Month: March 2015

Trivia Tuesday (18)

Posted March 31, 2015 by Christy / 7 Comments

Reminder: We are going to do a giveaway connected with this feature!! This is how it’s going to work. Please be sure to read all of the below rules! The first person to guess ALL 3 answers correctly will be entered to win a surprise book off of their wishlist Their will be 2 giveaways a year, one at the end of June and one at the end of December This will be INT (as long as The Book Depository ships to you) Everyone is welcome to play each week, no matter if you’ve won the week before.  However, since this is the case, the winner will no longer be able to generate a question for the next week, but […]

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ARC Book Review | The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver

Posted March 30, 2015 by Erica / 10 Comments

Format: e-ARC Source: Publisher via Netgalley Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publication Date: April 28, 2015 My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars A girl takes over her twin sister’s identity in this emotionally charged page-turner about the complicated bond between sisters. Ella and Maddy Lawton are identical twins. Ella has spent her high school years living in popular Maddy’s shadows, but she has never been envious of Maddy. In fact, she’s chosen the quiet, safe confines of her sketchbook over the constant battle for attention that has defined Maddy’s world. When—after a heated argument—Maddy and Ella get into a tragic accident that leaves her sister dead, Ella wakes up in the hospital surrounded by loved ones who believe she […]

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Review | The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Posted March 29, 2015 by Erica / 10 Comments

Format: Paperback Source: Amazon &/or My Bookshelf Publisher: Little Brown/Poppy Publication: September 7, 2010 Pages: 280 Genre: YA, Contemporary My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Amazon | Goodreads | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face. But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into […]

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Stacking the Shelves (72)

Posted March 28, 2015 by Ink Ladies / 30 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that allows us to show the books that we received the previous week. Christy’s Haul This was a good week, half of the books I got came from giveaways and I’m really excited about all of these! Bought/Won The Return* | Gone Girl | The Naturals | An Ember in the Ashes* *Both of these are from giveaways, The Return is signed! Kindle Books The Book of Broken Hearts | Fall Out Girl* *Won in a giveaway over at GenGen‘s Book Blog What did you get?

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Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally | Excerpt & Other Awesome Things

Posted March 27, 2015 by Ink Ladies / 0 Comments

Release Date: July 7, 2015 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Practice Makes Perfect. Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she’d get to shadow *the* Jesse Scott, Nashville’s teen idol. But spending the day with Jesse is far from a dream come true. He’s as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he’s accomplished is just a reminder of everything Maya’s lost: her trust, her boyfriend, their band, and any chance to play the music she craves. Not to mention that Jesse’s pushy and opinionated. He made it on his own, and he thinks Maya’s playing back up to other […]

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INKED | Author Cait Spivey

Posted March 26, 2015 by Ink Ladies / 2 Comments

  Please welcome author Cait Spivey!     Name: Cait Spivey Website: caitspivey.com Tell us a little about yourself: I’m an author and freelance editor living in the US Pacific Northwest with my husband and the cutest dog ever. I love speculative fiction, especially paranormal, horror, and high fantasy. Obviously I’m a lover of all things book related; I’m also really into theater and art, though I have less and less time to pursue those interests these days.              The leaf and the skeleton tree are both immediately post-inking pictures, and the TARDIS one is from my engagement photos early in 2014. When did you get your first tattoo? I got my first tattoo, the Leaf […]

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Book Confessions Part II

Posted March 25, 2015 by Christy / 10 Comments

Christy did her Bookish Confession – and she just let you guys know one thing and went into detail about it. Well, for my Confessions Part II, I will be giving you guys a few confessions and just giving a little rant about each one. So, I’ll let Usher bring me in… Confession Number One When I would start to read a book…I would read the ending first.  Crazy? I know, but it was just an awful, terrible habit that I had. Past tense, I stopped that crazy act and actually started reading and enjoying the book. I hate spoilers now and look back and wonder why the heck would I do that to myself. Confession Number Two  I have […]

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Shh! (Oxley College Sage #1) by Stacey Nash ++ Giveaway

Posted March 24, 2015 by Christy / 0 Comments

For tour dates and other bloggers participating go to the schedule. Olivia Dean has the perfect reputation, the perfect boyfriend, and an increasingly perfect CV. She has it all, until Christian breaks up with her in public, calling her out as a self-gratifying sexoholic: the kind that plays solo. But Olivia doesn’t masturbate all night — the only thing she does is sleep … right? Now all the boys on campus seem to want her attention for the absolutely wrong reason — including resident hottie, Logan Hays. He’s pulling out his best moves to gain her attention, so resisting his sexy charm is hard work. With rapidly slipping grades, a disturbingly lurid reputation and demanding parents, Olivia must discover the truth […]

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Trivia Tuesday (17)

Posted March 24, 2015 by Ink Ladies / 17 Comments

Reminder: We are going to do a giveaway connected with this feature!! This is how it’s going to work. Please be sure to read all of the below rules! The first person to guess ALL 3 answers correctly will be entered to win a surprise book off of their wishlist Their will be 2 giveaways a year, one at the end of June and one at the end of December This will be INT (as long as The Book Depository ships to you) Everyone is welcome to play each week, no matter if you’ve won the week before.  However, since this is the case, the winner will no longer be able to generate a question for the next week, but […]

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ARC Book Review | Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby

Posted March 23, 2015 by Christy / 22 Comments
ARC Book Review | Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby

  My Thoughts: Jessi Kirby sure knows how to write a heart breaking, and emotional book. This book had me sobbing quite a few times throughout, it was so raw and so real that it was impossible not to share the heart breaking emotions with the characters and I loved every minute of it. When Quinn loses her boyfriend, Trent, and all of his organs are donated, she reaches out to the recepients in hopes that it will make her feel closer to the love that she lost. But there was one that didn’t answer her back, the one who got his heart. So she searches and tries to find the person who got Trent’s heart in hopes that it […]

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