Tuesday, April 23, 2019

First Ten Books I Reviewed


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and The Artsy Reader Girl. Oh boy. I'm diving into the hidden recesses of the blog this. While I will link to the reviews, I can't guarantee they're any good. Why? Because I wrote them when I was twelve. The formatting alone is enough to give me nightmares now.

1. Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent

2. Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell

3. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins - This is still one of my favorites!

4. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

5. Immortal City by Scott Speer

6. Nevermore by James Patterson

7. Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

8. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

9. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

10. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepherd

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday (163)


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

This week I am excited for Nocturna by Maya Motayne and We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal!

Since Nocturna is a debut novel, there's not too much known about it. That said, the cover is gorgeous and the description is intriguing. I'm always a sucker for royalty, and this is no exception. I'm not totally sure what to expect from the book, but I hope I have time to read the ARC I have of it!

Synopsis:

Set in a Latinx-inspired world, a face-changing thief and a risk-taking prince must team up to defeat a powerful evil they accidentally unleashed.

To Finn Voy, magic is two things: a knife to hold under the chin of anyone who crosses her…and a disguise she shrugs on as easily as others pull on cloaks.

As a talented faceshifter, it’s been years since Finn has seen her own face, and that’s exactly how she likes it. But when Finn gets caught by a powerful mobster, she’s forced into an impossible mission: steal a legendary treasure from Castallan’s royal palace or be stripped of her magic forever.

After the murder of his older brother, Prince Alfehr is first in line for the Castallan throne. But Alfie can’t help but feel that he will never live up to his brother’s legacy. Riddled with grief, Alfie is obsessed with finding a way to bring his brother back, even if it means dabbling in forbidden magic.

But when Finn and Alfie’s fates collide, they accidentally unlock a terrible, ancient power—which, if not contained, will devour the world. And with Castallan’s fate in their hands, Alfie and Finn must race to vanquish what they have unleashed, even if it means facing the deepest darkness in their pasts.

Release: May 7, 2019

I am super excited for We Hunt the Flame! Since Hafsah is a former book blogger, I've been seeing this book being talked about a lot. Female characters having to disguise themselves as a man will always suck me in. Add in royalty and fantasy and I am down. I've got an ARC sitting on my nightstand (so to speak) and I can't wait to dig in!

Synopsis:

People lived because she killed.
People died because he lived.

Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways.

Both are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.

War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the king on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine.

Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame is a gripping debut of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands.

Release: May 14, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Top Ten Books for a Rainy Day


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and The Artsy Reader Girl. These are ten books that have been on my TBR for a while that I can pull out when I have time.

1. Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

2. Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

3. Bound by Blood and Sand by Becky Allen

4. Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

5. Not if I Save You First by Ally Carter

6. Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

7. Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

8. Rule by Ellen Goodlett

9. A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall

10. Royals by Rachel Hawkins

Monday, April 15, 2019

Cover Reveal: Cold Falling White by G.S. Prendergast


Today Gabrielle Prendergast and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover for COLD FALLING WHITE, the sequel to her Sci-Fi Book ZERO REPEAT FOREVER which releases November 19, 2019! Check out the awesome cover and enter the giveaway!

I also happened to read and LOVE Zero Repeat Forever! Check out my review here to see why you might love it too!

On to the reveal!



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Title: Cold Falling White
Author: G.S. Prendergast
Release: November 19, 2019
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Series: The Nahx Invasions
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Pages: 352

Synopsis:

The 5th Wave meets Beauty and the Beast in this fast-paced and heart-stopping follow-up to Zero Repeat Forever, which VOYA called “an edge-of-your-seat page-turner.”

Xander Liu survived the end of the world—just barely. For more than a year he has outsmarted, hidden from, and otherwise avoided the ruthless alien invaders, the Nahx, dodging the deadly darts that have claimed so many of his friends. When the murder of his friend Raven leaves him in the protective company of August, a rebellious Nahx soldier, Xander is finally able to make his way back to human controlled territory and relative safety.

But safety amongst the humans is not what it seems. Nothing is anymore.

Raven remembers dying in the arms of August. She remembers the pain, and the way he cried as she faded away. But months later when she wakes up on a wide expanse of snowy sand dunes, shackled to a boy she thought was dead too, she has a lot of questions. What has happened to her and the other reanimated humans gathered on the dunes? What is the meaning of the Nahx ships that hover ominously above them? And most pressing of all, where is August, who promised to keep her safe?

