Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #246

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Goodreads Description:

In this riveting sequel to New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent's acclaimed novel Menagerie, Delilah Marlow will discover that there is no crueler cage than the confines of the human mind…

When their coup of Metzger's Menagerie is discovered, Delilah and her fellow cryptids find their newly won freedom brutally stripped away as they are sold into The Savage Spectacle, a private collection of "exotic wildlife." Specializing in ruthless cryptid cage matches, safari-style creature hunts and living party favors, the Spectacle's owner, Willem Vandekamp, caters to the forbidden fetishes of the wealthy and powerful. At the Spectacle, any wish can be granted—for the right price.

But Vandekamp's closely guarded client list isn't the only secret being kept at the Spectacle. Beneath the beauty and brutality of life in the collection lie much darker truths, and no one is more determined than Delilah to strip the masks from the human monsters and drag all dark things into the light.

Paperback, 432 pages
Expected publication: March 28th 2017 by Harlequin MIRA
Pre-Order here and here

Gosh, how I am excited about this book :D Ahh. Though, yeah, it is forever away. Sobs. But I couldn't help but share about it now. Because that cover is new. And it is so gorgeous. Sigh. I love it. I just. I wish this book was out sooner. Sniffs. I loved book one, Menagerie, so much. It was heartbreaking. It was so exciting. And oh so awesome. I am dying for this sequel. I need to know what happens next. Ahh :D I love the characters so much. I have high hopes for my romance to happen. Fingers crossed. I'm so excited.
What are you waiting for on this spectacular Wednesday?

Saturday, June 25, 2016

In My Mailbox #243

This have been a difficult week. I have been so exhausted after my hospital visit, so have been napping a lot and just relaxing. And so I haven't read much at all. It took me around four days to read The Book Thief. Sigh. And I'm so tired all the time. And behind on all commenting. But I'm working on it. Just hoping to start feeling better :) But despite feeling so crappy, I do have some awesome news. Today we got our new Lay-z-spa Miami. And I am so so excited to start using it :D I love bathing. I love hottubs, lol. Tomorrow it shall be warm enough. So I shall spend a lot of time doing that :) But I do hope to start reading more shortly too. I just need to start feeling better. Hmph. Anyway. I did blog a little bit this week :) I posted my review of The Book Thief :) Which I enjoyed. I posted a new Top Ten Tuesday :D With my favorite books this year. And this week I'm waiting on United. <3 My newest Book Collection post is books by Marie Rutkoski. Eee :D I also got a bunch of stunning mail this week. I love it all so much. <3 Ahh.

Lady Midnight. Finally got the international paperback edition :D Love. But aw, 2nd edition. Sad face, lol.
Nevernight. EEE! Thank you so much Katie at the UK pub :D I LOVE this book. The most. So perfect.
Never Ever. I'm so curious about this one. Excited to read it. But I am worried about that ending.. oh.
Six of Crows. Yay for new UK paperback edition :D This book is so awesome. And oh so gorgeous. Sigh.
Grischa 2. German paperback edition of book two :D I own the first one. And the hardcovers. So pretty.
Let the Sky Fall. Finally got to buy this new paperback edition after they sent me the wrong one :) Love.
Prodigy. Eee, I love these books. Love that they are now in graphic novel format too. Sigh. It's gorgeous.
The Winner's Kiss. Finally got to buy this last one for my collection :D Yess. Expensive, but worth it.
Bukowski Plush. Ahh :D New ones. I love this brand. I love these plushes. They are so soft and perfect.
Pop Figures. I did not order Shrek, lol. But I do love him. More Game of Thrones pops too :D Love all.
Press Back Swag. YAY! Thank you so much Kristen. <3 These are gorgeous. Love the tattoos :D Pretty.
Zootopia. I got to buy these two pretty figures this week. Still missing a few, but aw. These are so cute.
Bookmarks. Eee :D More precious bookmarks. <3 They are the cutest. Shadow and Bone :D Ahhh. Mal.

Yesternight. EEE! I'm so happy to have gotten approved for this one on Edelweiss :D Thank you so much. <3 I do need the print ARC, though, to complete my gorgeous Cat Winters collection. <3 Just. Ahh. I cannot wait to read this one :D It shall happen next week for sure. I'm so excited to read it.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Friday, June 24, 2016

Book Collection #17

17th week of my new Book Collection posts. I will be doing this every Friday. And I am loving it. I own so many amazing books, and I love that I get to share my collection of many of them. I will be posting all my collections randomly, but I love them all. I hope you will all enjoy these posts of mine. Would love to know if you have any collections like mine; if you own and love these books too. Let me know. I love my books.

Books by Marie Rutkoski.

Gosh, I love these three books. I love them so, so much. The story of Kestrel and Arin is the very best. Sigh. I'm so happy with all of these. And I cannot wait to read more books by Marie. She's so awesome. I love that my collection is complete. Eee. Just missing the third book in paperback, that comes next year. I have both ARCs. And that ARC box. Swoon. It is empty in the pictures, though. Just missing some of the precious swag. Aw. One day, I shall have it all. I hope. Just. I love these books. So very much. The most.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #245

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 


Goodreads Description:

After thwarting a deadly coup and saving the alliance between their worlds, Cara and Aelyx have finally earned a break. Their tiny island colony is everything they dreamed it would be―days spent gathering shells on the beach and nights in each other’s arms.

But the vacation is short-lived.

The treaty between Earth and L’eihr has awakened an ancient force that threatens to destroy them all. The Aribol, mysterious guardians charged with maintaining interstellar peace, deem the alliance a threat to the galaxy. They order a separation of the races, decreeing humans and L’eihrs must return to their own planets within the month or face extinction. In fact, they already have agents in place on Earth, ready to begin.

With the clock ticking, Aelyx and Cara assemble a team of colonists and race back to Earth, where they unite with old friends to solve the mystery of who the Aribol are, what they want, and the real reason the alliance has provoked them. As tensions build to a full-scale war, Aelyx and Cara must fight harder than ever―not just for their future, but for the survival of both their worlds.

Hardcover, 300 pages
Expected publication: August 2nd 2016 by EverAfter
Pre-Order here and here

Eee, I cannot wait to read this final book :D I adored book one and two so much, and I cannot wait to read how it all ends. Ahhh. I'm a bit nervous, but I do know that I will love this book. And I'm beyond excited for more romance between Aelyx and Cara :D Yay! I think this book will end up being so exciting. And so romantic. And evil too, probably, lol. I cannot wait. See my cover reveal post for it here :) It's so gorgeous.
What are you waiting for on this earthly Wednesday?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #28

Top Ten Favorite 2016
Releases So Far This Year

1. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff.
When I read this book a few months ago, I knew it would be a huge favorite of mine. Probably cause of all the heartbreak it gave me, lol. It was so beautifully written and so good and gah. I loved this oh so much. Despite the heartbreak.


2. Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman.
I had been so excited for this book for ages, eee, and I finally got to read it this month. Thrilled to say I loved it so much. It's even more awful than Illuminae, haha. I'm not sure which one I love the most, but I love them both oh so much.

3. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare.
I had been waiting so long for this book. And when I read it a few months ago, it was everything I wanted it to be and more. Sigh. I love all the books by Cassie. And I loved this one the most. Julian and Emma are the cutest. Eee.

4. The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski.
I'm so thrilled that I loved this book so much. I was a bit nervous before reading it, but oh gosh. It ended up having everything I wanted in a book. Everything I had dreamed of for these characters. I loved this book so much.

5. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer.
There was no way I could not include this book as one of the best I have read this year. Because, gosh. It was perfection. That epilogue was truly the most awesome. And all the short stories. I love this world. I love these characters.

6. Foxheart by Claire Legrand.
Oh, how I love books by Claire. And just love Claire, lol. She's so kind and awesome. And her books are perfection. This one might be my favorite. I can't decide. It's heartbreaking. It's amazing. There is magic. I loved it oh so much.

7. Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand.
And this one too. It's so sad and real and I loved reading every moment of it. Finley is the most amazing girl. I loved getting to know her. I adored all the friendships she made. And the boy she met, hih. This book is so, so perfect.


8. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.
I knew I would love this book. And I did. So much. Eee. But I did not know it would ruin my heart so much. Hmph. And that I would feel so strongly about all the characters. Ahh. It was simply amazing. So much love for this precious.

9. Blood For Blood by Ryan Graudin.
This book broke me. Sad face. But even so, I loved it so much. The story is just so amazing. And Yael is the bravest and strongest girl. I loved reading about her and her fight. This final book was so exciting and I loved it lots.

10. The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda.
I'm simply so happy with how much I loved this book. Eee. It was exciting from beginning to end. I adored the characters. And I loved the small romance. Ack. The story was so good and full of suspense. I ended up loving this book a lot.

