Monday, February 15, 2016

LL & A's Monthly Book Tag (February-2016)

Happy Valentine's Day, Luvs!

I hope you all spent your days with your special someone.
A K A your book boyfriend / girlfriend. 

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If you are have NEVER heard of our book tag, it is simply a book tag we have each month. But it isn't an ordinary tag, because each month is a different theme! 

A new theme, new questions, and more books! 
So welcome to the LL & A's Monthly Book tag!

If you do, do this tag all we ask is that you notify us! either from Library Luv's twitter or My twitter! 
The other option is in the comments leaving a link to wherever you may have posted your answers to the tag! 

Everyone is welcome to join! Don't be shy! 

the theme this month is:


♣my tag♣

1)    A book couple that you would want to hang out with?
 I would say . . . at the moment Vhalla Yarl and Prince Aldrik

2)    A couple that aren't together but you want together?
 so, if you read Drown by Esther Dalseno you know the bad news. But, IF it didn't end how it did I would really really really ship the little mermaid with the uncle. I mean, if it didn't happen how it did . . . they would be the cutest couple EVER. 

3)    What are two of your favourite ships?
 my two favorite ships?
Morpheus and Alyssa from the Splintered series
Lara Jean and Peter from To All The Boys I've Loved Before

4)    What is your favorite book that has pink on the cover?
 I came up with this question . . . but I don't have a book with a pink cover . . . 


AIR AWAKENS by Elise Kova


5)    What character would you want to spend Valentine’s Day with?
Are you serious? 
I'm stuck between Kaz from Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Gabriel from Gabriel and the Swallows by Esther Dalseno 

6)    What’s your favorite Valentines treat to read with?

7)    Which two characters would you ship together that are from two different books?
 this is a very unusual combination, but just humor me here. 

Alec from City of Bones by Cassandra clare 
Jesper from Six Of Crows

Just let that settle in your head for a moment. 
How cute?!?!?!

8)    What is your favourite book that has romance worked into it?
 ummmm, A Court Of Thorns and Roses.

9)    What is your favourite contemporary romance novel?
 I have to somewhat agree with Sabrina, I haven't read P.S. I Still Love You but I read 
To All The Boys I've loved before and PETER!
God do I love peter. 

10) A new released novel you LOVED?
so many wonderful novels being released this year but right now, I have to say
I'm currently reading it and alost finished, I am seriously feeling the feels. 
I can't wait to write up my review I have so much to say!

That's the wrap of this tag! I hope to see you next month and I hope you do this tag so I can see all your lovely responses! Also, if you've read any of the novels I mentioned, tell me what you liked about them below!


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February TBR

This post is late, so I am kind of behind! 
I am watching THE FOSTERS while I write this up so if I go off track . . . I'm sorry! 
But don't you hate commercials? 
Ugh, they are so annoying! 

(new picture logo!)

What if books had commercials? that would be annoying! unless it was commercials for books that are coming out and stuff . . . hmm
So, this month I am buddy reading with my friend JADE over @Metamorphicbooks
and we are doing a Rainbow read! 
I have read a couple of the books on this list, but I have been wanting to re-read a few of them! <3 so excited to do a lot of reading this month! 
TBR Books Include: 
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)
Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)
Zodiac (Zodiac, #1)
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)

Air Awakens (Air Awakens, #1)

Those are what I will be reading this month! (more like attempting, haven't read more than four books in a month in a LONG time . . . so hopefully I finish them sooner) 

What are you reading this month? 


Monday, February 8, 2016

Contact Me!

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thank you and enjoy your day, luv

Don't forget to read! most important part of the day ;)

Friday, February 5, 2016

Monthly Wrap-Up (1-31-16)

Wow, this month has just flown by! 
I didn't read as much as I've wanted to, I was VERY busy with getting the INTERVIEWS up and making sure I get reviews up for a couple novels (still have yet to be done for a few) UGH!
and, school. Ewugh those exams
note: this is a very long post, but it's mostly because the pictures! so don't feel so intimidated!

