Review: The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski

20443207Book two of the dazzling Winner’s Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement… if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

If you haven’t yet, check out my review of the first book to this trilogy:
Review: Winner’s Curse (Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski

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Book Quotes and Scenes

I have to make this because I think this is the best how-we-became-a-couple story ever.

“Anyways. After I cock blocked him, I ran to my room, embarrassed that I did that. It was out of pure jealousy, and I didn’t even realize I liked him that way until I saw his hands on some other girl’s ass. I threw myself on my bed and started crying. A few minutes later, he walked into my room and asked me if I was okay.  I rolled over and yelled, ‘I like you, you stupid fuck-face!'” “And the rest is history…” It Ends With UsColleen Hoover

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Do not press continue reading unless you are prepared for a much more major spoiler to the plot and focus of It Ends With Us. You’ve been warned.  Continue reading “Book Quotes and Scenes”

Bookstagram

So…I fell into a trap. I didn’t mean too. It’s all Michelle and Emilie’s faults! And mine I suppose since I chose to look at their bookstagrams…They were just so cute! tumblr_n83i64oljb1s3h43ko1_500

Anyways, long story short. Today instead of getting started on my lengthy homework, I have set up my own bookstagram. And it’s so much fun dammit, I’m going to regret this for a long time to come. But I’ve already had so much fun with it I also can’t help myself. So for those of you blogging and bookstagramming, check out mine and follow, I’ll follow back!

DisappearFromReality @ Bookstagram

And so a new era of blogging begins…

Review: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

11505797The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

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Review: November 9 by Colleen Hoover

25111004Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

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Must Own Books That I Don’t Own

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This book did things to my head. Sadly I can’t say I own it because I read it via ebook. I have a feeling though it’s one of those I wouldn’t mind having on my bookshelf just as a reminder of what books put me through.
For my review on this book: Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

 

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This one is all Michelle’s fault. Colleen Hoover is not an author to be trifled with and her books are doing mean things to my head. I’m mentally preparing myself for the impact of It Ends With us.
Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

 

The naturals

YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES. I miss this book, it’s been so long since I’ve ranted about it and the next book is supposed to come out soon! In fact I haven’t even completed the review on it. Hmm maybe I should buy it and reread as a decent excuse for the review?

 

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A recent read and one that captivated my heart and mind in so many ways.  I need this in person for the same reason we all do. To feel that connection. photo2-12

 

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Okay…so I’m slightly fibbing with this one. I have Throne of Glass, Heir of Fire and from Maas’ other series, A Court Of Mist And Fury. However I do not own the rest of the two series! It’s rude and uncomfortable.

 

The sad part to all of this? My bookshelf is small and overcrowded already. I have no room to place more books and yet I am still acquiring them. To sum it up? I’m screwed. And my room is doomed to be a bookish mess even when I leave for university.

What are your current must have books that you don’t own?
Or are ebooks enough?
Thoughts?
Tell me about it!

Until next time,

Shayla

 

 

Book Turnoffs

Here it is. All those things that make you fall in love with books? Forget about ’em. How about what makes you walk away. Throw the book? Hide it in your closet to never be touched or read again? Here are some of my book turnoffs that have made me do just that.  Continue reading “Book Turnoffs”

August Summary

I seem to be at least a few days late posting this monthly wrap ups every time. Bad habit Shayla. But I probably won’t fix it.

Anyways. My summer is over! I have 4 days left before handing myself over to school for my last year of high school. So what’s happened this month?  Continue reading “August Summary”