Monday, August 31

The Lunar Chronicles Read Along: Books with Royalty

Hello lovelies! So we are back with another Lunar Chronicles post today. This time it's a post on books that have royalty in them. Is it just us or do you like books that have "royal" characters in them as well? Do let us know if you know of any such books, but first of all, check out our list!

Sunday, August 30

SBPT15 - It's a wrap!

Hey everyone! Today marks the end of Summer blogger Promo Tour 2015, and so it's time for the conventional wrap up post! Let's first take a look at all the lovely bloggers we featured on The Regal Critiques during SBPT15 and what we contributed when it was our turn to feature on theirs!

Friday, August 28

Liz Braswell - A Whole New World (Twisted Tales #1)

Welcome to a new YA series that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. Each book asks the question: What if one key moment from a familiar Disney film was changed? This dark and daring version ofAladdin twists the original story with the question: What if Jafar was the first one to summon the Genie?

When Jafar steals the Genie’s lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish.To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed Princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war.

What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again.

Wednesday, August 26

Meg Haston - Paperweight

"We are not meant to walk alone in this life. We're meant to be part of a we. Something bigger, something outside of ourselves."

Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. In her body. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert.

Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at mealtime, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so hard to avoid.

Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one knows is that Stevie doesn't plan to stay that long. There are only twenty-seven days until the anniversary of her brother Josh’s death—the death she caused. And if Stevie gets her way, there are only twenty-seven days until she too will end her life.

In this emotionally haunting and beautifully written young adult debut, Meg Haston delves into the devastating impact of trauma and loss, while posing the question: Why are some consumed by their illness while others embark on a path toward recovery?

Sunday, August 23

{Guest Post by Little Book Heaven} M&M Peanut Butter Cookies

Hello lovelies. It's the eighth week of the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour and today Ruzaika and I are very excited to share with you a kind of post that has never before appeared on The Regal Critiques, a recipe. Specifically one of Jess's favorite cookie recipes. (It looks and sounds soo delicious!) But enough of me, let me introduce you to Jess!

Hi everyone, I am Jess from Little Book Heaven and I am so excited to be teaming up with Veronika and Ruzaika from The Regal Critiques for Summer Blogger Promo Tour. Aside from reading, I also enjoy baking. It is something that I enjoy doing with my mom. I have been asked by both Veronika and Ruzaika to share one of my favorite recipes. These cookies I absolutely love.

Nicola Yoon - Everything, Everything

“I was trying so hard to find the single pivotal moment that set my life on its path. The moment that answered the question, 'How did I get here?'
But it's never just one moment. It's a series of them. And your life can branch out from each one in a thousand different ways. Maybe there's a version of your life for all the choices you make and all the choices you don't.”

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Thursday, August 20

The Lunar Chronicles Read Along: Crushing on Kai

Hi guys. As excited as I've been for The Lunar Chronicles Real Along ever since I've heard about it, before now I didn't have time and patience to write any of the bonus posts. However, today finally Ruzi and I have something special coming your way: our top ten celebrity crushes! While we did our best to limit our choices to ten, we sadly had to go a teensy bit overboard and chose 6 male celebrities each, who we find incredibly good looking and who are all, of course, talented in what they do. Hope you'll enjoy our post!

Tuesday, August 18

My Top Ten Auto-buy Authors

Hey there! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today's topic is the My Top Ten Auto-boy Authors. To make this list a bit more colorful, I added the books I've read by these lovely authors as well! Hope you'll enjoy! 

In no particular order. 

Sunday, August 16

{Guest Post by The Book Bratz} Ten Reasons Why John Green Rocks

Hello lovelies. It's the 7th week of the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour. Today you'll be able to read a guest post by the two people who made this tour possible. Please welcome Amber and Jessica from The Book Bratz! They're going to tell you their ten reasons why John Green rocks.

Thursday, August 13

R.I.P It or Ship It Book Tag

Hey guys! Today we're  doing the R.I.P. It or Ship It Book Tag. This tag was created by
emmmabooks and we at The Regal Critiques decided to tag ourselves because it looked like so much fun! 

