April Wrap Up

Thursday, April 30, 2015

   For some reason, April has been the slowest reading month for me. For one week, I didn't pick up a book!! I could have read more than I what did. But I was still in a reading slump. It was so bad that I even considered just taking a break from reading. But then I picked up a book and I found myself loving it!! But then it got annoying halfway through. I'm still glad it got me to enjoy reading again. I'm kind of disappointed that I didn't read all the books I wanted to this month.

Waiting On Wednesday

Wednesday, April 29, 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:

Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

An Ember In The Ashes is Finally Out in the Wild!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

   I am so excited that AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir releases today and that I get to share the news, along with a special introduction from Sabaa herself! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Sabaa Tahir, be sure to check out all the details below.

   There's also a giveaway for signed copies of the book and some of those awesome sword letter openers we’ve seen around courtesy of Sabaa, Penguin Teen, and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

Booking Into Spring Readathon Goals & Mini Challenges

Monday, April 27, 2015
I had so much fun with Dewey's Readathon on Saturday so why not join another why? And it's helping me finish my ARC TBR since a lot of them are releasing in May and June. I plan to read three print arcs that I have!!

ARC REVIEW: Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Release Date: April 28, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Format: Print ARC, 308 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Neil Gaiman’s Stardust meets John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars in this fantasy about a girl caught between two worlds... two races…and two destinies. 
Aza Ray is drowning in thin air. 
Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live.  
So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn't think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name. 
Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, who’s always been there. Jason, for whom she might have more-than-friendly feelings. But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes terribly wrong. Aza is lost to our world—and found, by another. Magonia.  
Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not the weak and dying thing she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time. Better, she has immense power—and as

Stacking The Shelves

Saturday, April 25, 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: Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Friday, April 24, 2015

Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication Date: November 27, 2012
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Format: E-book, 80 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Series: The Covenant, #3.5
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Aiden St. Delphi will do anything to save Alex. 
Even if it means doing the one thing he will never forgive himself for.  
Even if it means making war against the gods.

The Amazon Marketplace: The Good and The Bad

Thursday, April 23, 2015

This is like the Beauty and the Beast. What a weird comparison!!

   I've no clue why on Earth I decided to write about this. It's just something I came to realize now that I am a blogger. 

   Back when I was just a reader, I had no freaking clue what arcs (Advanced Reading Copies) were. And I'm sure I wasn't the only one. Now I've seen people selling arcs even though it's illegal!! It always happens on Ebay and I also heard about someone selling them on their Instagram account.

ARC REVIEW: The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy
Series: The Girl at Midnight, #1

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For readers of Cassandra Clare's City of Bones and Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone, The Girl at Midnight is the story of a modern girl caught in an ancient war.  
Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she's ever known.  
Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she's fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it's time to act.  
Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, but if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it's how to hunt down

Shadowhunters TV Show Casting News!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

   I think I've just had a change of heart for The Mortal Instruments movie! I just watched it as it aired on TV and I loved it. Back when I saw it in theaters, I was bored out of my mind. Too late for this since the movie flopped and they're making a TV show named Shadowhunters on ABC Family. And not to mention that they just found the actor to play the role of Jace Wayland.

   I'm really looking forward to seeing the show and I hope it does the books justice. I've personally never read the books and so I can't judge the movie and compare it to the books. But I liked it! I heard

ARC REVIEW: 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

99 Days by Katie Cotugno

Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Format: ARC, 372 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Series: Standalone
Release Date: April 21, 2015
Pre-order Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

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Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done. 
Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

MOVIEW REVIEW: Fifty Shades of Grey

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey


NOTE: Just because I watched and enjoyed the movie does not mean I support rape.  Some people criticizing others and that is not okay. This film is not abuse. Ana is 23 and Christian is 26. They are not underage and Ana gives Christian her consent. BDSM is a lifestyle and this actually happens in real life.

   This was a movie that I was really anticipating ever since I found out that it was being turned into a film. I was really curious about who would be cast and if they would choose the right actors that would rightfully portray Ana and Christian. It was a bit shocking because at first they had cast someone before Jamie to play Christian and I hated that male actor. He didn't look like how I had envisioned Christian. But then Jamie was cast and I thought he was perfect.

   The choice that I was really nervous about though was Dakota playing Ana. I just thought she looked so much older and I didn't think I would like her. But I ended up being impressed by her portrayal. Both actors did a wonderful job bringing their characters to life and

How to request ARCS

Saturday, April 18, 2015

   When I first heard about arcs, I started researching how on Earth to receive them because I had no clue. I think it all started when I requested a publicist and she told me the book was listed on Netgalley. But of course back then I didn't have one so she redirected me there and I created an account. After that, I started looking up emails to contact the publishers directly. And now after almost two years of blogging, I want to use my knowledge that I picked up along the way to help some bloggers that are just starting out!!

Let's start with what an arc even is...

The TRAILER for NOWHERE BUT HERE is here!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Trailer Reveal for Katie McGarry's NOWHERE BUT HERE! NOWHERE BUT HERE is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance being published by Harlequin Teen and is a part of Katie McGarry’s Thunder Road Series. It is being released on May 26th, 2015!!

REVIEW: Just One Drop by Quinn Loftis

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Just One Drop by Quinn Loftis

Publication Date: February 4, 2012
Format: E-book, 239 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Series: The Grey Wolves, #3
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Jennifer Adams, best friend to Jacque Pierce and Sally Morgan, spicy, out spoken, a little crazy and human...or so she thought. Jen has just found out that human DNA is not the only thing that resides in her veins, she happens to share that little pesky werewolf gene, although it isn't more than just a drop. Now that she and her friends are living in Romania with Fane's pack, she is also oh so conveniently stuck with the object of her affection, the fur ball Decebel. Drawn to each other by something they don't understand Jen finds herself frustrated by the lack of mating signs between her and said fur ball. Not only is she dealing with that not so un-frustrating problem, she now has been informed that because of that little drop of werewolf blood in her she is now required to attended a multi-pack gathering for un-mated wolves. This type of gathering hasn't taken place in over a century but with a shortage of females among the werewolf population the males are getting worried they won't ever find their true mates. Meanwhile Decebel struggles with the emotions he is feeling towards Jen. He tries to keep his distance but there is just something about the mouthy blonde that keeps him coming back for more of her verbal abuse that he just can't seem to get enough of...go figure.

ARC REVIEW: Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking

Friday, April 3, 2015

Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking

Release Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Format: ARC, 304
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Series: The Kanin Chronicles, #2
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Bryn Aven has always longed to be a part of the Kanin world. 
Though she has no social status because she’s a half-breed, she refuses to give up on her dream of serving the kingdom she loves. It’s a dream that brings her to a whole new realm . . . the glittering palace of the Skojare. 
The Skojare people need protection from the same brutal rival who’s been threatening the Kanin, and, being half Skojare herself, it’s a chance for Bryn to learn more about her heritage. Her boss Ridley Dresden is overseeing her mission and wants to help. He’s always been her most trusted friend—but as their undeniable attraction heats up, he becomes a distraction she can’t afford. 
Brynn is about to discover that the Skojare world is full of secrets, and as she’s drawn in deeper and deeper, she doesn’t know who to trust. As she gets closer to Ridley, she realizes she may not even be able to trust her own heart.

My TBR Thursday

Thursday, April 2, 2015
 

   Last month was really crappy with my reading. I only read 5 books!! I'm trying to challenge myself and read 11 arcs that I have. It's a bit unrealistic but I will try my hardest. I honestly just want to finish reading all the advanced reading copies that I have so that I can finally get to all the finished copies that I have. I just have way too many books that I really want to start and it's hard choosing!

   I hope that my reading slump goes away. This is causing me to not want to pick up the books and really enjoy them. I'm praying that it won't be the case for some of these books. I desperately want to
love them especially The Cage and The Wrath and The Dawn. They sound really intriguing...

March Wrap Up

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

   March wasn't really my best reading time period. I was in such a reading slump. I just haven't read the perfect book. I read ACOTAR and An Ember In The Ashes and they were sooo GOOD. No other book has met my expectations like they did. I did find some interesting books but they aren't that memorable. 

   On the good side, I haven't broken my book buying ban!! It's been getting