Saturday, November 25, 2017

BOOK REVIEW | Achilles by Greg Boose

Title: Achilles
Author: Greg Boose
Series? Yes, the Deep Sky Saga
Pages: 288
Publication Date: September 26, 2017
Publisher: Diversion Publishing
Source: I received an e-galley of Achilles via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts and opinions are my own. :)
The year is 2221, and humans have colonized an earthlike planet called Thetis in the Silver Foot Galaxy. After a tragic accident kills off dozens of teenage colonists, Thetis's leaders are desperate to repopulate. So the Mayflower 2, a state-of-the-art spaceship, sets off across the universe to bring 177 new recruits to the colony.

For Jonah Lincoln, an orphaned teen who's bounced between foster homes and spent time on the streets of Cleveland, the voyage is a chance to reinvent himself, to be strong and independent and brave the way he could never be on Earth. But his dreams go up in smoke when their ship crash-lands, killing half the passengers and leaving the rest stranded--not on Thetis, but on its cruel and unpeopled moon, Achilles.

Between its bloodthirsty alien life forms and its distance from their intended location, Achilles is far from an ideal resting place. The situation is already dire, but when all of the adults suddenly disappear, leaving the teenage passengers to fend for themselves, Jonah doubts they'll survive at all, much less reach Thetis. Especially when it appears Achilles isn't as uninhabited as they were led to believe.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #54

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in Waiting on Wednesday, which is also called Can't Wait Wednesday! WoW is now hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings! Make sure to check out her blog after this. :)

Today I'll be showcasing American Panda by Gloria Chao, out Feburary 6, 2018!


An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate.

At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents' master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies.

With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can't bring herself to tell them the truth--that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese.

But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Better Late Than Never? // October Wrap Up!

 Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be going over all the books I read in October! And yes, it's halfway through November, but I still wanted to do a post dedicated to October.

I only managed to read six books, which really surprised me! I read a lot of short stories and textbook excerpts for school though, and I was way too slammed with schoolwork to focus that much on reading or blogging. Without further ado, here are the books I read this past month!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #53

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in WoW! Waiting on Wednesday is now handled by Tressa @ Wishful Endings. If you see posts with the name Can't Wait Wednesday, they're the same thing.

Today, I'll be showcasing Save the Date by Morgan Maston!
Father of the Bride meets Sixteen Candles in the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Matson.

Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.

The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.

There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.

There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.

Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.

Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

BOOK REVIEW | The Sea King by C.L. Wilson

Title: The Sea King
Author: C.L. Wilson
Series? Yes, the Weather Mages of Mystral (unknown if it's a trilogy, duology, etc.)
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: October 31, 2017
Source: I received The Sea King in exchange for an honest review via Edelweiss! All opinions are my own. :)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter King comes a breathtaking new tale of love and adventure set in the mystical land of Mystral...

He wasn't supposed to choose her...

Seafaring prince Dilys Merimydion has been invited to court the three magical princesses of Summerlea. To eradicate the pirates threatening Calberna and to secure the power of the Sea Throne, Dilys vows to return home with a fierce warrior-queen as his bride. But politics has nothing to do with unexpected temptation.

She didn't dare wed him...

A weathermage like her sisters, Gabriella Coruscate's gentleness exemplifies the qualities of her season name, Summer. Yet her quiet poise conceals dangerous powers she cannot begin to wield. Better to live without excitement, she reasons, than risk her heart and lose control— until an irresistible Sealord jolts her awake with a thunderclap of raw desire.

Until evil threatens everything they hold dear...

When pirates kidnap Summer and her sisters, Dilys is in a desperate quest to save the woman he loves. Only by combining his command of the seas with the unleashed fury of Summer's formidable gifts can they defeat their brutal enemies and claim the most priceless victory of all: true love

Friday, November 10, 2017

Offsetting Penalties by Ally Mathews | BLOG TOUR - Guest Post and GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in a blog tour for Offsetting Penalties by Ally Matthews! If you want to know more of my thoughts on the book, check out my review here!


Isabelle Oster has dreamed of being a prima ballerina her entire life, so when the only male dancer backs out of the fall production, she’s devastated. Without a partner, she has no hope of earning a spot with the prestigious Ballet Americana company. Until hot jock Garret practicing stretches in one of the studios gives Izzy an idea, and she whips out her phone. But does she really want this badly enough to resort to blackmail?

