May Wrap-Up

So I read 17 books in May. That's a pretty big number. I didn't like most of the books I read this month. There were a select few that actually made me happy.

Nowhere But Here Review



Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1)
Author: Katie McGarry
Publish Dare: May 26, 2015
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
     Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father-the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent-but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz.
     Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're family. And while Emily-the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member-is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.  

New Book Tag

     If you're wondering why I created ANOTHER book tag, blame HBO for playing the same movies over and over. This book tag will be about the movie Moonrise Kingdom. I'm trying to keep the theme of survival. As usual, if you're doing this tag, link back to me.

Eleanor & Park Review

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Eleanor & Park
By: Rainbow Rowell
   Two misfits.
   Eleanor: Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber, flatter and never good enough.
   Park: He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she delivers the punch line.
   Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds, smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Fantasy Standalones

Have any of you guys come across a standalone fantasy book/novel? I've read some books that say they're standalone, but their ending is just so unfinished. I read Spelled and it was so unfinished. I felt like Hazel. I need to know what happens. Should I contact "Van Houten"?
Not actually a TFIOS fangirl!
Anyway, Fairy Keeper was also very incomplete. (Both these book that I mentioned so far have reviews on this blog. Just go to the review tab of my blog.)
I've also heard that An Ember in the Ashes has a major cliffy.

Bookend DIY

My books have fallen and can't get up!
     Have your softcover books toppled to the side? Have other softcover books relying on that book topple too?
     Thanks to the innovation that's called a book end, you books will not topple over like dominoes.

Those Girls Review



Those Girls by Lauren Saft
Expected Publication: June 9, 2015
Publisher: Poppy

       Some girls will always have your back, and some girls stab you in it.
       Junior year, the suburbs of Philadelphia. Alex, Mollie and Veronica are those girls: they're the best of friends and the party girls of the school. But how well does everybody know them-and really, how well do they know one another? Alex is secretly in love with the boy next door and has joined a band-without telling anyone. Mollie suffers from a popular boyfriend, as well as a serious mean streak. And Veronica just wants to be loved-literally, figuratively, physically, she's not particular. 

Social Media Vectors Finally Here

     I finally found a site with free vectors that are easy to install.
Carrie Loves provides many different vectors in different colors and sizes. picked turquoise in 48 by 48. The colors are very bright, pastel, and super cute.
     The site provides easy download links for any color you want. Once you download your zip files, drag whatever vector you need on to your desktop and just follow the video. There's also a Wordpress video in the link.

If You're Lucky Review

WARNING: OVER-INTERPRETATION AHEAD!



If You're Lucky by Yvonne Printz
Publish Date: October 20, 2015
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
     Is Georgia's mind playing tricks on her, or is the entire town walking into the arms of a killer who has everyone but her fooled?
     When seventeen-year-old Georgia's brother drowns while surfing halfway around the world in Australia, she refuses to believe Lucky's death was just bad luck. Lucky was smart. He wouldn't have surfed in waters more dangerous than he could handle. Then a stranger named Fin arrives in False Bay, claiming to have been Lucky's best friend. Soon Fin is working for Lucky's father, charming Lucky's mother, dating his girlfriend. Georgia begins to wonder: did Fin murder Lucky in order to take over his whole life?  
     Determined to clear the fog from her mind in order to uncover the truth about Lucky's death, Georgia secretly stops taking the medication that keeps away the voices in her head. Georgia is certain she’s getting closer and closer to the truth about Fin, but as she does, her mental state becomes more and more precarious, and no one seems to trust what she’s saying.

Spelled Tour + Giveaway & Excerpt


Spelled by Betsy Schow
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
          Talk about unhappily ever after. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks-like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the not-so-charming prince Kato is so not what Dorthea had in mind for her enchanted future.
          Trying to fix her prince problem by wishing on a (cursed) star royally backfires, leaving Dorthea with hair made up of emerald flames and the kingdom in chaos. Her parents and everyone she loves are stuck in some place called “Kansas.” Now it’s up to Dorthea and her pixed-off prince to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz and undo the curse…before it releases the wickedest witch of all and spells The End for the world of Story.

Spelled Review



Spelled by Betsy Schow
Publish Date: June 2, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Fairy Tale Survival Rule #32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day.
No thanks. Dorthea is princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks-like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the brooding prince Kato is so not what Dorthea had in mind for her enchanted future.
Talk about unhappily ever after. 

Trying to fix her prince problem by wishing on a (cursed) star royally backfires, leaving the kingdom in chaos and her parents stuck in some place called "Kansas." Now it's up to Dorthea and her prince to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz and undo the curse...before it releases the wickedest witch of all and spells The End for the world of Story.

Blog Feature

          Hello everybody! Today Kayla of The Bookish Owl and I will be spreading good. Do you have a blog that's relatively new? Do you want more traffic? This sounds like some commercial. Well, this is what bloggers of the week is about. Just enter our giveaway. Maybe write a blog post?



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Shadow, Shadow Review

Sorry for the lack of reviews.
I've been posting in detailed reviews on goodreads.
Which leaves me little to discuss on my blog.
Plus, I have to post on Netgalley.

Published and Written by V.B. Marlowe
Publish Date: February 15, 2015
Rating: 
          "The four of you have been blessed with a great gift. Well, it's a gift for you, but a curse for someone else." 
          Harley receives a mysterious gift on her sixteenth birthday-a shadow box. The box gives her the power to trade someone to the shadows, meaning they will disappear and cease to exist. Harley can't imagine doing such a horrible thing and is warned that using the box comes at a price. Unfortunately, not using the box can be even more costly. Harley must make this life-altering decision as she discovers frightening revelations about her home. 

Things Book Nerds Understand

When your favorite author publishes a new book: YOU NEED IT!

When the books in a series don't match: KILL EVERYONE

The send to kindle button on NetGalley: IS LIFE

Getting new books: IS BAE

Adding books to your TBR: love/hate

Winning books: I can't even describe the feelings

Getting ARCS: Again, indescribable

When people bother your reading time: I WILL HURT U!

When your OTP gets together: 

When the person you want dies:

The Nova Series Review & Discussion

Nova Series by Jessica Sorensen
Breaking Nova
Saving Quinton
Nova and Quinton: No Regrets

Series Overall Rating

Overall
          This whole series made me piss as hell. I was so angry one time that I went to brush my teeth! I was really aggravated by everyone. EVERYONE DID DRUGS. I understand that they're too high to function (Mean Girls reference-ish), but seriously...a friend/family does not push another friend/family to do drugs. After pushing, they shouldn't be the one to tell that friend/family to stop. YOU LIL' BITCH! Make up your mind!
          The whole story was on repeat. I found myself so bored by the writing and the story. The only time I ever got excited, was when people got in trouble with drugs. These people do some evil sh*t, but they make the story interesting. Dylan... Trace... THAT'S KINDA WHAT SAVED THIS STORY! With hints of Nova...
          I really hate how people kept saying that Nova is too good. She's not! She's just as messed up as everyone. She annoyed me in the first book because she was such a wuss, but I liked more towards the end.
          I do like how the author developed the setting. Calculating the days of Summer Break & Time in the Real World. The story takes place in such an innocent place at first, it's hard to imagine people doing that stuff. But, the setting in the second book correlates with the story.
          After/During reading this book, I learned so much about drugs. I learned how to take the drugs and how it feels. It scares me that the author has so much knowledge on this. Reading about the drug use pushes me to NEVER EVER use drugs.
          Even though the books are primarily about drugs, there's also themes of abusive/volatile relationships. Reading about it made me sick and angry. You should not be there taking the abuse/causing the abuse. 
          Wow, I just realized that this is such a rant and I'm preaching stuff...Whoops!