Vampire Academy (#1) by Richelle Mead

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Vampire Academy (#1) by Richelle Mead
Young Adult Paranormal
Paperback, 332 pages 
Published 2013 by Razorbill 

If we’re being completely honest, I thought these books sounded silly and had no intention of ever reading them. Then I discovered BookTube and all my favourite booktubers raved about this series as well as Bloodlines (its spin off series). I thought, what the heck, and decided to give it a shot. 

I managed to grab a boxset of the first three books on BookOutlet for $8.99. Not bad, amiright? 

I immediately dove in to the first book. 

Diamond Head by Cecily Wong: TLC Book Tour REVIEW + GIVEAWAY [closed]!

Diamond Head by Cecily Wong
Historical Literary Family Saga
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 14th, 2015 by HarperCollins
Purchase [Amazon] [Book Depository]

Please note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for my participation in the tour. All opinions I've expressed here are completely honest and completely my own

Diamond Head is the beautiful, sprawling history of the Leong family and their journey with fate. Told through the eyes of the Leong women, Diamond Head is an intricately weaved and incredibly rich tale of fate, love, and consequences.

There is a tale in Chinese culture—the red string of fate. Each person has a red string tied to their ankles, and attached to the other end is their fated soulmate. However, every mistake you make in love causes the string to knot, making it harder to to find the person at the end of it. These knots may even be passed to your children.

Introducing: Fuelled by Fiction's GENRE GLOSSARY

Do you find sometimes that there are so many book genres these days that their pesky definitions allude you? You’re not alone. To make differentiating and defining genres easier, I have complied a comprehensive master glossary! Introducing Fuelled By Fiction’s Genre GlossaryYou can find it easily by tapping on FEATURES and scrolling down to Genre Glossary.

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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Hardcover, 345 pages
Published 3 March 2015 by Knopf Canada

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a book! And I’ve sure picked a doozy. I meant to review this one about a month ago, but time just kept passing, and I kept forgetting… Perhaps I too have become a victim of the mist… hmm? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though! 

This is Ishiguro’s first book in TEN YEARS—Ishiguro,the beloved and renowned Booker Prize winning author. All his books are different, and many of his books tend to bend genres. He does that again now with The Buried Giant. 

24 Hour Readathon Wrap Up

At the last minute, I decided to participate in the Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon. This took place yesterday, and I introduced the readathon in my previous two posts. I didn't know much about the readathon when I jumped into it, so I didn't end up participating in any of the mini-challenges or the like. Not only that, but I didn't have my day planned to maximize reading time...

Readathon Updates!

Hey guys!

It's Readathon day! Like I said in my previous post, I will be doing updates throughout the day on social media! Here are my Twitter and Instagram feeds. These are the ones that I will use most often, but you can also find me on Facebook!

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon!

Hey guys,

I have decided to join in Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon! This will be my second readathon this year (my first being Bout of Books), which actually makes it my second readathon ever. I really enjoyed my first one so I can't wait for this one! I have to work tomorrow morning, but other than that, tomorrow should be smooth sailing! Yay!

Fangirl Favourites Friday: ORPHAN BLACK

If you haven't heard of Orphan Black, you seriously have been living under a rock. It is one of the best shows on TV todaycertainly the most original. And just the coolest.

Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favourite Authors!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and the Bookish!

Today let's talk about our all time favourite authors! 
Here are mine!

Let's Recap!

These are the books that have been in my life the past week:
  • A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell—I finished this one up and did a book tour post on it! Read my review here. 
  • Voyager by Diana Gabaldon—I’ve been plucking away at this one for a few weeks now. I’m really enjoying it, but it’s going to be a long haul! 
  • The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski—I just started this one the other day. A hundred pages in and loving it already! 
  • Ms. Marvel Vol 2: Generation Why by G Willow Wilson—I picked this one up on Friday. I’m so excited! I’ve pretty much gobbled it up though. Only one issue left :( 

"A Reunion of Ghosts" TLC Book Tour!

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A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published March 24th, 2015 by Harper
Purchase: [Amazon] [Book Depository]

Four generations. 
One curse.
Three sisters.
One suicide note.

Lady, Vee, and Delphine Alter are three middle-aged sisters that live together in the apartment they grew up in. They are obsessed with death, and with the history of their family—the legacy of their great-grandfather haunting them. And that is their curse: the sins of the father are visited upon the 3rd and 4th generation. This, to them, seems inescapable. If you look back down the last four branches on the family tree, each Alter has come to an untimely death—at their own hand. When Vee is diagnosed with cancer for the third and final time, the sisters set in motion their own deaths.

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Favourite Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and the Bookish!

This week we are talking about our top ten favourite inspirational quotes from books!

Book Blogging Newbie: How Blogging Has Affected My Reading Life

I have been blogging for two years now—technically—but only really in earnest for a little under a year. In that time, I have engaged in the book and blogging community and it has been an amazing experience! It has changed what I read, the way I read, and much more. 

However, I have found that there are also some drawbacks to the way blogging has affected my reading life.

Fangirl Favourites Friday: The 100

Introducing…. Fangirl Favourites Friday!
I have noticed that a lot of us booknerds are just really passionate people. And as people, we have more interests than just one! While I love books, and they are what I am most passionate about, there are other things that I totally fangirl over. This new feature is devoted to all the things I fangirl over, whether they are books, movies, TV shows, people, video games, you name it. 

This week I have been fangirling really hard over The 100 tv series. I spent 2 days marathoning the last 6 episodes. 

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight TLC Tour Review & Giveaway[closed]

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight 
Mystery Thriller
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 14th, 2014 by Harper
Purchase: [Amazon] [Book Depository]

Note: I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for my participation in this tour and my honest review. All thoughts here are completely honest and completely my own. 

I love a good mystery thriller. They are among my all time favourites! The good ones, however, can be few and far between. Early last year I read a book that hooked me, leaving me unable to think of anything else until I finished it. That book was Reconstructing Amelia, the bestselling debut of Kimberly McCreight. When I saw that she was coming out with a second thriller and that TLC was doing the book tour for it, I had  to be a part of it. 

Let's Recap: Easter 2015 Edition!

Hey guys,

I hope everyone had an excellent long weekend! I had to work Saturday (boo), but I was off Monday (wee)! My boyfriend came for a visit and spent Easter weekend with me! It was very nice:) That’s why I haven’t posted in like a week. And why I’ve barely gotten any reading done as well! Apparently it’s rude and less fun when you just sit there and read when you are supposed to be a hostess. Who knew? 

This Week I'm Waiting On...

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme  hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

& This week I'm waiting on...