Thursday, March 23, 2017

Update: News, A Book Trailer, and More!


Hello everyone! I hope your week have been less stressful than mine. And that you have read lots of good books! I have an assortment of topics to cover today:

#1) I'm taking a week long hiatus over spring break as I am going to the Caribbean! So I'll be even more absent than normal from the blog and social media.


#2) When I come back I'll be back to blogging and I have some awesome reviews scheduled to go up next month! Yay! 

I am also trying to keep up with my Goodreads goal and I've been reading a lot lately! I've just finished Hunted. It was okay but not as amazing as I'd hoped. 


#3) Earlier this week I got an exciting email from Quirk Books! The Geekerella official book trailer is here! Check is out on hypable. Also, a very well known you-tuber makes a cameo in it! I really, really loved this book and my review will be up soon. 


I hope y'all are doing well. Read any amazing books lately? (Maybe recommend me some good beach/vacation reads!)  

See you in a week!

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR


Spring is here!!! Here are the books I am looking forward to reading soon: 


1. Always and Forever Lara Jean
I am so excited for this conclusion!!! Han's books are always so much fun!

2. Alex, Approximately
I've heard a lot of good things plus this contemporary sounds perfect for spring. 

3. The Upside of Unrequited
It's written by Albertalli. Enough said.


4. ACOWAR 
I am so excited for Maas to knock me off my feet. 

5. Strange the Dreamer
Laini Taylor's writing is always so beautiful, lush, and fantastical.

6. Daughter of the Pirate King
This came out last month and I am so pumped for all the piratey fun!


7. You're Welcome, Universe
I have been eagerly anticipating this since I heard it was for fans of Albertalli!

8. When Dimple met Rishi
So many bloggers have raved about the cuteness.

9. Flame in the Mist
I am so looking forward to what Ahdieh has in store for us next. 
(Plus I've been craving an amazing fantasy.) 

What books are you excited to read this spring???
Happy reading!
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Sunday Post #1

Hi everyone!

I wanted to join in on The Sunday Post fun after realizing I needed a way to wrap up my weeks (or perhaps months). So here I am! 

Thanks to Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer for hosting this. Also, sorry if this week's wrap up isn't very interesting! I only posted one review this week *winces*.





THIS WEEK'S POST:
A Blog Tour for #Famous! (click here

BLOG POSTS I ENJOYED:
Let's Talk Candles- Uncreatively Zoe 


WHAT I READ THESE PAST TWO WEEKS :
Geekerella (4.5 Stars)
Blackhearts (2 Stars)
The Hating Game (4 Stars)
Three Dark Crowns (4.5 Stars) 

WHAT I PLAN TO READ THIS WEEK:
The Education of Margot Sanchez
A Promise of Fire 

MY BOOK HAUL: 
For Review (Thank you Simon & Schuster, Quirk Books, and Mira!):

I already read Geekerella and LOVED it! I'm also looking forward to starting The Education of Margot Sanchez this week. (I wasn't a fan of The Night Mark.) 

Bought/Gifted:

I was so picky with the edition of A Promise of Fire I wanted and it finally came! (I didn't like the US cover at all.) Also I got an exciting edition of By Your Side and I got The Night Circus at a cute used book shop near my town. 

I hope you all have had a good week! What books did you read? Any amazing ones? 
As always, thanks so much for stopping by! 


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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Blog Tour: #Famous

Hi everybody! Today I have a lovely review and giveaway of #famous to share with you! I hope you enjoy it :)



#famous
by Jilly Gagnon
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: February 14th 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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Synopsis:

In this modern-day love story, Girl likes Boy, Girl takes photo of Boy and posts it online, Boy becomes accidentally insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent joke spirals into a whirlwind adventure that could change both their lives—and their hearts—forever. But are fame and love worth the price?

Told in alternating points of view, #famous captures the out-of-control thrill ride of falling for someone in front of everyone.

Emily's Review: 

#Famous by Jilly Gargon was a very cute, clever, and quick read. I read it in one sitting and overall enjoyed it! It’s the perfect beach read or book to curl up with when you’re sick. 

This story was a twist on the Alex from Target internet sensation from a while ago. Only this time we see from the eyes of the girl who took the viral picture. And, you see, Rachel meant ONLY for her best friend to see her tweet (flit) with a funny hashtag/picture of an attractive boy working at a burger stand at the mall. However, soon the picture has gone majorly viral. And the boy she took a picture of goes to school with her and they are in the same creative writing class. Awkward. 

Our other main character, Kyle, was just minding his own business when all of the sudden BOOM he’s famous. He has to leave his shift at the burger place early because he literally sold out all the food to his new, young fans. Hundreds of thousands of girls have followed him on twitter (it was actually the book's version of twitter- Flit). Even though his flits were all pretty lame (I, Emily, can attest to that). 

Through the fallout of all this, out two bumbling main characters grow closer. They go on tv shows. They go bowling. It's all very cute! They also have to face the opinions and wrath of their schoolmates. That said, I was kind of disappointed by a lot of the girl hate.

I feel like Jesse Andrew’s blurb on the cover of the book is a perfect summary of my feelings. Go read that blurb! Yes, it did feel a bit young to me, but this was well-written little book that I think many will enjoy. It has humor, romance, and drama. It’s also a great testament to the impact of social media platforms today. A book like #Famous wouldn’t have existed ten years ago. Isn’t that crazy? 

*Received for free from the publisher*

Jilly Gagnon is currently based in Chicago, but is originally from Minnesota, a fact she'll likely inform you of within minutes of meeting you. Her humor writing, personal essays, and op-eds have appeared in Newsweek, Elle, Vanity Fair, Boston Magazine, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Toast, and The Hairpin, among others.

She writes both humor and young adult fiction. She's represented by Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary (for humor) and Taylor Haggerty of Waxman Leavell (for young adult writing).

Find her on twitter, facebook, or instagram. She's an especially good conversation partner if you love amazing cocktails, terrible television, or talking to your cats.




Reader Rising - Review 
YA Obsessed - Review 


Brittany's Book Rambles - Guest Post 


Wishful Endings - Interview
GenieReads - Review 
Reading to Unwind - Review 


Here's to Happy Endings - Guest Post 




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Win 1 Signed Hardback of #Famous by Jilly Gagnon
(US/CAN only) 
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Thanks for stopping by! And good luck on the giveaway :)

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