Thursday, August 25, 2016

Book Review: Everything, Everything

Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary | Romance
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 1, 2016
Format: Physical
Source: Author Event

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster(goodreads)


I haven't finished a book in a day in a long time. I physically couldn't pull myself away from Everything, Everything!
Friday, August 19, 2016

Book Review: As I Descended

Title: As I Descended
Author: Robin Talley
Genre: Young Adult | Paranormal | Thriller
Harper Teen
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—even if no one knows it but them.
Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey.
Golden child Delilah is a legend at the exclusive Acheron Academy, and the presumptive winner of the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize. She runs the school, and if she chose, she could blow up Maria and Lily’s whole world with a pointed look, or a carefully placed word.
But what Delilah doesn’t know is that Lily and Maria are willing to do anything—absolutely anything—to make their dreams come true. And the first step is unseating Delilah for the Kingsley Prize. The full scholarship, awarded to Maria, will lock in her attendance at Stanford―and four more years in a shared dorm room with Lily.
Maria and Lily will stop at nothing to ensure their victory—including harnessing the dark power long rumored to be present on the former plantation that houses their school.
But when feuds turn to fatalities, and madness begins to blur the distinction between what’s real and what is imagined, the girls must decide where they draw the line (goodreads).

As I Descended was so much more than I expected it to be!
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Book Review: Labyrinth Lost

Title: Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1)
Author: Zoraida Cordova
Genre: Young Adult | Paranormal | Witches
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.
Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation...and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can't trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin.
The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland...(goodreads)


Labyrinth Lost was a refreshing read with a world you want to know more about and characters that can't help but be endearing. 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

First Thoughts [#48]

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

Have you read Three Dark Crowns? What did you think? 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Book Review: The Thousandth Floor

Title: The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor #1)
Author: Katharine McGee
Genre: Young Adult | Drama | Sci-Fi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: August 30, 2016
Format: ARC
Source: BEA

New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough.
Welcome to Manhattan, 2118.
A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something…and everyone has something to lose.
Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.
Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.
Rylin Myers’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will her new life cost Rylin her old one?
Watt Bakradi is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy by an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.
And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.
Debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall….(goodreads)

Gossip Girl, but in the future? The Thousandth Floor may not get off to the best start, but it'll have you flipping pages by the end!
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Book Review: The Vanishing Throne

Title: The Vanishing Throne (The Falconer #2)
Author: Elizabeth May
Genre: Young Adult | Historical Fantasy | Fae | Romance
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: June 21, 2016
Format: eBook
Source: Library

Everything she loved is gone.
Trapped. Aileana Kameron, the Falconer, disappeared through the fae portal she was trying to close forever. Now she wakes in an alien world of mirrors, magic, and deception—a prisoner of the evil fae Lonnrach, who has a desperate and deadly plan for his new captive.
Tortured. Time after agonizing time Lonnrach steals Aileana’s memories, searching for knowledge to save his world. Just when she’s about to lose all hope, Aileana is rescued by an unexpected ally and returns home, only to confront a terrifying truth. The city of Edinburgh is now an unrecognizable wasteland. And Aileana knows the devastation is all her fault.
Transformed. The few human survivors are living in an underground colony, in an uneasy truce with a remnant of the fae. It is a fragile alliance, but an even greater danger awaits: the human and fae worlds may disappear forever. Only Aileana can save both worlds, but in order to do so she must awaken her latent Falconer powers. And the price of doing so might be her life…(goodreads)


I devoured all 500 pages in less than 24 hours, and I want more. 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday [#92]

Hosted by Breaking the Spine

Title: Like a River Glorious (The Gold Seer #2)
Author: Rae Carson
Publisher: Greenwillow
Publication Date: September 27, 2016

After a harrowing journey across the country, Leah Westfall and her friends have finally arrived in California and are ready to make their fortunes in the Gold Rush. Lee has a special advantage over the other new arrivals in California—she has the ability to sense gold, a secret known only by her handsome best friend Jefferson and her murdering uncle Hiram.
Lee and her friends have the chance to be the most prosperous settlers in California, but Hiram hasn’t given up trying to control Lee and her power. Sabotage and kidnapping are the least of what he’ll do to make sure Lee is his own. His mine is the deepest and darkest in the territory, and there Lee learns the full extent of her magical gift, the worst of her uncle, and the true strength of her friendships. To save everyone, she vows to destroy her uncle and the empire he is building—even at the cost of her own freedom (goodreads).

Are you reading this series as well? 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

First Thoughts [#47]

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