Monthly Wrap Up: September 2016


Oh my goodness! September came and went in a blink of an eye!! I didn’t even realize that a Monthly Wrap Up was here until the very last minute (like very last minute based on the timing of this post. XD) It was only the first day of school and now one month is gone!! Oh boy, I’m not ready for this. 😧

Let’s just fangirl over the fall season because it is among us and I’m loving it!! I’m wearing jeans and sweatshirts and I’m going to bring out the combat boots soon! I’ve been drinking teas (but every season is tea season) and I’m just so happy it’s fall!! ❤

Okay enough with the raving Michelle. Let’s get to the wrap up. 🙂

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Review: Ruined by Amy Tintera

By Amy Tintera

Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 3rd 2016 by HarperTeen
Average Rating: 3.84

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
POV: Third Person (Em & Cas)
Cover Love: Medieval and the symbol is pretty damn cool
My Rating:
3.5/5 stars

A revenge that will consume her. A love that will ruin her.

Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped.

But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera’s borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.

In a brilliant, elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line to take Lera’s throne. If anyone in Lera discovers Em is not Casimir’s true betrothed, Em will be executed on the spot. But it’s the only way to salvage Em’s kingdom and what is left of her family.

Em is determined to succeed, but the closer she gets to the prince, the more she questions her mission. Em’s rage-filled heart begins to soften. But with her life—and her family—on the line, love could be Em’s deadliest mistake.Read More »

COVER REVEAL | The Player by Claire Contreras

I’m thrilled to share the much anticipated cover of her next romantic standalone, The Player, from NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR Claire Contreras!! *cue loud squealing*

The Player is an opposites attract story that is sure to be sexy, heartwarming, fun and full of feels that Claire Contreras always brings out in me. You absolutely do not want to miss this release on October 10th!!!Read More »

Tattoo Thursday (12)

Haven’t had one of these for a long time but I’ve been meaning to post this because this will definitely be an ultimate tattoo option of mine. Early August, Colleen Hoover released her latest standalone, It Ends with Us and it completely changed me. The response was amazing and beautiful and you should all go read […]

Status | Hiatusing and Low-Key Obsessed

statusHiiiii!!! I’m baaack!!! If you noticed my conspicuous absence, you must have really missed me because I definitely missed all of you!!! If you didn’t know, I’ve been MIA for a least two weeks and how dare you not notice this?! (I’m kidding…maybe) School has started back up for me and man, I was thrown into a whirlwind of BUSY. The weeks off from my blog were very nice, and although I still think I need more time to adjust to my swamped schedule, I’m ready to start reviewing and talking books again! These few weeks has definitely shown me that I have to accept that I may not post as much as I did during the summer, but that I must keep blogging because I’m low-key obsessed with this life. The academically busy, only go out for exercise, stay in my room and blog life. Read More »

Review: A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir

a-torch-against-the-night-sabaa-tahirA Torch Against The Night
(An Ember in the Ashes #2)

By Sabaa Tahir

Hardcover, 452 pages
Published August 30th 2016 by Razorbill
Average Rating: 4.44

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance (Do I even bother?!)
POV: First Person (Elias, Laia & Helene)
Cover Love: So much love for the cover
Rating: 4/5 stars

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both.

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Review: This is My Brain on Boys by Sarah Strohmeyer

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By Sarah Strohmeyer

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 10th 2016 by Balzer + Bray
Average Rating: 3.34

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction
POV: Third Person (Addie & Kris)
Cover Love: Love the font, and the birds are adorable. This cover suits the story insanely well.
My Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Addie Emerson doesn’t believe in love. Not for herself, anyway. With one year left of high school, she’s more interested in snagging a full scholarship to Harvard than a full-time boyfriend.

That doesn’t mean she’s oblivious to the ways of the heart. Or, rather, the head. Because after months of research, Addie has discovered how to make anyone fall in love. All you need is the secret formula.

But will her discovery be enough to win the coveted Athenian Award and all its perks? (See above, full scholarship to Harvard.) Or will she be undone by Dexter, her backstabbing lab partner, who is determined to deep-six her experiments at their exclusive private school?

Those are the least of her problems now that she’s survived a death-defying flight with a mysterious, dark-haired boy, who has delicious chocolate-brown eyes and a few secrets of his own.

With an experiment to mastermind, an infatuated exchange student on her hands, and at least one great white shark (more on that later), can Addie’s prefrontal cortex outwit her heart? Or will she have to give in to her amygdala and find out, once and for all, if this thing called love is more than just her brain on drugs?Read More »

Review: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

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By Kasie West

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 26th 2016 by Point
Average Rating: 4.09

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Romance
POV: First Person Limited (Lily)
Cover Love: It’s silly which I like but compared to West’s other books I’m not overly fond of this book cover.
My Rating: 5/5 stars

Signed, sealed, delivered…

While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds thatsomeone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mysteryand juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…Read More »

Liebster Award

liebster award

Thank you so much Cate @ Midnight Biblio for nominating me!! Please go check out her blog because I told you so, and you won’t regret it! 😉

What is the Liebster Award?

Liebster is a German word meaning sweet, favourite or dearest. It is an award from bloggers to bloggers to discover new blogs and help build a sense of community in the blogging world.

The Rules:liebster-blog-award

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers that you think are deserving of the award.
  • Let the bloggers know you nominated them.
  • Give them 11 questions of your own.

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September 2016: Most Anticipated Releases

Most Anticipated Releases

Holy smokilies! (I don’t even know…) We got a whole month of releases ahead of us. I have a confession. I’m literally only interested in 3 releases this month, and that means I’m 2 below my usual Most Anticipated post… So what do I do in this crisis???

Read on to find out!! 😂

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