Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2015

Okay, I know I’m insanely late on this post, but I still really wanted to write this.

Enjoy!

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Release Date: March 3, 2015

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Release Date: April 21, 2015

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Release Date: May 5, 2015

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Release Date: September 2015

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Release Date: October 2015

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Release Date: November 2015

What to-be-released books are you excited for?

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Emoji Book Tag!

I saw this around and I immediately knew I had to do it! Basically, you choose 5 of your most used emojis and associate a book with them. So let’s get into it!

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1. A book that makes you laugh so hard you cry

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Do I even need to explain?

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2. A book that made you feel the feels and cry an insane amount

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I don’t want to talk about it…😭😭😭😭

3. A book with a sassy character

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Jace and Isabelle are the Sass King and Queen. Can I get an Amen?

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4. A book character that you fell in lerrrrrve with (though I usually associate this emoji with food)

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Everyone loves Will Herondale. Don’t even try to deny it.

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5. A book with a twist you weren’t expecting

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I was one of the few who didn’t have this book’s ending spoiled for me. Ergo, I WAS SHOCKED.

Hope you enjoyed! I tag:

Books Over People

Words We Heart

Jet Weasley

The Bookish God

And anyone else who wants to do this tag!

8 YA Books That Should Be More Popular

A lot of books deserve the hype, some don’t. All I know for sure is that these 8 books definitely deserve to be a whole lot more popular.

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Gretchen has grown up around a close family friend – Adolf Hitler. But then she starts to fall for a Jewish reporter. Oh, and they’re investigating a murder mystery together.
This is one of my all time favorite historical fiction novels, and that’s saying a lot. I won’t be satisfied until every person on the world has read this book!

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This story tells what happens after Romeo and Juliet’s death, mainly revolving around Rosaline.
The novel is amazing! I’m not really a big Shakespeare reader, but I loved this book so much! I think historical fiction lovers will really appreciate his book!

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Yes, another Shakespeare retelling. This book has a very contemporary feel, but there is some magic involved when two actors are transported into the Romeo and Juliet world!

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I read this book quite a while ago, but I still remember how fantastic it was! It’s a contemporary that’s really quirky and fun, revolving around a girl’s first year of high school in Kentucky.

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Penryn teams up with a fallen angel to save her sister after an angel apocalypse.
This book is the very opposite of quirky and light. It’s a very dark, action-packed and intense read. But full of witty banter to keep things fun! I will never be able to recommend this book enough!

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If you like Indian myths and folk tales, you’ll love this book!

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I actually did a review on this one! To see that, click here.

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If you love classics like Little Women and Anne of Green Gables, you will love this book! It’s written in the form of letters from a grateful orphan getting a free college education from and anonymous donor to that anonymous donor. It’s full of fun and romance, and set in the early 1900s.

Happy Reading!

Since You’ve Been Gone – Book Review

Title: Since You’ve Been Gone

Author: Morgan Matson

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: 4/5 stars

The Pre-Sloane Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell.

But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try… unless they could lead back to her best friend.

Apple Picking at Night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a Stranger? Wait… what?

Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go Skinny Dipping? Um…
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The first chapter of this book is sort of a slow one, but as soon as you get through that one chapter, you can’t put it down. This book had it’s definite funny moments, but also some more intense ones. I wasn’t a chick flick sort of book, but made a good name for YA Contemporary. Also, I was pleasantly surprised with Frank. I mean, how many faces and personalities can you associate with the name Frank?

A solid four star rating overall!

Versatile Blogger Award

I was lucky enough to be nominated by the amazing Jet Weasley!

The Rules:

1. Show the award on your blog.
2. Thank the person that has nominated you.
3. Share 7 different facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 blogs of your choice
5. Link your nominees & let them know of your nomination.

7 Facts About Me:

1. Though I am absolutely in love with writing, I’m aiming on working in Animation at Pixar.

2. I’m half Indian, half Scottish and Irish.

3. I have very possibly one of the cutest dogs in existance.

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4. I’m related to Robert Louis Stevenson.

5. I absolutely love ballet, and have been doing it for years.

6. The first book that sparked my love for reading was Little House on the Prairie

7. I have a desperate love for nutella.

My Nominations:

1. Falling In Love With Words

2. Inspired By a Book

3. ReadWriteLove28

4. The YA Book Hoarder

5. The Bookish God

6. Soisfiction

7. blurbbookblog

8. fandomsontherun

9. Undercover Bookworm

10. Anne-thology of Books

I didn’t nominate 15 because a insane amount of the blogs I love have already been nominated, and since I’m new to the book blog world, I haven’t found a whole lot of blogs yet.

Ruby Red Review

Title: Ruby Red

Author: Kerstin Gier

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Gwyneth Shepherd’s sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!


Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon–the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.
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This book was the perfect combination of quirky fun and suspenseful action! There was a lot of humor, but also some mystery surrounding the storyline. The characters were a lot of fun to read about, and I flew through this book!
Also, this book was originally written in German. How cool is that?

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Book Review

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Author: Laini Taylor

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”; she speaks many languages–not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When one of the strangers–beautiful, haunted Akiva–fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
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Yes, I know this book has been out for quite a while. I still wanted to review if, okay?

Okay, so the synopsis didn’t really make me automatically want to read this book. But I had heard an incredible amount of really great things about the series, so I decided to pick it up. IT WAS AMAZING. I could not put it down. The characters were all really dynamic and interesting. I’m not going to spoil anything-but there are some seriously major twists in this book. I recommend this to anyone–you will love this book!

Me when I finished this book:

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The Taylor Swift Book Tag

Was I tagged? Nope. Do I care? Not even a little. Honestly, I should probably be sleeping, but I’m all excited

right now. Not entirely sure why.

Anyway, here’s the Taylor Swift Book Tag!

1) We are never getting back together: a book or series you were pretty sure you were in love with but then wanted to break up with

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Ugh. I loved the first book, Matched, so incredibly much, but after about 30 pages, this book made me fall asleep. Literally.

2) Red: pick a book with a red cover

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This book transported me to a terrible place with one amazing girl. It was beautifully written and I loved every page. Oh, and the cover’s red.

3) The best day: pick a book that makes you feel nostalgic

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This book reminds me of simple happiness.

4) Love Story: pick a book with a forbidden love

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*cue creepy caffeinated giggle*

5) Innocent: Pick A Bad Character You Couldn’t Help But Love

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I still have no idea whether or not Snape is good or bad.

6) Innocent: pick a book that someone ruined the ending of

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*sigh*

Thanks Paige…

7) Everything has changed: pick a book that has a character who goes through extensive character development

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When you have a society that makes you choose one character trait and go through a training to enforce it, it’s pretty hard not to go through an extensive character development.

8) Forever and always: pick your favorite book couple

Like I could choose just one! Okay, fine Percabeth. Wait, no. Wessa. Oh, no, Clace. Honestly, I could go on all night.

9) You belong with me: most anticipated book release

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I’m so ready you have no idea.

10) Come back, be here: pick a book you wouldn’t lend out to anyone for fear of missing it too much

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They are my babies and I love them.

11) Tear drops on my guitar: a book that made you cry a lot

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I’m not sure why, but this book made me so sad. I cried. Multiple times.

12) Shake it off: a book that you love so much you just shake off the haters

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If you don’t care if you think I’m insane. I just love this book so, so, so, so, much. I might be a little obsessed.

There ya go! I tag anyone who reads this!

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8 Relatable Struggles of Being a Book Lover

Reading is so amazing, and we love it, but there are some serious struggles involved.

1. Wanting to Sleep so badly, then hating the author for writing a book so good that you have to stay up all night to finish it.

2. Having to wait an entire year for the sequel to come out.

3. When your favorite character dies. Again.

4. That cold, empty feeling when a series ends.

5. When you’re at the climax of a story and someone decides that it’s the perfect time to talk to you.

6. Book republished with movie poster covers…ugh…

7. When someone asks to borrow your precious and most favorite book.

8. Re-evaluating your life choices when one of your friends says she hates your favorite series.

105 Challenge

This year I’m taking part of the amazing challenge created by Readwritelove28.

Basically, it’s reading 105 books divided into categories with 14+13+12+11+10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1 books, which all add up to 105 books. Pretty awesome, I know.

Here are my categories!

14 Young adult historical fiction books
13 Young adult stand-alones
12 Young adult futuristic books
11 2014 releases
10 Recommended books
9 Summer themed books
8 Fairy tale retellings
7 Books by authors I’ve read before
6 Books with blue covers
5 Books based on mythology
4 2015 releases
3 Books on my sister’s bookshelf
2 Books from the used bookstore
1 Book written in the 1800s