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. 

Bethany Griffin - The Fall

"Mother told me once that no matter how brave you think you are, how sure you are of your faith or your convictions or of the rules of science and nature, you can barely glance at the House of Usher. Your eyes won’t let you take it in."

Madeline Usher is doomed.

She has spent her life fighting fate, and she thought she was succeeding. Until she woke up in a coffin.

Ushers die young. Ushers are cursed. Ushers can never leave their house, a house that haunts and is haunted, a house that almost seems to have a mind of its own. Madeline’s life—revealed through short bursts of memory—has hinged around her desperate plan to escape, to save herself and her brother. Her only chance lies in destroying the house.

In the end, can Madeline keep her own sanity and bring the house down? The Fall is a literary psychological thriller, reimagining Edgar Allan Poe’s classic The Fall of the House of Usher.