Thursday, December 31, 2015

My Year in Books (2015)



This year I shot for 100 books that I wanted to read. Unfortunently, I was only able to read 72, but I'm still proud of myself for reading that many books! Here are the books I read!

1. The Elite by Kiera Cass
2. The One by Kiera Cass
3. The Future of Us by Jay Asher
4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
5. Unravel Me
6. Ignite Me
7. I Was Here by Gayle Forman
8. Who R U Really? by Margo Kelly
9. The Taker by J.M. Steele
10. When by Victoria Laurie
11. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
12. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
13. The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
14. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
15. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
16. Every Day by David Levithan
17. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
18. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
19. Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
20. To All The Boys Iv'e Loved Before by Jenny Han
21. Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
22. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
23. The Prince by Kiera Cass
24. The cellar by Natasha Preston
25. Crash by Lisa McMann
26. Matched by Ally Condie
27. Origin by Jessica Khoury
28. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
29. Six Days Earlier by David Levithan
30. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
31. Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass by Fredrick Douglass
32. Reboot by Amy Tintera
33. Embrace by Jessica Shirvington
34. Entice by Jessica Shirvington
35. Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington
36. The Heir by Kiera Cass
37. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
38. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
39. The Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 
40. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
41. Endless by Jessica Shirvington
42. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
43. Boundless by Cynthia Hand
44. The Murder Complex by Lindsey Cummings
45. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
46. Alienated by Melissa Landers
47. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
48. The Dare by Hannah Jayne
49. As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott
50. The Secret Life of bees by Sue Monk Kidd
51. The Martian by Andy Weir
52. Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
53. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
54. Betrayed P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
55. Chosen P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
56. Anomaly by Krista McGee
57. The Girlfriend Project by Robin Friedman
58. A Work In Progress by Connor Franta
59. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
60. Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
61. Anthem by Ayn Rand
62. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
63. The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton
64. The Infected by Justin Smith
65. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
66. The Book Will Change Your Life by Amanda Weaver
67. Hidden Wings by Cameo Renae
68. Poorly Drawn Lines by Reza Farazmand
69. Beowulf by Unknown
70. Lou Malloy: The Runn Begins by J. Frank James
71. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
72. Binge by Tyler Oakley


Thats 72/70!!! Anyway, that's all for my 2015 Goodreads challenge. For the 2016 challenge, I will still set my goal to 50 books, and just hope for the best. I will try to manage my time more and plan things ahead, especially with my blog posts since I haven't posted in a while! :)

Did you complete your challenge? How many book did you read? And how many books will be in your challenge this 2016? Be sure to comment below!


Thanks for Reading! 
Have a great 2016! Happy New Year!
-Piper


Monday, October 26, 2015

Spectacle by S.J. Pierce


Spectacle by S.J. Pierce 
Publication date: July 13th 2015
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult


Synopsis:
Hunger Games meets Avatar in this spellbinding new Young Adult, Science-Fiction novel by bestselling author Susan James Pierce.
Two hundred years after the Great Disaster, the day earthquakes ravaged Earth’s landscapes, humanity has finally regrouped and is working toward a better future. But in New America – one of three remaining landmasses – the threat of overpopulation makes a better future seem bleaker by the year.
Mira (Mirabella) Foster and her parents are citizens of New America, and with the threat of starvation and disease looming on the horizon, a new discovery threatens to push everyone to the brink of chaos: blue markings develop on people’s skin. Markings that allow them to camouflage their skin, but also make them feared, and eventually, targets of violence.
Mira’s dad is one of them.



AUTHOR BIO:
Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy, Paranormal and Sci-fi novels.

Please visit www.sjpiercebooks.blogspot.com and sign up for her mailing list or subscribe to her blog if you'd like to hear when new books come out! Coming soon:

Iris (Novella: The Captivated Series) Available now!!!

Fight for Me (Book Two: The Captivated Series)

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

6 Must-Have Apps for Every Book Lover!

Here are 6 apps that every book lover should have! All are free! :)
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"Discover and share books you love on Goodreads, the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations!

Find new and interesting books by browsing personalized recommendations based on books you've read and your favorite genres. See what your friends are reading, write book reviews, and keep track of what you want to read.

Use our barcode scanner the next time you are in a bookstore. Add the book in your hands to your "to-read" shelf and browse reviews before buying.

