Friday, May 30, 2014

The Thing About Books: All Lined Up by Cora Carmack

All new The Thing About Books in which we discuss books we love :) 
This week is the first time we're going to be fangirling over an NA book, 
Cora Carmack's recently released novel, ALL LINED UP. PLEASE only read this post
if you've already read this book! This post isn't tooo spoilery but we do mention
some scenes that are better read first then fangirled over ;D 

All Lined Up (Rusk University, #1)All Lined Up by Cora Carmack
Release Date: May 13th, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Goodreads Summary:
In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That's what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn't always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It's obliterated.

Dallas doesn't know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn't know that Dallas is his new coach's daughter.

And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (86)

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, May 27, 2014

Mini-Review: The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz

The Dark World (Dark World, #1)The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz
384 Pages
Release Date: May 27th, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Paranomal
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Rating: 3 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
Paige Kelly is used to weird--in fact, she probably corners the market on weird, considering that her best friend, Dottie, has been dead since the 1950s. But when a fire demon attacks Paige in detention, she has to admit that things have gotten out of her league. Luckily, the cute new boy in school, Logan Bradley, is a practiced demon slayer-and he isn't fazed by Paige's propensity to chat with the dead. Suddenly, Paige is smack in the middle of a centuries-old battle between warlocks and demons, learning to fight with a magic sword so that she can defend herself. And if she makes one wrong move, she'll be pulled into the Dark World, an alternate version of our world that's overrun by demons-and she might never make it home.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Review: Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy and Roger's Epic DetourAmy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
352 Pages
Release Date: May 10th, 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genre: Contemporary
Rating: 4 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it's Amy's responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn't ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip - and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar - especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory - but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Cover Attack I

Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole
Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles, #3)

Why aren't all the other covers like thissss?! Not that I didn't like the first one but the cover for Endless Knight wasn't really my favorite...BUT ANYWAYS CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT XD

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Review: Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
384 Pages
Release Date: April 15th, 2014
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Level: YA
Genre: Mystery
Rating: 4.5 STARs

Goodreads Summary:

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. 

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (85)

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, May 20, 2014

Nerd Blast: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes {Promo+Giveaway}

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
Release Date: May 20th, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
The Art of Lainey
Soccer star Lainey Mitchell is gearing up to spend an epic summer with her amazing boyfriend, Jason, when he suddenly breaks up with her—no reasons, no warning, and in public no less! Lainey is more than crushed, but with help from her friend Bianca, she resolves to do whatever it takes to get Jason back.
And that’s when the girls stumble across a copy of The Art of War. With just one glance, they’re sure they can use the book to lure Jason back into Lainey’s arms. So Lainey channels her inner warlord, recruiting spies to gather intel and persuading her coworker Micah to pose as her new boyfriend to make Jason jealous. After a few “dates”, it looks like her plan is going to work!  But now her relationship with Micah is starting to feel like more than just a game.
What’s a girl to do when what she wants is totally different from what she needs? How do you figure out the person you’re meant to be with, if you’re still figuring out the person you’re meant to be?
You can purchase The Art of Lainey at the following Retailers:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (84)

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, May 13, 2014

Review: The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer

The Secrets of Lily GravesThe Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer
304 Pages
Release Date: May 13th, 2014
Publisher: Balzer and Bray
Genre: Mystery
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Rating: 4 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
With the intrigue of Pretty Little Liars and plenty of romance, bestselling author Sarah Strohmeyer weaves a story of secrets and lies—set in a funeral parlor.

Growing up in a house of female morticians, Lily Graves knows all about buried secrets. She knows that perfect senior-class president Erin Donohue isn’t what she seems. She knows why Erin’s ex-boyfriend, hot football player Matt Houser, broke up with her. And she also knows that, even though she says she and Matt are just friends, there is something brewing between them—something Erin definitely did not like.

But secrets, even ones that are long buried, have a way of returning to haunt their keeper.

So when Erin is found dead the day after attacking Lily in a jealous rage, Lily's and Matt’s safe little lives, and the lives of everyone in their town of Potsdam, begin to unravel. And their relationship—which grew from innocent after-school tutoring sessions to late-night clandestine rendezvous—makes them both suspects.

As her world crumbles around her, Lily must figure out the difference between truth and deception, genuine love and a web of lies. And she must do it quickly, before the killer claims another victim.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Hiatus: May 9th-May 16th

Hey guys! As some of you guys may know, AP testing has started and even though we've only taken AP Euro this year...Caitlyn and I have to study and cram centuries worth of European
drama in our heads. We decided that we needed this break so we could solely focus on studying and get a few days to prepare some more posts for this month! We'll be taking a week long break starting from today to next Friday. WE SHALL MISS YOU GUYS <3333

And thank you for understanding :) We'll be back next week! 
Happy Readings! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Review: Royally Lost by Angie Stanton

Royally Lost by Angie Stanton
336 Pages
Release Date: May 6th, 2014
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Level: YA
Rating: 4.5 STARS

Goodreads Summary:

Dragged on a family trip to Europe’s ancient cities, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, over-eager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. That is until she meets Nikolai, a guy as mysterious as he is handsome. And she unknowingly finds herself with a runaway prince.

Nikolai has everything a guy could ask for-he's crown prince, heir to the throne, and girls adore him. But the one thing he doesn't freedom. Staging a coup, he flees his kingdom and goes undercover on his own European tour.

When Nikolai and Becca meet, it’s their differences that draw them together. Sparks fly as they share a whirlwind of adventures, all the while dodging his royal guard. But Becca's family vacation ends in a matter of days. Will Nikolai and Becca be forced to say goodbye forever, will his destiny catch up to him, or will they change history forever?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (83)

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~

Monday, May 5, 2014

Cover Reveal: Empower: Fight Like a Girl (Anthology)

Empower: Fight Like a Girl by Amy Berg, Lisa Randolph, and more
Release Date: May 1st, 2014
Publisher: Words Empower Media

Praise for Empower: Fight Like A Girl

"Even non-girls will feel empowered by these stories about ordinary, flawed characters finding their own strengths. Highly entertaining and original."
- Lee Goldberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Chase and King City, whose mother lost her hearing to lupus.
Empower: Fight Like A Girl

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Truth About Books: Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

This week's book is Sweet Reckoning 
which Taherah and I managed to get an ARC for and it has been absolutely torture 
not being able to gush about it till now!

Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins
464 Pages
Release Date: April 29th, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen

Goodreads Summary:

It’s time. 

Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mini-Review: The Break Up Artist by Philip Siegel

The Break-Up ArtistThe Break Up Artist by Philip Siegel
336 Pages
Release Date: April 29th, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Contemporary
Rating:  2 STARS

Goodreads Summary:
Some sixteen-year-olds babysit for extra cash. Some work at the Gap. Becca Williamson breaks up couples. 

After watching her sister get left at the altar, Becca knows the true damage that comes when people utter the dreaded L-word. For just $100 via paypal, she can trick and manipulate any couple into smithereens. With relationship zombies overrunning her school, and treating single girls like second class citizens, business is unfortunately booming. Even her best friend Val has resorted to outright lies to snag a boyfriend.

One night, she receives a mysterious offer to break up the homecoming king and queen, the one zombie couple to rule them all: Steve and Huxley. They are a JFK and Jackie O in training, masters of sweeping faux-mantic gestures, but if Becca can split them up, then school will be safe again for singletons. To succeed, she'll have to plan her most elaborate scheme to date and wiggle her way back into her former BFF Huxley’s life – not to mention start a few rumors, sabotage some cell phones, break into a car, and fend off the inappropriate feelings she’s having about Val’s new boyfriend. All while avoiding a past victim out to expose her true identity.

No one said being the Break-Up Artist was easy.

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