Genre: Adolescence

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Posted May 21, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater was nothing like I was expecting. So many people told me I should read this series and I kept being iffy about it. So finally “The Raven King” is coming out so I decided to break down and buy the series. I may only have read the first book so far, but I am glad that I did. Blue Sargent is the daughter of a seer and she lives in a house full of seers but Blue is not one herself. Somehow she is able to amplify the other seers powers and help them […]


The Word for Yes by Claire Needell

The Word for Yes by Claire Needell
Posted February 19, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“The Word for Yes” by Claire Needell is an important read however I don’t think it was executed as it should have been. This story is about a not stranger rape. Jan, Erika, and Melanie are three sisters that are going through a big change. The girl’s parents are separating, Jan is off to college, Erika and Melanie are trying to figure out how to coexist. See the two of them have never gotten along. Melanie is always a bully to Erika, and it just gets worse when Melanie gets raped at a party. Erika and Jan have no idea […]


Spotlight: The Tragic Age

Spotlight: The Tragic Age
Posted February 16, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Promo Blitz / 0 Comments

The Paperback edition is on sale February 16, 2016! About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.


Book Review: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

Book Review: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
Posted February 11, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

This is more than just a book review, this is also a discussion about how a person should treat another person. The Symptoms of Being Human is an eye opener. This story is more than just about whether Riley is a boy or a girl. This story focuses more about how people should be treated and less about what your gender is or what you look like. I think Jeff Garvin brings up a great point in this book about how all people have feelings. I have been that person before wondering whether someone was a boy or a girl […]


Teaser Tuesday: The Word for Yes

Teaser Tuesday: The Word for Yes
Posted February 9, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Teaser Tuesday / 0 Comments

My Teaser: Morris shook his head. “Your mom is great, but she has this weird idea Melanie is about eighteen years old and you’re about ten.” Erika smiled. But she understood why her mom thought like that. Melanie was tough. She was the sort of person you didn’t think needed looking after. About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she […]


Teaser Tuesday: Symptoms of Being Human

Teaser Tuesday: Symptoms of Being Human
Posted January 26, 2016 by love2dazzle in Cover Reveal, Features / 0 Comments

My Teaser: This is what I was afraid of: being caught in some kind of relational limbo between masculine and feminine. i close my eyes for a second and try to sense which direction my internal compass is pointing-but it’s as if there’s too much interference, and I can’t get a clear reading. So instead, I concentrate on walking and try to pretend nothing happened. About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her […]


Waiting and Wednesday: Sing

Waiting and Wednesday: Sing
Posted January 21, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Waiting on Wednesday / 0 Comments

Why I am Waiting? I love fun light contemporary reads. I think this one is right up my alley. It sounds a lot of fun and it is described as being beachey. I think it will be a good fit for both myself and my website. About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. […]


Waiting on Wednesday: The Word For Yes

Waiting on Wednesday: The Word For Yes
Posted January 6, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Waiting on Wednesday / 0 Comments

Why I am Waiting? I think “The Word For Yes” is going to rip my heart out and hand it back to me. I am a firm believer of this. The synopsis is the tell tale sign of this. I really hope this novel is full of as much raw emotion as it sounds like there is. I am looking forward to reading this book. About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her […]


Teaser Tuesday: Signs Point to Yes

Teaser Tuesday: Signs Point to Yes
Posted November 3, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Teaser Tuesday / 0 Comments

My Teaser: “I’m not lazy.” Jane frowned. “Well, I am lazy, but it’s not laziness that’s keeping me from waiting to go to college. Maybe a little, but not about the work-about getting there. The applications and the SATs. It’s all really scary. It all seems like so much effort when I don’t’ even know if it’ll work out.” About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali […]


Book Review: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Book Review: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Posted September 24, 2015 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

I was definitely waiting forever to finish this one and finally I am done. Not totally sure what to do with myself. The “Shatter Me” series is complete. Where am I supposed to go from here? I think this series has changed my mind about so many predictions and likes and dislikes since the first book. I don’t think I switched around my shipping teams so much in a series. Usually I choose one and stick to it, but I feel like I got to know Warner and Adam so much in these books that I would be happy with […]