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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Cover Reveal: Fire In You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The cover of Jennifer L Armentrout's latest book is here! The next book of hers to be released this year is Fire In You, the sixth and final addition to her New Adult series Wait For You. I've loved this series of hers and can't wait for it to be released, although I will be sad to say goodbye to the characters :( 

You guys ready to see it? Here it is!


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Isn't it beautiful?? I love the intimate love between Jillian and Brock, and how Brock seems to clutch at Jillian, as if for strength. Also, his chest is absolutely drool-worthy, I might add! Haha. I also love his tattoo (although I'm unsure whether that's meant to be Brock's or the model's!)

It's a great cover addition to this series and makes me more hyped than ever to read it! Here's the synopsis to really get your heart racing:

From the # 1 New York Times and International bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J.Lynn, comes a richly moving story about heartbreak and guilt, second chances and hope. Full of familiar, fan-favorite characters and no two people more deserving of a happy ending, Fire In You will burn bright beyond the last page…

Jillian Lima’s whole world was destroyed in a span of a few hours. The same night her childhood love, Brock ‘the Beast’ Mitchell, broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by the hand of a stranger with a gun. It takes six years to slowly glue together the shattered pieces of her life, but Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret. She takes a job at her father’s martial arts Academy and she’s going out on her first date since a failed relationship that was more yuck than yum. Jillian is determined to start living.

She just never expected Brock to be a part of her life again. But he’s firmly back in her life before she knows it, and not only is he older, he’s impossibly more handsome, more teasing and more everything. And when he sees Jillian, he’s no longer capable of thinking of her as the little girl who was his shadow growing up or the daughter of the man who gave him a second chance at life. He sees the woman who’d always been there for him, the one person who believed in him no matter what.

Brock knows she’s the one he should’ve made his, and what begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns to red-hot chemistry that sparks a flame that burns brighter than lust. Falling for Brock again risks more than her heart, because when the past sorrow-filled and guilt-ridden past resurfaces, and a web of lies threatens to rip them apart, the fallout could lay waste to everything they’ve fought to build together, and destroy the dreams of those they care most about.
 

This book will be amazing. It's being released November 28th, 2016, so mark your calendars, people! I know I'm going to be crying buckets when it's actually released :P

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Pokemon GO Book Tag!


Anyone who’s anyone will have heard of the craze that Pokemon Go has created. I’ve been a Poke-geek for as long as I can remember, but I've never gotten into it. It could be that I live in a pretty rural area, so the only Pokemon I ever come across are Pidgeys and Zubats. There are only so many bats and pigeons I can catch! However, the hype of this game has made for some pretty incredible memes and videos, and now it’s come over to the bookish world! I saw this tag on Alex’s blog The Book’s Buzz, which was created by Aentee from Read At Midnight, and it looks so much fun! It’s really the only way I can get into the Pokemon Go craze without actually playing it, haha.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Review: Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

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Book: Kiss of Deception, Mary E. Pearson
Series: The Remnant Chronicles #1
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Release Date: July 8th, 2014

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met to secure a political alliance.
Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Review: A Game Worth Watching by Samantha Gudger

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Book: A Game Worth Watching, Samantha Gudger
Series: N/A
Publisher: ebook
Release Date: January 16th, 2013

All her life, people have told 17-year-old tomboy Emma Wrangton that she’s not good enough, smart enough, or strong enough to succeed in life. Somewhere along the way, she started to believe them.

Without the promise of a respectable future after graduation, all Emma wants is to cherish her senior year by playing basketball with the guys and spending as much time as possible with her best friend before he heads off to some fancy university, leaving her behind. But when the high school basketball coach recruits her to join the team—the girls’ team—Emma discovers life is anything but a slam dunk. How is she supposed to know how to be one of the girls when all she’s ever been is one of the guys?

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Top 10 Favourite YA Book Covers

One of the first life lessons we're ever taught is not to judge a book by its cover. This is normally in response to judging people, but they are also true when picking out the next book to read.

Now a great book cover does not mean the book will be great. Just as a terrible book cover means a book will be terrible. Example: The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead is part of one of my favourite series ever, but man, is that cover terrible.

