Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire

August 21, 2014 Reviews 3 ★★★★½

After finishing Beautiful Oblivion this is basically me And not just because I was eating lasagna while reading. O__O You see I read Beautiful Bastard back when it was first released and I LOVED it. But I re-read it recently (when Walking Disaster was released) and it annoyed me that I liked it. That I saw this short tempered, cocky man child as sex on a stick. That I read this book with all it’s cliches, unnecessary anguish and annoying inner monoluging and thought “Oh my gosh this is the best book ever”. And I didn’t really expect much from Beautiful Oblivion. To be honest I only picked it up because I went to the library and there were carts and I got grab happy and CARTS AT THE LIBRARY!! Anywho. Beautiful Oblivion sat at the bottom of my tote bag for days and after randomly starting it I realized I was hooked! Trent and Cami’s story ran along side… Read more »


Waiting On Wednesday ~August 20th, 2014~

Waiting On Wednesday ~August 20th, 2014~

August 20, 2014 Features & Spotlights 1

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, where we can share upcoming releases that have us excited! My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories Edited by Stephanie Perkins To Be Published October 14th, 2014 If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins   Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard To Be Published March 26th, 2015 Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything… Read more »


Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Us That We MUST Read!

Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Us That We MUST Read!

August 19, 2014 Features & Spotlights 4

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and The Bookish. Top Ten Books People Say We MUST Read!  All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill What would you change?Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside. Marina has loved her best friend, James, since they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America’s most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina… Read more »


Stop & Chat ~Reading Goals~

Stop & Chat ~Reading Goals~

August 17, 2014 Features & Spotlights 8

Happy Sunday!! I hope you guys are having a fantastical day so far and if not…go grab some chocolate! Chocolate aside today’s Stop & Chat is about something near, dear and completely frustrating for me.   Reading Goals! I started blogging in November 2012. From January to October 2012 I read 103 books. 103 books, with no goal, no agenda no thoughts outside of “oh this sounds nice I shall read it”. It was a simpler time. A glorious time. Then in 2013, with my blogging schedule and focus on page views I tried harder to read as many books as possible. I figured I’d easily be able to read 150 books in 2013, and that’s where I set my GoodReads goal. I read a total of 80 books. And honestly that’s exactly what I felt. Good old fashioned SHAME! Not only did I not come close to my goal of 150 I didn’t even reach the previous years bench… Read more »


ARC August: Shelly’s Week Two Recap!

ARC August: Shelly’s Week Two Recap!

August 15, 2014 Challenges 2

Hey guys, the 2nd week of August is wrapping up so I thought I’d recap what I’ve read over the past couple of days. I haven’t read a single ARC (woops) but I did try and get through some library books and graphic novels. I didn’t read the first about 3 days of the week because I was supposed to be reading Lirael/Abhorsen but I just could not get into those novels. I’ve returned them to the library & will probably take them out again when I feel like reading them, I’ve just been in a contemporary mood lately. Books Read:         Note: I won’t be discussing the graphic novels other than to say that if you like Star Trek & Doctor Who, check out the assimilation comic and that if you like any comics whatsoever, READ SAGA, IT IS SOOOOOOO GOOD! Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins ★★★★ Owned Paperback I actually like this one more now that… Read more »


Where in the world is….

Where in the world is….

August 14, 2014 Random Ramblings 3

CARMEN SANDIEGO!!!   lol I couldn’t help myself! I’ve had the theme song stuck in my head for DAYS! But seriously hello my loves! I’ve been mighty quiet lately and I just wanted to give you all a giant hug and a life time supply of chocolate chip cookies. Sadly that would require magic. Or a ton of money so instead you’re stuck with this post. Anywho, lately I’ve been what some would call “down in the dumps”. I’m not a “let’s share” kind of person so this post won’t be all woes and lows but I just want to take a sec to thank all of you for continuing to support RSR, for everyone’s kind words on twitter and especially for Shelly. I don’t know what I did to be surrounded by such amazing people but I am so grateful for every single one of you. I’m pulling myself out the slump and working towards being my happy self… Read more »


Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas: Teasers + Review!

Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas: Teasers + Review!

August 14, 2014 Features & Spotlights, Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Hello, lovelies! I’m super happy to be here today sharing the awesomeness that is Dangerous Boys! I have teasers + other fun things to share and then my glowing review! Early Praise “Dangerous Boys is a taut, compelling thriller balanced on the razor’s edge of suspense. I could not put it down, and could not stop grinning wickedly as I raced through the pages.” — Leah Raeder, USA Today bestselling author of Unteachable “Abigail Hass is a master at her craft! This is a special book and a special author. This is the kind of storytelling and writing that stick with you no matter how much time passes.” — The Book Geek Blog “As with Dangerous Girls, the closing left me with a huge, admittedly rather twisted smile on my face. I don’t know how Haas manages to turn me into such a gleefully evil creature.” — Dahlia Adler, blogger. “Dangerous Boys was an intense, psychological read which was full… Read more »


Waiting On Wednesday ~August 13th, 2014~

Waiting On Wednesday ~August 13th, 2014~

August 13, 2014 Features & Spotlights 3

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, where we can share upcoming releases that have us excited! The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons To Be Published February 10th, 2015 he Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder. In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya’s luck runs out and she’s caught by a group of businessmen on a hunting expedition, fighting to survive takes on a whole new meaning. The Orphan Queen… Read more »


Top Ten Books We’re Not Sure We Want to Read!

Top Ten Books We’re Not Sure We Want to Read!

August 12, 2014 Features & Spotlights, Reviews 11

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and The Bookish. Top Ten Books We’re Not Sure We Want to Read!  The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas It all began with a ruined elixir and an accidental bolt of lightning…Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone a sixteen-year-old girl with no training, facing a prophecy that foretells a fiery clash to the death.Prince Titus of Elberon has sworn to protect Iolanthe at all costs but he’s also a powerful mage committed to obliterating the Bane to avenge the death of his family—even if he must sacrifice both Iolanthe and himself to achieve his goal.But Titus makes the terrifying mistake of… Read more »


Stop & Chat ~Guilty Pleasures?~

Stop & Chat ~Guilty Pleasures?~

August 10, 2014 Reviews 6

Happy Sunday!! Today’s Stop & Chat is about…..   GUILTY PLEASURES!! So I was at work reading a few weeks ago when someone walked over and asked me what I was reading. Typically this is the point where  start to gush (or rant) about the current book in my hand and push said book (or one that’s similar but better) onto them. But on this particular day, the one day I decide NOT to go out to my car and read I had this beauty in my hands: A perfectly fantastic book but COME ON! The cover screams “cheesy romance” and I didn’t want to see “that” look people give you when they see you’re reading.  So I sad the first thing that came to my mind. Something totally stupid and unnecessary. “Just something light. Guilty pleasures you know?” Then I laughed, put the book in my bag and swiftly changed the subject. It wasn’t until later that I realized that… Read more »