Book Review: Alliances (Razia #2)

Book Review: Alliances (Razia #2)

Second books are often diagnosed with second book blues. For some reason they have a hard time living up to the expectations of the first book. I’m happy to report that Alliances did not fall victim of this horrible disease! I’m actually surprised at how much I loved this book. I’ve never been a big sci-fi person and bounty hunting has never interested me before. Somehow, in Alliances, it just all makes sense to me and I think it was a lot of fun to read about. In Alliances we get introduced to a new character, Lizbeth. I didn’t like […]

Posted March 2, 2017 / Leave a comment

Monthly Wrap Up: February 2017

Monthly Wrap Up: February 2017

February went by much quicker than January did but it was just as rough. Everyone had such high hopes for 2017 but so far it hasn’t been too great. My reading goals have been doing pretty good though which I’m impressed with since I’ve had a lot going on this month. Let’s all cross our fingers that March goes by much smoother. Here’s a wrap up of what went on last month: THREE EXCITING THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH I got  my two baby hedgehogs this month! Probably the one positive thing that happened. Check our their instagram (belle.et.bijou) for tons […]

Posted March 1, 2017 / Leave a comment

Book Review: Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1)

Book Review: Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1)

I had high expectations going into Daughter of the Pirate King and I hadn’t seen many advanced readers so there wasn’t many reviews I could read before starting it. I just thought that any book featuring an epic female pirate would have to be good, right? I wasn’t wrong. While some plot points were a little predictable, I found the whole story to be really interesting. Basically the whole plot is about Alosa being “kidnapped” when she really planned the whole thing so that she could look for this mysterious map piece. Most of Daughter of the Pirate King is […]

Posted February 27, 2017 / Leave a comment

Cover Trend Alert: Simply Black

Cover Trend Alert: Simply Black

Cover Trend Alert is a new feature hosted here at Books for Thought. It’s a monthly feature that discusses a young adult book cover trend (sometimes other age groups) we’ve being seeing within the last year or so. Each month there’s a new theme so make sure you come back to see what else has been trending! The trend this month is: simple black designs. I don’t think this is a trend that will go away any time soon but I’m sure it’ll die down a little because we saw a lot of it in 2016 and I’m only seeing a […]

Posted February 26, 2017 / Leave a comment

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

This is an extremely difficult review to write because of all the hype surrounding this book and the sensitive topics. For the most part, I enjoyed The Hate U Give. There were things I liked and things I didn’t and there was still some problematic areas. I’m going to try my best to explain the jumble of thoughts swirling in my brain as I finished this book. These are all opinions though and I’ve focused on the book itself, not the issues surrounding it. I liked the ideas of The Hate U Give. I loved that it’s about the Black […]

Posted February 23, 2017 / Leave a comment

Cover Love: Man’s Best Friends

Cover Love: Man’s Best Friends

Cover Love in a new feature in 2017 here at Books for Thought. Being a graphic design myself, covers are something I notice when I first see a book and a lot of the time I’ll read books based off of their covers. This feature is aimed to showcase those covers that caught my eye so that you too can share the love I have of these covers. If there’s any themes you’d like to see in the future let me know in the comments! Hello lovelies and welcome to Cover Love #4! Today I’ve chosen to go with animal covers […]

Posted February 22, 2017 / Leave a comment

Book Review: Double Life (Razia #1)

Book Review: Double Life (Razia #1)

This is a tricky review to write because I loved Double Life a lot and I’m trying really hard to not ramble on about things nobody would understand. I wasn’t expecting to love Double Life as much as I did. I was confident that it would be a 4 star read (partially because I’m not much of a sci-fi reader) and was pleasantly surprised when I was easily sucked into the world of bounty hunting and planet excavation. My favourite part of Double Life was easily the whole bounty hunting aspect. I can’t tell you why, but I loved it. It […]

Posted February 20, 2017 / Leave a comment

Book Review: Inspire (The Muse #1)

Book Review: Inspire (The Muse #1)

I was gifted this book during a secret santa exchange because I was told I would like it. Well congrats to my secret santa because she wasn’t wrong! I’ve been starting to venture out of young adult books and moving into new adult and adult. Possibly because I’m getting a little older so my reading is doing the same. I really liked that Inspire was a new adult book because it’s just kind of nice to read an older, more mature romance book every once and a while. I was also a really big fan of the characters and if you know […]

Posted February 16, 2017 / Leave a comment

7 Great Apps to Use if You’re a Book Blogger

7 Great Apps to Use if You’re a Book Blogger

Nothing will ever take away from just opening a physical book and not closing it until you’re done. The same goes for opening a blog post and writing until it’s finished. Sadly, we don’t always have that luxury and sometimes we just have other things to do! These are some apps that I keep close by, not only to make my life easier, but to keep track of everything that goes on in reading/blogging world. Here are seven great apps to use if you’re a new or old book blogger GoodReads What does it cost? Free! iTunes  |  Google Play […]

Posted February 13, 2017 / Leave a comment

ARC Review: The Union (Madion War Trilogy #3)

ARC Review: The Union (Madion War Trilogy #3)

I think that this was a wonderful ending to a series I quickly fell in love with. It’s been so consistent which is fantastic because it has never been disappointing to me. The plot continues to be mostly fast paced and the characters grow steadily throughout the whole series. It was those characters that really made me stick with this series until the end. It’s hard reviewing the end of a series because I don’t want to give anything away. While I love Theo and think she’s a fantastic character, there will always be a spot in my heart for […]

Posted February 9, 2017 / Leave a comment