Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Holiday Gifts For the Last Minute Shopper! Featuring Chapters Indigo

Welcome back Bookworms!! I'm here, because I'm sure like myself, many of you still need that one last item on someones wish list for the holidays! With only a few days left, I'm sure many of you are freaking out wondering what the F*** to get someone that you never have a clue or is the one who says "nothing." So here are some of my top gift ideas for the last minute, in various prices, and ages! Thanks so much to Chapters Indigo for sending me these items to review, and feature on my blog! For those of you wondering, I am having a GIVEAWAY to one lucky winner, so keep reading for more!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Just Another Life Update...

Hey Bookworms! I know normally you're here to read and talk all things books, but since I've been getting a lot of feedback from followers on other social media outlets (Especially Instagram--💖) I figured I would do something a little different today. I know many of you are always curious of a Blogger's life outside of the blogging world. As I'm sure you can imagine, I've been fairly quiet these past months, simply because my life has drastically changed. So here we are, about to enter 2018, with new beginnings!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

London, Can You Wait Release Blitz!

Welcome back bookworms!! I'm here for a special Book Birthday release for a book that I'm super excited to read! I've seen it around everywhere, and I've been lucky enough to have received both copies from the publisher to review! If you haven't read book one yet, leave me a comment, or comment on my Instagram page @Thegraduatedbookworm and maybe we can buddy read it!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

How To Read 100 Books In A Year

Hello fellow bibliophiles!! Today I've got something different for you! Have you ever wondered how some people are able to read so many books in a year? I'm sure you've wondered how I am able to read more books than the normal reader, but the truth is, I don't read nearly as much as the next blogger or as much as I would like to. So here I am collaborating with author Darius Foroux through the amazing people over at Visme Infographics to share with you just five (That's right FIVE) tips to get to reading more books in a year!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Until It Fades By: K.A. Tucker

Until It Fades
Author: K.A. Tucker
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: June2017
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 356
Rating: 4/5
Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania: population two thousand outside of tourist season.

And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed attempt at a relationship, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has saved: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling.

Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works.

For a time.

But when she finds the man she saved standing on her doorstep, desperate to thank her, all that changes. What begins as an immediate friendship quickly turns into something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something that Catherine is afraid to trust.

Because how long can an extraordinary man like Brett be interested in an ordinary woman like Catherine…before the spark fades?

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Wait...Two Years Already?!!

And just like that I am back with another post, and it is a mighty one! Honestly, I don't even know how two years have flown on by already, and yet here we are with another celebration! Some days it really doesn't feel real that it's been somehow this short and yet this long all at the same time! I know I've been in and out of blogging in the past few months, but that hasn't stopped me from continuing with what I love, otherwise I wouldn't be here right now! If you haven't seen my One Year Blogaversary post, you can click HERE to read more about it all!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Cover Reveal/ New Release!!

Bookworms!!! It feels so good to be back right now to share some amazing love to this amazing duo of authors who always find a way to leave you with a cliffhanger, fall in love, and rip your heart out! I am so proud and honoured to share and support two authors such as them, so let me stop talking and share it all with you!!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The One Memory Of Flora Banks By: Emily Barr

The One Memory Of Flora Banks
Author: Emily Barr
Publisher: Penguin Teen
Published: May 2017
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 304
Rating: 4/5
Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. She lives under the careful watch of her parents, in a town she is familiar with, among people who are equally familiar with her story. She has not been able to recall any part of her past since she was ten, when the tumor that was removed from her brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend's boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this singular memory pierces Flora's fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake and their shared kiss are responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world, Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step in reclaiming her life.

With little more than the tattoo "be brave" inked into her skin, and written reminders of who she is, how old, where she lives, and why her memory is so limited, Flora sets off on an impossible journey to the land of the midnight sun--Svalbard, Norway. There she is determined to find Drake, and to explore the romantic possibilities and hopeful future that their reunion promises her. But from the moment she arrives in the arctic, nothing is quite as it seems, and Flora must "be brave" if she is ever to learn the truth about herself, and to make it safely home.

Rich with psychological twists, powerful moments of hope, despair, and confusion, and a landscape very much a character unto itself, The One Memory of Flora Banks is an emotionally compelling and immersive read that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit, the depths of the human heart, and the power of the human mind.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Checkmate: This Is Effortless By: Kennedy Fox

Checkmate: This Is Effortless (The Checkmate Duet #4)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publisher: Createspace
Published: April 2017
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 402
Rating: 5/5
Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.
Southern belle at heart, Cali girl by choice.
She barged into my life and easily became my best friend.
All was great as roommates and just friends, but then I fell for the girl who could chop firewood, deliver baby calves, and bail hay without breaking a sweat. 
She's the perfect mixture of sugar and spice, and I love her.

Being more than friends and trying to build our future isn't as easy as it sounds. 
Moving forward and creating memories is all I want for us, but when the past continues to come back and haunt me, I'm not so sure she'll stay for the ride. 

Loving her is easy, but losing her will break me. Burning passion combined with an undeniable chemistry constantly pushes and pulls us together. In the end, I'll prove we're worth the fight, even when the game is far from over. 

Checkmate, sweetheart.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Last By: J.L. Davis

Author: J.L. Davis
Published: May 2017
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 202
Rating: 4.5/5
After losing her job, her bestie, and her boyfriend all at once, Jessa Phillips has no choice but to move back home and start over.

When she knocks on Alex Rogan’s door, she's searching for employment but what she gets is so much more than a job. He's tall, muscular, gorgeous...and very mysterious.

Jessa can’t shake the attraction and desperately wants more than he's willing to provide. Can she get Alex to drop his guard in order to give them a real chance? To let her be his LAST?

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Seven Days Of You By: Cecilia Vinesse

Seven Days Of You
Author: Cecilia Vinesse
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Published: March 2017
Format: Paperback ARC
Pages: 366
Rating: 4/5
Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she’s harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days…until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything.

Jamie and Sophia have a history of heartbreak, and the last thing Sophia wants is for him to steal her leaving thunder with his stupid arriving thunder. Yet as the week counts down, the relationships she thought were stable begin to explode around her. And Jamie is the one who helps her pick up the pieces. Sophia is forced to admit she may have misjudged Jamie, but can their seven short days of Tokyo adventures end in anything but good-bye?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Paper Fools By: Staci Hart

Paper Fools (Hearts and Arrows #1)
Author: Staci Hart
Publisher: Promise Socks Publishing
Published: April 2017 (First Published Feb 2013)
Format: E-Book ARC
Pages: 299
Rating: 4/5
Aphrodite knows love — just don’t ask her to figure out her own mess. 

Rather than deal with her sticky love life, she toys with the hearts of unwitting humans. It’s a little game she plays, and the stakes are high. Lucky for her, she’s just found the perfect match. 

Lex is everything Dean needs, but he can’t have her. 

It doesn’t matter that her eyes speak to a long forgotten part of him, or that her art and poetry touch his shredded heart. She’s off limits — crossing that line would implode his band and everything he’s ever cared about. There’s only one option: stay away from her, no matter the cost. Even if the price is his heart. 

Dean is everything Lex wants, but she can’t take the risk. 

The second she meets him, she knows her heart is in danger. She’s convinced it’s only attraction that has her hung up on the dark, quiet lead singer, but with every day that passes, she knows it’s more. It’s just that she can’t put her heart on the line. She won’t — love has never been worth the sacrifice. 

If only they knew they were just pawns in a much bigger game. And in the game of love, Aphrodite never loses. 

*Formerly titled Deer in Headlights, Paper Fools has been rewritten and reedited for your enjoyment.*

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Shari Scribbles Product Review

Hey there bookworms! I hope you've all been reading up a storm! Although I should have a review for you soon, I thought I would share some love to another shop that I've been in love with for a while now! So without anymore of my babbling talk of nonsense, let's get straight to the review!!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Hate U Give By: Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give
Author: Angie Thomas
Publisher: Balzar+Bray
Published: February 2017
Pages: 464
Format: ARC Paperback
Rating: 4.5/5
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

March Book Haul!!

It's that time of the month again, where I show you all a crazy stack of books that will probably sit on my shelves for far too long than I would like, while I continue to add more to my collection! At least I can say that this month's haul isn't as bad as last month, and if you follow me on Instagram then you will have seen my giant stack of books that I could only talk about there!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

One Thing Lockets Product Review

Welcome Back bookworms to another Product Review! It has definitely been too long since I've done one, and although I'm trying to get more out there for you, life definitely gets in the way! Also, if there's a product you would like me to do a review on, don't hesitate to send a comment or message me on any social media outlet!! So without anymore babble, let's get to it!!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cover Reveal!

Welcome back Bookworms!! I'm so excited to bring another cover reveal for you all! I mean if you haven't heard me talking about these authors, then I don't know where you've been!! Now, what makes it even better, is these awesome authors are now combining their first two novels into a box set with a cover that's just as attractive as the others!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Before I Fall By: Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: October 2010 (First Published March 2010)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 470
Rating: 3.5/5
With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and  how one person's life can affect so many others.

For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—"Cupid Day"—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.

However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

Named to numerous state reading lists, this novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by, Barnes & Noble, The Daily Beast, NPR, and Publishers Weekly. It has been optioned for film by Fox 2000 Pictures.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Checkmate: This Is Reckless By: Kennedy Fox

Checkmate: This Is Reckless (The Checkmate Duet #3)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Published: February 2017
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Format: E-Book ARC
Pages: 339
Rating: 4.5/5
Introducing book 1 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of bestselling authors! This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game?

Drew Fisher is the type of guy every girl wants.
Noble police officer by day, charming prince by night.
He has no idea the effect he has on women, especially me—his little sister’s best friend.

I’m the blonde Southern belle who lives up to the cliché, except I have my own quirks. I’m smart as a whip, can change my own oil, and recite The Pledge of Allegiance backward, but he doesn’t see that girl.

It’d be easier to forget him if he wasn’t my roommate and if the first thing I saw in the morning wasn't his shirtless body covered in tattoos. I’ve crushed on him since the day we met, but he’s made it perfectly clear where we stand. Just friends.

I know I need to move on and accept that his feelings will never be mutual, but every day he smiles at me, I’m left dreaming of what if.

He has girl issues, and I’ve got a crush I can’t deny.
We’re friends, but I want more.

One drunken hookup leaves us with much more than a platonic friendship. Pretending it never happened proves to be more difficult than anticipated.

A crazy ex-girlfriend, a dangerous war of stolen glances, and passionate kisses leads to the most reckless battle yet. I won’t be a pawn in his game, but I’ll play by his rules if it will show him I’m the one worth breaking them for.

Checkmate, Prince Charming. 

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*

**This is book 1 of 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series--a friends to lovers romance. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.**

Monday, February 20, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Thousand Letters By: Staci Hart

A Thousand Letters
Author: Staci Hart
Published: February 2017
Publisher: N/A
Format: E-Book ARC
Pages: 282
Rating: 4.5/5
Sometimes your life is split by a single decision. 

I’ve spent every day of the last seven years regretting mine: he left, and I didn’t follow. A thousand letters went unanswered, my words like petals in the wind, spinning away into nothing, taking me with them. 

But now he’s back.

I barely recognize the man he’s become, but I can still see a glimmer of the boy who asked me to be his forever, the boy I walked away from when I was young and afraid. 

Maybe if he’d come home under better circumstances, he could speak to me without anger in his voice. Maybe if I’d said yes all those years ago, he’d look at me without the weight of rejection in his eyes. Maybe if things were different, we would have had a chance. 

One regretted decision sent him away. One painful journey brought him back to me. I only wish I could keep him.

*A contemporary romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion*

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Disarm By: June Gray

Disarm: The Complete Novel
Author: June Gray
Published: February 2014 (First Published in 2013)
Publisher: Berkley
Format: Paperback
Pages: 376
Rating: 4.5/5
When the secrets of the past begin to surface, the truth can be disarming…
Twenty-six-year-old Elsie Sherman has had a crush on her brother’s best friend, Henry Logan, since she was twelve years old. Unfortunately, Henry—now an Air Force officer—has only ever treated her like a younger sister, stepping into her brother’s shoes after he was killed in action.

That is, until the night when one dance ignites a sensual fire between the two, leaving Elsie aroused and confused. Is she allowed to lust after her surrogate big brother, who also happens to be her roommate? As the passion between them crosses the line into a territory that teases with the forbidden, Elsie decides to give herself to the man she has always desired. But Elsie is not prepared for where the relationship will take her.

Henry has been harboring two secrets. One can bring them closer together. The other will tear them apart. Now, with each startling new revelation, Elsie realizes that only she can decide if the past can ever be forgiven—and if a future with Henry is worth fighting for.

Includes a never-before-published bonus short story.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Pink Box Product Review

Welcome Back Bookworms!! So today I've got another product review, and it is in fact another Box Subscription, however this one isn't necessarily a bookish box. This is a box that I came across a while back, and have been in love with it ever since!! It is another Canadian based box, that supports a great cause, so why don't we check it out!!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Novel Editions Product Review

Welcome back bookworms!! I'm back with another Product review for you all! This is another Book Box Subscription that was sent to me to post on my Instagram, and I've decided to also have an honest review for you all, just to get a little more information on all of these new shops opening up!! So without any more babbling, let's get to the review!!

Monday, January 30, 2017

January Book Haul!!

It's that time of the month again bookworms, where I show you yet another long list of books that have been added to my TBR that I swear will never get lowered! This month, I definitely have a lot of books that I'm super excited to be reading soon, and I cannot wait to share the new releases with you all!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Essential Readings & Study Guide By: K.V. Dominic

Essential Readings & Study Guide
Author: K.V. Dominic
Published: September 2016
Publisher: Modern History Press
Format: Paperback
Pages: 284
Rating: 2.5/5
"K. V. Dominic Essential Readings" gathers for the first time the three most important works of poetry from this shining new light of contemporary Indian verse in English: "Winged Reason," "Write Son, Write" and "Multicultural Symphony." A fourth collection of 22 previously unpublished poems round out a complete look at the first 12 years of Dominic's prolific and profound verse. Each poem includes unique Study Guide questions suitable for South Asian studies curricula.

Written in free verse, each of his poems makes the reader contemplate on intellectual, philosophical, spiritual, political, and social issues of the present world. Themes range from multiculturalism, environmental issues, social mafia, caste-ism, exploitation of women and children, poverty, and corruption to purely introspective matters. From the observation of neighborhood life to international events, and everyday forgotten tragedies of India, nothing escapes the grasp of Dominic's keen sense of the fragility of life and morality in the modern world.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Vicious By: L. J. Shen

Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1)
Author: L. J. Shen
Published: December 2016
Publisher: L.J. Shen
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 328
Rating: 5/5

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true. 
The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. 
He is a brilliant lawyer. 
A skilled criminal. 
A beautiful liar. 
A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover. 
Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him. 


She is a starving artist. 
Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom. 
Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down. 
She paid the price. 
Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate. 
That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t. 
So she hates me. Big fucking deal. 

She better get used to me.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dirty Dealers By:Tia Louise

Dirty Dealers
Author: Tia Louise
Publisher: TLM Productions LLC
Published: January 2017
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 315
Rating: 4.5/5
My job is to protect. 
I’m the best, the king’s elite.
She’s the only thing strong enough to make me look away.

Logan Hunt is a guard. He’s constantly aware of his surroundings; he searches and rescues. He’ll take a bullet. 

His new assignment is to protect the queen regent, keep his eyes on her at all times. He’s more than up to the task…

Until a face from his past returns, and the one mission he’s sworn to complete becomes his biggest liability.

DIRTY DEALERS is an all-new stand-alone CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC SUSPENSE coming Jan 24, 2017. It features secrets, lies, double-crosses, angst, a touch of darkness, and panty-melting sexytimes.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cover Reveal!!

Hey Bookworms!! So today is a little different as I have TWO Cover Reveals rather than one! This is for a duet in a series that's coming out shortly, and I've read the first duet in the series a while back, so I think you can say I'm pretty excited to share these two new covers!!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Frostblood By: Elly Blake

Frostblood (Frostblood Saga #1)
Author: Elly Blake
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Published: January 2017
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 384
Rating: 4.5/5
Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby's powers are unpredictable, and she's not sure she's willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their weapon.

All she wants is revenge, but before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to take part in the king's tournaments that pit fireblood prisoners against frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her and from the icy young man she has come to love.

Fast-paced and compelling, Frostblood is the first in a page-turning new young adult three-book series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies—but together create a power that could change everything.

Friday, January 6, 2017

A Tragic Kind Of Wonderful By: Eric Lindstrom

A Tragic Kind Of Wonderful
Author: Eric Lindstrom
Published: January 2017
Publisher: Poppy
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 288
Rating: 4.5/5
In the vein of It's Kind of a Funny Story and All the Bright Places, comes a captivating, immersive exploration of life with mental illness.

For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm's length. And when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium.

As the walls of Mel's compartmentalized world crumble, she fears the worst--that her friends will abandon her if they learn the truth about what she's been hiding. Can Mel bring herself to risk everything to find out?

In A Tragic Kind of Wonderful, Eric Lindstrom, author of the critically acclaimed Not If I See You First, examines the fear that keeps us from exposing our true selves, and the courage it takes to be loved for who we really are.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Love and First Sight By: Josh Sundquist

Love and First Sight
Author: Josh Sundquist
Published: January 2017
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 288
Rating: 3.5/5
In his debut novel, YouTube personality and author of We Should Hang Out Sometime Josh Sundquist explores the nature of love, trust, and romantic attraction.

On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, right?

As Will starts to find his footing, he develops a crush on a charming, quiet girl named Cecily. Then an unprecedented opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that could give Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But learning to see is more difficult than Will ever imagined, and he soon discovers that the sighted world has been keeping secrets. It turns out Cecily doesn't meet traditional definitions of beauty--in fact, everything he'd heard about her appearance was a lie engineered by their so-called friends to get the two of them together. Does it matter what Cecily looks like? No, not really. But then why does Will feel so betrayed?

Told with humor and breathtaking poignancy, Love and First Sight is a story about how we related to each other and the world around us.

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