Saturday, November 23, 2013

Blog Tour : Rock and a Hard Place By: Angie Stanton

Title: Rock and a Hard Place
Series: The Jamieson Collection #1
Author: Angie Stanton
Publisher: HarperTeen
Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Susane Colasanti, Angie Stanton's swoon-worthy romance--about an ordinary girl and a young rockstar--will keep readers on the edge of their seats . . . and leave them wanting more.

In an instant, Libby's life went from picture-perfect to a nightmare. After surviving a terrible car accident, Libby is abandoned by her father and left with her controlling aunt. A new town, a new school, no friends--Libby is utterly alone. But then she meets Peter.

The lead singer in a rock band with his brothers, Peter hates that his parents overly manage his life. Constantly surrounded by family, Peter just wants to get away. And when he meets Libby, he's finally found the one person who just wants to be with him, not the rock star.

But while Peter battles his family's growing interference in both his music andpersonal life, Libby struggles with her aunt, who turns nastier each day. Andeven though Libby and Peter desperately want to be together, their drastically different lives threaten to keep them apart forever.

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

My Thoughts;

I had this book on my kindle forever so I was definitely interested in finally getting around to reading it and having a chance to be on the tour definitely gave me a chance to fit this one into my schedule and it was everything that I was expecting it to be and definitely one of those books that I was just in the mood for a good old fashioned love story. Stanton created a cute and adorable story that I really enjoyed that wasn't without it's flaws but, kept me reading and definitely had me wanting to read the rest of the story because  I  enjoyed it so much.

Libby has not had an easy past few years of her life, after her mom and sister are killed in a car accident, her dad who is depressed and driven by grief leaves her in the care of her aunt who is not  someone who should be taking care of a child to say the least. Libby loves  drawing and spends her time in the forest drawing whatever she see's. A chance encounter happens  when a tour bus stops to have lunch and a chance encounter with a boy named Peter changes everything.

  I will admit that the story did have a bit of insta-love but it didn't bother me, if you  are looking for a quick and cute YA romance this book is definitely up your alley, I feel in love with Libby and Peter and I couldn't wait to read more about the two of them.  I fell for Libby she was trying so hard and having to read about her life with her aunt made me so angry. Peter was devoted and adorable and I loved the two of them together.

Author Biography:

Angie Stanton never planned on writing books, she wanted to be a Rockette. However, growing up in a rural setting with her brothers' 4-H pigs as pets, dance didn't work out. Instead she became an avid daydreamer. After years of perfecting stories in her head she began to write them down and the rest is history.

She loves dipping french fries in chocolate shakes, all natural disaster moviesand Broadway Musicals. When not writing, Angie is concocting ways to make more dreams come true, whether it be tickets to a Broadway show or convincing her family they should rent an RV and travel the country. She's still working on that one.

Angie is a proud double finalist of the 2011 National Readers Choice Awards for Love 'em or Leave 'em, as well as a finalist for the Golden Quill Awards.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

What's Next

I am so excited to be participating in a new meme every Thursday hosted  by Iceybooks, this meme is designed to help us bloggers get some help from our reader's on what to read next, so every week I will post 3 books that I am trying to decide between and you guys can vote on which one you think that I should read next. Cast your vote through the poll at the bottom of this post.

Happy Reading!

Dead Girls Don't Lie By : Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Goodreads Summary:

Rachel died at two a.m . . . Three hours after Skyler kissed me for the first time. Forty-five minutes after she sent me her last text. 

Jaycee and Rachel were best friends. But that was before. . .before that terrible night at the old house. Before Rachel shut Jaycee out. Before Jaycee chose Skyler over Rachel. Then Rachel is found dead. The police blame a growing gang problem in their small town, but Jaycee is sure it has to do with that night at the old house. Rachel’s text is the first clue—starting Jaycee on a search that leads to a shocking secret. Rachel’s death was no random crime, and Jaycee must figure out who to trust before she can expose the truth. 

In the follow-up to her powerful debut, Jennifer Shaw Wolf keeps readers on their toes in another dark, romantic story of murder and secrets

Witchstruck By: Victoria Lamb

Goodreads Summary:

If she sink, she be no witch and shall be drowned. If she float, she be a witch and must be hanged. 

Meg Lytton has always known she is different;that she bears a dark and powerful gift. But in 1554 England, in service at Woodstock Palace to the banished Tudor princess Elizabeth, it has never been more dangerous to practice witchcraft. Meg knows she must guard her secret carefully from the many suspicious eyes watching over the princess and her companions. One wrong move could mean her life, and the life of Elizabeth, rightful heir to the English throne. With witchfinder Marcus Dent determined to have Meg's hand in marriage, and Meg's own family conspiring against the English queen, there isn't a single person Meg can trust. Certainly not the enigmatic young Spanish priest Alejandro de Castillo, despite her undeniable feelings. But when all the world turns against her, Meg must open her heart to a dangerous choice. The Secret Circle meets The Other Boleyn Girl in Witchstruck ,the first book of the magical Tudor Witch trilogy.

Marie Antoinette  By : Katie Alender
Goodreads Summary :

Colette Iselin is excited to go to Paris on a class trip. She’ll get to soak up the beauty and culture, and maybe even learn something about her family’s French roots.

But a series of gruesome murders are taking place across the city, putting everyone on edge. And as she tours museums and palaces, Colette keeps seeing a strange vision: a pale woman in a ball gown and powdered wig, who looks suspiciously like Marie Antoinette.

Colette knows her popular, status-obsessed friends won’t believe her, so she seeks out the help of a charming French boy. Together, they uncover a shocking secret involving a dark, hidden history. When Colette realizes she herself may hold the key to the mystery, her own life is suddenly in danger . . .

Acclaimed author Katie Alender brings heart-stopping suspense to this story of revenge, betrayal, intrigue — and one killer queen

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Taut By: J.A. Huss

I am so excited to be revealing the cover for Taut, this is the Ford book. I have read all of the books in Huss's Rook and Ronin series and really enjoyed them. I am definitely curious to learn more about Ford's character for sure, so enjoy the cover!

TAUT: The Ford Book (A Rook and Ronin Spin-off) by J.A. Huss
Publication date: January 2014
Genres: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Ford Aston is getting the f*ck out of Denver. He does not give a shit about blizzards, getting his old ass Bronco over the Rocky Mountains in one piece, or a girl knocking on his hotel door looking to be saved.

Ford Aston is known for many things. Being an emotionless, messed up bastard, a freakishly smart social outcast, and a cold, domineering master who keeps “pets” instead of girlfriends.
And after Rook broke his heart, he plans to keep it that way.
Ashleigh is getting the f*ck out of somewhere, but she’s not quite sure where she’s coming from, let alone where she’s going.
Ashleigh is known for nothing, and that’s exactly what she’s got going for her. She’s broke, stranded in the mountains with a three month old baby, and Ford Aston is f*cking with her head.
Big. Time.
And she plans to f*ck with his right back.
It’s a coy game at first, filled with flirting, and innuendo—but Ford soon realizes something is not quite right with Ashleigh. In fact, something is seriously, seriously wrong and the closer they get to their final destination, the closer Ford gets to the truth.
One night of devastation, self-loathing, and emptiness turns into the best thing that ever happened to Ford Aston. But one day of in-your-face reality threatens Ashleigh's whole existence. Can Ford allow another woman into his heart and risk the possibility of being hurt, or will he walk away from Ashleigh just when she needs him most?

J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming book releases that everyone is waiting on.

This weeks selection is:

Title: Lair Of Dreams (Diviners #2)
Author: Libba Bray
Published: August 5th, 2014
Goodreads Summary:

After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities...

Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?

My Thoughts:

I am listening to the audiobook of The Diviners right now and I am loving it, the narrator January LaVoy is so amazing, the book is so long. I can't wait to continue this series I am loving it. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Review: Crown Of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) By: Sarah J. Mass

Title: Crown Of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)
Author : Sarah J. Mass
Published: August 27th, 2013
Buy the Book: Amazon/Barnes and Noble
Source : E-Galley from the publisher
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!
Goodreads Summary:

An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice. 

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?
My Thoughts :

 I loved Crown of Midnight just as much as Throne of Glass, I read it immediately after finishing Throne Of Glass so I am having a bit of time remembering specifically what happened in which book, but I will do my best.  I am so happy to say that Crown of Midnight  does not suffer from second book syndrome in my opinion. I felt like the plot was really furthered and it didn't sit like I feel some second books do and it made it even more enjoyable.

So much more was revealed about Celaena's past and who she was before she became an assassin. I loved learning more about her and because nobody in the book knew what you knew and I felt like I was in a on a secret, and I always enjoy that.  To the king Celaena is the perfect champion, killing on his orders and bringing back proof for him to see, but if you know anything about her you know that she doesn't follow anyone's orders but her own. There was so much more Chaol in this book and I am completely and totally in love with him. I really enjoyed the times where you felt like Celaena was just a regular girl and didn't have all of these responsibilities on her shoulders, she loved spending her new money on fancy clothes, I loved the way that Sarah described them.

Chaol and Celaena's relationship definitely progressed in this book and I loved every second of it, If the whole entire book was just the two of them interacting together I would have still loved it.  Chaol brought Celaena out of her shell and I loved that she let him in a bit and you got to see a different side of her and it made me able to connect with her more than in the first book.

Overall, I loved Crown of Midnight, although it didn't really end on a cliffhanger I  am still dying to read the next book because I am dying to know what happened and I can always use a bit more Chaol in my life. If you enjoyed the first book, then you will love this one. 

 Want some more thoughts on Crown Of Midnight, Check out the links below!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Review: Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) By: Kasie West

Title: Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1)
Author: Kasie West
Published: Feburuary 13th, 2013
Buy The Book: Amazon/Barnes and Noble
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!
Source: Bought
Goodreads Summary:

Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.

My Thoughts:

 I was so excited to read this one, earlier this year I read Parallel By: Lauren Miller which is another  parallel universe book that I loved and I hoped that I would love this one just as much. I was a bit surprised with how the story began because I wasn't expecting it but, I really enjoyed it. I have dreamed of having the option to look into my future and see how a decision effects my life. Kasie West created a great story and I was never confused as to which parallel world we were visiting, I loved that she labeled each chapter with a word that contained Normal or Para, so you knew which world you were visiting.

Addison has spent her whole life living in Texas in the Compound, a secret community that each person in the compound have a power of the mind. Addie's power is she is a Searcher, she can look into the future when she is making a decision and see where it takes her in the future. When Addie's parents sit her down and inform her that they are getting divorced, she needs to decide who she wants to live with. Her mother is going to be living in the Compound and her Dad was going to go live in the "Norm" world. Addie does a search 6 weeks into the future to see which parent she wants to live with and it was more adventurous then she could have ever expected.

I loved Addie and I really enjoyed watching her navigate the normal world and the world of the compound. When Addie was in the  normal world she was really trying to find out who she was, she never knew who she was without what her power was. Living in the compound  she was always defined by her ability and in the normal world she didn't know who she was without being able to tell people  about her power. Addie meets Trevor, a normal boy who is an artist, he draws comic books and he really understands her, she is taken in my him and his group of friends, she and Trevor become very close and with her time in the normal world and by being friends with Trevor, she uncovers a mystery that she might have never found without being in the normal world. Her other life in the compound she is pursued by the quarterback of the football team and the hottest guy in school Duke. I am definitely on team Trevor, there was something about Duke that I never really liked and I always very wary of him and I never completely trusted him throughout the entire book.

Overall, Kasie West was a great storyteller. She gave us two stories in one and I loved that. I never got bored and I loved getting to see two different sides to Addie. But, I definitely loved Addie and the normal world with Trevor the best. 

 Want some more thoughts on Pivot Point? Check out the links below!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

What's Next!

I am so excited to be participating in a new meme every Thursday hosted  by Iceybooks, this meme is designed to help us bloggers get some help from our reader's on what to read next, so every week I will post 3 books that I am trying to decide between and you guys can vote on which one you think that I should read next. Cast your vote through the poll at the bottom of this post.

Happy Reading!

 So, I know these titles don't come out for a while but, I am trying to start off January not behind  already, let's hope it works out lol.

A Breathe Of Frost (The Lovegrove Legacy #1) By: Alyxandra Harvey
Goodreads Summary:

THE REGENCY WITCHES, in 1804, three cousins with an unknown family lineage of witchcraft awake to their magical powers; beyond the manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, they must navigate the new underworld now open to them, learn to control their new talents, and unravel the secret of one cousin’s mother’s illness, all the while evading fortune seekers, marriage proposals, and a dangerous killer murdering young debutantes.

Darkest Fear (Birthright #1) By: Cate Tiernan

Goodreads Summary:

Vivi’s animal instincts are her legacy—and maybe her downfall—in this start to a romantic fantasy series that will appeal to fans of The Nine Lives of Chloe King.

Vivi has known the truth about her family—and herself—since she was thirteen. But that doesn’t mean she’s accepted it. Being Haguari isn’t something she feels she’ll ever accept. How can she feel like anything but a freak knowing that it’s in her genes to turn into a jaguar?

Now eighteen, Vivi’s ready to break away from the traditions of her heritage. But all of that changes with the shocking, devastating deaths of her parents and the mysteries left behind. Vivi discovers family she never even knew she had, and a life open with possibility. New friends, new loyalties, and even romance all lay ahead—but so do dangers unlike anything Vivi ever could have imagined.

Being Sloane Jacobs By: Lauren Morrill
Goodreads Summary:'

Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure-skater from Washington, D.C., who choked during junior nationals and isn’t sure she’s ready for a comeback. What she does know is that she’d give anything to escape the mass of misery that is her life.

Now meet Sloane Devon Jacobs, a spunky ice hockey player from Philly who’s been suspended from her team for too many aggressive hip checks. Her punishment? Hockey camp, now, when she’s playing the worst she’s ever played. If she messes up? Her life will be over.

When the two Sloanes meet by chance in Montreal and decide to trade places for the summer, each girl thinks she’s the lucky one: no strangers to judge or laugh at Sloane Emily, no scouts expecting Sloane Devon to be a hero. But it didn’t occur to Sloane E. that while avoiding sequins and axels she might meet a hockey hottie—and Sloane D. never expected to run into a familiar (and very good-looking) face from home. It’s not long before the Sloanes discover that convincing people you’re someone else might be more difficult than being yourself.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming book releases that everyone is waiting on.

This weeks selection is:

Title: How To Fall
Author: Jane Casey
Published:  August 26th, 2014
Goodreads Summary:

The first unputdownable YA crime thriller from bestselling author Jane Casey

Freya is found drowned - but was it suicide or murder? Her cousin, Jess Tennant, is determined to uncover the truth. But asking questions may prove deadly - anyone could be a suspect and everyone is hiding something...

Can Jess unravel a mystery involving secret love, seething jealousy and a cliff-top in the pitch black of night?

My Thoughts:

I love mysteries and crime shows so I definitely think that this one is definitely  something I will enjoy!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait To Get My Hands On

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's topic is  Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait To Get My Hands On, I tried to do true second books in series for this one but, honestly most of the first books in series that I have read this year I don't want to continue on with them so I added some other books that are from series that I can't wait to read. 

1. Split Second (Pivot Point #2) By: Kasie West

My review for Pivot Point will hopefully be up this week  but, I can't wait to see what happens next, I know that I definitely want some more Trevor!

2.  Untitled (Pawn #2) By: Aimee Carter

 I loved Pawn so much and I cannot wait to read the second book and see where Aimee takes the story next. I was really surprised by how great this dystopian read was. 

3. Untitled (All Our Yesterdays #2) By: Cristin Terrill

I can't wait to read the next book in this duology, All Our Yesterdays was one of my favorite books that I have read this year. 

4. Born Of Deception (Born Of Illusion #2) By: Teri Brown

I really enjoyed Born Of Illusion and I am very excited to find out more of the mystery of this series.

5.  Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) By; Tahereh Mafi

I know that I am like everyone else and dying to read this one, Unravel Me really surprised me and I am now leaning towards Team Warner a bit but, I know their will be a lot more Warner in this one so I am definitely excited to read this conclusion. 

6. The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #3) By: Michelle Hodkin

I am dying to read this one, the second book ends on a huge cliffhanger and I cannot wait to find out what happened, not being able to read this one pains me so much, it is definitely one of my all time favorite series. 

7. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) By: Marissa Meyer

I am so excited to continue with this one, I love how the characters from each book come together and I can't wait to read Cress's story. 

8. The One (The Selection #3) By: Kiera Cass

The cover for this books is definitely my favorite and I am so excited to find out what will happen to America and Maxon, I definitely am wondering who she is gonna choose!

9. Isla and the Happily Ever After By : Stephanie Perkins

I love reading Stephanie's books the romance always makes me feel good and I can't wait to read this one,  I wonder if their will be any cameos from the other two books characters in this one. I am a  bit sad because the summary does say this is the last companion book, I wish it would keep going on forever. 

10. Take Me On (Pushing The Limits #4) By: Katie McGarry

I just finished Crash Into You and I loved it, I can't wait to read this one and I know it will be just as amazing as the rest of the books she has written, she is one of my favorite authors!

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