31 December, 2016

Stacking the Shelves {12}

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29 December, 2016

{Review} A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Charlotte Holmes, book 1
Published March 1, 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books
The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.

From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.

Swoon Thursday {11} The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

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28 December, 2016

{ARC Review} Dark Tempest by Annette Marie

Dark Tempest by Annette Marie
Red Winter Trilogy, book 2
Published January 6, 2017 by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
e-ARC provided by the author
In the mesmerizing sequel to Red Winter, Emi can no longer hide within the safety of the shrines. The goddess has charged her with a new task, one that will take her deep into the perilous realm of yokai. Shiro is her guide and protector, yet his confusing, captivating allure is a danger of its own. With the fate of the world in her mortal hands, she cannot falter, but is she strong enough to sacrifice everything—including him?

Dark Tempest is the second installment in the Red Winter Trilogy.

Waiting on Wednesday {12} Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

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27 December, 2016

{Review} Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes
Fallen Kingdoms series, book 4
Published December 15, 2015 by Razorbill
Rebels, royals, and monsters wage war over the Mytican throne in the shocking fourth book of the Falling Kingdoms series, from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes.

CLEO: Reeling after a bloody showdown in Limeros ending with Amara’s abduction of the water crystal, and a vacancy in the Mytican throne, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a Queen.

MAGNUS: With the kingdom in chaos, Princess Lucia still missing and quite possibly in danger, and a shocking realization about Cleo, the steely prince is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he’s strong enough to rule his people.

LUCIA: The young sorcercess has had her vengeance after the cruel death of her first and only love. Heartbroken and unable to trust anyone, she allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge.

JONAS: After escaping death by the skin of his teeth, the defeated rebel—along with a mysterious stranger–leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to find himself a mere pawn in a dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred.

KING GAIUS: Abandoned by Melenia and betrayed by his own children, Gaius flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.

Top Ten Tuesday {12} Best Books of 2k16

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26 December, 2016

{Review} Infinity by Jus Accardo

Infinity by Jus Accardo
The Infinity Division, book 1
Published November 1, 2016 by Entangled: Teen
Nobody said being the daughter of an army general was easy. But when her dad sends a teenage subordinate to babysit her while he’s away… That’s taking it a step too far.

Cade, as beautiful as he is deadly, watches Kori with more than just interest. He looks at her like he knows her very soul. And when he saves her from a seemingly random attack, well, that’s when things get weird.

Turns out, Kori’s dad isn’t just an army general—he’s the head of a secret government project that has invented a way to travel between parallel dimensions. Dimensions where there are infinite Koris, infinite Cades…and apparently, on every other Earth, they’re madly in love.

Falling for a soldier is the last thing on Kori’s mind. Especially when she finds herself in a deadly crossfire, and someone from another Earth is hell-bent on revenge…

24 December, 2016

Stacking the Shelves {11}

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22 December, 2016

{Review} Prom Queen Perfect by Clarisse David

Prom Queen Perfect by Clarisse David
The Royals, book 1
Published July 7, 2016 by Clarisse David
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Being perfect isn’t supposed to be this hard.

Alex dela Cruz has it all. Looks, money, and a killer sense of style.

When the annoyingly gorgeous Adam Cordero calls her selfish, she decides to prove him wrong by transforming Christy Marquez from an invisible misfit into a ruling princess of Asia Pacific Academy. Great hair? Check. Flawless red lipstick? Check. Instant popularity? A slightly too big check.

But now, Alex is on the brink of losing the plastic tiara she’s supposed to get as prom queen, her best friend, and her heart to the unlikeliest of candidates. Too bad she isn’t letting anything—or anyone—get between her and that tiara.

Swoon Thursday {10} The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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21 December, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday {11} The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro

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{Review} Paper Princess by Erin Watt

Paper Princess by Erin Watt
The Royals, book 1
Published April 4, 2016 by Timeout LLC
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From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.

20 December, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday {11} Books + Items I'd Love this Holiday Season

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Ten books (or non-bookish items) I wouldn't mind Santa leaving under my tree

17 December, 2016

Stacking the Shelves {10}

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{Review} The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye
The Crown's Game, book 1
Published May 17, 2016 by Balzer + Bray
Vika Andreyev can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love . . . or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear . . . the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

16 December, 2016

Swoon Thursday {9} Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

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14 December, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday {10} Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

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13 December, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday {10} Anticipated Reads for the First Half of 2017

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10 December, 2016

{ARC Review} The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova


The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova
The Loom Saga, book 1
Published January 10, 2017 by Keymaster Press
e-ARC provided by Netgalley

Her vengeance. His vision.

Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.

When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.

He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.

Stacking the Shelves {9}

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08 December, 2016

Swoon Thursday {8} The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

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{ARC Review} Flashfall by Jenny Moyer


Flashfall by Jenny Moyer
Flashfall, book 1
Published November 15, 2016 by Henry Holt & Co. (BRY)
e-ARC provided by Netgalley

Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the deadly flash curtain. For generations, her people have chased cirium—the only element that can shield humanity from the curtain’s radioactive particles. She and her caving partner, Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city.

But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, Orion uncovers disturbing revelations that make her question everything she thought she knew about life on both sides of the cirium shield. As conditions at the outpost grow increasingly dangerous, it’s up to Orion to forge a way past the flashfall, beyond all boundaries, beyond the world as she knows it.

07 December, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday {9} The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes

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06 December, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday {9}: New-to-Me Authors of 2016!

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Top ten new-to-me authors I read for the first time in 2016

04 December, 2016

Stacking the Shelves {8}

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01 December, 2016

Swoon Thursday {7} Flashfall by Jenny Moyer

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