The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

February 26, 2015 Reviews 2 ★★★★½

I received an electronic copy of this book for review from the publisher. This doesn’t effect the contents of my review. If you’ve been following me on Twitter, then you probably know what a crazy fangirl I am about the The Winner’s Trilogy. Marie Rutkoski delivered again and The Winner’s Crime was a fantastic sequel to an amazing book. If you thought The Winner’s Curse was great, hold on to your hat because The Winner’s Crime was even better. It was both heartbreaking and beautiful and I can’t even begin to describe how awesome this book is. This book continues several months after the events of The Winner’s Curse, and everything gets summed up in awesome flashbacks. If you’re worried about needing to re-read the first book, you shouldn’t be! The author does an awesome job of reminding readers about the feels they experienced in the last one. I would go into specifics about what happens plot-wise, but I don’t want to spoil this one for… Read more »


Book Haul: All the Books!

Book Haul: All the Books!

February 26, 2015 Features & Spotlights 3

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted at Tynga’s Reviews where we can showcase the books we bought, borrowed or received for review. So, these past few weeks have been CRAZY in terms of books. Seriously, I have never had so many books in one place. This probably calls for a reading marathon, and tons of giveaways after I read them all! I’m a little lazy to take pics of all the books together but I’ll leave some pictures from my instagram page (which you can find here)! *Not pictured are eARCs + 2 books I just forgot to take a picture of, but will probably take later this week. Pictures      The Books (with GoodReads links + the source): Thanks to all the lovely publishers for these awesome review copies! From Raincoast: Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier Shutter by Courtney Alameda All the Rage by Courtney Summers  From Simon & Schuster Canada: Last Year’s… Read more »


Stone in the Sky by Cecil Castellucci

Stone in the Sky by Cecil Castellucci

February 24, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★★★

I received a copy of Stone in the Sky from the publisher, this does not influence my review. After reading Tin Star earlier last year, I was super excited for a sequel. I loved its originality and plot, and the main character, Tula, was a refreshing voice. And I’m happy to say that Stone in the Sky lived up to all of my expectations! When a nearby planet suddenly sprouts a rare flower, alien species from all over the galaxy rush to collect all the rewards. In a Gold Rush-esque tale, Stone in the Sky is the thrilling sequel to Tin Star. First off, I’d like to say how much I loved how strong and independent Tula was. She was sometimes confused about her feelings, and what she wanted, but I really loved her. She’s tough as heck and so cunning, it’s fantastic to read about her. The plot twisted and turned so many times, you would have felt dizzy! So many things happened but it… Read more »


So You Want To Go To BEA? ~ Tip #3: LET IT GO! ~

So You Want To Go To BEA? ~ Tip #3: LET IT GO! ~

February 23, 2015 Features & Spotlights 2

  Oh come on! You knew a Frozen gif was coming! In fact ALL THE FROZEN GIFS ARE COMING!!! Ok but seriously, welcome to another “So You Want To Go To BEA” post! Last month we had a VERY lengthy discussion about Planning Your Heart Out and this month we’re going to LET IT GO! That’s right all that hard work we did last month? Out the window! Hear me out ok? Yes you absolutely HAVE to have your hotel, flight, roommates, transportation and outfits figured out. I believe that 1000%! But if you try to stick to an EXACT schedule while on the floor all you’re going to do is stress yourself out and leave completely disappointed. There are people to meet, things to sign, totes to grab, panels to listen too! It’s all so much and there really is never enough time to hit every single thing. Nikki actually put it best: For example! If you know, without a doubt, that… Read more »


I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

February 22, 2015 Reviews 3 ★★★★★

I received an electronic copy of this book for my review. This does not influence my opinion on the book or the contents of my review. I was nervous to read I’ll Meet You There, it’s been on my radar since the synopsis and cover first came out but I’m glad to say it did not disappoint. If anything, I’ll Meet You There reminds me so much why I love contemporary YA, the scope of possibility and view is never-ending- and I’ll Meet You There definitely had those elements. In the summer after her high-school graduation, Sky can’t wait to get out of Creek View. It’s a small town dead-end town and with a full scholarship to a school in San Francisco, Skylar can’t wait for the summer to be over so she can leave. Enter, Josh. Just returned from his tour in Afghanistan with the Marines and without a leg, he’s back in Creek View. Told in somewhat alternating perspectives, I’ll… Read more »


Cecil Castellucci! Interview and Giveaway!

