Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Most Anticipated for 2015!

It is that time of year for me to let you all know what I cannot wait for that is coming out in 2015!

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
I loved The Bone Season so I have been patiently waiting for book two to come out! I love the world that this series is set in & can't wait to see what happens this time around.
Expected release date: Jan 27th 2015

All Fall Down by Ally Carter
After the Gallagher Girls ended I was so glad to know that Carter had a new series coming out. I love Carter's writing the mystery, thieving and spying that has appeared throughout her books, so for this new series to start I am beyond excited! Also this Aussie cover is amazing.
Expected release date: Feb 1st 2015

Shadow Study by Maria V Synder
I love Valek. Oh and Yelena too. But mainly Valek. This series is just amazing and I am so glad that Synder has come back and added another 3 books to this series. Behind All Fall Down this comes in at number two on my must have list.
Expected release date: March 2015

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
A new series from Maas, so of course I am impatiently awaiting this book. I only hope that I don't have too high of expectations for this novel from the Throne of Glass series.
Expected release date: May 2015

The Heir by Kiera Cass
I thought this series was over with The One but no, we get the heir to the throne's selection and this time it is bachelorette style with, yes a female heir! P.S THAT COVER & DRESS
Expected release date: May 5th 2015

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
After loving On The Fence this year, I am wanting more Kasie West books. Also I do love fluffy contemporary books.
Expected release date: May 5th 2015

Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally
I just love the Hundered Oaks series and this book is all about Henry's little sister Maya = YES! So excited for this one!
Expected release date: July 1st 2015

Other titles:

  • All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • I Was Here by Gayle Forman
  • Throne of Glass #4 by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Queen of Bright and Shinny Things by Ann Aguirre
  • The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi 
  • Age of X #3 by Richelle Mead
  • The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
  • The Starbound Trilogy #3 by Amie Kaufman & Megan Spooner
So what are your most anticipated for 2015!? Let me know!

Keely xx

Monday, December 29, 2014

Top 14 of 2014: NA & Adult

Okay here is part 2 of 2014 favorites, the NA and Adult edition! 

1. The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead
I am absolutely loving the Age of X series and this book just made me love it even more! Also a quote from my Gameboard of Gods review is in this book, my blog is in a Richelle Mead book!

2. Be My December by Rachel Brookes
Just simply beautiful.

3. Fallen Fourth Down by Tijan
I love this series and this book just got me 100x more excited for the final book.

4. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
I'm fairly sure I've loved all of Colleen Hoover's book and this one was no exception.

5. More Than Forever by Jay McLean
I loved this book & it will be forever known as the book that almost made me lose it during a HUBS lecture <3 Learn from me and don't read in lectures.

6. Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
I just love the Maddox brothers and this little love triangle was a little bit funny.

7. Breathe With Me by Kristen Proby
I just love the With Me in Seattle series and this is one of my favorites!

8 & 9. Rusty Nailed & Mai Tai'd Up by Alice Clayton
These books are just some hilarious books and I am so glad I read Wallbanger now!

10. Echos on Scotland St by Samantha Young
I think that this is my favorite Samantha Young book because of Cole, I love Cole.

11. Melissa Foster
I have fallen in love with Melissa Foster's series, each month she releases one or two books so I always have read one each month!

12. My Sweetest Escape by Chelsea M Cameron
Love, love, love this series and I read this way back in January, long time ago now!

13. Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young
Hannah and Marco. Enough said.

14. Scoring Wilder by R.S Grey
A FEMALE SOCCER STAR! Also the focus was on the sport and the romance, which just about made my year!

So that is part 2 of my Top 14 of 2014! What were some of your favorite books this year?

Keely xx

Monday, December 22, 2014

Top 14 of 2014: YA

Hey everyone! Since I have read so many books this year just picking 14 was hard so I split it into two parts, YA and NA/Adult lists!

1. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
This book was just brilliant and I couldn't help but love this 500+ paged fantasy novel filled with assassins and fae!

2 & 3. Secret & Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer 
Secret was my favorite in the series and Sacrifice finished up the series nicely. Nick will forever be mine ;)

4. Head of the River by Pip Harry
I just loved this book, being me & what I study I just couldn't help myself in loving it. PED's in school & college sport is awareness that is needed.

5. Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Love this series and the mystery/thriller all behind it! Teenagers tracking down serial killers!

6. This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
I never like Sci-Fi but this series is the exception, cannot help but enjoy these books.

7 & 8. Corruption & Disruption by Jessica Shirvington
This duology was just fantastic and another exception to my dislike of  Sci-Fi books. Thankfully my love for human biology was quite helpful in understanding a few of things that happened in this series.

9. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
The ending to this trilogy and was my favorite (I have a huge soft spot for Josh). Getting to have both New York and Paris in this novel just made me want to go to New York and back to Paris!

10. The One by Kiera Cass
This series is fantastic America and Maxon *sigh* I am so glad that they have added more books to the series for the next generation of royals!

11. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
I love mystery and thriller books and this book just kept me guessing!

12. On The Fence by Kasie West
This book was just cute and Charlie was just a main character that I could connect to being a tom boy and all that.

13. Cooper Bartholomew is Dead by Rebecca James
An Aussie mystery/thriller, just loved before & present chapter changes.

14. What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
All the cuteness. Seriously the there is so much cuteness.

So what are your favorite books for the year? Let me know in the comments! Don't forget on Wednesday my Top 14 of 2014: NA/Adult will be out!

Keely xx

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Summer TBR

Hey everyone over the next two weeks I will be posting my Top 14 of 2014 for both YA and NA/Adult as well as a two part posts of my most anticipated for 2015! Today to kick all this off is my Summer TBR!

A few of these books came out earlier this year in Australia's winter and I just couldn't read them because it wasn't summer and these to me are summer books.

1. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Every single time I see this title I start singing:
Since you been gone,
I can breathe for first time,
So moving on yeah yeah
It also makes me want to watch Pitch Perfect. But anyways this book like all of Matson's books just have summer written all over them!

2. Paper Towns by John Green
I bought this earlier in the year, before they announced that it was being made into a movie but I just never got around to reading it. Since it is a road trip book I felt like it had to be read in summer.

3. The Year It All Ended by Kirsty Murray
This is an Aussie YA which I received for review a month or two ago, I didn't get a chance to read then because of uni games and exams, but now I look forward to reading it this summer!

4. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I received this book about a month and a half ago to review and have put it off because it releases in January. This book likes quite interesting and I cannot wait to get into it the next few weeks!

5. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart 
I read We Were Liars earlier this year and loved it, so I am looking forward to reading this one which also comes out in January and I have a review copy of as well.

6. All Fall Down by Ally Carter
This book is released mid/late January and I cannot bloody wait for this book to be released, I need my Ally Carter fix okay? I don't know what it is about Ally Carter's books but I just love reading them in summer!

So what is on your Summer TBR let me know down below in the comments!

Keely xx

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Review Time #75- Mini Review

Better Than Perfect by Simone Elkeles
Ashtyn's life just got complicated. Her boyfriend is being distant and her sister's back at home after ten years - with a stepson in tow!

Derek has a perfect body, THE sexiest smile and a car - Ashtyn's only way to escape from her crazy life. But Derek likes to play by his own rules and is keen to take Ashtyn on a ride she'll never forget. As they spend more and more time alone together, will Derek's flirty games drive Ashtyn wild?

Better Than Perfect is book one in the Wildcards series, it is the same book that was released last year as Wildcards it isn't book 2!

I absolutely loved this book and I am sure that I will love the next books to come in this series. Why did I love it so much? Females playing sport is why. There are a lot of books out there with have male characters playing sport and females typically are portrayed dancing, netball or cheerleading and not sports which are typically male dominated. I love it when books are brought out that don't follow these stereotypical female sports which is why I such a huge fan of this book, Catching Jordan & Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally, Hooked by Liz Fichera and Head of the River by Pip Harry.

Ashtyn is the kicker for her school's football team and surprisingly (to her at least) to picked as captain over her boyfriend Landon who is the QB. Landon who I thought was a total douche right from the beginning just becomes distant and ignoring Ashtyn after losing the captain spot to her, seriously dude you are just an idiot. Landon was just a character who you hated. Ashtyn loved football, she spends hours just kicking the ball through the posts until she has perfected it. 

Derek just got kicked out of boarding school for playing one too many pranks on the school. His step mother is Ashtyn's older sister who she hasn't seen since she left when she was 18, Brandi. Derek doesn't want to be there, Derek isn't a fan of his step mum and would much prefer to spend the summer at boarding school.

Throughout Better Than Perfect we get to see how high school relationships change, how different situations affect them and how sometimes you might need some help to get to where you want to be. The team dynamics (sorry sports psychology words coming out here) of Ashtyn's football team really shows how well they fit together, get along and play the way that they do. The relationship between Ashytn and Derek progress naturally the way that you see in real life.

Better Than Perfect is a great foundation of the Wildcards series with the ending making you want to find out what is going to happen senior year. It breaks the gender norms in sport with a female being on the football team which is different from many other novels. 

Thanks to Bloomsbury Australia for this review copy.

Rating: 4/5

Keely xx

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Review Time #74

The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
Ten years after graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars is back in the land of sun, sand, crime, and corruption. She's traded in her law degree for her old private investigating license, struggling to keep Mars Investigations afloat on the scant cash earned by catching cheating spouses until she can score her first big case.
Now it's spring break, and college students descend on Neptune, transforming the beaches and boardwalks into a frenzied, week-long rave. When a girl disappears from a party, Veronica is called in to investigate. But this is not a simple missing person's case. The house the girl vanished from belongs to a man with serious criminal ties, and soon Veronica is plunged into a dangerous underworld of drugs and organized crime. And when a major break in the investigation has a shocking connection to Veronica's past, the case hits closer to home than she ever imagined.

To be honest I don't think I've ever watched more than half an episode of Veronica Mars, but then again the series ran when I was 9-11 so it wasn't really for me then. However, after reading this book I am going out to buy the series this weekend.

It is no secret that I love my mystery/thriller books, hence my love for The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting and The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, so Veronica Mars was defiantly for me. So this book is set 10 years after the TV show ended & the movie which was set a year or so before this book, so if your like me & have never seen these before it is okay! You just will slowly pick up on things about her dad, mum, Logan, Mac and Wallace.

It is spring break in Neptune and a college girl goes missing one night after a house party is the rich area of town, the Sheriff doesn't think that it is important, so Veronica is called up to try and find out what exactly happened to Hayley. With the help of her friends Mac and Wallace, Veronica is on the case. 

I found whilst reading that I loved the fact that all the focus was on the mystery and nothing really else expect for some family drama which occurs when a second girl, Aurora, goes missing at the same house. I enjoyed reading and following what Veronica was doing and how she went about finding who took Hayley and Aurora. Through out the book we had four suspects who could of been behind the kidnapping, which made it harder to figure out who done it. While Veronica does have a love interest, he is just in the air force and isn't around, so not much on that front.

The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line is a fantastic novel to kick off the new part of the Veronica Mars franchise. It is perfect for those who love mystery or are fans of Veronica Mars. Book two in the series Mr. Kiss and Tell is out February in Australia!

Thanks Allen and Unwin for the review copy!

Rating: 4/5

Keely xx

Monday, December 1, 2014

November + SAE Wrap Up

 Hey everyone! This month has been a great month being home and being able to relax and read a lot! On Saturday I attended the Sydney Author Event (SAE) with Pavan from Keep It Fictional we got to meet some fantastic authors! I got to meet K.M Golland, Cassia Leo, Samantha Young, Rachel Brookes, C.J Duggan and Jay McLean! Here is what I got free books & a lot of swag:
C.J Duggan, Jay McLean and Cassia Leo!

Books I bought at SAE

Books I took to SAE to be signed
Free books I got!

So much swag!


