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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!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

[Book Blitz + Excerpt + Giveaway] Long Way Home, by: Katy McGarry


The highly anticipated third book in Katie McGarry’s Thunder Road Series is being released today! LONG WAY HOME is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance being published by Harlequin Teen! Grab your copy of the next book in this emotionally charged series, and don’t miss Violet and Chevy’s story!


Thunder Road #3

LONG WAY HOME

by: Katy McGarry
Publication Date: January 31st, 2017

Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.

It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.

But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.

Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all. 

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CHEVY
            The instructions of the English homework I didn’t do hangs out from the top of my folder: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both.
            Story of my life.
            According to my football coach, I chose wrongly on the two crap paths I had to face last week. I just ran into Coach on the way to English, and he ripped into me for my sorry decision-making skills when it came to me choosing to stand up for the Reign of Terror Motorcycle Club instead of a member of my football team.
            I didn’t just get my ass chewed out, his tirade made me late for English with no tardy note. Which is great since my English teacher hates late students like I hate riding  my motorcycle in forty degree weather while it rains.
            I round the corner, then peek through the small window on the door of my class. Ms. Whitlock stands in front of her desk in her patented white button-down shirt, gray pencil skirt, and dark-rimmed glasses. From the back row, my best friend Razor meets my eyes and shakes his head. Damn. That means she’s in one of her moods where she’s refusing to let anyone in.
            I’m not a tail-tucked-between-my-legs type of guy, but this lady is one of the few who can reduce me to begging. If she doesn’t let me in, then she’ll mark me as absent, the front office will think I skipped, and that means I won’t be able to play at tonight’s football game.
            The window rattles when I knock. The entire class turns their heads in my direction, but Ms. Whitlock doesn’t. The muscles in my neck tighten. She is one of the hardest core people I know and my grandfather is the president of a motorcycle club. That says something.
            She starts for the white board and I knock on the door again. This time, Ms. Whitlock does look my way and she grants me the type of glare reserved for people who kick puppies. I got it. I’m late. I’m the scum of humanity, so let my ass in so I can play football.
            There’s this guy in my club, Pigpen. He’s about the same age as Ms. Whitlock, late twenties, and he’s a walking hard-on for this woman even though she would never give him the time of day. He practically runs into walls when she’s around because he’s too focused on checking her out. I don’t see gorgeous—all I see is seriously pissed off and the person standing between me and playing.
            Ms. Whitlock points at the clock over her desk. She’s telling me I can wait. If I’m lucky, she’ll open the door after the quiz that I’ll receive a zero on. If I’m not so lucky, she won’t open the door at all.
            Two pathetic paths and I could only travel one. Nowhere in that stupid poem did it mention there was good and bad to both paths and that sometimes it’s best not to choose, but to set up camp at the fork and do nothing at all.
            I slam my hand into the nearest locker, almost relishing the sting.
            “Feel better?”
            A glance across the hallway and I freeze. Doesn’t matter how many times I see her in a day, she still manages to take my breath away.


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     Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.
     Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON,  BREAKING THE RULES, NOWHERE BUT HERE, and WALK THE EDGE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

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Top Ten Tuesday [53]

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 Graphic Novels

READ:

  

TBR PILE:


CONSIDERING IN READING:

  
  

What do you think, should I read them? The ones I did read, I totally recommend them. What's your list? Let me see!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

[Review] Never Never, by: Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

NEVER NEVER

by: Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
Published Dates: from January 2015 to January 2016
Read Date: January 29th, 2017
Format: Paperback (Part One & Two), Kindle Edition (Part Three)
Pages: 398 total

  

MY RATE


After finishing Part One:
OH MY GOD. Who dare them to end such a book like this? If I didn't have the other parts I would be very very pissed. Everything is so confusing. These narrators are not reliables! We don't know what is happening.

Silas and Charlie does not know what is happening (neither do we). They lost their memories and they don't know why or how or anything at all. They understand that their past selves are entwined. They are a couple, supposedly very in love. But they used to lied to themselves and even cheat. They are not getting nothing at all. What is happening to them? I need answers, they need answers. I have to keep reading. Bye.

After finishing Part Two:
WHAT THE HELL? Something is really fishy in this whole story. They keep forgetting things over and over, but nothing really adds up.

Charlie disappeared, but she's alive just no one (not even she) know where. Silas is trying very hard to puzzle everything together. Even though he doesn't remember, he does love her. He needs to find her ASAP. The ending of this book wasn't as bad as the first one, but damn. I just want everything to go together. Having it in bits and pieces isn't good enough.

