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cover love: Illuminate

I love love love this cover, and I think it’s all about the lights. I mean they’re just so cute, and the design around the title, and the typography it just really all comes together and I lurve it. Let’s not forget the little wing shadow on the side, the gorgeous model, and that amaze red dress. Totally cover love worthy, sadly the story seems a bit dry. Points for the cutest cover I could find this week!

Happy reading!

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YA Rainbow

lurve it

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Interesting how as soon as a book becomes mandatory reading no one wants to read it.
The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn (via treesofreverie)
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Review: Gasp (Vision Trilogy) by Lisa McMann

                Gasp (Visions, #3)

Title: Gasp 

Author: Lisa McMann

Published: June 3rd 2014 (US)

Good Reads:

After narrowly surviving two harrowing tragedies, Jules now fully understands the importance of the visions that she and people around her are experiencing. She’s convinced that if the visions passed from her to Sawyer after she saved him, then they must now have passed from Sawyer to one of the people he saved.

That means it’s up to Jules to figure out which of the school shooting survivors is now suffering from visions of another crisis. And once she realizes who it is, she has to convince that survivor that this isn’t all crazy—that the images are of something real. Something imminent.

As the danger escalates more than ever before in the conclusion to the Visions series, Jules wonders if she’ll finally find out why and how this is happening—before it’s too late to prevent disaster.


A wild book appears!

And it’s awesome!

And this review contains spoilers for the first two books in the Visions trilogy by Lisa McMann. So if you’re not up to the last one, here’s my reviews on the first two!

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counting the days: Trust Me I’m Lying


Mystery is one of my favorite genres in the YA world, I love it soo much. So when I saw this little puppy I was all flavors of excited. It looks so creepy and cool and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Sadly, Trust Me I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer (phew! long name..) doesn’t hit shelves here in the US till October 14th, that’s like only three months away, I can totally handle that.

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cover love: Solitaire


I don’t know why, but I really really like this cover. The book is Solitaire by Alice Oseman and I saw it pop up on my dash in a give away and just thought it was adorable. It’s the UK cover, and I never heard of this book before but I looked up the US version and this ugly duckling is what we get.


and may I just say


But, yeah the UK is totes gorgeous and I love it. And another reason to like move out of the US already cause these book covers are getting gross.

Happy reading!

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Review: Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell


Title: Dear Killer

Author: Katherine Ewell

Published: April 1st 2014 (US)

Good Reads:

Rule One—Nothing is right, nothing is wrong.
Rule Two—Be careful.
Rule Three—Fight using your legs whenever possible, because they’re the strongest part of your body. Your arms are the weakest.
Rule Four—Hit to kill. The first blow should be the last, if at all possible.
Rule Five—The letters are the law.

Kit takes her role as London’s notorious “Perfect Killer” seriously. The letters and cash that come to her via a secret mailbox are not a game; choosing who to kill is not an impulse decision. Every letter she receives begins with “Dear Killer,” and every time Kit murders, she leaves a letter with the dead body. Her moral nihilism and thus her murders are a way of life—the only way of life she has ever known.

But when a letter appears in the mailbox that will have the power to topple Kit’s convictions as perfectly as she commits her murders, she must make a decision: follow the only rules she has ever known, or challenge Rule One, and go from there.

Katherine Ewell’s Dear Killer is a sinister psychological thriller that explores the thin line between good and evil, and the messiness of that inevitable moment when life contradicts everything you believe.


I have like so many mixed emotions right now. I haven’t written any reviews in a while so I’m going to apologize in advance for this hodgepodge of words and emotions, I honestly don’t know where to start. I finished Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell and it was just amazing I love love loved it and it tore me apart but I still want more. The story is about a girl named Kit, who had a rather rare life. She’s an only child like many kids are, she’s got an absent dad like many kids do. Blonde hair, brown eyes, a London local going to a fancy school living a manicured life, besides the fact that you know, she murders people as a hobby.

The thing though this isn’t some gory book with nasty blood scenes and people pleading for their lives. It’s a really really interesting story about a girl who was raised to kill. Her mother was a murderer too, not just a random psychopath but a thought out, planned, and trained killer. She lived by letters random people would write to her, requesting that she do their dirty work and kill their spouses, bosses, enemies and the like. She was basically a hit man, and she taught that to her daughter Kit.

Now Kit takes over the killing in her mother’s place, she follows the rules her mother taught her, is always careful and never kills on her own judgment. It’s what keeps her sane, she isn’t playing God, she doesn’t get a thrill out of ending peoples’ lives, she just follows out requests. Until she gets a note from a kid in her school, it’s a note that changes everything because suddenly it’s personal.

Why do I love this story so much? It’s interesting, it’s original, it’s thrilling and the characters are all amazing. There are about four main characters and I don’t even understand how Katherine Ewell could write something so amazing with literally four characters. I will be honest the ending left me in shreds, and I’m not sure if there’s a sequel but there has to be. This story is actually gorgeous in its character development and I think that Kit really tries to find herself and all the struggles just show how hard she works to keep sane. I just love love love it soo soo much, it’s fabulous. 

Happy reading!

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counting the days: Sisters’ Fate


I’m so so so so so excited and nervous for this book to come out. Sisters’ Fate by Jessica Spotswood is the third and final in the trilogy which makes me really sad cause I totally love love love this trilogy. It’s amazing and interesting and I think it’s really hard to find a good series/trilogy based around witches and magic this isn’t Harry Potter. So when I stumbled onto this rare and precious gem I was totally head over heels. Sisters’ Fate doesn’t hit shelves in the US till August 14th so sadly I’m not holding my breath. Only a month left though so here I am waiting.


Happy reading!

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Review: Bang (Visions) by Lisa McMann

So I was going setting up my Gasp review and I guess I never posted the Bang review. So here y’all go, thanks to my forgetfulness. Even though I could’ve sworn I published it. I must’ve lost it on the interwebs.

Title: Bang

Author: Lisa McMann

Published: October 8th 2013 (US)

Good Reads:

Jules should be happy. She saved a lot of people’s lives and she’s finally with Sawyer, pretty much the guy of her dreams. But the nightmare’s not over, because she somehow managed to pass the psycho vision stuff to Sawyer. Excellent.

Feeling responsible for what he’s going through and knowing that people’s lives are at stake, Jules is determined to help him figure it all out. But Sawyer’s vision is so awful he can barely describe it, much less make sense of it. All he can tell her is there’s a gun, and eleven ear-splitting shots. Bang.

Jules and Sawyer have to work out the details fast, because the visions are getting worse and that means only one thing: time is running out. But every clue they see takes them down the wrong path. If they can’t prevent the vision from happening, lives will be lost. And they may be among the casualties…


I love this series. Trilogy. Whatever it is. I loved Crash, I loved it so much I parked my butt on the couch and didn’t move until I finished. Then I crossed off the days on my calendar and when Bang came out I got my hands on it ASAP and parked my butt on the couch and didn’t move until I finished it. I usually hate sequels, they’re dreary and annoying, but Bang was like the best sequel in the entire universe. I’m serious, I didn’t even realize the fact that it was a sequel reading it; the story is sewn together seamlessly. It’s amazing I loved every second of it and if you haven’t read Crash, then get off the interwebs and go read that book it’s amazing. Then you may proceed to read the Bang review, cause, spoilers.

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luuuuuuuuuurve it

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Oooooooooookay I finished Gasp last night, and now I have no idea what I’m going to read next but I’ll pick it right after the game. And after I write the Gasp review. So yah, laters. 

Happy reading!

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I finished Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell, wrote the review and queued it so it should be popping up this coming Wednesday. Now I’m about to indulge in Gasp by Lisa McMann, Annnnnnnnnd I’m soooooooo excited, so off I am to reading land!

Happy reading!

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