Monday, May 20, 2019

Review: Chosen Champion (Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles #2) by Elise Kova


Chosen ChampionChosen Champion
(Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles #2)
by Elise Kova
May 1, 2019
 
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Goodreads Summary:
A princess on the run, with enemies on all sides...
 
Vi Solaris is on the eve of getting everything she’s ever wanted—her family, her home, her throne—and to save the world she’s going to have to give it all up.
 
The Empire sees her as their Crown Princess, returning at long last. But Vi only sees visions of fate guiding her to the world’s gruesome end. Across the sea is a man who holds the keys to deciphering her premonitions and thwarting the ancient evil ravaging their world. But to get to him, Vi will have to contend with enemies of the crown, romance she didn’t expect, sorcerer pirates, and a betrayal she never saw coming.
 
She will learn the hard way that some evils never die... They only bide their time...
 
Return to Solaris in the second book of Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles, a young adult epic fantasy filled with even more magic, adventure, and romance. Get ready for twists you never saw coming that will keep you up all night reading!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #237


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Raincoast Books sent me a copy of local author, Jennifer Honeybourn's newest title, Just My Luck. It sounds cute, thank you!

It's Just My Luck!
 
A big thank you to PenguinTeenCA for sending me a copy of this beauty! I'm so excited to read it <3
 
Spin the Dawn!!

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Review: The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad


The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza AzadThe Candle and the Flame
by Nafiza Azad
May 14, 2019
416 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Azad's debut YA fantasy is set in a city along the Silk Road that is a refuge for those of all faiths, where a young woman is threatened by the war between two clans of powerful djinn.

Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. There the music of myriad languages fills the air, and people of all faiths weave their lives together. However, the city bears scars of its recent past, when the chaotic tribe of Shayateen djinn slaughtered its entire population -- except for Fatima and two other humans. Now ruled by a new maharajah, Noor is protected from the Shayateen by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason, and by their commander, Zulfikar.

But when one of the most potent of the Ifrit dies, Fatima is changed in ways she cannot fathom, ways that scare even those who love her. Oud in hand, Fatima is drawn into the intrigues of the maharajah and his sister, the affairs of Zulfikar and the djinn, and the dangers of a magical battlefield.

Nafiza Azad weaves an immersive tale of magic and the importance of names; fiercely independent women; and, perhaps most importantly, the work for harmony within a city of a thousand cultures and cadences.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

WoW #252: The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World #1) by Rin Chupeco


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The Never Tilting World by Rin ChupecoThe Never Tilting World
(The Never Tilting World #1)
by Rin Chupeco
October 15, 2019
400 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Frozen meets Mad Max in this epic teen fantasy duology bursting with star-crossed romance, immortal heroines, and elemental magic, perfect for fans of Furyborn.

Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet ceased to spin, and a Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in perpetual night, the other scorched by an unrelenting sun.

While one sister rules Aranth—a frozen city surrounded by a storm-wracked sea —her twin inhabits the sand-locked Golden City. Each goddess has raised a daughter, and each keeps her own secrets about her sister’s betrayal.

But when shadowy forces begin to call their daughters, Odessa and Haidee, back to the site of the Breaking, the two young goddesses —along with a powerful healer from Aranth, and a mouthy desert scavenger —set out on separate journeys across treacherous wastelands, desperate to heal their broken world. No matter the sacrifice it demands.

 
This sounds like all sorts of exciting!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, May 13, 2019

Review: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren


The Unhoneymooners by Christina LaurenThe Unhoneymooners
by Christina Lauren
May 14, 2019
416 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister Amy, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic comedy (gag) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of Internet contests (double gag). Worst of all, she’s forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man.

Olive braces herself to get through 24 hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. And now there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.

Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than ever. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of... lucky.


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #236


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My preorder of Dark Shores came!! I read an early copy of this book and it was amazing. I highly recommend it to all fantasy lovers ;)

Pickles with Dark Shores~

I have been spoiled by the publishers with some of my most anticipated new releases! Thank you so much Thomas Allen & Son and HBG Canada for sending these beauties my way!

Thomas Allen & Son and HBG Canada books.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

WoW #251: Bid My Soul Farewell (Give the Dark My Love #2) by Beth Revis


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Bid My Soul Farewell by Beth RevisBid My Soul Farewell
(Give the Dark My Love #2)
by Beth Revis
September 24, 2019 

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Goodreads Summary:
The stunning finale of the epic fantasy duology from New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis. Alchemy student turned necromancer Nedra Brysstain has made a life-changing decision to embrace the darkness--but can the boy who loves her bring her back to the light before she pays the ultimate price?

