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


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