Friday, May 29

Grim by Various Authors

“If good men pretend to be villains, how is anybody supposed to know the difference between them?”

Inspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist, Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today:

Ellen Hopkins
Amanda Hocking
Julie Kagawa
Claudia Gray
Rachel Hawkins
Kimberly Derting
Myra McEntire
Malinda Lo
Sarah Rees-Brennan
Jackson Pearce
Christine Johnson
Jeri Smith Ready
Shaun David Hutchinson
Saundra Mitchell
Sonia Gensler
Tessa Gratton
Jon Skrovon

Wednesday, May 27

Ashley Stoyanoff - Two Truth and a Lie (PRG Investigations #1)

“If you want to make a lie believable, you gotta weave it with the truth.”
My brows furrow, confused by the comment. “What?”
Two truths and a lie, babe,” he says. “Makes the lie harder to pick up on.”

One year ago, I became a missing person. I left everything behind—family, friends, school. It seemed like a good idea at the time. My only option, really, until I realized running from a police officer isn’t as easy as I thought it would be.

It’s been exactly three-hundred and sixty-five days since I left home, but I’m finally ready to take the step I should have taken a year ago. I’m done hiding. I’m done running. I’m going to take my life back.

It was supposed to be easy. A meeting with Jason Pierce, a private investigator, was set up for me. All I had to do was go to him, let him do his thing, and then I could go home, or so I thought.

That is, until I met Jason and things got … complicated.

Monday, May 25

Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer

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

Hello lovelies. Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is: Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer. I don't know about you but I made my list out of books that I haven't yet read, which means that I really would love to hear what you thought about them if you've read them. So don't be shy and tell me if any of the following books were either outstandingly great or on the contrary weren't to your liking. You know, I have to decide somehow which to read/buy. :) 

Thursday, May 21

Katie Cotugno - 99 Days

Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.

Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me.

Tuesday, May 19

The Ten Worst Boyfriends in Contemporary Books

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

Hello sweeties. If you know me I'm sure you figured out that I can't not choose a negative topic if I'm given a choice. I feel like "the worsts" list are just as much fun as "the bests" lists. For today, I picked the Ten Worst Boyfriends in Contemporary Novels. Can't wait to share with you which boys I don't find worthy enough for their girlfriend.

I was literally dying to show you with quotes what I hate in these guys but unfortunately I don't really have time right now.  I should be practicing for my huge maths test  right now as it is. Also, don't take my dislike for these characters personally.

Sunday, May 17

Pippa DaCosta - City of Fae

Look, but don't touch.
Touch, but don't feel.

Feel, but never ever love.

From the moment Alina touches London's hottest fae superstar, breaking one of the laws founded to protect all of her kind, her fate – and the fae – close in.

Below ground, the fae High Queen plots to claim the city as her own and places her pawns, ready for the battle to come. A battle she cannot lose, but for one small problem – Alina. There are four ancient keepers powerful enough to keep the queen in her prison. Three are dead. One remains … And to fight back, Alina risks sacrificing everything she has come to love.

This New Adult urban fantasy is packed with action and suspense and will have you yearning for more forbidden fae romance.

Thursday, May 14

Reader Problems Book Tag

The image was taken from Google. 

Hello lovelies. I love doing tags so it's surprising that I haven't done one in months but I'm back with the Reader Problems Book Tag. All thanks go to Amy and Nikki over at A Bookworm's Perfect Apple. Hope you'll enjoy. :)

Sunday, May 10

Ten Authors I Really Want To Meet

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

Hello lovelies. Today's top ten tuesday topic is ten authors who I really want to meet. Sounds like a fun topic, no? Fun as in something that will cause me physical pain because I can't just reduce my list to 10. That's crazy, right? RIGHT? Now I'll have to be strong and fierce to make this list of 10 authors. So hard. 

Saturday, May 9

Kiera Cass - The Heir (The Selection #4)

"You can be brave and still be feminine. You can lead and still love flowers. Most importantly, you can be queen and still be a bride."

Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she'd put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess's life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can't escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn't expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn's heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

Thursday, May 7

Stephanie Kuehn - Complicit

“There are some dreams you can't wake up from.

These are called nightmares.”

Two years ago, sixteen-year-old Jamie Henry breathed a sigh of relief when a judge sentenced his older sister to juvenile detention for burning down their neighbor’s fancy horse barn. The whole town did. Because Crazy Cate Henry used to be a nice girl. Until she did a lot of bad things. Like drinking. And stealing. And lying. Like playing weird mind games in the woods with other children. Like making sure she always got her way. Or else.

But today Cate got out. And now she’s coming back for Jamie.

Because more than anything, Cate Henry needs her little brother to know the truth about their past. A truth she’s kept hidden for years. A truth she’s not supposed to tell.

Trust nothing and no one as you race toward the explosive conclusion of this gripping psychological thriller from the William C. Morris Award-winning author of Charm & Strange.

Tuesday, May 5

Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

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

Hello sweeties. You know what I love more than lists? Negative lists, like, the top ten most hated characters. (Wonder what that says about me.) Unfortunately Top Ten Tuesday topics never seem to be about most hated things *sad sigh*, but today's topic is a close call. It's the ten books I'll probably never read. Hope you'll enjoy. :)

Monday, May 4

Series Summaries #3: The Selection Trilogy

“What do you think my chances might be of finding a soul mate in the group of you? I'll be lucky if I can just find someone who'll be able to stand me for the rest of our lives. What if I've already sent her home because I was relying on some sort of spark I didn't feel? What if she's waiting to leave me at the first sign of adversity? What if I don't find anyone at all? What do I do then, America?” - Maxon

I know that technically The Selection series are not a trilogy anymore but I feel like the next books will be completely different, like a spin-off, and it is easier to talk about these three books as an individual trilogy.  This review, unlike my other Series Summaries posts, does NOT contain spoilers. Or rather you have to highlight them to be able to view them. 

My main reason for writing this review is that I wanted to share with you what I liked in this series, and the few things I didn't. Also, I wanted to summarize the books before The Heir comes out on the 5th of May (TOMORROW). Hope you'll enjoy my post. 

Saturday, May 2

2015 Challenges Update

Hello sweeties! As it turns out I'm absolutely terrible in keeping up with challenges. I don't even know why I'm surprised, I mean I'm the most disorganized person I know. After four months I decided it's time to at least try to at least summarize where I'm at the five challenges I'm in. 

The 2015 Reading Challenges page might be is constantly being updated. 

Click on the titles for Goodreads review. 

Friday, May 1

Release Calendar #6: 2015 May

Hello sweeties. It's the first day of the new month, which means a new release calendar post on Reading Is Dreaming With Open Eyes. I hope you're as excited as I am to see all the lovely books that are going to be released in May. This month I'm eagerly waiting for 20 books, do share with me your most awaited releases in the comments if I forgot them from my list.