28 February, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday {21} Cover Lust, But Such a Bust!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by
the wonderful people at The Broke and the Bookish.


This week's TTT topic is...

Freebie! I chose books with beautiful covers that ended up being so disappointing

25 February, 2017

Stacking the Shelves {18}

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews
which showcases recent additions to our shelves.


So, from February 19th to February 25th, I got...

23 February, 2017

Swoon Thursday {18} A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

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.


This week I'm featuring A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab!


Waiting on Wednesday {19} Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George

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Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights a
book we're hotly anticipating.


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21 February, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday {20} I Didn't Expect This From You!

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the wonderful people at The Broke and the Bookish.


This week's TTT topic is...

Top ten books you loved more/less than you expected

{ARC Review} Geekerella by Ashley Poston


Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Published April 4, 2017 by Quirk Books
Standalone Novel
e-ARC provided by Edelweiss
Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.

18 February, 2017

Stacking the Shelves {17}

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which showcases recent additions to our shelves.


So, from February 12th to February 18th, I got...

17 February, 2017

{Review} Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
Passenger, book 2
Published January 3, 2017 by Disney-Hyperion
All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk.

Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realizes that one of his companions may have ulterior motives.

As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them.

16 February, 2017

Swoon Thursday {17} The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

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.


This week I'm featuring The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Holly Black!


15 February, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday {18} Devils & Thieves

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Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights a
book we're hotly anticipating.


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14 February, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday {19} Favourite Romances from Books

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This week's TTT topic is...

Top ten favourite romances from books

13 February, 2017

{ARC Review} Heartstone by Elle Katharine White

Heartstone by Elle Katharine White
Standalone Novel
Published January 17, 2017 by Harper Voyager
e-ARC provided by Edelweiss
A debut historical fantasy that recasts Jane Austen’s beloved Pride & Prejudice in an imaginative world of wyverns, dragons, and the warriors who fight alongside them against the monsters that threaten the kingdom: gryphons, direwolves, lamias, banshees, and lindworms.

They say a Rider in possession of a good blade must be in want of a monster to slay—and Merybourne Manor has plenty of monsters.


Passionate, headstrong Aliza Bentaine knows this all too well; she’s already lost one sister to the invading gryphons. So when Lord Merybourne hires a band of Riders to hunt down the horde, Aliza is relieved her home will soon be safe again.

Her relief is short-lived. With the arrival of the haughty and handsome dragonrider, Alastair Daired, Aliza expects a battle; what she doesn’t expect is a romantic clash of wills, pitting words and wit against the pride of an ancient house. Nor does she anticipate the mystery that follows them from Merybourne Manor, its roots running deep as the foundations of the kingdom itself, where something old and dreadful slumbers . . . something far more sinister than gryphons.

It’s a war Aliza is ill-prepared to wage, on a battlefield she’s never known before: one spanning kingdoms, class lines, and the curious nature of her own heart.

Elle Katharine White infuses elements of Austen’s beloved novel with her own brand of magic, crafting a modern epic fantasy that conjures a familiar yet wondrously unique new world.

11 February, 2017

Stacking the Shelves {16} Mother of all Books

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which showcases recent additions to our shelves.


So, from January 30th to February 11th, I got...

09 February, 2017

Swoon Thursday {16} The Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beaty

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.


This week I'm featuring The Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beaty!


08 February, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday {17} The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

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Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights a
book we're hotly anticipating.


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{Review} Mafiosa by Catherine Doyle

Mafiosa by Catherine Doyle
Blood fir Blood, book 3
Published January 5, 2017 by Chicken House
A blood war rages on the streets of Chicago.

Protected by an infamous mafia family, Sophie is living a dangerous lie, pretending to lead a normal life. But the deceit can’t last for ever. Her heart belongs to a killer and Sophie’s the prime target of a rival clan. She’s determined to seek revenge on her mother’s murderers, but can she pay the price – can she be a mafiosa?

The third and final instalment in the explosive YA Blood for Blood series which started with Vendetta and Inferno.

07 February, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday {18} Books I Wish Had Less Romance

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the wonderful people at The Broke and the Bookish.


This week's TTT topic is...

Top ten books I wish had less romance!

{Review} The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
Standalone Novel
Published December 27, 2016 by Katherine Tegan Books
Love chose me, and I tried, but I couldn’t stop the arrow in its flight.

As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, fifteen-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of using her extraordinary sense of smell to mix base notes, top notes, and heart notes into elixirs that help others fall in love.

All while remaining incurably alone. For Mim, the rules are clear—falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent. Still, Mimosa doesn’t want to spend her life elbow-deep in soil and begonias. She dreams of a normal high school existence—taking up a sport and limping away flush from victory, joining the debate club and saying things like “That’s a logical fallacy!” Having a boyfriend.


When she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman and has to rely on the school soccer star to help fix the situation, Mim quickly begins to realize that when it comes to falling in love, the choice isn’t always hers to make.

06 February, 2017

{Recap} January, onto February, and a Look in Between


Hey, guys, hey! Welcome to my first ever recap post, January 2k17 edition.
A TL;DR: books, #aboutme, and February reads! Yay!!

03 February, 2017

Err. Swoon Friday {?}

Swoon Thursday Friday is a weekly feature hosted by
#YABound by yours truly because I forgot Swoon Thursday... again,
in which we share something that made us swoon in the
book we're currently reading or recently finished.


This week I'm featuring By Your Side by Kasie West!


01 February, 2017

{ARC Review} Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields


Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields
Poison's Kiss, book 1
Published January 10, 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers
e-ARC provided by Netgalley

A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves. This commercial YA fantasy is romantic and addictive—like a poison kiss—and will thrill fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard.

Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It's a miserable life, but being a visha kanya—a poison maiden—is what she was created to do. Marinda serves the Raja by dispatching his enemies with only her lips as a weapon.

Until now, the men she was ordered to kiss have been strangers, enemies of the kingdom. Then she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to be convinced he needs to die. She begins to question who she's really working for. And that is a thread that, once pulled, will unravel more than she can afford to lose.

This rich, surprising, and accessible debut is based in Indian folklore and delivers a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Waiting on Wednesday {16} 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

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Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights a
book we're hotly anticipating.


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