Showing posts from 2016

The Boy is Back (ARC) by Meg Cabot and 2016, the year from HELL!

Hello Everyone, I know I have been absent for a few months now, since the beginning of my school semester.  And while school has been keeping me busy, there have been other things that have happened in my life. So before I go into my last review of 2016, I want to tell you guys something that has changed my life forever. On Wednesday September 14th around 5:30 pm my entire world was turned upside down.  My dad, at the age 46, suffered from a major heart attack.  It happened at home, while my brother and him were working on a project together.  The ambulance came, and the paramedic were able to resuscitate him; but unfortunately the damage had been done. On Thursday September 22nd, 2016 at 6:25 pm my dad died from brain damage, caused by the lack of oxygen during the heart attack.  My dad is my hero, and will always be.  He was the most hard working person I have ever met, and he has always inspired me to go after my dreams. To say things have been hard is an understatement.  

The Perfect Panel of Authors by The Romance Bookie

Hello Everyone! I know it has been a long while.  Things have happened in my life, that I will go further into detail in the next post.  But anyway, I was asked by Eventbrite  to do a post where I describe my Perfect Panel of authors that I would love to see that a book event.  Dead or alive. So to celebrate my just having finished my last assignment of my second-to-last semester before I receive my Bachelors Degree, I will be sharing with you my list! The panel I would like to see is: JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer I know I know, no Meg Cabot on this one.  But here's why: These are last two big authors that I have not been able to meet. Plus as much as some people do not like one of these author's books, I believe they would go good together for a panel, because they wrote two of the most popular phenomenons of all time. Now I know there will be nay-sayers, but just keep something in mind...this is MY DREAM PANEL!  NOT YOURS! I loved both of these series gr

Blog Tour: It Ends With Us (ARC) by Colleen Hoover (w/GIVEAWAY!)

I haven't done a book tour in quite some time.  I would say it has been at least a couple of years!  But when I was given the amazing opportunity to be a part of Colleen Hoover's latest release, It Ends With Us , I knew I had to be a part of it!  Especially since it is summer, I am home more often than during the school year, and it just couldn't have worked out better! So time for the review! :) Description From Goodreads : Image provided by Publisher for Blog Tour Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most. Lily hasn't always had it easy, but that's never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants.  She's come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up -- she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business.  So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily's life suddenly seems almost too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubb

Defending Taylor (Hundred Oaks #7) by Miranda Kenneally

Hello Everyone! Another review for you! This time of the newly released  Defending Taylor  by Miranda Kenneally! From Goodreads : There are no mistakes in love. Captain of the soccer team, president of the Debate Club, contender for valedictorian: Taylor's always  pushed herself to be perfect.  After all, that's what is expected of a senator's daughter.  But one impulsive decision-one lie to cover for boyfriend-and Taylor's kicked out of private school.  Everything she's worked so hard for is gone, and now she's starting over at Hundred Oaks High. Soccer has always been Taylor's escape from the pressures of school and family, but it's hard to fit in and play on a team that used to be her rival.  The only person who seems to understand all that she's going through is her older brother's best friend, Ezra.  Taylor's had a crush on him for as long as she can remember.  But it's hard to trust after having been betrayed.  

Life, Book Blogging, and the Bad Rep it has Gotten (Random Post #15)

I realized something about myself the other day...I read when I'm sad, and going through a hard time. It's my out, when I want to get my mind off things, and just escape. Now don't get me wrong, I DO LOVE TO READ!  Reading has helped me from hitting that low in life where you just want to give up completely.  It's always been there to cheer me up, at least somewhat, when things have gotten really tough! But I noticed that I have always read when things were hard when I realized I had read two books in one week when I found out two loved ones in my life had passed away. I haven't been able to read for months...heck almost a couple of years at this point!  I've been in a very happy place in my life, for the first time in...Ever.  I've always had an amazing family that was there for me, but something was always missing.  I felt really lonely for a long time, because I have always had trouble making friends who truly accept me for who I am.  But then I m

