Stacking the Shelves [17]

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves. You can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books your borrow from the library or friends, review books, gifts and eBooks.

 

I bought several books from Amazon, got a handful from the library, and also got approved for few Netgalley eARCs (which I’m super excited about!!!).

 

With that said, here are the books I’ve bought, borrowed, and received this past week:

 

Bought:

The Mistake How We Deal With Gravity Captive A Baby's Cry

 

Netgalley:

The Girl Who Fell The Star-Touched Queen And I Darken Dreaming of Antigone

 

Borrowed:

The Girl From Everywhere Other broken things Riders The Shadow Queen The SirenThe wrath & the dawn

 

What are you Stacking the Shelves with this week? Any books you can’t wait to read?

Waiting on Wednesday [29]

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.

 

There are so many books I’m excited about, so I’ll definitely keep doing Waiting on Wednesday. With that said, here’s my pick that I can’t wait for.

 

Into the Dim

Title: Into the Dim
Author: Janet B. Taylor
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication date: March 1, 2016
Summary (via Goodreads): When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. Trapped in the twelfth century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Along the way, her path collides with that of a mysterious boy who could be vital to her mission . . . or the key to Hope’s undoing. Addictive, romantic, and rich with historical detail, Into the Dim is an Outlander for teens.


Why I Chose This Book:

I’ve been wanting to read this book ever since I first heard about it. Based on the reviews I’ve seen, it seems like it’s either a love it, or hate it, kind of book. I hope I’m in the former category and that I end up loving it. Also, I absolutely love the cover of this book.

 

What upcoming releases are you most excited about?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Enjoyed Recently That Weren’t My Typical Genre

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is Ten Books I Enjoyed Recently (last year-ish) That Weren’t My Typical Genre/Type of Book (or that was out of your comfort zone). My typical genre is contemporary romance, but these past 6 or so months, I’ve been branching out more. I started reading fantasy (Harry Potter was about the only fantasy I’ve read before) and retellings. So below I’ve listed 5 fantasy books and 5 retelling books that I’ve read.

 

Throne of Glass  Crown of Midnight  Heir of Fire  The Orphan Queen  Daughter of Dusk

1. Throne of Glass  I was recommended this series by someone, so I started with the novellas and then read this book right after. It was really interesting, and I loved Celaena’s character. It was really hard to choose between Dorian and Chaol for my book boyfriend, but my heart leaned slightly more towards Chaol.

2. Crown of Midnight  I recently read this book, and it was amazing. About halfway through, my heart was broken and I felt a ton of feels. My heart didn’t fully recover unfortunately, but I kept going to the third book.

3. Heir of Fire – This was my favorite book of the Throne of Glass series so far. I absolutely love Chaol, Dorian, and Rowan. All the lead male characters are amazing. Even though Chaol has been my favorite, I kind of like Rowan a lot now.

4. The Orphan Queen – I heard about this book on Twitter and decided to give it a try. It was a fast, enjoyable read. I’ve been dying to read its sequel since I finished this book.

5. Daughter of Dusk – I requested this from Netgalley, and didn’t realize it was the second book. Thankfully, the book explained things that had happened in the previous book, so I wasn’t completely lost. Regardless, it was a pretty enjoyable read.

Cinder  Scarlet  Cress  Fairest  A Thousand Nights

6. Cinder – I don’t think I’ve ever read a retelling before Cinder. After I read this book, I wasn’t sure why I’d waited so long. Cinder was amazing, and I love Marissa’s writing style.

7. Scarlet – With each consecutive book, I fell in love with the characters more. I loved being introduced to the new pairings. Wolf and Scarlet were adorable.

8. Cress – Cress is my favorite book from The Lunar Chronicles series so far, probably because Cress is my favorite female character. Each book gets longer than the last one, but they’re so enjoyable that you can pretty much speed read them in a few days.

9. Fairest – This novella was pretty twisted. It was interesting seeing parts of Levana’s life, to see how she became who she is. And she’s a crazy b*tch in my opinion.

10. A Thousand Nights – This book was a little slower going for me, but I thought it was pretty good overall. I think what really saved this book was learning about the culture and learning about a tale that I don’t know much about (One Thousand and One Nights).

 

Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them? Are there any other good fantasy/retelling books that you’d suggest?

Stacking the Shelves [16]

  Stacking the Shelves

 

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves. You can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books your borrow from the library or friends, review books, gifts and eBooks.

 

I bought a couple books from Amazon, and I also got approved for several Netgalley eARCs. It was a light week for me since I was out-of-town for work.

 

With that said, here are the books I’ve bought, borrowed, and received this past week:

 

Bought:

Defiance After the Kiss

 

Netgalley:

In Real Life Whisper to Me Fjord Blue Summer of Sloane

 

What are you Stacking the Shelves with this week? Any books you can’t wait to read?

Waiting on Wednesday [28]

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.

 

There are so many books I’m excited about, so I’ll definitely keep doing Waiting on Wednesday. With that said, here’s my pick that I can’t wait for.

 

Burning Glass

Title: Burning Glass
Author: Kathryn Purdie
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication date: March 1, 2016
Summary (via Goodreads): Sonya was born with the rare gift to feel what those around her feel—both physically and emotionally—a gift she’s kept hidden from the empire for seventeen long years. After a reckless mistake wipes out all the other girls with similar abilities, Sonya is hauled off to the palace and forced to serve the emperor as his sovereign Auraseer.

Tasked with sensing the intentions of would-be assassins, Sonya is under constant pressure to protect the emperor. One mistake, one small failure, will cost her own life and the lives of the few people left in the world who still trust her.

But Sonya’s power is untamed and reckless, her feelings easily usurped, and she sometimes can’t decipher when other people’s impulses end and her own begin. In a palace full of warring emotions and looming darkness, Sonya fears that the biggest danger to the empire may be herself.

As she struggles to wrangle her abilities, Sonya seeks refuge in her tenuous alliances with the volatile Emperor Valko and his idealistic younger brother, Anton, the crown prince. But when threats of revolution pit the two brothers against each other, Sonya must choose which brother to trust—and which to betray.

BURNING GLASS is debut author Kathryn Purdie’s stunning tale of dangerous magic, heart-rending romance, and the hard-won courage it takes to let go.


Why I Chose This Book:

The cover art is amazing, and I love the summary. This book sounds so interesting, and I’m always looking for fantasy books since I’m still relatively new to the genre. The reviews so far have raved, so I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

 

What upcoming releases are you most excited about?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Songs I Wish Were Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is about music & books. Anything from books you’d give theme songs to, or ten songs I wish were books. I think I’m going to go with ten songs I wish were books. It sounds like an interesting topic.

 

 

1. Fight Song by Rachel Platten 

2. Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding

3. Photograph by Ed Sheeran

4. Mirrors by Justin Timberlake

5. Demons by Imagine Dragons

6. Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld

7. Latch by Sam Smith

8. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen

9. Fire Starter by Demi Lovato

10. Dark Horse by Katy Perry

 

What songs would you want to be made into books? Any of the same ones that I chose?

Stacking the Shelves [15]

  Stacking the Shelves

 

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves. You can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books your borrow from the library or friends, review books, gifts and eBooks.

 

I bought some books from BookOutlet and Amazon, including the Hello? eBook which is only 99 cents (so go buy a copy!). I borrowed a few library books this past week. I also got approved for a few Netgalley eARCs.

 

With that said, here are the books I’ve bought, borrowed, and received this past week:

 

Bought:

Blackhearts This Raging Light Pawn The Boy in the Black Suit Splintered Unhinged Ensnared Poison Study Storm Glass Touch of Power The Haunting of Sunshine Girl These Vicious Masks Until Beth A Court of Mist and Fury Beware the Wild First Kisses and Other Misfortunes Now and Again Bright Before Sunrise Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls Compulsion Me Since You Untitled-1 Meant to Be Under the Never Sky Hello

 

Netgalley:

Once Upon a Dream Alice & Oliver The Art of Not Breathing

 

Borrowed:

Me Before You Falling for You Making Your Mind Up

 

What are you Stacking the Shelves with this week? Any books you can’t wait to read?

Hello? Valentine’s Special Sale + Giveaway

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There’s a special Valentine’s sale for Hello? by Liza Wiemer. If you buy a copy (for yourself, or someone else), you can enter the below Rafflecopter to win one of three $10 Amazon gift cards! I’ve read this book, and it’s amazing (see my review here). And you can’t go wrong if you buy it for 99 cents! That’s a steal! For your convenience, below are the links where you can purchase the eBook/read more more about it:

 

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo |Goodreads

 

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Waiting on Wednesday [27]

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.

 

There are so many books I’m excited about, so I’ll definitely keep doing Waiting on Wednesday. With that said, here’s my pick that I can’t wait for.

 

In Real Life

Title: In Real Life
Author: Jessica Love
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication date: March 1, 2016
Summary (via Goodreads): Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. They talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know everything there is to know about one another.

There’s just one problem: Hannah and Nick have never actually met.

Hannah has spent her entire life doing what she’s supposed to, but when her senior year spring break plans get ruined by a rule-breaker, she decides to break a rule or two herself. She impulsively decides to road trip to Vegas, her older sister and BFF in tow, to surprise Nick and finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him.

Hannah’s romantic gesture backfires when she gets to Vegas and meets Nick’s girlfriend, whom he failed to mention. And it turns out his relationship status isn’t the only thing he’s been lying to her about. Hannah knows the real Nick can’t be that different from the online Nick she knows and loves, but now she only has one night in Sin City to figure out what her feelings for Nick really are, all while discovering how life can change when you break the rules every now and then.


Why I Chose This Book:

I’ll be requesting this book very soon, and crossing my fingers that my request will be approved, because this book sounds great. Online/long distance relationships are so prevalent in our society, so I think this book will be easy to relate to for most teens/adults. I can’t wait to see what happens between Hannah and Nick in Sin City! 😉

 

What upcoming releases are you most excited about?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten OTPs

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is a Valentine’s Day themed freebie! Top Ten Books That Would Make Great Valentine’s Day Reads (or anti-Valentine’s Day Reads), Top Ten OTPs, Top Ten Fictional Crushes, Top Ten Great Love Declarations in Fiction, Swoony Quotes from Books, etc. I’m choosing to focus on Top Ten OTPs (one true pairings).

 

The Start of Me and You  Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda  Cress  Since You've Been Gone  Crown of Midnight

Paige and Max

Simon and Blue

Cress and Thorne

Emily and Frank

Celaena and Chaol

Fangirl  Lola and the Boy Next Door  Everything, Everything Cover  To All the Boys I've Loved Before  Twilight

Cath and Levi

Lola and Cricket

Maddy and Olly

Lara Jean and Peter

Bella and Edward

 

Are any of these couples your OTPs? Any other books I should read to get more amazing OTPs?