Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

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"For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace."
-Isaiah 9:6

Wishing you a wonderful and warm Christmas! :)
Love,
Kye

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

I'm back!! (and I'm accepting book review requests again!)

Hi guys!!! :)
I am officially back in the States, DONE WITH FINALS, and OFF HIATUS!!

How I feel when people watch and comment on my YouTube Channel. 
Pretty much all I've been doing since I've gotten here. 

I've been madly trying to catch up on my reading and sorting through email (3000+...Oh. my. gosh.). The reading part I've got down pat (and will be sending some reviews your way soonish ;D), but the email situation... yea... I need to get back to it LOL.

But YAYAYAYAYAY! I'm a free woman!!!

PREACH

....at least until the semester starts. D: But that's not until January, so not even gonna go there. xD Just a warning though, once the semester starts, my posting schedule will be super erratic (not that it's not erratic now LOL), so I apologize for that in advance. 

Aaaaaand I'm also back to accepting requests for book reviews!!!! This is what I've missed the most, and so I am super duper excited to re-open it again. ;)

I hope you all have been well, and I wish you all the warmest and Merriest Christmas that anyone can possibly dream of. <3

Love,
Kye


Monday, August 31, 2015

Hiatus- again (and important updates!)



Hi all!
:)
I hope the summer's been treating you guys all right! :)
Currently, I am in lovely rainy England! <3 <3

I have decided for now that I am going to go on a hiatus while I'm still settling down here.   I know this post is super late (since I haven't been posting lately anyways), but I wanted to tell you guys formally.  (I'm so sorry I didn't do it earlier!)  I'm not too sure when I will be able to come off this hiatus, but I will come back!! That I promise!! :)

I'm so sorry, but this also means for now, I will not be accepting new books for request- and I will make that note on my Book Review policy as well.

Again, I really do apologize for not posting.  You've all been wonderful, and I really do love blogging- it's just time that's the issue here. :(

Thanks for bearing with me!
I hope all of you guys are having a lovely summer (and back to school? ;) ).

Cheers! :D
Kye

Monday, August 10, 2015

Dragon's Future

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Author: Kandi J Wyatt
Release Date:  August 10th, 2015
Publisher: Booktrope
Genre(s): Middle School Fantasy
Pages: 140
*Book one of a series*

~Spoiler Free~

Summary (Goodreads):
Every child of Woolpren dreams of becoming one, but only a few are chosen. Now, ten-year-old twin brother and sister, Ruskya and Duskya, have been selected to join an elite group of riders: dragon riders. Full of awe and excitement, the twins leave their mother, and their home, to train for their new lives.

Fifteen years later, dragons are becoming extinct and riders are rare. One day, Ruskya is at the general store in town when a man announces that he is recruiting new dragon riders. Ruskya goes undercover, and discovers that there is another colony of riders with their own agenda—a quest to find a mysterious plant that could restore the dragon population, or destroy it. When a battle erupts between the two colonies, it’s up to Ruskya and his friends to fight for their dragons’ future, and their lives.



Review:


~Thank you so much to the author and publisher for giving me a copy of this book!:)~

This book was okay.  While I enjoyed the imagination and the world of the dragons, I thought the writing was a bit awkward and forced.  My main iffy with the writing was that I felt the writing took away from the characters themselves. The point of view changed almost without warning.  Not only that,  but because the writing was so stilted, it made the characters and their actions seem a bit stilted themselves. 

However, while I did think the writing style made it harder for me to lose myself in the book,  I really did love the world the author built- and I think this is more important than the writing style. I mean, writing style is important, but I know when I was middle schooler, I wasn't particularly picky about how smooth the writing was or if it was stilted and uneven.  I was more interested in the world the book spun and if it would let me run my imagination wild- and I believe this book does do the deed. :)

Thanks for reading!

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hi!


Hi everyone! :)

Hope you all have been well!

I'm really sorry I've been MIA this past month!!  Adjusting to summer classes as well as preparing for my study abroad next month (!!) has been taking up a lot of my time.  I had hoped to be back on schedule (well, posting more regularly I guess lol) by July, but unfortunately, that hasn't been the case. :( I'll do my best in these upcoming months, though, to keep on posting! :)  (And maybe some pictures too from my study abroad in the UK? ;D)

Thanks for bearing with me!

