Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday (111)

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

This week I am waiting on Furyborn by Claire Legrande! This year is going to be an amazing year for high fantasy novels, that's for sure! I'm a little worried about the time difference between when the two parts of the story, as I don't enjoy time jumps, but I'm hopeful. Also, the cover is INCREDIBLY gorgeous! The sword and the crowns and the colors just come together to make something made of awesome!


Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it.

When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first.

A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable--until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined.

As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world--and of each other.

Release: May 22, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Top Ten Books I've Read So Far This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and The Artsy Reader Girl.

1. The Game Can't Love You Back by Karole Cozzo

2. Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

3. Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

4. The Dark Calling by Kresley Cole

5. My Plain Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows

6. Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

7. Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

8. Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry

9. The Prophecy by Jennifer L. Armentrout

10. Everlife by Gena Showalter

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Giveaway! Gunslinger Girl by Lindsay Ely

I had the pleasure of meeting Lindsay Ely back in January for a book event at Quail Ridge Books. The evening was wet and snowy, but I knew I had to trek out for it! I also had the fortune to get to eat dinner with Lindsay before the event as part of Quail Ridge's Supper Club series.

Clearly the audience was excited! I'm the one in front with the pink and purple hair!

The event with Lindsay was an absolute delight. I hope I have the chance to meet her again, and I absolutely can't wait to see what she writes next! Here's a picture of Lindsay speaking at the event!

Before the giveaway, let me give you a little information about Gunslinger Girl and Lindsay Ely.

Title: Gunslinger Girl
Author: Lindsay Ely
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
Release: January 2, 2018
Pages: 422


James Patterson presents a bold new heroine—a cross between Katniss Everdeen and Annie Oakley: Serendipity Jones, the fastest sharpshooter in tomorrow's West.

Seventeen-year-old Serendipity "Pity" Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She's been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great....

In this extraordinary debut from Lyndsay Ely, the West is once again wild after a Second Civil War fractures the U.S. into a broken, dangerous land. Pity's struggle against the dark and twisted underbelly of a corrupt city will haunt you long after the final bullet is shot.

Author Bio:

Lyndsay Ely (pronounced “eel-y”, as in those eels are looking very eel-y today) is a writer who currently calls Boston home. She is a geek, a foodie, a feminist, and has never met an antique shop she didn’t like. Her favorite color is crimson, and her favorite book is The Count of Monte Cristo.

Gunslinger Girl is her debut novel.

You Can Find Her At:


I am giving away TWO (2) prizes! One winner will get a signed ARC of Gunslinger Girl by Lindsay Ely! A second winner will receive an assorted swag pack!

Sadly, the giveaway needs to be US only due to shipping costs. Hopefully I will have options for International folks soon.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (110)

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

This week I am super excited for War Storm by Victoria Aveyard! I have devoured the previous books in the Red Queen series and I can't wait to see how it all ends! While Mare hasn't always been the most inspiring heroine, she has shaped up nicely. I'm also super annoyed at Cal at the moment, even if he thinks he had to do what he did. Partly because of that, I'm really hoping for a girl-power team up between Mare and Evangeline! What hopes/predictions/worries do you have for War Storm?



Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.

But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolishing everything—and everyone—in his path.

War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?

In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power… for all will be tested, but not all will survive.

Release: May 15, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Top Ten Books I Love But Will Never Re-Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and The Artsy Reader Girl. Despite the fact that I am a book hoarder, I don't reread books that much, save for a select few.

1. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

2. All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis

3. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

4. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

5. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

6. Freeks by Amanda Hocking

7. Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

8. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

9. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

10. Need by Carrie Jones
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