Ahh, I have read a few amazing books this year so far :D Much less than I wished for, sad face, but hoping I will read much more in these next months. Fingers crossed. But yeah. I still managed to find ten favorites for this awesome topic :D Yay! I loved all of these books SO MUCH. I think they are in the right order. Most likely. But even so, I loved them all to pieces. The title links will lead to my five star reviews of all the books. If you haven't read any of these yet, then do so right now. They are perfection. Oh, fine, I know. Five of these aren't even out yet. Ack! But they will be soonish :D And you should pre-order them.

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme held by The Broke and the Bookish :)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I'm glad I finally read this book. I saw the movie last year, which I liked, but still hadn't read the book. But wanted to for ages. And now I finally did. I'm a bit sad to say that I did not love it. But I liked it. I liked it so much. And I have a big reason for not loving it. Sigh. Even so, it was a four star for me. And I liked this book so much.

I don't know where to begin with this book. I'm not sure I will write all that much about it. It took me forever to read it. Many days. I never use this long to read a book. Ack. I'm not sure why. Maybe because I was dreading that ending. Hmph. Either way, I finally finished it, and I'm so glad I read it. Truly. But I'm also a bit sad.

My review will have spoilers about the ending below. But I do think that just about everyone have already read this book by now, lol, or has seen the movie. But yeah. About that movie. I didn't love it when I saw it last year. I found it to be a little boring. I do not remember too much about it right now, but I do remember that most of the book was not included. Many of the important parts were not there. Aw. But even so. I'm going to re-watch the movie in a moment, and I hope to like it much more this time. Fingers crossed. Sigh. This book. I wasn't in love with the writing, but I did enjoy it a bunch. I did like reading about Death. Mostly I loved reading about Liesel and Rudy. But yeah. The writing was good. I didn't like that the book spoiled itself, though. Ugh.

This book tells the story of Liesel. And gosh, I loved this girl so much. She's nine at first, but she's fourteen when the book ends. I loved her right away. It broke my heart that her brother died right before they both should have arrived with their new papa and mama. And this poor girl ends up having many nightmares for so long because of it. Which was just heartbreaking to read about. Aw. But she's still so strong. And fierce. And kind too, despite her stealing. But yeah. Liesel is an amazing girl. I loved her so.

I loved reading about her life. Her papa was the most awesome. Her mama a bit scary sometimes, but still the most awesome too. I loved how it was set around the Hitler war in Germany. So heartbreaking. So much death. Yet so amazing. This book doesn't focus all that much on the war, but still lots of pieces of it is in there. It hurts my heart that all of this happened before. And that it might even happen again, maybe. Oh, I hope not. But yeah. I simply enjoy reading stories about that time. They are well written.

I'm not sure what to say about the plot in this book. So I'm not going to say too much. It is mostly just about the life of Liesel. And how she spends her days. What she learns of the world. I loved her and Rudy so much. Sniffs. And I liked the plot a whole bunch. I just wish I could have loved the plot and that ending. Sigh. Wish it could be changed. Hmph. But anyway. I liked this story. It was interesting to read about. Interesting and heartbreaking. I'm glad I read this one, finally. So glad I got to meet Liesel and Rudy.

There is a Jew in the basement in this story. Twenty four year old Max. I did love this man a lot. He was pretty sweet and I liked reading about him. I loved his sibling relationship with Liesel. It was beautifully written. I hated how he had to hide there for so long, and then he had to leave, and ahh. It was a bit heartbreaking. But so interesting. I liked his ending. And oh. Liesel's ending. It made me sad. Sigh. But then I used google. And I found this post by the author, here. And I'm now feeling much better, haha.

I will be honest. The reason for why I did not love this book was because the boy died at the end. I shall never forgive it. I can't help it, if the couple isn't together at the end, not really a book for me. And while I have managed to love a book where this happens before, it was so different with The Book Thief. Sigh. Because this boy did not get to be fully happy before he died. He did not get the kiss he had wanted for four goddamn years. And then he died. And I just. I'm so pissed off about it. It shouldn't have happened.

The ending made me cry. Because of the boy. But also because of the other people who died. It was sad. And evil. And I just. I'm not okay with the boy dying. Sigh. I feel like the book would have been perfect, if he had still been alive. If they had gotten to be together, like they had wanted to. Hmph. I shall not forgive it. His death was just mean. I guess that others are okay with him dying. But I'm not. And it shall bother me forever and ever. Sad face. I would have loved it, if only he had not died. Which makes me sad. Aw.

But despite all that. I did like this book. I liked this book a lot. Because I did love Liesel. And her new papa. And mama. Mostly I loved Rudy. He was the most amazing boy. Sobs. And I loved his friendship with Liesel so much. I loved how much they cared for each other. I loved how they were together all the time. I just wish Liesel hadn't been so stubborn. I wish she had realized she loved him a little bit earlier. Ugh. Which is why I'm angry, lol. But anyway. I did like the book. If you haven't read it, then do so now.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

In My Mailbox #242

More books in the mail this week :D Yay. But still waiting on some things that seem to be lost.. ahh. I hate waiting, lol. It better arrive next week. Fingers crossed :) But still. So happy about all the things I got this week :D No pop figures, but only because they are slow to arrive.. hahaha. I'm getting so many, still :) This week I read three books. YAY! And I'm currently reading The Book Thief :) But reading it so slow, as I'm not feeling the best this weekend. Sigh. But I shall finish it by tomorrow. I shall. This week I blogged a bunch. Sort of. I posted my review of What the Dead Want :) I posted a Top Ten Tuesday :D Yay! I posted my review of The Masked Truth. <3 This week I'm waiting on The Bronze Key :D I posted my review of Between Shades of Gray :) Then my newest Book Collection is books by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. <3 I had a good week. Just a bit exhausted. And not feeling the best. Finally, though, more medicine this Tuesday. Hope it will make me feel better :) And ohh. I got accepted for the UK ARC of The Shadow Hour on Netgalley :D Yay! But I was told a week before that that I'm getting the print version in the mail, so waiting for that. <3 I'm excited. Shall re-read The Girl at Midnight first, though :) Can't wait.

Gemina. EEE! Thank you so much Andye :D I LOVED Gemina. SO thrilled to have the US ARC too :D
My Lady Jane. Finally got my hardcover :D YAY! Signed one next month. <3 So pretty. I loved this one.
The Vanishing Throne. Eee, finally out in the US :D This book is amazing. This hardcover is so gorgeous.
These Broken Stars. Finally got to buy the AUS version :D So pretty. But ahh, edition 10 or 11 o.O lol.
Between Shades of Gray. I won a contest from Suzanne, and I picked this one :D Finally read it. Liked it.
Zootopia. Yay for more books from this awesome movie :D I need them all, lol. Cutest erasers included.
Everest. Saw this movie at the store. I had to get it. I'm so curious about it. Fingers crossed I'll love it :)
Carrie Ryan Swag. Oh my gosh, so gorgeous. Thank you so, so much Carrie :D This was the best gift. <3 All the hugs. I adored her middle grade series the most. So amazing. Loved her newest YA book too :D

More Instagram photos here. <3

Friday, June 17, 2016

Book Collection #16

16th week of my new Book Collection posts. I will be doing this every Friday. And I am loving it. I own so many amazing books, and I love that I get to share my collection of many of them. I will be posting all my collections randomly, but I love them all. I hope you will all enjoy these posts of mine. Would love to know if you have any collections like mine; if you own and love these books too. Let me know. I love my books.

I adore these books. They are beyond beautiful. Ahh. And I'm feeling so lucky to have all the editions. I have both ARCs, eee. And all three Australian finished copies. They are all just so stunning. I adored book one and two, but have yet to read the third one, ahh, but doing so very soon. Plus these two authors are pretty amazing. I own other books by them, but this is just their books together. Can't wait for more.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

This book came out five years ago. And I just read it today. But then again, I hadn't really read the summary for it until I read another book by this author, Salt to the Sea, months ago. And then I read about this one. And I had to have it. Because I love reading YA books about war, though they are heartbreaking.

I don't know what to say about this book. It was pretty evil. Yet I didn't feel that bad about things, as I didn't get all the emotions from this book that I wanted. Aw. But even so. It was so very heartbreaking. And I hate and love reading books about war. People in charge were so cruel to other people. Shudders.

It breaks my heart to read about how cruel some people can be. Yet it is the most interesting thing to read about. Because it is exciting. And real. So real. Because it all happened. And not that long ago. Shudders. I wouldn't be able to survive a war. I really wouldn't. I hope I never have to. But I fear that a war is coming. Sigh. But anyway. I must admit that I don't really know anything about the war with Russia and the soviets. How long it lasted. How awful it was for people. The author notes says more than twenty million people were killed in this war. And I just. That is so many people. Sad face. So awful. Just so cruel. I don't understand it one bit. Yet I loved reading about it. And I really do want to read more YA war books, but there aren't many.

This book tells the story of fifteen year old Lina. Who was taken from her home along with her family. Her father was taken to a prison in a different place, but Lina and her mother and her younger brother, Jonas, was taken on a train headed for Siberia. And oh god. Reading about that was pretty awful. So many people inside that train. Having to use a hole in the floor for a bathroom. Having no food. Moving for so many days. It was so cruel. Yet interesting to read about. She met Andrius on this train. And many others.

I loved reading about Lina. I did like this girl a whole bunch. I didn't fully connect with her, another reason for why this is a four star, but I did like her oh so much. And I liked her brother too. And her mom. We also get to know so many other characters, and I did like getting to know them all. The bald man was so rude most of the time, yet he could be kind too. So many people I got to know died. Aw. But I liked reading about all of them even so. There was one guard who was sort of nice. But just a small part of the story.

There is a small part of romance in this book. And I liked it oh so much. Andrius was the most awesome. A couple of years older than Lina. He was so kind and sweet. Yet Lina was a bit rude towards him for a long time. Sigh. So much time was wasted. But then they got past that, and started liking each other. There is a little bit of kissing. So cute. But not much at all. Not nearly enough. Then they are separated. Ugh. For twelve years, I believe. Uuugh. See my notes about that below. Aw. But yeah. I adored Andrius.

There is so much happening in this book. Yet I was disappointed that it wasn't longer. Hmph. But yeah. I'm glad I got to read it now. Because I did like it lots. The plot is so good. So evil. Reading about Lina trapped in work camps, having so little to eat, starving and freezing. And so many others died because of it. It was so mean to read about. But I also liked it so much. I'm not sure what else to say about this book. I enjoyed it. Lina had it very bad, yet it could have been so much worse. Thankfully, it was not that bad.

I must say something about the ending. And it will be spoilery. Sigh. I just finished this book, and my gosh, the ending left me feeling a bit disappointed. Lina has been captive for about a year and a half. It ends with her and her brother far north, in a work camp, away from the boy she likes, and then there is just a small epilogue page. I was so disappointed. Especially when that epilogue said she had been captive for twelve years. Why didn't we get to see when she was set free? That should have been there.

Like. When she was reunited with the boy. How she got free. What happened after that. I feel so cheated. I wanted to read about all of that the very most. Ugh. I didn't get the bad journey, when we didn't get to read about her happy ending. So disappointed. I hear there will be a movie. Please let it end better. I hope. But yeah. Even though I was so disappointed in the ending, I'm still giving this book a four star. Because I did like it lots. And ahh, if you, like me, have yet to read this book, then do so now. Really.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #244

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

THE BRONZE KEY (Magisterium #3)


Magic can save you.
Magic can kill you.

Students at the Magisterium are supposed to be safe. Under the watchful eyes of the mages, they are taught to use magic to bring order to a chaotic world.

But now the chaos is fighting back. Call, Tamara, and Aaron should be worrying about things like pop quizzes and magic contests. Instead, after the shocking death of one of their classmates, they must track down a sinister killer… and risk their own lives in the process.

As Call, Tamara, and Aaron discover, magic can only be as good as the person who wields it. In evil hands, it has the capacity to do immeasurable harm, unless it is stopped in time.

In this striking third book of Magisterium, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare present us with a school where anything, good or evil, can happen, and the only way to unlock the truth is to risk everything to find it.

Hardcover, 264 pages
Expected publication: August 30th 2016 by Scholastic
Pre-Order here and here

Oh, I cannot wait for this book. I loved the first two, The Iron Trial & The Copper Gauntlet, oh so much :D This third one sounds so exciting. And gosh, that cover is stunning. Sigh. They are all so beautiful. I cannot wait to own and read this book. I just wish it could be longer, lol. Since there will still be two more books after this one. Ahh. And only one book a year. Aw. I hate waiting, lol. Yet I will wait for these books. Because they are amazing. This is such a stunning middle grade series. You should all read it. Right now.
What are you waiting for on this magical Wednesday?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Review: The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong

After hearing lots of love about this book, I had such high hopes that I would love it. Today I finally got to read it. And I'm so happy to say that I liked it oh so much. This book was amazing. And I'm so glad I finally read it. Yay! Now I just need to own that gorgeous hardcover too, lol. I like this paperback, but don't love the cover.

But gosh, how do I even talk about this book. I shall try my best. It was so exciting from start to finish. I wish the ending had been a little bit longer, but I still loved it. And the ending was good. Happy about that. I'm giving this book a four star, because I had some issues with the writing, but besides that I loved it very much. Eee.

I want to read more books like this one. It was so exciting and still managed to have some romance, lol. Which was awesome. And gosh, there are so many deaths. Pretty brutal. But so amazing to read about. This book is a little bit heartbreaking, but I must admit that for the most part I was just swooning over the boy and the girl, lol. But yeah. This is a sad book. And full of suspense. And I liked it oh so much. But yeah, I had a few issues with it, hence the four star rating. I did not hate the writing. Not at all. I did like it. But I also had some issues with it, so yeah. Some of the adults bothered me so much. Sigh. I didn't like the way they were behaving. Hmph. But the rest was so good. And I liked the other characters a whole lot. Though that did end up hurting.

This book is mostly told from the point of view of Riley. Whom was all kinds of awesome. A bit broken. Yet still so strong and so kind. I loved her. She lost her dad over a year ago, which was so sad. He seemed awesome. And her mom and sister seems pretty good too. In the beginning at least, lol. And then Riley witness a murder while she's babysitting a child. The child's parents both die. And that messed her up a bit. Ahh. I so understand that. This book takes place four months after all that happened. Which I loved.

Riley is going to therapy, because she isn't dealing with it well. And I don't blame her one bit. Though I didn't agree with her feeling guilty. But I also understood why she did. So anyway. She's not doing so good. And to try to get better, she is going to spend one weekend at a sort of group therapy sleepover in an old warehouse being turned into a facility, kind of. I loved that. Seemed pretty interesting. She meets the other teenagers she's staying with, which aren't all that many, and I liked getting to know all of them.

There is so much happening in this book. I'm not sure where to begin. Gosh. I shall start with the boy Riley starts talking to. Max. She has seen him in therapy a few times, where she talks about all her issues, yet he says nothing. He seemed a bit bad at first, but he wasn't. Max was the sweetest boy. And I loved reading about Riley getting to know the real him. And gosh. My heart is breaking for this boy. I loved him so. He has an illness. It is very bad. But it was written so well. And I love him even more.

Things go wrong at this sleepover right away. Which was pretty awesome, yet so mean. Three masked men arrive with guns. Talking about taking them hostage, and asking for money. And ahh. This book was so exciting! I'm not sure how else to describe it. There is so many people who end up dead. Some in sad ways. Some I wanted dead. But all pretty sad. I didn't think that many people would get killed in this book. Ahh. But it was written so well and it all fit in the story and I loved it lots. Which sounds a bit wrong, lol.

I don't really have all that much to say about this book. I don't want to spoil what happens. But yeah. It is exciting and scary and so many surprises. It was awesome. I disliked most of the parents. Hmph. Even Riley's mom was pretty bad. Sad face. But the other characters were so interesting. Especially Max. Sigh. Getting to know him was so much fun. Yet such an evil book. I loved that there was romance in this book. And I shipped them oh so much. Riley and Max were just the cutest together. And fit together so well.

I'm not sure if you all have heard of this book or not. Because I haven't seen many reviews for it. And so I hope that if you see my review, you will buy it. And read it right away. Because this is not a book that you should miss out on. It is a book everyone should read, because it is awesome. And I'm so glad I read it. Eee. I wish it had been a bit longer, but I was also so happy with it all. Despite being a bit sad, lol. The ending is good. There is a lot of death, though, ahh. But so amazing even so. You all must read this one.

Top Ten Tuesday #27

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases
For The Second Half Of The Year

1. Heartless by Marissa Meyer.
This is the book I want to read the very most right now. Aw. But I don't have any chance of getting the ARC box, which is killing me, so I guess I must wait until November. All the sobs. I know I will love Heartless more than anything.

2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.
Is it time for this book yet? Ahhh. I loved Six of Crows so much. This sequel is going to be amazing. I simply cannot wait to get to read it. Just so nervous too. I don't want any of these precious characters to die, and I fear they will. Ahh.

3. Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson.
Gosh, I cannot wait to read this book. I loved the first one so much, and I think that this sequel is going to be even better. Eee. I cannot wait for the romance too, hih. So excited. Just, aw. I thought there would be ARCs. But seems not.

4. Yesternight by Cat Winters.
Eee, I cannot wait to read this precious book. Crossing all my fingers I might be getting an ARC of it. I want want want. I adore Cat so much. All her books are simply amazing. This one is going to be perfect too. I am so excited for it.

