Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (36)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
-Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: October 21st, 2014
There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.
My thoughts: I really loved the first book in this series and I plan to read the second one before this book comes out. Besides that I absolutely love the title of this book. It is creepy which is why I am so happy it is coming out this fall and Halloween time! Looks like a perfect read for that time of year!

Monday, August 11, 2014

My Top 10 Summer Reads

Today I thought I would share my ultimate top ten summer reads! These are the perfect books for the summer! I know that summer is about over but that doesn't mean that these books shouldn't be read any time of year or maybe even next year! I love all of these! Enjoy these picks and what's left of summer!
Top 10 Summer Reads:

A perfect beach read! Books about mermaids that take place during the summer! I haven't read too many mermaids books but I love this trilogy! It is a small book so perfect to take the beach or by the pool. The characters are great and a quick moving plot!  
My favorite Sarah Dessen book besides This Lullaby, but I thought this was better suited for summer. It has been awhile since I have read this but I remember relating to the main character so much because she has insomnia like me. Like all Sarah Dessen books, they take place in a small North Carolina town during the summer and self-discovery and cute romances ensue!
A book I read myself this summer! Such a cute contemporary about a girl who lives on an island that works for her father and the "rich island people". Also a little fling between her and one of the rich island people happen that is such a mystery to discover! I enjoy Huntley Fitzpatrick for a nice summer read!
While I have only read the first book in this series, I thought that I would include it on the list! I have heard so many good things about this trilogy and I know that it only gets better as you go along! The first book was touching and good. I can't wait to read more!
Such a cute book! I read this book when I first started reading YA and it always stuck with me because it was so cute! It's about a girl who meets this boy in her town who takes her breath away, and while she suffers from extreme asthma, Jackson help her learn how to "breathe".
I absolutely love the Hundred Oaks series. Each book just gets better as the go along and I always read each book during the summer. It takes no time at all to read, I literally read one of the books in one day. Fun stories about a set characters in the same town who weave into each others lives. Please check this series, it deserves so much more hype!
Sophie Kinsella is the queen of chick-lit! This is my favorite Sophie Kinsella book! I literally cry, I laughed so hard. Never compares to this book in the genre of chick-lit.  Everyone needs a good chick-lit for the summer. This is about a girl, Poppy, who looses her engagement and cell phone all in the same day and must steal someone's cell phone so her fiancĂ© doesn't find out. However, an interesting relationship develops between the original owner of the cell phone and her.
Such a great book for the summer! I read this book this year cause of all the surrounding hype and it was so good! It's about a group of cousins that live on an island for the summer and all the drama that happens and a girl who struggles to place the pieces together of a summer she can't remember. It has so much mystery and you can't remember what happens! Please read!
I just read this book and I liked it so much! How could I not include this book, it has the word summer in the title. It is so touching ad heartbreaking, but yet so wonderful and cute at the same time. While the main character is hard to understand at times, you can accept her flaws and love her anyways. While Amy & Roger's Epic Detour is my favorite by Morgan Matson, I thought this is a more of a summer read!
Another books that has summer in the title. I love Sarah Ockler's book so much and this was my first love. Absolutely breathtaking and amazing. One of my all-time favorite contemporaries. This is about two best friends, however, one best friends is in love with her best friend's brother. Another one that doesn't have the hype it deserves. More people need to read this and Sarah Ockler's fantastic writing!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (1)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews where bloggers and book lovers can post what they have got throughout the week!

Recently Bought:
Flowers in the Attic - V.C. Andrews
Beautiful Oblivion - Jamie McGuire
Maybe Someday - Colleen Hoover
Silver Shadows - Richelle Mead
The Assassin's Blade - Sarah J Maas
A little book haul that I have collected in the last few weeks! I can't wait to read these! I plan to read Silver Shadows very soon, along with The Assassin's Blade! These are all such great books and covers! :)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Read-a-thon: Bout of Books 11.0

Hey fellow book lovers! It's time for another read-a-thon! I hope to participate in the Bout of Books Read-a-thon 11.0. Here is my official sign-up and my goals/tbr for the following week! Let's get to reading!

