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21 May 2015

Blog Tour: Hold Me Like A Breath by Tiffany Schmidt (Review)

Hey guys! Today I have a review of Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt as apart of the blog tour hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club. Hope you like it and stay tuned for the giveaway! :)

About The Book

Hold Me Like a Breath (Once Upon a Crime Family #1)

by Tiffany Schmidt

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Release Date: May 19th 2015


Penelope Landlow has grown up with the knowledge that almost anything can be bought or sold—including body parts. She’s the daughter of one of the three crime families that control the black market for organ transplants.

Penelope’s surrounded by all the suffocating privilege and protection her family can provide, but they can't protect her from the autoimmune disorder that causes her to bruise so easily.

And in her family's line of work no one can be safe forever.

All Penelope has ever wanted is freedom and independence. But when she’s caught in the crossfire as rival families scramble for prominence, she learns that her wishes come with casualties, that betrayal hurts worse than bruises, that love is a risk worth taking . . . and maybe she’s not as fragile as everyone thinks.


This is easily one of my favorite books I've read so far this summer. It has everything I love....love, thrill, and twists! One of my favorite things was watching the progression of Penelope as a character. She goes from this little girl trapped in a house to someone who roams freely living no longer like a fragile china doll. The love story is also great! I loved her with Garrett! I just thought they were the cutest ever so when she met Char and started falling for him I didn't like it all. As the story went on though Char definitely grew on me and I ended up loving them as a couple....they are just adorable! With thrillers comes twists and this book definitely has its fair share of twists along with tragedy. Overall this was a great book and I can't wait to read the rest of the series. 


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About the Author

Tiffany Schmidt lives in Pennsylvania with her saintly husband, impish twin boys, and a pair of mischievous puggles. She's not at all superstitious... at least that's what she tells herself every Friday the thirteenth.

SEND ME A SIGN is her first novel. BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE will follow in Winter, 2014. The ONCE UPON A CRIME FAMILY series begins with HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH in 2015. You can find out more about her and her books at: TiffanySchmidt.com, TiffanySchmidtWrites.Tumblr.com or by following her on Twitter @TiffanySchmidt.

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Prize: Win (1) finished copy of Hold Me Like A Breath by Tiffany Schmidt (US Only)
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16 February 2015

Kiss and Tell Blog Tour: Review

You guys all know how I absolutely love the Truth or Dare series by Jacqueline Green! So today I will be bringing to you a review of the last book in the series called Kiss and Tell for the blog tour hosted by Paper Lantern Lit. I must say that it was a great ending to a great series!


Since their dangerous game of truth or dare began, Tenley Reed, Sydney Morgan, and Emerson Cunningham have lost almost everything. Closely guarded secrets, romantic relationships, and sought-after spots at the top of their school's social hierarchy-all gone in the blink of an eye.

Now the darer has upped the stakes, leaving another body behind in the girls' isolated beach town of Echo Bay. And if they can't untangle the twisted web leading to whoever is behind the mysterious deaths, one of them could be next. But what happens when the trail leads to those they trusted, those they loved?

Filled with intoxicating twists and shocking betrayals, the final installment in the Truth or Dare trilogy will keep readers guessing until the very end.

My favorite genre is by far thriller YA books because they always keep you guessing and in suspense wanting to read more. If you are like me then you will absolutely love this book and this series! The story picks up a day after the events of the second book which was one thing that I really liked about it because it served as a refresher for what happened in the last book. This book made me feel so many emotions from happiness, to sadness, to excitement, and everything in between lol. This book definitely takes you on a whirlwind and keeps you guessing till the very end! I have adored this series till the very beginning and I'm sad to see it end but the way it ended was absolutely great! You guys should definitely check out this series.

5 stars

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Author Bio:
Jacqueline Green received a BA from Cornell University and an MFA in writing for children from the New School, She grew up in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania and now ives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their tiny dog. Kiss and Tell is the final book in the Truth or Dare trilogy. Her website is jacquelinewrites.com

05 January 2015

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon: I'm Participating!

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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

I'm so excited about participating in this read-a-thon! I've never done one before so I'm glad that it's only one week...gotta start off slow and steady lol. My goal is 10 books! I will keep you guys updated on my progress throughout the week. Wish me luck! :)


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02 January 2015

TBR Thursday (2)

Hey guys! Happy Thursday!! So today I thought I would participate in a new meme created by Words with Sarah called TBR Thursday. I think this is a great way to reduce our ever growing TBR piles.  So, what you do is you pick a book that's been in sitting in your TBR pile for a good while that you plan on reading/reviewing this week. However, I not only plan to pick a book in this post but also review a TBR book. So every Thursday I will have a review of a book that's been in my TBR pile for a while and also tell you which TBR book I will read the following week :) Today I will be reviewing out of my TBR pile Lost Girls by Ann Kelley...I will reveal what book I will review next Thursday at the end of my post.

No parents. No rules. No way home.
Fourteen-year-old Bonnie MacDonald couldn't be more excited for a camping trip on an island off the coast of Thailand. But when a strong current sweeps Bonnie and her friends past their appointed campsite, depositing them instead on what the boatman calls a "forbidden island," they're just happy to have reached dry land.
Overnight, things take a turn for the worse. Three torturous days pass, but the boatman doesn't return, and what once seemed like a vacation in paradise becomes a battle against the elements.
Peppered with short, frantic entries from Bonnie's journal as she struggles to survive, Lost Girls tells the page-turning, heart-pounding story of a group of teen girls fighting for their lives.


I really enjoyed reading this book. It reminded me of Lord of the Flies except with all girls instead of guys. This book is all about survival and the trials that the girls go through which causes them to have to grow up very quickly. I really liked the main character Bonnie because she presents herself as very strong and a great leader despite her age. I also loved her best friend.  With every page turn there was a different adventure and that was one aspect of the book that I really enjoyed. If you like books that are suspenseful and all about survival then you will definitely love this book!  

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So next week I will be reading and reviewing....*drum roll please*....Tempest by Julie Cross!

So you guys should totally join in on the fun of this new meme :) What's your next read from your TBR pile?

Upcoming Reviews:
Lost Girls by Ann Kelley
Lost in Starlight by Sherry Soule
Birth of the Vampire by Gayla Twist
Birthright by Vivian Eve

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