Showing posts from March, 2014

Book Blitz + Giveaway: The Opposite of Nothing by Shari Slade

The Opposite of Nothing by Shari Slade
Publication date: March 31st 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, RomanceGoodreads / Amazon / BN
Synopsis:Callie Evans would rather hide out in her DJ sound booth than face the fact that she’s in love with her best friend, notorious campus hottie Tayber King.

Tayber turns hooking up into an art form–no drama, no commitment, no lies, and nobody gets hurt. Nobody but Callie, that is. When she sees an opportunity to explore his sexier side using a fake online profile, she grabs it. Now her uninhibited alter-ego ‘Sasha’ is steaming up the screen, and Callie is breaking all of Tayber’s rules.

As Callie and Tayber get closer, online and off, she knows she has to confess. And risk losing him forever.

**For mature readers, contains strong language and adult situations.**

Blitz-wide giveaway Prize - Open INT -$50 Amazon Gift Card 
     AUTHOR BIOShari Slade is a snarky optimist. A would-be academic with big dreams and very little m…

Book Blitz + Giveaway: Perfectly Broken by Prescott Lane

Perfectly Broken by Prescott Lane Publication date: March 2014 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, RomanceAdd to Goodreads Buy Amazon
Synopsis:Even after years of trauma therapy, Peyton still believes she’s broken.  She has little desire to date or show off her natural beauty, content simply to hang out with her best friends and run her pie shop in New Orleans.  But her world turns upside-down when a handsome architect and self-confessed player shows up in her shop and thinks she’s perfect, much more than the usual hook-up.  While Peyton does her best to resist his charms, believing she could never be enough for him, she can’t deny the obvious heat between them.
With Reed determined to have her, Peyton must decide whether to continue to hide behind her apron and baggy clothes or take a chance and share her scars with Reed, a man with a playboy reputation and scars of his own — a dark past he can’t possibly share with Peyton, not after learning the horrors she’s endured.  But if they can find a…

Review: Great by Sara Benincasa

Great by Sara BenincasaExpected Publication: April 8, 2014Publisher: HarperTeenFormat: via EdelweissChallenges: 2014 NetGalley/EdelweissRating: 5/5
SynopsisEveryone loves a good scandal.
Naomi Rye usually dreads spending the summer with her socialite mother in East Hampton. This year is no different. She sticks out like a sore thumb among the teenagers who have been summering (a verb only the very rich use) together for years. But Naomi finds herself captivated by her mysterious next-door neighbor, Jacinta. Jacinta has her own reason for drawing close to Naomi-to meet the beautiful and untouchable Delilah Fairweather. But Jacinta's carefully constructed world is hiding something huge, a secret that could undo everything. And Naomi must decide how far she is willing to be pulled into this web of lies and deception before she is unable to escape.
My ThoughtsGreat is a retelling of sorts of the Great Gatsby. While I’m not one for retellings or remakes, what can I say I love originals, I…

Review: The House at the End of Hope Street by Meena Van Praag

The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna Van PraagPublished April 4, 2013Publisher: Penguin BooksFormat: paperback via publisherRating 4/5
SynopsisDistraught that her academic career has stalled, Alba is walking through her hometown of Cambridge, England, when she finds herself in front of a house she’s never seen before, 11 Hope Street. A beautiful older woman named Peggy greets her and invites her to stay, on the house’s usual conditions: she has ninety-nine nights to turn her life around. With nothing left to lose, Alba takes a chance and moves in.
She soon discovers that this is no ordinary house. Past residents have included George Eliot and Beatrix Potter, who, after receiving the assistance they needed, hung around to help newcomers—literally, in talking portraits on the wall. As she escapes into this new world, Alba begins a journey that will heal her wounds—and maybe even save her life.
My ThoughtsSimply put…I adored this book! This is the most magical quirky book I’ve read …

Review: The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner

The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner Published: March 2014Format: via NetGalleyPublisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Challenges: NetGalley/EdelweissRating: 4/5
SynopsisJust when everything seems to be going wrong, hope and love can appear in the most unexpected places.
Summer has begun, the beach beckons and Francesca Schnell is going nowhere. Four years ago, Francesca s little brother, Simon, drowned, and Francesca s the one who should have been watching. Now Francesca is about to turn sixteen, but guilt keeps her stuck in the past. Meanwhile, her best friend, Lisette, is moving on most recently with the boy Francesca wants but can t have. At loose ends, Francesca trails her father, who may be having an affair, to the local country club. There she meets four-year-old Frankie Sky, a little boy who bears an almost eerie resemblance to Simon, and Francesca begins to wonder if it s possible Frankie could be his reincarnation. Knowing Frankie leads Francesca to places she thought she…

