Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve Countdown Survey

Hello guys. Today I brought you this awesome Countdown Survey created at Christy and Erica's lovely blog, Novel Ink. Hope you'll enjoy. :)

Click on the covers for Goodreads page. 

Tuesday, December 30

Top Ten Blogging Resolutions for 2015

TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Hello everyone. Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is my top ten resolutions for 2015. I never actually made any resolutions because I suck at following lists but I'll try to follow these ten blogging and reading resolutions, I promise. 

Monday, December 29

Ann Aguirre - As Long As You Love Me (2B Trilogy #2)

"Maybe friendship didn’t have one concrete definition, one certain way to be; maybe it was enough to love somebody however they let you and for the pieces to click in, however felt right."

Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. She has her reasons; missing her family, losing her college scholarship. But then there's the reason Lauren can't admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend's older brother.

Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He's the guy who women love and leave, not the one who makes them think of forever; until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her.

Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.

Saturday, December 27

Q&A: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I got nominated for The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by Divya @ Endless Pages (THANK YOU SO MUCH) but I already did this once so I'm only going to answer to her questions without nominating anyone. 

Thursday, December 25

My True Love Gave To Me - Edited by Stephanie Perkins

Hey guys. I'm wishing you a Merry Christmas with my review of this lovely short-story collection. Hope you'll have a wonderful Christmas!

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ...This beautiful collection features twelve gorgeously romantic stories set during the festive period, by some of the most talented and exciting YA authors writing today. The stories are filled with the magic of first love and the magic of the holidays.

Tuesday, December 23

Top Ten Book I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing This Year

TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Hello everyone. I'm totally in the Christmas spirit and I completely forgot that today is Tuesday which of course means a new TTT topic. All I can think about are presents and cookies and family and decoration because me and my mum are so behind on everything and tomorrow is Christmas. In Hungary we celebrate Christmas on the 24th of December which is Christmas Eve and we call it "Szenteste" which means Holy Night.

I love this week's topic that is the Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing This Year. Just so you know in Hungary Santa comes on the 6th of December and on Christmas Eve the angels are the ones who bring the presents for us. I love that all the countries have different Christmas traditions so if yours have any that you consider interesting or extraordinary tell me in the comments if you'd like. I'm so excited. 

Sunday, December 21

The Christmas Gift Guide Tag

Hello everyone! Today as promised I'm doing the Christmas Gift Guide Tag thanks to the lovely Sabrina over at Sabrina's Stories. Here are the rules of this challenge: 

  • Pick at least one series/books for each category
  • Spread some holiday cheer by tagging at least 3 bloggers 
  • Add your link to the original post 

Saturday, December 20

The Christmas Carol Book Tag

Today I’m here with the Christmas Carol Book tag thanks to two wonderful bloggers who kindly tagged me. Thank you so much Noelia @ A Day In Book Land and Sabrina @ Sabrina's Stories. :)

In this challenge I'm going to pick one book to each song, ten in total. The only thing left is to start this so let's get started. 

Top Ten Books I Read In 2014

Hey sweeties. Today I’m here with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post. TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week’s topic is the top ten books I read in 2014. I read many-many books this year so I'm going to go with naming top ten (drum rolls) sequels! Soo my top ten sequels of 2014 are...

My picks are in no particular order. 
Click on the covers for Goodreads page. 

Sunday, December 14

Barry Liga - I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent #1)

“Fear can keep you alive. The trick is not to let it overwhelm you. Not to let it rule you. If you’re afraid, that’s the universe trying to tell you something. Get away. Don’t run; don’t panic. Just pick up and walk out, calm as you please. Panic makes you stupid.” 

What if the world's worst serial killer...was your dad?

Jasper "Jazz" Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say.

But he's also the son of the world's most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal's point of view.

And now bodies are piling up in Lobo's Nod.

In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret—could he be more like his father than anyone knows?

