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Tag Thursday - #chapterone

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I am back with another tag, #chapterone.


I was tagged to do the #chapterone tag! This is The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and although it is about vampires, I really enjoyed it! #books #bookstagram #bookworm #booklover #thecoldestgirlincoldtown #hollyblack #chapterone A photo posted by Ryley (@ryleyreads) on May 16, 2015 at 7:32am PDT
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TBR Tuesday - Fractured Suns by Theresa Kay

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Hello everyone!

I am back with another TBR Tuesday! If you are new to TBR Tuesday, essentially I share the book I am currently reading, and the book I am planning on picking up next!


I am currently reading an e-ARC of Fractured Suns by Theresa Kay. I was lucky enough to be contacted by the author to read and review this book, which is the sequel to Broken Skies, which I read and enjoyed in March. You can read that review here - I highly recommend this series if you liked the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, as it is a paranormal with a little bit of romance.

Once I finish this book, I'm not sure what I will pick up next. I'm thinking either Crash by Eve Silver or The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson.


Monday Reviews - Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

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Hello everyone!

I am sorry this blog post is up a little bit later than usual, I am currently on a family vacation and I didn't have the time to write todays post. Hopefully you will still enjoy it, despite the timing.

This week, I am reviewing a book I read a couple days ago, Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge.


Ok, so first things first, this book does start off a little bit slow. It took me a couple chapters to get into it, and I had to put it down for a little bit, but once this story got rolling, I enjoyed it.

Character-wise, I felt a lot of similarities between the main character of Crimson Bound, Rachelle and the main character in Throne of Glass, Celaena. They were both fierce female leads who had to protect someone they didn't like. They weren't really classically trained, they were kind of thrown into their new lives and told to survive. This similar childhood experience shaped both of the characters as strong, very independent lead characters.

Plot wise, this book was …

Tag Thursday - #bookishdedication

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 I am back with another tag, this week, #bookishdedication!

I was tagged forever ago to do the #bookishdedication tag! I chose the dedication in The Retribution of Mara Dyer. #books #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #theretributionofmaradyer #theevolutionifmaradyer #theunbecomingofmaradyer #bookishdedication A photo posted by Ryley (@ryleyreads) on May 14, 2015 at 6:34am PDT
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TBR Tuesday - Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

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Hello everyone!

I am back with another TBR Tuesday! If you are new to TBR Tuesday, essentially I share the book I am currently reading, and the book I am planning on picking up next!



Today, I am reading Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge. I'm currently only 3 chapters in, and I will admit, it is slow. There are a lot of details to go over, but it is still good!

I will say that while I enjoyed Rosamund's other book Cruel Beauty, both of these were mostly cover buys!

What are you currently reading?



Monday Reviews - Alive by Scott Sigler

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I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week, I am reviewing Alive by Scott Sigler. Thanks so much to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me a copy of this book to review. All opinions however, are my own.


Wow!

Ok so this review isn't going to be super long, because I really think it is best going into it with little knowledge about this book as possible, so I can't talk about too much, but I will say a few things.

I really don't know what to say that isn't a spoiler. I will say that this book was super fast paced, I read it in two sittings in half a day, and I really enjoyed it! I was engaged the whole time, the writing was great, though some of the chapter beginnings were a little bit repetitive, but I almost think that was part of the writing style and the storyline itself was brilliant. 

Some of the main topics of this book reminded me a little of The Maze Runner by James Dashner meets Lord of the Flies by William Golding, with a hint of The Fo…

Monday Reviews (on a Friday!) - Sinners and Saints by Chelsea Ballinger

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I am back with another Monday Reviews (on a Friday!). This week, I am reviewing Sinners and Saints by Chelsea Ballinger. I received an e-ARC of this book in exchange for this honest review. All opinions are my own.


I wasn't really a fan of this book. And I feel bad saying that. I look at the other reviews on Goodreads and wonder if we even read the same book. I don't know, maybe the story just wasn't for me.

This book was definitely different. I've never seen such a poisonous and twisted person. Scarlett is the epitome of a sociopath. She has no real feelings, just an immense hate for everyone who crosses her. I found her character the most interesting, even if I did think she was a thorn in this book's side. I still don't know what happened to make her so cruel.

