Monday, March 30

I Still Haven't Read...






This weeks pick...





Mylena Chronicles by Chloe Jacobs:

#1 Greta and the Goblin King
#2 Greta and the Glass Kingdom (Haven't Got Yet)

Have you read this series?
What did you think?


Wednesday, March 25

Waiting on Wednesday


A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirit and Thieves #1)
Morgan Rhodes

Published By: Razorbill
Publication Date: June 23, 2015
Genre: YA - Fantasy
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From Goodreads:
Modern-day Toronto: A heavy leather-bound book written in an unrecognizable language is delivered to the Speckled Muse, the antique bookshop owned by Crystal and Becca Hatcher’s mother. When Becca opens it, she’s sent into a coma, leaving Crys behind to uncover a series of terrifying secrets.

Ancient Mytica: A merciless goddess hunts for the elusive treasure that will make her ruler not only of Mytica, but of all the unseen worlds that lay beyond it.

Modern-day Toronto: Rich and aimless Farrell Grayson finally has the chance to prove himself when the mysterious leader of a powerful secret society invites him into his fold.

Ancient Mytica: Maddox Corso has always been different, but never remarkable. Everything changes the day he meets a pretty, unfamiliar girl from a faraway land, only to realize that he’s the only one who can see her.

Fate has brought these young people together, but ancient magic threatens to rip them apart.
I have not yet read anything by Morgan Rhodes but I have heard so many great things about her YA Fantasy Falling Kingdoms Series and I have just bought it to read so hearing that she is bringing out a brand new YA Fantasy Series I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Monday, March 23

I Still Haven't Read...






This weeks pick...





Mortal Enchantment Series by Stacey O'Neale:

#1 The Shadow Prince
#2 Mortal Enchantment
#3 Fragile Reign (Haven't Got Yet)
#4 Eternal Sacrifice (Not Yet Released)

Have you read this series?
What did you think?


Wednesday, March 18

Waiting on Wednesday


Mindwalker (Mindwalker #1)
A.J Steiger

Published By: Knopf Books
Publication Date: June 9, 2015
Genre: YA - Dystopia
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From Goodreads:
At seventeen, Lain Fisher has already aced the Institute's elite training program for Mindwalkers, therapists who use a direct neural link to erase a patient's traumatic memories. A prodigy and the daughter of a renowned scientist-whose unexplained death left her alone in the world-Lain is driven by the need to save others.

When Steven, a troubled classmate, asks her to wipe a horrific childhood experience from his mind, Lain's superiors warn her to stay away. Steven's scars are too deep, they say; the risk too great. Yet the more time Lain spends with him, the more she begins to question everything about her society. As she defies the warnings and explores Steven's memories, it becomes clear that he's connected to something much bigger…something the Institute doesn't want the world to discover.

Lain never expected to be a rule breaker. She certainly didn't plan on falling in love with a boy she's been forbidden to help. But then, she never expected to stumble into a conspiracy that could ignite a revolution.

Right from the moment I saw that gorgeous cover I knew I just had to read it, and then I read the first sentence of the blurb... 'therapists who use a direct neural link to erase a pateint's traumatic memories.' excuse my inner science nerd but OMG this sounds soooooooooooo good! Roll on June!


Monday, March 16

I Still Haven't Read...






This weeks pick...





Annex Series by Rachel Cohn:

#1 Beta
#2 Emergent (Haven't Got Yet)

Have you read this series?
What did you think?


Wednesday, March 11

Waiting on Wednesday



Rook
Sharon Cameron

Published By: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Genre: YA - Dystopia
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From Goodreads:
History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?

Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy’s arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she.

As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and René find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.

Rook looks like the kind of book that I would love. I love dystopia novels and a dystopia novel set in Paris... erm YES PLEASE!!! It looks so good and I am counting down until April when I can get my hands on this book.


Monday, March 9

I Still Haven't Read






This weeks pick...





Fairytale Retellings Series by Jackson Pearce:

#1 Sisters Red
#2 Sweetly
#3 Cold Spell
#4 Fathomless

Have you read this series yet?
What did you think?


Wednesday, March 4

Waiting on Wednesday


Becoming Jinn (Becoming Jinn #1)
Lori Goldstein

Published By: Feiwel and Friends
Publication Date: April 21, 2015
Genre: YA - Fantasy
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From Goodreads:
Forget everything you thought you knew about genies!

