Monday, March 23, 2015

Owlcrate Unboxing

I was given the opportunity to review a new YA monthly book box called owlcrate. I was so excited to because I love the idea of monthly boxes. It's like new bookish surprises every month, who couldn't want that??

Owlcrate is an awesome company  & they just started their company and I was honored they asked for me to review it!

If you want more info about the box, check out owlcrate here!

This month's theme was fantasy!

I love their packaging & logo! So simple yet so awesome!

Overall I love the box! Everything in it was awesome & I will use!
I highly recommend getting it!

Watch my video of me unboxing it!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Stacking The Shelves #5- NetGalley & Ebooks Galore!

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Basically you just share all the books you acquired throughout the week!

I actually purchased some Ebooks this week!

-Unleashed by Sophie Jordan
-Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
-The Body Electric by Beth Revis

I also got approved for a couple books on Netgalley. Yay! I kept getting declined for a month straight!

-Perfect Timing by Robin Mellom
-Angelfall by Susan EE

I also received a couple of books from publishers as well. I received Deviate by Tracy Clark from Entangled Teen.

  And The Brilliant Light of Amber Sunrise by Matthew Crow from Simon.

Thanks to Netgalley & Entangled Teen & Simon for the amazing books this week!

What books did you guys acquire this week?

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Blog Tour: Confess by Colleen Hoover

Confess by Colleen Hoover
Published by: Atria Books
Genre: New Adult
Pages: 320
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-Was sent this book by the publisher for a honest review-

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin

This was my third book by Colleen Hoover that I have read and it's one of my favorites! I love how each Colleen Hoover book has a unique thing in it. With Maybe, Someday there was a playlist. Confess is about a painter so it has photos of Owen's paintings in the book.
  I really enjoyed this book. Both characters were very likeable. Auburn has had such a tough life. She lost someone she loves and it feels like she's losing someone else she loves very deeply. Owen has a similar path as well. Awful things have happened to him and he can't just seem to shake it.
 When they meet sparks fly but Auburn learns she can't be with Owen without losing the person she loves most deeply.
There are just so many tough decisions in this book. I really felt for Auburn and her dilemma. It was horrible and I just wanted to hug her. She couldn't really do anything about her predicament without losing someone. Ugh the feels! Owen also had a tough time but I felt he could have done something about his situation.
 I loved how Hoover ended the book with revealing how it really all began. I thought that was awesome.
Overall I really enjoyed the book! The romance is good, there is suspense in it and it's got art in it! I can see now why Colleen Hoover has such a huge fan base. She is an amazing writer!

This is apart of a blog tour! See below who's also in the blog tour!

About the Author:
Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit
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Twitter: @ColleenHoover
Instagram: @ColleenHoover
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday- Books for readers who like contemporary

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely people over at The Broke & The Bookish.

This week is all about recommending books for people of a particular genre. It's no secret I love contemporary, so I'm sharing with you some of my all time favorites! I recommend all of these & strongly urge that you read them!

Now I'm not going to say anything about these books because I've talked about them all a ton before! You know I love them, now you read them!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Stacking The Shelves #4

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Basically you share what books you acquired during the week.

First up the amazing Quirk Books sent me The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook. 
Quirk books always have the most interesting and unique books! I just love them!

Little Simon sent me a book for baby bookables called Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me. It's so adorable and the artwork is amazing! Plus it comes with an audio narrative that Stanley Tucci reads! I love him!

What books did you acquire this week?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Monthly Wrap Up: February

Whoops, a little late with this post! These past few weeks have been insane! More on that below! Let's get onto the reading stats!

Books Read: 3

Total # of pages this month: 867

Genres of books read: 1 contemporary, 2 New Adult

Ok so I didn't do amazing this month but still 3 books is pretty good I must say. Granted one of them was a novella but I'm still ok with my progress!

Confess by Colleen Hoover
Rating: 4/5

I loved Confess! I can't say anymore yet because I'm on the blog tour so my reviews will be up on March 14!

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Rating: 5/5

I LOVED this book! It was sad, funny, romantic all wrapped up in one amazing book! Be sure to check out my review because I also got to interview the author, Jennifer Niven!

Never, Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
Rating: 5/5

I also LOVED this book as well! It is a novella, the second part will be out in a couple months I believe. I loved the mystery aspect of it as well! So good!

Looking Back

As I said I didn't do amazing this past month but I'm still satisfied with my progress. I had a ton going on and still 3 books, pretty good I think!

My Personal Life

I have to say I am glad to see February go! We got snow 3 different times and maybe more this week and I hate it! I'm just not a snow girl I suppose!
More development with little Noah as well! He can almost sit up by himself now! He holds himself up for 20 seconds or so but soon I think he'll be an ace sitter! He also it getting his first tooth! I can see it coming in and he's been teething for awhile so I'll be happy when that tooth breaks through the gum!
This month he will be 6 months old & I have a hard time wrapping my head around that. It's almost been half a year since I had him! It's blowing my mind! Everyone says time will fly & it does!

 I also photographed my first wedding of 2015 this month. The couple are some of my very close friends and I was so happy to photograph their wedding even though it was snowing & freezing!

How was your February?

Monday, March 2, 2015

Book Vs. Movie- The Last Song

Welcome to another installment of Book vs. Movie!
If you missed my first round where I talked about the book & movie, My Sister's Keeper click here to visit it!

Today we are talking about The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks.
If your familiar with Spark's works you know pretty much all his books eventually become movies.
I've read/watched a good majority of them but I picked this one in particlar.

Let's break it down.
The plot of The Last Song:

Seventeen year-old Veronica “Ronnie” Miller’s life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father… until her mother decides it would be in everyone’s best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him.

Ronnie’s father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story about love in its myriad forms – first love, the love between parents and children – that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply felt relationships can break our hearts… and heal them.

I have a love/hate relationship with Nicholas Sparks. I think he writes well but I feel like all of his books end in the same way- tragic somehow.
Either someone dies or they don't end up together or something else, it's always something it seems.
Now not all of his books end sad but a good majority of them do.

That's not to say I didn't enjoy The Last Song, I did, I actually loved it. It's probably one of my favorites of his so I was excited for the movie....which I didn't love.

It was ok.

It may be just me but I'm not a huge fan of Miley Cryus, I just don't really enjoy any movie she's in. Greg Kinnear was in the movie which was a beacon of light because I just love that man, so talented!
I just didn't enjoy the movie all that much.
I felt like Miley didn't portray Ronnie all that well. It felt bland and just boring in my opinion.
I loved the book because of all the character development with Ronnie. She starts somewhat out a brat and really hating her father to maturing and learning how to love.
I didn't feel that in the movie.

I've learned with Spark's book to movie adaptations I always like the book way better.
I think the only two Spark's movies I like are The Notebook and A Walk to Remember (which still to this day I can't watch either without sobbing like a baby).

So in this round

Book wins over movie.

What did you think about the book to movie adaptation of The Last Song?