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 fiancĂ©e—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.