Sunday Post #17- Why did I leave reading The Vampire Academy Series for so long?

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post was created by Caffeniated Book Reviewer this is a post where we recap on the going on's on the blog the week previous and the week coming up as well as the awesome books we have received, bought or been gifted for review!

Haven't been feeling blogging this week....

This week I haven't been feeling blogging as much. When daily life is done and I have time to blog. I just want to read. The main reason this week is that I finally picked up The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead after wanting to read it for years and I am loving it so much. BUT with being out of the blogging loop this week,  I have missed interacting with other book people and checking out their posts so this week I am definitely going to get more involved in the blogosphere. I am going to get posts ready this weekend for the next two weeks so then I will have more time to interact online and read at the same time as I suspect I will move onto the bloodline series after I finish this series.

 And I have some great posts...

I have lots of reviews to put up half of which are new releases I have loved and others are older books I have read finally that I also loved. I also have some discussion posts to put up.  I like disscussion posts. I have quite a few ideas I would like to work on that I hope you will all like. 

I am also into book tags lately and I did one yesterday The Taylor Swift 1989 Book Tag. It was a fun one. You can check it out here

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Note: I have some giveaways happening that all you need to do is comment to enter to win. To Win an ebook of Eve Brenner: zombie girl bA. Giacomi leave a comment here To Win an ebook of The Enchanted Rose by Nadia Nader leave a comment here

Now to one of my favourite parts of this post new music I have discovered. I love music it gives me all the feels. Not as much as books but it's up there.

This is a singer I love to hate. Jason Derulo really annoys me. But I really like this song against my will.

I like Ella Eyre. I love her voice this is such a fun, catchy song.

Everyone has probably seen this video by now. It's an awesome kick ass video. I like most of Taylor Swift's songs and this one I like as well.

I recently just discovered this song. I really like it.

Onto the books:

Received for review

This is the last book in the Legend of Glory Series. I absolutely love this series and am so excited to read it. (eBook VIA author)

I was approached by the author to review this book and it sounds great it's the sort of books am into this year, exploring mental health issues. (Netgalley: Sourcefire books- Releases September 1st 2015)

This sounds like a book I totally will love. The title had me. (Netgalley: Releases August 1st 2015)


These books where free to download at the time of this post. Please check before you download.


I brought all these in paperback. I am loving this series so much. I love Rose's voice and I frickin heart Dimitri. I just need to get the last book in this series which I will probably get this week :) I am currently reading book three, Shadow kissed.

How was your week? What did you get this week?

Taylor Swift Tag - The 1989 Tag

This tag was created by booktuber SJ at The Book life. Check out Video here

Shake it Off - 'The haters gonna hate hate hate' - Which book criticisms do you shake off regardless of what people think?

50 Shades Of Grey. I love this series. I don't care what people say you either love this or hate it and I love it. Sorry guys :)

I know places - 'Loose lips sink ships all the damn time' - Which ship do you set your heart on, only to watch it sink?

This is an old one but I really wanted Jacob and Bella to get together in Twilight. I know her and Edward are meant to be but at the time I was so against it and wanted Jacob and Bella to get it on.

Wonderland - 'We found Wonderland, you and I got lost in it' - Which fictional character would you like to take with you to another land?

I would put Gideon from the Cross fire Series into the 50 Shades universe. Can you image the Christian and Gideon together they would end up killing each other and it would be entertaining to watch.

Wildest Dreams - 'He’s so bad but he does it so well' - Which character do you love, not in spite of his darkness but because of his darkness? (Can change this to 'her' if needed!)

Sebastian AKA Jonathan from The Mortal Instruments. He does such horrible things but I frickin love him.

Out of The Woods - 'When you started crying baby I did too' -Name a time you cried with a fictional character

I cried so hard with Violet in All The Bright Places by Jsnnogre Niven. My heart broke so much. I was am emotional wreck after 'reading it.

Blank Space - 'Lets be friends, I’m dying to see how this one ends' -Which final book in a trilogy or series were you most nervous about reading?

The last Sookie Stackhouse book. OMG I was so nervous I didn't want to read it. I did read it and was OK with the end.

I tag:

Jess & Val @ Stuck In Books

Candace @ Candace's Book Blog

Donna @ Book Passion For Life

Kerry Ann @ A Bookish Read Head

No-where but here by Katie McGarry release week #Giveaway

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An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible 

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

Hand rider on handlebars, close-up

From Oz's Point of View. Set up: Emily has been separated from her parents and after a long night of worrying, her emotions and exhaustion catch up to her and it causes Oz to have his first fluttering of emotion for Emily. 

WIND BLOWS IN FROM THE NORTH AND A FEW pieces of Emily’s dark hair sweep across her face. One min­ute Emily’s a bright flame, then a gust snuffs out her light. Her body sways like a top at the tail end of a spin and I lunge forward.
Emily’s knees give out and her eyes roll back into her head. I catch her inches before she crashes onto the porch. She’s light as I swing her into my arms and her head circles onto my shoulder, reminding me of one of those rag dolls Violet used to play with when we were kids.
“Emily!” Eli’s on top of me, attempting to yank her out of my arms. “Open your eyes.”
Her eyelids flutter, but remain closed as her hand limply clutches my shirt. Eli rams his arms underneath mine and he makes Emily a rope in a tug-of-war. I should let her go. I should want to let her go, but then Emily goes and screws it up for me. “Oz.” 
It was a damn whisper, but I heard my name on her lips and so did Eli. His eyes flash to mine and Cyrus’s words repeat in my mind. That girl trusts you. And screw us both for that.
“She’s exhausted,” I say. “Hasn’t slept at all tonight.”
Eli’s expression hardens as he glares at me. I’ve seen Eli throw a coma-inducing punch for less defiance and I readjust the sleeping girl in my arms. A reminder if he decks me now, he’ll be putting his daughter at risk.
Temporarily surrendering, Eli cups Emily’s face in his hands and angles her toward him. “Emily, please open your eyes.”
She does. It’s barely a crack and they’re completely glazed.
“Everything’s going to be okay,” Eli affirms.
“I want my mom and dad,” she mumbles.
“You’ll see them tomorrow.” Eli pushes a strand of hair from her cheek. “You’re safe here. I promise.”
She rejects Eli by curling into me. Her head fits perfectly in the crook of my neck and I loathe the wave of protective­ness that rumbles through my body. Emily’s fingers tighten their grip near my shoulders and the impulse is to shield her from the guys gawking at this intimate scene. Yeah, this is club business, but Emily never asked for any of this.


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About Katie McGarry:

Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON,  BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

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#nightofinfinities -A Novel Fundraising Idea! Inspired by John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars COMING this June

Fault in our stars by John Green. Who hasn't heard of it? I have to admit I am one of the few who hasn't read it but really want to. Especially after last weekend when I finally watched The Fault In Our Stars movie and LOVED it so so much. I used two packs of tissues watching it. It is so beautifully sad. I NEED to read the book NOW.

The awesome thing about this book is everyone has supported it so much. And the wonderful UK Publishers of The Fault in Our Stars, Penguin is having a fundraising event inspired by the book in partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust on FRIDAY 26th JUNE 2015. For more info check out the press release below.


A Novel Fundraising Idea!
Inspired by John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars
All info VIA Penguin official PRESS RELEASE

Penguin has teamed up with Teenage Cancer Trust to mobilise and inspire the legions of teenage fans for John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars to help raise money for the charity.

On 26th June, with John Green’s support, the publisher is inviting all fans of the book to unite in a ‘Night of Infinities’ and organise fundraising sleepovers nationwide inspired by the book. 

The Fault in Our Stars was the UK’s biggest selling novel of 2014 with sales to date exceeding a million copies in the UK alone. The book which tells the story of Hazel and Gus, two extraordinary teenagers, who first meet at a cancer support group has resonated with readers of all ages. 

Penguin and Teenage Cancer Trust hope that the younger end of the novel’s fan base will be inspired to help raise money to support the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer aged between 13 and 24.

John Green comments: "I worked as a student chaplain at a children's hospital about 15 years ago for five months. During that time I started wanting to write about the young people I had met there… It just took a long while for that book to become The Fault in Our Stars. From that experience, I understand the importance of charities such as Teenage Cancer Trust and the work they do in bringing young people together and helping them get the best possible care in the best possible environment. I would be delighted if fans of my book were able to translate that into tangible support for the charity.”

Charli XCX, whose song Boom Clap was released as the first single from the soundtrack album of The Fault in Our Stars film and achieved worldwide chart success, is also supporting this initiative:“It is incredible how passionately people have responded to the book and the film. I really hope that enthusiasm drives as many people as possible to organise a sleepover and have fun while raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust which does so much for the many young people with cancer like Hazel and Gus in the UK.”

A ‘Night of Infinities’ event pack is now available to download from The pack gives you all the information you need to organise your own sleepover whilst raising money at the Just Giving page It also includes a personal thank you letter from John for taking part, tips on how to organise your sleepover (plus advice on staying safe), real-life stories from young cancer patients and lots of fundraising ideas including: making and selling Okay Cake, sponsored Karaoke of songs from the film’s soundtrack as well as nominating friends and family to take facepack selfies.

On the night itself, there will also be live online moments which will connect all the sleepovers nationwide using social media and including a dedicated radio show on W!ZARD Radio Station, the UK’s Most Popular Online Teen Radio Station set up by teen entrepreneur James Gilmore.

Blog Tour: The Enchanted Rose by Nadia Nader #Review & #Giveaway

Book & Author details:

The Enchanted Rose by Nadia Nader 
Publication date: January 14th 2015 
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Synopsis: When Vivian’s mother dies in a tragic accident, Vivian’s world is turned upside downHer life, as she knows it, is over. A new life, full of her mother’s secrets, begins… Sent away by her father to live with two eccentric aunts on the mysterious Tremaine Estate, Vivian comes to learn that a powerful curse lurks over her family – one that only she may have the power to break. With each day she spends in Misty Hills, Vivian uncovers more unsettling discoveries about the town, her reclusive family, and herself. Can Vivian let go of every truth she’s ever believed and discover who she really is, before the dark secrets hidden within the supernatural town threaten to consume her and those she loves?

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Rating ✪✪✪✪

The Enchanted Rose was a quick fun read. I read it in a few hours. It had the feeling of a possible retelling but it's not, it's quite hard to example unless you have read it. I no am being very vague (Little Red Riding Hood came to mind a lot) 

The Story was interesting and I was intrigued by a lot of the characters. There where so many twists and turns and it kept me turning the pages. The Story seemed to end abruptly but it makes you excited for the next book.

Apart from a few grammer errors the book was written well and was written in an engaging and exciting tone. Overall I really liked this book and look forward to the next book in the series.


Nadia Nader was born and raised in Kuwait.

You can find Nadia on her website:

In addition to writing, Nadia’s interests include traveling around the world.

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Damaged Release Blitz

Saints and Sinners Book Promotions is proud to present a debut novel by debut author Avelyn Paige!!

Evie Carter has faced trials and tribulations her entire life. Her teenage years have been ripped away from her as she battles cancer. Just when things can’t get any worse, her doctor delivers the news that it’s finally time to make a life or death decision. Her options are limited and come with deadly consequences. The miracle drug that is meant to save her life changes her on a cellular level. She might not be damaged anymore, but she might just be damned in her new life.

As I return his gaze, my heart seems to stop and time slows to a screeching halt. There’s nothing else that he can do to save me. The only chance I have now is to trust that these researchers in their government funded laboratories have discovered some miracle drug that might give me my life back. I lean back into my pillows clutching the black and gold fleece Purdue blanket my eight year old niece, Shay, made me when my hospital stays increased to weeks instead of days. Touching the soft fleece helps my rapid heartbeat slow down and allows my mind to consider the options. I close my eyes and consider what I have to gain if I could through with the drug trials. It could help me lead a normal life if it works or it could take away the quality of life in the time I have left.  I know deep down I want to live and this trial could mean everything in my battle. After what seems like hours, even though it was only a few minutes in reality, I open my eyes and look for my parents. They are both sitting in the blue plastic covered recliners in my room holding each other’s hands with their foreheads pressed together in what I am assuming is prayer.  They hear the plastic move on my hospital bed as I shift trying to make myself as comfortable as I can with all the tubes coming out of me and they turn their faces towards me. The look on my mother’s face tells me that they know I’m about to make the decision that will forever change our family. A decision that I don’t even think they would have the strength to make on my behalf. I turn my eyes to Dr. Bob, who is still sitting on the edge of my bed waiting for my decision. It takes me a few seconds to realize that I hold the keys to my life in what I’m about to say. As I open my lips the tears finally begin to flow. I utter quietly as I wipe away my tears, “I want to do the trial. Where do I sign?”

