Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Lazy Days Of August Giveaway Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Lazy Days Of August Giveaway Hop hosted by Stuck In Books.


I am giving away The Secret of Nightingale Wood and Everything You Need To Know About Nightmares And How To Defeat Them.


-one winner will win hardcover copies of The Secret Of Nightingale Wood and Everything You Need To Know About Nightmares
-giveaway is open to the US only
-must be 18 years of age to enter
-I am not responsible for lost or damaged items
*see full terms & conditions within the rafflecopter

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Lived Up To The Hype

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke And The Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.

I picked up all of these books after they had gotten super popular, and they lived up to the hype around them. 


Monday, July 30, 2018

Recent Reads: Fae and Perfects


Recent Reads is feature here on the blog. The point is to feature books I've read recently in quick recap fashion with fun info-graphics. The info-graphics came from the Bookly app, which is a great app for bloggers. You can log quotes and thoughts and track your reading stats (and no I'm not paid for this, I just really like this app). Recently I dove into worlds of fae and perfects.


Thursday, July 26, 2018

On My Shelf: Briar Rose by: Jana Oliver

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 love this cover and I love the sound of this book! I remember that I just had to have it but then of course I got busy. But I am definitely still intrigued by this one.

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

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday #268: The Golden Tower by: Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

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


"The final, thrilling installment in this extraordinary series from bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.

A generation ago, powerful mage Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed . . . but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum Hunt.

Facing up to what he is, Callum has battled chaos and evil across four years of magical training at the Magisterium, eventually defeating the armies of chaos in an epic battle.

It came at a cost.

Now, triumphant and heartbroken, Callum Hunt has just about had enough, and is ready to complete his training. But the evil Callum faced has not given up just yet... " 

I haven't had a chance to read The Silver Mask yet, but I am still really looking forward to this one. I have to catch up on this series because so far it's been awesome.

The Golden Tower will be released on September 11, 2018.
What are you waiting on?

Monday, July 23, 2018

Mini Review: Son Of The Dawn (Ghosts Of The Shadow Market #1) by: Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan

Release Date: April 10, 2018
from Shadow Market Enterprises
Goodreads | Amazon

"The Lightwoods, the Shadowhunters who run the New York Institute, are expecting a new addition to their family: the orphaned son of their father's friend, Jace Wayland. Alec and Isabelle aren't too sure they want a new brother, and their parents are not assuaging their fears, too occupied with the dark news that Raphael Santiago, second-in-command of the New York vampire clan, has brought from the Shadow Market."

My Thoughts:

Oh man this was such a good story. I loved getting to see Jace meet the Lightwoods for the first time. It was a bit heartbreaking though because he is clearly very closed off and scarred by his upbringing. It warms my heart to know that he will be okay in the end. And Brother Zachariah, or Jem as I will always call him, OMG he broke my heart over and over. When he thinks of Will and Tessa, it just hurts me. He clearly still loves them so much and him living without Will hurts him. Will and Jem are my favorite and this story hit me right in the feels. I cannot wait to read the rest of the stories in this collection.


Friday, July 20, 2018

On My Shelf: Firstlife by: Gena Showalter

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 love the cover for this one and it has a really cool concept. I haven't read much by Gena Showalter, but I enjoyed what I have read and I know how much other people love her.

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

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Book Review: All Your Perfects by: Colleen Hoover

Release Date: July 17, 2018
from Atria Books
Goodreads | Amazon
Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily provided a fair and honest review.
"The #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us—whose writing is “emotionally wrenching and utterly original” (Sara Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series)—delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham have a perfect love story, but their unique connection is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart, day by heartbreaking day. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair. So do they risk it? Is their history worth saving?

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple struggling with a relatable issue – infertility – whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. In Colleen Hoover’s inimitable style and brilliant narrative voice, this heartbreaking page-turner asks: Can a resounding love with a fairytale beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?"

My Thoughts:

This book packs a punch. Colleen Hoover books are always emotional but this one was super heavy at times. It is not easy to read about the struggles these two are facing, and that is exacerbated by getting to experience how happy and adorable they were once upon a time.

Quinn and Graham both broke my heart, but both also made me so mad at times for various reasons. Honestly there were moments where I did not like either one of them. But herein lies the beauty of a CoHo book, that never mattered to me, because their flaws make them real and at the end of it all I wanted them to make it so so SO badly. These characters feel so real and it really makes you invested in their story.

I also really enjoyed the way this story was told. Flipping between the then and the now made the story super addicting and helped to cure the heartache. It was nice going back to the then moments when the now got to be a bit too heavy to deal with. I admit I enjoyed the then moments a bit more, but I think that's to be expected. Again though, the happy then moments did make the now hurt much more because you know it wasn't always like this. Which brings me to my next point... communication people! You have to talk about your issues or they never get solved... you can't bottle these things up.

Colleen Hoover delivered once again with All Your Perfects. She knows how to write a book that will hit you right in the feels.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday #267: From Here To You by: Jamie McGuire

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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"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Disaster

As Darby Dixon sits in a tiny Texas church bathroom on her wedding day holding a positive pregnancy test, she realizes that of all the bad decisions she's made in her life, marrying her abusive fiancé would be the worst. She's never been able to stand up for herself, but she'll sure as hell stand up for her baby. With just the cash she has on hand, she runs to get a bus ticket to the farthest place she can afford. Between her sheer grit and pageant-queen smile, she lands a job as a front desk clerk at the Colorado Springs Hotel. It's not a glamorous life, but she and her baby are all that matters.

A former Marine, Scott "Trex" Trexler has worked in the most dangerous, corrupt, war-torn places on earth. Now he finally has a chance to return to the last place he'd felt at peace--Colorado Springs, Colorado, to take a new job with the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, a top-secret military installation buried deep within the granite.

The moment Trex walks into the inn, Darby knows he's dangerous. There's no way she wants to get involved with another man who seems to be keeping way too many secrets. As charming and devastatingly gorgeous as Trex is, he clearly isn't telling her everything. But as wildfires rage on the mountain and Darby's ex-fiancé shows he isn't so willing to let her go, both she and Trex are soon to find out that what you don't know absolutely can hurt you." 

I haven't kept up with Jamie McGuire's books in recent years, but this one sounds really good and I love that cover.

From Here To You will be released on August 21, 2018.
What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Novellas/Short Stories

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke And The Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.

I love this topic! I really love novellas. They are such a great way to enjoy a book beginning to end when you are short on time!




Friday, July 13, 2018

On My Shelf: Black Widow: Forever Red by: Margaret Stohl

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 bought this book when it first released because I love Black Widow and well I got sucked in by that cover. Of course I never got around to it because I forever have a never ending TBR.. but I do hope to get to this one eventually.

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

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