Genre: People & Places

Black Friday Spotlight: Gilded by Christina Farley is a deal on Amazon

Black Friday Spotlight: Gilded by Christina Farley is a deal on Amazon
Posted November 25, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Promo Blitz / 0 Comments

Gilded by Christina Farley is a deal on amazon. It is one of the lightning deals for anyone interested.   Here is the black friday link: AMAZON 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.


Spotlight: Dream Things True by Marie Marquardt

Spotlight: Dream Things True by Marie Marquardt
Posted November 18, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Promo Blitz, Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“Dream Things True” by Marie Marquardt is a sweet story about an all American 17-year-old boy named Evan falls in love with a 16-year-old Mexican immigrant named Alma. Alma’s father works for Evan’s family landscapers. When these two teenagers meet it is like love at first sight. Things are already difficult for the two of them because Evan comes from a wealthy family and Alma’s father is very strict not allowing her to have much time to herself. Alma’s father just wants to keep Alma and the rest of the family safe from getting deported back to Mexico. This is […]


Interview with Marie Marquardt

Interview with Marie Marquardt
Posted October 22, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews / 0 Comments

  Ali: Hello Marie, Thank you for taking the time to stop by Dazzled by Books today. Let’s kick things off with what is your favorite book of 2015 so far? Marie: There are so many! I’m going to cheat. In YA, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by the amazing (and so very kind) Becky Albertalli.  In adult fiction, it’s Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet. Such a beautiful coming of age story. A: Did you always want to be a writer? M: No. But I’ve always loved telling stories. I’ve written a lot of academic […]


Book Review: Joyride by Anna Banks

Book Review: Joyride by Anna Banks
Posted July 25, 2015 by love2dazzle in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Carly’s parents were deported back to Mexico three years ago. Since her brother Julio and her were born in the United States, they were able to stay behind. Since then they’ve worked hard to pay for the fees charged by “El Libratoador” to bring their parents back across the Texas border. Carly works really hard for her family. She tries her best to get good grades because she wants to be able to make a better life for her family. I love how Banks is able to take a serious topic and cover it with such grace and then on […]


Book Review: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Book Review: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Posted May 14, 2015 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Laini Taylor does it again. She brings her wonderful character Karou back in “Days of Blood and Starlight.” I think that this is a fantastic sequel to the first book. Karou is not the fun spunky girl that we saw in “Daughter of Smoke and Bone.” She has grown up and embraced the reality that she is in. Her family is gone and she has to try to save who is left. Akiva is pretty much dead to her even though she won’t admit that a part of her truly misses him. Karou wants to protect the little bit of family that she has left. It […]


Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Posted March 30, 2015 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

I had conflicted feelings about reading this book. It really didn’t sound interesting to me at all. Then everyone kept raving about how this was such a great series. The description that is given for the synopsis really didn’t draw me to the story. After so many people telling me I needed to read it, I finally purchased the series. Karou is human or she believes that she is human but she is growing up in a shop of monsters. These monsters collect teeth and gives out wishes. Karou ultimately doesn’t know what is going on with the teeth and […]


Book Review: One Real Man by Coleen Kwan

Book Review: One Real Man by Coleen Kwan
Posted February 9, 2015 by love2dazzle in Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments

“One Real Man” by Coleen Kwan was a sweet bliss novel. Paige Kerrigan grew up as a rich spoiled teenage girl who lived in a mansion of a house. Owen Bellamy was the caretaker’s son and helped take care of the pool at the Kerrigan household. Owen had the biggest crush on Paige. Now that they are all grown up Owen is renting out the Kerrigan house and Paige ends up coming back home to find that Owen is living in her parents house. Owen has offered Paige a job as his housekeeper to one try to get some revenge on Paige […]


Book Review: Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander

Book Review: Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander
Posted September 8, 2014 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

I absolutely love “Love and Other Unknown Variables” by Shannon Lee Alexander. This story had me completely hooked right away. This story is about love, friendship, learning, and trying to conquer death. Charlie is doing an experiment in theory. He is trying to figure out how girls and relationships work. Charlie sees this girl in line at Krispy Kreme and her hair is hiding half of a tattoo. It is an infinity sign that says something, so Charlie decides to brush the girl’s hair aside to look at it when she whips around to scold him. Little did Charlie know that he would see […]


Release Day Blitz with Excerpt: Before you by Amber Hart

Release Day Blitz with Excerpt: Before you by Amber Hart
Posted July 29, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Promo Blitz / 0 Comments

Excerpt: “Hi, I’m Faith Watters.” Those are the first words I speak to the new Cuban guy in the front office. He grimaces. He’ll be a tough one. I can handle it, though. He’s not the first. I can’t help but notice that he looks a lot like a model from the neck up—eyes the color of oak, strong bone structure. Everywhere else, he looks a lot like a criminal. Chiseled, scarred body … I wonder for a second about the meaning behind the tattoos scratched into his arms. One thing’s clear. He’s dangerous. And he’s beautiful. “I’ll show you […]


Book Review: Georgetown Academy Season One by Alyssa Embree Schwartz & Jessica Koosed Etting

Book Review: Georgetown Academy Season One by Alyssa Embree Schwartz & Jessica Koosed Etting
Posted July 24, 2014 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“Georgetown Academy” by Alyssa Embree Schwartz was a lot of fun to read. It reminded me a lot of gossip girl. “Georgetown Academy” revolves around the center of four different girls’ lives. We have Ellie, Brinley, Evan, and Taryn and with the exception of Evan all the girls’ parents are involved in politics. The girls attend Georgetown Academy which is an elite private school in Washington DC. The students are more scandalous than their parents. Everyone is waiting to see who will do what next. Ellie is the daughter of a senator and she has been around the political crowd her […]