Friday, January 31, 2014


Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Number of Pages: 212
Date Published: May 13, 2003
Genre: Middle Grade


Flipped is a romance told in two voices. The first time Juli Baker saw Bryce Loski, she flipped. The first time Bryce saw Juli, he ran. That’s pretty much the pattern for these two neighbors until the eighth grade, when, just as Juli is realizing Bryce isn’t as wonderful as she thought, Bryce is starting to see that Juli is pretty amazing. How these two teens manage to see beyond the surface of things and come together makes for a comic and poignant romance.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Excerpt Blast: Seeking Her by Cora Carmack

by Cora Carmack
Jackson Hunt gets his turn in this Finding It prequel novella …

Jackson Hunt hasn't been out of the military for long, but he needs to get a job and find a sense of normalcy if he is going to keep his demons at bay. The job that falls into his lap, though, is anything but normal.

Becoming bodyguard (and babysitter) to spoiled rich girl Kelsey Summers isn't exactly what he had in mind, but it's a chance to travel, to get away. The catch: Kelsey's father doesn't want her to know she's being followed.

She's vibrant and infuriating, exciting and reckless, mysterious and familiar. When Jackson sees her falling into the same patterns he suffered years ago, he decides it's time to stop watching and help her instead. But getting to know Kelsey is more difficult than he thought, especially because the more he knows her, the more he wants her.

Pre-order: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Monday, January 13, 2014

Another Little Piece of My Heart (Bonus Scene) + Giveaway

Tracy Martin

What if your devastating break-up became this summer’s hit single? In this rock-and-roll retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, music can either bring you together or tear you apart.

At her dying mother’s request, Claire dumps Jared, the only boy she’s ever loved. Left with a broken family and a broken heart, Claire is furious when she discovers that her biggest regret became Jared’s big break. While Jared is catapulted into rock-star status, another piece of Claire’s heart crumbles every time his song plays on the radio.

The summer after her senior year, it’s been months since the big break-up, and Claire is just trying to keep her head down and make it through a tense trip to the beach with her family. But when Jared shows up, and old feelings reignite, can Claire and Jared let go of the past? Or will they be stuck singing the same old refrain?

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I have been fortunate enough to receive an ecopy of Another Little Piece of My Heart from Netgalley. Although I haven't written a decent review yet (what I have here are just random notes and ideas), I can tell you that this book is as good as it sounds. The feeling while reading the book was a mix of lightness, humor, frustration and angst. You'll feel the sweetness, the occasional tingles, and sometimes, a little tightening of your chest. It's not your ordinary contemporary story wherein the plot is focused on the gradual development of the love story. With this one, they were the couple, it ended, and now the question: Will they get back together?

Another Little Piece of My Heart is like a fun ride; like a sweet drive; and like a potential hit song. It may not be the best I have read and there were a few things that I had issues with, but it did leave something behind.

For those who have read Another Little Piece of My Heart, and even those who want to read it, Tracy Martin has a special treat for us - a bonus scene from Jared's point of view and a giveaway.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Feature & Follow Friday (13)

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme
hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read!

Resolutions: Put together your blogger resolution list for all of us to see!


Ah, resolutions... I have been avoiding that word from the moment the new year countdown began. It's not that I don't have any resolutions, because I do have some. But they are just similar to the other bloggers' resolution, so why post them again?

Anyway, going back to the question... The blogger resolution list I made on January 1st was a little vague. Maybe it's not even a resolution list, but more of "what I want to accomplish" list. Just click HERE if you want to see that post.

There are also a few things I want to add...

** I will reduce the unread books on my book case.

** I will have more meaningful posts on the blog aside from "Feature and Follow", "Stacking the Shelves", book reviews, cover reveals, etc... I'm going to try out discussion posts.

** I will interact more with people in the blogosphere.

** I will improve my writing skills and write more substantial reviews.

** School and studies first before YA books.
(Yes, I promised myself that this year, I will not be distracted by these gorgeous books anymore. I will have self-control. I will improve my grades and graduate college with flying colors.)

Saturday, January 4, 2014

BOOK BLURB: Where You'll Find Me

Author: Erin Fletcher
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Number of Pages: 211
Expected Pub. Date: January 7, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
(Received an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review)


When Hanley Helton discovers a boy living in her garage, she knows she should kick him out. But Nate is too charming to be dangerous. He just needs a place to get away, which Hanley understands. Her own escape methods (vodka, black hair dye, and pretending the past didn't happen) are more traditional, but who is she to judge?

Nate doesn't tell her why he's in her garage, and she doesn't tell him what she's running from. Soon, Hanley's trading her late-night escapades for all-night conversations and stolen kisses. But when Nate's recognized as the missing teen from the news, Hanley isn't sure which is worse: that she's harboring a fugitive, or that she's in love with one.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year + Giveaway Winners!

Another year, another reading challenge.
Congratulations to the all the book nerds who completed their reading challenges last year.
Let's push ourselves further this year, and surpass the number of books we read last year.

Sadly, I will lessen the number of books I will pledge to read this year. 2014 will be a very busy and stressful year for me. With the upcoming mock CPA board exam coming up (which I really need to pass), my on the job training this summer, and the start of my last academic year in college, I feel like I need to focus on my studies more.But that doesn't mean I'm going to forget reading and blogging. Ha! I'll be here as frequent as I can.


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