April 30, 2015

Feature & Follow: Curing a Reading Slump

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

The point of Feature and Follow is to meet new people & gain followers in the book blog community!

How it works: Each week, Rachel and Alison post a question for bloggers to answer, provide a bloghop link, and choose two lucky participants to feature in their blogs!


April 28, 2015

Quick Hiatus: I'm On My Honeymoon!


Well, I just tied the knot, guys!

I'm honeymooning in Kauai for a week, so I won't be posting as much. I set up a few scheduled posts just to have some activity on my blog while I'm gone. I'll respond to any comments when I come back!

In the meantime, check out some of the stuff I have planned for our honeymoon!

April 27, 2015

Booklover Buys: I Got Married This Past Weekend!


Booklover Buys is a post I normally do every Tuesday to share all the awesome bookish stuff I see while searching the internet.

This week, I'm switching up the theme in honor of my wedding this past weekend! I've decided to share some of the Etsy stuff I purchased for our special day!

April 25, 2015

16 Cakes That Look Almost Too Good To Eat


The Cake Book Tag I did a few days ago inspired this post.

As I mentioned in that post, I was supposed to be looking at wedding stuff on Pinterest to finalize all my wedding details, but then I saw a book-inspired wedding cake.

That darn book cake made me lose all my focus and I started searching for other book inspired cakes.

Take a look at what I found!

April 23, 2015

Feature & Follow: Blog Title?

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

The point of Feature and Follow is to meet new people & gain followers in the book blog community!

How it works: Each week, Rachel and Alison post a question for bloggers to answer, provide a bloghop link, and choose two lucky participants to feature in their blogs!


April 21, 2015

The Book Cake Tag


Cakes and books? Um, yes, please! Nomz.

I was supposed to be researching last minute touches for my wedding (next weekend, guys!!) on Pinterest. Of course, I became very distracted and started looking at book cakes for whatever reason.

The good thing is I saw this tag floating around! I couldn't find the original poster, but I tried!

I tag all the cake lovers and anyone else who wants to be tagged!

April 20, 2015

ARC Review: A Magic Dark and Bright (The Asylum Saga #1) by Jenny Adams Perinovic

Publish Date: April 28th, 2015
Publisher: Bookish Girl Press
Rating: 3.5 / 5

Blurb:
She meant to help a ghost...not unleash a curse.

Amelia Dupree hasn’t seen the Woman in White since the night her brother died.

The ghost seems to have disappeared from the woods surrounding Asylum, Pennsylvania—that is, until Charlie Blue moves into the creepy old MacAllister House next door. Amelia can’t help liking him, even though she spent her childhood thinking his grandmother was a witch. And she definitely can’t ignore the connection between his arrival and the Woman in White’s return.

Then Amelia learns that the Woman in White is a prisoner, trapped between the worlds of the living and the dead. Devastated by the idea that her brother could be suffering a similar fate, Amelia decides to do whatever it takes to help the Woman in White find peace--and Charlie agrees to help her.

But when Amelia’s classmates start to drown in the Susquehanna River, one right after another, rumors swirl as people begin to connect the timing of Charlie’s arrival with the unexplained deaths. As Charlie and Amelia uncover the dark history of Asylum, they realize they may have unleashed an unspeakable evil. One they have to stop before everything they love is destroyed.

Booklover Buys: Bookish Shirts from LookHuman

Booklover Buys is a post I do every Tuesday to share all the awesome bookish stuff I see while searching the internet.

Every week, I share book-related items of a certain theme or from a specific website.

This week's theme is bookish shirts from the website LookHuman.

April 18, 2015

ARC Review: Since Drew by J Nathan

Publish Date: April 23rd, 2015
Publisher: Self-published
Rating: 3 / 5

I received an Advance Reader Copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Blurb:
All Andi Parker has ever wanted, all she’s ever dreamed of, is a spot on the Olympic track team. But when an accident leaves her hospitalized with serious injuries and shattered dreams, she’s not only uncertain what her future holds but also completely alone.

Drew Slater is a wanted man. Professional football teams want him for his arm. Women want him for his good looks and magnetic personality. But the well-crafted disguise he wears, the one that helps him score on and off the field, hides secrets. Conceals lies. Threatens the happiness of everyone around him.

One chance encounter brings Andi and Drew together, changing their worlds in ways they never thought possible. Unfortunately, what they thought they knew about themselves—and about each other—might just be the biggest lie of all.

April 16, 2015

Feature & Follow: What Would You Do With $100,000?

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

The point of Feature and Follow is to meet new people & gain followers in the book blog community!

How it works: Each week, Rachel and Alison post a question for bloggers to answer, provide a bloghop link, and choose two lucky participants to feature in their blogs!


April 15, 2015

Taylor Swift Book Tag

This tag was originally done as a YouTube video by Sarah @ The Book Life, so definitely check her out!

For those of you who haven't heard of this tag, it's basically a list of Taylor Swift songs and your interpretation of the books that should go along with them. Very fun!

April 14, 2015

Let's Discuss: Books Becoming Movies

I'm that person that always insists the book was better than the movie. Every now and then I do a Google search for YA books that have been optioned for film. It's a great way to add to my TBR because if they're turning into movies, the books must be good, right?

My most recent search contains a few titles I haven't read yet, so I really need to get on it and finish these books before the movies are released!

Are there any movies on this list that you are most excited for?

April 13, 2015

Booklover Buys: Harry Potter on Etsy

I spend so much time on Etsy, it's seriously becoming a problem. I search through so many random shops and favorite hundreds of items that I will probably never buy-- all because everything is so damn cute.

I think it's time I put my Etsy hours to use and actually share what I find. That way I have something to show for all the mindless browsing I do!

This week, I'm sharing my Harry Potter finds!

April 12, 2015

Let's Discuss: Ugly Love & Nick Bateman & How Hot He Is!

Look at this ridiculously hot man holding one of my favorite books by Colleen Hoover!

I could seriously stare at his pictures for hours on the internet. HOURS.

I just can't get enough and I need to watch this movie NOW. February 2016 cannot come soon enough.

*swoons*

Review: No Regrets (Nova #3) by Jessica Sorensen

Publish Date: April 15th, 2014
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Rating: 2 / 5

I purchased a copy from Amazon.

Blurb:
Today is the first day of Quinton Carter's new life. The toxic guilt of his past left him in pieces-but one girl unexpectedly put him back together. Thanks to Nova Reed, Quinton can finally see the world with clear eyes. She's the reason his heart is still kicking behind the jagged scar on his chest. And he would love to have her in his arms every minute of the day . . . but he's not ready yet.

Playing drums in a band and living with her best friends are just some of the highlights of Nova's life. But the best new development? Talking to Quinton on the phone each night. She wishes she could touch him, kiss him, though she knows he needs time to heal. Yet shocking news is on the way-a reminder of life's dark side-and Nova will need Quinton like he once needed her. Is he strong enough to take the final leap out of his broken past . . . and into Nova's heart?

April 10, 2015

Review: Saving Quinton (Nova #2) by Jessica Sorensen

Publish Date: February 4th, 2014
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Rating: 4 / 5
Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

I purchased a copy from Amazon.

Blurb:
Nova Reed can't forget him-Quinton Carter, the boy with the honey-brown eyes who made her realize she deserved more than an empty life. His pain was so similar to her own. But Nova has been coming to terms with her past and healing, while Quinton is out there somewhere, sinking deeper. She's determined to find him and help him...before it's too late.

Nova has haunted his dreams for nearly a year-but Quinton never thought a sweet, kind person like her would care enough about a person like him. To Quinton, a dark, dangerous life is exactly what he deserves. And Nova has no place in it. But Nova has followed him to Las Vegas, and now he must do whatever it takes to keep her away, to maintain his self-imposed punishment for the unforgivable things he's done. But there's one flaw in his plan: Nova isn't going anywhere...

April 9, 2015

Feature & Follow: Books That Surprised Me

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

The point of Feature and Follow is to meet new people & gain followers in the book blog community!

How it works: Each week, Rachel and Alison post a question for bloggers to answer, provide a bloghop link, and choose two lucky participants to feature in their blogs!


April 8, 2015

3 Month Blogoversary: Amazon Gift Card & Red Queen (Hardcover) Giveaway

You guys are awesome! I started this blog on January 8th of this year as part of a New Year resolution to myself. 2014 had been a rough year for reading for me because of an awful book slump that I just couldn't kick (because Netflix).

