Blog Tours, GIveaway

The Sound of Stars Blog Tour + Why you should pick this one up feat. a Giveaway!

The Sound of the Stars

by Alechia Dow

Publisher: Inkyard Press

Release Date: February 25, 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Synopsis:

Can a girl who risks her life for books and an alien who loves forbidden pop music work together to save humanity?

Two years ago, a misunderstanding between the leaders of Earth and the invading Ilori resulted in the deaths of one-third of the world’s population.

Seventeen-year-old Janelle “Ellie” Baker survives in an Ilori-controlled center in New York City. Deemed dangerously volatile because of their initial reaction to the invasion, humanity’s emotional transgressions are now grounds for execution. All art, books and creative expression are illegal, but Ellie breaks the rules by keeping a secret library. When a book goes missing, Ellie is terrified that the Ilori will track it back to her and kill her.

Born in a lab, M0Rr1S (Morris) was raised to be emotionless. When he finds Ellie’s illegal library, he’s duty-bound to deliver her for execution. The trouble is, he finds himself drawn to human music and in desperate need of more. They’re both breaking the rules for love of art—and Ellie inspires the same feelings in him that music does.

Ellie’s—and humanity’s—fate rests in the hands of an alien she should fear. M0Rr1S has a lot of secrets, but also a potential solution—thousands of miles away. The two embark on a wild and dangerous road trip with a bag of books and their favorite albums, all the while making a story and a song of their own that just might save them both.

Why you should pick this one up (Especially if you’re a YA lover!)!:

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Blog Tours, GIveaway, Guest Post

If You Only Knew Blog Tour (Featuring the author's letter to her younger self + a giveaway!)

If You Only Knew
by Prerna Pickett
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: February 11th 2020
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Synopsis:

A boy recently released from jail and the daughter of a prosecutor fall for each other against the odds in this YA novel.

Corey has just been released from jail, and all he wants is a new beginning. But when his former gang comes knocking, Corey agrees to vandalize the home of Kent Hopper, the prosecutor who put him away.

To erase the guilt she carries from getting away with a crime, Tessa spends most of her nights riding her motorcycle. When she catches Corey destroying her father’s car, she doesn’t see a criminal: She sees a way to finally right her own wrongs. So instead of turning Corey over to the police, she convinces her father to give Corey a second chance.

As Tessa and Corey spend more time with each other, it becomes difficult to ignore the pull between them. But they’re both keeping secrets, and when those secrets come to light, they’ll each have to face their demons in order to have a future together.


Prerna’s Letter to Her Younger Self:

I know right now it seems like the rest of your life is so far away, but let me tell you, it’s going to happen to you so fast you’ll barely be able to catch your breath when it does. Right now you’re spending time your group of friends, skipping school way too frequently, and pining over a boy who is also pining over you. Spoiler alert, you’re going to marry him and have a bunch of kids. 

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Review

Fairest by Marissa Meyer Review: The Not So Fairest of the Series Gets a Backstory

#1 Cinder ★★★★★ (My Review)
#2 Scarlet ★★★☆☆ (My Review)
#3 Cress ★★★★☆
#4 Winter ★★★★☆
#4.5 Stars Above ★★☆☆☆

I was really excited to start reading this one because every time I picked it off my shelf and went to a random page, I got so engrossed and just kept reading and reading. Plus, it focuses on one perspective (not like the series ones where we get some ((imo)) boring nonsense random perspectives and we’re stuck on Earth.

Fairest delves into the backstory of the Lunar Chronicles’ main villain, the Lunar queen Levana. We really don’t know a whole lot about her except for what information we get through Cinder’s early backstory reveals. We know she took over and has been building an army and creating a biological weapon, as well as the fact that she’s just kinda cold hearted and ruthless. This novel gives her a bit more depth and we see why she is doing what she is now. 

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Tags

Taylor Swift Lover Tag!

So it’s been a few weeks since Lover was released and I’ve been listening to it nonstop since then, so what better tag to do than the Lover tag?!?! This tag was created by Mari at Musings of a (Book) Girl, one of my favorite blogs and a fellow hardcore Swiftie Booknerd! You can find her original post, which features the images and rules used below!


Rules

  • Know somebody who loves Taylor? Tag them! If you don’t know of anybody though, that’s okay too, you should still do the tag!
  • There is a prompt for each song but don’t feel pressured to do them all!
  • Link back to this post so Mari will get a notification that you did it and can come see your answers! Also because crediting creators is nice.
  • Feel free to use any of the graphics or make your own if you want!

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Blog Tours, Excerpt

Rogue Princess Blog Tour + Excerpt!

Rogue Princess
by B.R. Myers
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: January 21st 2020
Genres: Retelling, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Synopsis:

A princess fleeing an arranged marriage teams up with a snarky commoner to foil a rebel plot in B. R. Myers’ Rogue Princess, a gender-swapped sci-fi YA retelling of Cinderella.

Princess Delia knows her duty: She must choose a prince to marry in order to secure an alliance and save her failing planet. Yet she secretly dreams of true love, and feels there must be a better way. Determined to chart her own course, she steals a spaceship to avoid the marriage, only to discover a handsome stowaway.

All Aidan wanted was to “borrow” a few palace trinkets to help him get off the planet. Okay, so maybe escaping on a royal ship wasn’t the smartest plan, but he never expected to be kidnapped by a runaway princess!

Sparks fly as this headstrong princess and clever thief battle wits, but everything changes when they inadvertently uncover a rebel conspiracy that could destroy their planet forever.

Excerpt:

“There is no militia who is more loyal or fierce than my own,” Prince Felix continued, still bent over, polishing the flier. Delia wasn’t sure if he was sweet-talking the machine or her. 

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Blog Tours, Review

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord Blog Tour + Review: A Twitter War, the Feels, and A Lot of Baked Goodies

Interested? Click on the image to be taken to buy the book!

Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming — mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account. 

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time. 

All’s fair in love and cheese — that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life — on an anonymous chat app Jack built. 

As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate — people on the internet are shipping them?? — their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.


Tweet Cute was a book that surprised me. If I hadn’t been approached to be part of the tour, I don’t think I would have picked this one up. The family issues and Twitter war wouldn’t normally pique my interest and I think the synopsis doesn’t do the romance element justice. I think it seems to address the Twitter war better and doesn’t suggest the romance and connection element as much as it should have bee. I would argue these elements mean more for the book than the Twitter war and that instead the synopsis should have mixed the two more evenly.

It was a pleasant surprise in the end because while I wouldn’t have normally picked this one up or thought I would enjoy it, I ended up decently enjoying it and finding moments that gave me feels I haven’t had in a while.

Romance

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Review

Wonder Woman: Warbringer Graphic Novel Adaptation Review!

I received an e-galley of this ARC from the publisher, DC Comics, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This one was enjoyable at times, but it just didn’t catch my interest as much as the other DC YA graphic novel I read, Mera: Tidebreaker.

Understanding

  • I had a little more knowledge of the MC, Wonder Woman in this comic because I had seen the movie so I kind of had an idea, although it’s been a while since I’ve seen it so my knowledge is a bit rusty.

Coloring

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Year in Review

My 2019 + Decade Reading Wrap-Up!

2019:

Current Read: Tweet Cute

I’m currently reading Tweet Cute by Emma Lord. I’m only about 10% in so I haven’t really formed a stron opinion yet. I feel like I’m warming up to it but I’m not hooked.

Favorite Read: The Kingdom or the second half of the Shatter Me Series

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