Avelyn Paige is a born and raised Indiana girl. She may be a Hoosier by birth, but she’s a Boilermaker by choice! Avelyn lives in rural Indiana with her pastor husband, 2 spoiled cats, and one very odd looking dog.  She’s an oncology research scientist by day and a writer and book review blogger by night. She enjoys reading anything she can get her hands, baking, and spending time with her friends and family.

Never intending on ever writing her own book, the idea behind the Damaged series came to her on a drive to work early one morning thinking about her father who’d recently passed away. His strength during his cancer and rare blood disease battle inspired Avelyn to do something she’s never thought about before. She’s excited to see where this wild ride takes her. 

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Blog Tour: The Day The Wave Came by Becky Wicks- Interview & #Giveaway

Interview with author Becky Wicks

Tell me a little about yourself and your writing career so far.
Well, I had a crappy Christmas poem published in my local paper when I was about ten, and won first prize in my local creating writing competition two years running after that! I think I wrote about owls!! I guess I’ve always known I’ve wanted to be a writer because I’ve always just written. Anything and everything. I started a blog very early on, when blogs were new, and I wrote for mags and websites all over the world (I’ve lived and worked in Dubai, NYC, London, Sydney and Bali!) I was lucky enough to get a 3-book deal with HarperCollins when I was 29. I just love writing, it’s a part of me I guess. I go kind of crazy when I don’t do it!
Tell us a little about The Day Of The Wave and the creation behind the book.
It all started when I was in Sri Lanka last November (2014). I kept meeting locals who all had stories about the tsunami and how it ripped through their homes and washed their tuk-tuks away - many were still struggling to make ends meet because of it over ten years later. It was heartbreaking. I had so many nightmares there about tsunamis striking the house I was staying in, and one night the story about Ben and Isla surviving and finding each other against all odds just came to me. I knew I had to write it down and I didn’t stop once I’d started. It took me five weeks to get it all down!
 Can you describe Isla and Ben in 140 characters or less.
Ben: Running away from himself, love and life. Guilty but good-hearted. Constantly searching but secretly scared of what he’ll find.
Isla: Living in a bubble, under someone’s thumb, stronger than she realises and evolving day-by-day with new confidence and brand new hope.
If you book was turned into a TV show/film who would you like to play Ben and Isla?
Ooooh, you know the show Beauty and the Beast? I kind of picture Vincent and Catherine in the roles somehow, I think they’d be perfect! The guy who plays Vincent - Jay Ryan is just brooding enough, and definitely sexy enough, and Catherine, aka Kristin Kreuk would be a vulnerable yet super strong Isla. They would kick ass in these roles. Let’s make this happen :-)
Why should we pick up The Day Of The Wave?
As far as I know there hasn’t been a fictional romance written about the Boxing Day tsunami yet, and I hope that all my research has meant I’ve stayed true to what happened and perhaps what some of the survivors must have gone through at the same time as creating a compelling story. It took a lot of research to make sure I could do it justice and I hope I’ve succeeded! That’s up to the readers I guess! 
The Day Of The Wave by Becky Wicks 

Publication date: May 1st 2015
Genres: Adult, Romance


Isla and Ben were just sixteen when the Boxing Day tsunami tore through their beach resort in Thailand. Just days after forming a life-changing bond, both were missing and presumed dead. Unbeknown to each other and haunted by one of the biggest natural disasters in world history, Isla and Ben are living very different lives, until over a decade later when a chance encounter throws them back together.
Based on real life events, The Day of the Wave is a story of healing, learning to let go, and figuring out when to hold on with everything you have left.


Becky Wicks lives in Bali and scribbles books, and she’s mostly powered by coffee. Her first book in the Starstruck Series, Before He Was Famous recently reached #1 in Amazon’s Coming of Age and New Adult & College categories, and her three travel books, published by HarperCollins are online to make feet nice and itchy. Mostly though, she loves to write love stories. She blogs most days at and always welcomes distractions on Twitter @bex_wicks. Especially if you have photos of cats.

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Blog Tour: Sons Of Old Trilogy by Annabell Cadiz- Top Ten & #Giveaway

Top Ten Favorite Villains

One of the best parts of books is discovering the cray cray villains and the reasons behind what makes them decide to walk the path of evil instead of good. What makes villains even more intriguing is that villains often aren’t just straight evil. Their reasons scarily make sense sometimes and a reader can find themselves nodding along, cheering the villain on despite how wrong their actions can be. 

