Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (116)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating. 

~Currently Anticipating~

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top 10 Goals/Resolutions of 2015

Hey guys! So we've decided to finally finally start doing Top Ten Tuesday whenever our Tuesdays are free :) Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten.

**Lists aren't in any specific order**

Taherah's Goals/Resolutions:
1. Balance my blog and school life (esp. w/senior year/college apps this fall :o) 
2. Read 100 books (hopefully more)
3. Review at least 95% of books that I do end up reading
4. Be more interactive with authors on Twitter and on the blog 
5. Maintain/Get all A's 
6. Stop procrastinating 
7. Get more followers on the blog

Caitlyn's Goals/Resolutions:
1. Read more 
2. Review more books
3. Actually study 
4. Eat less

And this is how you know that we pretty much suck at making resolutions...
But we tried. So not ready for 2015 but also excited for all the books that are releasing this year :) 

What are your goals/resolutions (blogging/reading/school wise)? 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Mini-Review: Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

SuspicionSuspicion by Alexandra Monir
368 Pages
Release Date: December 9th, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genre: Paranormal/Mystery
Rating: 3 STARS

Goodreads Summary: 
A modern-day twist on the classic thriller, Rebecca, with a dash of the supernatural, a powerful romance, and a deadly family mystery. 

“There’s something hidden in the maze.” 

Seventeen-year-old Imogen Rockford has never forgotten the last words her father said to her, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country manor.

For seven years, images of her parents’ death have haunted Imogen’s dreams. In an effort to escape the past, she leaves Rockford Manor and moves to New York City with her new guardians. But some attachments prove impossible to shake—including her love for her handsome neighbor Sebastian Stanhope.

Then a life-altering letter arrives that forces Imogen to return to the manor in England, where she quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind Rockford’s aristocratic exterior. At their center is Imogen herself—and Sebastian, the boy she never stopped loving.

Combining spine-tingling mystery, romance, and unforgettable characters, Suspicion is an action-packed thrill ride.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Top 10 Books We're Looking Forward to in 2015


For those of you who haven't heard of Top 10 of 2013 which is hosted by the lovely book bloggers, Rachel fromFiktshunJaime from Two Chicks on BooksMindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, & Nancy from A Tale of Ravenous Readers a bunch of book bloggers participate for a week as we share out top 10's of the year following the topics given by the hostesses.

Today's Topic: Top 10 Books We're Looking Forward to in 2015 
**BOTH lists are in no particular order** 
**Click on the title to go to its Goodreads page**

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Best Book Boyfriends of 2014


For those of you who haven't heard of Top 10 of 2013 which is hosted by the lovely book bloggers, Rachel fromFiktshunJaime from Two Chicks on BooksMindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, & Nancy from A Tale of Ravenous Readers a bunch of book bloggers participate for a week as we share out top 10's of the year following the topics given by the hostesses.

Today's Topic: Best Book Boyfriends of 2014 
**BOTH lists are in no particular order** 
**Click on the title to go to its Goodreads page**

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Best Bad Boys of 2014


For those of you who haven't heard of Top 10 of 2013 which is hosted by the lovely book bloggers, Rachel fromFiktshunJaime from Two Chicks on BooksMindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, & Nancy from A Tale of Ravenous Readers a bunch of book bloggers participate for a week as we share out top 10's of the year following the topics given by the hostesses.

Today's Topic: Best Bad Boys of 2014 
**BOTH lists are in no particular order** 
**Click on the title to go to its Goodreads page**

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Best Book Covers of 2014


For those of you who haven't heard of Top 10 of 2013 which is hosted by the lovely book bloggers, Rachel fromFiktshunJaime from Two Chicks on BooksMindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, & Nancy from A Tale of Ravenous Readers a bunch of book bloggers participate for a week as we share out top 10's of the year following the topics given by the hostesses.

Today's Topic: Best Book Covers of 2014 
**BOTH lists are in no particular order** 
**Click on the title to go to its Goodreads page
and click on the title to go to a review/post on it**

Monday, December 22, 2014

Best Books We've Read in 2014


For those of you who haven't heard of Top 10 of 2013 which is hosted by the lovely book bloggers, Rachel from Fiktshun, Jaime from Two Chicks on Books, Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, & Nancy from A Tale of Ravenous Readers a bunch of book bloggers participate for a week as we share out top 10's of the year following the topics given by the hostess.

Today's topic: Top 10 Books We've Read in 2014 
**Click on the title to go to a review/post we did for that book .
Click on the cover to go to its Goodreads page** 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Cover Reveals: Jesse's Girl, The Nightmare Charade, and MORE

Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kinneally
Jesse's Girl (Hundred Oaks)
This looks so cute! I love the purple font and the girl's outfit. 
Can't wait to see what Miranda Kinneally has in store for us in this story :D 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Unraveling Books: Everblaze by Shannon Messenger

Everblaze (Keeper of the Lost Cities #3) by Shannon Messenger
624 Pages
Release Date: November 4th, 2014
Publisher: Aladdin
Genre:Fantasy
Level: Middle Grade

Goodreads Summary:

Sophie Foster is ready to fight back.

Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she’s determined to find her kidnappers—before they come after her again. 

But a daring mistake leaves her world teetering on the edge of war, and causes many to fear that she has finally gone too far. And the deeper Sophie searches, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that her most dangerous enemy might be closer than she realizes. 

In this nail-biting third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion, before they destroy everyone and everything she loves.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Review: Empire of Shadows by Miriam Forster

Empire of Shadows (Bhinian Empire, #2)Empire of Shadows (Bhinian Empire #2)
496 Pages
Release Date: November 4th 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 4.5 STARS

Goodreads Summary:

Cast out of her family three years ago, Mara turned to the only place that would take her—a school where students train to protect others. But Mara is stunned when guarding a noble girl in the Empire’s capital turns out to be more dangerous than she could’ve imagined. More shocking still, she finds the boy she thought she had lost forever outside the gates of her new home.

Mara knew her life in the dizzying Imperial city would hold dangers. How could she have known that her heart, as well as her life, would be at stake?

Empire of Shadows will take readers on a spellbinding journey into the world Miriam Forster first introduced in City of a Thousand Dolls—a world with a divided society, deadly courtiers, heroic traitors, and deeply laid conspiracies.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (115)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating. http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/

~Currently Anticipating~

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We Think We're Funny: Treat Books Well


As some of you may know, Caitlyn and Olivia starting vlogging on YouTube and they're allowing
me to put all their bookish videos up on Hopper and their newest video is up! It's all about treating
 books with respect and a rant over people who return books in a worse condition.
It's basically relate-able to all book bloggers and readers out there 

WATCH, LIKE, SUBSCRIBE 

Their next video is going to be up tomorrow so be on the watch for that!
Until next time, happy readings!!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Event Recap: Suspicion by Alexandra Monir Launch Party

Caitlyn and I had the honor of going to Alexandra Monir's launch party for her newest release, Suspicion (which is pretty good! My review will be up in the beginning of next month!) So we both bought copies of the book and headed upstairs to the event room which was filled up pretty nicely with people. There was also an amazing spread of food which ranged from cold cut sandwiches to brownies. It was great. I wish I got a picture but there was a lot of people and I felt awkward :o 



(Didn't realize this when I took this pic but Romina Russell, author of Zodiac, is the one in the pink/blue flannel XD)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cover Reveals: Resonance, The Blind Wish, & Hello, I Love You

Resonance by Erica O'Rourke
Release Date: July 21st, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Resonance (Dissonance #2)
New covers!! Seems like they changed the covers for Dissonance to match the Resonance cover! 
I haven't read the first book yet so I have no idea if this relates or not to the story but it does look cool! Low the origami fades down and it just looks pretty :) 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Review: The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy #2) by Sherry Thomas
414 Pages
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 5 STARS

Goodreads Summary:

After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in.

Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking discovery, one that makes him question everything he previously believed about their mission. Faced with this devastating realization, Iolanthe is forced to come to terms with her new role, while Titus must choose between following his mother's prophecies—and forging a divergent path to an unknowable future. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

We Think We're Funny


As of last week, Caitlyn and another one of our friends, Olivia, started a vlogging channel of sorts where they talk about all the things they love ranging from books to tv shows (*coughs* Supernatural will be one of them *coughs*) It would be great if you guys check out this intro videos of theirs and subscribe to their channel We Think We're Funny 


Both Olivia and Caitlyn are pure fangirls and ranters. Snarky and witty, they usually have a lot to say especially when it comes to things they love and hate. So check them out and subscribe if you want to check out more of their upcoming videos. And if they have anything book related, I'll probably post them on here too :) Happy Friday!



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Review: No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown

No Place to FallNo Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown
368 Pages
Release Date: December 9th, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: Contemporary
Source: Publisher via EW
Rating: 3 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
Amber Vaughn is a good girl. She sings solos at church, babysits her nephew after school, and spends every Friday night hanging out at her best friend Devon’s house. It’s only when Amber goes exploring in the woods near her home, singing camp songs with the hikers she meets on the Appalachian Trail, that she feels free—and when the bigger world feels just a little bit more in reach.

When Amber learns about an audition at the North Carolina School of the Arts, she decides that her dream—to sing on bigger stages—could also be her ticket to a new life. Devon’s older (and unavailable) brother, Will, helps Amber prepare for her one chance to try out for the hypercompetitive arts school. But the more time Will and Amber spend together, the more complicated their relationship becomes . . . and Amber starts to wonder if she’s such a good girl, after all.

