Monday, July 30, 2018

Review: Walk of Shame (Love Unexpectedly #4) by Lauren Layne

Walk of Shame by Lauren LayneWalk of Shame
(Love Unexpectedly #4)
by Lauren Layne
April 18, 2017
218 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Sparks fly between a misunderstood New York socialite and a cynical divorce lawyer in this lively standalone rom-com from the USA Today bestselling author of Blurred Lines and Love Story.

Pampered heiress Georgianna Watkins has a party-girl image to maintain, but all the shopping and clubbing is starting to feel a little bit hollow—and a whole lot lonely. Though Georgie would never admit it, the highlights of her week are the mornings when she comes home at the same time as her uptight, workaholic neighbor is leaving to hit the gym and put in a long day at the office. Teasing him is the most fun Georgie’s had in years—and the fuel for all her naughtiest daydreams.

Celebrity divorce attorney Andrew Mulroney doesn’t have much time for women, especially spoiled tabloid princesses who spend more time on Page Six than at an actual job. Although Georgie’s drop-dead gorgeous, she’s also everything Andrew resents: the type of girl who inherited her penthouse instead of earning it. But after Andrew caps one of their predawn sparring sessions with a surprise kiss—a kiss that’s caught on camera—all of Manhattan is gossiping about whether they’re a real couple. And nobody’s more surprised than Andrew to find that the answer just might be yes.


Friday, July 27, 2018

Review: End of Days (Penryn & the Ends of Days #3) by Susan Ee

*Review contains slight spoilers.

End of Days by Susan Ee
End of Days
(Penryn & the End of Days #3)
by Susan Ee
May 12, 2015
331 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy. After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.

When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

WoW #211: Archenemies (Renegades #2) by Marissa Meyer

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Archenemies by Marissa MeyerArchenemies
(Renegades #2)
by Marissa Meyer
November 6, 2018
560 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
The Renegades Trilogy continues, in this fiercely awaited second installment after the New York Times-bestselling Renegades by Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles.

Time is running out.
Together, they can save the world.
But they each other's worst nightmare.

In Renegades, Nova and Adrian (aka Insomnia and Sketch) fought the battle of their lives against the Anarchist known as the Detonator. It was a short-lived victory.

The Anarchists still have a secret weapon, one that Nova believes will protect her. The Renegades also have a strategy for overpowering the Anarchists, but both Nova and Adrian understand that it could mean the end of Gatlon City - and the world - as they know it.

Anyone who's read and loved Renegades will be dying for this one! I heard it's a trilogy now versus the duology it was first announced as. Not sure how I feel about that but these covers are definitely to die for!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, July 23, 2018

Review: World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee

*Review contains slight spoilers from the previous book in the series.
World After by Susan Ee
World After
(Penryn & the Ends of Days #2)
by Susan Ee
November 19, 2013
314 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn's sister, Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

Friday, July 20, 2018

Review: I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
I'll Meet You There
by Heather Demetrios
February 3, 2015
388 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
If Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing separating Skylar from art school is three months of summer…until Skylar’s mother loses her job, and Skylar realizes her dreams may be slipping out of reach.

Josh had a different escape route: the Marines. But after losing his leg in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be.

What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and, soon, something deeper.

Compelling and ultimately hopeful, this is a powerful examination of love, loss, and resilience.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

WoW #210: Snow in Love by Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone, Aimee Friedman, Kasie West

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Snow in Love by Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone, Aimee Friedman, Kasie WestSnow in Love
by Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone,
Aimee Friedman, Kasie West
October 30, 2018
256 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Curl up in front of a crackling fire. Grab a mug of hot cocoa. And delve into this deliciously cozy and compelling YA collection of wintry love stories, perfect for fans of My True Love Gave to Me and Let it Snow.
I stumbled upon this one while checking out Kasie West's upcoming works. There's not a lot of description but I'm always up for a cute wintery romance ;)

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, July 16, 2018

Review: When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn

When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn
When Life Gives You Demons
by Jennifer Honeybourn
July 17, 2018
272 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Shelby Black has spent the past year training to be an exorcist. Her great-uncle Roy—a Catholic priest and Shelby’s guardian—believes she has a gift for expelling demons, and he’s put her through exorcist boot camp hell, but he still doesn’t trust her to do an exorcism on her own.

High school is hard enough without having to explain that you fight demons for a living, so Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity quiet, especially from Spencer, her cute math tutor. Secrets run in Shelby’s family, though: her mother has been missing ever since an exorcism went horribly wrong, and Uncle Roy is tight-lipped about it. But Shelby’s hell-bent on finding her mom, no matter what—even if what it ends up costing her her soul AND a date with Spencer.


Friday, July 13, 2018

Review: Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
Neverworld Wake
by Marisha Pessl
June 5, 2018
327 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her six best friends were the cool kids, the beautiful ones. Then the shocking death of Jim—their creative genius and Beatrice's boyfriend—changed everything.