  • Be My December by Rachel Brookes
  • An Endless Summer by C.J Duggan
  • More Than Forever by Jay McLean
  • Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
  • Geek Girl and Model Misfit by Holly Smale
  • Killer Instinct by Jenn Lynn Barnes
Free books:
  • Lick by Kylie Scott
  • The First Kiss by Stephanie Ash
  • Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey
  • Haven of Obedience by Marina Anderson
Review books:
  • This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
  • Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
  • Better Than Perfect by Simone Elkeles
Thanks Allen and Unwin and Bloomsbury

I have also finished my Goodreads Challenger for the year! I reached over 400 this month!

Keely xx

Friday, November 28, 2014

Review Time #73

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas 
Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can't bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back...

The Immortal Queen will help her destroy the king - for a price. But as Celaena battles with her darkest memories and her heart breaks for a love that could never last, can she fulfil the bargain and head the almighty court of Terrasen? And who will stand with her?

Do not read this review if you haven't read Crown of Midnight because of spoilers for this book will appear!

I have FINALLY gotten around to reviewing the latest Throne of Glass book. I read this in May and it is now the end of November, I'm sorry I've been horrible at blogging this year. Now this will not be a normal review it will be split up into four parts because there is four separate story lines in Heir of Fire. I'll save the best for last:

Manon and the witches:
We meet a lot of new characters in Heir of Fire and Manon and the rest of the witches are just some of them. Manon is the granddaughter of the High Witch of the Blackbeak clan, she and the witches haven't flown in the sky since magic ceased in Adarlan. The King it seems is up to his old tricks by giving the witches "bulls" which have the ability to fly. 

There wasn't too much about this story in Heir of Fire but you can tell that the King is up to no good with this, hopefully we should see why the witches are important in book 4.

Dorian and Sorscha:
As we learnt in the previous book Crown of Midnight that Dorian has some magic in him. Chaol and Dorian have a bit of a falling out which causes Dorian to turn to Sorscha a healer at the castle to help him. I am saying no more without causing spoilers (sorry!).

Chaol and Aedion:
Aedion Ashryver, yep that is right he is Aelin's cousin. This friendship/alliance/we-won't-kill-each-other-pack-thing these two had going on did a lot to progression of the storyline. Chaol I hate your father and you need to make up your god damn mind on whose side you are on already! Aedion, I grew to like you because of how much you care about Aelin and want the best for her.

The ending of the Dorian, Sorscha, Chaol and Aedion story in this book was, I cannot even explain how crazy it was and I need book 4 because of it!

And lastly Aelin and Rowan
This was the main story of course and I loved how much Celaena/Aelin grew in this book. Celaena went to Wendlyn to find out from the Immortal Queen Maeve of the Fae about the Wardkeys and what they are. But of course Maeve being a Fae and all, she wants to know exactly what Celaena can do with her magic before letting her into Doranelle and telling her.

Rowan is in charge of training Celaena to help her get her magic back after being trapped for 10 years. I really loved the journey that Celaena took during Heir of Fire and Rowan really helped with that and unlocking Aelin from the mask the she created as Celaena. To see her become Aelin was fantastic and written beautifully. I want to say so much more about this topic but I really do not want to spoil the book for everyone :(

After Heir of Fire I am no longer Team Chaolena because of events during the book and understanding a bit more about everything. I guess I am Team Fire and Ice kinda because of stuff that happened that I want to talk about but I can't here :( I need book 4 because of the cliff-hangers (yep more than one). 

So if you have managed to make it through my not making any sense review, congratulations! Heir of Fire was a brilliant and you literally couldn't put the book down, Maas just has a way of words that drag you into the book and don't let you out until you have finished!

Thanks Bloomsbury for the eARC and ARC!

Rating: 5/5

Keely xx

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review Time #72

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
I had no idea GirlOnline would take off the way it has - I can't believe I now have 5432 followers, thanks so much! - and the thought of opening up to you all about this is terrifying, but here goes...

Penny has a secret.

Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family - and the panic attacks she's suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. Suddenly Penny is falling in love - and capturing every moment of it on her blog.

But Noah has a secret too. One that threatens to ruin Penny's cover - and her closest friendship - forever.

I felt like it was only appropriate that I write up a review for Girl Online without being an actual review copy because it is about online blogging and I was pretty excited for it! I have been on my little blog here for almost three years where I have been able to write reviews for books that I love and during this time some wonderful publishers have sent me books to review which I have been very grateful for. I honestly never thought anyone who ever read my reviews, but this has become a place for me to tell everyone about the books I love and books I cannot wait for.

A year ago Penny started an anonymous blog where she could write about her feelings and everything that has been going on with her life as well as all the photos she takes. The only person who knows about GirlOnline is her best friend and room neighbor Elliot. I absolutely loved Elliot he was the best friend that you need and his random facts are also pretty awesome too. 

Penny gets to head off to New York with her parents to help organise a wedding and thankfully she gets to have Elliot come along. However, Penny doesn't want to go because of her fear of flying and her panic attacks that seem to just keep on happening. Penny's family and Elliot are understanding about what she is going through and help her through her troubles. 

New York is one place I absolutely want to visit and I know it is slightly cliche but I want to go in winter because 1) It doesn't really snow here in Australia 2) I think it would be breathe taking and 3) because it is my holiday time in uni. In New York while the whole wedding planning is happening we meet Noah. I knew straight away who Noah was because it wasn't that hard to guess with some of his reactions. I enjoyed seeing how Penny's and Noah's relationship changed and developed throughout her time in New York, while yes some insta-love moments but the romance was kind of like The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight which made bearable.

The characterisation of the characters is something that Sugg really managed to get spot on. The way Penny's and Elliot's friendship was created was something that I think everyone should have, the looking out of each other and being there when things do go wrong. The relationship she had with her family was written so it felt like they were your family too at times with everything going on. And finally the relationship between Penny and Noah was really great despite the insta-love moments and seeing how it developed was also great.

This book reminds me of high school and all the dramas that everyone has with friends, highly embarrassing moments (like the time I had a Marilyn Monroe moment with a skirt, oh wait that was last year at uni) and boys. While yes this was a light contemporary YA that I have probably read hundreds of times before but what made it different was that Sugg managed to combine with real issues that happen to everyday teenagers and adults; anxiety and cyber-bulling. This is the generation of the internet and cyber-bulling has just always been around since I was heading into high school, I myself was a victim of cyber-bulling but then again I think everyone is with the way the internet is today. 

I loved how you get the GirlOnline blog posts as Penny writes them so you know what she is talking about and the comments that she is receiving about them and how it has become apart of her everyday life.

Overall Girl Online was a fantastic debut from Sugg and I really look forward to see what else she can produce as an author. Girl Online is perfect for everyone still in high school and out it helps you understand what it feels like when someone is suffering a panic attack and how cyber-bulling really effects someone. It was a fun, light and quick read, so go get your hands on a copy!

Rating: 4.5/5

Keely xx

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Review Time #71

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.

Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.

Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.

Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.

The stunning second novel in the Starbound trilogy is an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness in a world torn apart by war.

Stop right here if you haven't read These Broken Stars because there will be spoilers! 

Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac, a captain and a rebel, looking for a reason why Avon isn't terraforming. The military wants peace for everyone on Avon, while the rebels want access to the medical supplies, food and education. When Flynn kidnaps Lee, he doesn't realise the series of events that he sets off.

Trying to stay alive and getting away from the rebels shouldn't be a big deal for Lee since after all she is a captain in the military but when her and Flynn find something it changes the course of how they see Avon and those who run it. In These Broken Stars we find out what Lilac's father has been doing to these slow moving terraforming planets and what happened to Tarver, well it seems that these things are happening on Avon too.

The only choice that they have is to work together to stop Avon from a civil war and from being destroyed like the planet that Lilac and Tarver were on. Lee enlists the help of Tarver and Lilac to try and figure how to expose LaRoux to the world and what the whispers actually are. 

