Monthly Wrap Up: August 2016

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Holy crap, it’s the end of August. ANOTHER MONTH HAS GONE BY. What. Is. This?! It’s actually blowing my mind how fast this summer has gone. In a week, I’ll be going back to school!!! It’ll definitely be the ultimate test of juggling sports, school and this blog. But I think I got this. And guys, *whispers* I’m almost caught up on my reviews! XD

Okay, let’s get to this month’s wrap up!

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Real Neat Blog Award

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Thank you Nina @ By Page or By Plane for this nomination! You’re the best! ❤ If you haven’t already, check out her awesome blog!

The Rules:realneatblogaward (1)

  • Thank and link the blogger that nominated you.
  • Answer the 7 questions that the nomination has provided you.
  • Create 7 questions for your nominees.
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers.

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Recap: An Ember in The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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The release of A Torch Against The Night is only 48 hours away and I’m freaking out. Absolutely freaking out. I happened to reread the book a few days ago and the ending left me thirsty for the next book.

I thought it would be a perfect time to give you another recap!!

Disclaimer: MANY HUGE SPOILERS AHEAD. IF YOU HAVEN’T READ AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED; I WILL BE SPOILING THE WHOLE BOOK FOR YOU, SO DO NOT CONTINUE IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK.

****Instead, go buy the book and read it!!!****

None of this is mine. All rights go to the author. 


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5 Reasons Why You Should Start Reading THAT Book

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At least once in our long bookish lives, we hit that moment where we want to start reading a book but we just can’t. I call it the reading slump. For the purpose of this post, I need you to think of the book that you’ve been trying to read. It’ll probably be a book you haven’t read before and it’s been pending for a long time. You just haven’t actually picked it up yet. You can practically envision the title and book cover in your mind. I’m sure you do, us bookworms have a pretty nice flatscreen TV in our heads. It’s the one that’s been nagging you for a while. Got it? Okay, now I’m going to convince you to read it.Read More »

This or That Book Tag

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Thank you Romana @ A Book Nerd for tagging me to do this! Please check her blog out if you haven’t already!! 🙂

Rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks)
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  • Tag 10 other people to do the tag and spread the love!

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Review: Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard

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By Victoria Aveyard

Hardcover, 444 pages
Published February 9th 2016 by HarperTeen
Average Rating: 3.99

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia, Romance
POV: Third Person Limited (Mare)
Cover Love: Um of course I would love this cover!! Blood, beautiful glass diadem. What could a girl ask for??
My Rating: 5/5 stars


If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.Read More »

Review: The Way Back to You by Michelle Andreani & Mindi Scott

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By Michelle Andreani & Mindi Scott

Hardcover, 384 pages
Published May 3rd 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books
Average Rating: 4.01

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Death, Road Trip
POV: First Person Dual POV
Cover Love: Super cute. Love the road sign arrows!
Rating: 4.5/5 stars


In this witty, heart-tugging novel, two teens take a spontaneous road trip across the Southwest to meet three strangers who received the life-saving organs of their late best friend—charting a journey of loss, hope, and love along the way.

Six months ago, Ashlyn Montiel died in a bike accident.

Her best friend Cloudy is keeping it together, at least on the outside. Cloudy’s insides are a different story: tangled, confused, heartbroken.

Kyle is falling apart, and everyone can tell. Ashlyn was his girlfriend, and when she died, a part of him went with her. Maybe the only part he cares about anymore.

As the two people who loved Ashlyn best, Cloudy and Kyle should be able to lean on each other. But after a terrible mistake last year, they’re barely speaking. So when Cloudy discovers that Ashlyn’s organs were donated after her death and the Montiel family has been in touch with three of the recipients, she does something a little bit crazy and a lot of out character: she steals the letters and convinces Kyle to go on a winter break road trip with her, from Oregon to California to Arizona to Nevada. Maybe if they see the recipients—the people whose lives were saved by Ashlyn’s death—the world will open up again. Or maybe it will be a huge mistake.

With hundreds of miles in front of them, a stowaway kitten, and a list of people who are alive because of Ashlyn, Cloudy and Kyle just may find their way to back to her…and to each other.Read More »

The “I Messed Up” Book Tag

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I’ve been tagged by the lovely Melissa @ BookNerdMomo, so thanks a bunch! Please check out her blog if you haven’t already! ❤

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Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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By Colleen Hoover

Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 2nd 2016 by Atria Books
Average Rating: 4.75

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
POV: First Person Limited (Lily)
Cover Love: Symbolic and loved by everyone. The recreations on Colleen’s Instagram speak for themselves.
My Rating: 5/5


Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.Read More »

Chapters Haul #1 | Savings jackpot that should be appreciated because now I have more BOOKS!

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Okay, so this was maybe two/three weeks ago…and I wanted to take photos of these books for this post and I kept pushing it off until I finally said, “Let’s take pictures of EVERYTHING IN MY ROOM BECAUSE I’M BORED.” 😅

Let’s appreciate all those titles because I can finally say I own a copy of [insert book here]. Best Booknerd Feeling Ever. Period. To me, buying books is a declaration of love because I hardly buy books and borrow them instead. 👌

Chapters had a sale where you can buy 2 selected YA titles for $20! Twenty dollars. I obviously had to buy four and one was 3 bucks. (I’ll specify which books below)

*round of applause for the awesome deal the book gods have preached us with*

I got one sentence for you: I’m a happy fangirl.

Now, why did I buy these books?? What was going through my book-filled brain as I stood in front of the shelf for at least half an hour making a decision??Read More »