Publisher: Bloomsbury

WoW [123]

Posted January 10, 2018 by Stephanie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly.

This Week’s Victim Pick….

WoW [123]Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen
Series: The Elementae #1
Published by Bloomsbury on January 30th 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 448
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Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.

But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementae—mystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalia’s feelings for her husband’s brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possessed—a power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.

This intense, richly drawn high-fantasy by the author of Scarlet will hold readers spellbound.

My Thoughts

Gosh, I love this cover so much! I also love the idea of it and cannot wait to start reading it! I do have an ARC of this and I am dying to dive into it, but I have to finish some other books first!

And now…over to you: what book are you waiting to release? Link me up and I’ll try my best to drop by! 🙂


The Start of Me and You [Review]

Posted June 18, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 6 Comments

The Start of Me and You [Review]The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
Published by Bloomsbury on March 31st 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased, Uppercase Box
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Following her pitch-perfect debut Open Road Summer, Emery Lord pens another gorgeous story of best friends, new love, & second chances.
Brimming with heartfelt relationships and authentic high-school dynamics The Start of Me and You proves that it’s never too late for second chances.
It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, it’s high school after all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live?

In friendship we are all debtors. We all owe each other for a thousand small kindnesses, for little moments of grace in the chaos.

Knowing what happens is different from knowing how it happens. And the getting there is the best part.

Love extra, even if it means you hurt extra, too.

We’re all Elizabeths when we need to be.

When it all closes in, there are only two kinds of people: best friends and everyone else.

I adored this book! This was my April Uppercase Box and I’m so glad that it was one of the books that were sent from Uppercase. Emery Lord’s debut novel, Open Road Summer has been on my TBR list for a while and I’ve heard that her writing is gorgeous. After reading The Start of Me and You, I have to agree. I absolutely loved this book. I can’t wait to read Open Road Summer and any of her future books!

This book is about friendships, family, love, and second chances. It was the perfect summer read. There are not many books out there that are focused a lot on friendships and I appreciated that aspect so much while reading this book. Yes, there’s romance in it, but I felt like the romance took second over the friendship angle. And I’m totally okay with that. You don’t see friendships driven as much as they should be!

I loved the four girl group consisting of Paige, Tessa, Morgan, and Kayleigh. The group was perfect. They were true friends. Each of them would have their small acts of friendship and they put whatever they could into the group. I loved them all. Girl power all the way!

Max Watson. Oh, I how love him! He was nerdy and smart and cute and sweet and loves FIREFLY! He is the high school version of my fiance. And I loved reading about my fiance. HAHA. Okay, so Max is probably a little more nerdy than my fiance. But, I loved him all the same!

The way the book ended was cute, but I wanted more. I wanted the summer of Max and Paige. I wanted to see their first date after they came clean to each other about their feelings. I just want more! All-in-all, though, this book was perfect. I will definitely be reading more of Emery Lord and most likely going to be buying Open Road Summer really soon!

Let’s talk about it. 
Did you read The Start of Me and You? Or Emery’s other book, Open Road Summer? What did you think of them? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