Apr 23 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (76): The Falconer by Elizabeth May, and The Wizard’s Promise by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by: Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The Falconer: Book 1 3D Hardcover


By Elizabeth May
Series: The Falconer (Book 1)
Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Paranormal
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
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Blurb/synopsis from Goodreads

Heiress. Debutant. Murderer. A new generation of heroines has arrived.

Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844

Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother.

Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city’s many dark alleyways.

But the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one, and as the fae infiltrate the ballroom and Aileana’s father returns home, she has decisions to make. How much is she willing to lose – and just how far will Aileana go for revenge?

There are many books out there, where the main character is a faery or a half faery, but this is the first book I’ve heard of where the protagonist is a faery slayer, sounds awesome. I never liked faeries anyways, they always seemed spoiled and boring, to me other supernatural creatures are more interesting (I’ve read many young adult faery books and they’ve all disappointed me, hopefully this one won’t).


The Hanna Duology: Book 1 The Wizards Promise 3D Hardcover

By Cassandra Rose Clarke
Series: The Hanna Duology (Book 1)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Publication Date: May 6, 2014 (it says May 1 on The Book Depository, I don’t know which one is right)
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All Hanna Euli wants is to become a proper witch – but unfortunately, she’s stuck as an apprentice to a grumpy fisherman. When their boat gets caught up in a mysterious storm and blown wildly off course, Hanna finds herself further away from home than she’s ever been before.

As she tries to get back, she learns there may be more to her apprentice master than she realized, especially when a mysterious, beautiful, and very non-human boy begins following her through the ocean, claiming that he needs Hanna’s help.

I haven’t read any of Cassandra’s other books yet, but I’m planning to, they all sound interesting and I’ve heard some good things about them.

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Apr 21 2014

Elemental: Book 2 Spark by Brigid Kemmerer

Elementals: Book 2 Spark

Release date: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Kensington
Format: Print (my own)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 345
Source for Synopsis: Goodreads
Challenge: (personal) 2014 Reading Challenge
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Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally. Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he’s not doing it. And no one seems to believe him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Because Layne has a few secrets of her own…


I read this book in the beginning of last month. I’m not exactly sure why it took me so long to write a review, except that I was busy with school and I wasn’t sure what to say about this book in the review.

It’s been over a year since I last read Storm, and yet I still remember most of what happened.

Gore: No
Magic: Yes
Romance: Yes

Action: Yes
Pacing: 4.5 stars
Plot: 4 stars
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Apr 20 2014

Updates and What to Expect on the Blog From Now On

Hey everybody!

The last few weeks have been really weird. There haven’t been many posts on here. That’s because I was so busy with school, I didn’t have the motivation to post much, and I was also depressed for a while. I’m over it now, mostly. So now I’m back to reading and I have a lot planned for the blog. I’ve mostly been on instagram, I’m so obsessed. I’ve already scheduled a few reviews. I’ve decided to sometimes post other types of reviews as well, I will still mostly be posting books and manga reviews, but sometimes I will post nail polish reviews, tv show reviews, old vs. new tv show reviews, etc. Plus, I want to start posting discussion posts, since I love to express my opinions so much.

So now that school is over for me until September, I’m going to try to be more active on here and on twitter.

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Apr 16 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (75): Deception’s Princess by Esther M. Friesner, and Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by: Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Deceptions Princess: Book 1 3D Hardcover


By Esther M. Friesner
Series: Deception’s Princess (Book 1)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 22, 2014
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Blurb/synopsis from Goodreads

Some lies lead to true adventure…

Maeve, princess of Connacht, was born with her fists clenched. And it’s her spirit and courage that make Maeve her father’s favorite daughter. But once he becomes the High King, powerful men begin to circle—it’s easy to love the girl who brings her husband a kingdom.

Yet Maeve is more than a prize to be won, and she’s determined to win the right to decide her own fate. In the court’s deadly game of intrigue, she uses her wits to keep her father’s friends and enemies close—but not too close. When she strikes up an unlikely friendship with the son of a visiting druid, Maeve faces a brutal decision between her loyalty to her family and to her own heart.

Award-winning author Esther Friesner has a remarkable gift for combining exciting myth and richly researched history. This fiery heroine’s fight for independence in first-century Ireland is truly worthy of a bard’s tale. Hand Deception’s Princess to fans of Tamora Pierce, Shannon Hale, and Malinda Lo.

Sleep No More 3D Hardcover

By Aprilynne Pike
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
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Oracles see the future but are never supposed to interfere. Charlotte learned that the hard way. If she hadn’t tried to change one of her childhood visions, her father would still be alive. Since the accident, Charlotte has suppressed her visions to avoid making the same mistake. But when she receives a premonition of a classmate’s murder, she can no longer ignore her powerful gift.

Then Charlotte meets someone who not only knows her secret but who also has a way for her to stop the killer. He offers to teach her how to manipulate her visions to change the future. But doing so will put Charlotte in the path of the murderer.…

Aprilynne Pike’s bestselling Wings series was called “remarkable” by Stephenie Meyer, bestselling author of the Twilight Saga. And her most recent novel, Life After Theft, was cheered as a “whirlwind adventure” by School Library Journal. Now Aprilynne returns with this exhilarating departure from her previous novels. Sleep No More is a psychological thrill ride that is sure to keep readers’ hearts racing until the very end.

