[Review] Every Word by Ellie Marney


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Title: Every Word

Author: Ellie Marney

Series: Every #2 

Publisher: Tundra Books

Release Date: September 8th 2015 

Source: ARC via publisher 

Synopsis: 
James Mycroft has just left for London to investigate a car accident similar to the one that killed his parents seven years ago...without saying goodbye to Rachel Watts, his 'partner in crime'.

Rachel is furious and worried about his strange behaviour - not that Mycroft's ever exactly normal, but London is the scene of so many of his nightmares. So Rachel jumps on a plane to follow him...and lands straight in a whole storm of trouble.

The theft of a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio, the possible murder of a rare books conservator, and the deaths of Mycroft's parents...Can Watts help Mycroft make sense of the three events - or will she lose him forever?
Sparks fly when Watts and Mycroft reunite in this second sophisticated thriller about the teen sleuthing duo.

[Review] Hello, I love you by Katie M. Stout


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Title: Hello, I Love You

Author: Katie M. Stout

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Release Date: June 9th 2015

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Source: ARC via giveaway

Synopsis:
A teen escapes to a boarding school abroad and falls for a Korean pop star in this fun and fresh romantic novel in the vein of Anna and the French Kiss.
Grace Wilde is running—from the multi-million dollar mansion her record producer father bought, the famous older brother who’s topped the country music charts five years in a row, and the mother who blames her for her brother’s breakdown. Grace escapes to the farthest place from home she can think of, a boarding school in Korea, hoping for a fresh start.
She wants nothing to do with music, but when her roommate Sophie’s twin brother Jason turns out to be the newest Korean pop music superstar, Grace is thrust back into the world of fame. She can't stand Jason, whose celebrity status is only outmatched by his oversized ego, but they form a tenuous alliance for the sake of her friendship with Sophie. As the months go by and Grace adjusts to her new life in Korea, even she can't deny the sparks flying between her and the KPOP idol.

Soon, Grace realizes that her feelings for Jason threaten her promise to herself that she'll leave behind the music industry that destroyed her family. But can Grace ignore her attraction to Jason and her undeniable pull of the music she was born to write? Sweet, fun, and romantic, this young adult novel explores what it means to experience first love and discover who you really are in the process.


MadCaps Retreat and Giveaway!

Hellooooo my lovelies! I'm still alive, just sort of distracted.

Anyways, today I bring you an awesome giveaway held by the lovely Courtney C. Stevens!

She's holding this giveaway to help promote her writing retreat, MadCap Retreats! Courtney has created this workshop that has helped both her and other writers and now she's looking to hold one again!

For more information on the retreat, check out the Anatomy of Story retreat here: [ :D ]

Anyways, like I said earlier, Courtney is holding an awesome giveaway for spreading the word about her retreat. Here are the prizes:


  • 3x $300 coupons to this MadCap Retreat
  • 1x 50 page manuscript critique by Courtney C. Stevens herself. 
  • 3x signed copy of Faking Normal 
  • 1x ARC of The Lies About Truth 
  • 5x e-books of The Blue Haired Boy 

Don't those prizes sound awesome? The giveaway runs from June 15th to June 20th and mailable prizes are open for US/Canada only.

You can enter the giveaway and find more info on the retreat here on Courtney's blog post.



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[DNF Review] After by Anna Todd


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Title: After 

Author: Anna Todd
Series: After #1

Publisher: Gallery Books

Release Date: October 21st 2014

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Source: from the publisher

Synopsis:
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.

But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessashould hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.

He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn't the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.

Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?

Unless…could this be love?
Now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself!
There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER ... Life will never be the same.

[Waiting on Wednesday] Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch!



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


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Title: Ice Like Fire

Author: Sara Raasch

Series: Snow Like Ashes #2 

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Release Date: October 13th 2015 


Synopsis:
It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell.

Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria’s lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses—the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm’s secrets, Meira plans to use the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe—even if it means clashing with Theron. But can she do so without endangering the people she loves?

Mather just wants to be free. The horrors inflicted on the Winterians hang fresh and raw in Januari—leaving Winter vulnerable to Cordell’s growing oppression. When Meira leaves to search for allies, he decides to take Winter’s security into his own hands. Can he rebuild his broken kingdom and protect them from new threats?
As the web of power and deception weaves tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom—and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter, but for the world.


I'm suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper excited for this one because AHHH. It's the sequel to Snow Like Ashes! I love and adore that novel so much! It's freaking great and I adore Theron in the first novel and I hope he doesn't become problematic in this novel. I can't wait to see how things turn out and where the story is going! Eeep!


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[Waiting on Wednesday] #35: Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman



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


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Title: Legacy of Kings

Author: Eleanor Herman

Series: Blood of Gods and Royals #1

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Release Date: August 25th 2015

Synopsis:
Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise.

Alexander, Macedonia’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world but finds himself drawn to newcomer Katerina, who must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding her own mission: kill the Queen. But Kat’s first love, Jacob, will go to unthinkable lengths to win her, even if it means competing for her heart with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander’s unmet fiancée, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

Weaving fantasy with the salacious and fascinating details of real history, New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman reimagines the greatest emperor the world has ever known: Alexander the Great, in the first book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.

During finals I got kind of obsessed with reading about Alexander the Great instead of studying. (bad choices I know) His life is pretty interesting and I was really into learning about him and his life. I'm excited to read this book since it is kind of based on Alexander with, of course, supernatural elements thrown in.

I'm excited to see how Eleanor Herman writes this story since this novel kind of has a lot of things that I love like Ancient Greece, Alexander the Great and fantasy! :D


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