Review: The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark

Review: The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark

I was super excited to read The Boy Next Door. It sounded like a really cute story I mean, who wouldn’t want to read about a couple. In high school, who are ice-skating partners, neighbors, and best friends??? I was all in. But to my surprise, it just didn’t work out for me. There was just too much teenage drama than I was expecting. Drama and secrets, holy crap lol. I’m usually ok with it but Maddy and Gabe just pushed it. Gabe, you made a lot of mistakes as far as I read. You definitely lacked the respect you should have had for Maddy and your actions towards her were just too much. Maddy, Maddy, Maddy. You were pretty cool at the beginning. But […]

Posted February 13, 2015 by Helena Reads in Reviews, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Review: The Raven by Sylvain Reynard

Review: The Raven by Sylvain Reynard

  TITLE:  The Raven AUTHOR: Sylvain Reynard  RELEASE DATE:  Feb 3rd 2015 Raven Wood spends her days at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery restoring fine works of Renaissance art. But an innocent walk home after an evening with friends changes her life forever. When she intervenes in the senseless beating of a homeless man, his attackers turn on her, dragging her into an alley. Raven is only semi-conscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attacker’s screams. Mercifully, she blacks out, but not before catching a glimpse of a shadowy figure who whispers to her… Cassita vulneratus. When Raven awakes, she is inexplicably changed. She returns to the Uffizi, but no one recognizes her and more disturbingly, she discovers that she’s been absent an entire week. […]

Posted February 8, 2015 by Helena Reads in Reviews, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

What’s New for February?

What’s New for February?

This feature is about YA/NA book releases, that I’m mostly looking forward to each month. With every month I will be doing a giveaway and you will get a chance to WIN one of the featured BOOKS!!! Did I mention this will happen every month!!!! YAY! So lets get this started There’s so many great books being released this year!!  I just can’t wait to get all of 2015 books.BUT first, I would like to announce JANUARY’S WinnerGaby Oretsev – Congratulations!(please email me at Booknerdaddicts@gmail(dot)com)for February winners please check back at the beginning of March!!The month of February most anticipated Releases are…  A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas  | Release February 24th 2015 One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom […]

Posted February 1, 2015 by Helena Reads in Giveaways, Uncategorized / 2 Comments

BNA Review Exchange Program

BNA Review Exchange Program

Welcome to the BNA Review Exchange!!Want free books? Love to review? if so please feel free to fill out the form below. I came across this post from Of Spectacles and Books.  About reviewing some of her books in exchange for an honest review and I thought what an awesome idea! But the best part about it was that youYOU GET TO KEEP THE BOOKS!!! That’s amazing! I mean you get free books and all you have to do is review. That’s a pretty awesome thing don’t you think?Well I have a lot of TBR books myself, that are just sitting on my shelves collecting dust. I feel extremely sad that I won’t be able to get to some of them.  So, I’m going to take on this idea but with […]

Posted January 31, 2015 by Helena Reads in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

How do I get ARCs?

How do I get ARCs?

The burning question that everyone asks  “How do I get ARCs?” Well, first and foremost you must have a blog of course. That’s the number one thing. Second you must keep it up to date.  Meaning, post regularly and good content as in reviews, author interviews and so on. Don’t go into book blogging expecting to receive ARCs right away. Make sure that your content is 75% of reviews, author interviews and so on and 25% other things like memes.  Just remember Quality over quantity. Blogging takes time and dedication. Having a blog is hard work and should be something you love and take pride in.  Here are some ideas on how to get ARCs before requesting them and help grow your blog in the […]

Posted January 23, 2015 by Helena Reads in Book Blogging Tips, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Review: Real by Katy Evans

Review: Real by Katy Evans

          TITLE:  Real   AUTHOR: Katy Evans  RELEASE DATE: April 8th, 2013  A fallen boxer. A woman with a broken dream. A competition… He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting… Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life. He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but […]

Posted January 20, 2015 by Helena Reads in Reviews, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Waiting on A WICKED THING by Rhiannon Thomas

Waiting on A WICKED THING by Rhiannon Thomas

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, where you can spotlight an upcoming release you’re eagerly anticipating!   A WICKED THING By: Rhiannon Thomas Expected release date: February 24th, 2015 Published by: HarperTeen Genre: Young Adult, Fairytale, Fantasy Format: Hardcover, Ebook   Buy at: Amazon – Barnes & Nobles – Book Depository Add to: Goodreads                  Rhiannon Thomas’s dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of Sleeping Beauty and what happens after happily ever after.   One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora […]

Posted January 7, 2015 by Helena Reads in Memes, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels of 2015

Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels of 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by lovely The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic:  Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels of 2015 Welcome and Happy New Year!!! I hope you had a fun and safe NY day. This  is the first TTT of the year. And it’s also one of the hardest lol. I mean, how are you supposed to decide which Debut authors you are MOST ANTICIPATING for!!! But anyhow, I did my best and picked some pretty awesome ones.  In no particular order…. For more information on each book, just click the book image and you will be directed to Goodreads.

Posted January 6, 2015 by Helena Reads in Memes, TTT, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Happy New Year! 2015 Has arrived!

Happy New Year everyone!!  Wishing everyone an amazing 2015 with lots of love, happiness, and reading of course.   This year I didn’t feel like going out into the NYC cold. So I stayed in and celebrated the New Years by dancing around my house with my furry babies and books “HAPPY NEW YEAR” ha-ha lol. Just the right way for a book nerd to bring in the new year isn’t it. Curling up in a comfy chair with a warm blanket and reading all night.   With every new year, comes the time to set new resolutions. Which, if you ask me, most of us won’t even keep. Right?  But this year I am determined to accomplish my list. In my bookish life I’m going to make a few chances […]

Posted January 1, 2015 by Helena Reads in Uncategorized / 0 Comments