{Author Interview} Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I am super excited that I got the chance to interview the author of MADE YOU UP, Francesca Zappia. It's one of my most anticipated books of 2015!! Enjoy my interview with the author and make sure to check out the giveaway to win a copy of Made You Up!!!

Waiting on Wednesday

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, where we get to talk about upcoming releases that we're highly anticipating.

This Week I Chose:

Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins

REVIEW: Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

Monday, February 23, 2015
Note: The book may be inappropriate for those under the ages of 18 and my review may insinuate to sexual scenes.

Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

Publication Date: April 18, 2011
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Format: Ebook, 602 pages
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Series: Gabriel's Inferno
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

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Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption. 
When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.  
An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love, and redemption, Gabriel’s Inferno is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man’s escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible—forgiveness and love.

Love-A-Thon: Book Spine Poetry

Saturday, February 21, 2015
I'm not quite good at poetry but I tried!!


The Queen of Zombie Hearts,
A Court of Thorns and Roses,
The Girl of Fire and Thorns,
Plus One
Red Queen
Asunder.

Does that even make sense? :)

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What did you think of it? Tell what you thought in the comments below. And if you also did one, I'd love to see it so make sure to leave your link :)

Book Blogger Love-A-Thon Questionnaire

   I'm really excited to be taking part in this Love-A-Thon. It's my first time and I'm super excited to meet new bloggers!!

What’s your name?

Karina Romano and not Italian. I've been asked that a lot and it's kind of cool though.

Where in the world are you blogging from?

I am blogging from Chicago where Divergents live <3

How did you get into blogging in the first place?

I started off reading reviews on Goodreads and most of them linked back to blogs. And that's where it peaked my interest in starting my own.

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves; books you buy in physical stores or online; books you borrow from friends or the library, gifts, and e-books!

Discussion: Book Buying Preferences

Friday, February 20, 2015

Discussion Time!

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”


Today's Topic Is:

What are you Book Buying Preferences?

   I personally love hardcovers and if I had the money, I would buy them over paperbacks. I honestly don't mind paperbacks but they get ripped and folded so easily. And the freaking corners start to open or bend. And hardcovers are so handy and can last for an eternity versus a paperback.

Waiting on Wednesday

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
   Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, where we get to talk about upcoming releases that we're highly anticipating.

This Week I Chose:

The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Andieh

{Author Interview} A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I am super thrilled to be interviewing Rhiannon Thomas, the author of A WICKED THING. It comes out this upcoming Tuesday. It's a got such a gorgeous cover and I am really excited to read this one! And be sure to check out the giveaway to win a copy!!!

Book Boyfriend Alphabet Challenge

Sunday, February 15, 2015
  It sounds exactly like you read it. Basically, you have to write down the very first book boyfriend that comes to your mind when you reach the letter. And you have to do it in under 2 minutes.

   You can choose how you want to go along with it. It can be YA, NA, or Adult books (Or all three). And it can be of any genre. You can decide to just do YA Contemporary or just pure randomness. Have fun with this!! And you can worry about writing the book/series of the characters later, you can just write their first name first.



REVIEW: Gravity by Melissa Landers

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Gravity by Melissa Landers

Publication Date: December 18, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Format: E-book, 400 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopia, Romance
Series: The Taking, #1
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

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In the future, only one rule will matter: 
Don’t. Ever. Peek. 
Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed—arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy

ARC REVIEW: An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Thursday, February 12, 2015

An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Release Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Razorbill
Format: Print ARC, 443 pages
Source: Won
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Romance
Pre-order Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

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Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.

LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate

Waiting on Wednesday

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
   Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, where we get to talk about upcoming releases that we're highly anticipating.

This Week I Chose:

The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

ARC REVIEW: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

Release Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Tor Teen
Format: E-ARC, 336 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopia
Pre-order Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

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The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder.

In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya’s luck runs out and she’s caught by a group of businessmen on a hunting expedition, fighting to survive takes on a whole new meaning.

SWEET TEMPTATION's cover is finally here!!

Sunday, February 8, 2015
   I am so excited to be bringing you the cover for Wendy Higgin's SWEET TEMPTATION!! It's part of the Sweet Trilogy but it's Kai's point of view of all three books in one condensed book. And I'm super excited for it. It's without a doubt one of my top five most anticipated books of 2015 if not my number one!! 

   Now be prepared to squeal!!!

Stacking The Shelves: ALA Midwinter Edition

Saturday, February 7, 2015
   Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves; books you buy in physical stores or online; books you borrow from friends or the library, gifts, and  e-books!

DNF REVIEW: Dream A Little Dream by Kerstin Gier

Friday, February 6, 2015

Dream A Little Dream by Kirsten Gier

Release Date: April 14, 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 
Format: ARC, 319 pages
Source: Won
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Series: The Silver Trilogy, #1

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Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yep, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially this one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys perform dark magic rituals. 

The really weird thing is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London, the school where’s she’s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But they seem to know things about her in real life that they couldn’t possibly know, which is mystifying. Then again, Liv could never resist a good

ALA Midwinter recap

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Day One (Saturday)

   The day before ALA, I was super nervous and anxious. I was following the Twitter hashtag #alamw15 to see the opening madness of the exhibits. It just got me even more pumped up!! I couldn't wait to go to the next day.

   When I got there, I actually entered the wrong building and if it weren't for the security guards who told the two ladies in front of me where the event really was, I would have gotten lost. But I followed them and thankfully the building was connected to the right building.


   This was exactly why I wanted to get there 30 minutes early and it worked to my advantage. I was able to to go to the "registered in advance" counters and picked up my badge and tote. And I had

February's TBR Thursday!!

   TBR Thursday is a meme I created so that it could help me keep track of the books I want to read for the month. And just help me cross off TBR books that are advanced reader's copies and books that are just collecting dust on our shelves. On the last day of every month as part of my monthly wrap-up, I will recap how I did (Books read, reviews posted, and my Top Three books of the month.)


{Author Interview} My Heart And Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

   I am so delighted to be interviewing Jasmine Warga about her 2015 upcoming novel, My Heart and other Black Holes. It comes out this upcoming Tuesday and I can't wait. It's been one of my anticipated novels since I found it on Goodreads. And check out the giveaway for your chance to win a copy!!

{Waiting on Wednesday} Scorched

   Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, where we get to talk about upcoming releases that we're highly anticipating.

This Week I Chose:

Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout