Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Blogging break

Hi everyone! As you may have noticed I have posted almost everyday since starting the blogging challenge, but now that is over and so are scheduled posts that had done while I had some form of time to do so. But now uni has picked up again and I'm in week 5, I had a revision test and two online quizzes last week, this week I have two online quizzes and a stat assignment due. The next few weeks until break this is my life, something due every single week, I am behind on my chemistry study which is extremely hard to catch up on and biomechanics is picking up into things I don't understand *sigh* doing physics and chemistry is horrible, especially since I am not a fan of either. However, three weeks until break and then I will be back when I am not working to post a few things, schedule some reviews to pop-up during next term of uni! So I won't be posting anything for the next few weeks or until I have everything under control because I have two essays to write during my break as well as some stat assignments, you know the things that I don't like doing at all.

Keely xx

Waiting on Wednesday #9

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that allows readers to showcase eagerly awaited upcoming releases. The week I have been waiting on Secret by Brigid Kemmerer!

As you know I released the cover on the blog last friday and extremely glad that we have a cover!

Nowhere is safe. Not even home…

Nick Merrick is stretched to the breaking point.

Keep his grades sky-high or he’ll never escape his hometown.
Keep his brother’s business going or the Merricks will be out on the street.
Keep the secret of where he’s going in the evenings from his own twin—-or he’ll lose his family.

Keep his mind off the hot, self-assured dancer who’s supposed to be his “girlfriend’s” partner.

Of course there’s also the homicidal freak Quinn has taken to hanging around, and the Elemental Guide counting the hours until he can try again to kill the Merrick brothers.

There’s a storm coming. From all sides. And then some.

Nick Merrick, can you keep it together?


If you have read any of my posts about the elementals series than you know that Nick is by far my favourite and a WHOLE book devoted to Nick and Adam (okay Quinn too I guess, but I am not a fan) which will be released 28th January 2014! So far yet closer each day!

Keely xx

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #1



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! 




Fallen Crest High:

"Most girls would open a facebook page that we're your new stepbrothers. You act like we're your dirty secret."
"I like my privacy."- Logan and Sam, page 127 of the ebook version

Love this book! 

Keely xx

Sunday, July 28, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 15


Day 15: Who are your blogging mentors?

It is the last day of the book blogger challenge and the daily posts that have been appearing will slowly end as I have tests to study for, notes to write and 3 weeks of uni to go before I get two week mid-sem break.

I don't really have blogging mentors only blogger friends, which you can read about here!

So that's all for the 15 day book blogger challenge which I did purely for fun!

Keely xx

Saturday, July 27, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 14!


Day 14: Tell us your deal breakers

My deal breakers:

  • Blogging can never interfere with uni, never. 
  • If blogging doesn't seem fun anymore, I will stop.
Those two are pretty much it all when it to deal breakers. If I have too much going on at uni, I will stop blogging until it is all over or if blogging seems more like a job than a hobby I will stop. 

Keely xx

Friday, July 26, 2013

SECRET COVER REVEAL!!!

As stated by the over-excited title I am here with the next Brigid Kemmerer novel, from the POV of my FAVOURITE Merrick boy, Nick!

Secret by Brigid Kemmerer
Kensington Books
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17149088-secret

ISBN: 0758294379

Nowhere is safe. Not even home…

Nick Merrick is stretched to the breaking point.

Keep his grades sky-high or he’ll never escape his hometown.

Keep his brother’s business going or the Merricks will be out on the street.

Keep the secret of where he’s going in the evenings from his own twin—or he’ll lose his family.

Keep his mind off the hot, self-assured dancer who’s supposed to be his “girlfriend’s” partner.

Of course there’s also the homicidal freak Quinn has taken to hanging around, and the Elemental Guide counting the hours until he can try again to kill the Merrick brothers. There’s a storm coming. From all sides. And then some.


Nick Merrick, can you keep it together?

Can I please have my own Nick Merrick (or the guy model who is in the cover)? I don't care if he doesn't know if he is gay or straight he could still be my hot best friend, right? I love this cover! It reminds me so much of the Australian covers which I cannot wait to see, because I adore the Australian covers! While I loved the blue from breathless, this background colour is a blue that I love myself as well (blue is my favourite colour!).

