Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sunday Street Team: Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider (Review + Giveaway!)

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Hey Guys! It's Rin here and welcome to this very exciting post! Today we have a spring debut, Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider. I have so much love for this book and I'm so happy to be posting this. Sunday Street Team is hosted by ReadWriteLove28, Nori!

I hope you enjoy! 


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Summer of Sloane 
by Erin L. Schneider 
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Series: None
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance


Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle.

These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she’d be spending at her mom’s home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Instead, after learning an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend, Tyler, and best friend, Mick, all she has is a fractured hand and a completely shattered heart.

Once she arrives in Honolulu, though, Sloane hopes that Hawaii might just be the escape she needs. With beach bonfires, old friends, exotic food, and the wonders of a waterproof cast, there’s no reason Sloane shouldn’t enjoy her summer. And when she meets Finn McAllister, the handsome son of a hotel magnate who doesn’t always play by the rules, she knows he’s the perfect distraction from everything that’s so wrong back home.

But it turns out a measly ocean isn’t nearly enough to stop all the emails, texts, and voicemails from her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, desperate to explain away their betrayal. And as her casual connection with Finn grows deeper, Sloane’s carefree summer might not be as easy to find as she’d hoped. Weighing years of history with Mick and Tyler against their deception, and the delicate possibility of new love, Sloane must decide when to forgive, and when to live for herself.


"There will be no letting others control how I feel. And there will definitely be no drama. None of that.

Because this time, it's all about me. It's all about the summer of Sloane." (quote)  

Summer of Sloane was by far one of the best books I have ever read and one of my all time favorites. I laughed, I cried, I laughed again, and I smiled.

This book, this beautifully written piece of literature is one of the best things I have ever read in my entire life! This book was filled with such fun, but also raw emotions that were both painful and unforgettable. It was told in the point of view of Sloane McIntyre who just found out that her boyfriend cheated on her with her best friend, who is now pregnant. By this point, she's already on her way to Hawaii when she meets a boy named Finn and learns more about herself throughout the summer.

Sloane's point of view was emotional and while I was basically informationally blind that has anything to do with Mick, I was enjoying living in this brand new world where the chemistry between Sloane and Finn was soooo strong. I loved how I started off with the "big news" and then we get whisked off into this island where Sloane is ignoring her problems and is trying her hardest to (for the moment) forget about everything that just happened to her. I met Finn (*squeals*), I smiled a hell of a lot, and then we get thrown back into reality. I liked how the author wrote this is a way where it's neutral because we're clueless, and then it's happy, and then we get all the sad tornadoes in one full blown hit to the heart and gut.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Doodle Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Monday, May 23, 2016

Hello Guys! It's Al here! Hope you enjoy! 


Anna and the French Kiss 
by Stephanie Perkins
Series: Anna and the French Kiss #1
Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary

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Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?


Cute. This book was straight up cute! This story was well thought out and I just loved it completely. Anna was adorable because I loved how detailed the author explained her, I could just imagine her in my brain and I could tell that she was smart, intelligent, and beautiful. St. Clair sounded seemed like a pretty cool guy too and they seemed to match really well that got me really interested. 

All in all this book was amazeballs and I really enjoyed it so I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did!!

tell me: did you read this book? what did you think about it? 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Review: Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Walk the Edge 
by Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Series: Thunder Road #2
Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary

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One moment of recklessness will change their worlds.

Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life. 

Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules. 

And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here.
"The boy everyone sees but nobody knows is with the girl who everybody knows but nobody sees."  (quote) 

I LOVE THIS BOOK! I love this book as much as I love No-here But Here. All the books written by Katie McGarry (that I've read) are my some of my all time favorites. I have so much reason, so much love for this book.

I now can't imagine a life without the story of Breanna and Razor. I never wanted their story to stop, which was good, REALLY GOOD actually. It doesn't happen very frequently where I find a story that I'm attached to so much hat I imagine my own continuation of their story.

I'm very happy to say that my favorite part about this book was the relationship between Breanna and Razor and who they are as separate individuals. This relationship may have affected their hearts greatly (and mine), but they still have their own identity.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #36: Fear the Drowning Deep

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Fear the Drowning Deep 
By Sarah Glenn Marsh
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Series: Fear the Drowning Deep 
Genres: YA, Historical Fiction, Fantasy 

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Witch’s apprentice Bridey Corkill has hated the ocean ever since she watched her granddad dive in and drown with a smile on his face. So when a dead girl rolls in with the tide in the summer of 1913, sixteen-year-old Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her granddad to leap into the sea has made its return to the Isle of Man.

