Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: No One Else Can Have You

Waiting on Wednesday's is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

No One Else Can Have You
Kathleen Hale
January 7, 2014

Small towns are nothing if not friendly. Friendship, Wisconsin (population: 688) is no different. Around here, everyone wears a smile. And no one ever locks their doors. Until, that is, high school sweetheart Ruth Fried is found murdered. Strung up like a scarecrow in the middle of a cornfield.

Unfortunately, Friendship’s police are more adept at looking for lost pets than catching killers. So Ruth’s best friend, Kippy Bushman, armed with only her tenacious Midwestern spirit and Ruth’s secret diary (which Ruth’s mother had asked her to read in order to redact any, you know, sex parts), sets out to find the murderer. But in a quiet town like Friendship—where no one is a suspect—anyone could be the killer.

Why I Can't Wait: The cover is absolutely adorable! I mean the plot sounds interesting, but that cover!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Review: Perfect You

Perfect You
Elizabeth Scott

Kate Brown's life has gone downhill fast. Her father has quit his job to sell vitamins at the mall, and Kate is forced to work with him. Her best friend has become popular, and now she acts like Kate's invisible.

And then there's Will. Gorgeous, unattainable Will, whom Kate acts like she can't stand even though she can't stop thinking about him. When Will starts acting interested, Kate hates herself for wanting him when she's sure she's just his latest conquest.

Kate figures that the only way things will ever stop hurting so much is if she keeps to herself and stops caring about anyone or anything. What she doesn't realize is that while life may not always be perfect, good things can happen -- but only if she lets them...

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wintertime Reads

This is my perfect winter day: Imagine being curled up in a fleece blanket on your favorite chair by the fire. You have a nice cup of *insert favorite winter drink here* by your side. Outside there is a slight flurry of snow but no worries, you are nice and warm and toasty. All that is missing is a good book. These are some of the books I would reach for:

My number one choice would definitely be Let it Snow by John Green, Mureen Johnson, and Luren Myracle. This book contains three different holiday romances that all occur in the same town. All of the stories connect in the cutest ways. This book is the EPITOME of a cute, feel-good winter read. 

When I think of winter reads, I think of  books that make you feel as good as a warm fire does. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan does that. The first time I finished this book I couldn't help but smile. And doesn't that cover just scream winter?

If you are more of a paranormal book person I would recommend Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. This book has just what you need: a wintertime setting, a cute small-town, a simple but complicated love, and werewolves!

What is your ideal wintertime read?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Top Ten: 2014 Releases I'm Dying To Read

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

The Retribution of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin
Mara Dyer #3
June 10, 2014

City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare
Mortal Instruments #6
May 27, 2014

Ignite Me - Tahereh Mafi
Shatter Me #3
February 4, 2014

The Forever Song - Julie Kagawa
Blood of Eden #3
April 29, 2014 (My Birthday XD)
No Cover Yet :(

Panic - Lauren Oliver
March 4, 2014

The Geography of You and Me - Jennifer E. Smith
April 15, 2014

Isla and the Happily Ever After - Stephanie Perkins
May 13, 2014

Raging Star - Moira Young
Dust Lands #3
May 13, 2014

Rebel - Amy Tintera
Reboot #2
May 13, 2014

Into the Still Blue - Veronica Rossi
Under the Never Sky #3
January 28, 2014

What is your top book releasing in 2014?