For anyone who hasn't read the elementals series I strongly suggest/advise you click the links below to find out more about this bloody fantastic series!

About the wonderful, fantastic author who brought us the Merrick Brothers!
Brigid Kemmerer is the author of The Elemental Series, about a family of four
brothers who control the elements, and their battle with those who want them dead. Storm, Spark, 
and Spirit are available now wherever books are sold. To read the novella introducing Nick’s story, 
be sure to check out Breathless 
(http://www.brigidkemmerer.com/books/elemental-novellas/breathless/) available as an e-book only 
from major e-book retailers. You can learn more about

Brigid and the Elemental boys at www.brigidkemmerer.com.

Now that we have the brilliant cover we need January to hurry up so we can read Secret and get lots of Nick/Adam moments!

Keely xx

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 13


Day 13: Describe one unappreciated book everyone should read

3 Willows by Ann Brashares

summer is a time to grow 

seeds 


Polly has an idea that she can't stop thinking about, one that involves changing a few things about herself. She's setting her sights on a more glamorous life, but it's going to take all of her focus. At least that way she won't have to watch her friends moving so far ahead. 


roots 


Jo is spending the summer at her family's beach house, working as a busgirl and bonding with the older, cooler girls she'll see at high school come September. She didn't count on a brief fling with a cute boy changing her entire summer. Or feeling embarrassed by her middle school friends. And she didn't count on her family at all. . . 


leaves


Ama is not an outdoorsy girl. She wanted to be at an academic camp, doing research in an air-conditioned library, earning A's. Instead her summer scholarship lands her on a wilderness trip full of flirting teenagers, blisters, impossible hiking trails, and a sad lack of hair products. 

It is a new summer. And a new sisterhood. Come grow with them.

From the author of The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, 3 Willows I loved more than Travelling Pants series. I could connect more, and I just enjoyed it so much more. Every teenage girl should read this one, no matter who you are, what your high school clicks are and what your economic status is, your true friends will always come out when you need them. For those who love Melina Marchetta and other Ann Brashares, you will enjoy 3 willows.

Each journey that the girls take you take it with them and it helps you understand who you are too. I think that more people need to read this one especially teenage girls!

What book do you think is unappreciated?

Keely xx

Thursday, July 25, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 12


Day 12: How do you fight blogger fatigue?

Whenever I feel like blogging is too much, keeping up with it and uni is stressful so I take some time away from blogging to get uni under control then I come back, do a few fun posts like Waiting on Wednesday or Top Ten Tuesday etc. to remind me of the fun that blogging is. Blogging is a hobby and sometimes you just don't feel like doing the hobby for a while because other things come or you just cannot be bothered.

I have uni 5 days a week, 20hours of classes a week, I play waterpolo Monday or Tuesday nights each week, I have study night Monday's, majority of Wednesday night's I have Chem study sessions and Sunday mornings I play sport. With all that I like to try and two swim sessions from 30min-1hour, college functions (I have three this week alone and skipping two of them because I am stressed and tired) and regular study, assignments and tests/quizzes. I honestly don't know how I have time to read and write blog posts. I am so suprised that I have managed to do this challenge everyday (even scheduling some posts) written reviews and done a discussion post (featured today). Yesterday I was out of it when I writing a review I randomly put in chemistry words because I wasn't thinking straight.

Whenever I have too much on my plate, I take a step back from blogging so I can focus on uni. Sometimes I blog to have a break from uni work to help me set my mind back up on what I'm studying or I re-read a book. Taking a step back before coming back from blogging really helps me go again and is the reason why every so often I take a break and come back a month later ready to go again, because I am refreshed and know that I want to get back into my hobby.

How do you get past blogger fatigue? Let me know!

Keely xx

Discussion Post #1

This has been something that I have want to do for a while, and after being apart of this 15 day book blogger challenge I have decide why the hell not!

What do you do when you get addicted to a book series or author?

