HIATUS

I have to say that due to some changes in my life recently, I might not post for a long while. I have not read in some time and adulting life is catching up with me now that I graduated. I promise that soon I will find a pace and start to blog again. For now, everything that is being posted was scheduled from a long time ago. See ya!

UPDATE: I'm really trying to find a better pace. I am reading more than before, but I need to find time to actually review and post more. I think you might see more posts, at random, that have not been scheduled from way before. Anyways, enjoy, and I'll be back soon, hopefully.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

5th Annual End of Year Book Survey – 2014 Edition!


It’s that time of year when Jamie of The Perpetual Page-Turner puts together the best (and longest) end of the year survey! It gives you a chance to look back on the year and re-experience those books that made you laugh, cry, sob and rage. It’s also an awesome way to see what cool things you did and what awesome things you plan to do. So how about we jump right on in?!

Number of Books You Read: 152
Number of Re-Readings: 3?
Genre You Read the Most From: Contemporary
1. Best Book You Read in 2014?
I don't know! YOU can't make me choose!
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going to Love More but Didn't?
The Testing Trilogy, by Joelle Charbonneau
3. Most Surprising (in a good way or bad way) Book You Read in 2014?
Ignite Me, by Tahareh Mafi
4. Book You "Pushed" the Most People to Read (and They Did) in 2014?
Don't Look Back, by Jennifer L. Armentrout
5. Best Series You Started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?
Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer; Into the Fae, by Quinn Loftis; City of Heavenly Fire, by Cassandra Clare
6. Favorite New Author You Discovered in 2014?
Not exactly new, but Susan Ee
7. Best Book from a Genre You Don't Typically Read?
Dear Girls Above Me, by Charlie McDowell (Non-Fiction)
8. Most Action-Packed/Thrilling/Unputdownable Book of the Year?
Opposition, by Jennifer L. Armentrout
9. Book You Read in 2014 that You are Most Likely to Re-Read Next Year?
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, by Holly Black
10. Favorite Cover of a Book You Read in 2014?
Beautiful Oblivion, by Jamie McGuire
11. Most Memorable Character of 2014?
Simon Lewis (The Mortal Instruments Series)
12. Most Beautifully Written Book Read in 2014?
Unmade, by Sarah Rees Brennan
13. Most Thought-Provoking/Life-Changing Book of 2014?
I don't know! The only book life changing for me was Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
14. Book You Can't Believe You Waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read?
Angelfall, by Susan Ee
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From a Book You Read in 2014?
I don't know! YOU can't make me choose
16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read in 2014?
One Hundred Steps, by Susan Ee; City of Heavenly Fire, by Cassandra Clare
17. Book That Shocked You the Most
Graduation Day, by Joella Charbonneau
18. OTP OF THE YEAR
Jace Herondale & Clary Fray (The Mortal Instuments Series)
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship of the Year?
Josie & Kate - Love and Other Foreign Words, by Eric McCahan
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2014 from An Author You've Read Previously?
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares, by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
21. Best Book You Read in 2014 That You Read Based Solely on a Recommendation from Somebody Else/Peer Pressure?
Just One Day, by Gayle Forman
22. Newest Fictional Crush from a Book You Read in 2014?
Prince Cal - The Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard
23. Best 2014 Debut you Read?
I don't know!
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read this Year?
The Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard
25. Book That Put A Smile on Your Face/Was the Most FUN to Read?
Anna & the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins
26. Book that Made You Cry or Nearly Cry in 2014?
Hollow City, by Ransom Riggs
27. Hidden Gem of the Year?
I don't know!
28. Book that Crushed Your Soul?
Skinny, by Ibi Kaslik
29. Most Unique Book You Read in 2014?
In the Afterlight, by Alexandra Bracken
30. Book that Made You the Most Mad?
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, by Gabrielle Zevin
1. New Favorite Book Blog You Discovered in 2014?
I cannot say... TONS!
2. Favorite Review That You Wrote in 2014?
Lux Series, by Jennifer L. Armentrout
3. Best Discussion/Non-Review Post You Had on Your Blog?
I did not do, because time
4. Best Event That You Participated in?
Reading Challenges
5. Best Moment of Bookish/Blogging Life in 2014?
I don't know! My year blogging sucked!
6. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog?
I don't know how to search for that, but I ain't famous.
7. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
Any of my reviews
8. Best Bookish Discover?
Book Outlet & Book Depository
9. Did you comple any Reading Challenges or Goals set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge & 2014 Series Challenge
1. One Book You Didn't Get To in 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?
Georgia Nicholson Series
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating for 2015 (non-debut)?
Winter, by Marissa Meyer
3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
I don't know... TONS!
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?
End of Days, by Susan Ee
5. One Thing You Hope to Accomplish or Do in Your Reading/Blogging Life in 2015?
To review ALL the books I haven't review.
6. A 2015 Release You've Already Read & Recommend to Everyone?
The Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard

Let me see your Bookish Survey!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

[R] Love and Other Foreign Words, by: Erin McCahan

Love and Other Foreing Words
by: Ein McCahan

5 stars

Can anyone be truly herself--or truly in love--in a language that's not her own?

Sixteen-year-old Josie lives her life in translation. She speaks High School, College, Friends, Boyfriends, Break-ups, and even the language of Beautiful Girls. But none of these is her native tongue -- the only people who speak that are her best friend Stu and her sister Kate. So when Kate gets engaged to an epically insufferable guy, how can Josie see it as anything but the mistake of a lifetime? Kate is determined to bend Josie to her will for the wedding; Josie is determined to break Kate and her fiancé up. As battles are waged over secrets and semantics, Josie is forced to examine her feelings for the boyfriend who says he loves her, the sister she loves but doesn't always like, and the best friend who hasn't said a word -- at least not in a language Josie understands.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

[R] Red Queen, by: Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen
(Red Queen Trilogy #1)
by: Victoria Aveyard

5 stars

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

TTT [5]

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join! This week Top Ten is...
Top Ten Books  I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing This Year

#10
The Bane Chronicles
by: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan & Maureen Johnson

#09
Between the Devil and the deep Blue Sea
by: April Genevieve Tucholke





#08
Across the Universe
by: Beth Revis

#07
Days of Blood & Starlight
by: Laini Taylor




#06
Blue Lily, Lily Blue
by: Maggie Stiefvater

#05
The Infinite Sea
by: Rick Yancey




#04
The F-- It List
by: Julie Halpern

#03
No Place to Fall
by: Jaye Robin Brown




#02
Rooms
by: Lauren Oliver

#01
Dangerous Creatures
by: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Sunday, December 21, 2014

[R] World After, by: Susan Ee

World After
(Penryn & the End of the Days #2)
by: Susan Ee

5 of 5 stars

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

[R] Angelfall, by: Susan Ee

Angelfall
(Penryn & the End of the Days #1)
by: Susan Ee

4.5 stars

It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

[R] Dash & Lily's Book of Dares, by: David Levithan & Rachel Cohn

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
by: Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

★★★★★

“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.

Bout of Books 12

Okay, guys. I have seen this thing called Bout of Books around a couple of times and I asked this time "what the hell not?". So, I have challenge myself to do this next year. You can sign up here.

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

[Series Review] LUX, by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

LUX SERIES
by: Jennifer L. Aremtrout

Obsidian

There’s an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he’s hot…until he opens his mouth. He’s infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he marks me. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.

Onyx

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

Opal

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever. Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

Origin

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.
Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen? But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?

Opposition

Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can't believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.
Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.
War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Book Challenges 2015

Book Challenges 2013 or 2014!

Found some reading challenges to do other than the GoodReads one, which I will set to 120 books this year because it will be tougher than last year and I almost couldn't make it to 150 last time. This is my list of challenges, I hope to make it to the end, because I went crazy and almost sign up in everything.


Love Dystopian books? Then this is just the right thing for you! If you're as big of a fan as I am of post-apocalyptic dystopia books (and even if your are not) you are welcome to join the challenge! 
The challenge is try to read 24 or more Dystopian books in 2015 as the challenge goal, which means 2 per month, if you would like to read them monthly. You can of course make your own schedule and read less or more than that. 2 per month is plenty because it still gives you time to explore and love books from other genres. Hosted by Blog of Erised. My list is in alphabetical order and you can find my tbr on goodreads here.
UPDATE!! - Unfortunatly, the blogger that hosted this challenge, erased her blog and basically all of it too. BUT someone took the challenge and it running it. The blog is Cornerfolds and the sign up post is here
  • An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir [review]
  • End of Days, by Susan Ee [review]
  • Fairest, by Marissa Meyer [review]
  • How The Wolf Lost Her Heart, by Sarah Brownlee [review]
  • In a Handful of Dust, by Mindy McGinnis [review]
  • Into the Still Blue, by Veronica Rossi [review]
  • Not a Drop to Drink, by Mindy McGinnis [review]
  • The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey [review]
  • The Heir, by Kiera Cass [review]
  • The Jewel, by Amy Ewing [review]
  • Throught the Ever Night, by Veronica Rossi [review]
  • Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi [review]
  • Vivian Apple at the End of the World, by Katie Coyle [review]
  • Zodiac, by Romina Russell [review]


We all have those books. We buy them, win them, they're gifted to us. Then we put them up on a bookshelf and there they stay, collecting dust, waiting for he time when we'll finally decide to pick them up. I join this challenge to dust off my TBR pile and read all the books I said that I would read if I had a chance. Guidelines here. I will set it 150 books, hope to make it, because that would make me fall in Married with Children level. The list is in aphabetical order and it may contain some short stories, because I can and I want to read them.
  • #Hater, by Cambria Hebert [review]
  • #Heart, by Cambria Hebert [review]
  • #Nerd, by Cambria Hebert [review]
  • #Player, by Cambria Hebert [review]
  • #Poser, by Cambria Hebert [review]
  • #Selfie, by Cambria Hebert [review]
  • A Cold Legacy, by Megan Shepherd [review]
  • A Home for Lily, by Elizabeth Kelly [review]
  • An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir [review]
  • Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • A Perfect Ten, by Linda Kage [review]
  • Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • Asa, by Jay Crownover [review]
  • A to Z, by Marie Sexton [review]
  • At Peace, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Away Laughing on a Fast Camel, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • Bared to You, by Sylvia Day [review]
  • Breathe, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Broken Dove, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Captivated by You, by Sylvia Day [review]
  • Creed, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Crimson Bound, by Rosamund Hodge [review]
  • Cruel Beauty, by Rosamund Hodge [review]
  • Dancing in my Nuddy-Pants, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • Deacon, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Deep, by Kylie Scott [review]
  • Defy, by Sara B. Larson [review]
  • Denied, by Jodi Ellen Malpas [review]
  • Disfigured Love, by Georgia Le Carre [review]
  • Emerald Green, by Kersten Gier [review]
  • End of Days, by Susan Ee [review]
  • Entwined with You, by Sylvia Day [review]
  • Fairest, by Marissa Meyer [review]
  • Fantastical, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Fire Inside, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • For You, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Games of Heart, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Golden Trail, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Grave Mercy, by Robin LaFevers [review]
  • Grey, by EL James [review]
  • Heaven & Hell, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Her Dark Curiosty, by Megan Shepherd [review]
  • Him, by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy [review]
  • Hotel Ruby, by Suzanne Young [review]
  • How The Wolf Lost Her Heart, by Sarah Brownlee [review]
  • Ignited, by Sara B. Larson [review]
  • I Am Her Revenge, by Meredith Moore [review]
  • I'll Meet You There, by Heather Demetrios [review]
  • Illusions of Fate, by Kiersten White [review]
  • In a Handful of Dust, by Mindy McGinnis [review]
  • Into the Still Blue, by Veronica Rossi [review]
  • Isla & the Happily Ever After, by Stephanie Perkins [review]
  • Jagged, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Jet, by Jay Crownover [review]
  • Kaleidoscope, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Kissing in America, by Margo Rabb [review]
  • Kiss Kill Vanish, by Jessica Martinez [review]
  • Knight, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • Lady Luck, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Lead, by Kylie Scott [review]
  • Library of Souls [review]
  • Lick, by Kylie Scott [review]
  • Life and Death, by Stephenie Meyer [review]
  • Love Hurts, by Malorie Blackman [review]
  • Love is a Many Trousered Thing, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • Love & Other Theories, by Alexis Bass [review]
  • Mine, by Katy Evans [review]
  • Mystery Man, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville [review]
  • Nash, by Jay Crownover [review]
  • No Place to Fall, by Jaye Robin Brown [review]
  • Not a Drop to Drink, by Mindy McGinnis [review]
  • On The Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • Own the Wind, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Penmort Castle, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Play, by Kylie Scott [review]
  • Playlist of the Dead, by Michelle Falkoff [review]
  • Play it Safe, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Price of a Kiss, by Linda Kage [review]
  • Priest, by Sierra Simone [review]
  • Promised, by Jodi Ellen Malpas [review]
  • Raid, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Real, by Katy Evans [review]
  • Reflected in You, by Sylvia Day [review]
  • Rellik, by Teresa Mummert [review]
  • Remy, by Katy Evans [short review]
  • Ride Steady, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Ripped, by Katy Evans [review]
  • Rock Chick, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Rock Chick Reckoning, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Rock Chick Redemption, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Rock Chick Regret, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Rock Chick Renegade, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Rock Chick Rescue, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Rock Chick Revenge, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Rock Chick Revolution, by Kristen Ashley [review
  • Rogue, by Katy Evans [review]
  • Rome, by Jay Crownover [review]
  • Rooms, by Lauren Oliver [review]
  • Rowdy, by Jay Crownover [review]
  • Ruby Red, by Kersten White [review]
  • Ruin and Rising, by Leigh Bardugo [review]
  • Rule, by Jay Crownover [review]
  • Sapphire Blue, by Kersten White [review]
  • Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo [review]
  • Shotgun, by Marie Sexton [review]
  • Siege and Storm, by Leigh Bardugo [review]
  • Slashing Girls and Monsters Boys, by April Genevieve Tucholke [review]
  • Soaring, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Started by His Furry Shorts, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • Stop in the Name of Pants!, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • Sweet Dreams, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Taint, by SL Jennings [review]
  • Take, by Ella Frank [review]
  • Tamed, by Emma Chase [review]
  • Tangled, by Emma Chase [review]
  • Tape, by Stephen Camden [review]
  • The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey [review]
  • The Chaos of Stars, by Kiersten White [review]
  • The Darkest Part of the Forest, by Holly Black [review]
  • The Evolution of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hodkin
  • The Five Stages of Falling in Love, by Rachel Higginson [review]
  • The Gamble, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • The Golden Dynasty, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • The Heir, by Kiera Cass [review]
  • The Hooker and the Hermit, by LH Cosway & Penny Reid [review]
  • The Jewel, by Amy Ewing [review]
  • The Lover's Dictionary, by David Levithan [review]
  • The Madman's Daughter, by Megan Shepherd [review]
  • Then He Ate My Boy Entrances, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • The Other Man, by RK Lilley [review]
  • The Promise, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • The Return, by Jennifer L. Armentrout [review]
  • The Young Elites, by Marie Lu [review]
  • The Will, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Tied, by Emma Chase [review]
  • Three Wishes, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Through the Ever Night, by Veronica Rossi [review]
  • Top Ten Clues You're Clueless, by Liz Czukas [review]
  • To Professor, with Love, by Linda Kage [review]
  • Trust, by Ella Frank [review]
  • Try, by Ella Frank [review]
  • Twisted, by Emma Chase [review]
  • Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi [review]
  • Unveiled, by Jodi Ellen Malpas [review]
  • Ugly Love, by Colleen Hoover [review]
  • Vivian Apple at the End of the World, by Katie Coyle [review]
  • We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart [review]
  • Wildest Dreams, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • Wild & Free, Kristen Ashley [review]
  • With Every Heartbeat, by Linda Kage [review]
  • With Everything I Am, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • With or Without Him, by Barbara Elsborg [review]
  • Zodiac, by Romina Russell [review]
    • Graphic Novels
      • Saga Vol 1, by Brian K. Vaughan
      • Saga Vol 2, by Brian K. Vaughan
      • Saga Vol 3, by Brian K. Vaughan
      • Saga Vol 4, by Brian K. Vaughan
      • Saga Vol 5, by Brian K. Vaughan
    • Plays
      • A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare
      • As You Like It, by William Shakespeare
      • Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
      • Henry VI Part 1, by William Shakespeare
      • Troilus and Cressida, by William Shakespeare
    • Re-Reads
      • #Hater, by Cambria Hebert
      • #Player, by Cambria Hebert
      • Fifty Shades Darker, by EL James
      • Fifty Shades Freed, by EL James
      • Promises, by Marie Sexton
      • Take, by Ella Frank FOUR TIMES!
      • This Man Confessed, by Jodi Ellen Malpas
      • Trust, by Ella Frank FIVE TIMES!
      • Try, by Ella Frank
    • Reviewed Short Stories
      • #Holiday, by Cambria Hebert [review]
      • Holy Frigging Matrimony, by Emma Chase [review]
      • Little Knife, by Leigh Bardugo [review]
      • Rock Chick Redux, by Kristen Ashley [review]
      • Tangled Extra Scenes, by Emma Chase [review]
      • The Tailor, by Leigh Bardugo [review]
      • The Witch of Duva, by Leigh Bardugo [review]
      • Too-Clever Fox, by Leigh Bardugo [review]
    • These Does Not Need To Be Reviewed (Short Stories or I don't want to):
      • Addicted, by Alycia Taylor
      • Angels Twice Descending, by Cassandra Clare
      • A Very Merry Black Hollywood Christmas, by FL Jacob
      • Bitter of Tongue, by Cassandra Clare
      • Blaze, by Nina Levine
      • Born to Endless Night, by Cassandra Clare
      • Cast Off, by KC Burn
      • Chance, by Deborah Bladon
      • Command, by Nina Levine
      • Committed, by Alycia Taylor
      • Consumed, by Alycia Taylor
      • Cop Out, by KC Burn
      • Cover Up, by KC Burn
      • Damaged, by Alycia Taylor
      • Damn You, Autocorrect!, by Jillian Madison
      • Devoured, by Alycia Taylor
      • Devoted, by Alycia Taylor
      • Ember, by Deborah Bladon [serial of three books]
      • Exposed, by Deborah Bladon [serial of four books]
      • Fierce, by Nina Levine
      • Fuse, by Deborah Bladon
      • Gilded Ashes, by Rosamund Hodge
      • Give Me All of You, by FL Jacob
      • Gone, by Deborah Bladon [serial of three books]
      • Have I Told You, by FL Jacob
      • Illusive, by Nina Levine
      • I Won't Give Up on You, by FL Jacob
      • Nothing but Shadows, by Cassandra Clare
      • Obsessed, by Deborah Bladon [serial of four books]
      • Officer in Pursuit, by Ranae Rose
      • Pale Kings and Princes, by Cassandra Clare
      • Promises, by Marie Sexton
      • Pulse, by Deborah Bladon [serial of four books & a companion novel]
      • Queen Song, by Victoria Aveyard
      • Relent, by Nina Levine
      • Revive, by Nina Levine
      • Rise, by Debora Bladon [serial of three books]
      • Ruin, by Deborah Bladon [serial of three books]
