Waiting on Wednesday ~10/1/2014~

Waiting on Wednesday ~10/1/2014~

October 1, 2014 Features & Spotlights 0

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, where we can share upcoming releases that have us excited! The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall To Be Published: January 13th, 2015 To fight her destiny as the missing heir to a powerful and dangerous secret society, sixteen-year-old Avery West must solve an ancient puzzle in a deadly race across Europe. Forbidden love and code-breaking, masked balls and explosions, destiny and dark secrets collide in this romantic thriller, in the vein of a YA DaVinci Code. Avery West’s newfound family can shut down Prada at the Champs-Elysees when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war. They are part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle of Twelve, and Avery is their missing heir. If they discover who she is, some of them will want to use her as a pawn…. Read more »


Famous Last Words by Katie Alender

Famous Last Words by Katie Alender

September 30, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★½

I received an eARC of this book for review from the publisher, this does not affect the contests of my review or my opinions on the book. When I first heard about Famous Last Words, I knew I had to pick it up, despite it being a book I wouldn’t normally read. And oh boy am I glad I did. This book has everything! Murder, mystery, red carpets, brooding boys, new stepfathers, serial killers, and snarky characters. Basically, a recipe for a great read. Willa is moving on up, to Hollywood! But only because her mom has remarried and Willa’s stepfather is some big-deal director. While struggling with finding her place in a new world, Willa also discovers that there’s a serial killer out there. And this serial killer targets young Hollywood actresses and recreates famous movie murder scenes, earning the killer the lovely nickname of the Hollywood Killer (personally, I like The Screamwriter better). But that’s not all! Willa is seeing… Read more »


Stop & Chat ~Asana! A New Way To Stay Organized~

Stop & Chat ~Asana! A New Way To Stay Organized~

September 28, 2014 Random Ramblings 13

Happy Sunday lovelies! It’s time for another Stop & Chat and today I’m bringing you something that appeals to the organizing junkie in all of us!   Like Delicious Library (check out last weeks S&C for that piece of awesomeness) I stumbled upon asana and now must share how great it is with the masses! I found asana via an endorsed tweet. Yep that’s right. It was one of those tweets you normally get angry at because WHY ARE YOU PROMOTING YOUR JUNK ON MY FEED?! But after a quick glimpse I thought maybe this could help RSR out. Maybe this is just what we needed! You see Shelly just started school again, I have a new job with a major shift change (in my favor but still) and I was tired of Shelly and I missing each others emails or forgetting to reply back to an email (always my fault there) and figured why not give this a shot! BEST. LIFE…. Read more »


My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories, anthology edited by Stephanie Perkins

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories, anthology edited by Stephanie Perkins

September 25, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★½

I was given an eARC by the publisher for review. This does not influence my opinions or thoughts on any of the short stories or works. Since there are twelve holiday stories, I will be writing mini-reviews for each story and an overall impressions section at the end of the review. This review includes individual ratings + an overall rating. Midnights by Rainbow Rowell ★★★★★ This short story spans over four midnights, each revolving around Mags and a boy named Noel. Noel and Mags become best friends and every year, we are shown glimpses of their lives on New Year’s Day. This story is precious, sweet, feels-inducing and very cute.  This story holds a special place in my heart because I love New Year’s Eve (mostly because I don’t celebrate Christmas but still) and gahh this was the PERFECT New Year’s story. SO PERFECT! It was just cute, adorable, sweet and very feels-inducing. Loved this one! The Lady and the… Read more »


HELP! ARC’s NEED A NEW HOME!

HELP! ARC’s NEED A NEW HOME!

September 24, 2014 Random Ramblings 12

Hi guys! If you follow me on twitter/instgram you probably remember me saying I have way too many physical ARC’s sitting in my room and need to get rid of them. Well a few of my lovely friends suggested I do a “if you pay for shipping you can have it” style giveaway and that’s what I’m here for today! I have the following books up for grabs and want to give my lovely followers a chance to snatch them up before I box them up and shove them in a closet!   That’s: Trial By Fire by Josephine Angelini Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen The Devil’s Intern by Donna Hoise Lailah by Nikki Kelly Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson Sick by Tom Leveen Let The… Read more »


Top Ten Books On Our Fall TBR List!

Top Ten Books On Our Fall TBR List!

September 23, 2014 Features & Spotlights 5

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and The Bookish. Top Ten Books On Our Fall TBR List! The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan Goodreads Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it “might” be able to stop a war… Read more »


Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

September 22, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★½

Afterworlds was probably one of my most anticipated reads for the year. I have read (and loved) Westerfeld’s Leviathon trilogy and his Uglies series was probably one of the first YA series I’ve ever read. So when I found out that Scott Westerfeld had a new book coming out and it’s about a teenage writer, I was beyond excited. Afterworlds is a dual point-of-view novel that revolves around Darcy. She’s written her first novel during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and she recently got a book deal for it and she decides to move to New York, to pursue her writing dream. The book revolves around Darcy’s journey and her book. As the tagline says: “Darcy writes the words. Lizzie lives them.” Personally, I loved Darcy’s parts better. That’s mostly because I’m a huge contemporary fan and I’ve never read a book, contemporary or not, that deals with the same issues that Darcy has. Besides the whole ‘becoming a writer’ thing,… Read more »


Stop & Chat ~Delicious Library~

Stop & Chat ~Delicious Library~

September 21, 2014 Features & Spotlights 21

Happy Sunday lovelies! Welcome to another fantabulous Stop & Chat discussion here at Read. Sleep. Repeat. Today I’m going to do a ton of talking and screen shot sharing and this post is strictly helpful for those who own a Mac or are considering purchasing one. I know we usually do this I select a topic, you chat about it, I chat back thing but I promise you will LOVE me for this in the end! So what exactly is today’s topic?   (photo property of Delicious Library. Click to link to site)   Delicious library is something I stumbled upon and am now so impressed I feel it is my purpose in life to push it on EVERYONE. Yes EVERYONE. So sit your butt down and bask in the glory that is Delicious Library 3! Delicious library is a way to catalogue your home library situation. Since you are my kind of people I know your mind jumped straight… Read more »


Storm Siren by Mary Weber

Storm Siren by Mary Weber

September 19, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★½

Storm Siren was the kind of book that had me shouting from the mountain tops about how great it was after only a few chapters. I tweeted, I squealed, I devoured the book word for word. Loving each piece, each twist and each character. In fact I think the characters are what I loved the most. You had such strong yet amusing people to help balance out the heavy atmosphere the plot was twisting around you. It was fabulous! Storm Siren starts off with Nym on the auction block. Not an ideal situation of course but tis life and all that. Then bam, one wrong move from a total jerk face and we see our first glimpse of what Nym is capable of. And believe me, that is one hell of a sight! In fact being able to witness the various abilities and personalities is why I loved the characters so much. Each person was unique and added a valuable… Read more »


Lailah by Nikki Kelly!

Lailah by Nikki Kelly!

September 18, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★★

I received this book from Macmillan for a review (thanks!), however, this does not affect the contents of my review nor my thoughts about the book.  Looking at the cover and reading the synopsis, it was pretty easy for me to want to read this book IMMEDIATELY. Basically, a 17 year old girl,Francesca, is immortal, well, sort of. When she dies, she comes back to life immediately but with little memory except her name and a general sense of who she is. Except, Francesca doesn’t really know how or why she can’t die. And this is where the plot of Lailah starts. Lailah was just a whirlwind of action, suspense, a little creepiness and swoon-worthy romance. The mystery behind Francesca (a.k.a Cessie)’s immortality is not too hard to figure out but Francesca still struggles to understand it herself. While all of this self-searching is happening, Cessie struggles to choose between two guys. Yes, there is a love triangle and while I am… Read more »