Saturday, October 29, 2016

In My Mailbox #261

I thought last week was bad. Hahahaha. It was nothing compared to this week. My god. The pain I have been in.. shudders. This week have just been the worst. I have been in such awful pain all the time every day. It is finally, today, going better. But yeah. It wasn't good. It hurt more than I can describe. Sigh. Turns out I had a growing abscess, again, and it just about killed me. Ugh. I had a smallish fever every day and my blood tests weren't very good either. I have been taking antibiotics and pain killers every day. Just haven't been doing good at all. Aw. And so I have not managed to catch up to anything. I didn't even manage to read. I have just been feeling so awful all the time. But now starting to get better, I hope, so I shall be reading and catching up next week I hope :) Fingers crossed. I'm so tired of being sick all the time. Because of this infection I just had in my body, they did not give me my medicine when I went to the hospital on Wednesday. So I spent all that day in pain for nothing. And soon I have to go back there to get my medicine. Ugh. Just so annoying :\ Anyway. I'm just hoping I will feel better now. And that I will be able to read and such soon. I miss it. Anyway. I did blog a bit this week :) I took part in the blog tour for Moon Chosen :D This week I'm waiting on Traitor to the Throne. <3 I posted about my Five Years of blogging :) And my newest Book Collection is books by Leigh Bardugo, part one. <3 Eee. I also did get some gorgeous mail this week. And I love it all :D Eee. I also bought myself the iPhone 7 this week, and it arrived one and a half day after I ordered it, eeee. Super fast delivery :D I'm a bit pissed that I lost my games.. sobs. I had gotten so far. But I just love my new iPhone even so. I had an iPhone 5S before :) Anyway. I love it so much. Eee. And I did get some stunning books this week too. Happy about it all. <3

The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. International. Ends 11/10.
Finished copy of Moon Chosen.
US. Ends 11/15.

Moana. Eee, art of book :D This is so cute. And I simply cannot wait to watch this movie. I will love it.
Crooked Kingdom. Yay for international paperback editions :) They are so cute. And big. Must read soon.
Gemina. International paperback with this too :D Illuminae did not have one. It is oh so pretty. I love it.
Journey's End. This one looks so cute. And I adore Rachel, though I haven't read any of her books yet.
Frozen Fever. This one was just adorable. I had to buy it, lol. I adored this Frozen short movie clip. Cute.
A Study in Scarlet Women. Eee, I must read this book soonish :D So excited about it. I adore Sherry. <3
iPhone 7. EEE! I finally bought this one :D 128gb. So big. So pink. So gorgeous. I'm simply in love with it.
Chucky Pop. I couldn't help but pre-order this one ages ago. He is sort of cute, haha :D Scary looking.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Friday, October 28, 2016

Book Collection #35

35th 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 Leigh Bardugo: Part 1.

I adore Leigh. Oh so much. She's beyond amazing. And her books are so good. Today I'm sharing my collection of her newest two books. Heh. And my collection is kind of big. Oh, well. I love it. Also missing all the foreign editions. I'm getting some of them one day. And missing the ARC of book one. Sobs. One day I hope to be able to find it. This is only part one of my Leigh collection. Sharing her other books pretty soonish too. Eee. I loved Six of Crows so much. Though I have not yet Crooked Kingdom. Ack. But I'm doing so very soon. I'm just so nervous. I know I will love it. Can't wait to read it soon. I love my collection.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Five Years of Blogging + Giveaway

I feel awful. I forgot my own blog birthday. My blog turned five on October 11th. Ahh. And I totally forgot about it until a couple of days ago. Which makes me feel so sad. Because I never thought I could forget about it. Hmph. I have never taken a blogging break. And I love blogging so much :D It's the best thing. I often have reading slumps, yeah, but I never stop blogging :) These five years have been amazing. And I have loved getting to know so many amazing people. You are all the bestest. All the hugs. <3 Thank you guys for commenting on my posts and such :) It means the world to me. I forgot about my blog birthday because this month I have been so sick, and I'm so behind on everything. Ugh. I shall not forget again :D Anyway. So happy to have been blogging for five years. Such awesome years too :) I started my blog on October 11th 2011. Back then my reviews were not pretty, haha. I have gotten loads better since then :D

Today I'm giving away a pre-order of The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Eee! I am SO excited about this one :D And getting at least two copies for myself, lol. One person will win a pre-order of this one. You should all enter. Because, gosh, this book is going to be amazing. These books by Marissa are the best.

Will be one winner.
Must reply within 48 hours.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #263

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

TRAITOR TO THE THRONE (Rebel of the Sands #2)

Goodreads Description:

The sizzling, un-put-downable sequel to the bestselling Rebel of the Sands!

Mere months ago, gunslinger Amani al'Hiza fled her dead-end hometown on the back of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin, seeking only her own freedom. Now she's fighting to liberate the entire desert nation of Miraji from a bloodthirsty sultan who slew his own father to capture the throne.