Azra has just turned sixteen, and overnight her body lengthens, her olive skin deepens, and her eyes glisten gold thanks to the brand-new silver bangle that locks around her wrist. As she always knew it would, her Jinn ancestry brings not just magical powers but the reality of a life of servitude, as her wish granting is controlled by a remote ruling class of Jinn known as the Afrit.

To the humans she lives among, she’s just the girl working at the snack bar at the beach, navigating the fryer and her first crush. But behind closed doors, she’s learning how to harness her powers and fulfill the obligations of her destiny.

Mentored by her mother and her Zar “sisters”, Azra discovers she may not be quite like the rest of her circle of female Jinn . . . and that her powers could endanger them all. As Azra uncovers the darker world of becoming Jinn, she realizes when genies and wishes are involved, there’s always a trick.

YA Fantasy is fast becoming my favourite genre so I have been on the look out for new YA Fantasy titles. This one sounds absolutely amazing. I am so excited for this one. It sounds like an epic/high fantasy with a dash of mythology, and I LOVE mythology. I cannot wait for this one.


Monday, March 2

Wrap Up: February 2015

Hey guys,
Can you believe it's March already? This year is going so crazy fast.
Here's my wrap up for the past month.


Books Read in February 2015:




Crimson Frost (Mythos Academy #4) by Jennifer Estep - 5 Stars
Spartan Frost (Mythos Academy #4.5) by Jennifer Estep - 4 Stars
 Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer - 4 Stars
Simple Beginnings by Janelle Stalder - 5 Stars
All That Glitters (Geek Girl #4) by Holly Smale - 5 Stars
Midnight Frost (Mythos Academy #5) by Jennifer Estep - 4 Stars

Reviews Posted in February 2015:


Top 3 Books of February 2015:


That's it for this month.
What was your favourite book of February 2015?


Early Review: All That Glitters (Geek Girl #4)

All That Glitters (Geek Girl #4)
Holly Smale

Published By: Harper Collins
Publication Date: February 26, 2015
Date Read: February 21, 2015
Genre: YA - Contemporary
Source: eARC from Harper Collins and Netgalley
Format: E-Book
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From Goodreads:
"My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek." The fourth book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners has high hopes for the new school year: she's a Sixth Former now, and things are going to be different. But with Nat busy falling in love at college and Toby preoccupied with a Top Secret project, Harriet soon discovers that's not necessarily a good thing...

Please Note: Contains spoilers from the previous books in the series.

Harriet Manners is back with more hilarious antics from her Geeky and Modelling world... and I could not have been more excited. Geek Girl is fast becoming one of my favourite series so you can imagine my excitement when I saw this come up in my auto-approved Netgalley feed. I absolutely adore this series. I know this series is not for everyone but I for one adore it. When you just need a cute, fun and easy read this is the series that I love to go to because that's exactly what I've come to expect from this series. A book that will make you laugh-out-loud and will satisfy my inner-Geek.

Harriet Manners' year is going to be different. She is a sophisticated Sixth-Former now and she is ready to make new friends and forget all about her Geeky past... but things don't always go as planned. Nat, her best friend is off at another college and Toby, her other friend is off working on a very secret-project and doesn't have time for her so Harriet finds herself all alone. That's not always a good thing. When the whole sixth-form suddenly finds out about Harriet's modelling she is surrounded by new friends... but are they really wanting to be friends with Harriet or friends with her new star status?

One thing I absolutely adored about All That Glitters is that we finally get to see a different side to Harriet... a POPULAR side to Harriet. She is surrounded by friends and it was so awesome to see our favourite Geek to react to that and it really brought some hilarity to the book. There were times when I just wanted to hug Harriet so hard I felt so sorry for her and then within a few pages I just laughed so much at her. I just adore her and this book definitely brought me out of my reading slump. Even though these books are around 400+ pages long I can easily get through them in a couple of hours because they are just so enjoyable to read.

Harriet is going through something that she has never gone through before... A heartbreak. Harriet is still dealing with her breakup with Nick, her Lion Boy. She never thought it would be so hard to move on but everything reminds her of her time spent with Nick.

