Friday, December 30, 2016

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco ARC Review

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Format: Paperback ARC, 325 pages
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson/Hachette Book Group
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Roar by Cora Carmack

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza ARC Review

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
Paperback ARC, 310 pages
Publisher: Razorbill
Pub. Date: February 7th, 2017
Pre-Order: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository

Empress
Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne.

Fugitive
Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a holo-vision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he's forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation—and his life.

Madman
With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill ARC Review

Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pub. Date: December 27th, 2016
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Heartstone by Elle Katharine White

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Cold Summer by Gwen Cole

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Carve the Mark ARC Review, Starting Booktube, and More!

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books/HarperCollins
Pub. Date: Jan. 17, 2017
Pre-Order it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
Fans of Star Wars and Divergent will revel in internationally bestselling author Veronica Roth’s stunning new science-fiction fantasy series.

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive—no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive—or to destroy one another.
Hey, guys! So before I get into the written part of the review . . . I STARTED A YOUTUBE! In fact, my first video, a review of Carve the Mark, is up now! If you want to check that out, here it is!


Friday, November 25, 2016

New Blog Design!


This post is coming a little late since the new design has been up for a couple of days already, however, I'm still in shock because of how gorgeous it is. So to celebrate our new look. I'm giving away 3 lovely 2017 ARCs, open internationally!


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! 5 Books I'm the Most Thankful For!


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope all of you are having a lovely day filled with happiness and love! Today, I'm sharing with you five books that I'm thankful for ^_^


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Obsidian and Stars by Julie Eshbaugh

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Double Eclipse (Summer on East End #2) Blog Tour!


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Flashfall Behind the Scenes & Giveaway!



Thursday, November 10, 2016

Interview with Kristen Simmons, author of Metaltown!






Hey guys! I'm fortunate to have the awesome Kristen Simmons, author of MetaltownThe Glass Arrow and the Article 5 trilogy, on the blog today! I hope you enjoy the interview as well as an amazing giveaway! 



Kristen Simmons is the author of the ARTICLE 5 series, THE GLASS ARROW, and METALTOWN. She has worked with survivors of abuse and trauma as a mental health therapist, taught Jazzercise in five states, and is forever in search of the next best cupcake. Currently she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, where she spends her days supporting the caffeine industry and chasing her delightfully rambunctious son.
Connect with Kristen: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza


My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!



Saturday, October 29, 2016

We Are Still Tornadoes Blog Tour: Interview!


Thursday, October 27, 2016

A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith Blog Tour: Interview


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Glitter by Aprilynne Pike Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway



Thursday, October 20, 2016

I'm Not Your Pixie Manic Dream Girl Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

Hey guys, today I'm lucky enough to share with you an excerpt from I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil plus a great giveaway below! I hope you guys enjoy it ^__^


I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil
Publisher: Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins
Pub Date: October 18, 2016
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository 
From acclaimed author Gretchen McNeil comes her first realistic contemporary romance—perfect for fans of Kody Keplinger’s The Duff and Morgan Matson’s Since You've Been Gone.

Beatrice Maria Estrella Giovannini has life all figured out. She's starting senior year at the top of her class, she’s a shoo-in for a scholarship to M.I.T., and she’s got a new boyfriend she’s crazy about. The only problem: All through high school Bea and her best friends Spencer and Gabe have been the targets of horrific bullying.

So Bea uses her math skills to come up with The Formula, a 100% mathematically guaranteed path to social happiness in high school. Now Gabe is on his way to becoming Student Body President, and Spencer is finally getting his art noticed. But when her boyfriend Jesse dumps her for Toile, the quirky new girl at school, Bea realizes it's time to use The Formula for herself. She'll be reinvented as the eccentric and lovable Trixie—a quintessential manic pixie dream girl—in order to win Jesse back and beat new-girl Toile at her own game.

Unfortunately, being a manic pixie dream girl isn't all it's cracked up to be, and “Trixie” is causing unexpected consequences for her friends. As The Formula begins to break down, can Bea find a way to reclaim her true identity and fix everything she's messed up? Or will the casualties of her manic pixie experiment go far deeper than she could possibly imagine.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Hunted by Meagan Spooner

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!


Monday, October 10, 2016

Words on Bathroom Walls Cover Reveal + Interview with Julia Walton!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!


Friday, September 30, 2016

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu Blog Tour: Favorite Quotes!



Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Roseblood by A.G. Howard

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!


