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April New Release Giveaway

Hi! I hope everyone had a great Easter :) I'll be back to posting regularly this week. For the March New Release giveaway, the winner was Say Yap and she chose Unremembered. This giveaway is international and the winner will be able to pick one new release from below. Good luck! Here are your options:

         This Is What Happy Looks LikeThe Elite (The Selection, #2)Unbreakable (Unraveling, #2)Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy, #2)
          How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come TrueLife After TheftThe Rules (Project Paper Doll, #1)The Collector (Dante Walker, #1)



















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Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti Book Review

Something Like FateLani and Erin are bonded for life. One thing that connects them is their fascination of fate. Lani wonders how much of our lives has already been decided and how much we can actually influence. Since the Unknown can unexpectedly change our lives forever, how much can we really control?From the minute Lani meets Jason, she can't deny the intense connection they share. It feels like she's known him forever. She's not sure if he feels it, too. But it doesn't matter. Because Jason is Erin's boyfriend. Lani is determined to ignore her feelings for Jason, no matter how powerful they are, rather than risk hurting her best friend. How long can Lani keep running from the boy who might be her destiny?

The Trouble With Flirting by Claire LaZebnik Book Review

The Trouble With Flirting
Franny's supposed to be working this summer, not flirting. But you can't blame her when guys like Alex and Harry are around. . . .
Franny Pearson never dreamed she'd be attending the prestigious Mansfield Summer Theater Program. And she's not, exactly
. She's working for her aunt, the resident costume designer. But sewing her fingers to the bone does give her an opportunity to spend time with her crush, Alex Braverman. If only he were as taken with the girl hemming his trousers as he is with his new leading lady.
When Harry Cartwright, a notorious flirt, shows more than a friendly interest in Franny, she figures it can't hurt to have a little fun. But as their breezy romance grows more complicated, can Franny keep pretending that Harry is just a carefree fling? And why is Alex suddenly giving her those deep, meaningful looks? In this charming tale of mixed messages and romantic near-misses, one thing is clear: Flirting might be more trouble than Franny ever expected.

Waiting on Wednesday: The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White


The Chaos of Stars
Isadora’s family is seriously screwed up.
Of course, as the human daughter of Egyptian gods, that pretty much comes with the territory. She’s also stuck with parents who barely notice her, and a house full of relatives who can’t be bothered to remember her name. After all, they are going to be around forever—and she’s a mere mortal.
Isadora’s sick of living a life where she’s only worthy of a passing glance, and when she has the chance to move to San Diego with her brother, she jumps on it. But Isadora’s quickly finding that a “normal” life comes with plenty of its own epic complications—and that there’s no such thing as a clean break when it comes to family. Much as she wants to leave her past behind, she can’t shake the ominous dreams that foretell destruction for her entire family. When it turns out there may be truth in her nightmares, Isadora has to decide whether she can abandon her divine heritage after all.

I've loved all the books I've read by Kiersten White, so this sounds great! I also think it's so cool that it's a Cleopatra retelling. What are you waiting on? :)

Which Cover? #5

Hi everyone! This is the fifth installment of Which Cover? There's been so many cover changes lately! Here are a few of them:

Anna and The French Kiss/Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next DoorLola and the Boy Next DoorAnna and the French KissAnna and the French Kiss
My Opinion: Newer- I think the newer covers are just so cute and pretty! I liked the older covers, but the new ones really stand out to me.

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg 

The Catastrophic History of You and MeThe Catastrophic History of You And Me

My Opinion: Newer- This is one of my favorite books I read last year! It's so amazing :) Although the old cover does a great job of representing the book, the pink and gold locket on the newer cover are beautiful.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

My Opinion: Older- I like the blue on the older cover, and I feel like the newer cover isn't as eye-catching.

Starters by Lissa Price
Starters (Starters and Enders, #1)Starters
My Opinion: Newer- I don't like either cover that much, but I think I'd definitely be more likely to pick up this book based on the second cover.


Which covers do you prefer? :)


Fracture by Megan Miranda Book Review


Fracture (Fracture, #1)Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn
 to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?
Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?

Waiting on Wednesday: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars (These Broken Stars, #1)It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. 

