My April 2014 Reviews ~ Look into May & Giveaway

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My April Reviews

The Broken (The Apostles #1) by Shelley Coriell
The Kraken King Part 1 by Meljean Brook
The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
The Forever of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
The Temptation of Lila and Ethan by Jessica Sorensen
The Ever After of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
Lila and Ethan: Forever and Always by Jessica Sorensen
The Pleasures of Spring by Evie Hunter
You Never Know by Melinda Harris
The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding by Stacy Reid
The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon
Breathe Into Me by Sara Fawkes
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

As far as my reading challenges go ~

Review Pile Reading Challenge: The Here and Now, Breathe Into Me, The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding, The Word Exchange, The Kraken King Part 1, and The Broken all were picked up on NetGalley for review.

Dystopia Reading Challenge: The Here and Now, and The Word Exchange both were categorized as dystopian.

2014 Series Challenge: I read all the books in the Secret Series that have thus far been released. More to come, though, in 2014. The Broken (Apostles #1) will also go towards this challenge as the second book is set to release later this year. The Kraken King Part 1 is also a part of a series that I may catch up on. The Pleasures of Spring is another series I may catch up on. You Never Know has a spin-off coming up, but I’m not yet sure if that one will count or not.

May Reviews Coming Up

The Rook and Ronin Omnibus ~ This review went live today!
The Recruit by Fiona Palmer
Elfin by Quinn Loftis
All For You by Jessica Scott
Jane Austen Girl by Inglath Cooper
Shocking Heaven by D.H. Sidebottom
Love’s Paradox by Laura Kreitzer
Torn Away by Jennifer Brown
The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson
The Burning by Jane Casey
See Through Me (Lose My Senses #1) by Sera Bright
Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Then and Now by Dani Atkins
Whisper To Me by Christina Lee
What It Takes by Kathryn Ascher
We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

Aside from the Rook and Ronin Omnibus, I’ve already read the top 8 books on the list for May, with one acception (a DNF). So, that’s only 7 books I have to read. All 7 of those are NetGalley books being released in May. I like to try to put up my review on release day or very close. 7 books isn’t a thing, so I’ll be adding in lots of other books this month. Honestly, reading them is way simpler than writing the reviews for me (it takes away from my reading time!!!!), so I don’t know how many more reviews I’ll be adding to the list above for May. That’ll be a surprise!!

Giveaway Time!!!

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As a thank you for reading, I’m giving one blog follower their choice of ebook via Amazon ($5.00 or less). The only requirement is that you follow via Bloglovin or email. Leave me a meaningful comment: What you thought about any of these, one of my reviews, what you enjoyed in April, look forward to in May, etc., and leave which method you follow – email of bloglovin. If your email is different than the one you’re commenting with, then you’ll have to leave your email, so I can verify, or your bloglovin name.

Happy Reading,

Alison

2014 Series Challenge

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The 2014 Series Challenge is hosted by Octavia @ Read.Sleep.Repeat.

Details:

  • ■You have to FINISH the series
  • ■If the series isn’t complete yet, or will not be completed before December 1st, 2014 read up to the most recent book in said series.
  • ■Novellas count, but are optional.
  • ■HAVE fun
  • ■If you decide to break up with a series after book one, it does not count!
  • ■You do not have to START the series in 2014, you just have to FINISH it in 2014
  • ■Series that you started prior to 2014 are fine as long as you FINISH the series in 2014
  • ■The series has to have at least 2 books out prior to December 1st, 2014
  • ■Proof that you finished the book is required. It could be a full review, a mini review, or a rating with a few lines.
  • ■DNF’s do not count. PERIOD.
  • Levels:

    Bronze Badge 1-3 series
    Silver Badge 4-6 series
    Gold Badge 7-11 series
    Platinum Badge 12 or more series

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    I’m going to go all out here and attempt to achieve the Platinum Badge. To do that I’m going to have to finish at least 12 series in 2014. I’ve comprised a list of 12 series that I have already started and not finished. I’m soooo bad about that. There’s plenty more I’ve yet to complete that aren’t on this list. Plus, there are still plenty of awesome series out there that I’ve yet to even start. So, this list is just a view at what you might see me complete for this challenge. I really hope to finish this whole list and more, but we’ll see. My ambitions are always high! So, without further ado, here’s just 12 of the series I need to complete:

  • The Mortal Instruments
  • The Infernal Devices
  • Arelia LaRue
  • Fateful
  • Bad Apple
  • Divergent
  • Hopeless
  • Connections
  • The Selection
  • The Keatyn Chronicles
  • The Coincidence
  • The Union Series
  • There you have it! I could have easily made that list a lot larger, but decided I better just stick with 12 right now. I’m so looking forward to this challenge!!

    Happy Reading,

    Alison