Friday, July 22, 2016

Cover Reveal: Hear The Wolves by: Victoria Scott


Releasing from Scholastic on March 28, 2017

"It's survival of the strongest in a contemporary, girl-versus-wild middle-grade debut from Fire & Flood author Victoria Scott!
Sloan is a hunter.
So she shouldn't be afraid of anything. But ever since her mom left the family and she lost hearing in one ear in a blizzard, it's been hard to talk to people, and near-impossible to go anywhere or do anything without her dad or big sister within eyesight -- it makes her too scared to be on her own.
When they leave her home alone for what should only be two nights, she's already panicked. Then the snow starts falling and doesn't stop. One of her neighbors is hurt in an accident. And the few people still left in Rusic need to make it to the river and the boat that's tied there -- their only way to get to a doctor from their isolated Alaska town.

But the woods are icy cold, and the wolves are hungry. Sloan and her group are running out of food, out of energy, and out of time. That's when the wolves start hunting them . . ."

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Book Review: No Falling Allowed (No Kissing Allowed #2) by: Melissa West

Release Date: July 18, 2016
from Entangled Embrace
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Source: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"My life just went South…

Twenty-four hours. That’s how long it took my life to flip upside down.

Wake up in bed alone after the best night of my life? Check.

Get fired instead of the promised promotion? Check.

Wealthy parents cut me off when I refuse to follow their path for my life? Check.

Now I’m in Cricket Creek, SC—a place where no New Yorker belongs—disowned and broke, with a new job that I can’t mess up. Oh yeah, and staring at my one-night stand, who happens to be the complete opposite of my type.

Southern.

Cocky.

Bartender.

Noah Hunter never should have made it back to my apartment in NYC, and I definitely shouldn’t be in his small town. But fate had another plan. Or a horrible sense of humor.

Who knew Mr. Wrong could feel so right… "

My Thoughts:

This one was really sweet and I had fun reading it. Melissa West is so good at delivering a super sweet romance. I love that it was relatively drama free and just a good romance.

Grace is not the most relatable character. She grew up in a way most people just cannot relate to. But she is a character you can respect and I think that’s important. I may not understand what its like to be her, but I respected her decisions and desire to make something of herself on her own. Most people in her situation would have been content to take the world handed to them on a platter, but not Grace. With Noah I have a love/hate relationship. He is a fantastic guy and the way he is with his brother is too sweet for words. But he is also a guy and therefore dumb. Sometimes I wanted to take him and shake him cause boy would make rash decisions and be dumb. In the end I did like him though and I loved them together.

Even with the romance, I think my favorite thing about this one was the relationship between Grace, Cameron, and Lauren. I am such a big fan of positive female frienships and I love these three and that they are always there for one another. I also loved seeing a super awesome Aidan and Cameron moment.

No Falling Allowed was a sweet romance and its perfect when you need a quick no nonsense read.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Release Day Launch: Torn by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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The highly anticipated second book in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked Trilogy is available today! Be sure to grab your copy of TORN! I was lucky enough to read an early copy and I loved it. You can check out my review here!

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Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.
Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?
But as the Fae Prince begins to close in on Ivy, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.
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"You need this book. You need this series. It's paranormal at its best. It's New Adult at its best...Can I give this book more than 5 stars? I would if I could." ~Valerie, Stuck in Books

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EXCERPT:

