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Jen is a twenty-something who lives and breathes words. Sometimes she eats them too, but only when she's feeling peckish.
This blog is focused primarily on Young Adult literature, but writing thoughts sneak in now and again. Random thoughts used to sneak in quite often, but now, not so much. For more varied content, you can visit Jen's personal blog, Speaking Jenerally.
Or, you can try her on YouTube where she has a sporadically updated personal channel and where she also does a little BookTubing.
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Those of you following this blog will doubtless have noticed that I haven’t posted in a while and haven’t posted regularly in even longer than that. I confess, I was stressed and burnt out on book blogging. But I’ve made a switch that is already making a big difference for me. So, I’ll now be […]
Hello everyone! I’m pleased to welcome Jean Feiwel to the blog today, celebrating the recent launch of Macmillan’s new YA romance imprint and community, Swoon Reads. Swoon Reads is a really cool concept and I highly recommend you check it out– especially the writers among you! ——————————————– Swoon Reads is a new YA romance community […]
Hello, everyone! I’m thrilled to welcome Ann Aguirre back to Almost Grown-up today, as a part of her blog tour for the conclusion to her Razorland series, HORDE! The Razorland trilogy is a kick-ass post-apocalyptic series, and I can certainly say that Horde is a strong conclusion. While reading Horde, I was struck by the […]
Today is the day! Remember the teaser I posted the other day? Well, today I’ve got the Inaccurate Realities cover! Drumroll please– Here’s the cover for Inaccurate Realities’ first issue: FEAR. I know I’ve got the creeps! The Fear issue will be released October 20, 2013. Check out Inaccurate Realities at their website and add […]
Title: Ultraviolet Catastrophe Author: Jamie Grey Standalone Publish date: September 24th 2013 Buy it from: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Smashwords | Kobo Source: ARC received from author Goodreads summary: Quantum Electrodynamics. String Theory. Schrödinger’s cat. For sixteen-year-old Lexie Kepler, they’re just confusing terms in her science textbooks, until she finds out that her […]
Hello, friends! I’m so pleased to be a part of the cover reveal for the first issue of Inaccurate Realities literary magazine’s first issue! Coming in October, the first issue’s theme is “Fear.” So appropriate, right? Inaccurate Realities is a young adult speculative fiction literary magazine and I, for one, am so happy that its […]
Title: Something Like Normal Standalone Author: Trish Doller Publish date: June 19th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens Source: Purchased Buy it from: Amazon| Book Depository | IndieBound | Books & Books Goodreads summary: When Travis returns home from a stint in Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother’s stolen his girlfriend and his car, […]
Title: A Week To Be Wicked Spindle Cove #2 Author: Tessa Dare Publish date: March 27th 2012 by Avon Source: Purchased Buy it from: Amazon | Book Depository | IndieBound | Books & Books Goodreads summary: Minerva Highwood, one of Spindle Cove’s confirmed spinsters, needs to be in Scotland. Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, a rake […]
Title: The Dream Thieves The Raven Cycle #2 Author: Maggie Stiefvater Publish date: September 17th 2013 by Scholastic Press Source: ARC from BEA Buy it from: Amazon | Book Depository | IndieBound | Books & Books Goodreads summary: Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be […]
Title: Fangirl Standalone Author: Rainbow Rowell Publish date: September 10th 2013 by St. Martin’s Press Source: ARC from BEA Buy it from: Amazon | Book Depository | IndieBound | Books and Books Goodreads summary: Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . . But for Cath, […]