Wishing you beautiful summer days! :)

Warmest wishes,
Kye


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday Wk 46


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by the fantastic Jill over at Breaking the Spine!:)
What I'm waiting on this week:
Plot blurb:
The beautifully sad struggle of a girl desperate for the one relationship that has caused her the most pain

Cassie O’Malley has spent her whole life trying to keep her head above water—literally and metaphorically. It’s been two-and-a-half years since her mother dumped Cassie in a mental institution against her will, and now, at eighteen, she enrolls in college, ready to reclaim her life and enter the world on her own terms.

But as she struggles to find her way forward, the startling truths she uncovers about her own family narrative make it impossible to cut the tethers of a tumultuous past. And when the unhealthy mother-daughter relationship that defined Cassie's childhood and adolescence threatens to pull her under once again, Cassie must decide: whose version of history is the truth? And more important, whose life must she save?

A bold, literary story about the fragile complexities of mothers and daughters and learning to love oneself, The First Time She Drowned reminds us that we must dive deep into our pasts if we are ever to move forward. 


Release Date:
March 15th, 2016

Looks interesting! What are you waiting on this week?


Sunday, June 21, 2015

In the Time of Dragon Moon

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Author: Janet Lee Carey
Release Date:  March 24, 2015
Publisher: Kathy Dawson books
Genre(s): YA Fantasy
Pages:  480
*Book three of a series*

~Spoiler Free~

Summary (Goodreads):
On the southernmost tip of Wilde Island--far from the Dragonswood sanctuary and the Pendragon Castle--live the native Euit people. Uma, who is half Euit and half English, and not fully accepted by her tribe, wants to become a healer like her Euit father. But the mad English queen in the north, desperate for another child, kidnaps Uma and her father and demands that he cure her barrenness. After her father dies, Uma must ensure that the queen is with child by the time of the Dragon Moon, or be burned at the stake.
Terrified and alone, Uma reaches out to her only possible ally: the king's nephew Jackrun, a fiery dragonrider with dragon, fairy, and human blood. Together, they must navigate through a sea of untold secrets, unveil a dark plot spawned long ago in Dragonswood, and find a way to accept all the elements--Euit, English, dragon, and fairy--that make them who they are.

Review: 

In a sentence: I liked the premise, but the writing was a bit awkward.

When I jumped into this book, I didn't know that I'd read books by this author until I looked at the back cover.   I remember not liking them, and while I'm not sure why I didn't like them (it's been a few years, and I sort of skim read more than half of both previous books), I know why I didn't like this one: the writing is awkward.

The style of writing didn't make me feel like I was immersed in a story.  It's kind of hard to explain, but you know those moments where you're so into a book, you forget you're reading words, but just seeing the scenes in your head?

This book didn't make me feel that way.

 I think it's because the writing was... jarring? Unsmooth? Uneven? I'm not sure how to describe the writing, but I think uneven is the closest I can get to it.  That's not to say the book had grammar errors or bad wording- if there were, I didn't notice them, and even if there were, most of the time, it doesn't take away from that experience of being immersed in a book.  It was the content that was so uneven. The story was inconsistent with the characters, and the character development was lacking.  The book would go smoothly for a little while, but then it would jump to a conclusion or jump to a character development.

And lastly, the world building... Eh. I think this was also a part of the whole not really being lost in the book. I was fascinated by the Euits and the mythological side, but as a whole the book was plain.

Final thoughts? I wasn't really feeling it for this book...

Thanks for reading! :)

Rating: 2 out of 5


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Early Updates for June!! :)

Hi guys!!

Hope you all have been doing fabulous. ;)

So remember how I said I was going to give up on the tagging system? Welllll.... as much as I hate this tedious sorting,  I also really hate giving up on anything halfway through (xD), so I finished it!! YAY!! It's much less detailed than when I first started, so there might be stray tags on the older posts, but it's done!! I've been working on this darned thing for who knows how long, and now that I'm done, I'm going to get myself a soda flavored ice tube thingy. :)
Huh, so I didn't think I'd find a picture of it online (LOOL), but here it is. ^-^ It's surprisingly delicious and refreshing, especially with the hot temperatures here. Woot!

