Thursday, April 30, 2015

Random Reads #179, April 30th

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using Random.org, I got 4507 which turned out to be Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas! It's been on my TBR pile since January 1st 2014, and I added it because it sounded really good and I got it from Edelweiss! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #194, April 30th

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Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to watch fireworks especially while eating a cookie!
1) Take the book you are currently reading and open it to a random page. Share the third full sentence on that page. (If there isn't a third one – like at the end of a chapter or a blank page – you can share the third sentence of the book or just choose another random page.) Feel free to share more than one sentence, if you feel the need to do so.
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence at Words I Write Crazy (This Blog)
4) Visit one or two of the other blogs to check out their third sentences!

"I doubt anyone will even notice her dancing." -Frostfire by Amanda Hocking, page 107.

Yeah, that's great, people shouldn't have to deal with judgement!

What are your guy's 3rd lines? Link up below!

Will the Time Come #204, April 30th

Every Thursday I am going to list a book which I really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it! Thanks to Jodie from Books for Company for this meme!
Want to Join?
-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book    
-Link the post up in the linky  
-Visit the other blogs

A breathtaking new vision of a legendary tale. Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.

Why the time hasn't come yet...
So many books, so little time! But I'll read it! I enjoyed the movie! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WWW Wednesday #211, April 29th

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing now A Daily Rhythm for starting this meme!

I'm currently reading Passion Unleashed, and it's so fantastic, loving getting getting Wraith's story, and I just can't wait to read more!
I read Lies I Told, which was really fantastic, now I desperately want the sequel!
I'm going to be reading Frostfire, and I can't wait, because I love Amanda Hocking's writing!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Waiting on Wednesday #208, April 29th

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot
Expected Publication: June 2nd, 2015
From Goodreads:
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series, comes the very first adult installment, which follows Princess Mia and her Prince Charming as they plan their fairy tale wedding--but a few poisoned apples could turn this happily-ever-after into a royal nightmare.

For Princess Mia, the past five years since college graduation have been a whirlwind of activity, what with living in New York City, running her new teen community center, being madly in love, and attending royal engagements. And speaking of engagements. Mia's gorgeous longtime boyfriend Michael managed to clear both their schedules just long enough for an exotic (and very private) Caribbean island interlude where he popped the question! Of course Mia didn't need to consult her diary to know that her answer was a royal oui.

But now Mia has a scandal of majestic proportions to contend with: Her grandmother's leaked "fake" wedding plans to the press that could cause even normally calm Michael to become a runaway groom. Worse, a scheming politico is trying to force Mia's father from the throne, all because of a royal secret that could leave Genovia without a monarch. Can Mia prove to everyone--especially herself--that she's not only ready to wed, but ready to rule as well?


Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen
Expected Publication: June 2nd, 2015
From Goodreads:
Sometimes, one must accomplish the impossible.

Beneath the mountain, the king’s reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cécile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king’s power. Or his manipulation.

Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high.

To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted… 


Nearly Found by Elle Cosimano
Expected Publication: June 2nd, 2015
From Goodreads:
The sequel to the highly praised and intricately plotted Nearly Gone--a YA urban mystery that's perfect for fans of Bones, Numbers, and The Body Finder

After Nearly Boswell starts working as an intern at a crime lab, a girl from her trailer park turns up dead. Then the corpse of a missing person is discovered, buried on a golf course, with a message for Nearly etched into the bones. When Nearly finds out the corpse is the father of Eric, a classmate of hers, she starts to worry that the body is connected to her father's disappearance five years ago. Nearly, Reece, and Nearly's classmates--Vince, Jeremy, and Eric--start a dangerous investigation into their fathers' pasts that threatens Nearly's fragile romance with Reece, and puts all them in the killer's path.
Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs
Expected Publication: June 2nd, 2015
From Goodreads:
Kenna is tired of being "normal". The only thing special about her is that she isn't special at all. Which is frustrating in a world of absolutes. Villains, like the one who killed her father, are bad. Heroes, like her mother and best friend, are good. And Kenna, unlike everyone else around her, is completely ordinary— which she hates.

