New Releases

    October Releases

    September 30, 2016

    How in the world is it already October? I feel like it was just the first day of September last week. Which books are you looking forward to this month?

    22718738Release Date: October 1, 2016

    Daphne Raines knew it was risky to enter the underworld to save the love of her life, Haden, who had sacrificed his own honor as an Underlord for her sake. But she could never have predicted that she’d end up betrothed to Haden’s conniving half-brother, Garrick, new King of the Underrealmâ-and bound to his dark world.

    Even worse, Haden is banished to the mortal realm, and has just days to live as poison takes over his body and mind. Only Daphne’s kiss can save him, but how can she escape Garrick and reach Haden in time? Surprises lurk around every corner in the final chapter of this epic romance story, as Haden and Daphne fight to fulfill their destinies

    I read The Shadow Prince last year (read my review here) and own a copy of the sequel, The Eternity Key, but haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I’m excited to finish this series off now that the third book is out!

     

     

    22718738Release Date: October 4, 2016

    Gemma has been in and out of hospitals since she was born. ‘A sickly child’, her lonely life to date has revolved around her home, school and one best friend, Alice. But when she discovers her father’s connection to the top secret Haven research facility, currently hitting the headlines and under siege by religious fanatics, Gemma decides to leave the sanctuary she’s always known to find the institute and determine what is going on there and why her father’s name seems inextricably linked to it.

    Amidst the frenzy outside the institute’s walls, Lyra – or number 24 as she is known as at Haven – and a fellow experimental subject known only as 72, manage to escape. Encountering a world they never knew existed outside the walls of their secluded upbringing , they meet Gemma and, as they try to understand Haven’s purpose together, they uncover some earth-shattering secrets that will change the lives of both girls forever…

    Doesn’t Replica just sound like it’s going to be the coolest!? I love how you can read straight through one POV or flip back and forth between the two!

     

    22718738Release Date: October 4, 2016

    Sloane isn’t expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that’s exactly what happens.

    Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera’s twin brother and the most serious person Sloane’s ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins’ late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines—and ever deeper into the twins’ lives.

    Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all family, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed.

    I read Emma Mill’s First & Then (read my review here) and thought it was a cute read. I’m excited to read This Adventurous End, which sounds like it will be so good!

     

    22718738Release Date: October 4, 2016

    The princess didn’t expect to fall in love–with her nemesis.

    Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king’s servitude.

    Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.

    Sepora’s gift could save Tarik’s kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs?

    I received an e-ARC of Nemesis, and I’m so excited to dive into it! I love forbidden romances and this one seems like it will be a good one!

     

    22718738Release Date: October 4, 2016

    For too long, Violet and the people of the outer circles of the Lone City have lived in service to the royalty of the Jewel. But now the secret society known as the Black Key is preparing to seize power.

    And while Violet knows she is at the center of this rebellion, she has a more personal stake in it—her sister, Hazel, has been taken by the Duchess of the Lake. Now, after fighting so hard to escape the Jewel, Violet must do everything in her power to return to save not only Hazel, but the future of the Lone City.

    This is another trilogy where I read the first book and bought the sequel when it released but never got around to it. I’m hoping to get around to finishing the series now that the final book is releasing.

     

     

     

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    Release Date: October 11, 2016

    The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from “hit factory” Marie Lu.

    There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

    Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she’s achieved.

    Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds when a new danger appears, putting not only Adelina at risk, but every Elite and the very world they live in. In order to save herself and preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

    Bestselling author Marie Lu concludes Adelina’s story with this haunting and hypnotizing final installment to the Young Elites series.

    I read and enjoyed The Young Elites, but never got around to the sequel (I’m starting to see a trend here). However, I’m still excited for The Midnight Star‘s release so I can finish the series all at once!

     

    22718738Release Date: October 11, 2016

    Perfect for fans of Jennifer E. Smith and Huntley Fitzpatrick, you’ll love this funny and sweet contemporary romance about a Southern girl ready for a ho-hum summer until she meets the boy of her dreams who happens to be an international pop star.

    Sometimes love stories go off script.

    Another sultry Georgia summer is about to get a lot hotter. Dee Wilkie is still licking her wounds after getting rejected by the precollege fine arts program of her dreams. But if she’d gone away, she wouldn’t have been around to say yes to an unbelievable opportunity: working on the set of a movie filming in her small Southern town that just happens to be starring Milo Ritter, the famous pop star Dee (along with the rest of the world) has had a crush since eighth grade.

    It’s not like Dee will be sharing any screen time with Milo—she’s just a lowly PA. And Milo is so disappointingly rude that Dee is eager to stay far away from him. Except after a few chance meetings, she begins to wonder if just maybe there’s a reason for his offensive attitude, and if there’s more to Milo than his good looks and above-it-all Hollywood pedigree. Can a relationship with a guy like Milo ever work out for a girl like Dee? Never say never. . .

    I was just approved for the e-ARC of My Unscripted Life and I’m so excited to read it! This seems like it’s going to be such a cute romance!

     

    22718738Release Date: October 18, 2016

    The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that critics are calling “out-of-this-world awesome.” 

    Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

    The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminaec ontinues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

    Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

    When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

    But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

    Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.

    So I actually haven’t read Illuminae yet. I started it last year, but I wasn’t able to get too far into it due to school. I really loved what I read and I can’t wait until I have more time so I can pick it back up and start it again.

     

    22718738Release Date: October 18, 2016

    In Kiss Cam, teen author Kiara London asks, what’s a little harmless kissing between friends?

    Juniper, Jasper, and Lenny have been friends forever and co-own a vlog channel called WereVloggingHere. Their fans are huge “shippers” who believe that Juniper and Jasper are perfect for each other, and, despite warnings from friends and family, a simple Truth-or-Dare inspired kiss soon spirals out of control into a whole new world of making out and surprise kisses.

    Juniper and Jasper’s relationship begins to shift. But as fan requests for different “Kiss Cam” segments keep pouring in, Juniper puts her worries aside and convinces herself that it doesn’t mean anything. After all, it’s just kissing… right?

    I read an unedited version of Kiss Cam (read my original review here) on Swoon Reads over a year ago. I absolutely adored it and I’m in the middle of reading the ARC right now. It’s just such a cute romance!

     

    22718738Release Date: October 18, 2016

    A romantic European vacation is the perfect excuse to let go in this highly anticipated sequel to No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista

    Everyone knows that Nathan is in love with his best friend, Preston…Everyone except Preston. Nathan has always accepted that Preston was too focused on his swim training to worry about love. But Preston is heading off to train for the Olympics soon, so if Nathan wants his chance at love, he has to speak up now. But saying “I love you” is surprisingly difficult, even for someone as confident as Nathan. Maybe a whirlwind vacation in Europe could help? But… what if it doesn’t work out and he loses the best friend he’s ever had?

    I read No Love Allowed (read my review here) this past spring and really enjoyed it. I’m excited to read its companion novel, No Holding Back, which I have received as an e-ARC.

     

     

    22718738Release Date: October 25, 2016

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike comes a truly original new novel—Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette in a near-future world where the residents of Versailles live like it’s the eighteenth century and an almost-queen turns to drug dealing to save her own life. 

    Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it’s the eighteenth century—with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it’s about to become a very beautiful prison.

    When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play . . . blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates.

    Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed.

    But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret—falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls—is one risk she has to take.

    Doesn’t Glitter just sound so unique and amazing!? I’m so glad I was approved for an e-ARC!

  • Giveaways Reviews

    ARC Review + Giveaway: Stalking Jack the Ripper

    Release Date: September 20, 2016 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between…

    September 14, 2016
  • Guest Posts Interviews

    J.N. Tomczak Q&A

    Today, I’m sharing an interview I had with J.N. Tomczak. J.N. Tomczak is the author of Kingdom of the Faeries, which you can find out more about after the interview. A huge thank you…

    September 9, 2016
  • Reviews

    ARC Review: Summer of Sloane

    Release Date: May 3, 2016 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle. These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured…

    September 6, 2016
  • Challenges

    ARC August Wrap-Up

    Can you believe it’s already September? Where in the world did August go!? My goal for ARC August was to read as many ARCs as I could with a minimum of six. I’m happy…

    September 2, 2016
  • Giveaways

    Giveaway + Teaser: The Boyfriend Bet

    My review for The Boyfriend Bet will be posted in the next couple of weeks, but in the meantime, I’m sharing a teaser quote and giveaway! Release Date: August 22, 2016 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes &…

    August 31, 2016
  • New Releases

    September Releases

    It’s September, which means ALL the books are coming out! Which ones are you most excited about releasing? Release Date: September 6, 2016 The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius.…

    August 29, 2016
  • Tags

    Game of Thrones Book Tag

    The lovely Brianna & Angelina from Fable’s Library tagged me in their new Game of Thrones Book Tag that they recently created! How cool is that?? Let’s dive in! 1. Cersei Lannister ~ A book that…

    August 26, 2016
  • Giveaways Reviews

    ARC Review + Giveaway: Been Here All Along

    Release Date: August 30, 2016 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks Gideon always has a plan. His plans include running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee, and having his choice…

    August 23, 2016
  • Reviews

    July in Review

    Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira – 2.5 stars A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro – 3.5 stars The Chasm by S. Usher Evans – 3.5 stars Smash & Grab by Amy Christine…

    August 19, 2016
  • Tags

    This or That Book Tag

    Thank you Jasmine @ How Useful It Is and Jessica @ Pore Over the Pages for tagging me! The This or That Book Tag was originally created by Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks. Now, let’s go! The…

    August 17, 2016