Farewell

Hello again my beauties. I’ve been gone for a while… I have missed blogging but my main focus right now is school. I’m studying to be a neuroscientists or a biologist. Because they both go hand in hand I’m still deciding which one I like more. Therefore, I need to focus on school since both require intelligenceūüôā

there might also be someone else coming into my life… I’m not ready but I will try my best. So as you can see there is a lot on my plate and I don’t know how long it will be for me to get everything back in control. With that said, I’m going to officially put my blog on hold. I just don’t have the time for it.

It has been a good ride with you beauties. I’m grateful for all of my followers. The fact that I even have followers is astonishing. I first made this blog knowing that I was doing it to record my reading… I love you guys. I’ll definitely be back. It just might take a while.

Review/Blog Tour: One Wish Away+Giveaway

One Wish

One Wish Away

by Kelley Lynn

Release Date: 11/24/14

Bloomsbury Spark

Book Summary:

Be careful what you wish for…

Lyra has always been ahead of the curve. Top of her class in school, a budding astronomer, and with a best friend like Darren she barely has time to miss the mother who abandoned her family years ago. She’s too busy planning to follow in her father’s footsteps, and to become the youngest astronomer at Space Exploration and Discovery.

When a star goes missing Lyra is determined to get to the bottom of it only to discover her braniac dad is the mastermind of a top-secret government experiment. They promise to build a perfect world, one galaxy at a time, but with every tweak of the present, a bit more of the future starts to crumble.

Lyra has to go undercover to reveal the truth and let humanity decide if the consequences are worth more than wishing on a star.

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My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

My Review:

What honestly drew me in was this amazing cover. I am in love with astronomy so the title also caught my eye. I knew I had to read it! This book got straight to the point, it was not slow, which I love. It also had a very large amount of information about the stars. This is where the fangirl in me starts screaming..as I said before, I love astronomy. I absolutely can not wait until the second book! Although, the events that Lyra goes through seems a little bit too far fetched. And the style of writing seems a little…beginner. Nonetheless, I LOVED joining Lyra on her adventure, and I will definitely be reading the next book.

Blog Tour Schedule:  http://yaboundbooktours.blogspot.com/2014/09/blog-tour-sign-up-one-wish-away-by.html

kelley lynnAbout the Author
Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more insistent then her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.
Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands. Music plays a large role in her writing process as well as the characters and plot lines within her stories.

You can find Kelley hanging out at her blog, titled in her name, as well as the group blog she shares with her fellow critique partners, Falling for Fiction. Kelley is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.

Author Links:

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Wishlist Wednesday (#1)

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop. hosted by Pen and Paper where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

Goodreads Description: Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn’t prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants‚ÄĒbut these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.

In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there… and in uncovering this, she may become the killer‚Äôs next target.

But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally?

BLACK ICE is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…

Why I Want This:¬†I loved Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush! I read that book back in middle school. I didn’t end up reading the other two books because I had to wait for them both to release and by them I forgot the details of Hush, Hush. But I’d love to get back into Becca Fitzpatrick’s work! And I am really pumped for this book. If it’s anything like how she wrote Hush, Hush, It will be fantastic!

Musing Mondays (#4)

Here is Musing Mondays made by Should Be Reading

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

‚ÄĘ Describe one of your reading habits. ‚ÄĘ Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s). ‚ÄĘ What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!¬† ‚ÄĘ Tell us what you‚Äôre reading right now ‚ÄĒ what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren‚Äôt) enjoying it. ‚ÄĘ Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us! ‚Äʬ†Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books ‚ÄĒ let‚Äôs hear it!

My Musing:

This is the latest book I CANNOT wait to get!

Goodreads Description:

Sometimes, there are no words…

The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d‚ÄôAbreau was destined for stardom‚ÄĒuntil a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can‚Äôt sing. She can‚Äôt even speak.

Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend‚Äôs invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse‚Äôs home in the Caribbean isn‚Äôt: An ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry‚ÄĒexcept for one.

Christian Kane is a notorious playboy‚ÄĒinsolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He‚Äôs also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn‚Äôt treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life.

When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove‚Äôs high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn‚Äôt the only thing making waves, though‚ÄĒswept up in Christian‚Äôs seductive tide and entranced by the Cove‚Äôs charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude isn‚Äôt what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice. And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who‚Äôs best known for breaking them . .

 

 

Oh my god. ¬†This book comes out June 2015. I have to wait until JUNE OF 2015?! It’s The Little Mermaid retelling. I love books about mermaids, and those are SO rare. Now that I’ve found out Sarah Ockler, of all authors, is writing a book about mermaids? Oh my god. And if Twenty Boy Summer wasn’t good enough.. Plus we get a cute cover!

Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

4Goodreads Description: Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

My Review: 

This book… Oh my god..

It is just so emotional..
I guess I have to start this off somehow. I’ll start with the topic. I’ve struggled greatly with depression in the past and have thought about suicide daily. So reading these tapes…what Hannah is going through, I can really connect to.

That being said, this is a very unique book. The way it was written. It goes back and forth instantly between Hannah and Clay. I usually see the characters switching off by chapter, if there is more than one pov. I think that this worked out for the best partly because Hannah’s dialog was predetermined. Nonetheless, it was a very interesting format to read.

The only reason I didn’t give this amazing book 5 out of 5 Stars is because some of the events that happened in this book seemed a little far fetched for a 16 year old girl. Other than that, this book was perfect. Spot on. Hannah’s emotions felt real. And I’d think it wouldn’t even be possible, but Clay’s emotions were even more real.

I like that the author made the..well..living main character a boy because then he (the author) could relate more. It just doesn’t work out most of the time when a guy author tries to write in just a girl’s perspective. Only because boys and girls are so different. The way they think, the way they act in certain situations, and¬†obviously physically. But I have to say, he also wrote Hannah’s perspective very well, too.

In the end, it was a well written book with great and unique formatting. It’s well-paced and did not disappoint.

So that’s all folks! Have a great day, ch√©ries!

 

Friday Finds (#4)

The meme Friday Finds¬†hosted by Should Be Reading. And all you have to do is tell us what cool finds you discovered going through the weekūüôā

Click on the titles at the bottom to add them on Goodreads! And leave a comment telling me what you found!

I found a mere three books this week… But what beautiful covers they have!¬†Jennifer Echols is at it again. Yay!

Biggest Flirts (Superlatives #1) by Jennifer Echols

Perfect Couple (Superlatives #2) by Jennifer Echols

Losing Me, Finding You by Natalie Ward

WWW Wednesdays (#3)

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. Anyone can participate! Just do the following:

You just have to answer three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What were you previously reading?
  • What are you going to read next?

 

 

I’m currently reading¬†Thirteen Reasons Why¬†by Jay Asher, I got for finishing a summer reading program. I’m also reading Allegiant¬†by Veronica Roth, with my lover. I’ve been reading this one for forever, though so I’m not sure if it still counts!

Before Thirteen Reasons Why, I actually started to re-read These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner. But before that I read Every Day by David Levithan. That was a pretty good book. Not the greatest but very interesting. Click here for my review.

Honestly, I¬†have no idea what I’m going to read next! I’m always open to suggestions, though!

Leave a comment and tell me what you are reading this week!

 

Teaser Tuesday (#2)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. Anyone can participate! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) ‚Äúteaser‚ÄĚ sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!¬†(make sure that what you share doesn‚Äôt give too much away! You don‚Äôt want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I’m reading Thirteen Reasons Why¬†by¬†Jay Asher

“The next day, Marcus, I decided something. I decided to find out how people at the school might react if one of the students never came back.”

-pg. 145 Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

To add to goodreads just click the cover!

Comment the link to your Teaser Tuesday post and I’ll check it out. Or enlighten me with a random quote from a recent book that you’ve read!

Friday Finds (#3)

The meme Friday Finds¬†hosted by Should Be Reading. And all you have to do is tell us what cool finds you discovered going through the weekūüôā

Click on the covers of the book to add them on Goodreads! And leave a comment telling me what you found!
I just realized that this book was the second to Neptune’s Tears! The cover is SO pretty!¬†

 

 

  

Book Blitz: Dream Boy + Giveaway

DREAM-BOY banner
dream boy coverDream Boy

by Madelyn Rosenberg and Mary Crockett

Release Date: 07/01/14

Sourcebooks Fire

 

Summary from Goodreads:

Annabelle¬†Manning¬†feels¬†like¬†she‚Äôs¬†doing¬†time¬†at¬†her¬†high¬†school¬†in¬†Chilton,¬†Virginia.¬†She¬†has¬†her¬†friends¬†at¬†her¬†lunchtime¬†table¬†of¬†nobodies.¬†What¬†she¬†doesn‚Äôt¬†have¬†are¬†possibilities.¬†Or¬†a¬†date¬†for¬†Homecoming.¬†Things¬†get¬†more¬†interesting¬†at¬†night,¬†when¬†she¬†spends¬†time¬†with¬†the¬†boy¬†of¬†her¬†dreams.¬†But¬†the¬†blue-eyed¬†boy¬†with¬†the¬†fairytale¬†smile¬†is¬†just¬†that‚ÄĒa¬†dream.¬†Until¬†the¬†Friday¬†afternoon¬†he¬†walks¬†into¬†her¬†chemistry¬†class.


One¬†of¬†friends¬†suspects¬†he‚Äôs¬†an¬†alien.¬†Another¬†is¬†pretty¬†sure¬†it‚Äôs¬†all¬†one¬†big¬†case¬†of¬†deja¬†vu.¬†While¬†Annabelle¬†doesn‚Äôt¬†know¬†what¬†to¬†think,¬†she‚Äôs¬†willing¬†to¬†believe¬†that¬†the¬†charming¬†Martin¬†Zirkle¬†may¬†just¬†be¬†her¬†dream¬†come¬†true.¬†But¬†as¬†Annabelle¬†discovers¬†the¬†truth¬†behind¬†dreams‚ÄĒwhere¬†they¬†come¬†from¬†and¬†what¬†they¬†mean‚ÄĒshe¬†is¬†forced¬†to¬†face¬†a¬†dark¬†reality¬†she¬†had¬†not¬†expected.¬†More¬†than¬†just¬†Martin¬†has¬†arrived¬†in¬†Chilton.¬†As¬†Annabelle¬†learns,¬†if¬†dreams¬†can¬†come¬†true,¬†so¬†can¬†nightmares.

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18478539-dream-boy?ac=1

 

Available from:
Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Kobo Books * The Book Depository

 

(Other buy links)

INDIE BOUND:

  1. indiebound.org/book/9781402295836

 

BOOKS-A-MILLION:

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Dream-Boy/Madelyn-Rosenberg/9781402295836?id=6021086034552

 

iTUNES:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dream-boy/id848454252?mt=11

 

AMAZON UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dream-Boy-Madelyn-Rosenberg/dp/1402295839/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1401878623&sr=8-1

 

INDIGO:

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/dream-boy/9781402295836-item.html?ikwid=dream+boy&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

 

WATERSTONES:

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/madelyn+rosenberg/mary+crockett/dream+boy/10376141/

 

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOdYb03lh5Q

 

Advanced Praise:

‚ÄúDream¬†Boy¬†explores¬†the¬†mysterious¬†world¬†of¬†dreams,¬†where¬†we¬†access¬†our¬†deepest¬†desires‚Ķthe¬†authors¬†expertly¬†weave¬†fantasy¬†and¬†the¬†real¬†world¬†in¬†a¬†perfect¬†blend.‚ÄĚ

—¬†Erica¬†Orloff,¬†author¬†of¬†In¬†Dreams

 

“Eerie,¬†twisty,¬†fast¬†and¬†funny,¬†Dream¬†Boy¬†will¬†forever¬†change¬†the¬†way¬†you¬†see¬†your¬†dreams–and¬†your¬†nightmares.¬†An¬†exciting,¬†imaginative¬†look¬†at¬†what¬†might¬†happen¬†when¬†people¬†from¬†the¬†corners¬†of¬†your¬†mind¬†suddenly¬†show¬†up¬†in¬†your¬†real¬†life.”

—¬†Lois¬†Metzger,¬†author¬†of¬†A¬†Trick¬†of¬†the¬†Light

 

Reviews:

‚ÄúThe¬†perfect¬†book¬†to¬†add¬†to¬†your¬†summer¬†reading¬†list.¬†An¬†awesome¬†balance¬†of¬†love,¬†humor¬†and¬†action,¬†this¬†new¬†read¬†may¬†just¬†be¬†your¬†dream¬†come¬†true!‚Ä̬†‚ÄstGirlsLife

 

“Hits¬†the¬†chick-lit¬†and¬†romance¬†buttons,¬†adding¬†suspense¬†and¬†an¬†intriguing¬†idea¬†as¬†well¬†for¬†nicely¬†rounded¬†entertainment.”¬†—¬†Kirkus¬†Review

 

“An¬†original,¬†twisty¬†paranormal¬†romance.”¬†—¬†Booklist

 

‚ÄúFive¬†stars…¬†Perfect¬†writing,¬†perfect¬†characters¬†‚Ķ¬†perfect¬†plot.‚Ä̬†—¬†Paperback¬†Wonderland

 

‚ÄúDream¬†Boy¬†skillfully¬†and¬†creatively¬†tackles¬†the¬†common¬†theme¬†of¬†good¬†and¬†bad¬†dreams¬†coming¬†alive….¬†The¬†writing¬†is¬†tight¬†and¬†well-paced,¬†and¬†nicely¬†balances¬†action¬†with¬†Annabelle‚Äôs¬†character¬†development¬†as¬†she¬†tries¬†to¬†unravel¬†the¬†mysteries¬†of…¬†her¬†dreams.¬†Her¬†teenage¬†voice¬†is¬†spot¬†on:¬†unsure¬†of¬†herself,¬†but¬†spirited,¬†with¬†a¬†sarcasm¬†that¬†masquerades¬†as¬†confidence.¬†The¬†plot¬†twists¬†and¬†moves¬†in¬†unexpected¬†yet¬†fascinating¬†directions.”¬†—¬†The¬†Roanoke¬†Times

Excerpt:

I’ve always been a dreamer. Daydreams. Night dreams. Dreams of grandeur and dreams of escape. If I were an onion and you peeled back the papery outside, you’d find layer after layer of eye-watering dreams. And in the center, where there’s that little curlicue of onion heart? There’d be a puff of smoke from the dreams that burned away.

 

It¬†was¬†all¬†just¬†brain¬†waves,¬†I¬†thought‚ÄĒdisconnected,¬†like¬†the¬†notebook¬†that¬†my¬†friend¬†Talon¬†keeps.¬†She¬†draws¬†a¬†line¬†down¬†the¬†middle¬†of¬†the¬†page;¬†on¬†the¬†right¬†she¬†writes¬†everything¬†she¬†remembers¬†about¬†a¬†dream,¬†and¬†on¬†the¬†left¬†she¬†puts¬†notes¬†about¬†the¬†stuff¬†that‚Äôs¬†happening¬†in¬†real¬†life,¬†things¬†that¬†might¬†trigger¬†her¬†subconscious.¬†Reality¬†on¬†one¬†side,¬†dreams¬†on¬†the¬†other‚ÄĒa¬†clear¬†line¬†between¬†the¬†two.

 

But it turns out there are no clear lines, just a jumble of what is and what might be. And all of it is real.

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Keep reading! You can check out the first three chapters here:

https://marycrockettbooks.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/dreamboy_excerpt_proof.pdf

 

VIDEOS!

 

Want¬†to¬†find¬†out¬†what¬†Mary¬†and¬†Madelyn¬†really¬†think¬†about¬†each¬†other?¬†The¬†authors¬†interview¬†each¬†other¬†here.¬†(You¬†have¬†to¬†watch¬†to¬†the¬†end¬†to¬†find¬†out¬†who¬†doesn’t¬†like¬†to¬†eat¬†snakes¬†in¬†their¬†sandwiches.)


What’s¬†it¬†like¬†writing¬†with¬†a¬†co-author?¬†Find¬†out¬†what¬†Madelyn¬†has¬†to¬†say¬†about¬†the¬†process¬†in¬†this¬†video:


About the Authors

Mary Crockett likes turtles, licorice, and the Yankees. Madelyn Rosenberg likes cats, avocados, and the Red Sox. Luckily they both like the weirdness of dreams (and each other) enough to write novels together. The friendship has survived three moves, six kids and countless manuscript revisions. Madelyn lives just outside of Washington, D.C. Mary remains in the mountains near their hometowns in southwestern Virginia.

 

You can find them on Twitter @marylovesbooks and @madrosenberg or their blogs at www.marycrockett.com and www.madelynrosenberg.com
Where to find Mary:  Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook 

Where to find Madelyn:  Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook

 

Got a Book Club that might be interested in reading DREAM BOY? Check out the DREAM BOY Discussion Guide.

 

The DREAM PARTY Pinterest page has ideas about throwing a theme party.

 

The DREAM BOY inspiration page can show you some of the things that got Mary and Madelyn thinking.

 

***GIVEAWAY***

$10 Gift Certificate to Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winners choice) PLUS a nifty Dream Boy T-shirt

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