Thursday, December 31, 2015

Review: Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram

Type: Stand-Alone
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Date Published: October 1, 2014
Publisher: Bluefields
Source: Ebooks

Where to Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Summary: It’s been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she’s been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father’s home and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she’s capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own. The problem is, she’s not ready yet. The only way she can think of to start healing is by reconnecting with the one person left in the world who’s ever meant anything to her—her anonymous Internet best friend, Cinder. … 

Hollywood sensation Brian Oliver has a reputation for being trouble. There’s major buzz around his performance in his upcoming film The Druid Prince, but his management team says he won’t make the transition from teen heartthrob to serious A-list actor unless he can prove he’s left his wild days behind and become a mature adult. In order to douse the flames on Brian’s bad-boy reputation, his management stages a fake engagement for him to his co-star Kaylee. Brian isn’t thrilled with the arrangement—or his fake fiancée—but decides he’ll suffer through it if it means he’ll get an Oscar nomination. Then a surprise email from an old Internet friend changes everything.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016 (8)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the BookishFor future Top Ten Tuesday topics & info on how to participate, click here!

This week's topis is...

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016


Monday, December 28, 2015

Review: Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Type: Trilogy
Genre: Contemporary, Poetry
Date Published: October 1, 2004
Publisher:  Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source: Paperback // Book Store
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble


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Summary: In Crank, Ellen Hopkins chronicles the turbulent and often disturbing relationship between Kristina, a character based on her own daughter, and the "monster," the highly addictive drug crystal meth, or "crank." Kristina is introduced to the drug while visiting her largely absent and ne'er-do-well father. While under the influence of the monster, Kristina discovers her sexy alter-ego, Bree: "there is no perfect daughter, / no gifted high school junior, / no Kristina Georgia Snow. / There is only Bree." Bree will do all the things good girl Kristina won't, including attracting the attention of dangerous boys who can provide her with a steady flow of crank.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Holding Court by K.C. Held (15)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill Birmingham at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 



Holding Court by K.C. Held
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Young Adult
Publisher: Entangled Teen

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Summary: Sixteen-year-old Jules Verity knows exactly what's in store at her new job at castle-turned-dinner-theater Tudor Times. Some extra cash, wearing a fancy-pants dress, and plenty of time to secretly drool over the ever-so-tasty--and completely unavailable--Grayson Chandler. Except that it's not quite what she imagined.

For one, the costume Jules has to wear is awful. Then there's the dead body she finds that just kind of...well, disappears. Oh, and there's the small issue of Jules and her episodes of what her best friend calls "Psychic Tourette's Syndrome"--spontaneous and uncontrollable outbursts of seemingly absurd prophecies.

The only bright side? This whole dead body thing seems to have gotten Grayson's attention. Except that the more Jules investigates, the more she discovers that Grayson's interest might not be as courtly as she thought. In fact, it's starting to look suspicious...


My Thoughts: At first, I thought it was going to be a cute contemporary read, but then I read the synopsis and I can't help but be intrigued.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year (7)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the BookishFor future Top Ten Tuesday topics & info on how to participate, click here!

This week's topis is...

Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year 

Oh it has been too long since I have done one of these. So Christmas is right around the corner and I am super excited!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Review: Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

Type: Trilogy
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Date Published: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Source: Hardcover // Library
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Summary: Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.

Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more perilous than ever for Nalia. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle…and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him. Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia soon realizes her freedom may come at a price too terrible to pay: but how far is she willing to go for it?


Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunday Post (8)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme.


                       

Saturday, December 19, 2015

My Manga List

So I have been gettig into manga for a while now so I want to make a list of some of the manga that I have read or are currently reading. Most (or all) of these manga are shoujo, meaning it is marketed towards the tween/teen audience. 

Fair warning though, most of these manga are kind of cheesy.

I have been following most of these manga for a while now and it takes a while for them to upload a new chapter. I am very picky when it comes to reading graphic novels or any manga. I would usually read those with really great artwork and some great storyline or I would just read them for the cheesiness of it. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Spotlight: Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton (About the Author + Excerpt)

Hey guys! So I got contacted by the author about his book Rarity from the Hollow and I would like to share this with you. Now, Rarity from the Hollow is definitely something different from the other books that I read, but it was defintely intriguing. It is an adult literacy science fiction book, but I am told that reads like YA because of its use of adolescent voice. However, do keep in mind that this book does contain a lot of serious matters that might not fit some of your tastes.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

What I'm Reading During Winter Break

Hey guys! I am here to talk about the books that I am going to read during winter break. Winter break for me is right after my finalsand I have two weeks off of school (thank goodness) which means I can have a lot of time to do some other stuff like reading.

I have been neglecting my TBR pile ever since the start of school for me because I just started this blog and I am also getting older so I have a lot more responsibilities at hand. I want to take this chance to catch up on my TBR pile and read as much books as I possibly can.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Review: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Type: Play
Genre: Romance, Tragedy, Classic
Date Published: 1597
Source: Paperback // Book Outlet

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sunday Post (7)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme.


                       

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Review: Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking (Kanin Chronicles #2)

Type: Trilogy
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Date Published: May 5, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Source: Hardcover // Library
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Spoiler For Series!

Summary: In the majestic halls of a crystal palace lies a secret that could destroy an entire kingdom…

Bryn Aven refuses to give up on her dream of serving the kingdom she loves. It’s a dream that brings her to a whole new realm…and the glittering palace of the Skojare.

The Skojare people need protection from the same brutal enemy that’s been threatening the Kanin, and Bryn is there to help. Being half Skojare herself, it’s also a chance for her to learn more about her lost heritage. Her boss, Ridley Dresden, is overseeing her mission, but as their undeniable attraction heats up, their relationship is about to reach a whole new level—one neither of them is prepared for.

As they delve deeper into the Skojare world, they begin to unravel a long-hidden secret. The dark truth about her own beloved Kanin kingdom is about to come to light, and it will change her place in it forever…and threaten everyone she loves. 


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine (14)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill Birmingham at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 




The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
Publication Date: February 23, 2016
Genre: Retelling, Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Sky Pony Press

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Summary: Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.


My Thoughts: I am a lover of fairy tales and this book sounds like something up my alley.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Feature and Follow Friday: Featured Blogger! (3)

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read.

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!


Review: The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (The Queen of the Tearling #2)

Type: Trilogy
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adult
Date Published: June 9, 2015
Publisher: Harper
Source: Hardcover // Amazon
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Spoiler For Series!

Summary: With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion.

But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling —and that of Kelsea’s own soul—may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Liars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen (13)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill Birmingham at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 



Liars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Publisher: Sky Pony Press

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Summary: For seventeen-year-old Bree Hughes, it’s easier said than done when gossip, grief, and the opportunity to fail at love are practically high-fiving her in the hallways of Belmont High.

When Bree’s crush, Sean Mills, gives her his phone number, she can’t even leave a voicemail without sounding like a freak. Then she’s asked to be on Prom Court because Maisey Morgan, the school outcast nominated as a joke, declined. She apologizes to Maisey, but it’s too late. After years of torment and an ugly secret shared with their class’s cruel Pageant Queen, Maisey commits suicide. Bree is left with a lot of regret…and a revealing letter with a final request.

With Sean by her side, Bree navigates through her guilt, her parents’ divorce, and all the Prom Court drama. But when a cheating-love-triangle secret hits the fan after a night of sex, drinks, and video games, she’s left with new information about Sean and the class Pageant Queen. Bree must now speak up or stay silent. If she lets fear be her guide, she’ll lose her first love, and head to prom to avenge the death of the school outcast—as a party of one.




Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday Post (6)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme.



Friday, November 27, 2015

Feature and Follow Friday (2)

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read.

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!


Review: This Is So Not Happening (He's So/ She's So #3) by Kieran Scott

Type: Trilogy
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Date Published: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Hardcover // Library
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Spoiler For Series!

Summary: After their long summer apart, Ally and Jake were hoping for a drama free senior year. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like things will work out that way...again. — It turns out that Chloe is pregnant and says that Jake is the father. Hammond is pissed at his best friend, but mostly can't believe that Ally would stay with Jake. But Ally is tired of being apart from Jake and is willing to make it work. But that is easier said than done when Jake starts blowing Ally off to go to doctor's appointments with Chloe and Ally joins the school play and meets a new cute guy.
But as graduation approaches, things get more complicated as new secrets come out and Ally realizes maybe Jake isn't the guy she thought he was. After everything they've been through can Ally and Jake get out of Orchard Hill with their relationship intact?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes (12)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill Birmingham at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 



Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes
Publication Date: December 15, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Razorbill

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Other Books:
Book 1- Falling Kingdoms
Book 2- Rebel Spring
Book 3- Gathering Darkness

Spin-Off:
A Book of Spirits and Thieves

My Thoughts: I have no words to describe this series at all. I just want it in my hands right now!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Feature and Follow Friday

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read.

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

Question of the Week: If you could teleport into ANY story, which would you chose?

Answer: This is definitely a tough one. Right now, I am currently reading Winter by Marissa Meyer and I am enjoying it. The world and the story was just so mesmerizing, so if I would have to pick one at this moment, it would be the Lunar Chronicles.



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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Titans by Victoria Scott (11)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill Birmingham at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 



Titans by Victoria Scott
Publication Date: February 23, 2016
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Scholastic

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Summary: Ever since the Titans first appeared in her Detroit neighborhood, Astrid Sullivan’s world has revolved around the mechanical horses. She and her best friend have spent countless hours watching them and their jockeys practice on the track. It’s not just the thrill of the race. It’s the engineering of the horses and the way they’re programmed to seem so lifelike. The Titans are everything that fascinates Astrid, and nothing she’ll ever touch.

She hates them a little, too. Her dad lost everything betting on the Titans. And the races are a reminder of the gap between the rich jockeys who can afford the expensive machines to ride, and the working class friends and neighbors of Astrid’s who wager on them.

But when Astrid’s offered a chance to enter an early model Titan in this year’s derby, well, she decides to risk it all. Because for a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, it’s more than a chance at fame or money. Betting on herself is the only way she can see to hang on to everyone in the world she cares about.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Review: Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Type: Trilogy
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Date Published: September 2, 2014
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Source: Hardcover // Book Outlet

Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Summary: This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying experiences that others in her hometown of Salem take for granted, which is why she is determined to enjoy her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear.

Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them all is Lillian . . . Lily's other self in this alternate universe.

What makes Lily weak at home is what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. In this confusing world, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Review: The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

Genre: Historical, Paranormal 
Type: Trilogy
Date Published: June 2, 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Source: Hardcover // Library
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Summary: Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.

Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that's been laid upon him.

But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth's witch hunting past--if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she's thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.


Friday, November 13, 2015

Book Blast: That Girl, Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Story by James Ramos (+Giveaway!)

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Title: That Girl, Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Story 

Author: James Ramos

Summary: IT IS A TRUTH UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED that geeky guys never get to date the pretty girls with permanent scowls.

To Elliott Bennett, life is simple. It’s all parties, skateboarding, and arguing over who would win in a fight between Hulk and Superman with his friends. It’s his senior year, and he wants nothing more than to soak up his final year of freedom before real life begins.

That is, until Darcy Fitzwilliam and her best friend Bridget move in to the only mansion in the neighborhood. When Elliott meets Darcy at a party, he finds out that she isn’t into skateboarding (which he lives for), she hates science fiction (which he loves), and she thinks his friends are a pack of morons (which, honestly, might be half true)—and yet, there’s something irritatingly intriguing about her.

When Elliott’s cousin Jake starts to date her friend Bridget, it complicates Elliott’s plans to ignore the scowling Darcy for the rest of the year. Why is Darcy so . . . ugh? Elliott doesn’t know, but for some reason, is determined to find out—even if she doesn’t know the difference between Star Trek and Star Wars.


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Praise for That Girl, Darcy
This book was a blast! ~ Heidi J. Doxey (Author, Liam Darcy, I Loathe You)
I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend to everyone! ~ Kflan (Amazon Reviewer)

JamesAuthor James Ramos
James Ramos was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the oldest of four siblings. He wrote his first story at age nine and counts Frank Herbert’s Dune as his biggest influence. He currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where he is studying English. He is a self-proclaimed “dorkasaurus,” and has a roommate (who is a cat). He is almost never without a sonic screwdriver.


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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky (10)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill Birmingham at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 



Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky
Publication Date: February 23, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Publisher: Point
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Summary: Okay, so just know from the start that it wasn't supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near The Ruperts, our favorite boy band.

We didn't mean to kidnap one of the guys. It kind of, sort of happened that way. But now he's tied up in our hotel room. And the worst part of all, it's Rupert P. All four members of The Ruperts might have the same first name, but they couldn't be more different. And Rupert P. is the biggest flop out of the whole group.

We didn't mean to hold hostage a member of The Ruperts, I swear. At least, I didn't. We are fans. Okay, superfans who spend all of our free time tweeting about the boys and updating our fan tumblrs. But so what, that's what you do when you love a group so much it hurts.

How did it get this far? Who knows. I mean midterms are coming up. I really do not have time to go to hell.

My Thoughts: This just sounds like a funny contemporary read and I need more of that in my life so I can't wait for this to come out next year!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sunday Post (5)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme.




Past Weeks' Posts

Read- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
The Murder of an Angel by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro


Currently Reading- The White Rose by Amy Ewing

Updates:
So I participate in the October 2015 Blog Ahead and I did 24/31 posts which I am okay about since I didn't really start on the challenge until halfway through the month so I think I did fairly well on the challenge, but hopefully next time I wouls be able to reach my goal.

That's all I have to say. I hope you guys have a great day and see ya!


Friday, November 6, 2015

Review: The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

Type: Series
Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Date Published: September 22, 2015
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source: Hardcover // Library

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Summary: The world is at peace, said the Utterances. And really, if the odd princess has a hard day, is that too much to ask?

Greta is a duchess and crown princess—and a hostage to peace. This is how the game is played: if you want to rule, you must give one of your children as a hostage. Go to war and your hostage dies.

Greta will be free if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday. Until then she lives in the Precepture school with the daughters and sons of the world’s leaders. Like them, she is taught to obey the machines that control their lives. Like them, she is prepared to die with dignity, if she must. But everything changes when a new hostage arrives. Elián is a boy who refuses to play by the rules, a boy who defies everything Greta has ever been taught. And he opens Greta’s eyes to the brutality of the system they live under—and to her own power.

As Greta and Elián watch their nations tip closer to war, Greta becomes a target in a new kind of game. A game that will end up killing them both—unless she can find a way to break all the rules.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Soundless by Richelle Mead (9)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill Birmingham at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 


Soundless by Richelle Mead
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Razorbill

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Goodreads Synopsis: For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom. 

When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.

But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.


My Thoughts:  This book sounds really interesting and very unique. I haven't read a lot of fantasy stand alone so I was kind of hesitant to pick it up, but the synopsis sounded so interesting that I couldn't resist!