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All About That Cover {Outlander by Diana Gabaldon}

"All About That Cover" is a weekly event hosted here that focuses on the differences between various book covers of the same book, such as cover changes, covers from different countries as well as special editions. 
All the Covers all around the World

U.S. Editions...

♥Cover Reveal ♥ Elementals: The Blood of the Hydra + Signed Paperback Giveaway!!

Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance,  Elementals: The Blood of the Hydra  is the second novel in Michelle Madow’s Elementals series that fans of Percy Jackson and The Secret Circle will love!
«SQUEE... I'm so excited for the next book in this magical series!!»
Elementals: The Blood of the Hydra
AuthorMichelle Madow
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release Date: April 18th 2016
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Series: Elementals #2
Format: eBook and paperback
ISBN: 9781311296788

A Demigod who can kill with a touch. It's an ability that must be kept secret from everyone, even from those trusted most.

Finding out that her new school had her in a special homeroom for witches was strange enough, but now Nicole must face the realization that she has the rare power to kill with just a touch. It’s a secret she needs to keep not only from the Head Elders, but from the super-sexy witch Blake, who she’s had undeniable chemistry with even before he broke up with his long-term girlfr…

Waiting On Wednesday - The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Check them out for links to more blogs! :)

This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is... About the book...
I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and de…

Review: Bound By Spells by Stormy Smith

Series: Bound
Source: Amazon Kindle Store
Publisher: Perfect Storm Publishing, LLC
Format: Kindle ebook
Pages: 472
Genre: NA urban fantasy (clean)
Rating: 5 Stars
Goodreads Amazon | B&N | Kobo Aidan Montgomery hadn’t been prepared for Amelia Bradbury to walk in and then out of his life. He also hadn’t expected to find the powerful magic hidden deep within him for the last nineteen years, but he’s embracing it — finding more control and more answers every day. Now, with the help of Amelia’s best friend, Bethany, Aidan is on a quest to understand his destiny and find Amelia.

Amelia decided to stand by her duty, which meant walking away from her first chance at love. Trapped in Cresthaven at the Queen’s mercy, she spends her days with Micah — an ally she still holds at arm’s length — struggling to manage her heartbreak while keeping her mind focused on the task at hand. As she continues to unlock the secrets of the Keeper power, Queen Julia’s true …

Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn't

TopTen Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn't

Hello everyone! 2015 was a great year for me. I started blogging and absolutely fell in love with the book community! Unfortunately I did not finish my Goodreads reading goal. Here are the books I meant to get to in 2015. 

Feel free to click on the covers for the Goodreads page! 

All About That Cover {Dreamology + The Siren}

"All About That Cover" is a weekly event hosted here that focuses on the differences between various book covers of the same book, such as cover changes, covers from different countries as well as special editions. 
Dreamology = U.S vs German Vs French Edition 
The Siren = U.S/UK vs Russian Edition *The German edition means  "Two in a Dream"

So What do you think? I like all three covers of Dreamology and the Russian cover of The Siren. I love talking books, so please let me know in the comments below!

Review: Never Never part 1 by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

Series: Never Never (3 parts)
Source: Free on Amazon Kindle Store
Genre: YA contemporary/mystery/paranormal
Rating: 4 Stars

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He'll do anything to remember. She'll do anything to forget.

“How odd to be made of flesh, balanced on bone, and filled with a soul you've never met. ” 
My review of Never Never part one...
I've been meaning to read another Colleen Hoover book lately. When I picked up this book I knew I'd like it so I didn't even bother reading the summary before diving in. 
Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher deliver a book which is overflowing with mystery, intrigue and romance! Imagine a mixture of I Know What You Did Last Summer and The Notebook. The genre was really hard for me to define, this book is almost a mash up of multiple genres. But the romance, ahh it was magnificent!!

"I consider telling him the truth. That if I were dead like Snow Wh…

All About That Cover {Glass Sword}

"All About That Cover" is a weekly event hosted here that focuses on the differences between various book covers of the same book, such as cover changes, covers from different countries as well as special editions. 

U.S vs UK vs German Editions
Glass Sword + The Girl From Everywhere What do you think? Personally I like the UK edition of The Girl From Everywhere. I prefer the tag line "A journey through time. A journey to love." Sounds much more romantic!

Review: The Reluctant Duchess by Sharon Cullen

Release: November 10th 2015
Series: n/a
Publisher: Loveswept
Source: From Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Genre: Regency Romance (Historical)
Rating: 1 Star

Lady Sara Emerson was jolted out of her dull provincial life by her cousin’s murder. Now that the killer seems to be targeting her, Sara seeks help from the man who was once her cousin’s fiancé, Gabriel Ferguson, Duke of Rossmoyne. With his towering frame and fiery personality, Ross cuts an intimidating figure. Living under his protection, however, has its own hazards—like the sudden urge Sara feels to take their relationship in new, exquisitely inappropriate directions.
Dazzled by the social graces of his betrothed, Ross never noticed her shy, blushing cousin. Looking at Sara now, though, he’s drawn to her lovely eyes and calm disposition. Funny how a year away from the hustle and bustle of the ton changes a man. But Ross has no intention of allowing a woma…

Mini Review: Nearer Still by Melissa MacVicar

Nearer Still
Author: Melissa MacVicar
Release: May 28th 2014
Series: Secret Affinity
Publisher: Self published
Source: Amazon Kindle Store
Genre: Historical YA
Rating: 3 Stars
Website: Goodreads Page

Expanding on the world of Melissa MacVicar's debut novel EVER NEAR, this digital-only short story explores the background of Jade’s grandmother, Winnie Ferguson, growing up as a black teenager and a budding clairvoyant in the early 1960s.

When Stanley Irving gets arrested during a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter, he makes the front page of the Baltimore newspaper. Eighteen-year-old Winnie Ferguson’s father is furious with his daughter's boyfriend and tries to break up the young couple. Will Winnie stand up to her father, or will the pair be ripped apart by the tension surrounding the Civil Rights movement?
My review of this short-story  Nearer Still is a short story prequel set in the 1960's. There are two full length novels in this series.The first two books in this serie…

Happy New Year + My Year In Books {2015 Edition}

Just wanted to wish each and every one of you a very  Happy New Year!  I hope 2016 brings you lots of great books!

My Year In Books {2015 Edition}
Inspired by Carla @ Lipstick and Mocha
It's the first day of 2016! I wanted to take a moment and reflect back on the books I read in 2015. 

I set my reading goal at 50 books for 2015. Unfortunately I only made it to 45. I was definitely busier than I had planned. This coming year I plan on being a bit more realistic on my reading goals, but also managing my time better.

Here are my 2015 reading stats: