Hi everyone! Today I'm here with the very first cover reveal in partner with Lola's Blog Tours!! I'm so happy to be a part of this and I hope you like the cover of the book as much as I do!
Cover Reveal In Every Way by Amy Sparling
Today is the cover reveal for In Every Way by Amy Sparling. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.
In Every Way By Amy Sparling
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: 13 September, 2016
It’s the start of summer and Josh Graham will be working at his parent’s surf shop. When his best
friend Colby goes on vacation, Josh is stuck working with Bryce—and all of Bryce’s terrible
ideas for summer. They make a list of what the “perfect girlfriend” would be like, and now they
plan to find her. It shouldn’t be too hard, since Josh is one of the hottest, most popular guys in
Bess Navarre would rather read a book than go outside. She’s chubby, dorky, and a self-
proclaimed loser. But when her grandmother volunteers her to work at a jewelry kiosk on the
beach, Bess has to comply, no matter how humiliating it is. Bikinis and Bess do not go together, and now she feels even dorkier than ever.
When Bess and Josh’s paths collide, sparks fly. But it won’t be that easy. Bryce wants Josh to
date a supermodel. And although Bess might just fit all of the things on Josh’s list, she won’t
give herself a chance to figure it out.
You can find In Every Way on Goodreads:
About the Author:
Amy Sparling is the author of The Summer Unplugged Series, Deadbeat & other awesome books for younger teens. She lives in Texas and has an addiction to sparkly nail polish, taking photos of her cute dog, and swooning over book boyfriends.
You can find and contact Amy here:
- Website: http://amysparling.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAmySparling
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Amy_Sparling
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/writeamysparling/
- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5841781.Amy_Sparling
There is a cover reveal wide giveaway for the cover reveal of In Every Way. These are the
prizes you can win:
- a signed paperback of In Every Way by Amy Sparling (US only)
- a 10$ amazon gift card (International)
You can enter by going to the Rafflecopter which is linked here: Giveaway
So what do y'all think of the cover? Leave me all your thoughts below! I will also be hosting a post for the book blitz for this book at a later date as well so keep an eye out for that! As always, you can follow me on Social Media: @BrookeEvans2001 on Twitter and @thecozylittlebooknook on Instagram.
Hey Everyone! Today’s post is another Top Ten Tuesday post and the prompt this week is a Back To School Freebie. So for that, I thought that I would list the books that I read in Middle School. Also for those who don’t know, this weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
So without further ado, here’s the 12 books that I read in Middle School!
Going Where I’m Coming From by Anne Mazar
My Thirteenth Winter by Samantha Abeel
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
My Name is Keoko by Linda Sue Park
Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The House of The Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Macbeth by Shakespeare
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
So that’s it for this post! I think I covered all of the book but knowing me, I probably missed a couple of them. Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and if you want to see reviews on them! Most of them are ‘classics’ now so it might be fun to see how my thoughts on these differ from other people.
As always, let me know what you thought and all your thoughts in the comments section or find me on Social Media: @BrookeEvans2001 on Twitter and @thecozylittlebooknook on Instagram.
What I Thought was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Publication date: April 15, 2014
Format: I purchased the book myself from Barnes and Noble. None of this post is sponsored.
You can purchase a copy from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007HUD6Y8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1#nav-subnav
The eagerly anticipated follow-up to My Life Next Door is a magnetic, push-me-pull-me summer romance for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han.
Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her idyllic Nantucket-esque island this summer. He's a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island's summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she'll never escape her past--or the island--Gwen's dad gives her some shocking advice. Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true--about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself--with what really is.
Huntley Fitzpatrick delivers another enticing summer read full of expectation and regret, humor and hard questions, and a romance that will make every reader swoon.
Life Update 1: First week of school
Hey everyone! It’s the first weekend of the school year and I’m exhausted already. So I thought I would share what went on this first week.
For those who don’t know, I’m a sophomore this year, and I attend a school focused on liberal arts as well as science. It is one of the most difficult schools in the state so I am very lucky to be going there. With that said, everything is so stressful. If you guys follow me on Twitter, you may remember seeing a tweet from me saying how stressed I was for school, last weekend. My thought process was that as soon as school actually kicks in, I would get more used to it and it wouldn’t be too bad. Boy was I wrong. Already, just on the first day of school, I had assignments from 3 classes, and it wasn’t just to read over the syllabus. I’m talking, real assignments that counted as a grade.
I can totally see some of y’all shaking your heads at your computer right now, thinking, “Brooke, that isn’t that bad at all.” And I totally agree. The worse parts were the things that happened outside of class.
This year, as I was the only one in my neighborhood going to this school, the district decided to cut the bus stop in my neighborhood, meaning that I would have to walk over a mile to get to the nearest bus stop. It’s not that bad of a walk except for the fact that the bus comes at around 6:15 in the morning.
Then, the school decided this year, to change the bell schedules, and add 20 more minutes onto the school day, and move lunch to a different time. This combined, made the first day of school hella confusing.
