Saturday, June 16, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #198

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added to our shelves.
I received some YA/romance titles I requested from HBGCanada, thank you!!
Pickles with More Than Words, The Good Luck Charm, Switch and Bait and Grace and Fury.
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, June 15, 2018

Review: Freshmen by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison

Freshmen by Tom Ellen & Lucy IvisonFreshmen
by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
June 12, 2018
352 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Getting in is just the beginning.

Phoebe can’t wait to get to college. On her own, discovering new things, no curfew…she’ll be free. And she’ll be totally different: cooler, prettier, smarter…the perfect potential girlfriend. Convenient: the only person from her high school also going to York is her longtime crush, Luke.

Luke didn’t set out to redefine himself, but as soon as he arrives on campus, he finds himself dumping his long-term long-distance girlfriend. And the changes don’t stop there. In fact, being on a soccer team is the only thing that stays the same.

Just when things start looking up (and Phoebe and Luke start hooking up), drama looms on the horizon. Rumors swirl about the Wall of Shame, a secret text chain run by Luke’s soccer team, filled with compromising photos of girls. As the women on campus determine to expose the team and shut down the account, Luke and Phoebe find themselves grappling with confusing feelings and wondering how they’ll ever make it through freshman year.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

WoW #205: Realm of Ruins (The Nissera Chronicles #2) by Hannah West

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted every week by Breaking the Spine which lets us showcase an upcoming release we are excited about! 

Realm of Ruins by Hannah WestRealm of Ruins
(The Nissera Chronicles #2)
by Hannah West
October 2, 2018
416 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
I was meant to touch the untouchable, destroy the indestructible.

A century after Bristal and Anthony saved the realm in Kingdom of Ash and Briars, their descendant Valory Braiosa attends a training academy for elicromancers, immortal beings with assorted magical gifts. Through a tragic accident, Valory comes to possess a destructive, unruly power and she flees her kingdom. But what she encounters next reveals darker forces at play: a resurrection spell cast by a bitter, lonely prince that awakens a long-dormant evil. As chaos spreads across the realm, Valory meets Mercer Fye, a secretive young man determined to topple the resurrected tyrant. They set out with a bickering band of allies, but the enemy is far more cunning than they imagined, and they must brave plagues, betrayal, and time-bending power struggles to save the soul of the realm.

Weaving together the imaginative world of Nissera with snippets from Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, Hannah West goes dark and dangerous in this gripping companion to her acclaimed debut.

I loved Hannah West's debut so I was super excited when I learned she was writing a companion novel! I love how well this cover goes with Kingdom of Ash and Briars! YAY for more~

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, June 11, 2018

Review: Switch and Bait by Ricki Schultz

Switch and Bait by Ricki SchultzSwitch and Bait
by Ricki Schultz
June 12, 2018
304 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
A charming, hilarious romantic comedy told with sharp insight and sarcastic wit, for readers of Helen Fielding, Maria Semple, Emily Giffin, or Jennifer Weiner.We switch. I bait.
Let me help you snag a date.

All through college, Blanche Carter was known as the love doctor in her sorority. Now she's parlayed her talent into a unique consulting business: she runs the online dating profiles of Washington D.C.'s most eligible women.

Armed with a battalion of rules, Blanche expertly helps her clients optimize their profiles and ace that first date. But although she'll happily message handsome strangers (and fend off dick pics) for other ladies, Blanche's most important rule is the one she has for herself: no relationships. She's seen too much heartbreak to believe in real love anymore.

When a former fling pops up among the matches for one of her favorite clients, Blanche gamely messages him on her behalf. Blanche is definitely over him, and this is how she'll prove it. But if she doesn't watch out, Blanche might end up not only screwing over a client-and possibly tanking her entire business-but breaking her rule about love as well . . .

Ricki Schultz's trademark irreverent humor and wry insight into the absurdities of modern dating are both outrageously funny and genuinely moving in her unforgettable new novel.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Event Recap: Raincoast Books present TeensRead Fall 2018 Preview

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Last weekend I got to attend the TeensRead Preview event hosted by Raincoast Books. They highlighted a bunch of exciting Fall 2018 titles! I got to meet old and new book people and it was just a blast~

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling by Tony Cliff Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules by Tony Cliff

Special guest author Tony Cliff was present to talk about his writing/illustrating processes. He is the creator of the Delilah Dirk graphic novels. It was such a treat to hear him talk and to see some of the original artwork he brought. They were amazing and it just blows my mind that they were all hand-drawn!!
I'm particularly excited for these titles (click on each cover for more info):
Below is a list of all the titles the ladies presented (click on the picture to get a better view!):

TeensRead Preview Fall 2018 titles
Are you excited for any of these?

Here's my awesome haul from the event:

Raincoast goodies~
A big thank you again to the Raincoast ladies! These events are always the highlight of my year <3
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