August 30, 2014

Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols

Biggest Flirts (Superlatives, #1)
Picture courtesy of Goodreads
Biggest Flirts

Author: Jennifer Echols
Series: Superlatives #1
Release Date: May 20th, 2014
Pages: 336
Review by: Tessa

Everyone in Florida knows Tia is a flirt. She goes to every party and never leaves alone. All she wants is a carefree senior year with no homework and a lot of hookups.

Will is the new guy from Minnesota. He's like a polar bear in the rain forest. It does not take long for him to figure out that being the new guy is worse than the Florida heat.

Tia is fine with her life until she meets the new kid, Will. His peculiar accent and charm labels him as her next target. But one night after a party changes everything. Tia does not want the restraints of being in a relationship, but Will does not get the message.
When Tia and Will are voted the Biggest Flirts in the senior class, neither of them are fine with it. The whole school is put into a gossip frenzy, especially Will's girlfriend. Can Tia and Will keep it casual or will they let their title ruin their fragile relationship?

August 27, 2014

Book Blitz | Unrequited by Emma Grey

by Emma Grey
Release Date: 05/26/14

Summary from Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Kat Hartland loathes Unrequited, the world's biggest boy band. Is she the only girl in Sydney who can't be bothered with perfect-looking Angus Marsden?

Give her 5 Seconds of Summer. Now.

Or maybe the seriously-hot med student who rescued her on a train—and who could be Douglas Booth's twin! Perfect formal partner, much?

But when Kat comes face to face with Angus Marsden himself, things start to get complicated.

Very. Throw in a deranged female popstar, final exams, a part in the musical and a mum who just doesn't get it—and where is her best friend?

When did life get so crazy? Kat's just an ordinary schoolgirl.

Isn't she?

Buy Links:

Read the first three chapters at: www.unrequited.com.au

Book Trailer


Her attention drifts to the boy sitting opposite her on the train. In her anti-band flap, she hadn’t 
noticed him board. What an oversight! He’s on his phone and she shamelessly eavesdrops. He’s 
talking about his uni project while she takes mental note of his cheekbones and jawline—the 
type usually reserved for people like superman and Douglas Booth. On-trend reading glasses. 
Dark, floppy hair. A satchel full of textbooks gaping open on the seat beside him. 
Hmm. At some point during his highly-technical phone conversation, which he is conducting in 
an incredibly warm, deep voice that Kat could listen to all day, she rouses the courage to smile at 
him. But he looks at her like she’s a thirteen-year-old Unrequited fan and glazes right over. 
She wants to say ‘Hey, I’m seventeen and I hate them! This is absolutely a case of mistaken 
identity, trust me ...’ But saying that might not come across as charmingly as it does in her 
imagination and he might end up thinking she’s more of a lunatic than he likely already does.
It’s a bad day when Angus Marsden and the boys, of all people, come between Kat and a 
potential date with a med student. (She’s decided that’s what he is, having stalkerishly scanned 
the titles on the textbooks spilling out of his bag and having seen enough of Grey’s Anatomy
to put two and two together. And yes, ‘date’ may be getting ahead of herself a tad, but she’s 
particularly good at getting ahead of herself.)
WHY didn’t she do her hair?
Oh, hang on! He’s off the phone! Try to look casual. Look out the window. DO NOT MAKE EYE 
CONT— GAH! Too late! 
Future Dr McDreamy fleetingly locks his dark brown eyes with hers. Her heart-rate explodes. 
Her entire life passes before her eyes ... 
Oh, wait! That’s what happens when you’re about to die, not when you’re falling in love. Get 
your emergencies right, Kat!
About the Author
Emma Grey has two teenage girls, a three-year-old boy, a couple of businesses and another teen 
novel in the pipeline. Her first book, 'Wits' End Before Breakfast! Confessions of a Working Mum' was published in 2005.
Author Links:

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August 26, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #14: Books We Really Want to Read But Do Not Own

This is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing girls over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is books that we REALLY want to read, but we do not own yet.


Opposition by Jennifer Armentrout

Opposition (Lux, #5)

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

 The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Kate Rorick and Bernie Su

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds, #3)

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)

(cover has not been released yet)

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

What books are you DYING to read? Are you planning on buying any new books? What are your most anticipated releases?
Leave your Top Ten Tuesday links below and we will check them out!