I recently re-read a series by an author who I have loved every book that I have read by them. This being Tijan and the three books I've read Fallen Crest High, Fallen Crest Family and Broken and Screwed! I have re-read Fallen Crest High at least 8-9 times since getting the e-book, I don't know why I am addicted to these books and this author but I just can't seem to get enough.

Another series/author I am addicted to is Ally Carter. As you have probably seen though twitter and blogging, I cannot get enough of Gallagher Girls and Heist Society. I re-read these series around about once ever four months, so that is at least three times a year that I read these books all over again. Every once in a while I want to read them again, just because I can or I am stressing over uni work and want to escape into the world of Cam and Zach or Kat and Hale. 

Vampire Academy I started the series when the first four were out, so I was a little late to the VA bandwagon, but still I have re-read each of these before books 5 and 6 came out, before bloodlines came out and pretty when ever I want some hot Russian guardian to appear in my life. Unlike Ally Carter's books I left VA at home instead of bringing to uni because they are bigger than Carter's, however I do have the Bloodlines series here , mainly because the series is still going and not finished.

Miranda Kenneally's books are another that I have re-read a lot. I am addicted to these because of the sporting influence and the fact that she puts real teenage problems into her stories, they are so rateable which makes it easy to want to read again. I have brought her first two books twice because I didn't get them on kindle which I now mainly use, so this allows me to re-read them much easier.

Since NA has burst into the publishing community, I have a few that I cannot get enough of. Tijan's books are one and another is Abbi Glines. I love the sea breeze series much more than Too Far, Perfection and Vincent Boys, I could keep on reading Cage York and Preston any day of the week. I just read these whenever I want a book to read about those two boys... which I admit has happened a lot this year, espically since now have those books in paperback and not e-book, because they on my iPod which has a very small screen to read on.

Now I don't know what is keeping me addicted to these books if it is the writing, the situations, the hot male characters or the fact that the contemporary ones are easy to relate to? NA is pretty much targeted at my age group, which I get because lots of older teenagers are going to university/college, moving out and going out on weekends etc. But sometimes the way some are written/what are about aren't that great. The two NA authors that I have mention are written great, which is probably why I am addicted to them more so than other NA's that I have read. 

I only included on contemporary series above and I love contemporary books, but I don't get as addicted to them like some others that I have mentioned. The reason why am probably addicted to the ones that I have listed above might be because of the really good looking males characters and I want to escape into a world where they exist, I don't know.

How I get over my crazy addiction with these books: read them. Once I read them I can go a few months or weeks without wanting to read them, which is great but sometimes when I am stressed, out of it, wanting to escape I come running back to these book worlds. This may because I know that they will always cheer me up or help me escape for a couple hours.

So I want to know what series/author are you addicted to and how you get past the addiction to start another book/series?

Keely xx

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Review Time #40

The First Third by Will Kostakis 

The First Third
Life is made up of three parts: in the first third, you're embarrassed by your family; in the second, you make a family of your own; and in the end, you just embarrass the family you've made.

That's how Billy's grandmother explains it, anyway. She's given him her bucket list (cue embarrassment), and now, it's his job to glue their family back together.

No pressure or anything.

Fixing his family's not going to be easy and Billy's not ready for change. But as he soon discovers, the first third has to end some time. And then what?

It's a Greek tragedy waiting to happen.


Billy has three things to do, all apart of Yiayia's plan (or bucket list in Billy's eyes):
1. Find your mummy a husband
2. Have Simon girlfriend in Sydney
3. Fix Peter

The First Third is all about family and staying together. To Billy's family Yiayia is the glue, she is the person who brings everyone together even if it means flying to another state because she wants you to. But now Yiayia is sick so Billy is left to do her list, even if some of it seems/is impossible.

Billy is just an average teen who is trying to get through his final year of school, it is hard all the pressure is on you and you just want it to be over (I should know this was me last year). But Yiayia's bucket list wasn't apart of the plan, her being sick also wasn't apart of the plan. Simon is off in Queensland, having a great time (what everyone thinks), Peter won't talk to Billy or really anyone any more, even is they live in the same house and his mother isn't dating.