More than 35 million members have added more than 1 billion books to their shelves. No other app combines the power and depth of the Goodreads community with an enormous catalog of books and reviews. "
• Pick from over 20 million FREE stories: the best of sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, romance, action thrillers, and more
• Write, Read, Comment, Chat with Readers and Writers and Vote 
• Works offline
• Synchronize your Wattpad library between your phone, tablet and web
• Connect with your favorite writers, including Margaret Atwood, Paulo Coelho, and thousands of aspiring writers from across the globe
• Get story updates directly from authors and customize your reading settings to personalize your experience 
• Read popular stories by classic authors; Moby Dick, Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Tales from Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, Pride & Prejudice and more
• Create and Read fanfiction about Anime, such as Naruto, and the Supernatural, such as Werewolves, Vampires Diaries, Twilight, 1D / One Direction, Lucy Hale, Harry Styles, Supernatural, Kathniel, Kpop, and more

Carry a library in your pocket anywhere you go. Get access to more than 3,000,000 books and audiobooks including over 850,000 Kindle exclusive titles. With the Kindle app, get your book once and read it on any device and share across your family’s devices. Choose from a wide selection of books, newspapers, and magazines from Wall Street Journal, New York Times to Reader’s Digest.



iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBooks Store, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.


Not enough time for all the books you want to enjoy? Download the app by Audible, an Amazon company, to listen to audiobooks on the go.

Immerse yourself in a great story anytime, anywhere, by downloading from a breathtaking range of 180,000+ titles to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad—from best sellers to classics, and everything in-between.

Now you can turn on a good book even when you can’t pick one up—on your way to work, at the gym, while folding laundry, or any other time your eyes and hands are busy.

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These are just some of my favorite apps! What are your favorite book related apps? Comment below!
Sorry I haven't posted in a few weeks. School has been very overwhelming but I'm hoping to post more often! :)
-Piper


Friday, September 18, 2015

Fractured Suns by Theresa Kay Cover Reveal + Excerpt + GIVEAWAY!!!

Fractured Suns by Theresa Kay
(Broken Skies #2)
Publication date: September 18th 2015
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult

Synopsis:
We came in peace. Lie.
We had no role in the Collapse. Lie.
I have always been honest. Lie.
I never lied to her. Truth.

Reunited with her brother, and surrounded by Flint, Peter and her new-found grandfather, Jax Mitchell has still never felt more alone. The choice to follow Rym back to the city to find answers and see Lir is an easy one, but their reunion is cut short and Jax is forced to leave Lir behind. She finds herself traveling with some unexpected companions and heading back toward a place she’d hoped to never see again.
After being imprisoned—and tortured—on the orders of his uncle, Lir hasn’t seen daylight or linked to anyone in weeks. After a lifetime of connection, the pain and loneliness is almost too much to bear. Elated that Jax actually came, Lir finds renewed hope and strength to continue fighting his uncle’s influence over the E’rikon, even when things look hopeless and Lir’s been branded a traitor by the very people he’s trying to save.
While Jax and Lir fight separate battles, their missions have more in common than they realize. It’s a race against time to stop men driven only by greed and power. But the people they trust the most might be the very people working against them—and “family” doesn’t mean what it used to. Will they recognize their friends from their enemies in time to save the people they love or will they lose each other in the process?


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AUTHOR BIO:
The only person she knows who had a subscription to Writer's Digest at eleven and was always excited to write research papers, Theresa has been putting words to paper since a young age. Living in the mountains of central Virginia with her husband and two kids, she works as a paralegal by day, binges on Netflix at night and finds bits of time in between reading almost everything she can get her hands on and laundry to craft stories that tend to feature broken characters in sci-fi or paranormal worlds, with a touch of romance thrown in for good measure.

She's constantly lost in one fictional universe or another and is a self-proclaimed "fangirl" who loves being sucked in to new books or TV shows. Theresa originally wanted to write horror novels as an ode to her childhood passion for Stephen King novels, but between her internal Muse's ramblings and the constant praise for her sci-fi pieces from her writer's group - The Rebel Writers - she knew she should stick with what was working.

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Excerpt from Fractured Suns by Theresa Kay:

I straighten and move forward until my face is inches from Rym’s. “It’s been over three weeks. Why bother now? I’m not the same girl Lir fooled into believing him. Does he think he’s going to talk circles around me again? Trick me? For what purpose?”
“Why do you automatically assume the worst? Do you not realize what you shared?” Rym’s next words leak through clenched teeth. “Of course you do not realize—because you know almost nothing about us. You never took the time to learn. And you refuse to listen when someone tries to explain.” His eyes harden. “Tell me, Jax, what repercussions have you suffered from the broken bond? Any at all? Stellan and Vira are dead. Lir’s sister is a prisoner, a pretty bauble for my father to use to force his cooperation. Do you have any idea where he has been in that time? What my father has done to him? You hold all this anger toward Lir and you do not consider what he has lost. You have no idea what he has given up to protect you. And still you question his loyalty? How can you be so selfish?”
I flinch, and the last word echoes in my brain. I thought I was protecting myself from further hurt by pushing Lir out, by trying to forget… but was I just being selfish instead? 
“Back off,” Flint says. “She’s been through a lot too.”
Rym cocks his head and sends a glare at Flint. “She did not seem overly upset when I arrived. Are human affections that fickle?” Disgust curls his lips. With a brisk shake of his head, he steps back. “This was a mistake. I will not bother you again.” He presses his lips together and then lowers his chin in a graceful nod. “Farewell and good journey.” He spins and stalks off into the trees.

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Feature & Follow (#14)

Help us give our Feature Interview Questions a fresh look! What questions do you think we should ask our weekly features?

My questions would be:
1) What is your favorite part about book blogging?

2) What is your favorite book/series and why?

3) How many books do you have on your shelve(s)?

4) What do hate about book haters?

5) If you could burn any book which book would it be and why?

Thanks for reading! Leave you F&F Post below and I will check it out!
-Piper

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Devil’s Playground by Eliza Freed Cover Reveal!

The Devil’s Playground by Eliza Freed
(The Faraway Series, #1) 
Pub date: November 10th 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis:
Former U.S. Attorney, Meredith Walsh, took some time off to raise her children. But the time took away everything she once trusted about herself. She’s lost within the mundane confines of her children's schedules of lacrosse, soccer, Cub Scouts, and math facts. Desperate for a sliver of her former passion, and isolated in the small town her corporate husband relocated her to, she counsels herself on risking her family for the rush of a fling.

But Vincent Pratt, the local chief of police, weakens Meredith’s abhorrence of affairs and her dedication to her family. With him, she finds a new version of herself, one capable of contributing in her new world, and thriving in her lonely home. In spite of the fact, she’s not the kind of woman who has an affair.




AUTHOR BIOS:
Eliza Freed graduated from Rutgers University and returned to her hometown in rural South Jersey. Her mother encouraged her to take some time and find herself. After three months of searching, she began to bounce checks and her neighbors began to talk; her mother told her to find a job.

She settled into Corporate America, learning systems and practices and the bureaucracy that slows them. Eliza quickly discovered her creativity and gift for story telling as a corporate trainer and spent years perfecting her presentation skills and studying diversity. It's during this time she became an avid observer of the characters we meet and the heartaches we endure. Her years of study have taught her laughter is the key to survival, even when it's completely inappropriate.

She currently lives in New Jersey with her family and a misbehaving beagle named Odin. An avid swimmer, if Eliza is not with her family and friends, she'd rather be underwater. While she enjoys many genres, she has always been a sucker for a love story...the more screwed up the better.

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The Secrets We Kept by Lily Velez Cover Reveal!

The Secrets We Kept by Lily Velez 
Publication date: Fall 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:
One year. That’s how long it’s been since childhood sweethearts Sully Graham and Cadence Gilbertson broke up, since one adoption and one out-of-state move turned their worlds upside down.
Suddenly, Cadence is back in New York City, but something’s different about her. The light in her eyes, the music in her laughter, the warmth in her smile—all of those things have entirely vanished. In their place stand the makings of a girl Sully can’t even begin to recognize, much less understand.
Still, despite the collective history of heartbreak between them, he’s convinced he can win her trust again, and he’s committed to proving the invincibility of their love no matter what it takes.
But Cadence is quietly harboring secrets of her own. Dark secrets. Ugly secrets. Secrets that could break a person. And though broken herself and unbearably lonely, she’s determined to protect Sully from her terrible, biting truths. Even if it means locking him out of her life forever.
The only problem is it seems her heart hasn’t quite received the memo. One glimpse of him is all it takes for her to trip into familiar (and, she’ll admit, addictive) feelings that threaten to all but consume her. Now her biggest fear is that her secrets will begin to slowly unravel one by one…long before Sully’s resolve ever does.
The Secrets We Kept is a moving story about first love, friendship, and forgiveness, and the enduring bonds that forever connect us and give us our strength.




AUTHOR BIOS:
Lily Velez has been writing stories since she was six years old. Not much has changed since then. She still prefers the written word and her overactive imagination over the ‘real world’ (though to be fair, her stories no longer feature talking dinosaurs). A graduate of Rollins College and a Florida native, when she's not reading or writing, she spends most of her days wrangling up her pitbulls Noah and Luna, planning exciting travel adventures, and nursing her addiction to cheese. All this when she isn’t participating in the extreme sport known as napping. You can learn more about Lily and her books at www.lilyvelezbooks.com.

Lily's debut novel, The Secrets We Kept, comes out Fall 2015.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunday Post! (#2)

Sunday Post is a weekly post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
Each week bloggers participate to share any books received and news from their week.

Weekly Posts:
Next Week (September 14-20)
Monday: It's Monday! What are you reading! & Cover Reveal!
Tuesday: Book Review of Hidden Wings by Cameo Renae!
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday!
Thursday: Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol Book Review
Friday: The Friday 56 & Feature & Follow!
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves Saturday!
Sunday: Sunday Post

Link your Sunday Post below and I will check it out! Thanks! -Piper

Finding Perfect by Kendra C. Highley Cover Reveal!

Finding Perfect by Kendra C. Highley
Published by: Entangled Crush
Publication date: September 14th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:
For “Perfect Paige” Westfeld, today is “D” Day. As in, she just got one on her calculus test. With  her dreams of Stanford, her reputation, and her parents’ expectations at stake, Paige needs to  find a way to save face before everything she’s worked for goes up in flames.
Ben Franklin (yes, he’s related) is from the wrong side of town, with the wrong clothes and the  wrong kind of life. He also knows an opportunity when he sees one, and he’ll be happy to tutor  Paige—if she makes him into the kind of guy her best friend, the hottest girl in school, will date.
It’s the perfect arrangement. And Paige is determined not even the inconvenient—and utterly imperfect—attraction simmering between her and Ben will ruin it…



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AUTHOR BIO:
Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to four self-important cats. This, according to the cats, is her most crucial job. She believes chocolate is a basic human right, running a 10k is harder than it sounds, and that everyone should learn to drive a stick-shift. She loves monsters, vacations, baking and listening to bad electronica.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

ARC Review of This Book Will Change Your Life by Amanda Weaver! (Review #18)

Title- This Book Will Change Your life
Author- Amanda Weaver
Published- September 28, 2015
Received- Netgalley
Format- E-Book
Stars- 5

Synopsis- Take a chance and change your life…

College was supposed to be where Hannah’s hard work paid off, but the major in honors chemistry she’s been working towards since childhood is slipping away. Worse, she’s not sure she wants it anymore. Salvation comes from an unlikely place—a used bookstore and Ben, the passionate college senior who works there.

Ben’s trapped in a life mapped out for him. Trapped in a future career as a lawyer to make his father happy. Trapped pursuing a girl he doesn't even like because she fits into a world he doesn’t want, but can’t escape. But then he meets Hannah. And for the first time, he knows what it means to truly want something.

So he gives in to being her friend. Then to wanting her. Then to kissing her. And within the freedom of his impulsivity, both of their carefully planned lives begin to fall apart...
 

Review-

*I received this eARC from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

I got sucked into this book by the synopsis and when I saw it on Netgalley, I immediately had to request it! And boy and I glad I did! I LOVED this book! 

I went into this book wanting a cute love story that was filled with adorable scenes that would make me laugh and smile. And that is exactly what I got!

Hello?!? It's a book about book lovers in a book store! I mean how can you not love that.

I absolutely adored this book from beginning to end. It an easy, fast read that will suck you in and make you not want to put the book down. 

This book is also very relatable. Both, Ben and Hannah, struggle with the thought of not knowing what they want to do with their lives. I think this can relate to a lot of college students that are struggling with making the same decisions. 

Overall, this book is fantastic and definitely worth the read. If you’re looking for a cute contemporary, pick this one up!

Thanks for reading! 
-Piper

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sugar Skull by Glenn Dallas & Lisa Mantchev Cover Reveal!

Sugar Skull by Glenn Dallas & Lisa Mantchev
Published by: Skyscape
Publication date: November 10th 2015
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult, Science Fiction

Synopsis:
Welcome to Cyrene, a city where energy is currency and music is the lifeblood of its young citizens. Everyone lives on the grid, and the residents of the world’s largest playground are encouraged to pursue every physical and emotional pleasure imaginable.

Vee is the lead singer of the Sugar Skulls, an all-girl band that is Corporate’s newest pet project. Micah haunts the city like a ghost after an overdose of a deadly illegal street drug knocks him off the grid. When Micah and Vee forge an immediate, undeniable connection, their troubled worlds collide.
Trading concert stages for Cyrene’s rooftops and back alleys, they have to evade vicious thugs and Vee’s possessive manager as they unravel the mysteries connected to their dark pasts. And before the curtain falls, Micah and Vee will bring the city to its knees in their desperate bid for love, home, and a future together.







AUTHOR BIOS:
When not working on puzzles for Penny Press or writing about them for PuzzleNation, Glenn Dallas is an author of short stories and at least half of one novel. After appearing in the acknowledgments of several outstanding novels, he looks forward to returning the favor in the future.

Lisa Mantchev is the acclaimed author of Ticker and the Théâtre Illuminata series, which includes Eyes Like Stars, nominated for a Mythopoeic Award and the Andre Norton Award. She has also published numerous short stories in magazines, including Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, Weird Tales, and Fantasy. She lives on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State with her husband, children, and horde of furry animals. Visit her online at www.lisamantchev.com.

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Sneak Peek!

If strings ran up my spine, she just plucked the high E, a fierce vibration that shakes me to my core.

She looks away, and quakes subside into mere tremors. Propping myself up against the bar, I abandon my drink to process the last few seconds.

All these months, there’s been nothing. But just now? I felt it. I feel it. I pulse with life, lightning dancing across my skin as she batters the crowd with furious verses.
But I’m stuck on that first gasp.

One note. One word. She laid me low and resurrected me in one fell swoop.

Who is this girl?



Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Touched by Jennifer Weiser Cover Reveal!

The Touched by Jennifer Weiser Cover Reveal!
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: September 29th 2015
Genres: Dystopia, Paranormal, Young Adult

Synopsis:

The first sixteen years of Arabella Penthallow’s life have been a lie…
In a world where deception is the key to survival, Ara has kept up the charade of being a perfect Legion Leader’s daughter. But a darkness stirs, and she discovers she is Touched, a mortal gifted by the Gods. The Touched are as rare as they are feared, and Ara is forced to leave Union City for neighboring Midnight City to protect herself and those she loves, leaving Tove Thorn, the boy who has always known her heart, behind.
Carter Decker has vowed to burn Union City to the ground…
Midnight City’s cocky, infamous bad boy always gets what he wants, and he wants Union City to pay for burning his mother alive because she was Touched. When Carter meets Ara, she is everything he’s been taught to hate. Then he learns she is Touched—just like him—he isn’t sure who he hates more…the Touched girl whose father killed his mother, or himself for being tempted by someone he’s sworn to kill.
They are told they’re fated to be soul mates…and they each wish the other never existed.
When Midnight City is attacked by Union City, Carter and Arabella will do the unthinkable…even if it means falling for the enemy. The truth lies in Arabella’s home nation, and Tove is waiting. Soul mates or not, he has an advantage Carter doesn’t, fated souls be damned.
War is coming…and Ara is the prize.




AUTHOR BIO:
Jennifer Weiser is a young adult author who has always been a book nerd and a bit chocolate obsessed. Writing has always been a favorite escape, but quickly became a passion not long after the birth of her daughter. When she isn't combing the shelves of her local book stores or blogging about newest book obsessions, you can find her nestled in her nook creating worlds she hopes that one day will inspire her daughter, who not only has given her the courage to follow her dreams--but offers the inspirations that help color their worlds together.

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The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton (Review #17)

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Title- The Mind Readers 
Author- Lori Brighton
Pages- 170
Published- December 7, 2010
Received- Bought
Format- Kindle E-book
Stars- 3





Synopsis: 

Cameron Winters is a freak. Fortunately, no one but her family knows the truth …that Cameron can read minds. For years Cameron has hidden behind a facade of normalcy, warned that there are those who would do her harm. When gorgeous and mysterious Lewis Douglas arrives he destroys everything Cameron has ever believed and tempts her with possibilities of freedom. Determined to embrace her hidden talents, Cameron heads to a secret haven with Lewis; a place where she meets others like her, Mind Readers. 

But as Cameron soon finds out some things are too good to be true. When the Mind Readers realize the extent of Cameron’s abilities, they want to use her powers for their own needs. Cameron suddenly finds herself involved in a war in which her idea of what is right and wrong is greatly tested. In the end she’ll be forced to make a choice that will not only threaten her relationship with Lewis, but her very life. 