One year after graduation, Beatrice is returning to Wincroft—the seaside estate where they spent so many nights sharing secrets, crushes, plans to change the world—hoping she'll get to the bottom of the dark questions gnawing at her about Jim’s death. But as the night plays out in a haze of stilted jokes and unfathomable silence, Beatrice senses she’s never going to know what really happened.

Then a mysterious man knocks on the door. Blithely, he announces the impossible: time for them has become stuck, snagged on a splinter that can only be removed if the former friends make the harshest of decisions. Now Beatrice has one last shot at answers... and at life.

And so begins the Neverworld Wake.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WoW #209: Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa

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Shadow of the Fox by Julie KagawaShadow of the Fox
(Shadow of the Fox #1)
by Julie Kagawa
October 2, 2018
400 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Once Every Thousand Years...

Every millennium, one age ends and another age dawns...and whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers holds the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish. The time is near...and the missing pieces of the scroll will be sought throughout the land of Iwagoto. The holder of the first piece is a humble, unknown peasant girl with a dangerous secret.

Demons have burned the temple Yumeko was raised in to the ground, killing everyone within, including the master who trained her to both use and hide her kitsune shapeshifting powers. Yumeko escapes with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll. Fate thrusts her into the path of a mysterious samurai, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan. Yumeko knows he seeks what she has...and is under orders to kill anything and anyone who stands between him and the scroll.

A wish will be granted and a new age will dawn.

I hadn't heard of this one until I saw a raving tweet on Twitter but it sounds so good! I'm so excited for the Japanese folklore aspect of it!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, July 9, 2018

Review: Notes from My Captivity by Kathy Parks

Notes from My Captivity by Kathy ParksNotes from My Captivity
by Kathy Parks
July 10, 2018
352 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Notes from My Captivity is a sharp, sensitive, and darkly funny novel perfect for fans of Libba Bray's Beauty Queens and Adam Silvera's More Happy Than Not.

Adrienne Cahill cares about three things: getting into a great college; becoming a revered journalist like her idol, Sydney Declay; and making her late father proud of her.

So when Adrienne is offered the chance to write an article that will get her into her dream school and debunk her foolish stepfather's belief that a legendary family of hermits is living in the Siberian wilderness, there's no question that she's going to fly across the world.

But the Russian terrain is even less forgiving than Adrienne. And when disaster strikes, none of their extensive preparations seem to matter. Now Adrienne's being held captive by the family she was convinced didn't exist, and her best hope for escape is to act like she cares about them, even if it means wooing the youngest son.


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #201

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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.

We are ready to swoon~~ Got some exciting romance titles thanks to PRHCanada and Thomas Allen & Son!

Also just a reminder in case you missed my earlier post- I'm heading off on vacation for the next three weeks so I won't be sharing any book hauls during this time. I've still got reviews and Waiting on Wednesdays scheduled so I hope you all still stick around. Thank you <3
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, July 6, 2018

Review: Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey

Arrogant Devil by R.S. GreyArrogant Devil
by R.S. Grey
May 10, 2018
354 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.

When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.

My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.

Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.

Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.

Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.

Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.

Who knows…going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

WoW #208: King of Fools (The Shadow Game #2) by Amanda Foody

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King of Fools by Amanda FoodyKing of Fools
(The Shadow Game #2)
by Amanda Foody
April 30, 2019
384 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all...

On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld figure. Now, with the Chancellor of the Republic dead and bounties on both their heads, she and Levi must play a dangerous game of crime and politics…with the very fate of New Reynes at stake.

Thirsting for his freedom and the chance to build an empire, Levi enters an unlikely partnership with Vianca Augustine’s estranged son. Meanwhile, Enne remains trapped by the mafia donna’s binding oath, playing the roles of both darling lady and cunning street lord, unsure which side of herself reflects the truth.

As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, new relationships and deadly secrets could quickly lead them into ruin. And when unforeseen players enter the game, they must each make an impossible choice: To sacrifice everything they’ve earned in order to survive...

Or die as legends.

They just revealed the cover last week and it's beautiful!!! After that ending in Ace of Shades I need to know what the characters do!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, July 2, 2018

Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas

*This review contains slight spoilers and spoilers to the previous books in the series.
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Frost and Starlight
(A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1)
by Sarah J. Maas
May 1, 2018
229 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated--scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Time for a Vacation!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to make a quick announcement that after this week I'll be heading off on vacation for the next three weeks~ I'll be seeing relatives and hopefully just enjoying some free time with my family.

I've still got book reviews to share and Waiting on Wednesday posts scheduled so please still stop by and leave your thoughts! When I get back hopefully I'll have a big Stacking the Shelves post to share with you ;)

As always, thank you for visiting my little book blog. I wouldn't be here if not for YOU!! Your comments and enthusiasm for books keeps me going~ THANK YOU!!
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