End Of The Year Survey

Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 4:00 AM

best books 2013 end of year survey 

Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner posted this awesome survey and I just had to join in.  If your interested in participating go check out here page HERE

Best YA book 2013

1. Best Book You Read In 2013? (If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2013 release vs. backlist)

Contemporary YA – This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic – Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Paranormal — Pivot Point by Kasie West

Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 4:00 AM


 


 
Series: Slammed #1
 
Format: Paperback
 
Source: Traded
 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
 
Pages: 321
 
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
 
 
 
 

 
Layken's father died suddenly, leaving her to gather every ounce of strength to be a pillar for her family, in order to prevent their world from falling apart. Now her life is taking another unexpected turn...

Layken's mother gets a job which leads to an unwanted move across the country. However, a new home means new neighbours... and Layken's new neighbour is the very attractive Will Cooper.

Will has an intriguing passion for slam poetry, and a matching passion for life. The two feel an irresistible attraction but are rocked to the core when a shocking revelation brings their romance to a screeching halt. Layken and Will must find a way to fight the forces that threaten to tear them apart...or learn to live without each other.
 

Cover Adoration | Who Wore It Better

Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 4:00 AM
 
The series that I chose for today's Who Wore it Better is....
 
 
A Beautiful Dark series by Jocelyn Davies

Stacking the Shelves | Christmas Edition

Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 4:00 AM
 
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that allows us to show what bookish things we got the previous week.
 
I got quite a bit this week on count of Christmas. 
 
 
 

Top 10 of 2013 | 2014 Books I'm Looking Forward To

Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 4:00 AM
 
 
Top 10 of 2013 is hosted by Two Chicks On Books, Fiktshun, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
To find out how you can participate, you can go HERE.
 
2014 Books I'm Excited For


Top 10 of 2013 | Top 10 Book Boyfriends

Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2013 4:00 AM
 
 
Top 10 of 2013 is hosted by Two Chicks On Books, Fiktshun, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
To find out how you can participate, you can go HERE.
 
Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2013
 

Top 10 of 2013 | Best Contemporary

Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 4:00 AM
 
 
Top 10 of 2013 is hosted by Two Chicks On Books, Fiktshun, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
To find out how you can participate, you can go HERE.
Top 10 Contemporary Books of 2013
 

Top 10 of 2013 | Favorite Covers of 2013

Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 4:00 AM
 

Top 10 of 2013 is hosted by Two Chicks On Books, Fiktshun, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
To find out how you can participate, you can go HERE.

Favorite Covers of Books I've Read


Favorite Covers of Books I Haven't Read YET


What are some of your favorite covers of 2013?

 

Top 10 of 2013 | Best Books I've Read in 2013

Posted on Monday, December 23, 2013 4:00 AM
 
Top 10 of 2013 is hosted by Two Chicks On Books, Fiktshun, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
To find out how you can participate, you can go HERE.  
 
Today's topic is: Best Books I've Read In 2013.
 
Here's my list in no particular order:
 
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
 
Reboot by Amy Tinterra
 
Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
 
The Program by Suzanne Young
 
The Summer I Became A Nerd by Leah Miller
 
Pivot Point by Kasie West
 
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
 
Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout
 
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
 
With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent
 

 


 
*Books I Haven't Read Yet But Probably Would Have Made This List*
 
 Champion by Marie Lu
 
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
 
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
 
Horde by Ann Aguirre
 
What's on your top 10 of 2013 list?
 
 
 
 
 


 
 




 


Cover Adoration (4) Before & After Edition

Posted on Sunday, December 22, 2013 1:20 PM
 
It seems like there are a ton of books that are getting their covers redesigned, so for today's Cover Adoration I thought I would do a before & after so I can put the covers up against each other to see which one everyone likes the best.


 

Stacking the Shelves

Posted on Saturday, December 21, 2013 4:00 AM
 
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that allows us to show what bookish things we got the previous week.
 
Here's my haul:

Midwenter's Eve Giveaway Hop

Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 6:34 PM
 
 
Welcome to my stop on the Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop! This hop is hosted by Bookhounds & I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
 
I'm going to be giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a book UNDER $10 from The Book Depository.  This giveaway will be INT as long as TBD ships to you. 
 
The rules are listed on my giveaway policy.
 
Good luck and be sure to check out the other stops!

CBA Discussion | Keeping Track of Books

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:00 AM
 

 

Since I’ve been trading books on YA Book Exchange I’ve had a hard time keeping up with the books that I actually own. There was actually a time where I was getting ready to contact someone about a potential trade but luckily before I emailed them I double checked to make sure that I had a particular book from their wishlist only to realize that I had already traded that book and forgot about it.



Top Ten Tuesday | New To Me Authors I Read In 2013

Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 4:00 AM
 
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  This weeks topic is: New to me authors I read in 2013
 
Here's my list:
 
 
 

 What are some authors that were new to you this year?
 
 

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Posted on Monday, December 16, 2013 4:00 AM



Series: Shatter Me #2
 
Format: ARC
 
Source: Traded
 
Publisher: HarperCollins
 
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
 
Pages: 461
 

 
 
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time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.
 

Cover Adoration (3) | Haunting Covers

Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2013 1:44 PM


Cover Adoration is a feature here on the blog in which I get to show off some gorgeous covers that caught my attention. 

Today I thought I would do a 'Haunting Edition' and show you some dark, ominous covers that caught my eye.


Stacking the Shelves

Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 4:00 AM

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that allows us to showcase what books we got during the week.

Here's my haul:


Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Posted on Friday, December 13, 2013 4:00 AM






 
Format: Hardback
 
Source: Purchased
 
Publication Date: October 22, 2013
 
Pages: 526
 
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
 
 
 
 
    
 
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

Blogger Tips | Free Resources That I Love

Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 4:00 AM

 
As bloggers we all love those free resources that make our life a little easier.  So, I thought I would share some of the ones that I've come to love.
 
 
 
 
 
Picmonkey is a great tool to use to create banners, collages, edit photos, add text or overlays to photos and so much more.  I use it constantly for my Top Ten Tuesday posts, and I've used it for everyone of my meme banners.  The best part is it's completely free to use.

Top Ten Tuesday | Books On My Winter TBR List

Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 4:00 AM
 
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  This weeks topic is: Books on my winter TBR list. 
 
Here's my list:
 
 





What's on your winter TBR list?
 


The Summer I Became A Nerd by Leah Miller

Posted on Monday, December 9, 2013 4:00 AM




Format: Paperback
 
Source: Traded
 
Publisher: Entangled Teen
 
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
 
Pages: 258
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl's body isn’t just unknown, it's anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.

Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.
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