Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Firewalker by Josephine Angelini


My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!


Worlds divide, magic slays, and love lies in the second book of Josephine Angelini’s The Worldwalker Trilogy.

"You think I’m a monster, but my choices, as ruthless as they seem, are justified."

Lily is back in her own universe, and she's ready to start a new life with Rowan by her side. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape from New Salem, and must hide her magic for the safety of everyone she cares about, but compared to fighting the Woven, the monstrous creatures inhabiting the alternate Salem, life is looking pretty good.

Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. If she can’t persuade Lily to return to her world, she will force her to come back by doing away with the ones she loves.

Picking up right where Trial By Fire left off, Firewalker is another sexy, fast-paced, heartbreaking thrill ride from internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini! 

It's not a secret how excited I am for Firewalker, the sequel to Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini. It's on My Most Anticipated Books of 2015 list. Besides my review of Trial by Fire, I've posted a Book Boyfriends post and a Forgotten Friday post about it. So, to say that I'm head-over-heels excited for Firewalker is an understatement. Trial by Fire is one of those books I find myself gravitating to all of the time. I can read it over and over and still get those feelings that I got when I read it for the first time. I've memorized my favorite lines and passages. It's sexy, action-packed, magical, and at times very sweet. Seriously, guys, you gotta add Trial by Fire to your TBR list, because once you read it, you'll be dying for Firewalker just I am. 

Firewalker comes out September 1, 2015. Besides all of the links I have already provided you above, I've provided a few more for those of you who might be interested. 



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Books vs. Movies: Howl's Moving Castle by Diane Wynne Jones

It seems like nowadays that all of our favorite books are being turned into movies. This meme is about the failures and winners of the silver screen in comparison to their books.



Winner: Studio Ghibli generally always makes amazing movies. The art and music is often beautiful. This movie seemed more like it was inspired by the book than a true adaption. Sure the general facts are the same but there are so major differences. The movie is magical, funny, and sweet. Plus, Studio Ghibli produces the only Anime that I can stand watching in English.







Loser: This is still a great book. There are two reasons I name this book the loser. The first being that the romance is so little that it's practically non-existent. Second, I find that the book is really slow. Even the action sequences. At times that I should have felt scared or panicked, I didn't.









The book and movie are both worth checking out. Have you guys read or seen the movie? What did you think?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Magic Dark and Bright by Jenny Adams Pernovic ARC Review

4/5 Stars
Details of the Book
eARC, approx. 330 pages
Published by Bookish Girl Press
Publication Date: April 28, 2015

Synopsis: She meant to help a ghost...not unleash a curse.

Amelia Dupree hasn’t seen the Woman in White since the night her brother died. 

The ghost seems to have disappeared from the woods surrounding Asylum, Pennsylvania—that is, until Charlie Blue moves into the creepy old MacAllister House next door. Amelia can’t help liking him, even though she spent her childhood thinking his grandmother was a witch. And she definitely can’t ignore the connection between his arrival and the Woman in White’s return. 

Then Amelia learns that the Woman in White is a prisoner, trapped between the worlds of the living and the dead. Devastated by the idea that her brother could be suffering a similar fate, Amelia decides to do whatever it takes to help the Woman in White find peace--and Charlie agrees to help her.

But when Amelia’s classmates start to drown in the Susquehanna River, one right after another, rumors swirl as people begin to connect the timing of Charlie’s arrival with the unexplained deaths. As Charlie and Amelia uncover the dark history of Asylum, they realize they may have unleashed an unspeakable evil. One they have to stop before everything they love is destroyed

I almost DNFed this book because of the teen drama in the beginning. I pushed myself a bit further though and got to the paranormal parts of the plot, boy, was surprised. It's chilling and suspenseful, and once the plot picked up I couldn't put it down. Word to the wise, this is not the book to read when you're trying to sleep. I'm not ashamed to admit that it gave me goosebumps and made my heart race. This has to be the first time where I was pulled into a book by its plot and not its characters. That's not to say that the characters are bad because they're not, but the plot is so interesting and intense. I generally stray away from creepy paranormal books (Somehow I'm okay with romantic ones. Don't judge me haha), but I have to say this one impressed me.