She’s secretly working on an experiment that will land her a place among the Heroes, but when a Villain saves her life during a break-in at her lab, Kenna discovers there’s a whole lot of gray area when it comes to good and evil and who she can trust.. After all…not all strength comes from superpowers.
The Devil You Know by Trish Doller
Expected Publication: June 2nd, 2015
From Goodreads:
Eighteen-year-old Arcadia wants adventure. Living in a tiny Florida town with her dad and four-year-old brother, Cadie spends most of her time working, going to school, and taking care of her family. So when she meets two handsome cousins at a campfire party, she finally has a chance for fun. They invite her and friend to join them on a road trip, and it's just the risk she's been craving-the opportunity to escape. But what starts out as a fun, sexy journey quickly becomes dangerous when she discovers that one of them is not at all who he claims to be. One of them has deadly intentions. 

A road trip fling turns terrifying in this contemporary story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker
Expected Publication: June 2nd, 2015
From Goodreads:
The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut.

Your greatest enemy isn't what you fight, but what you fear.

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.

Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that's been laid upon him.

But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth's witch hunting past--if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she's thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.

Virginia Boecker weaves a riveting tale of magic, betrayal, and sacrifice in this unforgettable fantasy debut.


Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer
Expected Publication: June 2nd, 2015
From Goodreads:
From debut author and poet Lexa Hillyer comes the lyrical story of four seventeen-year-old friends who receive an unlikely chance to relive the perfect summer . . . and the devastating secret that could unravel it all. Elegant and evocative, Proof of Forever is one of those first novels that hooks you from the beginning and builds toward a stunning—and unexpected—end, calling to mind Gayle Forman and Ann Brashares.

Joy, Tali, Luce, and Zoe were once best friends. Now they barely speak. That is, until the fateful flash of a photo-booth camera transports them back in time, to the summer they were fifteen—the summer everything changed. Photos fade. Friendships dissolve. Summers end. But this one will change the girls forever . . . again.

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Expected Publication: June 2nd, 2015
From Goodreads:
The Leteo Institute's revolutionary memory-relief procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto -- miracle cure-alls don't tend to pop up in the Bronx projects. But Aaron can't forget how he's grown up poor or how his friends aren't always there for him. Like after his father committed suicide in their one bedroom apartment. Aaron has the support of his patient girlfriend, if not necessarily his distant brother and overworked mother, but it's not enough. 

Then Thomas shows up. He has a sweet movie-watching setup on his roof, and he doesn't mind Aaron's obsession with a popular fantasy series. There are nicknames, inside jokes. Most importantly, Thomas doesn't mind talking about Aaron's past. But Aaron's newfound happiness isn't welcome on his block. Since he's can't stay away from Thomas or suddenly stop being gay, Aaron must turn to Leteo to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he is.

Adam Silvera's extraordinary debut novel offers a unique confrontation of race, class and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx.

Oh, man, these are some really fantastic books coming out on the 2nd! And while I've already read Royal Wedding and Hidden Huntress, well, I can't wait to read more! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #211, April 28th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today's teaser comes from Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione, page 77.

"Maybe. I also brought my flask. Never leave home without it."

Well, yeah, that sounds a bit weird! Why would she need it? What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, April 27, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #203, April 27th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #202
Teaser Tuesday #210
WWW Wednesday #210
WOW #207
Will the Time Come #203
Third Sentence Thursday #193
Random Reads #178
First Lines Friday #197
The Reward Challenge Update #188
Follow Friday #180
How Well I Stuck to It #32
Wrote that Review Update #37

Week 17 Reviews:
The Replaced
The Girl at Midnight
Desire Unchained

Tours:
Demon's Vengeance: Review

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Natalie C. Parker Author Page
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Jessica Khoury Author Page
Paul Griffin Author Page
Peter Moore Author Page
Philippa Gregory Author Page
Phoebe Kitanidis Author Page
Phoebe North Author Page
Anna Katmore Author Page
Pittacus Lore Author Page
Amber Garr Author Page
R.C. Lewis Author Page

OK, so I got 98 posts in 7 days, which is a lot, which is why I'm glad that I had a free week so I was able to do it! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Desire Unchained, Untouched, Toxic, Frostfire, Maddie's Tattoo, Awaken, Delusion, Spark, A Questionable Client, Magic Bites, The Shack, Blood Red Road, Dangerous Dream, Dangerous Creatures, The One Percenters, The Predicteds, This Heart of Mine, The Emblazoned Red, Dead Time, Angel Fire, Angel Fever, and Gone Girl.
FORBIDDEN TEMPTATIONS

Serena Kelley is an archaeologist and treasure hunter-and a woman with a secret. Since she was seven, she's been the keeper of a powerful charm that grants her health and immortality . . . as long as she stays a virgin. But Serena isn't all that innocent. And when a dangerously handsome stranger brings her to the brink of ecstasy, she wonders if she's finally met the one man she cannot resist.