Bout of Books 11.0
Monday, August 18th - Sunday, August 24th
Hosted by:
Amanda @ On a Book Bender 
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
- From the Bout of Books team
My Goals/TBR:
I want to finish four books this week! I really hope I can accomplish this because I have been wanting to read this series for so long! There is so much hype surrounding it and I know that I will enjoy it! I also want to finish Open Road Summer before summer is over for me which is the 25th when school starts back. Wish me luck!

1. Throne of Glass - Sarah J Maas
2. Crown of Midnight - Sarah J Mass
3. The Assassin's Blade - Sarah J Maas
4. Open Road Summer - Emery Lord

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (35)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

The One (The Selection, #3)
-Kiera Cass
Release Date: May 6th, 2014
The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.

America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

From the very first page of The Selection, this #1 New York Times bestselling series has captured readers' hearts and swept them away on a captivating journey... Now, in The One, Kiera Cass delivers a satisfying and unforgettable conclusion that will keep readers sighing over this electrifying fairy-tale long after the final page is turned.
My thoughts: I really enjoy this series. The first book was good and thought that the second book was okay. I am really excited to see how the ending will conclude and how it will end. I also adore the covers in this series. I am glad they decided to keep all the covers the same instead of changing the last cover like they do in some trilogies. Let me know what you think about this series!
Thanks for visiting :)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0 Read-a-thon Day 2

It's the second day of the Bout of Books Read-a-thon. I didn't get as much read today as I would of liked too. But I wasn't feeling well and kind of just slept around and watched TV. I was suppose to go back to school today but since the artic blast has come, I won't be going until Thursday. I am so happy because that means I can get a bigger dent into this reading with tonight and tomorrow. I hope everyone is having fun with this read-a-thon :)
Books I Read From Today:
Sometimes It Lasts (Sea Breeze, #5) - Abbi Glines
Pages Read From Today:
Books I Finished Today:
Total Number of Pages Read: 452
Total Number of Books Read: 1

Just For Now - Abbi Glines

Title: Just for Now (Sea Breeze, #4)
Author:  Abbi Glines
Release Date: November 8th, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Group: New Adult Literature
Set in the steamy coastal Alabama town of Sea Breeze, an interconnected group of older teens hook up, break up... and much, much more. Preston is one bad boy. And Amanda has harboured a crush on him for forever. When she finally makes her move on him, it does not end well. But still, she can't resist him. Especially now that he seems to be pursuing her, too.No one wants wants them to be together. Not Amanda's brother, Marcus, who is on the verge of his marriage to Low, and definitely not any of Preston's buddies. They know way too much about Preston's dark side. Yet the dangerous attraction is there... and neither Preston nor Amanda are going to deny it.
I have been reading books by Abbi Glines for quite awhile now. The first series that I read by her was the Too Far/Rosemary Beach series. I instantly fell in love with new adult and Abbi Gline's writing/characters and couldn't wait to read more by her. The Sea Breeze series is one of my guilty pleasures. The books are like my own sort of drug. Once I start reading them, I can't seem to stop or put them down. There is always something about each individual story that I tend to enjoy and Just for Now was no different. In fact, this might just be my favorite out of the series so far.

The fourth book in the Sea Breeze story is about Preston Drake (the official bad-boy of the Alabama town) and Amanda Hardy (the younger sister of Marcus and the typical good girl). There was just something about this match that I enjoyed more than the other three in the series. Don't get me wrong, I really loved Cage and Eva but Preston and Amanda was something different. Amanda was relatable and I totally could understand why she kept coming back to him. When you love someone, you want to be with them, no matter how much hurt you have to deal with. I know that from firsthand experience.
While this book is frustrating, mostly from Preston pushing Amanda away, I still learned to enjoy the characters. I was also glad we got to see Jason Stone (the younger brother of Jax). I am really excited to read his story later on. I can't wait to read later books, just so I can see short scenes of Preston and Amanda be all cute and being a couple. I recommend this book if you have read any books by Abbi Glines or are interested in new adult, but please be 17+ before reading this. There is some sexual scenes along with language and don't think it is for young readers.
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