I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre

I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre

November 24, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Ok let’s go on and get this out the way: *plays I Want It That Way while I write this review* This is my 2nd Ann Aguirre book and sweet baby goodness gracious! I am in complete love with her!   I know how creepy that sounded but you don’t understand! First she scared me and left me in awe with Mortal Danger and now she has taken my heart and made it feel things I just wasn’t ready to feel at this point in my life. I Want It That Way is Nadia and Ty’s story of love, lost and good old fashion stupidity. Nadia is a full time college student who works part time in a daycare. Ty is a part time college student, full time construction worker and all the time dad to the most adorable little boy I’ve ever seen in print. Their lives are hectic and to be frank they don’t have time for dating or any… Read more »


Stop & Chat ~Interviews~

Stop & Chat ~Interviews~

November 23, 2014 Features & Spotlights 5

Happy Sunday my lovelies!!! As always I’m happy to have you all back for another Stop & Chat discussion. This week I wanted to go over something that always stumps me and leaves me feeling like a complete noob… Interviews! That’s right interviews. I’m fine with being interviewed but when it comes comes to conducting interviews myself I completely suck at it! I get so excited by the fact the author or blogger has said yes that I completely blank and fall back on the same old questions every interviewer asks! 1. What inspired you? 2. Where’d the idea come from? 3. How hard was it to write “X” scene and on and on and on till I realize how absolutely horrible I am at it! Then I read other blogger interviews and all I can do is bang my head against the wall for not being creative enough to have thought up those questions! Which brings me to today’s Stop &… Read more »


Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

November 20, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★

Thanks to  Juhina for letting me borrow her ARC! Don’t Look Back is about Sam, a girl who mysteriously disappeared for three days, and then returns with no recollection of her life. She doesn’t recognize her friends, her family and even her house. But Sam’s not the only one who’s disappeared, her best friend Cassie is still missing and it’s up to Sam to figure out what happened to Cassie, and to herself. While the mysterious elements surrounding Cassie and Sam’s disappearance was not very mind-blowing, I just loved how everything played out and my mind was still reeling.  The plot was very fast-paced and action packed. There was something going on every second of the book, there was never a dull moment! One of my favourite parts of Don’t Look Back was seeing Sam deal with her memory loss, and having to rediscover herself and her family. It was interesting to read how her life changed after she came back and… Read more »


Waiting On Wednesday ~11/19/14~

Waiting On Wednesday ~11/19/14~

November 19, 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! When Ivy Emerson’s family loses their house—complete with her beloved piano—the fear of what’s to come seizes her like a bad case of stage fright. Only this isn’t one of her single, terrifying performances. It’s her life. And it isn’t pretty. Ivy is forced to move with her family out of their affluent neighborhood to Lakeside, also known as “the wrong side of the tracks.” Hiding the truth from her friends—and the cute new guy in school, who may have secrets of his own—seems like a good idea at first. But when a bad boy next door threatens to ruin everything, Ivy’s carefully crafted lies begin to unravel . . . and there is no way to stop them. As things get to the breaking point, Ivy turns to her music, some unlikely new friends, and the trusting… Read more »


Read. Sleep. Repeat. is Two!!!

Read. Sleep. Repeat. is Two!!!

November 18, 2014 Features & Spotlights, Random Ramblings 30

  Time to throw confetti and break out some cake! Read. Sleep. Repeat. is two years old as of today and darn it I’m getting all teary eyed! I started RSR as a way to get all of my bookish thoughts off my chest. I never would have thought I would find such an amazing community, with so many genuine friends, forge relationships with publishers or be gifted with the most gracious and perfect co-blogger ever. I know this is getting mushy and that’s not my normal way of talking to you guys but I really want to tell you how much I appreciate your support, love and ears. I can get ranty and gushy and never have you turned me away and I can’t send enough thank you’s out for that. So in honor of our second birthday we are giving away a $30 Bookoutlet gift card. If you haven’t checked out Book Outlet GO NOW!! I seriously ordered all… Read more »


