Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Review: Always Kiss Me Goodnight by Megan Gaudino

Title: Always Kiss Me Goodnight
Author: Megan Gaudino
My rating: ❤❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publication date: August 26th 2015
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Synopsis: Sophia Destino is supposed to die.

All seventeen-year-old Sophia wants is to coast through her junior year. But with her parents obsessed with her Olympic-swimming-hopeful brother, a psychic best friend with a penchant for reading tarot cards, and prophetic dreams that predict her death—that won’t be easy. As her nightmares begin to come true, Sophia finds herself dodging death and longing for the time when getting over her ex-boyfriend was her biggest problem. Until she meets Leo Knight. The mysterious stranger seems determined to keep her alive—and steal her heart. But Leo has a secret that is about to change everything and Sophia is about to learn that sometimes…your number is up. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Blog Tour: The Secrets We Kept by Lily Velez

Title: The Secrets We Kept
Author: Lily Velez
My rating: 4 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: November 8th 2015
Publisher: Blue Typewriter Press
Synopsis: One year. That's how long it's been since childhood sweethearts Sully Graham and Cadence Gilbertson broke up, since one adoption and one out-of-state move turned their worlds upside down.

Suddenly, Cadence is back in New York City, but something's different about her. The light in her eyes, the music in her laughter, the warmth in her smile—all of those things have entirely vanished. In their place stand the makings of a girl Sully can't even begin to recognize, much less understand.

Still, despite the collective history of heartbreak between them, he’s convinced he can win her trust again, and he’s committed to proving the invincibility of their love no matter what it takes.

But Cadence is quietly harboring secrets of her own. Dark secrets. Ugly secrets. Secrets that could break a person. And though broken herself and unbearably lonely, she's determined to protect Sully from her terrible, biting truths. Even if it means locking him out of her life forever.

The only problem is it seems her heart hasn’t quite received the memo. One glimpse of him is all it takes for her to trip into familiar (and, she’ll admit, addictive) feelings that threaten to all but consume her. Now her biggest fear is that her secrets will begin to slowly unravel one by one...long before Sully’s resolve ever does.

The Secrets We Kept is a moving story about first love, friendship, and forgiveness, and the enduring bonds that forever connect us and give us our strength. (synopsis from
Goodreads)

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Review: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Shadow and Bone
Author: Leigh Bardugo
My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy
Publication date: June 5th 2012
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Synopsis: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Shadow and Bone is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.

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My thoughts: It’s been a while since I got this caught up in a book. This close to Christmas break, I’ve had a lot to do in school, so I haven’t had the time or patience to sit down and relax to read. Maybe it’s because of that that I haven’t enjoyed a book this much in a while, or maybe it’s simply because I haven’t found a book this good in a while, but either way, I was so happy and a little surprised when I noticed I really didn’t want to put this away. I wanted to stay up all night to finish it, and I almost did. 

   I’ve had this on my to-read a long time, but I didn’t read it, but then my best friend read it, and she totally loved it, and she couldn’t stop talking about it, and since we have a very similar taste in books, I decided to read it. And I totally loved it. 
   So let’s start with the characters, one of the most important things in a book, at least for me. I loved Alina. Sure, when she was basically ready to give up, I was close to getting annoyed with her, but I still understood her actions. I could really relate to her, to her want – and need – to fit in, to belong somewhere. That need explained a lot of her actions. I also loved that even though everything that could go wrong went wrong, she didn’t give up. She continued to fight for what she believed in, even though she wasn’t even entirely sure what she was fighting for. There was a few moments that I truly thought she would break, and give up, and a weaker person would, but she didn’t.
   So how about the Darkling and Mal? I have to say, I’m team Darkling. I’m not really sure about Mal, he still has a lot of convincing to do before I can accept him. Don’t get me wrong, he’s not a bad character, but … well, I just don’t like him. Simple as that. But the Darkling, on the other hand … I’m not really sure what to say about him. Let’s just say that I have very confused feelings about him and Alina. I’m not sure what I feel. Let’s leave it at that.
   Let’s talk about the plot. I liked the plot, it was very original and interesting, and although it wasn’t very fast-paced at times, it still kept my interest alive and even though there were some quiet moments, I had to know what would happen. And Alina’s training to become a Grisha kept it interesting and made it seem more fast-paced than it was.
   One of the things I loved the most about this book was the world Bardugo has built. I love a book with good world-building, especially in a Fantasy novel, and this was one of the better ones I’ve read. The world she created, and the country Alina lived in, Ravka, it felt so real and believable, and I found myself so caught up in her world that I needed a moment to get back to the real world again. This is what I call good world-building. Many times, in books like this, the world-building is faulty, which makes the book unreal and unbelievable, but that’s not the case here.
   I can’t wait to read the sequel, I need to know what happens with Alina. Interesting and relatable, Shadow and Bone will take you on an emotional roller coaster and will keep you on your toes through the whole book.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Tour and Review: The Queen B* and the Homecoming King (The Queen B* #3) by Crista McHugh

