Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #23

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week is our Top Ten books we've read so far this year! As of today, I have read 47 books, and my goal for this year is 50. I'd say things have been going pretty well! I've started and finished multiple series this year, so if it was a series I loved, I'll only post the first book.
Ensnared (Splintered, #3)
Ensnared by A.G. Howard
I actually felt bad for Jeb (just a tiny bit). I still don't like him though. Team Morpheus all the way! SOO excited for Untamed!!
Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)
Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Levana is one screwed up person, yet I felt so bad for her. I didn't realize how much her and Cinder had in common, and how that will affect things in Winter. Just a little more than 4 months, and it's a week before my birthday! Early birthday present? Yes.
The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)
The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski
This book was such a rollercoaster! I just wanted to reach into the book, grab Arin and Kestrel, and force them to be honest with one another! Gah! And the ending! I'll be crying until The Winner's Kiss comes out!
Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements, #2)
Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Amazing follow up to White Hot Kiss! I was SOOO mad at Roth in this book! Zayne was nice, but he just seems too perfect and doesn't accept Layla's demon-half, even though he says he does. Still mad about the cover change.
The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)
The Falconer by Elizabeth May
Such a kick ass girl! I'm so excited that the sequel comes out the day after my birthday, but I don't know if that's the US version as well. Anyone know?
The Cage (The Cage, #1)
The Cage by Megan Shepherd
An amazing start to her second series! It sucked it me from the very beginning. I still trust no one.
The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen, #1)
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
I actually posted the review for this just yesterday. Full of action, magic, and mystery and I loved it! However, I don't think I can wait too long with THAT ENDING! GAH!!
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Hot damn! That is all I can say. I absolutely love Rhys. Yeah, he's an asshole, but he's my asshole. SOOOOO excited for the sequel!
Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
I read this book and I immediately fell in love. Why did I wait so long! I LOVED this trilogy, so I'll only post this one. BTW, if anyone knows where I can find a hardcover copy, I will love you forever.
Strange and Ever After (Something Strange and Deadly, #3)
Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard
It's nothing new that I am a huge fan of Sooz, so of course this book would be on my list, even with that ending. THAT ENDING! My heart still hurts.
There are a few more amazing books that I read this year, but this is just ten of them! It's been a great year so far and there are still so many fantastic books that have yet to be released!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Review ~ "The Orphan Queen" by Jodi Meadows

The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen, #1)Title: "The Orphan Queen"
Series: The Orphan Queen #1
Author: Jodi Meadows

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Published: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic
Pages: 393
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Read May 26 to 28, 2015

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Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.
She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.
She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.
She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others.
Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #11

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.
Books I Got From the Library:
The Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter
Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 7 by Naoko Takeuchi
Books I Plan to Finish:
The Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Books I Plan to Start:
Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter
Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 7 by Naoko Takeuchi
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
Books I Finished:
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Books I Reviewed:
Shutdown by Heather Anastasiu (review)
Books I Plan to Review:
Burning Kingdoms by Lauren DeStefano
Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor

Ensnared by A.G. Howard
Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev
The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski
Evertrue by Brodi Ashton

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Infinite by Jodi Meadows
Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Fairest by Marissa Meyer
So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev
Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
The Cage by Megan Shepherd
Books I Bought:
I won an Amazon gift card from The Tale Temptress, and it didn't last long! I also had a Barnes and Noble gift card that I got for Christmas, so I decided I might as well use it now!
The Assassin's Blade, Throne of Glass, and Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress by Marissa Meyer
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

I'm finally working on my collections of some of my favorite series! I just need Fairest for my Lunar Chronicles collection. I have other series I'm working on, but I won't post them this week. That's my sister's devil cat in the second picture.
I've had very little time this week to do much as I've been working a lot more. Hoping things get a little less crazy soon!