Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday(64)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from  Breaking the Spine and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for..

Title: You're Welcome,Universe
Author:Whitney Gardner
Release Date:March 7th 2017 
Publisher: Knopf

 A vibrant, edgy, fresh new YA voice for fans of More Happy Than Not and Simon vs. the HomoSapiens Agenda, packed with interior graffiti.

When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural.

Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up.

Out in the ’burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off—and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war.

This sound super intriguing. Can't wait to read it.
Also damm that cover is gorgeous!!So that's what i'm waiting on this week. 
How about you?Leave a link in the comments and let me know!! :)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Review:The Heartbreakers

Title: The Heartbreakers
Author: Ali Novak

"When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. Unbeknownst to him, I was the only girl in the world who hated his music."

Since Cara's health has been deteriorating, all Stella Walter can think about is trying to cheer her sister up. Her life revolves around Cara to the point where Stella drops out of one of the country's top photography programs so she can spend what little time she has left with her sick sister. 

With Cara's birthday around the corner, Stella wants to get her the perfect gift. An autographed poster of her sister's favorite boy band should do the trick. Sounds simple enough, right? But life isn't always so easy. 

Not only does Stella hate The Heartbreakers because of their terrible music, but when she realizes that the cute boy she met at Starbucks is really Oliver Perry, the lead singer of the band, her life seems to spin out of control... 

Will Stella be able to swallow her pride and get the autograph that she so desperately needs to make Cara happy? And will Oliver be able to show Stella how to live her own life again? 

Meet... The Heartbreakers.


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The romance between Stella and Oliver was a bit hit or miss for me mainly because it was insta-love. There were some angst filled moments in the book, mainly to do with this romance, but all came out alright in the end. I've previously read Novak's other book, My Life with the Walter Boys, and My Life with the Walter Boys was definitely my favorite of the two.I actually really want to read the follow up book of My life with the Walter Boys.

The characters were all interesting in the own way a bit flat but still enjoyable to read about.the main character is filled with angst, sarcasm and she's a bit of a snob. Stella for me is one of those characters that I liked and then at times she bugged the heck out of me. She wasn't very likable but at times I could see were she was a bit relate-able. Oliver seemed nice, and kinda troubled I really enjoyed his dynamic with his fellow band mates.I though the book was going to focus on Cara and her cancer a bit more, but here are only a few chapters that mention her/her cancer.With this being said Cara is very relevant to the plot and causes some major plot twists.

The cover is definitely eye catching and the scene depicted is  intriguing.I definetly think it fits the story. Overall The Heartbreakers was a really cute read , a pretty predictable, but still worthy. 3/5


Thursday, February 16, 2017

New Release:Subway Stops and the Places We Meet by Mindy Hayes and Michele G. Miller



Title:Subway Stops and the Places We Meet
Author:Mindy Hayes and Michele G. Miller.
Release Date:Feb 16,2017

On June 18, 1992, Flight 397 crashed off the coast of Long Island, claiming the lives of all on board.
Cole and Samantha, two strangers who randomly meet one year later at a memorial for the crash, both lost loved ones that day.

There are over seven million people in New York City.
One random encounter is called chance.
Two is coincidence.
Three? Well, baby, we call that fate.

Subway Stops is the second book in the Paper Planes series co-written by Mindy Hayes and Michele G. Miller. It can be read on its own, but we recommend you read them in order. This is a PG-13 adult contemporary romance.

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**Subway Stops is the second book in the Paper Planes series co-written by Mindy Hayes and Michele G. Miller. It can be read on its own, but we recommend you read them in order. This is a PG-13 adult contemporary romance.









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SNEAK PEAK

I pause and take in a deep breath. “Hey, how do you feel about men and women being friends?”

“You just want to be friends?” Sam eyes me, confused. Maybe a little hopeful. Is it that ridiculous of a question? 

“Yeah, why not?”

Skeptically, her lip twitches, readying to doubt me. “With no future of anything more?”

“Friends, nothing more. Think you can do that?”
Her raspy laughter is my answer. “I think I’ll be okay.”
“I’m warning you now, women find me irresistible. Remember Natalie? You’re gonna have to be careful. You’re not allowed to fall in love with me.”
“Trust me, I’m immune to ego maniac doctors, so I’ll be safe.” She controls her features and very seriously says, “You, on the other hand, might need to keep yourself in check.” 

