Friday, July 29, 2016

#ARC Review || Worked Up By Tessa Bailey || Warm and Fuzzy Feelings

Worked Up by Tessa Bailey
ARC via Entangled
This did not influence my review or opinion
Goodreads || Amazon 
Published August 1, 2016

Factory mechanic Duke Crawford just wants to watch SportsCenter in peace. Unfortunately, living with four divorcee sisters doesn’t provide much silence, nor does it change his stance on relationships. But when a fellow commitment-phobe stumbles into his life, getting him good and worked up, he can’t deny his protective instincts.

Samantha Waverly’s brother just put her in an impossible situation. The only way out? Marry huge, gruff, gladiator look-alike Duke—for show, of course. She doesn’t make promises—she knows too well how easily they can be broken—and this is no exception.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

New Favorite || #Review: How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo

Amazon || Goodreads
ARC via Andye@ ReadingTeen
August 2, 2016

After a cyber bullying incident turns her life upside down, a handsome wheelchair rugby player shows a former mean girl that everyone deserves a second chance in this swoonworthy new novel from the author of How to Say I Love You Out Loud.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Serial Killers and Gender Equality and Lada from AND I DARKEN

“I am not something to be kept!”

I don’t like Lada, but I do love her. She’s horrible to her younger brother (who I just plain don’t like) and thinks of herself above all others. She strives for the love of her father, Vlad, until the day he gives her and her brother away to the Ottoman Empire. This female version of Vlad the Impaler is brutal; she’s vicious in a take no prisoner’s persona that made me want to swoon. She’s horrible as a human, by today’s standards. In the 1400-1500s, she’s got the personality that would make any father proud—if not a bit fearful—for a son. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

#ARC Review: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Amazon || Goodreads 
Published August 2, 2016 || Sourcebooks Casablanca
eARC via Netgalley + Publisher

Catalia "Cat" Fisa is a powerful clairvoyant known as the Kingmaker. This smart-mouthed soothsayer has no interest in her powers and would much rather fly under the radar, far from the clutches of her homicidal mother. But when an ambitious warlord captures her, she may not have a choice…

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Note on the #BookLooks

Hey babes!

As you may have noticed, the book look posts are looking a bit wonky. Blogger is going though some changes and I'm trying to keep up.

(note on keeping up, I seriously need up update my review archive!)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Review: Bully by Penelope Douglas || Oh, How the Mighty Fall

Bully by Penelope Douglas
Goodreads || Amazon
Published February 18, 2014

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Penelope Douglas delivers an unforgettable New Adult romance that toes the fine line between love and hate…

My name is Tate. He doesn't call me that, though. He’ll barely refer to me at all, and he’ll hardly ever speak to me.

But he still won't leave me alone.

We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got worse as time wore on. I even went to Europe for a year, just to avoid him.

Friday, July 8, 2016

That Time Where I Realized the Extent I Adore Cultures || The Wrath and The Dawn

Persian Food Edition

While all the Twitter ARC Drama happened the other day I decided to stick my head in the sand (or rather The Wrath and The Dawn) and keep on keeping on rather than get involved. The arguments been said a thousand times, and yet this still seems to be a reoccurring thing. Before I get into the actual meat of the post let me say this: there is a freaking reason that publishers put NOT FOR SALE/RESALE on the cover, the spine, the back, and inside ARCs. How about we not sell them, not horde them, and just not generally do mean, stupid things? Yeah? How does that sound?


Now that I’ve addressed that let’s talk about Persian food. Specifically, the food as noted in The Wrath and the Dawn:

Friday, July 1, 2016

#ARC Review || Leaning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy

Leaning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy 

ARC via Publisher
Published July 5, 2016
Goodreads || Amazon

An asteroid is hurtling toward Earth. A big, bad one. Yuri, a physicist prodigy from Russia, has been called to NASA as they calculate a plan to avoid disaster. He knows how to stop the asteroid: his research in antimatter will probably win him a Nobel prize--if there's ever another Nobel prize awarded. But Yuri's 17, and having a hard time making older, stodgy physicists listen to him. Then he meets Dovie, who lives like a normal teenager, oblivious to the impending doom. Being with her, on the adventures she plans when he's not at NASA, Yuri catches a glimpse of what it means to save the world and save a life worth living.