Monument 14 Review!!!! Spoilers!!!!

Monument 14 Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.
Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.
But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.
Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.
In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.
Guys, I don't like children in trouble. But this book was really good! I loved the plot and it was something that I certainly hadn't read before. The characters were very likable except for the couple of exceptions. The kids had to deal with something very scary that was well thought out. The blood types were very scary, but I enjoyed the twist. The writing style really got to me. I loved it. I can't wait to read the sequel.

Peace, Love and Fangirl,

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Hi Guys!! So today I am the stop for the MOTORCROSS ME blog tour. I had such a blast reading this book and therefore talking to the author was equally as fun. The synopsis is below.

When Hana Fisher moves to the small town of Mixon, Texas to live with her dad, she dreads having to work at the boring pile of dirt he fondly calls a motocross track. But when she gets there, she finds the rinky-dink dirt bike track from her childhood has grown into the most respected racing track in the state.
Now popular by association, Hana endures the pain and sweat of working in the summer heat in order to fit in with a sport she’s growing to love. She gets a real family, a best friend and not just one, but two of the fastest racers trying to win her heart.
When Hana abuses her status as the track owner’s daughter to help the gorgeous Ryan Russo cheat in the biggest race of the year, she risks more than just losing her job. Every good thing in her life is at stake now- her friends, her dad’s trust, and Ash Carter- the kind-hearted racer who may not be as alluring as Ryan, but is proof that nice guys don’t always finish last.

Seriously though, this book is epic. Below is an interview with the author, Cheyanne Young.

Q: How did you come up with the premise for the book?

I came up with the motocross idea one summer when I was spending a ton of time at my local motocross track. My sister and I always like to "pipe dream" about opening our own track one day, and the daydreams of how I would manage and operate a track made me want to write about a character who actually does work at one. As for the premise of two cute boys…well, that's easy to come up with. ;-)

Q: What was your favorite part of writing this book?

Although this isn't a light-hearted part of the book, I really enjoyed writing about the Riders Down Foundation and showing what happens in the motocross community when a rider gets seriously injured. Riders Down is a real foundation who helped out a friend of mine when he had a severe brain injury from a motocross accident. I wanted to give them a shout out and show how the world of motocross truly is a family who helps out each other when bad things happen.
Q: Did you use music to write this book? If so, what music?
I listened to a lot of Taylor Swift and Jason Castro while writing this book. Taylor because she is the epitome of young adult angst and her songs really put me in the mood to write, and Jason Castro because he's a hottie with dreadlocks and an amazing voice. However, a lot of the book was written to the background noise of Disney channel while my kid sat next to me on the couch as I typed away on my laptop. I know, I know—my life is super glamorous.

Q: What is your writing process like?

I'm a single mom with a 9 year old daughter and a full time job, so my writing hours are rare and often stolen from time that needs to be spent doing other things (like laundry). I tend to write from 10pm-midnight, usually curled up on the couch with my laptop and some kind of junk food-er, I mean healthy food. I have a ton of notebooks with very unorganized notes scribbled all over them. Weekends are when I get my best writing done…I drag myself out of bed around 7am and write furiously until my daughter wakes up.

Q: How did you give all the characters their personalities?

I knew Hana needed to learn how to stand up for herself and how to admit when she's screwed up, so I tried giving her personality traits that could grow and develop throughout the book.
Ash and Shelby are very loosely influenced by a brother and sister I knew several years ago. Some people are just genuinely sweet and good, with no other motives, and I wanted to put people like that in my book. Ash needed to have patience and a level head, especially when falling for Hana because she can be a bit impatient.
Ryan…well… I DID tell you I am a single mom. Guess where his influence came from?

Well, it was awesome being able to participate in this Blog Tour!! My thanks to Shane @ Itching for Books for setting this up. My thanks to Cheyanne Young for answering my questions!!!

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Cheyanne YoungCheyanne is a native Texan with a fear of cold weather and a coffee addiction that probably needs an intervention. She loves books, sarcasm, Xbox and paid holidays. She lives near the beach with her daughter, one spoiled rotten puppy and a cat who is most likely plotting to take over the world.

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Waiting on Wednesday: SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY by Julie Murphy

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

My Pick this week is:

Expected Release Date: Winter 2014 by Balzer+ Bray/ HarperCollins

What if you’d been living your life as if you were dying—only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you?
When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, her prognosis is grim. To maximize the time she does have, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs—however she sees fit. She convinces her friend Harvey, whom she knows has always had feelings for her, to help her with a crazy bucket list that’s as much about revenge (humiliating her ex-boyfriend and getting back at her arch nemesis) as it is about hope (doing something unexpectedly kind for a stranger and reliving some childhood memories). But just when Alice’s scores are settled, she goes into remission.
Now Alice is forced to face the consequences of all that she’s said and done, as well as her true feelings for Harvey. But has she done irreparable damage to the people around her, and to the one person who matters most? 

