Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Hi guys!

Posts have come to halt recently, mainly due the fact my first semester at Uni is coming to an end, and well that means exam time. Now doing a science degree my exams mean a lot as they count to 50-70% of my final grade, so I've been hitting the books (unfortantly textbooks). I've also learnt this semester that I hate social sciences, i.e psychology, I can't seem to wrap my head around it! I've also learnt that I can do chemistry and I don't hate it as much as I thought I would. Thankfully doing HSC biology and Advanced Maths have helped me maintain high marks in Bio and maths. 

I have many books to review so after June 11 I am on trimester break so that means 3 weeks of no uni, hopefully some work, but no tests, assignments or quizzes. Reviews to look out for include: The Collector by Victoria Scott, Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer, Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead (It is amazing!) and whatever else I read. 

Sunday I will possibly have a May wrap up, if not Sunday it will be Tuesday! Exams start next week and the timetable is bad as my HSC timetable, all bunched up expect for maths!

Keely xx

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cover Reveal & Giveaway! Georgetown Academy 4!

As you have all seen over the blog, I have been obsessing over Georgetown Academy and thanks to Coliloquy I am here today with the cover reveal and giveaway to celebrate the release of the synopsis and cover!

When the vice president resigns and Ellie and Taryn’s parents emerge as the frontrunners, the girls find themselves back in the spotlight.

Ellie could not care less about becoming the Second Daughter, but she knows how much the opportunity to make history means to her mother – and women everywhere. With her family taking center stage, Ellie must decide whether she can put her feelings for Gabe on hold - again.

Taryn, so used to captivating the hearts and minds of everyone she meets, is unbothered by the increased media scrutiny. But an inopportune screw-up has her
beholden to an unlikely – and unfriendly – source for help.  

Overnight, Evan has skyrocketed from social pariah to Miss Popular. As she and her reluctant parents adjust to her new lifestyle, the last thing she needs is a front-page scandal.

Brinley can’t stop thinking about her Stowe-bound hook-up…until her father’s intern, Patrick, starts flirting. Is it time to abandon her fling now that she has a more appropriate suitor?

With the second highest office in the land up for grabs, everyone is picking sides. But where does the heart lie when duty, truth, and love collide?

I cannot wait to get my hands on this book! I love the difference that the series brings to the YA market (plus I really want to know what happens between Ellie and Gabe!) Georgetown Academy 4 is released on June the 11th!! Also don't forget to enter the giveaway which has lots of goodies for you!

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Review Time #33

Dare You To by Katie McGarry 

Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth."

"No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again....

"I dare you..."

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all...

This is Beth and Ryan's story, we've heard Echo's and Noah's, now it is time to hear about Beth & what she is going through. 

“Screw what Mom and Dad think. Screw the rest of the town. Screw perfection. This girl is mine.” 

Who would ever think that a single dare could change someone's life? Ryan's friends dare him to get Skater's Girl (aka Beth) number & name, what he didn't realise is what the dare turned out to be, attraction. Beth knows she feels the same, however, with everything going on in her life can she just be?

“Fine," I say. "Dare accepted."

Game on, Skater Girl. Game on.” 

After loving Pushing the Limits and falling in love with McGarry's writing, I knew that I couldn't wait for Dare you To. Her writing captures you and doesn't let you go... I should know seeing as I starting reading and didn't finish until 1am. There is no denying that Ryan and Beth are from different groups, socioeconomic groups and neighborhoods, Ryan is your town's golden boy & jock with secrets of his own, Beth the new girl with dark & hidden secrets. 

“I like you. I. Like. You. I'll admit you're annoying. Sometimes you agitate me to the brink of insanity, but you can throw it back at me like no one else. When you laugh, I want to laugh. When you smile, I want to smile. Hell, I want to be the one to make you smile.”

Beth's life with her aunt and uncle is for the better, being away from her alcoholic and drug addict mum and her abusive boyfriend is for the best. Isaiah makes a few appearances in this one, while Beth wants to runaway like she always does, Isaiah knows that it is better for her to just stay. Isaiah knows that he has to let her go, no matter how much he loves her, he wants what is best for her. The scenes between these two are heart breaking and will emotionally get to you. Ryan's perfect life isn't as perfect as it seems, he maybe the town's golden boy on the outside, on the inside he is hiding secrets just like Beth is. 

“You're falling for me like I'm falling for you. That's why you're pushing me so hard.” 

The rollarcoaster ride this book takes you on is one that you will never forget, the way that these two find out each others secrets and begin to understand this relationship that is forming between the two. McGarry's writing just takes you away in this one, Dare you To is an emotional & brilliant ride that you just have to read in one go!

Thanks to Harlequin (UK) Limited for the review copy on netgalley!

Rating: 5/5

Keely xx