Sunday, May 31, 2015

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 20 and Wrap Up

May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge
Ok, so I read Dangerous Dreams. I didn't make my goal, but oh, well, read a lot in the past two days, so that almost got me close, just 5 left!

My Reading Journey:
Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 7:54 PM
Pages Read: 268

Feral by Holly Schindler
Started On: May 7th
Finished On: May 7th, 11:19 PM
Pages Read: 280

The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
Started On: May 10th
Finished On: May  10th, 5:50 PM
Pages Read: 282

Kissing in America by Margo
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 12:02 PM
Pages Read: 276

Killer Within by S.E. Green
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 306

The Memory Key by Liana Liu
Started On: May 20th
Finished On: May 20th, 11:26 PM
Pages Read: 239

Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
Started On: May 21st
Pages Read: 274

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Started On: May 23rd
Finished On: May 23rd, 10:29 PM
Pages Read: 128

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 25th, 11:14 PM
Pages Read: 222

Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 25th, 11:23
Pages Read: 248

Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 8:38 PM
Pages Read: 187

Paperweight by Meg Haston
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 10:47 PM
Pages Read: 224

This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 4:50
Pages Read: 392

Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby 
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 6:53 PM
Pages Read: 196

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
Started On: May 30th
Finished On: May 30th, 10:00 PM
Pages Read: 193

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 2:39 PM
Pages Read: 277

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 8:02 PM
Pages Read: 320

Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 9:24 PM
Pages Read: 285

Modern Monsters by Kelley York
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 10:44 PM
Pages Read: 209

Suicide Notes from Pretty Girls by Lynn Weingarten
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 11:28 PM
Pages Read: 328

Dangerous Dreams by Kami Garcia and Maragret Stohl
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 11:42 PM
Pages Read: 44

Books Read: 20
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 4289

Reading Next: Nothing! All done! 

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 19

May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge
Ok, so I read Suicide Notes from Pretty Girls, and yeah, now to read Dangerous Dreams!!!

My Reading Journey:
Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 7:54 PM
Pages Read: 268

Feral by Holly Schindler
Started On: May 7th
Finished On: May 7th, 11:19 PM
Pages Read: 280

The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
Started On: May 10th
Finished On: May  10th, 5:50 PM
Pages Read: 282

Kissing in America by Margo
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 12:02 PM
Pages Read: 276

Killer Within by S.E. Green
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 306

The Memory Key by Liana Liu
Started On: May 20th
Finished On: May 20th, 11:26 PM
Pages Read: 239

Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
Started On: May 21st
Pages Read: 274

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Started On: May 23rd
Finished On: May 23rd, 10:29 PM
Pages Read: 128

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 25th, 11:14 PM
Pages Read: 222

Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 25th, 11:23
Pages Read: 248

Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 8:38 PM
Pages Read: 187

Paperweight by Meg Haston
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 10:47 PM
Pages Read: 224

This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 4:50
Pages Read: 392

Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby 
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 6:53 PM
Pages Read: 196

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
Started On: May 30th
Finished On: May 30th, 10:00 PM
Pages Read: 193

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 2:39 PM
Pages Read: 277

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 8:02 PM
Pages Read: 320

Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 9:24 PM
Pages Read: 285

Modern Monsters by Kelley York
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 10:44 PM
Pages Read: 209

Suicide Notes from Pretty Girls by Lynn Weingarten
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 11:28 PM
Pages Read: 328

Dangerous Dreams by Kami Garcia and Maragret Stohl
Started On: May 31st
Currently On: Page 1 of 44

Books Read: 19
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 4245

Reading Next: An ARC from the schedule! 

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 18

May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge
Ok, so I read Modern Monsters, and yeah, now to read Suicide Notes from Pretty Girls and Dangerous Dreams!!!

