Friday, July 3, 2015

She's Baacckk

Thank you all for your patience and well wishes during the most hectic month of my life. In case you were dying to know what my June looked like, I'll give you the cliff notes!

Late May, my husband and I find out that our landlord is tied up in some legal matter and unfortunately, spilled over to our daily lives. We were getting harassing emails, phone calls, and random visits from the opposing side's lawyer about a court case knew nothing about. He even went as far as to call my husband's parents in an attempt to make us more cooperative.

Obviously this was a very stressful situation, and we weren't given clear instructions or details from either party, so we decided that it was time to peace out.

My husband and I found an apartment literally three days ago and we were in the process of throwing away everything (it feels like) and moving the rest. I'm exhausted, but I'm happy to be able to finally relax and get back to reading and blogging.

So I'm back lovelies! It may be a slow return, but I'm ready to join you all in teh lovely world of book blogging! what did you all do this June?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Radio Silence

Hi all! 

After being in a truly unfortunate situation, my husband and I made the last minute decision (like Saturday) that we were moving. Seeing how we've got 10 days to find a new apartment, I'm a bit preoccupied and won't be on social media, reading, or blogging. One track mind ya know? 

Hopefully I'll be back before July 1 gushing about my new apartment and taking pictures of myself reading around the apartment. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

[Discussion] Blog Turn Offs

There are so many book  blogs on the internet and we all have different criteria when deciding which blogs who want to actively follow and comment on, so I wanted to share with you some of my  "blog turns offs" and what are some elements that turn you off to a blog. 

1) Music on a blog

I usually have like three tabs open, the TV on and Spotify playing when I'm perusing through blogs, and nothing is more unnerving than hearing music and you can't pinpoint where it's from. And let's be honest, it's never good music. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Book Review: Twisted

Title: Twisted (Tangled #2)
Author: Emma Chase
Genre: New Adult // Romance // Contemporary // Humor
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: March 25, 2015
Source: Purchased (Audible)
Format: Audiobook

There are two kinds of people in the world. The ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. Cautious. A planner. That changed after I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself – and of me.
But not all love stories end happily ever after. Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset? Join the club. Now I have to make a choice, the most important of my life. Drew already made his –in fact, he tried to decide for the both of us. But you know that’s just not my style. So I came back to Greenville. Alone. Well, sort of alone....
What I've come to realize is that old habits die hard and sometimes you have to go back to where you began, before you can move ahead (goodreads).

Emma Chase brings back the fun and drama but from a different perspective, and it's just as good if not better than Tangled!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Book Review: Get Dirty

 Title: Get Dirty (Don't Get Mad #2)
Author: Gretchen McNeil
Genre: Young Adult // Murder // Mystery
Publisher:  Balzer & Bray
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
Format: E-Galley
Source: Publisher (Edelweiss)

The members of Don’t Get Mad aren’t just mad anymore . . . they’re afraid. And with Margot in a coma and Bree stuck in juvie, it’s up to Olivia and Kitty to try to catch their deadly tormentor. But just as the girls are about to go on the offensive, Ed the Head reveals a shocking secret that turns all their theories upside down. The killer could be anyone, and this time he—or she—is out for more than just revenge.
The girls desperately try to discover the killer’s identity as their personal lives are falling apart: Donté is pulling away from Kitty and seems to be hiding a secret of his own, Bree is under house arrest, and Olivia’s mother is on an emotional downward spiral. The killer is closing in, the threats are becoming more personal, and when the police refuse to listen, the girls have no choice but to confront their anonymous friend . . . or die trying (goodreads).

The highly anticipated to conclusion to Get Even does not hold back, it fact it manages to sqeeze even more murder and intrigue than the last one!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

[Meme]Waiting on Wednesday[#73]

Title: Spinning Starlight
Author: R.C Lewis

Genre: Young Adult // Sci-Fi // Romance
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion 
Publication Date: October 6, 2015

Sixteen-year-old heiress and paparazzi darling Liddi Jantzen hates the spotlight. But as the only daughter in the most powerful tech family in the galaxy, it's hard to escape it. So when a group of men show up at her house uninvited, she assumes it's just the usual media-grubs. That is, until shots are fired.
Liddi escapes, only to be pulled into an interplanetary conspiracy more complex than she ever could have imagined. Her older brothers have been caught as well, trapped in the conduits between the planets. And when their captor implants a device in Liddi's vocal cords to monitor her speech, their lives are in her hands: One word and her brothers are dead.
Desperate to save her family from a desolate future, Liddi travels to another world, where she meets the one person who might have the skills to help her bring her eight brothers home-a handsome dignitary named Tiav. But without her voice, Liddi must use every bit of her strength and wit to convince Tiav that her mission is true. With the tenuous balance of the planets deeply intertwined with her brothers' survival, just how much is Liddi willing to sacrifice to bring them back?
Haunting and mesmerizing, this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans strings the heart of the classic with a stunning, imaginative world as a star-crossed family fights for survival in this companion to Stitching Snow (goodreads)

I adored Stitching Snow and I can't wait to see what magic R.C Lewis breathes into this one!
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

[Meme]Teaser Tuesday [#71]

 He smiles at me still, broadly and without restraint or hesitation. Isaac had never smiled at me like that. Isaac had never made my breath catch, just a little. 

Page 147

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas [GoodReads]

Monday, June 8, 2015

[Discussion]Red Hair=Special?

Okay I've been meaning to write this post since December of 2014, I told myself I would wait, that I was being too selective, but now I know I've got to say something or else I'll blow!

Red Hair. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Book Review: P.S I Still Love You

 Title: P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2)
Author: Jenny Han
Genre: Young Adult // Contemporary // Romance
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date:  May 26, 2015
Format: Physical
Source:  Purchased (Amazon)

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing (goodreads).

P.S. I Still Love You isn't as sugary sweet as To All the Boys I've Loved Before, but Jenny Han will definitely make you feel a gambit of emotions and definitely delivers a satisfactory ending. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

[Meme]Waiting on Wednesday [#72]

Title: Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles #2)
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Genre: Young Adult // Fantasy // Romance
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co (BYR)
Publication Date: July 7,2015

Intrigue abounds in this hotly anticipated sequel to The Kiss of Deception!

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar's interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.

Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to Lia, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives amongst them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country... and her own destiny (goodreads).

My thoughts on The Kiss of Deception were pretty luke warm. Until the last fifty or so pages. Then it got interesting. Here's hoping it gets even MORE interesting!