Thursday, July 30

Lexa Hillyer - Proof of Forever


Before: It was the perfect summer of first kisses, skinny-dipping, and bonfires by the lake. Joy, Tali, Luce, and Zoe knew their final summer at Camp Okahatchee would come to an end, but they swore they’d stay friends.

After: Now, two years later, their bond has faded along with those memories.

Then: That is, until the fateful flash of a photo booth camera transports the four of them back in time, to the summer they were fifteen—the summer everything changed.

Now: The girls must recreate the past in order to return to the present. As they live through their second-chance summer, the mystery behind their lost friendship unravels, and a dark secret threatens to tear the girls apart all over again.

Always: Summers end. But this one will change them forever.


Tuesday, July 28

Ten Book Covers I Wish I Could Redesign

TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Hi lovelies. Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Readers. Now, I've done a list about Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who Love Reading back in April when the topic was Top Ten Characters Who Love X. I see no point in making the same list twice, and so close to each other, so I chose another topic: My Top Ten Ships at the Moment. Yeah, right after making this post I realized that I've already made one about my favorite couples for Valentine's Day, so I picked yet another topic. Ten Book Covers I Wish I Could Redesign. 

Picks are in no particular order. 

Sunday, July 26

{Guest Post by Emily Reads Everything} Bookshelf Tour


Hello lovelies. It's the fourth week of the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour and we're very excited to introduce you to Emily from Emily Reads Everything.

Saturday, July 25

DNF Directory #1: The Girl from the Well & Mind Games & Where You End


You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.


And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both   will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out.


                                                                         


Luna is a no-hoper with a secret: in a world of illusion, she can see what is real. But can she see the truth before it is too late?

Luna has always been able to exist in virtual and real worlds at the same time, a secret she is warned to keep. She hides her ability by being a Refuser: excluded by choice from the virtual spheres others inhabit. But when she is singled out for testing, she can’t hide any longer.

The safest thing to do would be to fail, to go back to a dead-end life, no future. But Luna is starting to hope for something better, and hope is a dangerous thing...







                                                                         

Miriam Feldman was always attracted to the artists, the musicians, the boys who wore broken-down cardigans. Boys like Elliot. Their relationship was intense, passionate, all consuming. When they were together, Miriam knew who she was, in the way you can only know when you're deeply in love. But then it ended, and Miriam had to move on. Even after Elliot started seeing someone else. Even after she impulsively destroyed a priceless work of art. Even after she was blackmailed by the mystery girl who saw her do it. After all this, Miriam had to go on with her life. If only she knew how.






Thursday, July 23

Jojo Moyes - Me Before You

“I will never, ever regret the things I've done. Because most days, all you have are places in your memory that you can go to.” 

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of color. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.
 


Tuesday, July 21

Ten Diversity Books I'd Love to Read

TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Hello lovelies. Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is the  Top Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity. I really love diversity books, though I have to admit I haven't read that many. So today, instead of doing the real topic, I'm going to make a list of the ten Diversity books I want to read. Hope you'll enjoy. And remember, I'm always in for recommendations. :) 

Sunday, July 19

{Guest Post by Marissa Nicole Reads} The Gif Tag (SBPT#3)


Hello lovelies! It's the third week of the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour and we're unbelievably excited to introduce you to  Marissa Nicole from Marissa Nicole Reads. Today, she'll be doing The Gif Tag! 

Saturday, July 18

Ana Franco - Down the Wormhole

In a city there is a tiny lane that seperates two orphanages - one for boys and one for girls. Inside live two very special groups of teenagers. These teenagers carry a secret and leave it tucked safely away in their mysterious lives.

Then one day, a girl named Kitty arrives. No last name, just Kitty.

Before Kitty has time to be astonished by the teenagers' real identitites, she is whisked into a magical realm that slowly unfolds her own. She must come to terms with her true place in the world while she can, because time is ticking and there are secrets in the wormhole.

Travel with Kitty and her new friends Down The Wormhole into a mysterious world of magic, mythology, and mayhem.


Wednesday, July 15

{Discussion Review} Meg Cabot - Royal Wedding

"Seriously, if my life were one of those romance novels with a love triangle, Lars and Michael would be the sexy paranormal alpha males, but the two of them would be in love with each other and just ignore me.”


For Princess Mia, the past five years since college graduation have been a whirlwind of activity, what with living in New York City, running her new teen community center, being madly in love, and attending royal engagements. And speaking of engagements. Mia's gorgeous longtime boyfriend Michael managed to clear both their schedules just long enough for an exotic (and very private) Caribbean island interlude where he popped the question! Of course Mia didn't need to consult her diary to know that her answer was a royal oui.

But now Mia has a scandal of majestic proportions to contend with: Her grandmother's leaked "fake" wedding plans to the press that could cause even normally calm Michael to become a runaway groom. Worse, a scheming politico is trying to force Mia's father from the throne, all because of a royal secret that could leave Genovia without a monarch. Can Mia prove to everyone—especially herself—that she's not only ready to wed, but ready to rule as well?




Tuesday, July 14

The Last Ten Books I Bought

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Hello lovelies. Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is The Last Ten Books That Came To My Possession. Recently, I discovered the amazingness that is trading books, so I got quite a few books for completely free - Hungary is very small so I was able to meet in person and switch books in Budapest, thus no shipping, yay! Because of this I got quite a few novels that I've read, enjoyed, but didn't own. Anyways, enough talking, let's see my new babies. 

Sunday, July 12

{Guest Post by The Petite Book Blogger} 10 Places Books Made Me Want To Visit (SBPT#2)

Hello lovelies! It's the second week of Summer Blogger Promo Tour and we're very excited to introduce you to Victoria from The Petite Book Blogger. Last week we had Mia from Mia in Narnia, who told us about her writing story and gave some great tips, as well. Check out her post here, if you're interested. :)

Saturday, July 11

Emma Jamvold - Zali Luna: Movie Star

Sixteen-year-old school girl Zali Luna has just been cast in her first Very Big Movie. But while going to Sydney and working with her gorgeous, world famous co-star Oliver Lamond is a dream come, Zali also has a very big problem. She's pretty sure that she's the only sixteen-year-old girl in the world who hasn't been kissed, and soon she's going to have to kiss Oliver on screen. Zali's determined to get some kissing practice in before the big day, but there's her malicious rival, child star Emma Small to contend with, and then there's Harry, who may have feelings for Zali that go deeper than just friendship.

Friday, July 10

Jennifer L. Armentrout - The Dead List

"Where's the fun in anything if there's no risk?"

From Jennifer L. Armentrout's blog posted on April 15, 2015:

"The Dead List is a full standalone novel, coming in at roughly 93,000 words. It’s a Young Adult Romantic Suspense Yes. Lots of Romance. Sort of like Don’t Look Back, but a throwback to movies like Scream and the sort of campy fun ones. Think I Know What You Did Last Summer meets Scream. But with more romance.

That’s all I’m going to say about the book. I think a blind read is something different. A little fun.


There are no plans at this time to sell it or put it in print soon. I probably will one day, but the point of this is that it’s free for you guys.


The Dead List is a raw novel, meaning it hasn’t been through copy editing. You’ll going to see typos and some strange things. You’re actually going to see what a book of mine looks like before copy editors get their hands on it. Hopefully there are no random ‘shits’ where there is supposed to be ‘shirts’. 


I will be posting a chapter or a couple of chapters at a time, as one does on Wattpad. Chapters will be added every Wednesday, Friday and then Sunday as long as I’m not traveling or, you know, acts of God clause.


You can find me on Wattpad by going  HERE

– You can download Wattpad on your phone or tablet
– Or read on your computer"

Read the author's full blog post regarding The Dead List HERE

Wednesday, July 8

Royal Rantings #3: From One Language To Another


So many of you have asked for more discussion posts and as promised here I am, with a topic that is close to me: translation. In this post I'm going to talk about my experiences with translated books and about what can make a translated copy just as great as it was in the original language. Without further ado, let's start this discussion.

Tuesday, July 7

Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read

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Hello lovelies! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read. I chose book that I'm very intrigued by but not a 100% sure they're for me. I thought I'll check out a few reviews to decide what to do with these novels, but they just confused me even more. The praises made me want to order all of these but the negative reviews... Because of this I'm asking for a little assistance here. Can you tell me what you thought of these books? Or better yet do you think I would enjoy them? No matter if you tell me your opinion in a few words or paragraphs, I'll be incredibly thankful.  

Thanks in advance! <3

Monday, July 6

Amélie Sarn - I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister

"I don't want to live in fear. I don't want my choices to be dictated by fear. I don't want to be what others have decided I should be. I want to be myself. Do you understand, Sohane?"


Two sisters. Two lives. One future.

Sohane loves no one more than her beautiful, carefree younger sister, Djelila. And she hates no one as much. They used to share everything. But now, Djelila is spending more time with her friends, partying, and hanging out with boys, while Sohane is becoming more religious.

When Sohane starts wearing a head scarf, her school threatens to expel her. Meanwhile, Djelila is harassed by neighborhood bullies for not being Muslim enough. Sohane can’t help thinking that Djelila deserves what she gets. But she never could have imagined just how far things would go. . . 



Sunday, July 5

{Guest Post by Mia in Narnia} My Writing Story and Tips (SBPT #1)

Hey lovelies. Today is the start of The Summer Blogger Promo Tour. On every Sunday of July and August there'll be a new blogger featured on our blog. All of them made downright amazing posts so Ruzaika and I are very excited to have them on our blog. Without further ado, let me introduce you to Mia!

                                                                                                          

Hi everyone! My name is Mia from the blog Mia in Narnia, and I'm really excited to be here today as part of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour! I love to write, and I am currently working on editing my first novel, so today I'm going to be talking about my writing story as well as giving some tips that have helped me in my work.

Wednesday, July 1

Leah Thomas - Because You'll Never Meet Me

"It does not do well to dwell on things that upset us. Dwelling can make things fester. It is better to bury dark thoughts."

In a stunning literary debut, two boys on opposite ends of the world begin an unlikely friendship that will change their lives forever.

Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie is allergic to electricity. Contact with it causes debilitating seizures. Moritz’s weak heart is kept pumping by an electronic pacemaker. If they ever did meet, Ollie would seize. But Moritz would die without his pacemaker. Both hermits from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark times—as Ollie loses his only friend, Liz, to the normalcy of high school and Moritz deals with a bully set on destroying him.

A story of impossible friendship and hope under strange circumstances, this debut is powerful, dark and humorous in equal measure. These extraordinary voices bring readers into the hearts and minds of two special boys who, like many teens, are just waiting for their moment to shine.




Release Calendar: 2015 July


Hey there! So it's the first day of July..



 ..Which means it's time for our post about all the exciting new releases we're looking forward to the most this month!!