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My Hotly Anticipated YA Books Coming Out In September

This is the fourth novel in the Throne of Glass series! Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . . This is a new series from Leigh Bardugo set in the same world as the Shadow and Bone series! Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone… This is the final book in this series! Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They’ll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever. . . . Will J

Angelstone (Dark Angel #2) - Review

After escaping from the Hollows, Jordan takes Alyx and Israel to Aradale, a secret Rogue community, where they appear to be safe − for now. But did they bring the enemy with them? “Mini”, the strange and speechless young girl they rescued from the Hollows, is not as she seems. Why was Elder Michael keeping her locked up? What is she hiding? Out in the mortal cities, pieces of Black Stone, the only material that can disrupt the angels’ healing abilities, continue to be stolen to make weapons for Samyara’s dark army. Alyx and her friends must stop them, but this means infiltrating holy and guarded places to steal the Black Stone − a monastery in remote China, a mosque in Saudi Arabia, an art gallery in Florence and a cathedral in Peru. Can they win this deadly race against the Darkened? Book Breakdown  This was so much better than the first! More action, better character development and a better plot. I really enjoyed the first one after it got going but this! This book just blew me away

Feature & Follow (8)

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me, everyone wins. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read . Feel free to also follow by Twitter  also. I can always be reached through Twitter. This Week's Question Share a random quote from the book you are currently reading.- Suggested by Journey Through Fiction . Quote “Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.” - Everneath Share you FF with me so I can come comment and don't forget to follow me and I will follow you!

Sunshine Blogger Award

I was nominated for this award by the sweetheart Sofia from  Bookish Wanderess . Her blog is super cool so be sure to check it out. Don't forget to leave a comment while you're there, she is really nice. So thank you so much Sofia for nominating me! “The whole idea of the Sunshine Award is that you nominate bloggers who put a little sunshine in your day, who are positive, creative, and inspiring.” Rules: – Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you. – Nominate some wonderful bloggers and write 11 questions for them to answer. Sofia's Questions  Do you read graphic novels? Do you have recommendations for someone who wants to start reading them? I only read graphic novels from the books I love. Like Blue Bloods, TMI and such. I'm more a manga person. Prefer that art style better. Do you have a genre that you really don’t like? One you never read? Contemporary? I'm not a huge fan of books that just sit in this world with no extra stuff in them. But to e

Book Cover Guessing Challenge!

Alright my little lilies gather around, I've got something really cool in store for this post. But before we dive into the fun let me thank the lovely Erika from Books, Stars, Writing, And Everything In Between for tagging me in this. If you want to see her post just click on the link above and go for it.  Here is the way this is going down. Choose a couple of books that you know a wee bit about or nothing at all about and try to guess what they are about based on the cover and title. The books may be well-known or just familiar to you, but you haven't shelved it on Goodreads or even looked into it. After you are done guessing, compare your guess with the actual description on Goodreads, and see how well or awful you've done.  I’ve chosen 3 books. My Thoughts It's about a girl who brings people back to life? Or she's dead herself and comes back as a ghost? She looks strong though, maybe so will fight the people who killed her? Get revenge. I don't know. Blurb R

Review - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Description   Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who are mean to him and make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. (Dudley, however, has two bedrooms, one to sleep in and one for all his toys and games.) Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters and his life is changed forever. He is whisked away by a beetle-eyed giant of a man and enrolled at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard! The first book in the "Harry Potter" series makes the perfect introduction to the world of Hogwarts. Book Breakdown My boyfriend finally got me to read this book. It was too the point he brought it up into almost every conversation. So I read it. Here is my honest thoughts and feelings. Harry Potter is just a poorly treated kid. Those Dursleys need to be shot and killed! I think Harry would've been better off with foster parents or something. At least the would've wan

Unpopular Opinions

1) A Popular Book or series that you didn't like. The Talon series or Evermore. 2) A Popular Book or series that every one else seems to hate but you love. Blue Bloods!!! Seriously, that series is so underrated. 3) A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (warn ppl for spoilers) OR an OTP that you don't like. I usually end up liking the person the character choses. I don't have an answer for this one. Wait... I may have one. Seriously, spoilers here. I hate how in the Splintered series that she got to keep both guys. One or none is how it should've been. 4) A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for. YA Contemporary. Not a huge fan of any contemporary, honestly. 5) A popular or beloved character that you do not like. People my hate me for this but it's just my thoughts. No hate. If you like these people that's fine. Good for you but everyone is different. 1) Tris from Divergent 2) Jacob from Twili

Angelfire (Dark Angel #1)

            Description Forget everything you know about angels… You’ll likely find Alyxandria slicing demons with her blades rather than plucking at harp strings. Whether it's with weapons, unarmed or with the “borrowed magics” of distilled angel-blood tattoos, she trains harder than any other Seraphim warrior to prove she is nothing like her parents who abandoned her to become Rogues. When Alyx starts displaying the signs of a strange new magic, most don’t believe her and no one has answers for her. She starts to investigate for herself. The web of lies she uncovers will shatter her world and she’ll be forced to risk everything for Israel, a mortal she barely knows.  Alyx and Israel will soon realize that their destinies are inexplicably tied - and that their choices will determine the fate of Earth itself. It begins in Angelfire. Book Breakdown I was given this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Alyx, our main character is an 18 eighteen year old lightwarrior

TMI Tag!

I wasn't tagged per say but Salha from  The Journeys of a Girl  tagged everyone so yeah... I'm doing it! 1) What are you wearing? A pair of skinny jeans with holes and my Game of Thrones shirt. 2) Have you ever been in love? Yes, once before and with my fiancee... did I mention that? We are engaged now!!! 3) Have you ever had a terrible break up? Yep, my last boyfriend cheated on me with my cousin and when I found out, I dumped him on Valentine's Day... I was so heartbroken. 4) How tall are you? 5'3 5) How much do you weight? 139 lbs... I need to lose some weight... my Dr told me I'm about 19 lbs overweight... but I've started a diet and so hopefully that gets going well. Wish me luck! 6) Any tattoos? I don’t have any, but I would like quite a few! I'd like a peace sign on my wrist. Three hearts intertwined on my hand and then I'm always wanted one on my neck but now that can't happen where I have that huge scar from my surgery... 7) Any piercings? M

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I was nominated by two amazing bloggers! Julia and Konstantin . Thank you both so very much! Your blogs are both awesome sauce. Since 20 questions would be hard to do I'm going to choose a few from both of them. The rules for this award are: 1) Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site. 2) Put the award logo on your blog. 3) Answer the ten questions sent to you. 4) Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer. 5) Nominate ten blogs. 1) Which is your favorite place to read? My bathtub. It's so relaxing and no one bothers me. 2) What type of characters are you more inclined to like? For guys, the bad boy type that needs love. Girls, someone strong and that I can relate to. 3) If you wrote a novel what would it be called? This one is a good question as I am writing and it's going to be called; The Choice 4) Which novel/book series would you like to be adapted to graphic novel(s)? The Lux series! 5) Do you prefer ebooks or printed books? Printed,

Book Haul (4)

I got this one the day it came out. Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust. Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction. Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell… From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as p

Review - The Assassin and the Desert (Throne of Glass Prequel #3)

The Silent Assassins of the Red Desert aren’t much for conversation, and Celaena Sardothien wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s not there to chatter, she’s there to hone her craft as the world’s most feared killer for hire. When the quiet is shattered by forces who want to destroy the Silent Assassins, Celaena must find a way to stop them, or she’ll be lucky to leave the desert alive. Book Breakdown Celaena is sent to The Red Desert for punishment and she can't return to her master without a letter of approval from the Master of the Silent Assassins. She intends to do whatever it takes it get that letter. Upon her arrival she gets a roommate: Ansel. They quickly become friends. This makes Celaena happy as she has never had a female friend before but she is also sad about leaving her new friend when the time comes.  Celaena discovers that the Silent Assassins are often attacked by Lord Berick. The master sends Ansel to talk with him. While waiting Celaena meets a man who tells her

Manga Mondays (1)

I saw this on Allison's blog Allison Can Read  and loved the idea. I love manga and manhwa and want to share that love with all of you guys too! So every two weeks I'll be posting a new Manga Monday! Hope you guys join me on this epic adventure. First I'm going to explain a little about manga and manhwa and how I came to love it. 1) What is manga?  A style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, typically aimed at adults as well as children. 2) What is manhwa? It's a general Korean term for comics and print cartoons (common usage also includes animated cartoons). Outside of Korea, the term usually refers specifically to South Korean comics. 3) When did I start reading manga/manhwa? It was a bright sunny day in the little small town of Ashland, Kentucky. A young girl begged her parents to take her to the local Walden's bookstore in the Ashland Town Center (the mall). They said they would after we finished all of our errands. She listened to her iPod while waiting

90's Tag!

I was tagged by two amazing bloggers to do this tag, wonderful Erica from  Books, Stars, Writing. And Everything In Between  and the sweet Caroline from Just Another Bookish Blog . Thank you both so much for tagging me! I love tags, they are fun and some really make me think. Also to all my lovely readers if you've not checked out these two blogs you need to do so. Like now, just go on and click the links... you know you want too. Okay, anyway time for the tag!  1) She's All That - Name a book couple that are an odd pairing, but they still fit together perfectly. Leo and Calypso from The Percy Jackson series. 2) 10 Things I Hate About You - a book or series that you have a love/hate relationship with. The Divergent series. I love Divergent so much but the rest of the books....not my thing. 3) Clueless - A character that is totally clueless, but you love them anyway. Yuuki from Vampire Knight. She starts out knowing nothing at all and grows so much. 4) Titanic - A book that made

Review - The Assassin and the Healer (Throne of Glass Prequel #2)

Meet the Assassin: beautiful, defiant, destined for greatness. Celaena Sardothien has challenged her master. Now she must pay the price. Her journey to the Red Desert will be an arduous one, but it may change the fate of her cursed world forever... Book Breakdown Celaena finds herself staying at a piece of crap Inn waiting for a ship to take her to The Red Desert to train with The Silent Assassins. It's her punishment for freeing the slaves and ruining her Master's deal with the Pirate Lord. On her last night she saves a young woman, only a few years older than herself from some really bad men. Then she teaches the woman a few ways to defend herself. They get to talking and our assassin finds out that Yrene wants to be a healer. Before Celaena leaves she leaves a lot of money for the girl, hoping she will take her future into her own hands. I think that this one is the least interesting of the group but it's still so cool just to be in the Throne of Glass world and be with

Feature & Follow (7)

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me, everyone wins. Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read . This Week's Question If you could have an endless supply of food what would it be? - Suggested by Not Tonight, I'm Reading.  My Answer Cheese!!!! Not the spicy kind. Coby Jack or Cheddar. Those are the best. Oh yeah. I love cheese. Yes, I'm completely weird but it's totally okay.  So tell me below what you guys would choose or leave your link below and I'll check out your FF.

6 Most Read Authors

6)  Julie Kagawa The Iron King The Iron Daughter The Immortal Rules The Eternity Cure The Forever Song Talon Side Note: I will be reading the rest of the Iron Fey series, just haven't got the chance yet. 5) Stephenie Meyer Twilight New Moon Eclipse Breaking Dawn The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide The Host 4) Rachel Vincent  My Soul to Take My Soul to Save My Soul to Keep My Soul to Steal If I Die Before I Wake Stray  Rouge  3) Cassandra Clare City of Bones City of Ashes City of Glass City of Fallen Angels City of Lost Souls City of Heavenly Fire Clockwork Angel Clockwork Prince Clockwork Princess  The Bane Chronicles  2) Melissa de la Cruz Blue Bloods Masquerade  Revelations  The Van Alen Legacy  Misguided Angel Lost in Time Gates of Paradise Bloody Valentine Keys to the Repository  Vampire's of Manhattan  Witches of East End 1) Jennifer L Armentrout Half-Blood Pure Deity Apollyon  Sentinel Wicked Obsidian Onyx Opal Origin Opp

The Blogger Recognition Award

I was nominated by these lovely people:  Theepika @JustThatGirl ,  AngelErin @Angel Erin's Book Obsession ,   Trinity @The Midnight Princess ,  Sinead @Less Reality, More Books , and  Julia Love @ For The Love Of Books  Thank you guys so much! This means a lot to me. If you are nominated then here are the rules- 1) Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you. 2) Write a post to show off your award. Give a brief story on how your blog got started, and give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you've nominated in the post. Make sure to attach the award itself! You can do this by right clicking, saving and uploading the image above. 3) Comment on each blog and let them know you've nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created. 4) Provide a link to the original post. E