Thursday, December 8, 2016

Book Review: Copper Reign (#ReadIndie)

Title: Copper Reign (Heartstone Collection #1)
Author: Angela Hartley
Genre: New Adult | Fantasy | Romance
Publisher: 48fourteen
Publication Date: September 15, 2015
Format: Digital
Source: ReadIndie

The tale of Sinauf was a secret nineteen-year-old Nina Douglas’ ancestors kept hidden for generations. But after six-hundred years of concealment, their protection has failed, bringing Nina’s fate into light, and revealing an inescapable truth.

The dark god of legend is real.

Caught in an ancient war still raging in the modern world, Nina is confronted with Sinauf—the embodiment of all she fears and desires. Like a moth drawn to a deadly flame, Nina must resist the seductive charm of an alluring monster, or prepare for the destruction of an entire universe.

Temptation is known by many names, and he is coming for her (goodreads).

Promises of enchanting Native American mythology quickly turns into a story we've all heard before. 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Amber Reads Her Shelves: December 2016

Amber Reads Her Shelves is my attempt to actually read the books I have. Every month I will choose 3 books that have been on my shelves for at least 6 months. Voting will be open until December 20.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

First Thoughts [#102]

First Thoughts is a feature where I give my initial impression of my current read.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Family and Smashing Goals: November at a Glance

November was probably one of the best months I've had (barring the election). I got to see family and accomplish some awesome bookish goals!
Friday, December 2, 2016

Winter Bingo

Bookworms! It is finally time. It is December which means that it's about to get super cold in the northern hemisphere. Which means excuses to stay home and read! 

I don't know about you guys, but I need an extra little push to meet my reading goals for the rest of the year and I want to make sure that I start 2017 off pretty strong. 

So that means it's time for a reading bingo card! I really like bingo cards because they challenge to read differently and you're in competition with yourself. This bingo card is from December 1 until March 1. Feel free to join in the fun and share with others!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Book Review: The Blazing Star (#ReadIndie)

Title: The Blazing Star
Author: Imani Josey
Genre: Young Adult | Historical Fantasy | Magic
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Publication Date: December 6, 2016
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

Sixteen-year-old Portia White is used to being overlooked—after all, her twin sister Alex is a literal genius.
But when Portia holds an Egyptian scarab beetle during history class, she takes center stage in a way she never expected: she faints. Upon waking, she is stronger, faster, and braver than before. And when she accidentally touches the scarab again?
She wakes up in ancient Egypt—her sister and an unwitting freshman in tow.
Mysterious and beautiful, Egypt is more than they could have ever imagined from their days in the classroom. History comes alive as the three teens realize that getting back to the present will be the most difficult thing they’ve ever done. Stalked by vicious monsters called Scorpions, every step in the right direction means a step closer to danger.
As Portia and the girls discover that they’re linked to the past by more than just chance, they have to decide what it truly means to be yourself, to love your sister, and to find your way home (goodreads).

The Blazing Star misses a certain "oomph" and became a "skim-read" for me. 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday [#99]

Title: Wayfarer (Passenger #2)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: January 3, 2017

All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk. 
Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realizes that one of his companions may have ulterior motives. 
As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them (goodreads).
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

First Thoughts [#101]

First Thoughts is a feature where I give my initial impression of my current read.

Monday, November 28, 2016

#BFRaT '16 Wrap Up

And thus concludes 2016's Black Friday Readathon! I had so much fun and got a lot of reading done. Thank you all for joining in #BFRaT, I hope everyone met their reading goals. I also want to give a special shout out to Alysia @ Mocha Girls Read and Kat @ Books and Sensibility for hosting challenges with me! Let's see how I did!

Friday, November 25, 2016

#BFRAT Challenge: Characters Not Invited to Your Holiday Party


Happy Post-Thanksgiving Day friends! I hope that you all had a great day yesterday and that you're well rested enough to meet your reading goals today! To start the read-a-thon off, I'm hosting a book challenge Be sure to check out Mocha Girls Read and Books and Sensibility throughout the day for more opportunities for challenges and prizes. Don't forget! You have to be signed up for the read-a-thon to participate in challenges and have the opportunity to win great prizes. Sign up here.