My Reading Journey:
Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 7:54 PM
Pages Read: 268

Feral by Holly Schindler
Started On: May 7th
Finished On: May 7th, 11:19 PM
Pages Read: 280

The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
Started On: May 10th
Finished On: May  10th, 5:50 PM
Pages Read: 282

Kissing in America by Margo
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 12:02 PM
Pages Read: 276

Killer Within by S.E. Green
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 306

The Memory Key by Liana Liu
Started On: May 20th
Finished On: May 20th, 11:26 PM
Pages Read: 239

Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
Started On: May 21st
Pages Read: 274

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Started On: May 23rd
Finished On: May 23rd, 10:29 PM
Pages Read: 128

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 25th, 11:14 PM
Pages Read: 222

Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 25th, 11:23
Pages Read: 248

Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 8:38 PM
Pages Read: 187

Paperweight by Meg Haston
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 10:47 PM
Pages Read: 224

This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 4:50
Pages Read: 392

Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby 
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 6:53 PM
Pages Read: 196

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
Started On: May 30th
Finished On: May 30th, 10:00 PM
Pages Read: 193

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 2:39 PM
Pages Read: 277

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 8:02 PM
Pages Read: 320

Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 9:24 PM
Pages Read: 285

Modern Monsters by Kelley York
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 10:44 PM
Pages Read: 209

Suicide Notes from Pretty Girls by Lynn Weingarten
Started On: May 31st
Currently On: Page 250 of 328

Books Read: 18
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 3817

Reading Next: An ARC from the schedule! 

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 17

May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge
Ok, so I read Rites of Passage, and yeah, now to read Modern Monsters and Suicide Notes from Pretty Girls!!!

My Reading Journey:
Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 7:54 PM
Pages Read: 268

Feral by Holly Schindler
Started On: May 7th
Finished On: May 7th, 11:19 PM
Pages Read: 280

The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
Started On: May 10th
Finished On: May  10th, 5:50 PM
Pages Read: 282

Kissing in America by Margo
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 12:02 PM
Pages Read: 276

Killer Within by S.E. Green
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 306

The Memory Key by Liana Liu
Started On: May 20th
Finished On: May 20th, 11:26 PM
Pages Read: 239

Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
Started On: May 21st
Pages Read: 274

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Started On: May 23rd
Finished On: May 23rd, 10:29 PM
Pages Read: 128

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 25th, 11:14 PM
Pages Read: 222

Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 25th, 11:23
Pages Read: 248

Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 8:38 PM
Pages Read: 187

Paperweight by Meg Haston
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 10:47 PM
Pages Read: 224

This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 4:50
Pages Read: 392

Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby 
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 6:53 PM
Pages Read: 196

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
Started On: May 30th
Finished On: May 30th, 10:00 PM
Pages Read: 193

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 2:39 PM
Pages Read: 277

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 8:02 PM
Pages Read: 320

Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 9:24 PM
Pages Read: 285

Modern Monsters by Kelley York
Started On: May 31st
Currently On: Page 1 of 209

Suicide Notes from Pretty Girls by Lynn Weingarten
Started On: May 31st
Currently On: Page 139 of 328

Books Read: 17
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 3607

Reading Next: An ARC from the schedule! 

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 16

May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge
Ok, so I read Ice Like Fire, and yeah, now to read Rites of Passage and Suicide Notes from Pretty Girls!!!

My Reading Journey:
Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 7:54 PM
Pages Read: 268

Feral by Holly Schindler
Started On: May 7th
Finished On: May 7th, 11:19 PM
Pages Read: 280

The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
Started On: May 10th
Finished On: May  10th, 5:50 PM
Pages Read: 282

Kissing in America by Margo
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 12:02 PM
Pages Read: 276

Killer Within by S.E. Green
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 306

The Memory Key by Liana Liu
Started On: May 20th
Finished On: May 20th, 11:26 PM
Pages Read: 239

Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
Started On: May 21st
Pages Read: 274

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Started On: May 23rd
Finished On: May 23rd, 10:29 PM
Pages Read: 128

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 25th, 11:14 PM
Pages Read: 222

Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 25th, 11:23
Pages Read: 248

Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 8:38 PM
Pages Read: 187

Paperweight by Meg Haston
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 10:47 PM
Pages Read: 224

This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 4:50
Pages Read: 392

Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby 
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 6:53 PM
Pages Read: 196

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
Started On: May 30th
Finished On: May 30th, 10:00 PM
Pages Read: 193

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 2:39 PM
Pages Read: 277

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 8:02 PM
Pages Read: 320

Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
Started On: May 31st
Currently On: Page 8 of 285

Suicide Notes from Pretty Girls by Lynn Weingarten
Started On: May 31st
Currently On: Page 1 of 328

Books Read: 16
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 3322

Reading Next: An ARC from the schedule! 