Below are the list of books I have either purchased and/or received this month! I love them all <3 

Books I purchased/received in January: 

♥ Angelfall by Susan Ee 
Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)
 purchased on       
Synopsis-  It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

more details about the book

Format: Physical

♥ Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Carry On

Synopsis- Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this . . . 

Format: Physical 

♥ Compulsion by Martina Boone
Compulsion (The Heirs of Watson Island, #1)

Synopsis- All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead—a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy.
more details about the book

Format: Physical 

♥ Fire Falling by Elise Kova
Fire Falling (Air Awakens, #2)
 Purchased on Amazon 


Soldier… Sorcerer… Savior… Who is Vhalla Yarl?

Vhalla Yarl marches to war as property of the Solaris Empire. The Emperor counts on her to bring victory, the Senate counts on her death, and the only thing Vhalla can count on is the fight of her life. As she grapples with the ghosts of her past, new challenges in the present threaten to shatter the remnants of her fragile sanity. Will she maintain her humanity? Or will she truly become the Empire’s monster?
more details about the book 

Format: Physical

♥ How I found you by Gabriella Lepore 
How I Found You
 Purchased on Amazon 

Synopsis- Sixteen-year-old Rose arrives at sleepy, remote Millwood expecting to spend a quiet summer with her aunt and uncle on their estate. 
But after a series of dark and disturbing dreams, and the surprise arrival of charming brothers Oscar and Caicus Valero, her world is thrown upside-down. What are the brothers hiding? And what is it about Oscar that is so familiar? Before the summer is out, Rose will be forced to confront her destiny, even if it means facing the demon of her dreams.

more details about the book 

Format: Physical 

♥ New World: Rising by Jennifer Wilson
New World: Rising
  Received Digitally & Purchased 

Synopsis- Since witnessing her parents' murders at the age of eleven, Phoenix's only purpose in life has been to uphold her mother's dying words- to be strong and survive. But surviving outside of The Walls- outside of The Sanctuary- is more like a drawn-out death sentence. A cruel and ruthless city, Tartarus is run by the Tribes whose motto is simple, "Join or die." 

Refusing to join and determined to live, Phoenix fights to survive in this savage world. But who can she trust, when no one can be trusted? Not even herself.

more details about the book

Format: Physical & Digital 

♥ Passenger by Alexandra Bracken 
Passenger (Passenger, #1)
 purchased at Half Price Books 

Summary- In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

more details about the book

Format: Physical 

♥ What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler
What We Saw
 Purchased at Half Price Books 

Synopsis-  Kate Weston can piece together most of the bash at John Doone’s house: shots with Stacey Stallard, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early—the feeling that maybe he’s becoming more than just the guy she’s known since they were kids.

But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills’s shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn’t have all the details. 

more details about the book

Format: Physical

♥ Winter by Marissa Meyer 
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)
 Purchased at Half Price Books 

Synopsis- Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years.

more details about the book

Format: Physical

♥ Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare 
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
 Purchased at Half Price Books 

In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Timesbestselling Mortal Instruments series.

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. 

Format: physical 

♥ The Iron King by Julie Kagawa 
The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)                                              Received 

Synopsis- Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. 

more details about the book 

Format: Physical 

♥ The Young Elites by Marie Lu 
The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)
 Purchased at Half Price Books 

Synopsis- I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—

Format: Physical 

Gabriel and the Swallows by Esther Dalseno (ARC)
Gabriel and The Swallows (The Volatile Duology, #1)
 Received from OfTomes Publishing 

A lonely farm boy.
A girl with swallow’s wings.
An ancient city buried in a volcano.
A mystery old as blood and bone.

There is more to Gabriel than the life he’s ashamed of – the son of peasant winemakers, bullied relentlessly on account of his disabled mother. For Gabriel has a secret: the elaborate dream world he descends into at night – a grandiose, vivid existence – is becoming more real than his waking life.

Format: Digital 

♥ My Kind of Crazy by Robin Ruel (ARC) 
My Kind of Crazy
 Received from Netgalley 

Synopsis- Despite the best of intentions, seventeen-year old, wisecracking Hank Kirby can’t quite seem to catch a break. It’s not that he means to screw things up all the time, it just happens. A lot. Case in point: his attempt to ask out the girl he likes literally goes up in flames when he spells “Prom” in sparklers on her lawn…and nearly burns down her house. 

As if that wasn’t bad enough, Peyton Breedlove, a brooding loner and budding pyromaniac, witnesses the whole thing. Much to Hank’s dismay, Peyton takes an interest in him—

Format: Digital 

♥ Blackheath by Gabriella Lepore (ARC)
 Received from Oftomes/Gabriella Lepore 

Synopsis- Seventeen-year-old Maggie Ellmes is dogged by a case of chronic bad luck. She figures that’s just her lot in life—that is, until the psychic at Blackheath’s annual carnival reveals that Maggie’s problems are caused by more than just ordinary misfortune; she’s actually been cursed. 
Desperate to shake the hex, Maggie has no choice but to seek out the help of Joel Tomlins, a rebellious classmate who’s descended from Blackheath’s most powerful line of witches. After breaking all of his coven’s conventions to help her, Joel discovers that the curse isn’t as bad as Maggie fears. In fact, it’s much, much worse. 

Format: digital

♥ A Raven's Touch by Linda Bloodworth 
A Raven's Touch
 Purchased on kindle store 

Synopsis- Bullied through high school, seventeen-year-old Justice St. Michaels is grateful for the help of her best friend Moira O’Fhey. Their only wish is to graduate high school, leave the sleepy town of Fallingbrook and all that happened behind them. The Heavens have other plans. Between growths on her back and being involved in explosive school fights, nothing seems to make sense. When an unexpected encounter with Darien Raventhorn causes worlds to collide it exposes the truth about Justice's real identity. To avenge a family death, Justice must embrace her birthright, and slay a demon before all Hell breaks loose.

Format: Digital 

Books I Have Read In January: 

♣ Elementals: the prophecy of shadows by Michelle Madow (click for review) 

♣ Fire Falling by Elise Kova (review coming soon)

♣ New World: Rising by Jennifer Wilson (click for review) 

♣ My Kind Of Crazy by Robin Ruel (review coming soon)

If you made it to the bottom of this post, I'm happy it wasn't intimidating! 
And if you could, could you comment below if you like how I did the Monthly Wrap up this month? It's a bit different and while it is more difficult to get together, in my opinion, it looks a lot nicer.
I'd just like to hear your thoughts! Thank you!


Monday, February 1, 2016

New Year, New Books, Author Interviews #13

Hello Luvs!

This interview is the LAST interview of this month! 
I can't believe that January has gone by so quickly! Just think, it's already been one month into 2016 and it feels like I was just drinking that grape fizzy drink that comes in the fancy bottles (whatever their called . . . I forget). 

But anyways, the lovely blogger I am interviewing today is 

Thanks for letting me interview you Jadey ;P 

Question 1-  What’s your New Year’s Resolution?
Jade- Gosh.. This year I want to accomplish so many things!!! But let’s keep this simple and say that I’d like to read 100 books or more as a Goodreads challenge and gain 1,000 or more on IG.
(And I’d obviously love to spend more time on my blog editing, reviewing, and interviewing.)

Question 2- What is your TBR for January?
Jade- My TBR for January is:
After the Woods by Kim Savage
The Gifted by Matthew Dickerson
Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Question 3- What inspires you the most when you write a blog post?
Jade- Oh that is a great question!! It might sound weird but I just get this sudden burst of joy and excitement when I finish the last page of my current read. And from then on I immediately have this extreme urge to spread the word on how I felt about the entire book I had just read. I feel that when I  click the button “New Post” at the top right hand corner of my blog, that I just finally get the chance to be in my own little world, where I get to discuss and talk about the pros and cons of the novel. I love everything about a new blog post. Especially when I get to interview friends and authors.