Friday, September 23, 2016

Interview with Daniel Sweren-Becker, debut author of The Ones

Hey guys, today I want to introduce you to Daniel Sweren-Becker, debut author of The Ones! If you haven't checked out his book (shame on you), check out the info below and I hope you enjoy our interview! ^_^


The Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker
Publisher: Imprint/Macmillan
Pub. Date: September 6, 2016
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
Cody has always been proud of being a One. She and her boyfriend James were two of the lucky babies from the 1% of the U.S. population that were randomly selected to benefit from genetic engineering. Now, she and the rest of The Ones are excelling. They are healthy, beautiful, and talented. They aren't otherworldly, just perfect. And to some, that's not fair. The Equality Movement, capitalizing on the growing fear and jealousy, gains political traction and actually outlaws their existence. Society shows its darker side as The Ones are marginalized. The line between right and wrong blurs in the face of injustice and Cody becomes closer to a group of radical Ones intent on fighting back. James begins to fear just how far she is willing to go for the cause.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis 
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons BFYR
Expected Publication Date: April 11, 2017
Pre-Order: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But before she’s allowed to dance – an uncontrollable twitching of the limbs that will carry her to the shore in a frenzy – she must produce an heir. Yet the thought of human touch sends shudders down her spine that not even the sound of the tide can match.

Vincent is third in line to inherit his throne, royalty in a kingdom where the old linger and the young inherit only boredom. When Khosa arrives without an heir he knows his father will ensure she fulfills her duty, at whatever cost. Torn between protecting the throne he will someday fill, and the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent’s loyalty is at odds with his heart.

Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race whose dwindling magic grows weaker as the island country fades. Animals cease to bear young, creatures of the sea take to the land, and the Pietra – fierce fighters who destroyed the Indiri a generation before – are now marching from their stony shores for the twin’s adopted homeland, Stille.

Witt leads the Pietra, their army the only family he has ever known. The stone shores harbor a secret, a growing threat that will envelop the entire land – and he will conquer every speck of soil to ensure the survival of his people.

The tides are turning in Stille, where royals scheme, Pietrans march, and the rising sea calls for its Given.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Shadow Bright and Burning Blog Tour: Guest Post & Giveaway!



Saturday, September 17, 2016

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills Blog Tour: ARC Review



Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Female of the Species Blog Tour: On Rape Culture



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Roald Dahl 100 Blog Tour: Excerpt from Matilda + Giveaway



Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!


Monday, September 5, 2016

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu Manuscript Review

The Midnight Star (TYE #3) by Marie Lu
Bound Manuscript, 314 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pub Date: October 11, 2016
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she’s achieved.

Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds when a new danger appears, putting not only Adelina at risk, but every Elite and the very world they live in. In order to save herself and preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Literally by Lucy Keating

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi Blog Tour: Top 5 Quotes!


Monday, August 29, 2016

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova Blog Tour: Interview + Giveaway



Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee ARC Review + Giveaway

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
Paperback ARC, 437 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: August 30th, 2016
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough.

Welcome to Manhattan, 2118.

A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something…and everyone has something to lose.

Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.

Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.

Rylin Myers’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will her new life cost Rylin her old one?

Watt Bakradi is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy by an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.

And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.

Debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall….

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

WoW: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi Blog Tour!

In Furthermore, Alice lives in a world of color. Born without pigment, she loves to dress in colorful skirts and bangles of every shade. Taking a style cue from Alice, we're sharing a Book Look of brightly-colored dresses inspired by both Furthermore and the ever-stylish Tahereh Mafi! 

Scroll to the bottom of the page to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a finished copy of Furthermore, plus a prize pack of Tahereh’s Favorite Things!

Publisher: Dutton BFYR/Penguin Random House
Publication Date: August 30, 2016
Nikki's Rating: /5 Stars
The bestselling author of the Shatter Me series takes readers beyond the limits of their imagination in this captivating new middle grade adventure where color is currency, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places.

There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn't miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it's been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she's about to embark on one to find the other.

But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she'll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is a boy named Oliver whose own magical ability is based in lies and deceit--and with a liar by her side in a land where nothing is as it seems, it will take all of Alice's wits (and every limb she's got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father, Alice must first find herself—and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh Blog Tour!


Hey guys! Today for the Fear the Drowning Deep blog tour, I'm sharing my review and Sarah Glenn Marsh's playlist! I hope you enjoy it, and be sure to check out the awesome giveaway, as well as all the other tour stops ^_^




Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Format: Paperback ARC, 310 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Expected Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound
Witch’s apprentice Bridey Corkill has hated the ocean ever since she watched her granddad dive in and drown with a smile on his face. So when a dead girl rolls in with the tide in the summer of 1913, sixteen-year-old Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her granddad to leap into the sea has made its return to the Isle of Man.

Soon, villagers are vanishing in the night, but no one shares Bridey’s suspicions about the sea. No one but the island’s witch, who isn’t as frightening as she first appears, and the handsome dark-haired lad Bridey rescues from a grim and watery fate. The cause of the deep gashes in Fynn’s stomach and his lost memories are, like the recent disappearances, a mystery well-guarded by the sea. In exchange for saving his life, Fynn teaches Bridey to master her fear of the water — stealing her heart in the process.

Now, Bridey must work with the Isle’s eccentric witch and the boy she isn’t sure she can trust — because if she can’t uncover the truth about the ancient evil in the water, everyone she loves will walk into the sea, never to return.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!