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Sunday, July 26, 2015

SBPT'15 YA Bookish Events

Welcome to  the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour hosted by the Book Bratz. This tour features bloggers every Sunday. Today's post is dedicated to Dawn @ Bang Bang Books!

Bookish places Dawn would love to attend:


BEA is a fabulous place to meet and greet with your favorite authors, bloggers and publishing contacts. I definitely recommend every bookish person attend at least once in their life. Next year it will be closer to where Dawn lives, in Chicago!


North Virginia YA Teen Book Festival or NoVaTEEN is returning! One More Page Books is partnering with Arlington Public Libraries and Fairfax County Public Library, with co-sponsors Arlington County Schools, GMU's Fall for the Book, and Falls Church City Public Schools to bring a FREE festival packed with books, authors, and special events to Arlington, VA. More info including the line up from this past year can be found out here.


YallFest held in Charleston, South Carolina in November. Due to the huge success rate they created a YallWest event. The author lineup is pretty impressive!

Boston Teen YA Book Festival:

Being held this year on September 26th at Cambridge Public Library. Many recently published authors are featured! More info can be found here.

Have you been to any of these? Which one are you most excited for? Let us know!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #20

Stacking the Shelves

My eighth Stacking the Shelves post. 
Hosted by Tynga's Review's.
Weekly Post July 1-current
*Met the author in person
@Have already read it
#Featured in Top Ten Tuesday

Books I checked out from the Library:

MosquitolandRogue (Talon #2)
The Replaced (The Taking, #2)Dove Arising (Dove Chronicles, #1)

Books I received for Review:

Six Impossible ThingsDream Things True
Becoming DarknessCourt of Fives (Court of Fives, #1)

Books I Traded for:

Death Marked (Death Sworn, #2)Trouble is a Friend of Mine
In the Shadow of BlackbirdsStrike (The SYLO Chronicles, #3)
Extraordinary Means

Books I Won:

A Paris ApartmentMore Happy Than Not

Books I Bought:

You and Me and HimPolaris (Avalon, #2)

I Am Princess XArmada

The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

SBPT '15 K-pop and Books

Welcome to  the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour hosted by the Book Bratz. This tour features bloggers every Sunday. My third post is dedicated to Aila @ One Way Or An Author!!

Aila and I are huge fans of K-Pop, therefore we decided to relate some of our favorite songs to YA books recently read. 

Welcome Aila

 1. Exo K - Mama with The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh For those of you who don't know: "Mama" in Korean refers to royalty, like "Your Highness" or "Your Majesty." In this song, Exo is asking "Mama" - the royalty - why they can't love or communicate anymore. In other words, they live in a desolate and lonely world. In The Wrath and the Dawn, which is a retelling of The Arabian Nights, for some reason the young king in the story is killing off the girls he marries. I can see someone in the story singing "Mama" to the king and asking him for it to change. 

 2. BAP - Power with An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir In BAP's song, they're basically singing whoever has the power survives in the world. I thought this was VERY apt for the brutal, Roman-like setting in An Ember in the Ashes. Both the main characters has to somehow find the power to survive in their world.

3. Big Bang - Monster with A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J Maas "I love you, baby I'm not a monster" is the first line of the chorus. Obviously I'd pick this song for a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, as Big Bang is asking the listeners not to turn their backs to them because of things they did in the past, and not to leave them. This seems very familiar with the actions of the Beast in the story, whose spell would have been broken if the Beauty said she loved him. Yes, I'm talking about Tamlin and Feyre.

4. Hyuna and Hyun Seung - Troublemaker with Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard OKAY, so if you watched the music video it's a bit sexier than the book obviously, but the whole point of it is that the singers are "troublemakers," just like Mare is a troublemaker in Red Queen by being someone of red blood with powers. And of course, the romance singing back-and-forth in the song can be imagined as her and the other ends of the love triangle, Cal and/or Maven.

 5. Infinite - With... with All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven I thought this very sweet, very cute song fits well with the relationship of Theo and Violet in All the Bright Places. First off, the mellow vocals give it a relaxing tone that matches with the contemporary genre of the book, which features the characters in their everyday lives. "Do you remember our first awkward encounter?" Yup, that sounds like Theo x Violet all right.

Are you a fan of K-Pop? Have you heard of any of these groups before?! Let us know what you think!

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #19 BEA

Stacking the Shelves

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

The Highlight Books I received from BEA

 Bubbly Brunch at Little Brown on Wednesday morning was Amazing! Jen. E. Smith and Virginia Boecker came and Jen E. Smith signed books. Everyone received a NOVL Box full of BEA books. The event was so much fun. Some of the books included:

1. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

2. Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

3. The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

4. As I Crawl Through It by A.S. King

5. Drift and Draggor by Kendall Kulper

6. Truly, Madly, Famously by Rebecca Serle

Adi Alsaid

Jennifer Donnelly

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

SBPT '15 TV Themed YA

Welcome to the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour hosted by the Book Bratz. This tour features bloggers every Sunday. My second post is dedicated to Bayram @ Never Ending Books!

This feature is all about upcoming television shows we are excited to watch and YA books that remind us of the plot.


Fallen (Fallen, #1)Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)

Fallen Angels are the main theme here. These three titles are some of the more popular titles in YA regarding Angels. Did anyone get the Kindle Daily deal of DoSaB?

A Beautiful Dark (A Beautiful Dark, #1)Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)


I have a fasination with robots. I practically own every book related to the subject. Surprisingly there are quite a few titles. Humans airing on AMC looks amazing. Tonight there will be a three hour encore, will you be watching?

Beta (Annex, #1)Starters (Starters, #1)What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles, #1)
Ahhh even these covers alone remind me the Human girl in the ad above!

Origin (Corpus, #1)The Lost GirlLevel 2 (The Memory Chronicles, #1)
False Memory (False Memory, #1)MILA 2.0 (MILA 2.0, #1)Glitch (Glitch, #1)
Variant (Variant, #1)Partials (The Partials Sequence, #1)Falls the Shadow

A pretty impressive collection for each new/returning show. What are your thoughts? Did we miss any in the category? Let us know in the comments. Are you watching Dominion or Humans or better yet, both?

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