Wednesday, February 10, 2016

W.O.W. #41

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time.

Modern Lovers 

Title: Modern Lovers
                    Author: Emma Straub 
 Series: N/A
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Release Date: May 31st 2016 

From the New York Times‒bestselling author of The Vacationers, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college—their own kids now going to college—and what it means to finally grow up well after adulthood has set in.

Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring.

Back in the band's heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adults' lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed.

Straub packs wisdom and insight and humor together in a satisfying book about neighbors and nosiness, ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions—be they food, or friendship, or music—never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

January Wrap Up & February TBR 2016

   Here's the books I read in the month of January.   
Life and Death: Twilight ReimaginedMe and Earl and the Dying GirlThe Walking Dead, Vol. 24: Life and Death
Saga #32The Walking Dead, Vol. 25: No Turning BackLosing It (Losing It, #1)
The Rest of Us Just Live HereThe 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)

Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined (Twilight #5) by Stephenie Meyer 
The Walking Dead (Vol. 24: Life and Death) by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano & Cliff Rathburn 
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews 
Saga (Saga# 32) by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples 
 The Walking Dead (Vol. 25: No Turning Back) by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard & Stefano Gaudiano 
Losing It (Losing It #1) by Cora Carmack 
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness 
The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1) by Rick Yancey 

January book of the month was:
The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)

Challenge Progress:  
2016 TBR Pile: 1/11-20  
Debut: 0/12-15 
Dystopia: 3/13-18    
Retelling: 0/5-9 
New Release: 0/15 
Re-read: 0/10-15  
Goodreads: 8/100  

February TBR:
Passenger (Passenger, #1)Hurricane Kiss
Faking It (Losing It, #2)The Night Circus
The Distance from A to ZEverything, Everything

 Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken
Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal 
Faking It (Losing It #2) by Cora Carmack  
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ~Re-read~
The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

W.O.W. #40

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time.

Ivory and Bone 

Title: Ivory and Bone
                    Author: Julie Eshbaugh 
 Series: N/A
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: June 14th 2016 

The only life seventeen-year-old Kol knows is hunting at the foot of the Great Ice with his brothers. But food is becoming scarce, and without another clan to align with, Kol, his family, and their entire group are facing an uncertain future.

Traveling from the south, Mya and her family arrive at Kol’s camp with a trail of hurt and loss behind them, and hope for a new beginning. When Kol meets Mya, her strength, independence, and beauty instantly captivate him, igniting a desire for much more than survival.

Then on a hunt, Kol makes a grave mistake that jeopardizes the relationship that he and Mya have only just started to build. Mya was guarded to begin with—and for good reason—but no apology or gesture is enough for her to forgive him. Soon after, another clan arrives on their shores. And when Mya spots Lo, a daughter of this new clan, her anger intensifies, adding to the already simmering tension between families. After befriending Lo, Kol learns of a dark history between Lo and Mya that is rooted in the tangle of their pasts.

When violence erupts, Kol is forced to choose between fighting alongside Mya or trusting Lo’s claims. And when things quickly turn deadly, it becomes clear that this was a war that one of them had been planning all along.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

W.O.W. #39

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time.


Title: The Assassin Game
                    Author: Kirsty McKay
 Series: N/A
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: April 1st 2016

At Cate's elite prep school, it's kill or be killed—literally
At Cate's isolated boarding school, Killer is more than a game—it's an elite secret society. Members must avoid being "killed" during a series of thrilling pranks, and only the Grand Master knows who the "killer" is. When Cate's finally invited to join the Assassins' Guild, she knows it's her ticket to finally feeling like she belongs at Umfraville Hall.

But when the Game becomes all too real, the school threatens to shut it down. Cate will do anything to keep playing and save the Guild, but can she find the real assassin before she's the next target?

Friday, January 22, 2016

Kindle Deals #9

 Here are ebooks that are $5.99 and under!
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