Strengths/Likes:

1) This paranormal plot is different than what I'm used to reading. Marin is more than a vengeful spirit, she has an interesting history and twists around all of the living. I have no idea what her goals are but I can't wait to find out.

2) The dialogue was pretty funny and sarcastic. You guys should know by now that I love sarcasm.

3) This book keeps you guessing. When reading, you think you've figured it out and then the plot takes a wicked turn and suddenly you realize just how wrong you are. It was great.

4) I'm loving the twist to Charlie and Leah's relationship at the end. The twist attacked instalove but made you question if it was in-fact instalove at the same. I'm sure that doesn't make a lot of sense but I'm trying not spoil anything for you guys. You'll just have to read it to find out what I mean ;)

5) I adore Leah. She's a great character and I'd love to be her best friend.

Weaknesses/Dislikes:

1) I felt like there was a lot of extra details that didn't need to appear in this book. Like who is dating Leah's mom, I'm not sure how Mark was important at all, and details about people in town. If I'm being honest though, I'm just being picky because I wanted more answers to my zillion questions this book left me with.

2) I think the ending was rushed. It felt like for the entire book we were leading up to this grand finale and then it was over in a heartbeat.

3) You guys will see this in a quote that I'll list down below because I liked the dialogue. My problem is that I've never heard of a concussion patient being cleared to normal activities in a week. Maybe they can, depending on the severity of the concussion, but it sounds a little unlikely to me.

Favorite Quotes/Moments:

1) She sighed. "No. You can't. You just had a concussion, for Christ's sake--"

"A week ago--"

"Your brain bounced off the inside of your skull. You're not ready."

"The doctor just said I was ready," I protested. "What are you going to do, make me wear a helmet all the time?"

"I haven't ruled that out yet."

2) "She wrapped her pinky around mine, like she had when I was a little girl and a promise from my mom could fix anything.

If only things could be that easy again."

3) It's a bit too long for a quote but I loved Leah and Erin's exchange at the grocery store.

4) "Nice." Leah's voice was flat. "Puppies are nice. This ice cream? It's nice. Kissing that boy? That should definitely be something more than nice."


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Heir by Kiera Cass


My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!


Synopsis: Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. But as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she always thought.

I've read the entire The Selection trilogy and was upset when it was over but now with The Heir coming out, I'm excited. I was hoping for more of Maxon and America but I'm curious for what Cass has in store for us. I hope that we at least get to find out how Maxon and America's happily ever after turned out. She's great with romance and drama so I'm sure it'll be a great read. Plus, how can you turn down a book this stunning? Yeah, I'm not shallow at all.

Pre-order yours here: Amazon | Barnes & Nobles | Book Depository | BAM

Check out my reviews for the others books in the series: The Selection | The Elite | The One 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Strange Skies (Burn Out #2) by Kristi Helvig Review


4.5/5 Stars
Details of the book:
Hardcover, 263 pages
Published by EgmontUSA
Publication Date: April 28, 2015

Synopsis: Action, adventure, and romance are heating up in this sequel to the futuristic science fiction thriller Burn Out. Perfect for fans of Across the Universe and The Memory of After.
Caelia is the new Earth. That's what the Consulate told everyone and, against all odds, Tora finally has made it there. She can't see the ocean from her cell in the Consulate's containment center, and she doesn't know what happened to the weapons her father died for and she's risked her life to save.

But as she plans her escape, she runs into the last person she ever expected to see-her dad. The Consulate has kept held him prisoner in a complicated plot designed to lure Tora out of hiding. Now Tora has a new purpose: break free, get the guns, and save her father.

But first she'll have to navigate a strange new planet, track down James (whose loyalties still remain questionable), and find Kale…before he finds her first.