August 19, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #13: Top Ten Books that People Recommend to Us

This is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing girls over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is books that people say that we HAVE to read.
Book recommendations are a huge part of the bookish side of the blogosphere. Almost every post is about the hottest book that you have to read NOW. This also happens to all of us in real life, mostly because all of our friends are bookish people too.
We are very overwhelmed with book recommendations. My Goodreads TBR list is bordering on 200 and growing every day.
So, this week we are going to talk about the books that people recommend to us the most.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

This Song Will Save Your Life

The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux, #1)


Anything by Rainbow Rowell


The Lord of the Rings series by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)


The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

The Giver by Lois Lowry


August 16, 2014

Cover Reveal | Helia's Shadow by K. C. Neal

Helia’s Shadow Part One by K.C. Neal 

(The Starlight Age Series #1) 

Author: K. C. Neal

Publication date: Fall, 2014

Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Nineteen years ago, aliens arrived on a dying Earth with advanced technology and the promise of ensuring human survival in exchange for a place to settle. They were hailed as the saviors of humans and Earth.
Today, 16-year-old Helia wants two things in life: to step out of her over-protective mother’s shadow and become an engineer, and to stop hiding her romance with alien boy Kalo. But the world definitely isn’t ready for a human-alien romance. And worse, the human-alien partnership is crumbling. Humans are being arrested without explanation. Some of them are never seen again.
When the alien leader imprisons her mother on a false charge, Helia discovers the aliens never intended to help humans at all. Now, she must join forces with alien rebels and convince the young rebel leader that humans aren’t expendable. If she succeeds, humans have a chance at survival and she has a chance at love. If she fails, the dwindling human race dies out in slavery.

Author Bio

K.C. Neal works in publishing and writes YA books. She likes to surf and hang out on sandy beaches, where drinks are served adorned with tiny umbrellas. When she's not taking tropical vacations, she paddleboards, reads, writes, gardens, watches too many things on Netflix, and tells her dog, Oscar, how adorable he is.

The Big Reveal...

August 15, 2014

The Friday 56 #14

The Friday 56

This is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda's Voice.

The rules are simple-- grab the book you are currently reading and turn to page 56 (or 56% of your e-reader). Then copy a few sentences and post them.

These are the books we are currently reading and a snippet of page 56.

Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth

"I almost lost my first fight, against the Amity girl, Mia. I didn't know how to beat her without hitting her, and I couldn't hit her--at least, not until she had me in a choke hold and my vision was starting to go black at the edges."

Four: A Divergent Story Collection (Divergent, #0.1 - 0.4)


The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
"As for her father, she let him live-- weak, useless man that he'd always been. After the murder of his beloved Theodora, Tyman went insane, chatting to his dead wife and shuffling aimlessly through the palace."
The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars, #1)

(Page 112 again. Hard to get into this one. I love Holly Black, and I do like it, I'm just not a vampire person. Review to come.)

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black 

"Sometimes it seemed as though all her life was already used up in that dark basement, as if her mother's mouth on Tana's arm was the last thing in her life before this that had felt real. Everything else was just prologue and epilogue." 
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

August 13, 2014

Book Blitz | Dream Boy by Madelyn Rosenburg and Mary Crockett

Dream Boy
by: Madelyn Rosenberg and Mary Crockett
Release Date: 07/01/14
Sourcebooks Fire

Summary from Goodreads:
Annabelle Manning feels like she’s doing time at her high school in Chilton, Virginia. She has
her friends at her lunchtime table of nobodies. What she doesn’t have are possibilities. Or a date
for Homecoming. Things get more interesting at night, when she spends time with the boy of her
dreams. But the blue-eyed boy with the fairytale smile is just that—a dream. Until the Friday
afternoon he walks into her chemistry class.
One of friends suspects he’s an alien. Another is pretty sure it’s all one big case of deja vu.
While Annabelle doesn’t know what to think, she’s willing to believe that the charming Martin
where they come from and what they mean—she is forced to face a dark reality she had not
expected. More than just Martin has arrived in Chilton. As Annabelle learns, if dreams can come
true, so can nightmares.

