Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E Pearson






Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,  that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating or books that are in our TBR pile.  This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is


Summary (by Goodreads)

Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous - what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed.

Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance and action make this a riveting page turner for teens.

This is Book #3 of the Remnant Chronicles.  This series has been on my radar for a little while and it might be about time to jump in and read it since the 3rd installment comes out in August. GORGEOUS covers.  Mary E Pearson has been an author I have been meaning to read for years...I must learn to read faster to get further down my TBR list!!
- Christinabean

Monday, July 25, 2016

Stacking the Shelves




Stacking the Shelves allows us to share the books we have added to our collections - physical, virtual, borrowed, bought or received


I received a great deal with Audible to try out a couple audiobooks for a couple bucks. This was one of my picks. I love listening to it while I'm cooking or doing my hair in the mornings. I have been waiting for this title to come out and I'm SO EXCITED to be trying a new medium. 
- Christinabean

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess






Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,  that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating or books that are in our TBR pile.  This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is



Summary (by Goodreads)

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she's shocked when instead of being executed, she's invited to train as one of Her Majesty's royal sorcerers.

Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.

But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city--and the one she loves?

Exhilarating and gripping, Jessica Cluess's spellbinding fantasy introduces Henrietta Howel, a powerful, unforgettable heroine, and an entertaining world filled with magic, monsters, and mayhem.
 

There have been a lot of titles recently about kingdoms and secret abilities.  It will be interesting to see how this one fares.  It does not come out until September!
- Christinabean

Monday, July 11, 2016

Stacking the Shelves




Stacking the Shelves allows us to share the books we have added to our collections - physical, virtual, borrowed, bought or received



I picked these two up at a used book store over the weekend!  Can't wait to read them!  What's on your shelf this week? 
- Christinabean

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab






Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,  that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating or books that are in our TBR pile.  This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is


Summary (by Goodreads)

There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwaba young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.
 

I've been following Victoria for years, ever since I saw her band together as a young writer who had yet to be published. She pulled together the writing community to raise funds after a natural disaster.  Texas, I believe. It was quite impressive.  While I did not continue reading The Archived series, I have been keeping an eye out for this young writer.  She has quite the way with words.  This Savage Song was released yesterday.  Look for it at your local bookstore!

- Christinabean

Monday, June 27, 2016

Stacking the Shelves




Stacking the Shelves allows us to share the books we have added to our collections - physical, virtual, borrowed, bought or received


Summary (by Goodreads)

The world is at peace, said the Utterances. And really, if the odd princess has a hard day, is that too much to ask?

Greta is a duchess and crown princess—and a hostage to peace. This is how the game is played: if you want to rule, you must give one of your children as a hostage. Go to war and your hostage dies.

Greta will be free if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday. Until then she lives in the Precepture school with the daughters and sons of the world’s leaders. Like them, she is taught to obey the machines that control their lives. Like them, she is prepared to die with dignity, if she must. But everything changes when a new hostage arrives. Elián is a boy who refuses to play by the rules, a boy who defies everything Greta has ever been taught. And he opens Greta’s eyes to the brutality of the system they live under—and to her own power.

As Greta and Elián watch their nations tip closer to war, Greta becomes a target in a new kind of game. A game that will end up killing them both—unless she can find a way to break all the rules.
 

I recently read that book #2 was coming out and I hadn't even read #1!! Interesting premise but is it really a good thing to hold a member of your enemy hostage for peace? I guess it isn't much different than the Starks raising a Greyjoy, eh? BTW....any comments on Game of Thrones Sunday?? 
- Christinabean

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday




Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,  that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating or books that are in our TBR pile.  This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is


Summary (by Goodreads)

In the second installment of New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes's highly acclaimed Falling Kingdoms spin-off series, danger looms and the mystery deepens as two warring evils vie for possession of one elusive, powerful book.

Modern-day Toronto: Sisters Crystal and Becca Hatcher are reunited after reclaiming the Bronze Codex and narrowly escaping death. They have no one to trust but each other, and the only thing keeping them safe is the book that sent Becca's spirit to Ancient Mytica--the same book that their enemies would kill them for. 

Ancient Mytica: Maddox grapples to keep his newly discovered powers under control, while the ruthless goddess Valoria hunts him down. 

Modern-day Toronto: Farrell embraces his dark side as he unwittingly falls further under the spell of Markus, the mastermind leader of the nefarious Hawkspear Society, who will stop at nothing to find Crys and Becca--and the remarkable book in their possession. 

OOOOHHHH!!! This is so exciting and I'm so embarassed that I have YET to read Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes!!  I LOVED LOVED LOVED the Falling Kingdoms series.  Seriously, I think it might just make my top 10 series list.  I can't believe that I haven't read this spin-off series....I wonder how many vacation days I have left....
- Christinabean


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