Graduation, B-Fest, and FINALLY a Book Haul!

Week in ReviewI don’t even think I should be allowed to call these posts “Week in Review” anymore. Maybe “Some Random Chunk of Time Every Few Months in Review” would be more accurate these days…


Guys, I graduated! Well, technically the ceremony is in a couple weeks but my last day of school was last Thursday, so I consider it official! Looking back I can’t believe how fast the time has flown, but I definitely ready to move on to my new life at RISD!

To kick off summer I went to Barnes & Noble’s B-Fest that started on Friday, June 10th. I participated in the trivia and won! I picked up lots of other cool freebies like stickers, exclusive excerpts, chapter samples, posters, and bookmarks. My favorite thing that I won had to be a postcard that I mailed in to the publisher that put me on Random House AND Penguin Teen’s ARC mailing list for a YEAR!13355522_145822879162952_1928306487_n Continue reading “Graduation, B-Fest, and FINALLY a Book Haul!”

Review: LIES I LIVE BY by Lauren Sabel (Blog Tour + Giveaway!)

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Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: May 31st, 2016
Series: N/A
Pages: 432
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Blog Tour)
Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance, Thriller
Synopsis from Goodreads:

Romance, intrigue, and action collide in this psychic twist on the classic spy novel.

Callie Sinclair is literally out of her mind; as the government’s youngest psychic spy, she finds valuable information for top-secret missions. Her work keeps her headaches at bay, but it means she must lie to everyone she loves, including her longtime boyfriend, Charlie.

When a new psychic arrives at the office, Callie can’t help but flirt; Jasper already knows her in a way Charlie never will.

But as her love life gets more complicated, so do her visions. People halfway around the world seem to be in danger…and people in her own backyard, too. If Callie can’t find a way to alter future events, she could lose the people she loves—and her mind. Literally.

Lauren Sabel’s enthralling, romantic novel captures the thrill of exploring a unique power in a dangerous world.

my ramblesSpecial thanks to Hannah, the publisher, and Edelweiss for letting me be a part of this tour and for receiving an advance copy of the book for review!

The first thing that piqued my interest about Lies I Live By was the main character, Callie’s, struggle with migraines and the connection between them and her ability. I get migraines myself, so I was definitely excited to see how the author would incorporate them into the story. And of course, the government sponsored agency and partnering with the CIA was exciting, because who doesn’t love a good government conspiracy? Although this book didn’t turn out to be quite what I’d hoped, I still really enjoyed what I did get!

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