Wrap Up post and What’s Up Next!

So, I failed AGAIN at The Sunday Post and StS so I’m going to do that during the week, because I got some AWESOME books this week and really want to show them off!

Books Read This Week:

The Escort by Gina Robinson

What Endures by Katie Lee

Love, Life and Lemons by Magan Vernon

You Are Mine by Janeal Falor

Posts:

Cover Reveal: Panic by J.A Huss + Giveaway

Cover Reveal: The Wicked We Have Done by Sarah Harian

Giveaway: What Endures by Katie Lee

Giveaway & Excerpt: American Girl on Saturn by Nikki Godwin

Upcoming on the Blog:

This is How I Find Her review on Monday

Immortals Review on Tuesday

Love, Life & Lemons Giveaway on Wednesday

A Cover Reveal on Thursday

Another Reveal on Friday

Double StS on Saturday

(I’m going to change my Weekly StS to a two-weekly thing, So every other Saturday I’ll post an STS.)

Another Wrap Up on Sunday!

Life Updates:

  • Everything has been so hetic lately! I’ve started college and I love it but I didn’t realise what a strain it was on my time. I go on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and I’m pooped on a Thursday so i stay in bed most of the day! I barely have time to read, let alone write reviews! I’m trying my hardest to keep everything running smoothly, but I’m going to have to see how things go.

 

Hope everyone has a great week!

Charlie xx

The Sunday Post [26]

the sunday post

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Books Read This Week:

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

Rumour Has It by Jill Mansell

(Two?? Hmm…okaaaay. Reviews have been written and are ready to be posted!)

Books Reviewed:

Easy by Tammara Webber

Other Posts:

Stacking the Shelves [26]

Upcoming on the Blog:

Cover Reveal for Panic by J.A. Huss

Book Blitz for American Girl on Saturn by Nikki Godwin

Review of This Is How I Find Her by Sara Polsky

I’m only doing three mid-week posts because I started college, (yay!) and it’s more tiring than I thought it would be! I’ll still be doing StS & Sunday Posts though 🙂

Hope everyone has a brilliant week!

Charlie xx

August Wrap Up & Explanation for My Absence

Books Read:

Don’t Want To Miss A Thing by Jill Mansell

 Jenny Q: Unravelled by Pauline Mc Lynn

 Easy by Tammara Webber

No Reverse by Marion Croslydon

 True by Erin McCarthy

This Is How I Find Her by Sara Polsky

To Seduce a Scoundrel by Darcy Burke

Promise Me Something by Sara Kocek

Obession by J. Lynn

Disassemble by Imran Siddiq

(In case you can’t count thats 10 books, which is pleasing!)

Books of The Month:

don't want totrueObsession

Of course there was more than one! Don’t Want To Miss A Thing was extreamly sweet and I’ve bought several Mansell books after reading it. True was Sexy and REAL. Loved. (Review coming soon!) Obsession was WORTH THE WAIT! Not sure why I took so long to read it, but now it has been read and the review has to be written! Fun!

Currently Reading:

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

calling me homeCan’t stop crying! This book is so sad, but it’s so good and I think EVERYONE should read it because it’s amazing.

For Books Reviewed please see THIS PAGE because I’m a slacker. lol

Life Update:

You may have noticed that I took two weeks off blogging. There isn’t really any particular reason why I wanted to take a break. I just did. And it was AWESOME! But at the same time I missed talking about my favourite books and my StS posts and commenting….and all that good stuff. Those two weeks have done me good because now I feel like I should post ALL the time and write the BEST reviews. I guess everyone just needs a break in life. I’ve had mine for the year. Let’s get back to work and write those reviews!

Tomorrows review will be Easy by Tamara Webber.

You can’t get rid of me that easily! Thanks for sticking by me while i had a short break. It’s nice to know that I can go away for a week, come back and be down to ONE reader 🙂 it’s awesome to know you’re all there around the world. haha!

Charlie xx

 

Monthly Wrap-Up: JULY

Welcome to ANOTHER (????) monthly wrap up 🙂 Once again I completely forgot about the month ending and didn’t write this up beforehand. OOPS! Well, you know what they say…the fourth of the month is better than the 31st…yeah….no?? Right. On with the wrap up!

Books Read: (Highlighted indicates reviewed.)