If you want to find something, it's now on the side, right under the rating system. :D  I will still be posting the links to individual reviews on the Books Reviewed Tab (above..and yea... I need to update that too...that's next on my list- I promise!), but everything else (like memes, movie reviews, etc) will be on the side.  I'll also leave the links I've already posted for previous misc. posts up on the Books Reviewed Tab for now... until I can get the courage to delete them since I'm not sure if I managed to sort every post with tags LOL.

So, that's the biggest change on this blog as of late.  I've noticed a lot of people are switching over to Wordpress these past few months, and though I've considered it as well (so many glitches with Blogspot -.-), I'm sticking with Blogspot for the rest of this year, and we'll see how it goes. :D

I haven't managed to make that posting schedule yet, but hopefully I'll get around to it soon!  Summer classes start next week, and that's a whole nother frenzy right there ahaha. ;)

But ehhh- I'm sure everything will work out! :)

How's everyone doing in this summer heat? (At least here on the west coast! D':)

With love,
Kye :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday Wk 45


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by the fantastic Jill over at Breaking the Spine!:)
What I'm waiting on this week:
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(Clever title! Is this what they call an oxymoron??)
Plot blurb:
Sadie Kingston, is a girl living in the aftermath. A year after surviving a car accident that killed her friend Trent and left her body and face scarred, she can’t move forward. The only person who seems to understand her is Trent’s brother, Max.

As Sadie begins to fall for Max, she's unsure if she is truly healed enough to be with him — even if Max is able to look at her scars and not shy away. But when the truth about the accident and subsequent events comes to light, Sadie has to decide if she can embrace the future or if she'll always be trapped in the past.


This sounds so good!!! I can't wait for it come out!! :)
Release date: November 3rd, 2015

So what are you guys waiting on this week? 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Quote of the Week! (from the book I'm reading)

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I love this quote!

(This blog post was inspired by Parajunkee's list of fabulous ideas for book bloggers!)

With love,
Kye 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Feature and Follow Wk 14

 Increase Blog Followers

Hi everyone! This weekly meme is hosted by the fantastic Alison at Alison Can Read and the fabulous Parajunkee! :)

This week's question:
 How would you pitch to the biz to make your favorite book into a movie? 

Step 1: 
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Step 2: Run
Step 3: Join the cult following that always seems to pop up whenever YA books are turned into movies. 
xD

For real though, I totally agree with Alison from Alison Can Read: no more book to movie adaptions (ESPECIALLY FOR YA!!), but if  it was to become a TV show, where the author is really involved in the making and the story isn't too far off from the books, then maybe.  But all these book to movie adaptations- I'm seriously not feeling it.  Off the top of my head, I think the last Hunger Games movie I watched (I think it was Catching Fire ??) was honestly the only YA book to movie adaption that I've loved in the recent years- which is ironic, since I didn't like the Hunger Games series LOL.  I'm also really weird  and picky when it comes to  book to movie adaptions.  If the movie's too true to the book, it seems... lackluster.  If they deviate from the book a lot (or little- it depends on the detail(s) they change xD), it makes me angry.  I don't think I can ever win with movie adaptations LOL. 

But that won't stop me from watching and hoping this next one is better. ;D

How about you guys? :)
Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Cover Reveal: Of Ice and Snow




Today Amber Argyle and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover for OF ICE AND SNOW, a novella in the Faerie Queens series in August, 2015! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to win an e-bundle of Amber’s Witch Song Books!
On to the reveal! 

TADA!!
I love this color!! :)

Title: OF ICE AND SNOW
Author: Amber Argyle
Pub. Date: August, 2015
Find it: Goodreads

Otec thought destiny forgot him…

The middle child of the clanchief, Otec is the overlooked son in an overflowing house. He dreams of escape and adventure, so when a mysterious stranger offers both, he doesn’t need persuading. But when his faraway village comes under attack, Otec will do anything to save the people he loves. Cut off from his nation, he must trust a foreign woman with a dubious past as they race to save his clan. But nothing is what it seems, and Otec may have to trust his enemy if he is to become the leader he was never meant to be.

Destiny is not always kind.


Of Ice and Snow is being exclusively released in the Daring Hearts box set and the whole bundle is only 99 cents for 8 books! What an awesome deal!

Daring Hearts synopsis:

Eight All New CLEAN Novels by Eight Bestselling Authors 


ONLY 0.99 CENTS FOR A LIMITED TIME!


