Welcome! My name is Haley, I'm a 24 year old book-aholic. I'm a book reviewer for the RiverTalk Newspaper. I love reading YA, NA, and adult paranormal mostly, but I do go into other genres on occasion. If you want to talk more one on one about books, please don't hesitate to contact me on facebook or twitter, I love making new bookish friends!
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Rating system

  • 1 star: Didn't like it, not for me
  • 2 stars: It was okay
  • 3 stars: Wasn't bad, but wasn't great, I liked it
  • 4 stars: I REALLY liked it, enjoyed it alot
  • 5 stars: This was amazing, I am in love

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Hello book lovers!! Today I am excited to announce that I will be re starting up the 'Still on my mind' meme! For any of you that have been around for years this was a meme I did years ago and I loved it! So with that said I will be bringing it back! Details are down below!

Every Thursday I (and you too if you want!) will feature a book that you read months or even YEARS ago that was so good (or so scary/unique/funny..etc) that it is 'Still on my (your) Mind!

What will the posts look like?

That is really up to you!! What they should have though is
  • The summary of the book (off of goodreads or amazon or whatever!)  
  • Make sure you tell us why it is still on your mind, was it super amazing? Super Unique? Super Scary?! Whatever it may be please share! (:

Are there requirements?

Ah not too many but, yes there is!
  • I would ask that you please credit me somewhere in the post
  • Don't do something different with the meme
  • Try to post on Thursdays, or at least close to Thursday(Wednesday or Friday) (:

Other Details

Once I post my Still on my Mind post you can comment and leave a link to your Still on my Mind post, you don't have to, but this way I can check out your post AND I can put a link in my post to YOUR post, so anyone else that wants to see other people's Still on my Mind posts can! :D 

Why do I want to do this meme??

I feel this is a great way to recommend really awesome books to other book lovers that might not be brand new releases! (:

Want to check out all the 'Still on my Mind' posts I have done so far? CLICK HERE

So I havent done a book haul post in awhile so here is the books I have gotten recently! I have been hitting up my dollar tree alot lately and let me just say...I have gotten some MAJOR steals! If you have a dollar tree near you definitely check out their book section!

Books I got from the dollar tree

More books I got from the dollar tree..

Books I've bought/gifted to me from Fiance 

What books did you guys get this week?
Which one of these books should I" read first?!

Hello blogging world!! So I've been gone a good while and I feel like an update post is necessary at this point. It's been a good year since I've been posting on here and even a year ago my posts were very spread out and just random..I have no excuse except for time goes by fast, and life outside of blogging can get the best of me.

In the last 15 months or so I went through a break up of a almost 7 year relationship which was an insanely difficult time trying to figure out who I was without that person, fast forward a few months later I met an amazing man named Chris, who completely swept me off my feet and quickly became my best friend and love, and now a year later we are happily engaged.


This last year has been an amazing one, but also just a busy one, rediscovering myself, spending more time with my friends, getting to know Chris and his family and friends, It's been an insanely happy year, but still blogging and reading have been missing from my heart for awhile now and I think it is finally time for me to take a step back, make me time for myself and spend it on things I love.I have neglected this blog for so long and I think it's time it deserves a little bit more tlc then it has received. 

So now what's next for YA-Aholic?

I'm basically going to slowly just try to jump right back into everything. I will have a big giveaway coming up soon, some author interviews and in a couple weeks some book reviews will be coming back through, I also want to start doing a weekly 'would you rather book edition' posts which people will be able to vote on which one has their vote, I have some exciting things coming to YA-Aholic so I hope you all check back to see.

I want to thank everyone for being so kind and also being so understanding when I take these blog breaks, I appreciate you all so much <3 

Title: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Release date: January 17th 2017

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world? Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows. Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive—no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive—or to destroy one another.