Thursday, November 27, 2014

Swoon Thursday #122: How To Catch A Wild Viscount by: Tessa Dare

Swoon is a weekly meme hosted by YA Bound.

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

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"If their game was taunting, victory was hers. Grasping her by the hips, he crushed her to the wall and kissed her with abandon. And unlike a typical kiss, which started with superficial contact and then deepened by degrees, this kiss began at the end. He devoured her in those first desperate seconds, prying her jaw wide, stroking deep with his tongue; but then he soon retreated to gently explore her mouth. And then he was worshipping just her lips— reverently tracing their shape with his tongue, blessing them with feather- soft kisses as she stroked his hair." 

This was super quick and fun!

What made you swoon? Link me.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #125: Kick by: Carmen Jenner

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, it spotlilghts upcoming releases that we are dying to read.

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"When I was ten, my father indoctrinated me into the family.

A brotherhood who would fight, protect, and give their lives for one another. A club whose ties ran thicker than blood, murkier than the dirt and grime that tainted my soul. Stronger than the bonds that connected me to my own family.

A band of brothers where loyalty was kept and paid in a currency of blood.

When I was twenty-seven, I betrayed that brotherhood.

I’ve spent every day since running, avoiding paying back that debt.

My name is Daniel Johnson, and I have betrayed everyone I ever loved.

This is my story—if you’re screwed up enough to want to read it.

Warning: KICK contains graphic violence, profanity, drug use, and explicit sexual situations of a taboo nature. Intended for an 18+ audience only. Not intended for pussies."

I adore Carmen so of course I am excited for this one!

Kick will be released on January 26, 2015.
What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Entangled Black Friday Sale!

Today kicks off the huge Black Friday sale from Entangled! There are a ton of deals on some great books. I know there are a few I will be grabbing!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Winter TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.

Over the summer during busy season I fell a bit behind on some of the ARCs I had gotten and then with my exam I just never got around to catching up on them, so I am using December to get through them so I can start January off fresh and have a balance between review books and me books. But I also have a few new reads I am excited for!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Nicole Speaks: Looking For Alaska by: John Green

Every now and then my sister drops by the blog to join me in my book rambling and share her thoughts. If you want to know more about Nicole, click here.

Release Date: December 28, 2006
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"Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter's whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (Fran├žois Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

After. Nothing is ever the same."

Nicole Speaks:
When I first started Looking For Alaska there were two things I couldn’t stop thinking about: 1. There was no way this would be nearly as good as The Fault in Our Stars and 2. There was no way I wasn’t going to be a puddle of tears by the end of this book.  And well I was half right.  

Alaska, Miles “Pudge” and Chip “The Colonel” were such an interesting trio.  They were all so different, yet similar at the same time.  They needed each other more than any of them realized and that’s what makes their friendship so important.  They’re there for each other through all of the rough twists and turns they go through throughout their time at school. They don’t have it easy, but they have each other. 

I cried… a lot.. and it was absolutely incredible.  I thought that this book was possibly even more heartbreaking than The Fault In Our Stars.  Now I know a lot of people wouldn’t agree with me on that one, but I have my reasons.  When you pick up a book about two sick teenagers with cancer you know it’s going to be sad, but in my opinion their love story and the fact that they had each other through their battles was amazing. They were each other’s strength and that isn’t heartbreaking.  By no means am I saying that The Fault In Our Stars wasn’t sad, but Looking For Alaska shouldn’t have been sad! They were a bunch of relatively normal, seemingly happy teenagers.  When you lose someone you were never supposed to, or never expected to lose it seems so much worse.  These kids would’ve had a long life ahead of them, but tragedy strikes and takes one of them away.  I don’t want to spoil the most heartbreaking part of the book, but the unexpected seems so much sadder than something you’ve braced yourself for throughout the entire book.  

This book was heartbreaking, but it was absolutely amazing.  John Green really knows how to break you apart, but keep you reading through it all.  I would tell anyone to read it, but be prepared to ball your eyes out and fall in love all at the same time.  

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