Tag Archives: crash into you

Top Ten of 2014: Best Book Covers of 2014

top ten of 2014

Top Ten of 2014: A Week of Looking Back is a year-end meme hosted by Jamie @ Two Chicks On Books, Rachel @ Fiktshun, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader

It’s Week #2 and we’re featuring the Best Book Covers of 2014. I guess I’m the type of reader who looks at the book cover and then immediately switches to the back cover to look at the blurb and then goes back to appreciate the book cover again. I seldom depend on the book covers to decide which books I read but I do appreciate a lovely cover.

 

a thousand pieces of you
A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by Claudia Gray. Easily one of the best this year. I love the duality of the image, the colors, and how it just echoes the theme of the story. (My review)

 

blue lily, lily blue
BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater. Granted, I’m only at Book 2, The Dream Thieves, but I love this cover already. It’s whimsical, colorful, and a bit magical. Don’t you think so too?

Continue reading Top Ten of 2014: Best Book Covers of 2014

Quote-tastic (2): CRASH INTO YOU by Katie McGarry

Quote-tastic button

 

QUOTE-TASTIC is hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup.

Join us every Monday and share a favorite quote that’s grabbed ya for one reason or another.

Everyone’s welcome to join in. Authors, bloggers, readers. The more the merrier!

Just grab the button and toss up your post 🙂 

Don’t have a blog? No worries, just leave your favorites in the comment section.

 

CRASH INTO YOU by Katie McGarry

 

crash into you
“It’s okay, Rachel. Go ahead.” He angles so that the tiger is closer to me.

 

I outline the tattoo, enjoying its beauty. “I love this one.”

In the beams of street light scattered into the dark bedroom by the slatted blinds, I watch as Isaiah’s eyes melt into silver. “It’s my favorite,” he says. “One day I’ll get a tattoo for you.”

Warmth explodes in my chest, in awe that he would mark himself for me. “You don’t have to.”

“I will.” His fingers trace my cheek and chills of pleasure run down my spine. “It’s what I do. Each tattoo represents the only happy memories I’ve had. And you, Rachel, you’re the happiest.” 

 

Continue reading Quote-tastic (2): CRASH INTO YOU by Katie McGarry

Review: CRASH INTO YOU by Katie McGarry

 

crash into you

Book Info:

Title: Katie McGarry (Pushing the Limits #3)
Author: Katie McGarry
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: November 26, 2013
Format: Hardbound copy

Book Blurb:

From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a good girl with a reckless streak, a street-smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane

The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that’s who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers…and she’s just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can’t get him out of her mind.

Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look.

But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they’ll go to save each other.

add-to-goodreads-button

Continue reading Review: CRASH INTO YOU by Katie McGarry

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

d32cf-toptentuesday2

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at The Broke and the Bookish. For this week, it’s the Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me. I’ve decided to simply wish for books that have already been published so Santa wouldn’t have a hard time looking for advance copies. Most of the books in my list are the ones that are not yet available in print in my country and although I can buy the e-book, I want hard copies of them.

 

Here’s a rundown of my Top Ten.

 

#10 Tail of the Devil by Danielle DeVor

17383481

 

#9 Splintered by A.G. Howard

12558285

 

#8 Cinder by Marissa Meyer

11235712

 

#7 Legend by Marie Lu

9275658

 

#6 Foreplay by Sophie Jordan

17254035

 

#5 These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

13138635

 

#4 This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

15777621

 

#3 Behind His Lens by R.S. Grey

18626134

 

#2 Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

17657649

 

#1 Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

17233800

 

 

 

There you go. What about you, guys? What are your picks for the week?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Winter TBR

d32cf-toptentuesday2

 

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at The Broke and the Bookish. For this week’s list: Books On My Winter TBR, although technically we don’t have winter where I come from. 🙂

 

TTT Winter TBR

#10    Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor – I have yet to read this highly recommended book and I can’t wait to catch up on this series.

#9       Foreplay by Sophie Jordan – I haven’t had the opportunity to read any of Sophie Jordan’s work yet and this compelling story has me in its grip. 

#8       The Shadow Throne by Jennifer Nielsen – I can’t wait to see what Jennifer Neilsen has in store for her readers as she concludes her trilogy with the release of this book. 

#7       Feel the Heat by Kate Meader – I just finished All Fired Up and enjoyed it so much that all I can say about Kate Meader’s books is: More. I Want More.

#6       Satisfaction by Sarah Mayberry – I’ve loved all the books that Sarah Mayberry has written and I can’t wait for her next book to come out in early January

#5       Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge – The release date for this book never seems to come any closer. I’m excited to try out Rosamund Hodge’s writing. I hope she delivers because she has an already compelling storyline. 

#4       It Felt Like A Kiss by Sarra Manning – I haven’t read any of her  books yet but her name has been associated with a lot of starred reviews. When I read the book blurb for this one, I told myself I have got to read this one. 

#3       Crash Into You by Katie McGarry – I know. I’m already at the back of the pack. I want a hard copy of this book and it’s still not available in our local bookstores. So I’m (im)patiently waiting.

#2       The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand – I’ve fangirl-ed a lot about how I love Laura Florand’s book. I can’t wait for her next book for release.

#1        The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan – December 17, why are you so far away? Courtney Milan writes one of the best historical romance stories there ever will be. Her latest series, The Brothers Sinister, is breathtaking. 

 

I have one honorable mention here: Sarah MacLean‘s No Good Duke Goes Unpunished. I’m also (im)patiently waiting for my copy to arrive via Bookdepository. I have to read this before the year ends. I just have to..

There you go. What about you, guys? What are your picks for the weeks?

Super Six Sunday: Favorite Covers of 2013

SuperSixSundayII

Super Six Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at Bewitched Bookworms. This week’s theme: Favorite Covers of 2013.

 

12558285

#6: Splintered by A.G. Howard

I haven’t read this yet but I’ve read good things about it and now it’s on my TBR list. I just love the whimsical feel and the lively colors of this cover.

 

17233800

#5: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

I’ve always had a hard time picturing how a character would look in real life. And as I have been excited about Isaiah’s book since I read Dare You To, I got my first glimpse of him on this cover. And I loved it. I love the red-themed car and how they’re together on the seat, as well as their facial expressions.

 

18335634

#4: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

We finally get a glimpse of Tessa herself. This cover was just beautifully done. I love her dress, by the way.

 

17970721

#3: A Man Above Reproach by Evelyn Pryce

This cover for a historical romance novel is a breath of fresh air. It’s an uncommon cover in this genre and I love the watercolor effect. It gives the gentleman on the cover a certain dimensionality that whispers of the time period in London then.

 

15745753 16068905

#2: Eleanor & Park and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Oh, these two. I just adore how these covers really echo the characters in the books. It’s an additional way for readers to connect with the story.

 

12 heart of obsidian

#1: Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh

I love this cover edition because it gives me the face to go with the name. This book is one of Nalini’s best works. Absolutely divine.

 

There you go, my super six covers for 2013. I would love to hear from you guys so if you have time, leave your links in the comments section and I’ll definitely check them out.

 

 

 

Release Day: Sarah MacLean, Laura Florand, Katie McGarry, Laura Kaye

It’s one of those days (well technically it was yesterday in my part of the world) when a lot of awesome books have come available for our consumption. At last. After weeks and days of waiting. Here are some of the books that I can’t wait to get and read.

 

16240497 16101234 1723380018680106

 

 

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

The Chocolate Heart by Laura Florand

Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye

 

For those of you who already got copies of these, I’m so envious. I’ll be dropping by the bookstores after work to see if they have these titles available already. I can’t wait.

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Sequels I can’t wait to get my hands on

d32cf-toptentuesday2

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at The Broke and the Bookish. For this week’s list: Sequels I can’t wait to get my hands on.

#10 18076439

Between the Devil and Ian Eversea

Julie Anne Long
(Pennyroyal Green #9)
March 2014

 

 

#9 16101234

The Chocolate Heart

Laura Florand
(Amour et Chocolat #5)
Nov. 26, 2013

 

 

#8

The Secrets of a Scoundrel

Gaelen Foley
(The Inferno Club #7)
July 2014

 

 

#7 17233800

Crash into You

Katie McGarry
(Pushing the Limits #3)
Nov. 26, 2013

 

 

#6 9627755

Isla and the Happily Ever After

Stephanie Perkins
(Anna and the French Kiss #3)
May 2014

 

 

#5 16240497

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished

Sarah MacLean
(Rules of Scoundrels #3)
Nov. 26, 2013

 

 

#4

Forged by Desire

Bec McMaster
(Steampunk London #4)
September 2014

 

#3

The City of Heavenly Fire

Cassandra Clare
(The Mortal Instruments #6)
May 2014

 

 

#2 13489925

The Countess Conspiracy

Courtney Milan
(The Brothers Sinister #3)
December 2013

 

 

#1

Shield of Winter

Nalini Singh
(Psy-Changeling #13)
June 2014

 

 

That’s it for my list. I would love to hear what you have on yours.