Friday, September 22, 2017

Review: Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

 
Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg KasselBlack Bird of the Gallows
by Meg Kassel
September 5, 2017
300 pages

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Goodreads Summary:

A debut novel about a teenage girl who discovers the new boy next door is a harbinger of death, and who must find a way to survive in a town destined for tragedy.

A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full. Harbingers settle in places where tragedy is about to strike, then feed on the energy of the dying. Then, they leave. Off to the next doomed place. No one wants a family of harbingers of death as neighbors, but that’s exactly what seventeen-year-old Angie Dovage gets when Reece Fernandez moves in next door.

Angie knows the mysterious boy is more than he appears, but can’t imagine that his presence heralds a tragedy that will devastate her small community. But her fears run deeper than Reece’s inevitable departure, because where harbingers of death go, grotesque, ruined creatures called Beekeepers follow. And where Beekeepers go, fear and chaos and death follows.

Angie wants to protect everyone she cares about, but stopping the Beekeepers involves a choice that will claim her life or Reece’s soul. She will learn the price of both.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WoW #167: Unconditionally (Contract Killers #2) by Erin Lyon


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Unconditionally by Erin LyonUnconditionally
(Contract Killers #2)
by Erin Lyon
January 9, 2018
336 pages


Goodreads Summary:
In a world where marriage doesn’t exist—only seven-year contracts—you don’t marry, you sign. You don’t divorce, you breach. And sometimes, you just expire.

In this hilarious conclusion to Erin Lyon's I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions, Kate has accepted a job practicing signing law, the one type of law she swore she'd never do - especially since what she thought was her very own happily ever after turned into just another expired contract. But between Kate's embarrassing penchant for running into exes in court, clients determined to use her as their very own therapist, and a couple having a knock-down, drag-out over the custody of the family guinea pig, at least the job's never boring.

But while Kate finally has a handle on her career, her love life is still, well, complicated. The former love of her life, Jonathan, wants her back. Her current main squeeze, Dave, wants to take things to the next level, but she still can't shake her wolf-in-sheep's-clothing vibe about him. And then there's Adam, her mad crush who really wants to be her friend. So, to sum up, one questionable ex, one player with a capital "P," and one guy who's kind of stolen her heart even though she's in the friend zone. This should be a piece of cake.

Unconditionally is both a sweet and sexy romantic comedy and a hilariously relatable look at finding happiness where you least expect it.

 
So excited this book has a title, cover, synopsis and release date now! I read the first book a few months ago and really loved the story. I need this one asap!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cover Reveal - Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway


Hi everyone! I have a great cover reveal today for a book I recently discovered. The synopsis sounds so good I'm really looking forward to this debut YA!!
 
 
Dark of the West
(Dark of the West #1)
by Joanna Hathaway
May 8, 2018
448 pages

Goodreads Summary:
He was raised in revolution. She was raised in a palace. Can their love stop a war? Code Name Verity meets The Winner's Curse in Joanna Hathaway's Dark of the West, a breathtaking YA fantasy debut.

Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines. When Athan’s mother is shot and killed, his father is convinced it’s the work of his old rival, the Queen of Etania—Aurelia’s mother. Determined to avenge his wife’s murder, he devises a plot to overthrow the Queen, a plot which sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children.

Athan’s mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl he’s been tasked with spying upon. Aurelia feels the same attraction, all the while desperately seeking to stop the war threatening to break between the Southern territory and the old Northern kingdoms that control it—a war in which Athan’s father is determined to play a role. As diplomatic ties manage to just barely hold, the two teens struggle to remain loyal to their families and each other as they learn that war is not as black and white as they’ve been raised to believe.


See the cover below!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Blog Tour - Character Profile, Review & Giveaway: Fraternize (Players Game #1) by Rachel Van Dyken


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Hi guys, today on the blog I am sharing a fun player profile along with my review for Rachel Van Dyken's newest book release Fraternize. You can also enter to win a copy of the book! A huge thank you to Thomas Allen & Son for inviting me to be on this tour~

 
Fraternize by Rachel Van DykenFraternize
(Players Game #1)
by Rachel Van Dyken
September 12, 2017
318 pages


Goodreads Summary:
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken kicks off a brand-new series in which romance is a game and love is a touchdown.