FATAL DESIRES

Wraith is a Seminus demon with a death wish. But when an old enemy poisons him, he must find Serena and persuade her to give him the only known antidote in the universe-her charm. Yet, as she begins to surrender to his seductions and Wraith senses the cure is within his grasp, he realizes a horrible truth: He's falling for the woman whose life he must take in order to save his own.

R.C. Lewis Author Page

The Story: Stitching Snow was up on NetGalley, so yeah, I got it, and that was great, because it was a really fantastic! I enjoyed it so much, and I can't wait to read more books by R.C. Lewis!

Website

Stand Alone's: Stitching Snow and her site, my review, Spinning Starlight and her site, my review.

Amber Garr Author Page

The Story: Well, I got the chance to be a part of the review tour for the Syrenka series, and yeah, it looked really fantastic, so I joined it. And I just loved all of those books, they were so great, and I loved the world, and I can't wait to read more books by Amber Garr!

Website

Series: Syrenka, The Water Crisis Chronicles, Death Warden.

Syrenka: Promises and her site, my review, Betrayal and her site, my review, Arise and her site, my review.

The Water Crisis Chronicles: Waterproof and her site, my review, Waterfall and her site, my review.

Death Warden: Soulless and her site, my review.

Pittacus Lore Author Page

The Story: Well, people were talking about the series, and yeah, it looked really good, so I picked up I Am Number Four, and it was really great! I enjoyed it, and I've enjoyed all that I've read of the series since, and yeah, can't wait to read the series all together!

Website

Series: Lorien Legacies, The Lost Files.

Lorien Legacies: I Am Number Four and his site, my review, The Power of Six and his site, my review, The Rise of Nine and his site, my review, The Fall of Five and his site, my review, The Revenge of Seven and his site, my review, The Fate of Ten and his site, my review, Untitled.

The Lost Files (Companion Series to the *Lorien Legacies*): Six's Legacy and his site, my review, Nine's Legacy and his site, my review, The Fallen Legacy and his site, my review, The Search for Sam and his site, my review, The Last Days of Lorien and his site, my review, The Forgotten Ones and his site, my review, Five's Legacy and his site, my review, Return to Paradise and his site, my review, Five's Betrayal and his site, my review, The Fugitive and his site, my review, The Navigator and his site, my review, The Guard and his site, #13, Eight's Origin and his site, my review, Sam's Journal and his site, my review, Sarah's Journal and his site, my review, Pittacus Lore's Transmissions and his site, my review, The Scar and his site, my review, Malcolm's Journal and his site, my review.


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 25 and Wrap Up

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my last review, The Next Best Thing. So yeah, I got a lot done, and at the beginning of today, I wasn't sure if I was going to make my goal, but I met it, and I beat it, so yeah, I'm happy with that! Just have about 400 reviews left to review, yeah! What about you guys? Happy reading and reviewing! 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 25

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 24

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Ashes, Ashes, and I'll be reviewing The Next Best Thing. 

Goals: 20
Reviews: 24

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 23

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Unearthed, and I'll be reviewing Ashes, Ashes. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 23

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 22

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, The Kill Order, and I'll be reviewing Unearthed. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 22

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 21

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Spark, and I'll be reviewing The Kill Order. 

Goals: 20
Reviews: 21

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 20

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, The Hands of Tarot, and I'll be reviewing Spark. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 20

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 19

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, The Little Woods, and I'll be reviewing The Hands of Tarot. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 19

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 18

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Touched, and I'll be reviewing The Little Woods. 

Goals: 20
Reviews: 18

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 17

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Glimmer, and I'll be reviewing Touched. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 17

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 16

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Kissing Shakespeare, and I'll be reviewing Glimmer. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 16

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 15

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So I wrote my next review, The Demon Catchers of Milan, and I'll be reviewing Kissing Shakespeare. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 15

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Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Yesterday, and I'll be reviewing The Demon Catchers of Milan. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 14

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Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Heroes & Hearts, and I'll be reviewing Yesterday. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 13

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 12

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Gabriel's Inferno, and I'll be reviewing Heroes & Hearts. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 12

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 11

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Gabriel's Rapture, and I'll be reviewing Gabriel's Inferno. 

