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November TBR

Hi everyone! When I post a TBR, I usually post a monthly wrap-up, but I'll now be doing weekly wrap-ups with my Stacking The Shelves :) Also, I have some fun things coming up on the blog this month! Here is what I hope to read in November:


Ironskin (Ironskin, #1)Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)Tiger Lily
Tempest Unleashed (Tempest, #2)Unraveling (Unraveling, #1)Sweetly (Fairytale Retellings, #2)

I chose 5 books I really want to read and I'm also hoping to read a lot of review books. There's also some amazing books coming out this month, so I'm keeping my schedule mostly clear.

Have you read any of those? If so,what did you think? Also, what are you planning to read in November? :)

 

Persuaded by Jenni James Book Review

Persuaded (The Jane Austen Diaries, #3)
Will he take her back, or fling her aside like she deserves?
Three years ago Amanda made the biggest mistake of her life when she let her friends persuade her to reject the guy she loved. They were convinced he was a loser and wasn't good enough for her.
Now Gregory's back in Farmington . . . taller, stronger, hotter than ever, and worth millions. Those gorgeous girls who snubbed him before are now falling at his feet and he's enjoying every moment of it.
Can he see past the pain Amanda caused him and give her a second chance? Or will she forever regret losing the only guy who truly loved her?

Tempest Rising by Tracey Deebs Book Review and Giveaway

Tempest Rising (Tempest, #1)
Tempest Maguire wants nothing more than to surf the killer waves near her California home; continue her steady relationship with her boyfriend, Mark; and take care of her brothers and surfer dad. But Tempest is half mermaid, and as her seventeenth birthday approaches, she will have to decide whether to remain on land or give herself to the ocean like her mother. The pull of the water becomes as insistent as her attraction to Kai, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities hint at an otherworldly identity as well. And when Tempest does finally give in to the water's temptation and enters a fantastical underwater world, she finds that a larger destiny awaits her-and that the entire ocean's future hangs in the balance.

1,000 Followers Giveaway

Hi everyone! I've reached 1,000 followers, which is amazing to me. Thank you so much to everyone who has ever followed me, I really appreciate it :) I was trying to think of an awesome giveaway to have and this is what I came up with: The winner will get a prize pack of their choice and it's international (I tried to group the books by genre ;) I'm so excited for this giveaway! Also, for the books, there are all either personal favorites or ones that other bloggers have loved.

Prize Pack #1: 

Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1)Smart Girls Get What They WantThe Friday Society




















Prize Pack #2: 

Defiance (Defiance, #1)Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon, #1)Otherkin (Otherkin, #1)


Prize Pack #3: 

My Super Sweet Sixteenth CenturyThe Selection (The Selection, #1)Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1)

Prize Pack #4:

Article 5 (Article 5, #1)Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)Black City (Black City, #1)
Prize Pack #5: 

Take a BowIf I Lie52 Reasons to Hate My Father


Prize Pack #6
Hemlock (Hemlock, #1)Anew (The Archers of Avalon, #1)Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)

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Legend by Marie Lu Book Review-Andrea

Legend (Legend, #1)
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

Waiting On Wednesday: Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing School, #1)
 It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school.
Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea--and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.
But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right--but it's a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine's certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.
First in a four book YA series set 25 years before the Parasol Protectorate but in the same universe.


The school sounds really awesome and I'm really excited to see what occurs there. The idea behind this book also kind of reminds me of the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter. I'm really looking forward to reading this! What are you waiting on? :)


One Night That Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt Book Review

One Night That Changes Everything
Two years ago, when Eliza Sellman was in ninth grade, her dad found out he was being transfered and the family was going to move. Having always been shy and not so confident about her body, Eliza took that opportunity to start a list in her private notebook of all the things she planned on doing when she moved but had always been afraid to--like wearing a miniskirt and asking guys to dance; singing karaoke in front of strangers; posting a photo of herself on her Facebook wall in a bikini...you get the idea. New town, new Eliza, right? Well, she'll never know because the transfer fell through and they didn't move. But Eliza kept adding her goals and secret fears to the list in the notebook. Now it's two years later, and in that time Eliza has had and lost her first boyfriend. But this was more than your average breakup...turns out the sweet and cute Cooper was only dating her as a hazing stunt by a secret society. Eliza got her revenge by posting some pretty nasty (and only sort-of true) stuff about Cooper online. That posting has had major consequences and now Cooper and his buddies have stolen her private notebook and won't give it back until she performs all the things on her list in one night. It's torture...until Eliza steals something from the boys she knows they'll want to trade her notebook for. What starts out as a night of humiliation turns into a night of revelations as Eliza learns what Cooper was really thinking when they dated, the real reason he's stolen her notebook, and how freeing--and life-changing--it can be to do the things you fear the most.

Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill Book Review

Meant to Be
Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question. 

It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").

But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.

Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be.

My Next Book #2

Hi! Thank you so much to everyone who voted on the My Next Book poll. The winner was......

What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles, #1)

I just finished and really enjoyed What's Left Of Me, my review will be posted Sunday (this has been changed to next Tuesday) :) I have a new poll up, that I'd love for everyone to vote on. Also, this idea was created by Emily @ Doodle's Book Blog. Thanks! :)


Waiting on Wednesday: The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler


The Book of Broken Hearts
Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath — with candles and a contract and everything — to never have anything to do with one.

Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father 

restore his vintage motorcycle. No one wants to end up with a toaster on wheels, so they hire a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas?

Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away — no way would she fall for them. But old warnings fade fast, because Emilio turns out to be the first guy in forever she likes. Really likes. Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak… 

But what if her sisters were wrong?

Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking.


I'm so excited for this book to come out! It sounds like it's going to be an amazing contemporary :) I really enjoyed the writing in Bittersweet, so I'm looking forward to reading The Book of Broken Hearts. What are you waiting on? :)

The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress Book Review

The Friday Society
An action-packed tale of gowns, guys, guns –and the heroines who use them all 
Set in turn of the century London, The Friday Society follows the stories of three very intelligent and talented young women, all of whom are assistants to powerful men: Cora, lab assistant; Michiko, Japanese fight assistant; and Nellie, magician's assistant. The three young women's lives become inexorably intertwined after a chance meeting at a ball that ends with the discovery of a murdered mystery man.
It's up to these three, in their own charming but bold way, to solve the murder–and the crimes they believe may be connected to it–without calling too much attention to themselves.
Set in the past but with a modern irreverent flare, this Steampunk whodunit introduces three unforgettable and very ladylike–well, relatively ladylike–heroines poised for more dangerous adventures.

Poison by Dejana Vuletić Book Review- Isabele

Poison (Keeper of Light, #1)
Dessa Ambrose – the normal girl-next-door who yearns for her life to attain meaning – meets the strangely alluring Christopher Calder, who holds the secrets of the past and the keys to all the doors Dessa wishes to open. As she spends more time with Chris, Dessa begins to realize that he isn’t human – or at least not a normal one. His mysterious powers leave Dessa questioning the very foundation of the world she grew up in, and when Chris finally opens the door to Dessa’s future, she finds herself reluctant to walk through it.  



The Reluctant Bachelorette Blog Tour Stop



Unknowingly cast as the bachelorette for her town’s charity event, Taycee Emerson wants out. Especially when she discovers her old teenage crush, Luke Carney, is one of the bachelors and it's up to the viewers--not her--to decide which bachelors stay or go.
Coerced into participating, Taycee does what any self-preserving girl would do. She launches a subtle attack on Luke’s good name with the hope of getting him voted off the show. Unfortunately, Luke's an eye-for-an-eye kind of guy, and when he discovers what she's up to, it means revenge.
But when their pranks go south, will they screw up any chance they have at a future together, or will they be able to forgive and forget and prove that love really does conquer all?

The Blogger Awards: Best Layout

Hi everyone! I'm a participant in the Blogger Awards and I'm currently nominated in two categories, one for the best blog layout and one for Biggest Heart. I'd really appreciate anyone who took the time to vote for me.
Currently, voting for the best layout is HERE. (Biggest Heart recently closed :)

            

Best Layout

Best Layout:
It means which blogger convey themselves the best. Colors, where everything is located, how easy it is to get around and find what you need, fun images, ect. Which site makes you want to be a web designer and make one yourself?

Also, since I was previously nominated for Biggest Heart(which is basically who has the most giveaways), I'm having another giveaway ;) This is a follower appreciation giveaway, and you do not have to vote for me to enter.The winner will get a copy of Crewel by Gennifer Albin and Venom by Fiona Paul. Thank you so much! 
Crewel (Crewel World, #1)Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1)





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Blogger Interview and Giveaway: Fiction Freak

Fiction Freak
Hi! I'm now doing interviews on my blog, and I was so happy to interview Nikki, the amazing blogger over at Fiction Freak

Describe yourself in five words :)

Crazy, Fun, OBSSESSED, Nice-y, Out-of-this-world-awesome (the hyphens totally make it one word)
(I also asked two awesome people and they said…)

Eileen (Singing and Reading in the Rain)
Crazy
Asian
Awesome
Pie lover

Shreya (Chocolate Coated Reviews)
Nutty
Illuminating
Kind
Knowledgeable
Irresistible


What inspired you to decide to start blogging?

