Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lizzy - ARC Review [ 1 7 5 ] : Kill the boy band by Goldy Moldavsky


Title: Kill the Boy Band
Author: by Goldy Moldavsky
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication date: February 23rd, 2016
Pages: ----
Source: For review via Around The World Book Tours
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Just know from the start that it wasn't supposed to go like this.

All we wanted was to get near them. That's why we got a room in the hotel where they were staying.

We were not planning to kidnap one of them. Especially not the most useless one.

And we were definitely not planning on what happened next.

Follows a group of girls who, “accidentally kidnap their least-favorite member of their most favorite boy band."

Fangirls get a bad rap all the time – people say we’re weird, hysterical, obsessed, certifiable. But those people don’t understand.

Just because we were fangirls, doesn’t mean we were crazy. It’s important you know that up front. Because everything I’m about to tell you is going to seem . . . well, crazy.

From thrilling new talent Goldy Moldavsky comes a pitch-black, hilarious take on modern fandom and the badass girls who have the power to make—or break— the people we call “celebrities.”

In one sentence: A crazy, funny, unexpectedly enjoyable fan-girl ride!

Long Version: I ended up really enjoying KILL THE BOY BAND and the story way more than I was actually expecting. Normally I don't read fan girl stories because they are pretty cray and too obsessive? While there was definitely the crazy aspect in this book, there was also a lot of other elements that make this book particularly less crazy and more well rounded than most.

This book follows the events of one day in which a group of four friends: Isabel, Apple, Erin, and Sloane ; end up with a member of there favorite boy band. The story is told from Sloane's POV and she seemed like the most down to earth one, while the rest of her friends varying through different levels of obsession with the boy band.

SOMEONE DIES. I mean it's in the title, so you can expect that to be part of the story but really what I liked was that at the start, there is no one dead, which kind of makes you wonder : how will this person die? When? Where? Who did it? In that aspect it had an air or mystery but I didn't feel it to be the most important aspect.

All of the characters I liked except for Rubert P, or the useless member of THE RUBERTS, who was a complete DOUCHBAG. There were points I thought maybe he'll be nice or something but NOPE. In his situation I can kinda see why he wouldn't be to happy but really there was no stop to him. Which made what happens to him easier to handle.

One thing I didn't expect to find was romance. I liked that it was nicely put in a way that actually rounded out the story and the characters and wasn't so outrageously forced. I loved how the book was written and the HUMOR! I really had fun reading this. It was full of witty retorts, funny scenes, and ridiculously crazy events. I looked like a fool grinning to myself on the bus.

One of the things that I didn't like was that Sloane, even though she was pretty tame compared to the rest, she had a few opportunities to escape the situation. She even acted on leaving but then stayed. The girls also did some pretty mean and evil things to a certain member. Then the ending was again pretty anti-climatic. We learn who the killer is and I was definitely surprised. But in the end no one believes a fan girl and nothing happens, the killer is not even investigated...and life moves on.

There is definitely ups and downs but overall I did enjoy the book. The fan girl aspect was way more on the crazy-ridiculous side, I loved the writing, and the smidgen of romance we get. I wouldn't buy the book when it comes out but I will definitely be getting it from the Library to re-read and will be looking forward to more books by this author. Wish i could say more BUT it doesn't come out until FEBRUARY 2016!! @_@ I don't want to spoil it too much ;)

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Book Blitz: At the Heart of the Deep by Carrie L. Wells [Interview // giveaway]

Guess I'm back?ish? Will be posting more but still on break. Just here to share with all of you this awesome book. Keep on reading, leave me some comments (it makes me smile), and enter the giveaway! As part of the Xpresso Book Tours.


Title: At the Heart of the Deep
Author: Carrie L. Wells
Publisher: WHR Publishing
Publication date: June 23rd, 2015
Pages: 176
Series: A Falling in Deep Collection Novella
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Oceanographer Luke McAllister races to figure out why the ocean depth is changing off Florida’s Treasure Coast. But before he and his crew discover what’s transforming the deep, he stumbles upon an even greater mystery.