Then, in an afternoon, the bottom drops out of her family’s world—and Amber is faced with an impossible choice between her promise as an artist and the people she loves. Amber always thought she knew what a good girl would do. But between “right” and “wrong,” there’s a whole world of possibilities.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (114)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating. http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/

~Currently Anticipating~

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top 10 New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2014

Hey guys! So we've decided to finally finally start doing Top Ten Tuesday whenever our Tuesdays are free :) Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten.

**Lists aren't in any specific order**

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Cover Reveals: The Favorite, The Replaced, and The Trouble With Destiny

**Click on the cover to go to its Goodreads page**

The Favorite by Kiera Cass
The Favorite (The Selection, #2.6) 
Such a gorgeous cover! Love the background and the golden thing which I probably should be able to recognize but can't for some reason :o Either way it's simple yet elegant. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Book Blitz: Compulsion by Martina Boone {Teaser+Giveaway}


Release Date: 10/28/14
ISBN: 1481411225
Simon Pulse, Simon Teen
448 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.

All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead--a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family's twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (113)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating.

~Currently Anticipating~

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
368 Pages
Release Date: November 4th, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: Sci-fi/Parallel Universes/Mystery
Source: Publisher via EW
Rating: 4 STARS

Goodreads Summary: 
Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cover Reveals: Daughter of Deep Silence, Until Midnight, and MORE

**Click on its cover to go to its GR page**

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
Daughter of Deep Silence

First of all, love the colors and how they just unexpectedly fit together. 
Second, the title and the title font is just gorgeous.
Third, I love the black borders of the cover. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (112)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating. http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/

~Currently Anticipating~

Monday, November 24, 2014

Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
352 Pages
Release Date: August 14th, 2014
Publisher: Dutton
Genre: Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last? 

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. 

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, √Čtienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (111)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating. http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/

~Currently Anticipating~

Monday, November 17, 2014

Blog Tour: I WISH by Elizabeth Langston {INTERVIEW+GIVEAWAY}

I'm so excited to be part of the I Wish blog tour! Check out my interview with the author and what the book is all about! 

I WISH by Elizabeth Langston
Release Date: November 18th, 2014 
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

I Wish (I Wish, #1)

Goodreads Summary:
Book 1 in a new series.

What Lacey needs is a miracle. What she gets is a genie with rules.

Lacey Linden is hiding the truth of her life—a depressed mom, a crumbling house, and bills too big to pay. While her high school classmates see a girl with a ready smile and good grades, Lacey spends her evenings seeking ways to save her family. On a get-cash-quick trip to the flea market, Lacey stumbles over a music box that seemingly begs her to take it home. She does, only to find it is inhabited by a gorgeous "genie." He offers her a month of wishes, one per day, but there's a catch. Each wish must be humanly possible.

Grant belongs to a league of supernatural beings, dedicated to serving humans in need. After two years of fulfilling the boring wishes of conventional teens, he is one assignment away from promotion to a challenging new role with more daring cases. Yet his month with Lacey is everything that he expects and nothing like he imagines. Lacey and Grant soon discover that the most difficult task of all might be saying goodbye.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Cover Reveals: The Heart of Betrayal, Jubilee Manor, and MORE

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles, #2)

LOVE THE DARKNESS AND THE CREEPINESS FACTOR OF THE BACKGROUND!
After my brain explosion after reading Kiss of Deception, I'm most definitely on my toes to read this book! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (110)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating. http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/

~Currently Anticipating~

Monday, November 10, 2014

Book Blitz: Breaking the Rules by Katie McGarry {Excerpt+Giveaway}


Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits #1.5)
Release Date: 12/08/14
Harlequin Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
A summer road trip changes everything in this unforgettable new tale from acclaimed author Katie McGarry.

For new high school graduate Echo Emerson, a summer road trip out west with her boyfriend means getting away and forgetting what makes her so... different. It means seeing cool sights while selling her art at galleries along the way. And most of all, it means almost three months alone with Noah Hutchins, the hot, smart, soul-battered guy who’s never judged her. Echo and Noah share everything — except the one thing Echo’s just not ready for.

But when the source of Echo’s constant nightmares comes back into her life, she has to make some tough decisions about what she really wants — even as foster kid Noah’s search for his last remaining relatives forces them both to confront some serious truths about life, love, and themselves.

Now, with one week left before college orientation, jobs and real life, Echo must decide if Noah's more than the bad-boy fling everyone warned her he'd be. And the last leg of an amazing road trip will turn... seriously epic.


Available for Pre-Order:
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Books in the series:
(covers linked to Goodreads)
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From Echo’s Point of View:
It’s like watching a horror film in slow motion. She tucks her hair behind her ears, gives Noah a hesitant smile and speaks. The girl is pretty—very pretty. I run my hand over the scars on my left arm. Sometimes I don’t understand why Noah’s with me. Especially when I’m so…
Noah answers the girl then motions at me with his chin. Both girls turn, and their faces fall. Noah waves. I wave back. Butterflies tumble in my stomach when he flashes his wicked grin.

About the Author
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, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.
                                                  Author Links:
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~GIVEAWAY~

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