Blog Tour: For This Life Only by Stacey Kade {Author Interview & Giveaway}

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Happy Wednesday, friends! I’m so excited to be a part of the blog tour hosted by Hannah at Irish Banana Tours for Stacey Kade’s “For This Life Only”. I absolutely LOVED her NA release, 738 Days, earlier this year, so when I found out about this YA release, I jumped on the opportunity to receive an advanced copy. I don’t want to give too much away, since my review of “For This Life Only” is coming soon, BUT it’s pretty safe to say that I loved it! 😉

As part of my stop on the tour, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to interview Stacey about her latest release and her experience writing it. I always love getting inside the mind of authors and this interview was no exception! Enjoy! Oh, and stay tuned! My review and mood board are coming VERY soon! Continue reading “Blog Tour: For This Life Only by Stacey Kade {Author Interview & Giveaway}”

Sarah

Blog Tour: Game On by Michelle Smith {Playlist & Giveaway}

Blog Tour: Game On by Michelle Smith {Playlist & Giveaway}Game On (Lewis Creek, #2) by Michelle Smith
Published by Bloomsbury Spark on August 16th 2016
Genres: Love & Romance, Romance, Sports, Young Adult
Pages: 328
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As king of baseball in the small town of Lewis Creek, Eric Perry can have any girl he wants and win every game he plays. But when a fight lands him in jail, he’s only got one more strike before his baseball career is over for good. His only chance for redemption? The girl next door, Bri Johnson.

Bri hasn’t talked to Eric in months— for starters, she’s been too busy dealing with her jerk of an ex-boyfriend, not to mention the fact that Eric’s been preoccupied trying to drink every keg in the country dry. But when he needs a way to stay on the team, she proposes a plan: if he helps her out with community service, he can stay on the team. At first it’s a nightmare—Eric and Bri stopped being friends years ago, surely that was for a good reason, right? But as volunteering turns to bonding over old memories of first kisses under the stars, they start to have trouble remembering what pushed them apart.

In a town as small as Lewis Creek, nothing stays secret for long and their friendship and romance might mean bad news. But in this final, tumultuous spring before graduation, Eric and Bri are about to realize that nobody’s perfect alone, but they might just be perfect together.

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Happy Wednesday, friends! I’m so excited to be sharing this post with you today, because it features one of my favorite contemporary romances of the year! That’s right, “Game On” by Michelle Smith was released yesterday and I seriously loved this book SO much! It should come as no surprise because I absolutely loved the first book in Smith’s “Lewis Creek” series, “Play On”. I had this to say about “Play On” last year…

“Play On has a lot of depth to it but still finds a way to be a lot of fun to read!  It’s the perfect balance of swoony romance with a thought-provoking and deeply moving story line.”

Everything I loved about “Play On” is what I loved about “Game On”, and I can’t wait to see what other stories Michelle Smith gives us from Lewis Creek. If they’re anything like the first two books, than they’re sure to be just as fantastic. Be sure to keep an eye on my blog, I’ll be sharing my mood board and review of “Game On” very, very soon!

I’m thrilled to be welcoming Michelle Smith to the blog today so she can talk a little bit about the themes and feelings found throughout “Game On”, as well as share an amazing playlist that helped inspire some scenes. So without further ado, I bring you Michelle and her “Game On” playlist! Continue reading “Blog Tour: Game On by Michelle Smith {Playlist & Giveaway}”

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Book Avengers: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

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Hello and welcome to the latest mission in our Book Avengers crusade! Today, we are featuring Poison Study by Maria V, Snyderthe book that YOU chose to avenge and voted for us to read in August. Be sure to read our intro post to learn all about this new feature that Kristina and I debuted this year! 

AFter a voting period that saw some of our closest results Yet, poison Study ending up coming out on top. come find out what WE thought of IT!

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Sarah

Footnotes: My Love/Hate Relationship with Audiobooks {GIVEAWAY}

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Well, would you look at this! An actual discussion post on my blog! You guys, my last one was on January 1st! And before that? August 25th. So, this is only my third discussion post in just about a year. Which kind of disappoints me, because discussion posts on other blogs are some of my favorites. I really enjoy the dialogue they create and it’s so fascinating to see other bookish folks thoughts and ideas. With all that being said, I really want to post more of them. From here on out, I’m going to try to post one discussion a month, ok? Hold me to it, you guys! I mean it.

So, What are we talking about today? Audiobooks!

