Looking Back on 2015

2015 marks my first full year of blogging! 

So many things happened this year, and wow it's been awesome.

Stats Achievements:

-APCB surpassing 200,000 blog views!
-Compiling over 1,000 Blog followers
-Completing my GR challenge of 80 books with 88! :)

2015 End of the Year Survey

It's that time of year of again, the 2015 End of the Year Book Survey hosted by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner.

Number Of Books You Read: 86
Number of Re-Reads: Too many to count!
Genre You Read The Most From: Surprisingly Contemporary

Your Guide To 2016

Are you ready for 2016? I know I am. There are so many things to look forward to in the new year, and many of them are the 2016 book releases! I thought I'd break down all that's coming your way (bookishly of course) in 2016.

Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes

Author: Jasmine Warga
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction
Page Length: 320 pages
Publication Date: February 10th 2015
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Source: Bought
A stunning novel about the transformative power of love, perfect for fans of Jay Asher and Laurie Halse Anderson.

Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There's only one problem: she's not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel's convinced she's found her solution—Roman, a teenage boy who's haunted by a family tragedy, is looking for a partner. Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other's broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together.

Blog Tour: Wandering Star

Author: Romina Russell
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Page Length: 352
Publication Date: December 8th, 2015
Publisher: Razorbill
Source: ARC via Publisher
Goodreads | Amazon
Orphaned, disgraced, and stripped of her title, Rho is ready to live life quietly, as an aid worker in the Cancrian refugee camp on House Capricorn.

But news has spread that the Marad--an unbalanced terrorist group determined to overturn harmony in the Galaxy--could strike any House at any moment.

Then, unwelcome nightmare that he is, Ochus appears to Rho, bearing a cryptic message that leaves her with no choice but to fight.

Now Rho must embark on a high-stakes journey through an all-new set of Houses, where she discovers that there's much more to her Galaxy--and to herself--than she could have ever imagined.

ARC Review: What's Broken Between Us

Author: Alexis Bass
Genre: YA Contemporary
Page Length: 304
Publication Date: December 29th, 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: eARC via Edelweiss
Goodreads | Amazon
Alexis Bass’s heartbreakingly beautiful second novel is a tale of love, loss, and learning to forgive, perfect for fans of Gayle Forman and of Robyn Schneider's The Beginning of Everything.

A year and a half ago, Amanda Tart's brother got behind the wheel drunk and killed his best friend. Today, he's coming home from prison.

Amanda's been the one living with the fallout, made worse by her brother's recent unapologetic TV interview. People think he's a monster. Still, she loves him. It's her dark secret, until she starts getting close to Henry again--whose sister is paralyzed from the accident.

A year and a half ago, her brother destroyed his life. Now Amanda has to decide if she'll let his choice destroy hers.

Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Review!

Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, I went out to see the Hunger Games finale, Mockingjay Part 2, with my fellow book-loving, movie-going friend.  Here are all of my thoughts + review!

Blog Tour: Frozen Tides

Today I'm pleased to join the Frozen Tides Blog Tour hosted by Penguin Teen!
I binged the Fallen Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes a while back, and I was so excited to be part of the tour. Warning** This series is epic, proceed with caution.

Day 6 ~ 25 Days of Book Boyfriends

Thank you so much to Jessica and Teresa for planning this blog event where each day one blogger spotlights a book boyfriend! There will be giveaways and swoonage, so make sure to follow the event.

Last year I featured Captain Chaol Westfall. You can read that post here.

This year I'm featuring the oh-so swoony Tucker Avery from the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand. Haven't read the series? I highly recommend you do! Why? Because TUCKER AVERY, that's why. ;)

Debut Author Bash ~ Interview with Stacey Lee + A Giveaway

I'm so pleased to join the 2015 Debut Authors Bash hosted by YA Reads. I had the privilege of interviewing the remarkable and incomparable Stacey Lee! Her debut, Under a Painted Sky, was exceptional, (you can read my thoughts here) and I'm so excited to read her next book, Outrun the Moon.