Then to make matters worse, I go to my locker and find that someone else has put a lock on it so I had to go and get all that sorted out, during my shortened lunch period. The next day, my bus broke down so we had to wait 2 hours before we actually got to school.
So overall, this was a pretty crazy week. I’m really hoping that this upcoming week will be a lot better. Let me know how your week was and also if you like reading these life updates. I won’t be posting them every single week because god knows, my life isn’t that eventful :)
Remember to follow me on my social media accounts @BrookeEvans2001 on Twitter and @thecozylittlebooknook on Instagram so you can keep up with all the latest news. Also I’m very close to starting my planning Youtube Channel so I will announce that on there as well!
Now That It’s You [ARC Review] by Tawna Fenske
Genre: Adult Romance
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Format: I received an ARC of the book from the publisher via NetGalley
You can pre-order a copy of the book on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Now-That-Its-Tawna-Fenske-ebook/dp/B01BXSFGOC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1472351263&sr=1-1&keywords=now+that+it%27s+you#nav-subnav
It will also be free for KindleUnlimited users after the release date.
Talented chef Meg Delaney hasn’t spoken to her cheating ex-fiancé, Matt Midland, for two years. Ditching him at the altar after blurting out “I can’t” instead of “I do” would sour any relationship. But now, just as Meg is finally ready to bury the hatchet, she learns closure is permanently off the menu. And the kicker? Matt’s brother, Kyle, is back in her life, stirring up feelings that are equal parts guilt and lust.
Meg was the best thing that never happened to Kyle. He couldn’t make a move on his brother’s girlfriend—even if Matt didn’t value her nearly enough. The situation is even more complicated now that Meg’s bestselling aphrodisiac cookbook has spawned a legal battle with the Midlands. Maybe he should stay away. But love, like family, plays by its own rules. And the one woman he shouldn’t want might be the only one who’s perfect for him.
Hey everyone! I am back today with another installment with Classic Fridays. If you don’t know what Classic Fridays is, here is the page on my blog where you can get more information on it: Classic Fridays. A quick rundown of the project is that this is a weekly meme and anyone can join us in it!
This week’s topic is Back to School! For those who are not in school, you can answer these based on your past school years or what they wished their school did.
How many books do you read per month during the school year?
Before I started blogging, I read maybe 1-2 books a month, if even that many. Blogging had seriously amped up that number. I think at one point I read 8 books a month, but I’m expecting that number to grow higher this school year as my blog is now further developed :)
Do you usually enjoy reading books assigned by your school?
It depends on what assignment goes along with the book. If there are like 4 essays to be written about the book, I will generally like it less. But other than that, the assigned readings usually aren’t too bad.
What has been your favorite assigned read?
Oooo, I actually don’t even know how to choose. One of my favorites is House of Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. It was a
Which required read was the hardest to get through and why?
I feel like Fahrenheit 451 was the hardest, but only second to The Book Thief. I know, I know, these are some classics but they drained the life out of my. They dragged out so long, and the assignments that we didn’t help with the boring-ness.
Were they always classic novels or also recent books?
The books were from curriculums set from many, many years ago so they were mostly more well-known books. I wouldn't exactly call them classic novels or recents ones.
Which books do you wish your school would mark as “required reading” and why? (Bookstagram prompt)
I don’t have an actual book so I’ll just talk about it here. I wished there were more required reading of your choice. Like you have standard assignments but could actually choose what you read, disregarding what genre it’s in.
What is one book that you had to read for school?
OMG so many. Some from last year were Gilgamesh, Grendel, Beowulf, Macbeth. Some from previous years were Life of Pi, The Book Thief, To Kill a Mockingbird, etc…
What genre was it in? Is it something that you normally read?
They were all well-known books. They varied in genre and is not something that I normally read.
Would you have picked up this book by yourself?
I would love to sound like I’m cultured and say yes but to be honest, I really don’t think I would’ve picked up the book on my own. Maybe eventually, I would’ve picked up Life of Pi and To Kill a mockingbird just because they are so well-known.
What activities did your class do with this book?
We did so much with each book: from essays, to discussions (the dreaded socratic seminars), various creative projects and acting (for the plays). Nonetheless, there was no shortage of assignments when it came to those books.
That’s it for the post today! Don’t forget to go and check out the posts from everyone else who posted Classic Fridays posts today! (The links are on the Classic Fridays page) :) Also if you have any suggestions for future week’s or just questions you think would be good, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name and any information so I can be sure to credit you!
So that’s it for this week. Don’t forget to check back on that page and find out more information if you are interested in joining us next week!
As always, I will have more posts coming up this week so keep an eye out for that!
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Hey Everyone! Today’s post is another Top Ten Tuesday post and the prompt this week is Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven't Read Yet. Compared to some people in the blogging bookish community, I’m still relatively new so there actually isn’t that many books that I have that I’ve been wanting to read since before I started blogging. Actually, one of the main reasons I wanted to start blogging was so I could motivate myself to read more books. Also for those who don’t know, this weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
Oh yeah, I’m also in the middle of creating my own banner for this meme so look forward to that soon!
