Monday, May 23, 2016

[Discussion] BEA 2016

Happy Monday friends! It's hard for me to even believe that BEA was over a week ago. What is life? I miss the craziness enough, so I figured that I would share my adventures with you!
Friday, May 20, 2016

Book Review: My Lady Jane

Title: My Lady Jane
Author: Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows
Genre: Young Adult | Retelling | Shifters | Romance
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Format: e-ARC
Source: Publisher

For fans of The Princess Bride comes the comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey.
Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about to be married to a total stranger—and caught up in an insidious plot to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But that’s the least of Jane’s problems. She’s about to become Queen of England. Like that could go wrong (goodreads).

That got weird really fast.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Book Review: With Malice

 Title: With Malice
Author:  Eileen Cook
Genre: Young Adult | Mystery | Thriller | Murder
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Format: e-ARC
Source: Publisher

A read about a teenage girl who wakes up in a hospital bed and cannot remember the last six weeks of her life, including the accident that killed her best friend--only what if the accident wasn't an accident?
Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room, leg in a cast, stitches in her face and a big blank canvas where the last 6 weeks should be. She comes to discover she was involved in a fatal accident while on a school trip in Italy three days previous but was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident...wasn't an accident. Wondering not just what happened but what she did, Jill tries to piece together the events of the past six weeks before she loses her thin hold on her once-perfect life (goodreads).

With Malice was one crazy ride.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

First Thoughts [#38]

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

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Book Review: The Crown's Game

Title: The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game #1)
Author: Evelyn Skye

Genre: Young Adult | Historical Fantasy | Magic | Romance 
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: May 17, 2016
Format: e-ARC
Source:  Publisher

Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.
And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.
Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?
For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.
And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love... or be killed himself.
As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear... the Crown’s Game is not one to lose (goodreads).

A beautiful landscape wasn't enough to save this novel for me. 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

[Meme]Waiting on Wednesday [#89]

Title: The Shadow Hour (The Girl at Midnight #2)
Author: Melissa Grey
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: July 12, 2016

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?
Welcome to the shadow hour (goodreads).

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

First Thoughts [#37]

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

Monday, May 9, 2016

Rain Showers and Pretty Flowers: April at a Glance

Howdy there folks, well another month bites the dust I guess! Whatever, as long as warmer weather is on the horizons!