To Yiayia, this needs to be changed (hence the list), she wants the family big and whole again, like other Greek families. While I am not Greek, I have enjoyed reading about other cultures and what family means to them. Like I said before, The First Third is all about family.

The relationships between the characters have been developed to help you understand everything better and why it is all falling apart. Sticks (Lucas) is Billy's best friend who has CP and is gay, but really who cares about those things. These two together do some silly things which is how all best friends are and together they try to help to get through Yiayia's list, but sometimes not everything has to change or be fixed.

The First Third is just that, the first third of life: being embarrassed by your family and staying together. At times you laugh or cry or cry from laughing too much, it's dramatic and heartfelt making it relatable to your own family and friendships as well. 

"I want shits"..."High quality shits!"- Yiayia 

I originally got an e-arc on netgalley, but I also went to the PTA Live event in Sydney where I got a physical copy and meet Will. Thanks Penguin Teen Aus!

Rating : 5/5 

Keely xx

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 11


Day 11: Show off FIVE of your blog posts!

1: Catching Jordan review- http://myspinonbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/guess-what-people-review-time.html
2: Out of Sight, Out of Time review- http://myspinonbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/day-7-7-days-of-ally-carter.html
3: Gracie Faltrain Gets it Right (Finally) review- http://myspinonbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/review-time-19.html
4: Things I Can't Forget review- http://myspinonbooks.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/review-25.html
5: Georgetown Academy Book 4 Cover Reveal- http://myspinonbooks.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/cover-reveal-giveaway-georgetown.html

The reviews are some of my favourite books and the cover reveal was my first one! 

Keely xx

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 10


Day 10: How do you choose which book to read next?

How do I choose which book to read depends on my mood. Do I want a contemp, paranormal, romance, spies and thieves, Vampires or Faeries? Or these days some NA book on my kindle. I have been re-reading a lot of my kindle books lately, one day I was reading Catching Jordan, Stealing Parker and Things I Can't Forget the next I was in deep with Fallen Crest High and Fallen Crest Family. Yesterday I read Jaded and Still Jaded by Tijan (who is the author of FCH and FCF) today I was reading the Unofficial series, both romance, one is very NA set in high school + college the other is YA but set in College. 

Lately I have been going romance and contemp, when my holidays come around I might go back to a VA re-read since all the news about the movie, the poster and Dimitri Down Under has me wanting to re-read. My next read tonight I am thinking of Cracked up to be because I just feel like it. That is the only way that I can explain it, if I feel like I want to read it, if I don't feel like it I won't read it. If I read a book when I don't feel like it, there is a high likelihood of me not liking it. I am yet to read The Great Gatsby and Perks of Being a Wallflower because I have't felt like reading them yet.

So how do you choose your next read? Let me know!

Keely xx

Monday, July 22, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 9


Day 9: Why do you blog about books?

I love books, it is as simple as that. I like giving people my opinions on things especially books. This is a hobby to me, I will do it when I want and sometimes about whatever the hell I want. I wasn't a fan of english, we didn't get along, I still hate essays but I can write a review easily, I wish this was the same for my essays. This year I have only had to write 2 essays per semester, which is fantastic for me considering I know people who have to write 12 per semester. The reason I picked science over history & politics, barely any essays, yes I may have exams every 3 weeks, but it so much better than essays to me.

Book blogging has allowed me to meet others who love the same kinds of books as me and read what others liked about the books that they have read. I know sometimes I don't always blog about books, but I just feel like blogging about random things sometimes so they occasionally appear randomly on the blog. 

Why do you blog about books?

Keely xx

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Revamped blog!

Hey everyone! Seeing as my last post was my 100th post on this blog, I decided that it was time to revamp the blog a bit! So now only with the new changes I am also now on BlogLovin! So you can now follow me on this!

Keely xx

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 8


Day 8: 15 things that appeal to you on blogs!


  • Colour!
  • Easy reading text
  • Cute banners/stand out colours
  • Simple things are best
  • Nothing that takes your eyes away from the review/post
  • Easy to find links to social media
  • Everything spread out in the page
  • Somewhere to find how you follow you
That's 8 because I have no idea what else appeals to me...

Keely xx

Saturday, July 20, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 7


Day 7: Talk about your blogging quirks

My biggest quirk is that I only ever blog when I feel like it, sometimes I don't want to write a review, but say what I have been doing like I did with my 2013 so far post a few weeks back. I have urges to blog and sometimes I don't want to, like I have a review to write but I cannot be bothered at the moment but I plan on posting it soon (or yesterday seeing as I writing this post early). Uni takes priority before blogging, I want to finish my degree with good marks, while Tri one wasn't the best, but doing science at uni is quite hard, half the time I'm kicking myself for not doing International Relations like I could have done, but I choose what I love the most, sport + science = my dream degree which I am lucky enough to be doing. I hate essays I would rather my revisions test & exams than essays, which is probably a reason why I am doing my degree. 

Sometimes I don't post a lot, sometimes I get three posts a week then nothing. Half the time this is because I am procrastinating from uni because sometimes I need a break from chemical complexes and drawing electron configurations & finding out the energy of a metal complex (which is what I should be doing right now, but I needed a break from it). But since I started swimming again at least twice a week to relax (I get stressed really easy) that takes away blogging time so does living on campus, espically this term because it is silly season, I have ball next week + functions every week so I get busy having fun with everyone. Blogging only happens when I feel like writing a post, or if I love a book and I have to share or if I just want to write something, that isn't necessarily about books.

What are your blogging quirks? Link me!
Keely xx 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Review Time #39

While this isn't the review I was going to post today, but I re-read the two books in this series and I decided to do a mini post of book 1!

Fallen Crest High by Tijan
Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn't care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent's divorce. But maybe that's a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.

This isn't your average boy meets girl, both fall in love in 2 chapters blah blah, the usual stuff that you sometimes get from contemporary/romance YA, borderline NA. To start off with Sam is with a boyfriend who has cheated on her from almost day one when they started going out three years ago, her best friend being one of those who did and the other knowing & helping them cover it up. Her mother is leaving her father and moving them to her new future husband, who happens to have two sons who are Sam's age, Mason and Logan Kade the two brothers who pretty much do whatever they want and whoever they want.

This book has a lot going on, Sam's family problems, friendship problems, a guy who wants her but she doesn't want him, two hot guys that she has to live with and she doesn't give a dam about them, all she wants to do is run. Running is Sam's way of coping with everything she runs for hours on end, just not wanting to feeling anything any more, I can relate to this, however, not with running but with swimming. 

Mason and Logan Kade, I want one (mainly Mason) they are two boys who should be at Fallen Crest Academy not Fallen Crest Public, the guys who can get any girl they want, alcohol whenever they want it, you get the point. This book is messed up, like completely messed up, but so addictive that you couldn't put it down, their families are even messed up so when Sam and Mason start doing things that shouldn't be happening between future step brother & sister, it isn't strange. 

I haven't read a book like this before, never, it is addictive, hot romance and the characters don't start having feelings until half-way through the book, which like I said at the start, unusual.

Rating: 5/5

Keely xx

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 6


Day 6: Describe how you shop for books
This is a hard one, because recently I have been buying e-books from the kindle store, one because they are cheaper, two I get them instantaneously and three I don't have to wait for shipping.

However when I do go to a bookstore/shopping centre I look for a few things:

The cover: I know, I know don't judge a book by the cover but when I look at all my books they have pretty cool covers, I admit to picking a few like this, someone that isn't always the case.

The blurb: Does it look like something that I will read? Is is it YA, NA or Adult? Fantasy, Contemporary, Paranormal, Mystery or Romance? If it sounds like something that I am interested in I'll read it, even if the cover didn't appeal to me.

What have I heard about it: What is everyone rating it? Good, bad or mixed reviews? Most of the time I don't pay attention to what others think because I usually like something that others do not or vice versa. 

Some of the e-books that I have are completely random, they popped up on my recommend to me list on Amazon and if it is cheap & sounds like something that I would like chances are I'll get it. Some books I have never heard of before and I just buy it anyway hoping that I will like it. Someone asked my why my avg. of rating a book is so high on goodreads, my answer I only pick books that I think/know I will like, I don't want to waste my time with a book I probably won't like. However, sometimes reviews sway me and then I choose to read it anyway. This happened with The Edge of Never I didn't think that I would like it, but I ended up really enjoying it.

So what how do you choose which books to buy? Link me!

Keely xx

Thursday, July 18, 2013

15 Day Book Blogging Challenge: Day 5


Day 5: Recommend a tear jerker

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now. 

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. 

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.



A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High. It was 1958, and Landon had already dated a girl or two. He even swore that he had once been in love. Certainly the last person in town he thought he'd fall for was Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's Baptist minister. 

A quiet girl who always carried a Bible with her schoolbooks, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphanage. No boy had ever asked her out. Landon would never have dreamed of it. 

Then a twist of fate made Jamie his partner for the homecoming dance, and Landon Carter's life would never be the same. Being with Jamie would show him the depths of the human heart and lead him to a decision so stunning it would send him irrevocably on the road to manhood...


Chasing Nikki by Lacey Weatherford
Chase Walker used to be a good kid-charming, athletic, and with a bright future ahead, but that was before travesty struck his life, sinking him into deep despair. Caught up in a world of drugs and alcohol, he doesn't notice time slipping away until he's arrested for underage drinking one night. Fed up with watching her son destroy his life, Chase's mom relocates him to live in a small ranching community with his ex-military grandfather. Chase is far from happy about the situation until he meets, Nikki, the cute cheerleader who won't give football players like him the time of day. Chase enjoys a good challenge though and sets out to claim Nikki for his own. He soon discovers she's more than a pretty face-she's a balm to his troubled spirit also. But when tragedy strikes Nikki's life too, suddenly Chase finds himself put to the ultimate test. Can he trust Nikki, and all that she's taught him? Will it be enough?

Pretty sure that all these books explain themselves! And I rated all of them 5/5

What other books are tear jerkers? Link me to yours!

Keely xx

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #8

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that allows readers to showcase eagerly awaited upcoming releases. The week I have been waiting on The Cinderella Moment by Jennifer Kloesters!


A love of fashion.

A couture competition.

A once-in-a-lifetime chance . . .
 


Angel Moncoeur has always wanted to be a fashion designer, but without money or connections, it's going to be a challenge. When an opportunity to leave her home in New York and head to Paris appears, Angel grabs it – even if it means masquerading as her best friend Lily. That can't be too hard, can it?

But faking things doesn't come easy for Angel, so when she falls in love with her very own Prince Charming and he thinks she's someone else, things start to get complicated.

Angel needs to stop her secrets unravelling if she wants to live happily ever after . . .

From exciting talent Jennifer Kloester comes this fabulous story about high society, mistaken identity, love, betrayal, friendship – and great clothes.


I love the cover, that purple dress guys! This book will be out July 24th from Penguin Australia!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Link me!

Keely xx

15 Day Book Blogging Challenge: Day 4


Day 4: What was the last book you've flung across the room?

Stealing Harper by Molly McAdams 

Chase Grayson has never been interested in having a relationship that lasts longer than it takes for him and his date to get dressed again. But then he stumbles into a gray-eyed girl whose innocence pours off her, and everything changes. From the minute Harper opens her mouth to let him know just how much he disgusts her, he's hooked.

But a princess deserves a Prince Charming who can make her dreams come true. Not a guy who can turn her life into a nightmare.

All good intentions go out the window when Harper starts to fall for the guy Chase has come to view as a brother. He wanted to protect her by keeper her away, but he can't stand to see her with anyone else, and he'll do anything to make her his. But when it comes down to Harper choosing between the two, will Chase have the strength to step back from the girl who has become his whole world if it means she's happy?

Lines will be crossed. Friendships will be put to the test. And hearts will be shattered.


I didn't fling it across the room, because I was reading it on my kindle. But this book was just bad, I liked Taking Chances by Molly McAdams which is the original one, where this is just the perspective of the guy main character. The guy main character who DIES half way through Taking Chances! Why would you write this story from his p.o.v when the other guy doesn't die and lives throughout the whole story!? I don't even know why I read it, I should've known that it wasn't going to be as good as the original, but I read it anyways and regretted it so much once I was done with it. *Rant Over*

What was your last book to be flung across the room? Link me!

Keely xx

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 3


Day 3: Who are your book blogging BFF's?

In my uni holidays I went to the Penguin Teen Aus Live book event in Sydney, here I finally got to meet some of the book bloggers who I have meet through twitter/goodreads/ranting about books.

Kim from two girls and a novel, we finally got to meet at the PTA Live event! Kim and I share the love of the Gallagher Girls throughout twitter... a lot... at least twice a week we bring conversations back to Gallagher Girls and Zach and the fact that Ally Carter is torturing us with tweets about GG6! She even tweeted us when we were on a GG re-read and told us something that happens in GG6! Safe to say we fangirled a lot. I also got to be meet Kerrie who is also from two girls and a novel, who like me is super excited that the Socceroos are going to BRAZIL THE 2014 SOCCER WORLD CUP!

So tomorrow it is State of Origin and that means that twitter will be fuelled with Kim, Kerrie and me tweeting furiously at Lisa from Badass Bookie who is a Queenslander! The only time that we do not say nice this to Lisa, but lets face it, she does it back!

Jaz from Fiction and Ficition who I also got to meet up with at PTA Live! Jaz has pretty cool hair, it's half blue! Jaz is another blogger who I have meet through twitter and is the reason I am doing this 15 day challenge, because she found it tweeted about and I liked the idea of it!

Hannah from The Girl in a Cafe I unfortunately haven't meet Hannah yet! She lives on the other side of Australia. Like me she loves travelling and Kim and I may have got her to read Gallagher Girls... (we are trying to spread the word of the awesomeness)

Shaheen from Speculating on SpecFic I was going to meet Shaheen at the PTA Live event but unfortunately she was sick :( Shaheen has helped me out a few when I am stuck on chemistry questions which I am forever grateful for as me and chemistry don't get along much. Kim and I have also got her to read Gallagher Girls, I am pretty sure that we try to get everyone to read the series...

Other awesome Aussie book bloggers:
Keely xx





Monday, July 15, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 2


Day 2: What's your bedtime reading ritual?

Most of the time unless it is the weekend, the only time I can find for reading is when I am about to go to bed. I set up in my bed with super warm blankets (because you know it is winter and cold in Armidale!) I have been lately re-reading some e-books because I just having been wanting to start any new books because I will not put the book down, hence why I am re-reading. 

I am the person who will just keep on reading on into the early hours, because I struggle putting down a book if I haven't read it before. Seeing as uni takes up a lot of my time these days and because I don't live at home I live off $100 a week, which means I never have any money for physical books, sometimes I can buy a cheap e-book but that is it. 

Each night I try to read around 100pgs of a book or I watch a TV episode before bed, depending on if I can manage to read a book. So that is pretty much what I do when I read before bedtime!

What is your ritual? Link me to yours!

Keely xx 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 1


Hey everyone! So I have been on twitter and this challenge popped up thanks to Jaz @Fiction in Fiction  who is also doing this challenge! 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge was started by April @ Good Books and Wine and seeing as I haven't been posting much, because I haven't been reading much/cannot find words to write reviews!

Day 1: 15 Related Book Confessions

1. I go through goodreads lists on and find random books which I think I might like and add to my goodreads shelf... this is the reason why I have so many to-read books

2. I like books about faeries and magic more than I like books about vampires and werewolves (expect maybe Vampire Academy & Bloodlines)

3. I don't mind reading Adult romance, contemporaries or paranormal books

4. I am person who will swoon over many guy characters... all the time

5. I am a contemporary person, I like romance and realistic/relate-able scenarios

6. I like e-books, they are cheap and help me avoid the whole Australia gets everything later than the U.S, especially when I want that book right then

7. The only hardbacks I own is the Adult cover version of Harry Potter

8. Paperbacks are so much cheaper than hardbacks in Australia & I will wait if a book is on book depository is hardback for the paperback

9. I have worn out my favourite series (Gallagher Girls) from re-reading them so many times, once the whole series is out I will buy a Hardback box set because it is my favourite

10. I love assassins & spies, hence why Gallagher Girls and Maria V. Synder books are my favourite

11. I don't mind the whole new-adult craze that is going on, a few are bad, but some are good

12. I love mysteries and murder books, like the body finder series by Kimberly Derting 

13. I haven't read the hunger games, I have read books 2 and 3 but that is it

14. I have trouble re-reading/reading a book after I have seen the movie

15. The only books I finished in high school was To Kill a Mockingbird (loved it), Shakespeare's plays Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Othello and Macbeth and The Fifiteh Gate (I don't even know how I finished that one!)

Keely xx

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #7

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. For this week, I am eagerly anticipating -

Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally


They’re from two different worlds.

He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. In fact, Savannah has always been much more comfortable around horses than boys. Especially boys like Jack Goodwin—cocky, popular and completely out of her league. She knows the rules: no mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family. But Jack has no such boundaries.

With her dream of becoming a horse jockey, Savannah isn’t exactly one to follow the rules either. She’s not going to let someone tell her a girl isn’t tough enough to race. Sure, it’s dangerous. Then again, so is dating Jack…


Out: December 3rd 2013!

I Love Miranda Kenneally's books! They are amazing and I cannot wait for this one to be on my kindle ready for me to read! I love all the covers in this companion series they are all so relevant to the story.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #6

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. For this week, I am eagerly anticipating -  United We Spy by Ally Carter

It is no mistake how much I am in love with Ally Carter's books and the final book in the Gallagher Girls series is my most anticipated book of 2013! I cannot wait to see how it ends and see who manages to make it Graduation!
Australia Cover

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.

Release dates (from goodreads): 
Australia: 10/9/13
US: 17/9/13

Keely xx



US Cover

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Review Time #38

Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer 

With power comes enemies. Lots of them.

Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He’s learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can’t seem to afford any allies.

He’s up to his neck in hostiles. His grandfather, spoiling for a fight. The Merrick brothers, who think he ratted them out. Calla, the scheming psycho who wants to use him as bait.

Then there’s Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. She’s not hostile. She’s bold. Funny. Hot. But she’s got an agenda, too.

With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down. But finding out what means he’ll have to find someone he can trust…


Spirit is Hunter's book and not a Merrick, however, do not fear they are always in it! Hunter has had a difficult home life and now that he is angry about everything that has happened since he moved, it gets worse.  Throughout Spirit we get to see a side of Hunter that no one has seen before and it always everyone to understand him a lot better. Kate is new and a guide who has been sent with Silver to find out if the Merrick's are really as bad as they think they are and if they are causing all the fires that have been happening.

Remember at the end of Spark and Calla? Well she's back with vengeance on the Merrick boys and Hunter and this time she doesn't care who gets hurt or killed. She is a piece of work this girl and I would say borderline psychotic. When Hunter is kicked out of home he has no one to turn to, because he has burned almost all those bridges, however, Michael understands what Hunter is going though after going through all this before and decides to help Hunter out. 

Kate is a character that you know shouldn't really like her because she is with the bad guys, but someone who end up understanding and liking (wouldn't say love, she is trying to kill Nick, oh and the other Merrick's). Kate is there for Hunter and helps him finally understand the whole being a guide thing, especially after some information is finally revealed to him. Kate has her own vengence to her story, like Hunter in Storm, her mother was killed by a water elemental however, that may not be the case. 

A lot of secrets come out in Spirit and everyone plays a roll in the events that take place. This one is more darker I would say because Hunter and Kate aren't calm people and Calla is running around on her rampage with fire. At the end, even if you didn't like Hunter to begin with, you end wanting to give him a big hug and help all his grief and angry out of him.

I will still say Storm is my favourite, however, Spirit is allowing everyone to see inside that fa├žade that Hunter has going on.

Rating: 4.5/5

Keely xx