January Wrap-Up

Saturday, January 31, 2015

   This month has been crazy in terms of receiving books.

   If you saw my previous Stacking The Shelves post, then you will know that I won 61 books. It was a complete surprise and before I knew that I had won, I had like 48 unread books. But now summoning it all up, it's 109 physical books. And I have around 60 e-books that I have also not

{Cover Reveal} Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

Thursday, January 29, 2015
   This cover reveal is a puzzle piece reveal so throughout the day beginning at 11am EST-7pm EST there will be groups of bloggers revealing parts of the cover. Check HERE for the full cover reveal in it's entirety on Facebook at 7pm EST.

Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

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

ALA Midwinter Plan

Alright, I've researched and thought long and hard about this!! I can do this. Hopefully I'm ready to kick some butt!!

As this is my first book event, I wanted to come prepared for it. I feel pretty certain as what to expect. But knowing me, my mind will probably go overboard and forget the plan. I will try to be calm about this!!

But I can't until I walk into the exhibit room for the first time!!

I'll probably be like this...

Then I'll start running around like a maniac...

{Waiting On Wednesday} The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
   Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, where we get to talk about upcoming releases that we're highly anticipating.

This Week I Chose:

ALA: My Most Anticipated Books

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Books I'm Anticipating:

   These are books that the publishers have already stated will be at ALA. And I'm hoping of getting a copy of these.


{Cover Reveal} Amber Smoke by Kristin Cast

Amber Smoke by Kristin Cast 

Release Date: June 9, 2015
Publisher: Diversion Books
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal
Series: The Escaped, #1

There is a world that runs parallel to our own, a world in which the souls of the damned are caged, where they are looked over by the Furies, and where they spend eternity in torment, mirroring the devastation and mayhem they created when alive.

Someone has opened the cage.

The worst of terrors has crossed the barrier that separates our world from theirs, and the Furies send a great, albeit untested warrior—their only son, Alek—to try to bring those souls back. He is young and handsome, headstrong and impulsive, and he won’t be able to do it alone. 

Eva has grown up, beautiful and beloved, but surrounded by secrets. First, she will be hunted in

Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Publication Date: August 24, 2010
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Format: Paperback, 375 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Sci-Fi
Series: The Maze Runner, #1

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"If you ain't scared, you ain't human."
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He's surrounded by strangers--boys whose memories are also gone.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out--and no one's ever made it through alive.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying

ALA Midwinter: Helpful Tips

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Helpful Tips for the Newbies like myself!!

   Here are my top ten helpful tips to those who are new to ALA like moi!! Or you've never been to books events because I am totally new to everything: meeting authors, book signings, and exhibiting. It's going to be completely surreal for me. I mean how do you go up to an author? I'm so nervous that

Review: Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers

Publication Date: July 5, 2011
Publisher: Tor Teen
Format: Paperback, 398 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Series: Personal Demons, #2
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository

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Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he isn’t feeling as demonic as usual lately—thanks to Frannie Cavanaugh and the unique power she never realized she had. But you can’t desert Hell without consequences, and suddenly Frannie and Luc find themselves targeted by the same demons who used to be Luc’s allies. 
Left with few options, Frannie and Luc accept the protection of Heaven and one of its most powerful angels, Gabe. Unfortunately, Luc isn’t the only one affected by Frannie, and it isn’t long before Gabe realizes that being around her is too…tempting. Rather than risk losing his wings, he leaves Frannie and Luc under the protection of her recently-acquired guardian

Stacking The Shelves


   Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves; books you buy in physical stores or online; books you borrow from friends or the library, gifts, and  e-books!

ARC Review: Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott

Release Date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: ARC, 313 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Series: Fire & Flood, #2
Pre-order Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository

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What would you do to save someone you love?

In Fire & Flood, Tella Holloway faced a dangerous trek through the jungle and across the desert, all to remain a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed for a chance at obtaining the Cure for her brother. She can't quit--she has to win the race, save Cody, and then fight to make sure the race stops before it can claim any more lives. In the next legs of the race, across the ocean and over mountains, Tella will face frostbite, sharks, avalanche, and twisted new rules in the race.

But what if the danger is deeper than that? How do you know who to trust when everyone's keeping secrets? What do you do when the person you'd relied on most suddenly isn't there for

{Waiting On Wednesday} Beautiful Redemption by Jamie McGuire

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
   Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, where we get to talk about upcoming releases that we're highly anticipating.

