Sep 30, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (149)

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

I still haven't read this author's most recent contemporary novel (for shame, dishonor on my cow), but I absolutely adored her first one (my review is here, if you're interested), and you bet your arse I'm waiting on her next one.

Sep 29, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (149)

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Sep 28, 2015

Review: The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz

TitleThe Pirate Code
Author: Heidi Schulz
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publishing Date: September 15, 2015
Pages/Format: 352, Hardcover
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Fresh off a fearsome encounter with the Neverland crocodile, Jocelyn Hook decides the most practical plan is to hunt down her father's famous fortune. After all, she'll need the gold to fund her adventuring in the future. (And luckily, Hook left her the map.)

But the map proves to be a bit harder to crack than Jocelyn had hoped, and she's convinced that the horrible Peter Pan might be the only one with the answers. Of course, he doesn't really feel like helping her, so Jocelyn takes the only reasonable course of action left to her: she kidnaps his mother. Evie, though, is absolutely thrilled to be taken prisoner, so Jocelyn's daring ploy doesn't have quite the effect she'd planned for.

Along with the problem of her all-too-willing captive, Jocelyn must also contend with Captain Krueger, whose general policy is that no deed is too dastardly when it comes to stealing Hook's treasure. And with the ever-shifting Whens of the Neverland working against her as well, Jocelyn, Evie, Roger, and the rest of the Hook's Revenge crew have their work cut out for them. 

In this rambunctious showdown between characters new and old, Jocelyn puts her own brand of pirating to the test in a quest to save her future and those she loves.



Book in One Word: Arrgghhhtastic!

Sep 26, 2015

A Very Bookish Auction

Hello, readerlies! As you most certainly know, I am a fan of books. I like to read them and anticipate them and own them and hold them with the utmost fragility (and occasionally throw them with no fragility at all). I have new books and upcoming books and old books, but I don't really have old books. Enter Invaluable.

Sep 25, 2015

Blog Tour: Never Never by Brianna Shrum

Hello, lost boys, girls, and scallywag pirates! I am very excited about today's post, for I have Brianna Shrum here to talk about her debut novel Never Never, a retelling of Peter Pan told from the point of view of the one and only Captain Hook. I've already read the book (spoiler alert: I loved it), and I very much want to shove it in all your faces or else make you all walk the plank. But for now, I've got a interview with Brianna that will hopefully hook you (pun intended) into Never Never, and there's also a giveaway for the book that you'll definitely want to enter. So don't be a codfish--check it out!

Sep 24, 2015

Review: Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

TitleLegacy of Kings
Author: Eleanor Herman
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publishing Date: August 18, 2015
Pages/Format: 384, ARC
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Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise.

Alexander, Macedonia’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world but finds himself drawn to newcomer Katerina, who must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding her own mission: kill the Queen. But Kat’s first love, Jacob, will go to unthinkable lengths to win her, even if it means competing for her heart with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander’s unmet fiancĂ©e, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

Weaving fantasy with the salacious and fascinating details of real history, New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman reimagines the greatest emperor the world has ever known: Alexander the Great, in the first book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.


Book in One Word: Dethroned

Sep 23, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (148)

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showcases upcoming releases people are very much anticipating.

This book first caught my interest when I saw its (intriguing) title. Then its (gorgeous) cover. Then its (captivating) synopsis. Me? I'm (ridiculously, give-it-to-me-now) sold.

Sep 22, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (148)

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Sep 21, 2015

Review: The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

TitleThe Dead House
Author: Dawn Kurtagich
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: September 15, 2015
Pages/Format: 432, ARC
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Debut author Dawn Kurtagich is dead on in this terrifying psychological thriller!

Over two decades have passed since the fire at Elmbridge High, an inferno that took the lives of three teenagers. Not much was known about the events leading up to the tragedy - only that one student, Carly Johnson, vanished without a trace...

...until a diary is found hidden in the ruins.

But the diary, badly scorched, does not belong to Carly Johnson. It belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, a girl who shouldn't exist Who was Kaitlyn? Why did she come out only at night? What is her connection to Carly?

The case has been reopened. Police records are being reexamined: psychiatric reports, video footage, text messages, e-mails. And the diary.

The diary that paints a much more sinister version of events than was ever made publicly known.



Book in One Word: WHAT.

Sep 16, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (147)

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showcases upcoming releases people are very much anticipating.

There's something about the way this author writes (which is fantastically) and how she creates characters (which is wonderfully) that I just find to be really compelling. I may not love her books, but they're certainly good books, and they feature stories that are hard to resist. And because of all that, I am very much looking forward to this character-fueled, adventure-run sequel.

Sep 15, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (147)

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Sep 9, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (146)

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

I feel like it's been a really, really long time since I read a nice, light, and fun contemporary. Though I think this book may also deal with a more serious subject, I have a feeling it will be on the lighter, almost fluffier side. And my gosh, I need to read a book like that more often.

Sep 8, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (146)

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Sep 7, 2015

Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

TitleQueen of Shadows
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publishing Date: September 1, 2015
Pages/Format: 656, Hardcover
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Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.



Book in One Word: EMOTIONAL.

Sep 2, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (145)

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

I have no recollection whatsoever of adding this book to my TBR on Goodreads. But as I was looking to see what I'd use for this week's Waiting on Wednesday, I saw this cover and was like what is that? And, damn, Rachel wants.

Sep 1, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (145)

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This Tuesday's theme is...