I'm dead, I'm Dead, I'm Alive but I'm Dead. Julie is a wonderful lady and this book I know will be awesome. I'm kinda dying to read it and it's so far away, goddangit. JUST GIMME THE BOOK, JULIE AND NO ONE GETS HURT.
(Can anyone get THE INCREDIBLES reference I put up there?)
Peace, Love and Fangirl,


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists.

Today's list is Top Ten Books I've read so far in 2013

1. The Collector by Victoria Scott. This will soooooo be number one. Dante, Dante, Dante

2. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. I'm still not over it.

3. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. *distant sobs through the computer screen*

4. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks. All the feelings, my friends. all of them

5. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. *cries* I just can't

6. A Stiff Kiss by Avery Olive. Yes, I know it''s not out yet but it made me cry and it's awesome sooooo

7. Stripped by Brooklyn Skye. Not out yet, I know but ALL THE FEELS.

8. You Look Different In Real Life by Jennifer Castle. I still can't explain how much this book touched me.

9. Unremembered by Jessica Brody. WTH!

10.  Unravel me by Taherah Mafi. Team Warner, baybee!


I love these books and hope you go read them now! 

Peace, Love and Fangirl,



Holy crud, guys. Today I have the honor of showing you the cover of the new book from Victoria Scott coming in 2014. I'm so excited for this book ever since Tori teased with the characters, Tella and Guy. 

So with great fangirlyness, I show you the cover for Fire and Flood!!!

Oh my god, I'm blinded by the awesomeness, I can't wait to read this book!! How about ya'll?
Tell me in the comments!!

Peace, Love and Fangirl,


Siege and Storm Review!!!! Spoilers!!

Siege and StormDarkness never dies.
Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can't outrun her past or her destiny for long.
The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling's game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her—or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

Ok, I just can't even right now. This book was what I expected it to be and more. I loved the plot, the action and the insanely great build up to the climax. I love Mal and Alina's character development. But their arguments killed me but I loved them because they built their relationship up more. I seriously loved this book and it is a great sequel

Peace, Love and Fangirl,


Blog Tour Stop: THE NEPTUNE PROJECT by Polly Holyoke

Hi Ya'll!! Today I'm hosting the Blog Tour for The Neptune Project!

The Neptune ProjectNere has never understood why she feels so much more comfortable and confident in water than on land, but everything falls into place when Nere learns that she is one of a group of kids who-unbeknownst to them-have been genetically altered to survive in the ocean. These products of "The Neptune Project" will be able to build a better future under the sea, safe from the barren country's famine, wars, and harsh laws.
But there are some very big problems: no one asked Nere if she wanted to be a science experiment, the other Neptune kids aren't exactly the friendliest bunch, and in order to reach the safe haven of the Neptune colony, Nere and her fellow mutates must swim through hundreds of miles of dangerous waters, relying only on their wits, dolphins, and each other to evade terrifying undersea creatures and a government that will stop at nothing to capture the Neptune kids...dead or alive
Fierce battles and daring escapes abound as Nere and her friends race to safety in this action-packed aquatic adventure.

I have a interview with the author down below!!

Q: Will this be a series?
I hope so. Disney Hyperion is considering buying the sequel. The good news is that I have already finished Neptune 2: The Corridors of Atlantea, and Puffin UK has purchased it. Cross you fingers for me. I really love this second book, and I’m hoping that my American fans will have a chance to read it, too.
Q: What inspired you to write this type of story?
I’ve always loved dolphins and the sea, and I’ve been growing increasingly worried about the way we are polluting our world. At the rate we are fouling our land, it just seems logical to me that someday we may have to colonize the oceans that cover 5/6ths of our planet.
Q: Do you wish that you could have the same powers as Nere?
Nere is a telepath, which sounds really cool, but in reality, I think that being able to read other people’s thoughts would be a terrible burden. We’re probably all happier NOT knowing what our friends and family are thinking about us!
Q: Did you listen to music while writing? If so, what music did you listen to?
I try not to listen to music because it influences my mood. Writing certain scenes in THE NEPTUNE PROJECT made me laugh and others made me cry. I do get completely caught up in my writing. I’m not sure if that means I’m a good writer, or if that means I need psychiatric treatment!
Q: What sort of research did you do for the book?
I read tons of books on oceanography in general and dolphins in particular.  I spent quite a bit of time on the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary website and various scuba diving websites. But my favorite research by far was swimming with domesticated dolphins in Florida and wild spinner dolphins in Hawaii. I’ll never forget listening to the amazing range of whistles and squeaks the spinners made as they communicated with each other.
Q: In what direction do you hope to take this series?
A profitable one. No seriously, in the second book we find out more about Dai and his companions and the mysterious, unscrupulous scientist who created them. In the final book my Neptune kids take on the challenge of trying to save our entire planet from global warming.
Q:  Will Dai and Nere’s relationship unfold?
Ah, that’s the big question. Will Nere end up with kind, steady Tobin or mercurial Dai? I’m not sure yet. In fact, I’m not entirely sure that both characters will survive to the end of the series. It’s a dangerous world down there in the sea for these Neptune kids! You’ll just have to stay tuned.

Well now, we have to pester Disney Hyperion to buy the sequel, don't we!?

My review of the book: 
This book was a wonderful read, super fast paced and filled with information that makes the interesting and doesn't make it boring. I love the character dynamics, and the whole idea of kids with gills. And the character development that happened was beautifully executed. I enjoyed it very much and ya'll will too!!

Polly Holyoke
Polly Holyoke grew up in Colorado, where she spent her childhood skiing, camping, reading, and dreaming up fantastical stories. Polly went on to graduate from Middlebury College and become a middle school social studies teacher. She lives in Plano, Texas with her husband and their two daughters, as well as two cats, two Chihuahuas, and a Beagle.

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Waiting On Wednesday: United We Spy by Ally Carter

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

This week's pick is
United We Spy
United We Spy by Ally Carter
Expected Publication Date: September 17, 2013 by Disney-Hyperion

Cammie Morgan has lost her father and her memory, but in the heart-pounding conclusion to the best-selling Gallagher Girls series, she finds her greatest mission yet. Cammie and her friends finally know why the terrorist organization called the Circle of Cavan has been hunting her. Now the spy girls and Zach must track down the Circle's elite members to stop them before they implement a master plan that will change Cammie—and her country—forever. Get ready for the Gallagher Girls' most astounding adventure yet as Ally Carter's New York Times best-selling series comes to breathtaking conclusion that will have readers racing to the last page.

Am I allowed to burst into tears yet? I have loved this series since the 4th grade, I can't say goodbye yet but I will have to. I expect only the best from Ally, but her best friend is Jennifer Lynn Barnes so I'm scared for my sanity. Oh lord, WAKE ME UP WHEN SEPTEMBER COMES!!!

Peace, Love and Fangirl,

Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

 This week's topic is Top Ten Books at my Summer TBR. Oh lord, just ten? Okay, then.

1. Mind Games by Kiersten White. I got this book at TLA and it sounds awesome so I can't wait!

2. The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton. GIVE ME NOW

3. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. I can't wait to start this series!!

4.  Scorched by Mari Mancusi. This pretty is sitting on my shelf calling to me

5. The Liberator by Victoria Scott. Seriously, I have to explain?

6. Unbreakable by Kami Garcia. Crying, because I love her so much


8. Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike. LOVE TRIANGLE 

9. Rush by Eve Silver. YESSSSSSSS

10. Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols

That's all ya'll!!!! I hope you liked the ramblings of my mind.

Peace, Love and Fangirl,


Upcoming things on the blog!!!

Hi Everyone!!!

So I have a lot of upcoming things on the blog!! I will be hosting a lot of blog tour stops so I will post the dates right here!!!!

June 24th – Neptune Project Blog Tour- Interview and Review
June 26th –Motorcross Me Blog Tour- Interview
July 9th- Identified Blog Tour- Review
July 10th- Stripped Blog Tour- Interview and Review
July 12th- Dirty Little Secret Blog Tour- Interview
July 17th- A Stiff Kiss Blog Tour- Interview and Review
July 23rd-  Uniquely Unwelcome Blog Tour- Review and Q & A
July 24th- The Corollaria Blog Tour- Interview 
July 29th- Broken Faith Blog Tour- Review and Interview
August 4th- Dawn of the Apocalypse Blog Tour-  Review and Favorite Quote
August 6th-True Love’s First Kiss Blog Tour- Review and Favorite Quote
August 13th- Adela Arthur and the Creators Clock- Review and Playlist
August 14- The Howling Heart Blog Tour- Review and Favorite Quote
August 20- The Witchling Blog Tour- Interview

I'm really looking forward to all of these!!!!

Hope to see ya'll soon!!

Peace, Love and Fangirl,


Waiting on Wednesday: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

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

My pick this week is:
The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus Series #4)
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Expected release date: October 8th, 2013
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?
They have no choice. If the demigods don't succeed, Gaea's armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.
Ya'll see that summary up there? That is the reason that I will die. THE FREAKING MARK OF ATHENA LIKE I CAN'T EVEN. ALL THE PERCABETH FEELS. I just have a lot of emotions. I can't right now. I just really need this book!!

Peace, Love and Fangirl,


Top Ten Tuesday!

      Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I love to share my lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This week's topic is Top Ten Beach Reads. 
1. The Collector by Victoria Scott. This would be a great beach read!!

2. Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan. Let's see, a sarcastic kid with water powers, yeah..

3. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Yeah, guys!!!

4. Gallagher Girls Series by Ally Carter. SPYS!!!!!!

5. Of Triton by Anna Banks. Ahem, hot boys/mermen

6. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Yes, if you want to cry in public

7. Unremembered by Jessica Brody. Amnesia, ahem YES!

8. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne. I CRY BUT YES, GUYS YES!!

9. Identified: The Maya Price Story by Faith A. Rice Mills. ALL THE FEELS

10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Okay. Okay.

Sorry that it's late!! I had a lot on my plate. Sorry!!

Peace, Love, and Fangirl,



Maude thought her life couldn’t get any better: her first music album is a hit, she’s about to meet her extended family and she’s looking forward to her first date with teen pop star, Matt.
But when scandal strikes Maude must part ways with Matt, and watch Soulville Records fall into the hands of an ambitious Alan Lewis, who will stop at nothing to turn Maude into an unparalleled star.
Between glamorous parties, an unauthorized tell-all book, a web of lies, new revelations about her French past and her rivalry with Lindsey Linton attaining a whole new level, Maude must fight for her voice to be heard and decide if being a star is more important than her love for music.

Release date: July 31st 2013

Are you ready!!! 

It's so pretty!!! I love the color scheme and everything!!!!

Anna Adams is a new YA author who has always loved to read and write. Anna's started writing stories at a young age and her sisters would read and correct the spelling mistakes… and laugh their heads off. Her very first critics.Apart from writing, Anna also loves to sing and  play the piano. She comes from quite a musical family and music has always been a big part of their lives whether it was singing with her sister while doing the dishes (she washed, Anna dried) or forcing her little brother to participate in numerous sing and dance shows Anna choreographed! Anna lives in Paris today but used to live in the States, which she considers to be her second home. After all, home is where the heart is.

Peace, Love and Fangirl

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The Nightmare Affair Review!! Spoilers

16-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally.Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy, is hard enough, but when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing.But it does.Eli is dreaming of a murder. The setting is Arwkell. And then his dream comes true.Now Dusty has to follow the clues–both within Eli’s dreams and out of them–to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target.

Well, this book was freaking epic!! I loved this book so much.!! Dusty is so sarcastic. She is my favorite character. I loved the writing style and the plot was TO DIE FOR! MUAHAHAHA. Sorry, I had sugar. I loved her  friend and I loved the boys. It was slighly slow in the middle but since it was the build-up to the climax. I'll forgive it. Now the plot twists were beautiful, and kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down. I promise that you will love it!!

Peace, Love and Fangirl,


Waiting on Wednesday: Champion by Marie Lu

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

      My pick this week is:
Champion (Marie Lu's Legend Series #3)

Champion by Marie Lu
Expected Release: November 5th, 2013 by Penguin

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything he has. With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.

Hahaha No. Do ya'll realize how much of a mental breakdown I had after Prodigy. A BIG ONE. I need this book like air. I thought it came out in 2014 but it's in November!!  MARIE LU AND THE FANDOM GODS HAVE SMILED UPON ME!! So yeah, I need it now, please? *puppy eyes*

Peace, Love and Fangirl,


Top Ten Tuesday!!!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! 

This week's topic is Top Ten Favorite Books (so far). I figure that this would be a hard topic because I have so many favorite books. But I'll try to narrow it down!! Wish me luck!!

1. The Mark Of Athena by Rick Riordan
CURSE YOU, RIORDAN. Uncle Rick is a wonderful writer and this book was the epitome of epicness!!!

2. The Collector by Victoria Scott
GUYS, THIS BOOK!! I hate Dante so much but I love Dante so much. DO YOU SEE MY DILEMMA! Don't get me started on Chante (Charlie and Dante ship name)

3. Identified: The Maya Price Story by Faith A. Rice-Mills
Hahaha No. This book  played with my emotions and I NEED THE SEQUEL!! *tears*

4. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
No, just, no. I had an existential crisis after reading it and MY FEELINGS

5. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
I don't care what anyone says this is an AWESOME series

6. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cyborg Cinderella, um.. HECK YEAH

7.  Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
The book with plot twists to end all plot twists

8. The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke
GO, POLLY, GO, POLLY. This book gave me so many feels!!

9. The Rules For Disappearing by Ashley Elston
I need the second one so bad. I can't even like ugghhhhhhh

10. Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter

So this is it. I have so many favorite books but these are my top ten (so far). I love all these authors and all these books. SO GO READ THEM ALL, MY PRETTIES!!!!

Peace, Love and Fangirl,