Saturday, June 23, 2018

Book Outlet Mini Book Haul:


I have come to really love this site. I love the fact that they have a point system. You get one point for ever two dollars spent. With these points, you get gift cards! I don't know about you, but that's flipping amazing and definitely helps when it comes to spending.

But the best thing about Book Outlet is their books are super cheap! You can get brand new hard backs super cheap. Heck, this little haul contains two hard backs and I only spent $15. You really can't beat it. AND, shipping is only like five dollars. WOOP WOOP!

Oh, and if you happen to never have used Book Outlet be sure to sign up with my referral code and you'll get $10 off your first order of $25!



Friday, June 22, 2018

Review: One Lucky Vampire by Lynsay Sands


One Lucky Vampire


By Lynsay Sands

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SERIES:
Argeneau
Book Nineteen

BOOK TYPE:
Paranormal Romance

PAGES:
353
Published September 24th 2013 by Avon

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Synopsis:


Luck be a vampire tonight . . .

When Nicole Phillips agreed to hire a housekeeper, she pictured someone a little frumpy and almost certainly female. Instead, she gets gorgeous, unmistakably male Jake Colson. The man is proving indispensable in the kitchen—and everywhere else. Except Jake might not be a mortal man at all.

. . . and every night

Who wouldn't want to be a tall, dark, powerful vampire? Jake, for one. He's barely had time to adjust to his new state before he's roped into a family favor. Still, secretly playing bodyguard to sweet, sexy Nicole is turning out to be the wildest ride of his life. First he'll put a stop to whoever's targeting her. Then he'll prove that this kind of love, and luck, happens only once in an eternity.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

100 Truths Tag



I recently saw that Bethany over at ReadingEveryNight do this tag. I decided, why the heck not! I need something to do on my day off anywho. So I'm gonna keep this introduction short and sweet because there's apparently 100 truths I have to answer to.

I tag all of you to do this tag! Leave it in the comments!!!


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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

REVIEW: The Lies They Tell by Gillian French


The Lies They Tell


By Gillian French

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BOOK TYPE:
Mystery

PAGES:
304
Published May 1st 2018 by HarperTeen

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Everyone in Tenney’s Harbor, Maine, knows about the Garrison tragedy. How an unexplained fire ravaged their house, killing four of the five family members. But what people don’t know is who did it. All fingers point at Pearl Haskins’s father, the town drunk, who was the caretaker of the property, but she just can’t believe it. Leave it to a town of rich people to blame “the help.”

With her disgraced father now trying to find work in between booze benders, Pearl’s future doesn’t hold much more than waiting tables at the local country club, where the wealthy come to flaunt their money and spread their gossip. This year, Tristan, the last surviving Garrison, and his group of affluent and arrogant friends have made a point of sitting in Pearl’s section. Though she’s repulsed by most of them, Tristan’s quiet sadness and somber demeanor have her rethinking her judgments. Befriending the boys could mean getting closer to the truth, clearing her father’s name, and giving Tristan the closure he seems to be searching for. But it could also trap Pearl in a sinister web of secrets, lies, and betrayals that, once untangled, will leave no life unchanged . . . if it doesn’t take hers first.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Greatest Showman Book Tag



I recently saw that Tracy @ Cornerfolds did this tag. I commented on her post saying that I haven't seen the movie yet and she told me to watch it immediately. I bought it Friday night and it's now Sunday and I've watched it three times and I won't stop listening to the soundtrack.

I think it's safe to say that I am in love with this movie. It's my favorite!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

WWW Wednesday | June 6, 2018


This meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words

The Three W's Are:

  • What Are You Currently Reading?
  • What Did You Recently Finish Reading?
  • What Do You Think You'll Read Next?
I found this meme from Trisha at TrishaJennReads and I thought I would add this meme to my blog because why the heck not!

This week has been kinda slow in reading for me. I've been stuck in a slump with the TOG series because I seriously don't like Manon's character and can't ever get passed her chapters. 

I've also have been so stressed and just been listening to music instead of reading. I'm starting to feel a little bit better so maybe next week will be better?

Dollar Tree Book Haul:


I love cheap books as much as the next person. I especially love it when they're only a dollar each! You definitely cannot beat it at all. So here's my little haul that I did last night.

