ANTICIPATED BOOK RELEASES OF AUGUST 2017

 

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August has some amazing books coming out and I cannot wait to read them!

 

 

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01ST AUGUST: 

 

Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman

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14TH AUGUST:

 

Taming the Rebel by Dawn Klehr

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15TH AUGUST:

 

Wicked Like A Wildfire by Lana Popović

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A Map For Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor

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17TH AUGUST: 

 

The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

COLOR PROJECT

 

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22ND AUGUST:

 

Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens

DRESS CODER

 

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29TH AUGUST: 

 

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

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The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee

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Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

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The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

 

ANTICIPATED BOOK RELEASES OF JUNE 2017

 

 

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I know June is long gone, but I forgot to post my anticipated releases for the month and therefore am posting them now. Without further ado…

 

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JUNE 01ST: 

 

The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

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JUNE 06TH:

 

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

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Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren

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Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

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Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser

SONG OF THE CURRENT

 

 

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JUNE 13TH:

 

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

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Roar by Cora Carmack

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Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

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Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

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JUNE 27TH: 

 

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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Now I Rise by Kiersten White

now i rise

 

Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

SUNDAYS IN BED WITH…

 

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Welcome to Sunday’s in bed with… The meme that dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which boom you wish you had time to read today! This meme is hosted by Kate from Midnight Book Girl.

 

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This morning I am reading…

 

PAPER PRINCESS BY ERIN WATT

 

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This book is on my August TBR. I loved the last Erin Watt book I read and cannot wait to get stuck into this one!

 

Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

REVIEW: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

 

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

 

PUBLISHER: Piatkus Books

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 30th May 2006

 

PAGES: 322

 

 

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Susan Michaels was once the hottest reporter on the Beltway Beat until she a major scandal ruined her life and left her writing stories about alien babies and Elvis sightings. Life as she once knew it is over, or so she things, but then she gets a lead on a story that could salvage her extinct career. She heads to the local animal shelter, expecting a hot news tip, which she gets in the form of a major police cover-up…for a ring of soul-sucking vampires out to take over Seattle. So much for saving her credibility.

And if that isn’t bad enough, she gets talked into adopting a cat and finds she’s allergic to it. A cat that turns out to be a shapeshifter who claims to be an immortal vampire slayer on the prowl for the same corrupt cops. Her first thought: seek professional help.

But as Susan’s drawn into Ravyn’s dark and dangerous world, she comes to realize that there’s a lot more at stake than just her defunct career. Now it’s no longer a question of bringing the truth to her readers; it’s a matter of saving their very lives and souls.

Ravyn’s life was shattered over four hundred years ago, when her mistakenly trusted the wrong human with the truth of his existence. He lost his family, his honor, and his life. Now, in order to save the people of Seattle, he’s forced to confront that nightmare all over again, and to trust another woman with the secret that could destroy him.

 

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REVIEW: 

 

Thrown back into the world of the Dark Hunters is a fantastic place to be. I did feel a little out of sorts as this book was based in Seattle, not New Orleans and there are a whole new cast of characters. However, the foundations are the same and there are cameos from familiar faces that allowed me to feel at home in this new setting.

The reader follows Susan as she learns about the Dark Hunter world and the fight with Daimons. Susan and Ravyn are probably not my favourite pairing. I felt that the romance was too drawn out and was more interested in the fight scenes. The overall development of the plot lines were enjoyable and I loved seeing the underlying storyline develop.

Overall, the romance was not my cup of tea, but the development of the plot lines for the overall series redeemed this book for me.

 

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

BOOK SCAVENGER HUNT – AUGUST 2017

 

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This is a new meme from the creator of Searching Saturdays – The Night Is Dark and Full of Books. The aim of Books Scavenger hunt is to find new-to-you books and broaden your bookish horizon. The directions are connected so that each month, you form a chain of books.

 

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1. Find a book with flowers on the cover.
2. Find a book with the same color on the background as the flowers from book 1.
3. Find a book with written by an author whose last name starts with the same letter as the author of book 2 (so if the author of last week’s book was Stephen King, you have to find a book by an author whose last name starts with a K as well).
4. Find a book that has approximately the same amount of pages as book 3 (± 20 pages).
5. Find a book that has been published in the same month as book 4.

 

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A book with flowers on the cover:

 

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Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

 

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A book with the same color on the background as the flowers from Book 1:

 

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The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

 

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A book with written by an author whose last name starts with the same letter as the author of Book 2:

 

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Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol

 

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Find a book that has approximately the same amount of pages as Book 3:

 

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Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black

 

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Find a book that has been published in the same month as Book 4:

 

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Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

 

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So, this was fun and I really liked each direction linking to the previous book. What did you think? Are you interested in completing the August 2017 Book Scavenger Hunt?

 

Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

REVIEW: UNTIL LILLY

 

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PUBLISHER: Smashwords

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 27th February 2014

 

PAGES: 258

 

 

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When Cash Mayson was forced to choose between the love of his life and his unborn child, he knew exactly what he had to do. No matter how broken it left him.

When Lilly Donovan was forced to accept that the guy she loved wasn’t who she thought he was and became a single mother, she knew exactly what she had to do. Proving just how strong she was.
What happens when years later you find out that everything you thought you knew was a lie?

Can two people who once loved each other overcome the obstacles that are thrown at them and fall in love all over again?

Cash Mayson had forgotten how it felt to be loved Until Lilly came back into his life. And now that he remembers, he will do everything within his power to keep not only the woman that he loves, but also his children.

The power of love is a beautiful thing.

 

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REVIEW: 

 

My heart just about melted reading this book. I have really enjoyed this series, but this book just drilled home how much I love this New Adult series. At heart it is a romance book but it is full with so much family, drama and love it could give a soap opera a run for its money.

The book starts off at the meet cute between Cash and Lilly and how their whirlwind romance gets started. Then, just like that… heartbreak. Flashing forward a couple of years the two meet again, this time with children Jax and Ashlyn. The chemistry is still there, but now there is drama too and character development.

This was a novel that really tugged on my heartstrings. I loved following Cash and Lilly and the children as they become a family. The way they deal with issues and the love and care they have for each other was just icing on the cake. I absolutely loved this novel.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

COVER LUST FRIDAY

 

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Cover Lust Friday is a meme I have recently come across and it looked really fun. Cover Lust Friday is a weekly meme that’s all about covers. Alice from Alice Reeds is the host of this meme.

Pick a cover that stands out to you , add your reason why you’ve chosen that particular one or what you like about it. Let’s have fun and share some gorgeous covers.

 

 

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THE COVER: 

 

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THE REASON:

 

At first glance this cover looks rather simple and it is in a way. The more I look at it, though, the more I like it. The simplicity of the artwork with the typography of the title works for me. The colours are not overpowering and it just all works harmoniously.

 

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

UNBOXING: JULY 2017 NERDY POST BOX

 

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Nerdy Post Box is a new subscription box I have come across and figured I would give it a go. This is a monthly subscription box based out of the U.S. There is a theme each month and inside the box is different artworks and items that relate to this theme. There is no book in this box. The theme for July 2017 was:

 

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND

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Each month there are these colouring in post cards included in the box. The art on the cards are exclusive to the box.

 

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The first item is this stunning poster with beautiful lettering featuring a quote from Through the Looking Glass. Within the design there are many different hidden elements pertaining to Wonderland.

 

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Turns out, there were two posters in the box. The artwork on this poster is from @TJLubranoShe has done a marvellous job with the artwork on this poster.

 

The third item in the box is this double sided bookmark. On the first side is some stunning artwork of multiple teacups and the little dormouse on top. This was designed by @riddlesteashoppe. On side two there is a quote designed by the lovely curator of the box.

 

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The fourth item in the box was a sticker that was also designed by the curator of Nerdy Post Box. There is a famous quote from Alice in Wonderland and the infamous flamingoes.

 

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The fifth item is this stunning notepad which I absolutely adore.

 

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The sixth item is a little pocket mirror with a very apt quote on the rear.

 

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The seventh item was a magnetic bookmark of the Chesire Cat from BeeDoo.

 

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The eighth and final item in the box was this simple and striking mini art print.

 

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On the back side of the mini art print was a list of all the items included in the box.

 

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This box was absolutely jam packed full of amazing and beautiful items and I am so happy I gave this box a try.

 

Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

FIRST LINES FRIDAY

 

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First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page.

Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first…

Finally… reveal the book!

 

 

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The jewelled forest blurred into a tapestry of colour as Evelayn sprinted away from the castle. She whipped past the trees and bushes as thought she was made from the wind that pushed at her back. The sentries unlucky enough to have been assigned to guard her – or, more accurately, to trail her – on these early morning runs were already falling behind, their harsh breathing cutting across the grey-tinged stillness of dawn.

 

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The book this first line is from is:

 

DARK BREAKS THE DAWN BY SARA B. LARSON

 

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On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless.

But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn onto the throne much sooner than she expected.

In order to defeat Bain and his sons, Evelayn will quickly have to come into her ability to shapeshift, and rely on the alluring Lord Tanvir. But not everyone is what they seem, and the balance between the Light and Dark comes at a steep price.

 

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati