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Dec 01
{Review} Love Me To Death by Marissa Clarke @MarissaC @EntangledSelect

{Review} Love Me To Death by Marissa Clarke @MarissaC @EntangledSelect

Love me to Death is the first book in the Adult Paranormal Romance Underveil Series. I loved Love Me To Death. It has everything that I want in a paranormal…tons of different creatures living in a well developed and planned out world, with magic thrown in and a kicking romance to boot. What more could a girl want. Plus if the romance has a forbidden aspect to it, that is a total bonus! I became kind of obsessed with this book. It felt like it was a little on the longer end, which is not a bad thing….at all. But I didn’t read it in one sitting. So every time I would have to put it down to tend to real life things, I would watch myself gazing longingly at my kindle, or my thoughts would drift back towards the book while I was at work. Love me To Death was not good for my everyday life concentration, but as a book and as a reader, I love that it… Read more »

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Nov 26
{Review+Giveaway} The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen

{Review+Giveaway} The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen

The Duality Principle is a quick, fun and sexy romance that I enjoyed immensely. The story centers around Gabby and Conner, who are both in their mid 20s. I think that is the perfect age for new adult books. Gabby is a graduate student writing her thesis, and I loved the way Rebecca Grace Allen actually worked Gabby’s thesis into the story. It sounds like a great idea for a thesis first of all (too bad I am not math inclined in the slightest, unless it comes to taxes and estate planning.) , but the even cooler part what how her thesis related to her relationship and journey with Conner. It was my favorite part of the book. Along with the romance, of course. Gabby and Conner are such an interesting mix. I love the nerdy side along with the more daring. They pull out the good and the bad in the other one. It turned out to be a perfect balance and was a lot of fun to read… Read more »

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Nov 24
{Review+Giveaway} This Christmas by @katlyn_duncan @UKCarina

{Review+Giveaway} This Christmas by @katlyn_duncan @UKCarina

This Christmas is a follow up novella to the first book in the This Summer series, This Summer. I really enjoyed this summer, and I love holiday themed novellas, so I was super excited to get to check in with Hadley and Will for some holiday fun. This Christmas is a super quick read, and it surprised me because it didn’t start out the way I expected. At all. I am not going to spoil anything, but I will say that I expected it to be some cute Christmas fluff, but it was a little heavier than that. I ended up loving this more realistic feeling tone. This Christmas wavers between Young Adult and New Adult. I think it ended up on more of the New Adult side. Hadley and Will have been a couple for a couple of months now and something is up with them. I really liked what Katlyn Duncan did because it is something that I have seen couples do a million times. Girl notices something… Read more »

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Nov 09
{ #Review } Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh @WriteAsRain_ @BerkleyRomance

{ #Review } Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh @WriteAsRain_ @BerkleyRomance

I loved Caged in Winter so much. And I didn’t even realize until I was done with the book that the title involved both of the two main characters names, Cade and Winter. I knew Winter, sure but I thought the title was about the cage that Winter put up around herself to keep herself from a distance from everyone else. And now I feel silly that I completely missed Cade in it.  He was totally encased by Winter. He couldn’t escape her either. Caged in Winter is an emotional ride and I loved every single up and down. Cade and Winter are magical together. And Brighton Walsh did a fantastic job telling each of their stories. I haven’t met two young people so mature and so forced into becoming adults in a while. Their situations were so similar. The details were different, but the end result was the same. They were on their own forced to grow up and take care of themselves at a very young age. (and… Read more »

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Oct 30
{ #Review } The Sea of Tranquility by @KatjaMillay @AtriaBooks

{ #Review } The Sea of Tranquility by @KatjaMillay @AtriaBooks

HOLY SMOKES! What a moving, powerful book. How did this one elude my grasp for so long??  The Sea of Tranquility has been classified both as Young Adult and New Adult. I could see it going either way, but I think it is closer to upper Young Adult. Especially since both of the main characters are in high school. Even though they are each wise beyond their years. I really don’t know how to write a review that does this book justice. I have read a lot of really fantastic books, but the Sea of Tranquility will always stick out in my mind because of how much it moved me. This is a powerful book. It reminded me of the raw emotional power like in the books Lost and Found by Nadia Simonenko. And anyone that knows me, or has read my reviews of those new adult books, know just how high of praise that is. The Sea of Tranquility starts off feeling very mysterious. It took me a couple… Read more »

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Oct 30
{ #Giveaway } Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle Compton @lbcrompton @fsgbooks

{ #Giveaway } Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle Compton @lbcrompton @fsgbooks

