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May New Release Giveaway

Hi everyone! Here's the May New Release giveaway. There are so many amazing books coming out this month :) For last month's giveaway, the winner was Nikki Ooi and she chose Sweet Peril. Here are the choices for this months international giveaway. Thanks and good luck! :)

The Beautiful and the CursedHow My Summer Went Up in FlamesSchool Spirits (School Spirits, #1)The Book of Broken HeartsParallelOf Triton (Of Poseidon, #2)The Rules for DisappearingFive Summers


















             
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Waiting on Wednesday: Alienated by Melissa Landers

Alienated (Alienated, #1)Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them. 

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class. 

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.

This sounds like a super funny, entertaining book. Aelyx seems like a really interesting character, too ;) What are you waiting on?

Timepiece by Myra McEntire Book Review

Timepiece (Hourglass, #2)
A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking...Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to see ripples - cracks in time. Are his powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Before he can find out, Jonathan landers, the man who tried to murder is father, reappears. Why is he back, and what, or whom, does he want?
In the wake of Landers' return, the Hourglass organization is given an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he's stolen on the people who might carry the time gene, or time will be altered - with devastating results for the people Kaleb loves most. 
Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their unusual powers to find Landers. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough...

Stacking The Shelves #25

Hi everyone! Here are the books I received this week:

Bought:
Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)The Elite (The Selection, #2)The Carrie Diaries (The Carrie Diaries, #1)White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)

For Review:
Burn Bright (Dark Star, #2)These Broken Stars (These Broken Stars, #1)

Blood Red Road by Moira Young- I haven't heard too much about this, but everything I have heard about it sounds great! :) 

The Elite by Kiera Cass- This was a really great book. I've already read and reviewed it HERE

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell- I've wanted to read this series for a while, and I think the cover is really cool.

White Cat by Holly Black- I don't know that much about this book, but I found it on sale and a few people have recommended it to me.

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner- I posted this as my WOW a few weeks ago and both the cover and premise are amazing! 

Burn Bright by Bethany Frenette- I really liked Dark Star, so I'm excited to see what will happen in the sequel :) 

What did you get this week?  I'd love to look at your Stacking The Shelves also, so if you leave me a link in the comments, I'll check it out! :)


Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris Book Review


Unbreakable (Unraveling, #2) Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.
And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?

The Elite by Kiera Cass Book Review

The Elite (The Selection, #2)Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.
America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.
Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.

Which Cover? #6

Hi everyone! Here's the sixth installment of Which Cover? There's been a bunch of hardcover to paperback cover changes lately. Here are some of them: 
 
Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker

Unbreak My HeartUnbreak My Heart

My Opinion: Newer- I love the shade of purple and I think the newer cover is super cute! 

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

The DisenchantmentsThe Disenchantments

My Opinion: Newer- I like both covers, but The Disenchantments is told from a guy's pov, so I think the older cover is kind of misleading. I like how the new cover reflects all the characters in the book :)

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name VerityCode Name Verity

My Opinion: Both- I love the colors that are on the new cover, but at the same time I think the old one is striking.

Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown

Perfect EscapePerfect Escape

My Opinion: Older-I feel like the new cover is pretty plain, especially when compared to the old one. I also think the original cover better represents the story.

Which covers do you prefer? :)


How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer Book Review

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come TrueFrom Sarah Strohmeyer, author of Smart Girls Get What They Want, comes this romantic comedy about one girl's summer job from hell. Think The Devil Wears Prada set in Disney World.

When cousins Zoe and Jess land summer internships at the Fairyland Kingdom theme park, they are sure they've hit the jackpot. With perks like hot Abercrombie-like Prince Charmings and a chance to win the coveted $25,000 Dream & Do grant, what more could a girl want.
Once Zoe arrives, however, she's assigned to serve "The Queen"-Fairyland's boss from hell. From spoon-feeding her evil lapdog caviar, to fetching midnight sleeping tonics, Zoe fears she might not have what it takes to survive the summer, much less win the money.
Soon backstabbing interns, a runaway Cinderella, and cutthroat competition make Zoe's job more like a nightmare than a fairy tale. What will happen when Zoe is forced to choose between serving The Queen and saving the prince of her dreams?

The Shadow Girl by Jennifer Archer Blog Tour Stop

The Shadow Girl

Sometimes I forget for an hour or two that she's with me. Sometimes I convince myself that she was only a dream. Or that I'm crazy.
For as long as Lily Winston can remember, she has never been alone. Iris, a shadowy figure who mimics Lily's movements and whispers in her ear, is with her always—but invisible to the rest of the world. Iris is Lil

y's secret.
But when Lily's father is killed in a tragic accident, his cryptic final words suggest that he and Lily's mother have been keeping secrets of their own. Suddenly, Iris begins pushing Lily more than ever, possessing her thoughts and urging her to put together the pieces of a strange puzzle her father left behind. As she searches for answers, Lily finds herself drawn to Ty Collier, a mysterious new boy in town. Together, Lily and Ty must untangle a web of deception to discover the truth about her family, Iris . . . and Lily's own identity


A Touch of Scarlet by Eve Marie Mont Book Review

A Touch of Scarlet
The compelling heroine of Eve Marie Mont’s novel A Breath of Eyre returns to find truth and fiction merging through the pages of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic, The Scarlet Letter…
Emma Townsend is back at prestigious Lockwood Prep, but her world has altered immeasurably since her tumultuous sophomore year. The best change of all: her boyfriend, Gray. And though Gray is leaving for Coast Guard training, Emma feels newly optimistic, even if the pain of her mother’s long-ago death still casts a shadow.
Yet Emma isn’t the only one who’s changed. Her friend and roommate, Michelle, is strangely remote, and old alliances are shifting in disconcerting ways. Soon Emma’s long-distance relationship with Gray is straining under the pressure, and Emma wonders if she’s cracking too. How else to explain the vivid dreams of Hester Prynne she’s been having since she started reading The Scarlet Letter? Or the way she’s found herself waking in the woods? As her life begins to echo events in the novel, Emma will be forced to choose between virtue and love. But can she forge a new future without breaking her heart?

Waiting on Wednesday: Across a Star Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #2)
Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, the two islands of New Pacifica stand alone, a terraformed paradise where even the Reduction—the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars—is a distant memory. Yet on the isle of Galatea, an uprising against the ruling aristocrats has turned deadly. The revolutionaries’ weapon is a drug that damages their enemies’ brains, and the only hope is rescue by a mysterious spy known as the Wild Poppy.
On the neighboring island of Albion, no one suspects that the Wild Poppy is actually famously frivolous aristocrat Persis Blake. The teenager uses her shallow, socialite trappings to hide her true purpose: her gossipy flutternotes are encrypted plans, her pampered sea mink is genetically engineered for spying, and her well-publicized new romance with handsome Galatean medic Justen Helo… is her most dangerous mission ever.
Though Persis is falling for Justen, she can’t risk showing him her true self, especially once she learns he’s hiding far more than simply his disenchantment with his country’s revolution and his undeniable attraction to the silly socialite he’s pretending to love. His darkest secret could plunge both islands into a new dark age, and Persis realizes that when it comes to Justen Helo, she’s not only risking her heart, she’s risking the world she’s sworn to protect.
In this thrilling adventure inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel, Diana Peterfreund creates an exquisitely rendered world where nothing is as it seems and two teens with very different pasts fight for a future only they dare to imagine.
I still have to read For Darkness Shows The Stars, but this sounds amazing! Also, it's the second retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel coming out this year. The cover is absolutely gorgeous, too. What are you waiting on? :) 








What The Spell? by Brittany Geragotelis Book Review

What the Spell? (Life's a Witch, #1)
Almost-sixteen-year-old Brooklyn feels invisible, but she desperately wants to be pretty, to be popular, to be adored by a cute guy. Luckily for her, she’s a witch about to come of age—so she’s only a few spells away from making it all happen.  On her milestone birthday, Brooklyn’s conservative parents finally unbind her powers, which include the ability to magically match couples with a love spell. Brooklyn uses her special skills to get a makeover, new friends, and the attention of her crush, Asher. But the popular clique Brooklyn wants to infiltrate puts her in the same precarious position as her Salem ancestors: If she’s found out, she could be vilified—and lose Asher in the process. Can she make the most of her magic, or will she be luckless and loveless? Be careful what you witch for!


The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar Book Review

The Art of Wishing He can grant her wishes, but only she can save his life.
Margo McKenna has a plan for just about everything, from landing the lead in her high school play to getting into a good college. So when she finds herself in possession of a genie's ring and the chance to make three wishes, she doesn't know what
 to do. Why should she put her life into someone else's hands?
But Oliver is more than just a genie -- he's also a sophomore at Margo's high school, and he's on the run from a murderer. As he and Margo grow closer, she discovers that it will take more than three wishes to save him.
A whole lot more.

