Month: March 2015

Mar 31
{ARC #Review } The Start of Me and You by @EmeryLord @bloomsburykids @BloomsburyPub

{ARC #Review } The Start of Me and You by @EmeryLord @bloomsburykids @BloomsburyPub

I loved Open Road Summer by Emery Lord so much. (but then again, who didn’t? Seriously, that book got such positive feedback it was awesome.) And I am beyond happy to say that she has done it again! All of the reviews that I have been reading for The Start of Me and You have been raving. I loved this book. I just want to hug it and have it with me at all times. Even now that I am done reading it. Emery Lord writes some of the best friendships I have ever read in young adult. I know that is a bold statement, but these are friendships that teens (and everyone) should look up to, and idolize. Paige, Tessa, Morgan, and Kayleigh are so there for one another. They would drop anything in a hot second if they thought one of their friends needed them. And they did. Over and over again. They never got sick of hearing someone complain about the same issue on repeat. They were… Read more »

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Mar 30
{#Review } Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark @jaypatrickclark @MacKidsBooks @HenryHolt

{#Review } Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark @jaypatrickclark @MacKidsBooks @HenryHolt

Finding Mr. Brightside is the sweetest story about two quirky teenagers that have (completely different) problems of their own, each stemming from a singular incident that affected them both. Abram and Juliette are neighbors and they each had their own little average nuclear family, until Juliette’s mom and Abram’s dad decided to have an affair together. And then they both died in a car crash while they were away together. So it is kind of a gossip worthy and messed up situation. Finding Mr. Brightside is told in alternating points of views between Abram and Juliette and these two kids could not be more different. Juliette is as type A as they come, popping more than her already too high dosage of adderall just to keep up with everything self imposed thing she wants to do. The funny thing about Juliette is that she had all the makings of someone that would be queen bee in high school, but she was almost as much of a loner as Abram was…. Read more »

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Mar 29
{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of March 23-29th

{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of March 23-29th

Sunday Post is Hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves is Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews Hey guys! How has your week been? My dad is doing a lot better. My grandpa is still not feeling the best but he is doing great work in Physical Therapy. Since I have been traveling a lot these past weeks, this week felt like catch up just to try and get back into my rhythm. But it was mine and my boyfriends 2 year anniversary so we went out to a murder mystery dinner. It was a lot of fun. My boyfriend was even picked to play a suspect. He was one of the three pigs. Oh, did I forget to mention it was a fairy tale themed murder mystery. haha It was something fun and different. April 2nd is my 4 year blogoversary celebration and I have giveaways from some of my favorite authors as well as a really big prize giveaway from me as a thank you for… Read more »

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Mar 29
{Review+Giveaway} The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend by @AlyssaRoseIvy

{Review+Giveaway} The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend by @AlyssaRoseIvy

Note:The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend is the Fifth book in the Hazards Series. You can find out more about the series, HERE The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend is the Fifth we get to check in on the past couples as well. Each book can be read as a standalone but I love Juliet and Reed, and Mallory and Colton so much that I would suggest reading them all. The girls are all sorority sisters and they are all such great friends. I can’t wait to see who the next book is about. I missed book four, Savy and Glen’s story. I didn’t even realize it until I was sitting down to write this review. I will need to remedy that ASAP! The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend is Kyle and Jade’s story. I really like Jade and Kyle. If you have read the series, you will remember Kyle best from Juliet’s story (book 1) as Dylan’s younger and much nicer brother. I am so glad that Kyle was finally… Read more »

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Mar 28
{Review} Soulprint by Megan Miranda @MeganLMiranda @bloomsburykids @BloomsburyPub

{Review} Soulprint by Megan Miranda @MeganLMiranda @bloomsburykids @BloomsburyPub

Soulprint is one crazy ride. The idea pulled me in right from the beginning. The idea that souls can live on in multiple live is nothing new. Reincarnation has been around for a long while, but don’t let that fool you into thinking this book is something overdone. Megan Miranda took this idea and ran so far with it that you will hardly recognize it. I love the blend of suspense, action/chase, science, and the layers of corruption that she wove into the story of Soulprint. It is one excellent ride! The biggest mystery to me is why it took me so long to read and finish Soulprint. I really enjoyed this book from start to finish but for whatever reason it took me way longer to read than most books. That is still a mystery to me because I didn’t put the book down because I was bored. This book had me thinking and pondering the whole time, which was more than enough to keep me engaged and interested… Read more »

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Mar 27
{Review+Giveaway} Blood Rule by Heather Hildenbrand @HeatherHildenbr

{Review+Giveaway} Blood Rule by Heather Hildenbrand @HeatherHildenbr

Note: Blood Rule is the Fourth book in the Dirty Blood Series. There will be series spoilers in this review (not spoilers from this book) You can find out more about the  series, Dirty Blood HERE  There are some series that you can write spoiler free reviews for and some series that are so action packed, and that you must read in order that it is nearly impossible to write reviews of the later books without giving anything away from earlier books, so I am going to make it easy for you. These first two paragraphs will tell new readers everything you need to know about why you should read this series and the following couple of paragraphs are for people that have started the series already. If you have not read the Dirty Blood series you are completely missing out. Tara is a kick butt heroine who is called a dirty blood because she is part werewolf hunter and part werewolf. You must read the books in order because… Read more »

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Mar 26
{Review} Dark and Twisted Games by Heidi Acosta @Barbiegirlnovel

{Review} Dark and Twisted Games by Heidi Acosta @Barbiegirlnovel

Dark and Twisted Games is Book One in the Hearts of Faeylon series, a young adult paranormal series. It is a series that has different paranormal creatures and it will appeal to fans of Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely series. I really enjoyed Dark and Twisted Games. It reminded me how much I love this sub genre of paranormal’s. I want to read more! And the cliffhanger at the end is a humdinger! It even said “the end” and I about screamed until I looked on goodreads and saw that this was only the first book in the series. So don’t worry- there will be more! The main character Eden is a like a breath of fresh air. She is nothing like the popular girl or any kind of “typical” ya heroine. She is stubborn, doesn’t take crap from anyone, but is one of the most genuinely nice girls I have seen in a while. I loved the scene with her and her classmate in gym class. You just don’t see… Read more »

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Mar 25
{Review} Bound by Duty by @StormySmith #TakeControlTBR

{Review} Bound by Duty by @StormySmith #TakeControlTBR

Bound by Duty is the first book in a young adult Fantasy series called the Bound series. The second book in the series, Bound by Spells just came out a few weeks ago so now is the perfect time to start reading. I felt like Bound by Duty was more of an upper YA book or a YA/NA crossover because the main characters are in college. If you like YA fantasy, the bound series may be a good one for you to check out. I thought the book really built as the story goes on. I have come to decide that heroines with magic or special abilities usually fall into one of two camps. First, that they had no idea they had abilities and/or there was a big secret kept from them and everything gets revealed at once and they are left to deal with the fallout. Or second, they know something about themselves is different, but they don’t know the whole story. And that is the case here. Amelia… Read more »

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Mar 25
{Interview+Giveaway} Painted Maidens Trilogy by Terra Harmony @harmonygirlit

{Interview+Giveaway} Painted Maidens Trilogy by Terra Harmony @harmonygirlit

How would you describe The Painted Maidens books? This is a three book, young adult fantasy series. Eco-fantasy, actually. There is plenty of action, some gore, some romance (which gets steamier as the series goes on), and it is definitely unique to anything you’ve read before. A young maiden (the youngest of her species, actually), Serena, is caught going beyond the borders of her kingdom to The Dry. As punishment, she is assigned to be the Werewolf Liaison which puts her in The Dry semi-permanently. She must contend with the hostile werewolf clan that has a long-standing, bloody history with the maidens. There are plenty of twists along the way and I have to say this might be suited toward those that enjoy the dark fantasy genre. How did you come up with the idea for the series? Really I just wanted to write about dragons. I still kind of do but I might be over the whole ‘scaly creatures’ thing by now. As I was running through dragon imagery… Read more »

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Mar 24
{ #Review } Shaken, Not Stirred by Sawyer Bennett @bennettbooks

{ #Review } Shaken, Not Stirred by Sawyer Bennett @bennettbooks

Shaken Not Stirred is the fifth book in the Last Call Series by Sawyer Bennett. Each book can be read as a standalone, but the series follows a group of friends so it is always nice to be able to read them all. I would recommend reading at least one other book in the series before Shaken Not Stirred because Casey’s character is a little different than the others and I feel like you get to know her a little better and appreciate her story more if you see her in the earlier books as a secondary character. I didn’t read the first 2 books in the series. Rather,  I started with the 3rd book- Sugar on the Edge, and I fell in love with Gavin, so I knew I would have to continue on to see more of their stories. And then I liked Wyatt’s story, With a Twist, even more. And then I met Tenn. He is my favorite of them all. (so far.) Sawyer Bennett just knows… Read more »

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