Thursday, 21 June 2018

{Cover Reveal} Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry


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Would you dare to defy destiny? 
Are our destinies written in stone? 
Do we become nothing more than the self-fulfilling prophesies 
of other people's opinions? 
Or can we dare to become who we believe we were born to be?
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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Review: All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire


"Elliott's motor could still be heard a block away, and it made me angry that my heart was crying out the further he drove."


Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang


"She didn't recognize that girl with the flushed cheeks and wild hair, could hardly believe she'd kissed a man and enjoyed it. Was it possible she'd be able to conquer what came next, as well?"


Monday, 4 June 2018

{Event Recap} - Teens Read Fall 2018 Preview


I'm always ready for an excellent bookish discussion, and Raincoast Books has always been prepared to deliver! The latest TeensRead Preview took place on June 2nd, and focused mainly on upcoming fall titles with plenty of buzz. Unfortunately, I wasn't available to attend in person, but I did attend virtually through the Google Hangout. As I hunkered down, eager for the preview with WordPad wide open, I wondered to myself, "How many titles would wander their way onto my TBR list this time around?" The answer - almost every single one...I'm not even kidding!

As the presentation started, I found myself discovering several titles I'd only briefly learned of before, but also came across several new ones that sounded very exciting! Below you will find a detailed list of all the titles that were discussed during this year's Fall TeensRead preview, in addition to my own commentary on upcoming titles. Furthermore, you will also find a heart (๐Ÿ’“) emoji next to titles that have made their way onto my reading wish list and a maple leaf (๐Ÿ) emoji for titles written by Canadian authors.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Fresh on the Shelf - June 2018 Book Releases + Giveaway


Happy June, Cupcakes!๐ŸŒž

I hope everyone's had a wonderful spring and is ready for summer!

It's just around the corner and with this gorgeous warm weather we also have countless amazing books making their way into the world.

My June reading list consists of Save the Date by Morgan Matson, Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno, My Plain Jane, and Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolfe. Additionally, I have several adult romance titles I can't wait to dive into like More Than Words by Mia Sheridan, The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, and a few manga titles I'm especially excited for.

What's your most anticipated June 2018 release?
Let me know in the comment section below.

Also, don't forget to check out my Anime North 2018 recap. The post is full of photos of cosplayers and goodies, so feel free to check it out!

Other posts during May include my reviews on:
Royals by Rachel Hawkins   
The Foreseeable Future by Emily Adrian   
I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting

Happy Reading!๐Ÿ“š

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Review: I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting


"I drink coffee and hum to the music blasting through my ear buds as I prepare the cookie dough. Cookies and open houses are always a winner. 
I add cinnamon, because it’s proven to make people feel more at home."


Sunday, 27 May 2018

Review: The Foreseeable Future by Emily Adrian


"Sparks flew up from the flames and died in the sand. 
Right now, I needed to explain myself to Seth."


{Event Recap} - Anime North 2018


I'm con obsessed! I must have been counting down the days to Anime North 2018 since last year, which sounds pretty crazy...because it is! As I mentioned in last year's recap on the event (click here if you missed it), it had been YEARS since I last attended Anime North. I was a frequent attendee for years, especially during high school, but not long after stopped attending because the event would get a little hectic, especially for someone as young as I was at the time. However, as I noticed during last year's visit, things seemed far better organized and felt so much safer both indoors and out.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Fresh on the Shelf - May 2018 Book Releases + Giveaway


Happy May, Cupcakes!๐ŸŒป

Spring is finally here and I couldn't be happier!

No more surprise snow storms, cold and windy days, or gloomy weather. I'm so eager to finally be able to read outside in the sun, and to finally enjoy this year's most anticipated YA reads!

A Court of Frost and Starlight is officially out today, and I'm super excited to dive into my personal copy. Anyone else a big fan of Sarah J. Maas? I'm also anticipating War Storm, Furyborn, Legendary, Puddin', and Royals. I can't wait to share my reviews in the next few weeks and look forward to seeing your thoughts, too!

What are your most anticipated May 2018 book releases? Be sure to let me know!

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Review: Tell Me by Abigail Strom


"Caleb put an arm around her shoulders, and she leaned against him, his strength like an anchor in a stormy sea."

Monday, 16 April 2018

Review & Giveaway: True Storm by L. E. Sterling


"To be True Born means you can’t catch the Plague, though you’re a pariah in so many other ways. They say True Born DNA has all but jumped back in time."

Review: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman


"In the light of the moon, he watches the pages flutter as the book sails higher in the air than the physical laws of the universe dictate and descends not at a painful eighty miles per hour but gently, slowly, as if gravity has, for this one moment, reversed itself, allowing Nathaniel to back up and imagine his life with a different kind of fellowship."

Monday, 9 April 2018

{Event Recap} Frenzy Presents - Spring 2018 Edition


Happy Monday, Cupcakes!

This weekend I had the pleasure of being invited to and attending one of my most anticipated bookish events of the year - Frenzy Presents! First and foremost, I want to thank the lovely team at HCC Frenzy for working tirelessly to create yet another flawless Frenzy Presents event. The afternoon was filled with bookish talk and delicious eats, and I couldn't have imagined a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon - Thank you!

Friday, 6 April 2018

Review: As She Fades by Abbi Glines


"Our story isn't an easy one. The charmed life we had grown up with was pulled away from us so quickly, we didn't have time to prepare for it. But no one ever does. That's the dark side of life."

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Fresh on the Shelf - April 2018 Book Releases + Book Giveaway


Happy April, Cupcakes!๐Ÿฐ

Spring is in the air and I can't wait for the warm weather! Goodbye winter cold, hello beautiful days reading in the park. I'm so eager for the warm weather, the sun, and for this month's exciting new releases!

Julie Kagawa's Inferno, Abbi Glines' As She Fades, Cassandra Clare's Son of Dawn, Siobhan Vivian's Stay Sweet, and Amanda Foody's Ace of Shades are some of my top picks for this month. I've been dying to pick these titles up, and have quite a bit of time set aside to dive into these lovelies. What April 2018 releases are you most eager for?

Be sure to let me know in the comments below, along with any recommendations you might have on upcoming reads!

Happy Reading!๐Ÿ“š

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

{Blog Tour} Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi ~ Review + Giveaway

Happy Tuesday, Cupcakes!

I'm pleased to share my review and a special giveaway as part of the Children of Blood and Bone blog tour. Organized by Raincoast Books, the blog tour will run from March 5th - 9th, across 10 book blogs, featuring reviews and giveaways. Be sure to check out every stop for some stunning reviews and a chance to win a copy of your very own.

An extended thank you to Raincoast Books for organizing another fabulous blog tour!

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Fresh on the Shelf - March 2018 Book Releases + Book Giveaway

Happy March, Cupcakes!

Hope everyone had a FANTASTIC February!

I celebrated my birthday later in the month and had a phenomenal time. There was a delicious cake, and plenty of books. I'm pleased to say I got quite a few of my highly desired reads, and can't wait to dive into them when I have a chance. For the most part, I've gotten through any of the manga I received, so I hope to eventually have a chance to start uploading some reviews on my favorite series'.

What did you read last month? Any new favorites?

Most recently, I finished reading My Lady's Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris. It's a choose your own path romance title, featuring an array of unique male leads, and an assortment of different adventures. I, for the most part, have completed most of the routes, and plan to review it very, very soon!

As for March, there are so many exciting reads I can't wait to pick through. First and foremost, there's Tahereh Mafi's latest installment in the Shatter Me series, RESTORE ME. It's been so long since I've ready the trilogy, and I can't wait to read Restore Me! Additionally, I'm very eager for Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro.
What are you most excited for this month? Let me know!


Happy reading! ๐Ÿ“š

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Fresh on the Shelf - February 2018 Book Releases + Giveaway

๐Ÿ’–Happy February, Cupcakes!๐Ÿ’–


How was everyone's January? Did you kick off 2018 with an amazing to-read list? I know I certainly did! Did you find any favorites among your new reads? I'd love to hear about them.

Aside from some awesome reads that I hope to review sometime soon on A Cupcake and a Latte, I also attended my local Light Festival (The Toronto Light Festival). I attended it last year and chose to attend again this year, and although there weren't as many light - up attractions this year as last, I still had a total blast! Check out the photos below!

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Now moving onto February - how AMAZING are this month's releases?! I've got at least 12 of those beauties on my TBR list right now and can't wait to get to them. What's your most anticipated February release?

Happy reading! ๐Ÿ“š

Monday, 1 January 2018

Fresh on the Shelf: January 2018 Book Releases + Book Giveaway

❆HAPPY NEW YEAR, CUPCAKES!❆


It's finally 2018!!

Did you celebrate last night?

Are you eager to dive into 2018's exciting upcoming reads? I know I am!

January 2018 looks like a promising start of the year with several exciting new young adult releases like Wires and Nerve Vol. 2 by Marissa Meyer, Iron Gold by Pierce Brown, The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, and so many more phenomenal reads.

Are there any January 2018 releases you're highly anticipating? Let me know!

Wishing everyone the Happiest of New Years!

Happy reading! ๐Ÿ“š