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Hey everyone!  Today I’m participating in the blog tour, Regal Reads, in honor of Regal Hearts: Season One being released in paperback! I’m super excited about this post today, because not only am I sharing an extra book review this week, but I also get to be a little extra creative.  The lovely Livy Jarmusch came up with some super creative tour ideas, and they were all so fun and imaginative! I just… Read More

Title: Once and for All by Sarah Dessen Pages: 358 Genres: Ya, Contemporary Published by: Viking Books for Young Readers (June 6, 2017) Summary As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, Sarah Dessen’s thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine. Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs…. Read More

Title: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Pages: 328 Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary Published by: St. Martin’s Press (Feb. 26, 2013) Summary Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor. Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before… Read More

Title: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson Pages: 519 Genres: Contemporary, YA, Romance, Fiction, Family Published by: Simon and Schuster (May 3rd, 2016) Summary Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks). But that was before… Read More

Title: Into The Wild by Erin Hunter Pages: 288 Genres: Adventure, Children’s/Middle Grade, Fiction, Animals, Fantasy Published by: HarperTrophy (January 9th, 2003) Summary For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their warrior ancestors. But the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger, and the sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying– and some deaths are more mysterious than others. In the midst of… Read More

Hey everyone!  So, in the beginning of summer I wrote a post telling you all about my reading goals for the summer.  Well, since summer 2016 is over now (*sad face*), I thought I’d look back at my goals and see which ones I accomplished, and which goals I need to work on for next summer! 1. Read at least 15 books I diiiid it!! From Memorial Day to Labor Day I… Read More

Title: Beastly by Alex Flinn Pages: 304 Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Retellings Published by: HarperTeen (January 1, 2007) Summary I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity,… Read More

Last week was the last week of the read-a-thon, and while I wasn’t able to actually complete the entire challenge, I think I did pretty well, and I had so much fun! Badges Earned The first book I read this week was Into the Wild (Cat Warriors #1) by Erin Hunter.  My sister has been a huge fan of this series for a while now, and since we both love cats so… Read More

Title: Dance of Fire by Yelena Black Pages: 321 Genres: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (March 12th, 2015) Summary All dancers dream of the chance to try out for the Royal Court Ballet Company. Only two dancers from the elite New York Ballet Academy will have this honour. Vanessa is one of them. She dances with grace and elegance, and a fury that is unmatched. Justin – strong, sexy and caring – will… Read More

Reading wise, this week was not great.  I only finished one book.  However, I had a super busy, fun-filled week, so that is okay! Badges Earned This week, I only earned my Marsh Badge, with Dance of Fire by Yelena Black.  For some reason, it took me forever to read this book – I only just finished it today!  I had planned on having it finished early last week, and the review would… Read More