Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)" by Elizabeth May

The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)"The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)" by Elizabeth May

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Published: September 19, 2013
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Pages: 378
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Read March 5 to 18, 2015

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Heiress. Debutant. Murderer. A new generation of heroines has arrived.
Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844
Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother.
Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city’s many dark alleyways.
But the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one, and as the fae infiltrate the ballroom and Aileana’s father returns home, she has decisions to make. How much is she willing to lose – and just how far will Aileana go for revenge?

Top Ten Tuesday #12

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week focuses on books that we recently added to our TBR list!
I don't know what books I have recently added, so I guess I'll just list the ten books that I have put higher up on my TBR list. These books are in no particular order.

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwall

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)
Winter by Marissa Meyer

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Deity (Covenant, #3)
Diety by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Asunder (Newsoul, #2)
Asunder by Jodi Meadows

The Vanishing Throne (The Falconer, #2)
The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen, #1)
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

So these are books that I have put on my TBR list a while ago. I am constantly adding them, of course, but I don't pay attention to when I add them. These are just the books that I have pushed higher up on my list, whether I am really excited for them or plan to read them soon! These are only the books that have covers, as there are books on my TBR list that do not have a cover yet.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #5

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Stacking the Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course ebooks!

While I haven't been as stressed this week, I did have a pretty important test to study for and I had to catch up in all of my classes
as I was getting a little behind. I'm also really focused on getting caught up and ahead of my school work so I won't be so stressed for Camp NaNoWriMo is April. I'm so excited to get back to my WIP that I have been missing so much!
Books I Got From the Library:
Rise by Anna Carey
Evertrue by Brodi Ashton

Books I Plan to Finish:
Florence by Ciye Cho
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Books I Plan to Start:
Stork by Wendy Delsol
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Books I Plan to Review:
The Falconer by Elizabeth May
Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson
Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
As you can see, there is quite a bit that I want to get done this coming week. Lots of reading and reviewing, but I would love to get back into the swing of things soon! I'm just crossing my fingers hoping that I won't be too stressed this next week because I've already been incredibly stressed, even on the edge of a breakdown or two. I just want some peace!!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Flashback Friday #10

Flashback Friday is hosted by Swoony Boys Podcast and Fic Fare.

This Weeks Book Criteria:
1. Must have been published at least two years ago,
2. Preferably still in print or available to read

My pick is...
Black City (Black City, #1)
"Black City (Black City, #1)" by Elizabeth Richards
Published: November 13, 2012

A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war.
In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-old Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.
When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.
The synopsis kind of makes me think of Daughter of Smoke & Bone, which I loved! I'm really excited for this book and hope that I can read it sometime this year!

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Feature and Follow #11

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee's View.

This weeks featured blogger is Bursting Books Reviews!

The Weeks Question:
Have you ever been to BEA? If not, what's stopping you? If you have, what was your best experience there?

Sadly, I have never been to BEA. I didn't learn about it until recently, so I don't really know too much about it, other than that I would LOVE to go! The reason I haven't gone, other than not knowing about it too much, is that I can't afford it. I'd have to pay for a train/plane/bus ticket, a hotel, food, and then the cost for the convention itself! I would love to go one day, maybe when I am not a broke college student and have more money and time to go!

Have you been to BEA?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)" by Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)"Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)" by Robin LaFevers
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Published: April 3, 2012
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 549
Genres: Young Adult, Historical, Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
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Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

Confessions of a Bookworm #1

Confessions of a Bookworm #2

Confessions of a Bookworm is a new feature hosted by Parajunkee's View.

I love weekly features and memes. It helps me meet new bloggers and get to know each other better! So when I found this meme, I was really excited!

With this new feature, we have the opportunity to get to know each other by making confessions.

This weeks question is:
Would you rather go on vacation, or spend the money going to one of your favorite author's book tour stops?

I'll be honest, I've never been to an author's book tour. It never works out in my schedule or when I bring it up, my family makes fun of me for wanting to go. I wanted to go to a book signing by Susan Dennard, but it was the day after I got my wisdom teeth out. :( However, I would love to go to a book tour stop. So overall, I would probably spend my money on a book tour, as I go on vacation with my family.

Waiting on Wednesday #6

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This meme highlights upcoming releases that we can't wait for!
This weeks pick...
An Ember in the Ashes
"An Ember in the Ashes" by Sabaa Tahir
Expected Publication: April 28, 2015


Laia is a slave.
Elias is a soldier.
Neither is free.
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.
I'm really excited for this book! The premise sounds really interesting, and it's a debut author! I can't wait to see what her writing is like, and I have super high hopes! The reviews that I've seen from people who got ARCs look like they enjoyed it as well!

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