Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top Ten Books of 2014

This is my yearly post listing the top ten books that I read for the year. Not books that were published this year, but ones that I read this year. They are in an order this time, even though it was very difficult to choose.  Enjoy!!


1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 


2. Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott 


3. The Twin's Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted


4. How To Be Alone poem by Tanya Davis, illustrations by Andrea Dorfman


5. 5 Centimeters per Second story by Makoto Shinka, art by Yukiko Seike


6. Flaw (Flaw Series #1) by Ryan Ringbloom 


7. Panic (Flaw Series #2) by Ryan Ringbloom 


8. Wait (Fast Series #2) by Ryan Ringbloom 


9. Fast (Fast Series #1) by Ryan Ringbloom 


10. Beneath the Layers (Beneath the Layers #1) by Mia Rivers 
{Expected Publication February 2015} 

There is the list!! My top ten books of 2014. What were your top books of 2014? I'd love to know. Let me know in the comments!! And have a happy and safe new year's eve!! :) 

Three Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway Closed!!

Hi!! This is just a quick announcement that my giveaway is now closed and the winners will be chosen by midnight tonight (Eastern Standard Time) by Rafflecopter. Have fun and be safe tonight everyone!! :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday

I just want to drop in to do a quick Waiting on Wednesday post. There is not a cover yet or an official synopsis, but this book is coming out sometime in 2015 and I can't wait!! :) Merry Christmas Eve!! <3


Title: Bad Road (Living Heartwood #4)
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Release Date: 2015

GoodReads Blurb: Jesse's story. From Prospect to MC legend. When you ride hard, the bad road doesn't stand a chance. 

I can't wait for this one!! :) 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Book Review ~ Panic (Flaw Series #2) by Ryan Ringbloom


Title: Panic (Flaw Series #2) 
Author: Ryan Ringbloom
Release Date: May 7th 2014
Published By: Ryan Ringbloom
Page Amount: 416 Pages, Paperback

GoodReads Blurb: 
There are always two stories.

Robin fell in love with Kent, the boy next door, a long time ago. Once their romance is rekindled, getting married and starting a family seems like the obvious next step. But fate throws a wrench in that plan. Now Robin is tempted to walk away from their relationship rather than settle for anything less than perfect with the man she loves. 

Bailey is certainly not the boy next door, yet Shayna fell for his well-played act. But real love only exists in the movies. When a chance encounter binds them together, Shayna finds herself relying on Bailey more than she could ever have expected. And while their resources are slim and their circumstances are far from perfect, she and Bailey slowly discover that they do have something special to give…. 

When things don’t go exactly as planned, it’s hard not to PANIC. 

MATURE CONTENT Strong Language/Sexual situation

I can't believe that I read this book in August. I am really behind on my reviews. 

I loved seeing all of the characters from Fast come back in the first half of this book. Especially after that ending in Fast. And from reading Fast I already knew the characters pretty well so it was like seeing old friends after a long time. I laughed aloud at some things that were just so "them", it was great. 

I feel as if this is the type of the story where I can't reveal very much of the plot to you. It's better to go into it not knowing. But I really enjoyed this book a lot. I liked all of the characters and could understand them all. I liked seeing the romances in the story. And the way that the two stories come together at the end was truly beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. This is definitely one not to be missed. 

4.5 stars! 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Book Blitz ~ Compulsion by Martina Boone



Simon & Schuster, Simon Pulse 
Hardcover, 10/28/14 ISBN: 1481411225

Summary from Goodreads:
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 aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead–a 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 family’s twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

Buy Compulsion
Compulsion is available anywhere books are sold. Signed copies are available from One More Page Books. You can also order with the special “I have a Compulsion for reading” bookplate from Eight Cousins.

IndieBound | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Walmart | Target | Book Depository (free worldwide shipping)


About the Author
Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them.

She’s the founder of, a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and, a Tumblr site devoted to news, giveaways, and insider secrets of much-loved and up-and-coming YA series.

From her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, children, and Auggie the wonder dog, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.


Book Blitz Organized by: