The Kiss of Deception Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway



The Kiss of Deception Blog Tour: Guest Post + GiveawayThe Kiss of Deception
by Mary E. Pearson

Add to Goodreads | Purchase on Amazon
Published by: Macmillan on July 8, 2014
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 496
In this timeless new trilogy about love and sacrifice, a princess must find her place in a reborn world.

In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met.

On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love.

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Weekly Roundup (72) + Stacking the Shelves


It’s been so empty here on the blog this past week that, if this were a large room, you could yell and hear an echo. My excuses include the fact that I’ve been working overtime, plus a holiday fell in there somewhere, as well as our 11th anniversary. Disney World, sleepy nights and a book slump are also to blame. I can keep giving excuses, but really, it’s my blog so why on earth do I bother with excuses, anyway? Moving on…

Here are some posts you may have missed on the blog:

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Book Review + Giveaway: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson


Book Review + Giveaway: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy NelsonI'll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson

Add to Goodreads | Published by: Dial Books, Penguin Teen on September 16, 2014
Genres: Adolescence, Bullying, Coming of Age, Contemporary, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Family, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Parents, Romance, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Siblings, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 384
Source: ARC from BEA
My Rating: five-stars

NOTICE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and divisive ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as an unpredictable new mentor. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world. 
This radiant, fully alive, sometimes very funny novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once. 


THIS BOOK. My heart is somewhere high above the clouds, attempting to reach the stars, but not quite there before it explodes. I just…THIS BOOK!!

Order it. Order it NOW.

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What’s Next? (21) The Trouble with Girls and Felines


What’s Next is hosted by IceyBooks and is your chance to help me decide what to read next. In this post I will present three titles I need (or want!) to read.

Once again I need your help deciding what to read next!
Share your thoughts in the comments below.



In this dazzling debut novel, a pregnant teen learns the meaning of friendship—from the boy who pretends to be her baby’s father.

When the entire high school finds out that Hannah Shepard is pregnant via her ex-best friend, she has a full-on meltdown in her backyard. The one witness (besides the rest of the world): Aaron Tyler, a transfer student and the only boy who doesn’t seem to want to get into Hannah’s pants. Confused and scared, Hannah needs someone to be on her side. Wishing to make up for his own past mistakes, Aaron does the unthinkable and offers to pretend to be the father of Hannah’s unborn baby. Even more unbelievable, Hannah hears herself saying “yes.”

Told in alternating perspectives between Hannah and Aaron, Trouble is the story of two teenagers helping each other to move forward in the wake of tragedy and devastating choices. As you read about their year of loss, regret, and hope, you’ll remember your first, real best friend—and how they were like a first love.

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Book Blogger Buzz Tour: Guest Post + Kindle Fire Giveaway!


The Book Blogger Buzz Tour is coming here!

I am so excited to share this post with you as part of the Book Blogger Buzz Tour, organized by Rachel from Parajunkee. All month-long, a group of book bloggers are uniting together to talk books, blogging and everything in between. All sorts of book bloggers, all kinds of topics! We don’t discriminate. And we want you to join the discussions!

Today I have the honor of welcoming Kaitlin from Reading is My Treasure to talk about the importance of YA and how it has affected her as a reader. Certainly, anyone who reads YA will appreciate what she has to say.

PLUS: Stick around after the post to enter to win a Kindle Fire HD!

…So, without further adieu!

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