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 0

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 0 ★★★★

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 6

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 11

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*                     


Stop & Chat! ~Buddy Reading~

Stop & Chat! ~Buddy Reading~

January 19, 2015 Features & Spotlights 11

It’s been a while since we chatted guys! I’ve been a busy mess but I am here with a topic I’ve been sitting on for AGES!!   Buddy Reads! I know this seems like an odd topic but I really just need to rant amongst my fellow book nerds! You see, I realized a while back that I am not a good “buddy read” candidate. I LOVE the idea of buddy reading but when it actually comes down to the actual act I fail…EPICALLY. I’ve come to realize that I am just too stubborn for it. Just the thought of “let’s read this, this week, this much a day” makes me want to dig my heels in and scream YOU CAN’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO.   I understand this is ridiculous and totally a mind over matter kind of thing but for the life of my I just can’t overcome it. Even when I KNOW I’ll love the book I… Read more »


Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

January 18, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

I borrowed this book from my library, this does not influence my review. I think there’s really only one sentence needed to get you to read this book: Chopsticks is told entirely through pictures. That’s right, the whole story is told through beautiful photography and minimal text. In the true spirit of Chopsticks, a picture says a thousand words so I’m just going to include everything I feel towards this book. Things you should know: it’s magical, unique, so well-written and YOU SHOULD READ IT! The consensus? If you’re looking for a wonderfully unique and feelsy book, Chopstick is right for you!