Run by Kody Keplinger (ARC)

Hello Everyone! I've got another review for y'all! I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an advanced copy of Run  by Kody Keplinger when I went to YALL West in May, and have been reading it slowly over the past couple of months.  It was really good, but it was a book I needed to be in the mind set to read, so that's why it took me a while.  Plus a lot of things have been going on in my life lately, it's been both an exciting and yet very sad year so far. But anyway, finally got it done!  So here's my review of Run by Kody Keplinger! Note:  This is an ARC review! From Goodreads : Bo Dickinson is a girl with a wild reputation, a deadbeat dad, and a mama who's not exactly sober most of the time.  Everyone in town knows the Dickinsons are a bad lot, but Bo doesn't care what anyone thinks. Agnes Atwood has never gone on a date, never even stayed out past ten, and never broken any of her parents' overbearing rules.  Rules that are me

Fairest (#3.5 in the Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

Hey Everyone! Got another review finally!  Getting out of this reading rut has been more difficult than anticipated, but I finally got my hands on a good one, and one that I've been dying to get my hands on since its release! Fairest  by Marissa Meyer, #3.5 in the Lunar Chronicles.  This is story about Queen Levana that fans have been waiting for since almost the beginning! From Goodreads : In this stunning bridge book between Cress  and Winter  in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana's story is finally told. Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all? Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power.  But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived in a very different story -- a story that has never been told... until now. Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death.  This extraordinary book inc

Royal Day Out (From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess #1.5) (Novella Review)

Second book done during my summer break, and it's only week 2!!! Okay, okay, so it was a short novella, but it was a Meg Cabot novella, so of course it had to be read of course!! I finished it no time! From Goodreads: Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison never thought that being a real life PRINCESS OF GENOVIA could ever be boring, but with all of the news vans and paparazzi staked out in front of the palace, the whole family has been on lockdown for weeks.  So when Grandmere suggests a shopping trip to buy a small present for Princess Mia, Olivia jumps at the chance -- especially since the shopping trips comes with the promise of lunch at the Royal Genovian Yacht Club (makers of the best ice cream sundae in the world)! Surely nothing could go wrong with such a simple day out, could it? A quick shopping trip with her royal Grandmere turns into a much bigger deal than Olivia Grace, the newest Princess of Genovia expected in this e-short edition to Meg Cabot's i

From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess: Royal Wedding Disaster (#2) by Meg Cabot

Hey Everyone!! Oh it is good to be back!  It's Day 1 of summer break (at least from school work) and I've already finished my first book!  I'm hoping to get time to read quite a bit this summer! I've missed it, and The Romance Bookie! Of course, since a new Meg Cabot book came out last week, I knew I had to make it my first summer read for 2016! It is sadly also the first book I have completed since February 26th!!  How sad!! But anyway, time for the review!! From Goodreads: You are invited to a Genovian Royal Wedding in this second book pulled FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF A MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCES, a Princess Diaries  spin-off series, written and illustrated by New York Times- bestselling author Meg Cabot. Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison still finds it hard to believe that she's a real live PRINCESS OF GENOVIA.  Not only does she get to live in an actual palace with her newly discovered family and two fabulous poodles (who all love her and think t

YALL West 2016

Hello Everyone! Once again, it's been months!  I know, I know, but life is crazy, and so much excitement is happening in my life right now (details in a later post!).  School is finally slowly winding down, I am down to one week left of my first year at university; which means only one more year to go before I FINALLY graduate with my Bachelors!!!! Work is crazy as ever.  I really starting to question whether I want to stay there for another year, or possibly look for something else until I graduate next year. But besides that, there unfortunately has been no time for reading, mainly because when I actually do have a few moments to myself, I am too darn exhausted to even think about picking up a book!  However, that does not mean books have not been on my mind!  In fact, today I got the latest Meg Cabot book in the mail! Can't wait to dig into this one, hopefully latest by the end of next week, when all my classes are over! :) And then I also got to go to a SUPER ex