Friday, September 30, 2016

September Wrap-Up

WHAT! September is over? How do? This means 2016 is almost over and I AM NOT PREPARED.

Has this month been very momentous? Eh, not really. But let's see what happened...

So let's start with early September. There was a #PitMad on twitter, which I partook in. I got one of my tweets favd by an agent! So I sent off a query and am not overly hopeful. But still!

Around the blog, you may notice some font changes and the addition of a drop-down menu. Nothing too serious. Just sprucing it up.

Not much else has happened this month honestly. It's mostly been me reading and writing. Except for the one thing that happened yesterday where I fell and sprained my ankle again.

This is literally me.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Review: Kiss Cam by Kiara London

Kiss CamTitle: Kiss Cam
Author: Kiara London
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release Date: October 18, 2016

In Kiss Cam, teen author Kiara London asks, what's a little harmless kissing between friends?

Juniper, Jasper, and Lenny have been friends forever and co-own a vlog channel called WereVloggingHere. Their fans are huge "shippers" who believe that Juniper and Jasper are perfect for each other, and, despite warnings from friends and family, a simple Truth-or-Dare inspired kiss soon spirals out of control into a whole new world of making out and surprise kisses.

Juniper and Jasper's relationship begins to shift. But as fan requests for different "Kiss Cam" segments keep pouring in, Juniper puts her worries aside and convinces herself that it doesn't mean anything. After all, it's just kissing… right?

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Review: Nemesis by Anna Banks

Nemesis (Nemesis #1)Title: Nemesis
Author: Anna Banks
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: October 4, 2016

The princess didn't expect to fall in love--with her nemesis.

Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king's servitude.

Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.

Sepora's gift could save Tarik's kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs?

Monday, September 19, 2016

Review: Replica by Lauren Oliver

Replica (Replica, #1)Title: Replica
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: October 4, 2016

Gemma has been in and out of hospitals since she was born. 'A sickly child', her lonely life to date has revolved around her home, school and one best friend, Alice. But when she discovers her father's connection to the top secret Haven research facility, currently hitting the headlines and under siege by religious fanatics, Gemma decides to leave the sanctuary she's always known to find the institute and determine what is going on there and why her father's name seems inextricably linked to it.

Amidst the frenzy outside the institute's walls, Lyra - or number 24 as she is known as at Haven - and a fellow experimental subject known only as 72, manage to escape. Encountering a world they never knew existed outside the walls of their secluded upbringing , they meet Gemma and, as they try to understand Haven's purpose together, they uncover some earth-shattering secrets that will change the lives of both girls forever...

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Review: The Lovely Reckless

The Lovely RecklessTitle: The Lovely Reckless
Author: Kami Garcia
Publisher: Imprint
Release Date: October 4, 2016

Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: Nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad—an undercover cop. She transfers to a public high school in the Downs, where fistfights don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.

Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him—and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Discussion: Paper Thickness

This may seem an odd thing to have a discussion on but...

It's spurred on by my recent acquisition of Empire of Storms, the fifth book in the Throne of Glass series.  The book is a whopping 693 pages.  And yet it only takes up about half the space as Queen of Shadows, which was 648 pages.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Monthly Giveaway Reminder

This is A quick reminder about the Monthly Giveaway, ending on September 30.  More details can be found in my original post, here.  Yes, this giveaway is international.

To enter, please follow the blog and tell me where the first line I quoted is from.

My history is hospitals.

Since not many people have guessed, I suppose it's time for a hint: You've seen the sequel to it on my blog recently.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Review: Fear the Drowning Deep

Fear the Drowning DeepTitle: Fear the Drowning Deep
Author: Sarah Glenn Marsh
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release Date: October 4, 2016

Witch’s apprentice Bridey Corkill has hated the ocean ever since she watched her granddad dive in and drown with a smile on his face. So when a dead girl rolls in with the tide in the summer of 1913, sixteen-year-old Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her granddad to leap into the sea has made its return to the Isle of Man.

Soon, villagers are vanishing in the night, but no one shares Bridey’s suspicions about the sea. No one but the island’s witch, who isn’t as frightening as she first appears, and the handsome dark-haired lad Bridey rescues from a grim and watery fate. The cause of the deep gashes in Fynn’s stomach and his lost memories are, like the recent disappearances, a mystery well-guarded by the sea. In exchange for saving his life, Fynn teaches Bridey to master her fear of the water — stealing her heart in the process.

Now, Bridey must work with the Isle’s eccentric witch and the boy she isn’t sure she can trust — because if she can’t uncover the truth about the ancient evil in the water, everyone she loves will walk into the sea, never to return.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Review: Aerie

Aerie (Magonia, #2)Title: Aerie
Author: Maria Dahvana Headley
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: October 4, 2016

Where is home when you were born in the stars?

Aza Ray is back on earth. Her boyfriend Jason is overjoyed. Her family is healed. She’s living a normal life, or as normal as it can be if you’ve spent the past year dying, waking up on a sky ship, and discovering that your song can change the world.

As in, not normal. Part of Aza still yearns for the clouds, no matter how much she loves the people on the ground.

When Jason’s paranoia over Aza’s safety causes him to make a terrible mistake, Aza finds herself a fugitive in Magonia, tasked with opposing her radical, bloodthirsty, recently-escaped mother, Zal Quel, and her singing partner Dai. She must travel to the edge of the world in search of a legendary weapon, The Flock, in a journey through fire and identity that will transform her forever.

In this stunning sequel to the critically acclaimed Magonia, one girl must make an impossible choice between two families, two homes—and two versions of herself.

Monday, September 5, 2016

My Hogwarts Story Tag

I was tagged by Sam over at Tsundoku for this tag.  I love doing tags, and this one looks so fun.  So yay!

So what would my life at Hogwarts be like??

1) Are you a Pure-blood, half-blood, or muggle-born wizard?

Hmmm.  I think I'd be half-blood.  I don't think I would be a pure-blood, but I can't really see myself as being muggle-born.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Twitter Break


I took a break from twitter this week.  And it was glorious.

I still checked my DMs and notifications (I mean come on.  I talk to my ALA squad on there).  But after things that happened earlier in the week?  I needed an effing break.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

No Review This Weekend

Boo!  Right?  Well, lately I've been really slumpy.  Like I have started so many books and not been able to get past the first few pages.  So I'll be taking this week off from reviewing in hopes that I can find a book to get me back on track.

Expect a mass of reviews to come at some point.

In the meantime, have an old internet meme.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

New Feature: Monthly Giveaway!

I promised a new feature today didn't I?  I certainly did!!  So here's the deal.  I've decided to start a monthly giveaway.  Exciting, right?  Each one will be for something different.  Depending on what it is, they will be domestic (North America) or international.  It completely depends on whether or not I am shipping something myself.  That, of course, will be announced with each new giveaway.