Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Obsidio & A Reaper at the Gates

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!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Roar by Cora Carmack ARC Review

Format: Paperback ARC
Publisher: Tor Teen/Macmillan
Pub. Date: June 13th, 2017
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora's been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks―storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.
She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Guest Post with Kristen Simmons, author of The Glass Arrow!

Hey everyone, today Kristen Simmons is on the blog with an awesome guest post in order to celebrate The Glass Arrow now being available in paperback! I hope you enjoy it!

The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pub. Date: February 10th, 2015
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository
Once there was a time when men and women lived as equals, when girl babies were valued, and women could belong only to themselves. But that was ten generations ago. Now women are property, to be sold and owned and bred, while a strict census keeps their numbers manageable and under control. The best any girl can hope for is to end up as some man's forever wife, but most are simply sold and resold until they're all used up.

Only in the wilderness, away from the city, can true freedom be found. Aya has spent her whole life in the mountains, looking out for her family and hiding from the world, until the day the Trackers finally catch her.

Stolen from her home, and being groomed for auction, Aya is desperate to escape her fate and return to her family, but her only allies are a loyal wolf she's raised from a pup and a strange mute boy who may be her best hope for freedom . . . if she can truly trust him.

The Glass Arrow: a haunting, yet hopeful, new novel from Kristen Simmons, the author of the popular Article 5 trilogy.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WoW: Love and Other Train Wrecks & The Serpent's Secret

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!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Bad Girl Gone by Temple Mathews Blog Tour: Excerpt!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Owlcrate July 2017 Unboxing!


Friday, July 28, 2017

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli ARC Review

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Format: Physical ARC
Publisher: Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins
Pub. Date: April 11, 2017
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly's totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back.

There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid. He's a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there's absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Heart of Iron & Honor Among Thieves

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!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Blog Tour: The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash Author Q&A!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Batman: Nightwalker & Ice Wolves


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!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Defiant & The Wicked Deep


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!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Inspiration Behind First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy



Monday, July 10, 2017

Witchtown by Cory Putman Oakes Blog Tour: Interview + Giveaway


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Everless & The Queen's Rising

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!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Shiny Broken Pieces Blog Tour: NYC Restaurant Recs

Hey guys, today as a part of the Shiny Broken Pieces blog tour, I'm sharing with you an awesome guest post from Sona Charaipotra about NYC restaurants (this topic is so near and dear to my heart)! I hope you guys enjoy it! 




Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: July 12, 2016
Featuring a diverse cast of characters, plenty of gossip, lies, and scandal, Shiny Broken Pieces continues with the soapy drama readers loved in Tiny Pretty Things.

June, Bette, and Gigi are competing one final time for a spot at the prestigious American Ballet Company. With the stakes higher than ever, these girls have everything to lose…and no one is playing nice. June is starting to finally see herself as a prima ballerina. But being the best could mean sacrificing the love of her life. Legacy dancer Bette is determined to clear her name after she was suspended and accused of hurting her rival, Gigi. And Gigi is not going to let Bette—or the other dancers who bullied her—go unpunished. It all comes down to this last dance. Who will make the cut? And who will lose her dream forever?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WoW: Beyond A Darkened Shore + Your One & Only

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!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Devils Unto Dust: Cover Reveal! Excerpt! ARC Giveaway!


Hey guys, today I have the pleasure of revealing the cover for Emma Berquist's debut novel Devils Unto Dust! 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Hazel Wood & Unearthed


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!

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Color Project by Sierra Abrams: Q&A!


Friday, June 16, 2017

My Lady Jane by Lady Janies Audiobook Review


My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows (Lady Janies)
Format: Audiobook, narrated by Katherine Kellgren
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub. Date: June 6th, 2017
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository
This comical, fantastical, romantical, New York Times bestselling, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey is “an uproarious historical fantasy that’s not to be missed” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind YA fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.

At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.

Like that could go wrong.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Shadowsong & The Empress

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!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Blood of a Thousand Stars & The Cruel Prince

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!


Friday, May 26, 2017

Inspiration for A Million Junes by Emily Henry!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WoW: Reign of the Fallen & Daughter of the Siren Queen


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!


Monday, May 22, 2017

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh Blog Tour: ARC Review



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Becoming of Noah Shaw & Pacifica

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!


Monday, May 15, 2017

Penguin Teen Game-Changers: Warcross! Win ARCs! Ask Marie Lu!


Friday, May 12, 2017

The One Memory of Flora Banks Blog Tour: Tattoo Guest Post!


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Blog Tour: Favorite Quotes from And We're Off by Dana Schwartz


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Crown's Fate Blog Tour: Interview + Giveaway




Friday, May 5, 2017

Umberland Blog Tour: Interview with Wendy Spinale!


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: An Enchantment of Ravens & The Belles

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!


Monday, May 1, 2017

So... Things Are Looking Up? The Dream Thieves Audiobook Review!

Format: Audiobook, Narrated by Will Patton
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself.
One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams.

And sometimes he's not the only one who wants those things.

Ronan is one of the raven boys - a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who they think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an undercurrent beneath town. But now, like Ronan's secrets, it is beginning to rise to the surface - changing everything in its wake.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Fireblood (Frostblood #2) by Elly Blake ARC Review

Format: Paperback ARC, 408 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown
Pub. Date: September 12th, 2017
In this action-packed sequel to the New York Times bestselling Frostblood, Ruby must choose between her fiery homeland and the icy king who loves her.

Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his powerful throne. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby's powers and past....

Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fireblood queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax—which grows closer every moment. But as sparks fly in her moments alone with Kai, how can Ruby decide whom to trust? The fate of both kingdoms is now in her hands.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

WoW: The Afterlife of Holly Chase & The Last Namsara

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!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Cold Summer Blog Tour: Interview with Gwen Cole

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner Audiobook Review

Format: Audiobook
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House
Pub. Date: March 7th, 2017
Can a text message destroy your life?

Carver Briggs never thought a simple text would cause a fatal crash, killing his three best friends, Mars, Eli, and Blake. Now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident and even worse, there could be a criminal investigation into the deaths.

Then Blake’s grandmother asks Carver to remember her grandson with a ‘goodbye day’ together. Carver has his misgivings, but he starts to help the families of his lost friends grieve with their own memorial days, along with Eli’s bereaved girlfriend Jesmyn. But not everyone is willing to forgive. Carver’s own despair and guilt threatens to pull him under into panic and anxiety as he faces punishment for his terrible mistake. Can the goodbye days really help?

Friday, April 21, 2017

Meg and Linus Blog Tour: Importance of LGBTQIAP+ Rep. for Teens



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Language of Thorns & Ever the Brave

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!


Monday, April 17, 2017

Strange the Dreamer Blitz + Giveaway: Dreamiest Covers of 2017!

Hey guys! I'm celebrating the release of Strange the Dreamer by sharing my Dreamiest Covers of 2017! The publisher has also provided some goodies to give away, so I hope you enjoy! 


Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.
Pub. Date: March 28th, 2017
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries--including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? and if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.
Welcome to Weep.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Duels & Deceptions Blog Tour: How to Insult a Regency Gentleman!


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith ARC Review

Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House
Pub. Date: May 2nd, 2017
Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined . . . and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.

Monday, April 10, 2017

What Inspired Among the Red Stars—A Guest Post by Gwen Katz!

Hey, guys! Today, I have the great pleasure of welcoming Gwen Katz to the blog. Her debut novel, Among the Red Stars, is coming out on October 3rd. I recently featured it in a Waiting on Wednesday post because it's one of my most highly anticipated books of the year, so please add it to your TBRs and enjoy Gwen's story about what inspired her to write it! :)


Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub. Date: October 3rd 2017
Pre-Order it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
World War Two has shattered Valka’s homeland of Russia, and Valka is determined to help the effort. She knows her skills as a pilot rival the best of the men, so when an all-female aviation group forms, Valka is the first to sign up.

Flying has always meant freedom and exhilaration for Valka, but dropping bombs on German soldiers from a fragile canvas biplane is no joyride. The war is taking its toll on everyone, including the boy Valka grew up with, who is fighting for his life on the front lines.

As the war intensifies and those around her fall, Valka must decide how much she is willing to risk to defend the skies she once called home.

Inspired by the true story of the airwomen the Nazis called Night Witches, Gwen C. Katz weaves a tale of strength and sacrifice, learning to fight for yourself, and the perils of a world at war.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo Review + Giveaway!


Format: Paperback ARC, 369 Pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pub. Date: August 29th, 2017
She will become one of the world's greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn't know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Interview with Andrew DeYoung, author of The Exo Project

Hey, guys! Today, I have the great pleasure of welcoming Andrew DeYoung to the blog. His debut novel, The Exo Project, is available in stores now! I hope you guys enjoy the Q&A, and be sure to check out the link to an excerpt of the book below!


The Exo Project by Andrew DeYoung
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
Pub Date: April 4th 2017
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository
This fast-paced, sharply written multiple-perspective YA science-fiction debut opens on a future Earth ravaged by solar radiation. Desperate for money to save his sick mother, seventeen-year-old Matthew agrees to participate in the Exo Project, a government plan to save the human race by flying across the galaxy in search of a habitable planet for resettlement. He thinks he’s been given a death sentence: 100 years in cryostasis, followed by a quick death on some barren world. But then he lands on Gle’ah, discovering the strange, beautiful creatures who live there, including Kiva, the captivating teenage girl who leads her planet’s matriarchal society. Kiva views Matthew as a threat and for good reason—if he tells Earth that he’s found a suitable planet, it will mean the end of her people’s way of life. But then Kiva and Matthew discover an emotional connection they never expected—and as they begin to delve into the secrets of Matthew’s mission and the dark truth behind the seeming paradise of Gle’ah, the choices they make will have consequences for both of their worlds.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Beasts Made of Night & Among the Red Stars

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!


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Blog Tour: Favorite Quotes from Literally by Lucy Keating!