Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Top 5 Wednesday: Most Unlikeable Characters

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in the weekly meme Top 5 Wednesday. This meme is hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes

Today's topic is are our top five most unlikable characters. This doesn't mean villains, it means unintentionally unlikable characters. This was pretty easy for me because I have a whole entire shelf on goodreads dedicated to annoying main characters. I'm pretty mean throughout this whole entire post, so I'm sorry if I offend anyone!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Top Five Wednesday: Most Recent Additions to my Wishlist

Hey everyone and welcome back! I'm Genni, and today I am participating in weekly meme Top 5 Wednesday. T5W is hosted by the lovely Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. If you haven't checked out her youtube channel, make sure to check her out here!
  
As you can see, the prompt for this week are our top five recent additions to my wishlist. I don't usually buy books (I'm very cheap, guys!), so I just picked out the top 5 books I've recently added to my goodreads TBR. This list is in no particular order. :)


5.) Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff
I added this book to my TBR after I saw my blogger friend, Alicia, write a review for it! Check it out here! I had seen the book floating around the blogosphere, but her review sold me on it! I'm interested to see how I like it! It's been a while since I've read a YA contemporary that has some difficult subject matter.

4.) Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
Who doesn't love a prehistoric fantasy that is a loose retelling of Pride and Prejudice? I've only read one book that was set in ancient history, and that was Forbidden by Kimberely Griffiths Little. I feel like most historic fiction is set  in the 1800s. The setting is what really draws me in!

3.) Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields
The premise of Poison's Kiss is a classic fantasy. It's about a girl, who I am sure is a very special snowflake, that is ordered to kill the one boy she loves. And I am definitely not complaining! Everyone needs a good fantasy here and there, and I'm looking forward to picking this up! Also, the cover is gorgeous.

2.) It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover is one of my favorite authors. I've heard that this is the best one yet, and while that is subjunctive, I'm hoping it applies to me! It Ends With Us has a focus on the difference between an abusive relationship and a healthy one. CoHo hasn't disappointed me yet, and I don't think she will now!

1.) The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
Last but certainly not least is The Edge of Everything! I started hearing about this around BEA, and I can't stop but think about it all the time now. I'm very much looking forward to its release date. The book is essentially about how a bounty hunter from hell that is sent to claim the murder of the main character's father. I love how original the plot is!


If you did a T5W post, make sure to link it down below! Did we share any of the same picks?

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

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

BOOK REVIEW | Smut by Karina Halle

Title: Smut
Author: Karina Halle
Release Date: May 16, 2016
Pages: 315
Source: I bought the e-copy of Smut through my Nook!
Synopsis:
What happens when the kink between the pages leads to heat between the sheets?
All Blake Crawford wants is to pass his creative writing course, get his university degree, and take over his dad’s ailing family business. What Amanda Newland wants is to graduate at the top of her class, as well as finally finish her novel and prove to her family that writing is a respectful career.

What Blake and Amanda don’t want is to be paired up with each other for their final project, but that’s exactly what they both get when they’re forced to collaborate on a writing piece. Since Amanda thinks Blake is a pushy asshole (with a panty-melting smirk and British accent) and Blake thinks Amanda has a stick up her ass (though it’s a brilliant ass), they fight tooth and nail until they discover they write well together. They also may find each other really attractive, but that’s neither here nor there.

When their writing project turns out to be a success, the two of them decide to start up a secret partnership using a pen name, infiltrating the self-publishing market in the lucrative genre of erotica. Naturally, with so much heat and passion between the pages, it’s not long before their dirty words become a dirty reality. Sure, they still fight a lot, but at least there’s make-up sex now.

But even as they start to fall hard for each other, will their burgeoning relationship survive if their scandalous secret is exposed? Or are happily-ever-afters just a work of fiction?
Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Goodreads

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Currently Reading/TBR - Red Queen, Kiss of Deception

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! Today I'll be showing you the books I am currently reading and planning to read for the rest of July!

At the time I'm writing this, I am about 30 pages into Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard! I just started this for the Make Me Read It Readathon after finishing November 9 this morning. I'm going to be up late tonight (hence why I'm writing this at 11 pm), so I hope that I can finish a good chunk of it by the time I go to sleep! I've been a bit nervous about reading this just because of all the mixed reviews. It seems as if everyone either loves the book, hates it, or thinks it is mediocre at best.

After the readathon, I am going to get back to listening to Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson! I stopped for the readathon, and then it became overdue and I had to return it. I stopped at a really good time though, so I'm excited to get back into it! I also had to return ACOMAF, so I am re-requesting that so I can hopefully start reading it again by the time July is ending. I am eagerly anticipating Chapter 55! :D

And that is what I am currently reading and planning to read for the rest of July! I'll be happy if I read 8 books. Marching band season starts in a couple days, so that will just take most of my time, and then I also have a class I'm taking during the summer for extra credit. So, I don't have the much time to really read!

What are you currently reading?

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

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Friday 56 with Book Beginnings! No. 5

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! Today I am participating in Friday 56 and Book Beginnings. They are hosted by Freda's Voice and Rose City Reader, respectively. 

The rules are simple for both. For the Friday 56, we turn to page 56 or 56% in our e-reader and highlight a passage of any book! Book Beginnings is where you feature the first sentence (or so) of a book and give your thoughts and impressions.