When Amani finds herself thrust into the epicenter of the regime—the Sultan's palace—she's determined to bring the tyrant down. Desperate to uncover the Sultan's secrets by spying on his court, she tries to forget that Jin disappeared just as she was getting closest to him, and that she's a prisoner of the enemy. But the longer she remains, the more she questions whether the Sultan is really the villain she's been told he is, and who’s the real traitor to her sun-bleached, magic-filled homeland.

Forget everything you thought you knew about Miraji, about the rebellion, about djinni and Jin and the Blue-Eyed Bandit. In Traitor to the Throne, the only certainty is that everything will change.

Hardcover, 528 pages
Expected publication: March 7th 2017 by Viking Books for Young Readers
Pre-Order here and here

Eee, I cannot wait for this one :D I adored book one, Rebel of the Sands, a whole bunch. And I simply can't wait to read this sequel. It's going to be amazing :D Especially since Alwyn said there would be no triangle between main couple, lol. So excited. <3 The cover is new, though. See reveal here. I'm not sure how I feel about it.. I don't like cover changes. Aw. But I also do think this one looks really pretty :D I like it. Anyway. I'm super excited about this book. And over 500 pages! Ahh. I cannot wait :D I shall love it.
What are you waiting for on this exciting Wednesday?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Moon Chosen Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

I'm excited to be taking part in this awesome blog tour today. I haven't read any books by this author before, but all her books seems amazing. Her newest one, Moon Chosen, looks so pretty and sounds so awesome :D I think you are all going to love it. I will hopefully be reading it one day too :) For my post today I will be sharing an excerpt from the book. And also sharing an awesome giveaway hosted by the lovely publisher :D Thank you so much Jessica, for letting me take part in this. <3 You are the bestest.


CREDIT: From Moon Chosen by PC Cast. Copyright © 2016 by the authors and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Griffin. 

Mari braced herself, and as she had so many times before, felt her mother stiffen while energy surged through Leda and into Mari, sizzling through her palm, down her arm to swirl around and around inside her, growing in power with each second that passed.  Mari’s heartbeat began to hammer and her breathing suddenly increased until she was panting as hard as was the pup.  In her arms, Rigel whined uncertainly.

“Focus.”  Her mother’s voice was only a whisper, but Mari could feel it through her whole body.  “You can do this.  The power is not yours to keep – your body is merely its channel.  Borrow serenity from the image of the Earth Mother.  Though you may be surrounded by chaos or sickness or injuries, find the true you within. Release that which belongs to the world –fears, worry, sadness, so that the silver stream may wash unimpeded through you. It is a waterfall at night. Rigel is the basin that must hold it.”

Mari stared at the beautiful image of the Earth Mother that Leda pruned and cared for so lovingly.  But, as always, the figure was only foliage and art to Mari.  She couldn’t feel the divine presence her mother revered.  She could not find her true self – her center.  “Mama, I c-can’t.  It’s s-so c-cold.  It- it hurts.” Mari stuttered through chattering teeth.

“Only because the healing power is not meant for you.  Release the fears of your body, Mari.  Focus!  Find your grounding and become a channel for the moon’s energy.  Tonight you must succeed.  If you do not, your Rigel will surely die.”

Her mother’s words exploded through Mari’s body.  “No!  He can’t die.  I won’t let him.”  She gritted her teeth against the cold and tried to focus past the pain – to release the cacophony of emotions that swirled through her body unimpeded – and to be the channel for the moonfall of water.  Yet, still the power was a whirlpool within her.  It terrified Mari and threatened to suck her down to drown in its freezing depths. 

This was when she usually failed.  This was when she dropped her mother’s hand and allowed sickness to claim her so that she vomited, dry heaving misery and moonlight while Leda stroked her back, consoling her with calm, loving words that reminded Mari there would be a next time – she would do better the next time.

But there was no next time for Rigel, and Mari refused to lose him.  Think!  Focus!

“Mari, slow your breathing.  Calm your heart.  This is no longer practice.  You either heal Rigel, or fail and he dies from shock and blood loss.  This is your reality.”

“That’s it, Mama!  I need to make this my reality!”  Mari squeezed her eyes closed.  Could that be the answer?  Could it really be that simple?  Mari imagined that she was in their burrow, alone, sitting at her desk preparing to create a sketch.  Her gulping breath slowed.  Her hammering heart quieted.  Mari found her grounding as she envisioned a blank sheet of paper.  On that paper her imagination began to quickly, easily, sketch an image of herself, sitting crossed-legged with Rigel spread across her lap.  From above her silver light cascaded into her lifted palm, washing through her body in a glistening wave to spout from her other palm, which was pressed against the pup’s bloody chest.  Eyes still tightly shut Mari worked on the scene, creating a picture of Rigel’s body that was washed clean of blood by the liquid light, leaving behind wounds that were neatly closed and already healing.

Suddenly the cold tide within Mari was controllable.  Instead of drowning her, it used her as a conduit, passing through her harmlessly as she let go of the energy.  I’m doing it!  I’m doing it!  And just that quickly her concentration shattered.  The picture she’d been creating disappeared along with the tide of power within her.

“No!  No!  Get it back!  I was doing it – it was working,” Mari gasped, gripping her mother’s hand like a lifeline.

“It’s too late.  The sun is fully risen.  Even with your help I cannot call the moon back to me,” Leda knelt beside Mari, gently disentangling her daughter’s hand from hers.  “But it was enough.  You did it, sweet girl.  I knew you could.  Praise the Earth Mother and the blessed Moon!  You have saved him.”

Feeling dizzy and disconnected, Mari looked down at Rigel.  The pup wagged his tail animatedly and sat up, licking her face.  Even though she felt light-headed, she laughed weakly and put her arms around him.  He nested there, curled against her body and, sending her waves of contentment, Rigel fell sound to sleep in her arms. With a trembling hand, Mari brushed aside the blood-matted fur on his chest.  What had only moments before been deep, seeping, whip-like lacerations were now pink lines of newly joined flesh that had ceased bleeding.

“I knew it was true.  You do have my powers and more.” 

#1 New York Times bestselling author, P.C. Cast, brings us a new epic fantasy set in a world where humans, their animal allies, and the earth itself has been drastically changed. A world filled with beauty and danger and cruelty…

Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan; but she has cast her duties aside, until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people. It is not until Nik, the son of the leader from a rival, dominating clan strays across her path, that Mari experiences something she has never felt before…

Now, darkness is coming, and with it, a force, more terrible and destructive than the world has ever seen, leaving Mari to cast the shadows from the earth. By forming a tumultuous alliance with Nik, she must make herself ready. Ready to save her people. Ready to save herself and Nik. Ready to embrace her true destiny…and obliterate the forces that threaten to destroy them all.

Buy Moon Chosen: Amazon - B&N - The Book Depository - Indiebound - Kobo- iBooks 
You can read the first five chapters here.

PC was born in the Midwest, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school, she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today Best-Selling author and a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath. PC is an experienced teacher and talented speaker. Ms. Cast lives in Oregon near her fabulous daughter, her adorable pack of dogs, her crazy Maine Coon, and a bunch of horses. Her latest release, MOON CHOSEN, book 1 in the TALES OF A NEW WORLD series debuts October 18th!

Where to find P. C. Cast:

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

In My Mailbox #260

This week have not been good. Sigh. My stomach have been the most painful for three days this week, which is just the worst. I get why I need my medicine now. Ugh. I wanted to quit it, but I cannot take this pain all the time. I just can't. So getting my usual medicine that I get every six weeks on Wednesday :) Hope it will make the pain go away. Ugh. So yeah. Not feeling very good. I got to read two books this week; though I wish I had read more :) I just didn't know what to read after finished Hunted, lol. But I have decided that tomorrow I will start re-reading Six of Crows, finally :D Then Crooked Kingdom. <3 I'm too nervous. Yet so excited :D Cannot wait. I did get some aaamazing mail this week, though :D And I'm in love with it all. <3 Eee. So much gorgeous. I also blogged a whole bunch, I couldn't help but share three cover reveals, lol. First I posted my review of Going Wild :) Then I shared the cover for Now I Rise. <3 Then I shared the cover for Our Dark Duet :D Eee. This week I'm waiting on The Perfect Stranger :) And then I posted my review of Hunted. <3 And shared the cover for The Fallen Kingdom :D This week my Book Collection is books by Sherry Thomas. <3 Yeah. I blogged a bunch this week :D Yay. I'm hoping that next week will be better for me, and that I will get to read much too :) What did you get this week?

Game of Thrones. I couldn't help but get this official coloring book :) I just need to start coloring too, haha.
Gemina. Sigh. This book was perfection. Two of all my editions of this book have arrived :D So gorgeous.
The Immortal Heights. I can't help it. I needed two of this paperback :D This book is just so so amazing.
Trolls. I just saw this movie today :D Eee! I loved it. I bought this 1 book on sale. I need more.. maybe :D
Plush + Pop. This TY owl is beyond adorable. So cute. And Maleficent + Stitch pop :D They are so cute.

Crooked Kingdom + Ruin and Rising. Ahhh :D I love this so so much. Gosh. Thank you so much Leigh and Changing Hands. <3 My package was simply the best. So glad I ordered Crooked Kingdom and Ruin and Rising to be signed :D Eee. And all the swag! I am dead. I need the other cards too :) So, so perfect.
Foxheart. EEE! I am SO thrilled with all of this :D Gosh damn. Claire is amazing. And Books of Wonder too. So glad I bought this stunning personalized copy :) This book is perfection. And oh god, I love all the swag. <3 So much. The bookmarks :D DYING. The poster map! Ah. It is all perfect. Thank you Claire. <3

More Instagram photos here. <3

Friday, October 21, 2016

Book Collection #34

34th 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 Sherry Thomas.

