Waiting on Wednesday | August 15th, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Breaking the Spine where each week we discuss upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


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A divided nation. Four Queens. A ruthless pickpocket. A noble messenger. And the murders that unite them.

Get in quick, get out quicker.

These are the words Keralie Corrington lives by as the preeminent dipper in the Concord, the central area uniting the four quadrants of Quadara. She steals under the guidance of her mentor Mackiel, who runs a black market selling their bounty to buyers desperate for what they can’t get in their own quarter. For in the nation of Quadara, each quarter is strictly divided from the other. Four queens rule together, one from each region:

Toria: the intellectual quarter that values education and ambition
Ludia: the pleasure quarter that values celebration, passion, and entertainment
Archia: the agricultural quarter that values simplicity and nature
Eonia: the futurist quarter that values technology, stoicism and harmonious community

When Keralie intercepts a comm disk coming from the House of Concord, what seems like a standard job goes horribly wrong. Upon watching the comm disks, Keralie sees all four queens murdered in four brutal ways. Hoping that discovering the intended recipient will reveal the culprit – information that is bound to be valuable bartering material with the palace – Keralie teams up with Varin Bollt, the Eonist messenger she stole from, to complete Varin’s original job and see where it takes them.

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What can I even say about this book? Let me tell you that it is NOT an easy task trying to get this early copy. I’m so jealous of other readers that have an ARC. I’m searching the trade tags on Twitter, but so far, no luck.

I’ve hardly read the summary, which I know sounds kind of bad. But, I’ve fallen completely in love with the cover! That is, like, the main reason why I want to read this book. FULL COVER LOVE. 

Pray to the book Gods for me that I get a copy SOON. I don’t think I can wait until next year. I’ll need a straight jacket.

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Monday Musing | August 13th – August 19th, 2018

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The Iron Flower | ARC Review + GIVEAWAY

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The Iron Flower

Author: Laurie Forest

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Pages: 608

Publication Date: September 18th, 2018

Age Group: 13+

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Elloren Gardner and her friends were only seeking to right a few wrongs, but their actions have propelled them straight into the ranks of the realm-wide Resistance against Gardnerian encroachment. As the Resistance struggles against the harsh rulings of High Priest Marcus Vogel and the Mage Council, Elloren begins to realize that none of the people she cares about will be safe if Gardneria seizes control of the Western Realm.

With tensions heating up in Verpacia, more and more Gardnerian soldiers continue to descend upon the university…led by none other than Lukas Grey, now commander of the newly rebuilt Fourth Division base. Though Elloren tries to keep him at arm’s length, Lukas is determined to wandfast to her, convinced that she has inherited her grandmother’s magic—the prophesied power of the Black Witch. As his very nearness seems to awaken a darkness inside her, Elloren finds it more and more difficult to believe that she’s truly powerless, as her uncle always claimed.

Caught between her growing feelings for the rebellious Yvan Guriel and the seductive power offered by Lukas Grey, Elloren must find a way to stay true to what she knows is right and protect everyone she loves…even if that means protecting them from herself.

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I’d like to thank Harlequin Teen for sending me an early copy!

So, if you’ve ever seen my vacant Youtube page that I never seem to stick with, you’ll know that I did a review for The Black Witch at the beginning of the year. I wanted to read it for myself rather than mindlessly agreeing with the opinions of others. Needless to say, I loved it!

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Throwback Thursday | August 9th, 2018

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I believe this should be a special post. Considering it’s already too late (again) for us to receive our letters this year, I want to dedicate this Thursday to our favorite wizard.

I don’t remember the first time I ever read the series. I definitely know I have read the series (duh!) because, when I tried to do a reread a while back, I specifically remembered the passages in the book. Either way, I’ve read the entire series and it still resonates with me.

Even when it comes to the movies, I will sit down and watch that marathon until I pass out from exhaustion. It all still gives me chills and I love being a part of this world and a proud Hufflepuff!

Like every other fan out there, I have a tattoo dedicated to the series and to Professor Snape himself. It’s the word “always” and the letter “y” is in the shape of a lightning bolt. To be honest, I was bored one day and went into the shop. At least it has meaning! God forbid I were to ever get a drunk tattoo.

Let’s pray that never happens.

It’s crazy to think how far the wizarding world has come. There has been plenty of controversy, puns, jokes, religions (I think) and plenty of friendships that have come about from this world that J.K. Rowling has created.

Always.

Waiting on Wednesday | August 8th, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Breaking the Spine where each week we discuss upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


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Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy.

What if damnation is the price of true love?

Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks.

Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

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I think everybody in the entire world is waiting for this book! It honestly feels like a century since Lady Midnight came out. I devoured that book. Obviously.

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The Raging Ones | BLOG TOUR | ARC Review

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The Raging Ones

Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Pages: 352

Publication: August 14th, 2018

Age Group: 13+

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Goodreads Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling authors Krista and Becca Ritchie, comes The Raging Ones, an edge of your seat sci-fi romance with twists and turns that you will never see coming!

In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds.

Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire world, she believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday.

Until the day she does.

Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him.

Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court—which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny.

With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space. Against thousands of people far smarter, who’ll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.

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I’d like to thank Wednesday Books/Macmillan for letting me be a part of the blog tour!

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Throwback Thursday | August 2nd, 2018

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Welcome to the first Throwback Thursday post on my page! Why not start the first post out with some good ole’ Twilight, huh?

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Monday Musing |July 30th – August 5th, 2018

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Hello again!

This past week was actually a really good one! 

I finished two ebooks (those reviews are available now!) and I started The Iron Flower, which I have put on the back burner for now because I totally forgot that I have a whole bunch of manga checked out. I suppose that obsession has waned a bit. So, naturally, for this coming week, I’d like to finish up my manga and get back to my novels. 

On another reading front, I found out that the libraries thirty minutes ago have a way better selection. So, I want to get library cards this week so I can have more options. My budget can’t really fit in book hauls right now, so I need to have all the options I can take.

As for writing, I’d like to get some more dialogue done. I have thought about my draft this past week and I definitely want to get more written. I’m seeing so many new authors emerge with their publishing deals and it’s something I like to see! It inspires me to keep working on my draft. 

I sure hope I can get a lot accomplished this week!

How about you?

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Wandfasted (The Black Witch Chronicles #0.5) | Book Review

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Author: Laurie Forest

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Pages: 235

Age Group: 14+

Purchase: Amazon Harlequin Teen Barnes & Noble Book Depository

Goodreads Synopsis:

Magic, romance and adventure collide in WANDFASTED, the irresistible ebook prequel to THE BLACK WITCH

“When they painted “Heretics” on our barn and set fire to it, I thought that was the worst it could get.

Until they sent the dragons.

But they didn’t count on us having dragons of our own. And they certainly didn’t count on Her. Our Great Mage. The Bringer of Fire. The Storm of Death. The Crow Sorceress. Our Deliverance.

The Black Witch.”

– From WANDFASTED

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So, I wanted to read this before I started The Iron Flower and I’m just left with a few questions.

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