Monday, November 14, 2016

Gratitude Giveaway Hop

Hosted by BookHounds


I am giving away (1) $15 USD Kindle Gift Card

Winner of the Gift Card must have an Amazon account. International Giveaway. Open to anyone 13 and over. The winner will be announced on the Rafflecopter widget and will be emailed.


Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Into Books Giveaway

Fall into Books Giveaway
 
Fall Into Books $250 Giveaway
September 23rd to October 15th

An awesome group of bloggers and authors has joined with me to bring you one fabulous prize!! A $250 Amazon Gift Code or you can choose to receive $250 in Paypal Cash.

Sponsor List I Am A Reader Simple Wyrdings MK McClintock Heather Gray Niki Danforth, Author Aubrey Wynne: Vintage Romance for Today Lori's Reading Corner Paperback Parlor Here We Go Again...Ready? BookHounds Glistering: B's Blog Krysten Lindsay Hager author Fat Free Faith Talia Jager Laurie Here - Cont Fiction and More FLYLÄ“F Helen Smith Author Erin Richards CoolCatMysteries Dorine White Confessions of a Frugal Mind B. Kristin McMichael Barefoot by the Sea Inger Iversen Jo Noelle The Page Unbound Charissa Stastny Katie's Clean Book Collection LOVE. WITHOUT YOU Every Free Chance Books Author Crystal Marcos Raquel @ The Babbling Reader 

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September to Remember Giveaway Hop




I am giving away (1) $15 USD Kindle Gift Card


Winner of the Gift Card must have an Amazon account. International Giveaway. Open to anyone 13 and over. The winner will be announced on the Rafflecopter widget and will be emailed.





September New Release Giveaway Hop


I'm happy to be apart of the September New Release Giveaway Hop. This giveaway is International.

I am giving away a new book released in September 2016. Winner will receive book through Book Depository.



Open to anyone 13 and over. The winner will be announced on the Rafflecopter widget and through email.


You can enter below using Rafflecopter.


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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (67)


Welcome to this week's Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga`s Reviews. It features books I bought or received for review each week. It is about adding books to my book shelf whether it by physical, virtual or audio. Thanks for stopping by!

Books purchased through Chapters:

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff



I have been waiting for so long for Empire of Storms and it is finally here! The Throne of Glass colouring book is gorgeous. I am definitely not going to colour and ruin it, lol. Also, I have heard great things about Illuminae and since the second book will be coming out next month, I thought I'd buy and try it out. Hope everyone has a good week!

Raquel
xoxo

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (77)

Thew Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Expected Publication Date: October 4, 2016

Synopsis: (Taken from Goodreads):
I’ve become an expert at avoiding things that could hurt me—which means I will figure out how to stay away from Marco Leone.

Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: Nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad—an undercover cop. She transfers to a public high school in the Downs, where fistfights don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.

Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him—and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?
 


Raquel 
xoxo

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (66)


Welcome to this week's Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga`s Reviews. It features books I bought or received for review each week. It is about adding books to my book shelf whether it by physical, virtual or audio. Thanks for stopping by!

Books purchased at Chapters Indigo:

And I Darken by Kiersten White

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

I have been waiting for these books to be released and so happy when I got a chance to purchase them. I know when I get a chance to read them, they will be great. I have not been reading much. I've been trying to figure some stuff out so I'm still reading An Ember in the Ashes. I'm honestly so excited for the next few months. There will be so many great new releases such as Empire of Storms, Heartless, Three Dark Crowns and many more. 

What books are you looking forward to that is being released in the next few months?

Raquel
xoxo

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (76)

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Expected Publication Date: November 8, 2016

Synopsis: (Taken from Goodreads)
Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king's marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
 


Raquel 
xoxo

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (65)


Welcome to this week's Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga`s Reviews. It features books I bought or received for review each week. It is about adding books to my book shelf whether it by physical, virtual or audio. Thanks for stopping by!

Audio books purchased through Audible.com:

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

Dirty by Kylie Scott

Wildest Dreams by Kristen Ashley

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

I have bought quite a few books recently from Audible.com. I am currently listening to An Ember in the Ashes and really enjoying it so far! Even though I'm just in the beginning of the book, I'm excited to continue reading it because I want to know what happens next. I've been feeling under the weather lately and find it hard to focus and read or even listen to a book. Hopefully that passes soon. In these next couple of months, some great books are going to releasing and I'm so excited! I'm anxiously waiting for A Torch Against the Night even though I've just started An Ember in the Ashes as well as Empire of Storms, Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews, and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bartugo among others. 

What are you books are you anxiously waiting to be released???

Raquel
xoxo

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (75)

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Empire of Storms is definitely one of my most anticipated books for the year. I absolutely love this series. There are so many twists and turns, you never know what's going to happen. One thing can change everything. I'm so excited for the release!


Expected Publication Date: September 6, 2016

Synopsis: (Taken from Goodreads)
The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?
 


Raquel 
xoxo

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (74)

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Expected Publication Date: January 31st, 2017

Synopsis: (Taken from Goodreads)
Before you enter the world of Caraval, you must remember that it’s all a game . . .

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

Then, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation to Caraval finally arrives. So, Tella enlists a mysterious sailor’s help to whisk Scarlett away to this year’s show. But as soon as the trio arrives, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nonetheless soon becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with her sister, with Legend, and with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.


Raquel
xoxo

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (64)


Welcome to this week's Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga`s Reviews. It features books I bought or received for review each week. It is about adding books to my book shelf whether it by physical, virtual or audio. Thanks for stopping by!

Books purchased at Chapter Indigo:

The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins
Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman
The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover 

I can't believe it's August already. Where has the last 7 months gone? It's been awhile since I've posted anything. The honest truth is that I needed to step back with everything in my life and find what I really enjoy. In my time away from blogging I've found some new hobbies that I find that I love doing. Now I'm back and I've read some really good books in my time away and excited to start sharing. The books above are some of what I've bought recently. I'm so excited to start reading them! I think I'm going to start with It Ends with Us. The author posted a pic on Instagram recently where she has received something like over 800 5 star reviews on Amazon. I definitely would like to see what this book is about because of that. 

What new books have you received recently???

Raquel
xoxo

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (73)

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Expected Publication Date: September 20, 2016

Synopsis: (Taken from Goodreads)
Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.
 



Raquel

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (63)


Welcome to this week's Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga`s Reviews. It features books I bought or received for review each week. It is about adding books to my book shelf whether it by physical, virtual or audio. Thanks for stopping by!

Books purchased at Chapter Indigo:


I purchased some great books recently. I am still reading The Mirror King and I`m loving it. I find that I don`t make time for reading as I use it. This definitely needs to change.

I hope everyone has a good week!

Raquel
xoxo

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (72)

Ruined (Ruined #1) by Amy Tintera

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This book sounds really good. I'm looking forward to listening to this book in audiobook. Luckily it will be released in the next couple of weeks so I don't have to wait long.

Expected Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016

Synopsis: (Taken from Goodreads)
Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped.

But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera’s borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.

In a brilliant, elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line to take Lera’s throne. If anyone in Lera discovers Em is not Casimir’s true betrothed, Em will be executed on the spot. But it’s the only way to salvage Em’s kingdom and what is left of her family.

Em is determined to succeed, but the closer she gets to the prince, the more she questions her mission. Em’s rage-filled heart begins to soften. But with her life—and her family—on the line, love could be Em’s deadliest mistake.


What book are you waiting for???

Raquel
xoxo

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (62)


Welcome to this week's Stacking the Shelves hosted byTynga`s Reviews. It features books I bought or received for review each week. It is about adding books to my book shelf whether it by physical, virtual or audio. Thanks for stopping by!

Books purchased at Chapters Indigo:
The Siren by Keira Cass
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

I was so happy when I ordered these books and I am so excited to read them. Unfortunately these are the last books I will be buying for a bit. No physical books, e-books, or audiobooks. Yikes! It's going to be so hard. I've put myself on a book buying ban because I realized I was buying more books that I could read. Hence the ban for 1-2 months. To tell you the truth I doubt I will last that long but I'm hoping I can hold off. I bought these books in February and it came earlier this week because of the March release of Lady Midnight. This will be the last Stacking the Shelves until I start buying books again :(

On another note, I'm currently reading The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles #2) in audiobook format and I'm loving it. The narrators are making this story come to life for me. Hopefully I will be able to finish it late this week. 

I hope everyone has a good week!

Raquel
xoxo






Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (71)

The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #3) by Mary E. Pearson

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I am currently re-reading the first book in the series, The Kiss of Deception in audiobook format and currently loving it. I'm so excited to see where the story and characters take us in this final book. The cover is gorgeous!

Expected Publication Date: August 2nd, 2016

Synopsis: (Taken from Goodreads)
Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous - what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed.

Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance and action make this a riveting page turner for teens.


What are you waiting for???

Raquel
xoxo

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (61)


Welcome to this week's Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga`s Reviews. It features books I bought or received for review each week. It is about adding books to my book shelf whether it by physical, virtual or audio. Thanks for stopping by!

Books purchased at Chapters Indigo:

Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

I'm so excited for when I will have the chance to read these new books. There are honestly so many books with so little time. I hope everyone has a good week. 

Raquel
xoxo

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (70)

The Crown (The Selection #5) by Kiera Cass

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I have read the first 3 books in the series and I really liked it. I have not read the fourth book, The Heir, but I'm still really looking forward for this book to be released. 

Expected Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016

Synopsis: (Taken from Goodreads)
Kiera Cass’s bestselling Selection series has enchanted readers from the very first page. Now the end of the journey is here, in a wonderfully romantic series finale that will sweep you off your feet.

Twenty years have passed since the events of The One, and America and Maxon’s daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own. Princess Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you...and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult—and more important—than she ever expected.

The Selection series has sold more than 3 million copies and captured the hearts of fans around the world. This swoonworthy final installment is the happily ever after they’ve all been waiting for.


Raquel
xoxo

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (69)

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I love everything Richelle Mead writes. Her books are always so entertaining and I'm so excited for this book to be released. 

Expected Publication Date: April 5th, 2016

Synopsis: (Taken from Goodreads)
A dazzling new fantasy series set in a mix of Elizabethan and frontier worlds that’s dripping with romance from Richelle Mead, #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy.

Big and sweeping, spanning the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court. 

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies capable of arranging powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.

When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together, they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first, as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and later, when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.

But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands. . . .


Raquel
xoxo

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (60)

Welcome to this week's Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga`s Reviews. It features books I bought or received for review each week. It is about adding books to my book shelf whether it by physical, virtual or audio. Thanks for stopping by!

Books Purchased through Audible:



Tyrant (King #2) by T.M. Frazier

I'm currently reading Cress and I'm really enjoying this series. I'm excited to see how everything unfolds. Listening to this series in audio version has been great. The narrator brings the story to life which I can enjoy while driving and relaxing. Even though I just started Cress, I'm hoping to finish it soon so that I can move on to Fairest and Winter. I hope everyone has a good week!

Raquel
xoxo

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (59)

Welcome to this week's Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga`s Reviews. It features books I bought or received for review each week. It is about adding books to my book shelf whether it by physical, virtual or audio. Thanks for stopping by!

Books purchased through Chapters/Indigo:

A Pound of Flesh by Sophie Jackson

Book purchased through Audible.com:

King (King #1) by T.M. Frazier


I'm currently reading King right now and I'm loving it. It's such an easy listen and things are starting to get really good now. I'm so excited to continue listening to it. 
Side note: I started watching The 100 and Lip Sync Battle this week and they are both soooo good. I'm not sure why I didn't watch either shows before.

What are you currently reading or watching???

Raquel
xoxo

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (68)

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Expected Publication Date: May 17, 2016

Synopsis: (Taken from Goodreads)
Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love . . . or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear . . . the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.


Raquel

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (58)


Welcome to this week's Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga`s Reviews. It features books I bought or received for review each week. It is about adding books to my book shelf whether it by physical, virtual or audio. Thanks for stopping by!

Books:

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes
Winter by Marissa Meyer
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I`m excited to read all these books and I`m happy I didn`t have to buy them all myself. I got Frozen Tides, Winter and The 5th Wave as Christmas gifts and I bought The Burning Sky and Six of Crows from Chapters Indigo. I haven`t been reading much lately. I guess I just haven`t been feeling like it. Hopefully that will end soon and I can start reading up a storm.
I hope everyone has a good week!

Raquel
xoxo