Books and Iced Coffee has MOVED!!!

Hey everyone!!!

So it’s official!!! Books and Iced Coffee is officially @ย


It’s so exciting!!! I’m so excited!!! Thank you so much to Ashley from Creative Whim and Nose Graze for making this upgrade really easy for me and really fast at that as well. I was originally planning to move on the 23rd of March but because Ashley is soooo awesome, she got me all settled in pretty quickly ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you, thank you, thank you ASHLEY!!!

Because I have finally moved, I will be publishing my future posts at my new website ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope to see you all there because that’s where the fun will be from now on!!! Lastly, the current design of the blog is currently a work in progress. I am currently working with Stephanie @ New Chapter Designs in creating a brand new look for Books and Iced Coffee ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

Thank you so much for all your support, time and patience!




So I have the most exciting news!!! I have spontaneously decided to move this precious blog to self-hosted WordPress. Yes! You heard it! Books and Iced Coffee will no longer be under a WordPress subdomain, it will now be it’s own website! I’m so excited!!! I came across Ashley from Nose Graze who just started her own hosting service and I decided to go with her since she offered free transfers for existing blogs to the first 30 customers ๐Ÿ˜€ It was a $30- value service that I got absolutely free ๐Ÿ˜€ I was instantaneously satisfied with my decision to move to a self- hosted blog because not only did I receive great service but Ashley is making the move really easy for me. will be moving on March 23,2014 to!!! Books and Iced Coffee will also be getting a new facelift. So yeah- let’s see how that goes!

I’m soooo happy that this is finally taking place. I hope you all will continue to visit my blog and check out all the things that I have for you. Thanks guys!!!

Friday Favorites: Dystopian/Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Book Recommendations (7)

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Hey Everyone and welcome to Friday Favorites! This is a weekly meme hosted by Tressaโ€™s Wishful Endings that spotlights a favorite author, book, series, publisher, cover, blog etc. Basically, anything and everything bookish to show some love, recommend and want to tell others about.

This week’s Friday Favorite is

Dystopian/Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Bookย Recommendations


Ok so if you’ve been following me lately, you’ll know that I’ve been reading quite a few dystopian/sci-fi/fantasy novels and because of that I would like to use my Friday Favorites posts to recognize/ recommend some of the most fabulous books that I’ve read thus far, in this genre. I will mention the books that I have read and some of the books that I’ve heard nothing but great things about ๐Ÿ˜€ For the books that I’ve read, I will link it to my reviews so you guys can get a better insight of what I thought of the book. I really hope that you guys will take the time to read some of these books. Please let me know if you will and if you did read it already, let me know so we can fangirl about ’em!!!

Books that I’ve Read:

Books I have not read, but heard ah-mazing things about:

  • Game of Thrones series By George R.R. Martin
  • The Maze Runner trilogy By James Dashner
  • The Chemical Gardens trilogy By Lauren DeStefano
  • The Seven Realms series By Cinda Williams Chima
  • The Lunar Chronicles By Marrisa Meyer
  • The Poison Study Trilogy By Maria V. Snyder
  • The Mistborn trilogy By Brandon Sanderson
  • and so much more!

Yep! Those are my book recommendations for the dystopian/ sci-fi/ fantasy genres. If there are other novels that deserves to be recognize because it is such an ah-mazing read, then please feel free to comment below. If you have read any of these books or are planning to read any of them, let me know ๐Ÿ˜€


Happy Friday Everyone!!!


Book Review: Divergent By Veronica Roth

13335037Title: Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth

Series #: Book 1 of the Divergent Trilogy

Publisher/ Date Published: Katherine Tegen Books @ย ย February 28, 2012.

Source: Bought

# of Pages: 487

Summary: ( Goodreads )

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

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Holy cricket!!! NOW I finally see what it is about this book that people are raving about. I must admit I really wasn’t expecting much going into this book. I expected something similar to The Hunger Games, but man, did this book prove me wrong. This book is so ridiculously action packed, from the first page to the last. There wasn’t a single dull moment in this book! I absolutely love reading and if I absolutely had nothing to do, I could probably devour this 400, nearly 500- page book in a single sitting. It is that awesome!!!

One of my favorite aspects of the book would have to be the characters. Beginning with Tris, or Beatrice as she first started out as. I found her to be a pretty strong, well- written character. And I love Veronica Roth for being so consistent with Tris’ character development. Same goes for Four. They are absolutely awesome! Tris is very strong willed at heart and could be very spontaneous which I don’t see very often in female protagonist centered novels. And Four! This guy made me swoon from time to time. I found him to be pretty balanced as a masculine character. What I mean by that is, he’s not so testosterone- dauntless fueled all the time. No. He has his dauntless- masculine moments and he also has those other moments that shed another light on him that reveals a more softer side of him. In addition to Tris and Four, I absolutely loved Christina as a character! She’s pretty spunky, if you ask me. The whole attitude that she has makes her a pretty interesting character and so much fun to read.

The plot and the world building is very well developed. I really, really enjoyed reading about this whole new world and I definitely enjoyed reading about the many different factions! ( I actually have the pages tabbed!). I think that Veronica Roth really brought something new to the Dystopian pool and did set the bar even higher! This book had me glued to my seat (at least when I did get time to actually sit down and read!) and it’s pages are filled with action! It’s cray!


I can’t wait to pick up a copy of the next installment and get to reading it!

My Rating:

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Would I recommend this book?: Hell Yeah! Now, get up and grab your copy!


Top Ten (7)


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme originally hosted byย The Broke and Bookishย that spotlights out Top Ten books and other bookish things. This week will feature:

Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List


#10 Insurgent By Veronica Roth


I’m still in the middle of Divergent and I already know that I do not want to stop reading this trilogy which is why this book had made it to this week’s top ten. It’s just so intriguing! I’m in love with everything about it. And so far, I’ve been faring pretty well in avoiding all those spoilers of this book and of the final book. Hope my streak continues ๐Ÿ˜€


#9 The Girl of Fire and Thorns By Rae Carson


This book has been on my TBR list for awhile now so I figured, ‘why not move it to the top of the TBR pile and read it for spring?’ And so that’s exactly what I had done. I moved this book to the top and I shall read it any day now ๐Ÿ˜€ Lately, my brain has been craving for a good fantasy read and this book seems to meet all of the necessary requirements to satisfy that craving. I am so excited to read this book and plus, the female protagonist ALMOST has the same name as me ๐Ÿ˜€ LOVE IT!


#8 Cinder By Marrisa Meyer


I have heard nothing but ah-mazing things about this book and I can’t believe that I finally got my hands on a physical copy, a paperback copy. I was aiming for a hardcover copy but, yeh know, beggars can’t be choosers. Anyways, I absolutely can’t wait to read this fairy tale retelling of Cinderella!


#7 This is What Happy Looks Like By Jennifer E. Smith


I read a single chapter from this book and I was instantly hooked. I am loving the writing so far and the emails that were in it. I think that it will make a good contemporary read ๐Ÿ˜€


#6 Burn for Burn By Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian


I have heard both, good and bad things about this book. I heard that it was like a Gossip Girl-esque kind of read which I’m a big fan of, so I would definitely love to see how this book goes.ย 


#5 Eleanor and Park By Rainbow Rowell


I read Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl and I absolutely fell in love with her writing. I have heard nothing but ah-mazing things about this book as well and I think that this may be the contemporary read to complete my summer ๐Ÿ˜€


#4 The Assassin’s Blade By Sarah J.Maas


This is an obvious given considering how in love I am with this series. This was one of my most anticipated release for the month of March so this has to be on my TBR pile for spring. This book consists of all five novellas of the Throne of Glass series which I absolutely MUST READ!!! Unfortunately, my local bookstore does not have the book so I will most likely have to order this online ๐Ÿ˜€ I can’t wait though!!!


#3 Panic By Lauren Oliver


If you read the summary of this book, it sounds like a contemporary version of the Hunger Games which definitely caught my interest. I hope to pick up a copy at the bookstore and check it out but with what people are saying it so far, I really hope that I do not get disappointed.ย 


#2 Ignite Me By Tahereh Mafi


The first two books of this trilogy was such an awesome read and a lot of people have been raving about this book! I need to know how the trilogy ends. I. Need. To. Know. Which was why the final book of the Shatter Me series made it to the top 2 of this list ๐Ÿ˜€


And #1 goes to…

Half Bad By Sally Green


Summary: (Goodreads)

Half Badย by Sally Green is a breathtaking debut novel about one boy’s struggle for survival in a hidden society of witches.

You can’t read, can’t write, but you heal fast, even for a witch.

You get sick if you stay indoors after dark.

You hate White Witches but love Annalise, who is one.

You’ve been kept in a cage since you were fourteen.

All you’ve got to do is escape and find Mercury, the Black Witch who eats boys. And do that before your seventeenth birthday.



I have not read a book on witches for a very long time and in addition to that the premise of the book is just… awesome!!! I have a lot of expectations for this book. I expect the characters to be awesome. I definitely expect the world building to be awesome as well. I expect a lot of things about this book to be very awesome. I already had a copy reserved once my local bookstore gets a new shipment!!! EEEE!!!! I absolutely can’t wait!!!


Yup, so those are the top ten books on my Spring TBR list for 2014. Let me know if you’ve read any of these books or planning to read any of these books as well and yeah… thanks for reading guys!!!

What’s on your Spring TBR list for 2014?

Coffee Shop Musings: My E- Bookshelf


Coffee Shop Musings is a spin- off of Musings Monday that is originally hosted by Should Be Reading. This weekly feature spotlights occasionally bookish topics. This week’s topic is:

My E-Bookshelf


So last week I posted up some pics of what my physical bookshelf looks like. This week, I will share all the ebooks that I had either bought or received as a gift or from publishers and authors in exchange for an honest review. For the purposes of this post, I re-uploaded my ENTIRE ebook library so please excuse the covers with the ‘new’ mark on them, as they are not all entirely new to me ๐Ÿ˜€ So let’s get started!

IBook- Shelf

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Kindle Shelf

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Whew! I obviously own more ebooks than I own physical copies and it has its pros and cons. I own a total of…

612 ebooks!!!

Yeeeeeeep, and there you have it folks!!! I hope you enjoyed taking a virtual tour of both my physical and digital book shelves. See you guys soon!

What’s on your digital bookshelf and how many do you have?