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Waiting on Wednesday - Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Check them out for links to more blogs! :)
This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is...

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: January 5th 2016

I am a sucker for time-travel stories, especially when the protagonist goes BACK in time! Super duper excited for this one!! :) 
Summary for Passenger...Violin prodigy Etta Spencer had big plans for her future, but a tragedy has put her once-bright career at risk. Closely tied to her musical skill, however, is a mysterious power she doesn't even know she has. When her two talents collide during a stressful performance, Etta is drawn back hundreds of years through time. 

Etta wakes, confused and terrified, in 1776, in the midst a fierce sea battle. Nicholas Carter, the handsome young prize master of a privateering ship, h…

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Hunter by Renee Donne

by Renee Donne
Release Date: 11/14/14
Anaiah Press

Review: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

White Hot Kiss
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements
Release Date: February 25th 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: I purchased this book myself
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Rating: 5 freaking amazing stars!!!

One kiss could be the last. Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever. Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing t…

Waiting on Wednesday - Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Check them out for links to more blogs! :)
This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is...
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan Publication Date: February 9th 2016 Publisher: Harper Teen

This book sounds so good, especially since it features a star-crossed romance! 
Summary for Reign of Shadows...
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 toget…

Teaser Tuesday #1

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
This is where you can tease with snippets and quotes from the books you are currently reading.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teasers: " I rose on shaky legs and went into the shelter of his body. Zayne held me close as we walked back to his car. " 
pg. 212 White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

Review: The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Series:The Wrath & The Dawn (duology) Source: Purchased @ bookstore
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 388
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: 3 Stars
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons for Young Readers 
Release date: May 12th 2015

A sumptuous and especially told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend. She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so…

Waiting on Wednesday - Soundless by Richelle Mead

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Check them out for links to more blogs! :)
This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is...

Soundless by: Richelle Mead Publication date: November 10th 2015 Publisher: Razorbill

All about Soundless...
From Richelle Mead, the #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines, comes a breathtaking new fantasy steeped in Chinese folklore.
For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.

When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunge…

Review: The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy

Series: The Avalonia Chronicles
Source: Netgalley
Format: ebook
Pages: 488
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: 5 Stars
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Release date: August 15th 2015

16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad. Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her way. Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear. With the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of political intrigue and ancient magic l…

Currently re-vamping some things

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend so far! Just wanted to give you a heads-up, if you are visiting my blog, I am currently re-vamping some things. Pretty simple things, just colors, fonts, etc. Didn't want you to think my blog was mis-matched if you happen to pop over while I'm changing things around! :)

Author Interview & Giveaway: The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy

Hello everyone! I am very excited to announce that I had the honor of interviewing debut author Farah Oomerbhoy, getting to know more about her, and her new book The Last of the Firedrakes, which will be out August 15th! Isn't the cover gorgeous? There is also a giveaway below!
Thank you Farah for meeting with us and the awesome giveaway! Well here goes! 
What inspired you to write The Last of the Firedrakes? Every reader at some point in their lives comes across a book that inspires them to think beyond the boundaries. For me that book was Harry Potter. 

The wonderful world of Hogwarts and the magical beings that lived within it made me look at the world of magic in a completely different way. I had always loved reading fantasy stories, and Tolkien’s Lord of The Rings series; along with C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series were already my favorites. These books inspired me to write a story that would combine the best of the three, and so The Last of the Firedrakes started to take …

Waiting on Wednesday - Reawakened by Colleen Houck

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Check them out for links to more blogs! :)
This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is...

Reawakened by: Colleen Houck Publication Date: August 11th 2015 Publisher: Delacorte Press

About the book...
When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification.
And she really can't imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe to find his brothers and complete a grand ceremony that will save mankind.

But fate has taken hold of Lily, and she, along with her sun prince, Amon, must travel to the Valley of the Kings, raise his brothers, and stop an evil, shape-shifting god na…

Top Ten Tuesday Hyped Books I've Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created byThe Broke and the Bookish.  Top Ten Tuesday...
So this weeks post is about my top ten books I keep hearing about and am very excited to read but haven't gotten around to just yet. Some of them I even own, I know I know! What am I waiting for?!? Well here goes, in no particular order:

1. White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout- I'm amshamed to say I have not read this one yet, honestly my plans were to wait until the third book in the series comes out on July 28th.
2. Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout- Well this one's a given, I own both books and they will be read soon. I promise! :)
3. Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan- I just love Carrie Ryan's A Forest of Hands & Teeth series and KNEW when this book came out I just HAD to get my hands on a copy. She and some other very awesome authors has a book tour and I was lucky enough to attend. I have a beautiful signed and personalized copy on my shel…

Review: Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

Series: Killer Unicorns
Source: Purchased @ bookstore
Format: Paperback
Pages: 402
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: 5 Stars
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: September 1st 2009

Real unicorns are venomous, man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns. Fortunately, they've been extinct for a hundred and fifty years. Or not. Astrid had always scoffed at her eccentric mother's stories about killer unicorns. But when one of the monsters attacks her boyfriend—thereby ruining any chance of him taking her to the prom—Astrid finds herself headed to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the ancient cloisters the hunters have used for centuries. However, at the cloisters all is not what it seems. Outside, the unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from the crumbling, bone-covered walls that vibrate with a terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to—perhaps most dangerously of all—her growing attraction to a handsome art student ... …

Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July everyone! Hope everyone has a great Independence Day! :)  Unfortunately I will be spending my holiday recuperating from a sinus infection, but I will be reading so it's not all bad. 

Waiting on Wednesday - Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Check them out for links to more blogs! :)
This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is...
Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout Publication Date: July 28th 2015 Publisher: Harlequin Teen

All about Every Last Breath...
Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.
Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.

Torn between tw…