Waiting on Wednesday (152)

Nov 18, 2015

is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that 
showcases upcoming releases people are very much anticipating.

The thriller genre is addicting and fantastic. Books like The Rules for Disappearing, The Naturals series, The Masked Truth, and, most recently (for me at least), Damage Done have done a stellar job of representing the genre. For adult novels, Gone Girl was fucking insane, and I absolutely loved In the Woods. This genre is one I want to devour, gut, and take all the pieces from, and this book sounds like no exception. I bloody want it, and I want it now.

Top Ten Tuesday (152)

Nov 17, 2015

is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.

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The Shelfie Hop

Nov 16, 2015

Do you ever go to someone's house, see a shelf (or two or three) filled with books, and make a beeline for it so you can see what books they have? I always love perusing books--books are, after all, kind of my thing. So when Kristen of My Friends Are Fiction and Crystal of Bookiemoji set up The Shelfie Hop, I was immediately excited. Not only would I get to see so many cool shelves from my fellow bookworms, but I would also be able to show you my shelves. This post is rather long (and messy, oh my gosh) because I'm literally showing you like all my books, but...sorry not sorry? And so, without further adieu: my bookshelves. (And a giveaway!)

Ninety Second Novel: Blackhearts

Nov 11, 2015

Hello, my fellow bookworms! Welcome to a new feature on Beauty and the Bookshelf called Ninety Second Novel! With this sporadic feature, I'll be using booktube as a way to review a book before I can actually review it. In other words, if I happen to read a book earlier than I can post my review for it, then I'll be using this feature to tell you about it. Look at it as a preview review, perhaps? For the feature, I'll be talking about whatever book(s) I read, but in ninety seconds or less!

Review: All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Nov 9, 2015

TitleAll In
Authors: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publishing Date: November 3, 2015
Pages/Format: 378, Hardcover
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Three casinos. Three bodies. Three days.

After a string of brutal murders in Las Vegas, Cassie Hobbes and the Naturals are called in to investigate. But even with the team's unique profiling talents, these murders seem baffling: unlike many serial killers, this one uses different methods every time. All of the victims were killed in public, yet the killer does not show up on any tape. And each victim has a string of numbers tattooed on their wrist. Hidden in the numbers is a code—and the closer the Naturals come to unraveling the mystery, the more perilous the case becomes.

Meanwhile, Cassie is dealing with an equally dangerous and much more painful mystery. For the first time in years, there's been a break in her mother's case. As personal issues and tensions between the team mount, Cassie and the Naturals will be faced with impossible odds—and impossible choices.


The Muse Behind Da Vinci's Tiger

Nov 8, 2015

Hello, bookish muses! Every once in a while I'll hear about a book and immediately go need. When I saw the cover reveal for L.M. Elliott's Da Vinci's Tiger many months ago, I had that need. The cover was gorgeous, and the synopsis--a romance with Leonardo da Vinci? NEED. I was so excited for the book that I asked Laura if she'd be up for an interview, and she so kindly agreed. I hope you're just as excited for this book as I am--and fortunately for you, the wait won't be long. It hits shelves very soon. But while you're eagerly waiting, here's some fun stuff about the book!

Recap: October to November

Nov 2, 2015

School totally kicked my ass in October. It took up a lot of reading time, and blogging time, so I didn't get much done. Hopefully I can get ahead and get more reading and blogging done in November!

Waiting on Wednesday (151)

Oct 28, 2015

is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that 
showcases upcoming releases people are very much anticipating.

I heart fairy tale retellings. There's something about them that's just so fun and magical, and it's always interesting to see how an author will twist a tale you already knew. So it totally makes sense that I'm waiting on this Alice's Adventures in Wonderland retelling this week. I've already read this author's Peter Pan retelling, and oh my gosh, it was so good. So this book with a stunning cover, I want it.

Top Ten Tuesday (151)

Oct 27, 2015

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This Tuesday's theme is...

Review: Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Oct 22, 2015

TitleIce Like Fire
Author: Sara Raasch
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publishing Date: October 13, 2015
Pages/Format: 479, eARC
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It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell.

Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria’s lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses—the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm’s secrets, Meira plans to use the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe—even if it means clashing with Theron. But can she do so without endangering the people she loves?

Mather just wants to be free. The horrors inflicted on the Winterians hang fresh and raw in Januari—leaving Winter vulnerable to Cordell’s growing oppression. When Meira leaves to search for allies, he decides to take Winter’s security into his own hands. Can he rebuild his broken kingdom and protect them from new threats?

As the web of power and deception weaves tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom—and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter, but for the world.

Book in One Word: WHAAAAAT.

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