What I loved about This Shattered World was how Kaufman & Spooner manage to create such a different world and make it seem as though it is a real place. The way the Lee and Flynn were characterised makes you understand them and what they are really feeling about everything that has happened to them. 

The ending of This Shattered World makes you wish that you had the next and what I think is the final book in this trilogy! The These Broken Stars story and plot line follow through into This Shattered World allowing you to glimpse into the bigger picture of what is happening in this world that has been created.

Thanks to Allen & Unwin for this ARC!

Rating: 4.5/5

Keely xx 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Book Tag: Top 10 books that have stayed with me

Eugenia from Genie in a book has tagged me for this book tag! Now I'm cheating slightly because I have increased my list to 13 and which contains 9 Aussie authors!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 

I have loved this book ever since I read it year 9 and again for my HSC in year 12. The way it is written just sticks with you for a long time after finishing the story.

Wildfire by Fiona Wood

I could just connect with this book on so many levels and I really want to re-read this book!

Head of the River by Pip Harry

I think the main reason this has stuck with me is because of the drugs in sport aspect and studying what I study I just understood the characters and everything that they were going through.

Steal my Sunshine by Emily Gale

I love history and this novel brings light to an aspect of Australian history which I hadn't really learnt much about before.

Losing It by Julia Lawrinson

I read this book in year 12 which is the same year that the main characters were in so I connected a lot to this book and it was also hilarious. 

Everything Left Unsaid by Jessica Davidson

I cried more in this than TFiOS (I think I became immune to the whole teenager with cancer situation) and like before I also read this in year 12, the same year which the characters were.

Gracie Faltrain Gets it right (Finally) by Cath Crowley 

From this book I finally knew what I wanted to study at university and if it wasn't for this book I may of never found the degree that I am in.

Once, Then, Now by Morris Gleitzman

Set in WWII I started this series in year 8 where I also read Hitler's Daughter by Jackie French. These books helped me learn about history and love it.

Starfish Sisters by J.C. Burke

This book dealt which real teenager issues which as fantastic and it had to do with sport as well!

Speechless by Hannah Harrington 

This book was simply amazing and so relevant with everything that was going on in the world at the time.

Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter

This series got me reading again and this is where my love for spies started and how I started comparing all book boyfriends to Zach Goode because it is Zach.

Study Series by Maria V. Synder

This book is what got me into fantasy again after HP and this series also increased my love for spies (Valek <3)

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

I loved the focus on sport in this book and how Jordan dealt with being the only female on the football team and proving that girls can do it as well as the guys.

So that is my top 10 (13) books that have stayed with me! I tag:

Keely xx

Friday, October 31, 2014

September and October Wrap Up!

Hi everyone, I am here with my wrap up for the last two months which were extremely busy for me! I have finished another year of university and have moved back home for summer break. I am finally able to some what relax after these last two months which means more reading and blogging time. Today is also the day I get my uni marks back so *fingers crossed* I do well!

  • Head of the River by Pip Harry- Aussie YA *whoop whoop*
  • Temptation by K.M Golland- Aussie Romance *whoop whoop
  • Corruption by Jessica Shirvington- Aussie YA *whoop whoop*
Looks like I was really supporting Aussie books this month!

Borrowed from library:
  • How they met by David Levithan
  • The Sky is so Heavy by Claire Zorn- More Aussie YA 
  • Cooper Bartholomew is Dead by Rebecca James- Also Aussie YA 
Review copies:
  • Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • The Year it all Ended by Kristy Murray
  • Conjured by Sarah Durst 
  • This is Your Afterlife by Vanessa Barneveld
Huge thanks to Penguin Teen Australia, Bloomsbury Australia and US, Allen and Unwin!

  • All Broke Down by Cora Cormack
  • Until The End by Abbi Glines
  • Fallen Fourth Down by Tijan
  • Seaside Hearts by Melissa Foster
  • Be My December by Rachel Brookes
  • Satisfaction and Fulfilment by K.M Golland
  • Make it Right by Megan Erickson
  • Three and Out by Meghan Quinn
  • Reluctantly Royal by Nichole Chase
  • Missy's Moment and Breaking Travis by Jill Sanders
  • Chasing Abby by Cassia Leo
  • Hope Burns by Jaci Burton
  • Tied by Emma Chase
  • Saving Tatum by Michlea Smeltzer
  • Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
  • One More Chance by Abbi Glines 
  • Scoring Wilder by R.S Grey
So what did you get this month?

