[Review] The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel


ABOUT

Title: The Book of Ivy

Author: Amy Engel

Series: The Book of Ivy #1

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Release Date: November 11th 2014

Get it Here: Amazon

Goodreads Page

Source: Library
Synopsis:
After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual.

This year, it is my turn.

My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and restore the Westfall family to power.

But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy.
Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him…

[Cover Reveal] Bound by Spells by Stormy Smith!!!

If you don't already know, Bound by Duty is one of my favourite reads of 2014. I love it and I hope other people take a shot at reading it too, because holy crap it's great. Check out my review of Bound by Duty here.

So obviously, this is a first book in a series, so I'm going to stick the info for Book 1, Bound by Duty here.


Bound by Duty

Author: Stormy Smith

Series: Bound #1

Get it Here: Amazon

Goodreads Page
Synopsis:
Amelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she's an Elder but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she's betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and she doesn't even know his name.

Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky Southern girl and to fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is and not what she'll be.

As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head or her heart win the battle.

So are you ready to see the cover for Bound by Spells??? IT'S SO GORGEOUS.

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ISN'T IT SO GORGEOUS? It's Aidan on the cover and omyygooooddddd. IT'S SO PRETTY.

Synopsis:

Aidan Montgomery hadn’t been prepared for Amelia Bradbury to walk in and then out of his life. He also hadn’t expected to find the powerful magic hidden deep within him for the last nineteen years, but he’s embracing it — finding more control and more answers every day. Now, with the help of Amelia’s best friend, Bethany, Aidan is on a quest to understand his destiny and find Amelia.

Amelia decided to stand by her duty, which meant walking away from her first chance at love. Trapped in Cresthaven at the Queen’s mercy, she spends her days with Micah — an ally she still holds at arm’s length — struggling to manage her heartbreak while keeping her mind focused on the task at hand. As she continues to unlock the secrets of the Keeper power, Queen Julia’s true motives reveal themselves, forcing Amelia to decide, yet again, how much she’s willing to sacrifice.

Will Aidan get to Amelia before it's too late, or will the very power that sustains them keep them apart?

Bound by Spells releases March 19th 2015!

Check out this giveaway for an Amazon gift card here!



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stormy Smith is the author of the Amazon best-seller, Bound by Duty. She calls Iowa’s capital home now, but was raised in a tiny town in the Southeast corner of the state. She grew to love books honestly, having a mom that read voraciously and instilled that same love in her. She knew quickly that stories of fantasy were her favorite, and even as an adult gravitates toward paranormal stories in any form.

Writing a book had never been an aspiration, but suddenly the story was there and couldn’t be stopped. When she isn’t working on, or thinking about, her books, Stormy’s favorite places include bar patios, live music shows, her yoga mat or anywhere she can relax with her husband or girlfriends.



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[Review] Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers


ABOUT

Title: Mortal heart

Author: Robin LaFevers 

Series: His Fair Assassin #3 

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers 

Release Date: November 4th 2014

Get it Here: Indigo Amazon B&N BookDepository

Goodreads Page

Source: e-ARC from publisher via NetGalley
Synopsis:
Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own.

She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind doesn't mean she has...

GIF Tag

So the ever lovely Dana from Dana Square tagged me to do this GIF tag! Thank you so much! So basically how this works is that the person who tags you gives you a list of ten books and you must respond with a GIF and a sentence.

So here are the ten books that Dana listed!

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins



I think it's kind of overrated and also I'm very particular about the contemporary I choose to read. 

Zodiac by Romina Russell



I've been hearing good things about this book from Dana and Rachel(from the YA Perfectionist) and so I'm intrigued about this one. 

Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott




On one hand, I've heard that it's Hunger Games & Pokemon and on the other hand, I read a couple pages of the first book in her Dante Walker series and I couldn't. 

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan



This book is my childhood and I adore this series with all my heart.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead



This series was heavily part of my pre-teen years and I thank my best friend profusely for introducing me to this series, because Dimitri and Adrian.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon



I don't even need to say anything about this book.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas



I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK.

Since You've been Gone by Morgan Matson



I haven't read it, but I've heard good things.

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin



I haven't read the books, but I watch the show and death: death everywhere.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart



If you read it, you would know.

So those were my reactions to the list of books provided by Dana!

Here's my list of books!


  1. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  2. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  4. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  5. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  7. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. 
  8. Vicious by V.E. Schwab 
  9. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  10. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout 


I tag:


WOOO. I hope y'all have fun with this tag! I certainly did! Once again, thank you to the wonderful Dana for tagging me! :D 



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[Review] Inked by Eric Smith


ABOUT

Title: Inked

Author: Eric Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark

Release Date: January 20th 2015

Get it Here: Indigo Amazon B&N

Goodreads Page

Source: e-ARC via NetGalley

Synopsis:
Tattoos once were an act of rebellion.

Now they decide your destiny the moment the magical Ink settles under your skin.

And in a world where Ink controls your fate, Caenum can't escape soon enough. He is ready to run from his family, and his best friend Dreya, and the home he has known, just to have a chance at a choice.

But when he upsets the very Scribe scheduled to give him his Ink on his eighteenth birthday, he unwittingly sets in motion a series of events that sends the corrupt, magic-fearing government, The Citadel, after him and those he loves.

Now Caenum, Dreya, and their reluctant companion Kenzi must find their way to the Sanctuary, a secret town where those with the gift of magic are safe. Along the way, they learn the truth behind Ink, its dark origins, and why they are the only ones who can stop the Citadel.
Eric Smith takes you on a high-octane fantasy adventure, perfect for anyone who has dreamed of being different… only to discover that fate is more than skin deep.

[Waiting On Wednesday] #28: The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


ABOUT

Title: The Sin Eater's Daughter

Author: Melinda Salisbury

Series: The Sin Eater's Daughter #1

Publisher: Scholastic

Release Date: February 24th 2015

Goodreads Page
Synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court.
She’s the executioner.

As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love a girl with murder in her veins. Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla’s fatal touch, avoids her company.

But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he’s able to look past Twylla’s executioner robes and see the girl, not the Goddess. Yet Twylla’s been promised to the prince, and knows what happens to people who cross the queen.

However, a treasonous secret is the least of Twylla’s problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies, a plan that requires a stomach-churning, unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?

Oh maaaaan! This book sounds so incredible! The main character is the embodiment of a goddess, her touch is poison and she's an executioner. Also, there's of course the love interest and I'm already liking the fact that he's described as having an easy smile and has deadly swordsmanship. Um. *swoon*.

And look at that incredibly gorgeous cover! It's so beautiful, with detailed illustration around the flask. So so so pretty! I've also been hearing incredible things from people on twitter, about this book. I'm just so excited.


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[Review] All Fall Down by Ally Carter (+ GIVEAWAY!)


ABOUT

Title: All Fall Down

Author: Ally Carter

Series: Embassy Row #1

Publisher: Scholastic

Release Date: January 27th 2015

Get it Here: Indigo Amazon B&N BookDepository

Goodreads Page

Source: ARC provided by Scholastic (Thank you! :D <3 )
Synopsis:
A new series of global proportions -- from master of intrigue, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Ally Carter.

This exciting new series from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Ally Carter focuses on Grace, who can best be described as a daredevil, an Army brat, and a rebel. She is also the only granddaughter of perhaps the most powerful ambassador in the world, and Grace has spent every summer of her childhood running across the roofs of Embassy Row.

Now, at age sixteen, she's come back to stay -- in order to solve the mystery of her mother's death. In the process, she uncovers an international conspiracy of unsettling proportions, and must choose her friends and watch her foes carefully if she and the world are to be saved.

[Cover Reveal] Life Unaware by Cole Gibsen

So today I have another cover reveal for you guys! I'm super interested in the synopsis of this novel and it sounds like a super fun read! Here's the synopsis of the novel for you guys to check out:

Regan Flay has been talking about you.

Regan Flay is on the cusp of achieving her control-freak mother's "plan" for high school success―cheerleading, student council, the Honor Society—until her life gets turned horribly, horribly upside down. Every bitchy text. Every bitchy email. Every lie, manipulation, and insult she's ever said have been printed out and taped to all the lockers in school.

Now Regan has gone from popular princess to total pariah.

The only person who even speaks to her is her former best friend's hot but socially miscreant brother, Nolan Letner. Nolan thinks he knows what Regan's going through, but whatnobody knows is that Regan isn't really Little Miss Perfect. In fact, she's barely holding it together under her mom's pressure. But the consequences of Regan's fall from grace are only just beginning. Once the chain reaction starts, no one will remain untouched...

