Saturday, September 26, 2015

Book Review: First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky

First Comes Love
Katie Kacvinsky
Genre: Young-adult, Contemporary, Romance
"The perfect love story to kick-start your summer reading."

Like his name, Gray is dark and stormy. Dylan, a girl who is seemingly unable to settle down, is the exact opposite: full of light and life. On the outside, they seem like an unlikely couple. But looks can be deceiving, and besides, opposites attract. What starts as friendship turns into admiration, respect, and caring, until finally these two lone souls find that they are truly in love with each other. But staying in love is never as easy as falling in love. If Dylan and Gray want their love to last, they're going to have to work at it . . .

"You're never going to experience anything if you wait around for perfect conditions. Look at the sky, Gray. It's gorgeous. It's perfect right now, and you're miss-ing it."
I felt like those words were directed to me.

Remember that time in college when you have to review for an exam, that you start highlighting important things in your book, only you ended up highlighting ALMOST every paragraph, sentence there is, because you're worried that you might miss something important? Something that might help you later on? Yeah, that was exactly what I felt when I was reading Love comes first. I felt the need to remember and absorb everything for life references later on.



Thursday, September 24, 2015

Blog Tour + Giveaway: City of Wolves by Avery Burch

City of Wolves
Avery Burch
Genre: Romance, Fantasy and Paranormal
She's an elite. He's a wolf and an outcast. Their forbidden passion will move worlds.

Everyone knows that wolves love with a passion that can be dangerous. They imprint on a woman and never let her go. From the moment they love their female, they will kill for her, and die for her.

Lyla is more than rich. She's one of The Elite, a paranormal class that rules society with an iron fist. She arrives in Manhattan to begin training as an enforcer.

Zac is an orphan, an outcast, and a shifter. Turning into a wolf is an unforgivable crime in the elite regime. Enforcers hunt down and kill anyone who can shift.

When Zac and Lyla meet, they know love is hopeless, but their powerful attraction is simply too great. Fighting to overcome the ruthlessness of their society, Zac and Lyla learn that true love can overcome any obstacle, but not without dire consequences.

Shifter: City of Wolves is the first book in a paranormal romance series that features passionate romance, intensely real emotion, supernatural powers, and forbidden shifter love.


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Feature & Follow #17: Your Dream Job

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!


This Week's Question:

If you could have any job, what would you do? - Suggested by Peace Love Books.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #17: Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige


Yellow Brick War
(Dorothy Must Die #3)
Danielle Paige
In this dark, action-packed third book in the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, Amy Gumm—the new girl from Kansas—must do everything in her power to save Kansas, kill Dorothy, and make Oz a free land once more.

Amy Gumm’s mission to take down Dorothy Gale is not going according to plan. Dorothy has found a way to bridge the worlds of Oz and Kansas, and if the power-hungry dictator of Oz has her way, Kansas will be destroyed forever. Now, Amy has to team up with the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked to save her home, restore the balance between the magic and nonmagic worlds, maybe get the guy—and kill that not-so-sweet Kansas farm girl once and for all.

In the third installment of the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, Danielle Paige’s twisted versions of beloved Oz characters are back, including the biggest, baddest, most famous of all: the Wicked Witch of the West.

Welcome to the other side of the rainbow. Here there’s danger around every corner, and magic shoes won’t be able to save you


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Feature & Follow #16: Pick a question for a featured Blogger

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!


This Week's Question:

Help us give our Feature Interview Questions a fresh look! What questions do you think we should ask our weekly features? - Suggested by Alison.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #16: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


Six of Crows
(Six of Crows #1)
Leigh Bardugo
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Cover Reveal: Darkest Dawn by Katlyn Duncan

Cover Reveal: Darkest Dawn
by Katlyn Duncan

One desperate journey for the truth

Returning to Willows Lake eleven years after her mother’s tragic death, Sloane Baker knows she will finally get the answers she needs! She always suspected that there was something more sinister at the heart of the accident that claimed her mother’s life, but a cryptic note could be the key to her past…

Two lives changed forever

The small town has always seemed safe to Brianna Taylor – until a mysterious new girl arrives who looks exactly like Bri! Now everything Bri knew has been thrown into question and Sloane’s arrival has changed the world of Willows Lake forever. Strange things are happening in Willows Lake. But when they turn deadly, Bri and Sloane must find a way to save each other or risk losing everything they hold dear…

Now for the exciting part......

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Feature & Follow #15: Pick a book only you seems to like (Featured Blogger)

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #15: Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn


Forget Tomorrow
(Forget Tomorrow, #1)
Pintip Dunn
Imagine a world where your destiny has already been your future self.

It's Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she's eagerly awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they're meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.

Or in Callie's case, a criminal.

In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a hellish prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes.

But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all—Callie, herself.


Monday, September 7, 2015

Book Blitz + Giveaways: Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Temptation
Author: Wendy Higgins
Pub. Date: September 8, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Bad boy Kaidan Rowe has never wanted for anything—money, popularity, musical talent…hot girls—but seducing them is part of his duty as a Nephilim, slave to the demon Dukes. As the son of the Duke of Lust, Kaidan has learned his father’s ways, becoming a master of passion, a manipulator of chemistry. Disobeying his father would mean certain death. Thankfully for Kaidan, he’s good at his job. And he enjoys it.

