Saturday, June 8, 2013

100+ Followers and Blogoversary Giveaway!!

Heya peeps!

Guess what? Reading 24x7 just turned an year old!!!!

And what's more, the blog has ALSO crossed over the100 followers mark!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY I'M SO SO SO SO HAPPYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!

To show just how happy I am and because ALL of you guys are just plain awesome, I'm hosting my very first blog giveaway!! With over 20 hardcopies of Young-Adult books to choose from, this giveaway is sure to make your day. Am I right or am I right? ;)

So without much ado, here's the list of books up for grabs!

Don't like any of the books mentioned above? No problemo! You can choose your own book from the under $20 range list from Book

Open for all countries wherever Book Depository ships!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

-Winner must reply to the e-mail sent to him/her within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.
-The giveaway would end as soon as I cross 150+ followers or by the end of August.

That said, I wanna thank all of my AH-MAZING followers for supporting this blog. You all play a BIG part in encouraging me to go on blogging and I'll always love you for that <3 <3 <3 <3

Thanks for entering!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Blog Tour: The Trouble With Goodbye by Sarra Cannon

Title: The Trouble With Goodbye

Author: Sarra Cannon

Release date: May 2013

Publisher: Dead River Books (self-published)

Age Group:  New Adult

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description:

When Leigh Anne Davis landed a prestigious scholarship to an Ivy League school, she went against her parents' wishes and said goodbye to tiny Fairhope, Georgia and the wealthy boyfriend everyone expected her to marry. Now, two years later, she's back with her tail between her legs.

And a secret she wants to bury inside forever.

That's when Lucas Young enters her life. Everyone expects Leigh Anne to pick up right where she left off, but Lucas is different. Sure, he's been in some trouble in the past and seen his share of hard times, but he's the one person she can really be herself around.

The trouble is, being with Lucas would mean disappointing her family all over again. Will Leigh Anne give in to everyone's expectations? Or will she finally find the courage to follow her heart?

(5) Print copies of The Trouble with Goodbye - International
(10) eBook copies of The Trouble with Goodbye (mobi and epub) – International
(1) $25 VISA Gift Card – open to countries able to accept VISA Gift Cards

a Rafflecopter giveaway

My Review: When I first saw came across this book. I was immediately intrigued by the book description and honestly? I'm glad I picked this one up.

Even though I wasn't really that curious about what exactly happened with Leigh Anne (it seemed pretty obvious from the beginning), the writing style and the storyline was enthralling. From the moment Knox was introduced in the story, I literally couldn't stop my fingers from turning the pages.

The best part of this book was that the author didn't use the female protagonist's stupid antics to increase the pages of the book. The pace was steady-not too fast or too slow-and the characters were brilliantly built-up. I found the chapters to be slightly short though and feel that 2 chapters could've easily be merged into one.

Leigh Anne was quite likeable. She was level-headed, caring and considerate. What was not to like? Even after all the complications and hardships in her life, she still managed to laugh and think about others. It was this quality of hers which truly made me love her
Although, I'll admit, it was super-idiotic of her to cower behind the curtains for so long just because of her parents (who were absolutely useless, by the way. I felt like throwing something at them so many time while reading -.-). She was strong, that much was pretty clear from the start but that strength got lost somewhere whenver it came to her parents which was pretty annoying. But at the same time, who could really blame her? I'm totally blaming her parents though. ESPECIALLY her mum. Gosh, what an annoying lady.

Knox was absolutely swoon-worthy through and through. I couldn't believe he had a past like what he told Leigh Anne. But at the same time, it sort of made sense. He wasn't too out-going but humorous nonetheless. His charming personality and optimistic side was ah-mazinggg. I also liked the fact that even though he really, really liked Leigh Anne, he was still his own person and didn't take any crap from her (which she did try to serve him once or twice)

Overall, I found The Trouble With Goodbye to be a good read. It had a simple storyline with a great end and a happily ever after (Oh, how I love those :'D )  If you'd like a simple, sweet and salty contemporary fiction this summer, this one's definitely for you!

My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars.

 To see other stops on the tour for reviews, guest posts, and excerpt click here or the tour button below.

About the Author
Sarra Cannon grew up in a small town in Georgia where she learned that being popular always comes at a price. She is the author of the young adult paranormal Peachville High Demons series, which she first began self-publishing in October of 2010. Since the series began, Sarra has sold over 120,000 copies and recently signed a contract with Sea Lion Books to create a graphic novel adaptation of Beautiful Demons, the first book in the series.
Sarra lives in North Carolina with her amazing husband, her new baby boy, and her teeny tiny Pomeranian, Snickerdoodle.

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