Month: August 2015

Monthly Recap [August 2015]

Posted August 31, 2015 by Stephanie in Wrap Up / 0 Comments

So, I’m going to do this new thing monthly where I let you guys know a little bit more about me. I used to do this over on Bookish Lifestyle. But since I’m not there anymore, I decided to bring over a version of the Bookish Digest over here. I’ll let you know what my favorite read was for the month and I’ll link up some of my posts from the month as well as give you guys some news or information about my life.
My pick for the month of August:

Title: The Girl at Midnight
Author: Melissa Grey
Series: The Girl at Midnight #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Published By: Delacorte Press on April 28, 2015
**My Review will be published in September**

Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she’s ever known.

Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she’s fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it’s time to act.

Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, though if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it’s how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how to take it.

But some jobs aren’t as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire.

My Posts:
What happened in August:
(August was a fantastic month!!!)
1. I MET SUSAN DENNARD!!!! OMFG!! It was one of the best nights of my life! She is amazing and so so funny! She is a huge inspiration! I’m planning on doing a Susan Dennard week in October so be on the look out for that! 🙂

2. Joe and I set the date!!! We will be getting married on my birthday next year!!! Biggest birthday bash ever! I’m just so happy that we set the date!

3. I became one of the members of the Truthwitch Street Team!!! I am so excited!!!!

What Books I Read In August:

1. What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi
2. Awake by Natasha Preston


3. The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

5. Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
6. Sophomores and Other Oxymorons by David Lubar

7. Stepping Stones by Kacey Vanderkarr
8. This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Let’s talk about it!
What were some of your favorite reads this month? Did you read any of these books? What are you looking forward to next month? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂

BtH Readathon Mini Challenge: Title Unscramble

Posted August 31, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

Welcome to my mini-challenge for the 3rd Annual Beat the Heat Readathon!
The titles are numbered 1-10 and those numbers will correspond to the form entries.
DO NOT put the answers in the comments!
These are all YA titles.
These are all books that I have read THIS year

1. rtnehofosalsg —— — —–

2. eetshornekbtssra —– —— —–

3. ethokoiybfvo — —- — —

4. wothovelo — — —-

5. qreneued — —–

6. aocrfthnsedaoortnsorsu – —– — —— — —–

7. heenowruhebre ——- — —-

8. ybeifnctoso —- — —–

9. rlthamdegnilgtih — —- — ——–

10. kilcbcea —– —

Book of your choice (up to $10)
  • US or INTL (as long as The Book Depository ships to you)
  • Must guess at least half of the titles correctly
  • Entrants who do not follow the rules will be disqualified

September is for Sequels: Sign Up and Goals

September is for Sequels: Sign Up and Goals

Posted August 28, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

Sign Up for this challenge here! I am so behind on a lot of series! Some that I haven’t even started! But I definitely need to catch up on quite a few! So that’s where this challenge comes in handy! A month where I can catch up on some sequels! Now, let’s be honest.. I […]

Sophomores and Other Oxymorons [Review]

Sophomores and Other Oxymorons [Review]

Posted August 27, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

Title: Sophomores and Other Oxymorons Author: David Lubar Series: Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie #2 Genre: Young Adult, Humor, Realistic, Contemporary, High School Pages: 432 Published By: Dutton Books FYR on August 18, 2015 Challenges: 2015 YA Contemporary, 2015 Reading Challenge **I received a copy of this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.** Where To Get:     Scott Hudson […]

10 Reasons To Sign Up For Misfits & Daydreamers

10 Reasons To Sign Up For Misfits & Daydreamers

Posted August 26, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

Yesterday during the #TruthwitchTuesday on twitter, we all got to ask Susan Dennard questions and she would answer them. Well, during this particular #TruthwitchTuesday, they also announced 2 more members that were being added in to the Truthwitch Street Team and I was one of them! You all have heard me gush and rant about […]

WoW [31] (Plus a giveaway and a book trailer!)

WoW [31] (Plus a giveaway and a book trailer!)

Posted August 26, 2015 by Stephanie in Meme / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine every Wednesday. It’s about spotlighting some of the releases we are awaiting eagerly. This week I’m waiting patiently eagerly for… Title: Blood and SaltAuthor: Kim LiggettSeries: StandaloneGenre: Young Adult, Horror, Fantasy, RomancePublished By: G.P. Putnams’s Sons BFYRComing out on September 22, 2015 Romeo and Juliet meets […]

Top Ten Tuesday [57]

Top Ten Tuesday [57]

Posted August 25, 2015 by Stephanie in Meme / 19 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there is a different bookish top ten list. Join in on the fun! Top Ten Books That Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught: YA Lit 101: 1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin 2. Cinder by […]

Book Blitz: Cage of Deceit

Book Blitz: Cage of Deceit

Posted August 25, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

Title: Cage of DeceitAuthor: Jennifer Anne DavisGenre: Young Adult, Fantasy Where To Get: Amazon || Goodreads Jennifer Anne Davis’ best-selling True Reign series captivated readers from the very first page. Now, get ready to become entangled in the follow-up series, Reign of Secrets. In this new series, follow Allyssa, the daughter of the beloved Emperor Darmik and Empress Rema— […]

Cover Reveal: Here They Lie

Cover Reveal: Here They Lie

Posted August 25, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

Title: Here They LieAuthor: D,K, BurrowSeries: The Bloodstone Legacy #1Genre: New Adult, Southern GothicPublished By: Three Owl Press on October 5th, 2012 Where To Get: Reese Everett’s aunt picked a bad time to die. Just weeks after a car accident left Reese’s mother unable to travel, her aunt’s house needs to be emptied and sold, leaving Reese as the only […]

ARC August 2015 [Update 3]

ARC August 2015 [Update 3]

Posted August 24, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

This is hosted by Octavia and Shelly over at Read.Sleep.Repeat ARCs/eARCs Finished: Sophomores and Other Oxymorons by David Lubar   3/5 ARCs/eARCs Currently Reading: The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle I’m almost done with this but I haven’t touched it in over a week. I’ve been swamped with a lot of things. I plan to […]