Saturday, March 12, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #131

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s ReviewsIt is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks.

Books I added to my shelf this week:

(Matched #1)
Ally Condie

On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her match. The Society dictates that he is her perfect partner for life, except he's not.

In Cassia's society, Officials decide who people love.
How many children they have.
Where they work.
When they die.

But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, 
she is determined to make some choices of her own.

And that's when her whole world
begins to unravel... 

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I've been meaning to read this one for a while, so when I saw it for $3.00, I couldn't pass up the oppurtunity to add it to my shelf.

So... what goodies did you add to your shelf this week?
Please leave a comment and a link below.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Swoon Thursday # 176 - Point of Retreat (Slammed #2) by Colleen Hoover

Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound.
Since they are no longer with us, Naomi @ Naomi's Reading Palace has kindly created a central meet up point for those of us who wish to continue to share our swoons.
So ladies (and any gents who feel so inclined) please leave a comment below, and then head on over there to link up and spread the love.

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

Point of Retreat
(Slammed #2)by
Colleen Hoover

First - The Blurb:

Layken and Will have managed to overcome the obstacles that threatened to destroy their love, proving that they are destined for one another. What they are about to learn, however, is that the things that have brought them together may be the very things that ruin their connection forever...

Layken is left second-guessing the relationship whilst Will is jumping over hurdles to prove his love for her. What the young lovers discover about themselves along this journey may change their entire world, and the lives of those who depend upon them the most... 

Second - The Swoon:

She eventually lifts her head off my arm and slides on top of me, placing her hands on the back of my neck. She leans in and slowly parts my lips with hers. I become quickly consumed by the taste of her lips and the feel of her warm hands. I wrap my arms around her and run my fingers through her hair as I return her kiss. It's been so long since we've been alone together without the possibility of being interrupted. I hate being in this predicament, but I love being in this predicament. Her skin is so soft; her lips are perfect. it gets harder and harder to retreat.

If you stopped by on Tuesday, you will have seen that I am re-reading the first two books of this series before finally delving into the last one - This Girl.

Here are my earlier thoughts on Point of Retreat:

Point of Retreat follows on a year and a bit later from where Slammed left off, only this time, we are told the story from Will's POV.

Finally having overcome some of the hurdles set in Slammed, Will and Layken are in a relationship. However, due to foolish male reasoning, Will makes a mistake which leads to Layken questioning why they are actually together. Having to prove his love to her, we are once again sent on an emotional roller coaster ride, some of which is related using slam poetry.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday # 76 ~ Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Movie release date)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I'm waiting on:


Movie release date:

US - March 18th, 2016

Australia - April 14th, 2016

I think this movie is going to be EPIC!


So, what are you waiting for?
Please leave a comment below with your WoW link!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Teaser Tuesday # 180 - Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:

(Slammed #1)
Colleen Hoover

First - The Blurb:

Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

Second - The Tease:

He moves his hand to my shoulder and slides his fingers underneath the strap of my shirt, slowly tracing along the edge of it. His movements are slow and methodical as he pulls his legs off the table in front of him and turns his body towards me. His expression seems full of conflict but he slowly leans in and presses his lips against my shoulder. I place my hands on the back of his neck and inhale. His breath becomes heavier as his lips slowly move across my shoulder and onto my neck. The room starts to spin so I close my eyes. His lips make their way to my jaw and closer to my mouth. When I feel him pull away, I open my eyes and he's watching me. There's a slight moment of hesitation in his eyes just before his lips close over mine.

I read Slammed several years ago. In a lead up and as a way to refresh my memory before reading This Girl - the third and final book in this series, I did a quick re-read. My thoughts haven't changed. I loved the book then, and I still love it now. Below are my original thoughts:

I liked both Layken and Will right from the start and was a little shattered when their relationship of only a few days came to a screeching halt.  For those of you who haven't read this book I won't say why but it's one of those moments when you say "Oh NO!" and wonder how they are going to get past this... if at all.

There are lots of emotional scenes, some of which are revealed through slam poetry (Yeah, I didn't know what that was either until I read this book). It can be quite intense.

Slammed is the first book by Colleen Hoover which I've read, and I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is well written and easy to read. I found this one difficult to put down until all the pages had been read.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!

TBR Tuesday #138 ~ Beautiful Oblivion (Beautiful Oblivion #1) by Addison Moore

My good friend Sharrice from Reese's Reviews: My Addiction to Fiction came up with the idea of 'TBR Tuesday'

If you want to join in the fun, then just do the following:
From your book shelf or your e-reader, pick a book that you own that is still on your TBR list. Post it however you want to, then leave a link below so others can see what's waiting to be read.

This week for me its:

Beautiful Oblivion
(Beautiful Oblivion #1)
Addison Moore 

Some people just don’t belong together, or at least that’s what the world would have them believe.

It was supposed to be just for the summer…

Reese Westfield comes from a world of old money, country clubs, cotillions, and expensive cars. She’s tired of dating Warren McCarthy just to make her father happy. Reese has long since had her eye on someone else, and this summer she’s determined to make it happen.

Growing up in Lake Loveless there has always been a strict monetary divide—there was the rest of the Lake and then there were the Waterman’s. Ace Waterman has worked for everything he has, and he doesn’t have a lot. He breaks his back doing grunt work while putting himself through college. He’s used to life passing him by.

Reese has loved Ace from afar for as long as she can remember. The summer of her freshman year she comes home with plans to land Ace in her bed at least for a few short weeks, and, if she’s lucky, forever.

Ace has loved Reese for as long as he can remember, but their friendship has never graduated beyond platonic, so when Reese comes home from her first year away and proposes the two of them have a summer fling, Ace is quick to comply. The rules: no strings, no expectations, just something hotter than the sun to set the sheets on fire.

But when their worlds collide, and neither of them is willing to admit to having true feelings, it becomes clear to Ace he’s nothing more than a dirty little secret—that the summer fling was just something meaningless to pass the time.

Reese wonders if she can ever stop trying to please her father, and it’s only through her mother’s letters that she finds the answers she truly seeks, but will they be the ones she wants to hear?

As summer draws to a close, Ace and Reese are still very much enraptured even though the time has come to douse the flame and move on—but neither one of them is prepared to leave this BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION.

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So now it's your turn.
Leave a comment and tell me what's waiting on your TBR pile.