This Week I Chose:

Review: Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Monday, January 19, 2015

Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication Date: December 8, 2014
Format: E-book, 300 pages
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Series: A Wicked Saga, #1
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

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Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that

Stacking The Shelves: The Simon Pulse Edition!!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

   Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves; books you buy in physical stores or online; books you borrow from friends or the library, gifts, and  e-books!

Review: Luna of Mine by Quinn Loftis

Luna of Mine by Quinn 


Publication Date: July 2, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Series: The Grey Wolves, #8
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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Every life leaves behind a legacy. Every story has a beginning and an end. The Alpha of the Romania Grey Wolves knows this better than most. He also knows it’s the things that transpire to create that legacy and the experiences, triumphs and failures that happen in the middle of the story that matter. His story began a century ago and now a tragedy has led him to his rightful place as Alpha of the Eastern Romania pack. Before he led hundreds, he had to learn to lead a few. Before he sacrificed for all, he had to be willing to sacrifice for any. Before he could be the man destined to save his race he had to be willing to serve them. In order to be raised up he had to first be torn down. There was only one who could do this and live, only one who could light his way when the darkness closed in; his mate, his Luna. This is the building of their legacy, the middle of their story. Their triumphs, their failures, and their tragedy’s that would one day make them strong enough to restore a race torn apart by greed, envy, and fear.

Welcome to my Youtube Channel!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

   I finally filmed and uploaded my first vlog!!!

   I had created my account back in 2013 but I was too much of a chicken. And somehow, I got a little courageous and so I made a vlog before it would go away.

   I've always wanted to make bookish related videos because it sounds more fun than actually typing it in words. And it is, even though I look awckward. I'm still shy!!

   But now that my first video is up, I will be doing book reviews, book hauls, discussions, challenges, tags, and other sorts of fun stuff.

   And since I received a surprise package, I decided to capture it on camera. But I do warn you, I'm no expert. If you love watching popular youtubers, they sure know how to make their videos look

Review: The Queen by Kiera Cass

The Queen by Kiera Cass

Date Published: December 2, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen Impulse
Format: E-book, 64 pages
Series: The Selection, #0.4
Purchase Links: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

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Before America Singer's story began, another girl came to the palace to compete for the hand of a different prince…. 
Don't miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series. This prequel story takes place before the events of The Selection and is told from the point of view of Prince Maxon's mother, Amberly. Discover a whole new Selection with this inside look at how Maxon's parents met—and how

{Blog Tour} Atlanta Rising by Gloria Craw

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

   YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw from Entangled Teen. This tour will run from January 6th to January 16th.  

Welcome to my tour stop for an Atlantis Rising excerpt!! Check out the full blog tour schedule and giveaway below:

{Waiting On Wednesday} The Heir by Kiera Cass

   Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, where we get to talk about upcoming releases that we're highly anticipating.

This Week I Chose:

The Heir by Kiera Cass

Introducing Book Boyfriends (Fictional Boy Talk)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
   I decided to create the Book Boyfriends (Fictional Boy Talk) meme because you know how it is for bookish people. We all have those bizillion crushes on fictional guys and I wanted to be able to talk about every one of my book boyfriends!!

   I decided that this meme will be on Tuesdays 'cause I really don't do any meme that day. Sometimes I like to do the Top Ten Tuesday meme but only occasionally. And you guys can hop in as well and create this post as well. It can be any boy from any

Review: Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Monday, January 12, 2015

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Thriller, Contemporary
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository
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Don't spread the word!
Three-day weekend. Party at White Rock House on Henry Island.
You do NOT want to miss it.

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly people are dying, and with a

{Blog Tour + Interview} Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols

Sunday, January 11, 2015

This was a really fun tour to have taken part in. I have an interview with Jennifer Echols so check that out and scroll down for the giveaway. And check out the other tour stops for more fun stuff!!

Stacking The Shelves #10

Saturday, January 10, 2015

   Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves; books you buy in physical stores or online; books you borrow from friends or the library, gifts, and  e-books!

The 365 Days of YA challenge

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Sarah from What Sarah Read and Kate at Literary Kate are co-hosting the 365 Days of YA Reading Challenge! This challenge is inspired by Epic Reads’ 365 Days of YA info graphic. The best part about the challenge is that you can read as much or as little as you wish. Do you have brand new releases that you’ve been dying to read? What about the books that have been sitting on your shelves for a few years? New and old titles are part of this challenge!

Epic Reads will be partnering with them on this challenge for monthly book giveaways and periodic ARC giveaways (US ONLY). As an added bonus, Kate and Sarah will also be offering four seasonal prize package giveaways that will be open internationally for those participating in the challenge.

Review: Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole

Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole

Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Series: The Arcana Chronicle, #3
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository

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Can Evie convince her rival loves to work together? Their survival depends on it in this third book of #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole's Arcana Chronicles, a nonstop action tale of rescue, redemption, and a revenge most wicked.

Heartbreaking decisions
Evie was almost seduced by the life of comfort that Death offered her, until Jack was threatened by two of the most horrific Arcana, The Lovers. She will do anything to save him, even escape Death's uncanny prison, full of beautiful objects, material comforts and stolen glances from a former love.

Uncertain victory
Despite leaving a part of her heart behind with Death, Evie sets out into a frozen and perilous post-apocalyptic wasteland to meet up with her allies and

{Waiting On Wednesday} A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
   Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, where we get to talk about upcoming releases that we're highly anticipating.

This Week I Chose:

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Review: Flirting With Maybe by Wendy Higgins

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Flirting With Maybe by Wendy Higgins

Publication Date: March 5, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen Impulse
Format: E-book, 92 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

He was fifteen and she was seventeen.

When sophomore Ryan "The Kid" McPhearson makes the Varsity baseball team, he finds himself submersed into the life of upperclassmen, and falling in love with senior Brooke Bennet. To Ryan she's his dream girl, perfect. Maybe to the outside world a two-year age difference doesn't matter, but this is high school. Everything matters.

Ryan soon realizes Brooke's life is not so perfect. He becomes her closest friend, her safe place to fall when she needs to

{Blog Tour+ Interview} Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards

Monday, January 5, 2015

I'm so excited to be taking part of this blog tour. Check out my interview with Natalie D. Richards and an excerpt from chapter one. Scroll down for the giveaway for a chance to win Gone Too Far! And make sure to check out the rest of the tour for more fun stuff!!

Early Review: Frostfire by Amanda Hocking

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Frostfire by Amanda Hocking

Release Date: January 6, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback, 321 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Series: The Kanin Chronicles, #1
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository

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Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.

Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.
But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she

Review: Trust In Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Trust In Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication Date: October 22, 2013
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse
Format: Kindle, 352 pages
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Series: Wait For You, #1.5
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository

Synopsis

From the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of WAIT FOR YOU, this is the story of Cam and Avery’s sizzling romance as you’ve never seen it before, told exclusively from Cam’s perspective…

Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life – literally – he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up – he can’t get this feisty and intriguing girl out of his head.

My Chosen Books for January's TBR Thursday

Friday, January 2, 2015
   I said that I would tell you all the books that I will read for this month's TBR Thursday. Right now I chose the 2015 arcs that I currently have. I know I said that TBR Thursday would be about reading books that have been on my TBR pile for a while but I want to make arcs a priority for me; therefore, there's only two books that have already been released.

Here they are:

Currently Reading:


   I know. I'm crazy!! I'm reading three books at once. But right now my priority is Frosfire because it comes out January 6. The publisher sent it to me in an exchange for a review. Once I finish it, I will finish The Maze Runner. I'm almost halfway in already.

Introducing TBR Thursday

Thursday, January 1, 2015
   I've had this idea for a while now and I wanted to have my own thing for my blog. So why the hell not? And yeah, I know that there is already a meme called like this but it's not the same thing. I do Stacking The Shelves but that is a meme of the books you recently get. But I created this so that it could help me cross off all the unread books that I own; and that are already released. Because my real TBR on Goodreads consists of books that haven't come out yet.

   TBR Thursday will be on the first Thursday of every month. I want to showcase all the books that have been on my "to be read" pile for a while now. I have paperbacks and e-books but my primary focus will be paperbacks. What I will do is I will

2015 Movies I'm Looking Forward To Seeing

   I just love going to the movies especially to see the book to movie adaptations. Those are always the most fun for me!! I have composed a small list of movies that I will be most looking forward to seeing on the big screen. Just stay in mind that these dates may change and they might not be final.