Wednesday, December 30, 2015

W.O.W. & Wishlist Wednesday #35

    
Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper & Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time.

Outrun the Moon

Title: Outrun the Moon
Author: Stacey Lee
 Series: N/A
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers 
Release Date: May 24th 2016  

From the author of the critically acclaimed Under a Painted Sky, an unforgettable story of determination set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy. Perfect for fans of Code Name Verity.
 
San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes.

On April 18, an historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy’s home and school. With martial law in effect, she is forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Mercy can't sit by while they wait for the Army to bring help. Fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, yet Mercy still has the 'bossy' cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenaged girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city?

Breakout author Stacey Lee masterfully crafts another remarkable novel set against a unique historical backdrop. Strong-willed Mercy Wong leads a cast of diverse characters in this extraordinary tale of survival. 



Wednesday, December 23, 2015

W.O.W. & Wishlist Wednesday #34

    
Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper & Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time.

Wink Poppy Midnight

Title: The Loose Ends List
Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
 Series: N/A
Publisher: Dial Books 
Release Date:  March 22nd 2016 


The intrigue of The Virgin Suicides and the "supernatural or not" question of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer coalesce in this young adult mystery, where nothing is quite as it seems, no one is quite who you think, and everything can change on a dime.

Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.

Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.

What really happened?
Someone knows.
Someone is lying.

For fans of Holly Black, We Were Liars, and The Raven Boys, this mysterious tale full of intrigue, dread, beauty, and a whiff of something strange will leave you utterly entranced. 



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

W.O.W & Wishlist Wednesday #33

    
Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper & Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time.

The Loose Ends List

Title: The Loose Ends List
Author: Carrie Firestone 
 Series: N/A
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date:  June 7 2016  


A refreshing, funny, and moving debut novel about first loves, last wishes, and letting go. 
Seventeen-year-old Maddie O'Neill Levine lives a charmed life, and is primed to spend the perfect pre-college summer with her best friends and young-at-heart socialite grandmother (also Maddie's closest confidante), tying up high school loose ends. Maddie's plans change the instant Gram announces that she is terminally ill and has booked the family on a secret "death with dignity" cruise ship so that she can leave the world in her own unconventional way - and give the O'Neill clan an unforgettable summer of dreams-come-true in the process.
Soon, Maddie is on the trip of a lifetime with her over-the-top family. As they travel the globe, Maddie bonds with other passengers and falls for Enzo, who is processing his own grief. But despite the laughter, headiness of first love, and excitement of glamorous destinations, Maddie knows she is on the brink of losing Gram. She struggles to find the strength to say good-bye in a whirlwind summer shaped by love, loss, and the power of forgiveness.



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

November Wrap Up & December TBR

November I only read five books. 

The MartianThe Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)
Saga #31
The Spectacular NowCarry On


The Martian by Andy Weir 
The Scorch Trails (The Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner 
Saga (Saga #31) by Leigh Bardugo by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples 
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp ★ 
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell 




November book of the month was:
 Carry On

Challenge Progress:  
2015 TBR Pile: 26/11-20  
Debut: 3/12-15 
Dystopia: 33/13-18   
"Real" Book: 39/11-20 
And So It Begins: 32/7 
Sequels: 68/10-15 
We Stand Alone: 51/10-15 
Fairytale: 4/5-9  
Re-read: 9/10-15  
Flights of Fantasy: 64/10-20 
Goodreads: 159/100  
Popsugar: 26/50  


December TBR:  
Here's what I plan on reading this month.  
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday StoriesDash & Lily's Book of DaresLet It Snow
Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms, #2)The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)Six Months Later

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn
Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms #2) by Morgan Rhodes 
The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson -I'm about half way through-
Six Months Later Natalie D. Richards




W.O.W & Wishlist Wednesday #32

    
Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper & Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time.

Beyond the Red

Title: Beyond The Red
Author: Ava Jae
 Series: N/A
PublisherSky Pony Press 
Release Date: March 1st 2016 


Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. She’s the first female ruler of her territory in generations, but her people are rioting and call for her violent younger twin brother to take the throne. Despite assassination attempts, a mounting uprising of nomadic human rebels, and pressure to find a mate to help her rule, she’s determined to protect her people from her brother’s would-be tyrannical rule.

Eros is a rebel soldier hated by aliens and human alike for being a half-blood. Yet that doesn’t stop him from defending his people, at least until Kora’s soldiers raze his camp and take him captive. He’s given an ultimatum: be an enslaved bodyguard to Kora, or be executed for his true identity—a secret kept even from him.

When Kora and Eros are framed for the attempted assassination of her betrothed, they flee. Their only chance of survival is to turn themselves in to the high court, where revealing Eros’s secret could mean a swift public execution. But when they uncover a violent plot to end the human insurgency, they must find a way to work together to prevent genocide.



Wednesday, December 2, 2015

W.O.W. & Wishlist Wednesday #31

    
Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper & Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time.

The Year We Fell Apart

Title: The Year We Fell Apart
Author: Emily Martin
 Series: N/A
PublisherSimon Pulse  
Release Date: January 26th 2016 

In the tradition of Sarah Dessen, this powerful debut novel is a compelling portrait of a young girl coping with her mother’s cancer as she figures out how to learn from—and fix—her past.

Few things come as naturally to Harper as epic mistakes. In the past year she was kicked off the swim team, earned a reputation as Carson High’s easiest hook-up, and officially became the black sheep of her family. But her worst mistake was destroying her relationship with her best friend, Declan.

Now, after two semesters of silence, Declan is home from boarding school for the summer. Everything about him is different—he’s taller, stronger…more handsome. Harper has changed, too, especially in the wake of her mom’s cancer diagnosis.

While Declan wants nothing to do with Harper, he’s still Declan, her Declan, and the only person she wants to talk to about what’s really going on. But he’s also the one person she’s lost the right to seek comfort from.

As their mutual friends and shared histories draw them together again, Harper and Declan must decide which parts of their past are still salvageable, and which parts they’ll have to let go of once and for all.

In this honest and affecting tale of friendship and first love, Emily Martin brings to vivid life the trials and struggles of high school and the ability to learn from past mistakes over the course of one steamy North Carolina summer.



Thursday, November 26, 2015

Kindle Deals #8

 I've found a lot of holiday deals this month. Here again are books that are $5.99 and under!
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Do you have any deals I should know about?

 

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