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!

Monday, November 2, 2015

BOOK BLAST: This Rumbling Pageant by Patricia Burroughs (Excerpt + Giveaway!)






We're happy to be hosting Patricia Burrough's book blast today!





Title: The Crumbling Pageant (Volume One of the Fury Triad Series)
Author: Patricia Burroughs
Publisher: Story Spring Publishing
Pages: 607
Genre: Dark Young Adult Fantasy

The people of Ordinary England are unaware of a hidden magical England
existing alongside--the world of the Magi. Their cathedrals are temples to the
old gods. They are ruled not by poor mad George, but by the ailing King
Pellinore of the House of Pendragon. The wars of the Magi, however, are no less
deadly.

 The Furys are known for their extraordinary music, their powerful magic,
and their historic role as kingmakers. But the Furys have their secrets as
well, none so dangerous as the Dark daughter whose Shadow magic spills from her
unchecked. Unless Persephone Fury's powers are concealed, she's marked as a
target for those who would use and abuse her power.

But these are desperate times, and this frightening daughter must make a good
marriage. On the night of her debut, her world crumbles around her when she is
abducted from the man she loves by the man she most loathes.

 Evil powers circle, calling her to the destiny foretold at the moment of

her birth, drawing her to the source of her power, to the one place she can
finally be free. That can only happen, though, if she embraces the Dark magic
within her.

 Persephone is ruthless, devious, and clever, but when confronted with
the truth, she must make horrifying choices. Can she defy destiny and seize her
own fate?              


For More Information
The Crumbling Pageant is available at Amazon.
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Book Excerpt:

Inside this rustic cottage she heard nothing but—

Breathing.

Her heart stopped.

She was not alone.

Whoever was with her was as still and watchful as she. Her fingers longed to
flex in defence, but she kept them still. Was it someone she could overcome?
With her magic tingling in her veins and her rage at what had been perpetrated
upon her, she knew she could. She could overcome anyone who dared stand in her
way.

She allowed her eyes to open completely and, after a moment, saw beyond the
feeble light from the small window and into the gloom of the dark corner.
Another blink, and shape emerged. Long legs stretched forward. Elbows were
planted on the arms of a chair. Long, pale fingers steepled and glittering
black eyes stared over them at her. A predator, watching. Waiting.

She shot up, the pain in her right shoulder tearing through her. “How dare
you!”

His wand flicked out, aimed at her heart, though beyond the movement of that
one agile hand, the rest of his body remained as still and dangerously relaxed
as before. “Quite easily,” he purred.

Her purple gown, once a source of horror and then of wondrous pride, now was
ripped open with a bandage and too much skin showing beneath it. She covered
herself with both hands, enraged. “What sort of blackguard watches a young lady
sleep?” she demanded, her heart pounding. “And… and…” She found herself unable
to voice her shock and alarm at being faced with a wand again, much less the
sort of man who would possess one.

A shudder of revulsion rippled through her.

“I’ve not been watching you sleep. I’ve been watching you awaken.” The wand
twitched. “Consider carefully any move you make, because if I even suspect that
you are about to attack me again, you will be chastened. Again.”

Chastened? Was that what he called it?

His voice was silky and menacing in the gloom. “Unless you’d like a wound in
your left shoulder to match that on your right?”

She drew back in fear, despite herself.

“Ah, so we have an understanding.”

He twirled his wand through his slender, nimble fingers and then back into
his palm again.





About the Author



Patricia Burroughs had insomnia throughout her entire teen years. This meant she read
books in the middle of the night, and slept during class in the middle of the
day. Unless, of course, she was hiding a novel inside a physics textbook. Who
needed physics? She believed in magic. Eventually she turned her propensity for
daydreaming and scheming into storytelling, which manifested in award-winning
screenplays and books. She still can’t sleep at night, but now it’s her own
characters keeping her awake.


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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Anticipated Book Releases of November 2015

Hey guys! There isn't a lot of books coming out this month that I am really excited about, which I am so happy about because my TBR pile has been getting so big that I couldn't keep up with it. I hope you guys enjoy my list!




Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Genre: Mystery, Contemporary, Young Adult
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Summary: Stay Tonight. Stay Forever.

When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is drowning in his grief.

Audrey and her family only plan to stay the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating, extending their stay as it provides endless distractions—including handsome guest Elias Lange, who sends Audrey’s pulse racing. However, the hotel proves to be as strange as it is beautiful. Nightly fancy affairs in the ballroom are invitation only, and Audrey seems to be the one guest who doesn't have an invite. Instead, she joins the hotel staff on the rooftop, catching whispers about the hotel’s dark past.

The more Audrey learns about the new people she's met, the more her curiosity grows. She’s torn in different directions—the pull of her past with its overwhelming loss, the promise of a future that holds little joy, and an in-between life in a place that is so much more than it seems…

Welcome to the Ruby.






The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Ewing (The Book of Ivy #2)
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult
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My Thoughts: I am so excited for this sequel, but I think I will have have to reread the first one before I start this because I already forgot what happened in the last book.





Soundless by Richelle Mead
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
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Summary: 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.

Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiugo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever...




Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult
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My Thoughts: This is definitely my most anticipated book of the month and I can't wait to get my hands on it.




So these are my most anticipated books of this month. I hope you guys enjoy the list and have a great Sunday!







Review: The Murder of an Angel by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Confessions #4)

Type: Series
Genre: Mystery, Young Adult
Date Published: October 26, 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown Company
Source: Hardcover // Amazon

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***SPOILER FOR THE REST OF THE SERIES***

Summary: In the dramatic conclusion of the bestselling Confessions series, Tandy Angel's next murder case could be her own!

Tandy Angel is losing her mind—or so she thinks. Even as she's forced to fight for the family company, she's imagining new dangers in every shadow. And as her detective prowess is called into question and her paranoia builds, she has to face the very real possibility that the stalker she's convinced will take her life could be all in her head—or the very real danger that finally brings her down.