Hmm…honestly, nothing except my love of books I guess! I’ve always loved reading (Nancy Drew then Shannon Creech. Those were my first read-for-pleasure books!) I was just bored one night (sometime new Thanksgiving!) and I was browsing YAreads when I thought “Why can’t I do this? Let’s see…” And that’s really where it all started!



What are your favorite blogs to visit?

OK. GIGANTIC list here!

Fiktshun

***Singing and Reading in the Rain***

Chocolate Coated Reviews

Read-a-holicz

YAreads
Fiktshun
BOOK BELLES!
Sparkles and Lightning
Xpresso Reads
Paperback Princess

And so many more!

What are you top three favorite books ever?
YOU DID NOT JUST ASK ME THAT QUESTION!

But…does The Iron Fey series count as one?

If so, then THE IRON FEY series by Julie Kagawa, VENOM by Fiona Paul, and…The FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green!

If you could have lunch with any author who would it be?
Hmmm…if we’re saying who I’d like to fangirl over, Julie Kagawa. If we’re talking who we’d actually like to meet,Fiona Paul! She’s SO NICE and I love her! (I may also bug either of these women to tell me what happens next..heehee.)

What is your favorite part about being part of the blogging community?
Meeting all these awesome people! I’ve never met quite as many amazing people as I have when I was blogging. Authors, readers, other bloggers, they’re all WONDERFUL people! (Except you haters. Boo you.) I never knew how large a community could be! The blogosphere definitely has some of the best people ever.

When you are in a reading slump, is there a certain book or genre you turn to?
I don't have a specific genre or anything, but when I'm in a reading slump, I go to a bookstore and ask twitter what's good and what's not! Or I randomly grab a book from my favorites shelf and reread that. :)

What do you think is the best book turned movie adaptation that you have seen?
...Isn't bad that I haven't watched many? From the ones I've seen tough, Hunger Games definitely! But the Beautiful Creatures trailer was absolutely STUNNING! I can't wait to watch that actual movie!

What is your favorite book quote?
"How stupid of me to let my heart go. It was a lovely fantasy while it lasted though, wasn't it?" 
-Falco (Venom by Fiona Paul)
IT'S JUST SOOOO SAD! 

If you were able to read any 2013 release right now, what book would you choose?
OMG NO. I CANT ANSWER THIS.Can I say ALL of them? there are seriously tons of awesome ones, but a few are city of a Thousand Dolls, Chantress, Altered, After You, All Our Yesterdays, Pivot Point, Revel, Poison, the Falconer...am I allowed to go on and on and on?


Nikki also has a awesome giveaway for everyone! She's giving away some mystery books/ARC's, depending on what your favorite genre is :)



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The Elite by Kiera Cass Cover Reveal

The Elite (The Selection, #2)

I recently saw that this cover for The Elite was just revealed. I loved The Selection, and I think the cover for The Elite is really gorgeous! It's pretty similar to the cover of The Selection, but I love the red dress. I'm so excited for it to come out :)


Cursed by Jennifer Armentrout Book Review

Cursed
Dying sucks-- and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.
Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he's a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she's more than interested. There's just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. 
However, she's willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't? But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not have been an accident at all, she's not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.

Waiting on Wednesday: Spies and Prejudice

Spies and Prejudice
Fields’ Rule #1: Don’t fall for the enemy.
Berry Fields is not looking for a boyfriend. She’s busy trailing cheaters and liars in her job as a private investigator, collecting evidence of the affairs she’s sure all men commit. And thanks to a pepper spray incident during an eighth grade game of spin the bottle, the guys at her school are not exactly lining up to date her, either. 
So when arrogant—and gorgeous—Tanner Halston rolls into town and calls her “nothing amazing,” it’s no loss for Berry. She’ll forget him in no time. She’s more concerned with the questions surfacing about her mother’s death.
But why does Tanner seem to pop up everywhere in her investigation, always getting in her way? Is he trying to stop her from discovering the truth, or protecting her from an unknown threat? And why can’t Berry remember to hate him when he looks into her eyes?

With a playful nod to Jane Austen, Spies and Prejudice will captivate readers as love and espionage collide.


I love Pride and Prejudice retellings, and this one sounds amazing! It also sounds both really funny and cute. What are you waiting on?:)