 
I am so excited to share the blog tour for The Queen B* and the Homecoming King, the third book in Crista McHugh's The Queen B* series. I have an excerpt and a giveaway to share with you all, so stay tuned!
Title: The Queen B* and the Homecoming King
Author: Crista McHugh
My rating: 4.1 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: December 1st 2015
Synopsis: The Queen B*, Alexis Wyndham, has only three rules when it comes to dating that star quarterback, Brett Pederson:
1. No obligations to spend every waking moment with each other.
2. No public displays of affection while at Eastline High.
3. And absolutely, under no circumstances, will she ever go to the Homecoming dance.
But as her life is completely upended time and time again, she begins to wonder if some rules are meant to be broken.

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Saturday, 5 December 2015

Review: Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons

*I was provided with an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating or my review in the slightest. All thoughts expressed in this review is unbiased and my own.*
 
Title: Alice Takes Back Wonderland
Author: David D. Hammons
My rating: 4.5 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publication date: September 28th 2015
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Synopsis: After ten years of being told she can't tell the difference between real life and a fairy tale, Alice finally stops believing in Wonderland. So when the White Rabbit shows up at her house, Alice thinks she's going crazy.

Only when the White Rabbit kicks her down the rabbit hole does Alice realize that the magical land she visited as a child is real.

But all is not well in Wonderland.

The Ace of Spades has taken over Wonderland and is systematically dismantling all that makes it wonderful. Plain is replacing wondrous, logical is replacing magical, and reason is destroying madness. Alice decides she must help the Mad Hatter and all those fighting to keep Wonderland wonderful.

But how can she face such danger when she is just a girl?

Alice must journey across the stars to unite an army. She discovers that fairy tales are real in the magical world beyond the rabbit hole. But they are not the fairy tales she knows.

Fairy tales have dangers and adventures of their own, and Alice must overcome the trials of these old stories if she wants to unite the lands against Ace.

With the help of Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Snow White and heroes old and new, Alice may have the strength to take back Wonderland. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Friday, 4 December 2015

Keen Cover Friday: These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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Today I have a really beautiful cover to share with you all. It's the cover of These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.

I picked this cover because I love that green dress, and I really like the colors. Also, I think the stars in the background, and that they are floating around in outer space, is really cool, and looks very pretty, too. Might be because I love space, but that cover totally draws me in.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Always Kiss Me Goodnight by Megan Gaudino

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First, I wanted to apoligize for not posting anything last week, I had a really stressful week at school, and then we visited family, so I had no time to blog, but I really missed it. Anyway, this week, I'm back, with a Teaser Tuesday and a review later this week. Maybe I'll post something more to make up for my absence.
 
Alright, so this week, I started Reading Always Kiss Me Goodnight by Megan Gaudino. I got an ARC from Netgalley. I haven't gotten very far yet, but so far, it's interesting.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Review: Wild Reckless (Harper Boys #1) by Ginger Scott

Title: Wild Reckless
Author: Ginger Scott
My rating: ❤❤❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: March 17th 2015
Publisher: Ginger Scott - Little Miss Write
Synopsis: Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world.

Instead, a nightmare took over.

It didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn’t choose—one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn’t help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall.

Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past the kind that’s spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington’s, every interaction crushing her, ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes, though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who’d gotten good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too—good things…things to admire.

Things…to love. Things that made her want to be reckless.

And those things…they were the scariest of all. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Friday, 13 November 2015

Review: Forever with You (Wait for You #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Forever with You
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: September 29th 2015
Publisher: Avon
Synopsis: In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand…

Some things you just believe in, even if you've never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It's out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she's got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph's eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away.

Nick's self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he's knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment-free, she's building them up again, determined to keep the hurt—and Nick—out. But he can't walk away. Not when she's the only one who's ever made him wish for forever . . . (synopsis from Goodreads)

Keen Cover Friday: Nevermore series by Kelly Creagh

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I haven't done KCF in ages, but now I'm back! Today, I've picked the Nevermore series by Kelly Creagh. Yeah, I know, it's usually just one book, but I love all three covers so much and I just couldn't pick one, so I thought, why not all of them?

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Review: Sweet Liar (Candy #2) by Debra Doxer

*I was provided with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This did not in any way affect my rating or my review in the slightest. All thoughts expressed in this review is unbiased and my own.*
 
Title: Sweet Liar
Author: Debra Doxer
My rating: 3.7 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Publication date: October 20th 2015
Synopsis: Sometimes lies are sweeter than the truth.

Beauty is alluring; it can disguise the ugliness beneath. But scarred beauty is even more potent to a girl who vowed never to let her heart be broken again. It was an easy vow for Candy to keep until she met Jonah, an arrogant boy with a face that would be too perfect if not for the scar that marred the skin beside his Eye.

That imperfect boy earned her trust and won her heart, but the ties that bind people together are fragile, especially when lies are told. Trust is also fragile, and once broken, doesn’t heal like a heart. Trust has to be earned again, and Jonah desperately wants Candy’s trust back.

But Candy has more than Jonah to worry about. Her father is in trouble, and she intends to help him whether he likes it or not. People tell her he’s a bad man, and that may be true, but he’s not all bad. Deep down, she understands his brand of badness because she’s so much like him.

When Candy finally learns the truth, she’ll have to grow up fast, let go of old grievances, and realize that being vulnerable doesn’t make her weak. In fact, opening herself up may be the very thing that makes her whole again. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Review: Losing It (Losing It #1) by Cora Carmack

Title: Losing It
Author: Cora Carmack
My rating: 3.7 hearts
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 15th 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Synopsis: Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, Bliss Edwards decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible - a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Swoon Worthy Saturday: Daemon from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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My pick for SWS this week is Daemon from the Lux. Since Oblivion will be released soon, I decided to start re-reading the series, and was reminded how much I love the characters, especially Daemon. He is a bit of a jerk towards Katy in Obsidian but I forgave him for that, because, honestly, who can stay mad at him?

Friday, 30 October 2015

Review: All Played Out (Rusk University #3) by Cora Carmack

Title: All Played Out
Author: Cora Carmack
My rating: 5 hearts
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: May 12th 2015
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Synopsis: First person in her family to go to college? CHECK.
Straight A’s? CHECK.
On track to graduate early? CHECK.
Social life? …..yeah, about that….

With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay... Scratch that. She knows she hasn't had the full college experience).

So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a "to do" list of normal college activities.

Item #1? Hook up with a jock.

Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it's impossible to get hurt... again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and when he learns about her list, he makes it his mission to help her complete it.

Torres is the definition of confident (And sexy. And wild), and he opens up a side of Nell that she's never known. But as they begin to check off each crazy, exciting, normal item, Nell finds that her frivolous list leads to something more serious than she bargained for. And while Torres is used to taking risks on the field, he has to decide if he's willing to take the chance when it's more than just a game.

