Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Posted November 3, 2017 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor is gorgeous and magical. Lazlo is such an amazing main character. Weep is such a beautiful world to discover and I loved getting to see it through Lazlo’s eyes. He has a passion for this world and its secrets. Taylor is an amazing writer, she brings these amazing multiverse worlds to her readers. it is really hard not to be drawn into these beautiful worlds. I really enjoy getting lost in all the magic and imagery. Taylor’s words are so poetic, you can’t help but get lost in them. Lazlo is a dreamer and […]


Spotlight: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy

Spotlight: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy
Posted July 8, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Promo Blitz / 0 Comments

A Friend of mine is currently reading this series and she has reminded me how much I love it. I wanted to do a small spotlight on it just to remind people who this great series is out there. Laini Taylor is a great author. I enjoy her work a lot and she has a new book coming out later this year. Definitely check out her work. 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 […]


Waiting on Wednesday: Strange the Dreamer

Waiting on Wednesday: Strange the Dreamer

Why I am Waiting? I am a huge fan of Laini Taylor. She is a local Portland author and she writes incredible books. I am really looking forward to this new series. It sounds amazing. “Strange the Dreamer” is going to be so good. 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 […]


Book Review: The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Book Review: The Duff by Kody Keplinger
Posted July 27, 2015 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“The Duff” by Kody Keplinger was definitely an interesting book. I’ve heard that people have either loved it or hated it. I am kind of on the fence. I wasn’t hat impressed. I didn’t love or hate it though. I do have to say that the movie didn’t do anything for the book at all. I thought the movie was terrible. This review isn’t about the movie, it is about the book. Bianca Piper has always been the cynical and funny friend and what she considers to be the least beautiful out of the trio. When Wesley Rush informs Bianca […]


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: Angel by James Patterson

Book Review: Angel by James Patterson
Posted December 19, 2014 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

PI don’t know if it is because it has been so long since I have read “Fang” or if this series is dragging on and beginning to be less appealing. “Angel” by James Patterson was just alright to me. It wasn’t great. It wasn’t fantastic. It was just alright. As much as I wanted to love this story, my heart wasn’t in it as the reader. I read the story from start to finish, but I didnt’ feel as engaged or enthralled by the story line as I have in the past. I really don’t feel like the book completely […]


Book Review: Day 21 by Kass Morgan

Book Review: Day 21 by Kass Morgan
Posted December 5, 2014 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“Day 21” by Kass Morgan wasn’t any disappointment but it wasn’t fantastic either. The story is still told by three main characters points of view. Clarke, Wells, Glass, and Bellamy are all brave and loyal, and trying to figure out how to survive. Being teenagers, in the end they end up making whatever decision they want based on their hormones rather than what is the better choice for everyone. “Day 21” no longer uses the flashblacks that I grew to like in “The 100,” so I felt like the plot was a little lacking in the story. The flashbacks feld […]


Book Review: The 100 by Kass Morgan

Book Review: The 100 by Kass Morgan
Posted November 28, 2014 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“The 100″ by Kass Morgan is your average end of the world or maybe the beginning of one story. 100 teenagers are sent down to Earth to see if it is survivable. There is a colony of people that have been living on a spaceship called ‘the Arc’ because the earth suffered from radiation. The teenagers were criminals on ‘the Arc,’ so them being sent down to earth gives them a second chance at life in a way and it gives the people of ‘the Arc” a way of knowing if people are able to live on earth. The story […]


Teaser Tuesday: Day 21 by Kass Morgan

Teaser Tuesday: Day 21 by Kass Morgan
Posted November 25, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Teaser Tuesday / 0 Comments

My Teaser: She ran her finger along the band, and shivered as a chill passes through her wold body. Like she’d just held hands with a ghost. 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.