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About Butterfly_Maddy

My passport tells everyone my name is Madiha, but anyone who's ever spoken to me has called me Maddy. I'm a high school junior who will do anything to get my hands on the latest book written by Laini Taylor and maybe a Snickers bar. I adore Young Adult Literature and consider myself a YA enthusiast going borderline obsessive. For me, the best smell in the world is the smell of new books, though the smell of chocolate would suffice. When I'm not plotting on which protagonist to kill next for having an amazing an amazing boyfriend, you can find me trying to learn the basics of web designing or maybe book and chocolate shopping, because for me, there is nothing better in the entire world than to be curled up eating chocolate while reading your favorite book. Symphony of Words ~ Twitter ~ Goodreads ~ BlogLovin'

Secret Lies by Amy Dunne

Secret Lies By Amy Dunne Editions: ebook, paperback Published: December 16th 2013 by Bold Strokes Books Genre: FxF Young Adult Contemporary / Romance Source: review copy In a Note: You're in for the ride of your life! Would you face your biggest fear, to save the one you love? Nicola Jackson escapes from her abuser, only to realize she has no one to turn to and nowhere to go. In a twist of fate, she accidentally bumps into Jenny O’Connor, the most popular girl at school. They strike up an unlikely friendship. As their trust Read more [...]

Discussion: Present Tense VS. Past Tense in Books

OK, so I didn't really know that books could be written in present tense until I stumbled upon Sophie Kinsella's Remember Me. It was very disconcerting and I guess that's why for me, it was constantly an issue when a book is written in present tense. I don't know why, but it was just mentally jarring and something very new and outside of my comfort zone. Books using past tense are very easy to relate to, in my experience, and I just grew up with them, so I guess I didn't really know that any other kind of book existed. But then I came across Read more [...]

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) By Maggie Stiefvater Editions: audiobook, ebook, hardcover, paperback Published: August 1st 2008 by Scholastic Press Genre: Young Adult Paranormal / Romance Source: own copy In a Note: it was just not for me For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless Read more [...]

Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy #3) By Wendy Higgins Editions: audiobook, ebook, paperback Published: April 29th 2014 by HarperTeen Genre: Young Adult Paranormal / Romance Source: own copy / borrowed In a Note: I cannot recommend it enough! It’s time. Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways. The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined Read more [...]

Fate by Amanda Hocking

Fate (My Blood Approves #2) By Amanda Hocking Editions: audiobook, ebook, hardcover, paperback Published: April 15th 2010 Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance Source: own copy In a Note: I was very, very disappointed. Fate - the second installment in the My Blood Approves series... Alice Bonham thinks she's finally found a balance in her life between the supernatural and real life with her brother Milo. Jack - her sorta vampire boyfriend - keeps her at arm's length to keep her safe. As for his brother Peter... she's not sure Read more [...]