Tuesday, August 22, 2017

"Waiting On" Wednesday / Can't-Wait Wednesday #45: The Dazzling Heights

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Title: The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2)
Authors:  Katharine McGee
Expected publication: August 29, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Romance, Fantasy


New York City, 2118. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible – if you want it enough.

Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a beacon of futuristic glamour and high-tech luxury… and to millions of people living scandalous, secretive lives.

Leda is haunted by nightmares of what happened on the worst night of her life. She’s afraid the truth will get out – which is why she hires Watt, her very own hacker, to keep an eye on all of the witnesses for her. But what happens when their business relationship turns personal?

When Rylin receives a scholarship to an elite upper-floor school, her life transforms overnight. But being here also means seeing the boy she loves: the one whose heart she broke, and who broke hers in return.

Avery is grappling with the reality of her forbidden romance – is there anywhere in the world that’s safe for them to be together?

And then there’s Calliope, the mysterious, bohemian beauty who’s arrived in New York with a devious goal in mind – and too many secrets to count.

Here in the Tower, no one is safe – because someone is watching their every move, someone with revenge in mind. After all, in a world of such dazzling heights, you’re always only one step away from a devastating fall….


What are you waiting for this Wednesday?  Let us know in the comment section below.

-Shon

Monday, August 21, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #78: Back To School Freebie





Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Back To School Freebie: anything "back to school"

Shon's Pick: My College theme TBR


The Southern Nights Series (The Southern Nights Series #1) by M. Never 

Cross Check (Bayard Hockey #2) by Kelly Jamieson

3:AM Kisses (3:AM Kisses #1) by Addison Moore

My Roommate's Girl by Julianna Keyes

Wired (Buchanan-Renard #13) by Julie Garwood 

180 Seconds by Jessica Park 


The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years #1) by Sarina Bowen


The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy

Monday Reviews: Eliza and Her Monsters


Eliza and Her Monsters
Published May 30th 2017 by HarperCollins
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Page: 385
Rating:
5 of 5 stars
Review by: Tina



Synopsis

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try.

Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile.

But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.


Thoughts

This book is such a gem. As soon as I picked it up, I could not put it down. There's something about creation and being lost in your art that I find so appealing. There are times when I truly wonder if the most brilliant writer/artist is an emotional wreck. The main character Eliza completely embodies what I "think" a true artist is, an introvert, lost in the vast universe of her creation, and unwilling to face reality. I love how Eliza is such a relatable character and how she struggles to come out of her shell. I love her journey and her stories; it is such a great read!




Tuesday, August 15, 2017

"Waiting On" Wednesday / Can't-Wait Wednesday #44: The Soul Mate

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Title: The Soul Mate (Roommates #4)
Author: Kendall Ryan
Expected publication: August 14, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance


The smoking-hot one-night stand I was never supposed to see again?

Yeah, well, I might be pregnant, and he’s my OB-GYN.

Get ready to fall head over heels madly in love with the hottest OBGYN doctor you have ever met! This full-length standalone contains the most hilariously awkward lady-doctor visit, lots of playful banter and some good ol' fashioned baby-makin'! One-click now for this summer's swooniest read.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?  Let us know in the comment section below.

-Shon

Top Ten Tuesday #77: Ten Book Recommendations For People Who Are Not Fans Of...





Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten book recommendations for. . .

Shon's Pick: 

Book recommendation for people who are not fans of New Adult



The Score (Off-Campus #3) by Elle Kennedy

Him (Him #1) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin Watt ( Elle Kennedy & Jen Frederick)

Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye #1) by Sarina Bowen

Sugar Daddy (Sugar Bowl #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Tina's Pick:

Book recommendation for people who are not fans of YA Contemporary


Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday Reviews: What to Say Next



What to Say Next
Written by Julie Buxbaum
Published July 11th 2017 by Delacorte Press
Genres: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Page: 292
Rating:
5 of 5 stars
Review by: Tina



Synopsis

A sweet and unlikely friendship sparked between popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker. Kit is emotionally vulnerable and David is inquisitive and bluntly honest. When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad’s tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they’ll find.


Comment

It's been a while since I've last posted. I felt I needed to take a break and return to reading with fresh eyes. But getting back into reading took some effort. Nothing peaked my interest. So I decided to look into a contemporary novel. Boy were there plenty to choose from.

Review

The story of Kit and David all began when Kit sat down at David's lunch table one day. She wanted some peace and quiet from everyday chaos and loner David saw this random occurrence as his chance to make a friend. Kit recently lost her father to a car accident and feeling emotionally frail and vulnerable, she couldn't face her peers and sought friendship from an unlikely loner. David, who turns out to be an Asperger, used this chance to find other interactions with Kit. Together they found comfort and joy in each other's company.

I felt this novel is such a cute and sweet contemporary. I really felt for David Drucker. His insecurities, his misunderstandings are so genuine. And the things that he say are witty and intellectual. He has great family support and his interactions with Kit are funny and joyful. Really enjoyed this story.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Book Review on "The Lucky Ones" by Mark Edwards

Goodreads:



It was the happiest day of her life. Little did she know it was also the last.

When a woman’s body is found in the grounds of a ruined priory, Detective Imogen Evans realizes she is dealing with a serial killer—a killer whose victims appear to die in a state of bliss, eyes open, smiles forever frozen on their faces.


A few miles away, single dad Ben Hofland believes his fortunes are changing at last. Forced to move back to the sleepy village where he grew up following the breakdown of his marriage, Ben finally finds work. What’s more, the bullies who have been terrorizing his son, Ollie, disappear. For the first time in months, Ben feels lucky.

But he is unaware that someone is watching him and Ollie. Someone who wants nothing but happiness for Ben.

Happiness…and death.

The Lucky Ones is the terrifying new thriller from the #1 bestselling author of Follow You Home.

My Review

I would definitely recommend this book if you are into shows like Dexter and a little mix of CSI. Mark Edwards is a great psychological thrill writer. In this book he gives you the point of view of two people who play a major role in the story. The plot had many twist and turns and there was no way I could have predicted that ending! This book kept me on the edge of my seat and did not disappoint. I also liked that he was very detailed and that made me feel like part of the story. I enjoyed this thrill thriller :) Thanks for the awesome read!

XO,
Wendy