Thursday, October 30, 2014

Review: Not Yet by Laura Ward

Series: No (Standalone) 
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Book Length: 273 pages
Publication Date: July 28, 2014
Publisher: Createspace
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Emma Harris is learning that life is just a series of lessons. 

Lesson #1: Nothing goes the way you plan.
Lesson #2: You can't trust men. Especially not the pretty ones.
Lesson #3: Turns out, appearances are almost always deceiving.

Emma thinks she has life all figured out, and what she knows isn't good. For years, she’s put her big sister, who was born with Down syndrome, first. Now Emma’s ready to start her own life, but fate has other plans. To do the right thing for the sister she loves, Emma’s dreams will just have to wait.

She doesn't plan on meeting Landon — a rich, flirtatious jock, who never has to wait for anything. Not for attention, not for money, and certainly not for girls. Meeting Emma marks the first time in his life that he’s had to fight for something. And Landon doesn't know how to lose.

Emma has no interest in wasting her summer with a superficial guy like Landon. But very soon she realizes she is wrong about him. The question is, can she trust him? Or will he let her down like every other guy in her life? But most importantly, can Emma trust herself enough to live the life she's always dreamed of?

Life has a way of sneaking in the most important lessons when you aren't looking. And once the heart gets involved, that's when the real learning begins.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (2): Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where they post lists on bookish things. 

So it's been a long time since I've done a Top Ten Tuesday -- over 2 months! Wow. I am really bad at keeping at a schedule xD

**Two quick side-notes: (1) I'm super behind on commenting back and I will get to that soon! (2) I might be going on a temporary hiatus, I'm not completely sure yet.**

This week I'm going to be doing:

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

Sunday, October 5, 2014

ARC Review: Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin

Series: Stolen Empire #1
Genre: YA Historical Romance
Book Length: 262 pages
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Source: Netgalley

Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russia—at any cost.

Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family—and herself—Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.

Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.

In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?