Thursday, January 29, 2015

How (Not) To Fall In Love By Lisa Brown Roberts ARC Review

Title: How (Not) To Fall In Love                                      
Author: Lisa Brown Roberts

Genre: Contemporary

Age Group: Young Adult

Release Date: February 3, 2015

My Rating: 4.5 / 5

 
  
Goodreads Summary:
    
Seventeen-year-old Darcy Covington never had to worry about money or where her next shopping spree was coming from. Even her dog ate gourmet. Then one day, Darcy’s car is repossessed from the parking lot of her elite private school. As her father’s business hit the skids, Dad didn’t just skip town, he bailed on his family.

Fortunately, Darcy’s uncle owns a thrift shop where she can hide out from the world. There’s also Lucas, the wickedly hot fix-it guy she can’t stop crushing on, even if she’s not sure they’ll ever get out of the friend zone.

But it’s here among the colorful characters of her uncle’s world that Darcy begins to see something more in herself...if she has the courage to follow it.



My Thoughts:
***I received a ARC of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review***

This book is one of the best contemporary books I have ever read.  I stick to the paranormal genre most of the time, so this was a nice change from the books I usually read and I really loved it.  This was a sweet heartwarming story of a girl finding her way and discovering herself during a hard time in her life.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Looking For A New Book To Read?

Hi y'all!  How's it going for everyone?  I am currently at home watching the snow.  For some reason, even though I see it snowing every year (I live in NY), every time it starts snowing, I just become fascinated by it and start watching it like I have never seen snow before. LOL.  It's pretty ridiculous but I just love it when it snows.

Anyway, for those of you bookish people, especially who are stuck at home like me right now, I have a nice book suggestion that you can cuddle up with and read.  And the best part is that it's FREE!  I have read this book and instantly fell in love with it.  Hopefully, if you decide to read it, you'll fall in love with it too!  And it's a great way to spend the time if you are stuck at home because of all the snow. :)  I'll post the book summary & buy links below.  Take a look at it if you are in need of something new to read.






Significance By Shelly Crane:





Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who's had a bad year. She was smart and on track, but then her mom left, her dad is depressed, she's graduating - barely - and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football scholarship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has.

Then she saves the life of Caleb and instantly knows there's something about him that's intriguing. But things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Where Dead Bodies Lie By Kat Kazanav Blog Tour & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on Where Dead Bodies Lie blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours!  There's a fun excerpt & giveaway for you all today.  Hope you enjoy! :)



Title: Where Dead Bodies Lie

Author: Kat Kazanav

Genre: Paranormal Fiction

Age group: Young Adult

Publication Date: December 16, 2014




Goodreads Summary:

For as long as I can remember, I have been told to follow three important rules:

1. Always guard my ability
2. Never share my secret
3. And pretend to be normal.

However, those three little rules don’t make my life easier. I still find dead people and deal with strange visions. Not to mention, an attraction to a boy who doesn’t exist. Whenever we cross path’s he mists away like smoke on a mirror. He drives me crazy, that Kaff Cooper.

As a flock of dead crows fall from the blackened sky, Kaff becomes the only one who can see the truth straight to the dark underbelly of who I actually am.

My hands feel the pull to extract the forsaken, the lost, the forgotten. It comes as naturally as breathing and there is no stopping it.




Excerpt:


A coldness nipped at my fingertips and no matter how hard I shook my hands,the mist clung to them. I heard a cracking sound and looked up at ceiling lights as they exploded, sending shards of glass spraying everywhere.Students screamed, covering their heads. Another fury of wind swept in through the window. Papers flew, stools toppled, and lab vials burst.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Cruel Summer (Undertow # 0.5) By K.R. Conway ARC Review

Title: Cruel Summer                                                            
Author: K.R. Conway

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Age Group: Young Adult

My Rating: 6 / 5




Goodreads Summary:

Kian O’Reilly is flawless as a killer.

