Friday, February 27

BLOG TOUR: Dare to Dream by Carys Jones

The world was going to end. Of that, Maggie Trafford was certain.

Fourteen-year-old Maggie Trafford leads a normal life. Well, as normal as being crammed in a three-bedroom house with four siblings and a single parent can be, anyway. But despite being 
somewhat ignored at home, Maggie excels, earning top grades, a best friend who would do anything for her, and stolen looks from a boy in Maths.

It’s not until the dreams start that Maggie realizes “normal” is the least of her problems. Every night, she lives the same nightmare—red lightning, shattered glass, destruction. But nightmares are just that, right? No one believes her when she says it’s an omen. At least, not until the already mysterious pillars of Stonehenge start falling.

No longer alone in her fear, Maggie and the world watch with bated breath as one after another, the historic stones tumble, like a clock counting down. But only Maggie knows what it means: when the last stone falls, destruction will reign. And when the world ends, there’s only one option left—survive.

Horrifying and raw, Dare to Dream is equal parts tragedy and hope, detailing the aftermath of apocalyptic catastrophe, the quest for survival, and the importance of belief.

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Thursday, February 26

Jamie Loren - Waiting for April

 “The first thing you need to know, though, is that you’re you, April. You might not have the memories, but you are all the same person. One person. Every time, you’re you.”

April Fletcher has died nineteen times... but she doesn't know it.

As far as April is concerned, she's just a normal seventeen-year-old, looking forward to spending spring break with her friends and going to college in the fall. April doesn't know she has never lived past her eighteenth birthday, nor does she realize that Scott Parker, her best friend, is actually her childhood sweetheart and fiancé from her very first life.

For nineteen-year-old Scott Parker, spending quality time with his soul mate has proved difficult ever since her tragic death in 1729. Since then he has lost her an additional eighteen times—each of her deaths more devastating than the last, and each of her births wiping the slate of her memory clean. Unable to save her but unwilling to give up, Scott has to hide the fact he's immortal—and will be until April confesses her love again.

But this time, things have changed. April has denied her feelings for him, is dating someone else, and with her eighteenth birthday fast approaching, their friendship is falling to pieces. Fearing their souls are irrevocably drifting apart, Scott must race against the clock to win her heart and save her life.

Or risk losing her forever.

Tuesday, February 24

Top Ten Badass Heroines

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

Hello lovelies. Today I'm here with my list of my top ten badass heroines. I chose 'badass heroines' instead of YA or Fantasy heroines because I wish I'd be more badass and I like to think so that I'd have the inner strenght in a risky situation (which I would totally not but hey a girl can dream, right?).

This week I chose to paste in quotes from these characters instead of telling you why I chose them. I love all these characters and these are my favorite quotes from them so I hope you'll enjoy this post. 

Happy reading!

Sunday, February 22

Katie Van Ark - The Boy Next Door

“Do you know I’m afraid? Every time I learn a new jump. Every time. It’s not about being fearless, it’s about learning to face your fears.”

Maddy Spier has been in love with the boy next door forever. As his figure skating partner she spends time in his arms every day. But she’s also seen his arms around other girls—lots of other girls.

Gabe can't imagine skating with anyone but Maddy, and together they have a real chance at winning some serious gold medals. So, he’s determined to keep thinking of her like a sister. After all, he’s never had a romantic relationship that lasted for more than two weeks.

But when their coach assigns a new romantic skating program, everything changes. Will this be the big break that Maddy’s been hoping for or the big breakup that Gabe has always feared?

Friday, February 20

Claudia Gray - A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1)

"Now I know grief is a whetstone. It sharpens all your love, all your happiest memories, into blades that tear you apart from within. Something has been torn out from inside me that will never be filled up, not ever, no matter how long I live."

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

Tuesday, February 17

BLOG TOUR: Sleeping Tom by E. V. Fairfall + Giveaway

Hello everyone! Today I'm posting an excerpt and a giveaway of Sleeping Tom by E. V. Fairfall. If you're interested, go ahead and check out the other tour hosts us well, here's the list. Hope you'll enjoy this post. :)

Hitchhiking is a bad idea but Caden is desperate.
When she accepts a ride from the first car to come by she meets Gabriel. He's her age, hot, and the closest thing she has to a savior. Problem is, he is a total jerk. With nowhere to go, Caden convinces Gabriel to let her stay with him for one night. He reluctantly lends a couch.

That night Caden wakes up to strange noises. Concerned, she rushes into Gabriel’s room, already anticipating his bad temper. Instead, he’s kind, sweet, and suspiciously harmless—nothing like the man who gave her a ride. He seems like a different person altogether, and claims he is. By night he is Tom, and by day he is Gabriel. Caden finds herself drawn to the mysteries hidden in his eyes.

For Gabriel, Caden is an annoying mistake. One night turns into many, and despite all his anger towards her, she stays. She even seems to accept him and his flaws, but he still doesn’t trust her—is she staying for him, or has she already discovered more than he's willing to share?

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Ten Book Related Problems I Have

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

Hello everyone. Today's top ten tuesday topic is: ten book related problems I have. I have quite a few of these and I'm excited to share them with you. And hear about yours, as always. I'm not sure mine will be all that creative but I can't just pass on a TTT, so I'm gonna try. 

Saturday, February 14

Valentine's Day Post: My Favorite Book Couples

Hello lovelies! Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I was planning to do a special post about me favorite romance novels but it felt too... flat. Then I found this idea on the lovely blog of Amy, who told me to go ahead and use it if I want to. So here I am and I'm so freaking excited to share with you all some my favorite couples, and of course to hear about you guys! 

Thursday, February 12

Richelle Mead - The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6)

“I told you before, we’re the center,” she said. “And the center will hold.”

The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead's New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here...

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

Tuesday, February 10

Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romances In Books

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

Hello dearies. Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is: The Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romances In Books. I chose to write five things I dislike, and five things I like because I'm not sure I'd be able to gather ten to either one of these. Anyhow, I hope you'll enjoy my list. 

Monday, February 9

Lisa Aldin - One of the Guys

Tomboy to the core, Toni Valentine understands guys. She'll take horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests over manicures. So Toni is horrified when she's sent to the Winston Academy for Girls, where she has to wear a skirt and learn to be a lady while the guys move on without her.

Then Toni meets Emma Elizabeth, a girl at school with boy troubles, and she volunteers one of her friends as a pretend date. Word spreads of Toni’s connections with boys, and she discovers that her new wealthy female classmates will pay big money for fake dates. Looking for a way to connect her old best friends with her new life at school, Toni and Emma start up Toni Valentine’s Rent-A-Gent Service.

But the business meets a scandal when Toni falls for one of her friends--the same guy who happens to be the most sought-after date. With everything she's built on the line, Toni has to decide if she wants to save the business and her old life, or let go of being one of the guys for a chance at love.

Sunday, February 8

Carlos Ruiz Zafón - The Shadow of the Wind

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.

Saturday, February 7

Mini Reviews: The Jewel & Cruel Beauty

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.

The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.

Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence... and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.

Click on the covers for Goodreads page. 

Ten Books I'd Love to Read With My Book Club

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

Hello lovelies. Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is the ten books I'd love to read with my book club. A few months ago the awesome Emma over at Never Judge a Book by its Cover founded The Reader's Lounge that I joined to. Our chosen book of this month was Since You've Been Gone and so far I really enjoy being part of this club. Anyhow, I decided to make a list out of the books that are on the Goodreads shelf of this book club, thus have the chance of becoming group reads soon. I hope you'll enjoy it. :)

Tuesday, February 3

Top Ten Mystery Novels I Can't Believe I Haven't Read Yet

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

Hello lovelies. Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is the top ten books I can't believe I haven't read in X genre. I chose the mystery genre because I came to love this genre in the past year or so. Hope you'll enjoy my list. Do tell me if you've read any of these books! :) 

Sunday, February 1

Release Calendar #3: 2015 February

Hello everyone! Today I'm here with the Release Calendar #3: February. There are so many awesome books coming out this month, I'm waiting for 21 books in total. I keep adding more and more new releases to my TBR list, even though it has already a little more than 130 title on it. Woah, I went a bit crazy searching for 2015 releases. Anyhow, hope you'll find some books on my list that you're interested in. 
For Goodreads link, click on the covers. :)