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. 

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds.

I usually don't read too many science fiction books, but this sounds so amazing! The cover is gorgeous, and the space setting is also really cool. What are you waiting on? :)







Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring TBR List

Hi everyone! For my spring TBR, I ended up picking out a mixture of older books and books that are coming out in spring that sound amazing! Here they are:

When We Wake by Karen Healey Book Review

My name is Tegan Oglietti, and on the last day of my first lifetime, I was so, so happy. Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027--she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice.When We WakeBut on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies--and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.Tegan is the first government guinea pig to be cryonically frozen and successfully revived, which makes her an instant celebrity--even though all she wants to do is try to rebuild some semblance of a normal life. But the future isn't all she hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must make a choice: Does she keep her head down and survive, or fight for a better future?

Stacking The Shelves #21

Hi everyone! There were some great books that released this week and I attended two different signings. Here are all the books I got: 

Purchased (Print Copies):
Curse of the Arctic Star (Nancy Drew Diaries, #1)Also Known AsAudrey, Wait!The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & JuneUnremembered (Unremembered, #1)The Art of WishingMILA 2.0 (MILA 2.0, #1)Requiem (Delirium, #3)
























For Review (Print Copies):
School Spirits (School Spirits, #1)The Fairest BeautyThe Shadow Girl
* Thank you so much to Disney Hyperion, Zondervan Publishing, and Jennifer Archer for sending these amazing books my way! :)

From Trade:
The Beginning of EverythingIf I Should Die (Revenants, #3)


Nancy Drew Diaries: Curse of the Arctic Star by Carolyn Keene- I used to have a bunch of Nancy Drew books, but I never enjoyed then too much. The new series sounds great, though, and after Tara @ Hobbitsies review, I'm really excited to read it!

Also Known As by Robin Benway- This book sounds so amazing! I love books involving spies, so I'm sure this will be awesome. I bought a copy at the signing I went to for her this week.

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway- I've heard nothing but good things about this book and the idea sounds hilarious :)

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June by Robin Benway- I've already read this book, and it was awesome! I'll have a review for it posted soon.

Unremembered by Jessica Brody- I thought this was great, and I bought a copy a the launch party! :)

The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar- I preordered this, and for some reason it came super early. I've been looking forward to this book for a while, so I'm very excited to start it! 

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza- This was also our out early at my Barnes and Noble. It sounds awesome.

Requiem by Lauren Oliver- I still have to read Pandemonium, but I heard it ends with a huge cliffhanger, so I wanted to be able to read Requiem right away.

School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins- I loved the first book in the Hex Hall trilogy, and this also sounds great!

The Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson- I've been searching for this book for a while, so I was super happy when I received a copy :)

The Shadow Girl by Jennifer Archer- I'm on the blog tour for this, and the idea sounds super unique.

Severed Hearts, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider- I was so confused when I Goodread's this and it had a different title. I think the new title, The Beginning of Everything, seems to fit the storyline for the book a lot better. Also, the book sounds great :) 

If I Should Die by Amy Plum- I loved Die for Me and the cover for this book is gorgeous!

What books did you get this week? :)


 

Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger Book Review

Let the Sky Fall (Let the Sky Fall, #1)Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.
Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a 
simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.
When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

Waiting on Wednesday: Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone

Time After Time (Time Between Us, #2)
Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn't. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds. 

It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work...until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn't want?

Told from Bennett’s point of view, Time After Time will satisfy readers looking for a fresh, exciting, and beautifully-written love story, both those 
who are eager to find out what’s next for Time Between Us's Anna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time.


I just found about the sequel to Time Between Us when I saw it as Tabitha's pick last week. I loved Time Between Us, so I'm super excited to read Time After Time, especially since it's going to be told from Bennett's point of view. What are you waiting on? :) 












Unremembered by Jessica Brody Book Review

Unremembered (Unremembered, #1)The only thing worse than forgetting her past... is remembering it.

When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.

Even more strange is that he
r body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.

Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.

Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I'd Like to Start

Hi everyone! :) I have a bunch of series I want to start, and here are the ones I'm most excited to: