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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BOOK BLITZ: Dead Girl Walking by Ruth Silver [PICTURE EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!]

Hey everyone sorry for the silence but pretty busy here, but just wait,i'll be back, with tons of awesome. For now, check out the EXCERPT below and don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY at the end. Also leave me some comment love ^3^ and click the banner above to see the entire blog tour schedule.

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Title: Dead Girl Walking
Author: Ruth Silver
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Publication date: April 25th, 2014
Series: Royal Reaper #1
Pages: 416
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Princess Ophelia Dacre sneaks out of the castle to visit her boyfriend in secret.

A perfect night cut short when she’s brutally murdered.

Ophelia is given the rare chance to become a grim reaper.

She must become Leila Bele, cut ties with her old life, and follow the rules of the reapers.

Her greatest adventure begins with death.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of Aberrant. The Young Adult/New Adult Romantic Dystopian Adventure, Aberrant is the first in a trilogy, released April 17th, 2013. Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication.

While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.

Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA/NA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She also enjoys photography, traveling and of most of all writing.

FIND MORE ON HER: WEBSITE | TWITTER | GOODREADS | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM

PICTURE EXCERPT:

Just putting text on here all the time is pretty dull, so i decided to make an image teaser, enjoy!

NOW FOR THE *drum roll* GIVEAWAY!

**ENDS SEPTEMBER 1st!**

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BLOG TOUR: Maid of Deception by Jennifer McGowan [EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY]

Hey everyone sorry for the silence but pretty busy here, but was asked to take part in this great tour. So check the EXCERPT below and don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY at the end. Also leave me some comment love ^^

NOW ONTO THE POST...


Title: Maid of Deception
Author: Jennifer McGowan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication date: August 26th, 2014
Series: Maids of Honor #2
Pages: 416
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Love may be the most dangerous weapon of all.

Beatrice Knowles is a Maid of Honor, one of Queen Elizabeth I’s secret protectors. Known for her uncanny ability to manipulate men’s hearts, Beatrice has proven herself to be a valuable asset in the Queen’s court—or so she thinks. It has been three weeks since the Maids thwarted a plot to overthrow the Queen, and Beatrice is preparing to wed her betrothed, Lord Cavanaugh. However, her plans come to a crashing halt as rumors of a brewing Scottish rebellion spread among the court.

Beatrice’s new assignment is to infiltrate the visiting Scottish delegation using her subtle arts in persuasion. The mission seems simple enough, until the Queen pairs Beatrice with the worst of the lot—Alasdair MacLeod. Beatrice cannot help but think that the Queen is purposefully setting her up for failure. But Alasdair could be the key to unlocking the truth about the rebellion...and her heart. Caught in a web of ever ­more­ twisting lies, Beatrice must rise up among the Maids of Honor and prove what she’s known all along: in a court filled with deception and danger, love may be the deadliest weapon of all.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jennifer McGowan was born in Ohio, grew up in Montana, and studied in Paris. She fell in love with the Elizabethan era as a college student and is now an unrepentant scholar of that period, happily splitting her time between the past and present.

An RWA Golden Heart Award winner and multiple finalist, Jenn is the author of the Maids of Honor series, which currently includes Maid of Secrets (2013), the novella A Thief Before Christmas, and the forthcoming novel Maid of Deception (2014).

She lives and writes in Ohio, and you can connect with her online at JenniferMcGowan.com, find her on twitter via @Jenn_McGowan, or visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJenniferMcGowan.

FIND MORE ON THEM: WEBSITE | TWITTER | GOODREADS | FACEBOOK

EXCERPT: NOT AT MY WEDDING!

I stepped into the long aisle and held my head high. It was total perfection, and all according to a plan I’d labored to bring to light for the past ten years. Finally I would be married. Finally I would be respected. Finally I would be …

Safe.

We moved forward with the elegance due our rank and station in the Queen’s court, and I craned my neck this way and that, taking in the congregation that had filled Saint George’s to bursting. My gaze moved along one thick knot of admirers and over to another—many of them relatives of mine or my lord’s, but some who were nobles, even courtiers from other lands. There were Cecil and Walsingham, stiff in their proper garments. There was Rafe de Martine and the grinning band of Spaniards. There was even Lord Brighton, Sophia’s intended, who stood a bit nervously next to a serenely lovely woman I did not recognize.

And all of them were looking at me.

I nodded graciously in the midst of their open stares and bright eyes. I felt beautiful, suddenly, with my pink-gold dress, my blond hair piled up in an impossibly ornate coiffure pinned with pink roses and bits of white lace, my eyes and mouth touched delicately with careful paints. Within my chest my heart swelled until it seemed almost twice its proper size, the smile on my face now completely unabashed. I was getting married!

The whole of the court seemed to beam back at me, sharing my joy. I glanced past a particularly gorgeous nobleman I didn’t recognize, in a blue silk doublet and a short cape. Despite myself I hesitated, favoring him with a nod even as my heart fluttered a bit in my breast at the roguish glint in his eye.

That glint seemed vaguely familiar, but surely I would have remembered this young man. He was tall and fierce, with the kind of arrogance that would make him a liability in any court, particularly ours. Had the Queen invited him? Elizabeth was always looking for ways to surround herself with new men. I shook myself, realizing I was staring, but I couldn’t quite tear my eyes away. Nerves, I decided.

Then the young man grinned back at me, his gaze dropping quite obviously to fix on the moderately deep V of my wedding gown as it plunged between my breasts. I knew that look. I knew that leer. And I almost stumbled in my stride.

I wrenched my gaze away, grateful now for the near murderous grip my father had on my arm as I strode ahead, poleaxed.

This was what Meg and Jane had been grinning about, and why they’d been so eager to escort my mother into the chapel. This was what Anna and Sophia had known but had dared not tell me. This! Alasdair MacLeod was at my wedding!

NOW FOR THE *drum roll* GIVEAWAY!

**$25 Gift Card Amazon or B&N (winner’s choice) and a Grand Prize “Queen for a Day” Spa Kit!**
**ENDS SEPTEMBER 16!**

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Friday, August 1, 2014

BOOK BLITZ: Branded (Sinners #1) by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki [EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY]

I'M BACK!!! Hey everyone I'll "officially" be back starting next week but wanted to post before then. I'll also come with many goodies to give away so don't forget to stop by this week and comment ;) Check the EXCERPT here below and don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY at the end. Also leave me some comment love ^^

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Title: Branded
Author: Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki
Publisher: Month9Books
Publication date: June 25th, 2014
Series: Sinners #1
Pages: 324
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Fifty years ago The Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society.

To punish the guilty, he created the Hole, a place where sinners are branded according to their sins. Sinners are forced to live a less than human existence in deplorable conditions, under the watchful eye of guards who are ready to kill anyone who steps out of line.

Now, LUST wraps around my neck like thick, blue fingers, threatening to choke the life out of me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit, and the Hole is my new home.

Constant darkness. Brutal and savage violence. Excruciating pain. Every day is a fight for survival.

But I won’t let them win. I will not die in the Hole. I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter. My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.

FIND MORE ON THEM: WEBSITE | TWITTER | TUMBLR | FACEBOOK

EXCERPT: CHAPTER 1

I’m buried six feet under, and no one hears my screams.

The rope chafes as I loop it around my neck. I pull down, making sure the knot is secure. It seems sturdy enough. My legs shake. My heart beats heavy in my throat. Sweat pours down my back.

Death and I glare at each other through my tears.

I take one last look at the crystal chandelier, the foyer outlined with mirrors, and the flawless decorations. No photographs adorn the walls. No happy memories here.

I’m ready to go. On the count of three.

I inhale, preparing myself for the finality of it all. Dropping my hands, a glimmer catches my eye. It’s my ring, the last precious gift my father gave me. I twist it around to read the inscription. Picturing his face forces me to reconsider my choice. He’d be heartbroken if he could see me now.

A door slams in the hallway, almost causing me to lose my balance. My thoughts already muddled, I stand waiting with the rope hanging around my neck. Voices I don’t recognize creep through the walls.

Curiosity overshadows my current thoughts. It’s late at night, and this is a secure building in High Society. No one disturbs the peace here—ever. I tug on the noose and pull it back over my head.

Peering through the eyehole in our doorway, I see a large group of armed guards banging on my neighbors’ door. A heated conversation ensues, and my neighbors point toward my family’s home.

It hits me. I’ve been accused and they’re here to arrest me.

My father would want me to run, and in that split second, I decide to listen to his voice within me. Flinging myself forward in fear, I scramble up the marble staircase and into my brother’s old bedroom. The door is partially covered, but it exists. Pushing his dresser aside, my fingers claw at the opening. Breathing hard, I lodge myself against it. Nothing. I step back and kick it with all my strength. The wood splinters open, and my foot gets caught. I wrench it backward, scraping my calf, but adrenaline pushes me forward. The voices at the front door shout my name.

On hands and knees, I squeeze through the jagged opening. My brother left through this passage, and now it’s my escape too. Cobwebs entangle my face, hands, and hair. At the end, I feel for the knob, twisting it clockwise. It swings open, creaking from disuse. I sprint into the hallway and smash through the large fire escape doors at the end. A burst of cool air strikes me in the face as I jump down the ladder.

Reaching the fifth floor, I knock on a friend’s window. The lights flicker on, and I see the curtains move, but no one answers. I bang on the window harder.

“Let me in! Please!” I say, but the lights darken. They know I’ve been accused and refuse to help me. Fear and adrenaline rush through my veins as I keep running, knocking on more windows along the way. No one has mercy. They all know what happens to sinners.

NOW FOR THE *drum roll* GIVEAWAY!

**One (1) winner will receive a digital copy of BRANDED by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki (INT)**
**One (1) winner will receive a physical copy of BRANDED by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki (US/Canada)**
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BOOK BLITZ (Week 2): Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid [EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY]

I'M BACK!!! Hey everyone I'll "officially" be back starting next week but wanted to post before then. I'll also come with many goodies to give away so don't forget to stop by this week and comment ;) Check the awesome excerpt here below and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end. Also leave me some comment love ^^

NOW ONTO THE BLITZ...


Title: Let's Get Lost
Author: Adi Alsaid
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication date: July 29, 2014 [ON SALE NOW!!!]
Pages: 252
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Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost.

Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.

There's HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love.

Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City, then studied at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in class, he mostly read fiction and continuously failed to fill out crossword puzzles, so it's no surprise that after graduating, he did not go into business world but rather packed up his apartment into his car and escaped to the California coastline to become a writer.

He's now back in his hometown, where he writes, coaches high school and elementary basketball, and has perfected the art of making every dish he eats or cooks as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he's lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas, and Monterey, California. A tingly feeling in his feet tells him more places will eventually be added to the list. Let's Get Lost is his YA debut.

FIND MORE ON HIM: WEBSITE | TWITTER | GOODREADS | FACEBOOK

EXCERPT:

HUDSON COULD HEAR the car’s engine from blocks away. He stepped outside the garage and closed his eyes, listening, picking apart the sounds so that he would know exactly what he’d have to fix before he even popped the hood.

Standing there against the garage, listening to the still-far-off car, Hudson could forget about everything else. About school and girls and his future and whether his friends were actually jackasses or just acting like them. With his eyes closed, Hudson could reduce the world to a single engine and nothing more; a world where he could not only name every little part but knew what it was for, how it worked, how to fix it.

He opened his eyes when he heard the car’s brakes chirp as it slowed to turn into the garage. It was an old Plymouth Acclaim, the kind of car you either happily sent off to die or loved with your entire heart and refused to let go of. It had seen better days, its red paint job chipped and faded, its muffler not doing much muffling. He waved the driver forward to where he was standing. He was still identifying the car’s problems when the girl killed the engine and climbed out.

He only allowed himself a quick glance at her, knowing as soon as he saw her that she was the kind of girl who could make you think your life was not complete unless she was in it. She was a jumble of contradictions: short but with long legs, fierce green eyes but a kind expression, baby-faced but wise. She was wearing a snug, plain red T-shirt that matched her car. Her hair was down, the black locks reaching just past her chin.

“Afternoon,” she said, offering a polite smile.

He replied in kind, trying to adopt the professional tone he used with most customers. He asked her to pop the hood and then walked to the front of the car to release the latch. He meant to bury himself in work right away, but against instinct he stole another glance. How long would the memory of her face haunt him? Days? Weeks? “You having trouble with anything specific?”

“Well, not really,” she said, slipping her hands into the back pockets of her shorts, which made her posture change in a way Hudson couldn’t help but notice. The quiet world outside the garage noticed the change in her posture, the damp Mississippi air noticed, even the various grease stains spread out on the garage floor noticed. “I just got started on a road trip, and it’s making a lot of noise, so I wanted to be sure it’s in shape.”

Hudson grabbed a clean rag off a nearby shelf and checked the oil and the transmission fluid. He liked working in relative silence, nothing but the subtle sound of the cooling engine, his hands and tools on the machine. Something about this girl, though, made him chatty. “Where you goin’?”

“North,” she said. “All the way north.”

“You from around here?” He suddenly felt self-conscious about his drawl, the hitch in his vowels, the overall lackluster quality of his presence.

“Nope. You?”

He chuckled as he ran his hands around the engine, checking for cracks in belts. “Born and raised.”

NOW FOR THE *drum roll* GIVEAWAY!

**1 signed hard cover copy of Let’s Get Lost**
**1 Let’s Get Lost luggage tag**
**1 Harlequin TEEN notebook**
**1 Let’s Get Lost sachel**
**1 Harlequin TEEN tote bag**

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Monday, July 28, 2014

BOOK BLITZ: Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid [GUEST POST + GIVEAWAY!]

I'M BACK!!! Hey everyone I'll "officially" be back starting next week but wanted to post before then. I'll also come with many goodies to give away so don't forget to stop by this week and comment ;) Check the guest post here below and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end. Also leave me some comment love ^^

NOW ONTO THE BLITZ...


Title: Let's Get Lost
Author: Adi Alsaid
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication date: July 29, 2014
Pages: 252
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Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost.

Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.

There's HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love.

Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City, then studied at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in class, he mostly read fiction and continuously failed to fill out crossword puzzles, so it's no surprise that after graduating, he did not go into business world but rather packed up his apartment into his car and escaped to the California coastline to become a writer.

He's now back in his hometown, where he writes, coaches high school and elementary basketball, and has perfected the art of making every dish he eats or cooks as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he's lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas, and Monterey, California. A tingly feeling in his feet tells him more places will eventually be added to the list. Let's Get Lost is his YA debut.

FIND MORE ON HIM: WEBSITE | TWITTER | GOODREADS | FACEBOOK

GUEST POST: TOP 5 YA AUTHORS

John Green
Leslye Walton
David Levithan
Corey Whaley
E. Lockhart

In the few years since I began reading young adult novels, I’ve taken a shotgun-blast approach when choosing what to read next. Rather than focusing on one author’s work to fully explore, I’ve tried to get my hands on as many different ones as possible.

So, though I’ve only read one or two books by some of these authors, they wrote the books I most enjoyed within the genre, and am looking forward to reading more and more of their work.

Three of them I only discovered this year while traveling to book conferences, and all three of their books (Whaley’s Noggin, Lockhart’s We Were Liars, and fellow debut author Leslye Walton’s The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender) are among my favorite books overall that I’ve read in the past couple years.

NOW FOR THE *drum roll* GIVEAWAY!

**1 signed hard cover copy of Let’s Get Lost**
**1 Let’s Get Lost luggage tag**
**1 Harlequin TEEN notebook**
**1 Let’s Get Lost sachel**
**1 Harlequin TEEN tote bag**

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Friday, July 25, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Fire in The Woods by Jennifer M. Eaton [PLUS INT GIVEAWAY]

I'M BACK!!! Hey everyone I'll "officially" be back starting next week but wanted to post before then. I'll also come with many goodies to give away so don't forget to stop by this week and comment ;) Check the cover below and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end. Also leave me some comment love and i will give ye more gifs XD

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Title: Fire in the Woods
Author: Jennifer M. Eaton
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Publication date: September 2014
Pages: 283
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When a plane crashes in the woods near Jess’s home, the boy of her dreams falls out of the sky—literally. But David’s not here to find a girlfriend. He’s from another planet, and if Jess can’t help him get back to his ship, he’ll be stuck on Earth with nothing to look forward to but the pointy end of a dissection scalpel.

But her father runs their house like an army barracks, and with an alien on the loose, Major Dad isn’t too keen on the idea of Jess going anywhere. Ever. So how the heck is she supposed to help the sweetest, strangest, and cutest guy she’s ever met?

Hiding him in her room probably isn’t the best idea. Especially since her Dad is in charge of the squadron searching for David. That doesn’t mean she won’t do it. It just means she can't get caught.

Helping David get home while protecting her heart—that’s gonna be the hard part. After all, she can't really fall for a guy who’s not exactly from here.

As they race through the woods with Major Dad and most of the U.S. military one breath behind them, Jess and David grow closer than either of them anticipated. But all is not what it seems. David has a genocide-sized secret, and one betrayal later, they are both in handcuffs as alien warships are positioning themselves around the globe. Time is ticking down to Armageddon, and Jess must think fast if she's to save the boy she cares about without sacrificing Earth—and everyone on it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Corporate Team Leader by day, and Ranting Writer by night. Jennifer M. Eaton calls the East Coast of the USA home, where she lives with her husband, three energetic boys, and a pepped up poodle.

Jennifer hosts an informational blog “A Reference of Writing Rants for Writers (or Learn from My Mistakes)” aimed at helping all writers be the best they can be.

Beyond writing and motivating others, she also enjoys teaching her dog to jump through hoops—literally.

Jennifer’s perfect day includes long hikes in the woods, bicycling, swimming, snorkeling, and snuggling up by the fire with a great book; but her greatest joy is using her over-active imagination constructively… creating new worlds for everyone to enjoy.

FIND MORE ON HER: WEBSITE | TWITTER | GOODREADS | FACEBOOK

NOW FOR THE *drum roll* GIVEAWAY!

**One (1) ebook copy of Fire in the Woods by Jennifer M. Eaton and a $10 Amazon Gift Card.**
*Open Internationally*
*Winner will be drawn August 1, 2014*
*Winners will receive their book on release day*

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

STACKING THE SHELVES [64]: OH YEAH, GIVE ME THY BOOKS!

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where you show off books you're adding to your shelves; physical or virtual, borrowed or bought. So long time no see for this meme here on the blog. Well I can't post all the goodies i've gotten but here are some new goodies ^_^

  • Let's get lost by Adi Alsaid - FOR REVIEW FROM HARLEQUIN TEEN PANEL
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer - BOUGHT
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - BOUGHT
  • Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers - BOUGHT
  • Mayday by Jonathan Friesen - BOUGHT
  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige - BOUGHT
  • Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs - BOUGHT
  • Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon - BOUGHT
  • So excited to get reading on these pretties but that's not all I picked up recently, YUP THERE'S MORE! I picked up a manga chibi drawing book and made the drawings below [Me on the right, my sisters on the left]

    So yeah that's basically it, not much else we bought BUT check out next saturdays k-pop post on all the K-POP related goodies we bought :3 Also my grandmother is back in Guatemala, it was so sad, I miss her but at least she's happy to be back home :)

    THAT'S IT! READ ANY OF THESE? LIKED THEM? WHICH SHOULD I READ FIRST?
    THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! LEAVE ME YOUR STS IN THE COMMENTS, MUCH LOVE - MINNAH ^3^
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    Friday, May 16, 2014

    [QUICK BEAUTIFUL ART] A MANGA REVIEW OF THE AMALFI BRIDE BY MARITO AI & ANN MAJOR


    Title: The Amalfi Bride
    Authors: Ann Major (Author), Marito Ai (Illustrator)
    Published Date: February 11th, 2011
    Publisher: Harlequin Comics
    Format: ebook
    Genre: manga
    Source: bought
    Series: None (Standalone)
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    One night during a solitary trip to Italy, the straitlaced Regina spends the night with a dangerous gigolo!

    She can't believe a smart lawyer like herself would give herself to a man she just met... This was how daringly irresistible this man Nico was to women.

    Nico seems to be somewhat of a celebrity in his hometown. But Regina didn't know that he is actually a renowned prince!

    This was a 3 for me, I really enjoyed it but it really was like a small treat because it felt really short.I still don't know what to call this, I know it's a manga but it says "comic" so I never picked up the harlequin comics before but it's the same thing really. Just that there's a written book you could also read instead of the manga.

    Now the story was okay, i guess if i had read the book I would have liked it more, but contrary to many, i still liked it. The whole plot of confusing a prince for a gigalo wasn't so bad, and yeah there were sad parts and parts that kinda scratched my heart. But again if the story was more developed I would have liked it more. There were also parts with Regina, the MC, not feeling loved, her sister taking her fiance, her losing her job, not being able to find a guy, getting a "sperm donor" and all but i felt like it wasn't connected well enough in the manga. So I wasn't very connected to her.

    I did however LOVE Prince Nico, he had a sad story; his first wife died, he was being forced to marry a princess he didn't love. He was a nice guy and I think when he was angry about something Regina kept from him, I liked the "cold" Nico because it moved my emotional part that hadn't been moved yet in the entire book.

    Now onto the art, since it's a manga, art is super important for me. I LOVE good drawings and this one had them! The people weren't hideous hags and it was top notch drawing :) For which kinda made up the fact that this plot was kinda rushed. Also just in case you were wondering there are no nasty drawings since this was an adult book turned into a manga, it's pretty much 99.9% clean :) [see pictures below]

    Overall I ended up liking this quick read. I would definitely tell you read it, since the art was better than most out there, though the plot was okay just a bit too rushed. So 3 gorgeous roses from me!

    WHAT DID YOU THINK? HAVE YOU HEARD OF HARLEQUIN COMICS? ALREADY READ SOME?
    LIKE MY REVIEW, THEN LEAVE A COMMENT! AS ALWAYS <3 YOU ALL - MINNAH ^3^
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    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    YUP I'M JOINING THE 2014 BOOK BLOGGER SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

    Hi guys!! *IT'S FINALLY MAY!!* Now you may be wondering why Lay is fist-pumping *well, I don't know either* BUT I now why i am. I just heard there was a summer reading program for bloggers AND I AM SO JOINING!

    Normally I don't join read-a-thons or challenges, not because i don't want to but because I don't have much free time and tend to forget about them, pretty much as soon as I sign up XP But I remember during summer vacation every year i got a "summer reading packet" that I HAD TO DO for school, and even though it forced me to read, I LOVED IT and it made me into the bookish nerd i am today.

    But recently i haven't been reading as much, mostly because no ones shouting in my ear to read. Believe I need that type of motivation and my book stalks aren't getting any thinner. So a summer reading type program, COUNT ME IN!

    I pledge to read at least 10 books but it might end up being more, because when i get into a book reading frenzy *believe me, I GETS SERIOUS* I didn't read 200+ books in one summer to not own up to my blog name :P Now the lovely host is none other than Katie from KATIE'S BOOK BLOG, so if your a blogger and want to sign up click the button above.

    what does this mean to my blog readers? I means i might be out and about reading instead of on here making posts. But honestly just making Waiting On Wednesdays or Stacking the shelves makes this a boring blog *yeah i said it* so i'll try to read more books and make more reviews so it's not too dreary and bare. Just wanted to say Mian-hae 미안 [sorry] in advance if all you see for a while are just those types of posts. Don't worry, I promise, I will be back in NO TIME. SO BYEZZZ! *and for the sake of making this paragraph even, lets add one more Lay gif in here :3*

    YUP THAT'S IT! SO IF YOU WANT TO SHOW SOME SUPPORT, WANT TO JOIN, OR ANYTHING!
    LEAVE ME A COMMENT, AND DON'T FORGET TO SPREAD THE BOOKISH LOVE! -MUCH <3 MINNAH ^3^
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    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Waiting On Wednesday [43]: SOME BOYS BY PATTY BLOUNT


    So lets start with my Waiting on Wednesday. I love doing this meme every wednesday. "Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're anticipating.

    THIS WEEKS BOOK I'M EAGERLY WAITING FOR IS...


    Title: Some Boys
    Authors: Patty Blount
    Published Date: August 1st, 2014
    Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
    Pages: 336
    ADD IT ON GOODREADS!
    Some boys go too far. Some boys will break your heart. But one boy can make you whole.

    When Grace meets Ian she's afraid. Afraid he'll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against Grace. They call her a slut and a liar. But...Ian doesn't. He's funny and kind with secrets of his own.

    But how do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you? How do you believe in love? A gut-wrenching, powerful love story told from alternating points of view by the acclaimed author of Send.

    WHY I'M WAITING...

    Halfway through reading the summary, when I read "But how do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you? How do you believe in love?" *my face above* I wonder how do you? For me that would be really hard to do. It sound emotional and strong, which are always my favorite type of books to read! Plus I actually love this cover, even though I've seen the girl on another book before. I like the colors and the font and the grunge. *yes i look at little details like this XP* I will be waiting until August for this one :) *not too far away*

    WHAT DO YOU THINK? HAVE YOU HEARD OF SOME BOYS? LIKE THE COVER? WAITING FOR IT TO COME OUT?
    LEAVE ME YOUR WOW'S IN THE COMMENT'S! AS ALWAYS <3 YOU ALL - MINNAH ^3^
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