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 15

May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge
Ok, so I read Snow Like Ashes, and yeah, now to read Ice Like Fire and Suicide Notes from Pretty Girls!!! I might not make my goal, seeing as today's the last day of May, and I still have 10 more left, but I read a lot of ARC's which is great!

My Reading Journey:
Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 7:54 PM
Pages Read: 268

Feral by Holly Schindler
Started On: May 7th
Finished On: May 7th, 11:19 PM
Pages Read: 280

The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
Started On: May 10th
Finished On: May  10th, 5:50 PM
Pages Read: 282

Kissing in America by Margo
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 12:02 PM
Pages Read: 276

Killer Within by S.E. Green
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 306

The Memory Key by Liana Liu
Started On: May 20th
Finished On: May 20th, 11:26 PM
Pages Read: 239

Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
Started On: May 21st
Pages Read: 274

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Started On: May 23rd
Finished On: May 23rd, 10:29 PM
Pages Read: 128

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 25th, 11:14 PM
Pages Read: 222

Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 25th, 11:23
Pages Read: 248

Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 8:38 PM
Pages Read: 187

Paperweight by Meg Haston
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 10:47 PM
Pages Read: 224

This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 4:50
Pages Read: 392

Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby 
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 6:53 PM
Pages Read: 196

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
Started On: May 30th
Finished On: May 30th, 10:00 PM
Pages Read: 193

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Started On: May 31st
Finished On: May 31st, 2:39 PM
Pages Read: 277

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Started On: May 31st
Currently On: Page 10 of 320

Suicide Notes from Pretty Girls by Lynn Weingarten
Started On: May 31st
Currently On: Page 1 of 328

Books Read: 15
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 3002

Reading Next: An ARC from the schedule! 

How Well I Stuck to It #37, May 31st

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 23:
Saturday: Witchrise by Victoria Lamb, Icicles Like Kindeling by Sara Raasch, Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch, Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch, The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi, Modern Monsters by Kelley York
Sunday: Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten, Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley, How to Meet Boys by Catherine Clark, Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig, Pretty Sly by Elisa Ludwig, Pretty Wanted by Elisa Ludwig, Dangerous Dreams by Kami Garcia and Maragret Stohl
Monday: Dangerous Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, Born of Defiance by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones
Tuesday: Empire of Night by Kelley Armstrong, Cat's Lair by Christine Feehan, Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto, The Cage by Megan Shepard
Wednesday: A Cold Faint Fear by Karin Slaughter, Dead Over Heels by Alison Kemper, Divided by Elise Chapman, Night of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Raybourn
Thursday: Every Waking Moment by Brenda Novak, Captive by Aimee Carter, Chantress Alchemy by Amy Butler Greenfield, Chantress Fury by Amy Butler Greenfield
Friday: The Prey by Tom Isbell, In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis, The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand, The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik

Tour Books: 1. Check.

Review Books: 1. Check.

NetGalley: 7. Check.

Edelweiss: 12. Check.

Meme Books: Check.

Rereads: NA.

New Books:  6. Check.

Wrote that Review Update #42

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is 25 to 1, and I motivated myself to write my review for Moonstone, Insight, Speechless, Such a Rush, If I Lie, Sapphire Blue, The Liars Society, So Close to You, Zero, Renegade, Ladies in Waiting, House at the End of the Street, Valkyrie Rising, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, Breaking Beautiful, Beautiful Redemption, BZRK, A Shimmer of Angels, Uses for Boys, The Water Witch, so I have 25 of 25 reviews written!

I also wrote the reviews for Daughter of the Spellcaster and Blood of the Sorceress, Mark of the Witch, Finale, The Unspoken, The Unholy, Cold Fury, Vixen, Vessel, How to Wed a Baron, How to Tame a Lady, How to Tempt a Duke, Beautiful Beings and Heaven and Hell, Life on the Edge and Edge of the Past, The Impossible Engineers, Bloodfever and Faefever, Dreamfever and Shadowfever, The Unnaturalists, Temptation, Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone, Damaged, The Goddess Inheritance, Flip, The Rise of Nine, Survive, so I have 25 of 25 reviews written!

I also wrote the reviews for What's Left of Me, Blind Spot, The Demon's Lexicon, The Demon's Covenant and The Demon's Surrender, Shooting Stars, A Breath of Eyre, The Secret of the Keepers, The Great Escape, Second Chance Summer, Beguiled, The Betrayal, Brave New Love, Warm Bodies, Rules of Attraction, Chain Reaction, Enchanted Ivy, His Black Wings, Kiss Me Deadly, Haven, Chime, Falling in Love With English Boys, Dash & Lilly's Book of Dares, Whisper, The Last Little Blue Envelope, The Oracle Rebounds, so I have 25 of 25 reviews written!

I also wrote the reviews for The Eternal Kiss, Thirteen Days to Midnight, The Midnight Queen, Don't Turn Around, Meant to Be, Unbreak My Heart, The Disenchantments.

Then there were this past week's reviews, Bone Gap, Ruthless, Ask Again Later, Paperweight, This Heart of Mine, Such a Secret Place, Scarred by Vengeance, Things We Know by Heart, so I have 8 of 8 reviews written! And then the start of this week's reviews, The Night We Said yes, so I have 1 of 1 reviews written!

And this week, I want to review the rest of this week's reviews, as I read them! Yeah, I wrote all of the reviews, from the top, to Unrbeak My Heart, on one day. So that's 76 reviews, in one day. Yeah. I was tired after that. But it felt really good to a have them all done! It's been 4 years since that's happened!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 14

May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge
Ok, so I read The Night We Said Yes, and yeah, now to read Snow Like Ashes and Suicide Notes from Pretty Girls!!!

My Reading Journey:
Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 7:54 PM
Pages Read: 268

Feral by Holly Schindler
Started On: May 7th
Finished On: May 7th, 11:19 PM
Pages Read: 280

The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
Started On: May 10th
Finished On: May  10th, 5:50 PM
Pages Read: 282

Kissing in America by Margo
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 12:02 PM
Pages Read: 276

Killer Within by S.E. Green
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 306

The Memory Key by Liana Liu
Started On: May 20th
Finished On: May 20th, 11:26 PM
Pages Read: 239

Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
Started On: May 21st
Pages Read: 274

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Started On: May 23rd
Finished On: May 23rd, 10:29 PM
Pages Read: 128

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 25th, 11:14 PM
Pages Read: 222

Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 25th, 11:23
Pages Read: 248

Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 8:38 PM
Pages Read: 187

Paperweight by Meg Haston
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 10:47 PM
Pages Read: 224

This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 4:50
Pages Read: 392

Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby 
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 6:53 PM
Pages Read: 196

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
Started On: May 30th
Finished On: May 30th, 10:00 PM
Pages Read: 193

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Started On: May 31st
Currently On: Page 7 of 277

Suicide Notes from Pretty Girls by Lynn Weingarten
Started On: May 30th
Currently On: Page 1 of 328

Books Read: 14
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 2725

Reading Next: An ARC from the schedule! 

A Bit of Personal News

So today, going into the garage, I forgot about the step, and went down wrong, and now my ankle is wrapped. I don't know exactly how it's hurt, and how bad it is, I just hope I don't have to go to the doctors. So this will either mean I have a lot more blogging and/or reading time, or the opposite. I don't know right now. But hoping for the best! Just wanted to share, because yeah, it's probably going to affect my blogging, one way or another!

Week 22 Review: Things We Know By Heart

From Goodreads:
When Quinn Sullivan meets the recipient of her boyfriend's donated heart, the two form an unexpected connection.

After Quinn loses her boyfriend, Trent, in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the pieces of her now-unrecognizable life. She hears back from some of them, but the person who received Trent's heart has remained silent. The essence of a person, she has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent's, then maybe she can have peace once and for all. 

Risking everything in order to finally lay her memories to rest, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas—a guy whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn't want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they're connected—but their time together has made Quinn feel alive again. No matter how hard she's falling for Colton, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she's lost…and all that remains at stake. 

My Review:
This was such a fantastic book! I've enjoyed two of her other books-I need to read her 3rd-so I was expecting to like this book. And I did so much! It was such a great, epic book! I enjoyed so, so, so much, such a wonderful story it told!

