Saturday, January 31, 2015

Favorites Giveaway Hop

Favorites Giveaway Hop hosted by StuckInBooks

Thank you to Valerie at Stuck In Books for hosting this giveaway hop!

It's my first time participating in a giveaway hop so I'm excited :D I've been racking my brains on what to give and I've decided that I'll show you a couple of my favourites but let you decide what you want. That sounds good?! The titles of each book will link to my review :)

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
This book was super adorable and so much fun! It gave me lots of fluffy feels~

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
 A wonderfully cute story with diversity~ I really love this cover!

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
You don't want to miss out on this one with its gorgeous world and unique story!

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
I love the complex, creative and absolutely fascinating world, characters and story! A definite must-read!

Giveaway Rules:
1. International as long as The Book Depository ships to you.
2. You must be a Bloglovin' follower.
3. This will run until February 15, 2015.
4. I will check all entries so please be honest or you will be disqualified.
5. The winner must respond to my email within 48 hours or I will have to pick another winner.

Good luck and don't forget to hop along!

Stacking the Shelves #30

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added to our shelves.

I snatched this one up when BookOutlet had their $5 off with no minimum purchase coupon~ I already read it as an ebook and loved it so I had to get a physical copy. I also want to mention that it was in perfect condition. Seriously just perfect! So happy~
Ripple with Fire
Fire by Kristin Cashore

The lovely people at Raincoast Books and Macmillan sent me an ecopy of this book. It took me a few tries to get it working but they have been very patient and understanding so thank you~ I'm especially excited to read it because it's about twins! I have a twin and I want to see how their relationship is portrayed in the book.

The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver
The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver

What did you guys add to your shelves this week?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Feature & Follow #29: Physical Books or e-Books?

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Feature & Follow is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read where each host will have their own Feature blog to show off more new blogs!

Such a difficult question! I love my Kindle because it was the whole reason I got back into reading about three years ago. It's easy to use and light to carry around. Just so convenient I never go anywhere without it! I also really love hardcover books. They're so pretty and there's just something so magical about holding a physical copy in your hands. I really couldn't decide so I asked Ripple to help me choose.

Thinking Ripple
He's debating which one to
pick for me.

Ripple can't decide
Now he's sniffing because
he can't decide either.
Oops, I guess we love both ;)

Do you like physical books or ebooks and thank you for coming by!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cover Reveal: Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry

Today I'm excited to participate in the cover reveal for Katie McGarry's new book called Nowhere But Here! It is the first book to her new YA series, Thunder Road. This reveal is different because all participating blogs have been divided into sections and given a piece of the cover to reveal at different times. So you won't see the whole thing until later today but it sounds fun right?! Here's some information on the book ;)

Nowhere But Here
(Thunder Road #1)
by Katie McGarry
May 26, 2015
400 pages

Goodreads Summary:
An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible.

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.
Finally, here's my puzzle piece :D

Release Day Launch - Excerpt, Review & Giveaway: Seduction's Kiss (The Allure Chronicles #0.5) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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Seduction's Kiss by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Seduction's Kiss
(The Allure Chronicles #0.5)
by Alyssa Rose Ivy
January 29, 2015
93 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:

1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire's nest mates
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero

Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.

*Prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)*

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WoW #30: Vendetta (Blood for Blood #1) by Catherine Doyle

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted every week by Breaking the Spine which lets us showcase an upcoming release we are excited about! 

Vendetta by Catherine DoyleVendetta
(Blood for Blood #1)
by Catherine Doyle
February 24, 2015
352 pages
Goodreads Summary:
Blood Will Spill, Hearts Will Break: With a fierce rivalry raging between two warring families, falling in love is the deadliest thing Sophie could do. An epic debut set outside modern-day Chicago.

For Sophie, it feels like another slow, hot summer in Cedar Hill, waitressing at her family’s diner and hanging out with her best friend Millie. But then someone moves into the long-abandoned mansion up the block--a family of five Italian brothers, each one hotter than the last. Unable to resist caramel-eyed Nicoli, Sophie finds herself falling for him -- and willfully ignoring the warning signs. Why are Nic's knuckles cut and bruised? Why does he carry an engraved switchblade? And why does his arrogant and infuriating older brother, Luca, refuse to let her see him? As the boys' dark secrets begin to come to light, Sophie is confronted with stinging truths about her own family, too. Suddenly, she's torn between two warring dynasties: the one she’s related to and the one she's now in love with. She'll have to choose between loyalty and passione. When she does, blood will spill, hearts will break. Because in this twisted underworld, dishonor can be the difference between life and death.
This sounds like a great rivalry love story! I love the layout of the cover - the vintage look of the pictures and the way the heart is set in the middle with cracks in the background.

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

TTT #27: Books I'd Love to Read With My Book Club

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish where people share their top ten things according to the topic of that week.

I've never been part of a book club before so I'm not sure what it's like. I imagine it's a place where I can discuss books with other people? I'd definitely pick books that I can gush and rave about and series that I can talk theories about. Oh and we can all share our cover lust lol.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny HanLove Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly KaraliusRebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
The Archived by Victoria SchwabAngelfall by Susan Ee
Falling Kingdom by Morgan RhodesThe Kiss of Deception by Mary E. PearsonThrone of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Poison Study by Maria V. SnyderStolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
2. Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius
3. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
4. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
5. Angelfall by Susan Ee
6. Falling Kingdom by Morgan Rhodes
7. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
8. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
9. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
10. Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

Which books would you like to read with a book club?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Tabby Talk: Reading Time

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Tabby Talk is a discussion post I thought I'd do occasionally where I'll share my random thoughts on something and include my cat in them ;)

Today, I want to ask everyone a simple question. When do you read? More specifically, when do you find the time to read? A lot of bloggers I know are either students or moms. The students need to go to class, do homework and study, to name a few things and the moms have kid(s) to take care of so.....when do you have time to sit down and just read without interruptions? I have this little one bugging me for attention when I get home. Not that I'm complaining ;)

Ripple wants to play 

Lately, I've been feeling like I don't have time to read at all. I work a full time job (like a lot of you do I'm sure), eight hours a day (not including the commute of 40mins each way) five days a week, I'm exhausted by the time I get home. Sometimes I don't even feel like doing anything! Normally I go through my routine (shower, eat, chores, etc.) and by the time I'm done with everything, it's almost bed time. Add in the time I need to write reviews, schedule posts, visit and comment on other blogs, where has my reading time gone?!?!?

Ironically, the one place I used to get steady reading time from was at work. I spend my one hour of lunch break reading. Sometimes if work isn't too busy, I can squeeze in even more reading time. Now, because I'm taking on more tasks at work, even that reading time's shrinking. It's depressing for me just to think about how little I've been reading :(

I'm curious how other bloggers manage their time. Please share your thoughts with me!

Sunday, January 25, 2015


Martina is having a giveaway to say thank you to everyone whose bought, left reviews, or otherwise spread the word for her first book Compulsion! The book is on sale for $1.99 on Amazon, B&N, and iBooks through 1/31 right now so hurry up and go get a copy! And keep an eye out for the Persuasion cover reveal on February 5th ;)

Compulsion by Martina Boone
(Heirs of Watson Island #1)
by Martina Boone
October 28, 2014
448 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Three plantations. Two gifts. One ancient curse.

All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunts South Carolina plantation insteada prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who somehow seems to know what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her familys twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isnt what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

Early Praise for Compulsion:

Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, youll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series.” — #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

"A fresh twist on the Southern Gothic — haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing.”  Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of A Thousand Pieces of You and the Evernight and Spellcaster series 

"A stunningly magical debut with a delicious slow burn to be savored. I want to live in this story world!"  Wendy Higgins, USA Today and NYT bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy from HarperTeen

"Beautifully written, with vivid characters, a generations-old feud, and romance that leaps off the page, this Southern ghost story left me lingering over every word, and yet wanting to race to the compelling finish."  Megan Shepherd, Author of The Madmans Daughter

"Skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure . . . An impressive start to the Heirs of Watson Island series."  Publishers Weekly

"Flawless, a true gem! With fluid writing that brings the southern setting to life and maintains a colorful cast of characters, this is a must-read for fans looking for a refreshing and addicting young adult paranormal read."  RT Book Reviews

"Readers of Sarah Reese Brennans The Lynburn Legacy and Maggie Stiefvaters The Raven Cycle, will appreciate the ambiguity — real? or not real? — until suddenly the not real feels very very real.”  Sara Hines, Eight Cousins Books

Martina BooneAbout Martina:
Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them.

Shes the founder of, a Writers Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and, a Tumblr site devoted to news, giveaways, and insider secrets of much-loved and up-and-coming YA series.

From her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, children, and Auggie the wonder dog, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places shed love to visit. When she isnt writing, shes addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

Website  Authors Goodreads

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #29

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added to our shelves.

This was on sale on the Indigo website for $5 so how could I not get it?!?

Ripple with Since You've Been Gone
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

I won this from Kristen @ My Friends Are Fiction from her two year Blogoversary. Thank you Kristen and Disney Hyperion for sending it to me! I can't wait to start it :D

Tangled Webs with Ripple
Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

What did you guys add to your shelves this week?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Feature & Follow #28: Where Else Do You Share Your Reviews?

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Feature & Follow is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read where each host will have their own Feature blog to show off more new blogs!

Besides my blog, I always put my reviews up on Goodreads! Sometimes they're even up on Goodreads before I post them on my blog haha. It just feels like a place where I can gather my thoughts first :) I try to put them up on Amazon Canada and Indigo (Chapters) too but sometimes I forget :S I'm going to try and be better at that this year!

Where do you share your reviews and thank you for visiting!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Review: The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon

The Mime Order by Samantha ShannonThe Mime Order
(The Bone Season #2)
by Samantha Shannon
January 27, 2015
528 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the fugitives are still missing and she is the most wanted person in London.

As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner.

Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided. Will Paige know who to trust? The hunt for the dreamwalker is on.

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Summer Series Boxed Set by C.J. Duggan

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Enter a world of sweltering Aussie summers, fabulously addictive characters and sweet intoxicating romance in C.J Duggan’s SUMMER SERIES.

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Summer Series Boxed Set
(Summer Series #1-3)
by C.J. Duggan
November 7, 2014
905 pages

Goodreads Summaries:
After first shift disasters, rude wealthy tourists, and a taunting ex boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come from working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer, and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love, and heartbreaking chaos.
All with the one boy she has never been able to forget.
It will be a summer she will always remember.
With the new threat of putting the Onslow up for sale, Amy reluctantly turns to a local tradesman for help: Sean Murphy, the very same Onslow boy who saved her life all those years ago. With his help and that of some old friends, the task is clear: spend the summer building the hotel back up to its former glory or lose it for good.
In an endless summer, Amy soon realises that sometimes in order to save your future, you have to face your past, even if it’s in the form of a smug, gorgeous Onslow boy.
Now the countdown begins to reach the others at Point Shank before the party is over and the new year has begun. Alone in a car with only the infuriating Chris Henderson, Tammy can’t help but feel this is a disastrous start to what could have been a great adventure. But when the awkward road trip takes an unexpected turn, Tammy soon discovers that the way her traitorous heart feels about Chris is the biggest disaster of all.
Fogged up windows, moonlight swimming, bad karaoke and unearthed secrets; after this one summer nothing will ever be the same again.

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C.J Duggan is a number one internationally bestselling Australian author of seven independent titles of her popular New Adult Summer series. In addition to her chart-topping indie novels, C.J is set to publish two titles with Hachette, Australia with her brand-new Paradise Series in 2015 (Paradise City and Paradise Road).
C.J lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia. When she isn't writing books about swoony boys and 90s pop culture you will find her renovating her hundred-year-old Victorian homestead or annoying her local travel agent for a quote to escape the chaos.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WoW #29: The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) by Jodi Meadows

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The Orphan QueenThe Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1)
by Jodi Meadows
March 10, 2015
 400 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.

She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others

Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.
I haven't read a Jodi Meadows book yet so this one seems like a great place to start! 

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

TTT #26: Series I Want to Start

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish where people share their top ten things according to the topic of that week.

This was a topic from last year that I really want to do but missed out on because I went on vacation. I thought this would be a great chance to do it so here it is now! I really want to read these series at some point. Some of these I even own so I have no excuse to not read them! I'm crossing my fingers and hoping I finish some of these in 2015!

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan DennardAlice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
The Immortal Rules by Julie KagawaThe Raven Boys by Maggie StiefvaterUnspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra BrackenShatter Me by Tahereh MafiThe 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Cinder by Marissa MeyerFinnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
2. White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter
3. Blood of Eden trilogy by Julie Kagawa
4. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
5. The Lynburn Legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan
6. The Darkest Minds trilogy by Alexandra Bracken
7. Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi
8. The Fifth Wave trilogy by Rick Yancey
9. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
10. Lumetere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta

Which series do you want to start?
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