January 17, 2017

QUANTA REWIND COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY



I'm so excited to be a part of the cover reveal for Lola Dodge's next book, Quanta Rewind!
I'm a huge fan of this series. The previous book, Quanta Reset, left readers with a huge cliffhanger and I'm curious to read what will happen next! If you're looking for a new series to dive into then I highly recommend this one, especially for fans of YA fantasy! You can check out my book review for Quanta here.




Quanta Rewind 
Lola Dodge
(The Shadow Ravens #4)

Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: April 25th 2017
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

With more and more Red Helixes turning up missing or dead, the Shadow Ravens are ready to take their fight to Doctor Nagi himself.
But breaking into Alpha Citadel is no cakewalk, and Quanta isn’t so sure about this whole “teamwork” thing.
If she and the Ravens can’t learn to work together, no amount of rewinding time will save them from the inevitable. 
And if the Seligo win, everyone loses.












Meet Lola Dodge


Lola Dodge is a compulsive traveler, baker, and procrastinator. She earned her BA in English from Stonehill College and MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University—and hasn’t stopped moving since. When she’s not on the road, Lola spends her time indoors where the sunlight can’t melt her, writing or bingeing on anime and cherry soda. She can be summoned in a ritual involving curry, Hello Kitty idols, and a solid chocolate pentagram.  



GIVEAWAY!



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How beautiful is that cover? I can't wait to dive into this book! Make sure to add it to your Goodreads shelf, and pick up the previous books to help prepare you for Quanta Rewind!


xxo


January 11, 2017

THIS MOMENT

This Moment is a weekly ritual of a single photo - no words - capturing a special moment from the week. These photos represent a moment that is dear to my heart, whether it be of someone or something I love.




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January 10, 2017

GOODREADS REVIEW // YOU DON'T KNOW MY NAME

Simply Nicollette reviews - books, movies, television shows, etc. with slight spoilers. I try my best to review without giving away too much of the story.


You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
















Kristen Orlando delivers in her debut, You Don't Know My Name, and I absolutely LOVED this book! It's been awhile since I've found myself sitting on the edge of my seat, not able to stop turning the pages in a book.


"I just wanted to be part of something normal, something that was mine."


The story immediately brings you into Reagan's thrilling life as her family is being forced into their panic room, thanks to an assassin invading their home. Opening up with this scene was genius, in my opinion. I wasn't really sure why all of this was happening to them, but I did know I needed this family to be safe. I immediately connected to both Reagan and her parents as their lives are on the line. Every emotion she felt, I was feeling along with her.

The story slows down as we get to know Reagan a little better.. I loved the girl. She's intelligent, brave, fierce, basically, everything you want in a strong heroine. She felt relatable when she showed her more vulnerable side because anyone would break down in the situations she's put in. I'm not going to lie.. There were some heartbreaking moments, like YES GIRL BREAK DOWN. You need to let those tears loose, just let it out. . .

Besides Reagan, all of the characters were interesting! There wasn't one character that I didn't like.. Well, except the evil ones. Her friends, parents, and everyone in her life were great.


"I don't like it when you pretend you're someone you're not. I just want you to be you. Good. Bad. Anxious. I'll still be here."


Let's talk about the adorableness that is Luke.. Okay, and the romance! What did I enjoy most about the book's slower pace in the beginning? Yes, the sweet blooming romance that brought all the swoons. GAHHH, there is a scene that is just perfect and made me wish I could hug these two for being so cute!! But.. seriously Luke is just a great character outside of the romance. He's way more than a love interest and I was so happy to see that! They make a great team and I promise you will be happy with all the feels he brings to Reagan's story.

As the story progresses, the plot grows and the twists don't stop until the very end! There's not much I can say without spoiling it, but I will say that my heart was racing as I continued to read this book.. Probably why I couldn't stop reading. I found Orlando's writing to be stunning and her descriptions were perfect.. Just the right amount of suspense without dragging anything out! I'm looking forward to all of her future work!

Overall, I loved this book. I wasn't sure what I was expecting as I began reading this story.. But I got a fun, thrilling emotional ride! I think readers will immediately connect with Reagan and her family, bringing them to root for these characters until the very end. If you're looking for a thrilling book with great characters (even a coming-of-age story underneath it all) then I highly recommend this book!

* Quotes listed above are subject to change.




xxo