Spoiler Alert: Book Deal!!


It's no secret, I love Sarah Dessen. Love her works. I'm pretty sure I own damn near all of them (if not all of them). The only problem that I have is that I only have one ebook copy of her book. 

But as of today, problem solved. 

Four of Sarah's books are going to be on sale today for only $2.99. I don't know about you, but I'm definitely buying. 

Click the link to buy Sarah's books.


2015 Summer Reads Challenge

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Who
Last Year I hosted my first ever Reading Challenge. It was fun and pressure free and my attempt at promoting reading in the summer. It went better than I expected and I got tons of positive feedback (better than I expected or anticipated). So I thought I'd host the challenge again this year and revamp it.

The Changes
Obviously, the first major change is that I'm hosting it on Tumblr this year. For a lot of different reasons, I thought that Tumblr might be a better fit. I have a bigger audience and I'm just hoping that this platform is a better fit. Another major change is I'm saying "bye bye" to the bi-weekly challenges. They didn't really work and it was a lot of upkeep, but even though I've decided to take away that aspect of the Summer Reads challenge, I've decided to amp up another aspect. Now I'm focusing on making the prizes better for the Monthly Challenges. This year there will be prize packs. Four really awesome and amazing prize packs for each monthly giveaway.

What
You'd probably be reading in the summer anyway and this is just a fun opportunity for everyone in the bookish community to get together and get rewarded for something they'd probably be doing anyway. Every month, when you either add a review to the linky list or use the hashtag #MHHBSummerReads15, you'll be entered to win some really incredible prize packs.

Last year if you won you received some really cool books, this year, I'm putting some incredible prize packs of the bookish variety.

How
Sign up via the Linky list. I'm also making a goodreads group as well, but for you to be considered for the giveaways you have to sign up via the linky list. The goodreads group is just an easy way for you to keep up to date with the challenge. I'll always send notifications on both tumblr and GR.

When
So the challenge will officially kick off May 1st until August 31st. The start of each giveaway begins on the 1st of each month and ends on the last day of the month.
Winners will be notified sometime in the following week, after the giveaway ends, that they won their prize and have 48 hours from that notification to claim their prize. If they do not claim their prize within that time frame, they thereby, forefit their prize and a new winner will be chosen. You must be 13 years old or older and be comfortable with giving me your address. While prize packs can only be shipped to the US, the reading challenge is international.If you are an international winner than you can choose a book(s) equal to the value prize pack via The Book Depository.
You Have Until August 1st to sign up for the challenge.

Everything Else
Although you can read whatever you like, the only reviews that will be counted towards the giveaways are YA book reviews.

I'll be posting links both on the blog and on Tumblr and Goodreads, but I'm definitely most accessible via Tumblr. 

If you have anymore questions, just message me and I'll try to answer to the best of my abilities! 

Good Luck and Happy Reading :)

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Spoiler Alert: Book Deal!!!


If you ever wanted to read the Legend series by Marie Lu the stars are aligning!!! Each book in the series is going to be on sale for $2.99 each. 

I've read the book in the series and I'm planning on continuing with the rest. I'm not one to pass on pass on a read good book deal (read: pass on any book really).

Click the links below to get your copy!


Snow Like Ashes (Review)


Snow Like Ashes
By: Sara Raasch

A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.
 

The Summer After You and Me (Review)

The Summer After You + Me
By: Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Sunbathing, surfing, eating funnel cake on the boardwalk—Lucy loves living on the Jersey Shore. For her, it's not just the perfect summer escape, it is home. And as a local girl, she knows not to get attached to the tourists. They breeze in over Memorial Day weekend, crowding the shore and stealing moonlit kisses, only to pack up their beach umbrellas and empty promises on Labor Day. Lucy wants more from love than a fleeting romance, even if that means keeping her distance from her summertime neighbor and crush, Connor.

Then Superstorm Sandy tears apart her barrier island, briefly bringing together a local girl like herself and a vacationer like Connor. Except nothing is the same in the wake of the storm. And day after day, week after week, Lucy is left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and broken home. Now with Memorial Day approaching and Connor returning, will it be a summer of fresh starts or second chances?

Happy Saturday: April 18 Edition


Hey lovelies!

How is your weekend? I hope it's filled with sunshine, great weather, and lots of time for reading. I've gotten out of my reading rut a little bit ago, but I think the universe is playing with me. Just when I want to read, I have very little time to read. Work has gotten beyond hectic, but I've managed to sneak away a little time to read. 



Since my last update, I've read eight books. My favorites. of those books were Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen and The Devil You Know by Trish Doller.

I was pleasantly surprised by both, but especially by Sarah Dessen. I didn't really like the last couple of Sarah Dessen's book, but Saint Anything, is the first of her books that I've connected with in a while. I really like it. The Devil You Know isn't my favorite Trish Doller book (def. WTSSS), but you can't go wrong with her books. This ones really dark but I like it. Mostly. 

I'm still working my way through ATBP and I'm enjoying it every step of the way. I've heard that it causes some heartbreak and I'm absolutely nervous/excited. But I'll let you know.


So PenguinTeen sent me a review copy for a Tale of Two Besties. I'm so excited and curious. It looks fun and I hope that it is! But I don't know if I want to read that before or after I read I Was Here. It was a trade and I'm generally a fan of Gayle Forman. 

Either way, I don't think I can go wrong.

What are you reading this weekend? Let me know in the comments!

Things We Know By Heart (Review)


Things We Know By Heart
Jessi Kirby


When Quinn Sullivan meets the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart, the two form an unexpected connection.


After Quinn loses her boyfriend, Trent, in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the pieces of her now-unrecognizable life. She hears back from some of them, but the person who received Trent’s heart has remained silent. The essence of a person, she has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent’s, then maybe she can have peace once and for all.

Risking everything in order to finally lay her memories to rest, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas—a guy whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn't want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they're connected—but their time together has made Quinn feel alive again. No matter how hard she’s falling for Colton, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she’s lost…and all that remains at stake. 

Finding Paris (Review)


Finding Paris
By: Joy Preble


A page-turning, evocative novel for fans of THIRTEEN REASONS WHY and SPEAK, about a girl who must follow a trail of mysterious clues to discover what happened to her sister.

Sisters Leo and Paris Hollings have only ever had each other to rely on. They can’t trust their mother, who hops from city to city and from guy to guy, or their gambler stepfather, who’s moved them all to Las Vegas. It’s just the two of them: Paris, who’s always been the dreamer, and Leo, who has a real future in mind—going to Stanford, becoming a doctor, falling in love.

But Leo isn’t going anywhere yet… until Paris ditches her at the Heartbreak Hotel Diner, where moments before they had been talking with physics student Max Sullivan. Outside, Leo finds a cryptic note from Paris—a clue. Is it some kind of game? Where is Paris, and why has she disappeared?

When Leo reluctantly accepts Max’s offer of help, the two find themselves following a string of clues through Vegas and beyond. But the search for the truth is a not a straight line. And neither is the path to secrets Leo and Max hold tightly.

99 Days


99 Days
By: Katie Cotugno

Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.


Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me.

Top 10 Books From My Childhood (Or teen years)


Elementary School


Looking back at it, I guess in elementary school I was really interested in worlds unlike my own and young characters with agency. Characters who could do things. Things that I dreamed that I could do when I was 18 and an adult. So whether it was Harry Potter, Anne, Sammy Keyes, or Matilda, I think I gravitated towards books that kids did things. 


Middle School
 

I guess middle school is when I had my sexual awakening. I definitely was obsessed with kissing and experimenting and being cooler than I thought I was. Back then it seemed embarrasing to ask questions...so I looked for answers in books. I remember looking to these books for advice on how to guide life.

I used GG and The Clique as guidebooks for popularity. I used the snogging scale in Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging...for reasons! I wished I was as cool as Edie on navigating the murky waters of crushes. And for Troy...my friend told me in middle school because it was kind of dirty, because of *whispers* s...e...x (it was the only book in our school library that I found that had sex in it though and historical sex is better than no sex at all, amirite?)