PS, you don't know how hard it is to not load up my cart with every cheap book I see there.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Decided To DNF

I'm hardly ever one to put down a book and never pick it up again. There's really only one that I have and I'm honestly thinking about giving it a go again.

That book is Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin. I just don't know why I didn't care for that book but I've heard nothing but good things about it!

Maybe I should pick it up again?


Saturday, June 2, 2018

Book Tag: Book Reader Problems

I'm constantly looking for book blogs to follow. I found Reading With Archuleta from her Top Ten Tuesday post. Her blog is super cute, so give her a follow! And if you're reading this Linda, I am now in love with David Archuleta! 

Please be more than welcome to do this tag. If you do it, please paste your link in the comments down below so I can read them!

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Friday, June 1, 2018

May Wrap Up:


I'm pretty happy with all that I've read this month. There was only one book that I didn't like! So I would say it was a great month for reading. I was planning on reading a lot more this month but I carried away with our family vacation.

I'm hoping June is going to be just a good. Maybe even better!

What books did you guys read this month? Which one was your favorite?

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Review: Beautiful Liar by Zara Cox


Beautiful Liar


By Zara Cox

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SERIES:
Dark Desires
Book One

BOOK TYPE:
Erotica, Romance

PAGES:
400
Published April 11th 2017 by Forever

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Synopsis:


People call me many things: CEO, billionaire, bastard. Q.

I love women. I love sex. I love money. I love hot, wild nights with no promise of a future, because a future is one thing I don't have. I'm twenty-eight years old. I won't live to see thirty, and I don't care. Or I didn't, until her.

Nobody plans for a life like this. Some of us just end up here.

They call me Lucky, though luck has never been on my side. Before I met Q, my life was a big, twisted mess. Never enough money, never anyone to trust. No way out. With Q, the shame and fear disappear. Instead I feel pure pleasure, and that's something I've never had before. But if what I've just learned is true, we'd better enjoy every second together while we can...before our time runs out.

May Book Haul:


I kind of splurged this month. It was our first family vacation and we had spending money. So why not? I won like two of these books and I bought a few of them for like a dollar a piece. I'm not that upset with my spending this month!

What books did you buy this month?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday: Four Letter Word by Christa Desir

I am a sucker for Christa's books. They're all so dark and gritty and so unbelievably real. I can't wait to see what this book is going to bring. I also can't wait to read it in one sitting like I have done with all her books!

But honestly? I didn't realize this book was over 400 pages and I probably won't finish this one in one sitting.


Four Letter Word


By Crhista Desir

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BOOK TYPE:
Contemporary

PAGES:
416
Published May 15th 2018 by Simon Pulse

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Synopsis:


Eight friends. One game. A dozen regrets. And a night that will ruin them all, in this high stakes gripping story of manipulation and innocence lost, from the author of Bleed Like Me.

Chloe Sanders has wasted the better part of her junior year watching her best friend Eve turn away from her for the more interesting and popular Holly Reed. Living with her grandparents because her parents are currently serving as overseas volunteers, Chloe spends her days crushing on a dark-haired guy named Mateo, being mostly ignored by Eve and Holly, and wishing the cornfields of Iowa didn’t feel so incredibly lonely.

But shortly after spring break, a new girl transfers to her high school—Chloe Donnelly. This Chloe is bold and arty and instantly placed on a pedestal by Eve and Holly. Now suddenly everyone is referring to Chloe Sanders as “Other Chloe” and her social status plummets even more.

Until Chloe Donnelly introduces all her friends to a dangerous game: a girls vs. guys challenge that only has one rule—obtain information by any means necessary. All the warning bells are going off in Other Chloe’s head about the game, but she’s not about to commit social suicide by saying no to playing.

Turns out the game is more complicated than Other Chloe thinks. Chloe Donnelly hates to lose. She's got power over everyone—secrets she’s exploiting—and she likes to yank their strings. Only soft-spoken Mateo is sick of it, and when the game turns nasty, he chooses Other Chloe to help him expose everything Chloe Donnelly has done. But neither realize just how much the truth could cost them in the end.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Review: Other Broken Things by C. Desir


Other Broken Things


By C. Desir

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BOOK TYPE:
Contemporary

PAGES:
256
Published January 12th 2016 by Simon Pulse

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Natalie's not an alcoholic. She doesn't have a problem. Everybody parties, everybody does stupid things, like getting in their car when they can barely see. Still, with six months of court-ordered AA meetings required, her days of vodka-filled water bottles are over.

