Category: Book Mood Board

Review: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

Posted June 11, 2015 by Nereyda in ARC, Book Mood Board, review / 17 Comments
Review: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

I’m late to the Sarah Ockler party, having only read The Book of Broken Hearts last year (loved it!).  But I knew I wanted to read this one as soon as I heard about it. I do admit that this book took a little while to get into, I think it was mostly the writing that I had to adjust to.  It was very poetic and lyrical and beautiful and I was just a little bit thrown off at first.  I also wasn’t sure at first if this had any mythical ties to it (with all the mermaid references) or if it was a contemporary (it is).  Once I got that out of the way, and got used to the writing, it was so easy to love this book. Elyse might not be the most likeable or relatable character, but I loved her.  Yes, she was one of those characters that had a tragic past and was having a very hard time accepting her future.  Plus, you would think that the whole […]

Review: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

Posted April 20, 2015 by Nereyda in ARC, Book Mood Board, Mood Board, review / 20 Comments
Review: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

This right here was exactly what I was in the mood to read!  I loved Emery Lord’s debut novel, Open Road Summer, and I’ve really been looking forward to this one.  I will say that I thought the summary was a little bit misleading.  I assumed that her boyfriend from a very serious relationship had passed away, when in fact it was a boyfriend from a fairly new relationship.  This has a huge impact on Paige because she doesn’t know exactly how to feel about the situation.  Yes, it was sad and terrible, but she can’t handle the way that other people look at her and treat her like a widow or something.  With the help of her three amazing best friends, Paige is determined to start off the new year right. Paige makes a list of things she wants to accomplish, such as joining a school club, attending a party, and kissing Ryan Chase.  Ah, Ryan Chase.  Her ultimate crush for the last few years who is finally free […]

Audiobook Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Posted April 13, 2015 by Nereyda in ARC, Audiobook, Book Mood Board, review / 24 Comments
Audiobook Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Sad and emotional books and I are just not a good mix.  Same thing goes for movies and tv shows.  I just can’t deal with them.  Most of the time, they end up backfiring on me when I end up feeling… nothing.  My family and friends always joke with me that I a) have a black heart or b) have no heart.  (A few weeks ago I asked my boyfriend if my heart was beating faster than normal.  His reply: ‘You have a heart?’)  While I normally avoid books like this, there is something about books about suicide that sometimes strangely fascinate me.  I usually end up having a ‘love it-or hate it’ reaction to them, and I was really hoping that this one would be in my ‘love it’ list. Aysel’s life is a mess.  After her dad’s choice changes Aysel’s life forever, she feels like the only way to escape how she feels is to commit suicide.  She spends a lot of time on a website that is […]

Review: Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little & Giveaway!

Posted October 31, 2014 by Nereyda in ARC, Book Mood Board, GIVEAWAY, review / 17 Comments
Review: Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little & Giveaway!

Historical fiction, even if it isn’t YA, isn’t one of my favorite genres.  I normally tend to stay away from them, but I just couldn’t stay away from this one.  It wasn’t just the beautiful cover that caught my attention, the unique and summary were to blame for that one.  I loved the world that the author created in Forbidden.  It was captivating and had an almost magical feel to it, but it was also harsh and brutal.  I wasn’t aware that this was part of a trilogy when I first started reading it, but luckily I found out before I finished reading it which helped me better prepare for the cliffhanger ending.  The world of Forbidden was my favorite part of the book.  I loved reading about their traditions, their customs and their faith, even if I didn’t agree with them.  I was fascinated with their outlook on their dancing rituals and how it was like a prayer for them. Jayden only has a few months left before her […]

Four Exquisite Nights Blog Tour: Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios!

Four Exquisite Nights Blog Tour: Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios!

Welcome to night four of a four stop/four night blog tour celebrating the October 10th audiobook release of EXQUISITE CAPTIVE by Heather Demetrios! Beginning Monday (9/29) and ending tonight Thursday (10/2), you can listen to the first four chapters (one per day) of EXQUSITE CAPTIVE in their entirety and enter for a chance to win a digital download of the entire audiobook, performed by Erin Mallon! Tonight, I’m offering the audiobook sample of chapter three, my review of the audiobook, a cover inspired Book Look and Mood Board and a chance to win your own audiobook copy of Exquisite Captive!  Listen to and exclusive excerpt of Chapter Three: Exquisite Captive was one of my most anticipated books of 2014.  Just look at that gorgeous cover!  But, it wasn’t just cover love that had me anticipating this book.  The summary sounded so good and I loved the concept of the Jinni world and the message in the story.  The fact that I’ve heard such good things about this author’s books just made me […]

Book Mood Board (11): The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski!

