Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)
Julie Kagawa
Published April 24th 2012 by Harlequin Teen
Genres:  Young Adult, Paranormal, Vampires, Dystopia, Fantasy

Summary:

To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness…

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.

Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for… again.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Worth Fighting For by Charity West

Worth Fighting For
Charity West
Published October 17th 2016 by Coastal Escape Publishing
Genres:  Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary

Summary:

High School senior Lily Rhodes has been in love with her brother’s best friend nearly all her life. When nineteen year old Jake joins the Marines and is shipped overseas, she worries she’ll never see him again, and wishes she’d been braver before he left. Lily vows that if Jake comes home, she’ll tell him how she feels. But when Jake is injured by an IED and is discharged from the Marines, he comes home changed, bitter and broken. Despite the fact he's loved Lily for the past three years, he no longer feels worthy of someone like her. Not one to back down from a challenge, Lily knows the best things in life are worth fighting for.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Blog Tour: Some Kind of Magic by Mary Ann Marlowe


Some Kind of Magic
Mary Ann Marlowe
Expected publication: January 31st 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
Genres:  Adult, Romance, Chick-Lit

Summary:

Biochemist Eden Sinclair has no idea that the scent she spritzed on herself before leaving the lab is designed to enhance pheromones. Or that the cute, grungy-looking guy she meets at a gig that evening is Adam Copeland. As in the Adam Copeland international rock god and object of lust for a million women. Make that a million and one. By the time she learns the truth, she s already spent the (amazing, incredible) night in his bed

Suddenly Eden, who's more accustomed to being set up on disastrous dates by her mom, is going out with a gorgeous celebrity who loves how down-to-earth and honest she is. But for once, Eden isn't being honest. She can't bear to reveal that this overpowering attraction could be nothing more than seduction by science. And the only way to know how Adam truly feels is to ditch the perfume—and risk being ditched in turn.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Blog Tour: Playing Pretend by Juliana Haygert



Playing Pretend
Juliana Haygert
Publication date: October 24th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Summary:

**New extended (13,000 more words) and re-edited version!**

As the Governor’s daughter, Charlotte McClain is an expert in playing pretend. High society, the men her mother shoves in her direction and a Pre-Law major are all a part of her perfect pretense. But when she pretends to be a nobody during Spring Break, she meets someone who rocks her world. 

Mason Rowell knows heartbreak and Spring Break don’t mesh well, so he allows the mysterious Charlotte to seduce him. What should have been a fling, results in something deeper. After Spring Break has long since passed, he moves to Washington to pursue his graduate degree, but what he never expected to find living among the rich and pompous, was the girl who gave him the strength to change and the desire to start anew. 

When the guy Charlotte can’t forget goes from a sensual memory to temptation in the flesh, her facade is put to the test. If she surrenders to his charms, she risks ruining her mother’s perfect career and master plan. Playing pretend is what Charlotte does best, but how long can she pretend she doesn’t love who man that made her proud of her true self?

Tour Dates:  January 16-21

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Blog Tour: The Next Best Thing by Wendi Nunnery

The Next Best Thing (The Best Kept Secret #2)
Wendi Nunnery
Published January 3rd 2017 by Wendi Nunnery
Genres:  Young Adult, Contemporary

Summary:

Four years ago, Emma Fraser’s first love took his own life. Now, twenty years old and in college, Emma and her best friend, Andy, are still mourning the loss of a friend and brother. Nothing is the same as it once was…and things are about to change even more.

Too heartbroken to even consider falling in love again, Emma stays distracted by school and work. Until she meets Landon and, for the first time ever, finds herself believing she might actually have a future with someone. But when Deegan Burke—the man responsible for all of Emma’s heartache—gets out of prison early, Emma is suddenly confronted by her worst fears. And when faced with choices she never thought she’d have to make, Emma discovers that the only person she really wants by her side is the last person she ever expected.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

The Best Kept Secret by Wendi Nunnery

The Best Kept Secret (The Best Kept Secret #1)
Wendi Nunnery
Published June 2015 by BookFish Books
Genres:  Young Adult, Contemporary

Summary:

In high school, everyone has secrets. Even well-brought-up Emma Fraser.

Emma’s sophomore year started out all wrong. First, her best friend Andy confessed to losing his virginity leaving Emma all alone in the V-Club. Then the rest of her friends got weird and suddenly Emma finds herself feeling like the people she knows best have become total strangers. And total strangers are becoming friends.

When Deegan Burke, a rich, gorgeous senior, asks Emma to be his date for the prom, Emma thinks her luck has begun to change. But rather than being able to bask in this newfound glory, her whole world starts to unravel. And when secrets that once seemed so innocent start to take a very dangerous turn, Emma discovers that true friends are friends no matter what…and some secrets aren’t worth keeping.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

A Silent Voice, Vol. 1 by Yoshitoki Oima

A Silent Voice, Vol. 1
Yoshitoki Oima
Published May 26th 2015 by Kodansha Comics
Genres:  Manga, Young Adult

Summary:

Shoya is a bully. When Shoko, a girl who can’t hear, enters his elementary school class, she becomes their favorite target, and Shoya and his friends goad each other into devising new tortures for her. But the children’s cruelty goes too far. Shoko is forced to leave the school, and Shoya ends up shouldering all the blame. Six years later, the two meet again. Can Shoya make up for his past mistakes, or is it too late?