      • Sassy Christmas
      • Slay, by Nina Levine
      • Solo, by Deborah Bladon
      • Storm, by Nina Levine
      • That Man 5, by Nelle L'Amour
      • The Evil We Love, by Cassandra Clare
      • The Fiery Trial, by Cassandra Clare
      • The Lost Herondale, by Cassandra Clare
      • The Whitechaper Fiend, by Cassandra Clare
      • The Wild Side, by RK Lilley
      • Trace, by Deborah Bladon [serial of three books]
      • Vain, by Deborah Bladon [serial of three books]
      • Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy, by Cassandra Clare
The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2015 your bowls must be full of one book for each letter of the Alphabet. It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet. How I plan to do it: Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit. Must read the guidelines here, sign up to the challenge here and when your list is full, fill the form here.
  • Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison
  • Broken Dove, by Kristen Ashley
  • The Chaos of Stars, by Kiersten White
  • Damn You, Autocorrect!, by Jillian Madison
  • Emeral Green, by Kersten Gier
  • Fairest, by Marissa Meyer
  • Give Me All of You, by FL Jacob
  • Her Dark Curiosty, by Megan Shepherd
  • In a Handful of Dust, by Mindy McGinnis
  • The Jewel, by Amy Ewing
  • Kiss Kill Vanish, by Jessica Martinez
  • The Lover's Dictionary, by David Levithan
  • The Madman's Daughter, by Megan Shepherd
  • Not a Drop to Drink, by Mindy McGinnis
  • On the Bright Side, I'm Not the Girlfriend of a Sex God, by Louise Rennison
  • Promised, by Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Queen Song, by Victoria Aveyard
  • Ruby Red, by Kersten Gier
  • Startled by His Furry Shorts, by Louise Rennison
  • Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers, by Louise Rennison
  • Unveiled, by Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Vivian Apple at the End of the World, by Katie Coyle
  • The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey
  • X
  • The Young Elites, by Marie Lu
  • Zodiac, by Romina Russell
This challenge is hosted by Montana @ The Book Belles and it is all about contemporary books! I am a huge fan of contemporary romance so I plan to read a lot. I challenge myself to read between 21 to 26 books or more, which result reaching the categories of Tulip and/or Rose. Wish me luck!
  • #Hater, by Cambria Hebert [review]
  • #Heart, by Cambria Hebert [review]
  • #Nerd, by Cambria Hebert [review]
  • #Player, by Cambria Hebert [review]
  • #Poser, by Cambria Hebert [review]
  • #Selfie, by Cambria Hebert [review]
  • Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • Away Laughing on a Fast Camel, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • Dancing in my Nuddy-Pants, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • I'll Meet You There, by Heather Demetrios [review]
  • I Am Her Revenge, by Meredith Moore [review]
  • Isla & the Happily Ever After, by Stephanie Perkins [review]
  • Kissing in America, by Margo Rabb [review]
  • Kiss Kill Vanish, by Jessica Martinez [review]
  • Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • Love is a Many Trousered Thing, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • Love & Other Theories, by Alexis Bass [review]
  • No Place to Fall, by Jaye Robin Brown [review]
  • On The Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • Playlist of the Dead, by Michelle Falkoff [review]
  • Startled by His Furry Shorts, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • Stop in the Name of Pants!, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • Tape, by Stephen Camden [review]
  • Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers, by Louise Rennison [review]
  • The Lover's Dictionary, by David Levithan [review]
  • Top Ten Clues You're Clueless, by Liz Czukas [review]
  • We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart [review]
3rd Annual Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge!  This is a year-long challenge hosted by Bookmark To Blog.  You can find full rules and the sign up post here. For this challenge six key words are associated with each month in 2015.  Your task is to read one book each month whose title includes one or more of the key words for that month.
  • JAN
    • Bird, Girl, Ever, Silence, Bad, Truth, End
    • Isla & the Happily Ever After, by Stephanie Perkins [review]
  • FEB
    • Key, Water, Lie, Chase, And, Once
    • Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo [review]
  • MAR
    • Kind, Face, Power, City, Blue, Night, To
    • Into the Still Blue, by Veronica Rossi [review]
    • Through the Ever Night, by Veronica Rossi [review]
  • APR
    • Dream, Prince, Long, Wind, Rose, The, Rock
    • Dream of Me, by Quinn Loftis [review]
    • Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi [review]
  • MAY
    • Ash, Road, Thief, Bend, In, Far
    • Into the Still Blue, by Veronica Rossi [review]
    • An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir [review]
  • JUN
    • My, Together, Whisper, Win, Soul, Sleep
    • Library of Souls, by Ransom Riggs [review]
  • JUL
    • Sun, Unto, Energy, Fate, High, Look
    • Until the Sun Falls from the Sky, by Kristen Ashley [review]
  • AUG
    • Fall, Boy, Glass, Heart, Lost, Now
    • #Heart, by Camrbia Hebert [review]
  • SEP
    • Color, Touch, Life, Day, How, Sweet
  • OCT
    • Ghost, Home, Beach, Away, Test, Number
  • NOV
    • Rise, Holiday, And, Little, Call, Dark
    • Rise, by Deborah Bladon [three short stories series]
    • Life and Death, by Stephenie Meyer [review]
    • #Holiday, by Cambria Hebert [review]
  • DEC
    • Space, Mirror, Over, Flower, Trap, Cold

