Friday, October 18, 2013

I'm still here!

This is just a message to everyone who saw my return post and my first new review post a week ago. Don't worry, I'm still here! I've been reading, but having a hard time figuring out what to review. Anyone have any recommendations? I'm planning on picking things up very, very soon.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Review: Find Me by Romily Bernard

Pages: 307
Published by: HarperTeen
Release date: September 24, 2013
Borrowed from: Pittsburgh Public Library

From Goodreads: These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found . . . dead.
Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target.
Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?
Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.
But she’s going to find this killer no matter what.
Because it just got personal.

 I have to admit that I waited for this book to come out for a long time. I mostly remember getting this book confused with If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch and even though they both caught my attention, I was more excited for this one for some reason. Anyway, I went into Find Me with high expectations and it did not disappoint. This book pulled me in super quickly and kept me hooked until I was done. I did sleep in between two sittings, but with college and all, it normally takes me much longer than two sittings to finish a book.
It's so hard to explain exactly why I loved this book so much. I was on page 90 before I even realized what a page turner it was. It was also incredibly intense and while I was reading it, it was like I couldn't take a full breath until I finally finished. I had no idea who the killer was. I was very surprised when I found out. I loved Wick's character and I loved how damaged she was without really showing it. And it was so sexy! My gosh, it got seriously steamy and I loved it so much! I wish we got to see a little bit more of her relationship, but I suppose that will be in the sequel? Fingers crossed!

Have you read this book yet? What did you think about it? Is it on your tbr list? Let me know!

Monday, October 7, 2013


Hey everyone, it's nice to see you again! It's been a few months but I'm back and ready to partay! Okay, so I'm back at school now, but I have this HUGE break between my two classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so I think that's when I'll be either reading the most and writing reviews. I really want to make it work this time, so let me know you're still around! Also, if there's a book you'd like to know what I think about, I'd be willing to check it out and see if it's my cup of tea. 
Tomorrow, I'll be writing a review for Find Me by Romily Bernard, which I can't wait to tell you about!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Stacking the Shelves

Happy Mother's Day!
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by The team at Tyngas Reviews.

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cron-Mills
Dangerous Boy by Mandy Hubbard
Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
Dreamsleeves by Collen Murtagh Paratore
The Look by Sophia Bennett
The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney (Adorable book!)

The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride
Paradise by Jill S. Alexander
Mind Games by Kiersten White
Manicpixiedreamgirl by Tom Leveen
The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee

Who I Kissed by Janet Gutler
How I Lost You by Janet Gutler
How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
The Originals by Cat Patrick

I'm super excited by this week's haul! I also got to use my gift card, which was awesome. The only book I bought with my own money was How My Summer Went Up in Flames. What did you guys get? I hope you have a great week!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!
From Goodreads: Dane Washington is one suspension away from expulsion. In a high school full of “haves,” being a “have not” makes Dane feel like life is hurtling toward one big dead end. Billy D. spends his high school days in Special Ed and he’s not exactly a “have” himself. The biggest thing Billy’s missing? His dad. Billy is sure the riddles his father left in an atlas are really clues to finding him again and through a bizarre turn of events, he talks Dane into joining him on the search.
A bully and a boy with Down syndrome makes for an unlikely friendship, but together, they work through the clues, leading to unmarked towns and secrets of the past. But they’re all dead ends. Until the final clue . . . and a secret Billy shouldn’t have been keeping.
As a journalist, Erin Jade Lange is inspired by hot button issues like bullying, but it is her honest characters and breakneck plotting that make Dead Ends a must-read.

 Date we're waiting for: September 3, 2013.
I don't know about you, but Lange's first book, Butter, made such an impression on me that every book she comes out with is an automatic addition to my TBR pile!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Lacking Books

Hi everyone! I unfortunately haven't gotten any new books this week. I did get my gift card for my birthday, but all the books I want to buy with it come out on Tuesday. Next week will definitely be better. I'm also going to the library tomorrow, so don't worry about me! I have a huge TBR pile too.
What did you get? I hope you  all have an awesome week!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - Birthday Edition!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

First of all...

I am officially twenty-four years old. Some people say that's too old to be reading young adult novels (hi Mom). Guess what, though? SCREW THE RULES! I love my ya books. This week, I'm going to post a few of the most anticipated books for me this month, which I'm going to buy with lovely birthday money (I HOPE!) Seriously, all I asked for was a B&N John Green gift card. That's it. Anyway, onto the books.

From Goodreads: Ashleigh's boyfriend, Kaleb, is about to leave for college, and Ashleigh is worried that he'll forget about her while he's away. So at a legendary end-of-summer pool party, Ashleigh's friends suggest she text him a picture of herself -- sans swimsuit -- to take with him. Before she can talk herself out of it, Ashleigh strides off to the bathroom, snaps a photo in the full-length mirror, and hits "send."
But when Kaleb and Ashleigh go through a bad breakup, Kaleb takes revenge by forwarding the text to his baseball team. Soon the photo has gone viral, attracting the attention of the school board, the local police, and the media. As her friends and family try to distance themselves from the scandal, Ashleigh feels completely alone -- until she meets Mack while serving her court-ordered community service. Not only does Mack offer a fresh chance at friendship, but he's the one person in town who received the text of Ashleigh's photo -- and didn't look.
Acclaimed author Jennifer Brown brings readers a gripping novel about honesty and betrayal, redemption and friendship, attraction and integrity, as Ashleigh finds that while a picture may be worth a thousand words . . . it doesn't always tell the whole story.

Date we're waiting for: May 21, 2013

From Goodreads She’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.
Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself.
But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana farm boy who’s too smart for his own good. He knows Meg is hiding something big. And it just might get both of them killed. As they embark on a perilous journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that there’s only one rule that really matters — survival.

Date we're waiting for: May 14, 2013

 From Goodreads:
When all signs point to heartbreak, can love still be a rule of the road? A poignant and romantic novel from the author of Bittersweet and Twenty Boy Summer.
Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath—with candles and a contract and everything—to never have anything to do with one.
Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle—which means hiring a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas?
Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away—no way would she fall for them. But Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak…unless her sisters were wrong?
Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking.

Date we're waiting for: May 21, 2013

From Goodreads: Skye wants to meet the boy who will change her life forever. Seth feels their instant connection the second he sees her. When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it’s obvious to both of them that this is something real. But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did—and if she will ever see him again. Even if they find their way back to each other, can they make a long-distance relationship work despite trust issues, ex drama, and some serious background differences?
Teen favorite Susane Colasanti returns to the alternating-voice style of her beloved debut
When It Happens in this Serendipity-inspired story about summer, soul mates, and the moments that change our lives forever.

Date we're waiting for: May 21, 2013.

Also, today is Susane Colasanti's birthday, too! I'm so lucky to have an amazing author to share my birthday with!