Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Benotripia Trilogy By McKenzie Wagner|Series Review

Benotripia: The Rescue (Benotripia #1)
Published by Cedar Fort, Inc. on September 11th, 2012
Genre: Children's Fantasy
Pages: 136
Format: eBook

When her mother---the ruler of Benotripia---goes missing, Roseabelle knows she'll need the help of her best friends and their combined powers to survive the perilous journey ahead of her, rescue her mother, and save Benotripia! Written by a young author, this exciting adventure story pulls you into a true fantasy world. A suspenseful and addicting read!

The Stones of Horsh (Benotripia #1)
Published by Cedar Fort, Inc. on September 10th, 2013
Genre: Children's Fantasy
Pages: 137
Format: eBook

With the queen gone, the Darvonians have the perfect opportunity to invade Benotripia, find the Stones of Horsh, and harness their great powers. Only three children stand in their way: Roseabelle, Jessicana, and Astro. But this time, the Darvonians know not to underestimate these children, and the invaders come prepared. Roseabelle and her friends must survive long enough to save the stones.

Keys to the Dream World (Benotripia #3)
Published by Cedar Fort, Inc. on July 8th, 2014
Genre: Children's Fantasy
Pages: 144
Format: eBook

Roseabelle, Jessicana, and Astro are back! Roseabelle and her friends retrieved the Stones of Horsh but must now destroy the Darvonians’ power source if they are to survive. Return to Benotripia in this thrilling conclusion!

My Thoughts

I love supporting new and young authors. I couldn't believe McKenzie wrote and published her own book at the wee age of 11. I am extremely impressed with her writing and character development. I hope it encourages other young aspiring authors to continue to pursue their dreams. It is incredible that a girl her age wrote over 100 pages. Given, her young age, the story is obviously not flawless. Nothing ever is. But you can definitely tell how much time and effort it went into creating this story. Sure, there are some plot holes and the writing could use a little more work. But the story is still understandable. I think If I was within the age group designated towards this book, I would've enjoyed it much more than I had. But honesty, an 11-year-old wrote this, my expectations weren't too high. It is definitely for younger readers. I think it is incredible to see such determination in a little girl. I definitely saw some growth and improvement from the first book. There are still plot holes and mistakes; however, for a girl her age to be published is quite an accomplishment. Again, my expectations weren't too high. I would have enjoyed this story more if I was still in that age group. The story is very imaginative and creative, something I relate all too well. A fantastic conclusion is a great series! Not only has Mckenzie improved throughout the series, but so have her characters. I still find it hard to believe this young girl found herself with numerous published stories. I admire her determination and creativity. The covers are adorable! I am curious to see what McKenzie does in the future.

Monday, May 30, 2016

New Releases|May 31st, 2016

Here are a few books that I am most looking forward to buying that are being released this week! There's quite a few this week.

"For fans of We Were Liars, The Girl on the Train, and Gone Girl, this powerful psychological thriller with multiple mysteries is set against the backdrop of the megawealthy elite of New York City. Toten delves into the mesmerizing yet dysfunctional world of those who manipulate but seem ever so charming. With its gripping pace and Hitchcockian twists, Beware That Girl will keep readers guessing until the very last line.

The Haves. The Have-Nots. Kate O’Brien appears to be a Have-Not. Her whole life has been a series of setbacks she’s had to snake her way out of—some more sinister than others. But she’s determined to change that. She’s book smart. She’s street-smart. Oh, and she’s also a masterful liar.

As the scholarship student at the Waverly School in NYC, Kate has her work cut out for her: her plan is to climb the social ladder and land a spot at Yale. She’s already found her “people” among the senior class “it” girls—specifically in the cosseted, mega-wealthy yet deeply damaged Olivia Sumner. As for Olivia, she considers Kate the best friend she’s always needed, the sister she never had. 

When the handsome and whip-smart Mark Redkin joins the Waverly administration, he immediately charms his way into the faculty’s and students’ lives—becoming especially close to Olivia, a fact she’s intent on keeping to herself. It becomes increasingly obvious that Redkin poses a threat to Kate, too, in a way she can’t reveal—and can’t afford to ignore. How close can Kate and Olivia get to Mark without having to share their dark pasts?"

"Seventeen-year-old, Eric, is a kick-butt squire to the most revered knight in Fallhollow. Well he would be if Sir Trogsdill allowed him to do anything even remotely awesome. Determined to prove his worth, Eric sets out to find the mythical paladin summoned to protect the realm from the evil lurking nearby. 

Sixteen-year-old, David, spends his days collecting school honors, winning archery tournaments, and trying not to fall in love with his scrappy best friend, Charlotte. 

Right when things start to get interesting, he is whisked away to the magical realm of Fallhollow where everyone thinks he's some sort of paladin destined to fulfill a two-hundred-year-old prophecy. He's supposed to help kill a dragon with some sort of magic key. The same key that happens to adorn the neck of an annoying squire who's too wrapped up in proving himself to be much help to anyone. 

With egos as big as the dragon they need to destroy, Eric and David must get over themselves, or watch everything they know and love, burn."

"Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bugglegum Reaper--a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic--the rebel within Nanette awakens. 

As she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young troubled poet, and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that rebellion sometimes comes at a high price."

What books are you most looking forward to reading this week? 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Stacking the Shelves|May 2016 Book Haul

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where you can share your recent book purchases, giveaway wins, and books received from publishers.




What books did you get this month?

Friday, May 27, 2016

Merlin's Blade By Robert Treskillard|Review

Merlin's Blade (The Merlin Spiral #1)
Published by Blink YA Books (HarperCollins) on April 16th, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Christian Fiction
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback

A strange meteorite. A deadly enchantment. And only Merlin can destroy it. A meteorite brings a mysterious black stone whose sinister power ensnares everyone except Merlin, the blind son of a swordsmith. Soon, all of Britain will be under its power, and he must destroy the stone—or die trying. MERLIN'S BLADE won the 2014 Silver Moonbeam Award in the YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi category, as well as the 2013 Grace Award.

My Thoughts

I wasn't too sure about a blind main character when I first picked up this book. However, I think Treskillard did a fantastic job at working around Merlin's weaknesses. I love the legend of Camelot, King Arthur, and Merlin so I just had to get this book. I was very intrigued by how this book differs from the legend, which made me a little leery. Merlin the blind son of the village's blacksmith, which is completely different from the Colin Morgan I became obsessed with a few years ago. I couldn't help but picture him as I read the book. I did enjoy Treskillard take on the famous legend. There was plenty of action of keep you entertained and familiar characters that peeked my interest. Unfortunately, I did grow bored after a suspenseful or action-packed scene. There is a lot of new information coming at you all at once, not to mention the old dialogue and objects. I was very pleased to find a glossary in the back of the book, that was incredibly helpful at times.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Destroyer By Brett Battles|Review

Destroyer (Rewinder #2)
Published by 47North on January 12th, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Pages: 242
Format: ARC

With the whole of human history altered, Denny Younger may be the last rewinder in existence–and the last person on earth with a chaser unit capable of time travel. While caring for his ailing sister, Denny must discover a way to recharge his device before he’s left with no defense against a past that wants him dead. Before long, Denny notices a mysterious stranger following him–keeping tabs on Denny, his family, and his friends. Is Denny just paranoid? Or maybe he isn’t alone in this new reality after all.… When his chaser is stolen and his girlfriend is kidnapped, Denny risks everything to get both of them back. Launched into a high-stakes chase that spans continents and millennia, Denny’s responsibility to save our future isn’t over yet. It will take all of his cunning to stop a threat capable of steering the fate of the human race into disaster.

My Thoughts

Although I was not too thrilled about the first book, I figured I’d give it one more shot. As expected, there was a surplus of time travel throughout this book. However, it was straight and to the point. There were so many great ideas that could’ve happened than what originally did. When time is distorted, I don’t know about you, but I’d most defiantly go and explore. But Younger doesn’t even have enough patients to smell the flowers. Given, he is on a desperate mission; however, there was an incurable amount of potential in between worlds. I wish it went into a little bit more depth into what we were actually seeing and what had happened in history. This book could’ve really been a great way to learn about history, but it is more focused on the main character and his personal problems. Yes, that is what a book should do. But a bit of background would be nice once and awhile. The choppy and clunky sentences return! A big reason why I didn’t enjoy the first book was just the style of writing. It does take a while to get used to, so I guess it was a good thing that I read this book immediately after the first book. The plot holes! Oh, the plot holes! Sometimes it's just best to leave an obvious important, reassuring villain out of the story and just create a new one. There were plenty of chances when that was possible. Heck, it could’ve even been someone from history! It almost seemed impossible for Younger to set the entire world back to how it was with only a few pages. I think the cliff-hanger was the best thing about this book. After spending numerous hours with these characters, I have to say that I am a little curious to see how the next book turns out.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mirror in the Sky|Waiting on Wednesday

A HUGE thanks to Jill at Breaking the Spine for hosting an incredible meme. It is fantastic that everyone can communicate and enjoy these posts by creating their own and sharing others.

Mirror in the Sky hits the shelves June 21st, 2016.

"For Tara Krishnan, navigating Brierly, the academically rigorous prep school she attends on scholarship, feels overwhelming and impossible. Her junior year begins in the wake of a startling discovery: A message from an alternate Earth, light years away, is intercepted by NASA. This means that on another planet, there is another version of Tara, a Tara who could be living better, burning brighter, because of tiny differences in her choices. 

As the world lights up with the knowledge of Terra Nova, the mirror planet, Tara’s life on Earth begins to change. At first, small shifts happen, like attention from Nick Osterman, the most popular guy at Brierly, and her mother playing hooky from work to watch the news all day. But eventually those small shifts swell, the discovery of Terra Nova like a black hole, bending all the light around it. 

As a new era of scientific history dawns and Tara's life at Brierly continues its orbit, only one thing is clear: Nothing on Earth--and for Tara--will ever be the same again."

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Stone Rider By David Hofmeyr|Review

Stone Rider
Published by Delacorte Press on July 14th, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Pages: 336
Format: Hardback

In the vein of The Outsiders and the early Western novels of Elmore Leonard, this inventive debut novel, a cross between the cult classic Mad Max movie series and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, blends adrenaline-fueled action with an improbable yet tender romance to offer a rich and vivid portrayal of misfits and loners forced together in their struggle for a better life. Adam Stone wants freedom and peace. He wants a chance to escape Blackwater, the dust-bowl desert town he grew up in. Most of all, he wants the beautiful Sadie Blood. Alongside Sadie and the dangerous outsider Kane, Adam will ride the Blackwater Trail in a brutal race that will test them all, body and soul. Only the strongest will survive. The prize? A one-way ticket to Sky-Base and unimaginable luxury. And for a chance at this new life, Adam will risk everything.

My Thoughts

I won a copy of this book which was provided by the publisher. It has been a very long time since I read a book in present tense. I originally thought it was going to take me a while to get used to the writing style. However, that was not the case when I realized I was one hundred pages in. The writing is easy to follow and straightforward, with that in mind, some sentences were very simple. Stone Rider is nothing like anything I have ever read before. Not only is the story unique but so are the characters. Adam, for one, has uncontrollable blackouts that always occur when he his occupied. Thirsty to avenge his brother and father, Adam enters the Blackwater Race, fully aware of the dangers that lurk ahead. Seemingly reserved, Kane has world-shattering secrets of his own. Modest and distant, Kane knows when to pick a fight and when to bail. Sadie, on the other hand, leaps into action. Daughter of the Colonel and sister of a fellow Race rider, Sadie is known for her master mechanic skills. An unlikely group with even more unlikely odds of survival, team up, hoping to be victorious. There was much more action than I thought. My heart was pounding as it raced alongside Adam. I really enjoy the world Hofmeyr has created. It is a different take on life in a dystopia. Instead of mutated creatures attacking the last of humankind, it has vicious wolves and humans. And the characters are not protesting the government, they are racing to achieve a spot in the spacecraft's above. I enjoyed the plot twist thrown in at the end, I didn't start questioning it until Sadie mentioned Joe. The ending fell a little flat. I was expecting a big race to the finish. But it was clear who the winner was two chapters before the end.

Monday, May 23, 2016

New Releases|May 24th, 2016

Here are a few books that I am most looking forward to buying that are being released this week! There's quite a few this week.

"Kyle Henry has a new name, a new school, and a new life—one without the shadow of the Bonebreaker hanging over him. It's been a year since his serial killer father's execution, and it finally looks like things are turning around for Kyle.
Until he recognizes the girl sitting in the back row in homeroom.
Naomi Steadman is immediately intrigued by Killdeer Academy's newcomer. She does not know he is the son of the man who murdered her mother. What she does know is she and Kyle have a connection with each other—and a spark that Kyle continues to back away from.
Soon after Kyle’s arrival, the death count on campus starts to rise. Someone is set on finishing what the Bonebreaker started, and murdering ghosts from the past may be the only thing that can stop the spree.
Told in alternating viewpoints, Kat Ellis’s tale of mystery and horror is full of broken bonds and new beginnings."

"San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes.

On April 18, an historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy’s home and school. With martial law in effect, she is forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Mercy can't sit by while they wait for the Army to bring help. Fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, yet Mercy still has the 'bossy' cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenaged girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city?"

What books are you most looking forward to reading this week? 

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan|Review

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5) Published by Disney-Hyperion August 2nd, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 516
Format: Hardback

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps. The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

My Thoughts

Heart=Broken=Taped Together 
I'm not going to lie, I was a little disappointed with the ending. However, simultaneously, I did like some aspects of it. For one, I started bawling when Nico confronted Percy and Annabeth. And another, I wish Leo's and Calypso's happy ending wasn't open to interpretation. Because now I have so many unanswered questions that need answers. Overall, I really enjoyed the story. Let's keep in mind, this series is targeted for middle-grades so the action, conflict, and resolution are only going to be as long as their attention spans. It is quite a quick and easy read. I am going to miss the groups adventures. However, Rick does hint towards Piper and Reyna eventually meeting again. I also caught the story starter of Magus Chase, so we haven't seen the last of Annabeth and possibly Percy. I was incredibly disappointed to discover that Percy did not have a single chapter dedicated to his sassy, sarcastic self. The series, in all, was great. I just wish the books weren't quite as long. I am pleased, yet upset that it has finally come to an end. Rick took us on a rollercoaster with these characters. It's going to be a long time before I forget any of them.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rewinder By Brett Battles|Review

Rewinder (Rewinder #1)
Published by CreateSpace on August 21st, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Pages: 300
Format: eBook

You will never read Denny Younger’s name in any history book, will never know what he's done. But even if you did, you’d never believe it. The world as you know it wouldn't be the same without him. Denny was born into one of the lowest rungs of society, but his bleak fortunes abruptly change when the mysterious Upjohn Institute recruits him to be a Rewinder, a verifier of personal histories. The job at first sounds like it involves researching old books and records, but Denny soon learns it's far from it. A Rewinder's job is to observe history. In person. Embracing his new duties with enthusiasm, Denny witnesses things he could never even imagine before. But as exciting as the adventures into the past are, there are dangers, too. For even the smallest error can have consequences. Life-altering consequences. Time, after all, is merely a reference point.

My Thoughts

This is the first time travel book that I have read in a very long time. I absolutely love history and science fiction, but for some reason, I’m not a big fan of time travel. I have to be honest, it took a lot of effort for me to get through this book. The writing was great and the world building was phenomenal. However, I found myself feeling disappointed in the end. The underdeveloped, cliche characters did not draw me in. Neither did the alarming plot holes drifting around in the book. If you’re going to write about time travel, then, at least, know how it works and how one slight change can affect the world. Although the plot had incredible potential; however, the story was nothing but predictable. The character’s actions seemed too thought out as if they were compelled to do something to help drive the plot. I understand Younger’s fascination with our world, but I see those kinds of things every day. What I really wanted to see what more of New Cardiff and the classes. Although, I am a little over the whole separation of classes. The writing style was another reason why I didn’t enjoy this book. It was choppy, clunky, and awkward. The incessant thoughts and strange wording destroyed the flow.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ivory and Bone|Waiting on Wednesday

A HUGE thanks to Jill at Breaking the Spine for hosting an incredible meme. It is fantastic that everyone can communicate and enjoy these posts by creating their own and sharing others.

Ivory and Bone hits the shelves June 14th, 2016.

"A prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride and Prejudice.

Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives.

As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he’s trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn’t know which—had been planning all along."

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Books I Picked Up On A Whim|Top Ten Tuesday

Hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and the Bookish! I love their amazing ideas and seeing how many people participate each week!

Today's Top Ten is:

Most, if not all, of these books I purchased either because a) the were very cheap or b) the covers drew me in. In other words, this top ten is my regret list.

What have you bought (regretted buying) recently?

 Holly @ Book Twister Reviews   Nicole @ Nicole's Novel Reads   Laura & Jen @ Reads We Review  
 Jinan   Belle @ Belle's Books   Melissa @ Books Are Better  
 Rain @ Ivyclad Ideas   Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library   Tonyalee @ Lilybloombooks  
 Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte   Tavleen @ Travelling Through Words   Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Books  
 Lynn @ Stuff & Nonsense   Amy @ Pages of Starlight   Shayna @ The Bibliotaph  
 Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads   Nori @ Read Write Love 28   Lauren @ My Expanding Bookshelf  
 Pippa @ thelittlebookowl   Brandi @ Brandi Janee's Bookshelf   Priscilla @ Evening Reader  
 Ruthsic @YA on my Mind   Katy @ wildeonmyside   Kattie @ Literary Dust  
 Olivia @ Books Beauty & Coffee   Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader   shirley @ mi.ke.is  
 Auggie @ Auggie-Talk   Catriona @ Fabulous Books Fiend   Claire @ Reading in Moccasins  
 islandgeekgirl @ Overflowing Bookshelves   Rachel Troyer @ Obsessed With Fairy Tales   Kat @ Spruced Up Life  
 Naomie @ professionalfangrl   Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives   Sara @ A Gingerly Review  
 Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know   Anjie @ Love thy Shelf   Holly @ Nut Free Nerd  
 Jen @ The Bookavid   Emily @ Infinite Lives, Infinite Stories   Kirstie @ Upside-Down Books  
 Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook   Rekha @ Million Book Mill   Maggie @ The Novel Orange  
 Chrissi Reads   Amy @ Amy's Bookish Life   Hallie @ Book by Book  
 Angie @ Lady Knight Reads   Alison @Hardcovers & Heroines   Jenny @ Book Sojourner  
 Lory @ Emerald City Book Review   Cassie @ Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile   Stephanie@Don't be Afraid of the Dork  
 Anushka @ Going Through Books   Hannah @ Broc's Bookcase   Alice @ A Readers Fiction  
 Helia @ Astronomical Books   Mareli @ Mareli Thalk Ink   Kate @ Fangs and Fur  
 Emma @Awkwordly Emma   Lillian @ Mom with a Reading Problem   Aine @ Writing on a Vintage Typewriter  
 Anne@HeadFullofBooks   Natalie @orchestratingaeachange   Trisha @ trishajennreads  
 AngelErin @ Angel Erin's Book Obsession   Rosemawrites @ A Reading Writer   Sam @ Book Minx  
 jill @ days at home   proxyfish @ BooksbyProxy   Back To My Books  
 Ricki and Kellee @ Unleashing Readers   Eve @ Functioning Insanity Reviews   Julie @Keep Calm With Books and Coffee  
 Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies   jessicabookworm   Tracy @ Cornerfolds  
 Kate @ Midnight Book Girl   Bonnie @ For the Love of Words   Stormy @ Book.Blog.Bake.  
 Rivalie @ Forever Obsession   Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog   Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic  
 Chai @ Of Coffee and Books   Jackie   Lianne @ eclectictales.com  
 AmandaEmma @ Little Miss Reader   Ellie @ On the Other Side of Reality   Catherine@We'll Meet it When it Does  
 Amanda @ Cover2CoverMom   Kay @ It's a Book Life   Chelsea @ Books for Thought  
 Jaslyn @ Dancing Books   Bri @ Transported By Books   Dawn @ Dawn's Dreams  
 Charlie @ A Books Eternal Glory   Andie@itsareadingthing   Louise@louiselovesbooks  
 Pages Unbound   Petra @ Petras Bokblogg   Amanda @ The Zen Leaf  
 Lauren @ Page Turner   Mandy @ The Reading Diaries   Kristen@My Friends Are Fiction  
 Sarah @ Exploring All Genres   Jess @ Little Book Heaven   Elena @ ElenaSquareEyes  
 Melissa Kelly Lauren @ Live Love Read   Spines & Covers   Maren @ The Worn Bookmark  
 Christina @ Free-Bird   Barb(boxermommyreads)   Lauren @ The Laurenest  
 Maybe Books Will Be Our Always   Jacquie @ Rattle the Stars   Miranda @ A Real Writer's Life  
 Michelle @ Sidereal Day   Bri @ Paperback Bri   Lindsay @ Lindsay's Library  
 Cassie @The Magical Adventures of Cassie the Weird   Platypires @ Platypire Reviews   Amy  
 Mackenzie Carol @ Spreading His Grace   A Shropshire Girl Reviews   Sophie  
 Katrina @ Kaleidoscope of Books   Amanda @The Golden Mantle   Cate @ Shelf Pickings  
 Shelf Worn Books   Cecelia @ Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia   Julia @ Vivacious Reads  
 Erica @ NYC Bookworm   Top Ten Books You Picked Up on a Whim   Jane @ greenish bookshelf  
 Jolien @ The Fictional Reader   Marie @ Pages to Explore   Carrie @ Reading Is My SuperPower  
 Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads   Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books   Austine @ NovelKnight  
 Megan Easley-Walsh   Ashley @ What's She Reading?   Giovanna @ BookComa  
 Amy @ Read What I Like   Marian @ Marian Elizabeth   Kritika @ Snowflakes & Spider silk  
 Morgan @ Gone with the Words   Jessica @ a GREAT read   Annemieke @ A Dance with Books  
 Sya @ Bookish Sya   Kelsey @ kelseyempfield   Milka@ReadReadRead  
 Rissi @ Finding Wonderland   Liz @ Freyja Eats Books   Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit  
 Jessica @ A Cocoon of Books   DanaSquare   Tessa @ Crazy for YA  
 Angharad & Becky   Once Upon a Twilight   Cori @ Cori Does Books  
 Kate @ Mom's Radius   Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse   There will be books  
 Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf   Heather @ Based on a True Story   Esther  
 Katey @ Read, Write, Design   Samantha @The Book Disciple   Michelle @ Life Among the Pages  
 Kristine @ The Writer's Inkwell   beautifulbooknerds   Lenoreo & Curly Carla @ Celebrity Readers  
 Alyce @ Everything Alyce   Danielle   Jaime & Erin @ Fic Fare  
 What Aimee Read Next   Lois @ My Midnight Musing   Marie's Reads  
 Deborah @ Hills of Books   Lisa & Becca @ Lost in Lit   Megan @ love literature art & reason  
 Cait @ Paper Fury   imyril @ there's always room for one more...   Kaitlyn @ One Night Book Stand  
 Jamie @ Watch Game Read   Lefty @The Left-Handed Book Lover   Mironiel Blokzyl @ The Life of a Mirkwood Elf  
 Kelly @ Wandering through Books   Lauren @ Always Me   Selah @ A Bibliophile's Style  
 Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense   Cynthia @ Bingeing On Books   Nicole @ Boundless Bookaholic  
 Irish @ Ticket to Anywhere   Luna’s Little Library   Trish @ Love Laughter Insanity  
 Tiara @ BiblioSanctum   Nicole @ Reading Books With Coffee   Maggie @ Mrs Doctor Dear  
 Emily @ Midwestern Book Nerd   Kathy @ Kathy Reads Fiction   Maggie @ macarons & paperbacks  
 Gabby @ 500 Books   Kerr and Rachel @ Paein and Ms4Tunes' book blog   Stephanie @ Adventures of a Bibliophile  
 Lynn Williams   Marcilia @ The Plot Bunny   Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm  
 Abbi@Christian Novels   Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally   Jenna @ Reading with Jenna  
 Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders   Lucie @ Tea Books and Fun   Nessa @ October Tune  
 Jennifer @ YA Book Nerd   Renee @ A Path of Joy   Ely & Michelle @ Tea & Titles  
 Jaime @Two Chicks on Books   Amanda @ To Read or Not to Read?