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!!!

small giveaway

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

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Dystopia Reading Challenge 2014

The Dystopia Reading Challenge is hosted by Blog of Erised.

Rules


> The challenge will run from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. Each month will have its own link form so you will be able to share your book reviews. You do not have to review the books you read to participate, but only those who read/reviewed at least one dystopian book will be able to participate in the giveaway (you can track your reading without the reviews with Goodreads, Shelfari etc.).
> Books that count in this challenge must include any form of post-apocalyptic theme (book sites like Goodreads are good sources of genre information). The books must be full-length.
> All formats allowed.
> Rereads allowed (but not the same book five times in a year!).
> It does not matter whether it’s a series or a stand-alone book.
> If you are participating, grab the challenge button from below and post it on you blog. You can also make a post with the header (the code is also below). Please include the link back to this post so others will be able to participate as well.
> If you will participate, put the sign-up link to your blog post (about the challenge) or blog (for the button) directly into the linky below. Sign-ups will be open until December 15, 2014.
> You do not have to list your books in advance, go and do as you please. Read as many as you want and whenever you want, as long as you have fun!
> Info about the giveaway will be available in December 2014.
> Do not cheat with books of other themes/genres/topics because I do check!

Levels

Level 1: Recruit (1 to 6 books)

Level 2: Rebel (7 to 12 books)

Level 3: Revolutionist (13 to 18 books)

Level 4: Leader (19+ books)

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I’m gonna take the easy road with this one! I’ll stick to the Recruit level. I can always end up reading more, but I wouldn’t bet on it at this point. I LOVE the dystopian genre, so I know I will read the ones I get my hands on. If you follow my posts then you know I can’t wait for The One to come out, so that’s a definite. You may also know that I intend to read The Program soon, and the second book comes out this year, so that’s 3 right off the bat that I intend to read. Who knows? I may far surpass my goal?

Happy Reading,

Alison