From gorgeous heroes that make us swoon to the super sleuths and feisty heroines that make us cheer, this exclusive collection has something for everyone. Eight clean, sassy and BRAND NEW novels--a delicious mixture of fun, addictively romantic, action-adventure stories -- each handpicked by an award-winning gathering of some of today's most popular YA/NA authors. 



Eight Bestselling Authors 

Eight never-before-released novels spanning 1600+ pages 
Over 98% off retail for the individual books sold separately (a thirty dollar savings!) 
Only available until September (so get your copy today). 



THIS BOXED SET INCLUDES: 



REBECCA ETHINGTON ~ Monsters are real... Through Glass 

RASHELLE WORKMAN ~ Alice is a Dark Moth trainee in Wonderland, Arizona where the days are hot and the guys are hotter. The Dark Moth Society 
CINDY M. HOGAN ~ Some secrets are better left dead and buried. Kate Unmasked 
ELLE STRAUSS ~ Time traveling is wonky enough... and this time it's worse than ever. Counter Clockwise 
CHRISTINE KERSEY ~ College is murder... Witness 
JULI ALEXANDER ~ Solving mysteries is in her blood, but it might just get her killed. Paxton Private Investigations 
LILA FELIX ~ Fasta is an artist, not by choice, but by force. Sketchy Love 
AMBER ARGYLE ~ A storm is raging and not everyone will survive. Of Ice And Snow




About Amber:

Amber Argyle is the number-one bestselling author of the Witch Song Series and the Fairy Queen Series. Her books have been nominated for and won awards in addition to being translated into French and Indonesian.

Amber graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in English and physical education, a husband, and a two-year old. Since then, she and her husband have added two more children, which they are actively trying to transform from crazy small people into less crazy larger people.

To learn more about Amber, visit her blog at amberargyle.blogspot.com

You can find Amber on TwitterFacebookGoodreads, and Pinterest.




Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive the eBook bundle of The Witch Song Series. International


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Thank you so much to the author and Rock Star Books Tour for allowing me to participate in this reveal! :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Blog Tour: Citadel of the Sky Review

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Welcome to the tour for Citadel of the Sky by Chrysoula Tzavelas. This is an adult epic fantasy (clean and appropriate for YA readers). 
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Citadel of the Sky by Chrysoula Tzavelas
 
Her (not very) Serene Highness Princess Tiana tries her best not to think about the dark lords ravaging her country or how the magic in her bloodline makes her family go mad. The descendant of a legendary hero, she prefers bringing the myths of old to life on the theater stage, not on the battlefield.

Then a rash of suspicious deaths strikes the Regents—trusted advisors, friends, and guides to her troubled royal family—and the Noble’s Council tries to cover it all up. Tiana is determined to get to the bottom of the murders and the conspiracy, even if that means making a dangerous pact with a telepathic demon trapped in a magical sword. But he may just be the edge she needs to save the people she loves.

Cursed sword in hand, Tiana and her friends prepare to face the encroaching darkness­—and the ultimate truth about her and her family.

Goodreads

Review:
So before I start this review, I just want to say I love the dedication.  :) It's really cute. xD

Okay, now onto the book itself.  This book was a ride the entire way through - and I think it all had to do with how the book started.    From the very first pages, you're just plunged into the world headfirst and without any warning. ( I thought I skipped some pages or something because it was so intense right from the start lol. )  This could be a good or bad thing, and I think it depends on your personal preference.  Some people like beginnings starting without "mincing words" (so to speak xD)- but for me personally, I love the background story and then easing into the actiony stuff.  I also expected the world and everything to be explained in more detail, but that doesn't really happen either.  You get small hints, but otherwise, you're sort of on your own.

HOWEVER

Once you get past that (and do some Googling on phantasmagory xD), you come to really appreciate how intricate this world is (and the incredible imagination of this author OMG). I honestly think, more than the characters, it was this confusing mass of a world that kept me reading until the end. It was convoluting, twisting, and... addicting? LOL.   I was so lost in it, and I couldn't pull myself away from wanting to learn more and more about the different parts of it.

