Weekly Wrapup: March 24-28

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So I won’t be around when this gets posted. I’ve been waiting for so long, but the day has finally come. I’m going on a vacation! I’m going to the beach! What will I be doing at the beach? Why I’ll be reading of course! 😛 I’ll probably be back home by Sunday afternoon.

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And here are the babies I plan to enjoy (as well as a couple of ebooks maybe):

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I hope all of you will be enjoying your weekends as well. My week was pretty okay. It rained, which was weird since it’s supposed to be summer season soon. Summer here is at April-May. I also got a sore throat, which was bad for all the eating I wanted to do. 😛 I read The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith, which was amazing. But I can’t post my review until April, which is when the tour would be held. I didn’t read much though so I’m really excited for the vacation. It will be my own personal read-a-thon. Or so I hope.

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Book Review: Hope’s Decree by Angela McPherson

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Title: Hope’s Decree
Author: Angela McPherson
Publication Date: August 13, 2013
Publisher: Untold Press
Series: Fated #1
Format: Kindle edition
Acquisition: Free download on Amazon

When everything else is lost, there is always hope.
While most teens want an epic senior year, Trinity Whitebone hoped for a normal one. Being seventeen was hard enough. Having the emotions of everyone around you in your head made life more than a little difficult.
Until Blain Heros enrolled.
He screamed hot-god in jeans with just his walk. His intense stare warmed her skin like a thousand suns. Unfortunately, his interest in her seemed to run from blazing to freezing in the span of moments and left her nothing but confused. She could deal with things not being normal, but when life goes from strange to dangerous…
Trinity is the direct descendant of Pandora and fated to rectify the terrors released into the world by her curious ancestor. With powers she didn’t know existed and abilities she never wanted, Trinity tries to walk away from everything her life had become. She thought she could turn her back on her fate, until a band of rogue immortals discover who she is and will do whatever it takes to control her powers. Trinity is left with one decision…Embrace fate or die trying.

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[Blog Tour + Giveaway] Book Review: Twelve Steps by Veronica Bartles

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Title: Twelve Steps
Author: Veronica Bartles
Date of Publication: March 25, 2014

Purchase at: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble

Acquisition: YA Bound Book Tours

Sixteen-year-old Andi is tired of being a second-class sibling to perfect sister Laina. The only thing Andi’s sure she has going for her is her awesome hair. And even that is eclipsed by Laina’s perfect everything else.
When Andi’s crush asks her to fix him up with Laina, Andi decides enough is enough, and devises a twelve-step program to wrangle the spotlight away from Laina and get the guy.

Step 1: Admit she’s powerless to change her perfect sister, and accept that her life really, really sucks.
Step 4: Make a list of her good qualities. She MUST have more than just great hair, right?
Step 7: Demand attention for more than just the way she screws things up.

When a stolen kiss from her crush ends in disaster, Andi realizes that her twelve-step program isn’t working. Her prince isn’t as charming as she’d hoped, and the spotlight she’s been trying to steal isn’t the one she wants.
As Laina’s flawless façade begins to crumble, the sisters work together to find a spotlight big enough for both to shine.

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Book Review: The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

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Title: The Chaos of Stars
Author: Kiersten White
Publication Date: September 10, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: N/A
Format: Paperback
Acquisition: Purchased

Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy, is back with The Chaos of Stars—an enchanting novel set in Egypt and San Diego that captures the magic of first love and the eternally complicated truth about family.
Isadora’s family is seriously screwed up—which comes with the territory when you’re the human daughter of the ancient Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris. Isadora is tired of living with crazy relatives who think she’s only worthy of a passing glance—so when she gets the chance to move to California with her brother, she jumps on it. But her new life comes with plenty of its own dramatic—and dangerous—complications . . . and Isadora quickly learns there’s no such thing as a clean break from family.
Blending Ally Carter’s humor and the romance of Cynthia Hand’sUnearthly, The Chaos of Stars takes readers on an unforgettable journey halfway across the world and back, and proves there’s no place like home.

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Mythology Books Spotlight

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Since I’m not able to read and review a lot of mythology books this month, I thought I would just spotlight a couple of them that look really interesting. I also asked for some suggestions on my Mythology March post so I want to thank everyone who commented – Emily @ Oh Magic HourMichelle @ In Libris VeritasKayla @ The Thousand LivesValeria @ A Touch of Book MadnessNara @ Looking for the PanaceaAuthor Angela Mcpherson

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Weekly Wrapup: March 16-22

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Well, I didn’t really read much this week, I only read 2 books and got into 30% of another. I was able to write a couple of blog posts though. Although I haven’t been able to visit others. Today hopefully. Or tomorrow? I spent a lot of time reformatting my External Hard Drive, Raven. And I watched a lot of YouTube videos from the vlogbrothers, jessethereader, and lindsaycummings.

