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Hi! My name is Lacy, and I am addicted to anything bookish. (Waiting for response) I have been a reader since I can remember. The obsession gets worse as time goes by.

That Night by Chevy Stevens

That Night - Chevy Stevens

"I followed the escorting officer over to Admissions and Discharge, carrying my belongings in a cardboard box - a couple pairs of jeans, sone worn-out T-shirts, the few things I'd gathered over the years, some treasured books, my CD player."


Once, Toni Murphy was a normal teenager that had the bad boy boyfriend and thought that her parents were out to ruin her life.


One night her life is turned upside down when she is arrested and convicted for the murder of her sister.


Now she is out on parole and learning to live a new life and trying not think of her past.  but Ryan, her old boyfriend, and fellow convict of the same murder, will not leave her alone in finding the real killer of her sister.


That Night (384 pgs, St. Martin's Press, June 17, 2014) by Chevy Stevens is my first read by this author.  I received this story through NetGalley for a review.


I felt as through that it was similar to Gone Girl in that it was thrilling and not really sure who actually was the killer.  I did think it was who it was, but something happens to make you think otherwise.  The motive was also very surprising.


Steven's really did make the character's come alive through the awesome description of emotion and thought.  She also made the flow of the action move at a good pace.


I would shelve this under New Adult for the heaviness of the sex and drug use.  I would greatly recommend this book for fans of New Adult and books by Gillian Flynn.

Blogging for Books

Anyone use this website?  Going to try it out for a bit.

Hexed by Michelle Krys

Hexed - Michelle Krys

"Exactly twelve minutes into cheerleading practice, and I already wish I were dead."


Indigo is a popular high school junior, to bad she has a quirky mom that owns the occult shop in town.  Still her life is perfect because she is a cheerleader and dating a football star.  She has it made.


Until someone dies in front of her, and the secret Bible that her mother keeps is stolen.  Her life just gets better when a sexy stranger arrives and gives her some news that will make her whole life change from pom-poms to broomsticks.


Hexed (384 pgs, Delacorte Press, June 10, 2014) by Michelle Krys is the first in The Witch Hunter series.  I got this book through NetGalley.


This was a great contemporary take on the battle between witches and sorcerers. I really liked the story, but I think I'm getting burned out on the paranormal hunter type of characters.

Funraiser During Read a Thons

I have 2 read a thons going on during the summer. June is Read Your Book Shelf a thon, and July is Booktube a thon. I thought that since I'm going to be tweeting my reading progress that I would raise awareness for pet adoption through a fundraiser that will benefit Orphaned Angels Pet Rescue. They are the organization that gave us the love of our life, Puff. In the link above you will be directed to more information. If I reach my goal, I will film the Star Wars Tag created by Alicia Reads Book on You Tube.

Book vs. Movie

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green Ok, by now if you are into YA and don't know about The Fault in our Stars then you might live under a rock, but just in case you don't know then I'm not going to go into a lot of detail about plot because it would definitely give away the ending. All that I can say is that reading the book I felt sad, but no tears, but the movie was totally different - full on tears.

Hacker by Ted Dekker

Hacker - Ted Dekker "One Fragile moment - that's all it takes for a life to be unmade, to shatter into a million pieces that will never fit together the same way." Nyah Parks is a brilliant hacker who makes a living getting past the world's larges corporation's firewall. But when the biggest job of her career goes wrong, she finds herself in a dangerous situation, that could cost her life and the life of those she loves. Hacker (288 pgs, Worthy Publishing, June 10, 2014) is the 3rd in the Outlaw Chronicles by Ted Dekker. I received this ARC through NetGalley. It is my first book to read of Ted Dekker, but I have heard great things about his books. I have been a scared to read them, because I've heard that they can be graphic. I always thought it strange for a Christian book to be graphic, but then again I always thought that Christian Music was just hymms, until I listened to P.O.D. The cool thing about this book being the (so far) last book of the Outlaw Chronicle series is that I didn't need to have read the other books to understand what was going on in the story. I really liked the characters and the pace of everything as well. There were some parts that seemed to drag a little, like when they talked about medical terms for a little long than I thought necessary. It also, got a little preachy, but it was well placed for the story, and did not make it seem forced. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for something different, yet not dystopian.
#rybsat TBR
#rybsat TBR

I'm going to participate.  Who else?


I'm going to update my progress on twitter @kempfme.

Proxy by Alex London

Proxy - Alex London

"Even a perfect machine wasn't built to go this fast."


Knox is from a wealthy family.  A Patron, he gets all the latest and coolest stuff, including a Proxy that pays for all his punishments - including death for murder.


Syd is his Proxy and his life is not his own.


They have more in common than they think, so they get together to beat the system owned by Knox's father.  On their tract they will face huge challenges and rebels.


Proxy (384 pgs, Philomel, June 18, 2013) by Alex London is first in a series with the Proxy/Patron themed world.  It is London's debut novel.  The second book in the series Guardian was release on May 29, 2014.


This book was an interesting idea.  It was well structured and developed, but there was a moment that I stopped to care due to the fact that it seemed that even the characters did not care enough for the cause.

Blur by Steven James

Blur - Steven James

"The first blur occurred at Emily Jackson's funeral."


Daniel Byers is the star football player, who finds himself at a classmate's funeral.  As he approaches Emily Jackson's casket, he swears that she is telling him that her death was not an accident.  She then grabs him and he faints.

When he comes to he is compelled to figure out what happened to Emily even if it seems a bit out there.


Blur (368 pgs, Skyscape, May 27, 2014) is the first in the Blur Trilogy by Steven James.  This is my first James book, and with it being by an author I've not heard a lot about, I was a little on the fence about requesting this book through Netgalley.  Amazingly, I was surprised.


I really liked the way this YA book actually imitates real life.  The teens actually go to school and have parents.  I also fell for the main character, Daniel, because he was strong and willing to stand up for not only himself, but for others.


I would recommend this to anyone getting tired of the Dystopian world.

For Beginners

Blur - Steven James The Puppet Master - Jan Coffey Insurgent  - Veronica Roth Fire & Flood - Victoria Scott

I'm not sure you understand what I mean when I say that I'm obsessed with books.  Let me introduce you to my book life which is my real life.


I have a Book Tube Channel called Lazy Reader on You Tube.  I love polandbannannasBooks, saidthestory, jesse the Reader, Jack Reads, Words of a reader, and Little Book Owl.


I listen to Books on the Nightstand, The Readers, and Book Riot podcasts.


Talking about Book Riot I have subscribed to their two Quarterly Boxes.  I have a subscription with Books Free for older books, and entitled subscription for newer.  For ARCs I go through Netgalley, and just checking out Edelweiss.  I try for Goodreads First Reads.  I sell old books to Half Priced Books and love my Kindle (Whispersync is a Godsend).  Thinking of experimenting with KOBO.  I hear that Amazon buys books but not sure if it is worth it.


I used to read chit lit, mystery, and thrillers.  I still kind of do, but only my favorite authors (Brad Thor, David Baldacci, Jennifer Weinner, Jodi Picoult).  I am getting more into Dystopian, YA, Paranormal, and Horror.  I use historical fiction and non-fiction as a palete cleanser.  I have just recently been introduced to graphic novels and comics.


The books above are the books I'm currently reading.


I love recommendations, so if you have one please share.  Please follow me on Goodreads through the link on this blog, as well as my You Tube channel.

Things I do in my free time ;-)

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