Sep 23, 2015

New Blog Design & Massive Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday!


Notice anything new? Of course you do! I finally got a new blog design! Doesn't it look freaking amazing? Many many thanks to my darling friend Blessie over at Mischievous Reads.

Girl, I couldn't have done it without your help, so thank you from the bottom of my heart. I absolutely love how it turned out! Guys, if you haven't already checked out her blog, what are you waiting for then?! Go go go! :D

Now, to celebrate my new design, I will be doing a giveaway! And yes, it will be a worldwide giveaway. I can't forget my INT peeps! Below are the 2016 debut books that five winners will choose from! Yup, you read that right. Five lucky winners will win one pre-order of the books I've selected below. Awesome, right? :D


~ Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman   ~ Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto   ~  Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers



~ The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine ~ The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie ~ Down with the Shine by Kate Quinn ~



~ The Love That Split the Word by Emily Henry ~ Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace ~ Firsts by Laurie Flynn ~

~ The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter ~ The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig ~ Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh ~



~ Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie ~ The Girl Who Fell by S. M. Parker  The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin 


  SUMMER OF SLOANE by Erin L. Schnieder 






These are just SOME of my most anticipated reads of 2016 and I knew I had to share them with you all in celebration of my new design! I'd love to know some of your most anticipated reads, so let me know down in the comments below! 


Happy reading!

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  1. You're very welcome, chica! So glad I could help! And because I'm not gonna pass up on an opportunity to get one of these babies, I'm joining in, hahaha! *fingers crossed* Funny how I actually have "Firsts" as my Waiting on Wednesday for this week! :D

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    1. Good luck boo! :) Hahah, yes! I saw that earlier! So cool! The cover and summary intruigs me, so I definitely couldn't pass up putting it in the giveaway.

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  2. It looks absolutely gorgeous! It's an amazing design, truly. Thank you so much for the giveaway, I'm really looking forward to these books :D

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! That means a lot to me! :D And you're so welcome! Goodluck!

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  3. I LOVE the design! Those colors look so good together! If I won, I'd have to get The First Time She Drowned FOR SURE. I can't wait for that one! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you so much, Stefani! Yes they do! I love it! :D Oooh, I've had my eyes on that one too! Heard so many good things about it already! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  4. I love the new look! It gives off a Bond feel and looks dangerous indeed ;) I just want all of these books but I have to say I'm most looking forward to Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers! Thanks for the giveaway Talina <3

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    1. That is exactly what I thought! It has the spy girl look to it! So happy you noticed it too! ;D YES to Assassin's Heart! Want that book so badly! You're so welcome! Thank you for stopping by and good luck! <3

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  5. Those are all amazing choices to pick from! I think I have most of these on my TBR, but ultimately I'd pick The Girl From Everywhere.

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    1. The Girl From Everywhere sounds sooo good! And that cover is stunning! I love it! <3 Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck! :D

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  6. GIRL, I don't even know which one I wanttt, too many to choose from lol. I think I'd go with The First Time She Drowned, Or The Girl From Everywhere! They all sound so amazing, and are on my 2016 most anticipated list!

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    1. I know, right?! I think I picked the hardest ones to choose from! xD Those sound really good and I've already heard a lot of great things about them! Definitely hope I can read them soon! :D

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  7. I'm looking forward to all of these and I can't choose which one I want the most! Especially the top three! Thanks so much for the giveaway :D

    Asma @ IceyBooks

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    1. Same here! All of these books are on my auto-buy list! Thank you so much for stopping by and good luck! :D

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  8. The new blog design looks wonderful!!!
    I think I would choose The Shadow Queen if I won, thank you.

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    1. Thank you so much, Emma! The Shadow Queen does look good! Thanks for stopping by and good luck! :D

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  9. I'm seriously loving your new design! If I was lucky enough to win, I think I'd pick Blackhearts, though I'm desperate to read the majority of these books :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Sophie! Oooh, Blackhearts is on my list too! Definitely a great choice. :) Thanks for stopping by and goodluck! <3

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  10. First of all, I love the new design. Blessie did an amazing job! I loved the green and pink before, but the gold with the blue really pops :D. Second of all, thank you for making this international. Sometimes living in Canada can be a bummer for that reason haha. Let's pretend I won. I have no idea what I would choose. I want to say The Love That Split the World, but I really don't know!!

