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March New Release Giveaway

Hi everyone! I know it's a day early, but I have a blog tour stop on March 1, so I'm posting the March New Release giveaway today. Some of the books I'm most looking forward to are coming out this month :) Also, the winner of the February New Release Giveaway was Botezatu P. and she chose Pivot Point. This giveaway is international and here are your choices:
Going VintageRequiem (Delirium, #3)Let the Sky Fall (Let the Sky Fall, #1)The Art of Wishing


Emblaze (The Voilet Eden Chapters, #3)Unremembered (Unremembered, #1)PoisonMILA 2.0 (MILA 2.0, #1)
















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A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest Mini Book Review

A Shade of Vampire
On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood. She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine.An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains. Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince. Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.
Will she succeed? ...or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?

Waiting on Wednesday: Nameless by Lili St. Crow

Nameless (Tales of Beauty & Madness, #1)
When Camille was six years old, she was discovered alone in the snow by Enrico Vultusino, godfather of the Seven—the powerful Families that rule magic-ridden New Haven. Papa Vultusino adopted the mute, scarred child, naming her after his dead wife and raising her in luxury on Haven Hill alongside his own son, Nico.

Now Cami is turning sixteen. She’s no longer mute, though she keeps her faded scars hidden under her school uniform, and though she opens up only to her two best friends, Ruby and Ellie, and to Nico, who has become more than a brother to her. But even though Cami is a pampered Vultusino heiress, she knows that she is not really Family. Unlike them, she is a mortal with a past that lies buried in trauma. And it’s not until she meets the mysterious Tor, who reveals scars of his own, that Cami begins to uncover the secrets of her birth…to find out where she comes from and why her past is threatening her now.

I love retellings, and one of my favorite fairytales is Snow White. Nameless sounds so amazing, and I'm really excited to read it! What are you waiting on? :)



The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead Book Review

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)
In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.


Populated with new faces as w
ell as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

Mind Games by Kiersten White Book Review

Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)
Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future. 
Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways… or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.
In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.

Stacking The Shelves #19 / Weekly Wrap-Up #7

Hi everyone! Here's my latest edition of Stacking The Shelves:

Purchased Print Copies:
Sever (The Chemical Garden, #3)Boundless (Unearthly, #3)Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)

From Trade:
Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)Kiss of Frost (Mythos Academy, #2)

For Review (via Edelweiss):
Thorn AbbeyRight of Way

Sever by Lauren DeStefano- I've been wanting to read this trilogy, and since all the books are now out, I decided to read and gradually collect them all :)

Boundless by Cynthia Hand- This is one of my favorite series ever, and I'm going to a signing for her on March 15. I love the cover, too!

Mind Games by Kiersten White- I loved this and my review should be up next week.

Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi- I actually already have a US edition of this, but it's one of my favorite books ever, so I was really excited to trade for this :)

Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep- I had books 1, 3, and 4, so I'm so happy to finally have the last book I need to complete the series so far. I'm looking forward to starting Kiss of Frost. 

Thorn Abbey by Nancy Ohlin- This was my WOW pick a few weeks ago, and although I didn't love it, it was still pretty good.

Right of Way by Lauren Barnholdt- I've enjoyed every Lauren Barnholdt book I've read and I also loved Two Way Street. I'm so excited to read Right of Way! 

 I'd love to look at your Stacking The Shelves also, so if you leave me a link in the comments, I'll check it out! :)

Weekly Wrap-Up


Monday:
I posted my review of Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta for the blog tour.  
  
Tuesday:
I reviewed Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi, which was so amazing. Also, I now like Warner ;) 

Wednesday:
I posted my stop for the Pieces blog tour.

Friday:
I had my forth edition of Which Cover? #4 Which cover do you like the best? :)

Books Read This Week:

Thorn Abbey by Nancy Ohlin- It was a great retelling, but I felt like it was missing something.

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi- Oh my gosh! I loved this book so much :) You can see my review HERE.

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger- It took me a little while to get through this, but it was a really fun book.
 
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith- I loved the idea for this one, and it was great!

Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron- I'm on the blog tour for the second book, so I wanted to read this one to get to know some of the characters better.

Broken Wings by Shannon Dittemore- I really liked Angel Eyes, so when I saw Henrietta's review for it, I read and enjoyed it :)

The Elite by Kiera Cass- I was so excited for the sequel to The Selection. I didn't feel it was as good as the first, but it was still amazing.


Giveaways:



I'm still hosting the February New Release Giveaway. You can win your choice of a book from 8 amazing new YA releases! :)






Which Cover? #4

Hi everyone! It's the fourth edition of Which Cover? For this edition, all the covers I picked are cover changes from hardcover to paperback. Here are the covers :)

Venom by Fiona Paul
Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1)
My Opinion: Both- I love both covers :) I think the colors and mask on the first cover are really pretty, but the newer cover is also gorgeous!

Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg
Take a BowTake a Bow
My Opinion: Older- I like how well the lights and stage represent the book in the older cover. I feel like the newer one is pretty generic.

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti
Keep Holding OnKeep Holding On
My Opinion: Newer- I think the new cover is super cute! I love the heart drawn on the hand. 

The Name of The Star by Maureen Johnson
The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
My Opinion: Newer-I don't really like either cover too much, but I like the shade of turquoise the newer cover is. 


Which covers do you prefer? :)


Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi Book Review

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Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.
She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.
Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.
In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

Stacking The Shelves #18 / Weekly Wrap-Up #6

Hi everyone! This is this week's Stacking The Shelves.

Purchased Print Copies:
Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)Breaking Point (Article 5, #2)Dark Frost (Mythos Academy, #3)Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)Prodigy (Legend, #2)

Gifted Print Copies:
Out of The EasyThe Reece Malcolm List

From Trade:
The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)

Pivot Point by Kasie West- I loved this one, and I wanted a copy for my bookshelf :) My review is HERE.

Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons- I read Article 5 around a week ago and I thought it was great. I'm so excited to see where Breaking Point goes.

Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep- I already read and really liked Touch of Frost, and then I got the fourth book (Crimson Frost) from ARCycling. I couldn't seem to find books 2 and 3, so when I saw book 3 at a bookstore, I needed to pick it up ;) 

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi- Shatter Me was amazing, and I've heard Unravel Me is even better. I've also heard that Warner is amazing in this one, and I'm Team Adam, so I don't really get the appeal for him. I'm looking forward to seeing why so many people like him, though.

Prodigy by Marie Lu- I read this a while ago, but I wanted to get a hard copy for a signing and to have :)

Out of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys- I still have to read Between Shades of Grey, but I've heard some awesome things about both that and Out of The Easy. I also love how vibrant the colors on the cover are.

The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding- My parents gave this to me for a Valentine's Day gift, which was super nice of them. It looks upper cute, and I also love the cover for it.

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead- Oh my gosh, this was so amazing! I was so excited for it to come out, and I loved everything in it, especially Adrian ;) My review should be posted Tuesday.

 I'd love to look at your Stacking The Shelves also, so if you leave me a link in the comments, I'll check it out! :)

Weekly Wrap-Up


Monday:
I posted my Breathless Reads signing recap. It was a lot of fun :)
  
Tuesday:
I reviewed Pivot Point by Kasie West. It's one of my new favorites!

Wednesday:
It posted a Waiting on Wednesday for Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols. It sounds like an awesome contemporary.

Thursday:
There was a guest post from author Heather Anastasiu for my stop on the Override blog tour. She talks about her inspiration for Glitch. 

Friday:
I reviewed Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross. It had such a cool take on fairytales.

Books Read This Week:

Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris- It was a great sequel to Unraveling. Janelle grew so much throughout the book. 

Pieces by Michelle Davidson Argyle- I read this for a blog tour, so check back soon to see my thoughts on it! :)

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead- This book made my week. It was such an amazing addition to the series. I loved it!

Robin in the Hood by Diana J. Reed- I didn't like it too much, although other people may enjoy it more.

Othermoon by Nina Berry- The sequel to Otherkin left me pretty disappointed. I didn't like the characters or romance as much as I did when I read the first book.

Rush by Eve Silver- This was an amazing debut, and it had a great main character and awesome storyline.  


Giveaways:



I'm still hosting the February New Release Giveaway. You can win your choice of a book from 8 amazing new YA releases! :)



Waiting on Wednesday: Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols

Dirty Little SecretBailey wasn’t always a wild child and the black sheep of her family. She used to play fiddle and tour the music circuit with her sister, Julie, who sang and played guitar. That ended when country music execs swooped in and signed Julie to a solo deal. Never mind that Julie and Bailey were a duet, or that Bailey was their songwriter. The music scouts wanted only Julie, and their parents were content to sit by and let her fulfill her dreams while Bailey’s were hushed away.

Bailey has tried to numb the pain and disappointment over what could have been. And as Julie’s debut album is set to hit the charts, her parents get fed up with Bailey’s antics and ship her off to granddad’s house in Nashville. Playing fiddle in washed-up tribute groups at the mall, Bailey meets Sam, a handsome and oh-so-persuasive guitarist with his own band. He knows Bailey’s fiddle playing is just the thing his band needs to break into the industry. But this life has broken Bailey’s heart once before. She isn’t sure she’s ready to let Sam take her there again…

I really liked Such A Rush and I love stories involving music, so this sounds like an amazing read! What are you waiting on? :)


Pivot Point by Kasie West Book Review

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)
Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .
Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.
In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.