Keely xx

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Liebster Award

So I was nominated by Eugenia from Genie In A Book to do this tag and I thought why the hell not! 

There isn't just one winner as such, but rather it's a way of promoting smaller blogs and for bloggers to support each other.

Here are the rules:
  • Link & Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions your nominator gives you
  • Tag 11 other bloggers who have 200 or less followers
  • Ask the 11 bloggers you nominated 11 questions and let them know you nominated them!

What is your favourite thing about book blogging?
I love meeting all the lovely other bookish people either on twitter or in person at events. It is fantastic to meet everyone who likes the same things you like.

How long have you been blogging for?
So I orginally created a book blog in year 10 (2010) and that kind of died off and I deleted it. Then in 2011 I started getting into twitter until finally when I was in year 12 (bad choice Keely) I re-started up My Spin On Books! Now it is 2014 and I celebrated by two year blogoversary at the start of the year.

Who is your favourite author of all time?
Ally Carter hands down! If you've been on my lovely little blog before you would have noticed how much I love Ally Carter. If you follow me on twitter despite Gallagher Girls being over and done with Kim (@SteelKimberley) and I still talk all about it.

How do you decide what to read next off your TBR?
I generally just pick whatever I'm in the mood for. I usually read romance and contemporary books but I don't mind some paranormal and fantasy every now and again. Also my TBR is quite small so usually I'm buying an ebook to read.

Do you generally prefer standalones or series?
I like series but I since I am a contemporary lover I do enjoy standalones too. 

What is your biggest bookish pet peeve?
Dog earing books, just no.

Paperbacks, hardbacks, or ebooks - what's your favourite reading format?
Paperbacks however, ebooks are more conveniant for me with university so I only have to take my tablet/kindle to read my books rather than my physical books.

If you've been to any, what has been your favourite book event so far?
PTA Live in Sydney and when I got to have afternoon tea with Jessica Shirvington last November! 

What one author would you most love to meet in person?
ALLY CARTER because she made me love spies, 'nough said.

What is your favourite genre to read and why?
I love contemporary because it is what I relate to the most, I love some fantasy but I get contemporary more. 

What is the last book you read that you'd recommend to anyone?
Corruption by Jessica Shirvington!

So everyone who I could nominate has already been nominated so I am not going to nominate anyone.

Keely xx

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I'm back!

Hey everyone!

I am finally back after the craziness of this last month, I have never been so happy to have a four month break! Four months of absolutely nothing, well hopefully some work somewhere, but no uni work at all. I won't have to think about what muscles are where, what they do, what they are connected to and I won't have to analyse human movement! I love my degree but like any science degree it is full on and the amount things I have learnt this year is crazy. I have my final exam tomorrow afternoon (see procrastination is kicking in) then my second year of university is officially done! 

I have gotten a few review books in this last month which I haven't been able to read and review, so I am looking forward to reading them. I also have bought a couple books here and there, I defiantly did when I was in Sydney for a week of university games! I will put them in my October wrap up which will also include September since at the end of September was final week of classes, university games and assignments due like crazy. 

I am going home to this beautiful sight!

In November I am going to Sydney Author Event so I am super excited for this to meet a lot of my favorite adult authors! I am also moving back home this weekend so hopefully once I have unpacked, read a review book and have relaxed a review should be up next week (fingers crossed!). I have been so stressed this last month it is beyond crazy and I have somehow (who knows how) managed a distinction average this semester which could also somehow see my GPA go from a 5 to almost a 6 (this is ridiculous, my lectures are crazy for me to be getting these marks).

So that is my little life update right now, let me know in comments what has been going on in your world lately, I know us Aussies are in final exams, HSC, end of year exams right now so life is going a bit crazy for everyone!

Keely xx