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*I don't understand why the girl is looking cross-eyed in it?!?*

Ahem. My point, which I do have, is that even though we SHOULDN'T judge books by their covers, it's hard not to when so many beautiful covers are coming out recently. Sometimes I add books to my To-Read shelf just because of the cover! So in this post I'm going to mention my top 10 favourite book covers - however I'm only choosing books that are on my Goodreads shelves, either read or to be read. So let's go!

#10. The One by Kiera Cass

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Just look at this beauty. This series gets a lot of slander, which I understand, but you can't deny that those covers are simply gorgeous. Out of the five books in the series, this one is easily my favourite.

#9. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

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I haven't read this one yet, but I can't wait to! It's a Beauty and the Beast retelling for starters, but besides that, this cover is simply stunning. The twirling staircase intermingling with the red rose is just so pretty! Looking at it now makes me excited to read it!

#8. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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This book was easily one of my favourite reads of 2015. I wasn't expecting much but was blown away. Part of that is because of this cover. The plain white with the crown dripping blood... Just wow.

#7. Winter by Marissa Meyer

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The covers for all the books in this series are beautiful, but Winter is my favourite. I'd read the series originally in my Kindle but I had to buy the physical copies because... well just look at it! 

#6. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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The newest book is Cassie's Shadowhunter world really grabs you - seeing Emma with her sword and her long hair flowing. Plus, if you look closely, you can see the Institute upside in the background! It's the little details that make this cover so awesome.

#5. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headly

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Another beautiful cover on my TBR! I actually haven't a clue what this book is about but that cover is enough to make me give it a shot, haha.

#4.  The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout

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This is definitely my favourite cover of Jen's books, just look at those watercolours! It's so pretty and soothing. While this isn't my favourite of Jen's books, it is my absolute favourite cover.

#3. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

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An epic finale has to have an epic cover, right? Just seeing Clary and Sebastian in their contrasting colours is enough to make me squeal. Clary's hair, her tattoos, Sebastian's wings... Gah! Love it.

#2. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

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Who knew you could make an eye so attractive?? I never really understood why there's an eye on each of the covers for this series, but I love the colours and the flowers in this one. I wonder could I put flowers on my eyelashes?

#1. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

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Yes, I know there's 3 Cassandra Clare books on here! I can't help it, I love her covers. Clockwork Princess is my favourite of the Infernal Devices trilogy, and Tessa is one of my favourite literary characters of all time. So it kind of makes sense that a cover featuring her is on this list, right? Between the colours, and Tess' dress, and the light wings coming out of her back... Gah it makes me itchy to read that series again! 

So those are my ten favourite book covers. By the way, none of those are in order, for those wondering. I saw dozens more beautiful covers of books I hadn't read or heard of, and if I'd put those on, we'd be here all day! What are your favourite covers, and what ones did I miss? Let me know in the comments!

Friday, 29 July 2016

Review: Soldier by Julie Kagawa

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Book: Soldier, Julie Kagawa
Series: Talon series #3
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: April 26th, 2016

The price of freedom is everything.

When forced to choose between safety with the dragon organization Talon and being hunted forever as an outcast, Ember Hill chose to stand with Riley and his band of rogue dragons rather than become an assassin for Talon. She’s lost any contact with her twin brother, Dante, a Talon devotee, as well as Garret, the former-enemy soldier who challenged her beliefs about her human side.

As Ember and Riley hide and regroup to fight another day, Garret journeys alone to the United Kingdom, birthplace of the ancient and secret Order of St. George, to spy on his former brothers and uncover deadly and shocking secrets that will shake the foundations of dragons and dragonslayers alike and place them all in imminent danger as Talon’s new order rises.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Review: Rogue by Julie Kagawa

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Book: Rogue, Julie Kagawa
Series: Talon series #2
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: April 28th, 2015

Deserter. Traitor. Rogue.

Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can’t forget the sacrifice made for her by the human boy who could have killed her—Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragonslaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved her from a Talon assassin, knowing that by doing so, he’d signed his own death warrant.

Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the Order’s headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember’s own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George.

A reckoning is brewing and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day…or start an all-out war?