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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #17 #Booksfortrade

Stacking the Shelves

My eighth Stacking the Shelves post. 
Hosted by Tynga's Review's.
#Booksfortrade and Paperbackswap
*Met the author in person
@Have already read it
#Featured in Top Ten Tuesday

Books I traded on twitter using #Booksfortrade and Paperbackswap

Since YABE is no longer active, I thought I would give credit to the Bloggers I have traded with using #Booksfortrade and credits from Paperbackswap. I've had a blast so far trading. Its definitely addicting though.

Paperbackswap:

The Blessed (The Blessed, #1)The Invisible (Brokenhearted, #2)Survival Colony  Nine
Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille BallDust CityYou Killed Wesley Payne

Books I recieved from Twitter Trades:

HungryVelvet (Velvet Trilogy #1)Becoming Jinn (Becoming Jinn, #1)Hold Me Like a Breath (Once Upon a Crime Family, #1)
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)The Witch Hunter (The Witch Hunter, #1)Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)The Truth Commission
When We Were AnimalsThe Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles, #2)Earth Star (Earth Girl, #2)Gone Too Far
Guy in Real LifeThe Glass ArrowNone of the AboveReborn (Shadow Falls: After Dark, #1)
Earth & Sky (Earth & Sky, #1)Chasing PowerDangerous BoysGhost House

This is about two months worth of trades. I started The Glass Arrow but some of my most anticipated books came out so I put it on hold. I think the cover is absolutely gorgeous,


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Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout Review

Hello, I Love You
ISBN: 978-1250052599
June 9, 2015
Amazon Link 
 * I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

I  read this book twice. The first time I around, I gave it three stars. I read it before I left for Europe and immediately after I returned for to the States. And I am glad I did. The second time reading this book was so much better than the first time. I bumped up to four.

Grace Wilde moves to Korea to attend a boarding school away from home. Her roommate Sophie introduces her to Jason, a K-pop star who just happens to be Sophie's brother. Sophie and Grace begin to hang out with the K-pop band and the relationship between Grace and Jason forms.

There are a couple reasons this didnt work out for me the first time I read though it. One being, Grace Wilde was very selfish. Grace and the love interest Jason were consistantly bickering back and forth. I was really agrivated by the fact Grace never gave him a chance and would always compare him to her brother. It was her reason every single time they had a cute moment.

On the other hand, I adored Sophie. She was funny and sweet and I found myself shipping her relationship more than the main couple. Grace and Sophie's friendship was true and down to earth, though it seemed one sided at first, their friendship grew and slowly Grace came around. I also enjoyed the twist at the end. I didnt see it coming.

 I am a K-Drama (KD) and K-pop addict. My favorite Kdramas are Kpop The Ultimate Audition (Netflix/Hulu), Nail Shop Paris (Hulu) and To the Beautiful You (Hulu). And music wise, I am in LOVE with SHINee, T.O.P. and G Dragon. Has anyone listened to View yet?! Taemin is my favorite and I recently found out he has a mini solo album out featuring Danger and Prety Boy. They are Amazing! When, I saw there was a book coming out about Kpop and took place in Korea, I screamed, I was so excited. I was surprised at how little kpop was actually involved. The romance really took over, but this is common with KDs and is definitely a book I would recommend to any KD fan.

Kpop The Ultimate Audition Flower Boys (and girl)



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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #16 TBF 2015

Stacking the Shelves

My eighth Stacking the Shelves post. 
Hosted by Tynga's Review's.
Teen Book Festival Edition
*Met the author in person
@Have already read it
#Featured in Top Ten Tuesday

Books I won and brought to TBF 2015:

I'm back!! I know its been too long since I have posted. I took a break to travel to Europe to see my sister and I've been in a reading slump I can't seem to get out of. I miss blogging so I decided my comeback post should be a Stacking the Shelves edition, but this one is special because it will highlight the Teen Book Festival in Rochester, NY I recently went to.

Books I brought for signing:

All the Bright PlacesSweet
The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2)
The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, #3)The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey, #4)
The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #2)
The Naturals (The Naturals, #1)The Lost Code (The Atlanteans, #1)
The Dark Shore (The Atlanteans, #2)Unremembered (Unremembered, #1)
Unforgotten (Unremembered, #2)Fall from Grace

Books I Won:

Tangled Webs (Tangled Webs, #1)Starflight (Starflight, #1)Reawakened (Reawakened, #1)
Dark ShimmerTrust Me, I'm Trouble (Trust Me, #2)Daughter of Dusk (Midnight Thief, #2)
While You Were Gone (Duplexity, #2)River Runs DeepKiller Instinct (The Naturals, #2)Skandal (Sekret, #2)

TBF had a great turn out this year, I believe close to 5,000 people came. It was my third time going but I highly recommend it. Over 30 authors come and you can bring your own books to have signed but Barnes and Noble is also there to buy books. Are there similar events in your area? Let me know in the comments below!!

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