Until he meets Anna Whitt—sweet, smart, feisty, and inexplicably good—the one girl seemingly immune to his charms. The daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, she has a certain power over him, one that makes him wish for more than he could ever deserve.

Determined to save all the Neph from their dark lives as the influencers of sin, Anna joins forces with Kaidan to overcome the demons’ oppressive ways. In the light of her affections, Kaidan must undergo his toughest test of all, a battle of the heart.

Sensual and swoon worthy, this companion volume to the acclaimed Sweet Evil series from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins, told from the perspective of the irresistibly sexy and mysterious Kaidan Rowe, gives readers revealing insights into his struggle, his intense connection to Anna, and most of all, the true emotions that drive him.


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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Book Review: Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz

Shattered Blue
Lauren Bird Horowitz
Genre: Romance, Fantasy and Paranormal
For Noa and Callum, being together is dangerous, even deadly. From the start, sixteen-year-old Noa senses that the mysterious transfer student to her Monterey boarding school is different. Callum unnerves and intrigues her, and even as she struggles through family tragedy, she’s irresistibly drawn to him. Soon they are bound by his deepest secret: Callum is Fae, banished from another world after a loss hauntingly similar to her own.

But in Noa’s world, Callum needs a special human energy, Light, to survive; his body steals it through touch—or a kiss. And Callum’s not the only Fae on the hunt. When Callum is taken, Noa must decide: Will she sacrifice everything to save him? Even if it means learning their love may not be what she thought?

What I liked in Shattered Blue:

*Cover. That impressive cover got me wanting to read this book so bad.

*World building and Plot. Aurora,(the Fae's realm), fascinates me so much. I wanted to know more about their politics and history. The idea of color-coded Fae was absolutely brilliant, neat and amazing!

Now that I really think about it, Shattered Blue appears to be my first book about Fae's, and it was... Ok. Actually, this book has a LOT of potential.



Saturday, September 5, 2015

Cover Reveal: The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden

Cover Reveal: The Casquette Girls
by Alys Arden

After the storm of the century rips apart New Orleans, sixteen-year-old Adele Le Moyne and her father are among the first to return. Adele wants nothing more than to resume her normal life, but with the silent city resembling a war zone, a parish-wide curfew, and mysterious new faces lurking in the abandoned French Quarter, normal needs a new definition.

Strange events—even for New Orleans—lead Adele to an attic that has been sealed for three hundred years. The chaos she accidentally unleashes threatens not only her but also everyone she knows.

Caught in a hurricane of myths and monsters, Adele must untangle a web of magic that weaves the climbing murder rate back to her own ancestors. But who can you trust in a city where everyone has secrets and keeping them can mean life or death? Unless…you’re immortal.

Revised edition: This edition of The Casquette Girls includes editorial revisions.

Now for the exciting part......

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Feature & Follow #14: Movie turned into a book

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!


This Week's Question:

Name a movie you would have loved to read as a book ( That is not a book already obviously) - Suggested by Go Book Yourself.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Blog Tour + Book Review + Giveaway: Stepping Stones by Kacey Vanderkarr

Stepping Stones
Kacey Vanderkarr
Genre: Romance, Fantasy

Onnaleigh Moore is part of a plan—and it isn’t hers. When her brother dies in a car accident, Onna is desperate to preserve the tatters of her family. Any hope of finding normalcy vanishes when her mother runs off and her dad turns to booze to numb his pain. Onna’s grief is crippling, but the boy who showed up just when she needed him is helping her cope.

Everett’s presence is comforting, though he knows things—Onna’s name just before they met, where she lives, and sometimes he comments on thoughts she doesn’t say aloud. She pegs him for a stalker, or maybe psychic, but the truth is deadlier than she imagines. As their feelings for one another deepen, Everett confesses a horrifying secret: Onna’s brother is only the beginning of the plan, and some fates are worse than death.

3 Stars

Just when I thought the worse is over, this book gave me the middle finger and screw my feels all over again.
"You never think about goodbye, you know? You say bye and I love you and I'll see you later, but we never know if it's the last time, if it's the final one that has to last forever. We take time for granted because we don't know the concept of finality until it happens to us."
Onna's life is slowly turning into ruins. She has been blinded with a happy and simple family she grew up with that the divorce news of her parents has been a huge blow for her. She thought she already got it hard, little did she know that it's just the beginning.
"The gauze, she thought, was just like her house. You could cover the wounds, make them hide behind cloth, but they still hurt."
I could have finished this book in one sitting, but I didn't. I don't think my heart could've handle how poignant this book is. The emotions conveyed in this book were real and very heartfelt. I ache and cried with Onna. I don't think anyone should experience what happened with Onna's life. It's unimaginable.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Book Blitz + Giveaways: Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Pub. Date: September 01, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past...

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.


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Waiting on Wednesday #14: November 9 by Colleen Hoover


November 9
Colleen Hoover
Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.


There are just a few contemporary romance out there that I really really like. You see I'm more of a fantasy and sci-fi kind of girl. But Confess won me over.

CoHo has become my auto-buy author, she writes, I buy!

Expected Publication date:November 10th 2015
(I know what you're thinking, its publication date is November 10, just wrap your mind around that. LOL.)