Well-practiced in the art of making murder look like an accident, he is selfish, wealthy, and totally arrogant as a soul-stealing immortal. But when he ends up stranded on Cape Cod with a stolen car and a dead drug dealer in the trunk, he thinks his luck couldn’t get any worse.

That is, until Ana Lane shows up.

Gifted as a mechanic and surfer, feisty Ana is not a fan of the entitled Frat Boys who show up every summer, messing with local girls. Believing Kian is one of those typical rich brats, she fixes his car and ruthlessly dismantles his cocky ego . . . which intrigues the dangerous soul thief.

Determined to spend more time with the prickly mechanic, Kian sets out to understand what makes Ana so fierce. Soon, however, he uncovers the painful truth behind the real Ana Lane, and the decision to save her, may destroy them both.

** This is the prequel novella to UNDERTOW and is based on the story of Kian and Ana the summer they met. While it can be read at anytime in the series, it is meant to be read after UNDERTOW and STORMFRONT.*



Expected Publication: March 16, 2015 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Confessions Of A Book Blogger


I have been thinking of doing this post for a long time, but was always hesitant to because I am not the best when it comes to talking, or in this case, writing, about myself or sharing my thoughts about anything other than books.  So please excuse me if things are kind of all over the place by the time you finish reading this.  However, I am determined to publish this post and I will, but I'll probably check it over like ten thousand times and delete a bunch of stuff before I finally decide to publish it, (I'll try not to do that though, because it would kind of ruin the purpose of this whole thing). That being said, I'll stop for a second here and explain what this post is about before I continue on and it makes you even more confused than you probably are now.  Okay, I lied.  Even I don't fully know what to call this post or what it's mainly about, and I am not sure you won't be confused by the time you finish reading, but I am going to think of this as half confessions, and half new year's resolutions sort of post.

If you have been following my blog for the last year or so, than you are probably aware of how I have been barely posting anything these past few months, and when I do, it's mostly just reviews, blog tours, and book blitz.  I rarely do anything extra like memes, interviews, posts about my thoughts on certain topics that are book or non book related.  In short, I don't really write any posts that lets me interact with other bloggers, or let them and the readers get to know me any way, or vice versa.  Actually, this has been the case since I started blogging back in November, 2013.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I got nominated for this award by Morrighan from Elysian Fields Book Review. I absolutely love her blog, so of course I was extremely happy and excited that she considered my blog and nominated me for this.  However, that was over two months ago and I am doing this post just now.  Yes, I know. I am terrible. But in my defense, I put all the blame on the truckload of homework and tests every two weeks thanks to dear old high school.  For the past few months, the only posts I have done are just book reviews that I needed to have published by or on a certain day, and blog tours or spotlights that were scheduled.  Basically, I didn't do anything else that I had planned to do, including this.  But anyway, what I have been up to in the last few months is a story for later.  Right now I just want to answer these fun questions and start off the New Year right!


Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you & link back to their blog in your post
  • Post the award's logo on your blog
  • Answer the 10 questions asked by the nominator
  • Nominate 10 bloggers for the award
  • Ask your nominees 10 questions


Questions From Morrighan: 

1. What is your favorite book ever?

Uh Morrighan, do you really expect me to be able to answer this question!?  I have a LOT of favorites that I love equally, so I am going to cheat and just go with my most recent favorite, which is Altered by Shelly Crane.

2. What book are you most anticipating reading?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cover Reveal: How To Unbreakup By Rebekah L. Purdy




How to Unbreakup

By: Rebekah L. Purdy 

Release Date: 02/10/15

Swoon Romance



Goodreads Summary:

First rule of breakups: There’s no going back.

For three years, seventeen-year-old Grace Evers has regretted breaking up with Sage Castle.

That day, she lost her boyfriend and best friend. And let's be honest, it's impossible to just be friends with the one person who gets you, faults and all, and loved you anyway. It's impossible not to think about how it felt to be held by him, or the way he looked right before he was about to kiss you with the most perfectly yummy kiss goodnight.

And now that things are over between them, they've become strangers to one another. Sage won’t even look at Grace, let alone talk to her!