Especially Regan Flay.

Goodreads Page
Release Date: April 28th 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen

I love these kinds of books where the characters portray an outer appearance, but are hiding some aspects of themselves. It makes characters so much more interesting and complex.

So if you're ready to see the cover, SCROOOOOOLLLLL. :D


































ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cole Gibsen first realized she different when, in high school, she was still reading comic books while the other girls were reading fashion magazines.

It was her love of superheroes that first inspired her to pick up a pen. Her favorite things to write about are ordinary girls who find themselves in extraordinary situations.




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[Cover Reveal] Black Iris by Leah Raeder

I'm excited to show you guys the beautiful cover of Black Iris by Leah Raeder! Here's the synopsis of the novel!
It only took one moment of weakness for Laney Keating’s world to fall apart. One stupid gesture for a hopeless crush. Then the rumors began. Slut, they called her. Queer. Psycho. Mentally ill, messed up, so messed up even her own mother decided she wasn't worth sticking around for.

If Laney could erase that whole year, she would. College is her chance to start with a clean slate.

She's not looking for new friends, but they find her: charming, handsome Armin, the only guy patient enough to work through her thorny defenses—and fiery, filterless Blythe, the bad girl and partner in crime who has thorns of her own.

But Laney knows nothing good ever lasts. When a ghost from her past resurfaces—the bully who broke her down completely—she decides it's time to live up to her own legend. And Armin and Blythe are going to help.

Which was the plan all along.

Because the rumors are true. Every single one. And Laney is going to show them just how true.

She's going to show them all.

Are you ready to see the cover?




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Pre order here: 


Excerpt of Chapter One

April is the cruelest month, T.S. Eliot said, and that’s because it kills. It’s the month with the highest suicide rate. You’d think December, or even January—the holidays and all that forced cheer and agonized smiling pushing fragile people to the edge—but actually it’s spring, when the world wakes from frostbound sleep and something cruel and final stirs inside those of us who are broken. Like Eliot said: mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain. In the deepest throes of depression, when sunlight is anguish and the sky throbs like one big raw migraine and you just want to sleep until you or everything else dies, you’re less likely to commit suicide than someone coming out of a depressive episode. Drug companies know this. That’s why antidepressants have to be marked with the warning MAY CAUSE SUICIDAL THOUGHTS.

Because what brings you back to life also gives you the means to destroy yourself.

About the Author

Leah Raeder is a writer and unabashed nerd. Aside from reading her brains out, she enjoys graphic design, video games, fine whiskey, and the art of self-deprecation. She lives with her very own manic pixie dream boy in Chicago. Visit her at LeahRaeder.com.


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2014 Annual End of Year Book Survey!!

WOOOO. So 2014 is overrrrr. What a year. No doubt for the next little while, there'll be a bunch of posts that are just about reminiscing the year that was 2014.

Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner hosts an annual end of year book survey and as this is my first year of blogging, this is my first time taking part in this! :D

So here we go! :D

2014 Reading Stats: 

Number of Books you read: 134
Number of Re-Reads: 2
Genre you read the most from: I think it's either Fantasy or Paranormal

Best in Books:

1. Best Book You Read In 2014?
OMG. That's so hard to choose! WHY. I think, maybe, Heir of Fire, because character growth and Celaena Sardothien and THE FEELS. Sarah J. Maas's books are perfection.

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Probably Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I heard a lot of things about how fantastic and creepy the book is, but I was kind of disappointed by the creep factor. I didn't find it that creepy at all.

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014? 
The Walled City by Ryan Graudin. The way that the synopsis and the first bit of the book is written makes it seem like the book is a dystopian. I was surprised that it was actually a historical novel.

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?
Vicious by V.E. Schwab. I have pushed this on both of my best friends and some of my other friends to read it and the have loved it. READ IT.

 5. Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014? 
Oh jesus.
Best series I Started: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Best Sequel of 2014: Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Best Series Ender of 2014: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor. No contest there.

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014? 
Nikki Kelly, author of Lailah! She's super duper sweet and adorable!

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone? 
I don't read contemporary that often so my favourite was probably We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year? 
Uh. Red Rising, duh! So so so action packed and incredibly unputdownable.

9. Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year? 
The Winner's Curse. This book. This book. THIS. BOOK.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014? 
Probably Cruel Beauty. That cover is so freaking gorgeous I can't even.

11. Most memorable character of 2014? 
Dorian Havilliard from the Throne of Glass series. Becase if you read Heir of Fire. You would know.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014? 
I think the most beautifully written has to go to The Winner's Curse or We Were Liars. Those two books were written so gorgeously and oh man it's so beautiful!

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014? 
I don't think that any of the books that I've read really changed my life or provoked my thoughts this year, Maybe Gone Girl? Because I just never knew what was going on in that book and it kept me on my toes.

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read? 
JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta. Oh my god. The feels from this book. JONAH.

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014? 
"Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human." - V.E. Schwab (Vicious)

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon at 627 pages.
Warm Up by V.E. Schwab at 15 pages

17. Book That Shocked You The Most (Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.) 
What other book could it be than We Were Liars?

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!) (OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
Watts and Holmes from Every Breath by Ellie Marney. Omygod. I ship it so so so hard.

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
The relationship between the three girls, from the His Fair Assassin Trilogy. I love their friendship so much and how they treat each other!

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously 
Probably all the Bloodlines novels I've been reading! I can't wait to read Silver Shadows when it comes out in paperback so doN'T YOU SPOIL IT FOR ME.

21. Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure: 
The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. Octavia from Read. Sleep. Repeat was talking about it on twitter and she convinced me to read it and it's pretty good. ;) I recently picked up the fourth book.

 22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?
The absolutely latest one is probably Balthazaar from Mortal Heart. (BALTHAZAAARRRRRR)

23. Best 2014 debut you read? 
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch!

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year? 
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. Man. The world built for this series and all the plotting with codes and ciphers to go into it was intense.

 25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick because cute contemporaries!

 26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014? 
So many books made me cry. But I'm giving it to In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken as the most recent book that made me cry.

 27. Hidden Gem Of The Year? 
Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith. This is an indie book that I was on the blog tour for and man. This book is great. I gave it 5 stars and I feel like not many know about this gem of a book.

 28. Book That Crushed Your Soul? 
Golden Son by Pierce Brown because that book. That book.

 29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014? 
Probably Elle by Douglas Glover, which I read for school. It's a a weird retake on a real historical figure. I still don't really know what that book was about.

 30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn because that ending though. THAT ENDING.

The Blogging/Bookish Life


1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014? 
Since I'm new to blogging this year, pretty much all of the ones that I've encountered are new to me. :D You can check out the blogs I read list in the sidebar. ;)

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2014? 
A particular favourite of mine is the one I wrote for Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle, which you can find here. I put a lot of thought into the review so I'm particularly proud of it.

 3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog? 
It was probably the 12 days of Lailah Event that I helped coordinate and participated in along with the rest of the Styclar Street Team. It was a lot of fun and I made quote graphics that I really had fun making.

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)? 
The best event that I participated in was probably going to Word on the Street with my best friend. We rarely get to see each other and also it was a great day for book shopping!

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014? 
Meeting all of my new friends through twitter! It's so so so much fun!

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)? 
My most popular post this year is the title reveal for the second book of SNOW LIKE ASHES, which I had the honour to reveal.

 8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love? 
Probably my most recent post, my review of Golden Son by Pierce Brown.

 9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)? 
Book outlet. Omygod the prices are so cheap and the promos are pretty good too. They occasionally have the pretty popular YA novels, so now I've gotten to a point where I'm willing to wait for the new books to show up on Bookoutlet for cheap.

10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I simply had the Goodreads Reading challenge this year, which was set at 100 books. I surpassed it, obviously, since I read 134 books.

Looking Ahead

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?
Ummmmm. I think Four by Veronica Roth. I've had it for a while, but I haven't read it yet.

 2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (non-debut)? 
Ummm. This one is hard too. I think The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating? 
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015? 
End of Days by Susan Ee. I've adored the Penryn and the End of Days series and I am both excited and sad that the series is ending.

 5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?
I hope to do more interviews and events on the blog. in 2015!

 6. A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
All Fall Down by Ally Carter! I absolutely adore this book and I can't wait for you all to read it!

