Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Black Key (The Lone City #3) by Amy Ewing (17)


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

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Furious by T.R. Ragan Excerpt + Giveaway



Furious by T.R. Ragan

Genre: Thriller, SuspenseWhere to get it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | The Book Depository
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Synopsis: Faith McMann comes home to a nightmare: her husband is killed and her son and daughter are taken. Although the intruders leave her for dead, she survives. Crippling grief and fear for her children make life unbearable. Until her anguish turns to anger…and she trades victimhood for vengeance. Frustrated with the law’s efforts, she takes action to rescue her children—and wreaks havoc on the brutal criminals who tore them from her. With her family and newfound allies at her side, Faith descends into the hellish underworld of human trafficking, determined to make those who prey on the innocent pray for mercy. The forces she's up against have already proven that their ruthlessness knows no bounds. And there's nothing they won't do to turn Faith's crusade into a suicide mission. But they're about to learn that nothing is more dangerous than a mother fighting for her children—especially one who's earned the nickname Furious.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (16)


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

Monday, March 21, 2016

Review: The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson

Type: Graphic Novel
Illustrator: Joƫlle Jones
Genre: Dystopian
Date Published: April 1, 2015
Publisher: Graphic Universe

Source: Hardcover // Library
Where To Get It: Amazon Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Summary: A DEADLY VIRUS KILLED EVERY ADULT ON EARTH, LEAVING ONLY US KIDS BEHIND. 


 My parents are gone, so I'm responsible for my little brother Todd. I have to make sure we stay alive. Many kids are sick or starving, and fierce gangs are stealing and destroying everything they find. Lots of people have given up, but here on Grand Avenue, some of us are surviving, because of me.

I figured out how to give the kids on Grand Avenue food, homes, and protection against the gangs. But Tom Logan and his army are determined to take away what we've built and rule the streets themselves. How long can we keep fighting them off? We need to find another place for us to live safely.
A strong place, a secret place.
In a world like this, someone has to take charge.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Review: Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young

Type: Stand-Alone
Genre: Mystery, Young Adult
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: Hardcover // Library
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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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.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books On My Spring TBR (11)

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!


It's been a while since I have done a Top Ten Tuesday, so I am now trying my best to get back into it!

This week's topis is...

Ten Books On My Spring TBR

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Trailer Reveal: An Eclipsing Autumn (The Cycle of the Six Moons #2) by Adelle Yeung

Review: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Type: Series
Genre: Mythology, Middle-School
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Source: Haardcover // Amazon
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Summary: Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.
One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Review: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Type: Trilogy
Genre: Dystopian, Young Adult
Date Published: December 12, 2012
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Source: Paperback // Target
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Summary: When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.