Tuesday, August 11

Top Ten Authors I've Read The Most Books From

Hi lovies! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and today's topic is Top Ten Authors I've Read The Most Books From. I wasn't so excited about doing this list because it's nearly the same as the one I made about the top ten authors I own the most books from. What I'm excited to see, however, is YOUR lists because I'd love to find some authors who keep amusing their readers with better and better books. Don't forget to share your links in the comments! :) 

Sunday, August 9

{Guest Post by The Book Bandit} Top Ten Movie-and-Book-Pairing List

Hello lovelies. It's the 6th week of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour 2015 and today Veronika and I are very excited to have Nicole from The Book Bandit here. Without further ado, let me introduce you to the Book Bandit herself!

Friday, August 7

Anne Heltzel - Charlie, Presumed Dead

"I’m into people believing and doing whatever the hell they want as long as it doesn’t hurt other people." 

In Paris, family and friends gather to mourn the tragic passing of Charlie Price—young, handsome, charming, a world-traveler—who is presumed dead after an explosion. Authorities find only a bloodied jacket, ID’d as Charlie’s. At the funeral, two teens who are perfect strangers, Lena Whitney and Aubrey Boroughs, make another shocking discovery: they have both been dating Charlie, both think Charlie loved them and them alone, and there is a lot they didn’t know about their boyfriend. Over the next week, a mind-bending trip unfolds: first in London—then in Mumbai, Kerala, and Bangkok, the girls go in search of Charlie. Is he still alive? What did their love for him even mean? The truth is out there, but soon it becomes clear that the girls are harboring secrets of their own. 

No one knows whom to trust in this thrilling tale of suspense and deception.

Wednesday, August 5

The Lunar Chronicles Read Along: Cinder

Hello lovelies! As you have probably guessed from the image above I'm going to participate in The Lunar Chronicles Read Along hosted by Brittany from The Book Addict's Guide. I'm so so SO excited to be participating in this read along because this is my absolute favorite series at the moment - okay, this and Raven Cycle - and it's been awhile since I finished Cress so a memory refreshment is much needed. In this post I'm going to tell you a bit about this event and the special posts I'm planning on doing during the first book's, Cinder's reread. 

Tuesday, August 4

Ten Fairytale Retellings I've Read/Want To Read

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

Hello lovelies! I love love LOVE today's Top Ten Tuesday topic which is: Ten Fairytale Retellings. However, I haven't read that many retellings to begin with, so I made two five lists: Top 5 Retellings I've Read and Top 5 Retelling I  Want To Read. Hope you'll enjoy my list. :) 

Release Day Blitz: Public Enemies

Public Enemies - RWB - banner

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Ann Aguirre's PUBLIC ENEMIES!! PUBLIC ENEMIES is a Young Adult Paranormal novel filled with horror and suspense and is a part of Ann Aguirre’s Immortal Game Trilogy, published by Macmillan. Grab your copy today!! And don't miss MORTAL DANGER, book 1 in this awesome trilogy!

Sunday, August 2

{Guest Post by Offbeat YA} An Interview From Across the Ocean

Hello sweeties. For today's Summer Blogger Promo Tour post we have Roberta from Offbeat YA here with us. Roberta and I (Veronika) made an interview together about blogging from a non-English speaking country. Both of us asked 4-4 questions. Today we're answering the ones I asked, hope you'll enjoy. 

Want to see the first part of the interview? Head over to Offbeat YA and check it out HERE.

Saturday, August 1

Ann Aguirre - Public Enemies (Immortal Game #2)

"My mom would be horrified that I'd gotten myself into such a mess. There's no excuse for violence, Edie. It's always better to talk things out logically. Somehow I didn't think this monster would be interested in chatting."

Through a Faustian bargain, Edie Kramer has been pulled into the dangerous world of the Immortal Game, where belief makes your nightmares real. Hungry for sport, fears-made-flesh are always raising the stakes. To them, human lives are less than nothing, just pieces on a board.

Because of her boyfriend Kian's sacrifice, she's operating under the mysterious Harbinger's aegis, but his patronage could prove as fatal as the opposition. Raw from deepest loss, she's terrified over the deal Kian made for her. Though her very public enemies keep sending foot soldiers--mercenary monsters committed to her destruction--she's not the one playing under a doom clock. Kian has six months...unless Edie can save him. And this is a game she can't bear to lose.

Release Calendar: 2015 August

Hello sweeties. It's the first day of August which means it's time for our monthly Release Calendar. This month Ruzaika and I are awaiting 29 books in total. Don't forget to link in  your monthly release post - if you have one - in the comment section. Or share with us in the comments what books you're eagerly waiting for. You know we're always on the lookout for new books, no matter how huge our TBR lists are.