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I absolutely adored this book. I thought Holly Smale couldn't get better than Picture Perfect but she utterly blew me away. All That Glitters really ups the stakes in the Geek Girl world. It's without a doubt the best book in the series. It had absolutely everything that I could have wanted from a Harriet Manners book. Geeky facts, hilarious antics and a cute and fun fast-paced read. But Holly brought something else to the table that I wasn't expecting. The emotion of this book is unreal! This beautiful funny book with the quirky cover and hilarious blurb brought me one of the biggest heartbreak that I may have ever endured at the hands of a book. The last 50-100 pages had me in tears. TEARS! I have truly never cried at a Geek Girl book before now but Holly really upped the emotion of the series in this book. I am so utterly heartbroken it's unreal! Evil Holly!!!

All That Glitters was without a doubt the best book in teh series so far. It had everything I wanted in it plus it upped the emotion so much. This book will make your sides hurt from laughing so much and make your heart hurt from crying so much. I loved every single second of it and I cannot wait for the next book. It's a must-read. Go buy it now.




I Still Haven't Read...






This week's pick...




Unbound Series by Rachel Vincent:

#1 Unbound (Already Read)
#2 Shadow Bound (Already Read)
#3 Oath Bound

Have you read this series yet?
What did you think?


Cover Reveal: Ready to Love Again (Sweet Romance #2)

Hey Guys,
I could not be more excited to be bringing you the cover reveal for my good friend, Keren Hughes', brand new book. The second in the wonderful Sweet Romance Series.
I absolutely loved the first book in this series so I cannot wait for it and this cover is gorgeous.


Introducing....

Ready To Love Again

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Book Info

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Ready To Love Again (Sweet Romance #1)
By Keren Hughes

Publication Date: TBA

Synopsis

For Alyssa Young, life has never been easy. But the hardest thing of all was two years ago when her husband Ethan committed suicide…
Moving town was her only option, she had to get out of the town where she grew up and all the buildings and people reminded her of what she had lost. 
She found a new job at Emerging Butterfly Publishing House and that was where she met editor, Chase Williams.
Although she has no romantic interest in him, he pursues her…
Of course he's good looking. He's also smart, funny, and she loves spending time with him. But Alyssa can't put the past to rest. 
He wants Alyssa to open up to him and fall in love with him the way he fell for her the moment he met her.

Can Chase convince Alyssa that the time is right and she’s ready to love again?

Author Info:

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Keren lives in the UK and is an avid bookworm. She fondly remembers the days where she would lie in her bedroom away from distraction and get lost in the world of make believe. Her first real memory of reading something she fell in love with was The Hobbit. In her teenage years, she became addicted to Point Horror books like RL Stine's The Boyfriend, but she also enjoyed light Summer reads like What Katy Did and What Katy Did Next. 
Over the years she has come to realise that she is a bit of an OCD freak about books. They have to be in perfect condition without the slightest bit of damage. 
She has been a book reviewer for the last few years and a book hoarder for a LOT longer. You can NEVER have too many books! Her shelves are bulging and overflowing but she always wants "just one more book".
Keren had her first book published by Limitless Publishing in November 2013. It's a YA Paranormal Romance novel called Stolen. Her second book was published with LP in May 2014. This time, an NA Contemporary Romance called Nothing Like The First Time. 
She couldn't have been more surprised when NLTFT appeared on the Amazon Best Seller list. That was a dream come true. 
Keren is currently working on more NA Contemporary Romances for you to fall in love with. 
Keren loves hearing from her readers.
You can reach her by email at kerentshughes@gmail.com 
Visit her author blog here: www.authorkerentshughes.wordpress.com
Facebook Profile: www.facebook.com/keren.hughes.92 
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kerentshughes 

Buy Links for Nothing Like The First Time (The Sweet Romance Series Book #1)

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Barnes and Noble


Sunday, March 1

Book Haul: February 2015

Hey Guys,
Can you believe that another month is over? This year is going so freaking fast already.
Well here are the, very few, books that I got this month.



Hardcopy Books:

 For Review:





The Bell Between Worlds (Mirror Chronicles #1) by Ian Johnstone
Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry
^Thanks to Harper Collins and MiraINK Publishing

Gifted:




Losing Logan (Losing Logan #1) by Sherry D. Ficklin
Queen of Someday (Stolen Empire #1) by Sherry D. Ficklin
^Thanks to Sherry D. Ficklin

E-Books:

For Review:

All That Glitters (Geek Girl #4) by Holly Smale
^Thanks to Harper Collins

What did you get this month?