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Waiting on Wednesday

Expected publication: September 26th 2017 Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns. Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price. Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love. Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse. This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrat

Losing Faith in the Book Community

When I first started blogging back in 2014, I wasn't really in the community, I was just a blogger who kind of kept to myself but the longer I blog the more I see things. I've seen book bloggers try and scam their readers, I've seen others talking about someone taking advantage of BEA and getting way to many ARCs and trying to sell them. After that I was ashamed for being a blogger, I didn't want authors to think I was like this scammer.  Now, I'm seeing something far worse I think. People bullying others for wanting to read books they didn't like, a better name (problematic books). Not only are they going after the readers and calling them awful names but now they are attacking the authors! Yes, sadly you read that right, people are attacking authors, demanding they tell their publishers to pull their books and apologize for the stuff they've written. An author of a fictional book is being asked and sometimes demanded to apologize. I've actually gotten

Music Monday - Icon for Hire

This fun meme is hosted over at Always Me . This is a band I love so much and I don't think I've ever shared any of their music so here is some of my all time favorites by Icon For Hire.  Favorite Lyrics You knew the deal, no one gives a damn Just another needy kid, sob story in hand Keep your secrets covered up, up, up We don't need another cut, cut, cut But you couldn't hide, a heart made of glass You put yourself together with all the strength you had You were finally fed up, up, up Finally had to scream enough-nough-nough Favorite Lyrics When the dark comes for me I won't run, I will scream I'm stronger than I used to be oh I belong to the night But I, I learned to survive Favorite Lyrics I can't keep you above water I can't drag your soul to shore Don't know how to fix a sinking ship Or win a losing war It's a heavy load to carry And I can't hold on much more On the surface it looks perfect Underneath it's just a perfect storm

Follow Me Back - ARC Mini Book Breakdown

Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her… Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies. When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn… Told through tweets, direct messages, and police transcripts.  Mini Book Breakdown Eric only wanted to let some stress go and maybe troll some of his followers on Twitter. Even never even thought th

Sad Perfect - Book Breakdown

The story of a teen girl's struggle with Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder and how love helps her on the road to recovery. Sixteen-year-old Pea looks normal, but she has a secret: she has Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). It is like having a monster inside of her, one that not only dictates what she can eat, but also causes anxiety, depression, and thoughts that she doesn’t want to have. When she falls crazy-mad in love with Ben, she hides her disorder from him, pretending that she’s fine. At first, everything really does feel like it’s getting better with him around, so she stops taking her anxiety and depression medication. And that's when the monster really takes over her life. Just as everything seems lost and hopeless, Pea finds in her family, and in Ben, the support and strength she needs to learn that her eating disorder doesn’t have to control her.  Book Breakdown   (((This book has been labeled 'problematic'. Most books coming out now a

50/50 Friday - Deepest/Most Shallow Book in the Paranormal Romance Genre

This fun meme is hosted by myself and the wonderful Laura from Blue Eye Books . What is 50/50 Friday?   Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. Topic for the Week Most deep/shallow book in ___ genre (choice genre) (message/fluff) So I chose the paranormal genre this time because it's one of my favorite genres. The most shallow would have to be the Dark Guardian novels. They are so surface level as they come but that being said, I still do like them it's just they could have really went deep into this world that I love. A deep paranormal series that I love would have to be The Morganville Vampires series.  It really digs into this world and the vampires and even the character growth.  Topic for Next Week Best/Worst Book Read in May

Waiting on Wednesday

Expected publication: September 12th 2017 From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths. For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation. Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire H

Top Ten Books Coming Out in Summer 2017

This meme is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish . So in general - back when I lived somewhere that actually got four seasons instead of eight of months of summer and the rest winter - summer always started for my family and I on Memorial Day and so this list will add any book that comes out after May 29th.  Now that that's out of the way, let's begin!  10) When Dimple Met Rishi  Release Date: May 30 9) When It's Real  Release Date: May 30 8) Midnight Jewel  Release Date: June 27 7) Now I Rise  Release Date: June 27 6) Lucky in Love Release Date: July 25  5) Loved (House of Night) Release Date: July 11 4) Fallen Heir  Release Date: August 28  3) Wonder Woman  Release Date: August 29 2) If There's No Tomorrow  Release Date: September 5 1) Tower of Dawn  Release Date: September 5

Music Monday - Noelia

This fun weekly meme is hosted over at Always Me . So I found this artist last week and I liked the music a lot. I'm getting into dance music again... I do this a lot. I do through these periods where all I want to do is listen to dance music. Even though I can't dance, I'm not even being modest, I really can't dance. 

The Black Witch - Problematic Book Breakdown

A new Black Witch will rise…her powers vast beyond imagining. Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else. When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother’s legacy. But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people—including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians—is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch. As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenge

50/50 Friday - Character Whose Life You'd Want/Not Want to Live

This meme is hosted by myself and the wonderful Laura from Blue Eye Books . What is 50/50 Friday?  Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. Topic for the Week Character Whose Life You'd Want/Not Want to Life Life I'd Not Want So the life I don't want was an easy one to come up with. She's had a hard life and lost a lot of people she loved. She's looked death in the eye way too many times and she will never be fully healthy because of all the things she had to go through. Katniss Life I Would Want Katy I would love to have Katy's life. She still gets the normal life along with this epic otherworldly kind of excitement. You'd never be bored and now that all that bad things are over, she is going to have a wonderful life. Topic for Next Week Most deep/shallow book in ___ genre (choice genre) (message/fluff)

Waiting on Wednesday

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 Ottoma

Favorite Books of 2017... So Far!

So yeah it's only May but some really great books have come out the first part of the year and then there is some really good books I read that came out in different years... the point is, I wanted to share some books I've loved so far this year with you guys! Also can we just talk about how many awesome books are coming out this month? What a wonderful time to be into reading my friends!  1) Caraval (Read 1/2017) 2) Isla and the Happily Ever After (Read 3/2017) 3) Carve the Mark (Read 3/2017) 4) Everything, Everything (Read 3/2017) 5) Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Read 4/2017) 6) ACOWAR (Read 5/2017) 7) The Black Witch   (Read 5/2017)

ACOWAR Giveaway!

Hello there my lovely butterflies! I hope you enjoyed your weekend! I actually got Mother's Day off so I spent time with my daughter and partner. He got me roses and took me out to eat. It was lovely. So I thought I would a Giveaway! It's been a long time since I've done one but I'm changing that now! So I got two copies of ACOWAR and I want to give one away to you guys! I'm sorry to say that it's USA only as I can't afford to send internationally right now. Hopefully next time!  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Autumn Falls - Mini Book Breakdown

New friends, new enemies . . . can a magical journal change Autumn's crazy life?   With her fiery red hair, new-girl outsider status, and tendency to be a total klutz, Autumn Falls definitely isn’t flying below the radar at Aventura High. Luckily, she makes some genuine friends who take her under their wing. But she also manages to get on the wrong side of the school’s queen bee, and then finds out the guy she’s started to like, funny and sweet Sean, hangs with the mean crowd. Now her rep  and  her potential love life are at stake.  When Autumn vents her feelings in a journal that belonged to her late father, suddenly her wildest wishes start coming true. Is it coincidence? Or can writing in the journal solve all her problems? And if the journal doesn’t work that way,  is there a bigger purpose for it—and for her? Filled with personal elements from Bella’s own life, AUTUMN FALLS is the first book in Bella Thorne’s new series! It has everything readers will love and relate to: a rea

50/50 Friday - Character You'd Want/Not Want to Meet

This fun meme is hosted by myself and Laura from Blue Eye Books. What is 50/50 Friday?  Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. Topic for the Week Character You'd Want/Not Want to Meet This one is going to be so much fun! It was so hard for me to narrow down but I finally did it!  Never Want to Meet Valentine  The Mortal Instruments  I mean he's just too smooth talking and he'd probably end up talking me into doing awful things. So yeah, never want to meet him! Want to Meet Rhysand  A Court of Mist and Fury  I feel I don't really need to explain this one because.... yeah. Also I have to add one more because there is a lot of characters I want to meet! Celaena  Throne of Glass I had to add my top two crushes here. It just wouldn't feel honest if I left them out.  Topic for Next Week Character Whose Life You'd Want/Not

Waiting on Wednesday

I seriously can't wait for this book! I can't believe how many GREAT books have come out this month! Like so many great ones and I'm just living right now! Expected publication: May 30th 2017 by Harlequin Teen From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend.  Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley's team decides it's time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he's settled down. Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of &quo