Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday "Thicker Than Water"

Waiting On Wednesday 

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

Here is my selection for the week:

Taken from Barnes and Noble: 

On his own Thomas Bellweather hasn’t been in town long. Just long enough for his newlywed mother to be murdered, and for his new stepdad’s cop colleagues to decide Thomas is the primary suspect.   Not that there’s any evidence. But before Thomas got to Garretts Mill there had just been one other murder in twenty years.   The only person who believes him is Charlotte Rooker, little sister to three cops and, with her soft hands and sweet curves, straight-up dangerous to Thomas. Her friend was the other murder vic. And she’d like a couple answers....Answers that could get them both killed, and reveal a truth Thomas would die to keep hidden...

Release date is December 29th 2015 


I haven't heard a ton about this new release but the cover and synopsis really caught my eye and I can't wait to see if the story is just as intriguing! 

Until next time, 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Top Ten New To Me Favorite Authors I Read In 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish where each week there is a new topic for a top ten list. 

This week is "Top Ten New To Me Favorite Authors I Read In 2015"

1. Rainbow Rowell- Crazy, I know, but this year I finally got on the Rainbow Wagon, I read 3 of her books this year, Eleanor and Park, Fangirl and Attachments. I'm currently reading Carry On and next up is Landline! (Write faster Rainbow, write faster!)

2. Jennifer E. Smith- I've always loved her book covers and her synopsis' never fail to pull me in so don't ask me why it took me so long to pick up one of her books but once I did I was hooked! I only read one this year but next year I'll dive into the rest. 

 3. Wendy Higgins- I stumbled upon her Sweet Evil series on Audible and the story, characters and the narrator pretty much killed me! I listen to books 1 and 2 within a week of each other and I'm (not so) patiently waiting for my next credit to finish the series! 

 4. Jessi Kirby- I freaking loved this book, the writing, the characters, everything! I actually thought it was a debut book but after digging around on GoodReads I found she has a couple of other books out which I'll be putting on hold asap!

5. Francesca Zappia- Tissues. Lots and lots of tissues. This is probably one of my top 5 books of 2015 so I had to include Francesca on this list! This unfortunately is a debut book so I'll have to wait to read more from her but I'm very confident it'll be well worth the wait!

 6. Jodi (I live off the tears of my readers) Meadows- What? You don't call her that? I cannot believe The Orphan Queen was the first book of Jodi's that I read! It instantly made my list of all time favorite books and I'm dying to read the sequel as well as her previous series!

 7. Morgan Matson- Since You've Been Gone is the first book of Morgan's that I've read and it's seriously the best summer read! Its the perfect blend of beach read fun and seriousness. I'm really looking forward to reading more from her! 

 8. Kody Keplinger- I had no desire to read The DUFF until I started seeing previews for the movie but of course once the movie came out I had to read the book. The book is (of course) way better than the movie and I ate it up! Right after I finished it I was sent an ARC of Lying Out Loud and while it wasn't quite as good as The DUFF I'm excited to see what's next!

 9. Nicola Yoon- Another debut but so worth the mention! This book was insanly good! I finished it and immediatly told my mom she had to stop everything and read it and she loved it just as much as I did. I need her next book in my hands asap!

 10. Abbi Glines- Last but not least! I've heard of Abbi's books for a while now so when I was sent her newest book I had to drop everything and read it. I was not disappointed. Her writing reminds me a lot of Colleen Hoover so of course I loved it. I'm looking forward to catching up on her previous books and already anticipating new releases. 

So there you have it! Feel free to link your TTT in the comments so I can check it out! 

Until next time, 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Review of "The Boy Most Likely"

The Boy Most Likely To 
By Huntley Fitzpatrick 

Stars: 5
Source: Gift 

Tim Mason, boy most likely to: 

-Screw up
-Forget his own name 
-Drive his car off a bridge 
-Run out of liquor before 9am 
-Start over? 

Alice Garrett, girl most likely to: 
-Put Tim in his place 
-Shut people out
-Take on too much 
-Let someone in? 

Tim and Alice are the poster kids for opposites attract. Where Tim is the screw up of the Mason family, Alice is the responsible and reliable older sister who everyone counts on.

After the accident involving Alice's father she has had to step up into the roll of both mother and father in order to keep the household running and somewhat in order. 

Tim's father has given him a timeline to straighten out his life or he'll be forced to give Tim's college fund to his twin sister. 

Both on very different paths and yet they keep finding their way into each others arms. 

Told in alternating points of view "The Boy Most Likely To" is the book most likely to melt your heart. 


Oh Tim, sweet, adorable, lovable Tim... Wait... I'm forgetting a word used to describe him... Oh ya! Its 

How I love Tim! 

This is a giant 180 from how I felt about him in the companion novel to this book (My Life Next Door). Lets just say I wasn't his biggest fan. 

  Shocking I know! But after reading what this was about (and having complete faith in Huntley) I was dying to get my hands on this book! 

And from the first page... It was pure... 

Not only was I head over heels for Tim but I started to remember how much I adored the Garrett family! Especially Alice! 

(As you can see I already have my dream cast!)

I'm all for a cute summer romance but give me a book with witty banter, unexpected subplots and heartbreaking decisions and I'm hooked!

I know I've said this before, but, I love how all of Fitzpatricks books are centered around family. (Especially when that families last name is Garrett!) 

Am I the only one wanting another companion novel about Alice's younger sister (someone please remind me of her name)?

I swear the possibilities are endless! 

Getting back on track... 

I really enjoyed how Fitzpatrick didn't romanticize the fact that Tim was a recovering alcoholic, nor did she gloss over anything relating to his recovery process. 

It was ugly and painful and that's what the audience needed to read in order to know precisely what was going on in his head.

I'm also not a huge fan of (read I HATE) insta-romance. So the fact that Alice and Tim's relationship progressed in a slow and realistic timeline was a giant bonus! 

I can't gush enough about Tim and Alice, is there a ship name yet? Because I've already got my boarding pass and all my belongings waiting to board! 

All through the book I was rooting for them and praying to the fictional gods that they would end up together. 

Every page I would find myself reading ahead just to see if there was a kiss scene or hand holding or even a wayward glance! 

Needless to say this ended up being one of my favorite books of the year. 

I loved every sentence, word, hell every comma had be swooning and wanting more! 

"The Boy Most Likely To" is all about second chances and first loves and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!

To sum it up in one word: 

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In one word: 

Whew, there we go! 

In all seriousness though, go pick up this book! You won't regret it! 

Until next time,