Top Ten Tuesday ~Sequels We Can’t Wait to Get~

Top Ten Tuesday ~Sequels We Can’t Wait to Get~

November 18, 2014 Features & Spotlights 3

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han April 21st 2015 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers -no cover yet- Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. Gabriel by Nikki Kelly October 27th 2015 by Fiewel & Friends Sequel to Lailah! The Pirate’s Code by Heidi Schulz Expected in 2015, published by Disney Hyperion This sequel to Hook’s Revenge continues the Neverland adventures of Captain Hook’s… Read more »


So You Want To Go To BEA?

So You Want To Go To BEA?

November 16, 2014 Features & Spotlights 30

Hey there you beautiful people you! If you’ve been following Read. Sleep. Repeat. for a while you may remember me mentioning this post way back in May after I came back from BEA 2014. If you’re new to this party sit down relax and trust me when I say this is going to be fun! I’m going to try and keep from overwhelming you guys by breaking this into many post over the next few months. Each tip will have a dedicated post (the month is beside the tip) and with that post a lot more detail and hopefully some useful tips. BEA, officially known as Book Expo America, is the 2nd largest book convention in the WORLD! It’s a convention dedicated to folks like you and I who love books and are more than willing to spend hours in line to have said books signed by awesome authors. The convention is 3 days long and in New York (though… Read more »


Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

November 13, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★½

I borrowed this book from my library, this does not affect the contents of my review.  As a huge A.S. King fan, I had to pick up Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future. And oh boy, this book is just as amazing as all of her other ones. While the concept of the novel seems really strange to others, I thought it was refreshing and uniquely quirky. When Glory and her best friend drink a dead bat, they start seeing people’s futures and pasts all at once. While all of this is happening, Glory is still struggling to figure out her place in the world- and she keeps wondering about her mother, who committed suicide 14 years before. In general, this book is entertaining, compelling, quirky and thought-provoking. I loved Glory’s point of view, and I definitely related to her. She struggled with finding herself, figuring out how she fit into the world of her parents, friends and post-high school life…. Read more »


I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

November 6, 2014 Reviews 3 ★★★★★

I borrowed this book from my library, this still does not affect the contents of my review. When I heard about a new book from Jandy Nelson, I was a little nervous. I enjoyed her last book, but the writing sometimes rubbed me the wrong way and this new book is about twins- which is always a hit or miss for me. But I gave it a try, and I am so happy I did. Because let me tell you, I LOVED THIS BOOK! (that totally needed caps + bold). Noah and Jude are twin brother and sister, but in the past 3 years, they’ve had a falling out. Starting with Noah’s point-of-view at 13, and Jude’s at age 16, I’ll Give You the Sun tells the story of heartbreak, love, friendship and just magical-awesome-fun-shocking-stuff that only Jandy Nelson can write. (that last point was all my own, I am clearly an intricate speaker) First of all, let me state that this review… Read more »


Mini Review -Saving The CEO by Jenny Holiday-

Mini Review -Saving The CEO by Jenny Holiday-

November 3, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★

2014 is the year of New Adult. Ok, maybe there are some other genres in there too but for the sake of this post 2014 is the yeah of New Adult. In fact, looking back at the books I’ve read this year about 30% are of the New Adult genre. And I’m happy to say I’ve enjoyed most of them. Some have gritty yet sweet stories. Lovable characters that make questionable decisions. Plots that are familiar yet fresh. Some make you happy sigh and giggle throughout the entire book. Saving the CEO was not one of those. Well not completely. I did enjoy the characters and the plot and I spent my fair share amount of time sighing but overall Saving the CEO just wasn’t….enough for me. Clocking in at just over 250 pages I really just felt like the story of Jack & Cassie was rushed. I prefer, and love stories where the romance builds. Intensifying with each page, becoming… Read more »