Blog Tour: How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied by Jess Keating

May 29, 2014

Hello, hominids (and maybe even some others?)! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied by Jess Keating! This book (currently reading; review should be up this Friday!) is super fun and adorkable, and for me, it's a good introduction into Middle Grade books. And today I have a VERY ENTERTAINING interview with two of the characters from Crocodile, which you won't want to miss! Enjoy (and please make sure your shoes are tied!).

Waiting on Wednesday (84)

May 28, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

I very recently read the prequel novella to this book, and it was GOOD. Now, if that's how good the novella was, I can only imagine how good the actual novel may be. And this week, I WANT THAT NOVEL, stat.

Top Ten Tuesday (85)

May 27, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Books My Brother 
Would (Maybe) Read

Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

May 26, 2014

Title: Open Road Summer
Author: Emery Lord
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Publishing Date: April 15, 2014
Pages/Format: 352, eARC
Add on Goodreads!

After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. Fortunately, Lilah’s 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence. This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking. A fresh new voice in contemporary romance, Emery Lord’s gorgeous writing hits all the right notes.

Book in One Word: LIKEY!

Sunday Spinetry (12)

May 25, 2014

Sunday Spinetry is a weekly meme hosted by, well, me! 
For all the details on Sunday Spinetry, just go here!

Review: Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne

May 24, 2014

Title: Poison Dance
Author: Livia Blackburne
Publisher: Lion's Quill Press
Publishing Date: September 12, 2013
Pages/Format: 84, eARC
Add on Goodreads!

James is skilled, efficient, and deadly, a hired blade navigating the shifting alliances of a deteriorating Assassin’s Guild. Then he meets Thalia, an alluring but troubled dancing girl who offers him a way out—if he’ll help her kill a powerful nobleman. With the Guild falling apart, it just might be worth the risk. But when you live, breathe, and love in a world that’s forever flirting with death, the slightest misstep can be poison. 

Book in One Word: MOOORE.

Song As Old As Rhyme: Labyrinth

I've been in a bit of a Labyrinth mood lately (and will hopefully be watching my DVD this holiday weekend), and right now I MIGHT be listening to the soundtrack. Okay, I totally am. And you should be, too, so here are some of my favorite tracks of the fantasmical soundtrack for Labyrinth!

Review: The Rules for Breaking by Ashley Elston

May 23, 2014

Title: The Rules for Breaking
Author: Ashley Elston
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publishing Date: May 20, 2014
Pages/Format: 320, ARC
Add on Goodreads!

Who do you trust when no one is what they seem? The gripping sequel to contemporary, romantic YA thriller, The Rules for Disappearing.

Anna Boyd almost lost her life to get what she wanted most in the world: freedom.

But just when it seems that her family has finally escaped Witness Protection, the illusion that Anna could resume a normal life comes crashing down.

The deadly man Anna knows as Thomas is still on the loose, and now he's using her as a pawn in a dangerous game with the drug cartel determined to silence her forever. When Thomas and a mysterious masked man capture not only Anna but also her fragile younger sister and her boyfriend, Anna decides it's time to break all the rules-even if it means teaming up with the lesser of two evils.

Anna will do whatever it takes to protect the people she loves and win her life back once and for all. But her true enemies are hidden in plain sight. Before long, Anna will learn that putting her trust in anyone may be the last mistake she ever makes.


Book in One Word: Hmmm.

Waiting on Wednesday (83)

May 21, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

Today I'm waiting on a PRETTY COVER.

Top Ten Tuesday (84)

May 20, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Friendships In Books

Recap: The Fault in Our Stars Movie Screening

Blog Tour: Firstborn by Lorie Ann Grover

May 16, 2014

Hello, folks! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for the latest from Lorie Ann Grover, Firstborn! I have all the info on the book and where you can learn more about Lorie, plus her dream cast for the book and an awesome giveaway, so be sure to check it all out!

Review: The One by Kiera Cass

May 15, 2014

Title: The One
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publishing Date: May 6, 2014
Pages/Format: 323, Hardcover

The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.

America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

From the very first page of The Selection, this #1 New York Times bestselling series has captured readers' hearts and swept them away on a captivating journey... Now, in The One, Kiera Cass delivers a satisfying and unforgettable conclusion that will keep readers sighing over this electrifying fairy-tale long after the final page is turned.


Book in One Word: ONEderful!

Waiting on Wednesday (82)

May 14, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

I think we're all waiting on this, yes? And we'll all be hit in our feels? (But still, I'm pretty bummed that it's not about the characters from the first book.)

Top Ten Tuesday (83)

May 13, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Books I Still Need To Finish

Song As Old As Rhyme: Remember These?

May 9, 2014

Disney Channel: We've all loved it. And some Disney Channel movies and TV shows had AWESOME music. So here are a few songs/scenes for you to reminisce over! And don't lie. You KNOW you know all the lyrics.

Review: The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt

May 8, 2014

Title: The Chapel Wars
Author: Lindsey Leavitt
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publishing Date: May 6, 2014
Pages/Format: 304, eARC

Acclaimed author Lindsey Leavitt brings her trademark heart, humor, and romance to her hometown--Vegas.

Sixteen-year-old Holly wants to remember her Grandpa forever, but she’d rather forget what he left her in his will: his wedding chapel on the Las Vegas strip. Whatever happened to gold watches, savings bonds, or some normal inheritance?

And then there's Grandpa's letter. Not only is she running the business with her recently divorced parents, but she needs to make some serious money--fast. Grandpa also insists Holly reach out to Dax, the grandson of her family's mortal enemy and owner of the cheesy chapel next door. No matter how cute Dax is, Holly needs to stay focused: on her group of guy friends, her disjointed family, work, school and... Dax. No wait, not Dax.

Holly’s chapel represents everything she’s ever loved in her past. Dax might be everything she could ever love in the future. But as for right now, there's a wedding chapel to save.


Book in One Word: Fun!

Waiting on Wednesday (81)

May 7, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

I've seen her unbecoming and her evolution but I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT HER RETRIBUTION IS, OKAY?

Top Ten Tuesday (82)

May 6, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Books I'd Frame 
As Pieces Of Art

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

May 5, 2014

Title: We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publishing Date: May 13, 2014
Pages/Format: 240, eARC

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.
 
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. 

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.


Book in One Word: WHAT.

Sunday Spinetry (11)

May 4, 2014

Sunday Spinetry is a weekly meme hosted by, well, me! 
For all the details on Sunday Spinetry, just go here!

Let's Talk About How to Get Books For Free (and Legally)

May 3, 2014

This is not okay.


And I get it. You want free books. (Hey, don't we all want free things?) But this is not okay, and it's upsetting. Because when you do this, you're taking away someone's paycheck and, in short, stealing from them. So let me tell you how else you can get books--legally and affordable.

Review: Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

May 2, 2014

Title: Second Star
Author: Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publishing Date: May 13, 2014
Pages/Format: 248, ARC

A twisty story about love, loss, and lies, this contemporary oceanside adventure is tinged with a touch of dark magic as it follows seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling on a search for her missing surfer brothers. Wendy’s journey leads her to a mysterious hidden cove inhabited by a tribe of young renegade surfers, most of them runaways like her brothers. Wendy is instantly drawn to the cove’s charismatic leader, Pete, but her search also points her toward Pete's nemesis, the drug-dealing Jas. Enigmatic, dangerous, and handsome, Jas pulls Wendy in even as she's falling hard for Pete. A radical reinvention of a classic, Second Star is an irresistible summer romance about two young men who have yet to grow up--and the troubled beauty trapped between them.

Book in One Word: Whaaa?

April Showers Bring May Flowers

May 1, 2014


Can you believe April's already over and it's May?! Holy schmokes! And while April did have its ups and downs, there are some PRETTY AWESOME things happening in May, so let's have the sun shine in and say adios to the rain!
 
site design by designer blogs