Leagues below the waves, he swear he sees…a mermaid? Anya isn’t allowed to get close to humans. But when a golden-haired researcher gets too close to her island, she can’t afford to stay away.

Together, this unlikely pair will seek to discover what’s causing shifts in ocean floor. While their new alliance is forbidden, Anya will risk everything to save her beloved ocean.

The only problem is, she’s not sure what’s really luring her in, her love of the sea or the tempest Luke has stirred in her heart.Either way, Anya knows that the dangers facing the sea are nothing compared to what will happen to her when her father learns she’s broken the merfolks’ most sacred law.

Can Anya and Luke discover what lurks at the heart of the deep before it’s too late?

Carrie L. Wells crosses genres, writing everything from newspaper editorials and textbooks to paranormal romance novellas. Her first fiction publication, The Heart of the Deep, will release in June 2015, followed by Playing with Magic in October 2015.

A New England native, she spent her childhood on the beach and inland, fishing and dancing, before moving to Florida. And while she doesn’t tan, nothing keeps her from a walk on the beach.

Carrie earned her Master's degree in English with a minor in Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida. With a love of chocolate, books, and her family, Carrie braves the world and chaos only children can bring.

She currently lives in Florida with her fire-medic hubby and three children. She is an English instructor at Eastern Florida State College.

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~ I N T E R V I E W - T I M E ~

1. What is your favorite mermaid story or myth?

Growing up in New England, it seems all stories were about the ocean. I know it is cliché, but I remember sitting on my grandmother’s porch, looking at the water, and wondering if Marina, the “real” little mermaid was actually out there. I guess she started it all for me.

2. What was the inspiration for your mermaid novella?

I spend a lot of time down in Vero Beach, FL where my sister lives, and since it is on the Treasure Coast there are plenty of stories about buried and found treasure. I wanted to mix pirates with mermaids, and while I didn’t quite do that here, this leads into the next book in my series, The Mark of the Mermaid, which does just that.

3. Cast your characters. If your novella was made into a movie, who would play your main characters?

Anya would be a Drew Barrymore type, independent and a bit silly. I could see her tripping in front of Luke and just laughing it off. Luke, well, I wrote him with the surfer version of Matthew McConaughey in mind. Focused and fun, at home in the water, and cut!

4. What was most challenging thing writing about mermaids?

The challenge was determining how much time to put them on land. It isn’t easy to offer mermaid human interaction in the middle of the ocean, so you need a plausible world where they walk on land.

5. Ursula or Ariel?

Ariel’s curiosity, but not her “sell my soul” naiveté.

6. What else should we know about your novella?

It’s my first! I have plenty more in the works, but I’m busy reveling in this one right now.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Update: A break...again...

It seems summer has come and with it a whole lot of breaks. As you may have noticed, I haven't posted anything for a little more than a week. I've tried to post some things but they would just be filler, and I don't like to put up empty content. So I decided to take a break, relax, READ, and just work on getting back into things. I'm super drained of energy and busy as a bee. Reading in June has been non-existing...

I'll be around. Mostly on Instagram just taking some pictures of books XP I'll also be around on YouTube, I might film some things. But for the most part I'll be actually working on something pretty epic and crazy adventurous in my life. I don't know exactly when i'll be back but I'll see you soon. Until then...

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - Lulu [ 7 7 ] : Blues in the sky...

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where you show off books you're adding to your shelves.

Hey ya'll! How have you been? It's been a while since you guys have seen a StS post from me, so I'm really glad I was able to muster up a couple of books this week! Let's start!

  • Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer - LIBRARY
  • The Broken Hearts' Society of Suite 17C by LeighAnn Kopans - REVIEW COPY / SIGNED
  • Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) by Stephanie Perkins - LIBRARY
  • THAT'S ALL I GOT THIS WEEK! THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! LEAVE ME YOUR STACKING THE SHELVES IN THE COMMENTS!
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    Saturday, June 20, 2015

    Stacking the Shelves - Lizzy [ 7 6 ] : The colorful edition!

    Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where you show off books you're adding to your shelves.

    Crazy is my middle name! I am getting things ready for this July's MAIL YA Box this week, that I got 3 books.

  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer - BOUGHT [Library Store]
  • So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti - BOUGHT [Library Store]
  • The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh - BOUGHT [Uppercase Box June Box - SIGNED!!]
  • So My June UPPERCASE BOX came this week and I WAS FREAKING OUT! So many bookish things came in this week, LOOK:

    Also got a beautiful instant camera, which I have been using to take pictures of my family :) Plus it's so cute :3

    THAT'S ALL I GOT THIS WEEK! THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! LEAVE ME YOUR STACKING THE SHELVES IN THE COMMENTS!
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    Thursday, June 18, 2015

    Spread the Love Thursday : Fallen in forbidden love... [ INTRO & BUTTON ]

    Hey guys, since I've been getting things ready for the Mail YA box for July, I was tinkering around and decided to show you some things people who subscribe will be getting in the monthly boxes. [--> For more info, click here, I ship internationally too <---]

    This is kinda like Teaser Tuesday but with books you've already read and/or loved, not just current reads. Anyone can participate and can be as creative as you want. Just leave me a comment if you did one :) I just took a quote from a book I loved and made a button that anyone can grab and put on their blog. This is actually going to be a sticker, so you can put it anywhere you want!

    Here is the button for my favorite series, which is FALLEN BY LAUREN KATE. I read this way back in 2011 and still have the entire story in my head. Which is rare since I can't even remember what I did yesterday @_@ It's definitely more for the younger crowd, I enjoyed it way more back in High School but I still re-read Fallen when I want to remember my High School days.


    THAT'S IT! HAVE YOU READ FALLEN? LIKE THE BUTTON? EXCITED FOR THE JULY BOX OF MAIL YA? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!
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    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Waiting On Wednesday - Lizzy [ 58 ] : The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

    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: The Scorpion Rules
    Authors: Erin Bow
    Published Date: September 22nd, 2015
    Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
    Pages: 384
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    A world battered by climate shift and war turns to an ancient method of keeping peace: the exchange of hostages. The Children of Peace - sons and daughters of kings and presidents and generals - are raised together in small, isolated schools called Prefectures. There, they learn history and political theory, and are taught to gracefully accept what may well be their fate: to die if their countries declare war.

    Greta Gustafsen Stuart, Duchess of Halifax and Crown Princess of the Pan-Polar Confederation, is the pride of the North American Prefecture. Learned and disciplined, Greta is proud of her role in keeping the global peace — even though, with her country controlling two-thirds of the world’s most war-worthy resource — water — she has little chance of reaching adulthood alive.

    Enter Elián Palnik, the Prefecture’s newest hostage and biggest problem. Greta’s world begins to tilt the moment she sees Elián dragged into the school in chains. The Prefecture’s insidious surveillance, its small punishments and rewards, can make no dent in Elián, who is not interested in dignity and tradition, and doesn’t even accept the right of the UN to keep hostages.

    What will happen to Elián and Greta as their two nations inch closer to war?

    Woah, this book sounds so crazy! I mean, keeping the peace by having hostages...that is a scary world. Then if there's a war, you kill them... What really hooked though, was the part where it says they dragged Elián to school in chains O.O On top of that he sounds like the more sane one in that place because who would actually agrees to this crazy system of peace. Any who, I am still crazy to read it and will be looking forward to it in September!

    THAT'S IT! HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE SCORPION RULES? LIKE THE COVER? EXCITED FOR IT TO COME OUT? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!
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