Thursday, September 10, 2015

Book In A Minute Review of "Model Misfit"

Ginger's Book In A Minute Review 
"Model Misfit" 

Stars: 5
Source: Edelweiss 
Release Date: July 21st 2015

Whose in it? 

Harriet Manners <3

Three random facts about Harriet:

1. She's a walking accident waiting to happen.

2. She's about to become a big sister. 

3. She (still) has a stalker. 

What's it about?

Harriet's continued journey from self proclaimed geek to super model extraordinaire. 

Even though Harriet has a little bit of experience under her belt she's still naive to the world around her and the people in the fashion industry. After being dumped by her first real boyfriend all Harriet is looking forward to is her summer holiday. But when her summer with her best friend is abruptly canceled she makes the best of a crappy situation and jets off to Tokyo, hoping to forget about certain things, and certain people. However Harriet is shocked to discover the boy who broke up with her showing up wherever she is.  

Who would I recommend it to? 

Anyone who is looking for an easy, funny, light read. I read this in one sitting, it's nothing dark or deep but it's a cute read and if that's what you're looking for then you'll love it!

Anything else I think you should know? 

Don't read this book in public! At one point I was laughing so hard I had tears streaming down my face and I nearly peed my pants. TMI I know but this is such a fun series! You can't help but love it!

Where can you buy it? 

Amazon - Barnes and Noble - Book Depository

Feel free to post your own "Book In A Minute" reviews just make sure to link back to my blog :) 

Until next time, 

In compliance with FTC guidelines I am disclosing that this book was given to me for free to review. 

My review is my honest opinion.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday "Tonight The Streets Are Ours"

 Waiting On Wednesday 

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

Here is my selection for the week:

Recklessly loyal. That's how seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley has always thought of herself. Taking care of her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose in her life and makes her feel like she matters. But lately she's grown resentful of everyone--including her needy best friend and her absent mom--taking her loyalty for granted.
Then Arden stumbles upon a website called Tonight the Streets Are Ours, the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter, who gives voice to feelings that Arden has never known how to express. He seems to get her in a way that no one else does, and he hasn't even met her.
Until Arden sets out on a road trip to find him.

During one crazy night out in New York City filled with parties, dancing, and music--the type of night when anything can happen, and nearly everything does--Arden discovers that Peter isn't exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn't exactly who she thought she was, either.


This isn't really a shocking pick for me because I LOVED Leila's previous book, "This Song Will Save Your Life". I'm dying to get my hands on this one and I know I'll love it just as much as her last book! 

Release date is September 15th 2015 

Until next time, 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Top Ten Finished Series I Have Yet To Finish

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish where each week there is a new topic for a top ten list. 

This week is "Top Ten Finished Series I Have Yet To Finish" 

Coming up with books for this list stressed me out! There are too many series that I've started and haven't finished!!! Now I feel like a failure lol... Just kidding... Kind of... 

Here we go! 

1. I. Am. So. Ashamed... I've read 1-3 and all of the Infernal Devices series but I fell behind on TMI and I NEED to finish this series! 

2. I read book on and need to finish the... trilogy?

3. I read books 1-7 and I just didn't love it enough to finish...  

4. I LOVED THIS BOOK! I don't know why I haven't finished books 2 and 3 yet but I WILL!

5. I read book one and just never got around to the rest... I can't really remember if I liked it or not... 

6. I read book 1 and 2 but I still haven't read the last one! 

7. I know you're shaking your head at me but I adored this series, I read 1 and 2 and I NEED to read 3 soon! 

8. If I remember I read books 1 and 2? Maybe just 1... But I have all three now and I'm hoping to marathon them soon! 

9. I remember (I think) really liking this book but again, I only read the first one so I need to finish this series. 

And last but not least.

10. I only read the first one (says goodreads) but I swear I read one and two... I guess I just need to start over and marathon them.

And there's my list! It's not too terrible right? What series have you yet to finish? 

Until next time, 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Book In A Minute Review Of "The Secrets Of Attraction"

Ginger's Book In A Minute Review 
"The Secrets Of Attraction" 

Stars: 4 
Source: Edelweiss 
Release Date: April 28th 2015

Whose in it? 

Madison and Jessie. 

Three things about Madison:

1. She is extremely close to her mother. 
2. She has a boyfriend named Zach. 
3. She is currently working on a portfolio that will hopefully get her into a summer art program. 

Three things about Jessie: 

1. He's a musician (insert dreamy eyes here). 
2. His girlfriend cheated on him with his former band mate. 
        3. He is incredible sweet and adorable. 

What's it about? 

Jessie trying to recover from an awful breakup and Madison trying to figure out how to deal with the major bomb that her mom just dropped on her and of course how they come together and help one another through their individual drama.  

Who would I recommend it to? 

Anyone who likes Stephanie Perkins or Jennifer E. Smith. This was a quick read with amazing characters that I instantly liked and rooted for. If you're looking for a book to read during these last few days of summer I HIGHLY recommend this one! 

Anything else I think you should know? 

This is actually a companion novel to Robins debut book "The Promise of Amazing". Which I was unaware of when I picked this one up. While it can be read as a stand alone it will spoil a few things from the first book so I recommend reading them in order. 

Where can you buy it? 

I hope you enjoy this new feature I'm trying out. I'm so far behind on my reviews that I thought this would be a new, quick and fun way and catching up and sharing my thoughts. 

Feel free to post your own "Book In A Minute" reviews just make sure to link back to my blog :) 

Until next time, 

In compliance with FTC guidelines I am disclosing that this book was given to me for free to review. 

My review is my honest opinion.

Friday, September 4, 2015

One Year Celebration and Giveaway!

Celebrating the Paperback Release of WHO R U REALLY? – 

a Young Adult Thriller by Margo Kelly

Nearly a year has passed since WHO R U REALLY? by Margo Kelly came out in hardback, and now, Merit Press (the YA imprint of F+W Media) is publishing a paperback version of the young adult thriller! Its official release date is September 4, 2015, and to celebrate, we’re giving away FIVE signed paperback copies! For a chance to win one, simply follow the steps below in the Rafflecopter.

Here are a few of the exciting things that have happened since WHO R U REALLY? debuted as a hardback:

Won 1st Place in the YA Category for the Idaho Author Award

The Department of Homeland Security took notice:
DHS invited Margo to partner with the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign, which is the global cyber security awareness campaign to help people stay safer and more secure online.

Librarians have applauded the story:

This book is sure to spark a dialogue between parents and teens as well as tell an appealing cautionary tale to a younger audience and would be a good addition to any middle school, high school, or public library.” The Idaho Librarian

With all the different trending social media out there, this book is intriguing because the story centers around a naive yet strong-willed girl who falls into the trap of an internet predator. … You will definitely want to read this book to find out what happens!” The Dallas Public Library

Industry experts have had positive things to say:

"This tense thriller offers useful lessons." --The Horn Book Guide

"Based on actual events, the story should be required reading for all teens." --VOYA Magazine

"Kelly shows us just how terrifying, dangerous and unknown the world of online gaming can be--especially for a young teen.... The book is well-written and the story believable and engaging...I strongly recommend this book." --The Idaho Statesman

Description of WHO R U REALLY?:

When Thea discovers a new role-playing game online, she falls under the spell of Kit, an older boy whose smarts and savvy can’t defeat his loneliness and near-suicidal despair. As Kit draws soft-hearted Thea into his drama, she creates a full plate of cover stories for her parents and then even her friends. Ripped from a true-life story, Who R U Really? will scare you as Thea’s life spins out of her control.

About the Author:

Margo Kelly is a native of the Northwest and currently resides in Idaho. A veteran public speaker, Margo is now actively pursuing her love of writing. Who R U Really? is her debut novel, published by Merit Press. The Department of Homeland Security has partnered with Margo to promote online safety. Margo welcomes opportunities to speak to youth groups, library groups, and book clubs. For more information, visit her website:

Here are a few places you can buy a copy of WHO R U REALLY?:

Here are a few places you can find Margo Kelly online: