Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (#45) Cress

This is a weekly meme 'Waiting on Wednesday' that I take part in, it is hosted by Breaking the Spine
It is a meme where you post about a yet-to-be-released book that you are looking forward to reading. Here is a book I have been highly anticipating:

(Lunar Chronicles #3)
by Marissa Meyer

Publication date:
February 4th, 2014

Description (from Goodreads):
Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard. 

In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. 

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker—unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. 

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.


Having just recently finished Cinder and Scarlet, I can honestly say that I am SO glad I don't have a long wait to read Cress - I NEED to find out what happens next!

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Release Day Launch: Loving Cara by Kristen Proby

We are so excited that Kristen Proby's LOVING CARA, the first book in her new Love Under the Big Sky Series, is now available!!

Loving Cara


In this new Love Under the Big Sky series from a USA TODAY bestselling author, Cara agrees to tutor her former classmate's nephew—and learns some lessons in love!

Josh King is an expert at running his family’s multi-million dollar ranch in Montana. (And all that outside manual labor has done wonders for sculpting his six-foot-three body, too.) But as sure footed as he is when it comes to the ranch, Josh doesn’t know anything about how to deal with an adolescent boy—so when his twelve-year-old nephew, Seth, is dropped off on his doorstep, looking scared and acting surly as hell, Josh knows he needs help in straightening him out.

Cara Donovan loves her quiet life as a teacher in her sleepy hometown, so she jumps at the chance to make a little money over the summer as a tutor. But when she learns she’ll be teaching Josh King’s nephew, Cara’s sweet summer job gets a little bit hotter. Cara tries to focus all her attention on tutoring Seth, but Josh proves to be a delicious distraction, while Josh’s memories of the shy girl he once teased in high school are nothing like the beautiful woman he’s facing now. Can he persuade her that there’s more between them than a summer fling?

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Monday, 20 January 2014

Blog Tour: INDIGO INCITE by Jacinda Buchmann

Author: Jacinda Buchmann
Series: Indigo (#1)
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Createspace
Number of pages: 272
Date read: January, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Source: Review Copy 
Format: Ebook
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There are no secrets

Sixteen-year-old Tyler believed that his extra-sensory powers were a secret, but when his twin brother, Toby, is kidnapped by a covert government agency, he realizes that he has no secrets, and he has nowhere to hide.

He’s not alone

Now, to save himself and rescue his brother, Tyler must call upon the help of four strangers. Unknown to each other, Eddie, Liliana, Grace, and Sarah share a common bond. They are Indigo Children. With extra-sensory powers of their own, they must unite with Tyler to maintain their freedom.

Unexpected romance

They’re on the run. They’re on a mission. Romance is a distraction that Tyler can’t afford. But sometimes, the heart has a mind of its own.

Time is running out

Will they find Toby before the agency finds them first? Find out in Indigo Incite, Book One of the Indigo Trilogy.


Indigo Incite begins by introducing us to twins Tyler and Toby - boys who possess extraordinary abilities. When Toby is kidnapped because of these abilities, Tyler must finds others who are about to be similarly targeted, and band together to find his brother.
However, they are surprises to be found along the way...

Each chapter is told from a different view point and really helps to introduce different characters in a way that let's us readers get to know them uniquely, before they are fully integrated into the story.

Each character is well-rounded and vastly differ from one another aside from their special talents. The interactions between Tyler and Toby are my favourite as their brotherly bond transgresses the page.
The banter between characters will have a smile crossing your lips more than once!

The writing of this story is simplistic, yet holds enough detail and intrigue to keep one reading. The abilities of the characters span a range of things, the travelling the characters undertook gave the story a certain charm, while wondering why Toby was taken and who were after them kept the story moving at a decent pace.

An interesting story that has been uniquely executed, Indigo Incite is both complex and simplistic at the same time, in a manner that works  well - a very enjoyable read!

I rate Indigo Incite Four out of Five!!!


Jacinda Buchmann lives in Arizona with her husband and three children. She graduated from Carroll College, in Helena, Montana, with a B.A. in elementary education and later received a Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University, in school counseling. After spending several years as a teacher and later a school counselor, she now spends her time writing, any free chance she can get, that is, when she’s not spending  time with her family or creating a new concoction in the kitchen.

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Blog Tour: Chasing Forever Down by Nikki Godwin

Chasing Forever Down
(Drenaline Surf #1)
by Nikki Godwin

Date of Publication: March 14, 2013
Genre: contemporary YA romance with sports


After seventeen-year-old Haley Sullivan meets a mysterious stranger who plays by his own rules, she's more than determined to learn every trick of the trade from the master himself. But her dream-chasing mentor disappears after that night, and according to the local newspapers, he's been dead for years. Knowing he's very much alive, Haley enlists best friend Linzi to join her on a scavenger-hunt-style road trip that ultimately lands them in the surf town of Crescent Cove, California. Mystery guy is no mystery here, though – he's Colby Taylor, the west coast's biggest professional surfer. 