All-state tight end Garret Mitchell will do anything to get a college football scholarship. Even taking ballet, which surprisingly isn’t so bad, because it means he gets to be up close and personal with the gorgeous Goth girl Izzy while learning moves to increase his flexibility. But Izzy needs him to perform with her for the Ballet Americana spot, and he draws the line at getting on stage. Especially wearing tights.
Here are all the lovely links to peruse!

Here is the Tour Schedule!!!


Monday, November 6, 2017

Sci Fi Month 2017!!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! This post is a little late, but I wanted you the know that this month I am participating in Sci-Fi Month! I've participated twice before, and this will be my third year in a row. Sci-Fi Month is hosted by Lisa @ Over the Effing Rainbow and Imyril @ x+1!

This whole month, I'll be focusing on reading science-fiction. As the mood reader I am, I will probably read a mix of genres, but I'm gibing science fiction more attention. 

So, here are some of the books I plan on reading this month! I'm also planning on reading some short stories, which I want to do a collective review of. 

BOOK REVIEW | First Kiss Hypothesis by Christina Mandelski

Title: First Kiss Hypothesis
Author: Christina Mandelski
Series? No  
Publisher: Entangled: Crush  
Publication Date: November 6, 2017
Source: I was contacted to read The First Kiss Hypothesis for review. Thank you so much Melissa! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Nora Reid believes scientific laws control everything, even love. With her grandparents’ epic first kiss story cemented in her brain, Nora develops a hypothesis she’s determined to prove:for each person in the world, there is exactly one other person, and at first kiss, they’ll experience an immediate and intense reaction.

But after four years of zero-reaction kisses, she comes up with a new theory: maybe that pesky crush on her stunningly hot best friend Eli Costas is skewing her results.

She needs to get rid of him, and fast.

Eli Costas is an injury-prone lacrosse star with a problem—the one chance he had at winning over the girl next door resulted in the most epically sucktastic first kiss ever. And now she’s…trying to get rid of him? Hell no. It’s time to disprove her theory and show her exactly what she’s missing.
Game. On.

Disclaimer: This book contains a stunningly hot lacrosse player who isn’t above playing dirty to win over the stubborn girl-next-door of his dreams.

Friday, November 3, 2017

BOOK REVIEW | Offsetting Penalties by Ally Mathews

Title: Offsetting Penalties
Author: Ally Mathews
Series? No
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush
Publication Date: November 6, 2017
Source: I was contacted to read Offsetting Penalties for review. Thank you so much Melissa! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Isabelle Oster has dreamed of being a prima ballerina her entire life, so when the only male dancer backs out of the fall production, she’s devastated. Without a partner, she has no hope of earning a spot with the prestigious Ballet Americana company. Until hot jock Garret practicing stretches in one of the studios gives Izzy an idea, and she whips out her phone. But does she really want this badly enough to resort to blackmail?

All-state tight end Garret Mitchell will do anything to get a college football scholarship. Even taking ballet, which surprisingly isn’t so bad, because it means he gets to be up close and personal with the gorgeous Goth girl Izzy while learning moves to increase his flexibility. But Izzy needs him to perform with her for the Ballet Americana spot, and he draws the line at getting on stage. Especially wearing tights.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a bit of blackmail, a lot of sarcasm, and an ending guaranteed to melt your heart.

Blogging Update!!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! It's been a bit since I've posted (a full week, ahh!), but I have to prioritize schoolwork over this. But, there have been things going behind the scenes for this blog!

First, I was emailed by a team member from Entangled Teen: Crush to review two of their books, Offsetting Penalties by Ally Mathews and The First Kiss Hypothesis by Christina Mandelski. I'm currently reading Offsetting Penalties, and my review will be published on the 2nd. I then have to read First Kiss Hypothesis real quick, and that review will be up on the 5th! There will also be an author guest post on the 10th by Ally Mathews, so be on the lookout for all those posts! I was so elated when I got the email to review these books. I have never been contacted to review; I have always requested, so this was very exciting for me!! 

Second, I was auto-approved on Netgalley for Simon & Schuster Children's, which is crazy!! I rarely request from them, simply because I know I will most likely be denied. So it was an utter surprise to see that I was auto-approved, and I'm tickled pink. 
Look at that!! Ahh!!

Both of these *events* are just so validating. I love blogging, but seeing comments and seeing people notice my blog makes me actually feel like I'm doing something important. Knowing that I am making an impact, as little as it is, makes me very excited! Hopefully I'll be able to do some deeper and more complex posts soon. Of course I love to talk about books, but I also have other passions, and I want to use this blog to combine all of them together. 

So yeah, I just wanted to give you guys an update! It's been a bit since I've just talked about my blogging experience instead of just posting my usual posts, and wanted you to know what's happening! I'm pretty strapped for time 24/7, but I hope to blog more regularly soon. I'm actually writing this during a medieval British Literature class (we're talking about Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, and my attention has disappeared) that is required for my major!

Okay...that's it! (I think!) If anything else happens, I'll be writing another one of these. :D I'm just super happy that both of these things happened, and it spurred a lot of creativity and excitement for this blog!


Well, enough rambling! Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #52

Hey everyone and welcome back (or to!) my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in Waiting on Wednesday. WoW was hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Every week we showcase an upcoming release we are excited about. Jill hasn't been posting for quite some time, so Tressa @ Wishful Endings has adopted and renamed WoW to Can't Wait Wednesday.

For this week, I chose The First Kiss Hypothesis by Christina Mandelski!

Here are some stats!
Pages: 250
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Entangled: Crush
Publication Date: November 6, 2017 

There is also a goodreads giveaway happening, so make sure to enter in here!

Nora Reid believes scientific laws control everything, even love. With her grandparents’ epic first kiss story cemented in her brain, Nora develops a hypothesis she’s determined to prove:for each person in the world, there is exactly one other person, and at first kiss, they’ll experience an immediate and intense reaction.

But after four years of zero-reaction kisses, she comes up with a new theory: maybe that pesky crush on her stunningly hot best friend Eli Costas is skewing her results.

She needs to get rid of him, and fast.

Eli Costas is an injury-prone lacrosse star with a problem—the one chance he had at winning over the girl next door resulted in the most epically sucktastic first kiss ever. And now she’s…trying to get rid of him? Hell no. It’s time to disprove her theory and show her exactly what she’s missing.
Game. On.

Disclaimer: This book contains a stunningly hot lacrosse player who isn’t above playing dirty to win over the stubborn girl-next-door of his dreams.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #51

Hey everyone and welcome back (or to!) my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in Waiting on Wednesday. WoW was hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Every week we showcase an upcoming release we are excited about. Jill hasn't been posting for quite some time, so Tressa @ Wishful Endings has adopted and renamed WoW to Can't Wait Wednesday.
For this week, I chose Surge by Melissa West, out February 5, 2018!
They’re running out of time…

Sixteen-year-old alien Val Stone was born for one mission—to kill teenage Randolf “Rolf” Cartier before he fulfills an age-old prophecy, becomes the future American president, and murderers thousands of her kind. Val is ready to sacrifice herself for the good of her people. She knows every aspect of Rolf’s life and is prepared to strike.

But what she doesn’t know is that Rolf’s been watching her, too. Waiting for her. Ready to defeat her and save himself. Only when the day arrives, doubt overcomes purpose, and they discover the prophecy was all a hoax.

Oh, and they can’t seem to stop thinking about each other.

Now they’re running against the clock, desperate to reveal who created the fake prophecy before tensions erupt and there's nothing left but the memory of a species called human.
 Why I'm Waiting

Surge is the prequel novel to Melissa Wests' The Taking trilogy. I finished the series just months into my blog, and I really loved it! My review of the last book is here. I added this book so long ago to my TBR, and I'm glad that it finally has a publication date that seems final! Reading my review, I got re-excited for this prequel. Surge will take place when an alien race, the Ancients, first come down to Earth. This has been a story I was always interested in while reading the series for the first time, because the aliens in the original trilogy have been there for years. If you want to dip your toes in YA science fiction, I would recommend this trilogy! It's a great start. :D

Are you looking forward to Surge? 
 Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you soon with another post!

Genni  @ Ready, Set, Read!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

5 Star Read Predictions!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be predicting my next five star reads! I got this idea from Sam. Check out her video on the same topic here! She's one of my favorites and so well spoken. :)

Anyways, the idea of this post is to choose books on my TBR that I think will be five star reads. I don't anticipate most of my books that I put on my TBR to be five star reads, but there are a couple here and there that I have a good feeling about!

Without further ado, here are some 5 star read predictions!


1) Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Starry Eyes makes this list because Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett is one of my favorite books. Not of just young adult, or contemporary, but of everything. I thought it was such a fun and endearing read, and I've skimmed it a couple times whenever I need a pick me up. Because of how spectacular Alex, Approx was, I have high hopes for Starry Eyes, which is due this upcoming March!


2) From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon
From Twinkle, With Love is on this list for the same reason Starry Eyes is! Though When Dimple Met Rishi is one of my favorite YA books, it's not one of my favorite books ever. However, the story was so warm and fluffy and adorable, just like a cute furry puppy. I hope all of that cuteness in WDMR is in From Twinkle, With Love!


3) Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
It is almost 99% confirmed that Obisidio will be a five star read for me. Out of the 6 books I've read by Kaufman, four of them have been five star reads. Ergo, the odds are in my favor. And out of my five star reads, my favorites are Gemina and Illuminae, with are the predecessors to Obsidio. So the odds are really in my favor for this one. I cannot wait for the epic conclusion to this series!

4) Endeavor by Amanda Bouchet
Last but not least is a book that I actually know very little about! I've read the synopsis a total of one time, and all I remember is that it is set in space. But... space is one of my favorite settings, and when you put that together with the author of The Kingmaker Chronicles, which is spectacular, it's a done deal that I will love this book. Favorite setting meets one of my favorite authors. Need I say more?

And those were the only ones I found of my TBR (in one pass, mind you) that I think are going to be five star reads! I won't know until all of these release, so it's a long wait to see if I'm right! But if I am, I'll let you know in a follow up post!

Do you have any books that you expect to be five star reads? What do you normally expect your rating to be before picking up a book? I always expect 3.5 stars, and hope for 4!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW | Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Title: Everneath 
Author: Brodi Ashton
Series? Yes, a trilogy
Publication Date: January 24, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Source: I checked out the audiobook of Everneath via Overdrive!

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen.

Everneath is a captivating story of love, loss, and immortality from debut author Brodi Ashton.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #50

Hey everyone and welcome back (or to!) my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in Waiting on Wednesday. WoW was hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Every week we showcase an upcoming release we are excited about. Jill hasn't been posting for quite some time, so Tressa @ Wishful Endings has adopted and renamed WoW to Can't Wait Wednesday.

For this week, I chose Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi, out March 6th, 2018!

Juliette Ferrars thought she'd won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she's still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she's got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Books I Want to Read by the End of the Year!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be talking about the books I want to read by the end of the year! There are a couple books I know I'll have read by the end of the year, but there are some I'm crossing my fingers that I'll get to.

We all know there are those books that get lost in the shuffle, that you always plan to read, but don't get around to. Here are a couple of those books for me! (In no particular order!)


Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas
Out of all the books on this list, this is actually the one I don't care about as much. I didn't like Throne of Glass that much, but I want to give this series a fair chance. It is so popular, and I'm interested to see what I think of it. I've seen a lot of rave reviews, and a lot of rants as well. Whatever happens, I hope I get a strong reaction out of this!

Map of Fates by Maggie Hall
Map of Fates is the second book in Hall's Conspiracy of Us trilogy. I read The Conspiracy of Us two years ago, which is quite a while ago. I don't remember anything, but I did really like it. I'll probably have to skim the first book or read a spoilery review to restart my memory.

Flame in the Mist or The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
I read The Wrath and the Dawn earlier this year for a readathon, and I really liked it! Ahdieh's writing was so well done, and I hope to read one of her books by the end of this year. I have a hardcopy of Flame in the Mist (that I got for free!!), and I have a library copy of The Rose and the Dagger on reserve. I'm thinking I'll read R+D first, but I have no idea about Flame in the Mist yet.

Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
Ten Thousand Skies Above You is the second book in the firebird trilogy. Even though I didn't love the first book, I really enjoyed it! (review here!) I wanted to read the second book so much I even bought it, which is basically unheard of for me. The book is sitting in my dorm room waiting to be read!

Some New Adult Book!
So for this one, I have no idea what yet to read but I know I want to read another NA book by the end of the year! Maybe Unteachable by Leah Raeder, Scoring Wilder by RS Grey, or something by Colleen Hoover that I haven't read. This one I'll just leave to the fates!

What are some books that you want to read by the end of the year?

