Giveaway Time {International} – CLOSED

BEA is this week and I know there are a ton of people that would love to go that can’t or people that just aren’t going. Since I’m lucky this year I have decided I am going to host a giveaway for the whole week that I will be gone. Click on the picture below to win a copy of your choice of the following four books: Free to Fall by Lauren Miller, Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson, Open Road Summer by Emery Lord, or The One by Kiera Cass. All four of these books were 5 star reads for me and I’m letting you pick which one could possibly be your next 5 star read.

Enter between now and 11:59pm EST on May 31st for your chance to pick which book you would like a copy of. This giveaway is international this time as long as The Book Depository ships to your country. Winner will be notified by email on Monday June 2nd and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Good luck!

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Review: The One – Kiera Cass

Review: The One – Kiera CassThe One by Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #3
Published by HarperTeen
Published: May 6, 2014
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The time has come for one winner to be crowned.

When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

Never in my entire life have I read a series of book that has given me more anxiety than The Selection series. The Selection was a minor case of anxiety. The Elite pushed it to a whole new level, to the point that I missed my train stop and wanted to throw the book a time or two. And then there is The One. If I thought the nerves were bad for The Elite I was 100% wrong. The pit in my stomach reading The One was astronomical. I mean seriously Kiera Cass, seriously!

The One is the final chapter in the story of America Singer, a girl from a lower numbered caste that has been selected to vie for the affections of the Prince and heir to the throne, Maxon. What started out as America entering the Selection for her family, and her once boyfriend Aspen, has turned into America actually developing feelings for Maxon. As time has passed she had opened herself to love him but she isn’t sure about everything that comes with it. With Aspen in the castle as a guard continuing to push his affections on her and the rebels trying to bring the monarchy down, not to mention the fact that the king hates her, America has to really take a hard look at herself and the life she wants to live. She has to decide if she is truly ready to be the one.

Book crack, book crack, book crack! Anyone that knows me knows that is what I call this series. I mean I know it’s bad for me yet I need my fix and love the feelings it gives me. And feelings it does. Honestly, I can’t tell you it is the best series ever written or that The One played out how I hoped and that everything was answered. What I can tell you is that I love every freaking thing about this series. I love the good, the bad, and the ugly. And there was a lot of ugly in The One. America and Maxon have this way about them that makes me completely crazy. Most of the time I want to shake both of them because they are so infuriating. But honestly, I love them. I know, I’m a mess. That’s what this series has done to me.

Look, I know this review doesn’t really say much about the series or about The One. I could go into specifics about the plot and I could go into things I thought worked and didn’t work and I could talk about who, if anyone, America ended up with. But they would just be words that gave the series away. Honestly, I can’t explain my love of this series and the feelings it gave me and how The One wrapped everything up. All I can tell you is you will either love or hate this book, love or hate the series. I just so happen to be on the love side of things.

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The ABCs #17

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Welcome to The ABCs. Stop by every week to link-up and check out what other people are lusting over, looking at, interested in. Feel free to use the banner above, but just give me credit. And if you do link-up make sure you link back to my blog in your post. This is also opened to Instagram and Twitter if you don’t have a blog. You can just link your post to which ever site you are using below and use the hashtag #TheABCsStyle. Check the introduction post for “rules”.

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Lilly Pulitzer – Murfee Scarf in Pop Pink I Got Lucky
If you have looked at my Instgram the last few days you may have come across this picture and have seen how much I love a nice scarf. So, what’s one more??!! Not to mention I saw someone wearing it and I WANT!

The One, Since You’ve Been Gone, Free to Fall
All three of these books come out on Tuesday!!!!!
I was lucky enough to get to read Free to Fall (review tomorrow) and Since You’ve Been Gone (review on Friday) already. Both were FANTASTIC! And I promise that when I get The One in my hands I will be dropping everything I’m reading because hello…BOOK CRACK! #TEAMMAXON for the win!

Madewell – Linen Embroidery Tank
This tank just looks so cool and comfortable. I know Linen is the best fabric for wrinkles, but I WANT!

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16 Blogging Days of Winter – Day 16

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I feel like I do a lot of this posts about what books I’m looking forward to in 2014. Since I seem to always mention the same ones I thought it was time that I also showcase the other books I’m dying for that don’t seem to get as much love which is horrible of me because I would give up things to get my hands on some of these bad boys.

2014Isla and the Happily Ever After/Better Off Friends/The One/Torn Away/In Deep/Since You’ve Been Gone/On the Fence/Free to Fall

What books are you wanting in 2014? Link-up below and share!

Huge thank you to everyone that participated and joined Amanda and I in our fun. It’s been a blast for sure. We will figure out the winner for each blog and contact you about which book you would like. Thanks again! Happy reading.

**16 Blogging Days of Winter List HERE
***Check Out Amanda’s blog HERE

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Waiting on Wednesday – The One by Kiera Cass

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Title: The One (The Selection series)
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: May 6, 2014{purchase}

theoneDescription: The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.

America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.

*Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It is a weekly meme that allows you to share a book you can’t wait to read!
**description from Goodreads
***Don’t forget to check out my Holiday Book Swap Sign-Up.

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