Emerson just made her dream come true as a professional cheerleader for her favorite pro football team. But even though the plus-size athlete is breaking down boundaries, she still has to contend with the massive rulebook. Carbs? Nope. Chocolate? Definitely not. Still, Emerson loves her curves, and she’ll rock the hell out of this job even if it kills her. Except for one mandate that is easier read than done…

No fraternizing with the players.

Problem one is Miller Quinton: Emerson’s first love, first sex, and the guy who still ignites her daydreams and R-rated fantasies. Thrown back together, Miller and Emerson feel the undeniable pull of passion again, even if the conflict that tore them apart seems insurmountable. Then there’s way-too-sexy Grant Sanchez. He has a serious reputation with the ladies, and when it comes to winning someone he wants, he doesn’t let anyone stand in his way.

Now Emerson is breaking every rule in the manual. But what she doesn’t know is that she’s part of a wicked little game—one that could steal both her dream and her heart.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #159


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I went to a YA event at my local bookstore and won these two books. Thank you Chapters! Pickles was quite amazed lol ;)

Pickles with Tower of Dawn and Nyxia.
 
Thank you so much to SMP for sending me this finished copy. I really enjoyed this book!
 
Ripple with The One That Got Away.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, September 15, 2017

Review: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu


Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Moxie
by Jennifer Mathieu
September 19, 2017
336 pages


Goodreads Summary:
An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice.

MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with a school administration at her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv's mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the '90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother's past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot!

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WoW #166: Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh


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Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn MarshReign of the Fallen
by Sarah Glenn Marsh
January 23, 2018
303 pages


Goodreads Summary:
An LGBT fantasy series that follows a talented necromancer who must face down a deadly nemesis who has learned how to turn her magic into a weapon.

Odessa is one of Karthia's master necromancers, catering to the kingdom's ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it's Odessa's job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised--the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin.

A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa's necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own reveals a disturbing conspiracy: someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead--and training them to attack. Odessa is faced with a terrifying question: What if her necromancer's magic is the weapon that brings Karthia to its knees?

A lavish fantasy with a surprising and breathtaking LGBT romance at its core, Reign of the Fallen is a gutsy, unpredictable read that will grab readers by the throat and never let go....

 
A couple of my friends who've read an early copy of this book are gushing about it so I have no doubt I'll enjoy it~

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, September 11, 2017

Review: Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle #2) by Jay Kristoff

 
*Review contains spoilers and spoilers from the previous book in the series. (Actually, only the 4th and 5th paragraphs have spoilers so just look away from there? Sorry but I have thoughts :P)
 
Godsgrave by Jay KristoffGodsgrave
(The Nevernight Chronicle #2)
by Jay Kristoff
September 5, 2017
448 pages


Goodreads Summary:
A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.

Assassin Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo, or avenging her familia. And after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.

When it’s announced that Scaeva and Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end them. Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold within the collegium walls, and the body count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between loyalty and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.

Set in the world of Nevernight, which Publishers Weekly called “absorbing in its complexity and bold in its bloodiness,” Godsgrave will continue to thrill and satisfy fantasy fans everywhere.


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Stacking the Shelves # 158


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No physical bookmail this week except for one eARC. I'm reading this one right now and quite liking it!

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, September 8, 2017

Cover Reveal - The Rebels of Gold (Loom Saga #3) by Elise Kova


Hey everyone! Today I'm super excited to be sharing the cover to one of my most excited end of the year book: The Rebels of Gold. This is the final book in Elise Kova's Loom Saga. Before showing you the cover I want to let you know The Alchemists of Loom is currently on sale so don't miss this great deal!
 
