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November Wrap Up

Hello readers!!!
Well this was a bit of a slowww reading month for me. Here are the books that I read, which include two advanced copies of books for blog tours, a giveaway book, and a book I beta read.
Blog Tour books:
Infinite Limits by Megan Duke (released December 16, 2014)
Pinny the Bowling Pin by Leah Ward
Giveaway book:
Fragile Facade (The Blind Barriers Trilogy #1) by Sophie Davis

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Goodreads Synopsis:
You’ve heard their stories. You’ve felt their pain. Now, in this thought-provoking conclusion to Small Circles, the characters we’ve come to love are faced with an abundance of difficult choices. It’s time for each of them to choose a path, but who’s to say which is the right one? Between a wedding, a pregnancy, a disappearance, and a disturbing dream turned reality, there are an infinite number of ways this story could end. But there is a limit to every infinity, and everyone has a breaking point.

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Goodreads Synopsis:
Bowling Pin’s have feelings, too, in this funny, uplifting and overcoming story of the pin who felt alone because he couldn’t seem to do what all the other pins did – fall.

Poor Pinny just wants to fit in. He is tired of being the last bowling pin standing, making it nearly impossible for kids to bowl a strike. Everyone dislikes the last pin, the lone pin, the one who won’t fall no matter how many others do. As if it isn’t bad enough that the kids don’t like him, even the other pin’s don’t! He is making them look bad after all. But maybe, Pinny wasn’t meant to fit in? Maybe he was meant for something greater! Perhaps a doctor, a rockstar, or even the President!

Kids will be imagining their own humorous occupations for Pinny, and sharing a laugh with the lovable character and the author who finally revealed the truth behind the bowling pins lives. This story is a perfect gift for anti-bullying, for a reminder to kids to never give up, and for those who just want to know why it’s so difficult to bowl a strike!
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Lark Kingsley had the perfect family, the perfect future, the perfect life. Born and raised in affluent Manhattan society, she was bred for success. Lark had it all. Until one day things go terribly wrong, and she vanishes without a trace.

Raven Ferragamo is starting a new life. Taking a year off after high school, she moves to Washington, D.C., leaving her friends, her family, and her problems behind. The clean break with her past starts off better than she could’ve dreamed. For the first time in her short life, Raven really feels as though anything is possible.

Until one day, in the midst of a nationwide hunt for the Kinsgley Diamonds heiress, Raven happens upon Lark’s diary. Without warning, she is drawn in to the life of a girl with many secrets. Lark knew of the fate that would befall her before she ever disappeared. Her desperate pleas for help draw Raven in to a labyrinth of mysteries.

Seemingly coming from different worlds, the two have more in common than either could ever imagine.

What happened to Lark? And why was she building a hidden life? Will Raven find the answers before she is ensnared as well?

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October Wrap Up

Hello Readers!!!

Well, sad to say this, but October has been a pretty slow reading month (sad face). But of course the AMAZING books that I read makes up for the lack of books that I read this month. So here goes my LONNNNGGGG list of books that I read this month!

Ninety Degrees: A Precursor to Small Circles (Stories from Foster & Allan, #.5)

Ninety-Degrees by Megan Duke

Ninety Degrees is the story behind Silas McFuller’s senior year at Chattanooga Prep. He and his best friend, Charleigh McAfee, have never cared about grades or ACT scores. Their drive stems from creativity and pushing the boundaries when it comes to the arts and the world around them. They’ve got one year left of high school, and they want to make it count. For Charleigh, that means crossing into dangerous territory alongside a rebel with a southern drawl. For Silas, it means letting go of reasoning and finally letting his true self shine. Readers of the Small Circles books know better than any that life is short, and within that small spanse of time, it’s okay to be happy.

Check out my full review here: Ninety Degrees

I LOVVVEEEDD this book (DUH), and I CANNOT wait until Infinite Limits… though I sort of can, because eeeek!!! What’s going to happen to Paxton and Jade!!!?? And everyone else!!!?!?!


The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters, #1)

The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters #1) by Michelle Madoe

Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip’s most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.

Check out my full review here: The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters #1)

Being a huge fan of Gossip Girl, I DEFINITELY loved this book. Though it’s very different from Gossip Girl! You should definitely check this series out! ANDDDD the second book Diamonds in the Rough released on October 28th! I can’t wait to read it!


Stay with Me (Wait for You, #3)

Stay with Me (Wait for You #3) by J.Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.
But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she’d left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.
Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.

Check out my review here: Stay with Me (Wait for You #3)

My first NA genre series, and I am absolutely LOVING it! I can’t wait to read the next book!


Three Sixty: A Companion to Small Circles

Three-Sixty by Megan Duke

Three Sixty is a story about a group of friends. You may recognize two of them as the younger siblings of Larson Ashby and Jade Walbridge, but that does not mean you know them. Audrina, Paxton, and Larson meet Carter after he decides to spend the summer with his older sister Jade. Set during the summer before Audrina’s freshman year of college, over the course of those four months, the friends come face to face with jealousy, regret, freedom, and the true meaning of love. As a companion to the novel Small Circles, Three Sixty promotes the notion that it’s okay to be happy, even if you have to completely turn your life around, and start over, in order to achieve that.

Check out my review here: Three-Sixty

Get this book.. like now!!!

What I am reading right now, but haven’t finished:

Clicks (The Dolphin Prophecy #1)

Clicks by Amy Evans

Clicks are the sounds the universe makes when it stops to tell you what’s going to happen next. Truths you hear in your heart that you can’t explain.
For sixteen year old Cami, the clicks won’t stop. They’re telling her to fall in love with the wrong twin, that her family is hiding something, and that Pinhold, her pristine Island home, is in danger.
Born and bred to win, Cami’s family expects her to join a secret society called The Guard, marry one of the two identical twin boys next door, and stay on Pinhold Island for the rest of her life. Home to perfect waves, black sand beaches, and the world-famous Surf Carnival, Pinhold seems deceptively perfect. While visitors are jealous of the few hundred people who get to live there, Cami feels stifled. Thanks to the intense link she shares with her own twin, Mica, she can’t even be alone with her thoughts. While Cami’s more than happy to be a lifeguard, a lifelong commitment to the endless summer feels like a trap.
It should have been a fun summer of surf competitions and beach patrol. But dolphins are washing up on shore and the best swimmers are drowning. Then her twin brother Mica goes down too.
The only thing that can save her brother is the truth that only Cami can learn. But can she trust the clicks?

Clicks is the first novel in The Pinhold Prophecy – The fate of the world balances on the head of a pin.

I hope that I get in at least 5 books for the month of November, but we’ll see!

Don’t forget…

Happy Reading!!!!


September Wrap Up

Hello readers!

So September was another month of slow reading for me (sad face). But, I did read some fantastic books! I of course read my favorite genres (young adult, contemporary, dystopian, and new adult). I have been introduced to some new fantastic and unique authors. I have linked my reviews for each of these books in the titles. Please go check them out and make sure you read these superb novels!

Ignite

Ignite (Ignite #1) by Lily Paradis

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Exiled (Talented #4.5) by Sophie Davis

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Lux Consequences: Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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The Giver by Lois Lowry (no review)

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Opposition (Lux #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Signed Be with Me

Be with Me (Wait for You #2) by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)


August Wrap Up

Huge sad face here! After the fantastic and amazing month of reading I had in July with having read twelve books, including two novellas, I unfortunately only read six books this book. However, regardless of the number of books I read this month, I read some pretty fantastic books. Of course I read YA books, including both sci-fi and realistic fiction, as well as a non-YA psychological thriller novel. I FINALLY decided to read the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout and she has now become my new favorite YA author as of right now. I heard about it last year, but I was hesitant, as I stated in my reviews, but I sucked it up, and decided to buy the special collectors edition including Lux: Beginnings  (includes Obsidian (Lux #1) and Onyx (Lux #2))  and Lux Consequences (include Opal (Lux #3). I  also read the novel Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn. I read her novel Gone Girl back in July after finding out it was going to be made into a movie. I really enjoyed Gone Girl, so I figured that I should try another one of her books. Sharp Objects is another fantastic novel by Gillian Flynn that really displays how disturbing people can be. The other realistic fiction novel that I read was Small Circle (Stories from Foster & Allan #1) by the INCREDIBLE indie author Megan Duke. I really cannot thank her enough for writing this novel. It should be placed at the top of the list for coming of age stories. I gave these either 4.5 or 5 out of 5 stars. Lastly I “read” The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta. When I say “read”, I don’t mean that I even finished the book. I was able to read half of this book but I had to put it down. I gave this book 2 out of 5 stars. I gave it 2 stars because the concept had promise, but it just didn’t hook me like most books have done in the past.

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Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn

Lux: Beginnings Obsidian (Lux #1) and Onyx (Lux #2)

Lux Consequences (include Opal (Lux #3)

Small Circle (Stories from Foster & Allan #1) by the INCREDIBLE indie author Megan Duke

The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

I am currently reading Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout as well as Ignite (Ignite #1) by Lily Paradis which was sent to me after signing up for her promo blog tour for this book. And all I can say is that I am enjoying this book very much!

I will also be continuing with my 10 books in 12 days challenge books, for the month of September, because I CLEARLY did not read all the books I said I would read for the challenge.. FAIL!

Those books are:

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Lux Consequences: Opal (Lux #3) and Origin (Lux #4)
Maplecroft by Cherie Priest
The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2) by James Dasher
The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3) by James Dasher

HAPPY READING!


July Wrap Up

What a FANTASTIC month of reading I had! I read mostly YA (of course), but I also dipped my reading feet into the NA genre, as well as a psychological thriller genre. All the books that I had the pleasure of reading this month were incredible and were given either 4.5/5 stars out of 5. A few books that I also read included some e-book novellas. Please check out my reviews of each of these amazing books in the links below! I’m looking forward to whats in store for my next month of reading (aka, FINALLY getting to read the Lux series: Beginnings and Consequences).

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Wait for You (Wait for You #1) by J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout

Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth

The Whispers of the Fallen: Rebellion (The Whispers of the Fallen #2) by JD Netto

Never Fade (The Darkest Minds #2) by Alexandra Bracken

In Time (The Darkest Minds #1.5) by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) by Alexandra Bracken

Created (Talented Saga #4) by Sophie Davis

Captivated (Talented Saga, #3.5) by Sophie Davis

Hunted (Talented Saga #3) by Sophie Davis

Caged (Talented Saga #2) by Sophie Davis

Talented (Talented Saga #1) by Sophie Davis


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