Review ~ Famous In Love by Rebecca Serle

Series: Famous in Love #1
Genre: YA Contemporary
Page Length:  422 Pages
Publication Date: October 28th, 2014
Publisher: Poppy
Source: ARC via Bloggerhood
Goodreads
When Paige Townsen gets plucked from high school obscurity to star in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series, her life changes practically overnight. Within a month, Paige has traded the quiet streets of her hometown for a bustling film set on the shores of Maui, and she is spending quality time with her costar Rainer Devon, one of People's Sexiest Men Alive. But when troubled star Jordan Wilder lands the role of the other point in the movie's famous love triangle, Paige's crazy new life begins to resemble her character's.

In this exciting tale of romance and drama, both on-and offscreen, Paige must adjust to a crazy new life without the daily support of her friends and family, while figuring out who she is--and who she wants--as the whole world watches.

Series Sequels I'm (Im)patiently Waiting For


I missed last week's Top Ten Tuesday, but I wanted to join in on the fun! It seems like there are so many sequels I'm waiting for. Funnily enough though, I had a hard time compiling a list! I'm anxiously waiting for more first-in-the-series books than sequels. Here are the sequels I'm waiting for. Isn't it sad that some of these are so far off that some don't even have covers or titles yet??

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books On My Winter TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish where each week they post a new Top Ten list on various bookish things.

This week's topic:

Books On My Winter TBR

I do plan on reading ALL of these books by the end of 2014.

Stacking the Shelves (10)


I would go insane if I had to do this post each week, so here's a compilation of what I've stacked within the past few weeks!

For Review:


Finding Mr. Brightside
Flirty Dancing
The Secrets We Keep

Blog Tour: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engels +Giveaway


The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy #1)
by Amy Engel
Release Date: 11/11/14
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual.

This year, it is my turn.

My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and restore the Westfall family to power.

But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy.

Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him…

The 7 Stages of Grief When Getting Over a Series


The 7 Stages of Grief When Getting Over a Series

Not a Rigid Model of Reader psychology some authors put you through all of these and others leave you with the feels. So this works for both books that you love and books that you hate.

This post was inspired by the release of In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken
*You may not personally agree with this or go through all of this in every series.*


To Read Them or Not To Read Them (AKA DENIAL)


Book Blitz: Breaking The Rules by Katie McGarry


Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits #1.5)
Release Date: 12/08/14
Harlequin Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
A summer road trip changes everything in this unforgettable new tale from acclaimed author Katie McGarry.

For new high school graduate Echo Emerson, a summer road trip out west with her boyfriend means getting away and forgetting what makes her so... different. It means seeing cool sights while selling her art at galleries along the way. And most of all, it means almost three months alone with Noah Hutchins, the hot, smart, soul-battered guy who’s never judged her. Echo and Noah share everything — except the one thing Echo’s just not ready for.

But when the source of Echo’s constant nightmares comes back into her life, she has to make some tough decisions about what she really wants — even as foster kid Noah’s search for his last remaining relatives forces them both to confront some serious truths about life, love, and themselves.

Now, with one week left before college orientation, jobs and real life, Echo must decide if Noah's more than the bad-boy fling everyone warned her he'd be. And the last leg of an amazing road trip will turn... seriously epic.


Available for Pre-Order:
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Books in the series:
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From Noah’s Point of View

“Me and you,” I whisper, hoping my words will sink into her subconscious, beyond where she overthinks. “It’s how it’s supposed to be.”

Echo’s hand glides over mine, and she links our fingers together. “You like disturbing my sleep, don’t you?”

I kiss her shoulder, permitting my lips to linger on her soft skin. Guess I did wake her. “Just keeping things straight between us.”

“In my sleep?” Damn, I love that groggy voice.

“You argue less that way.”


About the Author

KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

Author Links:
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Promo ~ Finale of Jenna Black's Replica Series + Trilogy Giveaway

The final book in Jenna Black's Replica series came out on Tuesday! I haven't read this series yet, but it sounds really good, and I've read lots of positive reviews. The awesome people at Tor Teen are graciously allowing me to giveaway the whole series (Replica, Resistance, and Revolution) to one lucky winner! More information on that later...

Replica

Goodreads | Amazon
Sixteen-year-old Nadia Lake comes from a high-class Executive family in the Corporate States. Her marriage has been arranged with the most powerful family in her state, which means she lives a life of privilege but also of public scrutiny, followed everywhere by photographers, every detail of her private life tabloid fodder. But her future is assured, as long as she can maintain her flawless public image — no easy feat when your betrothed is a notorious playboy.

Nathan Hayes is the heir of Paxco — controller of the former state of New York, and creator of human replication technology, science that every state and every country in the world would kill to have. Though Nadia and Nate aren’t in love, they’ve grown up close, and they (and the world) are happy enough with their match.

Until Nate turns up dead, and as far as everyone knows, Nadia was the last person to see him alive.

When the new Nate wakes up in the replication tanks, he knows he must have died, but with a memory that only reaches to his last memory backup, he doesn’t know what killed him. Together, Nadia and Nate must discover what really happened without revealing the secrets that those who run their world would kill to protect.

Blog Tour: Eternal by C.C. Hunter + Giveaway

Series: Shadow Falls: After Dark
Genre: YA Paranormal
Page Length:  386 Pages
Publication Date: October 28th, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Source: ARC via author & Finished Copy via publisher
Goodreads
All her life, Della's secret powers have made her feel separated from her human family. Now, she's where she belongs, at Shadow Falls. With the help of her best friends Kylie and Miranda, she’ll try to prove herself in the paranormal world as an investigator—all the while trying to figure out her own heart. Should she chose Chase, a powerful vampire with whom she shares a special bond? Or Steve, the hot shapeshifter whose kisses make her weak in the knees? When a person with dark connection to her past shows up, it’ll help her decide which guy to choose–and make her question everything she knows about herself. 

Blog Tour: Creed by Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie

Release Date: November 8, 2014
Publisher: Flux
Genre: Young Adult Psychological Horror
ISBN: 0738740802

Three of us went in.
Three of us came out.
None even a shadow of who they once were.

When their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and Luke’s brother, Mike, seek help in the nearby town of Purity Springs. But as they walk the vacant streets, the teens make some disturbing discoveries. The seemingly deserted homes each contain a sinister book with violent instructions on disciplining children. The graveyard is full of unmarked crosses. Worst of all, there’s no way to contact the outside world.

When Purity Springs’ inhabitants suddenly appear, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves at the mercy of Elijah Hawkins, the town’s charismatic leader who has his own plans for the three of them. Their only hope for survival is Elijah’s enigmatic son, Joseph. And his game may be just as deadly as his father’s . . .

Blog Tour: The Hit List by Nikki Urang + Giveaway

Title: The Hit List
Author: Nikki Urang
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Publication Date: November 11th, 2014
Publication Info: Paperback 256 pages, 
ISBN-10: 1939392322 
ISBN-13: 978-1939392329
The Los Angeles Conservatory for the Arts is supposed to be a new beginning for Sadie Bryant. Moving across the country is exactly what she needs to escape the gossip surrounding her injury, the devastating betrayal of her ex-partner, and to rebuild her career as a solo dancer.

When the school announces that the annual Fall Showcase, a performance that secures a spot studying in London, will now require each dancer to have a partner, Sadie’s fresh start is a nightmare. Now she has to dance with Luke Morrison, the school womanizer with a big ego. Sadie doesn’t know how to trust Luke enough to dance with him after her last partner left her broken, but Luke is determined to change that.


Then, The Hit List comes out. A game of sexual conquest where guys get points for all the girls they hook up with—and it seems like every guy at the school is playing.


The girl worth the most points? Sadie.


The Hit List is available through:
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Rites of Passage Read-Along ~ #TheCadre


There's a read-along for Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley happening all throughout this month!

Week 1: Chapters 1-10
Week 2: Chapters 11-21
Week 3: Chapters 22-31
Week 4: Chapters 32-43

We'll be reading and discussing and just having lots of fun!