Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Greetings, readers! I'm excited to be part of the Best of 2013 Giveaway Hop hosted by Bookhounds and I Am a Reader Not a Writer. I've been lucky to read some amazing books this year, you guys. Oh my word, so many good books! I thought I'd showcase some of my favorites by offering them up in this giveaway. Fun, right?!
This giveaway will be running from the 11th to the 18th. I'm excited to say that this is an international giveaway, as long as the Book Depository ships to your country (and the book is available, of course). For further giveaway rules and guidelines, check out the Terms and Conditions in the Rafflecopter form.
So you're probably wondering which books I've chosen to give away, huh? I was having a hard time narrowing it down, so I picked ten. Well, without further ado, here they are! (Click on the cover for more information about the book via Goodreads.)
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The topic this week is Top Ten Books on My Winter TBR List. Man, I feel as though I'm so far behind on my review books! For this seasonal TBR list, I thought I'd share those I need to get read within the next few months for tours and whatnot. There are so many amazing books coming out next year, but I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew! Eep! Along with the "must reads," I'm also going to share books I just really want to read soon. Hopefully I can get through them all this time!
Here are the books I need to get read for reviews:
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Hey you guys! Litza here again, bringing you all the November news. There have been many things going on lately, so I'm really excited to share some of them with you! Lots of reading, posting and even fun giveaways. Check them all out below! Also, be sure to check back throughout the month of December for even more fun (psst... including an International giveaway)!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The topic this week is Top Ten 2014 Releases I'm Dying to Read. This year has been a great reading year for me. There are so many amazing books that I've had the opportunity to fall in love with! I have no doubt in my mind that 2014 is going to be another year of books that will astound and amaze (especially in April!)... maybe even more so than this year!
Without further ado, here are 10 of those 2014 books I can't wait to get my hands on:
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Welcome to the blog tour for Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding! This tour is hosted by Rockstar Book Tours and will be running from November 25th to December 6th. Be sure to check out the other tour stops by clicking the banner above or following the links at the end of this post. Also, enter the tour-wide giveaway below!
Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding
eARC: 320 pages
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publishing Date: 3 December 2013
Age Level: Young Adult
Source: Provided for tour in exchange for an honest review
For Kellie Brooks, family has always been a tough word to define. Combine her hippie mom and tattooist stepdad, her adopted overachieving sister, her younger half brother, and her tough-love dad, and average Kellie’s the one stuck in the middle, overlooked and impermanent. When Kellie’s sister finally meets her birth mother and her best friend starts hanging with a cooler crowd, the feeling only grows stronger.
But then she reconnects with Oliver, the sweet and sensitive college guy she had a near hookup with last year. Oliver is intense and attractive, and she’s sure he’s totally out of her league. But as she discovers that maybe intensity isn’t always a good thing, it’s yet another relationship she feels is spiraling out of her control.
It’ll take a new role on the school newspaper and a new job at her mom’s tattoo shop for Kellie to realize that defining herself both outside and within her family is what can finally allow her to feel permanent, just like a tattoo.
review in which I stated one of the reasons I liked the book so much was because it was quiet and didn't make a bid deal about itself. The same really goes for Ink is Thicker Than Water. This book is such a great example of what life as a normal teenager really can be like. Kellie goes through so many things in this book, but it was all handled quite realistically. There's drama and family issues and all that, of course, but it doesn't slap you over the head with it and the drama isn't blown out proportion. I really found myself relating to the themes and characters in this novel. I think it's a true testament to the talent of the author when a story can speak to a reader on more than one level. Ink is Thicker Than Water definitely rings true with the good, the bad and the ugly parts of growing up.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Welcome to the blog tour for Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe! This tour is hosted by the ever-wonderful, Rockstar Book Tours. For my stop, I had the great opportunity to interview author Trisha Wolfe! So find out about this book, look at my interview and check out all the other fun stuff! Be sure to visit the other tour stops by clicking the banner above or following the links below. Also, don't forget to enter the awesome tour-wide giveaway! So without further ado, here's Fireblood!
Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe
eARC: 366 pages
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publishing Date: 26 November 2013
Age Level: Young Adult
To save a kingdom, Zara must choose between a prince who could be the answer and a rising rebellion that threatens to take control.
When Zara Dane is chosen to marry Prince Sebastian Hart, son of the man who ordered her father’s capture, Zara knows she must fight to save everything she loves from ruin.
Being betrothed to the prince means a life trapped behind the towering stone walls of the Camelot-forged realm. Under the watchful eye of the prince's first knight, Sir Devlan Capra, changing her future becomes difficult.
When an unlikely rebel reveals the truth about the deadly secrets that fuel King Hart’s twisted world, Zara’s path to rescue her father becomes clouded by deception. The Rebels clear her path by forcing Zara’s hand with an ultimatum: sway Prince Sebastian to join the Rebels, convincing him of his father’s evil nature, or they will take him out.
But Zara is uncertain about a future under the Rebels’ command and where the prince’s heart truly lies. She must decide who to trust, what to believe, and what she’s truly fighting for before the king destroys all of Karm, including her heart.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
This has been a really tough year, especially the last couple of weeks, so the topic this week is much needed and nothing short of wonderful. The topic today is Top Ten Things I am Thankful For. I really love this time of year and all the happiness it brings. So, although it has been rough lately, there are still heaps of reasons to be happy and thankful.
Here are ten things I am incredibly thankful for: