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All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue by Sophie Jordan Book Review

All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue (The Debutante Files, #2)There was once a lady who loathed a lord... 
Lady Aurelia hasn't always hated Max, Viscount Camden, her brother's best friend. In fact, as a besotted girl, she thrived under his kind attention – sure that he was the most noble and handsome man in the land. Until her young heart discovered what manner of rogue he really was. Now, though she enjoys nothing more than getting on his last nerve, she can’t deny Max drives her to distraction—even if she tries to pretend otherwise.
...and a lord who was confounded by a lady. 
Max cannot recall a time when Aurelia did not vex him. If she was not his friend’s sister, he would stay far away from the infuriating vixen. Unfortunately, they are always thrown together. At parties and family gatherings…she is always there. Infuriating him, tossing punch in his face, driving him mad...until one night, she goes too far and he retaliates in the only way he can: with a kiss that changes everything. 

Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols Book Review


Perfect Couple is #2 in the Superlatives series about seniors at a Florida high school who are selected for their class's superlative categories in the yearbook, and how the labels change the way they view themselves and alter the course of their lives.
Can your heart be put to a popular vote?
As yearbook photographer, Harper is responsible for capturing those candid moments that make high school memorable. But her own life is anything but picture perfect. Her parents' bitter divorce has left her wondering what a loving relationship would look like. And ever since the senior class voted her and star quarterback Brody the “Perfect Couple That Never Was,” her friends have been on her case to ask Brody out.
Brody doesn’t lack in female admirers, but Harper can't see herself with him. He seems confused about why they were matched together, too. They’re total opposites—the last people in the world who would ever be compatible, let alone the “perfect couple.” Yet ever since the class paired the two of them, they've found themselves drawn together--first by curiosity, then by an undeniable bond.
The trouble is, though they're very attracted to each other and both of them admit this, they have a hard time getting along or even communicating clearly. If they’re the perfect couple, this shouldn’t be so difficult! Soon it becomes clear their class was wrong, and they throw in the towel. But after they walk away, both of them feel so changed from making the effort that they can’t forget each other. What if that means this match made in hell is the perfect couple after all?

Books For Free & Sale

Hi everyone! :) In a few weeks, I'm leaving for college and am currently working on figuring out what I will and won't be bringing. I went through my entire bookshelf, and took out a mixture of books I've read and don't want to keep, duplicates, and books I don't think I'll ever end up reading. I'm giving away the ARCs for free to anyone willing to pay shipping (you can take as few or as many as you'd like) and I'm selling the finished copies for $4 for the hardcovers and $2 for the paperbacks plus shipping. All the books are in like new/new condition unless otherwise stated, and I'm happy to provide more pictures of any book you'd like to see! :) This is the last time I'll be selling books for the foreseeable future and if you see any you're interested in, comment below or email me at bookbelles@gmail.com

Hardcovers:
*Heir of Fire isn't the copy my OTSP Secret Sister sent me. I forgot it was on my wishlist and bought another copy, before the copy she gave me showed up at my door. (Thank you so much to her! :) )

*The Girl of Fire and Thorns and The Summer I Found You are the first books in the first two stacks. (It's kind of hard to see the titles with the glare)


Paperbacks:
*The Reece Malcolm List is signed :)

ARCs:


Shipping Costs:
1 Book: $2.72
2 Books: $3.22
3 Books: $3.72
4 Books: $4.22
5 Books: $4.72
6 Books: $5.22
($0.50 per additional book)

No Longer Available:
-The Madman's Daughter
-Her Dark Curiosity
-A Cold Legacy
-Things We Know by Heart
-Landry Park
-All The Truth That's In Me
-Anatomy of a Misfit
-What a Girl Wants
-Paper Hearts
-Salt & Storm
-Drift & Dagger
-The Girl of Fire & Thorns
-A School for Unusual Girls
-The Loop
-Side Effects May Vary
-Love is the Drug

Stacking The Shelves #73

Hi everyone! The following are all of the books I've acquired this week. One of my favorite indie bookstores was doing a huge book sale, so I picked up some books from that, along with a few other new releases :) Here's what I purchased:

*The top 4 books were only $8 total! :)

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab: I haven't seen a single bad thing about this book, and I'm really looking forward to reading it! I think this will probably be the first Victoria Schwab novel I pick up.

Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder: So many people are huge fans of Maria Snyder, so I'm excited to read Shadow Study.

Tin Star by Cecil Castellani: This one was a $1 and since the reviews for it were pretty good,  I figured I'd give it a try.

A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire: I have very mixed feelings about Beautiful Disaster, but I was curious enough to pick up the novella.

Skandal by Lindsay Smith: I have a weakness for autographed books, and Sekret is on my TBR. I'm hoping to read both books back to back eventually :)

Pretending to be Erica by Michelle Painchaud: Rachel really enjoyed this one, and the comparison to Heist Society sold me. 

Armada by Ernest Cline: I've heard fantastic things about Ernest Cline, and while I have an ARC of Armada that I picked up at ALA, I was so excited to see a signed finished copy for sale at the bookstore. I think I'm going to really enjoy this one, based on the synopsis and reviews :)

What did you get this week? I'd love to visit your Stacking The Shelves! :)


July Wrap-Up


Hi everyone! I thought it'd be fun to do a wrap-up of my month reading-wise and also a general update of sorts :) Here are the eight books I read this month and their corresponding ratings:
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)

The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things
Finding Center (District Ballet Company #2)All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue (The Debutante Files, #2)The Masked Truth

Tessa Ever After (Caged in Winter #2)In Your Heart (Willow Creek, #3)The Bet (The Bet, #1)

Favorite Book: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

I read The Wrath and the Dawn during the Make Me Read It Read-A-Thon and it was such a great novel! I'm already dying to read the sequel :) Thanks to everyone who voted!

Life:
I'm leaving for college next month and I'm planning to put the blog on hiatus for the first month or so while I get settled in. I'm attending SMU and am so excited to live in Dallas :) The blog hiatus probably won't be until September, and I'm trying to schedule as many posts as possible in the mean time.

Also, I'm currently organizing and going through my entire bookshelf, as I'm trying to get rid of any books that I don't think I'll ever read or books I've read that I don't want to hold on to. So far, I have a lot of ARCs and finished copies set aside. I'm planning to do one last book sale for the finished copies and give away the ARCs to anyone willing to pay the shipping. Keep an eye out for that in the next few days! :)

Upcoming:
The 2nd Annual 2015 Contemporary Challenge Scavenger Hunt is in the process of being planned, and it'll be happening this fall. I'm also planning to start doing blogger interviews again and you should see one with Rachel from A Perfection Called Books sometime soon :)