Anticipated July Releases

Today I am here with my  5 most anticipated july book releases

1. Moonshot  Alessandra Torre (July 4th)

Baseball wasn’t supposed to be a game of life and death… The summer that Chase Stern entered my life, I was seventeen. The daughter of a legend, the Yankees were my family, their stadium my home, their dugout my workplace. My focus was on the game. Chase… he started out as a distraction. A distraction with sex appeal poured onto every inch of is six foot frame. A distraction who played like a god and partied like a devil. I tried to stay away. I couldn’t. Then the team started losing. Women started dying and everything in my perfect world broke apart

 

 


2. Paper and Fire – Rachel Caine ( July 5th)

With an iron fist, The Great Library controls the knowledge of the world ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good. Jess Brightwell has survived an introduction to the sinister seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. His life and the lives  of those he cares for have altered forever. His best friend is lost and Morgan, the girl he loves is locked away in the Iron Tower and doomed to a life apart. Embarking on a mission to save one of their own Jess and his band of allies make one wrong move and suddenly find themselves hunted by the Libarary’s deadly automata and forced to flee Alexandria all the way to London. But Jess’s home isn’t safe anymore. The welsh army is coming, London is burning and soon Jess must choose between his friends and his family or the Library willing to sacrifice anything and everyone in the search for ultimate control

 

3. This Savage Song Victoria Schwab (July 5th)

There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from acclaimed author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains- and friends or enemies- with the future to become heroes or villains and friends or enemies with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books. Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be a ruthless as her father who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human as good hearted as his own father to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers Augusts secret and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives. In this Savage Song, Victoria Schwab creates a gritty, seething metropolis, one worthy of being compared to Gotham and to the four versions of London in her critically acclaimed fantasy for adults, A Darker Shade of Magic. Her heroes will face monsters intent on destroying them from every side—including the monsters within.

 

4. Searching for Harmony Kelly Elliott (July 12th)

Firefighter and first responder Preston Ward thought he had grown immune to the job’s emotional burns. But when he goes out on a particularly tragic call, he realizes that some scenes are too devastating to forget. And yet, if it weren’t for that terrible night, he never would have met the woman who makes him want to risk his heart. More than once, Harmony Banks has watched her perfectly ordered world torn apart by fate. Now she’s finding out that what she lost wasn’t as perfect as she thought—and it’s tearing her apart. The only thing that keeps her going is the kindness of a stranger: the firefighter who saved her life the night everything changed.
 Preston isn’t like the men who have come before. For one thing, he’s far more genuine. And the love Harmony feels growing between them is almost too intense for her wounded soul. But if she and Preston can push past heartbreak, they’ll find that something incredible awaits in each other’s arms.

 

 

 

Stand5.Stand T Gephart (July 31st)

Good times didn’t last forever. While Beth Hart had enjoyed being the sometimes girlfriend of Max Reynolds—the hot bass player for Black Addiction—she knew it would never be more than a casual fling. He was destined for greatness, and she cared too much to hold him back. So, before she lost her heart and her sanity, she said goodbye to the Bronx, moved to Manhattan and left her party-girl days in the past—along with Max.Nothing made Max happier than being a success in his own right. And in the last few years, he and his band had well and truly earned it. Moving to the city and enjoying the spoils of his new lifestyle made perfect sense, and he loved his new address. It wasn’t his new huge penthouse apartment that got him excited; it was his new neighbor. The one girl he regretted letting go—Beth.He wanted her back and would do anything to make it happen. Hopefully it wasn’t too late.

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All Access Liberty Kontranowski review and expert

30629589Every fangirl has a fantasy . . . what happens when that “if only” dream comes true? 

Though she’s a single mom wedged firmly into thirty-something territory, author Kallie Reagan’s devotion to rock star Niles Russell knows no bounds. To pay homage to her muse, Kallie writes a smokin’ hot novel featuring a hero who looks and acts an awful lot like Niles — and a heroine who may or may not have a smattering of herself thrown in for fun. 

When Niles learns about the book and surprise-texts Kallie, the two deliciously complicated creatives become fast friends . . . and so much more. But trying to define a relationship that’s laced with closeted skeletons, half-truths, and constant question marks proves harder than making it big. If they’re going to progress from Fangirl Infatuation to The Real Deal, these two need to give each other All Access to the most important place of all: their hearts. 

Links

Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1Yvdy5l

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/all-access-liberty-kontranowski/1123949444

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/all-access-3

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30629589-all-access


I received a free copy of this book in advance thanks to CLP BLOG TOURS.

I really enjoyed this book I thought the premise of this book was interesting and I have never read anything like this. What would you do if you were obsessed with a band member and write a book about him? And what would you do if that person wanted to start a friendship with you?.