What’s the point of there being oracles if they’re not supposed to interfere?
For ex: in Charmed, Phoebe gets premonitions because her and her sisters are supposed to stop them from coming true.

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Apr 12 2014

Saturday on the Shelves (86): Sailor Moon’s Mark of Velveteen

Saturday on the Shelves Meme Banner 2

About why I started a new book haul meme explained on the first post for this here


Giveaways on the Blog

-Book Blast: A Thousand Perfect Things by Kay Kenyon (+ $50 GC Giveaway) (Ends on March 31)


Reviews on the Blog

None this week.


Instagram

I decided to post every week on here, the photos I’ve uploaded to instagram. This week I uploaded so many, that I’m not going to post them on here this week. So I’m just going to leave the link here, if you want to see them. Also, you can view the six most recent photos that I’ve uploaded, on my sidebar.

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My Book Haul Title Bar

SotS 86: Velveteen, The Mark of Athena, Sailor Moon Short Stories 1

The Books That are Pictured Above

-The Heroes of Olympus: Book 3 The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan Goodreads (Synopsis, etc)
-Velveteen by Daniel Marks Goodreads (Synopsis, etc)
-Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Short Stories vol. 1 (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Renewal Editions #13) Goodreads (Synopsis, etc)


Blog Recap for This Week

Memes

Teaser Tuesday (41): The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Waiting on Wednesday (74): The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Blog Tours

-None this week

Book Blitz and Blasts

-None this week

Trailer Reveal and Cover Reveals

-None this week

Books I Finished Reading

-None this week


On the Blog Next Week

I have final exams next Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, but after that I promise to post more, like I used to, and to start posting reviews again. Since I’ll actually have time for those things now that school is over.

Wednesday

-WOW (75): Deception’s Princess by Esther M. Friesner, and Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike


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Apr 09 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (74): The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by: Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The Geography of You and Me 3D Hardcover


By Jennifer E. Smith
Series: N/A (Standalone)
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Poppy
Publication Date: April 15, 2014
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Blurb/synopsis from Goodreads

Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they’re rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.

Lucy and Owen’s relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and — finally — a reunion in the city where they first met.

A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith’s new novel shows that the center of the world isn’t necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.


I had to type up this post quickly, so I’ll update this about why I’m waiting for this book, later. Usually I type up my WoW posts at least a week in advance, but this time I was pretty busy since, counting this week I only have 2 weeks left until final exams. Plus lately, I don’t know why, I just didn’t have the motivation to do anything, so it was a bit of a challenge to even type this post up. It’s also why I haven’t written any book reviews yet, even though I read many books that I need to review. I blame school.

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Apr 08 2014

Teaser Tuesday (42): The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along. Just do the following:

-Grab your current read
-Open to a random page
-Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
-BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
-Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teasers:

HOO: Book 1 The Lost Hero

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“Can we just call them storm spirits?” Leo asked. “Venti make them sound like evil expresso drinks.”

-Page 192, “Heroes of Olympus: Book 1 The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan


I love that quote, I read that part in the bus and I almost burst out laughing. Although, I’m still not sure how I feel about the new characters yet, still too soon to tell. I’m a little over 230 pages in.

I finally decided to start reading this series a few weeks ago. The reasons it’s taking me so long to read this book are: school (so much homework and final exams are next week), and I miss Percy (plus it’s a little hard to get into this, or maybe that’s just me).


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Apr 05 2014

Saturday on the Shelves (85): Yay! More Books

Saturday on the Shelves Meme Banner 2

About why I started a new book haul meme explained on the first post for this here


Giveaways on the Blog

-Book Blast: Killer Within by Jeff Gunhus ($50 GC Giveaway) (Ends on April 30)


Reviews on the Blog

None this week.


Instagram

I decided to post every week on here, the photos I’ve uploaded to instagram. This week I uploaded so many, that I’m not going to post them on here this week. So I’m just going to leave the link here, if you want to see them. Also, you can view the six most recent photos that I’ve uploaded, on my sidebar.

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My Book Haul Title Bar

SotS85 1 TheLostHero and PokemonAdventuresvol.1and2

The Books That are Pictured Above

-The Heroes of Olympus: Book 1 The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan Goodreads (Synopsis, etc)
-Pokemon Adventures Volume 1 by NHidenori Kusaka, Mato Goodreads (Synopsis, etc)
I know that the cover is different on goodreads, but I’m pretty sure that it’s the same one.

-Pokemon Adventures Volume 2 by NHidenori Kusaka, Mato Goodreads (Synopsis, etc)


Blog Recap for This Week

Memes

Waiting on Wednesday (73): The Forbidden Library

Blog Tours

None this week

Book Blitz and Blasts

-Book Blast: Killer Within by Jeff Gunhus (+ $50 Giveaway)

Trailer Reveal and Cover Reveals

-None this week

Books I Finished Reading

-Shinsengumi Imon Peace Maker vol. 5 by Nanae Chrono
-Peacemaker Kurogane vol. 1 by Nanae Chrono
-Peacemaker Kurogane vol. 2 by Nanae Chrono
-Peacemaker Kurogane vol. 3 by Nanae Chrono
-Peacemaker Kurogane vol. 4 by Nanae Chrono


On the Blog Next Week

Tuesday

-Teaser Tuesdays (41)

Wednesday

-WOW (74): The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith


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