Hi guys!

I'm on a temporary hiatus at the moment. I'm not sure how long it will be.

I've been taking some time off reading to concentrate on other hobbies that blogging hasn't given me much time for, I'm also having to get ready for university starting again in a few weeks!

There may be a few reviews popping up from pre-scheduled but at the moment I'm taking some time off!!


Saturday, 3 August 2013

Shelf Spotlight and Week in Review (3rd August 2013)

Shelf Spotlight is my weekly haul meme where I talk about all of the books that I have got this week in print and ebook format!

It's based on Stacking the Shelves hosted over at Tynga's Reviews and The Sunday Post hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer

What a rough week I've had - been struggling to find any time to read! Hopefully I'll find some time this weekend!!

Portal 24 Belle Epoque Vivian Versus The Apocalypse The Elites

Review - Print:
Portal 24 by Meredith Stroud - September 5th, Hot Key Books
Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross - September 5th, Hot Key Books
Vivian Versus the Apocalypse by Katie Coyle - September 5th, Hot Key Books
ARC: The Elites by Natasha Ngan - September 5th, Hot Key Books

The Last Forever Out of Play The Cutting Room Floor The Truth About You and Me

Review - Edelweiss:
The Last Forever by Deb Caletti - April 1st 2014, Simon Pulse

Review - NetGalley:
Out of Play by Nyrae Dawn and Jolene Perry - August 6th, Entangled Teen 
The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr - October 8th, Flux
The Truth About You & Me by Amanda Grace - September 8th, Flux

Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey From Neediness to Freedom Countdown 4 to 16 Characters

Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom by Paula Hendricks - September 1st, Moody Publishers
Countdown by Michelle Rowen - September 24th, Harlequin Teen
4- to 6 Characters by Kelly Hourihan - November 7th, Lemon Sherbet Press


  1. I really want my hands on The Elites but I keep getting rejected by pubs. I seems really interesting and I'm sure it is as good as it seems like.

    Happy Reading.

  2. Oh wow, awesome books! Portal 24 looks so so good, I already added it, and The Elites looks awesome as well.
    I got Countdown as well, looks awesome.
    Happy reading!

  3. Awesome haul! I'm super excited for Countdown; it sounds so good. I hope you enjoy everything!

  4. I am looking forward to reading The Elite and Belle Epoque! And that's an interesting cover for Belle Epoque, I only saw the other one before now. Enjoy all of your books!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert
    my sTs

  5. I haven't heard of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  6. The Elites looked really cool. Will be looking forward to your review on that.

    I've put in a request for Countdown but the publishers haven't responded yet. Nyay!

    Happy reading, Jade!

  7. The new Deb Caletti book looks so good! I can't wait to read it, and I love the cover for Vivian Versus the Apocalypse.

  8. Nice haul of books. It looks like you had a great week filled with some fabulous looking books. Following via bloglovin


  9. Awesome haul. I'd love to read Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross!

    Thanks for stopping by Bookfever!

  10. The Eltes looks so good! I never heard of it until now, but now I really need to read it.
    Following you back :D

  11. Great haul! I love all the pretty covers. I hadn't heard of Hot Key Books before, but I think I might have to look them up based on your books. Happy Reading!

  12. The Last Forever looks quite good! -adds to TBR list-
    And ohh, Countdown. I like the cover of that one - hope you enjoy it!
    Happy reading & thanks for stopping by my STS! :D

  13. Nice haul! 4 to 16 Characters sounds cool. Thanks for stopping by my StS.


  14. Ooo so many great titles! I'm really interested in Deb Caletti's newest, especially.

    Hope you enjoy them all!

  15. I got The Truth About You and Me too, so excited for it. I hope you enjoy it! Out of Play looks really good as well. Great haul! Thanks for stopping by :)

  16. Nice haul! I love the cover of Belle Epoque; Countdown looks great, too. I hope you enjoy reading all of these, and thanks for stopping by!

  17. You got some really great books. I am starting Out of Play tonight. Can't wait. Enjoy your reading.

  18. Great haul! I'm excited for Portal 24, love time travel books! Thanks for visiting! ~Pam

  19. Ooh, Belle Epoque! I borrowed an ARC from my friend but haven't read it yet. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my StS, and Happy Reading!

    ~Merin @ Read and Reviewed~

  20. Thanks for stopping by my STS! Great books! I received Out of Play and The Truth About You and Me too, they both sound like gripping reads!

