Sep 30, 2014

Made For You by @melissa_marr Review & Giveaway

Made For You by Melissa Marr
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins; 368 pages
Bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely books Melissa Marr’s first contemporary YA novel is a twisted southern gothic tale of obsession, romance, and murder. A killer is obsessed with Eva Tilling. Can she stop him, or will he claim her?

When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from the hit-and-run, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva’s power to keep her friends—and themselves—alive. But while Eva and Nate grow closer, the killer grows increasingly frantic in his attempt to get to Eva.

For the first time, New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr has applied her extraordinary talent to contemporary realism. Chilling twists, unrequited obsession, and high-stakes romance drive this Gothic, racy thriller—a story of small-town oppression and salvation. Melissa’s fans, and every YA reader, will find its wild ride enthralling.

Sep 29, 2014

Sometimes Life Gets In The Way...

So, I'm sure you've noticed but I've really been slacking on reading and reviewing books lately. I normally can push out at least 10 reviews a month, easily and this month I only have a few. It's depressing for me to see that and who knows, maybe it's sad for you, too? The problem is . . . sometimes, like just gets in the way.

Now, I don't really have a whole lot going on but it's enough to effect my amount of reading time which then effects my reviews because, let's face it, if I can't read the books, I can't write the reviews. I'm used to, normally, averaging between 2-3 books a week (sometimes more if I'm having a really good week). Now, I'm lucky if I get 1 book read a week. The only 'normal' week I've had in the past 3 months was when I was on vacation at the beach. I read through 3 books, all of which I haven't reviewed yet (they are Jet, Rome & Nash by Jay Crownover, if you're curious).

To add to the fact that I've been busier and when I do have the free time, I'm just so tired that I opt to sleep instead of read, my dad is having knee surgery and I have to help take care of him while he goes through the 3 month recovery. And I'm fine with that because I want him to get better and I'd like to think if something like this happened to me, him and my mom would help me out. As much as I aim to do better in October, I'm just afraid it's not going to happen.

Even though I may have been slacking on my reviewing lately, I haven't been slacking on attending book related events. I will never slack in that department, even if I ever stop blogging, I'll still be going because I love books, I love meeting authors and most importantly, I just love hanging out with my other book loving friends. Over the past month I've attending an event with Sarah J. Maas, Jodi Meadows and Leah Cypess (which, I'll have a signed ARC of Death Sworn to giveaway as soon as I write that review...); the Chapter by Chapter Book Rave in New York (which I'm working on a recap now); the Fierce Reads tour with Marie Rutkoski, Caragh M. O'Brien and Ann Aguirre and most recently, the Baltimore Book Festival with so many amazing authors. This coming Saturday, I'm hoping to get off work to attend Brigid Kemmerer's release event for Sacrifice and then I'm not sure what's to come in October. November I already have 4 book related events lined up.

So you see - where I might feel like a blogger failure lately, I don't feel like a book failure. I'm still supporting the authors whom I love, supporting my friends who put on fantastic events (like Chapter by Chapter) and I'm still reading, even if it's not a frequent as I want. I look at my goodreads reading challenge and you don't understand how depressing it is to see I'm 4 books behind AND I've already lowered my reading goal once this year. I don't want to lower it again but I can't imagine completing it in time. And I don't know about you but if I set a goal for myself, I feel like an absolutely failure if I don't complete it.

If you're a blogger, do ever get to this point where things in life just take up your free time and when you do have amounts of free time, reading isn't at the top of your to do list? Maybe I need some really good books to motivate me back in to read binging . . . any suggestions?

Sep 28, 2014

Blog Tour: Stay With Me by @JLArmentrout

Stay With Me by J. Lynn
(Wait for You, #3)
Release Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow;
At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.

But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she'd left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.

Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.

Sep 26, 2014

Blog Tour: Dead Girl Walking by Ruth Silver Review

Dead Gil Walking by Ruth Silver
(Royal Reaper, #1)
Release Date: April 25, 2014
Publisher: Patchwork Press; 113 pages

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.

Sep 23, 2014

Release Day Launch: Stay With Me by @JLArmentrout

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We are so pleased to bring you the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout's STAY WITH ME! STAY WITH ME is a New Adult contemporary romance being published by Avon (William Morrow), an imprint of HarperCollins, and is a part of Jennifer’s With You Saga!

Sep 22, 2014

Sweepstakes: Visit the 5th Wave Movie Set!

As some of you may know the sequel to last year's The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, The Infinite Sea finally hit book shelves last week!  Also Sony Pictures is getting ready to go into production for The 5th Wave movie!  To celebrate both of these awesome things, Sony has a great contest going on right now!
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