Monday, June 24, 2013

Cover Reveal: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

*Drum roll please*

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Thank-you, Ned.

I can hardly contain myself, but I might as well let it out, there is finally a cover for the upcoming final book in Veronica Rossi's Under the Never Sky series, of which I am a very big fan. I was kind of scrolling through the newly released books of the month when I chanced upon this little beauty; it took my breath away.

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So no Spongebob, didn't do it, take my breath away that is. I like him, but no. Look below him. Keep scrolling...


Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi
Release Date: January 28, 2014

My Thoughts  

I have but one question and that is, can this book release already?! I really do want to devour it NOW. It's so stunning and pretty :) Mostly I like that Aria and Perry are together in this one, they look pretty serious and shiz on the cover. As they walk towards us, it makes me speculate all the wonderful things Rossi has in store for the final instalment in the Under the Never Sky series! The colour tones of the new cover are balanced and fit perfectly with the series, I think, I'm loving it. While I happened upon this one by chance, I need it like yesterday. The cover  is gorgeous and I'm excited to share it with all of you!

What are your thoughts on this? Share in the comments below, what do you think of this stunning cover, and are you as excited as I am? Let me know!

Take care, love you lots!



Review: A Song for Julia by Charles Sheehan-Miles

A Song for Julia by Charles Sheehan-Miles
My rating: 4 of 5 genies
Published: December 2, 2012
Series: Thompson Sisters #1
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Cincinnatus Press
Source: Purchased
Pages: 376
Format: eBook
Purchase At:

Goodreads Summary

Everyone should have something to rebel against.

Crank Wilson left his South Boston home at sixteen to start a punk band and burn out his rage at the world. Six years later, he’s still at odds with his father, a Boston cop, and doesn’t ever speak to his mother. The only relationship that really matters is with his younger brother, but watching out for Sean can be a full-time job. The one thing Crank wants in life is to be left the hell alone to write his music and drive his band to success.

Julia Thompson left a secret behind in Beijing that exploded into scandal in Washington, DC, threatening her father's career and dominating her family's life. Now, in her senior year at Harvard, she's haunted by a voice from her past and refuses to ever lose control of her emotions again, especially when it comes to a guy.

When Julia and Crank meet at an anti-war protest in Washington in the fall of 2002, the connection between them is so powerful it threatens to tear everything apart.

My Review

This book is all about music and how it transforms lives. The romance at the core of A Song for Julia is realistic and one I found myself relating to, loving, and cheering.

I went in with an idea of what I thought the book would be like: guy meets introverted girl, guy proceeds to woo girl out of her oyster know the drill. I'm not saying that Sheehan-Miles's novel is revolutionary, it accomplishes much the same of what the traditional (well-written) New Adult contemporary romance novel at least sets out to do. I wasn't blown away by the plot per se, that I could see coming, but the story is worthy of mention. It had substance, and Sheehan-Miles's multifaceted characters were interesting to read about because they got my heart involved. Julia's story made me bawl, Crank made me swoon and Sheehan-Miles officially rid me of my bias against male authors writing romance fiction.


Way to go, man!

Read this book for its dimensions, for the struggle and ultimately, Julia and Crank's triumph. This is New Adult done right, tender and heartfelt written literature that has made me such a fan of the author. I cannot wait to read more of what Sheehan-Miles has in store! I was probably halfway through A Song for Julia when I bought the second book in this series. The idea of writing about the Thompson sisters seems pretty brilliant to me, especially since Alex's journey is next on my to be read list.

You should read this book, if you like a well-written story with funny, conflicted characters in hard situations and romance that leaves you smiling, read this book. It's New Adult so 18 years and older please, the subject matter is mature so keep that in mind. This is a solid 4/5 from my end!

I can't think of a reason not to enjoy this book, it absolutely worked for me, 4/5 genies!


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Top Ten: Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List

**Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Tuesday is a countdown spotlighting, well, anything bookish!**

I've Got to Read These Books:

1.) Endless Knight by Kresley Cole: All I could think of after putting Poison Princess down last year was just how badly I needed its sequel. I am so, so glad that this book releases later this year!

2.) Unbreakable by Kami Garcia: Something tells me that this book will be kick-ass. I get these vibes whenever I look at it or read its blurb...that cover was made to unhinge jaws on the regular :) I really am a fan of the Garcia/Stohl writing duo, and it'll be a pleasure to read their individual works.

3.) The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black: Yeah! I want this, gosh I WANT this. Can I fast forward a few months, just to get this book? Thank-you!

4.) World After (Angelfall #2) by Susan Ee: I almost thought this one wouldn't happen. The release date was all up in the air and there was limited news of Angelfall's second...I kind of had a spaz attack thinking of it not existing! Ultimately, I'm just glad that there will be more Penryn, her story could not end where it did! And it means more Raffe, thank goodness for Raffe!

5.) Crash Into You by Katie McGarry: The fact that I have yet to read Dare You To notwithstanding, I loved Pushing the Limits and McGarry seems like a pretty solid author, and thus the continuation of said awsomeness is kind of expected. Also, who could resist reading about Isaiah? Not me. 

6.) The Historians by Trisha Leigh: Loving the concept of this, time-travelling historians with a dash of mystery, suspense and romance in the mix? I'm a so going to be on this. My fingers are crossed that the author doesn't disappoint. 

7.) Solstice by P.J. Hoover: This releases TODAY. Hear me, World? Today! I'm hitting the book stores or renting it at the library. Either way, Solstice is most definitely a summer TBR.

8.) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: Another book by my new favourite author? Yes, please! I have a crush on Rowell and will willingly read anything that this woman churns out. 

9.) Fireblood by Trisha Wolf: I've been sold on this one for a while now, I'm hoping that it lives up to my expectations, I want to love this book like mad. Don't let me down?

10.) Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles: I couldn't very well leave Simone Elkeles off my list! The woman is fantastic!! I was so happy when the deets of this book came out, I'm kind of going crazy for its release later this year.

That's all Folks! What books made the cut on your list? Share with me if we have some of the same, or if you have a few that I missed, I'm always open to new books ;)

Take care!



Bloglovin' Migration!

Hey Peeps!

So it's been a while. I hope most of you are enjoying your summer? I know I am! Ha, I'm missing people from school, but not school exactly, so that's always cool :) Life is good, I'm reading lots and working on writing (my own stuff), and reviewing, so expect updates soon! I'm just popping in a quick post about the upcoming Death of Google Reader in...2 weeks? Sounds about right.

If you haven't heard, then know that GFC is going down with it. So if y'all love Choice Reads, go ahead and subscribe this way. The little button is below and I would be thrilled to see my followers migrate.

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The death of GFC is indeed sad, it shall be missed, but Bloglovin' is kind of fantastic so the loss won't be too devastating.

See y'all there, I'll be posting again soon. Love you lots!


The Truth And Nothing BUT...

Going by FTC guidelines, allow me to point out that all the novels reviewed on this blog were either bought by me, or given by an author or publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Those books received from Authors and Publishers will be stated clearly as such, as will the ones purchased by myself. There is no shady business going on; no coercion, bribery or compensation has or will ever be received in exchange for any reviews. These thoughts are mine, wacky as they may be, and my honest opinion is all you can truly expect. Still reading? You should be off checking out those awesome reviews ;)