Posted October 2, 2014 by Nereyda in Book Mood Board / 20 Comments
Book Mood Board (11): The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski!

I loooooooove this cover!  Just look at that dress!  The color of it is gorgeous and I like the angle of the shot.  Even though I’m not a huge fan of Fantasy, this is one I really want to read.  Unfortunately, I’m gonna have to buy the ebook because the audiobook has one of my least favorite narrators ever.  If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at the second cover of this book.  It’s even more beautiful than the first!

Book Mood Board (10): Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover!

Posted September 27, 2014 by Nereyda in Book Mood Board / 12 Comments
Book Mood Board (10): Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover!

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover Release Date: 08/05/14 Atria Books Summary from Goodreads: When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future. They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all. Hearts get infiltrated. Promises get broken. Rules get shattered. Love gets ugly.   *** I adored this book so much!  I read my copy in one day, read it again right after, and bought and heard the audiobook as […]

Book Mood Board (9): The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord!

Posted September 18, 2014 by Nereyda in Book Mood Board / 17 Comments
Book Mood Board (9): The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord!

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord Release Date: 03/31/15 Bloomsbury Books Summary from Goodreads: Following her pitch-perfect debut Open Road Summer, Emery Lord pens another gorgeous story of best friends, new love, & second chances. It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for a year, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, it’s high school after all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live? Brimming with heartfelt relationships and authentic high-school dynamics, The Start of Me […]

Book Mood Board (7): Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay!

Posted September 11, 2014 by Nereyda in Book Mood Board / 23 Comments
Book Mood Board (7): Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay!

Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay Release Date: 12/09/14 Delacorte Press/ Random House Summary from Goodreads: Game of Thrones meets the Grimm’s fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne. Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora’s throne ten years ago. Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it’s too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love?   I am sooooo in love with this cover!  I’ve been wanting to get my hands on it since the cover was released months ago and […]

Mood Board (5): Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas!

Posted September 4, 2014 by Nereyda in Book Mood Board / 21 Comments
Mood Board (5): Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas!

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas Release Date: 09/02/14 Bloombury Summary from Goodreads: Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy. While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown […]

Mood Board (4): My Heart & Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga!

Posted August 28, 2014 by Nereyda in Book Mood Board / 15 Comments
Mood Board (4): My Heart & Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga!

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga Release Date: 02/10/14 Harper Teen Summary from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner. Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live […]

Mood Board (3): Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little!

Posted August 21, 2014 by Nereyda in Book Mood Board / 10 Comments
Mood Board (3): Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little!

Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little Release Date: 11/04/14 Harper Teen Summary from Goodreads: In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart. Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden’s heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying. With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family’s survival on the line, Jayden must embark on a deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find a true love for herself.Set against the brilliant backdrop of the sprawling desert, the story of Jayden and Kadesh will leave readers absolutely breathless as they defy the odds and risk […]

Book Mood Board (2): Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins!

Posted August 17, 2014 by Nereyda in Book Mood Board / 16 Comments
Book Mood Board (2): Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins!

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) by Stephanie Perkins Release Date: 08/14/14 Penguin Teen/Dutton Summary from Goodreads: From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.   I was a little upset when they changed the covers of this series but grew to really love them.  Isla is my favorite of the covers!  I love the colors, I love everything about it.  Since this book is set in Paris and New York, I added elements of both.  I also found a flower ring that reminded me of the flower on the […]

Book Mood Board (1): A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas!

Posted August 14, 2014 by Nereyda in Book Mood Board / 26 Comments
Book Mood Board (1): A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas!

I’m finally caught up on all my reviews and I want to start doing some more non-review posts.  I love doing discussion posts and Book Looks, but Pinterest and Goodreads (and Google) have blocked Polyvore (the program I use) from uploading images.  Which is where I used to get most of my images from.  I can still do them, it just takes me way longer to get one done now.  I’m not an artist, but I do have a creative side that I love to combine with my love of books.  I saw a book mood board on Tumblr a few weeks ago and loved the idea.  (I can’t find the original post to credit.)  These mood boards were a lot of fun to put together, hope you like them! A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas Release Date: 02/24/15 Harper Teen Summary from Goodreads: A spinning wheel. A prick of a finger. A terrible curse. One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince […]