Category: Reviews

The July 2017 Wrap Up

Posted July 31, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 15 Comments
The July 2017 Wrap Up

A Monthly Recap is exactly what it sounds like, a recap of the month. I’ll be recapping books I read, posts of the month, a little bit of what’s going on outside the blog, and a little bit of what I have plan in the upcoming month. I’ll be linking up my monthly wrap to Feed Your Fiction Addiction. This Month I Read: This Month on As Told By Tina This Month Challenges Update 2017 Goals: This is not working out for me. Alphabet Challenge: I read 0 for this […]

Review | Just For Now by Abbi ..

Posted July 14, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review | Just For Now by Abbi Glines

Just For Now is the fourth book in the Sea Breeze series. This one is about Amanda and Preston. Both characters have been introduced in previous Sea Breeze stories but this time they take center stage. Just For Now is much more mature then the previous Sea Breeze novels. I also feel like this one really pushed into the new adult genre. It was more explicit, it dealt with more mature topics and it was one that made me have very mixed feelings. Part of me loved this story; the […]

Review | While It Lasts by Abb..

Posted July 10, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review | While It Lasts by Abbi Glines

While It Lasts is the third book in Sea Breeze and I want to say it is one of my favorites of the series. I can definitely understand why everyone is in love with Cage York. Cage York is a character we met in Because Of Low. He could be a little hard to like because he was your typical man whore but I also saw a side of him that I was curious about. And Abbi didn’t disappoint me when it came to Cage’s growth. He definitely had a […]

Review | Because Of Low By Abb..

Posted July 7, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review | Because Of Low By Abbi Glines

Because of Low is the second novel in Sea Breeze Series. This can be read as a standalone but if you’d like to fully understand the story, then I would recommend beginning with Breathe. Marcus was introduced in Breathe and I was Team Marcus so I was pretty excited to know that Because Of Low was his book. I had high expectations of Marcus that sadly weren’t meant. In Breathe, Marcus was sweet and kind and I felt like Because of Low showed a side of him, I didn’t really […]

As Told By Littles | JillyR..

Posted July 6, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 1 Comment
As Told By Littles | Jilly’s Terrible Temper Tantrums by Martha Heineman Pieper

Jilly’s Terrible Temper Tantrums was a book I found on Netgalley and really wanted to read to the Littles. We’ve been struggling a lot with Little 1 some of it has had to do with typical five-year-old behavior but he also has anxiety so we’ve been doing counseling working on how to control these types of behaviors. The story has different incidents where Jilly doesn’t get her way. Tantrums are a daily occurrence in my household so this book opened up the discussion between the Littles and I about. We […]

Review | Dear Aaron by Mariana..

Posted July 3, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review | Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata

Hi my name is Tina and Dear Aaron was my first Mariana Zapata novel ever. I’ve heard amazing things about her books and they’ve been recommended to me a lot but I’ve never wanted to pick one up until I read the synopsis of Dear Aaron. I saw it was on Kindle Unlimited and I immediately borrowed it and dove right in. Dear Aaron is written in IMs, e-mails, and text messages and like a “normal” book and for some that maybe a turn off but I honestly loved this […]

The June 2017 Wrap Up

Posted July 2, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 10 Comments
The June 2017 Wrap Up

Will you look at that! I’m posting my first wrap up since like February. I’ve been in a horrible reading slump and in June I finally kicked its ass! Behind The Scenes: Little 1 recently started wearing glasses this year and it turns out he has a lazy eye. We’re doing patch therapy at the moment and we’re hoping it will correct the problem. Little 1 and Little 2 start school on August 3rd so I’m looking into doing some last minute summer activities for them do. I moved into […]

My TBR Review | Simon vs. The ..

Posted June 24, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 3 Comments
My TBR Review | Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens agenda is the book that many have told me to read. I was a bit hesitant to pick it up because what if it doesn’t live to the hype? I’m glad that this was voted for my book of the month. Did this one live up to the hype? Absolutely. It was cute, fluffy, and absolutely adorable contemporary novel. Simon is having an online relationship with someone who goes by the name “Blue”. They go to the same school but do not know each other’s […]

Audio Review | The Hate U Give..

Posted June 16, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 3 Comments
Audio Review | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Today would’ve been Tupac’s 46th birthday and seeing how Tupac inspired THUG, I thought today would be the perfect day to give you my review. I read this book back in April/May but its taken me this long to finally put my words into thoughts. THUG was a book I was avoiding. Hype books and I tend to not mix very well but when I read that Tupac inspired this, I knew I had to read this. I’m not exaggerating when I say Tupac saved my life back in High […]

Review | Breathe by Abbi Gline..

Posted June 9, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review | Breathe by Abbi Glines

I’m participating in the Can You Read A Series In A Month challenge and I picked the Sea Breeze series by Abbi Glines. It’s a series, I’ve heard nothing but good things about and it was one I’ve been meaning to get to forever. Breathe is the first book in Sea Breeze series, it featured the typical Abbi Glines romance, a damsel in distress, a bad boy who should stay away from damsel but can’t resist especially when someone else shows interest. It brought nothing new to the table when […]