Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (137)


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I am super excited for Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry! I have loved every single Katie McGarry book I've read, and I've read almost all of them! Her books always have the perfect combination of fun romance and real world issues. I'm excited to read how Scarlett and Jessie fall in love. All the reviews I've seen are great, so I'm sure that Only a Breath Apart won't disappoint! I especially loved her book that came out last year, so I'm betting this will be a hit!

Synopsis:

Are our destinies written in stone? Do we become nothing more than the self-fulfilling prophesies of other people's opinions? Or can we dare to become who we believe we were born to be?


Jesse Jameson is in line to inherit the land that's been in his family for generations--there's just one catch: to prove his maturity, he has to win the approval of his former best friend, Scarlett Copeland, and her father. But when Jesse finds out that Scarlett's father is abusing her, he must decide what truly matters most: his family's land or helping the girl he's fallen in love with.

Release: January 22, 2019

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Top Ten (or Eight) Bookstores I Want to Visit


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and The Artsy Reader Girl. I could only come up with eight, but here they are!

1. Powell's City of Books - Portland, Oregon

2. The Ripped Bodice - Los Angeles, California

3. The Strand - New York City, New York

4. Barnes & Noble The Grove - Los Angeles, California

5. The Last Bookstore - Los Angeles, California

6. Little Shop of Stories - Decatur, Georgia (I've technically been there, but I want to go again)

7. Politics and Prose - Washington, DC

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (136)


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week I am super excited for Stain by A.G. Howard! I loved her Splintered trilogy, so I'm hoping this book will be amazing as well. It's a retelling of The Princess and the Pea, which is something I haven't seen before in YA. A.G. Howard has been doing some really interesting retellings recently, and I hope she continues. The story also looks super interesting. I am excited to see how Lyra wins back her kingdom and saves her world. I am all in for this 'high fantasy gothic fairytale' as Goodreads calls it.

Synopsis:

A high-fantasy gothic fairytale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea.

Once upon a nightmare, her fairy tale begins...

After Lyra—a princess incapable of speech or sound—is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, a witch saves her life, steals her memories, and raises her in an enchanted forest ... disguised as a boy known only as Stain. Meanwhile, in Lyra's rival kingdom, the prince of thorns and night is dying, and the only way for him to break his curse is to wed the princess of daylight, for she is his true equal. As Lyra rediscovers her identity, an impostor princess prepares to steal her betrothed prince and her crown. To win back her kingdom, save the prince, and make peace with the land of the night, Lyra must be loud enough to be heard without a voice, and strong enough to pass a series of tests—ultimately proving she’s everything a traditional princess is not.

Release: January 15, 2019

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Top Ten Longest Books I Ever Read


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and The Artsy Reader Girl. I am omitting bind-ups of multiple books in a series and books I didn't like, but otherwise these are the longest books I've read.

1. Winter by Marissa Meyer - 827 pages

2. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare - 725 pages

3. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare - 720 pages

4. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare - 701 pages

5. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas - 699 pages

6. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas - 693 pages

7. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas - 664 pages

8. War Storm by Victoria Aveyard - 662 pages

9. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas - 648 pages

10. Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly - 636 pages

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (135)


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I am super excited for Slayer by Kiersten White! It is set in the same world as Buffy the Vampire Slayer but with an entirely new cast of characters. I was too young to watch Buffy when it came out, but I remember catching glimpses of it when my parents would watch it. I'm kinda excited to be coming to this novel without any preconceived notions from that world though. I will be able to read it as a fresh story by an amazing author. That said, I'm also excited to read a book set in a world with a relatively known mythology. Similar to books with Greek or Roman mythology as a background, there is a general knowledge around Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The description of Slayer is also super fascinating. For one thing, the main character's sister is named Artemis! I am really excited to get immersed in a paranormal world and just devour this book!

Synopsis:

Into every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.

Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.

Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.

As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…

But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.

Release: January 8, 2019
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