An action-packed and sexy sequel to Burn Out. It keeps the same fast-pace that started Tora's journey and it seems that these characters can never catch a break. Tora continues to be a badass and I love her so much. This book is officially released in 7 days and I'm already dying for the third book. I had some minor problems with Strange Skies but nothing that I couldn't overlook. I am ecstatic that my suspicions about James were right but that's the only spoilery thing I will say about this book. If you haven't already picked up this trilogy, do it now!

Strengths/Likes:

1) Tora is such a badass character. I adore and idolize her. She's so fierce and sarcastic but still relatable. 

2) James is still smokin' hot. You guys can absolutely expect a book boyfriend post about him soon. 

3) In general, I thought that all of the characters were pretty well-developed. Especially considering how short this book is. 

4) I can't tell you how much I love how snarky this book is. It has really sarcastic moments that I just find charming and hilarious.

5) I loved all of the details of Caliea and the characters reactions to things we frequently take for granted. It was so pleasant and wonderful that it made me want to spend more time outdoors. 

Weakness/Dislikes:

1) I actually have a final copy of this novel. Meaning it's not an ARC, I have a finished hardcover copy and I noticed a couple editing mistakes. Such as words with no space in-between them or a word that was misspelled. It wasn't a lot at all but it still bothered me. 

2) I had this problem with the first book, I wish that it was longer. I think that the relationships would be better developed and us readers would just have more to love

Favorite Quotes/Moments:

1) "She certainly seems to like you."

James moved quickly through the trees. "Yeah. Dumb dog, huh?"

I smirked. "You said it, not me."

2) "That's better than no life, ├íngel," Alec argued. 

James gritted his teeth. "Stop calling her that already. Her name is Tora."

Alec folded his arms across his chest. "Like I'd ever forget the name of the ángel who rescued me from certain death in Sector Two. I'll call her what I want. At least I follow through on my promises to her."

James took a step toward Alec with this fist clenched. "I'm going to shut you up if you can't do it yourself--that's a promise I know I can keep."

3) "Do you listen to anything I say?" James asked in a low voice.

"Only when it's not sexist. Are you kidding me with the whole 'saving the women and dog' thing?"

4) "Whatever happened to B.K. after you shot me with it?"

James looked at me like I was a petulant child. "Haven't we been over this? I never shot you with B.K. I only shot you with my gun."

I crossed my arms. "It never sounds good when you start a sentence with 'I only shot you with...'"

I hope you guys liked this one. Stay tuned for an upcoming Q&A with Kristi Helvig herself.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Leveller by Julia Durango ARC Giveaway



This giveaway is now CLOSED. The winner will be drawn shortly and e-mailed. Thank you all for entering! I'm still hosting a giveaway for Strange Skies by Kristi Helvig, be sure to check that out. Also, if you're interested in Spelled by Betsy Schow, I hosted her book in a spotlight feature tour recently with a giveaway from the publisher! You can read all about both of those by clicking on the Giveaways tab on the right sidebar.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Novice (Summoner #1) by Taran Matharu ARC Review


2/5 Stars
Details of the Book
eARC, 398 pages (according to Goodreads)
Published by Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: May 5, 2015

Synopsis: When blacksmith apprentice Fletcher discovers that he has the ability to summon demons from another world, he travels to Adept Military Academy. There the gifted are trained in the art of summoning. Fletcher is put through grueling training as a battlemage to fight in the Hominum Empire’s war against orcs. He must tread carefully while training alongside children of powerful nobles. The power hungry, those seeking alliances, and the fear of betrayal surround him. Fletcher finds himself caught in the middle of powerful forces, with only his demon Ignatius for help.

As the pieces on the board maneuver for supremacy, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of an empire is in his hands. The Novice is the first in a trilogy about Fletcher, his demon Ignatius, and the war against the Orcs.

I had a lot of trouble with this book. It has an interesting premise and in the very beginning I was interested but as the book went on it lost my attention. For most of the book I had to force my way through it. While reading I felt that the author was discovering his plot as he wrote it. I found myself asking, "Why do I need to know this?" or "Why is this important?" My answers for the most part went unanswered. The main thing that bothered me about The Novice is that a lot of its details are dangerously similar to other famous books such as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, with bits of Eragon and Harry Potter. It did pick up in the last third of the book that made me interested in what's going to happen next but not enough for me to recommend reading it.

Strengths/Likes:

1) I liked the whole demon summoning thing. It's was a pretty cool idea. Although it kind of reminded me of Pokemon but I love Pokemon so we're all good.

2) There is nice cliffhanger at the end. It's executed in a way that makes you want to know what's going to happen.

3) The last part of the book, particularly the tournament I found to be interesting. I enjoyed all of the action.

Weaknesses/Dislikes:

1) As I already said, this book had elements that reminded me too much of other famous books that I listed above. I found the book to be very predictable and I think that it's (at least partially) because of how similar it is to other books I have read.

2) It was really slow and I felt a lot of the plot was unnecessary. While reading as I've already mentioned I kept wondering why certain events were important.

3) This book was pretty cheesy. It was very, "Against all odds, we will be victorious!" I mentioned Pokemon before, I mean that level of cheese except not cute.


You can read an excerpt of the book here.

Waiting on Wednesday: Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Synopsis: Society girls from New York City circa 1890, Dacia and Lou never desired to know more about their lineage, instead preferring to gossip about the mysterious Romanian family that they barely knew. But upon turning seventeen, the girls must return to their homeland to meet their relatives, find proper husbands, and—most terrifyingly—learn the deep family secrets of The Claw, The Wing, and The Smoke. The Florescus, after all, are shape-shifters, and it is time for Dacia and Lou to fulfill the prophecy that demands their acceptance of this fate . . . or fight against this cruel inheritance with all their might.

With a gorgeous Romanian setting, stunning Parisian gowns, and dark brooding young men, readers will be swept up by this epic adventure of two girls in a battle for their lives.

This book came to me while I was looking through my recommendations on Goodreads based on what I have read and what I have marked to-read. The synopsis really grabbed my attention. It sounds dramatic, majestic, and fantastical. It seems like it might have an old world charm with magical elements. In a word, it sounds AWESOME! 

I have never read any other books from this author so I'd love to hear your thoughts on this book and/or this author. Is it on your TBR list? Have you heard anything about it? Let me know =)

This book will be released on July, 7, 2015 for those of you who want to know. Below I have some links related to this book you might be interested in. 






Monday, April 13, 2015

Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver Review

5/5 Stars
Details of the book:
Hardcover, 441 pages
Published by HarperCollins
Published August 2, 2011
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BAM | Book Depository

Synopsis: In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn't about to make the same mistakes.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the Wilds who lives under the government's radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?

I read this book a few years ago but seeing as the first review I ever posted on my blog was Requiem, the last book in the trilogy, it seemed weird to post reviews for the other two but I think I've waited long enough haha.

If you're looking for a dystopian novel with an epic romance you need to read Delirium. This book is all about the couple and while reading I felt like I was in their relationship right along with them. I felt myself falling hard for this book. The beginning is a little slow but once you get past the foundation of the world-building it really picks up. If you want to fall in love, read this book. 

Strengths/Likes:

1) Lena and Alex's relationship. They were so cute and their relationship was so passionate that I felt like I was just going to melt reading about it. 

2) The whole love is a disease is really interesting. Reading about the world and the propaganda in the book I actually found myself understanding (at least somewhat) why they would consider it a disease. It was really convincing. 

Weaknesses/Dislikes:

1) I don't like Hana. I've read all three books and starting in this book I didn't like her. I had a feeling about her. That's all I'm going to say about it. 

2) The beginning was pretty slow and I just kept wanting more Alex so it was tough reading through the parts without him. 

