Genre: Girls & Women

The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You Blog Tour: Excerpt and Review

The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You Blog Tour: Excerpt and Review

PRAISE: “A hilarious, heartfelt book that treats pop culture and Shakespeare with the same reverence and adoration, THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN ME IS YOU a perfect geeky read that I wish I’d had in high school. If you could rate books on a scale of comic book conditions, this book would be MINT.”-Eric Smith, blogger and author of The Geek’s Guide to Dating “There’s a lot to enjoy in debut novelist Anderson’s geek-positive update of Much Ado About Nothing, including intense comic book fandom, a cheating scandal, student council drama, themed dances, and two central characters engaged in an […]


Model Misfit by Holly Smale

Model Misfit by Holly Smale
Posted April 30, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“Model Misfit” by Holly Smale was everything I wanted and more. I love how fun and fluffy the “Geek Girl” series is. When I want something fun and light that will make me laugh, this is the series that I want to read. I was laughing so hard during parts of this book. I really couldn’t have asked for more as far as the story line went. Harriet. I love how Harriet is still herself through this whole process. She is still a geek. She is learning that she has a love hate relationship with her modeling adventures. Harriet is […]


Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
Posted April 13, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“Tell the Wind and Fire” by Sarah Rees Brennan was a book that I was really looking forward too. I was just really disappointed in how the story played out. I found myself very bored and confused with the story. I love “A Tale of Two Cities,” but I did not find myself loving this book. I didn’t connect to any of the characters in this story. I feel like the idea of this story is great but I don’t think it was executed very well. It was a very difficult book to get through because nothing captured my attention. […]


These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
Posted March 25, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“These Shallow Graves” by Jennifer Donnelly was so good. Historical fiction is newer to young adult. I haven’t found a good historical fiction YA book until now. Jo is a very intelligent young woman with an “Old Money” family. All Jo wants is the freedom to be her own person. She wants to be a journalist but it is frowned for a woman of her station. Society expects Jo to marry and have babies and go to social gatherings but that is the farthest thing from what Jo wants. When Jo gets news that her father committed suicide, everything she […]


Spotlight and Excerpt: School of Deaths

Spotlight and Excerpt: School of Deaths
Posted February 14, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Promo Blitz / 1 Comment

The Scythe Wielder’s Secret is a thrilling young adult fantasy/adventure series by Christopher Mannino. The first two books in the trilogy, School of Deaths and Sword of Deaths, are out now, with the third book Daughter of Deaths expected to be released next year. Reviewers have compared The Scythe Wielder’s Secret to Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Percy Jackson. It is recommended for readers who enjoy magical realism, fantasy, paranormal, middle grade, young adult, and/or books with a strong female protagonist.   Praise for School of Deaths: “If you like Harry Potter, you’ll love this!” – Sasha Alsberg, A Book […]


Burn Blog Tour: Interview with Elissa Sussman and Giveaway

Burn Blog Tour: Interview with Elissa Sussman and Giveaway
Posted January 11, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews, Promo Blitz / 0 Comments

Ali: Hello Elissa. Thank you so much for stopping by today. We are so excited to have you here on Dazzled by Books. I wanted to kick off with asking you, what was the deciding factor on doing companion novels? Elissa: I always imagined doing the series this way – having new protagonists for each book gives me the opportunity to view this world from all sorts of different perspectives. Because while each story is, in a sense, self-contained, there is also a larger story that will unravel over the rest of the series. A: Do you have a favorite […]


Spotlight: Hide and Seek by Jane Casey

Spotlight: Hide and Seek by Jane Casey
Posted November 20, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Promo Blitz / 0 Comments

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: Stray by Elissa Sussman

Book Review: Stray by Elissa Sussman
Posted November 14, 2015 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

I am so in love with this book. I need the next installment ASAP. Plus the cover of these novels are amazing. I am in love! Oops already said that…anyway. Aislynn is such a great main character. There are so many sides to her. The last female character I was this enchanted with was America from “The Selection.” We all know how much I love that series. Aislynn is a maiden trying to figure out a way to hide her magic. Magic is a curse that only the women bear and they are supposed to keep it under control. Now […]


Waiting on Wednesday: The Crown

Waiting on Wednesday: The Crown
Posted November 11, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Waiting on Wednesday / 0 Comments

Why I am Waiting? This is Kiera Cass…need I say more? I am waiting for “The Crown” because I am in love with this series. “The Heir” was a little lacking for me but I still liked it, so I am hoping that “The Crown” will be much better. I feel like Cass left us all hanging. I need to know the end. 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 […]


Book Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Book Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
Posted November 9, 2015 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Oh My Goodness Gracious! Rae Carson out did herself with this book. I couldn’t have been happier. I loved “Walk on Earth a Stranger” so much. Anyone know how to get a hold of Rae Carson, so that I may get book two? I am not totally sure I can wait an entire year! Leah Westfall is fifteen years old. This story takes place in the year of 1849 during the California gold rush. The Georgia gold rush is over and everyone is talking about heading to California to find gold. Leah isn’t sure if her family is going to […]