Soon, villagers are vanishing in the night, but no one shares Bridey’s suspicions about the sea. No one but the island’s witch, who isn’t as frightening as she first appears, and the handsome dark-haired lad Bridey rescues from a grim and watery fate. The cause of the deep gashes in Fynn’s stomach and his lost memories are, like the recent disappearances, a mystery well-guarded by the sea. In exchange for saving his life, Fynn teaches Bridey to master her fear of the water — stealing her heart in the process.

Now, Bridey must work with the Isle’s eccentric witch and the boy she isn’t sure she can trust — because if she can’t uncover the truth about the ancient evil in the water, everyone she loves will walk into the sea, never to return.


Expected Publication Date: 


I'm waiting for this book because I read the blurb and I really enjoyed it! I really like the overall plot of this story and I like how detailed the cover is as well! Funny thing is, I hate water too! I am positive that this book will be a book that I will enjoy and I also know that me and this book will connect really well! 

tell me: what are you waiting on? 

Thursday, May 05, 2016

What Are We Reading This Month? | May 2016 Tbr

Thursday, May 05, 2016
Hello guys! It's Rin & Al here and it's that time of a brand new month where we ask ourselves, "What are we reading this month?" It's an honest to God questions seeing as we've recently been doing a lot of stuff (very descriptive, I know) and have been MIA. We have been missing for a while now, exams, games, practices, it's been intense and really busy, and we know how hard May is going to be, so before all the shit hits the fan, we hope you enjoy our picks this month! :D





tell me: what are you reading this month? have you read any of these books? what did you think of them? 

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Interview with author of Love & Gelato, Jenna Evans Welch!

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Hey guys! It's Rin here and by the time you're reading this, it should be May 3! The release of Love & Gelato by Jenna Welch! This book is one of my anticipated 2016 debut releases! Today, we have the lovely Jenna Evans Welch on Under Covers with an interview! Don't forget to check out her book Love & Gelato. I hope you enjoy!


1. Hi, Jenna! Welcome to Under Covers! First of all, let’s start with some introductions: Favorite book? Favorite shows? What you do love doing when you’re not writing?
My all time favorite book is called "A Yellow Raft in Blue Water" by Michael Dorris--it's the same story told by three different people (daughter, mother and grandmother) and shows how we can be in the same situations and having totally different experiences, which is so fascinating to me! And as far as YA books, I loved "Something Real" by Heather Demetrios.
2. What inspired you to write this book?
When I was fifteen my parents moved me and my four younger siblings to a little house in Tuscany. I ended up being there for two years, attending an International High School, and I have thought about those experiences ever since! I had a friend there named Ioiana whose father was the caretaker of an American Cemetery just outside of Florence, which meant she lived in the middle of this cemetery. I always thought it would make an interesting setting!
3. Did you map out the plot of this book or did you “go with the flow”?
I had a basic idea for the plot, but as the story progressed there were definitely a few surprises! I don't want to give anything away, but one of the biggest twists at the end was not part of my original plan!
4. Did you base any of your characters off of real people?
Yes! Ioiana, of course, but a lot of the other teens Lina meets there are based on people I went to school with.
5. If one day you choose to buy 5 scoops of gelato, what flavors would you choose?
Hmmm. I'd probably start with three scoops of bacio gelato (chocolate with roasted hazelnuts, yum!) and then get a scoop of coco (coconut) and yogurt, which is tangy and delicious!
6. Some advice you would give Lina for her journey?
Open yourself up to any adventures that come your way!
7. Do you share any personality traits with Lina?
I'd actually say I'm a bit more like Lina's mother, Hadley. But I am a bit more reserved like Lina is!

8. What is your favorite part/memory about living in Italy?
All of the people I met! I absolutely loved making friends from all over the world, and eve though it has been many years since I've seen most of them, I think about them very often.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Monthly Endings: April 2016 | LIFE, LIFE, LIFE

Monday, May 02, 2016

Rin: Whooo! It's officially May! So many things going on! We're ending another month and going into a definitely messy one. I can already see my stress levels going up with the amount of events on my calendar this month *sweat drips*.

I hope you enjoy!  



Waiting on Wednesday-

  • Walk the Edge
  • Summer of Sloane
  • Dreamology
  • Suffer Love 
  • Not After Everything (being pushed back--again!)

Blog Tours:
tell me: what did you do this month? how was this month for you? what are you doing next month?
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