Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top 14 of 2014

Well another year has come and gone and it is time to share my favorite reads of the year. Some of these books were released in 2014 and others were books that were released years ago, but I am did not read these gems till now. So without farther delay here is the list.....and I think it goes without saying but I will say it anyway I HIGHLY recommend all of these fantastic books! contemporaries

Contemporary



such a sweet and relatable book!
 
This series is AMAZING I flew through it which is saying a lot since I do not typically like contemporary. This is a MUST read by the pool or beach!
 
 
Dystopian-Post-Apocalyptic & Most Surprising Favorite  


I have said before, this book is very dark and the type of book I usually do not enjoy, but I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!! The writing, plot, characters, EVERYTHING sucks you in and leaves you know choice but to love this book.
 
Paranormal
 
So freaking wonderful and original. I devoured this book!
 
I know I did not do reviews on the bloodline series, but that is because I didn't give myself time to. As soon as I finished one I grabbed the next. I did NOTHING for a week because all I did was read these books! This is for sure one of the BEST series I have ever read. If I had to pick just one of these books to be my favorite it would be Silver Shadows.
 
Ya'll already know my love for this book.
 
One of the funniest books I have read in a long time. Everything about this book was fun and exciting. A great pick me up book for those grumpy days.
 
 
Science-fiction
 
I loved Scarlet and thought it was a great sequel.
 
This series just gets better and better
 
This is the sequel to Let the Sky Fall and it was FANTASTIC! I feel like this series is way underrated and more people need to read it.
 
This was such a fun read and I am beyond happy I jumped on the Alienated bandwagon!
 
Fantasy
 
Sarah J. Maas has easily made my automatic buy authors list. If you have not started this series DO IT NOW!!! There is going to be a lot of books in this series, and you should not make yourself wait that long to read it. You are cheating yourself my friends.
 
I was shocked with how amazing this book was! The world building was not over done or too complex. I loved the creativity and plot.
 
Hands down the best fantasy I read this year and it was a debut book!!! Cannot wait to see what this author has in store for this series.
 
Well there are my top 14 of 2014. What books did you love the most this year? Share your thoughts down below. I am wishing you guys a happy New Year's eve. I hope the new year brings you joy, happiness, blessings, and lots of great books!
 
 
 


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas & Birthday Book Haul

So if you didn't know my birthday is the day after Christmas and I got a lot of great books for Christmas/birthday. Some of these books were bought by me with gift cards as well, and I got a few books you guys recommended on Twitter. Thanks for all the great recommendations! =) I want to make it known that this is not a bragging post, I just want to share with you guys and let you know what books I will be reading therefor reviewing soon on here.


Lets start from the bottom
 
 
I am so excited about this one because Sarah from Words With Sarah LOVED this book, and we share the same taste in books.
 
 
I already have this book but this one is SIGNED!!!!!! I freaked out!
 
This book sounds so interesting, it is a retelling of The Nutcracker!!
 
 
 
 
You guys know that I LOVE parallel universes so this book sounds right up my alley. Plus the cover is AMAZING in person!
 
This book has been on my TBR since it came out in October. This book has time traveling in it...sold!
 
 
SOOO many of you Love this series and I am looking forward to reading it so I can talk to ya'll about it =)
 
Tell me your thoughts on this one. Did you guys love this one? I have heard great things.
 
This book has seriously been on my TBR since 2011....sad I know. I am so glad I got this because the book I reieceved came with the novella and I read it on Christmas day and it was really good!
 
 I am currently reading this and really loving it so far! I am a sucker for a book with a boarding school.
 
My hubby got me this one and it was FANTASTIC!!!! I just finished it today, and this book was everything I was hoping it would be! Review to come but if you want to know short and sweet....GO GET THIS ONE NOW
 
 
Nicole from Nicole's Novel Reads recommended this one to me, and it sounds really interesting!
 
BOOKS NOT SHOWN BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT COME IN YET
I have not heard a single person have anything bad to say about this book and I cannot wait to devour this book! It was on bookoutlet for 3 bucks!!!!!!
 
I read I think maybe the first 5 books in high school and I loved them. I know that there are like a million books in this series now and I have not read all of them, but I just loved the books I did read. Marked was sadly destroyed... and when I saw it on bookoutlet for like 5 bucks I had to snatch it up!
 
A EPIC PRESENT I HAD TO SHARE
MY HUBBY GOT ME HARRY'S WAND!!!!!!!!
Yes I know I am lucky to have a hubby who gets me like he does
Yes I freaked out
Yes I have went around the house pretending I am a wizard
Yes I realize that makes me a little crazy
 
 
What books did you get for Christmas? Have you read any of these books? If so did you like them? What book do you think I should read next? I LOVE hearing from you guys!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Review: Angelfall

                                                                           Title: Angelfall
Series: Book #1 in Penryn & the End of Days Trilogy
Overall Rating on Goodreads: 4.22
Published: May 21st 2011 by Feral Dream
Pages: 283 Pages
Favorite Quote: “Sometimes, as we're stumbling along in the dark, we hit something good.”
My Rating: 5/5 Stars!!!!!!
 
