Saturday, April 15, 2017

Shari Scribbles Product Review

Hey there bookworms! I hope you've all been reading up a storm! Although I should have a review for you soon, I thought I would share some love to another shop that I've been in love with for a while now! So without anymore of my babbling talk of nonsense, let's get straight to the review!!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Hate U Give By: Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give
Author: Angie Thomas
Publisher: Balzar+Bray
Published: February 2017
Pages: 464
Format: ARC Paperback
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.


But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

March Book Haul!!

It's that time of the month again, where I show you all a crazy stack of books that will probably sit on my shelves for far too long than I would like, while I continue to add more to my collection! At least I can say that this month's haul isn't as bad as last month, and if you follow me on Instagram then you will have seen my giant stack of books that I could only talk about there!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

One Thing Lockets Product Review

Welcome Back bookworms to another Product Review! It has definitely been too long since I've done one, and although I'm trying to get more out there for you, life definitely gets in the way! Also, if there's a product you would like me to do a review on, don't hesitate to send a comment or message me on any social media outlet!! So without anymore babble, let's get to it!!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cover Reveal!

Welcome back Bookworms!! I'm so excited to bring another cover reveal for you all! I mean if you haven't heard me talking about these authors, then I don't know where you've been!! Now, what makes it even better, is these awesome authors are now combining their first two novels into a box set with a cover that's just as attractive as the others!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Before I Fall By: Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: October 2010 (First Published March 2010)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 470
Rating: 3.5/5
Summary:
With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and  how one person's life can affect so many others.

For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—"Cupid Day"—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.

However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.


Named to numerous state reading lists, this novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, The Daily Beast, NPR, and Publishers Weekly. It has been optioned for film by Fox 2000 Pictures.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Checkmate: This Is Reckless By: Kennedy Fox

Checkmate: This Is Reckless (The Checkmate Duet #3)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Published: February 2017
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Format: E-Book ARC
Pages: 339
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
Introducing book 1 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of bestselling authors! This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game?

Drew Fisher is the type of guy every girl wants.
Noble police officer by day, charming prince by night.
He has no idea the effect he has on women, especially me—his little sister’s best friend.

I’m the blonde Southern belle who lives up to the cliché, except I have my own quirks. I’m smart as a whip, can change my own oil, and recite The Pledge of Allegiance backward, but he doesn’t see that girl.

It’d be easier to forget him if he wasn’t my roommate and if the first thing I saw in the morning wasn't his shirtless body covered in tattoos. I’ve crushed on him since the day we met, but he’s made it perfectly clear where we stand. Just friends.

I know I need to move on and accept that his feelings will never be mutual, but every day he smiles at me, I’m left dreaming of what if.

He has girl issues, and I’ve got a crush I can’t deny.
We’re friends, but I want more.

One drunken hookup leaves us with much more than a platonic friendship. Pretending it never happened proves to be more difficult than anticipated.

A crazy ex-girlfriend, a dangerous war of stolen glances, and passionate kisses leads to the most reckless battle yet. I won’t be a pawn in his game, but I’ll play by his rules if it will show him I’m the one worth breaking them for.

Checkmate, Prince Charming. 

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*

**This is book 1 of 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series--a friends to lovers romance. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.**

Monday, February 20, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Thousand Letters By: Staci Hart


A Thousand Letters
Author: Staci Hart
Published: February 2017
Publisher: N/A
Format: E-Book ARC
Pages: 282
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
Sometimes your life is split by a single decision. 

I’ve spent every day of the last seven years regretting mine: he left, and I didn’t follow. A thousand letters went unanswered, my words like petals in the wind, spinning away into nothing, taking me with them. 

But now he’s back.

I barely recognize the man he’s become, but I can still see a glimmer of the boy who asked me to be his forever, the boy I walked away from when I was young and afraid. 

Maybe if he’d come home under better circumstances, he could speak to me without anger in his voice. Maybe if I’d said yes all those years ago, he’d look at me without the weight of rejection in his eyes. Maybe if things were different, we would have had a chance. 

One regretted decision sent him away. One painful journey brought him back to me. I only wish I could keep him.


*A contemporary romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion*

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Disarm By: June Gray

Disarm: The Complete Novel
Author: June Gray
Published: February 2014 (First Published in 2013)
Publisher: Berkley
Format: Paperback
Pages: 376
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
When the secrets of the past begin to surface, the truth can be disarming…
Twenty-six-year-old Elsie Sherman has had a crush on her brother’s best friend, Henry Logan, since she was twelve years old. Unfortunately, Henry—now an Air Force officer—has only ever treated her like a younger sister, stepping into her brother’s shoes after he was killed in action.

That is, until the night when one dance ignites a sensual fire between the two, leaving Elsie aroused and confused. Is she allowed to lust after her surrogate big brother, who also happens to be her roommate? As the passion between them crosses the line into a territory that teases with the forbidden, Elsie decides to give herself to the man she has always desired. But Elsie is not prepared for where the relationship will take her.

Henry has been harboring two secrets. One can bring them closer together. The other will tear them apart. Now, with each startling new revelation, Elsie realizes that only she can decide if the past can ever be forgiven—and if a future with Henry is worth fighting for.


