Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2016 #80




1. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

2. The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

3. Kindered Spirits  by Rainbow Rowell
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4. Stars Above  by Marissa Meyer
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5. The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury
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6. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
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7. The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters
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8. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (May 3, 2016)
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9. When We Collided by Emery Lord
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10. The Raven King (#4) by Maggie Stiefvater
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Stacking the Shelves/Weekly Update #83

Stacking the Shelves



Reviews:

Winter: Review

Library:

Soundless by Richelle Mead
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Bought:

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
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For Review:



Music:


Halsey: Badlands
Melanie Martinez: Cry Baby



Stacking the Shelves/Weekly Update #82 Christmas Edition

Stacking the Shelves



Reviews:

Until The Beginning: Review
The Accident Season: Review
My Life With the Walter Boys: Review
Day Shift: Review

Library:

White Rose (#2) by Amy Ewing
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For Review:



Christmas Gifts:
Some of my geeky/fun gifts
Full House Complete Series.




Review: Until the Beginning (#2) by Amy Plum


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Summary from Goodreads:

When Juneau's clan disappeared, she lost so much more than her friends and family. She soon discovered everything she thought she knew about her life was a lie. Her people's gifts were actually secret abilities that others wanted, desperately enough to kidnap an entire village.

Juneau and her new companion Miles's cross-country journey to find her clan has led them to a game preserve in New Mexico. Now Juneau's people are finally within reach, and she will stop at nothing to save them. But she has a target on her back too, because unbeknownst to her she is the key to unlocking everything. To rescue her people - and herself - Juneau must discover what she, and her abilities, are truly capable of.

My Review:

It took me a bit to get into this sequel because I completely forgot the plot of the first book, lol. But, after I read about 50 pages it jogged my memory and I was able to enjoy it.

The first novel was an okay book but I think that the second one was even better than it.

I would have liked it to be mainly in the POV of Juneau (Miles POV was just meh) but besides that the plot was really interesting and the characters were great.

I recommend checking out this series, it is very interesting and has great science/magic and characters,

My Rating:

Four Stars Out of Five

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Accident Season by Moria Fowley-Doyle


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Summary from Goodreads:

It's the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.

The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara's life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara's family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items - but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear.

But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?

My Review:

I was pretty hyped about reading this novel, mainly because of the strange plot and the amazing cover. However, despite how well written and beautiful the images were in the novel, it was a little too strange to follow.

It is pretty clear that the author was going for magical realism, like Bone Gap, however, the integration of the magical elements and the realistic ones was so confusing that I had a hard time reading it.

The accident season twist/explanation was a little hard to follow and was somewhat of a let down.

Despite that I loved the characters so much, I was disappointed with the magical realism aspects but loved the contemporary parts and the main character, Cara.

I recommend checking it out just for the characters.

My Rating:

Three Stars Out of Five 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

2015 Debut Author Challenge





2015 Debuts Read In 2015

1. Mosquitoland by David Arnold (4 Stars)
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2. An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (4 Stars)
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3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (4 Stars)
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4. The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury (5 Stars)
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5. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (5 Stars)
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6. Vendetta by Catherine Doyle
7. Damage Done by Amanda Panitch
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8. Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty
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9. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga (5 Stars)
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10. Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca
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11. No Parking at the End of Times by Bryan Bliss
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12. This Side of Home by Renee Watson.
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13. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

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14. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (4 Stars)
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15. Even When You Lie to Me by Jessica Alcott (3 Stars)
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16. We All Looked Up by Tommey Wallach (3 Stars)
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17.  None of The Above by I.W Gregorio (4 Stars)
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18. Ana of California by Andi Teran (3 Stars)
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19. Captive by A. J Grainger
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20. Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout (2 Stars)
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Wishlist Wednesday # 82



Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper.


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Summary from Goodreads:

Ruby can't look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government's attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. With them is a prisoner: Clancy Gray, son of the president, and one of the few people Ruby has encountered with abilities like hers. Only Ruby has any power over him, and just one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds. 

They are armed only with a volatile secret: proof of a government conspiracy to cover up the real cause of IAAN, the disease that has killed most of America's children and left Ruby and others like her with powers the government will kill to keep contained. But internal strife may destroy their only chance to free the "rehabilitation camps" housing thousands of other Psi kids.

Meanwhile, reunited with Liam, the boy she would-and did-sacrifice everything for to keep alive, Ruby must face the painful repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her. She turns to Cole, his older brother, to provide the intense training she knows she will need to take down Gray and the government. But Cole has demons of his own, and one fatal mistake may be the spark that sets the world on fire.

My Notes:

I flew through this series and I'm sad to see it end. :(

Waiting on Wednesday # 82



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, where you pick a book that is coming out soon that you want to read.



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One moment of recklessness will change their worlds 

Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life. 

Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules. 

And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here.

My Notes:

I enjoyed the first novel and I tend to read anything she writes.