Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June Wrap Up

    June was a 'what the heck' month, I went from having a bunch of reviews to post to absolutely nothing. Like I went on a Hiatus without even knowing it. Exams where this month, so I guess once we ended I just got super lazy. July should be different, considering I'm going to be apart of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour hosted by The Book Bratz! So that'll start up on July 5th!
   I will be gone for about 9 days in July, I should have posts ready to go but otherwise don't expect me online much from July 9th -18th.
   I finally got my NAS bookmarks that I designed! I honestly can't wait to run around sneaking them into Never Always Sometimes when it releases in August!
    Otherwise I have no other things to really say about this month! Lets hope July's a good one! 

   Now for the Bookish stats!

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Book Haul:

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July Books I'm Excited For:

   Onward to summer! July is going to be the best!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Book Review: The Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter

Release Date: September 30th, 2014
Read: June 3rd-4th, 2015
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Series: The White Rabbit Chronicles, #3
Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Source: Own

Description from GoodReads:

   I have a plan. 

   We'll either destroy them for good, or they'll destroy us. 

   Either way, only one of us is walking away. 

   In the stunning conclusion to the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice "Ali" Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She's ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers…until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It's then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters…and the worst has only begun. 

   As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies…and she isn't the girl she thought she was. She's connected to the woman responsible for killing—and turning—Cole's mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima—even sacrificing her own life for those she loves.


   Roses are red, violets are blue, I have five fingers, the middle one is for you.
   In Summer of 2014 I was dying to get my hands on The Queen of Zombie Hearts, when it came to the release date I had promised myself that I'd go out and get it ASAP. Of course that never happened, it wasn't until my sister had received it for Christmas that I was able to consider reading it, but we have a rule in our house. If the book is new then the owner has to read it before anyone else does. So it wasn't till the beginning of June 2015 that I actually got to read it.
   I'm not sure if it was because I've matured since I last read Through the Zombie Glass, but I found all the characters in the book to be unbelievably annoying and clingy? They were immature to me. The girls made me feel ashamed to be the same gender as them, they clung and relied on their 'boyfriends' way too much.
   I also felt like Gena Showalter's adult writing seeped into this book a little bit. I understand that young adults do have sex, in YA books and real life but there were parts in the book that implied more 'interesting' things and it freaked me out thinking that my little sister had read those scenes. To me it was just a little too much, I'm not sure how everyone else felt about this matter though.
   Besides the two things said above, I rather enjoyed The Queen of Zombie Hearts. It was a fun and funky read, Showalter knew exactly how to end a series. I'm looking forward to A Mad Zombie Party which is set to release September 2015.


Favourite Quote:

"Does Cole know you're made of ice?"

"Yes. He likes to melt me.”

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Zombies, Zombie Hunters 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Book Blitz: Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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   We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Jennifer L. Armentrout's SCORCHED!! SCORCHED is a standalone New Adult Contemporary Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Frigid Series. And be sure to grab FRIGID, the first standalone in this amazing series!!

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Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Date: June 16th, 2015
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Series: Frigid, #2
Format: Paperback, 320 pages

Description from GoodReads:

    Sometimes life leaves a mark…

   Most days, Andrea doesn’t know whether she wants to kiss Tanner or punch him in the gut. He is seriously hot, with legit bedroom eyes and that firefighter body of his, but he’s a major player, and they can’t get along for more than a handful of minutes. Until now.

   Tanner knows he and Andrea have had an epic love/hate relationship for as long as he can remember, but he wants more love than hate from her. He wants her. Now. Tomorrow. But the more he gets to know her, the more it becomes obvious that Andrea has a problem. She’s teetering on the edge and every time he tries to catch her, she slips through his fingers.

   Andrea’s life is spiraling out of control, and it doesn’t matter that Tanner wants to save her, because when everything falls apart and she’s speeding toward rock bottom, only she can save herself.

   Sometimes life makes you work for that happily ever after… 

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Don’t miss the first standalone book in the series…

Frigid Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Date: November 6th, 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Series: Frigid, #1
Format: Paperback, 260 pages

Description from GoodReads:

   For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn't anything new. They'd been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the 'man' in man-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

   Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she's perfect and she's everything. But the feelings he has for her, he's always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.

   But when they're stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor'easter, there's nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one. 

      # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author J
ennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.  

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: (44)


Amanda Sun
The Paper Gods, #3
Expected: June 30th, 2015

Description from GoodReads:

   After almost a year in Japan, Katie Greene has finally unearthed the terrible secret behind her boyfriend Tomohiro's deadly ability to bring drawings to life—not only is he descended from Kami, the ancient Japanese gods, but he is the heir to a tragedy that occurred long ago, a tragedy that is about to repeat. 

   Even as the blood of a vengeful god rages inside Tomo, Katie is determined to put his dark powers to sleep. In order to do so, she and Tomo must journey to find the three Imperial Treasures of Japan. Gifts from the goddess Amaterasu herself, these treasures could unlock all of the secrets about Tomo's volatile ancestry and quell the ink's lust for destruction. But in order to complete their quest, Tomo and Katie must confront out-of-control Kami and former friend Jun, who has begun his own quest of revenge against those he believes have wronged him. To save the world, and themselves, Katie and Tomo will be up against one of the darkest Kami creations they've ever encountered—and they may not make it out alive.