Favorite Quotes/Moments:

1) "It's so strange how life works: You want something and you wait and wait and feel like it's taking forever to come. Then it happens and it's over and all you want to do is curl back up in that moment before things changed."

2) "The most dangerous sicknesses are those that make us believe we are well."

3) "And now I know why they invented words for love, why they had to: It's the only thing that can come close to describing what I feel in that moment, the baffling mixture of pain and pleasure and fear and joy, all running sharply through me at once." 

4) "I'd rather die on my own terms than live on theirs. I'd rather die loving Alex than live without him."

5) "I'm overwhelmed with sadness for everything that was lost, and filled with anger toward the people who took it away. My people-or at least, my old people. I don't know who I am anymore, or where I belong.

That's not totally true...I know I belong with Alex."

These are only a few of the quotes that I love. If I keep going I'll just end up copying most of the book here. You guys can also check out my review of Requiem and my Book Boyfriends post for Alex

Friday, April 10, 2015

Forgotten Friday: Getting Lost with Boys by Hailey Abbott

This meme is about books that have been pushed aside while others have gone viral and made into movies. It can be old books, new books, any book that never got its (or enough) time  in the spot light.


This book just special to me. It felt real to me, as if that this was based on a real story. The relationships felt so real and I identified with Cordy in so many ways. It's just a love story, pure and simple. It's not a dramatic romance but a young couple discovering their feelings for one another step-by-step. Maybe it's a bit on the cheesy side but there's nothing wrong with that. If you want a simple, feel-good read. This is one. Trust me. 

Synopsis: Cordelia Packer hates the unexpected, but she's in for a surprise when Jacob Stein offers to be her travel companion, all the way from San Diego to her sister's place in northern California. Before she knows it, her neatly laid out summer plan has turned into a wild road trip, where anything can – and does – happen. Who knew getting lost with a boy could be so much fun?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!


When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down! 

If you are a reader of the Young Adult genre, you have heard of Sarah J. Maas and her book series Throne of Glass. I have been wanting to read her books for a while (and I will soon) but I have read an excerpt from A Court of Thorns and Roses and it was amazing. In fact, reading that excerpt made me run out and buy all of the Throne of Glass books that are currently available. If I had any doubts about Maas' books those doubts are now gone. I'm always a little wary when a book series is extremely popular. To normal people, popularity would be a good sign but I can't tell you how many times I couldn't into a highly sought-after series. 

I have yet to be able to get my hands on an ARC even though I keep seeing online that people have them. I'm so jealous. You guys have no idea. Plus, that cover is gorgeous. When I get it I'm going to display the hell out of it. A Court of Thorns and Roses comes out May 5, 2015 so I don't have that much longer to wait but it's still killing me that I have to!

Links you might be interested in:

Author's Website (social media links for author are found here)

Goodreads preview (short excerpt from the book)

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Books vs. Movies: Eragon by Christopher Paolini

It seems like nowadays that all of our favorite books are being turned into movies. This meme is about the failures and winners of the silver screen in comparison to their books.

Winner: The book. It was probably the first book that I read that was really centered around Dragons. Paolini took his time with each characters' developments and his plot and side-plots. I loved all of the character dynamics and relationships. Especially between Eragon and Saphira and Eragon and Brom. 
Loser: I wasn't disappointed in the choice of actors or the effects. In fact when this movie was being made I was really excited about it but I thought the script and the way they transitioned the plot of the book to the movie made it corny. Everything that happened was so rushed that it made it difficult to become emotionally invested in the entirety of the film. I know that I must have not been the only one to film this because the sequels were never made into movies. One of the things I missed most was Arya's badassery. She seemed more like a damsel in distress and that's not her character at all. And in my opinion all of the relationships were superficial without any real foundation to them. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Cage by Megan Shepherd ARC Giveaway



This giveaway is now CLOSED. The winner will be e-mailed shortly and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Thank all of you for entering!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Burn Out by Kristi Helvig Review

Burn Out by Kristi Helvig
ebook, 272 pages
Published by EgmontUSA
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
Buy It: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository |

Synopsis: Most people want to save the world; seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to get the hell off of it. One of the last survivors in Earth's final years, Tora yearns to escape the wasteland her planet has become after the sun turns "red giant," but discovers her fellow survivors are even deadlier than the hostile environment.

