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Best Books of 2014 - Top 14

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It is that time of year again, where I look back at all the books I've read this year, and share my favourites. Being that this is 2014, I think I will do my top 14 favourite books!

Because there is just no way to pick a number one favourite, these books are in no particular order.


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

This was such a thrilling book. I went into it not too sure if I would like it, it didn't really seem like something I would like, but I was pleasantly surprised! I loved this book and the rest of the trilogy as well!


















Allegiant by Veronica Roth

There is a lot of controversy and hate for this book and subsequently author because of the ending of this book. Without spoiling anything,  I will say this, no one is safe. Regardless, I really enjoyed the book and actually enjoyed how it ended.

















Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I am surprised by how much I liked this book! I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did, I am usually not the biggest fan of fant…

Monday Reviews - Hit by Lorie Ann Grover

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I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week, I am reviewing Hit by Lorie Ann Grover. I received this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange of an honest review.

Before I get to the review, a quick synopsis.

After receiving a full-ride scholarship to Mills College for Girls, it appears Sarah's future is all laid out before her that is until she walks into a poetry class led by Mr. Haddings, a student teacher from the nearby University of Washington. Suddenly, life on the UW campus seems very appealing, and Sarah finds herself using her poetry journal to subtly declare her feelings for Haddings. Convinced Mr. Haddings is flirting back, she sets off for school in the rain with a poem in her back pocket one that will declare her feelings once and for all.

Mr. Haddings has noticed Sarah's attention; the fallout from any perceived relationship with a student is too great a risk, and he has decided to end all speculation that morning.

But everything changes when Mr. …

Monday Reviews - Golden by Jessi Kirby

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I am back with another Monday Reviews and this week, I am sharing a book that I absolutely loved! Here is my review for Golden by Jessi Kirby.


Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance.

Armed with clues from the past, Parker enlists the help of her best friend, Kat, and Trevor, her longtime crush, to track down some leads. The mystery ends up taking Parker places that she never could have imagined. And she soon finds that taking the road less traveled makes all the difference.








Wow! My first reaction when I finished this book was just wow! It has been so long since I read a really great coming of age story that this one left me speechless. It was so good. There were a few main topics that …

Goodreads Reading Challenge - To Set or Not to Set!

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Ah! We are coming to the end of another year, and thus the end of another Goodreads Reading Challenge.

Now, I only got Goodreads around the middle of January of this year, so this is my first year setting a goal for the challenge and all that jazz.



I recently read an article from Book Riot about why one Book Rioter isn't setting a goal for 2015. I highly recommend you check it out. You can do so here!

I read this article and it got me thinking about my own reading goals and the Goodreads challenge. In case you are unfamiliar, basically Goodreads has this option where you set a certain number of books you want to read throughout the year.

At the beginning of my Goodreads experience, I set my goal. A nice reasonable 50 books. That's a little more than a book a week. Totally doable right?

Well, for me, it was a little too doable. I didn't want to be done my challenge in May (which was around when I finished 50 books!) so I bumped it up.

75 books
100 books
110 …

Cover Reveal - Volition by Lily Paradis!

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Some of you may remember a few months back I was sent an e-ARC for review of Lily Paradis' first book, Ignite which I loved! You can read my full blog post review here. Anyways when I heard the Lily was writing another book, I knew that a) I wanted to read it and b) I wanted to help be a part of the reveal/promotion.

Now, I am very excited to share with you that the time has come to share this an absolutely gorgeous cover of Lily Paradis' new book, Volition. (release date is February 9, 2015)


Here is the teaser from the back:


You know that feeling in the pit of your stomach that stays with you, then tears youapart slowly at first, and all at once shreds every fiber of your being?It’s because you’re contradicting the universe.Everything lines up so perfectly that you couldn’t have imagined it to work out anybetter, but then you have to go and do everything humanly possible to ruin it becauseyou can’t stand to have it go right?That’s what I did.I did it because th…

Most Anticipated Books of Winter

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I am back again with my most anticipated books for December 2014 to the end of March 2015! I have a fairly lengthly list here, so lets just get into it!


Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Release Date: January 11, 2015

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen. Complete strangers since this morning.
He'll do anything to remember. She'll do anything to forget.















The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon 

Release Date: January 27, 2015

I'm not going to give a synopsis because it is a second book in a series and I don't want to spoil anything. Basically, its really great fantasy.















Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Release Date: January 27, 2015

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never b…

Day 12 - Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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I am so excited to announce today's giveaway, Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell!


Just a reminder, to enter, you must follow me on Instagram, (@ryleyreads) and you can only enter once. You have from today, December 11 at 12:00am (MST) to tomorrow December 12 at 12:00am (MST) to enter. 
This giveaway is only open to residents of Canada and The United States of America.
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Day 11 - Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

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I am so excited to announce today's giveaway, Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard!


Just a reminder, to enter, you must follow me on Instagram, (@ryleyreads) and you can only enter once. You have from today, December 10 at 12:00am (MST) to tomorrow December 11 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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Day 10 - The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

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I am so excited to announce today's giveaway, The Distance Between Us by Kasie West!



Just a reminder, to enter, you must follow me on Instagram, (@ryleyreads) and you can only enter once. You have from today, December 9 at 12:00am (MST) to tomorrow December 10 at 12:00am (MST) to enter. 
This giveaway is only open to residents of Canada and The United States of America.
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Day 9 - Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd

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I am so excited to announce today's giveaway, Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd!


Just a reminder, to enter, you must follow me on Instagram, (@ryleyreads) and you can only enter once. You have from today, December 8 at 12:00am (MST) to tomorrow December 9 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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Day 8 - Born of Illusion by Teri Brown

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I am so excited to announce today's giveaway, Born of Illusion by Teri Brown!



Just a reminder, to enter, you must follow me on Instagram, (@ryleyreads) and you can only enter once. You have from today, December 7 at 12:00am (MST) to tomorrow December 8 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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Day 7 - Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

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I am so excited to announce today's giveaway, Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy!



Just a reminder, to enter, you must follow me on Instagram, (@ryleyreads) and you can only enter once. You have from today, December 6 at 12:00am (MST) to tomorrow December 7 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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Day 6 - Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

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I am so excited to announce today's giveaway, Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake!


Just a reminder, to enter, you must follow me on Instagram, (@ryleyreads) and you can only enter once. You have from today, December 5 at 12:00am (MST) to tomorrow December 6 at 12:00am (MST) to enter. 
This giveaway is only open to residents of Canada and The United States of America.
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Day 5 - Reboot by Amy Tintera

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I am so excited to announce today's giveaway, Reboot by Amy Tintera!



Just a reminder, to enter, you must follow me on Instagram, (@ryleyreads) and you can only enter once. You have from today, December 4 at 12:00am (MST) to tomorrow December 5 at 12:00am (MST) to enter. 
This giveaway is only open to residents of Canada and The United States of America.
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Day 4 - Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

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I am so excited to announce today's giveaway, Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis!


Just a reminder, to enter, you must follow me on Instagram, (@ryleyreads) and you can only enter once. You have from today, December 3 at 12:00am (MST) to tomorrow December 4 at 12:00am (MST) to enter. 
This giveaway is only open to residents of Canada and The United States of America.
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Day 3 - Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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I am so excited to announce today's giveaway, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo!


Just a reminder, to enter, you must follow me on Instagram, (@ryleyreads) and you can only enter once. You have from today, December 2 at 12:00am (MST) to tomorrow December 3 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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Day 2 - Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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I am so excited to announce today's giveaway, Cinder by Marissa Meyer!


Just a reminder, to enter, you must follow me on Instagram, (@ryleyreads) and you can only enter once. You have from today, December 1 at 12:00am (MST) to tomorrow December 2 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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