FRIDAY STARS – Your Weekly Must Knows 02/17/17

FRIDAY STARS – Your Weekly Must Knows 02/17/17

Life:

This week my sister and her husband were supposed to be here for a visit.  For 5 days long, eeks!  I was looking forward to snowboarding, spending time catching up in person and laughing hysterically together.  But she is sooooo sick and had to stay in California.  Boo.  Her visits are always so therapeutic and I kid you not when I say we laugh constantly.  My stomach always hurts.  It’s the best kind of hurt.  So while I was scanning through my few thousand pictures on Facebook – I’m so bad and post a ridiculous amount of pictures on there lol – I finally decided to post a personal one on Twitter.  It’s us together last fall (she looks super cute, but my smile is all funky lol).  If you want to check out my reminiscing, click here.  🙂  So yup, that’s about it!  Here’s hoping you had a much more successful week than I did!

In case you aren’t familiar with our Friday Star Posts, we like to take a look at what’s happened around here in the last week, what’s coming up that we are excited about and anything else that we may have to share!

♥ Enjoy!

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Giveaways:

guardian of secrets tour Last day to enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card with Guardian of Secrets by Brenda Drake swag pack. International winners will only get $50 GC. Enter → here.

 

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RB-LoveStory-LLayne_FINALTwo days left to enter to win a Gourmet Chocolate Champagne Box and a Set of 4 Edge Champagne Glasses from Crate and Barrel to celebrate Lauren Layne’s release of Love Story!  Enter → here.

 

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urlEnter to win A copy of Frostblood by Elly Blake & branded nail polish duo in shades of fire and frost. Enter → here.

 


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Just Finished and Loved:

adorkable-cookie-ogormanAdorkable by Cookie O’GormanChelsea’s Review

5 Stars!  But from the moment I picked this up, I knew it was just what I needed. Light-hearted, funny, heavy on swoon…

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.
Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.
Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.
Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal–even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties.
The problem: Sally’s been in love with Becks all her life–and he’s completely clueless.
This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:
Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?

 

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4 Stars:
Love Story (Love Unexpectedly #3) by Lauren Layne → Jen’s Review

A Matter of Fate (Fate #1) by Heather Lyons → Jen’s Review

 

2 Stars:
King’s Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard → Chelsea’s Review

 

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Reading Next:

by-your-side-kasie-westBy Your Side by Kasie West

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.
Only he doesn’t come. No one does.
Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn at first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?

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making faces amy harmon Making Faces by Amy Harmon

Ambrose Young was beautiful. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She’d been reading them since she was thirteen. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have…until he wasn’t beautiful anymore.
Making Faces is the story of a small town where five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. It is the story of loss. Collective loss, individual loss, loss of beauty, loss of life, loss of identity. It is the tale of one girl’s love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior’s love for an unremarkable girl. This is a story of friendship that overcomes heartache, heroism that defies the common definitions, and a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast, where we discover that there is a little beauty and a little beast in all of us.

 

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Upcoming Releases:

a-conjuring-of-light-ve-schwab A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab (Releases 02/21)

The final book in the trilogy!!  In the first book, A Darker Shade of Magic, Kell is one of the last Travelers-magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes, connected by one magical city.
There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, and with one mad king-George III. Red London, where life and magic are revered-and where Kell was raised alongside Rhys Maresh, the rougish heir to a flourishing empire. White London-a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London. But no one speaks of that now.
Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, ambassador of the Maresh empire, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.
Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.
Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

 

 

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You can check out the rest of the books that we can’t wait to be released → HERE

 

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Jen’s Review
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Jen’s Review

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Anna’s Review

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Chelsea’s Review

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4 Comments

  1. That’s so disappointing Jen. I hope your sister gets well quickly so the two of you can have a lovely visit.💁🏻

  2. What a cute photo!! You both look beautiful 🙂 Gah, CA has been besieged with all kinds of viruses and colds, lately. My husband caught strep and I was sick with something for a month–we both needed antibiotics. Anyway, I hope she gets better quickly and gets to visit soon!

    As for those giveaways, I’m pretty excited!! Can’t wait to find out who won! 😀

    • Aw, thank you! ♥ ACK strep throat is the worst, and having to take antibiotics is just awful, I’m sorry! I’m so glad you are both better now. 🙂
      ME TOO! Oh my gosh, I wish I could have entered the FrostBlood one….darn conflicting interest lol….that books looks SO good!

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