Waiting on Wednesday (26)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine talking about upcoming book released we are excited for.

My choice this week is:

black ice

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

Release Date: 7th October 2014

From Goodreads:

“Sometimes danger is hard to see… until it’s too late. 

Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn’t prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage. 

In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there… and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target. 

But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally? 

BLACK ICE is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…”

Still a bit far away, but i’ve had my eye on this one for a while and cannot wait for it’s release :) Sounds very interesting and i’ve heard good things about her other series (which i still need to read) :)

What are your picks for this week?

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COYER – End of (My) Week 1 and End of FiTS readathon

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COYER (Clean Out Your E-Reader) is going to run from June 21st – September 5th 2014 and it’s about cleaning up your TBR pile during the summer. This year it is being hosted by Fantasy is More Fun and Because Reading is Better than Real Life so go check out the master posts on their blogs!

I’m really happy that i decided to start participating this week, i’ve had lots of fun and think i’ve read more books as a result!

Fun in the sun

So yesterday was the last day of the Fun In the Sun Readathon and it went slightly worse than i had hoped. I didn’t end up finishing Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke, however instead of not having enough time it was by choice. I really liked the writing style and a lot of things about the book and really thought it would be something i would love. However for whatever reason i just couldn’t force myself to continue reading. I will be posting a DNF review about it hopefully sometime this week, explaining my reasons a bit more clearly. This also means that i didn’t quite reach the 3 book goal that i set myself for the readathon, which is a shame. So overall my stats for this readthon were:

Books finished: 2

All My life Deep Blue

Books DNF: 1

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Pages Read Day 1: 472

Pages Read Day 2: 86

Pages Read Day 3: 112

Pages Read Total: 650

Rest of Week Update

Before the readathon i managed to read a few other books this week, one was technically last Saturday and before i joined COYER, however as it’s been read during the official dates i’m counting it :) I should hopefully be posting reviews of these in the near future as well!

Books Read: 3

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Inside Out Crewel

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black – 419 pages

Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder – 320 pages

Crewel by Gennifer Albin – 400 pages

Pages Read: 1,139 pages

TOTAL COYER PAGES READ: 1,789

How’s your COYER going so far?

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Showcase Sunday (17)

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Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea.

*Warning this will be a long post congaing lots of images*

There’s been a fair few books that i’ve bought or received for review since the last time i posted one of these. I’ll try and include the main ones but will undoubtedly miss a few. Most of these i’ve been really excited to receive and am planning on reading them very soon. This haul won’t be as big as expected, even though it’s since sometime in March, but only because i’ve been really sucky and doing anything book related lately… That makes me feel really bad for not posting sooner, sorry guys! My Netgalley % Approval has also massively decreased due to receiving all of the books below so my goal for the next few weeks is to try and improve that and focus on some of my netgalley reads! If you want any information on any of the books i’ve linked to their goodreads pages and feel free to ask me any questions, i’m excited about all of them and have finished one or two. :)

For Review:

From Netgalley

frozen a shiver of light the moment collector between the lives the witch of salt and storm intangible branded white hot kiss the oversight far far away Thief's Magic A Discovery of Witches Goddess Deep Blue Perfect Lies The Fearless

Bought:

Physical

The Fifth Wave Incarnate Anna and the French Kiss Mila 2.0the elite the one cinder a long long sleep

ebooks

fractured Lark

Free ebooks

crimson night forsaken airel silence

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What did you get this week/month/last few months?

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :)

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COYER – Fun in the Sun Read-a-thon Day 2

Fun in the sun

Yesterday was Day 2 of the COYER Fun in the Sun Read-a-thon which runs from the 4th-6th July. I didn’t do as well yesterday as the day before and only managed to get through 24% (according to my kindle) of another book called Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke. My current plan is to try and finish the rest of the book today to reach that 3 book goal that i set at the beginning of the read-a-thon. We’ll see how it goes :)

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Pages read on Day 2 – 86 (roughly)

Total Pages Read – 538 pages

How’s the readathon going for everyone else?

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COYER – Fun in the Sun Read-a-thon Day 1

Fun in the sun

Yesterday was Day 1 of the COYER Fun in the Sun Read-a-thon which lasts until 6th July. I wasn’t sure how well i was going to do because i had to start unpacking my stuff that i brought back home from uni, and let me tell you, there was ALOT to unpack. However after a few hours i decided to call it quits and start reading and as i result i managed (somehow?) to make it through two books :) These are shown in more detail below.

All My life Deep Blue

All My Life by Rucy Ban – 3 stars

Waterfire Saga: Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly – 4 stars

I’m planning on hopefully getting through at least another book today so am really hopeful that i will reach my goal of 3 books read over this read-a-thon.

Books Read:

All My Life by Rucy Ban – 152 pages

Waterfire Saga: Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly – 320 pages

Pages read on Day 1 – 472 pages

Total Pages Read – 472 pages

I hope everyone that’s taking part in the read-a-thon (or not) is having a great reading week :)

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COYER-FUN IN THE SUN READATHON

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Today the FUN IN THE SUN Read-a-thon for COYER begins. It runs 4th July-6th July and the aim is to read as many books with “summer related activities” on the cover as possible. The full description:

Read books with beach or ocean/lake/etc or some sort of summer activity on the cover. Get in the summer vacation mood. When you finish a book do a general update with a link that you can put on the Rafflecopter. Example – on Goodreads you could write: “Great, cute book! 4 stars! Full review coming soon!” and that would count. (For COYER participants, just do something quick and then update with full review for COYER linky)

I’ve gone through my TBR pile and only found about 6 books that i think qualify for this read-a-thon and my aim is to read at least three of them (one a day) however if i can get through all six it would be fantastic. Below i am posting the potential six books i will be reading over the next three days. I’ll be posting daily updates on how the reading is going and how far i’ve gotten and will try and post reviews to the books i read now next week! So, without further delay here are the books i think qualify as including dome sort of summer activity on the cover, let me know if you agree or disagree with any!

the mind readers The Troop Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea hopes decree All My life Deep Blue

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2014 COYER – Summer Vacation

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Yes i realise that i am slightly late to the party as this summer challenge started on June 21st, but oh well :).

COYER (Clean Out Your E-Reader) is going to run from June 21st – September 5th 2014 and it’s about cleaning up your TBR pile during the summer. This year it is being hosted by Fantasy is More Fun and Because Reading is Better than Real Life so go check out the master posts on their blogs! I have way too many books that i have put off reading and as a result this challenge is pretty much perfect to take part in! Any book that you read this summer will count towards your COYER goal, there are also numerous themed readathons happening during this time which will be really fun to take part in! The read-a-thon list and dates are posted below. I haven’t set any definitive goals for myself yet, however during the read-a-thons i’d like to try and tackle at least a book a day so i’ll hopefully stick to this! I currently have a boatload of physical books to read and around 91 on my kindle, so it’s not too bad but i definitely want to drop the numbers drastically. I’ll try and update regularly during the read-a-thons and include a weekly wrap up post summarising the books i’ve read and reviewed that week.

Rules:

1. You must create a sign-up post anytime between now and August 15th -on blog, goodreads, fb, google+, etc.Yes, that means you can sign up until August 15th! But don’t wait, you’ll miss most the fun!

2. You must link that sign-up post  (don’t link to your blog, link to the sign-up post).

3. You must review books somewhere & link the reviews to the review linky to be eligible for one of the grand prize giveaways.

4. Have Fun!

Also this year some of the normal rules are being relaxed, allowing us to read ebooks that cost over $5, review physical books or author review books and take part in blog tours instead of the usual ebooks under $5. I’m going to try and focus mainly on e-books but a few physical books will definitely be included!

All Other Challenge information:

Readathons

Any books read during a readathon can count for COYER as long as you review them. But the readathons will just be about reading. We’ll publish posts on the Monday prior to each readathon reminding you to join in and letting you sign up. You’ll be able to join in, even if you aren’t doing COYER Summer Vacation, too!

Here’s the schedule so you can start planning what you’ll read:

July 4th – 6th: Fun in the Sun!
Read books with the beach or ocean/lake/etc on the cover to get into a summer vacation mood!