Lunar Island is trying to heal. The necromantic plague that ravaged the land has been eradicated, and Emperor Auguste, the young and charming leader of the Allyrian Empire, has a plan: rid the island of necromancy once and for all. Though Greggori "Grey" Astor wants what's best for his people, he knows that allying himself with Auguste threatens the one person he loves most: necromancer Nedra Brysstain. Feeling like he already failed to save Nedra once, Grey becomes determined to help the Emperor rebuild Lunar Island while still keeping Nedra safe from harm.

Back at the quarantine hospital, Nedra's army of revenants are growing increasingly inhuman by the day. Wracked with guilt for imprisoning their souls, Nedra vows to discover a way to free the dead while still keeping her sister by her side.

But, still reeling from the trauma of the plague, the people of Lunar Island are looking for someone to blame, and Grey can only protect Nedra for so long. And when Nedra and Grey are thrust into a battle with an even more terrifying adversary, Nedra will be pushed to the darkest depths of her necromantic powers. But can Grey let her go that far?

 
Although I'm not a fan of the cover, I loved the first book and can't wait to see how the story concludes.

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, May 6, 2019

Review: Dark Shores (Dark Shores #1) by Danielle L. Jensen

 
Dark Shores by Danielle L. JensenDark Shores
(Dark Shores #1)
by Danielle L. Jensen
May 7, 2019
368 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
A PIRATE WITH A WILL OF IRON
Teriana is the second mate of the Quincense, a ship beholden to the Goddess of the Seas. Her people are born of the waves, and they alone know how to cross the impassable oceans between East and West.

A SOLDIER WITH A SECRET
Marcus is the commander of the Thirty-Seventh, the notorious legion that has led the Celendor Empire to conquer the entire East. The legion is his only family, and even they don't know the secret he's been hiding since childhood.

A DANGEROUS QUEST
When a power-hungry ruler captures Teriana's crew and threatens to reveal Marcus's secret unless they help him conquer the unknown West, the two are forced into an unlikely–and unwilling– alliance. They unite for the sake of their families, but both must decide how far they are willing to go, and how much they are willing to sacrifice.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #235


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I've been meaning to get All the Wandering Light so when I won a book of my choice from Jessica at a GREAT read, I picked it! Thank you Jessica <3

Pickles with All the Wandering Light.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Review: Finale (Caraval #3) by Stephanie Garber


Finale by Stephanie GarberFinale
(Caraval #3)
by Stephanie Garber
May 7, 2019
496 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Welcome, welcome to Finale, the third and final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Caraval series!

Welcome, welcome to Caraval...all games must come to an end.

It’s been two months since the last Caraval concluded, two months since the Fates have been freed from an enchanted deck of cards, two months since Tella has seen Legend, and two months since Legend claimed the empire’s throne as his own. Now, Legend is preparing for his official coronation and Tella is determined to stop it. She believes her own mother, who still remains in an enchanted sleep, is the rightful heir to the throne.

Meanwhile, Scarlett has started a game of her own. She’s challenged Julian and her former fiancé, Count Nicolas d’Arcy, to a competition where the winner will receive her hand in marriage. Finaly, Scarlett feels as if she is in complete control over her life and future. She is unaware that her mother’s past has put her in the greatest danger of all.

Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun―with lives, empires, and hearts all at stake. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win...and those who will lose everything. . .

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

WoW #250: Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper #4) by Kerri Maniscalco


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Capturing the Devil by Kerri ManiscalcoCapturing the Devil
(Stalking Jack the Ripper #4)
by Kerri Maniscalco
September 10, 2019
448 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
In the shocking finale to the bestselling series that began with Stalking Jack the Ripper, Audrey Rose and Thomas are on the hunt for the depraved, elusive killer known as the White City Devil. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse has them fighting to stay one step ahead of the brilliant serial killer---or see their fateful romance cut short by unspeakable tragedy.

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell have landed in America, a bold, brash land unlike the genteel streets of London they knew. But like London, the city of Chicago hides its dark secrets well. When the two attend the spectacular World's Fair, they find the once-in-a-lifetime event tainted with reports of missing people and unsolved murders.

Determined to help, Audrey Rose and Thomas begin their investigations, only to find themselves facing a serial killer unlike any they've heard of before. Identifying him is one thing, but capturing him---and getting dangerously lost in the infamous Murder Hotel he constructed as a terrifying torture device---is another.

Will Audrey Rose and Thomas see their last mystery to the end---together and in love---or will their fortunes finally run out when their most depraved adversary makes one final, devastating kill?

 
I've loved this quartet since the very first book, can't wait to see Audrey Rose and Thomas one last time!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, April 29, 2019

Announcement


Hi everyone! First I want to say thank you so much for coming around to read my book blog. I started BookCatPin for myself so it really means a lot that anybody would want to read my thoughts and opinions.
 
You may have noticed I've been posting less lately and that is because I'm pregnant! It's a totally new experience and has taken a lot out of me. I'm both excited and super nervous.
 
Though I'm at the more stable stage now I find myself just not having the energy to do much blogging. My reading has also suffered because I can't seem to concentrate enough on most days. Now I'm definitely not shutting down my blog but I am reducing the amount I post. I used to share two reviews a week but I'll be cutting that down to one a week or maybe even none depending on how I'm feeling and how much reading I get done in the next few months. Same goes with the Waiting on Wednesday and Stacking the Shelves posts.

I may disappear but I will never stop sharing my love for books. Social media is the easiest way for me to share updates with so please feel free to follow me on Instagram and Twitter (links on the sidebar) if you'd like to see some of those :D
 
In the meantime, I hope the kitties will get along with the baby once he/she arrives. Any tips for that? Wish us luck and thank you for reading!!
 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Stacking the Shelve #234


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I received some pretties from Thomas Allen & Son, thank you!!
 
Pickles with The (half) Truth and Castle of Lies.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Review: The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses #1) by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu


The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu
The Red Scrolls of Magic
(The Eldest Curses #1)
by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu
April 9, 2019
368 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
From #1 New York Times bestseller Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu comes the first book in a new trilogy featuring the centuries-old High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood after they survive the Mortal War.

Magnus Bane, a centuries old High Warlock, has taken possession of one of the great relics of the supernatural world, a powerful spell book of dark magic known as The Book of the White and there are many who want to claim it for themselves.

After the Mortal War where the part-human and part-angel Shadowhunters teamed with the part human-demon Downworlders to fight against the incursion of an army of demons, Magnus and his new lover, the mortal Alec Lightwood celebrate their survival and victory by escaping the supernatural battlefield of New York City by touring the world, but the world won’t leave them alone.

The first adult novel set within #1 New York Times bestselling author Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter series, The Lost Book of the White, written with award-winning science fiction author Wesley Chu, is a fantasy thriller that will give new readers a great way to enter the Shadowhunters world and give the millions of readers across the globe answers they’ve been looking for in this start of The Eldest Curses trilogy.

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

WoW #249: Well Met by Jen DeLuca


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Well Met by Jen DeLucaWell Met
by Jen DeLuca
September 3, 2019
336 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
All's faire in love and war for two sworn enemies who indulge in a harmless flirtation in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author Jen DeLuca.

Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?

The faire is Simon's family legacy and from the start he makes clear he doesn't have time for Emily's lighthearted approach to life, her oddball Shakespeare conspiracy theories, or her endless suggestions for new acts to shake things up. Yet on the faire grounds he becomes a different person, flirting freely with Emily when she's in her revealing wench's costume. But is this attraction real, or just part of the characters they're portraying?

This summer was only ever supposed to be a pit stop on the way to somewhere else for Emily, but soon she can't seem to shake the fantasy of establishing something more with Simon or a permanent home of her own in Willow Creek.

 
I have been really into reading romances lately and I love Renaissance Faire/Reenactments!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #233


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I got to visit Raincoast Books' office the other day and they let me pick some titles off their ARC shelves, thank you! Archenemies is old but I'm really excited to have a matching ARC to my Renegades ARC XD Also, I'm looking forward to seeing what Versify, HMH's new imprint, comes out with!

Raincoast Books goodies!
 
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

WoW #248: Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen


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Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke CohenDangerous Alliance
by Jennieke Cohen
December 3, 2019
416 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Lady Victoria Aston has always been just as comfortable in a pair of breeches stolen from her father as she has in satin ballgowns decked in lace. And though she is perfectly capable of minding her manners in polite society, she doesn’t much see the point. With an older sister happily wed and the future of her family estate secure, she is quite content to while her time away in the fields around her home.

However, Vicky’s comfortable, idyllic life is overturned in the course of one night. Her sister’s husband is a terrible cad and now Vicky must marry, or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, she enters society’s season in a flutter of silks, dances, and pretty words.

But Miss Austen has little to say about Vicky’s particular circumstances: whether the gorgeous and roguish Mr. Carmichael is indeed a scoundrel, if her former best friend—the much-grown and very handsome Tom Sherborne—is out for her dowry or for her heart, or even how to fend off the attentions of the foppish Mr. Silby, he of the bright-orange waistcoat.

Most unfortunately of all, Vicky’s books are silent on the topic of the mysterious accidents cropping up around her. Accidents that have her wondering if there’s someone trying to prevent a match from being made…or prevent her from surviving until her wedding day.

 
All the YESSSS to this one!!

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Review: Twisted Fate (Twisted #1) by Jessi Elliot


Twisted Fate by Jessi Elliot
Twisted Fate
(Twisted #1)
by Jessi Elliott
February 13, 2018
296 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Being kidnapped by the leader of the fae really puts a dent in your senior year.

Aurora Marshall is sharp, witty, and always has a plan. Ready to finish her business degree and graduate, her life is going smoothly—until the night she meets Tristan Westbrook.

Tristan, the overbearing, gorgeous fae leader, and an admired businessman in the human world, is all kinds of dangerous. While he finds Aurora intriguing, her refusal to bend to his will keeps them locked in a constant power struggle.

Entering into a deal is the only way to escape Tristan’s clutches, which only plunges Aurora deeper into the fae world. With her future at stake, she is forced to handle his arrogance and extraordinary fae abilities as she fights to stay grounded in her mundane life.

Not to mention her struggle to ignore the growing attraction she knows she shouldn’t feel for the man who kidnapped her.

When people said college would be the most exciting time of her life, Aurora never thought this is what they meant.


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #232


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I received surprise bookmail from Scholastic Canada, thank you! I haven't heard of this one but it sounds interesting :)

Pickles with Stepsister.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

WoW #247: The Arrival of Someday by Jen Malone


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The Arrival of Someday by Jen MaloneThe Arrival of Someday
by Jen Malone
July 23, 2019
352 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
In this heartfelt and emotionally candid contemporary YA, author Jen Malone delves into the life of a teen whose world is brought to an abrupt halt when she learns she’s in dire need of an organ transplant.

Hard-charging and irrepressible eighteen-year-old Amelia Linehan could see a roller derby opponent a mile away—and that’s while crouched down, bent over skates, and zooming around a track at the speed of light. They don’t call her Rolldemort for nothing! What she couldn’t see coming, however, was the unexpected flare-up of a rare liver disorder she was born with. But now it’s the only thing she—and everyone around her—can think about.

With no guarantee of a viable organ transplant, everything Amelia’s been sure of—like her college plans, the mural she’d been commissioned to paint, or the possibility of one day falling in love—has become a huge question mark, threatening to drag her down into a sea of what-ifs she’s desperate to avoid.

Then a friend from the past shows up. With Will, it’s easy to forget about what’s lurking underneath the lightness of their time together. It’s easy to feel alive when all signs point elsewhere. On the other hand, with the odds decidedly not in her favor, Amelia knows this feeling couldn’t last forever. But what can?

 
This one totally sounds like my kind of read!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, April 8, 2019

Quick Review: Kill Switch (Devil's Night #3) by Penelope Douglas


Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas
Kill Switch
(Devil's Night #3)
by Penelope Douglas
February 9, 2019
522 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
"I've done far worse than what I went to prison for. She has no idea how bad this can get."

WINTER


Sending him to prison was the worst thing I could've done. It didn't matter that he did the crime or that I wished he was dead. Perhaps I thought I'd have time to disappear before he got out or he'd cool off in jail and be anything but the horror he was.

But I was wrong. Three years came and went too fast, and now he's anything but calm. Prison only gave him time to plan.

And while I anticipated his vengeance, I didn't expect this.

He doesn't want to make me hurt. He wants to make everything hurt.

DAMON

First thing's first. Get rid of her daddy. He told them I forced her. He told them his little girl was a victim, but I was a kid, too, and she wanted it just as much as I did.

Step two... Give her, her sister, and her mother nowhere to run and no fuel to escape. The Ashby women are alone now and desperate for a knight in shining armor.

But that's not what's coming.

No, it's time I listened to my father and took control of my future. It's time I showed them all--my family, her family, my friends--that I will never change and that I have no other ambition than to be the nightmare of their lives.

