Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Out Today: July 19th!


A Wicked Saga #2
Jennifer L. Armentrout


Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.

Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?

But as the Fae Prince begins to close in, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.

Carrie Jones

People have always treated seventeen-year-old Mana as someone in need of protection. She's used to being coddled, being an only child, but it's hard to imagine anything could ever happen in her small-town, normal life. As her mother's babying gets more stifling than ever, she's looking forward to cheering at the big game and getting out of the house for a while.

But that night, Mana's life goes haywire.

First, the hot guy she's been crushing on at school randomly flips out and starts spitting acid during the game. Then they get into a knockdown, drag-out fight in the locker room, during which Mana finds herself leaping around like a kangaroo on steroids. As a flyer on the cheerleading squad, she's always been a good jumper, but this is a bit much. By the time she gets home and finds her house trashed and an alien in the garage, Mana starts to wonder if her mother had her reasons for being overprotective.

It turns out, Mana's frumpy, timid mom is actually an alien hunter, and now she's missing--taking a piece of technology with her that everyone wants their hands on, both human and alien. Now her supposed partner, a guy that Mana has never met or heard of (and who seems way too young and way too arrogant to be hunting aliens), has shown up, ordering Mana to come with him. Now, on her own for the first time, Mana will have to find a way to save her mother--and maybe the world--and hope she's up to the challenge.

The Custard Protocol #2
Gail Carriger 


Rue and the crew of The Spotted Custard returned from India with revelations that shook the foundations of the scientific community. There is mass political upheaval, the vampires are tetchy, and something is seriously wrong with the local werewolf pack. To top it all off, Rue’s best friend Primrose keeps getting engaged to the most inappropriate military types.

Rue has got personal problems as well. Her vampire father is angry, her werewolf father is crazy, and her obstreperous mother is both. Worst of all, Rue’s beginning to suspect what they all really are… is frightened.

When the Custard is ordered to Egypt, transporting some highly unusual passengers, Rue’s problems go from personal to impossible. Can she get Percy to stop sulking? Will she find the true cause of Primrose’s lovesickness? And what is Quesnel hiding in the boiler room?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

June Wrap Up!

41 books read :D

May Wrap Up!

48 books read :D

April Wrap Up :D

  • 47 books read :D

March Wrap Up :D

43 books read :D

February Wrap Up :D

Yes February was forever ago, but i didn't post and i want/need to.

40 Books read :D

Waiting on Wednesday! (7.13)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. 
W.o.W is where you share a book that you are barely hanging on to your marbles patiently waiting on to be published :] 
My Pick This Week!

A Torch Against the Night
An Ember in the Ashes #2
Sabaa Tahir
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Expected publication: August 30th 2016 by Razorbill


A Torch Against the Night takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.

In the city of Serra, Helene Aquilla finds herself bound to the will of the Empire’s twisted new leader, Marcus. When her loyalty is questioned, Helene finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself—a mission that might destroy her, instead.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Out Today: July 12th!



Shiny Broken Pieces
Tiny Pretty Things #2
Sona Charaipotra


June, Bette, and Gigi have given their all to dance at Manhattan’s most elite ballet school. Now they 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. However, getting what she wants might cost her everything—including the only boy she’s ever loved. Legacy dancer Bette is determined to clear her name after she was suspended and accused of hurting her rival, Gigi. Even if she returns, though, will she ever regain the spotlight she craves? And Gigi is not going to let Bette—or the other dancers who bullied her—go unpunished. But as revenge consumes her, Gigi may be the one who pays the price.

Red Queen
The Chronicles of Alice #2
Christina Henry


The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. A place where Alice could finally rest, no longer the plaything of the Rabbit, the pawn of Cheshire, or the prey of the Jabberwocky. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash—and hope is nowhere to be found.

Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter, a quest they will not forsake even as it takes them deep into the clutches of the mad White Queen and her goblin or into the realm of the twisted and cruel Black King.

The pieces are set and the game has already begun. Each move brings Alice closer to her destiny. But, to win, she will need to harness her newfound abilities and ally herself with someone even more powerful—the mysterious and vengeful Red Queen...

The Last One
Alexandra Oliva

Survival is the name of the game as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself in Alexandra Oliva’s fast-paced novel of suspense.

She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far.

It begins with a reality TV show. Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance. While they are out there, something terrible happens—but how widespread is the destruction, and has it occurred naturally or is it man-made? Cut off from society, the contestants know nothing of it. When one of them—a young woman the show’s producers call Zoo—stumbles across the devastation, she can imagine only that it is part of the game.

Alone and disoriented, Zoo is heavy with doubt regarding the life—and husband—she left behind, but she refuses to quit. Staggering countless miles across unfamiliar territory, Zoo must summon all her survival skills—and learn new ones as she goes.

But as her emotional and physical reserves dwindle, she grasps that the real world might have been altered in terrifying ways—and her ability to parse the charade will be either her triumph or her undoing.

The Shadow Hour
The Girl at Midnight #2
Melissa Grey


Everything in Echo's life changed in a blinding flash when she learned the startling truth: she is the firebird, the creature of light that is said to bring peace.

The firebird has come into the world, but it has not come alone. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and Echo can feel a great and terrible darkness rising in the distance. Cosmic forces threaten to tear the world apart.

Echo has already lost her home, her family, and her boyfriend. Now, as the firebird, her path is filled with even greater dangers than the ones she's already overcome.

She knows the Dragon Prince will not fall without a fight.

Echo must decide: can she wield the power of her true nature--or will it prove too strong for her, and burn what's left of her world to the ground?

The Elysium Chronicles #3
J.A. Souders


Back in Elysium at last, Evie has finally found her true self hidden under layers and layers of false memories implanted by the woman she knew as Mother. Thanks to the intervention of her father, she knows the horrible truth about Mother and her insidious plans for her city. With the help of the love of her life, Gavin, and her best friend, Asher St. James, she’s determined to free her people from the cruel dictatorship of Mother’s laws. But how do you free people who don’t know they need rescuing?

Working with the growing Underground rebellion, Evie tries to remove Mother from her position by force—with disastrous results. As the body count rises, Evie must find a way to save Elysium before Mother destroys them all.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Review: Max: A Maximum Ride Novel

Max: A Maximum Ride Novel 
Basic Info

Pages/Length: n/a
Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
Cliff Hanger: eh
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 2 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 6
Plot: 4
Characters: 5
World Building: 4
Flow: 5
Series Congruity: 6
Writing: 5
Ending: 5

Total: 5

In Dept

Best Part:
Worst Part: Bored.
Thoughts Had: SHUT UP!


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: No.

Short Review: Hey do you remember that these kids had gills, i sure as hell don't SINCE IT WAS ALMOST NEVER MENTIONED TIL THIS DAMN BOOK. Also did you know they were in a submarine, I DO BECAUSE THEY FREAKING MENTION IT A THOUSAND DAMN TIMES! Did you know Max loves Fang, I DO BECAUSE SHE NEVER STOPS TALKING/THINKING ABOUT HIM. Did you know he is trying to make Max jealous by talking to this other girl, I DO BECAUSE MAX COMPLAINS ABOUT IT EVERY 5 MINS!!! FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF. Hate it.


Book Boyfriend: NO!
Best Friend Material: NO!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Lets Talk Books Thursday!

Sometimes i really hate that fact that 98% of books (or the last book in the series) HAVE A FREAKING HAPPY ENDING. Authors need to embrace messy endings. I would love to see some main characters die instead of getting the girl.

So I'm going with Tragedy!

Which do you prefer??

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

What Up Wednesday! (7.6)

What I'm Reading:

What I'm Watching:

Jane the Virgin :D
Watched season 2 this weekend :D

What I'm Listening To:

I love a good breakdown in a song!

How's your week going?!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Out Today: July 5th!


This Savage Song
Monsters of Verity #1
Victoria Schwab

There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives

Paper and Fire
The Great Library #2
Rachel Caine


Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. His life and the lives of those he cares for have been altered forever. His best friend is lost, and Morgan, the girl he loves, is locked away in the Iron Tower and doomed to a life apart.

Embarking on a mission to save one of their own, Jess and his band of allies make one wrong move and suddenly find themselves hunted by the Library’s deadly automata and forced to flee Alexandria, all the way to London.

But Jess’s home isn’t safe anymore. The Welsh army is coming, London is burning, and soon, Jess must choose between his friends, his family, or the Library willing to sacrifice anything and anyone in the search for ultimate control…

The Fangirl LIfe: A Guild to All the Feels and Learning How to Deal
Kathleen Smith

You'd probably know a "fangirl" when you see one, but the majority stay relatively closeted due to the stigma of being obsessed with fictional characters. However, these obsessions are sometimes the fangirl's solutions for managing stress, anxiety, and even low self-esteem. Fangirling is often branded as behavior young women should outgrow and replace with more adult concerns. Written by a proud fangirl, The Fangirl Life is a witty testament to the belief that honoring your imagination can be congruous with good mental health, and it's a guide to teach fangirls how to put their passion to use in their own lives.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July :D

Embrace Change.

Time for a personal life update :/

Some things have gone badly.
The rocky road my on again/off again relationship of 3yrs as come to a permanent end.
Sometimes you have to hurt yourself in the short run to keep someone from hurting you in the long run.

So with the sad part over with, here's some great news!

Finally after applying and failing tons of interviews, i finally succeeded.
The only catch is it's really only a "seasonal" role to see if it's worth the extra cost of having the extra crew in at night, but it could become permanent and either way, it's a great boost to my resume and to my confidence.

I am trying to get my life on a schedule to make sure i am using my time better and getting to do things i need/want to do when i need/want to do them. So I spent a good amount of money on a Life Planner!

I already feel better just filling it out, so here's to sticking to it!

I also am getting back in couponing, it really cheers me up and keeps me busy and my mind needs busy.

I am also going to start making sure i do some Spanish learning from my Duolingo app twice a week, i am slipping there. I am around 40% fluent according to it, i want to increase to 50% by the end of August.

Also starting a new fitness program as well. Idealshape 6wk challenge. I have been drinking protein shakes before work since i walk so much there so i need to step up my exercise! It's a free program, just work out to YouTube videos 6day a week for about 20mins a day. Not bad.

A lot going on. Keeping the blues away and making sure i am productive :D

I am going to start doing Thursday Throw Down again, i promise to go through with it for sure this time, and to prove that, there will be randomly drawn comments/posts who will win a $10 GC to either Amazon or Book Deposity. :D More to come later this week!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

6mth Challenge Check In :D

I think i am doing very well :D

I am hoping to knock it out at the end of July. I read 41 books in June, so it can happen :D

How are you doing on your yearly challenge?!