One of the topics I consistently see on my Twitter feed is people’s passion for audiobooks. I love seeing my friends excitement over discovering an amazing audiobook. Especially when it’s because of an epic narrator(s)… it’s like striking gold. Don’t believe me? Continue reading “Footnotes: My Love/Hate Relationship with Audiobooks {GIVEAWAY}”

Sarah

Top Ten Tuesday Rewind: Books to Read in One Day

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The ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish decided to switch it up this week and the prompt is…Top Ten Tuesday REWIND! Which means I got to choose from a looong list of past prompts. I had a tough time deciding which of the hundreds of prompts to choose from, but ultimately decided on the top ten books to read in one day. In order to come up with the list, I took a look at my Goodreads shelf and sorted it by page number first since I can usually finish a book in a day if it’s only 300-ish pages. I then took a look at the ratings of those books and picked from there. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday Rewind: Books to Read in One Day”

Sarah

Book Feels Lite: A Leisurely Lit Special Edition

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How is it already August? Seriously, wasn’t it just June? I mean, I feel like it was Memorial Day just a few weeks ago!! Annnnyway, even though the summer is starting to wind down for a lot of us, that doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy some summer reading. Who doesn’t love sitting outside in the sunshine devouring a great book. This summer I’ve read a ton of fantasy books, but I’ve also managed to read some really great contemporary books as well. Since I always seem to be talking about fantasy books, I decided that today I would share some of the contemps I’ve enjoyed this summer. Looking for to add some summer books to your TBR? Well then, look no further friends, because I have the perfect list for you!

Don’t miss out on the giveaway below. You could win ALL of the books mentioned in this post!

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Sarah

Book Feels: The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

Book Feels: The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. PearsonThe Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles, #3) by Mary E. Pearson
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) on August 2nd 2016
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Pages: 688
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Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous - what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed.

Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance and action make this a riveting page turner for teens.

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Let’s take a moment, shall we? I’d like to mark this occasion. I wish I had banners to unfurl and a red carpet to roll out. At the very least, I could really use some confetti. Why all the fanfare and excitement? First and foremost, it’s because “The Beauty of Darkness” in finally out in the world but for me it means so much more, because I loved this book so damn much. I make no exaggerations when I say that this final book in The Remnant Chronicles series is absolute perfection and is now one of my all-time favorite books.

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Blog Tour: The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson {Mood Board & First Impressions}

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I may have responded to the email for this blog tour in approximately 1.65849900 seconds with the most enthusiastic OHPLEASEGODYES response I’ve ever sent. I’ve been waiting for “The Beauty of Darkness”, the final installment in The Remnant Chronicles, since March of 2015. Yep…I’ve been waiting nearly SEVENTEEN months for this book. So, needless to say, I was beyond excited to take part in this blog tour. The Remnant Chronicles is one of my all-time favorite series and I am so thrilled and honored to be included with some amazing bloggers in sharing all of the epic goodness you can expect from “The Beauty of Darkness”!

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Sarah

Top Ten (ish) Tuesday: Books I’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed Me A Fully Loaded Gift Card

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The crew at The Broke and the Bookish have done it again with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt! I’ve never wished for a fully loaded gift card more than I have today. And when I say fully loaded…I mean FULLY loaded! I have been coveting these books and book sets forever…and I think it’s about time they found a spot on my shelves.

Even though I actually have more than FORTY books on this list, I decided to cheat just a bit and count any of the series I listed as ONE book. Listen, you can’t keep a good book nerd down and when she wants her books…SHE WANTS HER BOOKS! I hope you enjoy the ten books I selected this week. I would love nothing more than to add these beauties to my shelf. at least I have a head start on my Christmas list!

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Welcome to The Empire: Inside the World of “An Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir

Happy Friday, friends! Or should I call you Emberlings? Because chances are that if you clicked through to read this blog post, then you’re a fan of the Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir. I’m also willing to be that you are anxiously counting down the days until the release of the second book in the series, “A Torch Against the Night”. Good news, we have less than six weeks to go until August 30th, which means that it’s literally right around the corner.

I was a huge fan of “An Ember in the Ashes” when it came out last year, and had been anticipating its sequel for what feels like forever! I just finished “A Torch Against the Night” and I am here to say that it’s as epic as the first book. As a matter of fact…it’s even BETTER! So yeah, all that hype surrounding this book? It’s LEGIT! Everything you loved about Ember is still in Torch and it all gets more intense! I’m honestly not sure how I am going to write a coherent review for Torch, but I am here today to tell you that I absolutely loved it and I know without a doubt that you’ll love it too!

Today, I want to talk about one of my favorite things about the series…The world-building!

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