Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday- Reign of Shadows



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,  that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating or books that are in our TBR pile.  This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is

Summary (by Goodreads)

Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.

But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.

With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

With lush writing and a star–crossed romance, Reign of Shadowsis Sophie Jordan at her best.
 

I really enjoyed the Firelight series by Sophie Jordan. I know that she is also a romance novelist as well as writing books in the YA genre (I don't know how she keeps it all straight).  This one is on my radar this year as I LOVE her writing style.  Plus it is a kick ass cover.  ;)

On another note, I just wanted to apologize for being MIA lately. Both Curlypow and I are going through some major life changes and so our focus has been elsewhere.  We are still keeping the blog active but not posting every day.  There will be a few changes but please stay tuned and be patient.  Our love for books and reviewing is still there but unfortunately, other life priorities have been taking over.  

- Christinabean

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - Glass Sword

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,  that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating or books that are in our TBR pile.  This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is




Summary: Goodreads

The thrilling second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen trilogy follows Mare Barrow on her mission to defeat the traitorous Maven.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness of her own heart.
 

I loved Book #1. It was a great debut by a new author and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us with Book #2!!
- Christinabean

Monday, February 1, 2016

Stacking the Shelves


Stacking the Shelves allows us to share the books we have added to our collections - physical, virtual, borrowed, bought or received


This week I got: 

Summary (By Goodreads)

Tell the Wind & Fire is about a young girl called Lucie who lives in a New York very different from the New York we know: the city is torn between two very different kinds of magic, and Lucie’s own family was torn apart years ago by that conflict. Lucie wears magic rings and carries a burden of guilt she can’t share with anyone.

The light in her life is her sweetheart boyfriend Ethan, but it turns out Ethan has a secret too: a soulless doppelganger created by dark magic, who has to conceal the face identical to Ethan’s with a hood fastened by a collar nobody but a Light magician with magical rings can take off… and who introduces himself to both of them by, for reasons nobody can understand, saving Ethan’s life…
 

The last time I read Sarah Rees Brennan, she was talking about demons in The Demon's Lexicon series.  I love her writing style and while her last trilogy, The Lynburn Legacy, is on my TBR list, I still haven't read it. However, Tell the Wind and Fire is available on NetGalley and I would really like to review it before the official release in April.  If you haven't already tried reading this author, you should give her a shot.  Fans of Holly Black will appreciate her writing topics.

- Christinabean


Friday, January 22, 2016

Follow Friday


Friday Follow is a blog hop that was started by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  Each week a different question is posted by our hosts and we will answer!  This is a great opportunity for bloggers to network and interact. 
This week’s question –

Question of the Week: What books are you most excited for in 2016? - Suggested by
Alison Can Read
I can't wait to read the new Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare. She is my favourite author.  This is the main book I have been waiting for in 2016.  Most of the series I have been following are wrapping up and are on my TBR list...I just haven't found the time to finish them up!
-Christinabean


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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,  that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating or books that are in our TBR pile.  This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is


A girl with a secret.
The boy of her dreams.
An Ocean between them.


Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.

Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude...until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of.

Falling in love with a human breaks the Ocean’s rules. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.
 

I am a big fan of Kiera Cass.  I was impressed by her Selection series and I am eager to dive into this one!  Besides...the covers a so pretty!!
- Christinabean

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,  that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating or books that are in our TBR pile.  This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is


London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap?

This looks like an interesting title...nothing like starting the new year off with a nice, light read eh? 
- Christinabean

Monday, January 11, 2016

Stacking the Shelves


Stacking the Shelves allows us to share the books we have added to our collections - physical, virtual, borrowed, bought or received


This week I got: 

Summary (by Goodreads)

Mirror, mirror in my hand…

Beauty is the key to everything. At least, that’s how it seems to Violet—ugly, bullied, and lonely. To be beautiful, in her eyes, is to have power and love. And when Kendra, the witch, teaches Violet how to use magic, she may finally get what she wants.

For Celine, beautiful since birth, her looks have been a hindrance. She discovers that beauty is also a threat—especially to her stepmother, Violet, who doesn’t want anyone sharing the attention she worked so hard to get and who will do anything to be the fairest of them all.

But beauty isn’t only skin deep and love isn’t based on looks alone. And though Violet and Celine may seem to be completely opposite, their lives are almost… mirrored.

I picked up Mirrored from our local library. I stopped reading Alex Flinn for a little while because I didn't enjoy Towered but she is such a great author when it comes to fairytale re-writes that I couldn't pass this one up....

- Christinabean
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