Monday, October 5, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Ward Against Darkness by Melanie Card [+ a giveaway // INT]

BRRR! It's getting colder every day, so I'm inside more and posting more, YAY! Keep on reading, leave me some comments (it makes me smile), and enter the giveaway! As part of YA Bound Book Tours.

Title: Ward Against Darkness
Author: Melanie Card
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication date: October 5, 2015
Pages: 302
Series: Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer #4
Ward de’Ath used to think that nothing could be more terrible than death. Now he realizes there are worse things. Like his never-ending hunger for blood. Even if he conquers the unbearable cravings that drive him headlong toward destruction, he’s a wanted man with a bleak future.

Assassin Celia Carlyle learns she is the only one who can protect Ward from disaster. She loves him–she wants to help him, but no one can tell her how to save him from himself. And the confusing voices in her head scream to let him go.

But Ward's dark trials keep mounting. A malevolent evil is rising in the land, threatening to unleash horror upon the world.

The only way Ward can defeat it, and have the chance to marry Celia, is by accepting his fate and becoming the one thing he swore he would never become...

If you want to check out the rest of the books, just click on them to go to there goodreads page!

Melanie Card: I have always been drawn to story telling. In fact, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t telling a story in my head or on paper. In grade school, we had journal writing time which I turned into story telling time, weaving tales of magic and adventure that mimicked the fairy tales and myths that I loved to read. It was there, with the help of two very special teachers, that I nurtured this love and started my journey as a writer.

I write fantasy, paranormal romance, and everything in between, seasoned with a good dash of adventure and mystery. Join me on my tales of magic, adventure, and romance.


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Friday, October 2, 2015


YUP. I am feeling the shame...of neglecting this blog. I took a bit of time off back in July and honestly I thought I would read a bit and come back rejuvenated far this break has left me a bit empty. I am not reading as i used to and on top of things I have been getting sucker punched by life. School....*shiver* I've tried to brave things out but I was honestly considering dropping the "I QUIT" post, that bloggers tend to post after MONTHS in a cell of no inspiration for content.

Recently I have taken up bookstagram and want to try Booktube. I LOVE BOOKS. It's just the reading component is missing at the moment. I also wonder how many people care what I think, or look at what i post. I spend HOURS coding this place and every post takes me forever. I am a perfectionist, nothing can go wrong in a post, even a comma in the wrong place creates havoc in my world.

I don't know when i'll be inspired again but I want to keep this blog, with this name. I considered changing the name too, to match my youtube and instagram accounts but decided I have to much history with this name and i would never change it for the world.

On more happier tone, I have started my own monthly book Subscription Service called, LOVINGLY BOOKISH! I will have more info about that in a future post (I am scheduling posts! Which i never do, YAY!) solely about that story with a few giveaways too!

Thank you for not leaving me and always being here for me, thank you, love you, stay bookish, and i will write to you soon!


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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas [+ a giveaway]

OMGERD! IT HAS RELEASED. I am doubly excited since I am going to see Sarah today!! But for now I'm here to share with all this awesome book. Keep on reading, leave me some comments (it makes me smile), and enter the giveaway! As part of Rockstar Book Tours.

Title: Queen of Shadows
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Pages: 656
Series: Throne of Glass #4
Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

Read Chapters 1-5 of QUEEN OF SHADOWS, HERE!

Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses.

She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in twenty-three languages. Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series, will release worldwide on September 1st, 2015.

A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.


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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Blog Tour : Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid [Review // Playlist // Giveaway]

Back again today for my stop on the NEVER ALWAYS SOMETIMES blog tour. Still not back into the swing of things, mostly because the computer keeps flailing on me. Anywho, keep on reading, leave me some comments (it makes me smile), and enter the giveaway!

Tour Hosted by the Fantastic Flying Book Club.

Title: Never Always Sometimes
Author: Adi Alsaid
Publisher: Harleqquin Teen
Publication date: August 1st, 2015
Pages: 320
Source: For review via Netgalley
Never date your best friend

Always be original

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken

Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they'd never, ever do in high school.

Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never die your hair a color of the rainbow, or #7, never hook up with a teacher. But Dave has a secret: he's broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It's either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.

Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they've actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.

In one sentence: Full of witty characters, crazy drama, finding yourself, and love!

Long Version: Since this is an ARC, I'll keep it spoiler free. Let me just say that I could not stop reading this book, the writing and the characters really kept me hooked to the story. I normally don't read any contemporary books because they have lots of cliches, but this was a book full of first never making them, and then breaking that rule and doing those cliches.

I loved the first half of the book, then around 3/4 of the book it went into New Adult territory, which i don't mind but for younger readers there definitely should be a warning somewhere in the summary to let them know that there is some sexual content. Then after that in the last quarter of the book everything had a less joyful tone because of certain things that happened ;) My emotions were definitely taken on a wild ride. Also liked that Julia and Dave got there own POVs.

I loved Dave and Julia, both were funny, witty, and very close. At first I was meh about Julia but once I got to read through her eyes, I got a more complete view of her emotions. I loved the friendship they had and the connection they felt for each other, nothing felt forced and they were really sweet with each others, as friends. There was a lot of confusing emotions in that small 3/4 part of the book with these characters. I loved the side characters too! Like Dave's brother Brett.

In the end, nothing went as it should have or as i expected but i ended up enjoying the ride this book took me on. A really enjoyable summer read that kept me grinning. If you've read the book then you'll get the gif below, loved the ending!!

~ (M I N I) P L A Y L I S T - T I M E ~

1. Twenty One Pilots - "R I D E"


I just want to stay in the sun where I find,
I know it’s hard sometimes,
Pieces of peace in the sun’s peace of mind,
I know it’s hard sometimes,
Yeah I think about the end just way too much,
But it’s fun to fantasize,
On my enemies I wouldn't wish who I was,
But it’s fun to fantasize.

I’m falling so I’m taking my time on my ride,
I’m falling so I’m taking my time on my ride.

2. The Runaway Club - "B Y _ Y O U R _ S I D E"


If you wanna leave we can leave now
If you wanna stay we can stay all night
If you wanna sing we can sing loud
If you wanna dance ya we can dance
A while

I wanna be by your side
And that is the only place I wanna be

3. Lorde - "G L O R Y _ A N D _ G O R E"


There's a humming in the restless summer air
And we're slipping off the course that we prepared
But in all chaos, there is calculation
Dropping glasses just to hear them break
You've been drinking like the world was gonna end (it didn't)
Took a shiner from the fist of your best friend (go figure)
It's clear that someone's gotta go
We mean it but I promise we're not mean

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.


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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
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
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.


~ 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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