Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn (Waiting on Wednesday #16)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s eagerly anticipating!

There's a reason they say "be careful what you wish for." Just ask the girl who wished to be thinner and ended up smaller than Thumbelina, or the boy who asked for "balls of steel" and got them-literally. And never wish for your party to go on forever. Not unless you want your guests to be struck down by debilitating pain if they try to leave.

These are things Lennie only learns when it's too late-after she brings some of her uncles' moonshine to a party and toasts to dozens of wishes, including a big wish of her own: to bring back her best friend, Dylan, who was abducted and murdered six months ago.

Lennie didn't mean to cause so much chaos. She always thought her uncles' moonshine toast was just a tradition. And when they talked about carrying on their "important family legacy," she thought they meant good old-fashioned bootlegging.

As it turns out, they meant granting wishes. And Lennie has just granted more in one night than her uncles would grant in a year.

Now she has to find a way to undo the damage. But once granted, a wish can't be unmade...
Down with the Shine will be released April 26th, 2016 by HarperTeen!

So Kate has two books out, I've only read Another Little Piece, but I absolutely loved it. It was this dark, eventful story that left you with so many questions. This one sounds just as mysterious and intriguing.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #30- The Wrath and the Dawn

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme where you post a quote from a book you are currently reading. It is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.
“This dangerous girl. This captivating beauty. This destroyer of worlds and creator of wonder.”
                                  - The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
The writing and the descriptions in this book are stunning. I'm about two thirds of the way through and I cannot wait to see what happens. I also love that this is a duology and not the standard trilogy.

Find the book here: Goodreads / Amazon / Book Depository

Let me know in the comments what book you are currently reading!

Monday, September 28, 2015

October New Releases

So there are way too many amazing books coming out in October. I personally have preordered 14 books that come out at some point in October. For this month's new releases post, I'm going to choose 4 books that are less hyped or that I'm more excited about to feature.

Title: A Madness So Discreet
Author: Mindy McGinnis
Publication Date: October 6th, 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
About: I absolutely loved Not a Drop to Drink and this book sounds so fascinating with the Gothic, historical aspect. I'm really looking forward to getting this and being able to read about this asylum and Grace.
Where to Find: Goodreads / Amazon / Book Depository

Title: Career of Evil
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publication Date: October 20th, 2015
Publisher: Mulholland Books
About: This book is written by the queen so of course I'm excited, plus I have fallen in love with Robin and Cormoran. I cannot wait to see what is in store for our detectives in this installment. 
Where to Find: Goodreads / Amazon / Book Depository

Title: The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Author: Patrick Ness
Publication Date: October 6th, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
About: I have yet to read a Patrick Ness book, but I'm so excited for this one. The premise is so fascinating about your "normal" character who is surrounded by all these "Chosen Ones". I'm really looking forward to seeing how this story unfolds. Plus the whole the cover glows in the dark thing!
Where to Find: Goodreads / Amazon / Book Depository

Title: Carry On
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publication Date: October 6th, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
About: Fangirl is one of my favorite books of all time so this book is beyond exciting. I cannot wait to read Simon and Baz's story after hearing about them in Fangirl. This book is so anticipated by everyone that I really hope we are not at all disappointed.
Where to Find: Goodreads / Amazon / Book Depository

Honorable Mentions: The White Rose by Amy Ewing (October 6th), Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith (October 6th), Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (October 20th), Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin (October 20th), and The Rose Society by Marie Lu (October 13th).

