Waiting On Wednesday

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, where we get to talk about upcoming releases that we're highly anticipating.

This Week I Chose:

How To Become a Blogger!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Do you love reading? Do you love talking about books or reviewing them?! Have you been contemplating starting your own blog? Then you've come to the right place!!

   When I started blogging back in 2013, I had no clue what the hell I was doing. I was nervous because I kept thinking "who would even read my posts?" If you feel like that then the first step is to think positive because we all had to start somewhere. We all eventually grew our blogs. Everyone will all experience something different. And I think it really just depends on how active you are with your blog and how much you expose and promote it to the world.

REVIEW: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Friday, July 24, 2015

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Square Fish
Format: Paperback, 372 pages
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Adventure
Series: The Grisha, #1

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Alina Starkov doesn't expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border Wars, she is sure of only one thing: her best friend, Mal--and her inconvenient crush on him. Until the day their army regiment enters the Fold, a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. When their convoy is attacked and Mal is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power not even she knew existed. 

An Invasion Of Privacy from Another Blogger

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Never, under any circumstances, give the address of your giveaway winner to anyone!!

   I really have no words for the email I just received this morning. I'm just shocked and disturbed. And I have no idea how to start this so I'll just jump straight to the point. 

   I received a request from an author telling me he was given my address from a blogger I know because I've been on her blog and entered her giveaways. And I'm just so disgusted and appalled that she thinks I would be okay with that. What the hell? It should be up to me to decide if I want to give

REVIEW: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Publication Date: August 20, 2013
Publisher: Zondervan
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Magic
Series: Doon, #1

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Veronica doesn't think she's going crazy. But why can't anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months.  
But the Scottish countryside holds other plans.  
Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna's great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left

Make Me Read It Readathon + Arc August

Thursday, July 16, 2015
The Make Me Read It Read-A-Thon is hosted by Val at The Innocent Smiley & Ely at A Book So Fathomless! You can click on their links and it will take you to their sign up posts if you're interested. It starts at 8am on July 20th and ends at 12am on July 27th. 

   I recently discovered this read-a-thon and it seems like fun. Plus I need something to motivate me since I haven't really been reading at all this month. 

REVIEW: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. 
Never ask about the past.Don’t expect a future. 
They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

REVIEW: Spellbinder by C.C. Hunter

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Warning: This is a sequel novella to the Shadow Falls: After Dark series so there will be some spoilers for the second book in that series. 

Spellbinder by C.C. Hunter

Publication Date: June 30, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Netgalley
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Series: Shadow Falls
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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When magic, romance and family secrets collide, the result is spellbinding! 
Miranda Kane has always felt like a screw up–at least when it comes to her ability to wield magic. Her only sanctuary is Shadow Falls camp, where she’s learning to harness her powers as a witch. But thanks to her shapeshifter boyfriend who called it quits and ran off to Paris, both her heart and powers feel broken.  
When she unexpectedly lands a top spot in a spell casting competition in France, she flies out with her best friends Kylie and Della. But her trip takes her straight into the heart of a dangerous supernatural mystery–and a heated romance. What Miranda

New Blog Title and Link!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
   I've finally decided to change my blog's name, link, and it's design since I wasn't enjoying the old one that much. And now I have to change so many links on all my social medias. My blog is still in construction so bare with me.

   I was messing around with the design all day if you didn't notice until I finally decided to make it a sea theme.

   Now I have to change the links of my reviews from the tab since they still link back to my old blog link. Not going to enjoy that since there's like 80 reviews there. And my reviews on Goodreads also link to my old blog as well.

   I'm going to change my rating system and blog button to match my new design and who knows what else.

   My Old Link: http://karinaswatchareading.blogspot.com/
   My New Link:http://areaderunderthesea.blogspot.com/

I hope you guys love the new look!

My Letter To Outlander

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Publication Date: July 26th 2005
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Format: Paperback, 627 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Series: Outlander, #1
Pre-order Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

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The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire—and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

{Blog Tour + Review} Dream Of You By Jennifer L. Armentrout

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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We are so excited to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for DREAM OF YOU by Jennifer L. Armentrout, a novella in her Wait For You Series. This is a 1001 Dark Nights novella so it is exclusively available as Amazon Kindle and Paperback. Grab your copy today!!