After finishing Part Three:
Oh well. Great wrap-up, my dearest authors. You made everything fit together with such finesse that I am very impressed. There isn't much to say. I do am a little disappointed for the vague epilogue, but it was a really damn good book.

Overall:
Damn, it was good. I totally recommend it. It keeps you at the edge of your sit, bed or wherever you read. It makes you want to keep reading no matter what you are supposed to be doing. Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher captives you to a such point that you are left wanting more at the end.

The letters, the journal, the notes, the text... everything was damn perfect. Everything had a meaning. Everyone was a piece of the puzzle. I just wanted more. But, really, overall, was good. I recommend it full. Go get the damn series and read it ASAP.

   

Saturday, January 28, 2017

[Review] The Great Gatsby, by: F. Scott Fitzgerald

THE GREAT GATSBY

by: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published Date: April 10th, 1925
Read Date: January 22nd, 2017
Format: Paperback
Pages: 180

THE GREAT GATSBY, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.

MY RATE


I always thought about reading this book. For a long time now. When the opportunity came up to make a extensive paper of it, I was totally in. I fell in love with the DiCaprio's movie, so I was kind of obvious to actually love everything about the book.

The book is so... not dark, but it has this vibe that every words makes you want to think why it was chosen. Why the author is describing this people like he is and why they said things so puzzling. But his words, also, makes you feel like you are in there. That you are in that party, feeling what everyone else is. The book makes you happy, sad, but at end leaves you with this feeling of bittersweetness and it makes me mad. I am a sucker for happy endings and not one person end up happy in this book (I do not count Tom).

I feel so sad for Gatsby. He always had this hope and it crushed my heart. I am always a hopeful person, and seeing someone like me ending the worst way possible is concerning. I feel sad for Nick too. He was very hopeful when he arrived to New York and everything went to shit. I am sure his life did not end up how he pictured and that is sad.

Either way, I loved the book. I made me feel like no other classic had. I wish there was more, but I believe Gatsby story was as it was supposed to be. See? Totally bittersweet.

    

Thursday, January 26, 2017

[Book Blitz] The Rule Maker, by: Jennifer Blackwood


The Rule Breakers #2

THE RULE MAKER

by: Jennifer Blackwood
Publication Date: January 16, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance

Ten Steps to Surviving a New Job:

1. Don’t sleep with the client. It’ll get you fired. (Sounds easy enough.)

2. Don’t blink when new client turns out to be former one-night stand.

3. Don’t call same client a jerk for never texting you back.

4. Don’t believe client when he says he really, really wanted to call.

5. Remember, the client is always right—so you can’t junk punch him when he demands new design after new design.

6. Ignore accelerated heartbeat every time sexy client walks into room.

7. Definitely ignore client’s large hands. They just mean he wears big gloves.

8. Don’t let client’s charm wear you down. Be strong.

9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the client. You’ll lose more than your job—maybe even your heart.

10. If all else fails, see rule number one again.

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AUTHOR

     Jennifer Blackwood is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When not chasing after her toddler, you can find her binging on episodes of Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, and locking herself in her office to write.



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Thursday Tracks [35]

Ohhh! You know, and if you don't you'll know now, that I LOVE, love, LoVe music. Just as I live and breathe words, I live and breathe music. Those two things are just part of me as any other organ in my body. As you can see in my Music page, I hear music while reading! My Thursdays will become from now on... Thursday Tracks day! A feature created to share what song, album, playlist, artist I got stuck in my head every week. Now, this week song is...

PARIS

Artist: The Chainsmokers

favorite lyrics: We'll get away with everything. Let's show them we are better.

Hear me next Thursday!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

[Book Blitz + Giveaway] Worth the Wait, by: AJ Pine


The Kingston Ale House #4

WORTH THE WAIT

by: AJ Pine
Release Date: January 16th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance

I like to think of myself as a man of pleasure…

I enjoy a good pint of ale, being in the arms of a beautiful woman, and living by my own rules. The only thing I try to avoid? Commitment. And I’ve got a three-year success rate to prove it.

I wasn’t planning on Grace—the beautiful, funny, totally off-limits massage therapist who keeps popping up in my life. She’s on a six-month mission to rid her life of toxins. No alcohol. No red meat. And, yeah, no men. I’m talking full-on man cleanse.

I know I should walk away, but I can’t…and the only way to keep her in my life is to live by her rules. I’ll need to prove to a woman who’s lost all trust in men that I’m worthy of her love. And do it all without so much as a single kiss.

The only problem? If I win, I’ll lose the one thing I swore I’d never give up. My heart.

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AUTHOR

     AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, her books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and, of course, a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires and superheroes. And in the midst of all of this, you’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago burbs.



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