Monday, October 27, 2014

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Addicted After All by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Hiiii, loves! It's been a long time no see, hasn't it? It feels really good to be somewhat back with this particular post and while I may still not blog regularly until Christmas, I'm willing to try and sneak in a little blogging in my schedule if it allows so. I hope you've all been up to no good ;) though really, I hope you're all doing great! I've missed you guys a ton! *hugs you all tightly*

Anyhooow, today's post is one that I've been anticipating since summer and it was super fun to create. Basically, I drew some pictures for the Addicted cast to guess. Nevermind the quality of those drawings; you know how it is with pictionary, so they're going to be "realistic", for the sake of not finding a better word lol. I hope you can play along as well by guessing these pictures as you follow the post, and have a fun time in general when reading this crazy thing :) Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit all the other lovely blogs on the tour and enter the giveaway below! x

Monday, September 29, 2014

Where's Your Head At?

Hellllllo, gorgeous people!

You may or may not have noticed my lack of posts compared to previous periods where I posted 4-5 times a week. Unfortunately getting a MSc degree isn't as easy as BSc so I'm drowning in school work, and honestly lacking the motivation in everything (including blogging, commenting and reading) atm. I wish I was as kick-a as people who have their own families, go to school/work and still manage to be flawless in this community, but nope. Right now I feel like this blog is more of a chore than something I do for fun, so I'm taking a break by tryig to ace all the school stuff, making Spotify lists, hanging out with friends, going to the movies and reading without obsessing over "when will I ever get around writing this review because I'm so darn behind ugh". I don't want to hear that line in my head.

I want to be stress free and look at a book all "ooooh la la, you look mighty fine, bae; I want to take you on a date, devour you, ship your ships and get all the feels"

Now that's more like it! Hopefully this will happen and I'll learn to enjoy books this way again and more 5 star reads will happen too. Anyhow, will probably be back sometime at the end of October (if things go well) or beginning of November (with my Addicted After All review, because that's bound to happen no matter what).

I'm still on twitter (what is life without twitter, yo), instagram, goodreads, tumblr and basically everywhere else except for this blog. I'll try and slowly comment back for every comment left under my Afterworlds review, but be patient with me. I hope you won't forget about me during this (very necessary) hiatus and come talk to me on twitter when you have time.

With all my love,

Monday, September 22, 2014

Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Title: Afterworlds
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Published: September 23rd, 2014
Read: September 3rd to 21st, 2014
Add It: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review*

Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she's made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings…

Told in alternating chapters is Darcy's novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the 'Afterworld' to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved - and terrifying - stories need to be reconciled. And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most.

I once started Uglies in my native language, but since I’m not really into translated fiction, I put it down, returned the copy to my local library and never once gave it a second glance. Not going to change that, but I’ll definitely check out Westerfeld’s newest releases in the upcoming years and here are the reasons why.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Review: To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Title: To All the Boys I've Loved Before (TATBILB #1)
Author: Jenny Han
Published: April 15th 2014
Read: July 27th to July 29th, 2014
Add It: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

I’ve never read a Jenny Han book before, and honestly? The Summer trilogy isn’t really that tempting considering that it features a heavy back-and-forth love triangle that seems just a tad bit too much for me. This one, however? Everyone raved about it and after my lovely Jasprit kindly gifted me this gorgeous hardcover, I just couldn’t wait any longer and knew I had to pick it up this summer. I wasn't completely sure it was for me, but boy was I ever surprised how perfect this book ended up being.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hit Me with Your Fizzle Force!

Hiiiiii, lovelies! I feel like every new non-review post of mine is about, or somehow related to, Krista and Becca (and Connor) but I'm sure you're all used to it by now. (If not, then no worries, you will be pretty soon!) A lot has happened lately in this fandom and last week we got the release date (October 31st) for Addicted After All, the third and final book of Lily and Lo's story. (GIMME MORE LILO *cough* CONNOR COBALT AND MY OTP *cough* PLS. KTHX.) It's so close you guys! We are almost, almost there *faints* *reaches for AAA*

Today's post, however, is not about Addicted After All, unfortunately, but about showing you all what I've been working on for throughout the past week and a little more, and shouting love through the power that is...