Thursday, January 29, 2015

outlander read-a-long initial post!

Hey guys! Welcome to the Outlander read-along that we're going for the whole month of February, which starts in just a few days! I have yet to watch the show since I don't have Starz (luckily my boyfriend does, so I'm going to start watching the episodes really soon!), but obviously I've heard great things, and I'd love to get to know at least some of the characters before getting into the show! Crystal came to me about this read-a-long and knew it was time to get into this fandom and read the novel!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

these broken stars (starbound #1) by amie kaufman & meagan spooner: review

Goodreads rating: 3.98
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published December 10th 2013 by Disney Hyperion
Series: Starbound #1
Source: bought, signed
Genre: YA sci-fi romance

Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive -- alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth.

The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

top ten tuesday: top ten books from winter and spring of the 365 days of ya challenge

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

So since today is a freebie day, I decided to talk about the books I'm most excited to read from the 365 of YA challenge, hosted by Epic Reads! I think this is such a great idea, and it's definitely going to be making me read new books and old books on my shelf. Check out the rest of the challenge HERE. So here are the books I'm most excited to read from this challenge:

Monday, January 19, 2015

my poison monday (4)

My Poison Monday is inspired by It's Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Book Journey, where I talk about my current read, as well as what I just finished and what I want to start next.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

what does the bookworm say? ~ the reading slump

This is a feature hosted by me, Kimbery from The Windy Pages, Thuy from Nite Lite Book Reviews, and Crystal from Books Unbound, where we discuss different bookish topics. This week is all about the reading slump. This happens when nothing seems to capture your attention. What do we do when we hit a reading slump? Do we take a break or re-read a favorite or do we push through?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

the body electric blog tour: review of the body electric by beth revis + giveaway

I'm so happy to be part of this blog tour! Ever since I read Across the Universe, I knew I would read anything Beth Revis wrote, especially when it's another sci-fi, Check out the rest of the tour HERE!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

strange and ever after (something strange and deadly #3) by susan dennard: review

Goodreads rating: 3.86
Hardcover, 387 pages
Published July 22nd 2014 by HarperTeen
Source: review copy from the publisher
Genre: YA historical romance

In the conclusion to the trilogy that Publishers Weekly called “a roaring—and addictive—gothic world,” Eleanor Fitt must control her growing power, face her feelings for Daniel, and confront the evil necromancer Marcus...all before it’s too late.

He took her brother, he took her mother, and now, Marcus has taken her good friend Jie. With more determination than ever to bring this sinister man to justice, Eleanor heads to the hot desert streets of nineteenth-century Egypt in hopes of ending this nightmare. But in addition to her increasingly tense relationships with Daniel, Joseph, and her demon, Oliver, Eleanor must also deal with her former friend, Allison, who has curiously entangled herself in Eleanor’s mission.

With the rising dead chomping at her every move and Jie’s life hanging in the balance, Eleanor is convinced that her black magic will see her through to the bitter end. But there will be a price. Though she and the Spirit Hunters have weathered every battle thus far, there will be consequences to suffer this time—the effects of which will be irreversible. And when it’s over, only some will be able to live a strange and ever after.

Susan Dennard will leave readers breathless and forever changed in the concluding pages of this riveting ride.

Monday, January 12, 2015

my poison monday (3)

My Poison Monday is inspired by It's Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Book Journey, where I talk about my current read, as well as what I just finished and what I want to start next.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

venom (secrets of the eternal rose #1) by fiona paul: review

Goodreads rating: 3.75
ARC, 435 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Philomel
Series: Secrets of the Eternal Rose #1
Source: advance reader's copy from ALA
Genre: YA historical romance

Cassandra Caravello is one of Renaissance Venice’s lucky elite: with elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, her own lady’s maid, and a wealthy fiancĂ©, she has everything a girl could desire. Yet ever since her parents’ death, Cassandra has felt trapped, alone in a city of water, where the dark and labyrinthine canals whisper of escape.

When Cass stumbles upon a murdered woman—practically in her own backyard—she’s drawn into a dangerous world of courtesans, killers, and secret societies. Soon, she finds herself falling for Falco, a mysterious artist with a mischievous grin... and a spectacular skill for trouble. Can Cassandra find the murderer, before he finds her? And will she stay true to her fiancĂ©, or succumb to her uncontrollable feelings for Falco?

Beauty, love, romance, and mystery weave together in a stunning novel that’s as seductive and surprising as the city of Venice itself.

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