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Review: Because of Lucy by Lisa Swallow

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Title: Because of Lucy
Series: No
Author: Lisa Swallow
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

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I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Goodreads Synopsis:
Ness's parents are shocked when she turns down her place at Leeds University and takes on a full-time job in a call center. Determined to begin her adult life the way she wants, Ness moves to Leeds to live with her best friend Abby.
One night she meets Evan, who is everything she hates about guys. He may be hot but he's also drunken, arrogant, and on top of that, he apparently has sex with girls and forgets about it. But Evan isn't what he seems and Ness soon discovers they have more in common than she thought.

Evan is struggling to escape from his past too, and when Lucy appears she threatens his new relationship with Ness. Unsure if she can deal with the effect Lucy has on Evan, Ness makes a decision about her future which pulls them apart.

When their new lives …

Stacking the Shelves #5: Week 39

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Stacking the Shelves is a feature run by Tynga’s Reviews and acts as a weekly book haul. It’s a way to showcase what books you've obtained in the last week. Bought, borrowed or gifted, physical books or eBooks – it doesn't matter. Show ‘em off!

Click on the covers to get to their Goodreads page you're going to Amazon this week.

Bought:

I signed up for this very nifty thing called BookBub. Now I get daily, I think, could be bidaily, emails with a list and summary of books that are currently free, $0.99, $1.99 or $2.99 on AZ and/or BN. This book collection was in yesterdays email and I just couldn't resist. $0.99 for three books? Sign me up! It's on sale until tomorrow.
Shoot, I just realized I broke my "No buying books in September"-vow. Darn, I was so close. And I didn't even think about it! Ugh. I still haven't come up with a suitable punishment for breaking one of the vows, any suggestions?

Birthday Through Birthday Challenge

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I know this is a lot to read but bear with me. You'll get your fun in the end!
Last summer I got a whole lot of free classics from Amazon thinking I'd read them over the summer, I even created a blog - "My Summer Classics". Since I tend to never stick to my reading lists you can guess how that worked out? Yeah, not no good. Not at all in fact. I read whopping one and a half classics. The one i finished being Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, which was actually really good. I think it was a fitting level for a classics virgin, since it's aimed for small children.
Then there was the two classics my Swedish/English teacher forced on me during my junior year in High School - Doktor Glas (Doctor Glass) by Hjalmar Söderberg and Therésè Raquin by Émile Zola. Not so great experiences. That's three in total. I've read all of three classics in my life. Not really something to brag about.
I want to be able to say I have read Huckleberry Finn, Pride and Prejudice, Don Quixot…

Teaser Thursday #4: October

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It's time for Teaser Thursday! This is a feature that showcases the books on my TBR that are being released in the coming month and that I'm really excited about.
I have some really good awesome teasers from the October releases for you today and I can barely contain my enthusiasm. Since these are actual excerpts from the books,
THIS POST CONTAIN SPOILERS!
First up is Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams. Molly McAdams has published three books, I've read two of them and they're some of the best books I've ever read. I have never cried so much over any other book as I did with Taking Chances and the only reason I haven't picked up the third one is that it's a retelling written in one of the secondary characters' POV instead and I just can't put myself through the heart ache and misery it would bring along. But you can imagine my excitement for Forgiving Lies!


Title: Forgiving Lies
Series: Forgiving Lies 1
Author: Molly McAdams
Release date: October 29th, 2013
Go…

Waiting on Wednesday #6: Evertrue by Brodi Ashton

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"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Today I'm waiting on Evertrue by Brodi Ashton. Everbound ended with a huge cliffhanger and a twist and I just want to know how it ends!



Title: Evertrue
Serie:
Everneath 3
Release date:
 November 12th, 2013
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Goodreads synopsis:
Now that Nikki has rescued Jack, all she wants is to be with him and graduate high school. But Cole tricked Nikki into feeding off him, and she’s begun the process of turning into an Everliving herself... which means she must feed on a Forfeit soon — or die.

Terrified for her survival, Nikki and Jack begin a desperate attempt to reverse the process using any means possible. Even Cole, who they expected to fight them at every turn, has become an unlikely ally — but how long can it last? Nikki needs to feed on Cole to survive, Cole needs Nikki to gain the throne in the Everneath, Jack needs Nikki becaus…

Top Ten Tuesday #11: Best Sequels Ever

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly Top Ten list hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

You know when you read the first book of a series and really like it, and then you read the sequel and it was so good you could drool all over it. Yeah, those books, you know what I mean. They get their own top ten list today.

In no particular order:

1. The Bite That Binds (Deep in Your Veins 2) - Suzanne Wright
2. Apollyon (Covenant 4) - Jennifer L. Armentrout
3. Everbound (Everneath 2) - Brodi Ashton
4. Silence (Hush, Hush 3) - Becca Fitzpatrick

5. Unravel Me (Shatter me 2) - Tahereh Mafi
6. Endless (The Violet Eden Chapters 4) - Jessica Shirvington
7. Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls 2) - Maggie Stiefvater

8. Reckless (Thoughtless 3) - S.C. Stephens
9. Rogue (Shifters 2) - Rachel Vincent
10. Finding Chase (Chasing Nikki 2) - Lacey Weatherford

Cover Reveal: Bad Land by Jonathan Yanez

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Bad Land
by Jonathan Yanez
Coming September 2013
Limitless Publising
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Synopsis:
At only twenty-three Marshall Montgomery is the youngest reporter to have ever worked at his newspaper in Los Angeles county. His life has been his job. But something is about to happen that will force him to confront the painful memory of his sister’s death and open him to a world very much apart from his own.

A young girl has been found dead in Wakan Canyon. A place Marshall will find that has a past filled with violence and bloodshed. Hundreds of years ago Native American’s fought over the land and even today lives are being taken to protect a secret.

Deep within the canyon there is a power that has been hidden by generations of the area’s inhabitants. There is a dark force that has corrupted every single one of its owners since the beginning of time. Now, trying to discover the truth, Marshall finds himself caught in a web of lies, manipulation, secrecy and death.

Isn't the cover gorgeous?! …

Stacking the Shelves #4: Week 38

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Stacking the Shelves is a feature run by Tynga’s Reviews and acts as a weekly book haul. It’s a way to showcase what books you've obtained in the last week. Bought, borrowed or gifted, physical books or eBooks – it doesn't matter. Show ‘em off!

Click on the covers to get to their Goodreads page.

Amazon Freebies:


I'm trying to stick to my vow and not pay for any more books this month and it's worked out quite well actually. I found these two for free on Amazon, they were still free when I posted this if you want to check them out. Significance seems like a really good book with a high average rating on GR and a really great sounding blurb!

Books → Movies

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I just read some really exciting news, you guys! You remember last week's Top Ten Tuesday where I listed ten book I'd love to see as a movie? Well, I had Half-blood and the Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout on that list and guess what?! It's being picked up as a TV-series! We don't get just two hours of awesome material but an entire season! Hopefully at least, the details aren't worked out yet and you never know what might happen along the way, but I'm counting on a full season, and then another, and another.

There are some awesome books which has been picked up by production companies and by the look of it I have a lot of movie tickets to buy in the next few years, might as well start saving now. Here's a list of the ones I'm currently aware of:




Books I Have Actually Read:


(Name and IMDb Link, Author, Release Date)

The Hunger Games - Catching FireUS: November 22nd, 2013, Sweden: November 20th, 2013
Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead, February 14, 201…

Waiting on Wednesday #5: Horde by Ann Aguirre

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"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I read Enclave, the first book in the Razorland series, in August last year and now the third book is released at the end of October. I've waited for Horde by Ann Aguirre for what feels like forever, but it's more like an entire year, and I can't begin tell you how much I want it!

The Sirantha Jax series was my first Aguirre experience and I still have a hard time to let that series go. March is one of the best secondary characters I've ever encountered, if not the best, and together he and Jax made this a truly awesome series. The Razorland is a scary god dystopian series that rivals the Sirantha Jax series awesomeness (which is no easy feat in my book) and hasn't gotten nearly the hype it deserves.


Title:
Horde
Serie:
Razorland 3
Release date:
 October 29th, 2013
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Goodreads synopsis:
The horde is coming.

Sa…

Top Ten Tuesday #10: Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly Top Ten list hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Sorry I'm posting this a little late but my usual two-hours-a-week-job turned in to a seven-days-a-week-thing and I haven't had time to write or schedule any posts. I am doing it now though, as soon as I've finished this one. Promise. You won't see any post-free days for a while now, I hope.

So, back to today's Top Ten.

Today we're listing books on our fall TBR, which is completely ridicoulus since I never stick to them anyway. There are a few autumn releases I'm looking forward to but I'm more of a read-what-I-feel-like-type of reader. I read an awesome paranormal about fae - I'll bet you the next three book's I read will also be about fae. I read book that I love that had me crying buckets throughout the whole thing - That's what I'll be on the lookout for. This is why I can't plan what I'm going to read as far as head as autumn, it's just to far off…