Cecil Castellucci! Interview and Giveaway!

February 20, 2015 Giveaways 8

  Happy Friday lovelies!! True to my book pusher nature today I am joined by the absolutely love Cecil Castellucci!! For those who don’t know Cecil is the author of two absolutely awesome books, Tin Star and it’s sequel Stone In The Sky.  I was asked to do a Q&A with Cecil and just formatting the questions has made me itch for a reread! Where did you get the inspiration for the Tin Star duology? The seed of the idea for Tin Star came from a night when I was watching the film Casablanca.  I was really struck by the fact that in the movie, at that time, World War II, the city felt like this claustrophobic place where everyone was in limbo.  It didn’t matter what walk of life you were from, you couldn’t get out without an exit visa because the city was under the control of the Vichy government.  And then of course there is the love… Read more »


A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

February 19, 2015 Reviews 4 ★★★★½

I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher, this does not influence my review. After reading fangirly tweets and praise about A Darker Shade of Magic, I knew I had to pick it up. The author still refers to this book as “PIRATES, THIEVES, AND SADIST KINGS” and if that doesn’t sound appealing, I don’t know what does. Kell is a Traveller, a rare magician who can travel between parallel universes. Kell can travel between parallel Londons, one in our world, one filled with magic, and one on the brink of chaos at any moment. Officially, he works for Red London, the magical one, but he occupies himself by collecting things from all the Londons. Which is well, against the rules. As he stumbles upon an object both dangerous and possibly deadly, he crosses paths with Lila, a thief who wants nothing more than to free herself from the chains of street-life. Together, they must work to stay alive,… Read more »


Top Ten Tuesday:  Book Related Problems We Have!

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Related Problems We Have!

February 17, 2015 Features & Spotlights 7

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Book Related Problems We Have! I take out way toooooooo many library books! I don’t get to read all of them and it makes me sad! I love lending out books to people. What I don’t like is not having them returned to me! I hate having messy shelves! My shelves NEED to be organized at all times! And don’t even get me started on shipping in Canada! I want to host ALL THE GIVEAWAYS but damn, it’s so expensive! I forget I own a book and buy duplicates. I KNOW I’M NOT ALONE!I obsess over how to organize my shelves. Should I do alphabetical order by title? Author? Paperback? Hardback? Mass paperback? Where should signed books go? How about ARCs? I HAVE A PROBLEM!I honestly have no more space for books (until I move) and yet I KEEP BUYING THEM!Sometimes… Read more »


Fifty Shades of Grey…The Movie

Fifty Shades of Grey…The Movie

February 14, 2015 Reviews 14

          You know what? I’m blaming Beyonce for this one. That’s right Bey. I am blaming YOU for this. Why am I blaming Beyonce you ask? You listen to the Fifty Shade of Grey version of Crazy In Love and tell me you don’t immediately squirm in anticipation! You do not drop a special version of CRAZY IN LOVE and not expect people to be all “hell yes I need to know what made this song a reality”! I mean URGH DAMN YOU BEYONCE! You made me crave this movie! Even though I just tried to reread book one and couldn’t make it more than 15% in! Even though I KNEW going in that this movie would be cringe worthy! YOU DID THIS BEYONCE! I hope you’re happy with yourself. …..ummm I’ve wanted to see the FSOG movie since the first trailer released. I read the books way back when they were first released and in all honesty I… Read more »


All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

February 12, 2015 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

I borrowed this book from my library, this does not influence my review. After over a year of pestering from other bloggers, I finally caved and decided to read this one. And OMFG WHY DID I NOT READ IT SOONER? This book was seriously amazing! Here’s what you NEED to know: killer romance, SUSPENSE, DID I MENTION THE ROMANCE, also TIME TRAVEL. So basically, this book is a recipe for awesome! The main character, Em, is just so fantastic and I really liked her. The love interest, Finn, is so swoony and adorable and OMFG IT’S SO GOOD! I loved All Our Yesterdays! The time travel element was amazing and I flew through the book. I guessed one of the twists much closer than when it was revealed but I didn’t even care because THIS BOOK IS THAT GOOD! The twists are amazing and the plot is just so beautiful and I can’t even form coherent thoughts. Basically all you need to… Read more »