Review: OMNI by Andrea Murray


Source: From the author
Format: ebook
Series: OMNI #1
Category:  Young Adult
Genre: Romance, Dystopian, Sci-fi
Ratings:  1.5 Stars

Pierce only wants a shot, a real shot, and not just the excuses he’s been handed his whole life. Harmony wants to escape her future, the future she fears will be chosen for her. After their chance meeting, they might get exactly what they want.

Since taking over the US government years earlier, the Omni party has created a perfect existence. From consorts to job assignments, every choice, every facet of life is under their control. Each citizen has a specific role in one of the four strata. Seventeen-year-old Pierce is a Drudge, the lowest social stratum in society. For over two years, he’s hoped—prayed—that his upcoming aptitude test will finally free him from his virtual slavery and give him a chance at a better existence. When he rescues Harmony, an Artist and member of the most successful stratum, at a publicity event for her latest movie, his life takes an unbelievable twist. With his gallant act and good looks, he becomes a media sensation. Every stratum in society seeks his membership for their publicity, but as he becomes closer to Harmony, Pierce realizes what fame in the all-seeing eye of Omni is truly like. His choices will not only affect him but Harmony as well. The life Pierce thought he wanted may not be worth the cost to either of them.

In this retelling of the classic story of Paris and Helen, love must struggle against an ultramodern, ultra-controlling society. They will risk everything, even challenging the all-seeing eye of the Omni government. But will the prize be worth the cost?

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Novel Beauty: Tandem by Anna Jarzab


This will be a weekly meme when I showcase the beauty inside the book itself. I’ll only be featuring copies I own and only hardcovers will be allowed. This feature is to encourage you to buy your own copy. All photos are mine and may not be reposted without my permission. Thank you.

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I enjoyed taking pictures of Tandem. The book is really pretty inside and even if you don’t get to enjoy the story, you will still love having your own personal copy.

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Bookish thoughts: Surviving the blogging world


Been wanting to try this topic. Ever wonder why so many book bloggers become mundane? Did I just say that? Well…I have been book blogging for almost 2 years and I haven’t stopped falling in love with books and reviewing them. Sure I have a hard time writing reviews because I always sound the same every time so I’m kinda weirded out whenever a fellow blogger comments and says “Great Review!” and I’m like “Did you even read the whole thing?”. I’m not perfectly sure of what gets me going maybe it’s because of the essence of making new friends and sharing my interests to random people that doesn’t have any limits.

I should also add that I do befriend some authors and end up getting free signed books from them. It’s been really fun blogging, though, it stresses me out a bit since I’m still in high school. Wait till I’m in college…you’ll hear me say “Fuuuuck” a lot.

And I want to thank you to those bloggers who take their time to scroll down till the last post and actually read it with a focused mind because I hardly do that so I’m promising that this summer I will discover new blogs and have them featured here. I want to make new connections and not just hang onto my own threads. It’s time to socialize with strangers and get my ratings up. This gets me going!

What gets you going?

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ARC Review: The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer


Source: Publisher
Format: Advance eproof
Series: Standalone
Category:  Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance,  Mystery, Realistic
Ratings:  2 stars

With the intrigue of Pretty Little Liars and plenty of romance, bestselling author Sarah Strohmeyer weaves a story of secrets and lies—set in a funeral parlor.

Growing up in a house of female morticians, Lily Graves knows all about buried secrets. She knows that perfect senior-class president Erin Donohue isn’t what she seems. She knows why Erin’s ex-boyfriend, hot football player Matt Houser, broke up with her. And she also knows that, even though she says she and Matt are just friends, there is something brewing between them—something Erin definitely did not like.

But secrets, even ones that are long buried, have a way of returning to haunt their keeper.

So when Erin is found dead the day after attacking Lily in a jealous rage, Lily’s and Matt’s safe little lives, and the lives of everyone in their town of Potsdam, begin to unravel. And their relationship—which grew from innocent after-school tutoring sessions to late-night clandestine rendezvous—makes them both suspects.

As her world crumbles around her, Lily must figure out the difference between truth and deception, genuine love and a web of lies. And she must do it quickly, before the killer claims another victim.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Things that aren’t books.


The Broke and Bookish is the host for the Top Ten Tuesday meme where we showcase bookish things in random thoughts. 

1. A staircase bookshelf because my books are shoved inside my dusty room and no one can admire them when they’re crowded in there.

2. To meet Sarah J. Mass, she is my favorite author and I would do anything to meet her. She’s also the prettiest author I’ve ever seen. A girl who can write and is also beautiful. ;)

3. Go to BEA. Living in the Philippines is very difficult huhu when everything is in the US.

4. To win one of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s swag giveaway.

5. To be mentioned in the acknowledgments  page in a book written by an author friend.

6. To be invited to join a blog tour hosted by the publisher itself, but the publisher has to be like Harlequin, Simon and Schuster, Harper, Bloomsbury.

7. Receive signed T-Shirts from the author as a gift.

8. To be able to meet the authors I’ve worked with. Too many to mention.

9. Design and produce a book trailer for an author.

10. Design a book cover.

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