I lifted my right hand, reaching for my iron stake out of instinct, even though I knew it would do no good against the prince. 
“You shouldn’t do that.” His voice was deep with what reminded me of an English accent. “I know you want to, but it would be very, very unwise of you, Ivy.”  
My hand twitched. 
Creepy Prince smiled slightly. “Your friend has been very helpful.” 
That got my hackles up. I slid my sunglasses onto my forehead and forced my tone to stay calm and level. “I’m sure she has. Speaking of Val, happen to know where I can find her?”
His lips curled in a semblance of a smile as he stepped closer. The prince was tall, taller than Ren, who was pushing six foot two. My entire back stiffened as I forced myself to hold my ground, even though every instinct demanded that I run and run super fast, because he had almost killed me once before. Correction. He would have definitely killed me if he hadn’t realized what I was and had, I guessed, healed me. 
“I’ve been waiting for you,” he said, instead of answering my question, his pale blue eyes fixed on mine. 
My hand curled into a useless fist. “That is extremely creepy to hear.” 
That cold smile returned. “Why don’t we talk? There are seats across the way.” 
“Yeah, that’s not going to happen.” 
The slow smile increased but never reached his eyes. “Oh, I know it is.” 
Fine hairs rose on my arms. 
“What exactly can you do right now?” he said in the same coldly polite voice. “Refuse me?” Creepy Prince laughed, and it wasn’t a bad sound. Again, it was something that was just cold, as if he were mimicking what a human would do. “You can’t.” 
“I can.” My palm itched to grab the thorn stake secured under my pant leg, but I held still. I might be reckless, but I wasn’t stupid. 
“Really? I will have to beg to differ on that. You see, humans surround us. So many of them, and I have an extraordinary appetite.” His eyes appeared to glimmer as his gaze slithered from the top of my curly head down to my toes. “A rather impressive appetite for many, many things.” 
“Okay. First off, ew.” My lip curled. “Secondly, I don’t want to hear about any of your appetites.” 
One dark eyebrow rose. “Oh, but you should know that I could kill twenty of these humans in less than five seconds and feed on the rest, leaving them to believe that it was this little red-headed girl who murdered these innocent people.” His voice dropped even lower as he leaned in and icy air brushed my cheek. “You deny me this, those lives will be on your hands, little bird.” 
Anger flushed hotly as my eyes met his. There wasn’t a single part of me that doubted anything he said. He had me. God, I hated to admit it, but he had me.  

"Drama! Action! Romance! Twists! Torn had it all...Torn was a perfect continuation of the Wicked Saga." ~Kim, Kimberlyfaye Reads

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Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans…

Don’t miss the first title in the series, WICKED!

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Author Photo--JLA_J. LynnAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout: 
 #1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
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Monday, July 18, 2016

Book Review: Torn (A Wicked Trilogy #2) by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Date: July 19, 2016
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Source: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.

Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.

Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?

But as the Fae Prince begins to close in on Ivy, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself."

My Thoughts:

Look, I love basically all JLA books, so I shouldn’t be surprised but I truly adored Torn, even more so than Wicked. It’s been a while since I have been so invested in a book. I’ve been in a big reading slump, but I devoured Torn in a way I haven’t devoured a book in about two/three months and the feeling was wonderful. I love all things JLA, but Torn ranks up real high on the JLA favorites list.

I absolutely adore Ivy. She is so so strong and I admire that strength so much. She doesn’t give up and she is willing to make sacrifices for those she loves. I love how kickass she is and that she refuses to go down without a fight. I also love her sass. She doesn’t always think before speaking and I love it. Poor Ivy is put through the wringer in this one, but she is tough as nails.

Then we have Ren and Ren is basically the best. Ren has a lot of competition since JLA is the queen of book boyfriends, but he holds up well. Ren is such a great mix of alpha and beta hero. He is protective of Ivy and wants her safe and is obviously a badass, but he also knows she can handle herself and doesn’t hold her back. He lets her do her thing and helps when she needs it. It’s awesome and I love their dynamic.

I would be remiss if I didn’t take the time to talk about Tink because Tink is THE BEST. He never failed to crack me up. He is so funny and he steals every scene he is in. Tink is easily my favorite of all her secondary characters and it hurts me to betray Deacon this way, but I love Tink and I relate to him (don’t judge). While we are talking about secondary characters, I gotta talk about our newest character Dixon cause love. Basically this book has a great cast of supporting characters.

Torn has such a great balance of romance and action. Of course I adore the romance between Ivy and Ren and I loved the steamy scenes, but I also loved everything else the story delivered. The plot was awesome and non-stop and the action was fantastic. This whole world and concept is awesome and I love this take on fae. I love how the world expanded in this one and the twists delivered.

Torn was a great read from beginning to end and I simply devoured it. Waiting for the next book is going to be torture.

Friday, July 15, 2016

On My Shelf: Click To Subscribe by: LM Augustine

On My Shelf is a feature I started here on the blog and I'm sure there are a ton of similar ones out there, but basically I just wanted to start spotlighting some of the MANY backlist titles I have accumulated on my shelf and kindle. The idea is to spotlight an older book I have on my massive TBR. I also thought it would be a fun way to discuss these books with my fellow bloggers, get some of your thoughts and figure out which ones I need to read ASAP and which ones can wait a bit more. And if you want to join in too, I would love to see what is on your shelf! Just leave me a link in the comments.


I grabbed this book forever ago because it sounded freaking adorable... and then like I do all too often I forgot about it's existence. But as I was scrolling through my kindle I was reminded of the cuteness and decided to feature it this week and hopefully someone out in the bloggy world has read it.

So tell me. Have you read it? Did you love it? Hate it? Was it meh?

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