Upcoming Blog Tours and July TBR

Hello bookish friends! I just posted my May and June Monthly Wrap-Up and since I did so well with my reading, I decided to aim high and challenge myself this July. I really want to get ahead on my Goodreads Challenge and get to 60-65% feedback ratio on Netgalley.

Below are all my confirmed Blog Tours followed by the books I plan and want to read this month.

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MY LULLABY OF YOU

BLOG TOUR STOP – JULY 5

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Published June 16th 2018 by Plum Anchor Press

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It’s the summer after high school. Amy can’t wait to leave her small hometown in North Carolina for the vibrant city of Chicago, where she plans to go to her dream college and hopes to build a stronger relationship with her father.

But as she deals with her mother’s resentment over her leaving and an intriguing yet provoking college student, Amy’s reminded of things she’s tried to forget and forced to face emotions she never expected.

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It’s the summer before the last year of music school. Seth would rather be anywhere else than a small beach town in North Carolina, reopening wounds he thought he’d patched long ago and facing the father he hasn’t seen since his mother’s death.

While on his mission for answers, Seth is drawn to an observant and driven local he can’t seem to figure out.

 

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BLOG TOUR STOP – JULY 6

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Published June 19th 2018 by Swoon Reads

Stella has had a hopeless crush on Will, her older brother’s best friend FOREVER, but now that Cam and Will have graduated and are going off to college, this year is her chance to really strike out on her own. Without her overprotective brother and his sidekick around to distract her, she can focus on having all the typical high school experiences that she’s always dreamed of—starting with finding a boyfriend! With the help of her best friend Franklin, she comes up with the perfect plan to have a boyfriend by Christmas: The Boyfriend Bracket.

Or it seems like the perfect plan…right up until Will starts showing up again. How is she supposed to find the perfect boyfriend when none of her dates measure up to the one boy she can never have?

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BLOG TOUR STOP – JULY 7

Spotlight ONLY Blog Tour. Not Reading or Reviewing at the moment

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High school student Chloe Snow chronicles another year in her life while she navigates the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and love in her diary.

It’s Chloe Snow’s sophomore year of high school, and life has only grown more complicated.

Last year, Chloe was the star of the musical. This year, after an audition so disastrous she runs off the stage in tears, she’s cast as a lowly member of the ensemble. Will she be able to make it through the show knowing everyone’s either pitying her or reveling in her downfall?

Chloe’s best friend, Hannah, is no help: she’s been sucked into the orbit of Lex, the velvet-gloved, iron-fisted ruler of the sophomore class. Chloe’s dad is busy falling in love with Miss Murphy, and Chloe is no longer speaking to her mother, who is sending her increasingly desperate and unhinged emails from Mexico. As her parents’ divorce negotiations unravel, a custody battle looms.

If only Chloe could talk to Grady about it: his parents are divorced, and he’s easy to talk to. Or he was, until he declared his love for Chloe, and she turned him down because despite all her rational brain cells she can’t seem to get over Mac, and then Grady promptly started going out with Lex.

As the performance of the show approaches, Chloe must find a way to navigate all the messy elements of her life and make it through to the end of the year.

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BLOG TOUR STOP – JULY 11

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Expected publication: July 10th 2018 by Swoon Reads

Never trust a guy in spandex.

In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees—they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind.

That is, until the city’s newest vigilante comes bursting into her life.

After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. As Abby follows him deeper into their city’s darkest secrets, she comes to learn that heroes can’t always be trusted, and sometimes it’s the good guys who wear black.

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BLOG TOUR STOP – JULY 31

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Expected publication: July 31st 2018 by Swoon Reads

The last thing Elise wants is to start her senior year in a new town. But after her brother’s death in Afghanistan, she and her mother move from San Francisco to a sleepy coastal village.

When Elise meets Mati, they quickly discover how much they have in common. Mati is new to town too, visiting the U.S. with his family. Over the course of the summer, their relationship begins to blossom, and what starts out as a friendship becomes so much more.

But as Elise and Mati grow closer, her family becomes more and more uncomfortable with their relationship, and their concerns all center on one fact—Mati is Afghan.

Beautifully written, utterly compelling, and ultimately hopeful, THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF US asks—how brave can you be when your relationship is questioned by everyone you love?

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BLOG TOUR STOP – AUGUST 15

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Published March 31st 2018

The Uprising Series tells the story of three freedom fighters and their friends in high — and low — places that come together to overthrow a vainglorious Emperor and his militaristic Cabal to restore the city, and the way of life, they once knew and loved.

In The Gathering, Jamie Ryan has defected from the Cabal and has joined his former brothers-in-arms — Basile Perrinault and Kanoa Shinomura — to form a collective known as The Uprising. When an explosion leads to him crossing paths with Evanora Cunningham — a product of Jamie’s past — he discovers that The Uprising is bigger, and more important, than he thought.

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BLOG TOUR STOP – AUGUST 17

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Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Swoon Reads

Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesn’t have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer extraordinaire—Adam Meade, who she can’t even avoid (despite many efforts), because Claire’s dad is the high school football coach.

Seventeen-year-old Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants… until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off, and confused. But there’s something about her that he just can’t resist…

With the bite of lemon meringue pie and the sugar of sweet tea, Surviving Adam Meade is a sexy and compelling young adult novel about two strong-willed people who think they know what they want but have no idea what they need.

YAS, I really LIKE reading Swoon Reads Books. 


 

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I’ll probably end up reading books I didn’t even list here and/or add more since I always find other books I want to read and I just can’t help myself. Regardless, just wish me luck! Definitely going to need it.

Have you read any of these? Any of them on your TBR? Let me know in the comments.

As always, thanks for stopping by and reading. Have a great rest of the day loves!

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May and June 2018 Wrap-Up

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Hello wonderful bookish friends! How did you do with your reading goals in June? What was you favorite and least favorite book(s)? Anyway, whatever you read, I really hope you had a fantastic month!

As for me, I’ve been pretty busy these past few months that I have not been doing or finishing my usual weekly/daily blog posts. However, I have been reading more and did really well in May and June so I’m quite happy with that. In May, I read 12 books and 13 books in June! I’d say that’s an AMAZING progress since I was running on 4-5 hours of sleep almost every day since getting the new puppy. I’m only now 2 books behind my Goodreads challenge and my Netgalley feedback ratio is now 56%. I’ll talk more about my Netgalley reading update on a separate post, but May and June were really awesome reading months for me… just not so much on blogging. BUT, I am working on that.

 

Let’s take a look at all the books I read in May and June. I honestly really LOVED reading most of them and some might even go on my FAVORITE 2018 BOOKS.

Remember to click the book titles to read my reviews and view the posts. 


MAY

The Dylan Dilemma by Patricia B. Tighe

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ADORABLY SWEET AND HEARTWARMING

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Tighe writes beautifully and perfectly balances her stories with humor, intrigue, romance, important life lessons, friendship, and family.  The Dylan Dilemma was no exception and I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a lighthearted and sweet YA contemporary romance. This book was a such delightful read that made me smile, swoon, laugh and teary eyed a few times.

Out of Left Field by Kris Hui Lee

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Cute, fun and entertaining

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There were some things that could have been better, but overall, Out of Left Field was a delightful debut novel. With cute moments, fun bantering, and adorable romance, this was just the fluffy lighthearted read I needed. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for Kris Hui Lee’s future works and would recommend this book to anyone in the mood of something quick, sweet and entertaining.

 

The Dating Experiment (The Experiment #2) by Emma Hart

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Hilarious and Satisfyingly Entertaining

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This book was fast-paced, easy to read, and undeniably entertaining from start to finish. It’s funny, realistic, steamy and sweet. The ending was romantic and left my heart feeling happy. It’s totally the kind of book I love curling up with. Definitely recommend you check this book out.

 

Love and Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

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A WONDERFULLY CHARMING AND ENTERTAINING READ

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Love and Luck was a wonderfully charming and entertaining read. It’s full of heartwarming moments and by the end, I was absolutely tearing up and had all these warm fuzzies. I’m definitely looking forward to whatever adventure Welch is planning next.

 

Odd and True by Cat Winters

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Not my Cup of Tea, but Somewhat Enjoyable  

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I had a rough start with Odd and Tru, but overall, I did kind of enjoy the story. Some books are truly meant to be while others not so much. Odd and True just wasn’t my cup of tea, but it could be yours. If you’re into creepy, weird, and dark stories, then I think you might have fun with this book.

The Wright Love (The Wright Duet #1) by K.A. Linde

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Amazingly Addictive, Satisfyingly Sweet, and So Adorably Sexy

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This book was a delightful and entertaining read from start to finish. The Wright Love made my heart ache and filled it with hope and love at the same time. It’s amazingly addictive, satisfyingly sweet, and so adorably sexy. I loved every moment and cannot wait to see how Sutton and David’s story end.

If you enjoy stories with phenomenal writing, fantastic characters, realistic scenarios, amazing FEELS, and heartbreaking plot twists, then I highly suggest you pick this book up rigth now.

The Game Can’t Love You Back by Karole Cazzo

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Heartwarming, Cute, and Incredibly Inspiring

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The Game Can’t Love You Back was a heartwarming and delightful story about acceptance and taking chances. It’s funny and cute, but also genuine and wonderfully inspiring.  I loved the writing, the characters and the crazy bantering that went from horribly sour to sugary sweet. This was definitely a home run for me and I cannot wait to read more books by Cozzo.

 

The Hook-Up by Erin McCarthy

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Fun and Delicious Guilty Pleasure Treat with the Sweetest Ending 

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Overall, this was an achingly beautiful story that I never wanted to end. It was realistic, enticing, hilarious, emotional and heartwrenching. The FEELS hit me so damn much and it was simply amazing. Definitely a fun and delicious guilty pleasure treat that romance lovers would enjoy.

 

Mayfly by Jeff Sweat

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Wonderfully Unique, Weirdly Fascinating, and Thrilling Edge of Your Seat Story

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This story was a phenomenally creative, positively insightful and incredibly compelling read. Jeff Sweat crafted a unique and addictive post apocalyptic adventure that will leave you wanting more. I do hope that ending is just the beginning because there are so many more questions I need to be answered.

 

The Wright One (The Wright Duet #2) by K.A. Linde

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4.25 – A Wonderfully Charming, Positively Compelling and

Deeply Moving Conclusion!

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This was such a wonderfully charming, amazingly affecting, and positively compelling story that melted my heart and touched my soul. There were definitely moments of sadness and pain, but also moments filled with so much laughter, passion, love, strength, and hope. My heart is brimming with so much warmth and happiness that I just can’t stop smiling. I’m absolutely enamored with K.A. Linde’s gorgeous writing and cannot wait to read more of her books!

 

Can Dreams Come True by Krysten Lindsey Hager

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A Sweet, Fun and Charming Coming of Age Story

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There’s nothing better than first loves and coming of age stories. I just find them so nostalgic, sweet and heartwarming. Can Dreams Come True by Krysten Lindsay was no exception and such a delightfully fun read.

 

Ranger’s Oath (Arc of Radiance #1) by Blake Arthur Peel

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Amazingly Captivating and Satisfyingly Entertaining

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Ranger’s Oath by Blake Arthur Peel is an exciting new fantasy series with a unique and engaging storyline that takes you on a thrilling journey as you explore a world filled with magic, mystery, and danger. It’s amazingly captivating and satisfyingly entertaining with an ending that will have you anxiously anticipating the next installment.

 


JUNE

Where the Sea Takes Me by Heidi R. Kling

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Achingly Gorgeous, Incredibly Moving and Absolutely Inspirational 

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Where the Sea Takes Me by Heidi R. Kling is a wonderfully written story about second chances, hope, and love. The FEELS in this book… so ridiculously overwhelming that made my heart and soul ached. It was too much to bear sometimes, but I honestly enjoyed going on this emotionally moving and inspirational journey with Sienna and Deni.

Just One of the Royals by Leah and Kate Rooper

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4.25 – Delightfully Cute and Fun Romance with a Royally Adorable Twist! 

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With a fun and lighthearted storyline, amazing relationships, great team spirit, charming characters, and cute romance, Just One of the Royals will have you smiling the entire time. It’s sweet, funny, and will teach you a thing or two about honesty and doing what truly makes you happy.

 

A Date with Darcy (Bookish Boyfriends #1) by Tiffany Schmidt

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3.75- Lighthearted, Oddly Charming and Adorably Cute YA Teen Romance

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Overall, this was a lighthearted, fun, and oddly charming YA contemporary romance. I may not have completely fallen in love with this book, but I definitely thought the unique and quirky concept paired with an awesome and totally lovable heroine, made this a pleasant reading date. I’m ready for the next one and cannot wait to see which book boyfriend(s) I’ll get to meet.

I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting

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3.75 – Lighthearted and Adorably Entertaining

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The ending was pretty sweet and overall, I Flipping Love You was a delightfully fun read… I’m just not completely head over heels in love with it. That being said, I did really enjoy this novel, so I’m definitely still interested in reading Helena Hunting’s books… just not anytime soon.

Blood Veil (Mission #2) by Megan Erickson

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A Deliciously Fast-Paced and Thrilling Paranormal Romance

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Blood Veil was a light, fun and easy read. Although some parts felt weird and a bit off, I still really enjoyed the storyline and rooted for the characters to have their happy endings. This book didn’t blow my mind away, but I had an incredibly great time exploring this dark and exciting supernatural world filled with danger, warring vampire clans, and mysteries. It kept me positively entertained, on edge, and completely hooked. If there’s ever going to be a Book #3, I’d definitely sign up in a heartbeat.

Love Scene, Take Two by Alex Evansley

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Wonderfully Charming, Adorably Funny and Beautiful Written

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Love Scene, Take Two is delightfully sweet, incredibly funny, and absolutely swoony. With so much heart-melting FEELS, intriguing family drama, great friendships, and cute romance, this book is the perfect rom-com story you’ll want to read this summer. I smiled so much and swooned so hard that I know this fantastically fun book will always have a special place in my heart. I definitely cannot wait to read more books from this author.

Fraternize by Rachel Van Dyken

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Breathtakingly Sweet, Absolutely Fun, Deeply Affecting and a Delightfully Wonderful Story 

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With amazingly written storylines, lovable characters, and heart tugging moments, Fraternize gave me plenty of achingly delicious swoons and feels. I adored every single moment from beginning to end and had one of the most delightfully emotional and affecting experience. I have no doubt that this will end up on my top favorite reads this year and I honestly cannot recommend it enough.

Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein

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Cute and Charming YA Contemporary

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Overall, this book was a very light, fun and cute read. It wasn’t spectacularly mind-blowing or anything, but it had a nice mixture of light drama, heartbreak, great friendships, self-discovery, and first loves. It’s charming in its own way and definitely a perfect summer YA contemporary read! Oh and I really enjoyed the “whiff walks.”

Love Me, Love Me Not by S.M. Koz

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A Painfully Beautiful and Wonderfully Emotional Ride

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I thought this was a wonderfully written story. It’s terribly heartbreaking, incredibly moving, sometimes funny and sweet, and absolutely real in every way. The writing, the story, the characters, the relationships and all the emotions affected me. I really did enjoy going on this emotional journey so if you’re in the mood for a book with that and a lot of heart, then I highly recommend you add this to your TBR.

Infraction by Rachel Van Dyken

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An Amazingly Well-Written and Wonderfully Emotional Story

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I loved Miller and Kinsey together and their chemistry was just so swoony. Sanchez and Emerson were super adorable and I can’t get over how funny Sanchez was in this one. Jax warmed up to me and I fell a little for him. The ending had me crying, but it was absolutely perfect! All the fun bantering between the characters, the bromance, the friendship, the swoony and sexy moments, the unexpected twists, and even all the heartbreaking parts that made me cry the ugliest tears… I loved all of it and just about everything else. So damn in love with this!

Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski

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An Intriguing, Heartbreaking and Fantastic Edge of Your Seat Post Apocalytic Thriller with A Deliciously Swoony Slow Burn Romance!

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Everything Under the Sun Jessica Redmerski was one hell of ride that had me holding my breath and clutching my heart the entire time. It was thrilling, suspenseful, and an emotionally draining reading experience and I loved every second I spent with Atticus and Thais… even the parts that made my cry and just broke me over and over again.

Blood Match by K.A. Linde

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Satisfyingly Swoony, Dangerously Enthralling, and Undeniably Seductive

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The “Blood Type” series is my newest obsession and my absolute favorite paranormal vampire romance story. It’s riveting, suspenseful, angsty, and irresistibly enticing. Blood Match left me emotionally battered and broken and anxiously craving for Blood Cure. With so many answered questions and that excruciating ending, I’m definitely looking forward to another bloody fangtastic ride!

Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga

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A Creative, Magical, and Delightfully Spellbinding Read

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This was a delightfully spellbinding read that kept me up late into the night! It was whimsical, fascinating, hilarious, and magical. It’s a wonderfully written YA fantasy story with exciting adventures, awesome fighting scenes, engaging characters, and swoony kisses. I loved this book and highly recommend to everyone who’s looking for something creative and fun.


And that’s all folks! I know that was really long, so thank you if you made it all the way here. Have you read any of these books?

Any book recommendations for me?

Let me know in the comments down below and have a fantastic week!

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