I knew that it would be a slightly sad book, seeing that her boyfriend died, and she went looking for the recipient of his heart. And with the title, well, yeah, there was that aspect there! It was just so wonderful and mournful, working for a peaceful, resolved ending. And it got it!

What I really enjoyed, was the things that were above each chapter, excerpts of books about heart transplants and all the subjects related there, relating to what was going to happen in the chapter, and so much other things relating to the heart! So great!

I did feel bad for the situation that she found herself in. She was only going to see him, she wasn't going to meet him. And then she did, and there was nothing she could do, and then there were those perfect days and they feel in love, and she still had to tell her secret...yeah, not fun!

But they got a happy ending, and I enjoyed reading about it it so much, between Colton's medical issues, and her father's!

Author: Jessi Kirby
Read: May 29th, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a SAC 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: April 21st 2015
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 22 Review: This Heart of Mine

From Goodreads:
First love. Second chance? 

As the daughter of a hoarder, Phoenix Fuller had a tough childhood. So when the handsome, popular Riley Stinson became her boyfriend in high school, she finally felt as though she had something to be proud of. Phoenix was desperate not to lose him—especially once she found out she was pregnant. Yes, she might have acted a bit obsessive when he broke up with her. But she did not run down the girl he started dating next! 

Unfortunately, there was no way to prove her innocence. Now, after serving her time in prison, Phoenix has been released. All she wants to do is return to Whiskey Creek and get to know her son. But Jacob's father isn't exactly welcoming. 

Riley doesn't trust Phoenix, doesn't want her in Jacob's life. He is, however, ready to find someone to love. And he wants a good mother for his son. He has no idea that he's about to find both—if they can forgive the mistakes in their past… 

My Review:
This was such a great story! I think the death of Lori, and the idea of Phoenix doing it deliberately, well, has been in the series from the beginning! So it was really great to finally get the true story-and to have that story get out!

I loved that beginning, with Phoenix meeting Jacob for the first time since she gave birth to him in prison. That was just such a sweet beginning, and I think all of them dealt with it in their own ways, the best way that they could!

I can identify with Lizzie, Phoenix's mom. I might not hoard, but I collect books. And I keep a few, few, things that I think might be useful later. And I push people away because I know they won't like me, so I make sure that they don't.

Really, really enjoyed that ending, with the truth coming out, and having Phoenix vindicated. that was such a wonderful ending! That the people that blamed her most, knowing that they were wrong, and knowing what was right, yeah, such a great ending!

Favourite lines: "'Wow, be careful how you wield that thing.' 'Wield what think? My pool cue?' 'No, that smile of yours. I'm in love, so I'm immune. But I'm afraid this poor bastard has no defence.' 'Mind your own business,' Riley grumbled. 'What about this poor bastard? When Kyle pointed to his own chest, Phoenix could tell he was doing it to goad Riley. 'In case you haven't noticed, you're not even in the running,' Lincoln replied, and laughed again when Kyle flipped him off." Oh, they are such a great, close group of friends! Love reading about them, and their teasing!

I really enjoyed reading this book, it was another great instalment to this series!

Author: Brenda Novak
Series: Whiskey Creek #8
Read: May 28th, 2015
Source: Bought/NetGalley
Reason Why: Really enjoying this series! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Mira
Published: March 31st 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 22 Review: Paperweight

From Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. In her body. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert.

Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at mealtime, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she's worked so hard to avoid.

Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one knows is that Stevie doesn't plan to stay that long. There are only twenty-seven days until the anniversary of her brother Josh's death—the death she caused. And if Stevie gets her way, there are only twenty-seven days until she too will end her life.

In this emotionally haunting and beautifully written young adult debut, Meg Haston delves into the devastating impact of trauma and loss, while posing the question: Why are some consumed by their illness while others embark on a path toward recovery?

My Review:
This was a pretty heart-wrenching book. A book about loss, and how some people cope with it, but also a book about eating disorders, after all, Stevie is sent to a facility to help people deal with food, and how to get better.

I knew that Stevie didn't actually kill her brother. But the story about how he died, that was something that I wanted to know. And it's something that Stevie told through writing it down, and reliving the memories.