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    1. Thank you so much! And yes she did! I love the way she did the entire layout and matched my header design. :) Aw, of course! I'm international as well, so I definitely understand being bummed out that a giveaway is restricted to certain areas. Oh gosh, I feel ya! Sooo many good books to choose from! :D Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  11. WOW! Talina, your new blog design is gorgeous! The Shadow Queen and Firsts are some of my most anticipated 2016 releases :) Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

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    1. Thank you so much hun! <3 Those two are some of my most anticipated releases too! They sound so good and I love the covers! Thanks for stopping by and good luck! :D

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  12. The blog looks AMAZING Talina!
    I'd probably get a preorder of Revenge and the Wild because it is one of the only ones on this list I don't already have preordered :)

    Jamie @ Books and Ladders

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    1. Aw, thank you Jamie! :D Revenge and the Wild is an awesome choice! I'm still waiting for my ARC to show up, but hopefully soon because I'm DYING to read it! <3 Thanks for stopping by and goodluck! :D

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  13. Your new blog design is utterly gorgeous! I'd probably get a preorder of The Girl From Everywhere :)

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    1. Thank you so much Kenny! And The Girl from Everywhere sounds so good! Definitely an awesome choice! :D Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  14. Love the new design. I so cannot wait for The Shadow Queen.

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    1. Thank you! And same here, definitely anticipating it! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  15. Your blog design is gorgeous! Thank you so much for the giveaway! As for which one I want, man that's a tough one. But I think I have to go with The Shadow Queen or The Girl From Everywhere.

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    1. Thank you so much, Betsy! And you're so welcome! :D Those two books sound so good and I'm definitely excited for them. Thanks for stopping by and goodluck! :D

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  16. I'm new to your blog, but wow, the new design is so lovely! Bright and fresh, your designer did a great job. So many exciting debuts to anticipate next year, but I'm especially looking forward to Firsts and The Love That Split the World. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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    1. Hi Rebecca! So nice to meet you! And thank you so much! Yes she did! I absolutely love the entire layout and the graphics she used on the sidebar. (I designed the header! :D ) I'm also looking forward to those books as well. They look so good! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you continue to stay on the sassy side! ;D

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  17. OMG WHAT THIS NEW DESIGN IS SO HAWT. I love it so much, not that I didn't like the old one. Thanks for the giveaway hun and wow you must be so happy. I always love having new designs lmfao!

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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    1. Thank you SO much Alex! I definitely love it too! :D Aw, of course! Love spreading the bookish love! Hahah yes! I am so so very happy. :D

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  18. Love the new design.
    AND THE BOOKS. They all sound so good!!!!

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    1. Thank you Nicole! UGH YES, ALL DEM BOOKSSS! <3

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  19. I absolutely LOVE this new design!! <3 Also awesome way to celebrate it. I'm looking forward to all these books. It would be so hard to choose but I would ultimately pick Blackhearts. I think it's probably my most anticipated debut of 2016 :D

    ~Karina @ A Reader Under The Sea

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    1. So happy you love it, Karina! :D Ugh, yes, Blackhearts sounds sooo good. Definitely an awesome choice! <3 Thanks for stopping by and good luck! :D

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  20. i'm stiiiiiiillllll ogling this design :)

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    1. I'm with you on that! ;D It makes me so happy that everyone is still coming back to see it. SUCCESSSSS! <3

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  21. Girl, your new design is so on point! I'm just like so in love with it! <3 and if I win, I'd choose Blackhearts -- it sounds so good, plus that cover is gorgeous. :D

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Carina! I'm in love with it too! :D Blackhearts looks sooo good! And agreed, I love that cover! Thank you so much for stopping by and good luck!

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  22. I'm absolutely in love with your new design ah <333 more power to your blog! x

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  23. This is such an awesome giveaway! I would totally choose TLTSTW, FIRSTS, BLACKHEARTS, or THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE. Can't I just say all?!

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    1. I'm glad you think so! Muahaha I picked such good ones, didn't I? ;D

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  24. I love your new design! It's like, subtle but poppin ...which is a contradiction, but still I mean it. Like you use vibrant colors but I'm not blinded because it's puke/seizure inducing, but because it's friggin elegant as heck.

    Anyways...

    Congrats on the design! :D And I'd love to win Blackhearts. I'm so happy with the pirates and westerns trend I've been seeing in the new YA books askdfj; I'M EXCITED FOR THIS! Also I just love pirates and Blackbeard and yeah i'm that girl who sings pirate shanties while taking a stroll xD

    find me at: http://sjbouquet.blogspot.com/

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    1. Bahahah, thank you SO much girl! That really means a lot to me! UGH YES TO PIRATES! Totally want a copy of Blackhearts as well! Hopefully we can get a hands on a copy soon! ;D Thanks for stopping by and good luck! <3

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  25. I LOVE the new design, Talina!! It's so cute how the fonts for "sassy" and "dangerous" totally fit with the words' meanings. ;) And the boxes that enclose the sidebar widgets? So much love for those! ;) Great job, Blessie! <3

    Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

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    1. Thank you SO much, Aimee! Hahah, I was trying to find fonts that matched their meanings and I'm so happy they turned out like I wanted. Ugh yes, the boxes on the sidebar are PERFECT! Blessie did a wonderful job. :) Thank you for stopping by! :)

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  26. LOVE the design!! The colors look so cute together! Those releases up there look sooo good, I really want to get The Love That Split the World! <3

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    1. Thank you so much, Zaira! TLTSTW looks amazing, doesn't it? Such a gorgeous cover! Thanks for stopping by and good luck! :D

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  27. I love the colors of the design! And I absolutely love your profile pic and all the fairy lights!

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  28. Assassin's Heart or Burning Glass 😍💙
    Thanks for the chance and the giveaway 😊

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    1. Those are definitely some great choices! Thanks for stopping by and good luck! <3

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  29. I honestly don't know... There are some absolutely amazing books coming out, and I want at least 3/4 of the ones that you posted! All I know at this point is THANK YOU FOR THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY! And the blog is beautiful! I love how simple it is, but very classy and sophisticated! Awesome, for sure!

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    1. I picked some really good ones and if I had to choose, it would be sooo hard! I'm so happy you like the giveaway and you are so very welcome! Aw, thank you! That means a lot that you love it! :D Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  30. I absolutely love the new design! It's gorgeous! I love the color scheme as well. If I won I would either choose the Year We Fell Apart or The Shadow Queen. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Krystianna! That means so much! <3 Those two books sound so good! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  31. Oh my gosh I love the new design! The yellow and blue look so perfect and classy together! I would love The Shadow Queen or Assassin's Heart!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Thank you so much, Laura! <3 Oooh, Shadow Queen and Assassin's Heart sound so good, don't they? Awesome picks! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. Woah, so many options! I'm definitely curious about The Shadown Queen.

    Congrats on the awesome redesign, and thanks for the giveaway!

    -Rosie
    @rkgutmann
    literaryhedonist.com

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    1. Right?! So many good ones to choose from! YES! I'm really intrigued by it too! It looks amazing! :) Thank you so much for stopping by and good luck!

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  33. Thanks for the opportunity! If I win I'd like a copy of the lve that split the world. Congrats on the new feature and redesign.

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  34. Oh wow...just wow....this is so amazing! Thank you so so much for hosting such a mind blowing giveaway! Best thing ever! <3

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  35. Love your new design!! If I win I would most likely pick The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig, sounds like a really good one.
    Thanks for a generous giveaway! :)

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  36. If I win, I would pick either Firsts or The Year We Fell Apart! Thank you for this amazing chance! :)

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  37. Thanks for this amazing giveaway!! :) If I won I would pick The Shadow Queen! :)

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  38. Thanks for the giveaway. Maybe Shallow Graves.

    Megan @ reading away the days

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  39. Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman ~ Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto or Shadow Queen. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  40. I'm torn between The Year We Fell Apart and The Love that Split the World. :D

    The blog design is absolutely gorgeous, Talina! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Julie @ Books and Insomnia

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  41. Ooh! I love the design! Love the bright colors :)

    I can't decide which book I'd want! My top two are definitely The Shadow Queen and Down with the Shine.

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  42. I'd pick The First Time She Drowned probably :)

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  43. I LOVE the new design! So cool and simple and fresh! Love it! As for the book, they all look good so I have no idea hahaha! I think I might go with Firsts but I'm not sure....thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. 2016 is so close, YET SO FAR AWAY! All of these books sound so wonderful, HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY CHOOSE JUST ONE XD?!?! As for me, I'm eagerly awaiting Truthwith, ACOMAF but from your list, definitely excited for The Girl from Everwhere and The Love that Split the World :)!
    Thanks for the cool giveaway by the way! Have a fantastic monday!

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  45. There are quite a few that I want. My pick would be The Shadow Queen by CJ Redwine.

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  46. There are quite a few that I want. My pick would be The Shadow Queen by CJ Redwine.

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  47. Black Hearts or The Shadow Queen

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