Aug 3, 2014

Sassy Sunday {Puerto Vallarta Sight-seeing & August's New Releases!}

Happy Sassy Sunday!

Today, my family and I went on a three hour drive to Punta de Mita which is located on the North end of Banderas Bay in the Mexican state of Nayarit. Since it's still vacation time for some people, there were lots of teenagers and families there at the beach and also the resorts and hotels. I wasn't able to get many good pictures since we were driving, but I was able to pick up at least two good ones.

I've never seen that cat statue up there before, but it was just amazing to look at! We used to have a miniature one in our old house but we threw it out once we moved. It looked exactly like the one in the picture which I thought was funny. The ocean looked so beautifully blue, I just wanted to run down there, a good book in one hand and a iced caramel coffee in the other! 

Speaking of books, since it is the beginning of August, I decided to talk about a few book releases of this month that I am excited for.

#1 Deadly Little Sins (Prep School Confidential #3) by Kara Taylor - Release Date - August 5th

I haven't read the Prep School Confidential series just yet, but I am dying to! The covers looked gorgeous, the title is a little mysterious and the blurbs of the whole series seem interesting. 


It’s August and Anne is back in New York City for the summer, but she can’t escape the memories of the terrible things that happened at the Wheatley School last spring— and the possibility of being expelled looming over her.

When an unexpected— and suspicious— turn of events gets Anne sent back to Wheatley, she’s determined to figure out what happened to her favorite teacher and only adult ally at the school: Ms. Cross.
After a shocking, gruesome murder with connections to the Wheatley School occurs, Anne is convinced there’s more to Ms. Cross’s sudden disappearance, and that her favorite teacher is in danger. But after an ugly breakup with Brent and a new, inexplicable distance between her and Anthony, Anne isn’t sure who she can trust. And even worse, Anne discovers evidence that someone at Wheatley is covering up what really happened to Ms. Cross— someone who will stop at nothing to keep Anne from learning the truth in this engrossing, un-put-downable read.

Opposition (Lux #5) by  Jennifer L. Armentrout - Release Date - August 5th

Unfortunately, I've also haven't been able to read the Lux series. I don't really like to read much of Science Fiction unless it has a little bit of romance. But this series does, so I'm going to have to give this one a read! 


Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.

She can't believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.

They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco - Release Date - August 5th 

I always love a good thriller/mystery book and this seems like the perfect one to have a nice hot coco with.. if it were in the winter! I can already tell that this book will have me on the edge of my seat!


You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night. 

A dead girl walks the streets. She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out. 

Gates of Thread and Stone (Gates of Thread and Stone #1) by Lori. M. Lee - Release Date - August 5th

When I read the blurb of this book, I was really excited. The blurb I love, the title I love and I ADORE the cover! *fans my face with hand* girl moment. I have high hopes for this one. It seems like it would be a great book, but I'll only have to wait two more days till I can get my hands on it! 


In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep still, keep safe.

In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where she came from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both frightens and intrigues her.

Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him. She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her unique power.

What are your most exciting releases of August? Have I mentioned the ones you are wanting to get your hands on? 

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