Monday, April 21, 2014

everyone NEEDS to buy this book, seriously

Hello my friends, my darlings, my loves. I have some really, really, REALLY exciting news to share. A really lovely friend of mine, Nat or more known as pickleheartsbooks, that I met through booktube (a youtube community where we talk about books) decided to self-publish her first book EVER! Here is what it looks like:
-- But there was just that thing tugging inside of me that made me want to puke. That thing that told me Justin was an alien, and his people brought weapons with them to our home. That thing told me that Justin could be making me think he was nice so he could lure me into a trap. But then my stomach flip flopped around, and made me ache for him to step in closer to me. That new thing in my stomach was telling me that he was being nice because he was actually a nice person. But it kept going back and forth. I wanted to trust him, but I felt like I shouldn't. I wanted to be his friend, but I was still afraid of him. So I made the decision to keep playing it safe until I got to know him better. Don't trust him so easily, I thought. Let him prove that he deserves it. --

 Can we just take a moment to appreciate how beautiful that cover is? The coolest thing about it, is that it was hand-drawn by some really awesomely epic artist! I believe he used colored pencil and pencil (I'm not 100% sure). However, the cover wraps around the whole book! Lets take a look, shall we?

Not only does the book have a beautiful outside, but it's just as beautiful inside.

Okay, okay, okay, now that you're done drooling, let's get to the best part: what the books about. Here is a brief synopsis: 

Iva is a teenage Calypsian, an alien living on one of Saturn’s moons. She enjoys her sheltered life and feels safe knowing her home’s atmosphere is designed to protect them from enemies. But when Calypso is suddenly invaded by humans, she finds herself face to face with Justin, a 17 year old boy from Earth. Stuck in the middle of a war zone, Justin and Iva have no choice but to put trust in each other in order to put a stop to what's going on, and save their own worlds.
SEE? ISN'T THAT EXCITING AND AWESOME? It sounds awesome. I'm so excited to read it as soon as school is over so I can give it my full attention. If you're interested in it but don't have the money, do not fear!! You can add it to your TBR on goodreads here: Calypso

However, if you have DO have the money, you can buy it from the links below. ****Keep in mind that if you buy it from volumes direct, she gets more of the profit than the company selling it. However, if you buy it off, you save 14%! WOO!

Buy here:

PS: If you want to hear the first Chapter, here it is!


  1. Woah that's freaking awesome that she published her own book and did her own cover! I'm impressed!

    1. opps, I mean a guy drew it for her, but yes! :D

  2. What a beautiful book! I am going to have to check it out!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  3. Wow the cover of that is really great. That's so nice of you to feature her book... I always feel really proud of people when they put themselves out there and self-publish. I hope her book does well :) It sounds super interesting!


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