Why I Want It:

   WHY WOULDN'T I WANT IT? I adored Ink and Rain, they were two of my favourite reads last year and of all time. I NEED to know what happens next! The Kami are a new experience for me, I'm excited to see what else Sun will show us!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Seize the Tuesday: (5)

Seize the Tuesday is a book blogger meme created by myself and the Adi Alsaid Street Team, to share stories about how we’ve seized the Tuesday, with a special focus on the particular book we’re reading. We’ll share our posts online with the hashtag: #LetsAllGetLost. 

   The idea is to share little ways in which you may have embraced Bree’s motto of seizing the Tuesday. To relate it to books, you can talk about what book you’re reading, and how you stole some moments from the day to enjoy reading. It doesn’t have to be about reading, but we all know that a well-read day is a day seized. The idea is not just to help spread the word on LGL, but also to remind people to live fully, even/especially if that means spending a part of your day reading.

   So my Seizing the Tuesday for today is pretty boring, I'm seizing the day by trying to studying my butt off for my two exams on the 18th. English and Physics, where English is a piece of cake I'm kind of terrified for the Physics exam..... Both my courses are AP (Advance Placement) so my exams are going to be twice as hard as a regular exam.  You can see why I'm terrified.

   Besides that, I've started reading the new Becca Fitzpatrick book, Dangerous Lies. It is definitely is must read guys, I highly suggest you place this baby on pre-order.

   Anyways, I might not be online all that much until Friday, besides a few posts I already have scheduled. Wish me luck on my exams guys!

 How are you Seizing the Tuesday?

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Release Date: January 30th, 2014
Read: May 1st- June 2nd, 2015
Publisher: Black Swan
Format: UK Paperback, 560 pages (Wrong cover for edition)
Source: Won

Description from GoodReads:


   1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier.
Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.


It's a small story, about:
a girl
an accordionist
some fanatical Germans
a Jewish fist fighter
and quite a lot of thievery.



   I am haunted by humans.
   The Book Thief is on the list of books you have to read before you die, it's just a must. I had originally won a copy to read, but I just never picked it up. It wasn't until it became an assigned book to read in my english class that I ended up reading it.
    The Book Thief has a very originally idea that I adored, the book is narrated by Death. The idea itself has so much potential, I just couldn't stop thinking about it. Incorporating it with World War Two made the storyline just that much more interesting. Now a days you can find so many different books based on WW1 or WW2 and not be surprised with the outcome, because at this point everyone knows what happened. With Zusak's new twist it didn't matter if you already knew what happened, you wanted to stick around and see how it would end anyway.
   Zusak's writing was beautiful, I felt myself connect with the book. I really liked how he would straight out tell us a simple fact that occurred in the future, thus "spoiling" it for us but would keep us there by not giving us the whole story to it. (Ex. Say someone would die, but not tell us how.)
   All the WW2 stories give me butterflies but not in a good way, my family being from Germany I've personally heard the horrors of what happened in the war. So every time I read about the topic I find myself thinking of my families tragedies. Where normally I stay away from the topic, it was a nice twist to read The Book Thief. Also being able to read the german words and know what they meant was fun as well.
   The Book Thief was a heart breaking novel, it broke me, took a break then went back to breaking me. I'm really glad I gave it a try and who knows? Perhaps I'll pick up another one of Zusak's novels soon.


Favourite Quote:

   "The stars set fires to my eyes." - Max

   "The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.”

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

Adult Reads, Historical Fiction, War, World War 2, Holocaust

Thursday, June 11, 2015

I Love Sarah Dessen Blog Tour

Hey Y'all!

  Today I'm excited to be apart of the I Love Sarah Dessen Blog Tour! I got to meet all the ladies on the tour back in November 2014 when I was in South Carolina for YALLFest. So when i was asked to be apart of the tour I just have to say yes! I hope you enjoy my review, along with the rest of the ladies special posts! Don't forget to enter the giveaway while you're here!

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

Release Date: June, 2012
Read: June 5th - 9th, 2015
Publisher: Speak
Format: Paperback, 281 pages
Source: River East Collegiate Library

Description from GoodReads:

   The world is a terrible place not to have a best friend.

   Scarlett was always the strong one. 

   Halley was always content to follow in her wake.

   Then Scarlett's boyfriend died, and Scarlett learned that she was pregnant.

   Now Halley has to find the strength to take the lead and help Scarlett get through it.

   Because true friendship is a promise you keep forever.


    There's only so much faith you can have in people.
      You haven't experienced contemporary until you've read at least one Sarah Dessen book, or so I've heard. Someone Like You was my first Sarah Dessen novel, you'd think I'd have read one sooner considering I got to meet her at YALLFest 2014. For my first Dessen read, I found that I really enjoyed myself.
   With most of the YA books I've encountered you don't see pregnancy, and it's understandable because from the moment you hit puberty girls are told to either wait to have sex or to make sure you use protection. With most YA characters being in the age range of 15-18, most of the girls would not be a mother yet, but teenage pregnancy does happen and I'm glad to see it acknowledged.
   Characters in YA novels tend to be pushed to a breaking point, most of the time in dystopian novels or fantasy ones because they are 'destined' to save the world and the pressure of it all is too much for them to handle. But what about the pressures of the life today? School, family, the thought of the future, it can all be too much to handle as well. The characters of Someone Like You experienced this in the book, and I'm glad they did it. It showed us that we aren't the only ones with this stress and pressure. Sometimes life doesn't go the way you want and bad stuff happens, you can't always fix it either, even if it does suck.
   Someone Like You was a very realistic book which you could relate to in more then one way. Someone Like You will not be my last Sarah Dessen book.


Favourite Quote:

“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.”

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

   Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, High School, Teenage Pregnancy 

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