Giveaway is open to USA Only.   Must be 13+ to Enter
– 10 Winners will receive a Copy of THE TWELVE DAYS OF DASH & LILY by Rachel Cohn & David.


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Fractured by: Catherine McKenzie


Description from the publisher through Netgalley


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Luckiest Girl Alive by: Jessica Knoll


Book #66 for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks

Once again, the hype of a book has drawn me in.  I have seen and heard good things about this book for a while now and was so excited to pick it up.  I didn’t know much about it and thought it was a thriller/ suspense book.  I still don’t know how to classify it though.

What the hell did I just read?  I am so confused.  I was lost for the first 200 pages. I felt there was no real story but I was determined to finish it because I bought this book.  So, let’s backtrack.  There was no real story, no plot until about 200 pages in.  The book itself is 352 pages and no book should keep a reader longing for a story until they hit page 200.

So, If I started reading at page 200 and based my review from there, it was an interesting story.  It could’ve been a great story if the first 200 pages disappeared.  The ending lead me back to my original feelings about the book.  I just didn’t like it.

I gave this book 1 crown.


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Heartless by: Gail Carriger


Book #65 for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks

This is the 4th book in the Parasol Protectorate series.  I was disappointed in the last book but did want to continue on with the story to see what would happen so I decided to listen to this on audio book.  I rather enjoyed the audio version of this story and I think that the series picked itself up from the last book.

In this book we find Alexia nearing the last month or so of her pregnancy and the way in which she is described as waddling around cracks me up.  I can picture her all decked out in a dress like the front cover but is much heavier in front due to the child she is carrying.   I love Biffy and Lord Akeldama as characters in the story and listening to the narrator take on the accent of Lord Maccon added to the experience.

Of course, there are situations in this book that Alexia must struggle to get out of but due to her condition, she must rely on some help.  I am so glad that the series became what it was originally and I will chalk up book 3 to the middle of the series syndrome.

I gave this book 4 crowns.


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The Dead House by: Dawn Kurtagich


There was so much hype about this book last year and this year that I requested it from the library in hopes of a scary read for October.  I was so disappointed.  Maybe it has to do with my upbringing in the church.  Maybe it was the writing itself.  Maybe it was a combination of the two.  I hated this book.  I didn’t get the hype.  I thought that the story line was a flop.  It wasn’t well developed and had demonic, black magic images and situations throughout.  I read the book in it’s entirety because I wanted to see if it got better but I did not like it at all.

Since I finished it I gave it 1 crown.


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Ink and Bone by: Lisa Unger


Book #64 for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks

I received this book from Beverly my swap buddy for Books n’ Bloggers swap.  This was a perfect read for October.  Finley is a young girl who hears sounds and sees people who aren’t really there.  Her mother is aware of this gift but has begged her to ignore it.  Finley can’t ignore it and has gone to stay with her grandmother who also has this talent.

In this story, Finley is asked to assist a Private Detective to help find a missing girl.  The narration goes back and forth between Finley and some of the other characters but it is not at all confusing.  This is a story that made me want to read it as quickly as I could to find out what happened.

I really enjoyed this and don’t know if I would have known about it without that Swap.  Thanks Beverly!

I gave this 5 crowns.


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Thirteen Reasons Why by: Jay Asher


Book #63 for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks

I picked this book at a library book sale because I had been hearing some interesting reviews about it and wanted to see what it was about for myself.

This is a story about a teenage girl, Hannah, who has committed suicide. However, before she does  this, she tapes her reasons why and mails these tapes out to the 13 students that she has named in these tapes.  One by one she goes through what they have done to her and the impact that they made of her life.  They are to listen to the tapes and send them to the next person listed and so on until the last person receives the tapes.  We follow Clay Jenson and his journey through Hannah’s last experiences.  He is confused as to why he was mentioned but he is determined to find out.

This had such an impact on me and reminded my of when I read Go Ask Alice when I was a kid.  This is beautifully written and brings to light such an important topic in today’s society.  It is hard to see the mark we leave on someone else’s life and this book just brings awareness to that.

I gave it 5 crowns.


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