ARC Review ~ Lailah by Nikki Kelly

Series: Styclar Saga #1
Genre: YA Paranormal
Page Length:  416 Pages
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Source: ARC via friend! 
Goodreads

The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.

On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely Allie – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.

In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?

Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.

In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?

Chills and Thrills ~ Book Recommendations


Since Halloween is right around the corner, I thought I'd recommend some books you could read for 'tis the season for chills and thrills and bloody murder.



#ReadingCram Chills and Thrills ~ Day 5 Spell-It-Out Challenge


Oct 28--Spell It Out Challenge--pick one of the following words: Ghost, Witch, Zombie, Howl or chose your own spooky word and using each letter, find a title of a book you've read this year to "spell it out."
Example:
G  Graceling by Kristin Cashore
H  Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
O  Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
S  Sanctum by Sarah Fine
T  Timebound by Rysa Walker

Here's mine!

Winner's Curse, The by Marie Rutkoski
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Triton, Of by Anna Banks
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas

That was fun!! What were your choices?

Here's my giveaway for the Chills and Thrills readathon! It's an international giveaway for a hardcover copy of The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa!

Bookish News ~ October 26th


In case you've been out of the loop, here's what's been happening in the bookish community!

The Young Elites by Marie Lu debuted 4th on the New York Times Bestseller List. YAY!!

Psychotic author, Kathleen Hale stalked a blogger who gave Hale's book a negative review. Hale and her article in which she wrongingly glorified her response, caused mayhem in the blogging community as she described her immoral and illegal retaliation to the review: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/oct/18/am-i-being-catfished-an-author-confronts-her-number-one-online-critic

#ReadingCram Chills and Thrills ~ Day 2 Teaser Challenge + A Giveaway!


Oct 25--Teaser Challenge--randomly open the book you are reading and post 2 sentences from the read ADDING/SUBSTITUTING IN 3 spooky/Halloween words of your choosing into the teaser! Post on Twitter, blogs, YouTube, etc.

Stacking the Shelves (9) ~ The Haul to End All Hauls


I haven't done a haul in over a month!! I have tons of books to share :)

I recently started using Instagram. I post lots of bookish stuff so if you want to follow me, my username is yaperfectionist ! (shameless plug, hehe)

Onto the books!!

#ReadingCram Chills and Thrills ~ Day 1 TBR Pile + A Giveaway!



Oct 24-- TBR challenge--list what books you are planning to read for the read-a-thon, on your blog, YouTube, etc. 

#ReadingCram Chills and Thrills Read-A-Thon Signups!!

Last December Jenny @JuliaBabyJen'sReadingRoom and Dana @DanaSquare hosted the #ReadingCram. There were 100 participants, and it was really successful and fun!

This year Little Red Reads and I are joining as hosts for this Halloween-Themed Read-a-thon!

The Mortal Instruments ~ A TV show??


Have you heard?? The Mortal Instruments, a wildly popular urban fantasy series, is going to be made into a tv show!

ARC Revie: Even in Paradise

Author: Chelsey Philpot
Series: None
Genre: YA Contemporary
Page Length: 368 Pages
Publication Date: October 14th, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: e-ARC via Edelweiss 
Goodreads

When Julia Buchanan enrolls at St. Anne’s at the beginning of junior year, Charlotte Ryder already knows all about the former senator’s daughter. Most people do... or think they do.

Charlotte certainly never expects she’ll be Julia’s friend. But almost immediately, she is drawn into the larger than-life-new girl’s world—a world of midnight rendezvous, dazzling parties, palatial vacation homes, and fizzy champagne cocktails. And then Charlotte meets, and begins falling for, Julia’s handsome older brother, Sebastian.

But behind her self-assured smiles and toasts to the future, Charlotte soon realizes that Julia is still suffering from a tragedy. A tragedy that the Buchanan family has kept hidden … until now.


I'll admit, I'm not much of a contemporary fan. I found this book on Edelweiss, and it sounded intriguing so I read it, and boy am I glad I did! This book was fantastic and opened my eyes to the potential that all books have if I'd simply give them a chance. Even in Paradise was stunning.

ARC Review: Queen of Someday


Author: Sherry D. Ficklin
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Page Length: 262 Pages
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Source: e-ARC via Netgalley
Series: Stolen Empire #1
Goodreads

ONE GIRL WILL BRING AN EMPIRE TO ITS KNEES...

Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russia—at any cost.

Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family—and herself—Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.

Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.

In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?

Discussion ~ Juggling School and Blogging


This Week's Discussion:
Juggling Blogging and School

We will be talking about how we deal with it, tips, and just the overall constant struggle.

Blog Tour: Promo Spot ~ Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton
Series: (The Orion Circle #1)
Publication Date: June 29th, 2014
Genres: YA Paranormal 

Synopsis:

Sometimes Rest in Peace isn’t an option.

Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts—and it’s ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can’t keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of grisly murders and a relentless predator draw her to the brink of insanity.

When the phantom appears at a party, Kacie’s longtime crush, Logan, saves her. He invites her to join the Orion Circle, a group of supernatural hunters with chapters in schools all over the country. Through the Circle, Kacie learns to embrace her spiritual powers, and for the first time in her life she feels in control rather than a victim.
But the Foxblood Demon will not give up so easily. A demented serial killer in life who trapped the souls of the thirteen children he murdered, imprisoning them within the walls of his mansion. Now in death, he plots his return while drawing power from the pure souls of the children. He recognizes something in Kacie he’s never seen before—a medium powerful enough to provide a vessel for his tainted soul.

Kacie can’t ignore the tortured souls of the children crying out to her every night. With Logan at her side, she will fight the Foxblood Demon. But can they banish this powerful phantom, or will Kacie lose not only her body, but her eternal soul to the monster.



Book Blitz: Lailah by Nikki Kelly Q&A + Giveaway


Title: Lailah
Series: The Styclar Saga #1
Author: Nikki Kelly
Release Date: October 7th
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Summary from Goodreads:
The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.

On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely ally – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.

In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?

Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.