Goals: 20
Reviews: 11

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 10

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Changeling, and I'll be reviewing Gabriel's Rapture. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 10

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 9

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Stormbringers, and I'll be reviewing Changeling. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 9

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 8

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Play With Me and Ryan Hunter, and I'll be reviewing Stormbringers. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 8

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 7

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Arise, and I'll be reviewing Play With Me and Ryan Hunter. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 7

Write on Review-a-Thon Update 6

Write On Review-a-Thon
So I wrote my next review, Betrayal, and I'll be reviewing Arise. 


Goals: 20
Reviews: 6

Wrote that Review Update #37

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If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is 25 to 1, and I motivated myself to write my review for Princess for Hire, The Royal Treatment and A Farewell to Charms, It's Not Summer Without You, We'll Always Have Summer, Burn for Burn, Cloaked, The Poison Diaries, Nightshade, Zombies Vs. Unicorns, Take This Regret, Racing to Love, Fire on the Island, Freefall, Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons, Forbidden Mind, Forbidden Fire, Bayou Myth, Dark Goddess, Switched, Torn and Ascend, The Dead I Know, White Raven, so I have 25 of 25 reviews written!

I also wrote the reviews for Don't You Wish, Criminal, The Replaced, The Girl at Midnight, The Alchemy of Forever, Origin, Innocent Darkness, The Girl is Trouble, The Girl is Murder, League of Strays, Almost a Scandal, Determinant, Phantom, The Five Moons of Tiiana, White Witch, Bane, Magick, Desires Unleashed, Demon's Vengeance, Hell or High Water, Otherkin, Othermoon, Tattooed, Dark Side of Valor, Loving Lady Marcia, so I have 25 of 25 reviews written!

And this week, I want to review the last bit of August 2012, May 2013, September 2012, April 2013, rereads, and other books in the series!! There are like, 4 May reviews, but almost 100 September reviews, so yeah, that kinda balances itself out there!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #32, April 26th

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 18:
Saturday: Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione, Untouched by Jus Accardo, Toxic by Jus Accardo, Frostfire by Amanda Hocking
Sunday: Maddie's Tattoo by Katie Kacvinsky, Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky, Delusion by Laura L. Sullivan
Monday: Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan, A Questionable Client by Ilona Andrews, Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
Tuesday: The Shack by William P. Young, Blood Red Road by Moira Young, Dangerous Dream by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia
Wednesday: Dangerous Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, The One Percenters by John Podgursky, The Predicteds by Christine Seifert
Thursday: This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak, The Emblazoned Red by Dawn McCullough White, Dead Time by Anne Cassidy
Friday: Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly, Angel Fever by L.A. Weatherly, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: The One Percenters, The Emblazoned Red. Check.

NetGalley: Delusion, This Heart of Mine. 2 which means I can have 0 extra rereads or new books. Check.

Edelweiss: NA.

Meme Books: The Predicteds. No Check.

Rereads: Awaken, Spark, Blood Red Road, Angel Fire. 4. Which means I used up 0 of my extras from above. Check.

New Books: Passion Unleashed, Toxic, Frostfire, Magic Bites, The Shack, Dangerous Creatures, Dead Time, Gone Time. 8, but 4 are exceptions, which means I used up 0 of my extras from above. Check.

So this passed most of of the sections, so yeah, that's OK! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Anna Katmore Author Page

The Story: Well, I saw the Grover Beach Team series around on Goodreads, and it looked really fantastic! So I checked it out, and it was utterly fantastic! Now I can't wait to read more of it! And more books by this author!

Website

Series: Grover Beach Team, Adventures in Neverland.

Grover Beach Team: Play With Me and her site, my review, Ryan Hunter and her site, my review, T is For... and her site, my review, Kiss With Cherry Flavor and her site, my review, Dating Trouble and her site, my review, The Trouble With Dating Sue and her site, my review.

Adventures in Neverland: Neverland and her site, my review, Pan's Revenge and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Summer of My Secret Angel and her site, my review.