Eee, I adore this trilogy of books beyond words. All three are amazing. This world is amazing. These characters are amazing. Oh, I love these books so much. I wish there would be more, lol. I need more. I want more. Ack. I also adore Sherry so, so much. She is so kind and so awesome. So far I haven't read any of her adult books, and I don't own any of them yet, sobs. But I'm getting them one day. And I have ordered her newest adult book that is out this week, and getting it shortly. Super excited to read it. I just love this collection of mine. Seriously, though, if you haven't read these books yet then get started. Now. Okay, I might own a bit too many of these books, lol, but I just couldn't help it. I just love them too much.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Cover Reveal: The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May

Third cover reveal post this week, ack, I know :D But I couldn't not share about this GORGEOUS cover today. I loved the first two books; The Falconer and The Vanishing Throne. They were amazing :D And eee, The Fallen Kingdom is so stunning. My gosh. I love this cover. This is the US version. And I cannot wait to see the UK version too :D They are both always gorgeous. Eee. Gosh, I cannot wait to own this one. Sigh. So perfect looking. I am dying to read this book. Yet I am so worried. Ahhh. The summary is killing me. My girl having lost all her memories? Nooo. My boy being lost too? Nooo. I need my happy ending, haha :D And romance. Always more romance, lol. I just. I hope the ending will be happy for them :D Pretty please. Either way, though, I'm going to love this book. I just wish it was out before June. Hmph. I want it now, lol. This time the UK and US editions of the book will be out at the same time. In June. Aw. Oh, well :D It will be worth the wait, I'm sure of it. What do you think of the cover? :D Isn't it gorgeous?

The long-awaited final book in the Falconer trilogy is an imaginative tour-de-force that will thrill fans of the series. Aileana Kameron, resurrected by ancient fae magic, returns to the world she once knew with no memory of her past and with dangerous powers she struggles to control. Desperate to break the curse that pits two factions of the fae against each other in a struggle that will decide the fate of the human and fae worlds, her only hope is hidden in an ancient book guarded by the legendary Morrigan, a faery of immense power and cruelty. To save the world and the people she loves, Aileana must learn to harness her dark new powers even as they are slowly destroying her. Packed with immersive detail, action, romance, and fae lore, and publishing simultaneously in the UK, The Fallen Kingdom brings the Falconer's story to an epic and unforgettable conclusion.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Review: Hunted by Meagan Spooner

This book was everything I wanted it to be. I'm not sure where to begin talking about it. I knew I would love it the moment I first saw it. The cover is gorgeous. The summary is amazing. And I adore Meagan. I'm so glad that I was right. Because, oh, I loved this book so much. It was so amazing. And really evil too. Ack.

The writing in this book was just truly awesome. I loved it right away and I never stopped loving it. The setting was amazing too. I loved reading a little bit about the town they live in. I just loved reading about the forest. And the castle. And eee. This book was just all kinds of exciting. I enjoyed reading every moment of it.

Okay, I wish the ending had been a little bit longer, but apart from that I loved everything. The ending included. It was awesome. It felt like this would be one book only. But oh, how I want a sequel more than anything. And Goodreads mentions that this is part of something. But I do not know what. I need to know. Right away. Will there be a sequel? Or just other fairy tale books? Oh, how I am curious. Either way, I will love whatever Meagan is writing next. Just really hoping for a Hunted sequel, lol. I'm not done with this world or these characters. I mean, the epilogue was awesome, if a bit evil, but I still think there could be more. So fingers crossed for that. Either way, though, I enjoyed this book oh so much. I shall be looking for all the editions. I need them all.

This book is told from the point of view of Yeva. Whom is all kinds of awesome. I adored her so much. I loved reading about her life. I loved her two older sisters too. They were kind and sweet and so amazing. Their dad was pretty great too. Yeva was just such an amazing main character. I loved that she loved to hunt, despite not having done it for some years now, after she got older. I loved how she took care of their dogs. Doe-Eyes was so adorable. I just loved reading about Yeva. She was the best. Most of the time, lol.

This story is a retelling of beauty and the beast. And it is such a gorgeous retelling of it. Different, yet the same at times. Much more brutal. Much more exciting. Much better, lol. I adored this retelling so much. There isn't much romance in this one. Which made me a little sad, but I'm okay with it. Because there is more near the ending. And it is so beautiful. And sad. And so perfect. Yes, I do wish there had been more romance, but I'm okay with there not being so. There was the start of a beautiful friendship. Was so good.

There is no love triangle, though at one point Yeva gets engaged to Solmir. She cares for him, but she does not love him, She's trying to save her family. And nothing much happens with this man. I thought it would bother me, but it did not, because he isn't in the story much. And the ending with him was good. I liked it. Solmir was an interesting character, though. He was kind and pretty sweet. A good friend for Yeva and her sisters. I did like reading about him a lot. But also so glad that he wasn't truly a love interest, lol.

Yeva is an amazing hunter. And I loved that part about her. Her father used to call her Beauty, which I found to be all kinds of awesome. I loved their relationship when she was younger. Her father is still awesome, though. I loved how there were so many details about her sisters. And I just adored reading about them. I'm not going to talk too much about the plot in this book, just a little bit. Mostly about the Beast. This book is mostly about Yeva and the Beast, being alone far away. Which I just loved so much.

There are a few small parts in the book from the Beast's point of view. They were amazing. Wish his parts had been longer, but also love that they were short. Must admit that I loved the Beast more than anything. He was dark and awful and sweet and so interesting to get to know. He is more beast than man. And I loved that. He is full of mystery. Of secrets. And getting to know it all was all kinds of exciting. Okay, sure, he keeps her captured in a small cell for many weeks. Which was so awful. Yet I still loved him the most.