Stacking The Shelves #23

Hi everyone! Here are all the books I've received this week:

Purchased:
Impostor (Slide #2)What Happened to GoodbyeSmart Girls Get What They Want

For Review:
Spirit (Elemental, #3)

Impostor by Jill Hathaway- I still have to read Slide, but the sequel sounds amazing and I love the pink cover :)

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen- I'm trying to read all of Sarah Dessen's books and I'll also be attending a signing for her soon.

Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer- This is one of my favorite books ever and since they changed the cover, I picked up an additional copy. The cover is so pretty!

Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer- Storm and Spark were amazing, so I'm so excited to read Spirit.

*I'm also hosting an April New Release Giveaway HERE
What did you get this week?  I'd love to look at your Stacking The Shelves also, so if you leave me a link in the comments, I'll check it out! :)









Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger Book Review

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)
It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners—and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage—in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.Set in the same world as the Parasol Protectorate, this YA series debut is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail Carriger's legions of fans have come to adore.

Waiting on Wednesday: Isla and The Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the Happily Ever After
From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit roofto
ps of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.
Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.


I loved Anna and The French Kiss and Lola and The Boy Next Door, so this sounds amazing! I also love the cover. What are you waiting on? :)

Delusion by Laura L. Sullivan Book Review

Delusion
When two beautiful teenage stage magicians in World War II England meet a pair of handsome men who can do real magic, sparks fly. But is it illusion, or delusion? Opening-night jitters are nothing new for Phil and Fee Albion, who come from a long line of stage illusionists. Th
e girls love to dazzle London audiences, but in the aftermath of the Blitz they're bundled off to the countryside, where they're safe from bombs and Nazis--and bored to pieces. Phil, always the passionate one, discovers a hidden college of real magicians led by the devastatingly handsome Arden. If only Phil can persuade these unworldly magicians to help England win the war! Daredevil that she is, she'll risk anything to give her country a fighting chance, even if it means losing her heart . . . or her life.

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger

I've always loved reading but before I started blogging, I read pretty sporadically. Here are the books I really loved that I read before I started blogging :)

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers Book Review

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If s
he chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.
Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

Stacking The Shelves #22

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I last posted a Stacking The Shelves, so this is a few week's worth of books. Also, I'd love to check out your Stacking The Shelves! :)


Bought:

Poison by Bridget Zinn- I've heard so many good things about this book, and it sounds great! 

The Grass is Always Greener by Jen Calonita- I really enjoyed Belles, and I was excited for The Grass is Always Greener to release. It shipped early :)

Fragments by Dan Wells- I have a copy of Partials, and I plan to read both books in the series soon. 

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell- Originally, I wasn't very interested in reading this book. However, after reading all the amazing reviews for it, I decided to get a copy.

Prophecy Girl by Cecily White- I really enjoyed this! It was compared to the Covenant and Touch of Frost series in another review, and that sold me on it ;)

Nameless by Lili St. Crow- I love fairy tale retellings, so this sounds amazing! Snow White is also my favorite fairy tale.

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith- I thought it was really cute. Read my review HERE.

For Review:

The After Girls by Leah Konen- This has such an interesting storyline. Thank you Merit Press!

From Trade:

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen- I really like Sarah Dessen's books and the cover for this one is so pretty.

Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance- I love Pride and Prejudice, so I'm so excited to read a retelling of it! There's been some I've really liked.

Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe- I just finished this. It was a good story, although it could have been better.

Gifted:

Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson- A Blackbeard retelling sounds so cool!

Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt- The first book in her middle grade trilogy was one of the first middle grade books I ever read. I'm so excited to read her YA novel :)

A Touch of Scarlet by Eve Marie Mont- A Breath of Eyre was great, and I'm looking forward to reading this retelling of The Scarlet Letter.

Avenger by Heather Burch- I still have to read Guardian, but I'm so glad to have the entire trilogy. I'm hoping to read both Guardian and Avenger this week.

*I'm also hosting an April New Release Giveaway HERE

What did you get this week?  I'd love to look at your Stacking The Shelves also, so if you leave me a link in the comments, I'll check it out! :)