For the most part I tolerated this book. I felt like there wasn't much plot to move it forward in probably the first 3/4 of the book. It was all character driven and after that first …

Tag Thursday - #booksandbreakfast

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I am back with another Tag Thursday! This week, the #booksandbreakfast tag!
I was tagged by @fixtionology to do the #booksandbreakfast tag! I have a chocolate chip bagel and some milk! Also, has anyone seen the trailer for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl? I watched it the other day and it looks pretty good! #books #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #booktag #bookmovie #meandearl #jesseandrews A photo posted by Ryley (@ryleyreads) on Apr 11, 2015 at 9:26am PDT
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Top 5 Wednesdays - Anticipated Pre-Orders for the Year!

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I am back with another Top 5 Wednesday! If you want to check it out, you can go to the Goodreads group and read more about it.
This week's topic is top 5 books I am anticipating! Let's get started!

Never Always Sometimes by Adi AlsaidReleased: August 4, 2015
Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they'd never, ever do in high school. 

Some of the rules have been easy to follow, but Dave has a secret: he's broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It's either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.  Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they've actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love…

TBR Tuesday - A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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Hello everyone!

I am back with another TBR Tuesday! If you are new to TBR Tuesday, essentially I share the book I am currently reading, and the book I am planning on picking up next!



So I finally finished Insignia by S.J. Kincaid last night, after reading it on and off for almost 2 1/2 weeks. It was good, nothing amazing though.
Up next, I am starting me re-read of A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. I read this book back in September of last year, and I really enjoyed it. I am going away on vacation in a couple weeks, and I bought the first four books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series so I wanted to jog my memory of what happens in the first book.

Monday Reviews - Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting

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I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week, I am reviewing Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting.

Wow! This book was so much more than I was expecting.

Most times, New Adult is just about the romance and steamy scenes. I was pleasantly surprised with Clipped Wings, because it did have the romance and physical connection between the character, but they are also so broken and it really gave depth to the story. 

I won't get into too many details, because they are major spoilers but you can really connect with Hayden and Tenley, they both have overcome difficult pasts, leaving them both physically and emotionally scarred. 

This book does touch briefly on mental illness, enough so that I wanted to talk about it a little bit in the review. Hayden deals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, brought on by a horrific childhood experience, and Tenley struggles with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, from an event in her past that she cannot forget.

Together, Hayden and T…

Monday Reviews - Something Real by Heather Demetrios

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I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week, I am reviewing a book that I recently picked up from Book Outlet, Something Real by Heather Demetrios. 

You may remember a few months ago I posted my review for Heather's third book, I'll Meet You There. You can check out that review here, I highly recommend the book!

Anyways, let's get started with the synopsis of Something Real:


Seventeen-year-old Bonnie™ Baker has grown up on TV--she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show Baker's Dozen. 

Since the show's cancellation, Bonnie™ has tried to live a normal life, under the radar and out of the spotlight. But it's about to fall apart . . . because Baker's Dozen is going back on the air. 

Bonnie™'s mom and the show's producers won't let her quit and soon the life that she has so carefully built for herself, with real friends (and maybe even a real boyfriend), is in danger of being destroyed by the show. 

Bonnie…

Monday Reviews (on a Friday!) - Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel

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I am back with another Monday Reviews on a Friday! This week, I am reviewing Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel. I was sent an e-ARC of this book from NetGalley for review, however all opinions are my own.

Ok, so as always, let's start with the synopsis!


In Paris, family and friends gather to mourn the tragic passing of Charlie Price—young, handsome, charming, a world-traveler—who is presumed dead after an explosion. Authorities find only a bloodied jacket, ID’d as Charlie’s. 

At the funeral, two teens who are perfect strangers, Lena Whitney and Aubrey Boroughs, make another shocking discovery: they have both been dating Charlie, both think Charlie loved them and them alone, and there is a lot they didn’t know about their boyfriend. 

Over the next week, a mind-bending trip unfolds: first in London—then in Mumbai, Kerala, and Bangkok, the girls go in search of Charlie. Is he still alive? What did their love for him even mean? The truth is out there, but soon it bec…