Duo Book Review: When by Victoria Laurie


When By Victoria Laurie

Genres: Fantasy-ish, Contemporary-ish, Mystery, Paranormal/Supernatural, Suspense

336 pgs
Published January 13th 2015 by Disney-Hyperion

“So I wait and hope for a day when a client sits down in front of me, and I tell them their date, and then a miracle happens: I’ll see the date change… And I’ll finally be more than just the messenger.”

~ Maddie, pg 4

 Book Summary

(Taken from Goodreads but we edited and added our own bits and pieces)

Maddie Fynn is a high school junior (S: Like us 😀) who has an ability to see a series of digits hovering above foreheads which her family later finds out are actually death dates. And just like birthdays, everyone has one. (S: Nope. Not me. I’m immortal. Seriously.)

Her alcoholic mother takes advantage of Maddie’s ability to make extra money, but because it only allows her to see the when and not the how, she’s unable to offer any more insight. When the son of one of her clients goes missing on the exact date that she had read, law enforcement turns to (and against) Maddie.

Soon, she is entangled in a homicide investigation where more young people are beginning to disappear and are then found murdered. She is now a suspect for the investigation, a target for the murderer, and attracting the attentions of a mysterious young admirer who may be connected to everything. Maddie’s life is about to be flipped, shaken and stirred (S: and nope this ain’t no cooking show. F: What will be cooking will be your anticipation… boiling to the point where you just can’t take it anymore). She’s somehow the epicenter of it all. Can she right the wrongs before it’s too late?

What was great or gross about the book?

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Meme Mondays: Paper Towns by John Green

For this week’s Meme Mondays (aka Moving Images Mondays but mainly GIFs as per usual) we decided to go with a fabulous book titled…

Paper Airplanes Spongy Towns 

“IT’s a pApEr toWn. PaPer hOuSes And PapEr pEopLe.” Right, Margo. Sorry ’bout that.

And Q is the one to help her.

The things they bought there seriously aren’t as weird as you think… it might just get WEIRDER. And greater in the revenge sense.

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The Creative Blogger Award!

Thanks to Giselle @ Hardwork Boulevard for nominating us; we really appreciate it! 🙂 Go and check out her great blog if you haven’t yet! Once again, we’ve actually been nominated about a month ago but as you may know, Sarah was on vacay so we are now back with the responses!


  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • Share 5 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
  • Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.


1. Faith and Sarah actually only met 2 years ago, but hit it off almost instantly.

F: Not without me being creeped out a bit first about Sarah… So not friends at first sight?

S: SORRY. I didn’t mean to be socially awkward ~ my first time making new friends.

F: Wow, talk about only having fictional characters as friends.

S: OR the same classmates for the past 5 years

F: Anyways we were basically pretty good friends pretty quick.

2. We both are junior editors for our school newspaper this year! Even though we aren’t perfect (psh perfect… name me one actually perfect human being S: MARISSA MEYER) writers, we’re going improve a lot more from this experience! WOOT!

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Blogger Recognition Award!

We have been nominated by Sushmita @ Fervently Curious and Erika @ Partners in Books! Thank you so much to you both, we really appreciate the thought!


  1. Select 15 other blogs to give the award to. You might have to do some searching, but you can find those blogs. You can’t nominate yourself or the person who nominated you.
  2. Make a post to show off your award! Talk about how your blog got started and give some advice to the other bloggers out there. And share the fancy picture!
  3. Comment on each blog to let the blogger know that you have nominated them.
  4. Link to the original post at Edge of Night that way anyway can find the original guidelines and such.

How Our Blog Started & Some Advice

Sarah: So basically, I would like to start off by saying this blog wouldn’t be here without Faith. It would literally be one of those “yeah it would’ve been cool” and if we didn’t do it “I wish we did that when we were young” things.

Faith: Yeah, so true. (S: What happened to modesty Faith? lol) This blogging thing started with an idea like any other; it went like “I like books and you like books AND we’re friends, how about we make a book blog?” I definitely did not know that the world of blogging was this vast… we were pretty much heading in

to the unknown. We barely knew anything about blogs and people who blog about them as well as the whole community.

S: And that was how we got started. We spent a while on the design (this was our old look:)


A beta version I made to test out different themes

 and then we actually started writing. When we started writing, we also started following other blogs, to see what made them successful. And that’s my first piece of advice: STALK A BLOG until you think you know what you are doing.

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Book Review: Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park

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By Rainbow Rowell

328 pgs

Publishing Info: On February 26th, 2013 by St. Martin’s Press

Genre: YA contemporary, romance

Book Summary: Eleanor: She doesn’t fit in but she finds her seat in a school bus full of strangers next to Park. Park: He’s not exactly like the other kids either. But when they’re together, they’re absolutely awkward, adorable, and dorky… Awkdorkable. It’s a story of growing friendships and just being sixteen.

“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”

What was great or meh about the book?

I’m going to start off again by saying that this book is really genuine. And I really can’t believe that I’ve never read this book before. Now normally I’m not a super romance Fangirl but this book was different because it made you feel a lot more and you grow Attatchments to the characters; Rainbow Rowell just makes it hard for you to Carry On. (OK fine, upon request I’ll stop the book title puns… S: Yes Faith, thanks)

This book feels really genuine. We’ve established that. From the emotions to the music that goes with it, it’s like a peephole into the awkdorable lives of the two misfits Eleanor and Park. (S: Isn’t it Adorkable? F: Well I guess it can be “awkdorkable”… awkward, adorable, and dorky. That’s basically all of it right there.)

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Meme Mondays: The Maze Runner

We are finally back with another fresh & new Meme Mondays!

This week’s theme is… *cue the drum roll*

The Maze Runner!

Wait, what? Are we at a hospital now??

That moment when we’re all like NOOOO DON’T DO IT THOMAS…! BTW the guy at the very back is literally me. I’m too short to ever see anything in crowds.

*Goes ahead and runs into the unknown through huge closing slabs of concrete walls*

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I’m Back! (With More Airplane Craziness)

Hey guys.

It’s me, Sarah. So, I’m pretty sure y’all been wondering where I’ve been for the past few weeks, and why I’ve been leaving Faith alone to deal with this blog by herself (I’m a bad friend, right?). (F: Technically I didn’t actually blog much so… Heh sorries)

I could lie to you, but the truth is I’m ÜBER lazy (the kind with 2 dots over the U).

But I’m back now, and I will commence by breaking my previous promise of a food post. (F: Aww, we were looking forward to some delish food pics… 😦 Sadness)

That’s right… a new rant. (F: Oh, joy. Whoop dee doo. Let’s just celebrate by jumping around in circles with flowers in our hair and acting like total maniacs ’cause we know that this will be pretty wild especially from this girl.)

Ok, so on the way back from Egypt, I thought the plane flight could not get worse. I mean, I’ve dealt with all the stereotypical problems the first flight, so I was prepared. (F: Or so you thought?)

Our plane left at 1:45 AM, but our plane tickets said 2:45 (guess which country didn’t follow daylight savings this year?). We were almost late, but thankfully we made it… only to wait 20 minutes in a line to board the plane. (F: OK that’s the same amount of time it takes me to be completely done with a shower. So you’re telling me that I take long showers. -_- OK fine, maybe.)

That wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for the fact that the plane actually broke down about 10 minutes after we boarded. So EgyptAir decided to tell all the First and Buisness class passenger to get off the plane and leaves the Economy class like sitting ducks. Not cool peeps.

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Bookish Quotes: Leo Valdez (The Heroes of Olympus)

Hey there, how’s it going? Good? Great? Faith’s here and this is the first of “Bookish Quotes” for our favourite sayings from our fave characters!

We all know that I’m personally over obsessed with Percy Jackson and the Olympians (and you all go “oh stars” because “obsessed” may be a slight understatement) but there’s one character I find particularly hilarious so we are going to share some of their quotes! It’s… Leo Valdez. You can already tell from the title though so I hope that you find these as funny as much as I did reading these! (or maybe it’s just me who laughs because I’m that one person.) Leo’s like: Look at all my fangirls! Everyone else is like: What fangirls?? *laughing-till-crying out loud*

Yeah, sure, Leo. You wish.

You know what’s more macho? Gold at the end of it. And leprechauns.

Ooh, same to some very lucky people.

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Faith’s August TBR

Hello and Happy August! 

I hope you’re all having a pretty great/alright month so far! We haven’t been posting lately and this next week will be pretty busy too but we promise to get back on it soon after! (We’re super sorry and we’ll try our best to make up for it) We’re a week into the month which is slightly late but I thought that I’d still share some of my TBRs!

I’m a pretty slow reader because I like to take my time to really absorb all the details but I guess we’ll see how I do this month. Do you read at the speed of light or what? Tell us all about it! I mean you can have a reading routine and we won’t judge. Anyways, there’s a bunch of fantastical books to read and this is actually my first shared TBR list so here we go! 🙂

205601371. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Yes, I personally still haven’t picked this book up. I’ve heard TONS about it and they’re basically nothing but good reviews. The thing about super hyped books (which we all know about) is that when it’s finally into your hands you can’t wait to read it and when you finally do, you feel somewhat… disappointed. Nevertheless, I hope that this won’t be the case because I’m still super excited to start it!


2. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancy 

I read The 5th Wave (Book #1) a few months ago after I heard about it and I mean, it was alright. I heard that there’s going to be a movie coming out for The 5th Wave in 2016 so to be honest it made me a bit more interested in reading it. So I’m going to read the sequel probably some time soon. I think the book cover for The Infinite Sea would look great as a movie poster and personally the feel of the books and cover reminds me of The Maze Runner for some reason too.

248176263. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Most everyone had to read To Kill a Mockingbird at school, right? So when I did read it, I liked it way more than I expected and I especially loved all the wise sayings from Atticus. When I heard that the sequel was coming out this summer, like anyone I was really intrigued. However after reading some reviews, there were some pretty mixed feelings about the book… I guess I’ll find out for myself what has become of grown up Scout! (The ham costume in TKAM though… I found that funny for some reason. Am I the only one? Probably. :P)


4. Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider

As you may know I finished The Beginning of Everything last month and so I wanted to pick this book up. To be honest though, it sounds quite predictable at some points since it’s another one of these “hospitalized-ish teens” books but I don’t know, I might enjoy it. Or not. Time will tell… actually I guess I will tell… you. I also can’t help but like these types of covers with the doodle-y type font and things.


5. Ghosting by Edith Pattou

I picked this book up at the library after flipping through it thinking that it seems interesting because well, it’s written in free verse and multiple POVs which I just really like. Sometimes with certain free verses the lines seem choppy because they’re cut off at odd places and it doesn’t give you the same flow but it also highlights certain words and phrases. I guess I’m going to be reading this sometime soon as well!

I hoped you enjoyed seeing my relatively short TBR list for this month. Have any of you read these books before? Any other books you would recommend to us? Tell us about it! Like I said, I’m a slow reader so I’m going to try my best to finish these books this month but I’m really excited.

Thanks for sticking around and remember to keep smiling!

Thought of the day: That moment when you can’t stop smiling because of books. 😀