In the shadow of an unforgiving Canadian winter, Xander and Raven find themselves on opposite sides of an alien war neither of them signed up for. Left with little choice about their roles in the great battle that now seems inevitable, they search for answers and allies, all while feeling inexorably drawn back the place it seems their respective fates were determined, and to the one who determined them: August.

You Can Find it At:
TBD

Title: Zero Repeat Forever
Author: G.S. Prendergast
Release: August 29, 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Series: The Nahx Invasions
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobook
Pages: 496

Synopsis:

The 5th Wave meets Beauty and the Beast in this fast-paced and heart-stopping novel about an invasion of murderous creatures and one girl fighting for her life at the end of the world.

He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.

Until a human kills her…

Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.

Shelter in place.

Which seems like good advice at first. Stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…

You Can Find it At:
Goodreads
TBD

Zero Repeat Forever Book Trailer:




Author Bio:

Gabrielle is a writer, teacher and designer living in Vancouver, Canada. You can read about her books here. She is represented by Barbara Poelle at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency.

In 2014 she was the Writer in Residence at Vancouver Public Library. In 2015 she was nominated for the BC Book Prizes and chosen to tour the province to promote BC Books. In 2017 Gabrielle took part in the TD Canada Children’s Book Week Tour. She has also been nominated for the White Pine Awardand the CLA Award.

Gabrielle won the Westchester Award for Audacious. Audacious was included in CBC’s list of 100 YA Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian. A poem from Capricious was chosen for the 2014 Poetry in Transit Program. Pandas on the East Side was chosen as an Ontario Library Association Best Bet for Junior Fiction in 2016. It was also nominated/shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily Award, The Red Cedar Award, the Diamond Willow Award and the Myrca Award.

You Can Find Her At:
Zero Repeat Forever Website
Website
Twitter
Facebook
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Pinterest
Goodreads

Giveaway:

1 winner will receive a signed Zero Repeat Forever hardcover, USA and Canada Only.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday (162)


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

This week I am excited for two books again! I will talk about Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen and Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard!

I learned about Dark Shores from the cover reveal. I saw the cover and immediately fell in love. Seriously, look at that gorgeousness. This book features meddlesome gods (my favorite kind), sailors (pirates????), and a conquering empire. This book ticks so many of boxes. It also looks like it has enemies to lovers, which is my favorite. I don't know if I'll be able to get this book right when it comes out, but I definitely want to read it soon!

Synopsis:

In a world divided by meddlesome gods and treacherous oceans, only the Maarin possess the knowledge to cross the Endless Seas. But they have one mandate: East must never meet West.

A PIRATE WITH A WILL OF IRON

Teriana is the second mate of the Quincense and heir to the Maarin Triumvirate. Her people are born of the seas and the keepers of its secrets, but when her closest friend is forced into an unwanted betrothal, Teriana breaks her people’s mandate so her friend might escape—a choice with devastating consequences.

A SOLDIER WITH A SECRET

Marcus is the commander of the Thirty-Seventh, the notorious legion that has led the Celendor Empire to conquer the entire East. The legion is his family, but even they don’t know the truth he’s been hiding since childhood. It’s a secret he’ll do anything to protect, no matter how much it costs him – and the world.

A DANGEROUS QUEST


When an Empire senator discovers the existence of the Dark Shores, he captures Teriana’s crew and threatens to reveal Marcus’s secret unless they sail in pursuit of conquest, forcing the two into an unlikely—and unwilling—alliance. They unite for the sake of their families, but both must decide how far they are willing to go, and how much they are willing to sacrifice.

Release: May 7, 2019

The second book I'm excited for is Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard! I loved the Red Queen series, and I'm excited for this new novella collection. I haven't read the two novellas in here that were previously published, so I'm excited to finally read those. But what I'm really excited for is the new novella, which I believe takes place after War Storm. The series ended with a lot of questions, and I'm hoping this'll answer a few of them!

Synopsis:

Return once more to the deadly and dazzling world of Red Queen in Broken Throne, a beautifully designed, must-have companion to the chart-topping series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard.

The perfect addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, this gorgeously designed package features three brand-new novellas, two previously published novellas, Steel Scars and Queen Song, and never-before-seen maps, flags, bonus scenes, journal entries, and much more exclusive content.


Fans will be delighted to catch up with beloved characters after the drama of War Storm and be excited to hear from brand-new voices as well. This stunning collection is not to be missed!

Release: May 7, 2019
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