  I have mixed feelings about the characters simply because there were SO many of them, and I had trouble keeping them all straight (there was a glossary thing in the back, but even so, my goodness- it was a full house ;) ).  Some characters I loved (Tiana!! and Kiar!!), some characters I hated, and some characters that I totally forgot about as soon as I moved onto the next page.  But one thing's for sure: the author made me feel something for each character. Even if it was utter hatred (>.>),  I felt something for most of the characters, and I think that's pretty cool considering the number of characters there were xD.  I think there were only a few characters whom I was completely disinterested in (and those few characters turned out to be minor anyways xD).

I get the feeling this book was more of a set up for the future books (THAT CLIFFHANGER THOUGH), and I'm looking forward to diving back into this world again! :)

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

As an Air Force kid, Chrysoula went to twelve schools in twelve years and spent a lot of time wondering what made people tick. Books, it turned out, helped with that question. These days she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family, which includes many small and demanding creatures who fight over her attention. Her first book, urban fantasy MATCHBOX GIRLS, was published in 2012 by the small press Candlemark & Gleam, followed annually by two more books in the same SENYAZA Series, all of which explore the impact of the supernatural on those who are— or who want to be— ordinary. Her next book, CITADEL OF THE SKY, is the first of a new series about the descendants of a Chosen One and the legacy of power and mental illness they’ve inherited. It’s also about Dark Lords and kicking butt in nice dresses.

AUTHOR ONLINE: Website | FacebookTwitter

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GIVEAWAY

The author will be giving away $10 Gift Card to online bookseller of choice (INT) to three winners of the below Rafflecopter.  The giveaway ends June 16th.
 
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This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

Friday, May 29, 2015

May Updates!!

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Hi everyone!

It's been a loooong while, but I'm back! :)

I'm so sorry for the lack of posting! I've been really busy until recently with end of school year stuff, but now that it's officially summer (and I've graduated! Class of 2015 ;D), I'll be able to post more often- and READ BOOKS OMG.  I actually haven't been able to read ANY books lately (except maybe stuff for school), and I'm sorely behind- BUT I plan to remedy that this summer. :)

Also, I've officially given up on the tagging system LOL. It was just taking waaay too long (I think it's been a little more than 6 months now omg, and I'm still not half way done).  I'm thinking I'll just start adding tags to posts from now on, and for the previous ones, I'll just post each link onto the Review List Tab (which I am also extremely behind in whoops).

I do have summer classes, but I don't think (well, hopefully I pray is more like it LOL) they will be SUPER intense, so I'll be around for the whole summer :).  I'm mostly going to spend the next two weeks or so stalking-errr catching up on all my blogs (:D), organizing email (if you've sent me an email a while back, and I haven't responded, I'm extremely sorry! I haven't been able to check my email consistently, and I might have missed it. If I haven't replied yet, please resend it to me. Thank you! :) ), adding links, and reading reading reading! :) After those two weeks (or so :D), hopefully (yes I have a lot of hope ;) ), I'll be able to maybe make a solid posting schedule and go from there! :)

I hope everyone has been doing fabulous (as always!).  What are your summer plans? :)

With love,
Kye :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday Wk 44


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by the fabulous Jill over at Breaking the Spine!:)
What I'm waiting on this week:
(phew, it's been a while since I've done one of these. ;))
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Plot Blurb:
Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She's so desperate to reach the realm that she's willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.

When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he's been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world--and each other--the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe...
 


I don't usually read that much sci-fi, but this book sounds awesome! :) 
What are you waiting on this week?
:)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Wrath and the Dawn Release Day Blitz!



I am super excited that THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renée Ahdieh releases today and that I get to share the news, along with a special introduction from Renée herself!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Renée Ahdieh, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed copies of the book and some beautiful book inspired scarves, courtesy of Renée, Penguin Teen, and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.


A letter from Renée Ahdieh.

There are not enough words to express how thrilled I am to share THE WRATH AND THE DAWN with you! From the moment I typed the first word, I felt connected to Shahrzad and her world in a way that carried me through the long process of publication to where we are today. 

Everything about this process has been a dream come true, and hope you love my book half as much as I enjoyed writing it. In celebration of release day, I'll be giving away a signed, first edition hardcover of the book, as well as a gorgeous scarf . . . or two!

Always remember to make it a story worthy of you!

Renée


About The Book:

Title: THE WRATH & THE DAWN
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Pub. Date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages: 388
A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all. 


About Renée:

Renée lives in North Carolina (Go Heels!) with her husband Victor and their dog Mushu. Her YA fantasy novel, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, will be published on May 12th, 2015. In her spare time, she likes to cook, dance salsa, and wreak havoc on the lives of her characters.
She’s also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as an active member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America










Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a hardcover of THE WRATH AND THE DAWN and a beautiful book inspired scarf (IMAGES BELOW)! US Only.

Ends on May 22nd at Midnight EST!



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Thank you so much to Rockstar Book Tours and the author for letting me participate in this blitz! :)


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day! :)

Best friends 5ever <3
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Happy Mother's Day everyone! ;)

Best wishes,
Kye 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

April updates!

Hi guys!

Hope you all have been well!! I'm so sorry about the lack of posts (again...D: )!!  The erratic posting will continue probably until the end of May. >.< I've been super busy lately because......

*drumrolllll*
* Class of 2015 :') *

I'M GRADUATING!!!!!!!!! :D
HOLY MOLY I'M GONNA BE A COLLEGE GIRL!!!!!!
SOOOOO EXCITED!!! :)

I plan on majoring in English with a minor in something(s) or double majoring.  I haven't decided exactly (only English is for certain), but I figure I'll have a while to figure it out. ;)

But honestly, whoever told me senior year was the chillest year EVER, has never been a true senior omg.  Senior year has been the busiest year I have ever experienced- like ever.  Along with the increase in homework (T_T) and wrapping up extracurriculars, there are last minute tests (CALC IS KILLING ME D:), college visits, AP tests, senior projects, and senior excursions. (And I got sick this week. Boo. )

BUT EHHHHHHHHHH!!! :D

I am REALLY REALLY excited to be graduating.  I think it's just so cool to think that this coming fall, I will be in a completely new place (maybe another state or country? ;) ), blogging, fangirling, and growing. It's like an adventure like the ones I read about in my books (and yes, I really, really have wanted to throw this cliche in for a VERY long time xD).

But even though everything's a-changing, this blog will remain the same- for the most part LOL.  I know I'll definitely start posting more; I have a stack of books just begging to be read, and for the time being, I have them hidden in my closet to avoid temptation.... Okay, fine.  Maybe I have one or two of them out,  but that's it!!  I promise.  Scout's honor (ooooh btw, is anyone else super excited for the sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird?!). :D

 I've also been thinking about redesigning, but I've grown too attached to all the random frogs and the pretty wallpaper green, so for now the blog's layout is remaining the same.  As for the tagging system, I think I've given up LOL.   I should have started with the tagging when I first started posting because this is honestly taking forever.  I think I'll just add a search bar, and just start diligently posting the links to the reviews on the tab for the list of reviews (which is sorely needing an update).  So please bear with me until the dust settles. ;)

And although I'm going to college and "growing up," (xD) I don't think I'll transition over into the Adult/ New adult fiction just yet (or maybe never? ;) ). YA is forever number one in my heart <3.

So yea! That's what's been going on in my life as of late. ;)

How about you guys? :D

Warmest wishes,
Kye


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday Wk 43


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by the fabulous Jill over at Breaking the Spine!:)
What I'm waiting on this week:
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Plot blurb:

A gritty but hopeful love story about two struggling teens—

great for fans of The Spectacular NowWillow, and Eleanor and Park


Tyler has a football scholarship to Stanford, a hot girlfriend, and a reliable army of friends to party with. Then his mom kills herself. And Tyler lets it all go. Now he needs to dodge what his dad is offering (verbal tirades and abuse) and earn what his dad isn’t (money). Tyler finds a job that crashes him into Jordyn, his former childhood friend turned angry-loner goth-girl. She brings Tyler an unexpected reprieve from the never-ending pity party his life has become. How could he not fall for her? But with his dad more brutally unpredictable than ever, Tyler knows he can’t risk bringing Jordyn too deeply into the chaos. So when violence roc

ks his world again, will it be Jordyn who shows him the way to a hopeful future? Or after everything, will Tyler have to find it in himself?

I had the delightful opportunity to meet this author at this past YA fest, and she was just lovely!  ^-^ I thought it was funny how she presented her book to us: "This book is about a boy who has to deal with the aftermath of his mother's suicide and his father's abuse.... Oh, and did I mention, it's a romantic comedy?" XD

Comes out August 4th, 2015!!!!

So what are you waiting on this week? ;D