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