Jul 28, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.


Seventeen-year-old Stephanie Armand doesn’t believe in ghosts or spirits. Despite her six-year-old sister, Charlie, insisting a masked figure is hiding in her closet, and the rumors at school, Stephanie isn’t convinced her father’s latest renovation project–a crumbling Victorian mansion–houses the soul of a monster.

So when the very charming (and paranormal obsessed) Lucas Cheney takes an interest in both Stephanie and her notorious home, the supernatural and romantic activity escalates to an all-time high. And that doesn’t even take into account the dashing, British-accented eighteen-year-old boy, Erik, who’s taken up residence in Stephanie’s nightly dreams. A boy who may have something to do with the man in the mask, and the strange occurrences taking place at Moldavia.

A steamy YA romance with Twilight vibes, inspired by Gaston Leroux’s classic The Phantom of the Opera

This one sounds super cool! I've been meaning to read this author for years now and this book sounds like my kind of read!

TITLE: Phantom Heart
AUTHOR: Kelly Creagh

PUBLISHER: Viking Books for Young Readers
GENRE: YA Paranormal
RELEASE DATE: August 17, 2021

Jul 27, 2021

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Purple Princess of The Purple Booker

Here are the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc.


"The I see it. And I stop breathing.

A shape blending into the dark.

Someone is out there.


Watching me." p 91*

*Quote comes from the ARC, therefore it and its page number are not final.



TITLE: Dark and Shallow Lies
AUTHOR: Ginny Myers Sain

PUBLISHER: Razorbill
GENRE: YA Thriller
RELEASE DATE: August 31, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week's topic is: Top Ten Books I'd Want with Me While Stranded on a Deserted Island

*in no particular order

10. STRAY by Rachel Vincent--loved this series...I think my sanity would do just fine with only the first book.
9. THE FORBIDDEN GAME by L.J. Smith--you can say this is cheating, but technically, all three books are bound together to create one mega novel. So it still counts as 1 book! Lol.
8. OBSIDIAN by Jennifer L. Armentrout--so my sanity might not quite be able to handle only one, but honestly, I could read the scene where Kat dumps spaghetti on Daemon all day! Lol!

7. DEMON IN MY VIEW by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes--of course I'm bringing my first baby with me!
6. HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE by Jeaniene Frost--another first in series that I could happily read...until the rescue boat comes then I'll have to re-read the rest of the series again while I'm at it!
5. OLD MAGIC by Marianne Curley--another fabulous standalone!

4. BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE by Annette Curtis Klause--gotta have a werewolf book to go with the vampire book!
3. CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber--like I'd leave this series out of it!
2. LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber--because yes, I need the whole series with me!

1. FINALE by Stephanie Garber




ONCE UPON A BROKEN HEART by Stephanie Garber--since it's not technically out yet but I do have my ARC I could bring and it's not technically the finalized "book" I decided to make it a "bonus" pick! Lol. Of course, that rescue boat better come get me before the next installment comes out! Lol.

Jul 26, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It's a fun meme where we gather to share what we've read last week and our reading plans for this week.


Last Week I Read:

Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber (ARC)--Review to come at a later date
Haunted Homicide by Lucy Ness (3.5 stars)

Reviews That Were Posted:

Small Favors by Erin A. Craig (ARC) (3.5 stars)
Curses by Lish McBride (ARC) (2 stars)

Currently Reading:

Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain (ARC)

What I Plan to Read Next:

Reflection by Elizabeth Lim



Other Posts of Interest:

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays
Waiting on Wednesday
Let's Discuss: Technology Rant
Random Thursday
Book Blogger Hop
It's Only a Game Book Tag
Stacking the Shelves

Jul 25, 2021

Stacking the Shelves


Stacking the Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course ebooks! The meme is now hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality.


Well, it was another week. This one just seemed to drag, drag, drag. I had one video/virtual interview this week with an EXTREMELY good company! So all the crossed-fingers and well wishes you can afford would be greatly appreciated! This week I've another interview with a company I have not heard of, but it pays really well, so that would be nice too! 

This week was also kind of bummer for books as I didn't really get any other than my Fairy Loot box which I am still undecided on for the book. But after last week's awesomeness I'm kind of okay with that! Lol. I did get a few fun things I'll share here...no Fairy Loot spoilers, so feel free to read on!


  The June Fairy Loot box! Anyone else notice the spoiler card kind of had the wrong fandom listed for the tarot cards? Was really throwing me through a loop before I saw another item that kind of confirmed what I thought. The items this time were a mix of cool and eh. Fandoms were mostly meh too but I did really like the tarot cards this time around!

So when I saw the Owl Crate box I skipped had a super cool "decision coin," I immediately started looking around for it and got it for a reasonable price on eBay! I figured it had to be about the same price Owl Crate would sell it for and was a price I was happy with, so yay! And shipping was definitely cheaper than what it would've been with Owl Crate too!

Back on ShopDisney's free ship day I picked up the Stitch and Scrump key set! Mainly because I wanted to have at least one of these super cute baby keys! Lol.

I ordered this beauty off Mercari! Jacks fans will know why! Lol. I wanted it for pictures and while it's a tad bigger than what I wanted, it's not too bad. I did find another item off Mercari I thought would work nicer, so I ordered that immediately after this one arrived. I still plan to keep this one since the seller was nice enough to break up the set of three she was originally selling it with. To think this was the smallest too!

And finally, here is my .17 shirt I bought from Shirt.Woot during their mega sale a week or two ago. I think it was an anniversary sale maybe? Of course the daily sales usually had a shirt I already owned and I was tempted to order a backup, but talked myself out of it since I'm always buying new designs anyway! Lol! This one just made me laugh so I thought for .17 why not?!

And that was it for me this week! No other books or bookish goodies. So my TBR pile didn't really suffer. I got releases next week but I ordered signed copies of at least 2 so I won't get those until later on! Luckily, I read one of those 2 already! Lol.

What did you get this week?