25 February 2014

Book Cover Reveal!

Perfectly Messy by Lizzy Charles
Release Date: May 2014

Summary from Goodreads:
Popularity isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Justin Marshall knows this better than most. For the captain of the basketball team, small business owner, and son of Minnesota's next governor, life can get pretty overwhelming. But Justin can handle anything as long as he has Lucy, the girl who fell for the man he’s trying to be.

But for Justin and Lucy, finding time together proves challenging. Stolen kisses and whispered promises just aren't enough. That is, until scandalous photos of the couple are leaked to a press intent on creating a juicy scandal during Justin's dad's gubernatorial campaign. And when Lucy becomes fair play for the tabloids and gossip pages, Justin does the only thing he can to protect her: he breaks her heart.

For Lucy, junior year is everything she hoped it would be: new friends, second chances, and a boyfriend she can’t stop kissing. That is, until the boy she’s pretty sure she loves chooses the life his family wants for him, over her.

Now it’s up to Lucy to teach him what it really means to have everything. Because for Justin, being who everyone needs him to be just might cost him the one person he can’t live without.

Book One: (linked to Goodreads)

About the Author:
When Lizzy Charles isn’t scrambling to raise her two spunky toddlers or caring for premature and sick babies as a neonatal intensive care nurse, she’s in a quiet corner writing or snuggled up with a novel and a few squares of dark chocolate. Black tea keeps her constant and she loves guacamole. She married her high school sweet heart, a heart-melting musician, so it’s no surprise she’s fallen in love with writing contemporary YA romance novels.

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19 February 2014

New Books! #4

The week, the post has kept coming and coming so here's what I received!
Georgia at Books and Writers Jnr. also calls her hauls by this name so be sure to check her's out as well!
*Quick disclaimer, I am not bragging about these, hauls are my personal favourites to read and I am very grateful for each of these!*

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Graphic Novel)
I won this in a twitter giveaway from Quirk Books so thanks to them!

Trouble by Non Pratt (Paperback)
Towards the beginning of the year, I signed up to become a TroubleVIP. Because of this, they sent both me and a friend a signed copy (see the pictures below) along with 10 bookmarks to share out! Thanks Walker!

Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O'Porter (Paperback)
This was sent to me by the lovely Fiona from Eventide Reads when she was having a clear out and it's just like new!

Geek Girl by Holly Smale (Paperback)
Fiona also sent me this treat so the biggest thank you to her!


In Bloom by Matthew Crow (Paperback)
I won by first ever Goodreads giveaway of an early copy of this book so thanks Much In Little!

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (eBook)
I saw this was 20p on the Kindle and could not pass it up!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (eBook)
I saw lots of tweets about this one being in sale on Kindle too so another purchase was made!

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales (eBook)
I have read so many great things about this book and have already started reading it!

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (eBook)
I finally bought this book, yay! I have heard the best things about it, especially Amber from The Mile Long Bookshelf.


I'd also love to say a big thank you to Fierce Fiction for my valentine postcard, seen below!

12 February 2014

Book Cover Reveal!

 Get Even by Gretchen McNeil (Get Even #1)
Release Date: September 16th 2014
Publisher: Balzer+Bray

Four high school juniors - Kitty, Olivia, Margot and Bree. To all outward appearances, the girls barely know each other. At best, they don't move in the same social circles; at worst, they're overtly hostile.

Margot Mejia – academically ranked number two in her class, Margot is a focused overachiever bound for the Ivy League.

Kitty Li – captain of the California state and national champion varsity girls' volleyball team, she's been recruited by a dozen colleges and has dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal.

Olivia Hayes – popular star of the drama program, she's been voted "most eligible bachelorette" two years running in the high school yearbook and has an almost lethal combination of beauty and charm.

Bree Deringer – outcast, misfit and the kind of girl you don't want to meet in a dark alley, the stop sign red-haired punk is a constant thorn in the side of teachers and school administrators alike.

Different goals, different friends, different lives, but the girls share a secret no one would ever guess. They are members of Don't Get Mad, a society specializing in seeking revenge for fellow students who have been silently victimized by their peers. Each girl has her own reason for joining the group, her own set of demons to assuage by evening the score for someone else. And though school administration is desperate to find out who is behind the DGM "events", the girls have managed to keep their secret well hidden.

