29 January 2015

Cover Reveal: Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

Hello everyone! So today I am so happy to share with you the cover of Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry! Nowhere But Here is the first book in a new series called Thunder Road and it comes out on May 26th 2015!

So this cover reveal is a puzzle! All the blogs included in this cover reveal have one section of the book cover as well as some exclusive behind the scenes information!

So before I show you the picture here is what Nowhere But Here is going to be about!


Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

Add it to goodreads

So here it is...

27 January 2015

Teaser Tuesday - Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

 Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
This is where you can tease with snippets and quotes from the books you are currently reading.

25 January 2015

Sunday Post 25/01/15

Welcome to The Sunday Post, a book meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer
where we do a post to recap our blogging and reading week. 

24 January 2015

Stacking The Shelves 24/01/15


Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where we share all the books we bought / received this week with our readers and other bloggers every Saturday!

22 January 2015

Review: Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Title: Never Never
Author(s): Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher
Publishers: Hoover Ink
Page Count: 140

Goodreads Synopsis:
Best friends since they could talk. In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He'll do anything to remember. She'll do anything to forget.









21 January 2015

W W W Wednesday 21/01/15



W W W Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB and if you want to participate in W W W Wednesday all you have to do is answer these three questions:


What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you'll read next?
If you take part in W W W Wednesday feel free to leave a link to your W W W Wednesday in the comments.

20 January 2015

Why do I blog?

I'm sure most of you have seen many posts like this in the last couple of weeks but if you haven't, here is the rundown, in the past couple of weeks there has been a lot of negative stuff going around the book blogging sphere and a lot of people seem unhappy which is not the goal of blogging and the blogosphere. The book blogging community is one of the most welcoming communities out there, whether you have a small blog or a huge blog no one is going to treat you differently but that seems to be what most people think at the moment.

I personally have not been part of this negativity but I know of it so that is why I am going to share the reasons as to why I blog. This post is inspired by the post that Kaitlin over at Reading is My Treasure did so I would love for you to check her post out because she explains this a lot better than I do and she is the reason I am writing this. You can check out her post 'Revisiting the Reasons Why I Love Blogging' here. So let's get into the reasons as to why I blog.

19 January 2015

Review: Half-Blood by Jennifer L Armentrout

Title: Half-Blood
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Publishers: Spencer Hill Press
Page Count: 281

Goodreads Synopsis:


The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals--well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

18 January 2015

The Sunday Post 18/01/15




Welcome to The Sunday Post, a book meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer 
where we do a post to recap our blogging and reading week. 

17 January 2015

6 books I probably should've read already

So about five minutes ago I was sitting at my computer eating a cookie and reading someone elses blog when I should've been doing mine. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore my blog and just blogging in general but I just procrastinate. It's not that I've been procrastinating reading these books because I really want to read all of these, but I thought it would be fun to show you the size books I probably should've read already, so here goes...

15 January 2015

Book Blitz: A Hot Winter by C J Lake - Author Q&A and Giveaway! (closed)



Title: A Hot Winter
Author: C J Lake
Publishers: Snow House Books
Page Count: 322

Goodreads Synopsis:

It was supposed to be a simple job.  A favor for a friend, nothing complicated.  But that was before I realized who Emma was.  I knew I wasn’t imagining the tension between us–still there and getting stronger every second.  She wanted to keep things professional now.  I suppose we’d have to try–because if we gave in…once would never be enough…

I never thought I’d see Matt Winter again, and now here he was.  Working on my house!  Making me nervous, flustered, and almost breathless.  Disarming me and making me feel things I haven’t even considered since my husband died four years ago.  No, I don’t want to want him.  My life was in order before he came, and I’m leaving Boston anyway.  Forget Matt.  It’s the only logical option.  So…why can’t I stay away from him?

14 January 2015

W W W Wednesday 14/1/14



W W W Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB and if you want to participate in W W W Wednesday all you have to do is answer these three questions:


What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you'll read next?
If you take part in W W W Wednesday feel free to leave a link to your W W W Wednesday in the comments.


13 January 2015

Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Teen
Page Count: 336

Goodreads Synopsis:
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself--and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

11 January 2015

The Sunday Post 11/01/15



Welcome to The Sunday Post, a book meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer 
where we do a post to recap our blogging and reading week. 

09 January 2015

Booktalk: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Booktalk: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover


Title: Maybe Someday
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Alita Books
Page Count: 367

Goodreads Synopsis:

At twenty-two years old, Sydney has a great life: She's in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter's cheating on her--and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbour. She can't take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there's something about Sydney that Ridge can't ignore, either. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one...


Even before I started this book I had heard so many people say 'You connect with one of Colleen Hoover's books more than the others' and even though this is my first Colleen Hoover book I think I already know which book I connected to. I didn't just connect to this book, it got a hook and attached itself to my heart, this book was amazing and I just...


I gave Maybe Someday 5/5 stars because it was just amazing and I am so super excited to try some more of Colleen Hoover's books!

Warning this review is FULL of spoilers

08 January 2015

Cover Reveal - How to Unbreakup by Rebekah L Purdy

Title: How To Unbreakup
Author: Rebekah L Purdy
Release Date: 10/2/15
Publishers: Swoon Romance

I am super excited to be hosting this cover reveal and for sharing with you the cover of How To Unbreakup by Rebekah L Purdy! This book sounds like a really awesome romance and I am super excited to read it when it comes out!

Add it to Goodreads!








07 January 2015

W W W Wednesday 7/01/15


W W W Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB and if you want to participate in W W W Wednesday all you have to do is answer these three questions:


What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you'll read next?
If you take part in W W W Wednesday feel free to leave a link to your W W W Wednesday in the comments.

06 January 2015

Teaser Tuesday - Vendetta by Catherine Doyle



 Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
This is where you can tease with snippets and quotes from the books you are currently reading.

05 January 2015

Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Title: Maybe Someday
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Page count: 384

Synopsis: 
At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She's in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her--and she's forced to decide what her next move should be.

Soon, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbour, Ridge. She can't take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there's something about Sydney that Ridge can't ignore, either. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.


     

Maybe Someday was everything you'd want out of an NA book. This book was almost faultless to me and I thought it lived up to the potential and hype that it had.

Ridge and Sydney were amazing characters are felt so realistic. The characters sprang off the page as soon as you read them and I found myself connected to the characters when I started to worry about them throughout the book.

The story is absolutely heart breaking. The chemistry between Sydney and Ridge was beautiful and it hurt reading about how they couldn't be together but this book took such an unexpected turn towards the end and completely changed my perspective and made me question how the book was going to end without being awful.

The side characters in this book (especially Bridgette and Warren) were also so well developed and I couldn't stop reading the constant dialogue.

About fifty pages into this book we find out something about one of the main characters which completely changed the entire book for me as I imagine it would for others too. Without spoiling you too much, all I am going to say is that the thing we find out about changes the entire book because of how well it's handled.

Colleen Hoover's writing in the book was extraordinary. The writing just made me keep going and reading this book because not only was the plot amazing but the writing was so easy and flowed so well.

The one thing I regret about this book was the fact that I read it so fast. I read it over two days in the space of 24 hours because of its addictiveness but I wish that I had taken my time reading this book because there was so much of it appreciate.

Towards the end of this book I was really starting to question how it would work out but Colleen Hoover created such a realistic ending that I couldn't quite get my head around it. I was just reading what she had written and I had to stop and I remember just thinking: 'This is so right, this is so true OMG'.

This book was an absolute pleasure to read and I am so glad I did, this book is no doubt a 5/5 stars.

That's all for this review, I'll see you next time!

Happy Reading!

Lily x


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04 January 2015

Review: Inspire by Cora Carmack

Title: Inspire
Author: Cora Carmack
Publishers: Self Published
Page Count: 284















03 January 2015

Stacking The Shelves



Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where we share all the books we bought / received this week with our readers and other bloggers every Saturday!

02 January 2015

Mini Review: Stone Cold Touch

Title: Stone Cold Touch
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Page Count: 464
Publishers: Harlequin Teen













This review will contain some spoilers for White Hot Kiss


01 January 2015

2015 Bookish Goals



So I would like to start off this post by saying Happy New Year! 2014 was the birth year of my blog and also the birth year of my love of YA books. In 2013 the only YA books I'd read were Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars and it wasn't until 2014 that I discovered the world of YA books and how much happiness I could get from it. I discovered goodreads at around April 2014 but didn't start my Goodreads Challenge until August and even then I only set it at 20 books thinking that 'Oh, the year is already half over so I'm only going to get 20 books done.' Even though I said that I managed to read 41 books in those last 4 months left in the challenge.

So now 2015 is here and I can just tell that I am going to be busy this year not only with life in general but with my blog. I intend to do so many things with this blog and it makes me so excited but before we get into any of that, here are my 2015 bookish goals!