Thursday, 3 January 2019

Elena Reviews - Everless {Everless #1} By Sara Holland

Before putting together this review, I want to wish you all a happy new year! May it be filled with happiness and joy, love and appreciation! And may we all, members of this wonderful book community, keep filling our days with books and the stories they tell us, while travelling to different worlds each day through them! 

Title: Everless

{Everless #1}

Author: Sara Holland

Publication Date: January 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Secret Santa Giveaway! - INTERNATIONAL!

Hello guys and welcome to a spur of the moment Giveaway, that I have just thought about hosting! I did plan Giveaways on a regular basis at the beginning of the year but, stopped due to some health issues that I had to take care of! Now that I'm working again and since it's the most wonderful time of the year, I decided to give back to you guys and thank you for your endless support, through these past couple of months that have been quite rough on me!

Rules are extremely simple:
* Follow Book Lady's Reviews! Unless you're already a member of the team, of course!
* You must be 18+ or have your parents' permission to provide me with your personal address, in case you win!
* And you just have to make sure that, the Book Depository ships to you! It's the only website that has International Free Shipping - to most countries - and allows me to host this Giveaway, without spending a fortune on shipping!

Before moving on to the prizes of the Giveaway, I just want to say that, I would've done something more personalized if I'd been able to, at the present time! For example, ship the books myself and add some mystery gifts to go along with them, which is such a creative process but, unfortunately, not that likely to happen right now. I'll have to start organizing the process much earlier for next year!

So, without further ado, this is what the 3 winners of the Giveaway will receive:
*A book - or more - that I'll choose from their Wishlist, hence the title of the Giveaway!


Blog Tour - This Lie Will Kill You By Chelsea Pitcher {Guest Post & Giveaway!}

Hello guys and welcome to the official Blog Tour for Chelsea Pitcher's new YA Thriller, This Lie Will Kill You! Make sure to mark your calendars for its release and, don't forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this post!
Title: This Lie Will Kill You

Author: Chelsea Pitcher

Publication Date: December 11th, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Thriller
Tell the truth. Or face the consequences.

Clue meets Riverdale in this page-turning thriller that exposes the lies five teens tell about a deadly night one year ago. 

One year ago, there was a party.
At the party, someone died.
Five teens each played a part and up until now, no one has told the truth.

But tonight, the five survivors arrive at an isolated mansion in the hills, expecting to compete in a contest with a $50,000 grand prize. Of course…some things are too good to be true. They were each so desperate for the prize, they didn’t question the odd, rather exclusive invitation until it was too late.

Now, they realize they’ve been lured together by a person bent on revenge, a person who will stop at nothing to uncover what actually happened on that deadly night, one year ago.

Five arrived, but not all can leave. Will the truth set them free?
Or will their lies destroy them all?

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Elena Reviews: The Hating Game By Sally Thorne

Title: The Hating Game

Author: Sally Thorne

Publication Date: August 2016

Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Nemesis (n.) 
1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;
2) A person’s undoing;
3) Joshua Templeman.
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.

Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Book Blitz - When Stars Come Out By Scarlett St. Clair {Excerpt & Giveaway!}

Title: When Stars Come Out

Author: Scarlett St. Clair

Publication Date: October 31st, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy
Anora Silby can see the dead and turn spirits into gold coins, two things she would prefer to keep.

As it turns out, hiding her weirdness is just one of many challenges. By the end of her first day, she’s claimed the soul of a dead girl on campus and lost the coin. Turns out, the coin gives others the ability to steal souls, and when a classmate ends up dead, there’s no mistaking the murder weapon. 

Navigating the loss of her Poppa, her mother’s unpredictable behavior, and Roundtable, an anonymous student gossip app threatening to expose her, are hard enough. Now she must find the person who stole her coin before more lives are lost, but that means making herself a target for the Order, an organization that governs the dead on Earth–and they want Anora and her powers for themselves.

secret as she tries to lead a normal life at her new school. After all, she didn’t change her identity for nothing. 

Monday, 29 October 2018

Blog Tour - This Cruel Design {This Mortal Coil #2} By Emily Suvada {Review & US Giveaway!}

Hello guys and welcome to one of the most exciting events I've ever participated in! This Cruel Design was one of my most anticipated reads and I was ecstatic when I got the change to participate in the official Blog Tour for it! With that being said, make sure to mark your calendars for its release, read my thoughts on it and let me know whether you've read This Mortal Coil! And, don't forget to enter the amazing Giveaway at the end of this post!
Title: This Cruel Design

{This Mortal Coil #2}

Author: Emily  Suvada

Publication Date: October 30th, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Cat thought the Hydra epidemic was over, but when new cases pop up, Cat must team up with an enemy to fix the vaccine before the virus spirals out of control in this thrilling sequel to This Mortal Coil, which New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman says “ redefines ‘unputdownable.’ ”

The nightmare of the outbreak is finally over, but Cat’s fight has only just begun.

Exhausted, wounded, and reeling from revelations that have shaken her to her core, Cat is at a breaking point. Camped in the woods with Cole and Leoben, she’s working day and night, desperate to find a way to stop Lachlan’s plan to reprogram humanity. But she’s failing—Cat can’t even control her newly regrown panel, and try as she might to ignore them, she keeps seeing glitching visions from her past everywhere she turns.

When news arrives that the Hydra virus might not be as dead as they’d thought, the group is pushed into an uneasy alliance with Cartaxus to hunt down Lachlan and fix the vaccine. Their search takes them to Entropia, a city of genehackers hidden deep in the desert that could also hold the answers about Cat’s past that she’s been searching for.

But when confronted with lies and betrayals, Cat is forced to question everything she knows and everyone she trusts. And while Lachlan is always two steps ahead, the biggest threat to Cat may be the secrets buried in her own mind.

Stacking the Shelves - ''It's Been A While'' Edition!

Hello guys and welcome to a Stacking the Shelves post, hosted by Tynga's Reviews! It's been ages since my previous one and even though I haven't acquired a crazy amount of books during the last couple of months, I obviously had to share the ones I did purchase with you! Almost all of them are from Awesome Books, which means that they're used and I got them for a ridiculously cheap price! I have talked about them before and will include more information in a future Discussion post that I'm still putting together! In case you're wondering though, they're based in England, have a flat rate shipping of $3 and sell various titles in both used and new condition! This post is not sponsored in any way, shape or form but, I really wanted to share their site with you since I always search for the books I'm interested in there, before purchasing them from anywhere else! Now that I've shared the basics, let's get into the books I added to my shelves these past couple of months!

Make sure to let me know if you've read any of them and whether you enjoyed them or not! And don't forget to share the books you've recently added to your shelves!