That’s why I love the villains listed below. They are complex, driven, determined, arrogant, broken messes. They are cunning and clever. Even with their powerful gifts, they still long for something—whether it be love or acceptance or understanding or family—and that longing, that lonliness they feel is what helps readers not only connect to them and even relate to them on certain levels, but unable to put the books down until the very end.

If you haven’t read these books already, you should definitely give them a shot!

10. Gregory Leicester (The Wizard Heir by Cinda Williams Chima)

9. Lara Cassnoff (Hex Hall Trilogy by Rachel Hawkins)

8. Angra (Snow Like Ashes Trilogy by Sara Raasch)

7. Kronos (Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan)

6. Sea Goddess (Theatre Illuminata Trilogy by Lisa Mantchev)

5. Sarafine Duchannes (Caster Chronicles by Kami Garica & Margaret Stohl)

4. The Darkling (The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo)

3. Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling)

2. Victor (Vicious by V.E. Schwab)

1. Magnus (Falling Kingdoms Series by Morgan Rhodes)

Sunday Post #16- An awesome reading week

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post was created by Caffeniated Book Reviewer this is a post where we recap on the going on's on the blog the week previous and the week coming up as well as the awesome books we have received, bought or been gifted for review!

This week has been great.....

This week has been a great week. Firstly I read 4 books. Guys I never read 4 books in a week. I am such a slow reader but they where great books so I think that's why I read them so fast. Your thinking what where those great books I read. 

First of I read the last 50 Shades book it was a 're read and I love this series if you didn't already know. Then I read Thing's My Heart Knows by Jessi Kirby, this was my most anticipated book of the year and my first Jessi Kirby book. And I really enjoyed. I then picked up My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga. I wasn't sure when I started reading if I was going to be really immersed in the story but after the first few chapters I couldn't stop reading it. It was really good. Finally I read The Echanted Rose by Nadia Nader for a blog tour. I read this book in a few hours it was quick and a good read, my review will be up this week as part of the tour. So it's been an awesome reading week. I hope I can keep this reading pace up. However am currently 're reading a series again, which I seem to do every few books so I may be stuck with these books for a week :/ but I can't complain as again I love the series am 're reading. I definitely have a 're reading obsession.

On the blog...

This week I had a couple of guest posts which I haven't had in a while. The first was a Behind the scenes of Angels of Moirai by Nicole Salmond, this is a YA book with angels and it sounds good. You can check out more about it here and also enter to win an ebook of Angels of Moirai.

On Friday author Sarah Noffke talked about being a late YA bloomer. It shows you are never too old to fall in love with YA. Sarah also kindly offered a giveaway I
of her YA Book Awoken, you can enter to win a copy here

You can check out all the other posts from this week by clicking on the side bar.

In other news...

As you may have noticed over my last few Sunday Posts I was freaking out over Arrow. I am obsessed with the TV show and this week was the season finale and it was just perfect. #Olicity I have never hearted and cheered on a couple so much. I can't wait for season four. Also the trailer for Legends of Tomorrow on the CW dropped and it looks so so good. 2016 seems so far away. I love D.C. and Marvel, I tend to lean more toward D.C. but I just love super heroes. 

Now for some new music I discovered:

I love music as well as books, obviously not as much as books but it's something I get obsessed with if I love a song or a band. For the last few Sunday's I have been telling you about songs I love on my Sunday Post. I am going to keep doing this every week. So my question to you is do you want me to keep putting it in this post or a separate post?

I love this song. The video is pretty strange but the song is awesome.

I never thought I would like this. But I love it. It's a catchy song.

Photograph by Ed Sheeran, enough said really. His voice is incredible, this video made me smile and this song is just going to become another classic.

Kinda can't stop listening to this. 

To the books...

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Unsolicited VIA Chicken House, middle grade fantasy releasing June 2015 *paperback*

Yay so I haven't seen the TV show but I kinda want to pick up the book am not sure when I will get to it but hell, why not add it to my book shelf. *paperback*

So this is my favourite book series ever. And I have a paperback of the first book, and hardback of the second and third. So I want to have a paperback and hardback set. Yesterday I bought the paperback of the last book. So all I need now is a paperback of Shadow of night and hardback of A discovery of witches. Yay am obsessed with this series *paperback*

*Love my new vase*

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How was your week? What books did you get?