If Haley wants to talk to the wave rider again, she'll have to get past his four intimidating bodyguards who are highly skilled in the business of sending starstruck fangirls back to where they belong. Haley is up for the challenge if it means chasing her dreams and escaping the perfectly corporate future that's been planned for her. But dealing with these bodyguards isn't exactly what Haley imagined it'd be. Sure, being thrown off a jet ski sucks, but falling in love with one of them might just be worse.

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Here is my interview with the awesome Nikki Godwin:

1. What inspired you to write Chasing Forever Down?

CFD is a mixture of a lot of old book ideas that didn't pan out, but what really set the "dead surfer plot" into motion was an episode of the TV show Face Off. The episode was zombie-themed, and one of the makeup artists was planning to design a zombie surfer who had been bitten by a shark. It intrigued me because I'd never given surfers a second thought. No one really writes about surfers. There's no big surf movie franchise. It's not "a thing." So of course, I instantly wanted to make it MY thing and decided I'd someday write about "a dead surfer."

2. Which character was your favourite to write?

A.J. Gonzalez because he's a character who had been in my head for a very long time. He came across perfectly on the page. He was a lot of fun, had the best lines, and really showed the range and depth of a person. However, I also really enjoyed writing the Hooligans. Topher came to me as naturally as A.J. did, although he's much more charismatic than A.J. The funny thing with Topher (and the Hooligans) is that he was intended to be a "one scene character" but his personality was too big.

3. What is a book you would recommend?

Because this is a beachy book, I have to mention Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. It's a traditionally published novel, but it's one of my top favorites. I think it'd appeal to anyone who liked CFD. Also, Solving for Ex by Leigh Ann Kopans is a great contemporary YA novel that releases in February, so I think all YA contemporary lovers should watch out for it!

4. What was the most difficult part of Chasing Forever Down to write?

The story itself wasn't actually difficult to write but finding time to write it was. I was working a day job at the time that required 11 hours of my day (including the commute), and I had an "after hours" phone for at least half the month every month (non-consecutively). It was physically, mentally, and emotionally draining, and that all took a toll on my writing. It took me a year to finish CFD, and had it been any other book, I'd have probably quit writing. Luckily this was the book that my heart wanted to write, so we made it happen.

5. Do you have any writing habits or quirks?

Almost all of my books are written in my bedroom, while sitting on my bed. I usually always have Mountain Dew on hand, and sometimes I burn candles. I have to have a detailed outline and chapter-by-chapter playlist before I can write. I can't wing it with a book. I need to know everything beforehand. The playlist is basically just for inspiration and getting me in the right mindset to write.

6. What can we look forward to seeing in the future from the Drenaline Surf gang?

Book 2, Rough Waters, is set for release later this spring. A few teasers: Someone from CFD leaves the cove, unexpectedly and without explanation. Someone nearly dies. Someone gets arrested. Drenaline Surf signs two new surfers. And there are some new romances!

Thank you so much to Nikki for answering my questions.
 Her novel Chasing Forever Down is absolutely amazing, one of my absolute favourite Contemporary novels, so I strongly encourage you to read it if you haven't, and to reread it if you have :)

About Nikki Godwin

Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult/New Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can't live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she's not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She may or may not completely love One Direction.

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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Blog Tour: MERCH GIRL by Rebecca Lewis

Author: Rebecca Lewis
Publication date: May 4th, 2013
Publisher: Createspace
Number of pages: 136
Date read: December , 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: ARC from Oops I Read Tours
Format: Ebook
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Seventeen-year-old Lacey Kind doesn’t have the guts to talk to cute boys, isn’t a size two, and would rather stay home and listen to music than go to a party. But in the summer before her first year of college, she ends up thousands of miles away from home, in the back of a tour bus, underneath the half-naked body of the hottest teen rock star in the country.

When Lacey and her best friend Trina sneak into a Boston nightclub to see their favorite band, they not only get to watch their rock gods perform for the first time, but score a chance to meet the band too. Lacey’s heart races as she comes face-to-face with her idol, nineteen-year-old lead singer, Logan Shire.

The girls charm their way into being hired to sell merchandise on Lansdowne’s first summer tour. As “merch girls” Lacey and Trina quickly find themselves transported from their ordinary, suburban life to an exhilarating few months on the road. But they soon realize that life on the road isn’t always a smooth ride...

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Reading the description for this novel I was almost drooling: sexy rockstars, yes please!

Lacey and her best friend Trina have no clue that sneaking into a club to see their favourite band is going to get them a one way ticket to having the most extraordinary summer of their lives.
Meeting the band is just the start, Lacey and Trina are offered jobs as the bands "Merch Girls," selling merchandise at every stop on the tour, saving money for college, and getting to spend time with the band, but things don't quite go smoothly as they quickly find out...

Lacey is a shy girl who has never had a boyfriend and is constantly under-minding and doubting herself, she is likable and easy enough to relate to. I found her negativity and tendency to put herself down to be a bit annoying, same with the way she could be quite judging of others, however, she grew up a lot and learned more as the story progressed. She came into her own and opened her eyes a lot, while getting over some of her hang-ups.

Trina was mostly likable, she played the part of the best friend amazingly and could be so easy to relate to, although she could also be slightly hypocritical and judgmental.
Logan is gorgeous, down to earth, and kind - definitely book boyfriend material!

I enjoyed this novel most in the second half, when Lacey had undergone some character development and when I got to witness more of Lacey's interactions with other characters, rather than simply being told what happened. The interractions between characters were realistic and sweet - there were several dramas throughout the novel that kept the plot moving and made me crave the sweeter moments all the more.

I loved the entire ending of this novel - Merch Girl conclusion was perfectly written in a realistic manner than will leave readers very happy indeed.

The banter in this story, along with the romance were my favourite aspect of this novel and kept me entertained and swooning - a thoroughly enjoyable read overall - Rebecca Lewis knows her stuff!

I rate Merch Girl Four out of Five!!!


About Rebecca Lewis:
Rebecca Lewis is the author of the Young Adult novel, Merch Girl, and a lover of all things music! She's been writing stories since middle school and penned her first fanfic about a semi-popular boyband in 1997. Her passion for music and writing brought her to Boston University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Communication. During her college career, she interned for various record labels in Boston and New York City, sold merch for local bands, worked at record stores, and did a whole lot of grassroots marketing. She currently resides in Florida with her husband and puppy.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Cover Reveal: A Whisper In Time

(Whisper Falls #2)
by Elizabeth Langston

Paperback: 360 pages
Expected publication: April 8th 2014 by Spencer Hill Press
ISBN: 1937053814

Book Blurb:
“I have never been useless in my life…”

Rescued from a life of servitude by the boy she loves, Susanna Marsh escapes across two centuries, only to be plunged into a world she’s ill-prepared to face. Unable to work or go to school, Susanna finds herself dependent on others to survive.   

Immersed in the fun and demands of his senior year of high school, Mark Lewis longs to share his world with the girl who’s captured his heart. But first he must tackle government bureaucracy to prove Susanna’s identity.

Overwhelmed by her new home, Susanna seeks refuge in history and in news of the people she left behind. But when she learns that danger stalks her sister, Susanna must weigh whether to risk her own future in order to save Phoebe’s happiness.


Author Bio:
Elizabeth Langston lives in North Carolina, halfway between the beaches and the mountains. She has two teen-ish daughters and one husband (a geek like her). When she's not writing software or stories, Elizabeth loves to travel with her family, watch dance reality TV shows, and dream about which restaurant ought to get their business that night.

Elizabeth's debut novel WHISPER FALLS released in November 2013. Its sequels, A WHISPER IN TIME and WHISPERS FROM THE PAST, release in 2014. Learn more about her at

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Blogging in 2014!


2013 was an insane year for me, I completed my last year of high school and passed my exams, and I finished a course while working part time and blogging - it was hectic and beyond stressful, especially towards the end of the year (September to December, mainly) when I took on too many blog tours whilst finishing final school assignments and studying for/doing my exams. This year I am hoping to put as much of the stress as possible behind me, and blog much more effectively.

In 2014, I have a few goals that I hope to meet throughout the year:

1. I will be answering as many comments on Book Savvy as I possibly can, last year I didn't have the time to do so and I felt really bad about it, so this year I'll do my best to make up for it.

2. I want to read more of my own books, review copies have been taking over so much of my reading time for the last few months, and while I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to read the review copies I did, I would like to read more time to relax and read what I like off my shelves, without any time constraints. So, while I will still be signing up for blog tours and requesting ARCs for review, I will be doing so much less.

3. I hope to tweet more in relation to my blog - more links to reviews and so on.

4. I really want to keep broadening my reading horizons: reading more of genres I don't typically read
-New Adult

5. I aim to read more books than ever this year, and review more too.

I and my co-blogger Gen are so grateful to everyone who visits our blog and reads what we have to say and leaves comments, we hope to repay you a bit better this year with more reviews, more giveaways and hopefully even some discussion posts :)

Thank you for reading Book Savvy!

Waiting on Wednesday (#44) Darkest Fear

This is a weekly meme 'Waiting on Wednesday' that I take part in, it is hosted by Breaking the Spine
It is a meme where you post about a yet-to-be-released book that you are looking forward to reading. Here is a book I have been highly anticipating:

Darkest Fear
(Birthright #1)
by Cate Tiernan

Publication date:
January 7th, 2014

Description (from Goodreads):
Vivi’s animal instincts are her legacy—and maybe her downfall—in this start to a romantic fantasy series that will appeal to fans of The Nine Lives of Chloe King.

Vivi has known the truth about her family—and herself—since she was thirteen. But that doesn’t mean she’s accepted it. Being Haguari isn’t something she feels she’ll ever accept. How can she feel like anything but a freak knowing that it’s in her genes to turn into a jaguar?

Now eighteen, Vivi’s ready to break away from the traditions of her heritage. But all of that changes with the shocking, devastating deaths of her parents and the mysteries left behind. Vivi discovers family she never even knew she had, and a life open with possibility. New friends, new loyalties, and even romance all lay ahead—but so do dangers unlike anything Vivi ever could have imagined.