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Alex + Ada, Vol. 3 by Jonathan Luna & Sarah Vaughn

Alex + Ada, Vol 3.
Jonathan Luna & Sarah Vaughn
Published August 12th 2015 by Image Comics
Genres:  Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Romance

Summary:

The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But after Ada is dropped into his life, he discovers she is more than just a robot. Alex takes a huge risk to unlock Ada so she can think for herself and explore life as a sentient android. As Alex and Ada spend more time together, they become closer. But as restrictions tighten on artificial intelligence, Ada feels unsure about her place in the world, and Alex questions being with an android.

In this final arc, Alex and Ada struggle against the growing hatred for sentient robots and their human allies. Can they survive what's around the corner?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Blog Tour: Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano


Lost Girls
Merrie Destefano
Published January 3rd 2017 by Entangled Teen
Genres:  Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery

Summary:

Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy’s quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life.

She doesn’t recognize the person she’s become: she’s popular. She wears nothing but black.

Black to cover the blood.

And she can fight.

Tell no one.

She’s not the only girl to go missing within the last year…but she’s the only girl to come back. She desperately wants to unravel what happened to her, to try and recover the rest of the Lost Girls.

But the more she discovers, the more her memories return. And as much as her new life scares her, it calls to her. Seductively. The good girl gone bad, sex, drugs, and raves, and something darker…something she still craves—the rush of the fight, the thrill of the win—something she can’t resist, that might still get her killed…

The only rule is: There are no rules.

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Tour Dates: January 2-13, 2017

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

T5W: 2017 Debuts That I Am Most Excited For


Hi everyone, its time for another Top 5 Wednesday!  This weeks topic is 2017 Debuts That I Am Most Excited For!  

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Something New: Tales From a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley

Something New: Tales From a Makeshift Bride 
Lucy Knisley
Published May 3rd 2016 by First Second
Genres:  Graphic Novel, Adult, Nonfiction, Memoir

Summary:

A funny and whip-smart new book about the institution of marriage in America told through the lens of her recent engagement and wedding…. The graphic novel tackles the all-too-common wedding issues that go along with being a modern woman: feminism, expectations, getting knocked over the head with gender stereotypes, family drama, and overall wedding chaos and confusion.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Alex + Ada, Vol. 2 by Jonathan Luna & Sarah Vaughn

Alex + Ada, Vol 2.
Jonathan Luna & Sarah Vaughn
Published March 17th 2015 by Image Comics
Genres:  Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Romance

Summary:

Tensions rise between humans and robots in this sci-fi/drama set in the near future. Alex took a huge risk to unlock Ada and it seems to have paid off - Ada can now think for herself and explore life as a sentient android. As Alex and Ada spend more time together, they become closer. But as restrictions tighten on androids, Ada feels unsure about her place in Alex's life and the world.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

The Fireproof Girl by Loretta Lost

The Fireproof Girl (Sophie Shields #1)
Loretta Lost
Published October 3rd 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Genres:  Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Summary:

She can run, but she can never escape her past...

Sophie was abandoned at birth and grew up neglected and abused. Her only friends were computers, until she met Cole Hunter. He became her everything: brother, protector, and partner in crime.

She believed that nothing could ever tear them apart. Until it did.

Years later, when news of Cole's murder reaches Sophie, she completely snaps. She will tear down heaven and earth to find his killer, even enlisting the help of her ex-military ex-boyfriend.

But the more she gets involved with the investigation, the more she puts herself at risk...

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When Cole was nine years old, he watched his whole family burn to death in a house fire. He became obsessed with architecture, and rebuilding his life.

Sophie became his secret weapon. Protecting her was his purpose. But Sophie was damaged right from the start, and it was easy to scare her away.

He always feared that he wouldn't be able to protect her from her enemies, or from herself...

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

T5W: 2017 Goals


It's that time of the week, Top 5 Wednesday!  This weeks topic is 2017 reading goals.  Check out what my reading goals are for the new year.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Slammed (Slammed #1)
Colleen Hoover
Published September 18th 2012 by Simon & Schuster
Genres:  Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Chick-Lit

Summary:

Layken's father died suddenly, leaving her to gather every ounce of strength to be a pillar for her family, in order to prevent their world from falling apart. Now her life is taking another unexpected turn...

Layken's mother gets a job which leads to an unwanted move across the country. However, a new home means new neighbors... and Layken's new neighbor is the very attractive Will Cooper.

Will has an intriguing passion for slam poetry, and a matching passion for life. The two feel an irresistible attraction but are rocked to the core when a shocking revelation brings their romance to a screeching halt. Layken and Will must find a way to fight the forces that threaten to tear them apart...or learn to live without each other.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Black Friday Book Haul



Here is my Black Friday Book Haul. Check out what I got and let me know what I should read next!!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January TBR



Hi everyone!!  Welcome to the new year!!  I have quite a few review books, I need to get through and I want to finish a couple series this month.  Check out what I plan to read in January!