Showing posts from June, 2014

June Book Haul - 6 Books

Hello everyone!

I didn't get very many books this month, but I do have a few to show you.

First up, the Newsflesh (yes, Newsflesh)Trilogy by Mira Grant. This box set consists of Feed, Deadline, and Blackout.

I don't really know too much about this trilogy, I think I may have seen someone haul this in a book tube video and it sounded interesting.

Indigo was having a buy 3 get the 4th item free deal, so I thought this box set would be the best deal to get with the other books.

Next up is Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy. I don't know a ton about this book, but I know it is getting a lot of buzz.

I think that basically there is a girl who is told she has a terminal illness and that she only has a few days so she creates a bucket list with things like getting revenge on her ex-boyfriend and arch nemesis. But once everything is said and done, she goes into remission and has to deal with the choices she has made.

I thought it looked really interesting and so I picked it up.

June Wrap Up

Hello everyone!
I am excited to share with you all my June Wrap-Up! If you are not familiar with a wrap-up, basically, this is where I share the books I have read this month and my thoughts on them.

Let's get started!

In the month of June, I read a total of  20 books. I am pretty proud of that, considering the fact that I have exams in school and other projects that needed to be done. I managed to get 2 series started and finished as well!

The first book that I read in June was Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. And can I just say that this was an amazing way to start the month.

Basically, the story is about a girl named Cath and her twin sister Wren. Cath writes fan fiction and the girls are currently in their first year of college. The story follows their lives, both at college and at home with their workaholic dad.

I really really enjoyed this book. If you are concerned that with a name like fangirl its gonna be too "fangirlish" don't worry, its not. Most of the story is focusi…

Monday Review: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Hello everyone!
I am back once again with a book review! I finished Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins about a week ago and I really loved it!
I thought it was a great book and can't wait to read the rest of the series! That's right I said SERIES! 
But first, the synopsis;
Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.
Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion …

Top 5 Wednesday - Books I Struggled To Finish

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Happy Wednesday! Welcome to my very first edition of T5W! If you want to check it out, you can go to the Goodreads group and read more about it.

This weeks topic is your top 5 books you struggled to finish, and we all know, I have plenty to choose from. There have been many books that I force myself to finish because I am in denial and feel like there is a slight  chance it could still pick up. Usually, this is not the case though.

So, without further adieu, here are the top 5 books I struggled to finish.

5. Aquifer I don't really know what it was about this book that made it hard to finish. I picked it up thinking I was really going to love it, but it just fell short of my expectations.
The story was only vaguely interesting and for such a short book, it felt like it drug on and on.
Not a bad book, just not book I would be dying to read.

4. The Rosie Project I think that I would have liked this book better if I was a little bit older. Seeing that it is more of an…

Monday Review: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

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I am back today with a review for a book I just finished, Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King.

Overall, I thought that it was a very good book. Here is the synopsis:

Vera’s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she’s kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything.
So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot more than anyone—the kids at school, his family, even the police. But will she emerge to clear his name? Does she even want to?Edgy and gripping, Please Ignore Vera Dietz is an unforgettable novel: smart, funny, dramatic, and always surprising.

Basically the story follows Vera, an eighteen-year old girl who is left in the aftermath of her best friend, Charlie's death. The story alternates between their childhood and "present day."

Vera is a strong, witty and occasionally moody teenager who is just trying to get through life. But when Charlie co…

May Book Haul - 14 Books

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I am here with my May book haul! As some of you may know, my birthday was in May, so I got some books from family and friends, as well as I used up some birthday gift cards and money!

In total, there are 14 books to show you. I am not going to talk too much about the books that I have read because I will save them for my June Wrap Up.

Of the 14 books I got in May, I have only read 6 of them. Not quite half but I have made a dent!

First, I got A Deadly Business by Lis Wiehl. I don't really know to much about this book, I received it for free in exchange of an honest review from BookLook Bloggers.

Next up, is Arclight by Josin L. McQuein. I picked this one up for bargain price at Indigo. I really liked the cover and the price was great, so I couldn't turn it down!

I have read this book, and it wasn't my favourite. It was just ok.

I will talk more about it in my June Wrap Up.

Next up, I got Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I had some Indigo gift cards from my birthd…

May Wrap Up

Hello everyone!

I am excited to share with you all my May Wrap-Up! Basically, this is where I share the books I have read and my thoughts on them.

Let's get started!

In the month of May, I read a total of 9 books. This isn't as many as I was hoping, but I had other books I had to read for school and I didn't want to have to read multiple books at once.

One of the first books I read in May was Aquifer by Jonathan Friesen. I was really interested in the premise of this book, but in the end, it just fell flat for me.

Basically, the general premise is that the year is 2250 and water is scarce. The story follows the 16 year old son of the Deliverer, the man who negotiates with the ratlike miners underground that get them fresh water. Luca's father goes missing and Luca finds himself travelling underground to try and find him.

It sounded a little like City of Ember which I really enjoyed, so I thought I would really like this book but in the end, I gave it a 2/5 stars on Goo…