I loved the characters in this novel and I loved the development that they went through from the start of the book to the end of the book and I cant wait to read more about Kallie and Niles relationship in furture books. Nile was a heartthrob and I just loved him.

This book hooked me from the first page all the way till I finished the book I read this in one sitting. A theme in this book is about being honest and about each characters showing the other person their real self. and it also shows us that anything Is possible.


 

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CHAPTER ONE

Text Me, Maybe

Ever been on the receiving end of a text from your celebrity crush?

Yeah, neither have I.

At least, I don’t think I have.

I stare at my phone, where all kinds of letters are lined up to make sentences that would normally be pretty benign. But when I see they’re from a number I don’t recognize (with a New York City area code) and they say, “So is it true? Did you write your book about me?” they go from benign to what the hell?! in a hurry.

Because my book was written with someone very specific in mind—as in Niles Russell, the lead singer of my favorite band—and it’s highly unlikely he’s at the opposite end of this texting conversation.

Isn’t it?

God, Kallie, get a grip. Of course it’s not him. No question this is just a prank and I should definitely ignore it. But, not gonna lie, I kind of have the flutters here. And I’m a little intrigued. So, I take a deep breath and type, “?? Who is this?” and hit send.

Oh, God. Did I just do that? Seriously, why am I engaging with someone who A) seems to know they’re talking to someone who wrote a book and B) also seems to know said book was inspired by someone real? I must be a special kind of crazy. I roll my eyes at myself and toss my phone back on the coffee table.

An instant later, my mystery texter’s response comes in.

“You’ve written books about other people?” it says, complete with a winky face.

Uh, no. No, I have not.

I shake my head and laugh because, duh, I get it now. This is obviously Sara, my “best friend,” clearly taking pleasure in messing with my head. She knows that even though I’m wedged firmly into thirty-something territory, I become a complete and utter fangirl whenever I talk, think, or speak about Niles. Sara’s a total goofball and she must be bored, so, hey, why not borrow someone’s phone and pretend to be Niles, just to blow my mind? Awesome.

“Sure, I’ve written tons of them,” I respond.

Let’s see how long she’ll play this out before coming clean. Hopefully not long. I have laundry to do.

“Aw, then I’m sad. Thought I was the only one.” Another winky face. “Saw a lot of myself in the Nash character and was kinda flattered. Just wanted to let you know.”

My eyebrows pop up and I look around to be sure there isn’t a hidden camera somewhere, capturing this terrible joke. She’s starting to be a little convincing, which is honestly kind of mean. You know what I would give to hear from the real Niles? I sigh and, against my better judgment, keep playing along.

“Okay, you got me. Now send me a plane ticket so I can come manhandle you and we’ll call it a day.”

Ha! If that doesn’t make her squirm, I don’t know what will.

My phone stays silent for a minute, maybe two. Yep, I got her. She has no idea how to respond.

Bloop. “So . . . about your book . . .”

Oh, okay. This is how it’s going to be? She’s going to keep going? Blerg.

“What about it?”

Sara, more than anybody, knows all about my book—the book that started out as an outlet for the fangirl crush I have on Niles and totally took on a life of its own. When I finished the thing (Shocker #1, because writing a novel is hard and takes a long time!), I reached out to my dream literary agent, who loved my book as much as I did and signed me fairly quickly (Shocker #2). The next thing I knew, she was shopping my novel to some of the biggest publishers in New York City and ultimately secured me a deal that slightly squelched the monetary fears I was having as I navigated my way through the dissolution of my twelve-year marriage (the book deal was Shocker #3; the ending of my marriage was of my own doing).

“It’s creepy,” the mystery texter says. “And awesome. Good job. But weird.”

Okay, that line twists my stomach. Sara doesn’t speak like that. She would never, ever start a sentence with “and” or “but.” And she really wouldn’t do it two times in one text. For a minute, I let myself believe it really is my muse.

Okay, minute over.

“Hey, Sar. You’re super hilarious, but quit playing with me, k? Aren’t you supposed to be heading to dinner with Jack?” Sara is going through a divorce, too, but instead of swearing off men for the next six lifetimes like me, she’s diving right back in with a guy from high school. From high school! Ack!

The next response is instantaneous. “Sara? Uh, nope.” A few seconds pass, then, “It really is me. –NR”

Okay, if my stomach had the flutters after that very first text, it’s hosting an entire community of butterflies, hummingbirds, whatevers after this one. NR. NR. NR. No freaking way! It cannot be Niles Russell! I feel woozy. If this is a game, I am so done with it. My hands shake as my fingers slowly type, “Okay, if you really are NR, then where are you right now? I know . . . but do you?”

This will definitely bust Sara—or whoever is yanking my chain. Niles and his band are on tour right now, not too far away from me. I know this because in five days I am going to see them live. Again. I know every single stop on their tour, and if I somehow can’t remember where they are on a particular day, I dash straight to their website to check. I am like a high schooler who knows every class her crush has, what halls he goes down, the drinking fountain he stops at before each period, everything. If Niles is doing it, I know about it. It’s become like a game.

“Just sound-checked in Chicago. Barely made it in time. They’re starting to let people in. Oops.” Another smiley face.

Whoa. Niles is in Chicago. I was thisclose to going there myself, but chickened out on driving alone. Nobody knows that. Not even Sara.

“Hang on. Sending you a pic.”

As I wait, my stomach flops, my heart races, and my lips hurt from clenching them so tightly together. If this really is Niles, what in the world does he want with me? How would he have gotten my number? Yeah, he was the inspiration behind my book, but it’s not like I actually called him out in there. How would he know? Why would he care?

My phone blips and my shaky hands raise the screen to eye level. The air leaves my lungs as I focus on those funky blue/green/gray eyes that have lured me in during every music video, those lips with the perfect bow, and those super white teeth that are a bit too big for his slender face. This can’t be real.

My eyes travel up to his hair—that telltale floppy brown hair that’s short on the sides and all crazy on top. It is the exact same hair I’ve seen in a million pictures and subsequently fantasized over. I want to reach through the phone to touch it.

He’s not smiling, but he’s also not not smiling. He looks exactly as quirky as I expected him to. I’m smitten all over again.

“See? Told you it was really me.”

I can’t even feel my fingers as they type, “Holy shit,” and then press send.

 

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Waiting on wednesday

 

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“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating

I cant wait to read this as it seems to be a unique story about a graffiti artist with elements of friendship, of diversity and inclusion and just look at that cover.

 

Tittle- You’re welcome universe Whitney Gardner

Publisher: Knopf
Publication date: March 7th 2017

You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner | Waiting on WednesdayFriends are a liability.

Julia learns this the hard way when she covers up a slur about her best friend with a beautiful (albeit illegal) mural, sprayed right across the gymnasium of the Kingston School for the Deaf.

Her (supposed) best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her mom’s set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student.

Out in the ‘burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. A tag on a sign, a piece on an overpass. But soon Julia leans that she’s not the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off – and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a graffiti war.

Now Julia must risk arrest and expulsion to go toe to toe with her rival…or face losing the only piece of her identity that still makes sense.

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A Thousand Pieces of you Claudia Grey

17234658Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.


Claudia grey’s new series has captured the imagination of many readers. This book is a book I definitely judged by the cover (guilty!!) and like a lot of people I think it is undeniably gorgeous. I like that it hinted at the protagonist talent as well as the dimension travelling theme of the book rather than just a generic pretty cover which can be common these days.

Marguerite Caine is the daughter of world famous physicists who have managed to invent a device the Firebird which enables inter dimensional travel. But knowledge like that puts the entire family in danger and soon her parents are betrayed by their assistant Paul. Marguerite joined by Theo another of her parents assistants is soon jumping dimensions chasing after Paul in a bid to avenge her murdered father. However she quickly realises people and things are not as they seem and some would kill to get their hands in the secrets of the Firebird….

The story was set up using flashbacks showing how the Firebird came about and the dynamics between the characters Marguerite had grown up having her fathers assistants around and often living in the family home. Paul and Theo have been around longer than usual and have become fixtures in the Caine home and so Pauls betrayal stings Marguerite badly. It was inspiring to see her fight through her raw grief to he father and pursure Paul despite the dangers.

I loved the intricacy of the world building which is crucial to any fantasy or sci-fi book and Claudia Grey has done a fabulous job. Each dimension that Marguerite travelled to was really creative in its inception and sometimes radically different so it kept me on my toes trying to anticipate how similar of different each new dimension would be. I particularly enjoyed reading the science behind the Firebird and it made the whole premise more believable.

A couple d thoughts on why the book lost a star for me was there were points where I would’ve liked to see a bit more independence from Marguerite. She was accompanied at most points throughout the book with either Paul or Theo who were on hand to help her out of tightspots. Also the fact that her father was Alive and Theo absolved of guilt in the end felt a little top convent for me. It would’ve been interesting to see Marguerite grow from experience of those negative aspects of the firebird. That said though I did like how there were clues in the flashbacks as to what was really going on. It made me go back to chapters as i read to find hints and that kept it fresh and intriguing.

The next book is out already and comes packaged in a similarly beautiful cover there will be three books in total in the Firebird series. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone

4/5 Stars

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#TBR TAKEDOWN 4.0 Wrap up

I read all four books that I had picked out for this readathon and an extra  here  are my initial thoughts and full reviews of these books are to come.

 

This was the first book I read and I gave this book a 3/5 when reading this book I didn’t realise that it was a christian fiction and also a second book in the series so I couldn’t connect with the characters in this book however I did enjoy it but I don’t think I am going to backtrack and read the first book and continue on with this series. full review to come

 

 

 

 

 

This was the second book that I read for the readathon and I gave this book a 5/5 I loved this middlegrade book and I don’t really read middlegrade but this book was a quick read full review to come

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Spirit ChaserThen  I read this book and I gave this book a 3/5 this did entertain but it fell flat for me full review to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I read this book and I gave it a 4/5 I fell in love with the characters and this was a quick read full review to come up soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


and this was the extra book that I read I read it for the CLP Blog tour and my review will be posted on Thursday I loved this book and I will defineltly be carrying on with the series and reading more from this author in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rule Jay Crownover

17900545Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart won’t listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck up perfect princess and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other peoples’s rules, he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is. 4

But a short skirt too many birthday cocktails and spilled secrets lead to a night neither of them can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love…or each other.


Opposites definitely attract and when they collide they explode with force! I have to say it was the cover that drew me to this book can you blame me? After reading the book the cover was PEFECT for Rule. I doubt there’s one better to match. Here we have Rule, tattooed bad boy pierced up to hell and then Shaw who’s been pining after him since she was 13.

A tragic accident robs them both of someone they love and Shaw becomes the glue that hold Rule and his family together. The chemistry between them is intense and raw and I was drawn to both characters right away. How will it work? She’s a straight A student and he’s a hot headed manwhore ( to put it lightly) It doesn’t look like it would work but it really, really does and I was captivated by this story. I completely fell in love with Rule, he had a heart of gold that was shadowed by his appearance and he could sometimes be overlooked.
I loved the dialogue and overall behaviour between Shaw and Rule, it made me laugh and love them even more. Neither were afraid to stand up to each other and those around them. There is a thin line between love and hate and you’re bound to step in each one some time. Rule hates the rich kid, Shaw hates that when she sees him he’s always naked or half naked with a different girl. Why cant he love her like she loves him? So she walked away…and he followed her to try and work out this thing between them. Could they make it work?.

Although a romance story there is a lot of depth and elements that make up these characters and the situations around them have influenced them in profound ways. The book itself was addictive and I was always found myself wanting more. I couldn’t put this book down, all Shaw wanted was Rule, she didn’t care he wasn’t perfect and even though he knew he wasn’t perfect, Rule was determined to be perfect for her. Sighs.

5/5 Stars

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Silence Natasha preston

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For eleven years, Oakley Farrell has been silent. At the age of five, she stopped talking, and no one seems to know why. Refusing to communicate beyond a few physical actions, Oakley remains in her own little world. Bullied at school, she has just one friend, Cole Benson. Cole stands by her, refusing to believe that she is not perfect the way she is. Over the years, they have developed their own version of a normal friendship. However, will it still work as they start to grow even closer? When Oakley is forced to face someone from her past, can she hold her secret in any longer?

 


* warning Silence has sensitive subjects *

Silence is a bittersweet story depicting how a young girl tries hard to conceal a life changing secret in order to keep her family together while giving up something everyone wants so badly to hear again her voice.

I went in this story completely open minded. From the time you could tell that something terrible happened to Oakley and she’s stopped speaking because of it. I had no idea she was “ordered” bit to speak by someone in her life, someone she trusted but when she started to come out as I read I wanted to rip the guy apart for her. I was so sad for her and really wanted her to tell someone especially Cole.

Honestly I think Oakley was really strong I mean she went through bullying and constantly having her mother try to fix her instead of just coming out to say what happened. It takes a lot of strength for someone to hang on as long as she did. But I think that was partly due to the love and support of the charming Cole.

Cole was so sweet and protective. When he heard Oakleys voice for the first time I believed hi emotions in that moment and even more when she confessed to him about what had happened to her. Like the way he reacted it was utterly real. The words the description everything felt real.

I guess by now you’ve realised that I liked the story it’s not the average sweet and fluffy ya read it conveys a heavy topic. And I think more people should read this book because this stuff happens in society more often then we’d like to hear. It’s very much a realistic fiction. I think the author did a good job writing it. The only reason that kept it from getting five stars is the ending. I felt like the entire story was written well and on a nice steady pace but when it got to the ending it was so abrupt. That’s my only issue with silence. Otherwise it’s good story depicting a sweet young love in spite of the pain and that goes to show that no matter what you’re going through love will always prevail

4/5 stars

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