Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Freeks by Amanda Hocking


This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!

Freeks


     Welcome to Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act…
     Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night.
     When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe…and a normal life has never been more appealing.
     But before long, performers begin disappearing and bodes are found mauled by an invisible beast. Mara realizes that there’s a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks. In order to unravel the truth before the attacker kills everyone Mara holds dear, she has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she was capable of—one that could change her future forever.
     Bestselling author Amanda Hocking draws readers inside the dark and mysterious world of Freeks.

Published by: St. Martin's Griffin
Expected Publication: January 3, 2017

Why I'm Waiting: Ok so my main reasoning for wanting this book so bad is because it sounds a bit like American Horror Story's Season when they did Freakshow. Of course it's  not the same, but it sounds dark and twisty too. Plus, it just sounds bad ass. I haven't read a good paranormal/ supernatural book in a good while, so maybe this one will be my next one! (Plus, if you don't like the cover on this you're crazy....) 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Top 10 Books on my Fall TBR!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the BookishEach week we will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join.   

This week's topic is:
Top 10 Books on my Fall TBR!

Ten?! Like 8, 9, 10?! *cues manic laughter* Hahahahaha YEAH RIGHT

Books Released/ing in September I can't wait to read:

Kingdom of Ash and BriarsKids of Appetite
Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)The Weight of Zero


Books Releasing in October I can't wait to read:

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)Our Chemical Hearts
Girls Like MeEveryone We've Been
FrostThis Adventure Ends
Nemesis (Nemesis #1)Last Seen Leaving
BeastThe Lovely Reckless

Books Releasing in November I can't wait to read:

HeartlessThe Diabolic
The Sun Is Also a StarOf Fire and Stars
This Is Our Story

What do YOU have on your fall TBR?!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

ARC,  416 pages
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Published by: HarperTeen
Read from: September 19
Three Dark Crowns, #1
Source: TxLA
For fans of: Fantasy, Paranormal, YA

     Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.
     But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.
     If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.

*MY THOUGHTS*

     When I heard this book was going to be potentially at TLA, I was stalking it everyday trying to get it. I needed it in my hands. But then when it was finally time to sit down and read it, I can't lie, I was highly disappointed. 
     What grabbed me was the synopsis. I was so intrigued by the idea of triplets and then trying to decide who the last one standing was going to be. But that also ended up being my reason for not liking the book. I was not a fan of how I made it about 80+ pages in and there were still charracters being introduced and the plot was taking a back burner. I remember being s afraid that I was the only one who was bored by this that I even asked on Goodreads. I was a little disappointed because I wanted to read this book for SO LONG and as it turned out, I wasn't enjoying it at all.
     I was also a little disappointed because I had heard so much about the ending! I've heard it's so amazing, but I can't make myself get to that point. I wanted something super dark and creepy, and the part I read didn't have that at all, so I didn't plan on making it to the end. Also, I had seen people saying that the only "page-turning" part is at about 75% and the last 25% is what made the book for them. I'm sorry but being in school and all the other 248415158414852165 books I have to read for review, and for fun just won't allow me to read a book that's not gonna get good until the last 25%. I have way too many other books to continue to read something I'm not enjoying. I didn't even care enough to flip to the end to read it. *shrugs* 0
     This book may be for others, but it was certainly not for me. As upsetting as it was for me, I'd still tell anyone intrigued to pick it up and give it a try! This may not have gelled with me, but it could easily be someone else's book of the year! 
Overall, I give this

DNF @ page 86


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #190 & the Weekly Wrap-Up!

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what all we borrowed, bought, and received for review. It's hosted over at Tynga's Reviews.

For Class: 
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist


I decided to go with this one for my class because Dash and Lily was to Christmasy lol 

Bought:
The Replacement Crush


Weekly Wrap-Up

Tuesday 09/20/16: Top 10 All About Audio Freebie! (I did Top 10 Reasons I Started Listening to Audiobooks!)
Wednesday 09/21/16: Waiting on Wednesday: To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough
Thursday 09/22/2016: Into White by Randi Pink
Friday 09/23/16: Follow Friday: Book Betrayal Story!

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Class Act Module 4: Alternating Narrators! - Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist!


As y'all know, I'm a Library Science student at University of North Texas. This semester I have the pleasure of taking an AWESOME class called Seminar and Trends in YA! This semester the focus is YA books!  One of the things we have to do is read some books from a list my Prof has provided us and then make up a blog and post reviews or features of what we have read! 

MODULE 4: 
Alternating Narrators! 

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Published by: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Source: Kindle Library

     Book Summary:     
           
It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who's just walked in to his band's show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City--and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date. 
This he said/she said romance told by YA stars Rachel Cohn and David Levithan is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night, with two teenagers, both recovering from broken hearts, who are just trying to figure out who they want to be--and where the next great band is playing.
Told in alternating chapters, teeming with music references, humor, angst, and endearing side characters, this is a love story you'll wish were your very own. Working together for the first time, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have combined forces to create a book that is sure to grab readers of all ages and never let them go.
 

     So for this week's book I decided to do something cutesy for the books I read this week... I'm going to attempt to t tell the story in songs!

1. What Nick asks Norah to do as soon as he meets her: Payback by Rascal Flatts

2. When she sees HIM in the parking lot: We are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift

3. When they are trying to make plans for something: Just for Tonight by One Night Only

4. Norah's thoughts before she goes to the bathroom: Because of You by Kelly Clasrkson

5. When they finally start getting it together: Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden 

6. When she leaves:  I Will Possess Your Heart by Death Cab for Cutie

7. Marriott Ice Room: Turn off the Lights by Future (lmao)

8. Unexpected Rain: Kissin in the Rain by Toby Keith

9. Ending: Happy by Pharrell