That is until one of their targets – a douchebag senior who took advantage of a drunk underclassman during a house party, videotaped it on his phone, and posted it on YouTube – turns up dead, and DGM is implicated in the murder.

Now the girls don't know who to trust, and as their tenuous alliance begins to crumble, the secrets they've hidden for so long might be their ultimate undoing.

About the Author:
Gretchen is a former coloratura soprano, the voice of Mary on G4's Code Monkeys and she currently sings with the LA-based circus troupe Cirque Berzerk. She is a founding member of vlog group the YARebels where she can be seen as "Monday," and she is an active member of both The Enchanted Inkpot, a group blog of YA and middle grade fantasy writers, and The Apocalypsies, a group blog of 2012 children's debut authors.

You can find Gretchen on Twitter, Facebook, and on her blog.


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8 February 2014

Cover Reveal!

Eastland by Marian Cheatham
Release Date: 02/14/14

Book Summary:

For hardworking teen, Dee Pageau, the annual employee picnic will let her escape the drudgery of work and possibly find love with her best friend Mae’s older brother, Karel. But in 1915 Chicago, girls don’t go on picnics without their mother’s approval. 

Unfortunately for Dee, Mama has had a premonition of disaster and forbids Dee from going. Forced to watch as Mae and Karel leave without her, Dee defies Mama and rushes off to join her friends. 

But Dee’s joy soon turns to terror when the ship ferrying them to the picnic capsizes. Rescued not once but twice-by Karel and a mysterious sailor-Dee finds herself tested in unimaginable ways. What happens next turns out to be worse … and better … than anything Dee ever expected.

About the Author:
Marian Cheatham lives in a suburb of Chicago with her family and their menagerie of pets. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Marian taught Special Education for many years before becoming a full-time writer. 

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5 February 2014

Guest Review: Splintered by A. G. Howard

Today I have a lovely review for you by Alexandra from Little Bookling who offered to help me out while I search for a co-blogger. (The search is still on by the way so be sure to read my 'WANTED!' post for more details!)

12558285Title- Splintered
Author- A. G. Howard
Genre- Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Format- Paperback
UK Publisher- Abrams
Publication Date- January 1st 2013

Hello there, today I finished reading Splintered by A. G. Howard and thought it was amazing! This story tells the tale of a girl named Alyssa Gardener who is a descendant of Alice Liddell ( better know as Alice in Wonderland) and we follow her on the quest to save her mother. In order to save her, Alyssa must travel down the rabbit hole to Wonderland so that she is able to fix all the mistakes Alice made when she was there.

I went into this book with high hopes after reading brilliant reviews beforehand and was not let down. I really did find it marvellous. This would be a definite 5/5 read for me because of the originality of the plot line and the flawless style that Howell writes in. I loved the pages in the book as they had an illustration on the first page of each chapter and also the font was a maroon colour which is very uncommon in books.

I found the character of Alyssa Gardener to be very likeable, feeling that she was an easy-to-love heroine. Although she may have an ordinary appearance, this girl certainly has her share of gifts and curses, who wouldn't being tangled up with wonderland? She speaks to flowers and insects which makes even her bloodline seem crazy!

Overall, I loved how this book gave a new depth to a childhood favourite of mine. It makes you re-eximine your own nightmares and wonder, 'Could that be a memory?' Most of all, this new layer to Alice in Wonderland shows us all we can be a little insane at times so I urge you, pick up this book soon! Everyone who can dream will love it.

Thanks for this Alexandra, looks like I'll have to pick this one up soon then, hey? Have you started this series yet? Let me know in the comments!

2 February 2014

YA Choice of February 2014

With the Young Adult genre becoming more and more popular, each month I will be bringing you my choice of the newly released books which I must share with you all! This month's choice is...


Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Released February 4th 2014
You can pre-order HERE.

Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she'll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.

I chose this book because it will bring a close to one of my favourite series and I am therefore extremely excited/nervous to see how Tahereh draws it to a close. There have been so many little snippets posted around, full page photos posted to twitter and chapters on ignitemeunlock.com, us fans have been truly spoilt and that makes me so much more excited for the release!

Will you be buying Ignite Me or any other new releases this month? Leave me a comment letting me know!