Monday, June 29, 2015

In My Mailbox (#1)

So, I've decided to start doing an in my mailbox each week or every 2 weeks or so if I don't get any new books that week (even though i usually do). :)


This week, I got a few library books and I also started some books! I started Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer! Im super excited to start these book because I've only heard great things about both these books!

Library Books:
-Doon
-Monument 14: Sky On Fire
-Monument 14: Savage Drift
-Pulse
-Throne of Glass
-Vampire Academy
-Empower
-Linger
-The 100
-Day 21
-The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
-The Secret Life of Bees (for summer reading project :))

Books Received From Friends:
-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Books Bought:
- The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy by Jenny Han


And.... I ordered 4 books off of book outlet since they were having a $5 off sale! Since they should be here next week, I will update you next week with the books I received!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Feature & Follow #8

Is there a book that you were required to read in school that you actually loved? – Suggested by Natalie Hearts Books.

I had to read a book called A Separate Peace by John Knowles. I thought I would hate this book but I ended up loving it! I'm so glad my reading teacher made us read it! :)

-Piper

Friday, June 19, 2015

Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer

Here are my top 10 books on my TBR for the summer!

1) A Court Of Thornes and Roses by Sarah J Maas

2) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

3) Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

4) LUX Consequences and LUX Opposition by Jennifer L Armentrout

5) The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Braken

6) Cress by Marissa Meyer

7) The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer

8) Throne Of Glass by Sarah J Maas

9) Alienated & Invaded by Melissa Landers

10) Crossed & Reached by Ally Condie

Hopefully I get to read all these books/series this summer! I will update with my progress every week! My goal is to read all of the books on this list and finish some series I started and want to finish.

Thanks for reading!
-Piper

Feature & Follow (#7)

IF YOU WERE TO GET A TATTOO, WHAT WOULD IT SAY OR WHAT WOULD THE GRAPHIC BE? OR IF YOU HAVE A TATTOO, SHARE A PICTURE AND ITS MEANING. – SUGGESTED BY SECOND RUN REVIEWS.


If I could get a tattoo, I would get one like Tris' because I really like the bird tattoo that she has. :)

-Piper

Saturday, June 13, 2015

To All The Boys Iv'e Loved Before by Jenny Han (Review #11)


Summary:
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

Review:
Im still smiling from this book. This book is about a girl named Lara Jean who is a middle child in the family. She wrote letters to each boy she has loved and then put it in a hatbox and put it under her bed. Then she finds out that her letters have been mailed off and she doesn't know how or why. And when one of them falls into the hands of Peter, the boy Lara Jean fell in love with a few years ago, things start to spiral out of control. When I first started reading this book, I'm going to be honest, I didn't really like it. But as I warmed up to her character and more things started to happen and there was more action. I prefer more Fantasy/Dystopian type books but I really loved this book! I really enjoyed this cute love story and I cannot wait to get the second book, P.S. I Still Love You.

Quotes:
“When someone's been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it's like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you're just clutching air and grit.” 

“I don’t have to be so afraid of good-bye, because good-bye doesn’t have to be forever.” 

-Piper

Follow & Feature #6


If you can step into one characters shoes (in a book) and be them for a day who would it be and why?Also if you want to be creative what scene? via Seeing Night Book Reviews

If I could step into a characters shoes, I would step into America's shoes from the Selection series by Kiera Cass. I feel like being in a selection like that would be a lot of fun and that series is my favorite series. I just love America's character.

Thanks for reading! Please follow via GFC and comment below and I will follow you back if I'm not already and leave a comment on your blog!
-Piper

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (Review #10)

The Body Finder by Kimbery Derting
Pages: 327 pages
Rating: 5/5 stars
Summary:
Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world... and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer... and becoming his prey herself.

Review:
So the beginning starts off explaining Violets 'powers.' It explains that's her power is that she can sense dead people. When she was little she found a body in a lake. And now that same killer is trying to find her. 
I love how it went into the POV of the killer. It really gave insight into his mind and showed just how crazy he was. This is probably one of my favorite books I've read this year. I really loved this book and cannot wait to read Desires of the Dead (which I am currently reading! yay!) 
The characters are well-developed and develop more throughout the story which I love! You can relate to the characters and the powers that Violet has is amazing! This is a must read book! I recvend it to everyone! 

Quotes:

“Multihued light radiated up from beneath the water, centered among the reeds, and then diffusing outward as it reached the surface. Violet had never seen anything like it, and she knew that the spectrum of light was defying its very nature by behaving in that way.

It could only be one thing.

There was something dead down there.”

2015 Author Debut Challenge!

2015 Debut Author Challenge!

Challenge Objectives:
  • To introduce readers to this year’s wonderful group of debut authors.
  • To challenge readers to read 12 or more (or less! It’s up to you!) middle grade, young adult, and new adult debuts this year.
Challenge Rules:
  • You must post your thoughts on each debut book you read in order for it to count towards the challenge. You can post anywhere: your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc.
  • You can join the challenge whenever you want.
  • The debuts must have a publishing date in 2015 and must have been read between January 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016 (this extra month allows readers adequate time to read December debuts) in order to count.
  • Each review gives you an entry into the monthly prize pack drawings. Make sure you post the links to my monthly link-ups. I always post these link-ups on the first day of the month, without fail.
  • This challenge is open internationally, as are the monthly prize packs.
  • I don’t care what language you write your reviews in, I just need to know which book you have reviewed so I can verify your entry. When you post your link, please include the title in English.
  • Use the hashtag #DAC2015 so we can all see what everyone’s up to!
Which Books Count:
  • The book must be classified as a middle grade, young adult, or new adult title.
  • The book must be a full-length novel. Novellas do not count.
  • The book must be the author’s MG/YA/NA 2015 debut. (If the author has published adult fiction before, but this is their first MG/YA/NA book EVER it still counts. If the author has published a YA book before and this is their first MG or NA book, it does not count. We are reading the author’s first book for young people, excluding picture books.)
  • Self-published books do not count, so if the author has self-published a MG/YA/NA book before and this is their first book published by a traditional publisher it counts toward the challenge.
  • ARCs are fine, but only if you read them the year they are published. For example, if it’s 2015 but you read and reviewed an ARC of debut coming out in 2016, it does not count for 2015’s challenge (because the challenge is for 2015 debuts) and it will not count for 2016’s challenge (because you must read a 2016 debut in 2016 for it to count). This way participants who do not have access to ARCs are not at a disadvantage.
  • Since this challenge is International, some books will be debuts in some countries and not in others. This can be tricky and put some books into a gray area, so here’s what we will do. If the book came out this year in your country for the first time, even though it was available elsewhere, then you can count it.
  • Please feel free to tweet, email, etc. me if you do not know if a book counts or not. I am happy to help you.
Im going to try and read 20 books!

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