Review:

My friend read this book and loved it so I bought it & read it. I really loved the plot for this book. It was super interesting. I mean, how many times have you wished to read someone's mind? I know I have. But I didn't love it as much as I wanted to. The beginning was great and it drew in but after that it went downhill pretty fast.  Everything was super confusing and messy. It was really jumbled up and it made me bored. 



I don't really know how to feel about this book. I didn't hate it but I also didn't love it. Thats why I decided to give this book 3 stars because its somewhere in the middle for me. It started very strong, but I started to lose interest when the story became a bit dragging.

If you read this book or are planning to, comment below your thoughts or your review and I will check it out! :)

Quotes:

“It was amazing and frightening what humans were capable of.” 
― Lori BrightonThe Mind Readers



Under His Skin by Stacey O' Neale Cover Reveal & Contest!


Book Blurb:
Earth girls are never easy. But they're worth it.
Bakery owner Annabelle Sparks' business is booming ever since she won reality TV's Cupcake Wars. The one thing deflating her happy soufflé? The extremely sexy Kaden Chance only sees her as a best friend-and Annabelle wants so much more. After waiting a year for him recognize their chemistry, she's giving up and dating other people.
What she doesn't know is Kaden's heart doesn't actually beat. He's not human. Heck, he's not even from Earth. To retain his intergalactic immunity, no one can ever know he is an extraterrestrial. But when Annabelle starts dating, something strange happens to Kaden's unmoved heart: it begins to beat. Now he faces an impossible choice-tell Annabelle the truth and be deported-or lose his last chance at love.

Release Date: September 21, 2015  
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Award-Winning Author of the Mortal Enchantment series
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Monday, September 7, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading? (#3)

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!







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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon


My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.


But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.






The Infected by Justin Smith

A series of choreographed attacks on four major cities on the Atlantic seaboard results in the spread of a virus that leaves the infected hungry for human flesh.
A group of seven co-workers in Southern Maryland must figure out how to survive as the infection grows around Washington, D.C. There are two choices: hide in their homes, or take to the water. Not all will make the right choice. Not all will survive.
The first in a series, this volume serves as an introduction to the characters and their lives, and sets the stage for the story of survival that will follow. 






Currently Reading:


Untamed by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast


Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you. Just ask Zoey Redbird - she's become an expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her, to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead and unMarked. And Neferet has declared war on humans, which Zoey knows in her heart is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey's adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened in PC and Kristin Cast's spellbinding fourth House of Night novel.  

Amy & Rogers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson


Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it's Amy's responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn't ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip - and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar - especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory - but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.  


This Book Will Change Your Life by Amanda Weaver 

College was supposed to be where Hannah’s hard work paid off, but the major in honors chemistry she’s been working towards since childhood is slipping away. Worse, she’s not sure she wants it anymore. Salvation comes from an unlikely place—a used bookstore and Ben, the passionate college senior who works there.

Ben’s trapped in a life mapped out for him. Trapped in a future career as a lawyer to make his father happy. Trapped pursuing a girl he doesn't even like because she fits into a world he doesn’t want, but can’t escape. But then he meets Hannah. And for the first time, he knows what it means to truly want something.

So he gives in to being her friend. Then to wanting her. Then to kissing her. And within the freedom of his impulsivity, both of their carefully planned lives begin to fall apart...


Thanks for reading! Link your Monday post below and I will check it out! What did you finish and now are currently reading? Comment below!
-Piper

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sunday Post! (#1)

Sunday Post is a weekly post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
Each week bloggers participate to share any books received and news from their week.

Weekly Posts:
Next Week (September 7-13)
Monday: It's Monday! What are you reading! & ARC Book Review of This Book Will Change Your Life
Tuesday: The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton Book Review
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday!
Thursday: Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol Book Review
Friday: The Friday 56 & Feature & Follow!
Saturday: Staking the Shelves Saturday!
Sunday: Sunday Post

I might add a few book reviews in there because Im currently reading an ARC but thats my schedule for the week since I haven't been posting much. Im going to try to post a lot more often. if I have to, I can write my posts in advance and upload them on that day! :)

Link your Sunday Post below and I will check it out! Thanks! -Piper

Friday, September 4, 2015

Feature & Follow (#13)

Name a movie you would have loved to read as a book ( That is not a book already obviously) – Suggested by Go Book Yourself.

I don't usually watch that many movies, I normally watch TV shows. My favorite TV show is Teen Wolf and even though its not a movie, I still would have loved it as a book! Its an amazing TV show so it would have been an even better book! :)

Leave a link to your Feature & Follow below and I will check it out! Thanks!
-Piper