June 24, 2014

Need help finding cheaper books? I have just the post for you.


  Recently I have decided that I will no longer be getting my books from Amazon in light of recent news of Amazon’s questionable actions, links will be below on more information of these actions. That being said I have found some amazing websites where you can find books for extremely low prices and for my US followers even free shipping!
o   Abebooks.com
-here you can find used and new books for really cheap. I have shopped here before and I have loved the products. This website works similar to Amazon, where people can sell their books and use Abebooks as a go between to display the books they want to sell. Independent bookstores use this website to sell their books too. They also have specific Abebook sites for international shoppers.
o    Bookoutlet.com
-Bookoutlet is better known, especially in bootube. I have also shopped here and I could get eight books most of which are hardback for less than $40. I highly recommend using this site to get your books, but the downside is that they may not have a specific book you are looking for. They ship international too!
o   Half.com
-Half is an eBay-sponsored site, which is similar to Amazon. I have not shopped here, but from what I have seen they have some good prices!
o   Cheapestbooksprices.com
-This is a place where you can search for a book title and find the cheapest price that is posted on the internet for that book. You can search for the cheapest used and new book!  I have used this site many times and my bank account thanks me for it.
o   Thriftbooks.com
-I love this website the most because they are the most likely to have any book you are looking for AND shipping is free for those of us in the US! Shipping for my international followers is also a little cheaper but keep in mind that any international shipping will be pricey.
   
 I hope this helps you save some money and get the books you have been dying to read! Happy book hunting!

Articles on Amazon’s questionable actions:



Giveaway? Giveaway. (US only) (closed)




Giveaway time!
Some of you may have missed the chance to attend The Night Before Our Stars so I decided that since I had an extra poster I would put it in a giveaway! Now that is not all you get, of course there has to be a book in here somewhere! I will also be giving away This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith! I figured that after seeing TFiOS you needed a happy book to lift your spirits. Sadly, this giveaway is for my US followers only. Best of luck to you!

P.S. If you really want to win, you should tweet using the link in the rafflecopter everyday. That is two new entries each day. Just FYI.
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June 23, 2014

52 Reasons To Hate My Father by Jessica Brody Review!




    Growing up in the spotlight has not been easy for heiress Lexington Larrabee. She has had to deal with tabloids making her out to be a spoiled princess who loves trouble, and crashing her new Mercedes into a convenience store does not help that image. The world sees a spoiled brat, but Lexi has never had the one thing she really wants and needs, her father’s love. However, on her eighteenth birthday her absent father decides to act like a parent. He decides that if she wants to receive her trust fund, she will have to work a different low wage job every week for a whole year. Not only does she have to work for the first time in her life, but she is also having to deal with Luke, an annoying, slightly attractive, college intern her father hired to babysit her. Now, Lexi has fifty-two reasons to hate her father, but can she find one reason to love him? 

    52 Reasons To Hate My Father is an extremely fun read but it is also very touching. I thought I would dislike Lexi’s character at first but once I started reading I began to empathize with her and as the story went along, I began to get angry with her father on her behalf. Once I become emotionally invested in a book I know there is no turning back, and I was quickly captivated by Lexi’s story. There was drama, romance, and even a little mystery, which surprised me, but when I finished this book, I was so happy with it I just had to review it. I can give you fifty-two reasons and more why I love this book, but I will only give you two. One, Lexi’s character is someone you can easily empathize with and that I something that all readers love. I can place myself in her shoes and live the story with her, without having to be an heiress or know what that is like. Second, her story is one that pulls on your heart. You can feel the pain and anger that she harbors towards her father and that makes you interested to see how the story ends. Lexi’s story makes you want to know more. I have to say that 52 Reasons To Hate My Father has made it onto my favorite’s shelf, and Jessica has moved herself onto my auto-buy list. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fun contemporary read, but also a book that goes a little deeper than just being fun to read. I give 52 Reasons To Hate My Father five out of five stars.

June 17, 2014

The Art of Lainey Review by Paula Stokes Review!!!



   

    Lainey Mitchell is ready to spend her summer break with her gorgeous boyfriend , Jason, until out of the blue, he dumps her in a crowded diner where she works, no less. Lainey is crushed, but she is no quitter. She is determined to win Jason back, and her best friend is sure they can use The Art of War to do just that. She persuades Micah, her co-worker, to pose as her new boyfriend to make Jason jealous, and after a few dates, it looks like it might be working. However, Now Lainey and Micah’s relationship is starting to feel not so fake. Lainey must decide what she wants before it is too late. Too bad The Art of War cannot help Lainey choose. 

    I do not know about you all but I crave books where the main character is plotting and scheming to get something and The Art of Lainey has just that. This book is fun filled, action packed, and fill of scheming and I adored it. Micah and Lainey's relationship is so complex and unpredictable that you want to keep reading just to figure out what they will do next. Also, Lainey’s story is so relate-able . You or someone you know have all been in a situation where a guy/girl breaks up with you and you want him/her back, but you have to scheme and plan to get his/her attention. One of the many things I love about this book is that fact that Lainey and Bianca are little masterminds and I can totally relate to that sneaky, scheming , and relentless attitude. I had so much fun reading this because of the sheer genius of using The Art of War to win back an ex is mind blowing. This book also makes you think about your own life, like how good change can be. The Art of Lainey teaches you that change is sometimes for the best. I do not know about you, but I love books that are fun and amazing that also leave you thinking about your own life. Best of all, the ending had me smiling nonstop. I was so happy after I finished it that I just sat on my bed smiling like an idiot for a while. You all NEED to read this book because it has quickly moved itself onto my favorite’s shelf. I give it five out of five stars.

June 9, 2014

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern Review

 
 Amy has had Cerebral Palsy all of her life. She cannot walk without a walker, she cannot talk without a computerized voice box, and she cannot fully control her facial expressions. Matthew has developed a severe case of obsessive-compulsive disorder that has become harder and harder to hide. When Amy decides to hire student aids to help her during her senior year at Coral Hills High School she begs Matthew to sign up, and they are thrust into each other’s lives. As the school year goes on, they begin to grow closer and a special friendship grows into something neither of them had ever imagined. One thing is certain, Amy and Matthew need each other, whether they realize it or not.

    This book left me speechless, and I was left wanting more of Amy and Matthew’s story. It is so rare to find a book where the main character has a disability and this book blew me away. Say What You Will teaches you that a person is not defined by their disability. It also teaches you that anyone can be happy, that they can love, and they can  live even though they have some kind of disability. What I loved about this book was the fact that it is not just a book about disabilities, it is a book about finding love in unexpected places. As I read, I often forgot that Amy had Cerebral Palsy because the story never really focuses on that. Cammie focuses on Amy falling in love, and learning about the world around her, not the fact that she has Cerebral Palsy. I think the beautiful thing about this book is that it teaches us not to treat people with disabilities any different because they know they are different, and they just want someone to be real with them like Matthew was with Amy. I admire Amy because she does not let her disability stop her from living and loving. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to Cammie for writing this beautiful and inspiring book. It truly is a book to change your view on things. You all NEED to read it; you will not regret it. I gave it five stars.

June 2, 2014

Time for A Giveaway! (closed)

I have had my blog up and running for a few months now and since summer is about to start, I figured why not celebrate by doing my first ever giveaway! Now this is a very special giveaway because I am giving away two of my favorite books, Defy by Sara Larson and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin! This giveaway is also international so anyone can enter to win! I will message you on Twitter to let you know that you have won! May the odds be ever in your favor...

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