{Blog Tour} Playlist + Giveaway: When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My dear readers! Yesterday, Ellie Cahill (shhh, it's really just Liz Czukas of the super cute Ask Again Later and Top Ten Clues You're Clueless) released her first new adult novel, When Joss Met Matt. Today, I'm sharing Ellie's recommended soundtrack for the novel and I AM SO EXCITED TO SHARE IT. Plus, you get the chance to win the book so YAY! Here goes!

When Joss Met Matt
Title: When Joss Met Matt
Author: Ellie Cahill
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Date of Publication: February 24, 2015

Ellie Cahill is poised to coin the term “sorbet sex” with her charming twist on the age-old ‘friends-with-benefits’ story.

Dating can be fun, but it can leave a nasty taste in your mouth. For Joss, ever since her longtime boyfriend cheated on her, she doesn’t want her last memory of a guy to be that jerk. Enter her college friend, Matt. They come up with a theory: after a bad break-up, a person needs to cleanse the palate with a little sorbet sex. Lovers for a night, but always back to being friends in the morning. The two can handle it because they have a contract: rules they wrote, rules they follow and rules they can sometimes bend. The arrangement works: everyone needs a little sorbet now and again … until it starts to be the only thing you want. And then Joss breaks the one rule they never wrote down: don’t fall in love.

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Praise for When Joss Met Matt

“Hands down, one of my favorite New Adult reads . . . Ellie Cahill is definitely one to watch!”—New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack

“This is one of those books that make you forget everything around you. Prepare to be consumed by this story.”—Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of Wild

“Fun, sexy, and full of amazing chemistry, When Joss Met Matt is an entertaining escape that will leave you smiling with every turn of the page.”—Cassie Mae, author of The Real Thing


Consider this your personal soundtrack. Get these songs cued up and ready to play while you read and I’ll give you the chapters that go with them. Warning: the following playlist may contain spoilers.

Never Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

Ben. What a jerk. This is definitely the song Joss would have on repeat during chapter 3 when she’s trying to get over being dumped.

{Blog Tour} Review: The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Sin Eater's Daughter
Title: The Sin Eater's Daughter (The Sin Eater's Daughter #1)
Author: Melinda Salisbury
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Date of Publication: February 24, 2015

Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court.

She’s the executioner.

As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love a girl with murder in her veins. Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla’s fatal touch, avoids her company.

But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he’s able to look past Twylla’s executioner robes and see the girl, not the Goddess. Yet Twylla’s been promised to the prince, and knows what happens to people who cross the queen.

However, a treasonous secret is the least of Twylla’s problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies, a plan that requires a stomach-churning, unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?

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Accompanying Tweets to The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan: K

Sunday, February 22, 2015

kablooey, exclam.:  You and I may end, but we won’t end quietly

kale, n.: "What’s more surprising?” you ask. “That I found you, or that kale is everywhere now? I didn't anticipate either.”

kaleidoscopic, adj.: Sometimes my fragmentation impedes, but it can also reveal; I see new patterns as the colors inside me crash and crush.

karaoke, n.:  Warning—you’re going to see me roar.

karma, n.:  If you steal the sheets, you are much more likely to fall off the bed.

karoshi, n.:  I hear you typing away, long past midnight, and think nothing but love merits this hour, and you do not love your job.

kayak, v:  The satisfaction of not saying a word, of being at sea but near each other, loosening our thoughts to the subtle tide.

keel, v.:  It’s fine if we rock and we pitch; we just have to make sure the fear doesn't overwhelm us – only then will we go under.

keep, v.:  In the endless trade of taking and giving away, I want to be the thing that sits off limits, too precious to ever lose.

keepsake, n.: The fake feather that you found, now in my wallet; incomplete creature, completed by memory.

kegger, n.: I try to point out that we’re not in college anymore.

key, n.:  You’re led to believe there’s only one in the world that fits into each lock, when really, few keys or locks are unique..

kibitz, v.:  I can hear the four of you in the other room, the birdsong of your friendship blurring before it hits my ears.

kibosh, n.:  Without discussing it, we entered the stage where big purchases needed to be “discussed.”

kick, n.:  For sure, I get one of these out of you. Sometimes it makes me smile and sometimes it makes me rub my shin.

kickass, adj.: I look to you because you’d climb the tree to save the kite, while I’d stay on the ground, hoping a wind would come.

kickstart, v.:  When I open my eyes in the morning, I need a reason to open my eyes. And most mornings, it’s you.

Review: Fish Out of Water by Natalie Whipple

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fish Out of Water
Title: Fish Out of Water
Author: Natalie Whipple
Date of Publication: February 10, 2015

Mika is about to fulfill her dream of working at the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium when her plans are derailed by an unexpected arrival—her estranged grandmother Betty. Betty has dementia, and is no longer able to take care of herself. Betty is in need of her family’s help—and she’s not going to be particularly nice about it.

Mika has to give up her summer internship at the Aquarium and stick to working part-time at AnimalZone in order to take care of Betty. The manager at AnimalZone has hired his nephew Dylan to work there, and Mika thinks he’s entitled and annoying. Or is he just trying to become a better person?

Mika is trying to be as patient as possible with her grandma—but Betty doesn’t make that easy. And neither does Dylan.

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Under the Radar Friday (2): Inah of The Bibliophile Confessions on Contemporary YA Romances + Giveaway

Friday, February 13, 2015

Under the Radar Friday is a weekly blog feature here at Oops! I Read A Book Again where I invite a person to share five books they think are under the radar. The goal is to promote books we utterly love but are unjustly unpopular. Here's an avenue to pimp them out! To learn more about this feature, click here.

This week, a Filipino (*pompoms*) blogger will share her favorite contemporary YA romances, a genre which I am absolutely gaga over. I am so excited to share her recommendations with you (and to get on reading them as well). Let's all welcome, INAH OF THE BIBLIOPHILE CONFESSIONS!!!!

First, let's get to know Inah with a quickfire interview!

A book (or five) you'd want with you if you're alone stuck in an island?

Umm... Can I please just add two more so I could bring all seven Harry Potter books with me? *winks* Yeah, it would be the Harry Potter series.

Favorite book (or let's be real, bookS)?

Okay, besides the one's I've mentioned for the feature, here are some others: 

Paper Towns by John Green

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Champion by Marie Lu
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Favorite fictional couple/ship?

I have tons because I also love to watch lots of TV series but in books would be June and Day from Marie Lu's Legend Trilogy.

#1 book boyfriend?

This is getting harder. Hahaha! Okay... Noah Shaw from The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin.

Favorite pizza topping?

I really really love eating pizza, which means I've tried different flavors/varieties of it, but for me, a pizza is not complete without black olives.

Celebrity crush?

Chris Evans! 

Most favorite trope (a.k.a. I will like this book because it has my weakness)?

Bestfriend romances! Plus points if the guy is nerdy/geeky and very adorkable! 


Now that you have an idea on what Inah fancies, let's hear her picks for contemporary YA romance books that need more pimping! The floor is yours, Inah!

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