1- You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning

2- Dusk by Eve Edwards

3- Anomaly by Krista McGee

4-  Defiant in The Vikings Bed by Joanna Fulford

5 – Office Toy by Cleo Peitsche

6 – Ink by Amanda Sun

7- The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

8- Indelible by Bethany Lopez

9- The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

10 – Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu

11- Plastic Hearts by Lisa De Jong

12 – When the Duke Found Love by Isabella Bradford

13 – Love Unbroken by Victoria Bright

14- Faking It by Cora Carmack

15 – Paradox by Robyn M. Pierce

16 – The Spirit Keeper by K. B. Laugheed

17 – The Rose Stone by Jaqueline Rayner

18 – Manic by JA. Huss

19 – You Against Me by Jenny Downham

20 – Not Pretty Enough by Jaimie Admans

Books Reviewed this Month: (not shown above)

Thundering Luv by L.M Preston

Banished From Grace by Aria Williams

 

Freshman Forty by Christine Duval

Touching Melody by RaShelle Workman

Books of the Month:

don't want tospirit keeperthe 5th wave

Don’t Want To Miss a Thing by Jill Mansell

The Spirit Keeper by K. B. Laugheed

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

(I can’t be bothered to link these books. If you’re really interested in them, I’m sure you can Google ’em! And read my reviews…**hint, hint**)

Well, I think that month went pretty well! I read 20 books, and reviewed 15 books! 13 books read this month were ebooks. I thought that was interesting 🙂

Hope everyone else had a brilliant week! Let me know how you did! Send me links!

Charlie xx

Stacking the Shelves [24] & The Sunday Post [21]

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga Reviews!

Hey there! This StS counts as two weeks worth of books because it was sunny last Saturday and basically, I couldn’t be bothered to list all of my books. So…i’ve got to do it this week instead. Blahhhh! I love it really! All links go to GR unless stated. Leave me links to your posts!

Borrowed from Library:

red queen The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal friend and servant, undermine the support for Richard III and ultimately ensure that her only son, Henry Tudor, triumphs as King of England.

Through collaboration with the dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret agrees a betrothal between Henry and Elizabeth’s daughter, thereby uniting the families and resolving the Cousins War once and for all by founding of the Tudor dynasty.

**

Has anyone been watching the BBC series of The White Queen? It’s so awesome! I’ve already read The White Queen and so I know what happens to the king :(( **spoliers** haha!

unearthlyUnearthly by Cynthia Hand

In the beginning, there’s a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place and out of place at the same time. Because there’s another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara’s less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she’d have to make between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

**

I saw this reccomended on GR so I thought, why not? Plus, the third book has come out? Yeah, I start the series just as it finishes…clever Charlie! Looks great though!

don't want to Don’t Want To Miss A Thing by Jill Mansell

Dexter Yates loves his fun, care-free London life; he has money, looks and girlfriends galore. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. How is he ever going to cope?

Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful Cotswold village of Briarwood. When it comes to relationships, she has a history of choosing all the wrong men. Leaving the city behind, Dex moves to Briarwood – a much better place to work on his parenting skills – and he and Molly become neighbours. There’s an undeniable connection between them. But if Dexter’s going to adapt, he first has a lot to learn about Molly, about other people’s secrets…and about himself.

**

Umm….hello? The guy is called Dexter! SOLD. I just finished this one and it was BRILL. Cooking up a review as we speak 🙂

jenny QJenny Q: Unravelled by Pauline McLynn

I’m Jenny Q. How do you do? I am officially a middle child since the baby bro arrived. But it’s OK because he is the best little bundle ever. Even my big brother’s group Ten Guitars are well into the lil dude. That includes the gorgeous Stevie Lee Bolton with his looks that just mesmerise me! And now my bro’s asked me to handle their fan mail – I’ll be secretary to the hottest boyband in Dublin! Will Stevie Lee finally notice me? But in between babies, boys and crazy band fans, will I have enough time to help Dad or look after exhausted Mum before everything becomes unravelled!

**

Just finished this one too! So funny! Wasn’t going to write a review but ended up doing so anyway 🙂 or a MINI review seeing as it’s quite short 🙂

For Review/ Upcoming Tours:

not pretty enough Not Pretty Enough by Jaimie Admans

“New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Lloyd Layton will know I exist. He once said three whole words to me, so this is obviously progress. If I don’t get a proper conversation out of him soon, then I’ll take my top off and streak through the cafeteria, because nobody could fail to notice these boobs.
2. I will not get expelled for streaking through the cafeteria.”

Those are the words that begin her mission.
Chessie is fourteen, not pretty enough, and very much in love. Lloyd Layton is hot, popular, and unaware of Chessie’s existence.
Her goal is clear: to get Lloyd to love her as much as she loves him, and she has exactly one year to do it.
As Chessie’s obsession with Lloyd reaches boiling point and she starts to spin a web of lies that spiral out of control, Lloyd turns out to be not quite the prince she thought he was. Can Chessie avoid the gathering storm before things go too far?

**

Read this one and thought it was really funny! Review in September…which isn’t that far away now! HELP!

moon childMoon Child by Tracy E. Banghart

Diana Calvert is so over high school. Who cares if Olivia hates her? And David needs to forget about having a crush on her STAT. Even Emma’s crazy fashion choices can’t keep Diana entertained. All she can hope for is a dance scholarship to a college as far away as possible from too-small, too-boring, too-nothing-ever-happens New Freedom, PA.

Then Diana meets Nicholas Woodhaven. He’s pale, angry…yet weirdly charming. The more time they spend together, the more she wonders who – or what – he really is. Because he isn’t anything like the other guys she knows. Not with the whole only-going-out-at-night thing. And living with his creepy aunt. And not going to school.

Just when Diana thinks she’s got Nicholas all figured out, people in her small, nothing-ever-happens town start dying. She has to wonder – can she trust him? And even more alarming – could she be next?

**

I haven’t read the first book yet…and now i have this one….eeeek!

edures What Endures by Katie Lee

Jason Kincaid is young, hot and successful.

An All-Star outfielder for the Seattle Mariners, he finally had everything he ever wanted, including a second chance with his high school sweetheart, Megan Williams.

But their hopes for a ‘happily-ever-after’ are dashed by tragedy.

A horrific car accident wipes out most of Jason’s memories. Unable to recall anything from the last fifteen years of his life, Jason is suddenly adrift, his once charmed life now in ruins.

Megan finds herself in the untenable position of having to deal with the fact that the man she’s helping to rebuild his life may look, and even act, like her beloved fiancé, but in reality, isn’t any longer.

Trying to protect herself, as well as Jason, Megan fights the attraction between them. . .to no avail. As their potent connection inevitably draws them closer, Megan wonders,

With the memories of their relationship gone, can love endure?

**

To be honest, I’ve read so many BAD NA contemporary romances, I don’t really have high hopes for this one. If it’s good I’ll be suprised, and VERY happy 🙂

naturalNatural Selection by Elizabeth Sharp

What do you do when you find out your family isn’t your family, death is knocking at your door, and that guy you can’t stop thinking about knows more about who you are than you do? Amelia Hoffman was just a normal 15 year old until she found out the truth. Now ancient myths, supernatural beings, and murder have changed everything. Tests and school dances are no longer the biggest worry in her life– she has to figure out how to save everyone she loves and accept the future in front of her before its too late.

**

I LOVE the authors name. ELIZABETH. SHARP. I could say it ALL DAY! But i won’t. Because that would be weird. Sharp. Elizabeth Sharp. Awesome name!

second nature Second Nature by ELIZABETH SHARP AGAIN!

Amelia Hoffman always knew she would be with Nathaniel Peplow forever, but after they bonded everything started to go wrong. Nate treats her like the enemy, her siblings are in danger, and an old threat grows closer. As Nate pulls away and Amelia’s burgeoning friendship with a handsome stranger blossoms, she worries she made the biggest mistake of her life. If sorting out her love life wasn’t enough, a new drug emerges that not only threatens the ones she loves, but seems to be part of something larger than she could ever imagine. Amelia’s new and old friends must work together to not only save themselves, but the whole world.

**

When I signed up for the tour, these covers where WAAAAy better than this! Like, with real people and RED hair, I have a thing for red hair. But not cartoony. Disapointed 😦

lovingLoving Your Lies by Piper Shelly

Julian is drop-dead gorgeous, annoyingly provocative, and he’s fast becoming her best friend. But he also has a secret that makes the little hairs on her arms stand on end…

My name is Jona Montiniere, and that’s pretty much the only good thing to say about me.

I’m seventeen, I’m snarky, and I’m a crap-load of trouble. Or so they say. But what did they expect from me really, when they dumped me in an orphanage at age five? That I’d grow up to become the new first lady? Nah, I think it’s much more fun to raid Camden Market in London with my friend, Debby. She’s cool. She lives on the street. I learned so much from her.

The only thing she missed to teach me was how to tend to a vineyard. And yeah, that’s what I’m going to do for the next 6 weeks, courtesy to this darn judge, who sent me off to France after I was caught stealing again. Fair enough, the vineyards are okay, and so are my aunt and uncle, who I haven’t met up ‘til now. What isn’t okay, and I mean it, is that I have to live in the same house with my mother, that god-awful dragon, who spurned when I was only a child. And now she wants me back? Demands my forgiveness? Why, because she’s about to die of cancer? Uh-uh. Sorry, but that’s not gonna happen. I want no contact with that woman, thanks.

But what’s Julian got to do with all of this? About my age, he’s too young to be my mother’s lover. So why doesn’t he leave her side? Ever. He’s different, as in the paranormal kind of different, but he’s sa-woon-worthy gorgeous. He obviously has secrets, but he’s also get-under-my-skin charming. In short, he’s a riddle to me. But he likes me, and that’s scaring the shit out of me. I sure won’t let anyone come too close.

So now I’m wondering only two things: How did he manage to hold me in his arms after only three days? And how the hell do you keep an angel earth bound?