I watched the Divergent movie yesterday with my best friend who doesn’t read. I think that the movie wasn’t that great. My friend couldn’t understand anything much and kept on asking me stuff. I’m not sure how much I would have enjoyed it had I not read the books. Also, there were a lot of changes – some I liked, some not so much. Best part about the movie’s probably Theo James. Of course that’s my girly answer. Haha! It was good, but not great. I wonder how the sequel would go. I mean The Hunger Games was meh but Catching Fire was awesome. So maybe. Just maybe. :))

Lastly, I’m thinking about holding a review-athon for April to May. I’m not sure anyone would want to join, but I definitely will do it for myself. I currently have around 30 review copies. Things are getting out of hand! Would anyone be interested? Because if so, I’ll be planning prizes and activities and whatnot. 😛

On the blog, I pretty much pimped out Tellulah Darling this week. 😛 And I also featured some authors I love.

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RECOMMENDED READS:

my ex from hell my date from hell my life from hell

Yes, I recommend the whole series.

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AbA: Tellulah Darling – Sassy, Swoony, and Side-splitting

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Auto-buy Authors: where I show off all the authors who have proven their worth to me and I won’t think twice about getting their books

So without further ado, let’s go to this month’s pick:

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Tellulah Darling

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Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?
1. YA romantic comedy author because her first kiss sucked and she’s compensating.
2. Alter ego of former screenwriter.
3. Sassy minx.

Geeks out over: cool tech.
Squees for: great storytelling.
Delights in: fabulous conversation.
Writes about: where love meets comedy. Awkwardness ensues.

Tellulah Darling is a firm believer that some of the best stories happen when love meets comedy. Which is why she has so much fun writing young adult romantic comedy novels. Her tales span contemporary, teen fantasy romance, and YA Greek mythology, and range from stand alone books to series. For Tellulah, teen romance is the most passionate, intense, and awkward there is – a comedy goldmine. Plus smart, mouthy, teen girls rock.

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Rough Waters by Nikki Godwin

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*FANGIRL SQUEALS* MORE AJ!!! I mean more Drenaline Surf! 😛 We finally have a cover for the sequel to Chasing Forever Down by Nikki Godwin. It’s my favorite out of all of her books so I’m really really really excited for this one. And it comes out next month so yay! The cover matches the new cover of the series and it’s really really pretty. I actually saw it days ago, and I immediately wanted to share it, but that goes against the rules of a cover reveal. Haha!

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Title: Rough Waters

Author: Nikki Godwin

Release date: April 27th, 2014

Genre: New Adult

Cover Reveal: Irresistible Reads Book Tours

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Synopsis:

Haley’s future has been waiting on the west coast for the past year, but she isn’t the only new face in Crescent Cove this summer. When Colby Taylor’s parents locate him and interrupt his surf competition, the surf star spirals out of control, dragging Drenaline Surf’s reputation through the mud and into the ground with him.

With Colby’s secrets plastered across surf magazines and tabloid headlines, Haley takes on the job of playing damage control for Drenaline Surf – which isn’t easy when Colby breaks everything he touches, Topher breaks the law, and Miles breaks his leg.
Instead of chasing dreams of forever, Haley spends her summer chasing the unraveling careers of the hottest new faces in the surf world, and she’s about to learn what happens when forever doesn’t last.

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About the Author:

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Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can’t live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she’s not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She is slightly obsessed with rock stars and surfers. She no longer hides her love for One Direction.
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Book Review: My Life From Hell by Tellulah Darling

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Please Note: This is a review of a last book in a trilogy, but this is a spoiler-free review. You can also check out my reviews on the other books in the series:

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Title: My Life From Hell
Author: Tellulah Darling
Publication Date: March 20, 2014
Publisher: Te Da Media
Series: The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #3
Format: eARC
Acquisition: Netgalley/Te Da Media

To say that Sophie Bloom is at the top of her game with one only week until spring equinox and the final showdown with Zeus and Hades would be, well, lying. The Goddess of Spring feels more like the Goddess of Bzz Thanks For Playing than the savior of humanity. And could her relationships be any more messed up?
Good times.
Sophie is convinced that things can’t get any worse than crawling back to her mother Demeter and begging for help. But she’s about to find out how very wrong she is.
It’s a race against time for Sophie to implement the big battle strategy in the YA romantic comedy/Greek mythology finale My Life From Hell. Love meets comedy with a whole lot of sass in book three of this teen fantasy romance series. Save herself; save the world. Humanity may be screwed.

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