Unfortunately, her old friends want the party girl or nothing. Even her up-for-anything ex seems more interested in rehashing the past than actually helping Nat.

But then a recovering alcoholic named Joe inserts himself into Nat's life, and things start looking up. Joe is funny, he's smart, and he calls her out in a way no one ever has.

He's also older. A lot older.

Nat's connection to Joe is overwhelming, but so are her attempts to fit back into her old world, all while battling the constant urge to crack a bottle and blur that one thing she's been desperate to forget.

Now, in order to make a different kind of life, Nat must pull together her broken parts and learn to fight for herself.

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Worlds I'd Want To/Never Live In

We all know there are so many different worlds in this bookish community. It's really just a matter of which of those worlds you like enough to live in. I think this is a topic I can give a decent list for. I'm just going to list them off and leave everything for discussion in the comments.

Let me know if you have different worlds!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Review: Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas


Heir Of Fire


By Sarah J. Maas

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SERIES:
Buttons
Book Three

BOOK TYPE:
Fantasy

PAGES:
592
Published September 1st 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

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Synopsis:


Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Books I'm Iffy About Picking Up:

So one of the blogs that I follow did this the other week and I've decided to do one as well. Her blog is GoingThroughBooks. Check her out for some awesome content!

There are quite a few books that I'm iffy about picking up. I don't know if it's because I'm scared that the hype is too much or not enough hype.

Maybe you guys can help me decide if I will pick these books up in the future!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Ways I Pay For Books:

As we all know, buying books can get very expensive. I don't know about you guys, but I don't always have the money to purchase books. So, I do some online stuff to make some extra spending cash.

I'm going to share with you guys what I do to earn extra cash to buy books.

1. VeryDice
VeryDice is an app I've been using for a little while now. I've redeemed three physical books off the app so far. You get free spins daily and when you spin, you get tickets. With the tickets, you can purchase so many items. This app is 100% free unless you want to buy spins. You can also do other things to get spins.

If you decide to download this app, please use my code. It'll get you 30 free spins and I will also get free spins! CODE: 417921

2. Branded Surveys
This one is pretty easy. All I do is answer the daily poll and watch videos for points. This particular website can send the money straight to PayPal. You can do many things to earn points off this site. You can do what I do. While I'm reading, I just have videos playing in the background. Think of it as getting paid while you read!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP 

3. InboxDollars
For InboxDollars, I do basically the same thing that I do with BrandedSurveys. I've been doing InboxDollars for quite some time now and have made around $240. You get gift cards through this site which is kind of meh, but it's still free books!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Friday, May 11, 2018

Books I Bought Because Of The Hype:


So as apart of the bookish community, we all know that there is a lot of hype surrounding certain books. As someone who constantly is on the look out for new books to read, I'm always scrolling through social media to find my new buy. So, naturally, there are books that I have that I probably wouldn't have bought because of the hype.

So let's jump right into the books that I purchased because of the hype.

Currently Reading: Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas


Heir Of Fire


By Sarah J. Maas

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SERIES:
Buttons
Book Three

BOOK TYPE:
Fantasy

PAGES:
592
Published September 1st 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

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Synopsis:


Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

Review: Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas


Crown Of Midnight


By Sarah J. Maas

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SERIES:
Throne Of Glass
Book Two

BOOK TYPE:
Fantasy

PAGES:
418
Published September 2nd 2014 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

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Synopsis:


An assassin's loyalties are always in doubt but her heart never wavers.

Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become the King's Champion. But she is far from loyal to the crown. Though she hides her secret vigilantly, her deadly charade becomes difficult when she realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. No one is above questioning her allegiance—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then, one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena's world shatters, she will be forced to decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie ... and whom she is willing to fight for.


Review: Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. 4.5/Stars. Please don't read ahead if you haven't read this book.

I feel like as these books go on, they're going to get better and better. I feel like Crown of Midnight was a lot better than Throne of Glass. When I read ToG, I honestly couldn't tell whether or not I would enjoy this series. Reading this book, I know I'm going to love it. Just not as much as ACOTAR.

I love that magic is becoming more of a thing in this book. I can't wait to see what magic can bring to this series.