    Laurie Boyle Crompton is the YA author of BLAZE (or Love in the Time of Supervillains) and THE REAL PROM QUEENS OF WESTFIELD HIGH (Sourcebooks, 2013 & 2014) as well as the upcoming ADRENALINE CRUSH from Farrar Straus Giroux. Laurie graduated first in her class from St. John’s University with a major in English and minor in Journalism. She’s written for national magazines like ALLURE as well as numerous trade publications and has appeared on Good Day New York several times as a Toy Expert. Yes, that is an actual thing that people sometimes get to be. When she’s not writing Laurie enjoys hiking, cycling, reading, cross-country skiing, running, going to the movies and drinking tea by the gallon. She lives near NYC, but loves to escape to the mountains in New Paltz, NY where she and her family can often be found climbing over rocks or tromping through the forest. She is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Agency. WEBSITE / TWITTER / GOODREADS     To enter,… Read more »

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Oct 26
{ARC Review} Her Perfect Game by Shannyn Schroeder #klovers @KensingtonBooks @SSchroeder_

{ARC Review} Her Perfect Game by Shannyn Schroeder #klovers @KensingtonBooks @SSchroeder_

Her Perfect Game is the second book in the new adult Hot & Nerdy trilogy by Shannyn Schroeder. I knew after I read the first book, Her Best Shot, that this was a series formula that I was going to love. Her Perfect Game starts out at the same time that Her Best Shot starts out, but from a different friend’s point of view. This is Charlie’s story and I loved her and her hacking con even more than I loved Layla. I have always had such appreciation for people that know their way around computers. I am decent myself, but some of the things people can do just blow my mind. Plus, I have a bit of a nerdy streak in me when it comes to computer games as well. So this was the perfect storyline for me to get into. Her Perfect Game was almost completely about Charlie, Win, and Jonah. Her friends only showed up in phone call cameo’s and she still never told them her secret-… Read more »

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Sep 25
{ARC Review} Her Best Shot by Shannyn Schroeder #klovers @KensingtonBooks @SSchroeder_

{ARC Review} Her Best Shot by Shannyn Schroeder #klovers @KensingtonBooks @SSchroeder_

Her Best Shot is the first book in the new adult Hot & Nerdy trilogy by Shannyn Schroeder. I love so many things about the way this trilogy is set up. First, I love that the books are releasing each within a month of each other- at the ends of September, October and November of 2014. That is perfect for people that don’t like waiting long in between books. Second, the books are told in dual narrative between each of the main guys and girls and I think you all know by now that is my favorite story telling narrative method. and Third, the trilogy follows a group of three friends. The books are each of their stories, BUT the cool part is that each of the books take place in roughly the same time period. For example, Her Best Shot is the story of Layla and Phin. Layla was on her way to spend spring break with her friend Felicity when her car broke down and she met Phin…. Read more »

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Sep 15
{Review+Giveaway} Make it Right by @MeganErickson_ @WmMorrowBks

{Review+Giveaway} Make it Right by @MeganErickson_ @WmMorrowBks

Make it Right is the second book in the Bowler University series by Megan Erickson. Each book can be read as a standalone. Max made some mistakes in the first book, so it might actually be better for once if you read this one out of order. If you start with Make it Right, you won’t be colored on your opinion of Max. But I really enjoyed reading these in order because Max’s transformation was pretty impressive. Make it Right is a new adult contemporary romance and it is told in dual narrative between Max and Lea. We met Lea near the end of the first book, and as soon as she was introduced, I knew that I was going to love her as a main character. And I so did. She is a tough cookie, but a complete control freak. Control over everything made her feel safe after her accident as a kid. I loved the author’s note at the start of the book, about giving Max a second… Read more »

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Sep 11
{Review} Make It Count by @MeganErickson_ @WmMorrowBks

{Review} Make It Count by @MeganErickson_ @WmMorrowBks

Make it Count is a book that I have been meaning to read for a long time, but all of those review books fill up my time. But after seeing so many amazing reviews on this one, I was getting anxious to read it. And, when I saw a blog tour for the second book in the Bowler University Series, Make it Right- I had to sign up! So I got a copy of this book and put it on my blog calendar. And boy am I ever glad that I did! It deserves every single one of those glowing reviews! I LOVED Make it Count. It goes on not only my best books of 2014 list, but also on Best New Adult Contemporary Romances ever list. To start with, I loved the characters. Alec is one of the sweetest guys. I want him all to myself! I was a little nervous when the book started out with Kat dating Alec’s best friend and roommate Max. It made me nervous… Read more »

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