**

Could the synopsis be any LONGER? Sheesh. GET TO THE POINT!

Requested from NetGalley:

highlander Highlander Betrayed by Laurin Wittig

Rowan MacGregor, orphaned niece to the chief of the MacAlpins and the rock her family depends upon, is worried. With the dwindling health of her aunt, the Guardian of the Targe, the protections that have kept the clan safe and prosperous are fading, and the new Guardian, one of her cousins, has yet to be chosen. Rowan wants nothing more than to see the clan protected again, but when it seems that will never happen, she despairs—even when a handsome and charming stranger comes to her aid.

Nicholas fitz Hugh is not what he seems. Half-English, half-Scottish, he turned his back on his Scottish heritage early in his life, giving his loyalty to England instead. Now he is a talented and cunning spy charged with finding and stealing the Highland Targe for his king.

But when Nicholas finds himself falling for the bonny Rowan and wanting to protect the family she holds so dear, he is forced to choose between his king’s will and his own: Will he betray his king and his mission? Or will he turn his back on the woman he has come to love?

**

I WANT her hair!!! Gimme, gimme, gimme! I TOLD you I had a thing for redheads!

sometimesSometimes a Rogue by MAry Jo Putney

Sometimes…

Even the most proper young lady yearns for adventure. But when the very well bred Miss Sarah Clarke-Townsend impulsively takes the place of her pregnant twin, it puts her own life at risk. If the kidnappers after her sister discover they’ve abducted Sarah instead, she will surely pay with her life…

A Rogue…

Rob Carmichael survived his disastrous family by turning his back on his heritage and becoming a formidable Bow Street Runner with a talent for rescuing damsels in distress. But Sarah is one damsel who is equal to whatever comes. Whether racing across Ireland with her roguish rescuer or throwing herself into his arms, she challenges Rob at every turn.

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**Singing along to Material Girl…** Imma historical gal, I am I’m a historical GIRL! Yeah…I know your all singing a bit of Madonna!

secret weapon A Lady’s Secret Weapon by Tracey Devlyn

Boudoir spy Ethan deBeau, Lord Danforth, has charmed his way into the beds of wives and mistresses of powerful men across England and Europe. Because of his rogue attempt to save a loved one, he is sent to London to locate a missing child, an assignment any junior intelligence officer could accomplish. Who knew a proprietress, with a penchant for fixing things, would swoop in to complicate his mission? He soon learns she harbors more secrets than the Foreign Office and sets about uncovering each one, kiss by kiss.

For years, Sydney Hunt, proprietress of the Hunt Agency, has worked to improve the lives of those in service by negotiating better employment terms for them and ensuring they are not sent to abusive households. When word reaches her of strange activities occurring at a local home for orphans, she begins to investigate, using her extensive system of spies. Little did she realize that she would soon join forces with a notorious rake, who represents everything she despises in a man.

The closer they come to locating the missing child, the more they realize they have stumbled into the middle of a dangerous and intricate web, pitting one powerful country against another. Entrenched in London’s underworld, with his beautiful proprietress, Ethan soon realizes everything he ever wanted was trembling with honor and righteous anger at his side. Does his realization come to late? Will his enemy make him choose between his beloved country and his newfound love?

4 to 164 to 16 Characters by Kelly Hourihan

Fifteen-year-old Jane Shilling’s best friends don’t know her real name. In fact, they don’t know anything about her at all. Jane’s life has collapsed in the last few years; following the death of her mother, her father turned to drinking, and Jane is reeling from the double blow. To escape, Jane devises a number of online personas, each with a distinct personality, life history, and set of friends. But things become trickier when she finds herself drawing close to some of her online friends, and winds up struggling with the question of how to maintain a real friendship while masquerading as a fake person. With the help of Gary, a socially awkward classmate and competitive Skeeball player who is Jane’s only offline friend, and Nora, her therapist, Jane begins to sift through her issues. The only catch is that that involves taking a long, hard look at what her life’s like when the computer is shut off, and that’s a reality she’s been fighting for years.

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Just got accepted for this! Looks GOOOOOD!

AND THATS ALL THE BOOKS I GOT! IN TRUTH, I WAS EXPECTING MORE, BUT NEVER MIND! KEEP SCOLLING DOWN FOR MY SUNDAY POST 🙂

the sunday postThe Sunday Post is hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Books Read:

 Manic by JA. Huss

 

You Against Me by Jenny Downham

 

 Not Pretty Enough by Jaimie Admans

 

Don’t Want To Miss A Thing by Jill Mansell

 Jenny Q: Unravelled by Pauline Mc Lynn

Book of the Week:

don't want to

Loved it and will be purchasing for my physical shelf!

Books Reviewed:

Love Unbroken by Victoria Bright

Faking It by Cora Carmack

Manic by J. A. Huss

Other Posts:

Cover Reveal: Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers

Excerpt & Giveaway: You Are Mine by Janeal Falor

Upcoming on the Blog:

Sunday I’ll be posting my monthly wrap-up post for July 🙂

Possibly a cover Reveal on Monday

Review of You Against Me by Jenny Downham

Mini- Review of Jenny Q: Unravelled

Any other days I’ll just have to wing it!

Life Updates:

  • I went to a beach! WOOO! I went with my Mum and Brothers and we where there for 8 and half HOURS! I got slightly burnt across my shoulders, even though I loaded myself up on cream 🙂
  • I’ve been listening to Burn by Ellie Goulding for the last few days and think it’s a great song.
  • My knitting is going really well! I done a tea pot cosy for my Mum, I just need to add a few details, today I done a small heart…aww!
  • Hope everyone has been enjoying the summer while it lasts!

 

Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to leave your StS links down below so I can be nosy and see what you got!

Charlie xx

 

Stacking the Shelves [23] & The Sunday Post [20]

stacking the shelvesStacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s reviews.

 

the sunday post

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Wow! A Sunday Post actually on a SUNDAY? Unbelieveable! I have royally sucked this week, oops! But it’s been sooo sunny! I love it! All links go to Goodreads 🙂

Books Purchased by Me:

(I got all three of these books from a bootfair! I haven’t read any Jill Mansell books before, and I LOVE DOCTOR WHO!! Personally, I think Rose and Ten were the best. But then…Donna. I loved Donna so much 😦 )

 

walk in the park A Walk in the Park by Jill Mansell

It’s been a while, but Lara Carson’s back in Bath and lives are set to change as a result. Because Lara left her family and boyfriend Flynn eighteen years ago without a word to anyone. Why has no one heard from her since? Her childhood best friend Evie is thrilled Lara’s back and able to share her happiness. Evie’s about to walk down the aisle with her dream man, Joel. Or so she thinks… Then there’s Flynn Erskine, even more attractive now and stunned to see Lara again. The spark between them is as strong as ever, but how’s Flynn going to react when he discovers the secret she’s been keeping from him? Oh yes, there’s a lot of catching up to be done…

 

 

 

rose stoneThe Rose Stone by Jacqueline Rayner

Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum – a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realizes that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to Ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than sculpture. While the Doctor searches for a missing boy, Rose befriends a girl who claims to know the future. But then the Doctor stumbles on the hideous truth behind the statue of Rose – and Rose herself learns that you have to be very careful what you wish for…

 

 

art of

The Art of Destruction by Stephen Cole

The TARDIS lands in 22nd century Africa in the shadow of a dormant volcano. Agri-teams are growing new foodstuffs in the baking soil to help feed the world’s starving millions, but the Doctor and Rose have detected an alien signal somewhere close by. When a nightmare force starts surging along the dark volcanic tunnels, the Doctor realises an ancient trap has been sprung. But who was it meant for? And what is the secret of the eerie statues that stand at the heart of the volcano? Dragged into a centuries-old conflict, Rose and the Doctor are soon elevating survival to an art form as ancient, alien hands practice arts of destruction all around them.

 

 

 

 

From NetGalley:

to seduceTo Seduce a Scoundrel by Darcy Burke

A lady on the brink of disaster
Lady Philippa Latham is determined to avoid scandal at all costs. When her mother’s outrageous behavior threatens their entire family’s reputation, Philippa attempts to curtail her activities. Unwittingly, she follows her to a party no unmarried Society girl would risk attending. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Philippa is “rescued” by England’s most notorious scoundrel, which sets them both on a path to public and personal ruin…

A scoundrel in need of seduction
Lord Ambrose Sevrin is famous for having ruined his brother’s fiancé and refusing to marry her. Dangerously attractive, he is an intriguing enigma to London’s elite. Only, Philippa thinks she’s met the true Ambrose — a gentleman who would fight to defend her and help her secure a husband before it’s too late. But he can’t fall victim to Philippa’s charms. He won’t tolerate redemption — or love — for his crimes are far worse than anyone can imagine.

spirit keeper The Spirit Keeper by K. B. Laugheed

A fiery frontier woman falls deeply in love with her Native American captor on an epic journey

The thirteenth child conceived of miserable Irish exiles, Katie O’Toole dreams of a different life. Little does she know that someone far away is dreaming of her.

In 1747, savages raid her family home, and seventeen-year-old Katie is taken captive. Syawa and Hector have been searching for her, guided by Syawa’s dreams. A young Holyman, Syawa believes Katie is the subject of his Vision: the Creature of Fire and Ice, destined to bring a great gift to his people. Despite her flaming hair and ice-blue eyes, Katie is certain he is mistaken, but faced with returning to her family, she agrees to join them. She soon discovers that in order to fulfill Syawa’s Vision, she must first become his Spirit Keeper, embarking on an epic journey that will change her life—and heart—forever.

