Cover Reveal: Superfan by Sarina Bowen

Earlier this year I fell head over heels in love with a certain set of hockey romances and Sarina Bowen is back with her next addition to the Brooklyn Bruisers series! Superfan follows the wonderful Silas and I cannot wait to see what is store for this goalie. Check out the cover reveal below as well as a cool giveaway!


Series: Brooklyn Bruisers (Book Six)

Publisher: Tuxbury Publishing LLC

Release Date: June 25, 2019



Sometimes lady luck shakes your hand, and sometimes she smacks your face. Sometimes she does both on the same day.

Three years ago I met the most amazing girl in the world. We were both down on our luck. Then I got that call—the one that tells you to get your buns on a plane to go meet your destiny.

But the girl was left behind. I didn’t have her phone number, and she didn’t know my real name.

While I became a professional hockey player, she became a superstar, with platinum records and legions of fans. And a slick, music producer boyfriend who treated her badly.

But fate wasn’t done with us yet. When Delilah turns up at a hockey game, I can’t resist making contact. The internet swoons when I ask her out on a date.

She might not remember me. But her jerkface ex does. He’ll do anything to keep us apart. 

Good thing athletes never give up. This time I’m playing for keeps.

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Three Years On: A Blogaversary


Hopeful Reads is turning three!

Three years of blogging has been wild and the book community continues to be a home for me despite all of its ups and downs. Hopeful Reads continues to grow and as far as stats go there are 516 wonderful people following across WordPress, Email, and Bloglovin and I’ve made 768 posts with 17,106 total views. I’m truly so grateful for all the support.


My third year of blogging has felt a little lackluster and my energy is dragging. I’m still as passionate as ever when it comes to books and I have no intention of stopping. My Bookstagram passion is still on the rise though and I’m super happy with my pictures of late. Check it out!


I just want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for supporting the blog. I love being apart of the bookish community and I appreciate all the feedback, interaction, comments, etc. that have been shared on my site and hope that it continues in the future. As a way of showing my unending gratitude check out the giveaway below.


For my two year blogaversary I’m offering up one book from Book Depository or Wordery under $15. It’s as International as I can make it!


Thanks again for stopping by and supporting the blog!

P.S. I’d love to know where all my visitors are from so leave it in the comments below!

ARC Review: Dreamer by L.E. DeLano (XPRESSO Book Tours)


Today I’m bringing readers a review of Dreamer by L.E. DeLano in conjunction with XPRESSO Book Tours. Keep scrolling for my thoughts as well as book and author info, purchase links and even a giveaway!

DreamerDreamer by L.E. DeLano

Published by Swoon Reads on April 10, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy

Pages: 350 Format: eARC Source: XBT

3.5/5 Stars

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

I acquired this ARC from the publisher through XPRESSO Book Tours. This does not impact my thoughts and opinions in any way.

You’re still you no matter where you go.

Jessa has learned the hard way that traveling to alternate dimensions isn’t all delicious, glittering desserts and fancy parties: it also means accidentally running into people she thought she’d never see again. Still mourning a devastating loss, Jessa isn’t really prepared for the arrival of a reckless version of someone she once loved who is now bent on revenge. Add an increasingly complicated relationship with her best friend Ben, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the threat of the multiverse collapsing, and Jessa’s got a lot on her plate. She may be destined to help save an infinite multitude of worlds… but in the end, all Jessa really wants to do is save her friends.

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Umbertouched by Livia Blackburne

Today I’m thrilled to share the cover reveal of Umbertouched by Livia Blackburne with all of you! I absolutely loved the first in the series, Rosemarked, and cannot wait to see what’s to come. Check out all the book details below and keep scrolling for a special giveaway!

About the Book


By: Livia Blackburne

Series: Rosemarked #2

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Release Date: November 6, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy


The mission was a failure. Even though Zivah and Dineas discovered a secret that could bring down the empire, their information is useless without proof. Now, with their cover blown and their quest abandoned, their only remaining hope is to get home before Ampara brings the full might of its armies against their peoples.

As Shidadi and Dara alike prepare for war, Zivah and Dineas grapple with the toll of their time in the capital. After fighting alongside the Amparans against his own kin, can Dineas convince the Shidadi—and himself—where his loyalties lie? After betraying her healer’s vows in Sehmar City, can Zivah find a way to redeem herself—especially when the Dara ask her to do the unthinkable? And after reluctantly falling in love, what will the two do with their lingering feelings, now that the Dineas from Sehmar City is gone forever? Time is running out for all of them, but especially Zivah whose plague symptoms surface once again. Now, she must decide how she’ll define the life she has left.

Together, healer and warrior must find the courage to save their people, expose the truth, and face the devastating consequences headed their way.

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Alongside the cover reveal, Livia Blackburne is giving away an awesome multi-book prize pack and all those who enter will also receive some cool freebies. For more details and to enter click below.


Are you excited for Umbertouched? What did you think of Rosemarked?

Let me know in the comments below!

Two Years Tackled: A Blogaversary & Giveaway


Guess what?

Hopeful Reads turns two today!

Can you believe it?

Two years of blogging fun and the book community have brought me so much joy at Hopeful Reads. As far as stats go there are 370 wonderful people following across WordPress, Email, and Bloglovin and I’ve made 510 posts with 11,728 total views. I’m truly so grateful for all the support.