Book Beginnings

My choice for Book Beginnings this week is Flawed by Cecilia Ahern. I got this from my library a bit back, but I haven't been able to read it yet. I do want to get around to it before the school year starts later next month. Flawed is a YA dystopian, but I don't know too much besides that.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Top Five Wednesday: Books I Wish Had Sequels!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! Today I participating in weekly meme Top 5 Wednesday, which is hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. If you want to participate, check out the goodreads page here! The prompt for this week is the five books that we wish had sequels. I actually had a pretty hard time finding five books, because I am pretty happy with how the books I've read have ended! If you participated this week in Top Five Wednesday, make sure to link your post down below! :) My list is in no specific order.

Monday, July 11, 2016

BOOK REVIEW | Saven Deception by Siobhan Vivian

Title: Saven Deception (Saven #1)
Author: Siobhan Davis 
Release Date: December 15, 2015
Pages: 426
Source: I received this copy in exchange for an honest review through Lola's Book Tours. If you want to read the book, you can sign up here.
Synopsis:
I’ve fallen hard for an alien, but he’s harboring secrets.
Massive secrets that threaten the very essence of humanity.
How can I give him my heart when his race plans on taking my future?

Sadie Owens has been slowly dying inside. Bit by bit, piece by piece, day by day. Trapped in a life she hates, she relies on only one person—herself.

Despised by her family and betrayed by an unscrupulous government, Sadie dreams of a different life. When she is chosen to participate in the government’s new social experiment, she is ecstatic at the prospect of spending six months in Thalassic City, the shiny new city under the sea.

Immediately drawn to Logan Chandler, Sadie is captivated by the beautiful boy with the ocean-blue eyes. Logan seems to embody everything that has been forbidden, but he isn’t all he appears to be.

Confused over Logan’s true intentions and concerned when best friend Jenna starts transforming in front of her eyes, Sadie partners with newcomer Jarod in a bid to uncover the government’s real agenda. The truth is more shocking than anything she could ever have imagined.

When Sadie finally understands why the Saven walk among us, will it be too late to save her heart and the human race?
Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Goodreads

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Friday 56 with Book Beginnings! No. 4

Hey everyone! It's been a pretty long time since I've participated in The Friday 56 or Book Beginnings, and I figured I should just jump right back in! The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader.

The rules are simple for both. For the Friday 56, we turn to page 56 or 56% in our e-reader and highlight a passage of any book! Book Beginnings is where you feature the first sentence (or so) of a book and give your thoughts and impressions.

BOOK REVIEW | Just a Girl by Ellie Cahill

Title: Just A Girl
Author: Ellie Cahill
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Release Date: June 21, 2016
Pages: 224
Source: I recieved an ecopy of Just A Girl through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Netgalley and Loveswept!
Synopsis:
After getting kicked out of her own band—by her own boyfriend—Presley Mason finds herself back in Wisconsin, helping her parents run their renowned music store. Instead of belting out powerhouse vocals to sold-out crowds in L.A., she’s stocking shelves and inspecting rental violins. But the shop isn’t all bad: When she’s vacuuming up late one night, she bumps into the guitar teacher with the smoldering amber eyes and the killer tattoo. And that’s when things take an interesting turn.
Presley soon finds that Paul Kellerman is as good in bed as he is on guitar. So why isn’t he stoked to share his band, Jukebox Bleu, with her? Turns out Paul has crippling stage fright, which he’s been self-medicating without much success. But when Jukebox Bleu’s lead singer gets called for military service, the other members beg Presley to front them. Even though she swore never to mix men with music again, the temptation to perform is almost as intense as her chemistry with Paul. Now Presley must decide what’s more important: a second chance at love . . . or rock stardom.
  Links: Barnes and Noble | Goodreads | Amazon

Monday, July 4, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Enjoyed Under 2000 Ratings

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni and today I will be participating in Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and Bookish. If you haven't checked them out, make sure you do!

So this week's topic is related to an earlier topic of underrated books. However, there are several definitions to an underrated book. So, to clean things up a bit, the prompt is instead our top ten books that have less than 2,000 ratings on goodreads. Looking through this, I found quite a few books on my goodreads that I think deserve more attention!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

I HAVE 101 FOLLOWERS?!

Hey guys!! So this is kind of an impromptu post, but I just realized I have 101 followers!! I normally don't check the number of followers I have because I would then compare myself to other bloggers and get blog envy. This must have just happened, and I'm soo happy!! When I realized that I had over 100, I just sat back and looked at my calculator thinking, "This can't be right." There is still so much I want to do with this blog and I can't believe there are 101 people watching me as I learn. So anyways, I just want to say a huge thank you to all of my followers, whether you were my first or the 101st. This community has also been so accepting and I love having a huge group of people where I can just talk about books!! You guys understand me. *virtual hugs to everyone*


I really, really want to do a giveaway, but I just don't have the money for it right now. However, I am hoping that I'll be able to do one once I get to 200! Who knows how long that will take, but that is my promise to all of you. There will be a giveaway in due time! :D

So that's all I needed to say. I never thought when I started blogging that people would be interested with what I was saying. I was perfectly fine just sending my thoughts into the void of internet, and all of you came along. This is the perfect early birthday present I could have asked for!

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU!!!!