Together they will have to decide if what they have is just part of the experiment or a chance at something real. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Trailer Reveal: Oblivion (Lux #1.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I am so excited to share the trailer for Oblivion, which will be Obsidian from Daemon's POV, in case you happened to miss that (which you hopefully haven't, if you're a fan of Lux). I am so excited for this book, it isn't even funny. Let's just take a moment to appreciate the awesomeness that is Jennifer L. Armentrout. December 1st is so far away!

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Swoon Worthy Saturday: Reece from Wait for You series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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I'm back from being MIA for the week. I was planning on posting something yesterday, but life got in the way, but I'm back now, with a super swoon worthy guy, so keep reading!

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Book Blitz: The Divide (Dreamland #2) by E. J. Mellow

 
 
I am excited to share The Divide Book Blitz with you today. The Divide is the second book in the New Adult series, Dreamland, by E. J. Mellow. There will be an excerpt and a giveaway, so stay tuned!

Friday, 16 October 2015

Book Blitz: The Summer Marked (The Winter People #2) by Rebekah L. Purdy

 
 
I am so excited to share the book blitz for The Summer Marked with you all today! Stay tuned for a giveaway and an excerpt.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Blog Tour and Review: The Queen B* Strikes Back (The Queen B* #2) by Crista McHugh

 
I am so excited to share the Queen B* Strikes Back Blog Tour, hosted by Rockstar PR. Stay tuned for the first chapter.

Title: The Queen B* Strikes Back
Author: Crista McHugh
My rating: 3.5 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: September 29th 2015
Synopsis: Alexis Wyndham isn’t quite sure what to think about her “friendship” with star quarterback, Brett Pederson. Sure, he has more intelligence than the entire football team combined. Not to mention that fact he’s a great kisser. When he asks her to help him with his college admission essays, she isn’t sure if he’s doing it to spend more time with her or if he’s just using her for her brains. But after her nemesis, Summer Hoyt, makes it clear she’s not finished chasing after Brett, Alexis begins realize how hard she’s fallen for Brett. Now the war is on, and the head cheerleader will find out why she should never take on a Queen B*. (synopsis from Amazon)

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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Oblivion (Lux #1.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout


This week, my WoW is Oblivion, which will be a companion novel to Obsidian, Onyx and Opal in the digital version. The print one will only be Obsidian. I haven't finished the whole series yet, but I read the first three ones, and I loved, loved, loved them, so I am so excited for Oblivion. December 1st can't come soon enough!

Friday, 2 October 2015

In My Mailbox #2

So, I've done same book shopping lately. Or, well, a lot. Some of these, I've already read, but borrowed, and bought just now because I wanted a reread. Others I'm planning to read in the near future, and I've started two of them. And mom bought me the collector's edition of Divergent. Also, I'm waiting for Forever with You by Jennifer L. Armentrout to arrive in my mailbox.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Book Blitz: Forever with You (Wait for You #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Jennifer L. Armentrout's FOREVER WITH YOU! FOREVER WITH YOU is a standalone New Adult contemporary romance being released on September 29th, and is the fifth book in the Wait For You Series, published by Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. Grab your copy of this incredible addition to Jennifer's Wait For You Series and see what everyone is talking about!

Review and Excerpt Tour: Hard as Steel (Hard Ink #4.5) by Laura Kaye


I am so excited to bring you the Hard as Steel Review and Excerpt Tour, hosted by InkSlinger PR. Stay tuned for teasers, an excerpt and a giveaway.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Review: Corner of Ocean and Bay by Gina Azzi

Title: Corner of Ocean and Bay
Author: Gina Azzi
My rating: ❤❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publication date: June 15th 2015
Synopsis: Nessa Moore has sought reliable stability since her father’s death. Now, she’s over it. Tired of always being the mature adult, constantly worrying about her alcoholic mother, stressing about being able to afford college, she wants to have one normal, carefree, fun summer. And be more like her best friend Jacie.
Jacie Hayes is struggling to overcome the recent breakup with her first love. The one that ripped out her heart and left her devastated. Frustrated and bored with her own self pity, Jacie wants nothing more than to forget about Dylan, to go back to her old ways, her old self. To be the fun loving, live-in-the-moment girl who gossips about boys and sips mojitos.
Best friends since childhood, Nessa and Jacie have been through all their ups and downs together. No matter what. Now, the summer before their senior year of high school, they accept an invitation from Jacie’s aunt to join her in Lockwood Quay, New Jersey, a summer beach getaway.
Determined to make this their best, most memorable, summer yet, both girls push their own boundaries, accept new challenges, and find themselves keeping secrets from each other.
But sometimes, stepping out of your comfort zone has consequences.
And some secrets can’t be forgiven.
Or forgotten.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Book Blitz: Hookah (Insanity #4) by Cameron Jace

 
I'm so excited to share the Hookah Book Blitz, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. I have an excerpt and a giveaway to share, so stay tuned!

Sunday, 27 September 2015

The Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag

So, I wasn't tagged by anyone to do this tag, but I just stumbled upon it, and really wanted to do it, so I thought, why not?

Friday, 25 September 2015

Review: Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy #3) by Wendy Higgins

*Warning: May contain spoilers, but I will insert a –SPOILER ALERT—before the spoiler, so you can read this review and just skip the spoilers, if you want*

Title: Sweet Reckoning
Author: Wendy Higgins
My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Publication date: April 29th 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Summary: 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 that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom. (summary from Goodreads)

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Blog Tour: Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts


I'm so excited to share with you the blog tour for Playing the Player organized by YA Bound Book Tours. There is a giveaway at the end of the post, so stay tuned!

Friday, 18 September 2015

Book Blitz: Finding Perfect by Kendra C. Highley

 
I'm excited to bring you the Finding Perfect Book Blitz, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. Stay tuned for a giveaway, character interview and an awesome excerpt!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Book Blitz: Em & Em by Linda Budzinski

 
I am so excited to celebrate the release of Em & Em by Linda Budzinski with you today! Em & Em is a new Young Adult Romance from Swoon Romance. The Blitz is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. I have an excerpt and there is a giveaway, so stay tuned!

Friday, 11 September 2015

Review: Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Every Last Breath
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Publication date: July 28th 2015
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Summary: Some loves will last ’til your dying breath

Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.

Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell… (summary from Goodreads)

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Book Blitz: Sweet Temptation (The Sweet Trilogy) by Wendy Higgins

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I am so excited to share the Sweet Tempation Release Week Blitz with you all today, hosted by Rockstar Book Tours! Sweet Temptation is the fourth book in The Sweet Series by Wendy Higgins, and I am so excited to read Kaidan's story! If you haven't read the rest of the series yet, be sure to check out the details below.

There is an awesome giveaway. The giveaway includes a paperback copy of Sweet Temptation along with a signed bookplate and bookmarks, US only. And I will also share a huge excerpt, so stay tuned!

Book Blitz: Falling for Shakespeare by Erin Butler


I am excited to share the Falling for Shakespeare Book Blitz, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. Stay tuned for an excerpt (the first five chapters) and a giveaway!

Cover Reveal: Always Second Best (Broken Dreams #2) by Elodie Nowodazkij

 
I am excited to share the Always Second Best Cover Reveal, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. Always Second Best is the second book in the series Broken Dreams by Elodie Nowodazkij, the sequel to One, Two, Three and will be released October 13th this year. There is also a giveaway! Without further ado, let's check out the cover!

Friday, 4 September 2015

Tour and Review: Dragon King (Dark Kings #6.25) by Donna Grant

 
I reviewed Dragon King, a Dark Kings novella, by Donna Grant as part of the Dragon King Review and Excerpt Tour run by Inkslinger PR. I also have a couple teasers to share, so stay tuned!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Review: Connected by Kat Stiles

*I was provided with an ARC from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating or my review in the slightest. All thoughts expressed in this review is unbiased and my own.*
*SPOILER ALERT: Review may contain spoilers to some of the incidents in the book. Do not read if you haven’t read Connected and are planning on reading it.*

Title: Connected
Author: Kat Stiles
My rating: ❤
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publication date: June 3rd 2015
Publisher: Wild Child Publishing
Summary: High school is hard enough, Em knows. Her freshman year introduced her to all the cliques, annoying teachers, and tough homework assignments. But discovering you have super powers and not knowing how to control them is a whole new level of complicated.

Thankfully, Em isn't alone. Her best friend Roz starts having unusual dreams that come true, and Tommy, Em's secret crush, can hear the softest whispers in class.

A romance blossoms with Tommy. But just as things are looking up, people start dropping like flies. A telepathic serial killer is on the loose and only Em and her friends have a hope of stopping him.

Or do they? If they don't figure out the killer's identity soon, one of them could be next.​ (summary from Goodreads

Friday, 28 August 2015

Keen Cover Friday: Wither (The Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano

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I'm back! I'm not dead, guys, I've just been busy with school, but it's weekend now, so I will post a little more. But, since school has started now, I won't be able to post as much as I've posted this summer.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Review: All Lined Up (Rusk University #1) by Cora Carmack


Title: All Lined Up
Author: Cora Carmack
My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: May 13th, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Summary: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack follows up her trio of hits—Losing It, Faking It, and Finding It—with this thrilling first novel in an explosive series bursting with the Texas flavor, edge, and steamy romance of Friday Night Lights.

In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That's what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn't always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It's obliterated.

Dallas doesn't know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn't know that Dallas is his new coach's daughter.

And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel. (summary from Goodreads)


My thoughts: I was a little hesitant to read this at first, but I’m glad I gave it a chance, because it was far better than I expected it to be.

“In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.”
   Let’s start with Dallas.
   Dallas has some serious daddy issues. Her dad is pretty overprotective, and he doesn’t want her to leave Texas, which is why she ends up in Rusk University, when she wants to go to a university with a good dance program. When she was in high school, her dad was football coach, and she was looking forward to him not working where she went to school. Then he starts working as the coach at Rusk University, which complicates her plan of enjoying college without having her dad breathing down her neck.
   I really liked Dallas.
   Except for the fact that she loves dancing (like me, haha), she felt real. She was easy to love and connect with. She’s brutally honest, which is pretty obvious from the start.
   Dallas isn’t perfect.
   In fact, she has somethings she could really work on, but that’s what I loved about her. No one is perfect, and it’s important in books that the characters aren’t perfect. She let her previous experiences keep her from letting people in, especially football players, since a football player hurt her in high school. She’s scared of being hurt again.
   What was so great was the character development.
   Dallas really grows throughout the story, learns from her mistakes and get stronger from the hard things she faced.
   Then we have Carson.
   He’s a football player, aspiring to become the quarterback to get a scholarship. I liked Carson, too. The chemistry between Carson and Dallas is obvious from the beginning.
   I liked that it was from both Dallas and Carson’s perspective; it gives the reader a better picture of everything that happens.
   Sweet, humorous, sexy – All Lined Up has it all!
   The plot was good, and it didn’t take long for me to get invested with the characters and caught up in the book. It had me giggling, swooning, laughing and crying from the first page to the very last one.
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Review: The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling

I recieved an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Title: The Ugly Stepsister
Author: Aya Ling
My rating: ❤❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publication date: June 12th, 2015
Summary: When Kat accidentally rips apart an old picture book, she's magically transported into the world of Cinderella--as Katriona, one of the ugly stepsisters! Life turns upside down now that she’s a highborn lady and must learn how to survive the social season, including how to get through the door in a huge metal hoop skirt. To get back, she'll have to complete the story, right to the end of happily ever after. But the odds are huge: the other stepsister is drop-dead gorgeous, the fairy godmother is nowhere to be found, and the prince, despite being insanely hot, openly dislikes balls. Can she ever return to the modern world? (summary from Goodreads)

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Monday, 17 August 2015

Disney Book Tag

So, I was searching for something fun for my next blog post, and stumbled upon the Disney Book Tag. Since I love Disney, it seemed like the perfect tag for me, so here we go.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Thursday Quotables: Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

Before I share my quotes with you, I wanted to apologize for my absence from Thursday Quotables. I have been so busy lately, I simply didn't find the time to do this. But I'm happy to be back!

This week, I picked Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout, the last installment in The Dark Elements. As usual in JLA's books, there are a lot of great quotes, and I'll share a few of my favorites with you. Enjoy!

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Review: The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass

Title: The One
Author: Kiera Cass
My rating: ❤❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction
Publication date: May 6th, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Summary:The time has come for one winner to be crowned.

 When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants. (summary from Goodreads)

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Blog Tour: Like Candy (Candy #1) by Debra Doxer

 
As part of the Like Candy Blog Tour run by Xpresso Book Tours I reviewed Like Candy, the first book in the new series by Debra Doxer. There is also a giveaway. Enter below for the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card and an e-copy of Like Candy.
To check out the full tour schedule, follow the link here
Now to the review.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Review: Dream of You (Wait for You #4.5) by J. Lynn

Title: Dream of You
Author: J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: ❤❤❤❤
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 23rd, 2015
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Summary: Abby Erickson isn't looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she's thrust into the hands of the sexiest man she's ever seen - Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she's in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.
My thoughts: Like I’ve come to expect of Jennifer L. Armentrout books, Dream of You was great. I don’t know how she does it, but I’d really like to know. (summary from Goodreads)

Review: Fall with Me (Wait for You #4) by J. Lynn

Title: Fall with Me
Author: J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: March 31st, 2015
Publisher: Avon
Summary: Jennifer L. Armentrout, New York Times bestselling author of the Wait for You series, delivers a new novel of first love, second chances, and scorching chemistry between an artistic bartender and the tough, sexy cop who's determined to win her.

Roxy's loved Reece Anders since she was fifteen, so when the straitlaced cop finally surrendered to a steamy encounter years later, Roxy hoped he'd fall for her, too. He didn't. Or that's what she's always believed. But then Reece storms back into her life when the man who injured her childhood friend is out of prison and wanting to make amends—something Roxy cannot do.

The last thing she wants is to go there with Reece again, but he's determined to prove to her that he's exactly what she needs. Especially when a sick creep starts messing with her. But what's more dangerous to Roxy—a psycho after her or the past that refuses to let go and allow her to open up her heart again? (summary from Goodreads)

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Blog Tour: Confessions of a Queen B* (The Queen B* #1) by Crista McHugh


As part of the Confessions of a Queen B* Blog Tour run by Xpresso Book Tours, I reviewed Confessions of a Queen B*, the first novel in The Queen B* series written by Crista McHugh. There is also a giveaway. Enter below for the chance to win a signed copy of Confessions of a Queen B* and a $25 gift card to the vendor of the winner's choice. The giveaway ends on August 6th.
To check out the full tour schedule, follow the link here
 
Purchase links:
 
 

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Cover Reveal: Dangerous Games (Secrets and Lies #2) by D'Ann Burrow



I'm excited to share the Dangerous Games Cover Reveal. Dangerous Games is the second book in Secrets and Lies by D'Ann Burrow, which will be published September 28th 2015. It's a Young Adult Paranormal Romance. Without further ado, let's check out the cover!

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Review: Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2) by Wendy Higgins

Title: Sweet Evil
Author: Wendy Higgins
My rating: 4.8 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Publication date: April 30th, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Summary: Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life? (summary from Goodreads)

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Book Blitz: Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout



I am so excited to share with you the Every Last Breath Release Week Blitz! Every Last Breath is the final installment in The Dark Elements by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and I absolutely can't wait for this book to show up in my mailbox! I already preordered a signed and personalized copy, which will be arriving in a few weeks, and when it arrives, I'll probably finish it in a day.

For this Blitz, I have some pictures and an excerpt to share with you guys. I already read the excerpt, and it makes me want to read this book even more badly than before. Without further ado, let's get to the exciting stuff.
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