5. Nemesis by Anna Banks.
I adore Anna. She's pretty awesome. And I think this newest book of hers sounds so amazing. Eee. I think I will end up loving Nemesis. It sounds pretty exciting and I do like that cover too. I just, yeah. I can't wait to read it. Excited.

6. United by Melissa Landers.
I adored book one and two in this series. And I am thrilled there will be a third and final one. Eee. It's going to be amazing. And lots of romance, which I love. I think I will love United oh so much, and I cannot wait to read it. It's out soon.

7. Metaltown by Kristen Simmons.
Oh, this book is going to be awesome. I just know it. I adore Kristen, and I simply cannot wait to read this new book of hers. Eee. It's so pretty. And it sounds so awesome and exciting. I hope the romance will be awesome too.

8. The Bronze Key by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black.
This is the third book in this series. There will be five. Eee. I'm a bit sad there is only one a year, aw, since they are also so short. But I shall wait. Because I love this series so much. These characters are adorable. I can't wait to read it.

9. The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart by Lauren DeStefano.
Gosh, I want this book so, so much. Sniffs. I need that pretty ARC. I need it so much. Because I'm going to love this book so much. I adored her other middle grade book. And this one sounds like it's going to be so perfect. I'm so excited.

10. A World Without You by Beth Revis.
I'm so nervous about this book. It sounds like it's going to break my heart. Ahh. Yet I'm so excited. It's going to be amazing, lol. And I will love it so much, I just know it. I love Beth so much. All her books are so amazing. Eee. I can't wait.

Gosh, been ages again since I last did this, lol. But today I really wanted to. And next week too. So yay! I always find it fun to do Top Ten Tuesday posts, but I often don't like the topics, lol, or they are just too hard to do. But I shall try doing it more often from now on. Maybe. We'll see. Anyway. For this week I'm sharing the top ten books I'm most excited about reading coming out later this year. YAY! I have already read most of my most excited for books, lol, but still a bunch that I'm dying to read. And want so much. There are still so many books that I'm not including. Ack. Also not choosing the books that are out in just a month or so :) But yeah. So many books coming out that I can't wait to read :D What about your list?

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme held by The Broke and the Bookish :)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Review: What the Dead Want by Norah Olson

I tried my best with this book. But it was so not a book for me. Sigh. I'm just so glad to be done reading it. Which makes me a bit sad. Thankfully, it wasn't such a long book. But yeah. If it hadn't been a print ARC, I would have DNFed it. It was not written well at all. Ugh. Which always makes me so sad. Sigh.

I'm still giving this book a two star rating, though. Because I didn't hate it. I just felt so meh towards it. I didn't care about the characters at all. And I did hate the writing, sadly. I found a few things about the plot to be a little bit exciting, but not something I would ever read again. I also felt like the ending was rushed.

Gosh. I took a couple of hours break before finishing the rest of this review. And I already feel like I have forgotten most about it, haha. Which is a bit depressing, to be honest. I wish it had been much better. Hmph. But I shall try sharing some about it even so. Though my review will not be all that long, because this book was short, and I felt like nothing really happened, and I don't have all that much to share about it at all. Shrugs. As I have said, the writing was all kinds of bad. I think it was written in third person. I'm unsure, because it was so badly written. I didn't care for Gretchen at all. And I keep forgetting her name. Like, maybe it was Norah, whom is the author, lol, and then I'm thinking Rachel, which isn't even a name in this book. Sigh.

I thought this would be a book about ghosts. And it is. But it was such a small part, in my eyes. The book was so short. And it focused more on Gretchen, and her mom having been missing for years. Sigh. Which was pretty boring, to be honest. And the writing was just so bad. But anyway. There are ghosts. Just boring ones. And how it ended with the ghosts were just so silly. A rushed ending, that didn't even make sense. Sigh. But I did like the mean little girl ghosts, maybe. Though they were a bit silly. Just, ugh.

I'm not really sure what I wish to talk about when it comes to this book. I was so disappointed. I felt like it could have been so much more. Which just makes me sad to think about. There is a creepy old mansion, but it was also written pretty weird. Wasps and ants living inside, which was just not that interesting. Ugh. Gretchen was just told by her old aunt, whom she has never met, that she's getting this mansion, and that she needs to come there to clean the next day. And she just went. Shrugs. I didn't care for this girl at all.

But yeah. Her aunt, Esther. I'm unsure about her. She was interesting a few times, but mostly she just annoyed me oh so much. And then she killed herself. In a bad way that seemed just comical, because it was written so badly. Haaah. I'm ready to forget about this book now. I didn't care for the main character. I didn't care for the other characters. The past about black people and hate were pretty interesting, and awful, but written badly too. So I didn't care too much, sadly. This book could have been good. But wasn't.

I keep wondering if a romance could have saved this book. But I don't think it would have. Not at all. It would have just made the book even worse, haha. Gretchen has one friend, gay Simon. He seemed weird. Shrugs. Then she meets Hope and Hawk. Weird names. And they seem to be best of friends within a few hours, as this book takes place within two days. And it was obvious that Hawk seemed to have feelings for her right away, being jealous when he heard of Simon, and ugh. It was just so weird.

Huge thank you to HarperCollins International for sending me this stunning print ARC. It means the most to me. I'm sorry I didn't like it. I wanted to read it because it looked interesting, and I had hoped it would be a good book. Sigh. Sadly, it wasn't a book for me at all. But I'm glad I gave it a try even so. If anyone else read this book, please let me know what you think of it. So curious. I just felt like it could have been so much better, if it had been written better. Sigh. I just feel that I will forget about this book really fast.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

In My Mailbox #241

I don't know where this week went. Time is moving so fast. And I only got to read Gemina. Probably because I haven't felt like reading anything at all after it, lol. Because it was so awesome. And I don't feel like reading any of the books that I have. Sigh. But I must. Tomorrow. Hopefully. Just feeling so lazy and unmotivated and lots of sick lately too. And a bit sad, because I feel like I comment on so many blogs, yet I keep getting less and less comments on mine, which just makes me so sad. Aw. But yeah. I do love blogging, and I'm not stopping no matter what. Shrugs. This week I did not get much mail at all. Sad face. Waiting on some things, which seems to be missing in the mail, ugh. But hoping it will arrive next week :D Fingers crossed. But I did get one book this week. So yay. And a few movies too. Love it all. A few blog posts this week too. I posted my book recommendation of Illuminae. <3 And then I posted my review of Gemina :D Ahhh! This week I'm waiting on The Ever Never Handbook. <3 My newest Book Collection post is books by Maggie Stiefvater, part 2. Yay :D I'm hoping to feel better next week, and read lots more.

This Savage Song. Eee, I love this book. And my pre-ordered UK edition is SO awesome :D I adore it.
Game of Thrones Pop. My Jorah :D Eee. I love him. And Sansa too :D She's adorable. They both are.
Fawn. From the Neverbeast movie, which I love so much. I saw this on sale, and I needed it. So cute.
Panic Room. I love this movie. But didn't own it. Ahh. Had to buy it after reading The Safest Lies, eee :D
Fantastic 4. First and second movie. I have seen that first one many years ago, but I don't remember, lol.
Crimson Peak. I have heard that so many have seen this movie. Pretty curious about it. Excited to watch.
Six of Crows Swag. Oh my god. I got this from a precious friend, and it means so much :D Eee! Love it.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Friday, June 10, 2016

Book Collection #15

Fifteenth week of my new Book Collection posts. I will be doing this every Friday. And I am loving it. I own so many amazing books, and I love that I get to share my collection of many of them. I will be posting collections randomly, but I love them all. I hope you will all enjoy these posts of mine. Would love to know if you have any collections like mine; if you own and love these books too. Let me know. I love my books.

Books by Maggie Stiefvater: Part 2.

Second part of my Maggie collection. Eee. The Raven Boys series. Gosh, I love these books. Okay, yes, I haven't read The Raven King yet, but only because I haven't had the time. Soon I shall read it, and I am so excited. Oh, how I adore this collection of mine. I own way too many copies, though, lol. But I don't mind. I did not, however, knew that I had so many regular paperbacks of The Dream Thieves. Oh, well. One I bought to be signed, though it was only a bookplate, so yeah. Four hardcovers for reading. Four for not. Four were signed. Out of these books, I bought ten because they would be signed. Gosh. I got a lot of signed bookplates, lol. And I love them all so much. Ahh. Sadly, I only own The Dream Thieves ARC. Sniffs. But it is so precious to me. I very, very much want The Raven Boys and Blue Lily, Lily Blue ARCs too. I need them. Ack. Anyway. I adore all of my Maggie books so much. Eee. Bookplates are on my wall.