Question 4- What was the hardest things about writing your latest blog post?
Jade- Man… these are some tough questions! The latest post I have on my blog is my January TBR. Which is basically myself talking about what books I plan to read for the month of January and some of my New Year’s Resolutions. But the hardest thing about my post was talking about my New Years Resolution, because it was complicated to think about the things I’d like to achieve and work on for this year. And talking about them was harder than I thought.

Question 5- What’s your favorite quote?
Jade- My favorite quote is "Anyone can betray anyone” by Victoria Aveyard. From the book Red Queen. I read it last year and from then on it’s always been stuck in my head. It’s not only simple but it means a lot to me, because it’s completely true. Anyone can betray anyone, especially when your blinded with the love you have towards that person. I have learned my lesson when it has come to that. So Victoria’s quote will always stay true to me.

Question 6- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Jade- That’s hard to say because everything is constantly changing, not just in my life either. Everyday is a new day, for opportunities that could open new doors. But I know that in the next 5 years I’d love to become a martial arts instructor, go to college and work towards my masters degree in Fine Arts, or towards becoming a professional reviewer. Or even all three? Who says I can’t be all three right? For all I know I might veer off in another direction, like becoming a tattoo artist or owning my own business.
Nothing is set in stone yet, but what is set in stone is that I know that wherever I go and whatever I do, I want to be happy doing it. And my advice to myself and anyone else is to always “ Do what you like, like what you do”.

Question 7-  Where are you from?
Jade- I was born and raised in California, where I currently live. I live super close to the coast line so I get to experience hearing the waves, and sinking my toes in the sand. You can always find me at a local Starbucks drinking an iced latte, or walking barefoot at the beach with a sketch pad in my hands.

Question 8-  If you could interview an author this year who would it be?
Jade- Do I have to choose one? I guess the one author at the top of my list would be Leigh Bardugo. I absolutely love her writing style and the beautiful yet dark world that she creates. I got the awesome opportunity to meet her last year! And it was so outstanding to here her talk so passionately about writing, and her journey creating the Grisha world. Leigh is so intelligent, I was so blown away with all of the information I learned from her in just a short time span. It would be a dream come true to sit down with her, have some coffee, and just talk endlessly about writing.
But I cannot forget about other authors like Kim Savage,Romina Russel,Rick Yancey,Brent Weeks,Alexandra Bracken,Susan Dennard… and many more.

Question 9- What are a few books you want to read this year (2016)?
Jade- A few books that I’d love to read for 2016 is
Dark Souls by Martina McAtee
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
And Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

Question 10- What genre do you like to read the most?
Jade- I love to read YA fantasy, But I’d love to get into Historical Fiction/ Fantasy too!

Question 11- What’s one thing your really looking forward to?
Jade- I’m just overall looking forward to this year and what it will bring to the table! I can’t wait to meet some amazing people this year, and accomplish the goals I’ve set aside for myself. It’s going to be exciting!

I LOVE your answers! 
And I also love that quote, I have about a thousand of quotes that I really like but they aren't all from books, some are songs or shows/movies :)


If you'd like to know MORE about the wonderful JADE, click the links below! 


Visit the launch post to this event, here
or Visit the Features section to find all the interviews! 

visit this interview (here) to enter a giveaway and also read an interview with Heidi Heilig!
End's February 4th

Just a little side note: I am so sorry that this post is up late! I am so upset because I had the post ready and I wasn't even going to schedule because that hasn't been working lately, but when I went to post it . . . THE POST WAS GONE! so I had to REDO everything! I am so sorry that the last interview is up at a later time :(