Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #53

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in WoW! Waiting on Wednesday is now handled by Tressa @ Wishful Endings. If you see posts with the name Can't Wait Wednesday, they're the same thing.

Today, I'll be showcasing Save the Date by Morgan Maston!
Father of the Bride meets Sixteen Candles in the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Matson.

Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.

The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.

There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.

There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.

Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.

Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

BOOK REVIEW | The Sea King by C.L. Wilson

Title: The Sea King
Author: C.L. Wilson
Series? Yes, the Weather Mages of Mystral (unknown if it's a trilogy, duology, etc.)
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: October 31, 2017
Source: I received The Sea King in exchange for an honest review via Edelweiss! All opinions are my own. :)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter King comes a breathtaking new tale of love and adventure set in the mystical land of Mystral...

He wasn't supposed to choose her...

Seafaring prince Dilys Merimydion has been invited to court the three magical princesses of Summerlea. To eradicate the pirates threatening Calberna and to secure the power of the Sea Throne, Dilys vows to return home with a fierce warrior-queen as his bride. But politics has nothing to do with unexpected temptation.

She didn't dare wed him...

A weathermage like her sisters, Gabriella Coruscate's gentleness exemplifies the qualities of her season name, Summer. Yet her quiet poise conceals dangerous powers she cannot begin to wield. Better to live without excitement, she reasons, than risk her heart and lose control— until an irresistible Sealord jolts her awake with a thunderclap of raw desire.

Until evil threatens everything they hold dear...

When pirates kidnap Summer and her sisters, Dilys is in a desperate quest to save the woman he loves. Only by combining his command of the seas with the unleashed fury of Summer's formidable gifts can they defeat their brutal enemies and claim the most priceless victory of all: true love

Friday, November 10, 2017

Offsetting Penalties by Ally Mathews | BLOG TOUR - Guest Post and GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in a blog tour for Offsetting Penalties by Ally Matthews! If you want to know more of my thoughts on the book, check out my review here!


Isabelle Oster has dreamed of being a prima ballerina her entire life, so when the only male dancer backs out of the fall production, she’s devastated. Without a partner, she has no hope of earning a spot with the prestigious Ballet Americana company. Until hot jock Garret practicing stretches in one of the studios gives Izzy an idea, and she whips out her phone. But does she really want this badly enough to resort to blackmail?

All-state tight end Garret Mitchell will do anything to get a college football scholarship. Even taking ballet, which surprisingly isn’t so bad, because it means he gets to be up close and personal with the gorgeous Goth girl Izzy while learning moves to increase his flexibility. But Izzy needs him to perform with her for the Ballet Americana spot, and he draws the line at getting on stage. Especially wearing tights.
Here are all the lovely links to peruse!

Here is the Tour Schedule!!!


Monday, November 6, 2017

Sci Fi Month 2017!!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! This post is a little late, but I wanted you the know that this month I am participating in Sci-Fi Month! I've participated twice before, and this will be my third year in a row. Sci-Fi Month is hosted by Lisa @ Over the Effing Rainbow and Imyril @ x+1!

This whole month, I'll be focusing on reading science-fiction. As the mood reader I am, I will probably read a mix of genres, but I'm gibing science fiction more attention. 

So, here are some of the books I plan on reading this month! I'm also planning on reading some short stories, which I want to do a collective review of. 

BOOK REVIEW | First Kiss Hypothesis by Christina Mandelski

Title: First Kiss Hypothesis
Author: Christina Mandelski
Series? No  
Publisher: Entangled: Crush  
Publication Date: November 6, 2017
Source: I was contacted to read The First Kiss Hypothesis for review. Thank you so much Melissa! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Nora Reid believes scientific laws control everything, even love. With her grandparents’ epic first kiss story cemented in her brain, Nora develops a hypothesis she’s determined to prove:for each person in the world, there is exactly one other person, and at first kiss, they’ll experience an immediate and intense reaction.

But after four years of zero-reaction kisses, she comes up with a new theory: maybe that pesky crush on her stunningly hot best friend Eli Costas is skewing her results.

She needs to get rid of him, and fast.

Eli Costas is an injury-prone lacrosse star with a problem—the one chance he had at winning over the girl next door resulted in the most epically sucktastic first kiss ever. And now she’s…trying to get rid of him? Hell no. It’s time to disprove her theory and show her exactly what she’s missing.
Game. On.

Disclaimer: This book contains a stunningly hot lacrosse player who isn’t above playing dirty to win over the stubborn girl-next-door of his dreams.

Friday, November 3, 2017

BOOK REVIEW | Offsetting Penalties by Ally Mathews

Title: Offsetting Penalties
Author: Ally Mathews
Series? No
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush
Publication Date: November 6, 2017
Source: I was contacted to read Offsetting Penalties for review. Thank you so much Melissa! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Isabelle Oster has dreamed of being a prima ballerina her entire life, so when the only male dancer backs out of the fall production, she’s devastated. Without a partner, she has no hope of earning a spot with the prestigious Ballet Americana company. Until hot jock Garret practicing stretches in one of the studios gives Izzy an idea, and she whips out her phone. But does she really want this badly enough to resort to blackmail?

All-state tight end Garret Mitchell will do anything to get a college football scholarship. Even taking ballet, which surprisingly isn’t so bad, because it means he gets to be up close and personal with the gorgeous Goth girl Izzy while learning moves to increase his flexibility. But Izzy needs him to perform with her for the Ballet Americana spot, and he draws the line at getting on stage. Especially wearing tights.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a bit of blackmail, a lot of sarcasm, and an ending guaranteed to melt your heart.

Blogging Update!!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! It's been a bit since I've posted (a full week, ahh!), but I have to prioritize schoolwork over this. But, there have been things going behind the scenes for this blog!

First, I was emailed by a team member from Entangled Teen: Crush to review two of their books, Offsetting Penalties by Ally Mathews and The First Kiss Hypothesis by Christina Mandelski. I'm currently reading Offsetting Penalties, and my review will be published on the 2nd. I then have to read First Kiss Hypothesis real quick, and that review will be up on the 5th! There will also be an author guest post on the 10th by Ally Mathews, so be on the lookout for all those posts! I was so elated when I got the email to review these books. I have never been contacted to review; I have always requested, so this was very exciting for me!! 

Second, I was auto-approved on Netgalley for Simon & Schuster Children's, which is crazy!! I rarely request from them, simply because I know I will most likely be denied. So it was an utter surprise to see that I was auto-approved, and I'm tickled pink. 
Look at that!! Ahh!!

Both of these *events* are just so validating. I love blogging, but seeing comments and seeing people notice my blog makes me actually feel like I'm doing something important. Knowing that I am making an impact, as little as it is, makes me very excited! Hopefully I'll be able to do some deeper and more complex posts soon. Of course I love to talk about books, but I also have other passions, and I want to use this blog to combine all of them together. 

So yeah, I just wanted to give you guys an update! It's been a bit since I've just talked about my blogging experience instead of just posting my usual posts, and wanted you to know what's happening! I'm pretty strapped for time 24/7, but I hope to blog more regularly soon. I'm actually writing this during a medieval British Literature class (we're talking about Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, and my attention has disappeared) that is required for my major!

Okay...that's it! (I think!) If anything else happens, I'll be writing another one of these. :D I'm just super happy that both of these things happened, and it spurred a lot of creativity and excitement for this blog!


Well, enough rambling! Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!