Tuesday, December 1, 2015

First Thoughts[#19]

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

Monday, November 30, 2015

[Tag]Harry Potter Spells Book

Hey all! Happy Monday, don't forget to watch The Peanuts Christmas special tonight! In the meantime, it's time for a tag! The lovely Tracy @ Cornerfolds tagged me in the Harry Potter Spells Book Tag. Who am I to say 'no' to anything Harry Potter? 
Friday, November 27, 2015

Book Review: Winter

Title: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: Young Adult | Sci-Fi | Romance | Fairytale Retelling
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Format: Physical
Source:  Purchased

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.
Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters (goodreads)?

Most series enders wish they could be as epic as Winter!
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

[Meme]Waiting on Wednesday [#80]


Tite: Their Fractured Light (Starbound #3)
Author: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Genre: Young Adult | Romance | Sci-Fi
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: December 1, 2015

A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness for their planet, and protect them from destruction. Some say Flynn’s a madman, others whisper about conspiracies. Nobody knows the truth. A year before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were rescued from a terrible shipwreck—now, they live a public life in front of the cameras, and a secret life away from the world’s gaze.
Now, in the center of the universe on the planet of Corinth, all four are about to collide with two new players, who will bring the fight against LaRoux Industries to a head. Gideon Marchant is an eighteen-year-old computer hacker—a whiz kid and an urban warrior. He’ll climb, abseil and worm his way past the best security measures to pull off onsite hacks that others don’t dare touch.
Sofia Quinn has a killer smile, and by the time you’re done noticing it, she’s got you offering up your wallet, your car, and anything else she desires. She holds LaRoux Industries responsible for the mysterious death of her father and is out for revenge at any cost.
When a LaRoux Industries security breach interrupts Gideon and Sofia’s separate attempts to infiltrate their headquarters, they’re forced to work together to escape. Each of them has their own reason for wanting to take down LaRoux Industries, and neither trusts the other. But working together might be the best chance they have to expose the secrets LRI is so desperate to hide (goodreads).

I can't believe it's ending! This is another series I have to get all on audible. The audiobook production in this is so on point!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

First Thoughts [#18]

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

I'm reading it GUYSSS. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Spoiler Chat: Mockingjay Part 2

The end of an era is here ladies and gentlemen. The husband and I eagerly pushed ourselves into a movie theatre yesterday (weather be damned) and I brought two packets of tissue (because tears) for the special occassion. 
Friday, November 20, 2015

Book Review: Air Awakens

Title: Air Awakens (Air Awakens #1)
Author: Elise Kova
Genre: Young Adult | Magic | Fantasy | Romance
Publisher: Silver Wing Press
Publication Date: August 27, 2015
Format: Physical
Source: Library

A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond...
The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.
Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined (goodreads)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Book Review: Poison Study

 Title: Poison Study (Study #1)
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy | Romance
Publisher: Mira
Publication Date: March 1, 2007
Source: Purchased
Format: eBook

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.
As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear... (goodreads)

Poison Study is a fun ride with memorable characters and (actually) surprising twists!
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Amber Reads Her Shelves - November Results

The results are in! Thank you all for your help in voting for which book I should read next! With over 60% of the votes, you've chosen...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

First Thoughts[#17]

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

I am 100% in love with this book and I have soo many more pages to get through.