NAV BASE

Home About Contact Policies Reviews Challenges Giveaways Image Map

Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry Puzzle Piece Cover Reveal

West Side Story meets Sons of Anarchy?? Yes, please!

Katie McGarry's newest novel, NOWHERE BUT HERE, has a cover and we are thrilled to get to help reveal it to you today. The first novel in her upcoming The Thunder Road Series, NOWHERE BUT HERE is a young adult contemporary romance that will keep you turning the pages long into the night. We have no doubt that when  you get done, you're going to wish you were on a motorcycle and had your own cut of leather across your back! Follow along today as pieces of the cover are revealed, and then stop by the HarlequinTeen Page to see the full cover at 7pm EST!  And that's not all, of course! We have a few Behind-The-Scenes pictures from the photo shoot itself for you to enjoy as well! Check out the Behind-The-Scenes pictures and then scroll down for our puzzle piece!

Nowhere But Here BTS
Nowhere But Here BTSNowhere But Here BTSNowhere But Here BTS

And here's the third piece to the cover for you!

L1_1pmEST  


11am EST


12pm EST

1pm EST

2pm EST

3pm EST

4pm EST

5pm EST

6pm EST

7pm EST

NOWHERE BUT HERE Synopsis: An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible  Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both. Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down. No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

Add it to your Goodreads Now!

Preorder NOWHERE BUT HERE

Amazon ** Kobo ** BAM ** Barnes and Noble ** iBooks ** IndieBound

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON,  BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

Website ** Twitter ** Facebook ** Goodreads ** Pinterest ** Tumbler ** Instagram

 

Waiting on Wednesday: The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski



Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.
The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.
As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.


I read the Winner's Curse last year and the book was absolutely amazing! It had everything that I wanted in a fantasy book (awesome action scenes and lovely romance). I absolutely cannot wait for this book! I got gifted the Winner's Curse for the holiday season and this definitely calls for a re-read! Let's all hope that March will come soon! :)

My name's Ariella and I'm a 16 year old Canadian girl that loves to read. Everything began with a book called the Lightning Thief and from there I was hooked. I enjoy and read all kinds of genres but my favourites are paranormal and mythology. I love reading YA books but I love Middle Grade books as well. I also blog over at Secrets of Lost Words. You can usually find me crawling on twitter so feel free to contact me!

A Heiress For All Seasons by Sophie Jordan Mini Review

An Heiress For All Seasons (The Debutante Files, #1.5)
When a holiday blizzard brings together a pair of reluctant lovers, the result threatens their reputations … and may cost them their hearts.
Feisty and independent American heiress Violet Howard swears she'll never wed a crusty British aristocrat. Will, the Earl of Merlton, is determined to salvage his family's fortune without succumbing to a marriage of convenience.
But when a snowstorm leaves Violet and Will stranded and alone, their sudden chemistry will challenge good intentions. Seized by a desire that burns through the night, they'll toss reservations aside in favor of the heat found in each other's arms.
Will their passion survive the storm? Will they realize they've found a love to last them through all seasons?

After reading A Good Debutante's Guide To Ruin, I was eager to continue on with the series. I loved how this novella gave the reader a closer look at Will’s character. In A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin, there wasn’t too much revealed about him, but in this one, he proved to be a really great guy. He was refreshingly upfront with Violet and was quick to reassure her how much he cared about her, no matter the circumstances. Violet’s determination not to fall into his arms right away was pretty humorous, too, although towards the end I just wanted her to realize how much Will cared about her.

As sometimes can be the problem with novellas, I felt like certain parts of the story were rushed. Will and Violet’s relationship was sweet, but it definitely moved quickly. Also, I felt like the ending was somewhat predictable, with the conflict being solved fairly easily. Nonetheless, this was still a super cute holiday read!

Max and Aurelia were both in this one, too, and like always, they had such epic banter <3 I can’t wait to read their story! I’d give A Heiress for All Seasons 3 out of 5 flowers. 



January Contemporary Challenge Review Link-Up and Giveaway

Hi everyone! It's been so much fun to see everyone's goals and TBRs for this year's challenge. The following is the first link-up and giveaway, which will stay open through February 5. This giveaway is international and in order to be eligible to win, you must be signed up as a participant in the challenge (you can still do so here). In order for the review to count, it has to be a contemporary novel in the young adult genre and have been read & reviewed in January. Good luck! I hope you all are having an amazing reading month :)

I'll Meet You ThereVendetta (Blood for Blood, #1)All the Bright Places
-1 Preorder of I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
-1 Preorder of Vendetta by Catherine Doyle
-1 Hardcover of All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
-Olaf Snowman Bookmark (It is a January themed prize pack ;)






























a Rafflecopter giveaway

Stacking The Shelves #68

Hi everyone! The following are the books that I've received this week. Also, the first YA Contemporary Challenge review link-up and giveaway will be posted tomorrow. If you still haven't signed up and would like to do so, sign-ups are still open for another week! :)

Bought:
All Fall Down (Embassy Row, #1)

For Review:

For Review (via Netgalley):
The Truth About UsSome Kind of Normal

Bookish Related Item:



All Fall Down by Ally Carter: I'm a huge fan of the Gallagher Girls and Heist Society series, and this new series sounds like it'll be just as amazing! 


Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt: Hold Me Like a Breath has such a unique concept and I'm hoping to start it soon.

The Truth About Us by Janet Gurtler: This is one of my current reads and I'm liking it so far. I tend to really enjoy reading about hate-to-love relationships :)

Halfway Perfect by Julie Cross and Mark Perini: Whatever Life Throws at You is one of my favorite books, so I'm really looking forward to reading Julie Cross' newest novel. The modeling aspect is intriguing, too!

Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone: Some Kind of Normal is told in dual povs, and I'm so curious to see what Everly's secret is.

Falling Kingdoms Tote: I ordered this from Becca at Pivot Book Totes. She did such an amazing job and if you haven't yet read the Falling Kingdoms series, I'd highly recommend it. It's an incredible one, with great characters (especially Magnus) ;)

Thank you so much Bloomsbury and Sourcebooks!

What did you get this week? I'd love to visit your Stacking The Shelves :)



Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay Book Review

Game of Thrones meets the Grimm's fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty's daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.

Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora's throne ten years ago.

Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it's too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love?

Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To



Hi everyone! Since this Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie, I thought I'd do last weeks topic- 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To. Here are my top ten eight picks: 

What I Thought Was TrueOpposition (Lux, #5)Since You've Been GoneEvertrue (Everneath, #3) The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3)We Were LiarsSnow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)


What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick: This was actually my most anticipated release of the year, but I never really felt like picking it up once I bought it. I'm thinking it may be the perfect read for next month (particularly Valentine's Day), though! 

Opposition by Jennifer Armentrout: The Lux series is amazing and now that the entire series is released, I definitely want to read both Origin and Opposition. I'm excited to see what will happen with Katy and Daemon (especially after the giant cliffhanger in Opal).

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson: I've read both of her other books and absolutely loved Second Chance Summer, but this one started off pretty slow for me. I've heard incredible things about it, though, so I definitely plan to pick it up again! 

Evertrue by Brodi Ashton: The Everneath series is a great one, but the reviews for this one have been pretty mixed, which makes me somewhat nervous.

The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin: It's been a while since I read the first two, so I'm thinking I may reread those before I read this one. Noah is one of my favorite book boyfriends ever <3

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: This recently won the Goodreads Young Adult Fiction award and the ending seems crazy! 

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch: Snow Like Ashes came out fairly recently, and I've already seen countless amazing reviews for it. It's on my January TBR, and I'm excited to read about the world it takes place in, which I've heard is really unique! 

To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han: This is another book that has incredible reviews (and apparently an incredible boy ;), but I'm thinking I'll probably wait to read it until the sequel releases.

What was your Top Ten Tuesday today? I'd love to visit it! :)


Famous In Love by Rebecca Serle Book Review

The romantic story of a girl who gets plucked from obscurity to star in the next major feature film franchise based on a book and the ensuing love triangles she gets entangled in on—-and off screen.
Meet Paige Townsen, Rainer Devon, and Jordan Wilder…
When Paige Townsen, a young unknown, gets cast in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series, her life changes practically overnight. Within a month, Paige has traded the quiet streets of her hometown for a crowded movie set on the shores of Maui, and is spending quality time with her co-star Rainer Devon, one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive. But when troubled star Jordan Wilder lands the role of the other point in the movie’s famous love triangle, Paige’s crazy new life gets even crazier.
In this coming-of-age romance inspired by the kind of celeb hookups that get clever nicknames and a million page views, Paige must figure out who she is – and who she wants – while the whole world watches. 

Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards Book Review


Keeping secrets ruined her life. But the truth might just kill her.
Piper Woods can't wait for the purgatory of senior year to end. She skirts the fringes of high school like a pro until the morning she finds a notebook with mutilated photographs and a list of student sins. She's sure the book is too gruesome to be true, until pretty, popular Stella dies after a sex-tape goes viral. Everyone's sure it's suicide, but Piper remembers Stella's name from the book and begins to suspect something much worse.
Drowning in secrets she doesn't want to keep, Piper's fears are confirmed when she receives an anonymous text message daring her to make things right. All she needs to do is choose a name, the name of someone who deserves to be punished...
Source: Publisher

Waiting On Wednesday: The Pretty App by Katie Sise


Poor Blake Dawkins! She's rich, she's gorgeous, and she's the queen bee of Harrison High. The girls want to be her; the boys want to—okay, enough said. But it turns out Blake’s life is not so perfect—just talk to her dad, who constantly reminds her that she's not up to par, or to her ex-bff, Audrey, who doesn't even look her in the eye.
Then Harrison—and every other high school in America—becomes obsessed with posting selfies on the ubiquitous Pretty App. Next: Leo, an adorable transfer student, arrives at Harrison and begins to show Blake that maybe being a queen bee doesn't mean being a queen bitch. And though Audrey suspects somebody’s playing foul, Blake finds herself catapulted to internet fame after being voted one of the prettiest girls in the country. She's whisked away to star in a reality show—in Hollywood, on live TV. But she doesn’t know who to trust. Because everybody on the show wants to win. 
And nobody is there to make friends.


The Boyfriend App author Katie Sise spins another irresistible tale of technology, secrets, and big-time romance in this story of what it takes to be #trulybeautiful.

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, it was called The Boyfriend App. It mixed smarts, snark, and romance altogether and made a really wonderful book. It even made me want to look into app designing. So I'm pretty excited for this book, it already looks pretty good and I'm hoping that it lives up to the first book ^-^ It's planned release is on April 14, 2015. What are you waiting on?



Sara Bennett, someone more likely to be found in bed, curled up with a good book, than out at a sports game or gig (although she's pretty addicted to music too). Hoping for a better world, believing in her Savior, daydreaming of One Direction, hanging out with friends, or where she may be...there's always a little voice inside wondering if it's almost time to return to the books sitting on her shelf. In short, an average young woman with a book in hand and a dream to write one day.

Which Cover? #12

Hi everyone! Here's the newest edition of Which Cover?  Here are the recent cover changes that I've found:

Landry Park by Bethany Hagen
Landry Park (Landry Park, #1)Landry Park
My Opinion: Older: Although I like how vibrant the newer cover is, the older one stands out more to me.

Vitro by Jessica Khoury

Vitro (Corpus, #2)Vitro

My Opinion: Newer: The purple sunset is so gorgeous and the cover still manages to reflect the book being set on an island.

The Treatment by Suzanne Young

The Treatment (The Program, #2)The Treatment (The Program, #2)

My Opinion: Older: I haven't read these books yet, but the new cover for The Treatment looks very similar to the cover for The Program. The older cover still has a similar design, but it differentiates itself from the first book, which I think works better.

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

This Song Will Save Your LifeThis Song Will Save Your Life

My Opinion: Both: My favorite aspect of the older cover is how "love" is spelled out in the title. The new cover is so striking, though, and I think it'll appeal to a broader audience.

Which covers do you like better? :)