Friday, December 12

2015 Reading Challenges

Hey guys. I'm so excited to tell you all that in 2015 I'll be participating in five reading challenges. I know, it sounds a bit too much and something that I can't possibly do but I hope I'll prove everyone who doubts that I'll succeed (including myself) wrong. I have close to no experience with challenges, honestly I've only participated in one so far:  2014 Summer Reading Challenge. It was fun but it wasn't nearly as much fun as I hope these five will be. If you are still looking for challenges to participate in I think you can find at least one from these four amazing challenges that will interest you. 

Click on the pictures for more info. 

The Sham by Ellen Allen: Blog Tour

Hello sweeties. Today I’m here with The Sham Blog Tour. The Sham was written by Ellen Allen and seems to be a very amazing book, so do check out the excerpt I pasted in my post. Don't forget to visit the other tour hosts! You can find reviews, other excerpts, and author interview and a playlist. 

Here's the blurb:

When love leads to death, be careful who you trust…

Eighteen-year-old Emily Heath would love to leave her dead-end town, known locally as "The Sham", with her boyfriend, Jack, but he's very, very sick; his body is failing and his brain is shutting down. He's also in hiding, under suspicion of murder. Six months' ago, strange signs were painted across town in a dialect no one has spoken for decades and one of Emily's classmates washed up in the local floods. 

Emily has never trusted her instincts and now they're pulling her towards Jack, who the police think is a sham himself, someone else entirely. As the town wakes to discover new signs plastered across its walls, Emily must decide who and what she trusts, and fast: local vigilantes are hunting Jack; the floods, the police, and her parents are blocking her path; and the town doesn’t need another dead body.

Thursday, December 11

Wendy Higgins - Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy #1)

Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?


Tuesday, December 9

Top Ten New To Me Authors I've Read In 2014

Hey guys today I'm here with this week's Top Ten Tuesday post. TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and today's topic is the top ten new to me authors I've read in 2014. I'm really looking forward to making a list out of this topic so let's get started. 

Sunday, December 7

Release Calendar #1: 2014 December

A few weeks ago I finally stopped doing Waiting on Wednesday posts due to it feeling like a task rather than something I like making. However I still want to share the books I'm waiting for so I decided to write monthly posts, named the Release Calendar. Hope you'll enjoy. 

Saturday, December 6

Bookish Awards #2: 2014 Fall

Hello sweeties. I came up with the idea of this award because one way or another I'm always disappointed in the results of the book awards. Don't get me wrong I respect everyone's opinion but I usually don't agree. Anyhow I'd decided to make seasonal and yearly book awards. In every seasonal book awards I choose one winner to 11 categories. I think I told everything I wanted to so let's get started. 

Friday, December 5

(Don't) Judge a Book by It's Cover: YA Fantasy

I created (Don't) Judge A Book By It's Cover approx. two months ago because I think the warning Don't judge a book by it's cover can't always be done.  After all when you're at the bookstore the first thing that catches your eye is the cover, then the title and just then the synopsis. Because of this a cover has to be eye catching and it has to fit the story because it's always a huge disappointment when you expect something based on the cover and then the blurb is something entirely different. 

In every (Don't) Judge A Book By It's Cover post I'll write about 5 to 10 original covers and then study 4 or 6 editions of it. I talk about all the featured covers but on rate the original one. It can get one point for each of these aspects: 

Connection to the story

I've done one post like this before, it was about NA Contemporary Romances, click here if you want to check it out. I really hope you'll enjoy my post. 

Wednesday, December 3

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award/Tag

Hello darlings. From the title you could've seen that I'm not entirely sure if this is a tag or an award because everyone seems to think differently but I'm going to say it's a tag because I might tag people who have award free blogs. All thanks to the lovely Holly over at The Fox's Hideaway  and Claire over at Cover to Cover who were both kind enough to tag me. 

Thanks to being tagged by two bloggers I'm answering 20 questions. Get ready for a bunch of boring answers the fun! 

Tuesday, December 2

Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic is the top ten books I'm looking forward to in 2015. Last night and this morning there wasn't internet connection thanks to the horrible weather so that's why I'm posting my TTT later than I usually do.

Neither one of these books are from debut authors because I'm putting those aside until the list in January. Click on the covers for Goodreads page. 

Thursday, November 27

Jennifer Mathieu - The Truth About Alice

“I do want to say that there is one thing I’ve learned about people: they don’t get that mean and nasty overnight. It’s not human nature. But if you give people enough time, eventually they’ll do the most heartbreaking stuff in the world.”

Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party.

But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car?

It's true. Ask ANYBODY.

Rumor has it that Alice Franklin is a slut. It's written all over the bathroom stall at Healy High for everyone to see. And after star quarterback Brandon Fitzsimmons dies in a car accident, the rumors start to spiral out of control.

In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students—the girl who has the infamous party, the car accident survivor, the former best friend, and the boy next door—tell all they know.

But exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there's only one person to ask: Alice herself.

Wednesday, November 26

Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait To Get

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is the top ten sequels I can't wait to get. I chose books that aren't published and I hope you'll all find some that you want to read. I tried to put them in order but it was hard, so don't take it too seriously. The first four choices of mine are books that I'm equally excited for. 

Janeal Falor - Mine To Spell (Mine #2)

Cynthia has always hidden from her father’s hexes behind her older sister. When her family gains independence unheard of for women, she’s relieved that her days of harsh punishments are over. But as her seventeenth birthday approaches—the typical age to be sold to a new master—death threats endanger her sisters. She now faces two options: run or meet society’s expectations.

For once, Cynthia isn’t going to let her older sister shield her from the problem. She’s going to prove to herself, her sisters, and society that her family isn’t a threat to their traditions. She willingly chooses to be purchased by a new master. A bold step that takes her somewhere she never thought she would go and to a man she might possibly fall in love with. With his help, she may just find a way to save her sisters while discovering how to stand up for herself. If she lives long enough.

Tuesday, November 25

Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic is the top ten books on my winter TBR. I always have all kinds of TBR but I nearly never read all or any of the books on it. Anyways, of course I have a winter TBR and I really hope you'll find some books that you like. Click on the covers for Goodreads page. 

Sunday, November 23

Ann Aguirre - I Want It That Way (2B Trilogy #1)

“Nobody's ever made my dreams come true before," he finally whispered.
"Then you were due."

Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she's determined to make them come true—for her parents' sake as well as her own. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, she barely has time to think, let alone date. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….

Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can't risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, a social life is out of the question. The last thing he wants is for four noisy students to move into the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia's and Ty's paths cross, and soon they can't stay away from each other.

The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can't know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.

Saturday, November 22

Bookish Scenarios Book Tag

Hey everyone! It feels I haven't done any tags or surveys in such a long time so when I found The Bookish Scenarios Book Tag on the youtube channel of Katytastic I instantly decided to do it even if I haven't been tagged by anyone. I have 7 scenarios and *surprise surprise* I'll have to choose books that fit there. Hope you'll enjoy. 

Click on the covers for Goodreads page. 

Thursday, November 20

Ruth Silver - Dead Girl Walking (Royal Reaper #1)

Forget everything you know about grim reapers. Princess Ophelia Dacre sneaks out of the castle to visit her boyfriend in secret. A perfect night cut short when she's brutally murdered. Ophelia is given the rare chance to become a grim reaper. She must become Leila Bele, cut ties with her old life, and follow the rules of the reapers. Her greatest adventure begins with death.

Saturday, November 15

Amy Zhang - Falling Into Place

“Because Liz Emerson held so much darkness within her that closing her eyes didn't make much of a difference at all.”

On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road. 

Why? Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? Vividly told by an unexpected and surprising narrator, this heartbreaking and nonlinear novel pieces together the short and devastating life of Meridian High’s most popular junior girl. Mass, acceleration, momentum, force—Liz didn’t understand it in physics, and even as her Mercedes hurtles toward the tree, she doesn’t understand it now. How do we impact one another? How do our actions reverberate? What does it mean to be a friend? To love someone? To be a daughter? Or a mother? Is life truly more than cause and effect? 

Amy Zhang’s haunting and universal story will appeal to fans of Lauren Oliver, Gayle Forman, and Jay Asher. 

Thursday, November 13

Jessica Verday - Of Monsters and Madness (Of Monsters and Madness #1)

"A sense of unease fills my stomach as I stare up at what is to be my new home.
Dark and foreboding, it appears just as unwelcoming as the rest of Philadelphia."

A romantic, historical retelling of classic Gothic horror featuring Edgar Allan Poe and his character Annabel Lee, from a New York Times best-selling author.

Summoned to her father's home in 1820's Philadelphia, a girl finds herself in the midst of a rash of gruesome murders in which he might be implicated. She is torn romantically between her father's assistants-one kind and proper, one mysterious and brooding-who share a dark secret and may have more to do with the violent events than they're letting on.

Wednesday, November 12

Waiting on Wednesday #22: The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Hey guys. It’s time for WoW again. Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine and it spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly waiting for. For today I chose, the last time I'm participating in WoW I chose The Sin Eater's Daughter. Hope you'll enjoy. :) 

Tuesday, November 11

Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their Own Book

Hello darling. Today it's time for another Top Ten Tuesday topic. TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, go check out their blog if you want to participate. This week's topic is the top ten characters you wish would get their own book. There are some minor characters that I love so this is a wonderful theme for me. Click on 'continue reading' to read my whole list. :) 

Click on the covers for Goodreads page. 

Sunday, November 9

L. A. Rose - James Games

“People don’t need to be strong enough to face reality,” I finish. “They need to be strong enough to understand that reality might be different from what they’ve always been taught. And that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.”

Every year, the girls of Phi Delta Chi, Fiona Arlett’s dream sorority, hold a competition.

The prize?

James Reid, king size bar of eye candy and famous actor turned haughty undergrad.

The rules?

No girl but the winner can touch him.

The problem?

Fiona miiight have unknowingly banged his brains out last week.

Losing the competition may mean wearing a chicken suit to the sexiest Halloween costume contest, but she’d rather have feathers up her butt than let the truth out.

Unfortunately, she and James have lots in common and more chemistry than the science wing. Soon they’re sneaking around behind the backs of UCSD’s hottest and most vengeful girls.

If they find out?

Fiona’s screwed. 

Saturday, November 8

Lois Lowry - The Giver (The Giver Quartet #1)

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Thursday, November 6

Abbi Glines - One More Chance (Chance #2)

"Thank you for showing me that when we want something badly enough, it's worth taking all the risks and chances to even get a taste."

Grant Carter did everything in his power to convince Harlow Manning that he was a good guy. More than a smooth-talker and someone she could trust. He had to overcome his reputation as a playboy, and his history with Harlow's half-sister, Nan, a woman with a reputation of her own.

Harlow had taken the chance, falling hard and fast for the guy who thrilled her with his all-consuming desire. After a lifetime of avoiding bad boys like Grant, she had opened herself to the possibilities of love...

But a life-changing secret has torn them apart, and now Grant and Harlow must decide if they have enough fight to make it work - or if the pain of betrayal has permanently destroyed their future.

Wednesday, November 5

Waiting on Wednesday #21: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

It's time for a new Waiting on Wednesday post. For those who don't know that WoW is, it's a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine and it features upcoming releases that we're eagerly waiting for. I love this meme because I found so many great books on other bloggers' sites and I hope some do too on mine. Today I chose The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead which is the sixth and last instalment in the Bloodlines series. Hope you'll like it.

Tuesday, November 4

Top Ten Books I Want To Re-Read

Hey guys. Today I'm here with a new Top Ten Tuesday post. TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is the top ten books I want to re-read. I love re-reading books so this is just the perfect topic for me. I'll choose ones that I haven't had the chance to reread yet. My picks are in no particular order. 

Saturday, November 1

October Wrap-Up and Upcoming Reviews

Hello everyone! It's time for the October Wrap-Up. In this month I read 11 books, reviewed 6 books, participated in 3 tags, 4 Top Ten Tuesday topics and 5 Waiting on Wednesdays. I'm proud to share with you the first ever discussion post of mine about Writing Negative Reviews. Don't forget that The Monthly Awards are in this post too, as well as the books I'll review in November.