The Perpetual Reviewer


Do you ever get swept away by reading? You read books one after another until you stop and realize you just read 5 books. That happened to me last week. And then I realized I had to write reviews for all of them. But wait, do I need to review ALL of these?! That question popped into my head and now I ask you.

#FantasyFebruary ~ Introduction


I'm a complete fantasy junkie, and Dana is well on her way to becoming one too! I just love getting lost in a new world where anything can happen. You all know about my addiction to royals and court politics... I'm well caught-up on reading fantasy novels that are coming out soon, but I'm woefully behind on reading the YA Fantasy classics! Dana and I wanted to devote all of February to binge-reading fantasy books, so I present to you Fantasy February!

Compulsion ~ Giveaway

Martine Boone wrote the amazing book "Compulsion." The book is on sale for $1.99 on Amazon, B&N, and iBooks through 1/31 so go buy your copy! The "Persuasion" cover reveal on February 5th. 

Compulsion by Martina Boone
Compulsion (Heirs of Watson Island #1)
by Martina Boone
October 28, 2014
448 pages

Three plantations. Two gifts. One ancient curse.

All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunts South Carolina plantation insteada prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who somehow seems to know what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her familys twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isnt what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

ARC Review ~ I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Series: N/A
Genre: YA Contemporary
Page Length:  400 Pages
Publication Date: February 3rd, 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Source: eARC via Netgalley. Thanks Macmillan!
Goodreads

If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.

Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.

Apollycon Feature ~ Rachel Harris



I'm officially going to Apollycon!! I'm an Apollycon Featured Blogger, so here's a feature for one of the amazing authors attending the event. 

Apollycon Feature ~ Alexandra Bracken


I'm officially going to Apollycon!! I'm an Apollycon Featured Blogger, so here's a feature for one of the amazing authors attending the event. 

Apollycon Feature ~ Katie McGarry


I'm officially going to Apollycon!! I'm an Apollycon Featured Blogger, so here's a feature for one of the amazing authors attending the event. 

Mini Hiatus

Hi everyone!

I come today to tell you lovely people that I am taking a hiatus. I have midterms all of next week, and I can have no distractions. My parents literally boxed up all of my books and is holding them hostage in their closet until after midterms. It's tragic and slightly humiliating. I've also decided to take the week off of blogging to study and then catch up on sleep on that amazing Friday after I finish my last test. 

In the meantime I've scheduled Apollycon Author Features for each day. Come and discover a new author, learn new information about their books and such!

**I'll catch up on blog comments from the past two weeks and onwards after my hiatus, I haven't forgotten you!!**

So wish me luck with my studying and testing and I shall see you in a week! <33


Challenges Part 2

I have two last-minute challenges to add to my 2015 challenges. So now I'm doing 9. Woohoo!!

Check out my other challenges here

Thanks Montana @ The Book Belles

Page Length


When awaiting a book's release, I will seek out any details and information I can about the book. Besides the cover and release date, another component I covet is page length. Yes, page length. I must know how long said book is going to be. I'm a book hoarder, I cherish the written words, I love staring at a huge book spine. Like ahhh.... The more pages, the more I can read!!

I know, I know. Quality over quantity but I can't help but be enthusiastic or disappointed by the mere glance at the page length number.

ARC Review ~ City of Savages by Lee Kelly +Giveaway

Series: N/A
Genre: YA Dystopian/Sci-Fi
Page Length:  416 Pages
Publication Date: February 3rd, 2015
Publisher: Saga Press (S&S)
Source: ARC via author, THANK YOU LEE <33 
Goodreads

After the Red Allies turn New York City into a POW camp, two sisters must decipher the past in order to protect the future in this action-packed thriller with a dual narrative.

It’s been nearly two decades since the Red Allies first attacked New York, and Manhattan is now a prisoner-of-war camp, ruled by Rolladin and her brutal, impulsive warlords. For Skyler Miller, Manhattan is a cage that keeps her from the world beyond the city’s borders. But for Sky’s younger sister, Phee, the POW camp is a dangerous playground of possibility, and the only home she’d ever want.

When Sky and Phee discover their mom’s hidden journal from the war’s outbreak, they both realize there’s more to Manhattan—and their mother—than either of them had ever imagined. And after a group of strangers arrives at the annual POW census, the girls begin to uncover the island’s long-kept secrets. The strangers hail from England, a country supposedly destroyed by the Red Allies, and Rolladin’s lies about Manhattan’s captivity begin to unravel.

Hungry for the truth, the sisters set a series of events in motion that end in the death of one of Rolladin’s guards. Now they’re outlaws, forced to join the strange Englishmen on an escape mission through Manhattan. Their flight takes them into subways haunted by cannibals, into the arms of a sadistic cult in the city’s Meatpacking District and, through the pages of their mom’s old journal, into the island’s dark and shocking past.
 

Stacking the Shelves (11) ~ I Won, Received, And Was Gifted Stuff!

 

It's been quite a while since I did a haul post. I won lots of stuff, received quite a bit, and was gifted some lovely books! 

Blog Tour ~ Fairest by Marissa Meyer +Giveaway


There's this amazing series called The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Maybe you've heard of it? New York Times Bestsellers. Insanely epic. Addictive. These books have everything you could ever ask for in a book, and I'm here to tell you why you must read this series in preparation for Fairest which is out January 27th!

Top Ten Tuesday ~ 2015 Debuts

Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish where each week they post a new Top Ten list on various bookish things.

Guys, I can't possibly reduce this list to ten debuts. 
I narrowed from 71 debut options down to 15.

ARC Review ~ Save Me by Jenny Elliot

Series: N/A
Genre: YA Paranormal
Page Length:  336 Pages
Publication Date: January 6th, 2015
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Source: ARC via publisher; thanks Macmillan! 
Goodreads

Something strange is going on in the tiny coastal town of Liberty, Oregon. Cara has never seen a whale swim close enough for her to touch it—let alone knock her into the freezing water. Fortunately, cute newcomer David is there to save her, and the rescue leads to a bond deeper than Cara ever imagined.

But then she learns something about David that changes everything, and Cara is devastated. She turns to her best friend for support, but Rachel has changed. She’s suddenly into witchcraft, and is becoming dangerously obsessed with her new boyfriend….

Cara has lost her best friend, discovered that her soul mate is off limits, and has attracted the attention of a stalker. But she’s not completely alone. Her mysterious, gorgeous new friend Garren is there to support her. But is Garren possibly too perfect?

2015 Books I Need Yesterday


There are so many 2015 releases I'm looking forward to! It's crazy considering how many pre-2015 releases I still yearn to read... Darn my insatiable bookish heart.

2015 Goals and Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone!!!! 

My first blogoversary is in exactly TWO months... Whoa. 

To start the new year I thought I'd share my goals and resolutions for the new year.