Starting with her.

She'll be so scared, she won't even be safe in her own head by the time I'm done with her. And the best part is I won't have to break into her home to do it.

As the new man of the house I have all the keys.

*Kill Switch is a romantic suspense suitable for readers 18+. It is advised to read Corrupt (Devil's Night #1) and Hideaway (Devil's Night #2) prior to reading this book.

 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #231


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I was so excited to receive this early copy!! Nafiza is a local book blogger/author to me and I can't wait to dive into this one. Thank you a million Scholastic Canada! (The cat didn't want to turn around but I figured his side profile's pretty cute too so XD)

Pickles with The Candle and the Flame.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

WoW #246: Kissing Ezra Holtz (and Other Things I Did for Science) by Brianna R. Shrum


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Kissing Ezra Holtz (and Other Things I Did for Science) by Brianna R. ShrumKissing Ezra Holtz (and Other Things I Did for Science)
by Brianna R. Shrum
May 7, 2019
224 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
A fun, witty, light-hearted romantic comedy―The Rosie Project, for teens

Seventeen-year-old Amalia Yaabez and Ezra Holtz couldn’t be more different. They’ve known (and avoided) each other their whole lives; she unable to stand his buttoned-up, arrogant, perfect disposition, and he unwilling to deal with her slacker, rule-breaking way of moving through the world.

When they are unhappily paired on an AP Psychology project, they come across an old psychological study that posits that anyone can fall in love with anyone, if you put them through the right scientific, psychological steps. They decide to put that theory to the test for their project, matching couples from different walks of high school life to see if science really can create love.

As they go through the whirlwind of the experiment, Ezra and Amalia realize that maybe it’s not just the couples they matched who are falling for each other . . .

 
The last contemporary I read by this author was cute so count me in on this new one!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, April 1, 2019

Review: How Not to Fall in Love (Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told #2) by Deirdre Riordan Hall


How Not to Fall in Love by Deirdre Riordan Hall
How Not to Fall in Love
(Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told #2)
by Deirdre Riordan Hall
February 14, 2017
110 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Katya's middle name may be Aphrodite, but she has no interest in relationships. In fact, she has three rules she lives by:

1. Never spend the night.

2. Never sleep with the same guy twice.

3. Never fall in love.

Oh, and number 3.1 is never order the same coffee two days in a row.

That's a lot of nevers, but when she repeatedly breaks every single one of them (her undoing was a vanilla latte with a heart in the foam, BTW), she begins to wonder…

Actually, it was a batch of chocolate chip cookies that started her downward spiral. Never mind, scratch that, it was Spencer—her neighbor. He's also a banker, a player, and seems to know just what Kat wants, which isn't love.

Until they start to spend a lot of time together…

Until she finds one of his socks at her place...

Until they go to a ski resort for a long weekend…

Until he has a snowboarding injury…

As Kat struggles with the part of her that wants to be strong, single, and on the scene and the mushy, melty, romantic within, she tries desperately not to fall in love. But what's wrong with falling if you have someone with dark tousled hair, refined yet ruggedly handsome features, and chiseled abs to catch you?

Nothing. Nothing at all.

How Not to Fall in Love is the companion novella to Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told, but can be read as a standalone romantic comedy.

 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #230


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Ripple and I got the most exciting bookmail! It's FINALE!!! I honestly wasn't sure if I'd get a copy so this amazing to see in my mailbox!! Thank you so much Raincoast Books <3

Rippl with Finale.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

WoW #245: Shadowscent (Shadowscent #1) by P.M. Freestone


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Shadowscent by P.M. FreestoneShadowscent
(Shadowscent #1)
by P.M. Freestone
November 5, 2019
368 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Across the Aramtesh Empire, scent is everything. Prayers only reach heaven on sacred incense, and perfumes are prized status symbols. 17-year-old Rakel has an uncanny ability with fragrances, but her skills aren't enough to buy her dying father more time.

Ash bears the tattoos of an imperial bodyguard. When his prince, Nisai, insists on a diplomatic mission to an outer province, Ash is duty-bound to join the caravan. It's a nightmare protecting Nisai on the road. But it's even harder for Ash to conceal a secret that could see him exiled or executed.

Rakel and Ash have nothing in common until smoke draws them to a field of the Empire's rarest flower. Nisai's been poisoned, flames devour the priceless blooms, and the pair have "suspect" clinging to them like a bad stench. Their futures depend on them working together to decipher clues, defy dangers and defeat their own demons in a race to source an antidote . . . before the imperial army hunts them down.


A story based on scent sounds interesting. Count me in!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, March 25, 2019

Review: The Trouble with Love (Sex, Love & Stiletto #4) by Lauren Layne


The Trouble with Love by Lauren LayneThe Trouble with Love
(Sex, Love & Stiletto #4)
by Lauren Layne
March 3, 2015
237 page


Goodreads Summary:
As Lauren Layne’s salacious Sex, Love & Stiletto series returns, a jaded columnist discovers a steamy way to get over an old flame: falling for him all over again.

As Stiletto magazine’s authority on all things breakup-and-heartache, Emma Sinclair writes from personal experience. Five years ago, Emma was Charlotte, North Carolina’s darling debutante and a blushing bride-to-be. Now she’s the ice queen of the Manhattan dating scene. Emma left her sultry Southern drawl behind, but not even her closest friends know that with it she left her heart. Now Emma’s latest article forces her to face her demons—namely, the devilishly sexy guy who ditched her at the altar.

After giving up everything for a pro-soccer career, Alex Cassidy watches his dreams crumble as a knee injury sidelines him for good. Now he’s hanging up his cleats and giving journalism a shot. It’s just a coincidence that he happens to pick a job in the same field, and the same city, as his former fiancée . . . right? But when Emma moves in next door, it’s no accident. It’s research. And Alex can’t help wondering what might have been. Unlike the innocent girl he remembers, this Emma is chic, sophisticated, and assertive—and she wants absolutely nothing to do with him. The trouble is, Alex has never wanted her more.

 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #229


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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.


Continuing the bookmail I received from when I was away, here is the finished copy stack! The bottom three I bought for myself. I won All is Fair from Wendy @ A Cupcake and a Latte, thank you! The other books were gifted to me by Indigo Teen, PRH Canada and Elise Kova, thank you!!
 
Pickles with all the books!!
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, March 22, 2019

Quick Review: Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer


Echo North by Joanna Ruth MeyerEcho North
by Joanna Ruth Meyer
January 15, 2019
389 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Echo Alkaev’s safe and carefully structured world falls apart when her father leaves for the city and mysteriously disappears. Believing he is lost forever, Echo is shocked to find him half-frozen in the winter forest six months later, guarded by a strange talking wolf—the same creature who attacked her as a child. The wolf presents Echo with an ultimatum: If she lives with him for one year, he will ensure her father makes it home safely. But there is more to the wolf than Echo realizes.

In his enchanted house beneath a mountain, each room must be sewn together to keep the home from unraveling, and something new and dark and strange lies behind every door. When centuries-old secrets unfold, Echo discovers a magical library full of books-turned-mirrors, and a young man named Hal who is trapped inside of them. As the year ticks by, the rooms begin to disappear, and Echo must solve the mystery of the wolf’s enchantment before her time is up, otherwise Echo, the wolf, and Hal will be lost forever.

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

WoW #244: Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan


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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!


Tiger Queen by Annie SullivanTiger Queen
by Annie Sullivan
September 10, 2019
320 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
From Annie Sullivan, author of A Touch of Gold, comes Tiger Queen, a sweeping YA adventure that tells the story of a fierce desert princess as she fights to save her kingdom. Fans of Rebel of the Sands and Meagan Spooner will devour this retelling of Frank Stockton’s famous short story “The Lady, or the Tiger?”.

In the mythical desert kingdom of Achra, an old law forces sixteen-year-old Princess Kateri to fight in the arena against twelve suitors to prove her right to rule. For Kateri, losing is not an option because in order to fulfil her promise to her late mother, she must win to keep her crown and lead her people. The situation outside the palace is uneasy. The harsh desert is unforgiving, water is scarce, and Kateri’s people are thirsty. To make matters worse, the gang of thieving Desert Boys, the same group that killed Kateri’s mother and her new baby, frequently raids the city wells and steals water, forcing the king to ration what little water is left. The punishment for stealing water is the choice between two doors. Behind one door lies freedom and behind the other is a tiger.

The people of Achra are growing restless and distrustful of the monarchy, and when Kateri’s final opponent is announced, she knows she cannot win. In her desperation, Kateri turns to the desert and the one person she never thought she’d side with. Her future now, too, is behind two doors—only she’s not sure which holds the key to keeping her kingdom and which will release the tiger.

 
I stumbled upon this one on social media and the fantasy lover in me says it sounds too good to pass up!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?
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