Waiting on Wednesday (116)

Jan 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

Last year, I read and adored the first book in this excellent Middle Grade series. It's a Peter Pan retelling, yet not, because it's about a whole new character and even more adventures. But don't worry--there's still Neverland and a bunch of your favorite characters who never grow up. I, unfortunately, have to grow up. And get this book in my hookless hands as soon as possible (or else ye will walk the plank)!

Top Ten Tuesday (117)

Jan 27, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme 

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Books I'd Love to Read with My Book Club

Interview with the Sin Eater's Master

Jan 23, 2015

I could be wrong, but you maaay have heard of some book called The Sin Eater's Daughter. It's got this really, really pretty cover, and a lot of people want to read it (you should be one of those people). The story (which is super feelsy and a roller coaster ride worthy of many, many curse words, just so you know) was created by Melinda Salisbury, and she was so nice as to take some time out of her day and do a not-so-little interview with me. Spoiler alert: It will probably really make you want to read The Sin Eater's Daughter. So please, read away, or else a certain evil queen may wish horrible things upon you.

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Jan 22, 2015

TitleRed Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publishing Date: February 10, 2015
Pages/Format: 400, eARC
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Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard's sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king's palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.

To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard--a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.

Book in One Word: WTF?!

Waiting on Wednesday (115)

Jan 21, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

Basically, everyone's all like OH MY GOSH THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD READ IT. And, with the way science works--yes, science--I must read this. Therefore, hype + cool cover + excellent synopsis = I want this book^2. (Yes, that's math. But there's also science.)

Top Ten Tuesday (116)

Jan 19, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme 

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Foreign Editions of Books I Want

Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

Jan 16, 2015

Author: Noelle August
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publishing Date: July 8, 2014
Pages/Format: 325, Paperback
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The first book in a sensational New Adult trilogy from Noelle August.

Welcome to Boomerang.com, the dating site for the millennial gen with its no-fuss, no-commitments matchups, and where work is steamier than any random hook-up.

Mia Galliano is an aspiring filmmaker. Ethan Vance has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They’re sharp, hungry for success, and they share a secret.

Last night, Ethan and Mia met at a bar, and, well . . . one thing led to another, which led to them waking up the next morning—together. Things turned awkward in a hurry when they found themselves sharing a post hookup taxi . . . to the same place: Boomerang headquarters.

What began as a powerful connection between them is treated to a cold shower courtesy of two major complications. First, Boomerang has a strict policy against co-worker dating. And second, they’re now competitors for only one job at the end of summer.

As their internships come to an end, will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their hands off each other, or will the pull of attraction put them right back where they started?

Book in One Word: Funxy!*

Waiting on Wednesday (114)

Jan 14, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

This sounds like the ultimate book about books and I WANT IT.

Top Ten Tuesday (115)

Jan 13, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme 

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant to Read

Review: The Loop by Shandy Lawson

Jan 12, 2015

TitleThe Loop
Author: Shandy Lawson
Publisher: Hyperion
Publishing Date: April 30, 2013
Pages/Format: 208, ARC
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Ben and Maggie have met, fallen in love, and died together countless times. Over the course of two pivotal days—both the best and worst of their lives—they struggle again and again to resist the pull of fate and the force of time itself. With each failure, they return to the beginning of their end, a wild road trip that brings them to the scene of their own murders and into the hands of the man destined to kill them.

As time circles back on itself, events become more deeply ingrained, more inescapable for the two kids trapped inside the loop. The closer they come to breaking out, the tighter fate’s clutches seem to grip them. They devise a desperate plan to break free and survive the days ahead, but what if Ben and Maggie’s only shot at not dying is surviving apart?

Book in One Word: Fun!

Reading Goals for 2015

Jan 9, 2015

Last month I shared my top ten bookish resolutions for 2015, but I decided I want to go more in-depth about what I want to read specifically. I'm not really participating in any challenges (okay, maybe one or two), but I've set some little reading goals for myself and wanted to share them with you. (Also, now you can make sure I get them done.)

Review: Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick

Jan 8, 2015

TitleKiss of Broken Glass
Author: Madeleine Kuderick
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publishing Date: September 9, 2014
Pages/Format: 224, eARC
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Madeleine Kuderick’s gripping debut is a darkly beautiful and lyrical novel in verse, perfect for fans of Sonya Sones and Laurie Halse Anderson. Kiss of Broken Glass pulses with emotion and lingers long after the last page.

In the next seventy-two hours, Kenna may lose everything—her friends, her freedom, and maybe even herself. One kiss of the blade was all it took to get her sent to the psych ward for seventy-two hours. There she will face her addiction to cutting, though the outcome is far from certain.

When fifteen-year-old Kenna is found cutting herself in the school bathroom, she is sent to a facility for mandatory psychiatric watch. There, Kenna meets other kids like her—her roommate, Donya, who’s there for her fifth time; the birdlike Skylar; and Jag, a boy cute enough to make her forget her problems . . . for a moment.

Book in One Word: Okay.

Waiting on Wednesday (113)

Jan 7, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

OF COURSE I AM WAITING ON THIS BOOK. The author is one of my favorites. Seriously, when she finally had a signing in Seattle I bought four extra copies of one of her books that I didn't need so I'd have enough signing tickets to get all the books I owned signed. So this book? I WANT IT.

Top Ten Tuesday (114)

Jan 6, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme 

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Most Anticipated 2015 Debuts

Blog Tour: How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel

Jan 5, 2015

Hello, little fishies of the bookish sea! Welcome to my port stop on the blog tour for Jess Keating's How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel (say that five times fast)! I thoroughly enjoyed How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied, and so I'm excited to share my review of Shark with you today! So sit back, relax, and be prepared to really want to read these books. (And I promise no sharks will attack you.)

From December to January

Jan 4, 2015

HOLY CRAP, YOU GUYS. IT'S DECEMBER. But first, let's talk about all the fun stuff that happened in November, shall we?

2014 End of Year Book Survey

Jan 2, 2015

Tis the time of the year when blogs are filled with posts about the best bookish things of the year. Like last year, I'm taking part in the End of Year Book Survey put together by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner, which may be the mother of all the end-of-year posts. And so, without further adieu, here's my blogging and reading of 2014 in one not-so-short post.

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