  21. I've been seeing The Elites popping up on a few blogs, and I'm very intrigued...great haul! Thanks for stopping by:)

  22. Really nice haul. Hope you enjoy everything :)



  23. Oooo, I love that particular cover of Belle Epoque! More than the USA cover! So gorgeous! Out of Play is great! And I didn't like The Truth About You & Me... but that was just me ;)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  24. Countdown and Cutting Floor are two I really want to read. Hope you enjoy!

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

  25. 4 to 16 Characters is on my list this week too, and I can't wait to get started. Happy reading!

    New GFC follower

    My STS.

  26. i'm intrigued by the title vivian versus the apocalypse. i don't quite know what to expect just from the cover. awesome STS!! looks like you have many pleasurable hours of reading ahead of you :)

    hope you can stop by my StS.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  27. I really enjoyed The Truth About You & Me although it was a bit sad. I love Michelle Rowen and I am hoping I can get Countdown off Netgalley too! Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by Some Like It Paranormal!

  28. Great haul! I really want to read the Elites, it sounds so awesome:) Happy reading.

    Eveline's Books

  29. I'm dying to read The Truth About You and Me! Hope you love it, your Hot Key haul is amazeballs, so many fab sounding books. I hope you enjoy The Elites, I'm intrigued about that one

  30. Nice haul!

    There are quite a few books that I didn't even know about that I've now added to my TBR pile. As if it needed to get any longer, lol!

    Enjoy your goodies.

    Nicole @ Nicole About Town

  31. Love the cover of Belle Epoque! Vivian Versus The Apocalypse looks and sounds awesome, will definitely need to check it out. Awesome haul, happy readings!

    Bookmunchies' Sunday Post & STS

  32. I would love to read Belle Epoque and The Elites, they look like my kind of books. I'm looking forward to your reviews :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    My book haul.

  33. Amazing haul this week, Portal sounds great, so great I got a copy myself, and Out of Play is a great read.

    My haul

  34. I'm excited to read Belle Epoque and The Elites sounds really good too! Great haul this week, I can't wait to see your reviews on these fabulous looking reads.

    PS Volcanoes are awesome, the closet I've been is when I went to Kauai. :)

  35. What an awesome haul for this week! :) Can't wait to see what you have to say about Portal 24.

    Jess @ bookrookreviews.com

  36. 4 to 16 Characters sounds really unique. I can't wait to hear what you think about it!

  37. I just finished Out of Play, and it was really good :) The Last Forever also sounds amazing. Enjoy your books!

  38. Hadn't heard of Portal 21 before, it sounds good! I saw the Cutting Room Floor on Netgalley, but decided I already had too many other requests to read! Thanks for stopping by my STS!

  39. Belle Epoque sounds really good, and the cover is so pretty. I've been looking forward to Cutting Room Floor as well! Thanks for stopping by :)

  40. Nice haul! The Elites is on my to-read list and COunt Down looks good as well! Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

  41. Wow, awesome haul!! I haven't heard of a lot of those titles but I'm going to look them up on GR's :) I like the look of Out of Play, seems like one I would like (I'm really into New Adult romance... and that's what I feel it is lol). I have a galley of The Truth About You & Me also but I haven't read it yet. I love love LOVE the cover though, it's gawgeous :) I hope you enjoy all your books!!!

    Lauren @ Lose Time Reading

  42. These books look amazing. Belle Epoque is on my to read list. I have not heard of some of these titles but they look amazing and I will be sure to look them up. Enjoy your books and happy reading.

  43. Yay for Out of Play!! You've picked up some awesome books! Enjoy!

    Thanx for visiting my StS and Sunday Post!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  44. You got awesome books there. I haven't even heard some of them but they all look promising. Will check them out.

    Thank you for dropping by my blog. :)

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  46. Kirsty-Marie Jones5 August 2013 18:11

    The Elites looks really interesting, and Belle Epoque has such a beautiful cover! Some great books. :)

    Just followed back via bloglovin. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  47. I also got The Truth About You and Me. Sounds kinda weird... but that's what I was looking for in the first place! Haha, enjoy your books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier,

    Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms

  48. I like the cover for the Elites. 4 to 16 Characters and Vivian VS the Apocalypse sound interesting!

  49. Looks like you have quite a selection! Happy reading! :)

    - Amanda

  50. Some great books. nice haul :)

  51. I'd love to read The Elites! It sounds fantastic and different :)
    Woah, Belle Epoque - what a cover o.O *adds to TBR* Vivian vs. the Apocalypse sounds cool too! There are quiet a few books here I haven't heard of yet, so thanks for pointing those out to me ;) and for stopping by my post earlier, of course!


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