Amazon Giveaway

15 YA Books You Need to Read Right Now Hi Bookies, Take a look at this AWESOME giveaway on Kim Bongiorno’s, Let Me Start by Saying  Blog! Partnered with Amazon, this features one of The Book Cookie’s favorite books, The Clay Lion (The Clay Lion Series) (Volume 1) to win, keep, and hold forever while you stuff your face with cookies! Don’t forget to checkout Book Reviews right here on The Book Cookie, featuring this award winning novel and others to jump start your reading routine. The Fun Part Enter as many times as…

The Clay Lion

The Clay Lion by Amalie Jahn If the option of time travel does become an actuality in our future, I think Amalie Jahn unravels Brooke Wallace’s story similarly to how it would happen in real life. I’m still hooked on the discovery of time travel set forth by this government in what is deemed to be the future of science at it’s best. However, subtle sci-fi creepiness sets forth when it’s explained that time travel can affect your life in the future, for example, the case of one woman revisiting her…

Lara Jean’s Snickerdoodles

Autumn fills my heart with anticipation and warmth every year. It’s the start of tooooooooooo many of my favorite things! Such as: baking season, football games, leaf colors of the softest hues, new book clubs, a penciled in calendar which overflows with pre- planning holiday activities galore, an official one-month countdown to my Birthday (October 3rd, wee!) and…. the pumpkin spice flavored…..everything. So, of course, when I bake coziness into my schedule this fall, I think of the perfect light-hearted books to become secretly obsessed with and the best cookies to pair with…

Top 3 Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Just Because” you don’t EVER need a reason to bake America’s favorite cookie! I find hope of all seasons (and stressful situations) in the Chocolate Chip Cookie. Maybe you’re alone and want some comfort……… just look to the CC cookie. Maybe you just had your heart broken…..or had it put together again and feel like doing pirouettes in place………look to the cookie! Bake sale? Sleepover with besties, movie night, one hour alone with your new BOOK!? Look to the Cookie! I love CC…

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Royal Icing in 5 Steps

Royal Icing 101 Nutmeg, Pumpkin spice, homemade pie, and fluttering leaves, are just a few of my favorite things about autumn. So what about decorating cookies? Royal Icing resembles a shiny, hard, texture, for beautiful cut out cookies, which are PERFECT for holiday decorating. First time making homemade icing? Follow my guide below.     5 Step Guide Awesome Recipe Perfect Consistency Mixing Colors Bottles or Bags Practice 1. Awesome Recipe Need a simple, buttery, vanilla, yum in your tum sugar cookie recipe? Right here.             Royal Icing Recipe   Ingredients: 4 cups (about 1 lb.) confectioners&#8217…

The Cutesy Sugar Cookie

Dear Bookie who loves a cutesy sugar cookie, This recipe, be it last minute or prepping ahead can do so much for your “cutesy” reputation. I’ve baked multiple types of Sugar Cookies, in a million varieties. Similar to the Chocolate Chip Cookie, there are endless homemade sugar cookie recipes people swear by. As for mine, I can’t ever reveal it. However, below is one I have used when I need to whip up some quick dough. It’s vanilla-buttery, effortless, and original. It’s not too soft but has the perfect…

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs   Judging a book by its cover, in this case, worked in Ransom Riggs’ favor because it looks so creepy and mildly disturbing that I was curious to pick it up off the shelf. It’s quirkiness definitely followed through til the end. What I liked most about reading this book was the author’s writing. Riggs emphasized voice from the main character, Jacob. His one liners I found to be humorous and Jacob’s personality resembled that of an average teen, which was fitting. However, at the same…

Red Queen

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Such a brilliant idea for a storyline. Mare, is introduced to us in a seemingly dystopian society as a Red. Her blood type, determining her low level in society as compared to the elite Silver bloods. The Silver, have supernatural abilities that make them close to godlike. Their powers make for a tangible plot, dividing the two types of people in social class. I love the way Aveyard set up the class system according to their blood (Reds & Silvers). It is easily relatable and manifested in real life. So what happens when you&#8217…

Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Gamer nerd alert! 80’s babies raise your hands. Now, I wasn’t born until 1986, however, I love all 80’s & 90’s geek genre pop culture. And I’m a huge Star Wars fan, so I figured…..maybe I would like this book. Even though it was completely different from Star Wars, I enjoyed this cyber -punk dystopia. As the back of the book says, “In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place,” which is where this adventure starts. Ernest Cline does…

The Unexpected Everything

The Unexpected Everything by: Morgan Matson Alright, alright, another gushy- mushy summer story to add to the list. I mean, it is the perfect time for park & beach blanket reads anyhow. This 500+ YA contemporary novel is sweet and simple. (Just like the cute ice cream truck on the cover). I love Morgan Matson’s books and found this one to be yet again…. summer funzies! There are many aspects of this plot I enjoyed. The relationship between Andie and her father, the distracted congressman, whose campaign has sideswiped him through the years from raising his daughter…