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #49

Hey everyone and welcome back (or to!) my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in Waiting on Wednesday. WoW was hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Every week we showcase an upcoming release we are excited about. Jill hasn't been posting for quite some time, so Tressa @ Wishful Endings has adopted and renamed WoW to Can't Wait Wednesday.

For this week, I chose Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett, out April 3, 2018!

In this romantic dramedy from the author of Alex, Approximately, a teen girl’s way-too-ordinary life is driven off the beaten path when she’s abandoned in the wilderness with her worst adversary—the boy who broke her heart.

Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets.

But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.

What could go wrong?

With no one but each other for company, Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to hash out their issues via witty jabs and insults as they try to make their way to safety. But fighting each other while also fighting off the forces of nature makes getting out of the woods in one piece less and less likely.

And as the two travel deeper into Northern California’s rugged backcountry, secrets and hidden feelings surface. But can Zorie and Lennon’s rekindled connection survive out in the real world? Or was it just a result of the fresh forest air and the magic of the twinkling stars?

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #48

Hey everyone and welcome back (or to!) my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in Waiting on Wednesday. WoW was hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Every week we showcase an upcoming release we are excited about. Jill hasn't been posting for quite some time, so Tressa @ Wishful Endings has adopted and renamed WoW to Can't Wait Wednesday.

For this week, I chose Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk, out January 16, 2018! 
The action-packed tale of a 17-year-old warrior princess and a handsome gladiator who dared take on the Roman Republic--and gave rise to the legend of Spartacus....

Roma Victor. The Republic of Rome is on a relentless march to build an empire--an empire built on the backs of the conquered, brought back to Rome as slaves.

Attia was once destined to rule as the queen and swordmaiden of Thrace, the greatest warrior kingdom the world had seen since Sparta. Now she is a slave, given to Xanthus, the Champion of Rome, as a sign of his master's favor. Enslaved as a child, Xanthus is the preeminent gladiator of his generation.

Against all odds, Attia and Xanthus form a tentative bond. A bond that will spark a rebellion. A rebellion that threatens to bring the Roman Republic to its end--and gives rise to the legend of Spartacus....

Monday, October 2, 2017

September Wrap Up!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog!! I'm Genni, and today I'll be wrapping up September!

September was such a crazy month for me. College really kicked into high gear, and I was focused solely on that. There was one week where I had three papers and a midterm, so as you can imagine, I was super busy! My sister did come down though one weekend, and I stayed one night at my home. It was nice to just relax and have a change of scenery for 24 hours. The next weekend, I went home to take care of my dog while my parents had a mini vacation! Even though I was a bit jealous and kinda wanted to go with them, it was so nice to be in town and have the house to myself. I also missed my dog a lot this month, so we got some much needed quality time.

The only really bad thing that happened, was that when I tried to go home, my car was completely dead!! It's a new battery, so even though it was sitting for three weeks, it should have been working. My dad just exchanged the battery (yay for warranty!), and my car is running again!! 


Book I Read This Month!
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
So I completely picked this up on a whim for a readathon, and I was pleasantly surprised! You can check out my review here! The book had a lot of stereotypical characters, and the book meandered for quite a bit. However, the writing really kept me hooked and the plot was very inventive. I won't say what the paranormal creatures are, but I hadn't even heard of them until reading this. I have My Soul to Take 3 out of 5 Stars, and I will be continuing on with the series. 

Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines
I also read Until Friday Night on a whim! It was free for a small period of time via Riveted Lit, and once I started reading I couldn't stop. Abbi Glines is a very well loved YA and NA author, but something just didn't click for me and this book. Yes, I enjoyed it, but I also had a fair share of problems with it too. Here is my review for more detailed thoughts! I gave the book 3 out of 5 Stars, and won't be continuing with the series. 


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #47

Hey everyone and welcome back (or to!) my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in Waiting on Wednesday. WoW was hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Every week we showcase an upcoming release we are excited about. Jill hasn't been posting for quite some time, so Tressa @ Wishful Endings has adopted and renamed WoW to Can't Wait Wednesday.

For this week, I chose Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles, out March 20, 2018! 
When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.

The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it's up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.

Monday, September 25, 2017

BOOK REVIEW | Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines

Title: Until Friday Night
Author: Abbi Glines
Series? Yes, trilogy of companion novels
Pages: 336
Publication Date: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: I read this book for free via Riveted Lit! They always have free reads and excerpts. Check out their page here!

To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.

Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.

As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.

West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…