There is just so much happening in this book. I'm not sure how to describe some of it. There are fairy tales being told. And they were amazing to read about. There is a bit of magic in this book. And it was stunning. This is not like the disney version of beauty and the beast. There aren't any other people who have been cast a spell on, besides the Beast. Which was all kinds of horrible, to be honest. Because the Beast have been all alone for so long. Just. Ahh. I loved him so much. Despite how dark he was. Loved.

I don't know what else to say. I want to say it all. This book was beyond amazing. Hunted was everything I wanted it to be. Full of fantasy, adventure, heartbreak and love. Reading about Beauty and the Beast was the most fun thing. They argue a bunch. Yet they slowly become friends. I loved their relationship so much. Sniffs. Hunted was perfection. Writing was so good. And I loved every moment of this book. Eee. I just wish it had been even longer, lol. Thank you so, so much to HarperTeen for Edelweiss auto approval.

Waiting on Wednesday #262

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


Goodreads Description:

In the masterful follow-up to the runaway hit All the Missing Girls, a journalist sets out to find a missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all.

Confronted by a restraining order and the threat of a lawsuit, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston when she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who has just left a troubled relationship. Emmy proposes they move to rural Pennsylvania, where Leah can get a teaching position and both women can start again. But their new start is threatened when a woman with an eerie resemblance to Leah is assaulted by the lake, and Emmy disappears days later.

Determined to find Emmy, Leah cooperates with Kyle Donovan, a handsome young police officer on the case. As they investigate her friend’s life for clues, Leah begins to wonder: did she ever really know Emmy at all? With no friends, family, or a digital footprint, the police begin to suspect that there is no Emmy Grey. Soon Leah’s credibility is at stake, and she is forced to revisit her past: the article that ruined her career. To save herself, Leah must uncover the truth about Emmy Grey—and along the way, confront her old demons, find out who she can really trust, and clear her own name.

Everyone in this rural Pennsylvanian town has something to hide—including Leah herself. How do you uncover the truth when you are busy hiding your own?

Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 16th 2017 by Simon & Schuster 
Pre-Order here and here

So excited about this one :D I aaadore Megan. She's awesome. And I enjoyed her first adult book so much as well, and I cannot wait to read her second one. Though. Ack. I'm unsure about what the title for this book is. Days ago it was Watch Me Go. Goodreads still says it is. But the cover now says The Perfect Stranger. And Amazon says that as well. And Simon & Schuster website says this too. So pretty sure it was changed from Watch Me Go till The Perfect Stranger :) Just a bit confused about it, haha :D But no matter what the title is, I'm super excited about this book. Looks and sounds so good. Hope I will love it :)
What are you waiting for on this strange Wednesday?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cover Reveal: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

Oh gosh, I'm excited for this one. I loved This Savage Song so much. Beyond words. It was perfection. Sigh. And so I am DYING to read this second and final (sobs) book :D It's going to be amazing. Though it sounds like it will be all kinds of heartbreaking. Sobs. But hopefully it will be the best too, haha :) Super excited for it. I cannot wait for more August and Kate :D And romance. More romance please. And happy ending. And kissing. And monsters. Ahh. I CANNOT WAIT. Our Dark Duet is going to be perfect. I just wish I could read it now. Waiting for June will be torture. I hope it will show up on Edelweiss in December, like book one did last year. Eee. Also. Oh gosh. THIS COVER. It is stunning. I love it so so so much :D

Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human, no matter how much he once yearned for it. He’s a monster with a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows—one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons—it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. She’ll face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Cover Reveal: Now I Rise by Kiersten White

I'm so excited to share this gorgeous cover today. Eee. I liked book one, And I Darken, oh so much. And I'm super excited to read this sequel. Now I Rise sounds so AMAZING :D And ahh. It looks gorgeous. Oh. I adore this cover. So much. It's stunning. They both are. I just wish it was June 27th already. Hmph. Hate waiting, lol. I'm just so excited yet so nervous about this book. And I Darken had such a rude ending. And I want to know what happens next so badly. I can't help but shipping Lada and Mehmed a bunch. Yet I'm unsure how they could ever work together. Ack. I just hope for no triangle and an amazing story :) Which I'm very sure it will be. <3 I simply cannot wait to read Now I Rise. So excited for it. What do you think?

Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There’s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her.

What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu’s subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople—and it’s no diplomatic mission. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines. Radu longs for his sister’s fierce confidence—but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself—but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him?

As nations fall around them, the Dracul siblings must decide: what will they sacrifice to fulfill their destinies? Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Review: Going Wild by Lisa McMann

I was supposed to read this book ages ago. As I got it from Edelweiss back in April, ack. And I was super excited about it. Yet I never started it. Hmph. Then I got a print ARC. Still didn't read it. But once my hardcover arrived, I knew I couldn't delay any longer. And I have finally read it now. I liked it a whole lot.

I'm giving this book three stars. I liked it a lot, yes, but I also didn't love it, and I had a few issues with it. Aw. Going to try to share all my feelings about it, but probably not writing too much about it. I'm not sure I have all the words. One thing I did love, though, was the writing. It was awesome. I adore Lisa so much.

I'm a bit behind in reading her seven book series, but planning on reading all of them soonish. I'm excited. Because fantasy books are more my thing, lol. And I did love the three books of those that I have read so far. But anyway. This one. I think one of the reasons for why I didn't love it is because it is set in present time, lol. And it wasn't fantasy at all. Aw. Sure, there was some magic powers, but from a bracelet, so no fantasy involved. Sad face. But even so, the story was pretty exciting. But yeah. I don't really like contemporary books, and this one really felt like one, just middle grade. There were so many school scenes. And small drama scenes. Ack. But it did have some sweet friendship scenes too, though I didn't fully love all of those. Still sweet.

But despite all of that, I liked the book a lot. I liked reading most of the school scenes, lol. And I did adore the main character. Charlie was simply awesome. I liked her a bunch. And I enjoyed reading about her and her life too. Her family was pretty great. And oh, I loved reading about the new place they just moved to. It seemed pretty awesome. But yeah, the book was a bit too boring for me at times, with the focus being so much on school. I hate school, lol. I felt like the plot picked up the most very close to the ending.

And then it ended. Hmph. The ending was exciting and pretty evil too and a cliffhanger. So rude. I liked it a whole bunch. I'm so curious about the next book in this series. Cannot wait to read it. I'm unsure what to say about the friends that Charlie makes. I'm not sure yet what I think of them. I liked Maria so much. She was adorable. And I did like Mac too. He was pretty sweet. But also pretty dumb. Which bothered me a bit. A bit sad there weren't even a hint of a romance anywhere in this book, lol. Might have wanted that.

But still. I think I liked her friends a lot. I'm just unsure, because some of the things they did I did not like. Mac made Charlie cry once. And he wasn't even sorry for it. She wasn't comforted. And that bothered me. I was expecting at least a hug. And did not get that. Hmph. I didn't like that Charlie was upset at all. It was pretty sad. Aw. And so I really wanted a hug scene. Oh, well. I'll live, lol. There are a few other okay characters in this book too. Kelly was pretty typical; the sort of mean girl. I ended up liking her, though.

I'm unsure about the plot in this book. The whole bracelet thing that Charlie gets that gives her power was pretty awesome to read about. But I felt like it was too little about it. I wanted more focus on all of that, lol. And I didn't like how she was always trying to take it off. Aw. But I loved the different powers that she got from wearing it. And figuring out how it all worked. It was interesting and fun. I'm unsure if I liked the fire scene. It felt a bit too much. Yet it was interesting to read about even so. Was written really well, though.

I'm not sure what else to say about this book, to be honest. Going Wild was a pretty great book. The writing was awesome. Charlie was adorable. The plot was exciting. But a lot of the book was boring as well. I felt like maybe half of it could have been cut, so that the book didn't end with the most exciting parts. I want to know what happens next right away, haha. But yeah. I'm glad I read this book. Wish I had loved it, but I'm happy that I enjoyed it. I do think you should all read this one. It is an interesting story.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

In My Mailbox #259

I sort of had a good week. I got some gorgeous mail. I'm feeling good. I finally got to sell more books, haha. 44 more books sold, 44 more books I can buy. Eee. So happy about that. But still have limited space left. Sobs. Oh, well. No need to worry about that just yet, haha. Anyway. My health is still awful, ugh. And I'm a bit sad because spa bath is now taken down.. and not coming up again until May. Gaaah. I hate winter. So cold. So dark. Rude. And this week I only got to read one book. Because it was bad. And took me ages to finish. Hmph. But this next week I will read a bunch. Fingers crossed for that, anyway. First I need to do some catching up. Which I'm forever behind on. Ugh. Oh, well. I'll get there. Someday. I'm just so exhausted all the time. And the days are going by so fast. And I just never have the time for anything. Ugh. Anyway. I blogged a little bit this week. This week I'm waiting on Because You Love to Hate Me. <3 I posted my review of Spare and Found Parts. My Book Collection this week is books by Megan Miranda :D And ahh. I got so much awesome mail this week. I just need to stop being so tired.

