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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  • 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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There are SO many awesome releases coming out this November so I figured it is a perfect time to host an international giveaway including some of those awesome releases! Check out how to enter and the books to choose from down below!

international book giveaway November 2016 book releases young adult books

Giveaway details:
  • Giveaway is international
  • There will be two winners who each get one book of their choice
  • Winners will be announced and emailed on November 1st
  • Cheaters never win, I go over the winners entries before announcing so please just dont cheat
heartless by marissa meyer All the pieces by suzanne young fate of flames by sarah raughley
timekeeper by tara sim of fire and stars by audrey coulthurst scythe by neal shusterman 
this is our story by ashley elston the diabolic by s.j. kincaid a millions worlds with you by claudia gray 
the fate of the tearling by erika johansen flashfall by jenny moyer the sun is also a star by nicola yoon 

This weeks book haul, check out what books I picked up! 

book haul header image by ya-aholic book blog

YA Book reads, The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson and How I Got Skinny Famous and Fell Madly in Love by Ken Baker.

Both of these beauties I found at my local Dollar Tree! Such a great steal for what what will hopefully be some great reads!

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Ebooks For Review

New adult urban fantasy novel, Venators by Devri Wall.
Venators by Devri Walls is my current read  and I must say that so far it's been an extraordinary read, Devri is one of my favorite authors especially if I'm looking for an amazing fantasy read and Ventors is no exception. If you are looking for a new fantasy series to pick then I highly recommend picking up Venators by Devri Walls  you can find it on goodreads here or on amazon here, it will be released October 11th! 

Bought Ebooks

Young Adult fantasy novel The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller! New adult contemporary novel Breaking Away by Juliana Haygert. Young adult contemporary by Joseph Hunt Prom Queen of Disaster! 
New adult novel Obsession by Jennifer L Armentrout! Young adult fantasy novel by author A.C. Troyer, Terrapin! Young Adult fantasy novel by Melissa Marr, Seven Black Diamons. 
Fantasy novel Underland by Chanda Hahn! Young adult fantasy series involving fae, Kaleidoscope by Mindy Hayes! Standalone young adult fantasy The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon! 

Find out more info:
The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller
Breaking Away by Juliana Haygert
Prom Queen of Disaster by Joseph Hunt
Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Terrapin by A.C. Troyer
Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr
Underland by Chanda Hahn
Kaleidoscope by Mindy Hayes
The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon

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

Books that are hard to get off the brain if it be because they were so good, so scary, so unique or whatever they were to make them stay on your mind weeks, months, or even years after reading them! Welcome to the YA-Aholic meme 'Still on my Mind' a meme to highlight those unforgettable reads!

To kick off the return of still on mind, the only choice in my mind for this post was my absolute favorite book series, The Mageri series by Dannika Dark. 


Mageri series-Read June 2013

Zoë Merrick lived an ordinary life until the night she was brutally attacked. She narrowly escapes death, rescued by Adam Razor, an ex-soldier who offers her friendship and a place to stay. But something else is different. Zoë is unable to control an unexplainable energy coursing through her body.

Justus De Gradi is a man who can teach her that control. She meets him by chance - a man who's handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. He reveals that she's a Mage - an immortal made of light, not magic. Zoë must now make a choice: Rebuild her life in the human world with the man who saved her, or live with Justus and learn how to use her extraordinary gifts. Justus has sworn an oath to protect her life, but can he guard her from the one man who has a right to claim it?
Zoë learns the price of freedom...and the value of loyalty.

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Why is this book still on my mind?

The Mageri series is easily my favorite book series, I have read Twist I think 5 times now...just to give you all an idea of how much I love this series. Book 1 is great dont get me wrong, but I will say if you are gonna pick up this series book 2 is where shit gets REAL romance gets HOT and everything gets CRAZY from that book on. If you are someone that loves urban fantasy/adult paranormal/romance/action/drama then you NEED to pick up this series! It's my favorite and also one of my mothers favorites too!

What book (s) are still on YOUR mind? 

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