The Alchemists of Loom $3.99 Sale

 
The Rebels of Gold
(The Loom Saga #3)
by Elise Kova
December 5, 2017
500 pages

Goodreads Summary:
A new rebellion rises from the still smoldering remnants of the five guilds of Loom to stand against Dragon tyranny. Meanwhile, on Nova, those same Dragons fight amongst themselves as age-old power struggles shift the political landscape in fateful and unexpected ways. Unlikely leaders vie for the opportunity to shape a new world order from the perfect clockwork designs of one temperamental engineer.

This final installment of USA Today bestselling author Elise Kova's Loom Saga, The Rebels of Gold will reveal the fate of Loom's brilliantly contrasting world and its beloved inhabitants.

 
Now here's the cover for the exciting finale!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

WoW #165: American Panda by Gloria Chao


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American Panda by Gloria Chao
American Panda
by Gloria Chao
February 6, 2018
320 pages


Goodreads Summary:
At seventeen, Mei Lu should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents’ master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies.

With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can’t bring herself to tell them the truth—that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese.

But when she reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?

From debut author Gloria Chao comes a hilarious, heartfelt tale of how unlike the panda, life isn’t always so black and white.

 
I'm from Taiwan so I'm definitely looking forward to this take on the cultural differences!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, September 4, 2017

DNF Review: The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas


The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen MalpasThe Forbidden
by Jodi Ellen Malpas
August 8, 2017
368 pages


Goodreads Summary:
A new story of dangerous temptations from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man trilogy.

Annie has never experienced the 'spark' with a guy-that instant chemistry that renders you weak in the knees. That is, until a night out brings her face to face with the dangerously sexy and mysterious Jack. It's not just a spark that ignites between them. It's an explosion. Jack promises to consume Annie, and he fully delivers on that promise.

Overwhelmed by the intensity of their one night together, Annie slips out of their hotel room. She is certain that a man who's had such a powerful impact on her must be dangerous. She has no idea that he belongs to another. That he's forbidden.


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #157


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I'm still in a bit of a reading slump but I got these exciting bookmail this week! Thank you Thomas Allen and Son for Fraternize <3
 
Pickles would like to meet Mr. Kindly.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WoW #164: Winner Takes All by Laurie Devore


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Winner Takes All by Laurie DevoreWinner Takes All
by Laurie Devore
January 30, 2018
320 pages


Goodreads Summary:
For Nell Becker, life is a competition she needs to win.
For Jackson Hart, everyone is a pawn in his own game.
They both have everything to lose.

Nell wants to succeed at everything—school, sports, life. And victory is sweeter when it means beating Jackson Hart, the rich, privileged, undisputed king of Cedar Woods Prep Academy. Yet no matter how hard she tries, Jackson is somehow one step ahead. They’re a match made in hell, but opposites do attract.

Drawn to each other by their rivalry, Nell and Jackson fall into a whirlwind romance that consumes everything in their lives. But when a devastating secret exposes their relationship as just another game, how far will Nell go to win?

Visceral and whip-smart, Laurie Devore’s Winner Take All paints an unflinching portrait of obsessive love, toxic competition, and the drive for perfection.

 
I really enjoyed Ms. Devore's debut so I'm looking forward to what's next from her.

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #156


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I'm back from vacation! This is the beautiful stack of books I received when I got home. I'm very excited to read these although I'm finding myself to be in a bit of a reading slump. It may be because I've been feeling somewhat disconnected to reading during my vacation time. Hopefully it'll pass soon and I'll get back into a reading mood <3

Pickles's exciting pile of goodies <3

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, August 25, 2017

Review: Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller


Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Daughter of the Pirate King
(Daughter of the Pirate King #1)
by Tricia Levenseller
February 28, 2017
320 pages


Goodreads Summary:
There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.
 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

WoW #163: Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely


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Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay ElyGunslinger Girl
by Lyndsay Ely
January 2, 2018
432 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Serendipity "Pity" Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She's been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great....

In this extraordinary debut from Lyndsay Ely, the West is once again wild after a Second Civil War fractures the U.S. into a broken, dangerous land. Pity's struggle against the dark and twisted underbelly of a corrupt city will haunt you long after the final bullet is shot.

 
That cover! Girl Power! Western! Yes please give it to me already!!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, August 21, 2017

Review & Giveaway: The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel


The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel
The One That Got Away
by Melissa Pimentel
August 22, 2017
400 pages

Goodreads Summary:
A smart, funny, and modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, where a young woman comes face-to-face with a lost love, proving that the one that got away is sometimes the one you get back.

Ruby and Ethan were perfect for each other. Until the day they suddenly weren't.

Ten years later, Ruby's single, having spent the last decade focusing on her demanding career and hectic life in Manhattan. There's barely time for a trip to England for her little sister's wedding. And there's certainly not time to think about seeing Ethan there for the first time in years.

But as the family frantically prepare for the big day, Ruby can't help but wonder if she made the right choice all those years ago? Because there's nothing like a wedding for stirring up the past . . .


Friday, August 18, 2017

Review: London Bound (Heart of the City #3) by C.J. Duggan


London Bound by C.J. DugganLondon Bound
(Heart of the City #3)
by C.J. Duggan
March 26, 2017
234 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Like so many of her university friends, Kate Brown is London bound, but unlike her friends - who had the chance to enjoy the beer, sights and attractions of the UK - Kate is instead visiting her grandmother (who may or may not be the devil).

Wanting nothing more than to be a normal, independent twenty-something living it up in ol' London town, Kate finds herself a prisoner in her grandmother's Kensington terrace, daydreaming about the holiday that could have been. But when Kate is almost run over by posh, smirking playboy Jack Baker, it leaves her wondering if being out and about is such a good idea after all, especially when she catches herself laughing at his jokes.

One thing Kate knows for sure is that she has to avoid Jack at all costs. But with her balcony facing his, you can pretty much guarantee Kate's London adventure is going to be anything but boring . . .


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WoW #162: Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills


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Foolish Hearts by Emma MillsFoolish Hearts
by Emma Mills
December 26, 2017
288 pages


Goodreads Summary:
A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love.

The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn't supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn't know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they're both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

But mandatory participation has its upsides—namely, an unexpected friendship, a boy band obsession, and a guy with the best dimpled smile Claudia's ever seen. As Claudia's world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for.

 
It's Emma Mills so say no more!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Review: New York Nights (Heart of the City #2) by C.J. Duggan


New York Nights by C.J. DugganNew York Nights
(Heart of the City #2)
by C.J. Duggan
February 1, 2017
193 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Sarah Williams is a spirited, independent Aussie who has always dreamed of New York City. So when a job opportunity arises to become an au pair for a successful businessman in the heart of Manhattan, Sarah jumps at the chance to follow her dream.

What she didn't bet on was a beautiful newborn and a distant, abrasive man whose eyes hold a million anguished secrets. Determined to care for his daughter and face the challenges of the impossible Ben Worthington, Sarah was always prepared to follow her heart; she just wasn't prepared to lose it to a complicated man like Ben.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Review: Paris Lights (Heart of the City #1) by C.J. Duggan


Paris Lights by C.J. DugganParis Lights
(Heart of the City #1)
by C.J. Duggan
November 20, 2016
251 pages


Goodreads Summary:
'You're breaking up with me!'
He was silent.
'In Paris.'
Eyes dropping.
'Under the Eiffel-fucking-Tower!' I screamed.


Twenty-five-year-old Claire Shorten had looked forward to spending a romantic weekend in Paris for as long as she could remember, and now it was here - three blissful days of strolling through cobbled streets arm-in-arm with her beloved, eating copious amounts of baked goods and soaking up the culture through each and every pore of her body. Well, at least, that was how she'd pictured it . . .

Even after her boyfriend dumps her rather unceremoniously in the most romantic place on earth, Claire is determined not to give up on her dream altogether - with or without a boyfriend. She finds herself a job in the kitchen of a small hotel; Michelin-starred it most certainly is not, but somehow Claire makes a place for herself amidst the dirty dishes and the foreign misfits who run the place.

When the restaurant attracts the attention of the enigmatic - if not slightly terrifying - tycoon Louis Delarue, and Claire manages to survive his high-powered business luncheon from hell, she knows that she can survive anything, surely. But all bets are off when Louis makes a game-changing decision: he's coming back for a second course . . .


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WoW #161: Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz


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Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La CruzPride and Prejudice and Mistletoe
by Melissa De La Cruz
October 17, 2017
224 pages


Goodreads Summary:
From bestselling author MELISSA DE LA CRUZ, comes a dazzling retelling of Pride and Prejudice with a Christmas twist.

Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her dad and little brother.

Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32 and has never left home. He’s a carpenter and makes beautiful furniture, and is content with his simple life. He comes from a family of five brothers, each one less ambitious than the other. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it’s just another one night stand. But why can’t she stop thinking of Luke? What is it about him? And can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city girls stand in their way?

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ's next adult novel will be a sweet, sexy and hilarious gender-swapping, genre-satisfying re-telling of Pride and Prejudice, set in contemporary America and featuring one snooty Miss Darcy.

 
Gender-swap P&P retelling, I'M IN!!!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Blog Tour - Excerpt: Bad Girl Gone by Temple Mathews

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Hey everyone, today on the blog I'm sharing with you a snippet of the newly released title Bad Girl Gone! This book has already been optioned for film! Check out what the publisher has to say:

On the heels of the announcement of Iggy Azalea’s production company, Azalea and Azalea Street Productions have optioned rights to BAD GIRL GONE for the big screen. Already cinematic with its hauntings and mischief, this novel looks back on the decisions we make in high school, and if they were thrown into sharp light by tragic circumstances.
 
Very exciting news! Go read the excerpt below ;)


Bad Girl Gone by Temple MathewsBad Girl Gone
by Temple Mathews
 August 8, 2017
256 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Sixteen year-old Echo Stone awakens in a cold sweat in a dark room, having no idea where she is or how she got there. But she soon finds out she s in Middle House, an orphanage filled with mysteriously troubled kids.

There s just one problem: she s not an orphan. Her parents are very much alive.

She explains this to everyone, but no one will listen. After befriending a sympathetic (and handsome) boy, Echo is able to escape Middle House and rush home, only to discover it sealed off by crime scene tape and covered in the evidence of a terrible and violent crime. As Echo grapples with this world-shattering information, she spots her parents driving by and rushes to flag them down. Standing in the middle of street, waving her arms to get their attention, her parents car drives right through her.

She was right. Her parents are alive but she s not.

She s a ghost, just like all the other denizens of Middle House. Desperate to somehow get her life back and reconnect with her still-alive boyfriend, Echo embarks on a quest to solve her own murder. As the list of suspects grows, the quest evolves into a journey of self-discovery in which she learns she wasn t quite the girl she thought she was. In a twist of fate, she s presented with one last chance to reclaim her life and must make a decision which will either haunt her or bless her forever.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Review: Lucky in Love by Kasie West


Lucky in Love by Kasie WestLucky in Love
by Kasie West
July 25, 2017
333 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Maddie doesn't believe in luck. She's all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment -- She wins!

In a flash, Maddie's life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she's talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun... until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn't sure who she can trust.

Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn't seem aware of Maddie's big news. And, for some reason, she doesn't want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?

With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.


Saturday, August 5, 2017

I'm Going on Vacation!


Hi everyone! Just a quick notice that I'll be off on vacation for the next two-ish weeks! Work has actually been really crazy for me lately so I'm beyond excited to finally get some time off!

I've scheduled some reviews for backlist titles I read some time ago and I'll still be regularly posting Waiting on Wednesdays so the blog won't go completely dead ;)

As always my sincerest thank you for visiting BookCatPin. It's just a tiny little corner in the vast universe that is the world wide web so I'm always grateful for anyone who visits. Thank you for taking the time to stop by, to read my reviews and to leave me comments.
 
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! The kitties and I <3 you!

Ripple says thank you!Pickles says thank you!
 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Review: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley


Words in Deep Blue by Cath CrowleyWords in Deep Blue
by Cath Crowley
June 6, 2017
273 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Love lives between the lines.

Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came.

Now Rachel has returned to the city—and to the bookshop—to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction, and the escape. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore. She can’t see her future.

Henry’s future isn’t looking too promising, either. His girlfriend dumped him. The bookstore is slipping away. And his family is breaking apart.

As Henry and Rachel work side by side—surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages—they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are 
enough.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

WoW #160: The Empress (The Diabolic #2) by S.J. Kincaid


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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted every week by Breaking the Spine which lets us showcase an upcoming release we are excited about! 


The Empress by S.J. KincaidThe Empress
(The Diabolic #2)
by S.J. Kincaid
October 31, 2017
320 pages


Goodreads Summary:
The thrilling sequel to S.J. Kincaid’s New York Times bestselling novel, The Diabolic that TeenVogue.com called “the perfect kind of high-pressure adventure.”

It’s a new day in the Empire. Tyrus has ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side and now they can find a new way forward—one where they don’t have to hide or scheme or kill. One where creatures like Nemesis will be given worth and recognition, where science and information can be shared with everyone and not just the elite.

But having power isn’t the same thing as keeping it, and change isn’t always welcome. The ruling class, the Grandiloquy, has held control over planets and systems for centuries—and they are plotting to stop this teenage Emperor and Nemesis, who is considered nothing more than a creature and certainly not worthy of being Empress.

Nemesis will protect Tyrus at any cost. He is the love of her life, and they are partners in this new beginning. But she cannot protect him by being the killing machine she once was. She will have to prove the humanity that she’s found inside herself to the whole Empire—or she and Tyrus may lose more than just the throne. But if proving her humanity means that she and Tyrus must do inhuman things, is the fight worth the cost of winning it?

 
I absolutely loved The Diabolic last year so I can't wait for this surprise sequel AHHH!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, July 31, 2017

Blog Tour - Deleted Scene & Giveaway: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell


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Hello everyone! Welcome to my stop on The Last Magician Blog Tour! I love this book very much so when Lisa asked if I'd like to be a part of the tour of course I said yesssss! I'm over the moon excited! Today I've got a deleted scene to share with you and make sure to enter the TWO giveaways at the end of the post ;)

 
The Last Magician by Lisa MaxwellThe Last Magician
by Lisa Maxwell
July 18, 2017
512 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Stop the Magician.
Steal the book.
Save the future.

In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she's been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta's training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #155


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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added to our shelves.


Indigo had a sale so I had to ;) Finally got my hands on a physical copy of The Hating Games! I was eyeing the UK one because I like that cover better but this one went on sale so I decided to just save some money. Words in Deep Blue is actually a duplicate copy oops XD

Pickles's Indigo sales haul!
 
I received an ARC of Little Monsters for being on Kara's street team! I've already read and loved this chilling thriller! Check out my review here.
 
Little (furry) monsters ;)

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, July 28, 2017

Review: No Good Deed by Kara Connolly


No Good Deed by Kara ConnollyNo Good Deed
by Kara Connolly
July 18, 2017
352 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Fans of Dorothy Must Die will love this reimagining of the legend of Robin Hood. Girl power rules supreme when a modern girl finds herself in the middle of a medieval mess with only her smart mouth and her Olympic-archer aim to get her home.

Ellie Hudson is the front-runner on the road to gold for the U.S. Olympic archery team. All she has to do is qualify at the trials in jolly old England. When Ellie makes some kind of crazy wrong turn in the caverns under Nottingham Castle—yes, that Nottingham—she ends up in medieval England.

Ellie doesn’t care how she got to the Middle Ages; she just wants to go home before she gets the plague. But people are suffering in Nottingham, and Ellie has the skills to make it better. What’s an ace archer to do while she’s stuck in Sherwood Forest but make like Robin Hood?

Pulled into a past life as an outlaw, Ellie feels her present fading away next to daring do-gooding and a devilishly handsome knight. Only, Ellie is on the brink of rewriting history, and when she picks up her bow and arrow, her next shot could save her past—or doom civilization’s future.


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