Lailah by Nikki Kelly!

Lailah by Nikki Kelly!

September 18, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

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 »


Book Haul: Mid-September Library Books!

Book Haul: Mid-September Library Books!

September 16, 2014 Features & Spotlights 3

Stacking the Shelves is a short feature on Read.Sleep.Repeat. where we showcase new, old or borrowed books that we got in the past week(s)! I know it’s not Sunday but I have decided to post this anyway because SO MANY BOOKS! Most are library books, and I got a physical ARC that isn’t pictured, but we’ll get to that all below!   Library Books Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff: I already read this one and it was just fantastic! A chat-style review with Octavia and I might be coming up next month! Falling into Place by Amy Zhang: I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this one so I am really excited to see what the buzz is all about! We Were Liars by E.Lockhart: Apparently this one is really twisty and awesome, and it’s not too long, so I can’t wait to read this one too! The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness: I read the first book in… Read more »


Top Ten Authors We’ve Read Only One Book From but NEED to Read More!

Top Ten Authors We’ve Read Only One Book From but NEED to Read More!

September 16, 2014 Features & Spotlights 8

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and The Bookish. Top Ten Authors We’ve Read Only One Book From but NEED to Read More! Jenny Han    Nina LaCour   Miranda Keneally    Lish McBride   Jessica Brody    Brenna Yovanoff    Rainbow Rowell    Brandon Sanderson   Holly Black    Kelley Armstrong    Which of these authors have you read books from? Let us know!


Blog Tour: Firebug by Lish McBride

Blog Tour: Firebug by Lish McBride

September 16, 2014 Reviews 5 ★★★★★

Hey guys, today we have the lovely Lish McBride on the blog today for her upcoming release, Firebug! This post features my 5 star review with many caps, a guest post from Lish AND an awesome giveaway for US/CAN readers! Without further ado, I present FIREBUG! Before we start, you can: -Read an excerpt of Firebug now! (which I highly recommend!) -Download the first five chapters of Firebug for free! (DO IT!) -Follow Lish McBride on Twitter! -Become a fan on Facebook -Check out her website! Guest Post Urban fantasy is definitely its own beast. In some ways, traditional fantasy is easier, because you get to make everything run the way you want to without conforming to a preexisting world. That being said, the flip side is also true—with traditional fantasy you have to make ALL OF IT UP. Which puts a burden on the writer. Besides figuring out how the magic works, you also have to figure out how the world itself works…. Read more »


Lailah by Nikki Kelly

Lailah by Nikki Kelly

September 15, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Come here my loves I have a glorious story for you and you mustn’t miss it! You see I had the amazing chance to go on a journey and I must tell you all the wonderful, dark, twisted and all around AMAZING bits and pieces of said journey! Like most amazing journey’s this one started with a book. A book with a beautiful cover of hands ripping from the ground reaching up towards this innocent and fragile looking young woman. See… But unlike most stories about books with stunning covers this one has something many others lack. An amazing and twisting story within. Lailah starts with a girl in a bar. I know it sounds like a joke but… well it isn’t a joke. Anyway it doesn’t take long for us to realize that Cessie (names are forever changing when it comes to this book) isn’t your run of the mill barmaid. In fact in just the first 20 pages… Read more »


Stop & Chat ~Thanks but no thanks~

Stop & Chat ~Thanks but no thanks~

September 14, 2014 Features & Spotlights 8

Welcome to another Stop & Chat my dears! Today we’re going to have a little talk about… Publisher Emails   So how often has this happened to you. You have a new contact at “X” publisher, and they send you an email. Before you even read the email you’re all excited just thinking about all the possibilities. Will it be the new fantasy book you’ve been itching for? Maybe that awesome sounding dystopian? Whatever it is you’re honored and positive it will be awesome.   But then you read the email and see it’s not the crazy cool sounding paranormal or completely adorable contemporary. It’s some book you’ve never heard of, have absolutely NO interest in and are now staring at and thinking “what is this nonsense?!”. Now you have to send  that super awkward “thanks but no thanks” email! Or, if you’re horrible like me, you pretend it doesn’t exist and don’t reply at all. O__O Have you had any ”thanks… Read more »


Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz + illustrations by John Hendrix

Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz + illustrations by John Hendrix

September 12, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

When I first saw the cover reveal for Hook’s Revenge, I knew I had to get this in my hands. I am not a huge fan of Peter Pan (I’m sorry) but I am a giant sucker for new retellings! Especially ones that sounds so fun! Jocelyn is the daughter of the infamous Captain Hook and when the savage Neverland crocodile kills him, she takes up the challenge to avenge her father and get her revenge! Basically, this book is pure magic. Jocelyn is probably one of the most refreshing characters I’ve read about in a while. Everyone is always telling her she can’t be a pirate because she’s too young and especially because she is a girl. But as a great heroine should, she doesn’t let that stop her. She takes those comments and uses them to fuel her motivation to become a pirate. The plot and setting of Hook’s Revenge was just plain awesome. Everything was just so well-written and… Read more »


Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane

Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane

September 11, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★½

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review but this does not affect the contents of my review nor my feelings towards the book. To say that Evidence of Things Not Seen is unlike anything I’ve ever read is not an exaggeration. However, it doesn’t mean that I enjoyed it immensely. Evidence of Things Not Seen is about a 17 year old boy, Tommy, who goes missing. All we know about Tommy is that he was obsessed with particle physics and parallel dimension and he is always writing and carrying around his notebooks. The story is told through 1st person point of view, secondary characters speaking to the town sheriff and 3rd person POV, characters out of town that you find have relevance to the story later. Each chapter features a new character and a new point of view. While this was interesting, and certainly refreshing compared to other YA novels, I am a little confused. Evidence of Things Not… Read more »


Inland by Kat Rosenfield ~Mini Review~

Inland by Kat Rosenfield ~Mini Review~

September 10, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★

I was really excited for Inland. I thought the concept sounded cool, it was going to be my first mermaid story and of course I fell head over hells in lust with the cover. I mean LOOK AT IT!!! A girl who looks so panicked, yet hiddenly powerful, trapped in a room with the ocean bearing down on her.   I expected this girl who comes into her own realizing what she is, where she’s from and where she’s going. I expected too much apparently. My biggest complaint about Inland is the plot. The characters were decent, the writing was actually quite lovely but the plot just…DRAGGED!  I felt like the entire story was this constant monologue. Just a person talking in the voice from that guy in the clear eye dry eye commercials, for 300+ pages. If not for the beautiful writing I would have given up way before the halfway point, but that and my desire to truly know… Read more »


Top Ten Underrated Books in YA!

Top Ten Underrated Books in YA!

September 9, 2014 Features & Spotlights 3

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and The Bookish. Top Ten Underrated  Books in YA! Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski 2 girls + 3 guys + 1 house – parents = 10 things April and her friends did that they (definitely, maybe, probably) shouldn’t have. If given the opportunity, what sixteen-year-old wouldn’t jump at the chance to move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although maybe “opportunity” isn’t the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny little untruth to make it happen (see #1: “Lied to Our Parents”). But she and her housemate Vi are totally responsible and able to take care of themselves. How they ended up “Skipping School” (#3), “Throwing a Crazy Party” (#8), “Buying a Hot Tub” (#4), and, um, “Harboring a Fugitive” (#7) at all is kind of a mystery to them. In this hilarious and bittersweet tale, Sarah Mlynowski… Read more »