Friday, 9 December 2016

Alterations by Stephanie Scott | Book Blitz

↠ Alterations by Stephanie Scott - Book Blitz ↞

by Stephanie Scott

YA Contemporary Romance

Release Date:
December 6th 2016

Bloomsbury Spark

Summary from Goodreads:
If anyone saw the prom boards Amelia Blanco makes on her favorite fashion app, they'd think Ethan Laurenti was her boyfriend. They wouldn't know that all the plans she's made for them are just dreams, and that she's the girl who watches him from the kitchen while her parents cook for his famous family.

When Amelia's abuelita enrolls her in a month-long fashion internship in NYC, Amelia can't imagine leaving Miami--and Ethan--for that long. As soon as she gets to New York, however, she finds a bigger world and new possibilities. She meets people her own age who can actually carry on a conversation about stitching and design. Her pin boards become less about prom with Ethan and more about creating her own style. By the time she returns to Miami, Amelia feels like she can accomplish anything, and surprises herself by agreeing to help Ethan's awkward, Steve-Jobs-wannabe brother, Liam, create his own fashion app.

As Liam and Amelia get closer, Ethan realizes that this newly confident, stylish girl may be the one for him after all . . . even though he has a reality TV star girlfriend he conveniently keeps forgetting about. The "new and improved" Amelia soon finds herself in between two brothers, a whole lot of drama, and choice she never dreamed she'd have to make.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Discord by Katy Haye | Book Blitz

↠ Discord by Katy Haye - Book Blitz ↞

By Katy Haye

Young Adult

Release Date:
December 8th 2016

Summary from Goodreads: Beth forgot her past. What if there’s nothing to remember? Seventeen-year-old Beth has brain damage. That’s why she lives in a hospital in the middle of the English countryside filled with therapeutic music and medical tests. Some days she feels well enough to go home, but other days – the days filled with shadows and ghosts, and a strong sense of déjà vu – she fears she’ll never get better. Toby’s arrival signals a turning point. Beth faces her fears instead of hiding from them. But even with Toby’s help, is she strong enough to face a truth that is stranger than anything Beth could imagine?

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Secrets and Shadows | Book Blitz

↠ Secrets and Shadows - Book Blitz ↞

Secrets & Shadows banner

Hi all! This is my stop for the book blitz for Secrets and Shadows. This amazing box set contains novels by Kelly St. Clare, Siobhan Davis, Sophie Davis, Angela Fristoe, DelSheree Gladden, Laxmi Hariharan, Melissa Eskue Ousley, Kristin D. Van Risseghem, Rhonda Sermon and Susan Stec. 

This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 30 November till 6 December, you can view the blitz schedule HERE

From only the 30th November - 6th December, you can buy your very own copy of Secrets & Shadows for only $0.99 on Amazon. Also available through Kindle Unlimited. 

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Stages of Re-Reading a Book

↠ Stages of Re-Reading a Book ↞

Recently, I found myself in a position of self-conflict. Torn between reading one of the hundreds of books in my TBR. Or picking up a book that I have already read a thousand times...
It is obvious that I choose the later. 

But the one thing that pushed my need to re-read a book once again, was the fact that I went ONLINE BOOK SHOPPING!
Now don't get me wrong, Book Depository is actually my favourite online place to buy books. Not only does it have amazing deals for books, but it also has FREE SHIPPING TO AUSTRALIA! Which is practically unheard of!

With my decision to buy the second book in the LUX bind-up by Jennifer L. Armentrout (including Opal and Origin), I thus decided that I should re-read the first two books. Which I proceeded to do in abbot four days... 

Saturday, 26 November 2016

How Harry Potter is Educational

↠ How Harry Potter is Educational ↞

Two days ago I had to sit in a crowded room full of teenagers, remain silent for a solid 5 hours and also practice for the test that may decide my very future. No pressure or anything...
And on top of this I am given 2 hours to write a piece of art, that is 600-800 words (about the size of a English assignment). 

BUT! There is a light at the end of the tunnel, the writing stimulus was about HARRY POTTER! 
Seriously! What are the chances that I am about to write any form of writing that I want, including a review, and the stimulus was Harry Potter?!?

I have trained my whole life for this! 
Thus, for today's post, I will be discussing the way that Harry Potter is a benefit for your education!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

TBR and Future Buys

↠ TBR and Future Buys ↞

Similarly to many other book-lovers out there, my TBR list is miles high and I am expecting it to eventually grow so big that it will be able to hunt me down and consume me whole. No joke though... 

Also I am currently watching a movie on Netfilx called "Flipped," and holy heck, it is so amazing and I have cried a total of three times already! I just found out something amazing! IT IS A BOOK!
When I think about it, isn't that always the case? The books are ALWAYS better than the movie. And if this is the case, I CANNOT WAIT to read the book! 

The author of the book is Wendelin Van Draanen, and the book has the same title as the movie, Flipped. 
You can read the synopsis on this Goodreads link

The book is basically about this girl who has had a crush on her neighbor since they were in second grade, but after different events and actions on his behalf, she finds her emotions towards him drastically changing. While on the flip of things, he always thought she was a stalker, until different events lead to his emotions towards her taking a complete flip. 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

My Favourite Book-Tubers and Bloggers

My Favourite Book-Tubers and Bloggers 

Books. They are the most influential and effective way for spreading knowledge, joy and the feels! 

Today I decided that I would compile a list of book bloggers and book-tubers who have not only inspired me to read a who bunch of amazing books, but also who are super cool! 

↠ Number One 

My first and foremost would have to be Sasha Alsberg who is an incredible book-tuber - her account being called abookutopia. She is super relateable, funny, beautiful and is also the person who made me actually start reading some of my favourite book series of all time! One of which is the LUX series by Jennifer L. Armentrout - this book is the reason why I started blogging!
So a winner here!
She also look insainly like Clary Fray from the Mortal Instruments book series when she has red hair!