Alexa's 2014 Reading Goals

I thought this year instead of joining a bunch of challenges I know I will never complete I would just make some of my own personal reading goals. This way I know they are my goals and that they don’t have to fit into any particular challenge. I also think I’m going to do away [Read On]

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Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief

Title: The Lightning Thief Author: Rick Riordan Publisher: Disney Hyperion Publication Date: March 2005 Classification: Middle Grade Novel Summary from Goodreads: Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out [Read On]

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Double Time

Title: Double Time Author: Olivia Cunning Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Publication Date: November 6th 2012  Goodreads Summary: Trey Mills, the notoriously sexy Sinners rhythm guitarist, gives up his bisexual lifestyle and is swept into a hot, heady romance with Reagan Elliot, a female rock star sensation. But when Trey encounters Reagan’s sexy bisexual roommate, Ethan Conner, he can no [Read On]

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween

I think I will pick characters who I want to be completely because I like the life they have in their books or because of who they get to fall in love with. 10. I would love to be Chess. She lives in an awesome world that has magic and so many things to offer. [Read On]

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Isla and the Happily Ever After

Title: Isla and the Happily Ever After Author: Stephanie Perkins Publisher: Dutton Publication Date: Aug 2014 Classification: Young Adult Novel Summary from Goodreads: Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last? Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America [Read On]

Thinking About….Birthdays

Thinking About…Birthdays! I am the kind of person that typically starts talking about their birthday months in advance. Yup, I’m that girl. You know the one. “Hey! Guess what? It’s almost my birthday!” Then my best friend politely reminds me that it isn’t for another 3 months. Not this year. When my dad asked “your [Read On]

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Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon

I have been wanting to join a read-a-thon for MONTHS! I’m excited that this is a long read-a-thon that goes over the course of two weekends instead of just one. I will sadly be missing out on Dewey’s Read-a-Thon because I will be busy on Saturday but this Read-a-Thon will make up for it. The [Read On]

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Shadow and Bone

Title: Shadow and Bone Author: Leigh Bardugo Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Publication Date: June 5th 2012  Goodreads Summary:Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on [Read On]

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Sublime

Title: Sublime Author: Christina Lauren Publisher: Simon and Schuster Publication Date: Oct 2014 Classification: Young Adult Novel Summary from Goodreads: True love may mean certain death in a ghostly affair of risk and passion from New York Times bestselling duo Christina Lauren, authors of Beautiful Bastard. Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of Shatter [Read On]

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

  Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Author: Laini Taylor Publisher: Little Brown Publication Date: September 2011 Classification: YA Novel  Goodreads Summary: 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 [Read On]

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels

This week’s topic of Books for Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels is entirely the topic for me! I love character driven novels! I recommend so many character driven novels and those are always the ones I give higher ratings to. Characters are my thing so here are my picks… It will be hard to [Read On]

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Where She Went

Title: Where She Went Author: Gayle Forman Publisher: Dutton Publication Date: April 2011 Classification: YA Novel Summary from Goodreads: It’s been three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life. And three years he’s spent wondering why. When their paths cross again in New York City, Adam and Mia are brought back together for one [Read On]

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Eternal Kiss of Darkness

Title: Eternal Kiss of Darkness Author: Jeaniene Frost Publisher: Avon Books Publication Date: July 2010 Classification: Adult Paranormal Novel Summary from Goodreads: An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness . . . And now one woman has stumbled into the shadows. Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But [Read On]

Alexa’s Reading Weekend

I know there are many read-a-thons coming up in about two weeks from now but I guess I’m impatient and want to see how much I can read this weekend since I’ll be home for most of it. So far it is Friday night and I have already finished a book… Well I guess I’m [Read On]

Alexa's 2014 Reading Goals

Reading Goals: Oct 2014 + TBR + Read-a-Thons

I thought this year instead of joining a bunch of challenges I know I will never complete I would just make some of my own personal reading goals. This way I know they are my goals and that they don’t have to fit into any particular challenge. I also think I’m going to do away [Read On]

Girl Behind the Blog: The Never Ending Series

I feel like there comes a time in every series where it should be over. Many authors avoid this by making a series only last for three books but lately I feel like authors sometimes cheat this rule. Plus I also read a lot of adult romance books and they always cheat because there are [Read On]

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Black Ice

Title: Black Ice Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Publisher: Simon and Schuster Publication Date: Oct 2014 Classification: Young Adult Novel Summary from Goodreads: Sometimes danger is hard to see… until it’s too late. Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn’t prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to [Read On]

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Sizzle

Title: Sizzle Author: Sarah O’Rourke Publisher: Indie/ Self Published Publication Date: July 2014 Classification: Adult Novel Content: Mature Themes & Scenes Summary from Goodreads: What happens when the Devil asks you to pay your dues? Molly Ramsey is just about to find out! Molly Ramsey lives a nice, normal life. Her cat, her dog, and [Read On]

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Iron Daughter

Title: Iron Daughter Author: Julie Kagawa Publisher: Harlequin Teen Publication Date: Aug 2010 Classification: YA Paranormal Novel Summary from Goodreads: Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince  she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and [Read On]

Mini Reviews DNF

Title: Mortal Danger Author: Ann Aguirre Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Publication Date:  August 5th 2014 Goodreads Summary: Revenge is a dish best served cold. Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn’t imagine being [Read On]