Spotlight: Imperfect Love by Rebecca Talley

Imperfect Love by Rebecca TalleyFebruary 28, 2014DuBon PublishingGoodreads / Amazon
Lauren Wilson is well on her way to her happily-ever-after. She has a career she loves, a husband she adores and a baby on the way, but a devastating diagnosis changes everything. The life she's built suddenly crumbles around her when her husband insists she choose—the baby or him. Returning to her small hometown to rebuild her shattered life, Lauren crosses paths with Ethan Campbell, the man who stole her teenage heart. The old attraction is still there, but Lauren won't admit it to anyone—least of all herself. Her only priority is providing a life for her child, and she can't afford to get it wrong. Ethan is confusing everything, including stirring up feelings she’s not prepared to face. Will she spend her life raising her baby alone or is the family she's always wanted finally within her reach?
Imperfect Love Excerpts
A plus sign.
Lauren Wilson blinked the hopeful tears back. Was she see…

Late to The Game [2]: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Late to the Game is a little feature I’ve been doing that focuses on books that seems like everyone’s read but me. This one features…
Divergent by Veronica RothPublished: February 28, 2012  Format: Kindle purchasedPublisher: Katherine Tegan BooksRating: 4/5
Seeing how it seems like everyone has read Divergent but me I won’t do this as a review so much but just some rambling about my thoughts on it.
I must admit I was a tad apprehensive when it came to reading this. I was back and forth if I wanted to start another series. Was I going to like it and feel as crazy about it as so many others seemed to be? Most importantly did I really want to invest the time to read that huge of a book? lol Well I went for it and what can I say I loved it!
I loved how Tris wasn’t your typical heroine. She just represents your average girl who was just trying to find her way and find out who she was. In the process she finds out she is more powerful then she could ever imagine. What wouldn’t be a great read w…

Feature and Follow Friday

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.
The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!
This week’s question…
How have your reading habits changed in the past few years? Did you get interested in a new genre? Do you read more? Less? Why do you think your habits changed, if they did.
My habits have changed a lot in the last couple of years I’m proud to say. I use to only read just straight up fiction but now I’ve opened myself up to new genes and I’m glad I did, I’ve found some amazing reads in the process. I’ve got into some mystery/thriller and my biggest surpr…

Review: Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland Published: May 7, 2013Format: ARC via publisherPublisher: Disney HyperionChallenges: 2014 TBR PileRating: 4/5
SynopsisFor Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she'll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams.
Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn't.
When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew. And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer.
But it's the things Cricket hadn't counted on--most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits--that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality.
A …

Review: The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry

The Summer I Found You by Jolene PerryPublished: March 1, 2014Format: via NetGalleyChallenge: 2014 NetGalley/EdelweissRating: 3/5
SynopsisA teenage girl trying to cope with her new diagnosis of type one diabetes and a teenage male veteran who is learning how to embrace his new life after losing an arm, who come together by using each other as an escape, only to discover through love and struggle that your life is what you make of it.
My ThoughtsThe Summer I Found You is a story about two individuals who are trying to live their lives as “normal” as possible after both are dealt circumstances bigger than both can manage.
Kate is trying to deal with a break up after her first boyfriend dumps her for someone else all while trying to deal with her recent discovery that she has diabetes. Kate isn’t very concern with her illness seeing it as something that is a nuisance. She doesn’t take it seriously and gets an attitude with everyone around her who is on her back about it. She seems more conc…

New Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Harp's Song by Cassie Shine

HARP’S SONG by Cassie Shine

In just a few months Harp Evans will be officially coming of age and graduating from high school. She will be free from the mother that never wanted her, the house that never felt like home, and the disappointment of the last seventeen years. What she doesn’t know is that her mother has been holding onto a secret that has the potential to derail her dreams and destroy her already faulty sense of self.

A self-proclaimed recluse, Harp spends most of her time practicing the cello, in the hopes of earning a full scholarship that will grant her freedom, but will also send her away from her best friend Connor Williams, who is becoming more than just a friend.

As revelations are made, will Harp still feel the same way about leaving everyone that cares about her behind? Or will she continue to pursue the life she’s been dreaming of for as long as she can remember?

Harp’s Song: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About Cassie ShineCassie Shine released her…