Saturday, May 28, 2016

Review: A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes

A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves, #1)Title: A Book of Spirits and Thieves
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: June 23, 2015

Worlds collide in this suspenseful, page-turning Falling Kingdoms spin-off series, which explores a whole new side of Mytica—and an even darker version of its magic.

Crystal Hatcher, Modern-day Toronto: It’s a normal afternoon in her mother’s antique bookshop when Crys witnesses the unthinkable: her little sister Becca collapses into a coma after becoming mesmerized by a mysterious book written in an unrecognizable language.

Maddox Corso, Ancient Mytica: Maddox Corso doesn’t think much of it when he spots an unfamiliar girl in his small village. Until, that is, he realizes that she is a spirit, and he is the only one who can see or hear her. Her name is Becca Hatcher, and she needs Maddox to help get her home.

Farrell Grayson, Modern-day Toronto: Rich and aimless Farrell Grayson is thrilled when the mysterious leader of the ultra-secret Hawkspear Society invites him into the fold. But when he learns exactly what he has to do to prove himself, Farrell starts to question everything he thought he knew about family, loyalty, and himself….

Fate has brought these young people together, but ancient magic threatens to rip them apart.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (52) Crooked Kingdom

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine

I've been fairly bad about posting lately. I'm trying to fix that.  So this week, I'm waiting on...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Oh my gosh it's been probably two months since I did one of these posts.  Have you ever gone back to reread a favorite book and found that it wasn't exactly as you remembered?  Today's Top Ten theme is books I feel differently about after time has passed.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Giveaway: Signed UK copy of The Raven King

So, there is no review this week so that I can catch up on things.

That said, I promised a giveaway of my UK copy of The Raven King.  Maggie Stiefvater will be in town in June, so I will get it signed.  I will also get it personalized, if you like.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)Title: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release Date: May 3, 2016

Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Upcoming Signings

If you live in Florida, particularly central Florida, you will know that there are not that many author signings in the area.  I know this as well as anyone.  No one comes here even though Orlando is huge and is really central.

However, there are things happening in the next few months.  So I wanted to share these upcoming signings with you guys in case anyone is in the area.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Character Dating Profile: Rhysand

So I have been HORRIBLE about posting lately.  The only things pretty much to go up are reviews, so I thought I would do a fun post.

I just finished reading A Court of Mist and Fury (as many people have) and would like to share Rhysand's dating profile.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (51) Carve the Mark

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're excited about.

This week, I'm excited about...

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Review: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)Title: The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Release Date: April 29, 2008

Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that is her name. She has just awoken from a coma, they tell her, and she is still recovering from a terrible accident in which she was involved a year ago. But what happened before that? Jenna doesn't remember her life. Or does she? And are the memories really hers?

This fascinating novel represents a stunning new direction for acclaimed author Mary Pearson. Set in a near future America, it takes readers on an unforgettable journey through questions of bio-medical ethics and the nature of humanity. Mary Pearson's vividly drawn characters and masterful writing soar to a new level of sophistication.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Review: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

The Square Root of SummerTitle: The Square Root of Summer
Author: Harriet Reuter Hapgood
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release Date: May 3, 2016

This is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve someone. It's a little bit like a black hole. It's a little bit like infinity.

Gottie H. Oppenheimer is losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe around her seaside town begins to fray, she's hurtled through wormholes to her past:

To last summer, when her grandfather Grey died. To the afternoon she fell in love with Jason, who wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral. To the day her best friend Thomas moved away and left her behind with a scar on her hand and a black hole in her memory.

Although Grey is still gone, Jason and Thomas are back, and Gottie's past, present, and future are about to collide—and someone's heart is about to be broken.