Mar 31, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (125)

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Mar 30, 2015

Review: The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

TitleCrown of Embers
Author: Rae Carson
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publishing Date: September 8, 2012
Pages/Format: 410, Hardcover
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She does not know what awaits her at the enemy's gate.

Elisa is a hero.

She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. Her place as the country's ruler should be secure. But it isn't.

Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from foreign realms and even from within her own court. And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled.

To conquer the power she bears, once and for all, Elisa must follow a trial of long-forgotten—and forbidden—clues, from the deep, hidden catacombs of her own city to the treacherous seas. With her go a one-eyed spy, a traitor, and the man whom—despite everything—she is falling in love with.

If she's lucky, she will return from this journey. But there will be a cost.


Book in One Word: AHHHHH.

Mar 26, 2015

Blog Tour: Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis

Hello, bookworms! Welcome to my stop on the Bones & All blog tour! In Camille DeAngelis' novel, the protagonist is a little unique--spoiler alert: she eats people. She's one-hundred percent human, but she thinks they're mighty tasty. So stick around to learn all about the book and enter to win a copy for yourself (also, stay for dinner; you're on the menu)!

Review: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

TitleDark Triumph
Author: Robin LaFevers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Publishing Date: April 2, 2013
Pages/Format: 385, Hardcover
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When Sybella arrived at the doorstep of St Mortain half mad with grief and despair the convent were only too happy to offer her refuge - but at a price. The sisters of this convent serve Death, and with Sybella naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, she could become one of their most dangerous weapons.

But her assassin's skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to the life that nearly drove her mad. Her father's rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother's love is equally monstrous. But when Sybella discovers an unexpected ally she discovers that a daughter of Death may find something other than vengeance to live for...



Book in One Word: TRIUMPHANT.

Mar 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (124)

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I really want to read this for pretty much one reason: MOTORCYCLES.

Mar 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (124)

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Mar 23, 2015

Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

TitleIsla and the Happily Ever After
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton
Publishing Date: August 14, 2014
Pages/Format: 352, Hardcover
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Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, √Čtienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.
 



Book in One Word: Fantasmical.

Mar 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (123)

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1. The title mentions an anatomical heart, and I have a slight obsession with those. 2. A romance ensues between two artists: one is notorious for graffitti, and the other has a passion for anatomy. 3. I really, really want this book.

Mar 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (123)

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Mar 16, 2015

Review: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

TitleSnow Like Ashes
Author: Sara Raasch
Publisher: Hardcover
Publishing Date: October 14, 2014
Pages/Format: 416, Hardcover
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A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.



Book in One Word: Ensnowable!

Mar 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (122)

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PUH-LEASE. What ELSE could I possibly be waiting on this week? Its cover was revealed yesterday, it's one of my most anticipated books of 2015, and it's the fourth book in one of my favorite series. THIS BOOK. I WANT IT NOW.

Mar 10, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (122)

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Mar 9, 2015

Review: Dove Arising by Karen Bao

TitleDove Arising
Author: Karen Bao
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: February 24, 2015
Pages/Format: 336, ARC
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Phaet Theta has lived her whole life in a colony on the Moon. She’s barely spoken since her father died in an accident nine years ago. She cultivates the plants in Greenhouse 22, lets her best friend talk for her, and stays off the government’s radar.

Then her mother is arrested.

The only way to save her younger siblings from the degrading Shelter is by enlisting in the Militia, the faceless army that polices the Lunar bases and protects them from attacks by desperate Earth-dwellers. Training is brutal, but it’s where Phaet forms an uneasy but meaningful alliance with the preternaturally accomplished Wes, a fellow outsider.

Rank high, save her siblings, free her mom:  that’s the plan. Until Phaet’s logically ordered world begins to crumble...

Suspenseful, intelligent, and hauntingly prescient, Dove Arising stands on the shoulders of our greatest tales of the future to tell a story that is all too relevant today.


Book in One Word: LIKE.

Mar 8, 2015

January, February, and March, Oh My!


I know, I know--we're already over a week into the month of March. Buuut school has been an ass-kicker and I was having webcam problems (or program problems, it looks like), and I am inherently lazy and a very big procrastinator. Most of the blame falls on the former two, but never fear, my recaps for January and February are here, with a preview of March!

Mar 4, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (121)

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His family is a bunch of tightrope walkers. Hers perform as mermaids. GIVE IT TO ME NOW.

Mar 3, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (121)

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