Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Feb 27, 2015

TitleGrave Mercy
Author: Robin LaFevers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publishing Date: April 3, 2012
Pages/Format: 549, Hardcover
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Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?
 


Book in One Word: Goodtastic!

Blog Tour: One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin

Feb 26, 2015

Hello, all! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Lisa Aldin's One of the Guys! It's about a tomboy who's sent to an all-girls school to be a lady, and I have an excerpt to share with you!

Waiting on Wednesday (120)

Feb 25, 2015

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

This book sounds reminiscent of Girl With a Pearl Earring and A Mad, Wicked Folly, both of which I loved. The synopsis is super intriguing, especially if there's a romance with the one and only Leonardo da Vinci. And I love the cover! So, book. Get in my hands already.

Top Ten Tuesday (120)

Feb 24, 2015

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Review: The Girl & the Machine by Beth Revis

Feb 23, 2015

TitleThe Girl & the Machine
Author: Beth Revis
Publisher: Scripturient Books
Publishing Date: January 7, 2015
Pages/Format: 26, eBook
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Franklin can travel through time--but his abilities are limited. He can only go into his own past, never further back and never the future. 

Then Heather shows up. She says she's met the future him--and she can help him access his full potential in time travel, going anywhere in history or the future. 

But there's something ominous about her time machine... 









Book in One Word: SOGOOD.

Blog Tour: The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Feb 19, 2015

Hello, bookish fiends! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Melinda Salisbury's The Sin Eater's Daughter! This book is totally CRAY CRAY, and I'm excited to share my review of this twisty (oh my gosh, THE TWISTS) book with you (and if you're interested, you can see the interview I did with Melissa a while ago here). And of course I'll tell you all about the book and where to find the author, and there's a giveaway you'll want to enter because you're going to want this book. And if not...well, then I'd try to avoid running into Twylla.

Waiting on Wednesday (119)

Feb 18, 2015

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

I have not read any of this author's books yet but I WANT THIS BOOK I WANT IT BAD GIVE IT TO ME RIGHT NOW.

Top Ten Tuesday (119)

Feb 17, 2015

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Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Feb 16, 2015

TitleThe Girl of Fire and Thorns
Author: Rae Carson
Publisher: Greenwillow
Publishing Date: September 20, 2011
Pages/Format: 423, Hardcover
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Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can't see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do.
 



Book in One Word: SOGOOD.

Happy Valentine's Day + A Giveaway

Feb 14, 2015

If you're reading this, you probably no longer have one teacher and one classroom at school--unless it's Library, Music, or P.E. Day--and eat rectangular pizza for lunch. That also means that, come Valentine's Day, you no longer have some cool Valentine's drop box made from a milk carton, and that means no cute cards and no candy. Fortunately, there is this thing called the Internet and it can be this big, imaginary box for holding Valentine's and sweet treats.

Also, I've put together a little Valentine's Day giveaway, so there's that, too.

Review: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Feb 13, 2015

Title: Fairest
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publishing Date: January 27, 2015
Pages/Format: 222, Hardcover
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In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?


Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now. 

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.


Book in One Word: PSYCHOIST.

Waiting on Wednesday (118)

Feb 11, 2015

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

I really, really want desperately need this book, so much so that I'm basically drooling over it. The first book in this series was spectacular and pretty much flawless. And to add on to the fantasticness of this series, so was book two. So book three? JUST GIVE IT TO ME NOW I LOVE THIS SERIES A LOT OKAY.

Blog Tour: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

Feb 10, 2015

Hello, readers of the universe! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Kristen Simmons's The Glass Arrow! You maaay have heard of Kristen Simmons before--she wrote the Article 5 series! In The Glass Arrow, she's delving into a world where women are sold for their breeding rights, which sounds horrible but like an interesting read. Kristen is here today with a fun little post, and of course I'll tell you all about the book and author, and there's a giveaway you may want to claim an arrow in. Enjoy!

Review: Fish Out of Water by Natalie Whipple

Feb 5, 2015

TitleFish Out of Water
Author: Natalie Whipple
Publisher: Natalie Whipple c/o Curtis Brown LTD
Publishing Date: February 10, 2015
Pages/Format: 360, eARC
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Mika is about to fulfill her dream of working at the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium when her plans are derailed by an unexpected arrival-her estranged grandmother Betty. Betty has dementia, and is no longer able to take care of herself. Betty is in need of her family's help-and she's not going to be particularly nice about it. Mika has to give up her summer internship at the Aquarium and stick to working part-time at AnimalZone in order to take care of Betty. The manager at AnimalZone has hired his nephew Dylan to work there, and Mika thinks he's entitled and annoying. Or is he just trying to become a better person? Mika is trying to be as patient as possible with her grandma-but Betty doesn't make that easy. And neither does Dylan. 




Book in One Word: ADORABLE.

Waiting on Wednesday (117)

Feb 4, 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 a twisted version of Once Upon a Time. In other words, pretty freaking cool. Really, this looks like a mash-up of a bunch of different fairy tales, but deliciously dark and fun, so read it I want.

Top Ten Tuesday (118)

Feb 3, 2015

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Top Ten Fantasy Novels I Want to Read
 
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