 

Borrowed from Library:

easyEasy by Tammara Webber

Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth—and find the unexpected power of love.

***

I’ve read SO MANY mixed reviews on this one! I’ve wanted to read this for ages, and I think it’s been reserved since March! oops!

 

Review Copies for Upcoming Tours:

no reverse No Reverse by Marion Croslydon

  A girl who needs to undo the past.
A boy who wants to forget it.
In love, there’s no way back.

At high school in Steep Hill, Kansas, Cassie O’Malley and Josh MacBride were the poster couple for quarterback/cheerleader romance until they starred in their own tale of teen pregnancy. No need to say: their shotgun wedding was low-key. But when there was no baby anymore, they went their separate ways.

Five years later, Josh has breezed through Georgetown and is about to finish his post-grad degree at Oxford University. He is set to join a lobbying group on Capitol Hill, owned by his new fiancée’s father. For Josh, the sky is now the limit… only he must first take care of a tiny legal matter: technically, he’s still married to the girl who broke his heart.

Meanwhile, Cassie has been waiting tables in Steep Hill to pay for her sick grandmother’s care. On the day of the old lady’s funeral, Cassie is served with two sets of papers. Josh is asking for a divorce. Her heart squeezes, but, well, he moved on a long time ago. But the second envelope shakes Cassie to the core. So, for the first time, she leaves Kansas and heads to good ol’ England.

There, Cassie finds that Josh has not just “moved on,” he’s freakin’ engaged to some blue-blooded heiress. The feelings Cassie had buried deep rush back to her. But no matter if he keeps thrusting the divorce papers under her nose, she needs him to save the only person she loves more than Josh, more than life itself…

***

 I’ve got this horrible feeling that I’m not going to enjoy this one…the premise sounds good though 🙂

immortalsImmortals by Ednah Walters

Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something…
Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her, his memories erased by Norns—Norse destiny deities—to punish her for defying them.

So Raine comes up with a plan…
She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again.
But she quickly learns that well-laid plans do not work when dealing with deities and supernatural beings. Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone she loves.

breathe me  Breathe Me by Alexia Purdy

Sometimes the one who broke your heart is the one who needs saving the most.

Piper Sandervale never thought she’d ever see Sasha Koval again, not since he’d taken her heart, ripped it out and obliterated it. Now six years have passed, and she has run into him once more at the local fairgrounds in Las Vegas. He desperately wants another chance, and he’s willing to do anything to get her back. She’s not willing to give him anything but a taste of his own medicine, and this may be her chance for payback. But is she only getting in way over her head?

Even as she plots her revenge, Piper discovers that something has changed with Sasha, and she finds herself struggling to justify holding on to past hurts as he continues his quest for atonement.

Who needs saving now?

DisassembleCoverDisassemble by Imran Siddiq

Connections will be torn.
Zachary is a scavenger, and he’ll do anything to survive. With Rosa by his side, nothing will break him.

After the Galilei Research Base is plunged into darkness, an unexpected threat emerges. Where Zachary was the hero before, he will become the enemy. It’s not just about surviving anymore. It’s about saving everyone before they destroy one another, especially Rosa.

DisruptCover Disrupt by Imran Siddiq

Divisions must be shattered.

Everything that Zachary lived for has changed. There are no rewards to come from scavenging. Just memories. But even they are not enough to remove thoughts of a worthless life. In the midst of death, a purpose to live appears. It wills Zachary to break the divide that has destroyed many. This fight will be on his terms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books Read: 

Love Unbroken Victoria Bright

Faking It by Cora Carmack

Paradox by Robyn M. Pierce

Books Reviewed: 

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

When the Duke Found Love by Isabella Bradford

Indelible by Bethany Lopez

Other Posts:

Indentified: The Maya Price Story – Excerpt + Giveaway

Catching Liam by Sophia Blue – Excerpt + Giveaway

Behind Closed Doors by Ashelyn Drake – Cover Reveal

Upcoming Reviews:

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – for real this time 🙂

Touching Melody

Faking It by Cora Carmack …?

Love Unbroken by Victoria Bright

Life Updates:

 

 

 

Stacking the Shelves [22] & The Sunday Post [19]

the sunday post

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

stacking the shelvesStacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s reviews

Another week? Wow! It’s just flown past! Most of the books in this haul I got yesterday! And I know that I have a book waiting for me at the library, (I’ve been waiting months and MONTHS for it!) but seeing as I don’t have in my hands, I can’t add it 😦

Links go to Goodreads unless stated!

Borrowed from Library:

city of masks City of Masks by Mary Hoffman

Lucien is seriously ill but his life is transformed when an old Italian notebook gives him the power to become a stravagante, a time traveller with access to 16th century Italy. He wakes up in Bellezza (Venice) during carnival time and meets Arianna, a girl his own age who is disguised as a boy in the hope of being selected as one of the Duchessa’s mandoliers. Arianna gives Lucien her boy’s clothing and he is selected as a mandolier himself, becoming a friend of fellow-stravagante Rodolfo, the Duchessa’s lover, and saving the Duchessa’s life when she is threatened by an assassin hired by the powerful di Chimici family. For state occasions the Duchessa uses her maid Giuliana as a body-double but Guiliana commits the fatal mistake of revealing the secret to her fiance Enrico and a sequence of devastating consequences unravels. Meanwhile Lucien has met the original stravagante, the Elizabethan alchemist William Dethridge, and he begins to understand that he may be called to follow in his footsteps.

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I’ve heard a lot about this series, and I’m pretty sure that I’ve read books by Hoffman before. Plus this series sounds AWESOME! Not sure about the creept covers though 😦

 

when the duke found loveWhen The Duke Found Love by Isabella Bradford

The youngest of the Wylder girls–and the last left unwed–Lady Diana is also the most willful, a trait that’s leading her ever closer to dishonorable disaster. While her family’s solution is a fast and excruciatingly respectable marriage, Diana can’t imagine being wed to the very staid and dull Lord Crump. But while wedding plans are being made, a chance meeting at a gala turns Diana’s world upside down.
A kiss from a dazzling stranger gives Diana a most intimate introduction to one of the “ton”‘s most resolute and scandalous bachelors, the Duke of Sheffield. Torn between family duty and her heart’s desire, Diana recklessly surrenders to the headiest of passions, recognizing that she has found a kindred soul in the handsome young duke. Soon it’s clear that seduction is no longer the game: Something deep and lasting has come to bind their hearts, and the stakes are nothing less than true love.

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Historical!!! Love that dress! But her hands look very CGI’d on the print copy. I’ve already read this and LOVED it. It’s not Lisa Kleypas, but it’s very good! Can’t wait to read the first books in the series!

Purchased by ME!

you against me You Against Me by Jenny Downham

If someone hurts your sister and you’re any kind of man, you seek revenge, right?

If your brother’s accused of a terrible crime but says he didn’t do it, you defend him, don’t you?

When Mikey’s sister claims a boy assaulted her, his world begins to fall apart.

When Ellie’s brother is charged with the offence, her world begins to unravel.

When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide.

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This was super cheap at a charity shop so I grabbed it! No creased spine either! Seriosuly, it looks brand new 🙂

revenge wearsRevenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Revenge Wears Prada picks up eight years after Andy parted ways with Miranda on bad terms. Andy is now editing The Plunge, the hottest bridal magazine around, alongside Emily, her one-time Runway nemesis turned current BFF. While Andy is planning her own wedding to Max, a handsome media scion, she remains haunted by her impeccably heeled former boss — and the magazine world being as small as it is, it’s only a matter of time before she hears the dreaded syllables “Ahn-dre-ah!” again.

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I bought this more for my Mum than for me…but I will read it! I’ve seen the film, Devil Wears Prada, and own the book, but haven’t read it yet. I want to read THAT before THIS. Another bargain…less than £3 at Tescos!

 

For Review:

athena The Athena Effect by Derrolyn Anderson

Country girl Cali has been kept a secret her entire life, raised in isolation by two very troubled people. Despite her parent’s disturbing fits, Cal is perfectly content to live as one with the nature that surrounds her, finding adventure inside the pages of her beloved books. When an awful tragedy tears her away from her remote cabin in the woods, nothing she’s ever read has prepared her for a world that she knows very little about.

Girls and motorcycles are what bad-boy Cal’s life is all about. Brought up in a raucous party house by his biker brother, he’s free to do as he pleases, going through the motions on his final days of high school. Aimless, Cal stopped thinking about his future a long time ago.

Attacked by a gang of thugs while running an errand for his brother, Cal is in serious trouble until a fierce girl appears out of nowhere to intervene. She chases off three grown men, sparing Cal a brutal beating before disappearing into the night like a spirit. He can’t stop thinking about his mysterious rescuer, and when she turns out to be the weird new girl at school who goes out of her way to avoid him, he can’t contain his curiosity.

He’s never met anyone like her before, and the more he learns about the unusual girl who shares his nickname, the more he wants to know. Cal can’t help falling for Cal, but can he keep her from falling victim to a dangerous enemy from her parent’s tragic past?

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Derrolyn contacted me and asked if I would review The Athena Effect and I gladly said yes! It looks awesome!

 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000446_00073]By Blood by Tracy E. Banghart

For 17-year-old Emma Wong, spending a summer in England should be a dream come true. Gorgeous scenery? Check. Lots of hot guys with accents? Yes, please.

Throw in an estranged mom, annoying new stepdad, and drooling baby half-brother, and it’s a disaster even her favorite cherry red leather jacket can’t fix. Even worse, there’s (hot) live-in research assistant Josh to contend with. The only thing more embarrassing than drunk-kissing him hours after they meet? Knowing he’ll be witness to her family’s dysfunction all. summer. long.

But when Emma meets a mysterious girl who happens to be a Druid, her vacation suddenly promises to be far more intriguing than she anticipated. Powerful rituals, new friends, an intoxicating sense of freedom…and Simon, the sexy foreign stranger she was hoping for. It’s all a perfect distraction from dirty diapers and awkward family dinners.

Trouble is, intriguing doesn’t often mean simple. And Emma is about to discover just how not simple her life really is.

love unbroken Love Unbroken by Victoria Bright

Love…it can be a beautiful dream or a disastrous nightmare. What happens to a love bond that is constantly strained by lies, betrayal, cheating, and pain? Will it eventually corrode, or will love and trust keep it together?

Camille Anderson, a beautiful, sassy, curly-haired college student only has eyes for one man, Ahmad. She sees herself with no one else…that is until she meets Keith, her new study partner. Will she be able to fight temptation or will one small mistake cause her to lose Ahmad’s trust and their relationships?

Ahmad Dawson, a sizzling hot, athletic personal trainer is obsessed with his girlfriend Camille. Not really the marriage type of guy, he is considering changing that mentality for her. Things were going smooth until Kelly, one of his clients, began to intrude on his relationship as well as his career. Will the desire of promotion lead him to do things that he shouldn’t? Or will he stay true to his woman and his values?

The new people in Ahmad and Camille’s lives are starting to create chaos and are slowly tearing them apart. After a deceptive plan is put into action, everything is turned upside down. Will this bring Ahmad and Camille closer together? Or has enough damage been broken to break their bond?

manicManic by JA Huss

TRAGIC is over and Rook is ready for the future—Spencer Shrike and the STURGIS contract!

It’s three months of body art modeling! That means three months of Spencer Shrike’s paintbrush all over her body, three months in front of Antoine’s camera, and three months of twenty-four hour filming for Spencer’s Biker Channel reality show.

Wait a minute…what reality show? Maybe she should’ve read that STURGIS contract a little closer? 😉

Sure, Rook’s bank account is almost overflowing, but Ronin is angry, Clare is trying to escape rehab, Antoine is a worried mess, and Elise is just trying to hold everyone together. Her new family is about to fall apart before she even gets the chance to enjoy them.

Add in a mysterious man from her past, a road trip to the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and a final show in front of the entire world where all her good are on display, and you’ve got Manic—a new adult contemporary romance that will definitely make your summer sizzle!

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Really excited for this one! I read Tragic and LOVED it! And THIS cover is more fitting for a NA novel 🙂

 

steel liy Steel Lily by Megan Curd

AVERY PIKE is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs.

She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Three: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life.

Or so she thinks.

That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Three. While the offer seems too good to be true, Avery is intrigued.

But when she arrives to her new home, she realizes the grass isn’t any less dead on this side of the fence. Instead, the lies are just hidden better.

…Which means digging deeper.

When Avery enlists the help of her friends to uncover the truth, it may make her wonder if she was better off being a government tool than searching for freedom.

Some secrets are better left concealed, but humankind was never meant to live in a cage. And when you can control the most sought after resource, you can learn to control anything…including the fate of your world.

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This landed in my kindle this morning! This just looks so good I get excited everytime I read the synopsis!

And they are the books that I got this week! Feel free to leave your links below!

Books Read:

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

5/5

Indelible by Bethany Lopez

4/5

 

 The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

5/5

 

Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu

1/5

 

Plastic Hearts by Lisa De Jong

1/5

When The Duke Found Love by Isabella Bradford

5/5

Books Reviewed: 

Opal (Lux, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Dusk by Eve Edwards

Anomaly by Krista McGee

Other Posts:

Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY: Addicted to You by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Cover Reveal: No One’s Angel by Kelly Walker

Upcoming:

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory [Review tomorrow!]

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Indelible by Bethany Lopez

Identified by Faith by A. Rice-Mills

Cathcing Liam by Sophia Bleu [Promo Post]

When The Duke Found Love by Isabella Bradford

Life Updates:

  • Going to a BBQ tonight!
  • I got a new phone cover!
  • I bought a Sudoku puzzle book in town yesterday. Because I like SUDOKU! But can’t say it without thinking of Count Dooku from Star Wars! Ha!
  • I’m going to watch the second episode of The White Queen today. I saw the first a few days ago but didn’t get round to watching the second. On that not I’ll leave you with a pic of Max Irons. WHY THE HELL NOT??

max