Sunday, November 29, 2015

Emerge: The Awakening (The Awakening #1) Review

Title: Emerge: The Awakening                                    
Author: Melissa A. Craven

Genre: Paranormal Fiction

Age Group: Young Adult

My Rating: 4 / 5  

Goodreads summary:

Allie Carmichael has always believed life is simple.

You’re born.
You live.
You die.

She has no cause to believe that equation works differently for her, but there has to be a reason the world treats her like a pariah.

When an unexpected move to Kelleys Island brings Aidan McBrien crashing into her life, Allie is thrown by his reaction. He doesn’t shrink from her touch. He doesn’t stutter or make a quick exit. He smiles and welcomes her into his circle of friends, who aren’t exactly comfortable with Allie, but they seem to get her in a way most people don’t.

Finally, Allie has a real shot at normal and rides that high right up to her sixteenth birthday when she wakes in agony—an experience Aidan insists they have all faced. She struggles in ignorance, uncertain of what is real and what isn’t. When she emerges, Allie is different. She has always been different, but even among her extraordinary friends, she and Aidan are special.

As Allie struggles to maintain her tenuous grasp on the power that threatens to overwhelm her, she worries she will lose herself in this strange new world. A dangerous world where she will have to fight tooth and nail to defend the power and freedom that is her birthright.

…only Allie hates to fight.

My Thoughts:
*** I was given a review copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in return for my honest review ***

Girl On The Run By B.R. Myers Review

Title: Girl On The Run                                                                  
Author: B.R. Myers

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Age Group: Young Adult

My Rating: 3 / 5

Goodreads Summary:

When seventeen-year-old track and field star Jesse Collins’ dreams of a full scholarship are shattered after the sudden death of her dad, she leaves home to work as a summer camp counselor to escape the small town nosy stares...and her own secret guilt.

After a mix-up at registration, she’s put in charge of a boys’ cabin, and the head counselor, Kirk, predicts she won’t last the first two weeks. In the midst of fending off four twelve-year-old boys who are hell-bent on mortifying her and a growing attraction to Kirk, Jesse finds the inspiration to run again from an unlikely source. But getting her old life back isn't that easy and soon Jesse will realize that a good pair of legs can take a girl far, but she'll never outrun the truth.

My Thoughts:
*** I was given a review copy of this book from YA Bound Book Tours in return for my honest review ***

Saturday, November 28, 2015

New Release: Restoration (Revelation #5) By Randi Cooley Wilson

The Revelation series is one of my all time favorite series, and I am extremely excited, and sad, to share the release of the final book, Restoration! This series is beyond awesome, and if you all haven't checked this series out yet, do so right now! Seriously, you won't regret it. It is honestly one of the best series ever!! :D


Title: Restoration

Author: Randi Cooley Wilson

Genre: Paranormal Fiction/Romance

Age Group: Mature YA/ NA

Goodreads Summary:

Would You Run
Would You Fight
Would You Fall To Fate

If your heart was full of love, could you give it all up?

Eve Collins will do anything to save those she loves, especially her gargoyle protector and mate, Asher St. Michael. With the world crumbling down around them, Eve and Asher must face the final battle between darkness and light. One that will end in great sacrifice.

Buried Under School Work

It's November 28 today and the last time I posted something was October 10.  

Somehow it always ends up like this.  I just suddenly disappear for awhile without any explanation, and then I'll come back and post an apology and promise to be better at updating my blog.  And I'll keep that promise for that week or so.  But then again, for one reason or another, I'd just disappear again.

But this post isn't going to follow that same routine.  I am not going to be apologizing for my disappearance again because it's not always something I can control, or make promises to get better at posting more frequently.  You know why?  Because I have realized something very important that I was trying to deny before.  I realized that sometimes life just gets in the way and there are other things I have to give priority to before I can focus on my blog.

That thing is school.  I thought I'd be able to maintain a balance between reading, blogging, and my school work.  But if I have learned anything from this past month, it's that school is so hectic that there is no way for me to fully spend time on blogging or reading.  This Thanksgiving break is the first time in over a month that I have been able to pick up a book and read for hours without worrying over finishing my truck load of homework, or the project I have to start working on/finish, or the upcoming tests and quizzes for so and so class.  I can't believe how behind I am on my goodreads reading challenge, and I hate that it's probably going to remain like that and I won't be able to complete it this year.  But as much I hate it, I just can't find the proper balance between updating my blog, finding time to read, and keeping up with school.  And right now school is the most important thing for me, and what I have to focus on before anything else.

So what does that mean?  It just means that things will remain the way they have been, at least until the school year is over.  Basically will continue to just disappear for long periods of time and there won't be much posts during then, but I am going to do my best to post whenever I am able to.  Most likely it's going to be during extended breaks like this, and maybe sometimes during the weekends.  I had plans to post weekly discussions and some different things other than book reviews, but obviously that didn't work out as planned.  And I still have some review copies of books that I am desperately waiting to read, but just can't find the time for.  So for right now, my main focus is going to be finding time to read those books and doing the book reviews.  That's really all I have time to do right now.  But don't worry.  It's not going to be just book reviews all the timeI will try to post some other stuff once in a while, so it won't get too boring around here.  And I know I said I won't apologize for disappearing again since it really wasn't by choice, but I still feel like I need to say it because this is like the millionth time that this happened.  So I am sorry.  But at least now you know why and what to expect when I disappear again. :)