So I’m going to list some books here that I’ve been wanting to read because it’s such a popular book! (This post is sort of on the more generic side...sorry y’all)
1. Hunger Games
4. John Green Books (Looking for Alaska, An abundance of Katherines, etc…)
5. Harry Potter
7. City of Bones
That’s it for the list for today. Of course there are many other books that I want/need to read because it’s so popular but if I listed out that list, that would take me forever.
What were some of your favorites from this list? Have you read any of them? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below so I can also check them out! Also you can find me on Twitter @BrookeEvans2001 and on Instagram @thecozylittlebooknook so we can be friends there too!
I won’t be posting tomorrow since I’ve got some catch-up to do with school work already and I want to get the Classic Fridays info out to everyone. If you don’t know what Classic Fridays are, here’s the link to all the information you need to know: Classic Fridays. In the meantime, we can chat about anything bookish!
Crossing the Barrier by Martine Lewis
Genre: Upper YA Coming of Age Contemporary Romance with a touch of Paranormal
Publication Date: March 22, 2016
Format: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review as part of a blog tour organized by YA Reads.
You can purchase a copy from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Crossing-Barrier-Gray-Eyes-Book-ebook/dp/B01BLUIWWK#nav-subnav
Crossing the Barrier will be FREE on Amazon from September 1st through September 5th over Labor Day weekend! Go pick up your copy TODAY!!!
High school student Malakai Thomas, star wide receiver of the varsity team, collides with band member Lily Morgan on his way to football practice. As days go by, Malakai cannot get the petite clarinetist out of his head.
Lily Morgan can feel everyone's emotions. She loses her ability to shield herself against them the day Malakai runs into her. Now she must try to maintain her sanity in the emotional jungle that is high school, as well as deal with her growing feelings for Malakai.
Can Malakai get over the social stigma and his own internal struggle to be with Lily? Is Lily's secret too big to accept, even for him?
Hey everyone! I’m so sorry that this post is up so late but I’ve had a full day of technical difficulties and not a lot of access to the internet. But alas, here’s my wrap-up post for SBPT!
Today's the last day of summer and coincidentally it’s the last week of the SBPT tour. I have so much to share with you guys about what I learned and highlights from the tour, and the people I met.
At the beginning of the tour, I had no idea what to expect. I think I was just planning on winging all the posts and coming up with generic post ideas and let the other bloggers take the post idea into their own way. I wasn’t so sure how the heck I was going to be able to produce 7 different post ideas but after getting to know each of the bloggers a little bit, it got a little easier to come up with them.
But if you’ve been following along with the tour posts from my blog, the posts that came from everyone were all so diverse. Everyone’s ideas and opinions are all so different and it’s been so fun to read all the posts.
I met soooo many new people that I probably wouldn't have otherwise. This tour really made me go out of my comfort zone and reach out to people and get the post ideas and etc… Writing these posts were super fun, as the hardest part for me while writing discussion posts are actually coming up with the idea.
Some highlights from the tour; getting to know everyone! Also being able to see something I wrote, on someone else's blog, and knowing that other people might be reading that. It's just so much fun knowing that what I write could be making an impact on someone (or people are skimming through the post looking for something interesting).
Lastly, but not least, I want to thank The Book Bratz for hosting this tour. It was so much fun and I really hope they have this in future years, as I will definitely join in on the fun again!
I know this was a super short post but I’m on a time crunch but I think I got most of my thoughts down. In the future, I may come back to this post and re-write/analyze parts of it.
So let me know, what did you like about the tour? What was your favorite post? Let me know all of your thoughts and also find me on social media, @BrookeEvans2001 on Twitter and @thecozylittlebooknook on Instagram. I will be back tomorrow with another book review post!
Spells and Sorcery by S. Usher Evans
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Format: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
You can pre-order the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Spells-Sorcery-Lexie-Carrigan-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B01HYZ3MOE#nav-subnav
Currently, the pre-order price is 99 cents for the kindle and I’m pretty sure that the price will be going up once the book is published so secure that price and pre-order now!
You have magic.
One sentence, three words, four syllables. Enough to change my life forever. And I'm not talking about the whole spells and sorcery thing.
Lexie Carrigan thought the weirdest thing about her was she preferred watching documentaries and reading the newspaper to reality TV and Twitter. But on the eve of her fifteenth birthday, her aunt and sisters drop a bomb--she's magical.
Now the girl who never made waves is blowing up her nightstand and trying to keep from wreaking havoc on her school. When a kind stranger shows up with all the answers, Lexie hopes he'll be able to help her control her newfound powers. But Gavon may not be as kind as he seems, and soon Lexie finds out that being magical is the least weird thing about her.
Spells and Sorcery is the first YA fantasy from S. Usher Evans, author of the Razia series, the Madion War Trilogy and Empath.
Brooke's a high schooler who loves to read all sorts of books. She's happy to be able to share all the books she's reading with all of y'all.