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Waiting on Wednesday

New WoW

This is a feature started on Breaking the Spine that puts the spotlight on upcoming books.

This week’s pick is:

Everless

Everless

Release date: January 2nd 2018

Goodreads: In the land of Sempera, time is extracted from blood and used as payment. Jules Ember and her father were once servants at Everless, the wealthy Gerling family’s estate, but were cast out after of a fateful accident a decade ago. Now, Jules’s father is reaching his last hour, and she will do anything to save him. Desperate to earn time, she arrives at the palace as it prepares for a royal wedding, ready to begin her search into childhood secrets that she once believed to be no more than myths. As she uncovers lost truths, Jules spirals deeper into a past she hardly recognizes, and faces an ancient and dangerous foe who threatens her future and the future of time itself.

Why I’m excited: Do you see this cover? This cover screams “Trista, buy me!”. Plus the plot with time as currency intrigues me.

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Waiting on Wednesday

New WoW

This is a feature started on Breaking the Spine that puts the spotlight on upcoming books.

This week’s pick is:

Dare Mighty Things

Dare Mighty Things

Release date: October 10th 2017

Goodreads: THE RULES ARE SIMPLE: You must be gifted. You must be younger than twenty-five. You must be willing to accept the dangers that you will face if you win.
Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Gupta’s entire life has been leading up to this—the opportunity to travel to space. But to secure a spot on this classified mission, she must first compete against the best and brightest people on the planet. People who are as determined as she to win a place on a journey to the farthest reaches of the universe.
Cassie is ready for the toll that the competition will take; the rigorous mental and physical tests designed to push her to the brink of her endurance. But nothing could have prepared her for the bonds she would form with the very people she hopes to beat. Or that with each passing day it would be more and more difficult to ignore the feeling that the true objective of the mission is being kept from her.
As the days until the launch tick down and the stakes rise higher than ever before, only one thing is clear to Cassie: she’ll never back down . . . even if it costs her everything.

Why I’m excited: I love Sci-Fi and this one is giving me a bit of a competitive Space Cases vibe.

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Weekly Reading Recap

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I love Summer but I do not love this mugginess.

Currently Reading: Genuine Fraud

Finished Reading: FrigidGlass SpareDazzling HeightsRoar

Reviewed: WarcrossDress Codes for Small Towns

What I’m hoping to get to next week: This Darkness MineIf there's no tomorrow to read

Dazzling HeightsGlass Spare to review

Books read it 2017: 102

Debut authors read in 2017: 26

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is a Top Ten series I’ve been meaning to start but haven’t yet.

10. 12476820 Partials – Dan Wells

9. article 5 Articles 5 – Kristen Simmons

8. forsaken The Forsaken – Lisa M Stasse

7. 448873 The Queen’s Thief – Megan Whalen Turner

6. 2118745 The Chaos Walking series – Patrick Ness

5. 8041873 Necromancer – lish McBride

4. 13597723 The Naturals – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

3. 852470 The Gallagher Girls – Ally Carter

2. 12568505 Black City – Elizabeth Richards

  1. 13411245 Mystic City – Theo Lawrence

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Waiting on Wednesday

New WoW

This is a feature started on Breaking the Spine that puts the spotlight on upcoming books.

This week’s pick is:

Genuine Fraud

Genuine Fraud

Release date: September 5th 2017

Goodreads: The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.
Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

Why I’m excited: I liked We Were Liars even though I saw the ending coming. I’m willing to give the author another chance to shock me since I thought it was a good twist. This one also seems like it will have a Breakfast Club vibe to it.

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Weekly Reading Recap

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Summer’s usually my time to catch up on all the books that have been released that I haven’t gotten to yet. But there’s still so many!

Currently reading: Roar

Finished reading: The Beautiful and the cursedDress Codes for Small TownsOur Broken PiecesWarcross

Reviewed: Internet Famouslucky-in-love

What I’m hoping to get to next week: Dazzling HeightsGlass Spare to read

WarcrossDress Codes for Small Towns to review

Books read it 2017: 98

Debut authors read in 2017: 26

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is a Top Ten books from X genre I’ve recently added to my TBR list. I chose fantasy. There’s probably a few that don’t even have covers yet.

10. Allied – Amy Tintera. This is the third book in the Ruined series and after the second one, I need this one soon!

9. The Half King – Melissa Landers. I’ve really enjoyed Melissa Landers books so far. Here’s hoping this new series is just as good.

8. The Gilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi. I’ve only read one of this author’s books so far but I liked it and this one really intrigues me.

7. The Nameless Queen – Rebecca McLaughlin. This one really intrigues me. A thief inherits a Kingdom? Yes please.

6. Black Rose – Bree Barton. Graceling meets Pride and Prejudice. I didn’t know I needed this.

5. A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer. It’s Brigid Kemmerer. Enough said.

4. Honor Among Thieves – Rachel Caine. I really loved the Morganville Vampire series so I’m intrigued by this one.

3. Poison Dark and Drowning A Poison Dark and Drowning – Jessica Cluless. Really enjoyed the first one and really need this sequel.

2. The Broken World The Broken World – Lindsay Klingele. The first one surprised me with how much I liked it so I am definitely excited for this one.

  1. Even the Darkest Stars Even the Darkest Stars – Heather Fawcett

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May Wrap-Up/June TBR

How is it June already? Seriously? Where is this year going? So many books have come out that I want to read and so many more are coming out. I need a time turner.

May Wrap-Up:

dividing-eden Dividing Eden – Joelle Charbonneau. 3.5/5 stars. I really loved the siblings battling for the throne and the different ways they planned their strategies. The world-building seemed to lack a little but I’m hopeful to see more in the next book.

If Birds Fly Back If Birds Fly Back – Carlie Sorosiak. 3.5/5 stars. I really liked seeing the two main characters bond over their need to get to know an elderly gentleman and how it played into their separate journeys.

Honor Girl Honor Girl – Maggie Thrash. 3.5/ stars. It was interesting but I do find I get more distracted while reading graphic novels for some reason.

gentlemans-guide The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee. 4/5 stars. Review. I loved the setting, the sass of the characters, and the growth arc.

Art of starving The Art of Starving – Sam J Miller. 4/5 stars. Review. This book reminded me of We Are The Ants in some ways, as in it made me question if certain things were actually happening or if they were all in the main character’s mind.

Signs point to Yes Signs Point to Yes – Sandy Hall. 3/5 stars. This was a cute, easy read. Very good for the summer or for a light read mood.

this-is-how-it-happened This Is How It Happened – Paula Stokes. 4/5 stars. Review. Paula Stokes just keeps getting better. I loved the main character and the whole premise.

Ginny Moon Ginny Moon – Benjamin Ludwig. 4.5/5 stars. Review. I don’t venture outside my reading YA comfort zone often but when I do, I love it when it’s books like this that keep me up until 3am.

They Both Die At the End The Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera. 4/5 stars. I think Adam Silvera likes getting me attached to amazing characters only to break my heart. So mean.

Project Semicolon Project Semicolon – Amy Bleuel. 5/5 stars. This is one of those life-changing types of books where I can’t rate anything but top marks.

Little Wrecks Little Wrecks – Meredith Miller. 3.5/5 stars. My enjoyment of the 3 different girls’ POVs was uneven so that played into my overall enjoyment.

Who's that girl Who’s That Girl – Blair Thornburgh. 4/5 stars. Review. This one surprised me with how much I ended up liking it. I just fell in love with the characters.

Bad Romance Bad Romance – Heather Demetrios. 4.5/5 stars. Review. Heather Demetrios is another one who just keeps getting better. This book was terrifying in all the right kind of wake up calls ways.

after-the-game After the Game – Abbi Glines. 4/5 stars. I think of the three in this series, this one is my favourite. It got to me.

Letters to the Lost Letters to the Lost – Brigid Kemmerer. 4.5/5 stars. I’m so sad it’s over but so happy there’s a companion coming. These characters were amazing, their journey was great, everything was great.

Everything All At Once Everything All At Once – Katrina Leno. 4/5 stars. This is a great summer read that reminded me a bit of Since You’ve Been Gone crossed with The Loose Ends List.

Scrappy Little Nobody Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick. 4/5 stars. Love Anna Kendrick. She’s perfect.

June TBR:

Internet FamousWarcrosslucky-in-loveDress Codes for Small Towns

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Waiting on Wednesday

New WoW

This is a feature started on Breaking the Spine that puts the spotlight on upcoming books.

This week’s pick is:

Even the Darkest Stars

Even the Darkest Stars

Release date: September 5th 2017

Goodreads: Set in a fictional Himalayan kingdom, this is the story of a girl enlisted by a legendary explorer to help him climb the kingdom’s deadliest mountain – only to discover that his true mission may threaten her whole world.
Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.
But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer every known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister, Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means cimbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then, Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.
The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and other dangers at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth about their mission and her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.

Why I’m excited: September is a time I love reading fantasy and this one sounds very good. It seems like it will have a lot of elements I love.

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Weekly Reading Recap

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So many books to read, it’s hard to choose.

Currently reading: Words in Deep Blue

Finished reading: Scrappy Little NobodyEverything All At OnceLetters to the Lostafter-the-game

Reviewed: Who's that girlBad Romance

What I’m hoping to get to next week: Internet Famouslucky-in-love to read

Letters to the Lostafter-the-game to review

Books read it 2017: 90

Debut authors read in 2017: 26

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