Monday, January 14, 2019

Review: Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

Famous in a Small Town by Emma MillsFamous in a Small Town
by Emma Mills
January 15, 2019
320 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
For Sophie, small-town life has never felt small. She has the Yum Yum Shoppe, with its famous fourteen flavors of ice cream; her beloved marching band, the pride and joy of Acadia High (even if the football team disagrees); and her four best friends, loving and infuriating, wonderfully weird and all she could ever ask for.

Then August moves in next door. A quiet guy with a magnetic smile, August seems determined to keep everyone at arm's length. Sophie in particular.

Country stars, revenge plots, and a few fake kisses (along with some excellent real ones) await Sophie in this hilarious, heartfelt story.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #222

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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.

Here are some more bookmail I got at the end of 2018 but didn't have a chance to share yet. I received these two titles from PenguinTeen Canada! Thank you!!

Pickles with When I Was Summer and The Dark Days Deceit.
And then HarperCollins Canada sent me the best mail to end 2018~ 99 Percent Mine is my most anticipated romance read of 2019!!! I've already devoured it and loved it <3 You definitely don't want to miss out on this one!
Pickles with 99 Percent Mine.
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway: Slayer (Slayer #1) by Kiersten White

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Hi everyone~ Today is my stop on the Slayer blog tour~ Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for the invitation to participate! Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a huge part of my childhood so this book was fun to read. I'm sharing my thoughts on Slayer by Kiersten White and a chance to win a copy so keep reading ;)

Slayer Kiersten WhiteSlayer
(Slayer #1)
by Kiersten White
January 8, 2019
416 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Into every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.

Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.

Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.

As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…

But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

WoW #234: Crashing the A-List by Summer Heacock

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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!

Crashing the A-List by Summer HeacockCrashing the A-List
by Summer Heacock
March 1, 2019
336 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
After four months of unemployment, former book editor Clara Montgomery is still stuck sleeping on her little brother’s ugly couch in Queens. Determined to keep her minuscule savings account intact, she takes a job clearing out abandoned storage units, but is in no way prepared for stumbling upon dead snakes or trying to identify exactly where the perpetual stench of beets is emanating from.

When Clara comes across a unit that was once owned by an escort service, she finds the brothel “résumé” of a younger Caspian Tiddleswich…an astonishingly famous British actor. Her best friend thinks she should sell the gossip to a tabloid to fund her way off the couch from hell, but Clara instead manages to track down Caspian’s contact info, intending to reassure him that her lips are sealed.

Unfortunately, Caspian misinterprets Clara’s attempt at altruism and shows up on her doorstep, accusing her of blackmail. When the paparazzi capture a photo of them together, Caspian’s PR team sees an opportunity to promote his latest film—and if Clara wants to atone for her “crimes,” she’ll have to play along. Pretending to be Caspian’s girlfriend seems like it will be a tolerable, if somewhat daunting, penance…until their fake romance becomes something more than either of them expected.

Sounds like fun and swoons ;)

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, January 7, 2019

Review: The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black

The Wicked King by Holly BlackThe Wicked King
(The Folk of the Air #2)
by Holly Black
January 8, 2019
336 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince.You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.
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