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[Blog Tour Review] Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards





ABOUT

Title: Gone Too Far

Author: Natalie D. Richards

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Release Date: January 6th 2015

Goodreads Page

Source: e-ARC provided for Blog Tour

Synospsis:

Keeping secrets ruined her life. But the truth might just kill her.

Piper Woods can't wait for the purgatory of senior year to end. She skirts the fringes of high school like a pro until the morning she finds a notebook with mutilated photographs and a list of student sins. She's sure the book is too gruesome to be true, until pretty, popular Stella dies after a sex-tape goes viral. Everyone's sure it's suicide, but Piper remembers Stella's name from the book and begins to suspect something much worse.

Drowning in secrets she doesn't want to keep, Piper's fears are confirmed when she receives an anonymous text message daring her to make things right. All she needs to do is choose a name, the name of someone who deserves to be punished...

Review


This felt a lot like a less intense version of Death Note, with a lot less death.

One day, as Piper is late to class, she finds a notebook on the stairwell filled with notes on the sins committed by the people in her school. It's creepy and though she wants to turn it in, she doesn't. Then one day, Stella dies after a sex tape of hers goes viral. Piper starts recieving texts about getting even with the people who lead to Stella's suicide. And then shit spirals out of control from there.

For the first 40% of the book, I kept yelling at my ipad, "NO. STOP. BAD CHOICES." Maybe it's because I know the plot of Death Note and how that turned out, but also just the fact that she wasn't very careful with herself when she pulled off her vigilante justice. Also, she put her trust in that mystery texter of hers that pulled off the justice. It wasn't a very smart way to pull it off. However, I liked that by the end, we can clearly contrast the person that Piper is in the beginning and the person that she is in the end.

I will admit that I got blindsided as to the true identity of the mystery texter. I totally didn't expect it at all. Only after everything was explained could I see that the mystery texter was that person. I wish there were more super subtle hints as to the texter's identity, but I suppose in a way that it's good to not see any hints, because it's indicative of Piper's "seeing-what-she-wants-to-see" mentality.

I really love Nick in all his tall football glory. He's super nice to Piper and he keeps trying with her even when she shuts him down. She's also a super snob to him and I just love that he keeps trying to see the real Piper. It shows that he's not just infatuated with her. I wonder what drew him to her in the first place. Anyways. He's a great book boyfriend.

Overall, I would say that GONE TOO FAR is a story about making choices and their consequences. It's a good read and I would definitely reccomend it.



Purchase it Here:

Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | iBooks | Kobo | Indigo

Excerpt:


Late. So late. I slam the car door behind me and race across the parking lot. My hair is tangled in the strap of my messenger bag, my shoes are untied, and I have no idea how I’m going to get to my locker without getting caught. I have to try because I need those chemistry notes.

Technically I needed them last night when I’d actually had the time to study for my midterm, but I didn’t think it was a big deal. I know the materials and I figured I could do a little last-minute cramming during first period homeroom. It was a decent plan until my phone battery died, taking my morning alarm down with it. Now I’ll be lucky to catch the last ten minutes of first period.

I hop the curb and slow as I slide into the shadow of the ancient brick school. It’s probably not classy to barrel through the door like an escaped convict. Of course, it probably wasn’t classy flying into the parking lot doing Mach 2 either.

I check my barely charged phone for the time as I climb the first step. My foot slips on something halfway up the stairs. It’s like hitting a patch of ice. I lunge gor the handrail and jerk myself upright, glaring down at the thing that tripped me –a dropped notebook.

Nothing special. It’s a plain, spiral-bound pad, the kind you can get at the drugstore for less than a buck. Pretty much worthless, excerpt I know it’s probably chock-full of notes. Notes seomone will need during midterm week.

Oh, fine.

I snatch the notebook off the steps and shove it into my bag. Lost and Found is going to have to wait though. It’s in the student store, which is on the opposite side of the school.



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

At seven, Natalie D. Richards wrote about Barbara Frances Bizzlefishes (who wouldn't dare do the dishes.) Now she writes about awesome girls, broody boys, and all things dark and creepy. Natalie lives in Ohio (Go Bucks!) with her techno-wiz husband, three amazing kids, and a seventy pound dust-mop who swears he's the family dog. Her psychological thriller, Six Months Later, will be released in October 1, 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire. Until then, you'll probably find her writing her next book or trying to wade through the towers of dog-eared paperbacks that have taken over her bedroom.





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