"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."

- SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Blog Tour (Quote and Giveaway): FLAWED by Cecelia Ahern (YA)

Welcome to today's book blog tour for FLAWED!!! 

I am so very excited to be a part of FLAWED's global book blog tour!

Cecelia Ahern is most known for her bestselling novel, P.S. I Love You!
Which was also adapted into a movie by the same title, starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler... 

FLAWED is Cecelia's Young Adult debut, and it is amazing! I am currently in the middle of reading it and I can hardly put it down!

Flawed, Book One
by Cecelia Ahern
Release date: April 5th, 2016
Published by Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan) 
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian 
Format: Hardback, eBook


You will be punished…

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.

But then Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. 

She could be found flawed.

In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society where perfection is paramount and flaws lead to punishment. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.



- ONE winner will receive an international prize pack from the publisher: 
Swag and BOTH editions of FLAWED!
- Giveaway starts April 7th and will end on Friday, April 15th, 2016 11:59PM EST.
- U.S. and Canada only, sorry.

(Bumbles and Fairy-Tales and its owners will not be held responsible for any lost, damaged, unclaimed, etc. prizes.)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Cecelia Ahern

Cecelia Ahern was born on September 30, 1981 in Dublin, Ireland. She is the daughter of the former Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. On 14th December 2009 it was announced that Cecelia had given birth to her first child with partner David Keoghan, a girl named Robin. She was secretly married on 11 June 2010 in County Kildare, Ireland. Her older sister, Georgina Ahern is married to Nicky Byrne of Irish pop group Westlife. Cecelia was a member of the Irish pop group Shimma who finished third in the Irish national for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000. She attended Griffith College Dublin and obtained a degree in Journalism and Media Communications. 

Cecelia Ahern wrote her first novel, PS. I Love You when she was twenty-one. It was published in 2004, the number 1 bestseller in Ireland for 19 weeks and sold in over forty countries. The book was adapted as a motion picture directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler and released in 2007 in the United States. 

Her second book, Where Rainbows End (US title: Love, Rosie or Rosie Dunne) won the German CORINE Award in 2005. She contributed with short stories to charity books and is also the co-creator and producer of the ABC comedy Samantha Who?

Her other works include If You Could See Me Now (US title: A Silver Lining), A Place Called Here (US title: There's No Place Like HereThanks for the Memories (US title: Desire LinesThe Gift The Book of Tomorrow.

Full Blog Tour Schedule

April 5- Nite Lite Book Reviews (US)
April 5- Two Chicks on Books (US)
April 5- Green Bean Teen Queen (US)
April 5- Writing.ie (Ireland)
April 5- Overflowing Library (UK)
April 6- Icey Books (US)
April 6- Supernatural Snark (US)
April 6- Paper Cuts Blog (US)
April 6- Serendipity Reviews (UK)
April 6- Bleach House Library (Ireland)
April 6- Bart's Bookshelf (UK)
April 7- Forever Young Adult (US)
April 7- Bumbles and Fairytales (US)
April 7- Rainy Day Ramblings (US)
April 7- Swoony Boys Podcast (US)
April 7- A Daydreamer's Thoughts (UK)
April 7- The Bibliomaniac (UK)
April 7- Kirstyes (UK)
April 7- Wrath Queen's Books (UK)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday #148: ETERNAL SACRIFICE (Mortal Enchantment #4) by Stacey O'Neale (YA)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This is where we get to 'spotlight' the books that we are anxiously waiting to be released!!! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night!!!

Mortal Enchantment, Book 4
by Stacey O'Neale
Expected release date: June 28th, 2016
Published by: Phoenix Reign Publishing
Genre: Young Adult
Format: eBook


The explosive conclusion to Stacey O’Neale’s award-winning Mortal Enchantment series reveals the secrets of the fantasy world!

Valac has stolen two of the sacred objects. In a bid to rule all four courts, he has threatened to use Excalibur to cut the mist that protects Avalon — ultimately ending the lives of thousands of elementals. As the Akasha, Kalin has the power to stop him. And she refuses to lose anyone else she loves.

Will she have to sacrifice herself to save them?

Desperate to save Kalin’s life, Rowan searches for the long-lost creator of the mist. But what he finds is the very last thing he expected. Everything he thought he knew about his past is turned upside down, and he questions whether he’s meant to be the savior or the elemental that destroys them all.

Told from Kalin, Rowan, and Marcus’s perspective, the final installment to the series follows their journey of courage, duty, sacrifice, and love.


Why I am waiting on the edge of my seat for ETERNAL SACRIFICE... 

First, if you haven't read these books yet, or if they're not even on your TBR or wishlist, I don't think we can stay friends unless you listen to me! You need these books in your life! You need to know Rowan!!!...
(and by that I mean that you just need to get to know him and stuff, because, he's kinda mine and I'll share his story, but not him! He was mine first! Ha!!!)

But, seriously, you need to read it!
Here's the link to book one's ebook - it's free!!!

Second, if you loved Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series (which I love!!!), you will definitely love the Mortal Enchantment series... similar world, but very different and both are written SO amazingly!

Next... I just need to get back into this world! So many wonderful characters, elements and world-building! I miss being in it!!!

And, lastly, but certainly not in the least... ROWAN!!!

(I'll act my age when I'm too old to act differently!!!)

You can read my reviews here:

(Also, all thoughts, opinions, reviews, etc. are mine and mine alone. I did not get compensated in anyway for this post.)

SO, what are you currently waiting for??? 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Brimbles Box Unboxing: April PlannerNerd Box

Hello there!

A few days ago, I received some planner happy mail that I would like to share with you!

A subscription box from the UK... 

The items shown here all came in the Personal-size Planner Box.
(If you purchased a different subscription box from Mrs Brimbles, some items may very well be different.)

I love cool packaging! 
It definitely feels like I have received a gift today :) 

The Mrs Brimbles Washi Tape is a lovely shade of what I would call, baby pink; 
with purple hearts!

As always, Mrs Brimbles designs are impeccable!

Here is a package of ephemera designed by Anna herself!
Everything is matchy-matchy, which I love!!!
And all is so versatile - I can punch these into my planners! Use them as Project Life bits! Or add them to other things for happy mail, bookmarks and mixed media art... 

I love that she has her stickers on clear acetate so I don't have to take them off to see if they'll fit in a spot, or match my pages... I can just place the sheet or cut the sticker out and try before I stick it down!!! 

Included in this month's box is a emoji sheet of stickers from Beautiful Planning (use code BRIMBLES15 for 15% off your order!), an adorable donut charm and a planner-clip by Cherry Blossom! These are all things that I definitely would have purchased myself :) 

In the planner subscription boxes, you can always expect an amazing dashboard!
Very sturdy and high quality! You can use it as is for decor, or, as the dashboard it's meant to be - add your sticky notes, washi tape, etc to it... I usually add it to the back as I do not want to cover or ruin Anna's artwork :) 

Here's a peek at my planner decor now :) 

As always, do not hesitate to leave a comment or contact me with any questions, requests, etc.

Just a reminder - the items shown here were sent to me for being a part of the Brimbles Design Team. All thoughts, opinions, etc. are my own :) 

Thank you so very much for stopping by!
Be sure to check out Mrs Brimbles Blog too!!! 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Cover Reveal: YOU BEFORE ANYONE ELSE by Julie Cross and Mark Perini (NA)

Good Monday to you all!!!
And, welcome to today's bookcover reveal...

by Julie Cross and Mark Perini
Expected release date: August 1st, 2016
Published by Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: New Adult
Format: Paperback, eBook


Model Finley needs someone to help her shed her "good girl" persona, so she'll try Eddie on for size.

New York City model Finley is fed up with hearing the same feedback at castings: she needs to take some serious action to wipe the "good girl" stamp from her resume if she wants to launch to stardom.

Enter Eddie Wells. He's shallow, predictable…and just as lost as Finley feels. Deep down, Finley is drawn to Eddie's bravado, his intensity. Except Eddie is hiding something. A big something. And when it surfaces, both loving and leaving Finley will become so much harder.



Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin's Press). She's also the author of Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, and many more to come!

Julie lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She's a former gymnast, longtime gymnastics fan, coach, and former Gymnastics Program Director with the YMCA. She's a lover of books, devouring several novels a week, especially in the young adult and new adult genres. 

Outside of her reading and writing credibility's, Julie Cross is a committed--but not talented--long distance runner, creator of imaginary beach vacations, Midwest bipolar weather survivor, expired CPR certification card holder, as well as a ponytail and gym shoe addict.

Mark Perini, is a New York City based author debuting his first YA novel, Halfway Perfect. Additionally, Mark is a featured author in the upcoming anthology, 50 First Times.

Mark began his career as an international fashion model 8 years ago, while simultaneously obtaining a business degree from Seton Hall University. He has a passion for traveling the world, and he's made a blood pact with friends to see all seven ancient wonders of the world before he's thirty. Four down three to go.

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