The relationship with Eden was toxic. Stevie realized that too late, and that really sucks, because some of the damage had been done-her brother was dead after seeing Eden and Stevie kiss, even though he'd told Stevie that he might love Eden. But not all the damage-Stevie was still alive.

I really enjoyed her therapist, Anne, because she was a really great and caring character. She cared about Stevie, and when she learned that Stevie wanted to kill herself, she cried. I also really enjoyed Ashley, and her journey-Stevie was really close to her!

Such a great book about grief and pain, and eating disorders, of Stevie's journey from red, to hopefully yellow, and then seeing another start the journey! Such a great powerful healing book!


Author: Meg Haston
Read: May 26th, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Looked really fantastic, and it's a DAC Book, SAC 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: July 7th 2015
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Week 22 Review: Ask Again Later

From Goodreads:
Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there's only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.

Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother's best friend really be?

Tails: The theater geek...with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart's interests--even if he wants to share all his feelings?

Heart's simple coin flip has somehow given her the chance to live out both dates. But where her prom night ends up might be the most surprising thing of all...

My Review:
This was such a great book to read! And while the "somehow given her the chance to live out both dates" think, well, it does imply that Heart knows that she lives out both, but she doesn't. Which just makes mentions of her knowing something that happened on one, just all the more cute!

It was a bit confusing, the further into the story we got, for me, with the heads and tails, and keeping track of what had happened in what, sure, there were some common events, like her dress ripping, but when the chapters had more and more back and forth, well, that involved flipping back pages to find out what had happened before in this coin toss side!

There were some pretty high notes in both sides, and some low notes, like receiving an unwanted kiss from the Jock, and then having her brother act like nothing happened. But I really enjoying having her tell her brother off, I hope it happened, or was remembered, by the end!

Though it was a bit confusing, I loved how the book started together, split into heads and tails after the flip, and then at the end, came together, because while the events were different, they were similar, and ended in the same place! That was really great!

Really fantastic, sweet book! Kinda reminded me of Ditched, another prom story, and a another book I enjoyed as much as this one!

Author: Liz Czukas
Read: May 26th, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a DAC Book and a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: March 11th 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

Week 22 Review: Ruthless

From Goodreads:
A spine-tingling debut about the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse in reverse as a teen struggles to retain hope—and her sanity—while on the run from a cunning and determined killer.

Ruth Carver has always competed like her life depends on it. Ambitious. Tough. Maybe even mean. It's no wonder people call her Ruthless.

When she wakes up with a concussion in the bed of a moving pickup trick, she realizes she has been entered into a contest she can't afford to lose.

At a remote, rotting cabin deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ruth's blindfold comes off and she comes face-to-face with her captor. A man who believes his mission is to punish bad girls like Ruth. A man who has done this six times before.

The other girls were never heard from again, but Ruth won't go down easy. She escapes into the wilderness, but her hunter is close at her heels. That's when the real battle begins. That's when Ruth must decides just how far she'll go in order to survive.

Back home, they called her Ruthless. They had no idea just how right they were. 

My Review:
Oh, this was such a fantastic book about survival! I loved reading it, it was really so great to read! Thrilling, and Ruth was just a fantastic character to read about, she was smart and resourceful, both things that helped her through this!

I really enjoyed the side bits, one of Ruth from 5 years ago, events along which she becomes who she is, while participating in a riding event. And the other, of the bad guy, of how he got to the point of kidnapping Ruth.

There ups and downs in this book, it's a heck of a roller coaster ride, this book! From the down of the beginning, to the up after the escape, the down after that, the up when she captures him, and then the down. And then the up again! Yeah! Lots going on, and so very great to read!

What really sucks in this book, were the Logans, the people that didn't want to help her, because that might bring the bad guy down on them. And that was incredible awful to read about, so I really hope that they aren't the majority of the population!

Such a great book, so enjoyable, and really such an excellent book!

Author: Carolyn Lee Adams
Read: May 25th, 2015
Source: Publisher for Review
Reason Why: It sounded like a really fantastic book, and it's a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Expected Publication: July 15th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 22 Review: Bone Gap

From Goodreads:
Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren't surprised. After all, it wasn't the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O'Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That’s just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?

Finn knows that's not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.

As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap—their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures—acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.

My Review:
I enjoyed reading this book so much! Such a great story, and so strange, and there were just a lot of fantastic things going on! This was an unconventional love story, that the guy who partially saved the girl, before she saved herself, was in love with another, saved the girl for his brother. Now that's family!

It's really horrible that a guy would think that about a beautiful girl, that really, pretty much every guy that she'd met, had been like that. If she hand't had her grandmother, maybe she would've been like the stereotype, but she had her grandmother.

I really enjoyed Finn's condition, that we don't find out really about it until another character realizes it. And while I wish that we'd gotten Sean's reaction, well, Roza had a really great quote about it, "Everyone knew," or along those lines. The just didn't know what they knew, it's not exactly a common thing, I hadn't heard of it before this book!

I really love that this is a kinda retelling of the Hades and Phonephone myth, but more of, that happened, and now it's happening again sort of thing. And yeah, that was really fantastic to read about, and since there were things like Charlie Valentine and Finn's best friend, Miguel, well, I would really love a sequel or a companion book!

Such a really fantastic book! I really enjoyed reading it, and a sequel or a companion book would be really great! It seems like there was more of this world that could be explored!

Author: Laura Ruby
Read: May 25th, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a DAC Book, 2015 Retelling Reading Challenge Book, and a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: March 3rd 2015
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

Week 22 Review: We Were Liars

From Goodreads:
A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. 
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

My Review:
This book left me feeling a bit unsettled. And empty. And I'm not quite too sure what I feel about it, because of that, and because of the instruction that if anyone asked about the ending, to lie, when I want to put some of that in this review.

I don't know why I'm writing this review so soon after finishing reading it. I'm conflicted, and I think I should give it time to settle. But I need to get it out to settle, plus just to actually write the review. Yeah, conflicted!

This is the story about a girl, and her 3 closest friends, family, the Liars. And it takes place during two summers, the current year, and then the events of the summer 2 years ago. Because she can't remember most of what happened then. And this book is the mystery of her figuring it out.

I have to say, even if the ending gave me all these feelings, and even if some of the words in the synopsis are "destructive," "accident," and "secret," that the ending was kinda beautiful, in it's own way. Because it was stark, and honest, with everything revealed, with things making sense. Even if what the picture painted was what it was.

This is a book that really makes you think about things, like the casual wealth, choices, and yeah, it was a pretty meaningful book! And I might not know all of my feelings about this book, but I do know that I loved it!

Author: E. Lockhart
Read: May 23rd, 2015
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded good, lots of people enjoyed it, and it's a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Delecorte Press
Published: May 13 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, May 29, 2015

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 13

May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge
Ok, so I read Things We Know by Heart, and yeah, now to read The Night We Said Yes and Suicide Notes from Pretty Girls!!!

My Reading Journey:
Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil
Started On: May 6th
Finished On: May 6th, 7:54 PM
Pages Read: 268

Feral by Holly Schindler
Started On: May 7th
Finished On: May 7th, 11:19 PM
Pages Read: 280

The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
Started On: May 10th
Finished On: May  10th, 5:50 PM
Pages Read: 282

Kissing in America by Margo
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 12:02 PM
Pages Read: 276

Killer Within by S.E. Green
Started On: May 19th
Finished On: May 19th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 306

The Memory Key by Liana Liu
Started On: May 20th
Finished On: May 20th, 11:26 PM
Pages Read: 239

Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
Started On: May 21st
Pages Read: 274

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Started On: May 23rd
Finished On: May 23rd, 10:29 PM
Pages Read: 128

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 25th, 11:14 PM
Pages Read: 222

Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams
Started On: May 25th
Finished On: May 25th, 11:23
Pages Read: 248

Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 8:38 PM
Pages Read: 187

Paperweight by Meg Haston
Started On: May 26th
Finished On: May 26th, 10:47 PM
Pages Read: 224

This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak
Started On: May 28th
Finished On: May 28th, 4:50
Pages Read: 392

Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby 
Started On: May 29th
Finished On: May 29th, 6:53 PM
Pages Read: 196

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
Started On: May 30th
Currently On: Page 50 of 193

Suicide Notes from Pretty Girls by Lynn Weingarten
Started On: May 30th
Currently On: Page 1 of 328

Books Read: 13
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 2532

Reading Next: An ARC from the schedule!