365 Days of YA Reading Challenge!
Sarah from What Sarah Read and Kate from Literary Kate are hosting the 365 Days of YA challenge based on the Epic Reads Infographic.
Basically the challenge is very open to what you want to do, which I really like. I am going to use it as a way to tick off the books that have been sitting on my shelves unread! There are quite a few that I have read on this info graphic so it will be a lot of fun to try and cross as many off as I can.
The following list is just something I'm planning along the way, but it could change any day, depends the time I have free and my mood. I may not read all the books that are listed here, but I will try to read 14 books in each season.
 Winter (January, February & March):
  • Defy, by Sara B. Larson [review]
  • I'll Meet You There, by Heather Demetrios [review]
  • Illusions of Fate, by Kiersten White [review]
  • In A Handful of Dust, by Mindy McGinnis [review]
  • Isla & the Happily Ever After, by Stephanie Perkins [review]
  • Kiss Kill Vanish, by Jessica Martinez [review]
  • Love & Other Theories, by Alexis Bass [review]
  • No Place to Fall, by Jaye Robin Brown [review]
  • Not A Drop to Drink, by Mindy McGinnis [review]
  • Playlist of the Dead, by Michelle Falkoff [review]
  • Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo [review]
  • The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey [review]
  • The Chaos of Stars, by Kiersten White [review]
  • The Darkest Part of the Forest, by Holy Black [review]
  • The Jewel, by Amy Ewing [review]
  • The Madman's Daughter, by Megan Shepherd [review]
  • The Young Elites, by Marie Lu [review]
  • Top Ten Clues that You're Clueless, by Liz Czukas [review]
  • Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi
  • Vivian Apple at the End of the World, by Katie Coyle [review]
  • Zodiac, by Romina Russell [review]
Spring (April, May & June):
  • An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabba Tahir [review]
  • Crimson Bound, by Rosamund Hodge [review]
  • Cruel Beauty, by Rosamund Hodge [review]
  • I Am Her Revenge, by Meredith Moore [review]
  • Kissing in America, by Margo Rabb [review]
  • Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi [review]
Summer (July, August & September):
  • Tape, by Stephen Camden [review]
Autumn (October, November & December):
  • We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart [review]
Last, but not least, is this challenge I found on 9gag. I'm brave enough to accept the challenge, but I dunno if I can complete it. Are you brave enough to accept it and do it? This ones will be hard, but I will try to combine somes. Wish me luck, because I'm wishing you the best. Below each challenge there is an alternative/option to read, if I already complete one it will be stricken out.

2015 READING CHALLENGE
  • A book with more than 500 pages
    • The Fith Wave, by Rick Yancey [457 pages long]
    • Grey, by EL James [576 pages long]
    • Mystery Man, by Kristen Ashley [512 pages long]
    • among others even longer...
  • A classic romance
    • As You Like It, by William Shakespeare
  • A book that became a movie
    • Grey, by EL James
  • A book published this year
    • Dream of Me, by Quinn Loftis
  • A book with a number in the title
    • The Five Stages of Falling in Love, by Rachel Higginson
  • A book written by someone under 30
    • Zodiac, by Romina Russell
  • A book with non-human characters
    • The Madman's Daughter, by Megan Shepherd
  • A funny book
    • Damn You, Autocorrect!, by Jillian Madison
  • A book by a female author
    • Not a Drop to Drink, by Mindy McGinnis
  • A mystery or a thriller
    • Kiss Kill Vanish, by Jessica Martinez
  • A book with a one-word title
    • Tangled, by Emma Chase
  • A book of short stories
    • Love Hurts, by Malorie Blackman
    • Slasher Girls and Monsters Boys, by April Genevieve Tucholke
  • A book set in a different country
    • Isla & the Happily Ever After, by Stephanie Perkins
  • A non-fiction book
    • Damn You, Autocorrect!, by Jillian Madison
  • A popular author's first book
    • An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir
  • A book from an author you love that you haven't read
  • A book a friend recommended
    • Confess, by Colleen Hoover
  • A Pulitzer Prize-winninghonoree book
    • We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart
  • A book based on a true story
    • Henry VI Part 1, by William Shakespeare
  • A book at the bottom of your to-read list
    • The Lover's Dictionary, by David Levithan
  • A book your mom loves
    • Grey, by EL James
  • A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't
    • Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
  • A memoir
  • A book you can finish in a day
    • Officer in Pursuit, by Ranae Rose
  • A book with antonyms in the title
    • Heaven & Hell, by Kristen Ashley
  • A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
    • Isla & the Happily Ever After, by Stephanie Perkins
  • A book that came out the year you were born
  • A book with bad reviews
  • A trilogy
    • One Night, by Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • A book from your childhood
    • Romeo & Juliet, by William Shakespeare
  • A book with a love triangle
    • Zodiac, by Romina Russell
  • A book set in the future
    • Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi
  • A book set in high school
    • Isla & the Happily Ever After, by Stephanie Perkins
  • A book with a color on the title
    • Ruby Red, by Kerstin Gier
  • A book that made you cry
    • Hotel Ruby, by Suzanne Young
  • A book with magic
    • The Darkest Part of the Forest, by Holly Black
  • A graphic novel
    • Saga, Vol 1, by Brian K. Vaughan
  • A book from an author you haven't read before
    • Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison
  • A book you own but have never read
  • A book that takes place in your hometown
    • Is there any? HELP!
  • A book that was originally written in a different language
    • Ruby Red, by Kierten Gier [German]
  • A book set in Christmas
    • Top Ten Clues You're Clueless, by Liz Czukas
  • A book written by an author with your same initials
    • Is there one? My initials are SR. HELP!
  • A play
    • A Midsummer's Night Dream, by William Shakespeare
  • A banned book
    • Fifty Shades Darker, by EL James
  • A book based on or turned in a TV show
  • A book you started but never finished
    • I will not pick up ANY of my DNF books, sorry!
At the end of each month I will try to make a wrap-up post where I will update you guys how good (or bad) I'm doing in these challenges. WISH ME THE BEST OF LUCK!
Wrap-Ups: JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV

[R] In the Afterlight, by: Alexandra Bracken

In the Afterlight
(The Darkest Minds #3)
by: Alexandra Bracken

★★★★★

Ruby can't look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government's attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. With them is a prisoner: Clancy Gray, son of the president, and one of the few people Ruby has encountered with abilities like hers. Only Ruby has any power over him, and just one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds.

They are armed only with a volatile secret: proof of a government conspiracy to cover up the real cause of IAAN, the disease that has killed most of America's children and left Ruby and others like her with powers the government will kill to keep contained. But internal strife may destroy their only chance to free the "rehabilitation camps" housing thousands of other Psi kids.

Meanwhile, reunited with Liam, the boy she would-and did-sacrifice everything for to keep alive, Ruby must face the painful repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her. She turns to Cole, his older brother, to provide the intense training she knows she will need to take down Gray and the government. But Cole has demons of his own, and one fatal mistake may be the spark that sets the world on fire.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

[R] Winter Town, by: Stephen Emond

Winter Town
by: Stephen Emond

★★★★☆

Every winter, straight-laced, Ivy League bound Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent's divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she's changed. The former "girl next door" now has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But Evan knows that somewhere beneath the Goth, "Old Lucy" still exists, and he's determined to find her... even if it means pissing her off.

Garden State meets Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist in this funny and poignant illustrated novel about opposites who fall in love.


Friday, December 12, 2014

[R] Graduation Day, by: Joelle Charbonneau

Graduation Day
(The Testing #3)
by: Joelle Charbonneau

★★★☆☆

In a scarred and brutal future, The United Commonwealth teeters on the brink of all-out civil war. The rebel resistance plots against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Gifted student and Testing survivor Cia Vale vows to fight. But she can't do it alone. This is the chance to lead that Cia has trained for - but who will follow? Plunging through layers of danger and deception, Cia must risk the lives of those she loves - and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates.



[R] Independent Study, by: Joelle Charbonneau

Independent Study
(The Testing #2)
by: Joelle Charbonneau

★★★★☆

In the series debut The Testing, sixteen-year-old Cia Vale was chosen by the United Commonwealth government as one of the best and brightest graduates of all the colonies . . . a promising leader in the effort to revitalize postwar civilization. In Independent Study, Cia is a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas—and though the government has tried to erase her memory of the brutal horrors of The Testing, Cia remembers. Her attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government’s murderous programs put her—and her loved ones—in a world of danger. But the future of the Commonwealth depends on her.

[R] The Testing, by: Joelle Charbonneau

The Testing
(The Testing #1)
by: Joelle Charbonneau

★★★★☆

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same?

The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.

Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies--trust no one.

But surely she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

[R] Be My Hero, by: Linda Kage

Be My Hero (Forbidden Men #3)
by: Linda Kage

★★★★★

Once upon a time, there was this pampered rich girl who was kind of full of herself. She really only cared about appearances and hiding all her dark, ugly secrets under the guise of an opinionated snob. But then Eva Mercer got pregnant, shot by a psycho, and kicked out of the only home she knew. Now she’s broke, unemployed, and has to start anew with a newborn to raise. But how?

On the other side of town, sexy, tattooed orphan, Patrick Ryan, can’t get a break. He’s out on parole for defending the last damsel in distress while trying to help her support her child, but all he wants is to find his one true love. He knows this woman by scent, smile, and laugh, but he’s never actually met her. He doesn’t even know her name. He just knows she’s the key to fixing everything.

One kind of hero can save you from physical harm. Another can rescue you from a different kind of doom. To reach their dreams, Eva and Pick can save each other. But first, they must open their hearts and learn how to trust.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

[R] Trashed, by: Jasinda Wilder

Trashed (Stripped #2)
by: Jasinda Wilder

4.5 stars

I’m nobody. I’m an orphan. A janitor. A college student. A virgin. And him? He’s a god. One of the hottest action stars to ever grace the silver screen, huge and muscular and gorgeous and famous. He could have anyone in the world.

Yet, despite the chasm separating my world from his, I find myself in his hotel room, and he’s acting like I’m the most beautiful girl in the world. I’m not. He’s everything every woman could ever want, and I’m just…me.

***

She doesn’t know how sexy she is, and that’s it’s own kind of beauty. But for real, she’s gorgeous. I’ve met some of the hottest women in Hollywood, and none of them can hold a candle to this girl. I want her. And the fact that she’s closed off and impossible to figure out only makes the pursuit that much more intriguing.

The last thing I expect is for one night of pleasure to turn into something I’m unable to forget, even after she’s gone her way and I’ve gone mine. I can’t forget her, no matter how I try. And the next time we run into each other, I know there’s no way I can let her go again. No matter what it takes.