Holed up in an underground shelter, Tora is alone--her brilliant scientist father murdered, her mother and sister burned to death. She dreams of living on a planet with oceans, plants, and animals. Unfortunately, the oceans dried out ages ago, the only plants are giant cacti with deadly spines, and her pet, Trigger, is a gun--one of the bio-energetic weapons her father created for the government before his conscience kicked in.

When family friend, Markus, arrives with mercenaries to take the weapons by force, Tora's fury turns to fear when government ships descend in an attempt to kill them all. She forges an unlikely alliance with Markus and his rag-tag group of raiders, including a smart but quiet soldier named James. Tora must quickly figure out who she can trust, as she must choose between saving herself by giving up the guns or honoring her father's request to save humanity from the most lethal weapons in existence.

I received Strange Skies (the sequel to Burn Out) on Netgalley and thought that I should get my hands on this book and give it a go before trying instead of starting with the sequel. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this book. I had never heard of it before and since it was so little I didn't expect much out of it. Oh boy, Burn Out should be talked about more. Tora is badass and the plot had a lot of twists and turns that left me wanting more. It's fast-paced, action-packed, and heart-wrenching. Plus, there is a smokin' hot guy in it.

Strengths/Likes:

1) As I said already, Tora is badass. She has a smart mouth, she's pretty smart, and can handle herself.

2) This book--at least for me--wasn't predictable at all. It kept me guessing and none of my guesses were even remotely close. Just when you think you've figured everything out Helvig throws you for a loop.

3) I really liked James. First off, I have to say that having the male lead be a soldier and a doctor? Helvig, I like your style. I mean, I was practically drooling as soon as he came onto the scene. He's a more than a hot guy though, he's super complex and I need to find out more about him.

4) This book held a consistent fast-pace that made me feel like I was right in the middle of all the action.

5) There is a lot of snark throughout this book that made me clutch my sides. It was especially present in the dialogue which is always a good thing.

Weaknesses/Dislikes:

1) I'm impressed with how much Helvig was able to develop plot and character wise considering how small her book is in size. At the same time, I felt that if she had elongated her book and spent a tad more time developing the characters I'd be more attached and be more invested into them.

Favorite Quotes/Moments:

1) "Rage was useless, hope only brought pain, and love ended in death."

2) "Do you really need a gun to solve this?"

I flashed a coy smile and batted my eyes, trying to ignore the tightness in my throat. "My father told me a girl should never be alone with a boy without protection." I held Trigger steady. "What can I say? I'm a careful girl."

I'd give you guys more quotes but that would give too much of it away and I really don't want to spoil this one =) 


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!


Synopsis: For readers of Cassandra Clare's City of Bones and Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone, The Girl at Midnight is the story of a modern girl caught in an ancient war.
Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she's ever known.

Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she's fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it's time to act.

Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, but if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it's how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how to take it.

But some jobs aren't as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire.

The fact that it's synopsis compares it to Shadow and Bone grabs my attention right away. Next, it's set in my hometown. So that's two points in its favor right off the bat. This book has been creating a lot of buzz and I can't help feel the excitement. I'm really digging fantasy books right now and with that description and the gorgeous cover, you better believe my hands are all over this one. 

This book is also special to me because I'm going to be attending its launch party which is being held at my favorite bookstore Books of Wonder. Which is more than fitting considering the book's setting. I'll be sure to post a picture from the event on my Instagram for those of you who are interested. 

Here are some links related to this book you guys might be interested in:

Author's website

Author's twitter

Books of Wonder webpage (you can pre-order a signed copy here)

Prologue and First Chapter