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"What's been going on Shreya?": An Apology

Hey guys! Sooooo. I know that back in March, or sometime around then, I made a post which explained that I was finally breaking my hiatus. However. I went back on that post and took anooother hiatus of about 4 months. I know...I'm a terrible, terrible person. It's just that this year was my LAST year of high school. I KNOW. It's terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. There were so many things going down with college plans, outings with friends, thoughts on MOVING to CHICAGO (Once again...I KNOW), family coming and going, marriages, jobs,  and concentrating on my grades that.....this blog kind of got pushed to the corner. And for that, I deeply apologize. I'm so lame that I didn't even do a blogoversary post for CCR turning 2 *cue the sobbing*. I do promise that I've been reading though, a lot actually ever since summer started!! So I have a lot of reviews to write ha ha.

*le sigh* 

In all honesty, I can't believe I started this blog in sophomore year...it feels like FOREVER ago. I've even had thoughts about taking this down because I haven't been paying attention to it and the guilt's been riding my brain all this time. I'm very happy that I didn't give in to those thoughts! 

For now, I'd like to say that I'm officially back but with no promises. I mean I have reviews that I need to catch up on but who knows when there's going to be another unexpected hiatus (not for months long this time though) because life decides to catch up on me? So yah, I'm going to post more often starting now but to repeat myself again, I make no promises of being super active yet cause COLLEGE yah know? It's a big turning point. I hope y'all understand where I'm coming from. 

Lastly, I need to talk about giveaways. I know back when I first started this blog that I had no problems with giveaways and I had BIG ones every couple of months but these can't happen just yet. Once again, college. My parents are putting both me and my bro through college so it's tough on them and I need to help them as much as I can. Once everything is adjusted and I have more freedom to spend money on books and prizes, there will be giveaways. I PROMISE. 

Sooooo, SORRY AND THANK YOU. 

XoXo

Waiting on Wednesday 1/15/13 (85)


Waiting on Wednesday is an awesome meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating.
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Hello gumdrops!! Today's Wednesday, and most of you know what that means, but for those who don't, it's Waiting on Wednesday time!!!! There are so many good books that have yet to come out, and I will only be highlighting one, sadly.
Today's feature is:


Nearly Gone

Nearly Gone
by Elle Cosimano
Publication: March 25th, 2014 by Kathy Dawson Books
Nearly Boswell knows how to keep secrets. Living in a DC trailer park, she knows better than to share anything that would make her a target with her classmates. Like her mother's job as an exotic dancer, her obsession with the personal ads, and especially the emotions she can taste when she brushes against someone's skin. But when a serial killer goes on a killing spree and starts attacking students, leaving cryptic ads in the newspaper that only Nearly can decipher, she confides in the one person she shouldn't trust: the new guy at school—a reformed bad boy working undercover for the police, doing surveillance. . . on her.
Nearly might be the one person who can put all the clues together, and if she doesn't figure it all out soon—she'll be next.




 EEEK! This sounds weirdly like The Body Finder except darker and weirder (I like it!). I also think the character's name is interesting, Nearly huh? Man, authors are coming up with the randomest names these days, ha ha. Anyway, this is what I'm waiting on this week :)



Cover Reveal: CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare


EEEEEEK!!! GUYS!!!! IT'S FIIIINALLLYYY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!! THE LONG AWAITED COVER OF THE SIXTH BOOK I'VE, WE'VE, EVERYONE HAS BEEN DYING FOR!!!! 

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)

I CANNOT. IT'S CLASTIAN. AND IT'S BEAUTIFUL. Like....I love it hands down. It's literally so beautiful and I have NEVER not loved a cover in this series. 

...and ponder the fact that Clary is wearing white. 

....that is all. 



Teaser Tuesday 1/14/13 (84)


This is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.


To participate you:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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This week's teasers are from:
The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson 


The Tyrant's Daughter


First Teaser:
"I try to remember six. What it might feel like at that age to be told you are the exiled ruler. That you deserve to be king. That someday you will be--once the right people die, that is."


Second Teaser:
"Perhaps I'll start calling myself the Invisible Queen. Sometimes having a title helps." 



Good start to what seems like will be a great book! So glad I got pre-approved from NetGalley :) 



Tour Stop: That One Summer (Summer #3) by C.J. Duggan (Review+Giveaway INT.)

*Click on banner for full tour-schedule*

Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for allowing me to be a part of this tour. For my stop I will be reviewing this amazing book and hosting a giveaway for one winner to win books one and two in the Summer series (open internationally). 


That One Summer (Summer, #3)

That One Summer (Summer #3) 
by C.J. Duggan
Publication: December 17th, 2013 
Loving Chris Henderson would be wrong. Diabolically disastrous. I mean, what is there about him to love? He’s moody, bossy, brooding, a control freak, and that’s on a good day … but there was one achingly obvious fact that haunted my every thought, every minute of every day …
He sure could kiss.
As the countdown to the new millennium begins, there is one thing everyone agrees on: no one wants to be in Onslow for New Year’s Eve.
So that can only mean one thing: road trip!
No longer the mousey, invisible, shy girl from years ago, Tammy Maskala is finally making up for all those lost summers. A new year with new friends, which astoundingly includes the bossy boy behind the bar, Chris Henderson.
She likes her new friends (at least most of them), so why does she secretly feel so out of place?
After chickening out on the trip, a last-minute change of heart sees Tammy racing to the Onslow Hotel, fearing she’s missed her chance for a ride. The last thing she expected to meet was a less-than-happy Onslow Boy leaning against his black panel van.
Now the countdown begins to reach the others at Point Shank before the party is over and the new year has begun. Alone in a car with only the infuriating Chris Henderson, Tammy can’t help but feel this is a disastrous start to what could have been a great adventure. But when the awkward road trip takes an unexpected turn, Tammy soon discovers that the way her traitorous heart feels about Chris is the biggest disaster of all.
Fogged up windows, moonlight swimming, bad karaoke and unearthed secrets; after this one summer nothing will ever be the same again.


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*A copy was received for review purposes*

C.J. Duggan’s The Boys of Summer series has been one of my best go to contemporary series’ ever. Her writing isn’t fluffy but flows smoothly and retains a light-hearted and flirty feel to it. I never grow tired of reading the different adventures that each of the characters experience. I think that revolving a series around the same group of people but having the focus on each of the different characters is very interesting and gives the reader more insight. Even when finishing the first or second book in the series, the readers still get to see the old characters in the books to come and that’s always exciting.

Waiting on Wednesday 1/8/13 (84)


Waiting on Wednesday is an awesome meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating.
*****
Hello gumdrops!! Today's Wednesday, and most of you know what that means, but for those who don't, it's Waiting on Wednesday time!!!! There are so many good books that have yet to come out, and I will only be highlighting one, sadly.
Today's feature is:


After the End (After the End, #1)

After the End (After the End #1)
by Amy Plum
Publication: May 6th, 2014 by Harper Children's
She’s searching for answers to her past. They’re hunting her to save their future.
World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They've survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there.
At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life.
When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact. Everything was a lie.
Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed. But while she's trying to find a way to rescue her friends and family, someone else is looking for her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about the secrets of her past.



YEEEEES. This is what I've been looking for. It's not exactly dystopian but it gives off that kind of vibe from the cover. It also sounds super interesting. Do you guys know the movie HANA? Well. I loveeeed that movie and this book almost sounds like it. PLUS. Amy Plum wrote the Revenant series...which I also loved. Package deal I see here? I think yes. 



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