Sunday, November 30, 2014

Day 1 - Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Hello everyone!

I am so excited to announce today's giveaway, Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King!



Just a reminder, to enter, you must follow me on Instagram, (@ryleyreads) and you can only enter once. You have from today, November 30 at 12:00am (MST) to tomorrow December 1 at 12:00am (MST) to enter. 

This giveaway is only open to residents of Canada and The United States of America.

Good luck!

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Monday Reviews (on a Friday!) - Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Hello everyone!

Today I will be reviewing a book I read a while back, Hopeless by Colleen Hoover.


First, a synopsis:

Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.



**Just a disclaimer: I would definitely say that this book is for mature audiences, it covers a lot of heavy material that is sexual in nature and is not for the younger spectrum of YA.**

Ok, onto my review!

I loved this book. Honestly, there is no one range of emotions I felt with this book. There are so many plot twists, I thought I have one figured out and then it would be completely different. I did figure one twist out though, but it wasn't the exact same as it was laid out as.

But this book was so much heavier than I thought it was going to be. I was expecting some dark pasts, but nothing like what had actually happened.

Without giving away the major plot twist in this book, I will say that it is absolutely heartbreaking and shocking what the main twist is.

Overall, I give Hopeless by Colleen Hoover a 5/5 stars on Goodreads!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

November Book Haul - 11 Books

Hello everyone!

I am so excited to share my November book haul! I was trying to be on a ban this month, but well we all know how great I am at those!

Here is this months haul. As always, check out my Goodreads for thoughts on these books!




Monday, November 24, 2014

12 Days of Bookmas Giveaway - Sponsored by Book Outlet

Hello everyone!

I am so super excited to share with you a little project I have been working on for a many of weeks now.

I call it: Ryley Read's 12 Days of Bookmas Giveaway!

Ta-da!

Basically, the Book Outlet and I are giving away 12 books for 12 days, leading up to Christmas!


Each day, starting midnight MST November 30, 2014 and ending December 12, 2014, I will post a new blog post with the Rafflecopter form to fill out to enter.

Entering each giveaway is really easy! All you have to do is follow me on Instagram, (@ryleyreads) and you can only enter once, each day. So you can enter once for Day 1, and then on Day 2, you can enter once then too, as long as you didn't win on Day 1.

Because of shipping costs and where the Book Outlet can ship, this giveaway is only open to residents of Canada and The United States of America.

Failure to meet these requirements will result in a disqualification. 

The winner will be notified by email, using the email provided, upon the end of each day's giveaway period as well as being announced on each day's giveaway blog post and through Instagram. 

The winner must respond with their mailing address within 24 hours in order to remain the winner. Failure to respond within this time period will result in a forfeit and a new winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

September and October Wrap Up

Hello everyone!

I decided to combine this and last months wrap ups because I ran out of time to do last months, but still wanted to post a wrap up. I didn't read quite as many as I did in August (which I think was almost 30!) because I started school again, so I don't have as much time to read!

Because I am combining two months, I am going to just put what my rating was a link to my review because otherwise we are going to be here for another month!

Let's get started!


First, I read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

I gave it a 5/5 on Goodreads.











Next, I read Inside by Alix Ohlin.

I gave this book a 1/5 stars on Goodreads.

















After that, I got the privilege of reading an e-ARC for a review. I read Ignite by Lily Paradis and LOVED IT!

I have a full review on my blog here if you are looking for a more in-depth review, but overall, this was a stunning and beautiful story that will not be soon forgotten!

I gave this book a 5/5 stars on Goodreads! I cannot wait for more from this author!














Next, I read Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.

I gave it 5/5 stars.





















Next I got 50 pages into Note to Self by Alina Simone before giving up.

I gave it a 1/5 stars.




















Next I picked up Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern.

I barely made it through this one, giving it a 2/5 stars.





















I then picked up Falling into Place by Amy Zhang. 

I ended up giving it a 5/5 confusing stars.





















Next, for school, I picked up The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 

I thought it was okay, and gave it a 3/5 stars.




















Next I read Monument 14 and Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne.

I gave both books a 4/5 stars.




















Next I picked up Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes. 

I really loved this book and gave it 5/5 stars.





















Next I read A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, I haven't watched the show but had heard it was good.

I gave it 4/5 stars.



















I then read Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles.

I gave it 5/5 stars.





















Next, I picked up The Forsaken and The Uprising by Lisa M. Stasse.

I gave them both 4/5 stars.




















I then read Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.

I gave it 5/5 stars.




















Next I read Defiance by C.J. Redwine. 

I gave this one a 4/5 stars.





















Next I picked up Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

I gave it a 5/5 stars.





















Next I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. 

I reviewed it but wasn't able to give it a star rating.




















Then I read 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith.

I gave it 4/5 stars.





















Next I read Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. 

I gave it 4/5 stars.





















Next I read Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis. 

I gave it a 5/5 stars.





















After that, I read the entire Slammed trilogy, which consisted of Slammed, Point of Retreatand This Girl all by Colleen Hoover.

I gave all three books 5 stars.



















Next I read No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale.

I gave this one 3/5 stars.





















Then I read The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski.

I gave it 4/5 stars.





















Then I reread Looking for Alaska by John Green.

I gave it 4/5 stars.




















Next I read Everneath by Brodi Ashton.

I gave it 3/5 stars.





















Then I read OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu.

I gave it 2/5 stars.





















Next I read Random by Tom Leveen.

I gave it 4/5 stars.






















Finally, I read Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot.

I gave it 4/5 stars.




















And there you have it! My September and October wrap up!