Friday, May 29, 2015

[R] Rooms, by: Lauren Oliver

by: Lauren Oliver


Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance. 

But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb. 

The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

[R] Twisted, by: Emma Chase

(Tangled #2)
by: Emma Chase


There are two kinds of people in the world. The ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. Cautious. A planner. That changed after I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself – and of me.

But not all love stories end happily ever after. Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset? Join the club. Now I have to make a choice, the most important of my life. Drew already made his –in fact, he tried to decide for the both of us. But you know that’s just not my style. So I came back to Greenville. Alone. Well, sort of alone....

What I've come to realize is that old habits die hard and sometimes you have to go back to where you began, before you can move ahead.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

[R] A to Z, by: Marie Sexton

A to Z 
(Coda Books #2) 
by: Marie Sexton


Zach Mitchell is stuck in a rut. His college boyfriend left him ten years ago, but Zach still lives in the same apartment, drives the same car, and feeds his ex-boyfriend's ungrateful cat. His Denver business, A to Z Video Rental, is struggling. He has annoying customers, eccentric neighbors, and an unfulfilling romance with his landlord, Tom. A combat boot-wearing punk with an attitude, Angelo Green was raised in foster homes and has been on his own since he was sixteen; he has never learned to trust or to love. He doesnt do relationships, so when Angelo takes a job at A to Z Video, he decides Zach is strictly off-limits. Despite their differences, Zach and Angelo quickly become friends, and when Zachs break-up with Tom puts his business on the line, its Angelo who comes up with a solution. Together with Jared and Matt, their friends from Coda, Colorado, Zach and Angelo will find a way to save A to Z, but will they be able to save each other too?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Blog Tour & Review: Dream of Me (Dream Maker #1) by Quinn Loftis

Dream of Me
(Dream Maker #1)
by: Quinn Lostis

“In the evening… [he] blows softly upon their necks, till their heads begin to droop. […] Under each arm he carries an umbrella; one of them, with pictures on the inside, he spreads over the good children, and then they dream the most beautiful stories the whole night.” ~ Hans Christian Anderson

Since the dawn of time, Brudair, otherwise known as the Sandman to the world, has faithfully lived out his purpose, faithfully performed his duties. He has never questioned his lot among the immortals, until now, until her. Sarah Serenity Tillman, a consummate beauty both inside and out, is a high school senior five months from her graduation. She has great plans, dreams of leaving the small town of her childhood behind her forever. But destiny has other plans, and it’s the Sandman’s job to make sure those plans are fulfilled.

The tall muscular Sandman, known as Dair to his friends, dressed in black, wrapped in shadows, is more than a myth. And he has a job to do. His very existence makes him a creature of the night, because dreams, (yes the legends got that part right), were indeed his specialty. But his purpose was more than just weaving dreams for sleeping children. No, his dreams were made to influence, made to ensure that certain special individuals, those individuals who would change the course of history, actually accepted their chosen destiny.

Little does Serenity know that she is Dair’s next assignment. And the dream that he weaves for her, if she follows its influence, will change the course of, not only her life, but possibly the whole of history as well. But she isn’t the only one being influenced. The beauty inside of her was weighing on the Sandman, lighting up the darkness that was his constant companion. Her light was warmth, it was life, and he didn’t understand how he had survived the previous millennia without it.

The Sandman was indeed greater than anything humans had ever imagined, and his purpose was vital to the course of history. So what happens when the weaver of dreams gets so distracted by a mere human that he ignores his own duties in the immortal realm? How can an immortal who was never meant to have a mate, join a young woman in her destiny without irrevocably changing the lives of millions and potentially altering history in a way the Creator never intended?

“Dream of me, Princess,” Dair whispered into her ear.
“Then weave me a dream, Sandman,” she said softly. “And we can dream together.”
As her eyes grew heavy, she heard Dair’s voice telling her to sleep, to open her mind to him and let him in. I’m all yours, she thought as sleep finally claimed her.

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Waiting on Wednesday [13]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
(Penryn & the End of Days #3)
by: Susan Ee

After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.

When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?

SQUEEEEEE! I'm so fucking excited about this book and you got no idea of how much. I'd been waiting almost all my life for this epic conclusion (no kidding). I love the cover, but I want the book NOW. Plus, I need the matching set haha. I already pre-ordered it, but I want it with me soooo much, so I hope it arrives soon after its release on May 12th. What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TTT [14]

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join! This week Top Ten is...
Top Ten Books I'll Probably NEVER Read
the list goes from maybe i will never read it to i'm sure i will never read it.

by: M.R. Carey

I'm not into horror, neither zombies, neither nothing that spookes the hell out of me. Thank you very much! But hey, never say never, right?

by: James Patterson

Let's say that my teenage years passed. I really wanted to read these, but time keep passing and me not reading them. Now I don't feel like buying them and reading them. Plus, there are news that theres another book coming out. After all these years? No, thank you. Really, no, thank you.

by: Anna Banks

This was a trilogy I wanted to read. But keep reading reviews of how not so cool, it was that I really don't want to read it any more.

by: Andrea Creamer

Let's say that its not my cup of tea.

by: Rachel Hawkins

Again, not my cup of tea and I'm really thinking if to read Rebel Belle from this author. Its just that something doesn't make me wishing I have it in my hands.

by: Kasie West

Not going to talk about how I'm not going to read these two. Sorry, not sorry.

by: Kiersten White

Its hard when you love the author, but doesn't want to read some of her books, right? Well, I have read and loved two of her books, but these two... I just can't.

by: J.K. Rowling

I'm not going to discuss why, 
but I do not want to read these, period. 

by: George R.R. Martin

Dead, killing, series not finished... not my style!

Sincerely, not my style, nor cup of tea, nothing, nada.

What about you? Do you have a nah-huh list?

Monday, May 4, 2015

[R] Lick, by: Kylie Scott

(Stage Dive #1)
by: Kylie Scott


Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.

Evelyn Thomas's plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.

In Kyle Scott's Lick, one thing is certain: being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride.

Friday, May 1, 2015

[APR] Book Challenges Wrap-Up!

As some of you may know, I went completly cuckoo with challenges and almost sign up in everything I could. So, basically to keep track and letting you all know how good or bad my months are going, I'm doing these monthly wrap-ups. January wrap-up post is here, February's here and March's here, if you want to see and you can found the list of all my challenges here. THESE BELOW are only the updates of THIS month. Sooo, that's it! Ciao, bellos!
Dystopia Reading Challenge 2015

Goal: 24 books or more/ 2 books per month or more
Read Past Months: 8 books
Read This Month: 1 book

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

1. Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi

365 Days of YA Reading Challenge

Goal: 14 books per season/ 4.6 books per month
Read Past Months: 20 books
Read This Month: 1 book

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

1. Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi

2015 Monthly Key Word Challenge
by Bookmark to Blog

Goal: 12 books/1 book per month
Read Past Months: 2 books
Read This Month: 2 books

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

1. Dream of Me, by Quinn Loftis
2. Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi

2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Goal: 120 books in total
Read Pasts Months: 107 books
Read This Month: 17 books

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

1. Rogue, by Katy Evans
2. Twisted, by Emma Chase
3. Rooms, by Lauren Oliver
4. Ripped, by Katy Evans
5. Tamed, by Katy Evans
6. Tied, by Katy Evans
7. Love Hurts, by Malorie Blackman
8. Dream of Me, by Quinn Loftis [review on May 6th]
9. Lick, by Kylie Scott
10. Play, by Kylie Scott
11. Lead, by Kylie Scott
12. Deep, by Kylie Scott
13. Bared to You, by Sylvia Day
14. Reflected in You, by Sylvia Day
15. Entwined with You, by Sylvia Day
16. Captivated by You, by Sylvia Day
17. Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi

2015 Reading Challenge
by I don't know, I found it in 9gag, but some people have said its from PopSugar and I don't know what that is

Goal: 47 things to rule out, no # of books
Ruled Out Past Months: 23 points
Ruled Out This Month: 3 books

List of Books (click on the title for the review):

1. A book published this year: Dream of Me, by Quinn Loftis
2. A book of short stories: Love Hurts, by Malorie Blackman
3. A book set in the future: Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi

I guess that's it! As you can see, I did not move on a lot in my challenges. I guess that thanks to my classes finishing, I haven't been reading much, plus I kind of don't want to read what I tell myself to read. I want to read whatever I have in my hands and that's not a good strategy to finish these challenges. What are you going to read? What did you read? Do you have a wrap-up too? Let me see!