July 11th – 13th: Fairy Tales with a Twist
Read fairy tale re-tellings and give those childhood favorites a twist!

July 25th – 27th: Christmas in July!
Read Holiday themed books.

August 1st – 3rd: New To Me!
Read/listen to books by authors and/or narrators you’ve NEVER read/listened to before.

August 8th – 10th: Scary Stories by the Campfire!
Read about ghosts, goblins, and any other horror/thriller that would make for a scary campfire tale!

August 15th -17th: Short and Sweet!
Fill your weekend not with Novels but with Novellas!

August 29th – September 1st: End of Summer!
Read books with a fall theme to usher in the new season!

Twitter Parties

July 20th @ 4:00 PM EST
August 24th @ 4:00 PM EST

Facebook Chats

Join us at the new (closed) COYER Challenge Group all summer for chats, updates, and chances to win prizes.

Good luck to everyone participating!

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Waiting on Wednesday (25)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine talking about upcoming book released we are excited for.

My choice this week is:

The Beautiful Ashes

The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

Release Date: 26th August 2014

From Goodreads:

“In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate. 

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse—her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who’s bound by an ancient legacy to betray her. 

Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn’t mean he can change his fate…no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn’t: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other. And nothing but ashes in between…”

Am really looking forward to this one, not only does the blurb pique my interest, i’ve heard a lot about this author and keep meaning to read some of her other work. All in all i am very excited and can’t wait to read the book and hear some of the explanations into why certain things are happening. Definitely like reading about why the parallel realms are there and how they came about so hop that some background is included in the story :)

What are your picks for this week?

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July Random Reads 2014

July Random Reads 2014

Random Reads is a monthly meme hosted by I’m Loving Books in which you use a random number generator (i.e. random.org) to select a book from your to read shelf that month.

I would first of all, like to apologise for my long, long absence. The more time that passed the harder it seemed to start blogging again and this cycle continued for far too long. In order to force myself into starting blogging i really need to pick up some of my books and start reading, however i’m having a lot of trouble doing just that. Random Reads seems to be a way in which i can hopefully make myself read some books that i’ve put off reading for a while for no real reason. I’m going to choose 2 numbers, one for a physical books and another for an e-book and make sure i finish them (and hopefully review them) at some point this month.

The Physical book that’s number was pulled was: Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

Inside Out

Synopsis:

Keep Your Head Down.
Don’t Get Noticed.
Or Else.


I’m Trella. I’m a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I’ve got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own…until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution…

I loved Maria’s Study series and am hoping to enjoy this book as much as i enjoyed them. Definitely happy with the choice, hopefully i’ll still be this happy after i’ve finished the book.

The e-book that i have to read this month is: Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

Don't even think about it

Synopsis:

This is the story of how we became freaks. It’s how a group of I’s became a we.
When Class 10B got their flu shots, they expected some side effects. Maybe a sore arm. Maybe a headache. They definitely didn’t expect to get telepathy. But suddenly they could hear what everyone was thinking. Their friends. Their teachers. Their parents. Now they all know that Tess has a crush on her best friend, Teddy. That Mackenzie cheated on Cooper. That Nurse Carmichael used to be a stripper. Some of them will thrive. Some of them will break. None of them will ever be the same. 

I received this book from netgalley and Orchard Books a while ago, however due to my inactiveness recently never got around to reading it. I am extremely excited however and cannot wait to get started.

Overall i am extremely excited about what this month has to bring. I will also be reading other books so will hopefully post reviews and more information about those soon!

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I will be back!

Heya anyone that is reading this (i’d be surprised if you were at this point),

First i would like to say that i am really sorry that there has been no activity on here for the last few months, i’m currently in the middle of exam season at uni and had to prioritise and unfortunately i had to choose for my exams to come over reading and reviewing. However my exams are finishing in around a week’s time and i promise to be more active again. I hadn’t even had the chance to read a book in the last few months so am looking forward to being able to catch up with the new and hopefully try and get people interested in books they may previously not have heard of.

I want apologise again and i realise that i suck big time but will try and make it up to you guys!

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