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!

Rules:

  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:)

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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.

F: Yeah… I didn’t really know what I was doing. Still don’t really to be honest. 😛 (That’s my life for ya!) Continue reading

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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Book Review: Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1)

By Eoin Colfer

Published by Miramax in 2001

316 pages

Genres:Fantasy, Sci-fi, Action, Middle-Grade Fiction

Rating: 5/5 stars

Book Summary: Artemis Fowl, simply put, is a genius. A criminal mastermind and only twelve years old, Artemis Fowl II has come up with his most audacious plan yet: to restore his family’s fortune by kidnapping a Fairy. Fairies don’t exist, you scoff? Well, Artemis will prove you wrong.

“Stay back, human. You don’t know what you are dealing with.”

~ Captain Holly Short


Once upon a time, there was a nine year old girl in her English class. Basically friendless, and a fast worker, she went to her pitiful, 5 book class library, and chose a random book. She snuck back to her desk and opened the book, pretending to work. She was suddenly sucked into Ho Chi Minh city, enchanted by the criminal twelve-year old Artemis. And his Butler, Butler. She was so absorbed that she forgot about her surroundings, and when it was time for Math, her teacher realized she was reading, and snatched the book away. But it was too late : the girl could not go back to work, already obsessed…

I need mooooore…

That girl, as you may have guessed, was me. Artemis Fowl intrigued me from the very beginning. The premise was pretty interesting. Stay back, human? Fairies that aren’t the usual kind of fairies? Criminal plots? I think teenage (or kid) masterminds are a thing. Nothing better than reading a know-it-all look like he’s about to get whupped and end up getting it all right after all.

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Book Review: Black Hole Sun

Black Hole Sun (Hell’s Cross #1)

By David Macinnis Gill

340 pages

Genres: Action, Dystopian, Sci-fi, Mars

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Book Summary: Meet Durango. A teenage mercenary trying to eke out a living on Mars, who’s lost his family and most of his crew. Durango’s playing the cards the he was dealt – and you don’t want to mess with him, because he’s got the scars to prove it.


Ok, I was really desperate here: the library was closing in 5 minutes and I had not picked out a book. The librarians were giving me the evil eye, so I grabbed the first YA book I saw:

I’m sorry, but this cover. NOPE. I prefer the newer cover.

…and ran.

My librarians can be pretty scary, yo.

Imagine my reaction when I finally opened the inside cover to see what the book was about… only to be greeted with a badass summary!

YAAAAAS. 😀

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