29 October, 2016

{Review} The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia


The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia 

Standalone Novel
Published October 4, 2016 by Imprint 

I’ve become an expert at avoiding things that could hurt me—which means I will figure out how to stay away from Marco Leone.

Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: Nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad—an undercover cop. She transfers to a public high school in the Downs, where fistfights don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football. 

Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him—and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?

Stacking the Shelves {3}

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28 October, 2016

{Review} Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop
The Others, book 3
Published March 3, 2015 by Roc
The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.

Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict.

For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep…

27 October, 2016

Swoon Thursday {3} The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia

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in which we share something that made us swoon in the
book we're currently reading or recently finished.


This week I'm featuring The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia!


26 October, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday {3} Bad Blood by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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25 October, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday {3} Halloween Related Freebie!

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This week's TTT topic is...

Halloween related freebie: ten scary books, favorite horror novels, non-scary books to get you in the Halloween/fall mood, bookish Halloween costumes, scariest covers, scary books on my TBR, etc. 

22 October, 2016

Stacking the Shelves {2}

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20 October, 2016

{ARC Review} Heartless by Marissa Meyer


Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Published November 8, 2016 by Feiwel & Friends
ARC borrowed from Mikee!

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king's marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Swoon Thursday {2} Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Swoon Thursday is a weekly feature hosted by #YABound
in which we share something that made us swoon in the
book we're currently reading or recently finished.


** please be aware of spoilers! **

This week I'm featuring Heartless by Marissa Meyer!


19 October, 2016

{ARC Review} A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith


A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith
Published October 25, 2016 by Roaring Brook Press
Standalone Novel
e-ARC provided by Netgalley

A time-travel story that alternates between modern day and 19th century Japan as one girl confronts the darkness lurking in her soul.

No one knows what to do with Reiko. She is full of hatred. All she can think about is how to best hurt herself and the people closest to her. After a failed suicide attempt, Reiko’s parents send her from their Seattle home to spend the summer with family in Japan to learn to control her emotions. But while visiting Kuramagi, a historic village preserved to reflect the nineteenth-century Edo period, Reiko finds herself slipping back in time into the life of Miyu, a young woman even more bent on revenge than Reiko herself. Reiko loves being Miyu, until she discovers the secret of Kuramagi village, and must face down Miyu’s demons as well as her own.

Waiting on Wednesday {2} Mafiosa by Catherine Doyle

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18 October, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday {2} Characters Whose Name I'd Use

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 Ten Characters I'd Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc. After

15 October, 2016

Stacking the Shelves {1}

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So, from October 9 6th to October 15th, I goooot...

13 October, 2016

Swoon Thursday {1} Red Winter by Annette Marie

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book we're currently reading or recently finished.


This week I'm featuring Red Winter by Annette Marie!


12 October, 2016

11 October, 2016

{ARC Review} The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
The Diabolic, book 1
Published November 1, 2016 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
e-ARC provided by Edelweiss
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A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for. Nothing else.

For Nemesis, that person is Sidonia, heir to the galactic Senate. The two grew up side by side, and there’s no one Nemesis wouldn’t kill to keep her safe. But when the power-mad Emperor summons Sidonia to the Imperial Court as a hostage, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia.

She must become her.

Now one of the galaxy’s most dangerous weapons is masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced Senators’ children, and Nemesis must find within herself the one thing she’s been told she doesn’t have—humanity. With the Empire beginning to fracture and rebellion looming, that could be the one thing that saves her and the Empire itself.

Top Ten Tuesday {1} All the Recs!

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All About Books You Read Because of Recommendation

09 October, 2016

{ARC Review} Red Winter by Annette Marie


Red Winter by Annette Marie
Red Winter Trilogy, book 1
Published October 21, 2016 by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
e-ARC provided by the author
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Emi is the kamigakari. In a few short months, her life as a mortal will end and her new existence as the human host of a goddess will begin. Carefully hidden from those who would destroy her, she has prepared her mind, body, and soul to unite with the goddess—and not once has she doubted her chosen fate. 


Shiro is a yokai, a spirit of the earth, an enemy of the goddess Emi will soon host. Mystery shrouds his every move and his ruby eyes shine with cunning she can’t match and dares not trust. But she saved his life, and until his debt is paid, he is hers to command—whether she wants him or not. 

On the day they meet, everything Emi believes comes undone, swept away like snow upon the winter wind. For the first time, she wants to change her fate—but how can she erase a destiny already wrought in stone? Against the power of the gods, Shiro is her only hope … and hope is all she has left. 

RED WINTER includes 10 full-page illustrations by artist Brittany Jackson.