My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

January 29, 2015 Reviews 1 ★★★★½

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher, this does not affect my review or my opinion.  When I first heard about My Heart and Other Black Holes, I knew I had to read it. While it isn’t the usual fluffy book that I enjoy, I definitely wanted to pick this one up because I’m always on the look out for a great and thought-provoking book. And wow, am I glad that I decided to request this one. My Heart and Other Black Holes was such a great and powerful book. Phsyics geek Aysel has been plotting her death, ever since her father messed up her life. When she discovers a website that gives people a chance to get suicide partners, she becomes the suicide partner of FrozenRobot (a.k.a. Roman). But as Aysel and Roman grow closer, Aysel starts to doubt her choice, and is hoping to make Roman doubt himself too. I honestly loved Aysel, and her personality was… Read more »


I have written a thing!

I have written a thing!

January 27, 2015 Announcements, Random Ramblings 7

If you follow me on Twitter, then you’ve probably seen me mention a short story. I was lucky enough to win a mentorship from Jasmine Warga (author of MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES) and we worked on my short story together. My short story is called Library of An Old Ghost and like the name implies, it takes place in a library, there’s a ghost AND there may or may not be a cute boy involved. I want to thank the Freshman Fifteens for hosting this awesome contest and for Jasmine Warga for being the best mentor a girl could dream of! Her book is amazing so keep an eye out for my review and make sure to look it up! And without further ado, here is my short story!


Top Ten Tuesday: Books We’d Love to Read We Had a Book Club

Top Ten Tuesday: Books We’d Love to Read We Had a Book Club

January 27, 2015 Features & Spotlights 7

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted at The Broke and The Bookish. We both don’t have book clubs but if we did, here are Top Ten Books We’d Love to Read if We Had a Book Club! (GoodReads link on book cover) Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics…nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart – the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David’s been studying, and planning – and he has something they… Read more »


We Can Work it Out by Elizabeth Eulberg

We Can Work it Out by Elizabeth Eulberg

January 27, 2015 Reviews 1 ★★★★

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher. This does not influence the contents of my review.  When I read The Lonely Hearts Club, I was enamoured with Penny and her story. I loved seeing the themes of friendship and camaraderie that the girls all shared and the love they had for each other. If you enjoyed The Lonely Hearts Club, you’re definitely going to enjoy We Can Work it Out! Penny, Tracy and Diane are back in this entertaining and awesome sequel and you are all going to enjoy it! I absolutely adored seeing Penny’s story continue almost directly after the events of The Lonely Hearts Club. Penny is still the spunky girl I’ve grown to love, and I hope that readers will grow to love her as much as I do. I loved her attitude and how she stuck to her guts. This quote accurately describes Penny, and all that I love about her: “If being a strong, independent woman… Read more »


New On My TBR Pile!

New On My TBR Pile!

January 26, 2015 Reviews 7

Recently, I decided to poke around the internet and see which awesome-looking books I could find. So without further ado, here are the books recently added to my TBR pile! If you’ve read/heard of any of these, let me know! *Click on the book cover for GR link!*                


Giveaway: Compulsion by Martina Boone!

Giveaway: Compulsion by Martina Boone!

January 25, 2015 Giveaways 1

We have a special surprise for all of our lovely readers today! We’re thrilled to be hosting an exclusive giveaway for Martina Boone’s Compulsion! Martina is super kind and she’s awesome enough to offer a reader appreciation giveaway! If you’re worried about missing out on the prize pack, Compulsion is now $1.99 on Amazon, B&N and iBooks which means you have another awesome opportunity there too! But first, let’s find out more about the book, shall we? About the Book! COMPULSION (HEIRS OF WATSON ISLAND, BOOK 1) Simon & Schuster, Simon Pulse Hardcover, 10/28/14 ISBN: 1481411225 Three plantations. Two gifts. One ancient curse. All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead–a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three… Read more »


Stop & Chat! ~Book Buying~

Stop & Chat! ~Book Buying~

January 25, 2015 Features & Spotlights 13

It’s Sunday!! Which means time for us to slow things down and chat! Today’s topic is one that is a bit odd considering whom I’m talking to… BOOK BUYING!! If you follow RSR you may remember my The Book Spending Debacle of 2014 post I did last month. It started a great discussion and made me question YOUR book buying habits. For instance, I’d pay full price for any of the books in the Other’s series by Anne Bishop (Written in Red cost 26 bucks at B&N!) but I would never pay more than 9.99 for an ebook. I don’t have a budget per se but am trying to be more conscientious of how much I’m spending. I try, very hard, to buy the finish copy of ARCs I love. I’m all about showing support after all. But what about you? How much are you willing to spend on one book? Do you buy more ebooks? Hardbacks? Paperbacks? Do you have a… Read more »


Read. Wait. Repeat. ~January 2015~

Read. Wait. Repeat. ~January 2015~

January 21, 2015 Features & Spotlights 5

Happy Wednesday guys! A few weeks back we announced that we will no longer participate (formally) in Waiting on Wednesday. We’re still going to showcase our most anticipated reads, but now we’ll do it once a month on the first Wednesday of the month! Welcome to our first post in this new feature…. Our picks this month literally have us squirming with anticipation!    Reawakened by Colleen Houck Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers To Be Published August 31st, 2015 When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification. And she “really “can’t imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe. But fate has taken hold of Lily, and she, along with her sun prince, Amon, must travel to the… Read more »


All Fall Down by Ally Carter

All Fall Down by Ally Carter

January 20, 2015 Reviews 5 ★★★★

I received this book for review from the publisher, this does not influence my review. Having read the Heist Society series and the beginning of the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter, I totally thought I knew what I was going into with this one. But I was soooo wrong. This book completely blew me away! Seriously, I am writing this review right after finishing it and I think I have lost the ability to type coherent thoughts. Grace is definitely not your ordinary teenager. She saw her mother murdered right in front of her eyes, and no one believes her. And she swears she isn’t crazy. She’s now back at Embassy Row, at the U.S. embassy specifically, and any wrong move she makes could not bring her down, but all those around her. Basically, if you like political intrigue, mystery and tons of psychological suspense, All Fall Down is the book for you! The plot was interesting, intricately written and… Read more »


Top Ten Tuesday: Blogs We Love!

Top Ten Tuesday: Blogs We Love!

January 20, 2015 Features & Spotlights 12

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and The Bookish. This week was a freebie, and we decided to honour some of our favourite bloggers this week! If you haven’t heard of these blogs, right now is the best time to pay them a visit! *Click on the blog buttons to be redirected to the blog, in no particular order*