Includes a never-before-published bonus short story.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Pink Box Product Review

Welcome Back Bookworms!! So today I've got another product review, and it is in fact another Box Subscription, however this one isn't necessarily a bookish box. This is a box that I came across a while back, and have been in love with it ever since!! It is another Canadian based box, that supports a great cause, so why don't we check it out!!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Novel Editions Product Review

Welcome back bookworms!! I'm back with another Product review for you all! This is another Book Box Subscription that was sent to me to post on my Instagram, and I've decided to also have an honest review for you all, just to get a little more information on all of these new shops opening up!! So without any more babbling, let's get to the review!!

Monday, January 30, 2017

January Book Haul!!

It's that time of the month again bookworms, where I show you yet another long list of books that have been added to my TBR that I swear will never get lowered! This month, I definitely have a lot of books that I'm super excited to be reading soon, and I cannot wait to share the new releases with you all!!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Essential Readings & Study Guide By: K.V. Dominic

Essential Readings & Study Guide
Author: K.V. Dominic
Published: September 2016
Publisher: Modern History Press
Format: Paperback
Pages: 284
Rating: 2.5/5
Summary:
"K. V. Dominic Essential Readings" gathers for the first time the three most important works of poetry from this shining new light of contemporary Indian verse in English: "Winged Reason," "Write Son, Write" and "Multicultural Symphony." A fourth collection of 22 previously unpublished poems round out a complete look at the first 12 years of Dominic's prolific and profound verse. Each poem includes unique Study Guide questions suitable for South Asian studies curricula.

Written in free verse, each of his poems makes the reader contemplate on intellectual, philosophical, spiritual, political, and social issues of the present world. Themes range from multiculturalism, environmental issues, social mafia, caste-ism, exploitation of women and children, poverty, and corruption to purely introspective matters. From the observation of neighborhood life to international events, and everyday forgotten tragedies of India, nothing escapes the grasp of Dominic's keen sense of the fragility of life and morality in the modern world.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Vicious By: L. J. Shen

Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1)
Author: L. J. Shen
Published: December 2016
Publisher: L.J. Shen
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 328
Rating: 5/5
Summary:
Emilia

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true. 
The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. 
He is a brilliant lawyer. 
A skilled criminal. 
A beautiful liar. 
A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover. 
Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him. 

Vicious

She is a starving artist. 
Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom. 
Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down. 
She paid the price. 
Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate. 
That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t. 
So she hates me. Big fucking deal. 

She better get used to me.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dirty Dealers By:Tia Louise

Dirty Dealers
Author: Tia Louise
Publisher: TLM Productions LLC
Published: January 2017
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 315
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
My job is to protect. 
I’m the best, the king’s elite.
She’s the only thing strong enough to make me look away.

Logan Hunt is a guard. He’s constantly aware of his surroundings; he searches and rescues. He’ll take a bullet. 

His new assignment is to protect the queen regent, keep his eyes on her at all times. He’s more than up to the task…

Until a face from his past returns, and the one mission he’s sworn to complete becomes his biggest liability.


DIRTY DEALERS is an all-new stand-alone CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC SUSPENSE coming Jan 24, 2017. It features secrets, lies, double-crosses, angst, a touch of darkness, and panty-melting sexytimes.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cover Reveal!!

Hey Bookworms!! So today is a little different as I have TWO Cover Reveals rather than one! This is for a duet in a series that's coming out shortly, and I've read the first duet in the series a while back, so I think you can say I'm pretty excited to share these two new covers!!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Frostblood By: Elly Blake

Frostblood (Frostblood Saga #1)
Author: Elly Blake
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Published: January 2017
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 384
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby's powers are unpredictable, and she's not sure she's willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their weapon.

All she wants is revenge, but before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to take part in the king's tournaments that pit fireblood prisoners against frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her and from the icy young man she has come to love.


Fast-paced and compelling, Frostblood is the first in a page-turning new young adult three-book series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies—but together create a power that could change everything.

Friday, January 6, 2017

A Tragic Kind Of Wonderful By: Eric Lindstrom

A Tragic Kind Of Wonderful
Author: Eric Lindstrom
Published: January 2017
Publisher: Poppy
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 288
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
In the vein of It's Kind of a Funny Story and All the Bright Places, comes a captivating, immersive exploration of life with mental illness.

For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm's length. And when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium.

As the walls of Mel's compartmentalized world crumble, she fears the worst--that her friends will abandon her if they learn the truth about what she's been hiding. Can Mel bring herself to risk everything to find out?


In A Tragic Kind of Wonderful, Eric Lindstrom, author of the critically acclaimed Not If I See You First, examines the fear that keeps us from exposing our true selves, and the courage it takes to be loved for who we really are.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Love and First Sight By: Josh Sundquist

Love and First Sight
Author: Josh Sundquist
Published: January 2017
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 288
Rating: 3.5/5
Summary:
In his debut novel, YouTube personality and author of We Should Hang Out Sometime Josh Sundquist explores the nature of love, trust, and romantic attraction.

On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, right?

As Will starts to find his footing, he develops a crush on a charming, quiet girl named Cecily. Then an unprecedented opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that could give Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But learning to see is more difficult than Will ever imagined, and he soon discovers that the sighted world has been keeping secrets. It turns out Cecily doesn't meet traditional definitions of beauty--in fact, everything he'd heard about her appearance was a lie engineered by their so-called friends to get the two of them together. Does it matter what Cecily looks like? No, not really. But then why does Will feel so betrayed?


Told with humor and breathtaking poignancy, Love and First Sight is a story about how we related to each other and the world around us.

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