In A Nutshell 
This book was an epic adventure with dark and gory details that left me breathless and anxious to see how the story played out. I read the audio book and it was AMAZING. The narrator did a fantastic job and made me really feel like I was in the middle of all the action. I will warn you this book is not cupcakes and rainbows, but its a story that you wont easily forget, will make you appreciate every happy moment you get to read about, and it will become a new favorite. This book forces you to love it with the beautiful writing, unique and creative twist on the Apocalypse. I HIGHLY recommend it even if darker themed books are not your usual style. If you don't read this book you are going to miss out on a great experience!  
 
 
"It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again."
 
I was afraid of this book, yes it had amazing reviews and one of the highest goodreads rating I have ever seen but still it sounded so dark and gloomy. And it was dark and gloomy that isn't usually my style, but I feel like this book is so beautifully written with so many twist and turns it forces you to love it. I was shocked by the twists on the Apocalypse this is not what I learned growing up in church, and it left me terrified. I wont lie there were some parts that had me freaked out so much that I didn't want to be left alone. This was dark and to me realistic but it still had me swooning at moments. The romance takes a backset in this book, but it makes you appreciate every last drop of romance you get. Susan Ee did a great job with keeping the mood dark and terrifying but gave still gave the character and readers hope. I loved this book and cannot believe that I wanted so long to read it, but it was a great way to end the year! I do recommend the audio book, this one is one that I feel like everyone would love. The narrator makes you feel all the emotions. It is probably one of the best audio books I have ever listened to.
 
What did you think of Angelfall? Oh and do you guys like the "In a nutshell" part? I thought maybe it would be nice for maybe the readers who want to read my thoughts but are in a hurry.
I hope you guys are having an amazing day!
Happy reading yall
Ashley 

Top Ten Tuesday

 

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing This Year
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
* I have been wanting to read this book for forever!*
 

A Thousand Pieces of You


Across the Universe


The Jewel

Loop



Split Second (Pivot Point 2)

* The first book was AMAZING!!!!*


My reaction if I get any of these books

 


 
What made your list? Let me know in the comments below, and as always if you are a new follower let me know =) Leave your blog links as well! Happy reading Yall!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12 Days of Book Blogmas: Naughty Characters

 
12 Days of Book Blogmas is a blog hop created by Parajunkee. This is a way for all book bloggers to come together and spread the love!
 
 
Day #4: Characters that are on Santa's naughty list.
 
 
 
I HATED Eric in this book! In this series there are MANY characters to hate, but with Eric I couldn't find ANY redeeming qualities.
 
 
 
 
Roth is the BEST kind of naughty! I love his character so much, and let me tell you this book is HOT.
Roth is a tattooed sexy demon and has no soul. Interested yet? I am telling you if you haven't read this series you NEED it in your life. BUT if you are younger please know this is a NA book, so use your best judgment I am not going to tell you to not read it if you are mature enough for the content.
 
 
 
Will Herondale is a naughty boy, but again in the best kind of ways. He is a character that you have to peel back the layers to see what he truly is. Is he naughty or nice, You have to read the series to find out. This is one of my favorite series BTW =)
 
 
Voldemort......enough said.
 
Who would be on your naughty list? Leave your thoughts in the comments below =)
Happy reading Ya'll!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine   that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
 
 
Title: The Witch Hunter
By: Virginia Boecker 
Pages: 368
Expected Publication: June 2nd 2015

 
 
The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut.

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. When she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to die at the stake. Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can track down the person who laid a deadly curse on him.

As she's thrust into the world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and all-too-handsome healers, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.

 
Why I am Waiting
 
I love the idea of witch hunters
Ironically the witch hunter may be a witch
Witches, Ghosts & PIRATES?! DONE
Here's hoping the pirates are hot!
 


 
What are you waiting on? Don't forget my giveaway TIME IS ALMOST UP! ONE DAY LEFT & THERE WILL BE TWO WINNERS

 
 
 
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12 Days Of Book Blogmas: The Perfect Gift for Book Lovers

 
 
Day 3: perfect book lover gifts.
Name some wonderful gifts to give book lovers.
 
 
I Know some people see a sofa organizer hint the name BUT I see a book lovers organizer.
You know you are going to have a lazy day reading on the couch. Have your book in one pocket, a snack in the one, and the remote for breaks or to turn on the music stations to listen to while you read =)
*If someone makes this PLEASE send me a picture of it on twitter.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

    Harry Potter lighting bolt            Eiffel  tower/Anna & the French Kiss
                                 

         What goes better with books then tea?               Pride and Prejudice
                                    
* I found all of those on Amazon
 
MAKE A CHARM BRACELET. My husband and I started a charm bracelet tradition when we were dating. He would add a charm for a special occasion. He got me into Harry so I have the lighting bolt one.
 
I just think it would be so beautiful to have charms that represent all your favorite books. How creative and unique would it be?!
 
 
 
This is beyond cute! If you are talented enough you could make these yourself. There are plenty of DIY how to's on pinterest to show you how make your own creative mugs, but if you do not want the hassle this set is only $25
 
I want this so bad!
 
 
 
 LOVE
 
 
 
 
 
Because ever reader needs a blanket to snuggle up with.
 
AND FINALLY....
 
 The two gift baskets I made would be a great present for book lovers. It has all the essentials for a day of reading =)
You can find all the details in my GIVEAWAY POST
THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS SOON AND THERE WILL BE TWO WINNERS!!!
 
 
 
 


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