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About The Authors

Michele writes novels with fairytale love for everyday life. Romance is always central to her plots where the genres range from Coming of Age Fantasy and 

Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of an enigma. She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow. However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children's laughter!

Her family, an amazing husband and three awesome kids, have planted their roots in the middle of Michele's two childhood homes in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Mindy is the youngest of six children and grew up in San Diego, California. After attending Brigham Young University-Idaho, Mindy discovered her passion for reading and writing. Mindy and her husband have been married for eight years and live in Summerville, South Carolina.

She is the author of the YA fantasy series, The Faylinn Novels; the adult contemporary romance series, The Willowhaven Series; as well as the coming of age standalone, The Day That Saved Us.






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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday(63)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from  Breaking the Spine and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for..


 Title: Strange the Dreamer
Author: Lani Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 28,2017

Strange the Dreamer is the story of: 

the aftermath of a war between gods and men
a mysterious city stripped of its name
a mythic hero with blood on his hands
a young librarian with a singular dream
a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperiled
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.





Ahh!!! Look at that synopsis and look at that cover. Both are gorgeous,I can't wait to get my hands on this book. I So that's what i'm waiting on.How about you?Leave a link and comment and let me know!! :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Teaser Tuesday(8)


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!




Title:Polly and the One and Only World
Author: Don Bredes 

She shook her head."Witches have no need for guns.My father says they're crude."
"Crude?"
She nodded
"I guess if you're a witch you can think like that.But the way the world is nowadays,regular people have to protect themselves.Seriously people need firearms."

-Leon and Polly,Polly and The One and Only World,Pg 95 Don Bredes

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Reveiw:Long Walk to Valhalla

Title: Long Walk to Valhalla
Release Date: July 21st 2015 
Publisher  Archaia 

Can you see the Pretty Things?

There are many things that Rory would like to forget about his childhood growing up in rural Arkansas. He'd like to forget his alcoholic father or absent mother. He'd like to forget about his ex-girlfriend, now married to his ex-best friend. Sometimes, he'd even like to forget about his older brother Joe. Joe saw the world differently than other people--sometimes in beautiful ways, seeing what he always called "the Pretty Things." But sometimes the Pretty Things turned ugly and bad things happened. Those are the things Rory wishes he could forget most of all.

When his car breaks down on the side of the road just out of town, a young girl named Sylvia appears from the corn fields. Sylvia is a Valkyrie sent by the Norse god Odin to deliver Rory to Valhalla. Because today is the day he's going to die. Together, Rory and Sylvia walk back through the memories of Rory's childhood, this time seeing them the way Joe saw them. Rory must face the Pretty Things, the Ugly Things, and all the real life in between before it's time to say goodbye.



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I have to admit I did not know much about the story when I borrowed the book from the library , only that Norse mythology was involved and it's set in Arkansas!! I really like  the art style and that it is only black/white and blue shades. That did something for the story.

The story its self was great. It's quiet,kinda eerie and confident. Set in rural Arkansas, it's about Rory, a young man who meets up with a young girl, Sylvia. She claims to be a valkyrie sent to deliver Rory to Valhalla, but he must confront his past first.I'm not going to lie i had to read this graphic novel twice to actually get it.I finished reading it put it down,realized I had no clue what I just read and then read it again.
While I did enjoy the story, I feel as though the overall story felt slightly unfinished.That could just me being weird and liking things tied up neatly though.

The cover like all the other illustrations is absolutely gorgeous.The cover is honestly what drew me to the book.Any new or avid fan of graphic novels and magic surrealism  i'm sure would enjoy Long Walk To Valhalla.3/5

Waiting on Wednesday(62)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from  Breaking the Spine and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for..


Title:Court of Wings and Ruin
Author:Sarah J Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Release Date: May 2,2017

Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

So close yet so far. I cant wait to get my hands on this book.
Especially after that major cliff hanger in the last book.
So that's what i'm waiting on.How about you?Leave a link and comment and let me know!! :)

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