Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (65)


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

This week, I'm excited for Renegades by Marissa Meyer! I am a big fan of the recent superhero trend, in both books and movies. I also love Marissa Meyer! I loved The Lunar Chronicles as well. I'll hopefully get to see Marissa this fall, either at YALLFest or at her event at Quail Ridge Books.

Synopsis:

Secret Identities.
Extraordinary Powers.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew.


Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

Release: November 7, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR List


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

1. Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

2. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

3. Brooding YA Hero by Carrie Ann DeRisio

4. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

5. Renegades by Marissa Meyer

6. The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin

7. The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle

8. Seriously Hexed by Tina Connolly

9. The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

10. That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (64)


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

This week, I'm super excited for This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter! I read her Shadow Falls series, and instantly fell in love. I'm also part of her street team, so I have an early copy to read. Once I finish my current stack of books, I plan to dig in!

Synopsis:

A new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?

Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was — a boy from her school — and they’re saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.

Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don’t come with guarantees. Who knew living, took more courage than dying?


This Heart of Mine is a haunting, poignant tale about living and dying, surviving grief, guilt, and heartache, while discovering love and hope in the midst of sadness.

Release: February 27, 2018

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Top Ten Books I Loved In My First Year of Blogging


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. These are books I loved and reviewed between August 2012 - August 2013. That said, I will not link to the reviews, because they are pretty bad. I did write them when I was 12.

1. Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent (This was my first post)

2. Welcome Caller, This if Chloe by Shelley Coriell

3. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

4. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

5. Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix

6. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

7. A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies

8. Whispers at Moonrise by CC Hunter

9. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

10. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday Street Team: Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller


Hello, and welcome to my Street Team Sunday stop! Mask of Shadows is an amazing new book that I hope everyone reads! My review of the book will be going up on Teenreads soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

Interview:

1. How did you react when you first saw the cover?

I didn’t really know what to do because it was amazing and bright and deadly, and it didn’t look like many covers I had seen before. I loved it. I felt so, so lucky that it was the cover for Mask of Shadows.

2. What advice do you have for younger and aspiring authors?

Keep writing. Write everything you can, read everything you can, and keep your hobbies. Learn everything you can or want to learn. You don’t have to go to school for writing. You don’t have to be any sort of person to be a writer other than someone who writes. Yes, getting published is hard and can be harder depending, but you can do it and many would love to help.

3. Do you write friends/family into your books, or do you keep them separate?

Oh, no. They’re separate. Very separate.

4. What were your favorite books as a child?

Lirael by Garth Nix, Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce, Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith, and weirdly the Mallory books by Carol O’Connell.

5. What's your favorite part of the writing process?

I really enjoy my second round of revising when I rewrite everything to make it tighter. I think it’s very calming.


Synopsis:

Perfect for fantasy fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo, the first book in this new duology features a compelling genderfluid main character, impressive worldbuilding, and fast-paced action.

Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But genderfluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class―and the nobles who destroyed their home.

When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand―the Queen's personal assassins, named after the rings she wears―Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.

But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.

You Can Find it At:
Goodreads
The Book Depository
Amazon

Author Bio:

A wayward biology student from Arkansas, Linsey has previously worked as a crime lab intern, lab assistant, and pharmacy technician. Her debut novel MASK OF SHADOWS is the first in a fantasy duology coming in August 2017 from Sourcebooks Fire. She can be found writing about science and magic anywhere there is coffee.

You Can Find Her At:
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Twitter
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Pinterest

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