My second year of blogging has brought on more challenges but just as much excitement. I truly love what I do here on this blog and don’t see myself giving it up anytime soon. Even going full time at the library hasn’t deterred me from posting regularly and I’m constantly in a literary loving mindset. I’ve even been putting more time into my Instagram and taking lots of pretty pictures.


I just want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for supporting the blog. The bookish community is an amazing place and I love being involved here. I appreciate all the feedback, interaction, comments, etc. that have been shared on my site and hope that it continues in the future. As a way of showing my unending gratitude check out the giveaway below.


For my two year blogaversary I’m offering up one book from Book Depository under $15. It’s INT if BD ships to you. I’ll also be hosting another giveaway on Twitter.


Thanks again for stopping by and supporting the blog!

P.S. Leave me your fave book recommendations in the comments below!

The Magic of Loom: Blog Tour & Giveaway

Today I’ve got a fun little post in conjunction with The Alchemists of Loom Read-Along hosted by Elise Kova and Sabrina of Beyond the Book Reviews. To celebrate the upcoming release of the second book in the Loom Saga, The Dragons of Nova, Elise has decided to release bonus content delving deeper into this new world to coincide with the read-along taking place from May 8 – May 31. I’m lucky enough to share a small portion of it below but if you haven’t checked out The Alchemists of Loom yet see the synopsis and giveaway!

The Alchemists of Loom


Loom Saga #1

January 10, 2017

Keymaster Press

Her vengeance. His vision.

Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.

When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.

He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom. Continue reading

SST Tour Interview & Giveaway: Laura Silverman & Girl Out of Water

Sunday Street team-2

Today on the blog Laura Silverman, author of the upcoming release Girl Out of Water, is here to talk writing, favorites, and so much more. First check out all the details on her new book and be sure to enter the giveaway!


Published by Sourcebooks Fire

Expected on May 2, 2017


Ocean breeze in her hair and sand between her toes, Anise can’t wait to spend the summer before her senior year surfing and hanging out on the beach with friends. Santa Cruz is more than her home-it’s her heart. But when her aunt, a single mother, is in a serious car accident, Anise must say goodbye to California to help care for her three young cousins.

Landlocked Nebraska is the last place Anise wants to be. Sure, she loves her family, but it’s hard to put her past behind her when she’s living in the childhood house of the mother who abandoned her. And with every Instagram post, her friends back home feel further away.

Then she meets Lincoln, a charismatic, one-armed skater who challenges her to swap her surfboard for a skateboard. Because sometimes the only way to find your footing is to let go.

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How do you choose names for your characters?

For the most part they just come to me, but every now and then I end up scrolling through lists of names trying to find the perfect match. Usually when I see the right name it clicks instantly.

What is your go to reward for hitting a deadline?

A break! And finally catching up on my TBR! I love marathon-ing a bunch of books after a deadline because it’s often really hard to keep up with my reading when I’m in the writing zone.

Plotter or Pantser?

A little bit of both but I definitely lean towards pantser. I’ll usually have a vague idea of the big picture but only outline a few chapters at a time. Once I actually write those few chapters I have a better sense of what the next few will look like and so on.

What are some of your favorite books?

Always an impossible question! My favorite genre is YA Contemporary, but I read all genres too. Some recent favorite reads are THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED, THE HATE U GIVE, WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, and UNDER ROSE-TAINTED SKIES.

How do you spend your free time? Any hobbies?

I used to love going to concerts, and I hope to be able to do so again. Same with walking nature trails. I’ve recently gotten into stationary and sending letters to my friends and family

Favorite foods?

Sushi! Also sushi! Then probably Mexican, Thai, and like really good salads (not just iceberg lettuce and a cherry tomato haha).

Favorite travel destinations?
I love the beach and the mountains – just getting away and decompressing. But I’ve also loved traveling to big cities with tons of museums and epic food.

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It’s Giveaway Time!


I realized the other day it’s been way too long since I’ve done a giveaway. With all that’s happening around the world I want to brighten someone’s day and what better way to do that than giving away a book or two. So I’ve got two separate prizes up for grabs.

The first one is a book of the winner’s choosing under $15 from Book Depository. It’s international as long as BD ships to you.


The second one is US only for a copy of Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I’ll also be sending some random book swag along.


Hopefully this will bring a little joy as we try to deal with what the world has become. I’d love to hear what upcoming releases you’re excited for so leave them in the comments below!

Roseblood Release Day Blitz

I’m excited to be promoting the release of RoseBlood by A.G. Howard here on the blog today! Check out all the details below and be sure to stick around for a giveaway!

About the Book

rosebloodRoseBlood by A.G. Howard

Published by Amulet Books on January 10, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Retellings

Pages: 432 Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Find It: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads

In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera.

At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera house for a century, and is the only father he’s ever known.

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Release Day Bonanza ~ September 20

Why is it that the publishers always want to kill us in the fall? The amount of releases seems astronomical! Luckily I was able to pick up a bunch of September 20th titles I was super excited for at Book Expo America and get ahead of the game. Check out the details on all of them below!

ShadowBrightA Shadow Bright and Burning

By Jessica Cluess

Published by Random House

My Review

I am Henrietta Howel.
The first female sorcerer in hundreds of years.
The prophesied one.
Or am I?

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers.

Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.

But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city—and the one she loves?

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