Six of Crows + Crooked Kingdom. Finally got this hardcover box set :D Eee. These books are awesome.
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil. I adore this author. And cannot wait to read this book soonish. Excited.
The Midnight Star. Gah. I must re-read book one and read book two, finally. One day. I'm nervous, lol.
Three Dark Crowns. Eee. International paperback edition. I have them all now. Ahh. I so love this book.
Yesternight. Gorgeous finished copy. <3 Didn't love this one, but I adore the author so much. And cover.
Bone Gap. I liked this book a whole bunch. Had to own the paperback too :) Have HC and ARC as well.
Queen of the Desert + Life. Two new Robert Pattinson movies I haven't watched yet. <3 Aaack. Soon :D
Like a River Glorious + City of Thirst. AHH! I love these books :D Thank you so much for trading Calla. <3
RoseBlood. Eee! Thank you so much Abrams Books for sending me this ARC :D So curious about this.
Zootopia. Another gorgeous book from this amazing movie. <3 Sigh. I simply love this movie the most.
The Subtle Knife. Precious. Now just missing the last one as an audio book :) Must listen to them soon.
Aliens. I couldn't help but buy this exclusive version. Artcards and just so pretty. Adore the Alien movies.
The Hunger Games. Coloring book :D I haven't really looked in it yet; I must do that. Seems awesome.
Supernatural. Ahhh :D Most gorgeous coloring book. I need one more, I think. Yeah. I love Supernatural.
Dragons. I can't help but buy these small comic books. I adore these movies and tv series. So so cute.
Merida. I love that there is still coming out gorgeous Brave books. I adore this movie oh so much. Eee.
Lauren DeStefano Bookplate. Got this for pre-ordering her newest book :) Lauren's books are awesome.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Book Collection #33

33rd 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 Megan Miranda

I adore this author so much. And I have read and enjoyed all of her books so far. Eee. I just have not read Vengeance yet. I must get to that. But yeah. Megan is amazing. And her books are all amazing too. My favorite of them all is The Safest Lies. But I enjoyed all of them. And I cannot wait to read all the books she will write next too. I adore my collection. Pretty sure I have all the editions. Just missing a paperback version of All the Missing Girls. Must get that one soonish. But eee, I have the ARC of it, and I'm just so happy about that. Just looking for ARCs of her other books too. One day, I hope. I just adore these books.

Review: Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

Gosh, I'm unsure about this book. It looks so gorgeous. And I was pretty excited about reading it when I got it in the mail. But then I read a review saying the boy wasn't good, that he was bad towards the girl and such, and so I was worried about that. Then I read it. And it was the opposite. I had so many issues with this.

I'm unsure where to begin. My review will not be very positive at all. Because I really did not like this book. I'm giving it two stars, though. But yeah. The first two hundred pages were awful. They shouldn't even have been in the book. Sigh. So boring. So awful. But the last half of the book was pretty interesting, to be honest.

Sadly, I did not like the writing at all. It felt really messy. And I just did not connect to anything. It wasn't very nice. Sigh. In a way, this book is told from the point of view of Nell. I wish I could say that I loved this girl. Because she was everything I would have loved, if only she had been nice. Hmph. But she was not. She was a horrible person. She treated her best friend, Ruby, pretty awful. She got concerned mail from her grandma all the time, yet she never replied to her. And she treated the boy the very worst. I just did not like this girl at all. Nell was not a good person. I didn't like the way she thought. She argued with her friends, then she thought that once she made something amazing, they would come back begging for forgiveness. Yuck. It was so bad.

But this girl was also everything I would have loved. Which makes me so sad. She doesn't have a heart; she has a ticking clock inside her chest. She is lonely all the time, and she doesn't like people to touch her. She just wants to be loved. And I love that more than anything. I could have loved this girl so much. But her personality was seriously the very worst thing. She was so horrible. The whole not wanting to be touched thing. She never said it to anyone. Instead she had these nasty thoughts about everyone. Ugh.

I'm not sure what I wish to say about this book. I thought the world was all kinds of interesting. It wasn't focused on that much. I would have loved to read about the world this book took place in. It is supposed to be one hundred years since the world sort of ended, technology being blamed for it. A lot of people got hurt, and now those who live each have something on their body missing. Nell is the daughter of Julian, who created the first fake body parts that now everyone are using. It was sort of interesting to read about.

This book was supposed to be about Nell building a boy to spend time with. A boy made with a computer, which is illegal in her world at the moment. But hah. It took half the book before she started building him. And that first half was all kinds of boring and bad writing and I just couldn't stand reading the beginning. It took forever. And I wanted to quit so many times. Sigh. But then the next half begin. And I couldn't stop reading. It was exciting and I wanted to know what would happen next. I liked it. It was pretty interesting.

But that does not mean that I loved this book. Because I did not. I liked the second half a bunch. But I still had so many issues with it. Sigh. What I did love in this was the boy Nell created. Io. He was all kinds of adorable and I loved reading about him. What I loved the most, though, was the human boy,  Oliver. That romance could have been the most amazing thing. Truly. But it was not. Nell hated him. Since she was twelve. And for no reason. She just hated him all the time. I could not stand it. Nell was a bad person.

I suppose Oliver was supposed to seem pushy, wanting to be with her, wanting to marry her, do business with her, and so on. But he was not that bad. He never tried to kiss her. He didn't abuse her. He did not truly push her in any way either. Yet she treated him like crap. Nell was awful towards this boy. And I grew to hate her so much for it. Oliver was sweet. And I loved her so much. And she felt nothing but hate for him. For no reason. It bothered me beyond words. It could have been such an amazing romance. Sigh.

So yeah. I was pretty disappointed in this book. And I don't know what else to say about it. I felt like it could have been so good. If it had focused more on the world. More on Io. Or if it had only been a book about romance. Because Nell really needed romance in her life. And Oliver was truly perfect for her. He was amazing. But that never happened. She was so cruel towards him. She used him so many times. It was rude and awful and I did not like this girl one bit. Ugh. Just. Yeah. I'm just so disappointed in this one.

Sadly, this book wasn't very good at all. And I'm thrilled that I did not buy a hardcover of this one. Sigh. Though I will be keeping my gorgeous ARC of it, because it is so pretty, and I did enjoy parts of this book. I just would not read it again. Ugh. I do want a sequel, though, because there is still so much that needs to be told about this story. It ended way too fast. Not good. Sigh. Anyway. Thank you the very most to HarperCollins International for sending me this gorgeous ARC to review. <3 I'm sorry I didn't like it, lol.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #261

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


Goodreads Description:

This unique YA anthology presents classic and original fairy tales from the villain's point of view. The book's unconventional structure--thirteen of the most influential BookTubers on YouTube join forces (writing-prompt style) with thirteen acclaimed and bestselling authors--gives these mysterious, oft-misunderstood individuals characters a chance to tell their stories, their way.

Like Maleficent or Wicked, these are stories of vengeance, of defiance, of rage. They are stories of pain, of heartbreak, of sorrow. But don't expect a circle of hands. Leave it to the heroes to help the world; villains just want to rule the world. We love to hate them and they hate to be loved, if only because being hated frees them from having to be good.

Contributing authors include bestselling and buzzy names Renée Ahdieh, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon, with a foreword and a story from anthology editor Ameriie.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: July 11th 2017 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens 
Pre-Order here and here

Eee, I'm super excited about this one :D It sounds so exciting. I don't really love anthology books, but even so, I'm super excited about some of these stories. Okay, yes, I'm mostly just excited about the stories by Soman, Marissa and Victoria. But I will be reading them all and I do hope that I will love all the stories :D Villains are pretty awesome. Sometimes. And I cannot wait to read these stories about them.
What are you waiting for on this classic Wednesday?

Saturday, October 8, 2016

In My Mailbox #258

This week have not been good for me. Well, for my health. I have been in so, so much pain. Still am. I hate having HS. I hate having this growing bump right now that hurts like hell. Sobs. So yeah. I haven't been feeling good this week. Aw. But. I did read four books :D And I am very happy about that. <3 Three were re-reads, lol, but they were so awesome :) I know all the books that I'm reading next and I'm so excited about it. Yay. I got a bunch of gorgeous mail this week too, so happy about that as well. <3 Just, yeah. I need my health to be better. Sniffs. I have been taking usual spa bath outside in my 40c for two hours each day. <3 But it is now getting so cold each night that it needs to be taken away soon. Sobs. For 8 months. 8 months with cold. Shudders. I'm not looking forward to winter at all. Especially since it is already so dark out, and very shortly it will not be possible to take pretty pictures at all. Hmph. Oh, well. I shall survive :) Hopefully. Anyway. I did blog a bunch this week :) I posted my review of The Wish Granter a week ago. <3 I posted my fourth review of The Thickety: A Path Begins :D And my third review of The Thickety: The Whispering Trees. <3 This week I'm waiting on The Suffering Tree :D I posted my second review of The Thickety: Well of Witches. <3 And I posted my review of The Thickety: The Last Spell :D Eee. My newest Book Collection is books by Melissa Landers. <3 I'm still a bit behind on commenting, but I'm going to get it done soonish :) I just hope to feel a little bit more up to it. Ack. I love those of you that comment on my posts so much. <3 All the hugs. But yeah, I feel like I'm getting so little comments these days :\ Have started having posts with no comments at all, which makes me so, so sad. Aw. And then I see how so many people I adore have ten thousand followers on Instagram, and I don't even have five hundred, and yeah, I'm a bit jealous :) But so happy for them. <3 Anyway. Happy with my mail this week.

Six of Crows. International paperback. Finally got to buy them. But not first editions.. sobs. But gorgeous.
Foxheart. This book is beyond amazing. So good. And these finished copies are the most stunning. Love.
Magnus Chase. I must read book one soon :) Will re-read all of Percy too. This one seems pretty great.
Nemesis. This book was pretty amazing. I adored it. And finished hardcover looks all kinds of gorgeous.
Like a River Glorious. Finished copy finally arrived :D Eee. Soon getting signed copies too. <3 Love this.
Funko Pop. Eee! Alien Queen and Ripley :D I love. And Scarlet Witch too. They are all perfection. Love.
Zootopia + Ursula. Small DisneyStore order :D Without taxes, haha. These figures are just so gorgeous.

Moana. I simply couldn't help myself. I had to buy all the books that I found on bookdepo, lol. A few more will be coming too, hih :) I just. I think Moana is going to be amazing. Can't wait to see it :D So gorgeous.

Wintersong. Eee, thank you so much Brittani. <3 Got this precious via Netgalley. And I'm super curious about it :D It looks SO GORGEOUS. And sounds pretty amazing too :) I'm a bit unsure after having peeked at the ending.. it is a standalone, isn't it? :\ Oh, well. Hoping to still like the book a whole bunch :D Fingers crossed. Have you read this one yet? Thoughts? :)

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