I'm also falling in love with Chaol. I though I wanted Celaena with Dorian. But I'm now thinking that Chaol is the better choice. Hopefully, she doesn't switch between the two. I can't stand the love triangle trope. I just can't. I just really like that the romance is finally blossoming in this book. I really thought these books were going to be heavy in the romance genre seeing as a lot of people listed it as romance on Goodreads.

Can we also talk about the rebellion? I love that people are plotting against the bad government. I love it when people take a stand. I just felt really bummed when Nehemia was killed. She was one of my favorite characters and I feel like she and Celaena would have been great leaders together in this rebellion movement.

I really love the fact that Celaena is going against the king in her own way. I was going to end up really disliking her if she was going to kill people for the man that killed her family. Thank you Celaena for being so bad ass.

And the ending. OMG THE ENDING. I didn't think there was actually going to be Fae in this series, just the mention of them. And the fact that Celaena is actually Aelin and the lost Queen of Terrasen. I almost had a heart attack just reading the last few paragraphs.

I am beyond excited to see where this story goes and what AELIN does in Wendyln. I'm going to have to get used to calling her Aelin now >.<

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May Bookstagram Challenge Day Ten:


Book Ombre'

I'm really terrible at making any type of ombre'. Enjoy this ugly photo.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May Bookstagram Challenge Day Nine:


Girl On Cover

Celaena is so badass. I had to have her for today's challenge.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May Bookstagram Challenge Day Eight:

Book And Music

This book seems like a really easy read. It also seems kind of like Thirteen Reasons Why.

Monday, May 7, 2018

May Bookstagram Challenge Day Seven:


Map Monday

Children of Blood and Bone. I can't wait to dig my nose into this book. But something in me wants to wait until the next book is out...

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Currently Reading: With This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas


With This Man


By Jodi Ellen Malpas

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SERIES:
This Man
Book Four

BOOK TYPE:
Romance

PAGES:
496
Published March 20th 2018 by Forever

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Synopsis:


Life is good for Jesse "The Lord" Ward. Perfect, actually. He still has the charm, he's in great shape, and he still reduces his wife, Ava, to a pool of desire with a mere look. He's in full control, just how he likes it.

But Jesse's perfect world falls apart when a terrible accident lands Ava in the hospital with a life-threatening head injury. Devastated and angry, he feels like his entire existence hangs in the balance. He cannot survive without this woman's love. So when she finally comes around, his shaking world begins to level out. But his nightmare doesn't end there. It's only just begun. Because his wife can't remember the last sixteen years of her life. That's all of him. All of their time together. He is a stranger to her.

Now Jesse must do whatever it takes to find her memories . . . and help her fall madly, passionately in love with him all over again.

May Bookstagram Challenge Day Six:


Book And Beverage

I drink Dr. Pepper all the time. So just imagine a Dr. Pepper right next to this book.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West


The Distance Between Us


By Kasie West

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BOOK TYPE:
Contemporary

PAGES:
320
Published July 2nd 2013 by HarperTeen

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Synopsis:


Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

Overall Rating: 2/5 Stars

I didn't like this one as much as I liked By Your Side. I just really feel like it's for the younger young adults. I think all the characters in this book are extremely childish. And the back and forth between Caymen and Xander was extremely annoying. 

Caymen runs a doll shop with her mom, which I thought was really unique. I've never read a book with a doll shop in it. But Caymen is far from being rich. She doesn't even have a cell phone. So when she meets Xander, she just feels like he won't like her the way she likes him because of her social standing. 

She ends up really going back and forth with him. But in the end, she was kind of right about him. 

I thought this book had it's cute moments. That's why I gave it two stars instead of one. 

Plot Rating: 1.5/5 Stars

The whole "poor girl meets rich boy" is my least favorite cliche'. I just couldn't get over the fact that money was basically all Caymen cared about. She didn't want any of Xander's money, but she was constantly thinking about it. 

I wish this book had a different cliche'. That really made me dislike this book.

This book also had an abrupt ending. We don't get to see what happens after a family has been reunited. I need to know if they stay in contact. I need to know if they forgive each other! 

Character Rating: 1.5/5 Stars

I honestly thought all the characters were annoying. I really disliked Caymen and I hardly liked Xander. I really disliked her mom for automatically placing all rich people in the "bad people" category. 

Romance Rating: 1/5 Stars

I really didn't like them together. They were fine as friends going on career days. Other than that, I don't think they should have gotten together. 

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