Blog Tour: Cursed by Fire (Blood & Magic #1) by Danielle Annett

Publish Date: January 28th, 2015
Publisher: Self-published
Rating: 3.5 / 5
Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble


I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Blurb:
It has been six years since the Awakening and peace in Spokane, Washington is still tenuous at best. The vampires and shifters are all vying for control of the city and the humans seem to be the ones suffering the consequences, or so it seems.

Aria Naveed has spent the last two years of her life fighting to make the many wrongs of the world right, but soon finds out that the humans aren’t as weak as they appear and may be a more terrifying foe than any of the other races combined.

When a stranger rolls into town with trouble on his heels, Aria finds herself trapped in the middle of a battle that could cost her more than she has bargained for as a fight for justice turns into an unexpected fight for her life.

April 7, 2015

Booklover Buys: Etsy Bookmarks

A while ago, I won these craftedvan bookmarks in a giveaway hosted by Tiffany @ Beneath the Jacket Reviews. I absolutely adore them!

Long story short-- I was on Etsy looking for last minute wedding stuff to buy, but I got bored and the bookmarks were right there on my desk, so I got distracted and searched for more bookmarks instead! Take a look!

April 6, 2015

ARC Review: Ask The Dark by Henry Turner

Release Date: April 7th, 2015
Publisher: Clarion Books
Rating: 3.5 / 5
Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble


I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.


Blurb:
Billy Zeets has a story to tell.

About being a vandal and petty thief.

About missing boys and an elusive killer.

And about what happens if a boy who breaks all the rules is the only person who can piece together the truth.

Gripping and powerful, this masterful debut novel comes to vivid life through the unique voice of a hero as unlikely as he is unforgettable.

April 5, 2015

Review: Breaking Nova (Nova #1) by Jessica Sorensen

Publish Date: September 3rd, 2013
Publisher: Forever
Rating: 4 / 5
Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

I purchased a copy from Amazon.

Blurb:
Nova Reed used to have dreams-of becoming a famous drummer, of marrying her true love. But all of that was taken away in an instant. Now she's getting by as best she can, though sometimes that means doing things the old Nova would never do. Things that are slowly eating away at her spirit. Every day blends into the next . . . until she meets Quinton Carter. His intense, honey brown eyes instantly draw her in, and he looks just about as broken as she feels inside.

Quinton once got a second chance at life-but he doesn't want it. The tattoos on his chest are a constant reminder of what he's done, what he's lost. He's sworn to never allow happiness into his life . . . but then beautiful, sweet Nova makes him smile. He knows he's too damaged to get close to her, yet she's the only one who can make him feel alive again. Quinton will have to decide: does he deserve to start over? Or should he pay for his past forever?

Let's Discuss: Twilight Fanfiction That Became Famous

I was browsing through my all time favorites bookshelf on Goodreads and I noticed something funny-- two of my most absolute favorite series were originally written as Twilight fanfiction.

I started looking up other popular Twilight fanfiction and fanfiction that had become published and--goodness!--there seems to be a treasure trove of books to be read! I never knew!

April 2, 2015

Review: Addicted to You (Addicted #1) by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie

Publish Date: May 22nd, 2014
Publisher: K.B. Ritchie
Rating: 3 / 5

Downloaded a free copy from Amazon.

Blurb:
She’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to booze...the only way out is rock bottom.

No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they've pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is better than a lie. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they may not just be addicted to alcohol and sex.

Their real vice may be each other.

Feature & Follow: Reoccuring Dream

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

The point of Feature and Follow is to meet new people & gain followers in the book blog community!

How it works: Each week, Rachel and Alison post a question for bloggers to answer, provide a bloghop link, and choose two lucky participants to feature in their blogs!



Review: The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by Kody Keplinger

Publish Date: September 7th, 2010
Publisher: Poppy
Rating: 2 / 5

I received a copy via a giveaway.

Blurb:
Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper may not be the prettiest girl in her high school, but she has a loyal group of friends, a biting wit, and a spot-on BS detector. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. But things aren't so great at home and Bianca, desperate for a distraction, ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him. Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn't such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she's falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.