Friday, October 20, 2017

That Inevitable Victorian Thing Blog Tour: Playlist + Giveaway


Hey everyone, I have the pleasure of being a part of That Victorian Thing Blog Tour! Today I'm sharing E.K. Johnson's playlist to go along with this book. I hope you enjoy it, and be sure to check out the rest of the schedule and enter the giveaway! 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: From Twinkle With Love & My Plain Jane

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!

This week is dedicated to two companion novels that I am dying to get my hands on! 


Monday, October 16, 2017

King's Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard Audiobook Review

King's Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard 
Format: Audiobook, Narrated by Amanda Dolan, Adenrele Ojo, and Erin Spencer
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub. Date: February 7th, 2017
In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl's spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.

As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury Audiobook Review

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
Narrated by: Jessica Campbell
Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin Random House
Pub. Date: February 23, 2016
She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world. . . .

When Aladdin discovers Zahra's jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn't seen in hundreds of years—a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra's very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes. 



But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?

As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of the Aladdin story from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: See All the Stars & Like Never and Always

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!

As Halloween draws nearer, we need thrilling reads, so this week I feature two YA thrillers coming out next year!



Friday, October 6, 2017

Warcross by Marie Lu Audiobook Review

Warcross (Warcross #1) by Marie Lu
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Format: Audiobook
Pub. Date: September 12, 2017
Publisher: G.P Putnam's Sons/Penguin Random House
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Legendary & The Traitor's Game

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!

This time of year definitely calls for magical books, so this week I'm sharing two fantasies with you!


Friday, September 29, 2017

My Survival Guide for Book Conventions!


Hey everyone! Today, I'm teaming up with LoveNVegas to share my tips for going to conventions!


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Way You Make Me Feel & Meet Cute

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!

This week, I'm featuring books about falling in love! *queue the violins* 


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Tombs & The Wren Hunt

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!

This week, I have the two perfect books to ring in the Autumn season for you guys!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway

 Hey guys! I'm revealing the cover for Joanna Hathaway's Dark of the West! Check it out :)


Friday, September 15, 2017

Victoria in My Head by Janelle Milanes: Interview + Giveaway


I have the pleasure of hosting Janelle Milanes, author of Victoria in My Head, on the blog today for an interview PLUS an amazing giveaway! I hope you guys enjoy it ^_^



Publisher: Simon Pulse/Simon and Schuster 
Pub. Date: September 19th, 2017
A shy, rule-following teen winds up joining a local rock band in this laugh-out-loud, heartfelt coming-of-age novel.

Victoria Cruz inhabits two worlds: In one, she is a rock star, thrashing the stage with her husky voice and purple-streaked hair. In the other, currently serving as her reality, Victoria is a shy teenager with overprotective Cuban parents, who sleepwalks through her life at the prestigious Evanston Academy. Unable to overcome the whole paralyzing-stage-fright thing, Victoria settles for living inside her fantasies, where nothing can go wrong and everything is set to her expertly crafted music playlists.

But after a chance encounter with an unattainably gorgeous boy named Strand, whose band seeks a lead singer, Victoria is tempted to turn her fevered daydreams into reality. To do that, she must confront her insecurities and break away from the treadmill that is her life. Suddenly, Victoria is faced with the choice of staying on the path she’s always known and straying off-course to find love, adventure, and danger.

From debut author Janelle Milanes comes a hilarious and heartfelt tale of the spectacular things that can happen when you go after what you really want.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Beloved Wild & The Forgotten Book

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!

This week, the books I'm featuring pay homage to the great Jane Austen!


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Speak Easy, Speak Love Book Trailer, Q&A + Giveaway!


Hey, everyone! I have the pleasure to have McKelle George on the blog today to share the book trailer for Speak Easy, Speak Love, plus an interview with the author herself! I hope you guys enjoy!


Friday, September 8, 2017

Zero Repeat Forever Blog Tour: Author Q&A + Giveaway



Hey guys, today I have the pleasure of being on the Zero Repeat Forever blog tour! Gabrielle answered some questions of mine about herself and her book, so I hope you guys enjoy it! Also, you'll find some other awesome goodies along with a giveaway in this post, so be sure to check it all out!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: American Panda & A Girl Like That

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!



This week is about diverse ladies breaking down molds and expectations, and I AM HERE FOR IT. Two books with POC ladies on the cover, and I'm hoping this is a trend that is here to stay.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

Format: Audiobook, Narrated by Will Patton
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pub. Date: October 21, 2014
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost.





Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Ink, Iron, and Glass & Inkmistress

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!

This week, the books are all about how writing can create new and magical worlds, and also destroy them!


Monday, August 28, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Nightblood (Frostblood #3) by Elly Blake

Today, I have the pleasure of sharing with you all the cover of Nightblood by Elly Blake the final book in the Frostblood trilogy!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Markswoman & Ash Princess


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!

This week, the books I'm waiting on are about girls who slay.


And to be honest, we always slay, but here are a couple books that seem to emphasize this fact.


Monday, August 21, 2017

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao ARC Review

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
Publisher: Philomel Books/Penguin Random House
Pub. Date: October 10th, 2017
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
The Wrath and the Dawn meets Snow White and the Huntsman in this dark and mystical East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress—and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins—sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with both breathtaking pain and beauty, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns possesses all the hallmarks of masterful fantasy: dazzling magic, heartbreaking romance, and a world that hangs in the balance. Fans of Heartless, Stealing Snow, and Red Queen will devour this stunning debut.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Obsidio & A Reaper at the Gates

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 14, 2017

Roar by Cora Carmack ARC Review

Format: Paperback ARC
Publisher: Tor Teen/Macmillan
Pub. Date: June 13th, 2017
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora's been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks―storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.
She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Guest Post with Kristen Simmons, author of The Glass Arrow!

Hey everyone, today Kristen Simmons is on the blog with an awesome guest post in order to celebrate The Glass Arrow now being available in paperback! I hope you enjoy it!

The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pub. Date: February 10th, 2015
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository
Once there was a time when men and women lived as equals, when girl babies were valued, and women could belong only to themselves. But that was ten generations ago. Now women are property, to be sold and owned and bred, while a strict census keeps their numbers manageable and under control. The best any girl can hope for is to end up as some man's forever wife, but most are simply sold and resold until they're all used up.

Only in the wilderness, away from the city, can true freedom be found. Aya has spent her whole life in the mountains, looking out for her family and hiding from the world, until the day the Trackers finally catch her.

Stolen from her home, and being groomed for auction, Aya is desperate to escape her fate and return to her family, but her only allies are a loyal wolf she's raised from a pup and a strange mute boy who may be her best hope for freedom . . . if she can truly trust him.

The Glass Arrow: a haunting, yet hopeful, new novel from Kristen Simmons, the author of the popular Article 5 trilogy.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WoW: Love and Other Train Wrecks & The Serpent's Secret

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, August 4, 2017

Bad Girl Gone by Temple Mathews Blog Tour: Excerpt!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Owlcrate July 2017 Unboxing!


Friday, July 28, 2017

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli ARC Review

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Format: Physical ARC
Publisher: Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins
Pub. Date: April 11, 2017
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly's totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back.

There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid. He's a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there's absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Heart of Iron & Honor Among Thieves

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, July 21, 2017

Blog Tour: The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash Author Q&A!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Batman: Nightwalker & Ice Wolves


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, July 12, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Defiant & The Wicked Deep


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, July 11, 2017

Inspiration Behind First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy



Monday, July 10, 2017

Witchtown by Cory Putman Oakes Blog Tour: Interview + Giveaway


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Everless & The Queen's Rising

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, July 3, 2017

Shiny Broken Pieces Blog Tour: NYC Restaurant Recs

Hey guys, today as a part of the Shiny Broken Pieces blog tour, I'm sharing with you an awesome guest post from Sona Charaipotra about NYC restaurants (this topic is so near and dear to my heart)! I hope you guys enjoy it! 




Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: July 12, 2016
Featuring a diverse cast of characters, plenty of gossip, lies, and scandal, Shiny Broken Pieces continues with the soapy drama readers loved in Tiny Pretty Things.

June, Bette, and Gigi are competing one final time for a spot at the prestigious American Ballet Company. With the stakes higher than ever, these girls have everything to lose…and no one is playing nice. June is starting to finally see herself as a prima ballerina. But being the best could mean sacrificing the love of her life. Legacy dancer Bette is determined to clear her name after she was suspended and accused of hurting her rival, Gigi. And Gigi is not going to let Bette—or the other dancers who bullied her—go unpunished. It all comes down to this last dance. Who will make the cut? And who will lose her dream forever?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WoW: Beyond A Darkened Shore + Your One & Only

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, June 23, 2017

Devils Unto Dust: Cover Reveal! Excerpt! ARC Giveaway!


Hey guys, today I have the pleasure of revealing the cover for Emma Berquist's debut novel Devils Unto Dust! 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Hazel Wood & Unearthed


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!