Available from:


Advanced Praise

“Dream Boy explores the mysterious world of dreams, where we access our deepest desires…the authors expertly weave fantasy and the real world in a perfect blend.”
-- Erica Orloff, author of In Dreams

"Eerie, twisty, fast and funny, Dream Boy will forever change the way you see your dreams--and your nightmares. An exciting, imaginative look at what might happen when people from the corners of your mind suddenly show up in your real life."
-- Lois Metzger, author of A Trick of the Light


“The perfect book to add to your summer reading list. An awesome balance of love, humor and action, this new read may just be your dream come true!” – GirlsLife

"Hits the chick-lit and romance buttons, adding suspense and an intriguing idea as well for nicely rounded entertainment." -- Kirkus Review

"An original, twisty paranormal romance." -- Booklist

“Five stars... Perfect writing, perfect characters … perfect plot.” -- Paperback Wonderland

“Dream Boy skillfully and creatively tackles the common theme of good and bad dreams coming alive.... The writing is tight and well-paced, and nicely balances action with Annabelle’s character development as she tries to unravel the mysteries of... her dreams. Her teenage voice is spot on: unsure of herself, but spirited, with a sarcasm that masquerades as confidence. The plot twists and moves in unexpected yet fascinating directions." -- The Roanoke Times

About the Authors

Mary Crockett likes turtles, licorice, and the Yankees. Madelyn Rosenberg likes cats, avocados, and the Red Sox. Luckily they both like the weirdness of dreams (and each other) enough to write novels together. The friendship has survived three moves, six kids and countless manuscript revisions. Madelyn lives just outside of Washington, D.C. Mary remains in the mountains near their hometowns in southwestern Virginia.

You can find them on Twitter @marylovesbooks and @madrosenberg or their blogs at www.marycrockett.com and www.madelynrosenberg.com

Where to find Mary:  Website | Goodreads Twitter | Facebook 
Where to find Madelyn:  Website | Goodreads Twitter | Facebook

Got a Book Club that might be interested in reading DREAM BOY? Check out the DREAM BOY Discussion Guide.
The DREAM PARTY Pinterest page has ideas about throwing a theme party.

The DREAM BOY inspiration page can show you some of the things that got Mary and Madelyn thinking.

Video Interview!


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August 12, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #12: Top Ten Books We're Not Sure We Want to Read

This is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing girls over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is books that we're still deciding whether to read or not. Either we've heard mixed things about them, they're really popular and we're not sure how good they really are, or we've had them for a while and we're not sure if we'd still like it.


Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

(The cover has not been released yet.)

I am just not sure if I want to continue in the Shadowhunter's story. Do not get me wrong, I love The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, but I am wary about the new series. I am skeptical about how far Clare can build this world she made and still keep the story fresh and entertaining.

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)

Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia

Dangerous Creatures (Dangerous Creatures, #1)


Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Bitter Frost by Kailin Gow

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)

The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite (The Selection, #2)

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1)

August 10, 2014

The Opposites Book Tag

I was tagged by Gloria @ Gloria the Violinist. You can see her post here.

This is a really simple, but still fun, tag. I am going to answer some questions with their opposites.

1. The first book in your collection / The last book you bought

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The Program (The Program, #1)

The Program by Suzanne Young

2.  A cheap book / an expensive book

The Alchemy of Forever (Incarnation, #1)

The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams (I got it on sale)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
(Since the book is HUGE, it cost me a pretty penny)

3. A book from a male point of view / A book from a female point of view

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Delirium (Delirium, #1)

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

4. A book you read really quickly / A book that took you forever to read

The Distance Between Us

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
(I am actually still reading this. I like the story line, but the language makes it a slow read)

5. A pretty cover / An ugly cover

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Reboot (Reboot, #1)

Reboot by Amy Timtera

6. A national book / An international book

All-American Girl (All-American Girl, #1)

All-American Girl by Meg Cabot

Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

7. A thin book / a thick book

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)

If I Stay by Gale Forman (201 pages)

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (725 pages)

8. A fiction book / a non-fiction book

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Shadowhunter's Codex

The Shadowhunter's Codex by Cassandra Clare
(I chose to believe that this is non-fiction. Do not crush my dreams.)

9. A romantic book / an action book

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider, #1)

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

10. A boy that made you happy / a book that made you sad

This is What Happy Looks Like

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

I do not have any in particular to tag, so I am just going to tag everyone! If anyone wants to do this fun tag, just put that I tagged you.