Did I forget any books that you are looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Review: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Title: The Magicians
Author: Lev Grossman
Publication Date:  August 11th, 2009
Publisher: Viking
Source: From the Library
Where to find: Goodreads / Amazon / Book Depository
Summary: Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn't real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship, love, sex, and booze- and receives a rigorous education in modern sorcery. But magic doesn't bring the happiness and adventure Quentin thought it would. After graduation, he and his friends stumble upon a secret that sets them on a remarkable journey that may just fulfill Quentin's yearning. But their journey turns out to be darker and more dangerous than they'd imagined. Psychologically piercing and dazzlingly inventive, The Magicians, the prequel to the New York Times bestselling book The Magician King and the #1 bestseller The Magician's Land, is an enthralling coming-of-age tale about magic practiced in the real world-where good and evil aren't black and white, and power comes at a terrible price.
“In a way fighting was just like using magic. You said the words, and they altered the universe. By merely speaking you could create damage and pain, cause tears to fall, drive people away, make yourself feel better, make your life worse.”
The fact that SyFy Network is making a show out of this trilogy is the main reason that I chose to pick up this book and I have to say I'm fairly disappointed. I was expecting this magical world that was a mix of Hogwarts, magic, and Narnia. However, that is not at all what I got with this book.

The book started out great with Quentin learning about the secret world of magic and the magic school in NY. However, from there the story seemed to either drag as he learned, or jump so far into the future that I felt like I was missing so much of this story. This book takes place over many years but I still felt like the pacing was off. It was either too fast or not fast enough.

I also really did not like Quentin as a character. He was extremely brooding and annoying. Nothing seemed to appease him and while he described himself as this nerdy, over-achiever, I did not get that vibe from him. I also did not like how little we learned about other characters. I would have loved to have more perspective on the other characters and their journey throughout the story.

I know this sounds like I really did not enjoy the book and that is only partially true. I still enjoyed this world and the idea of magic in our modern world. But the characters and the writing really dampened my ability to become fully engrossed in this novel. For a fantasy novel, this one took me way longer than others do.

I have no idea if I'm going to continue on with this trilogy or not. I can say it is nowhere on my current radar. I may continue if the show seems to be heading in that direction or if enough people convince me that the sequels are better than this first one was. I think for me the issue was having way too high expectations for this one.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (Waiting on Wednesday #15)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s eagerly anticipating!

passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever
Passenger will be released January 5th, 2016 by Disney-Hyperon!

I really excited for this. While I have not finished The Darkest Minds trilogy, I did love the first one. I also am really intrigued by this synopsis and this world, especially the time travel aspect!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #29- The Martian

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme where you post a quote from a book you are currently reading. It is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.
“Yes, of course duct tape works in a near-vacuum. Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped.”
                                                              - The Martian by Andy Weir
I have not actually started this yet because this week is full of exams, so I will not have spare time to read. But this is the next book I have to read, so I'm ready to see the movie opening weekend.

Find the book here: Goodreads / Amazon / Book Depository

Let me know in the comments what book you are currently reading!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Review: Beastly Bones by William Ritter

Title: Beastly Bones 
Author: Wiliam Ritter
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2015
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Source: eARC through NetGalley
Where to find: Goodreads / Amazon / Book Depository
Summary: “I’ve found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time I’ve known him. Working as his assistant tends to call for a somewhat flexible relationship with reality.”

In 1892, New Fiddleham, New England, things are never quite what they seem, especially when Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer R. F. Jackaby are called upon to investigate the supernatural.

First, a vicious species of shape-shifters disguise themselves as a litter of kittens, and a day later, their owner is found murdered with a single mysterious puncture wound. Then in nearby Gad’s Valley, now home to the exiled New Fiddleham police detective Charlie Cane, dinosaur bones from a recent dig mysteriously go missing, and an unidentifiable beast starts attacking animals and people, leaving their mangled bodies behind. Charlie calls on Abigail for help, and soon Abigail and Jackaby are on the hunt for a thief, a monster, and a murderer.
Many sequels, more specifically second books in series, can have what is called a sophomore slump, where the second book is a let down after the first. I was a little bit concerned about Beastly Bones being a victim of this, but luckily I did not have to worry. This book was full of just as much quirkiness and strangeness as Jackaby. This book picks up right where Jackaby left off, following Abigail and Jackaby on their adventures in New Fiddleham inquiring after paranormal cases. We still get Abigail's witty narrative and information throughout the story.

In this book, we are introduced to even more charming and quirky characters, such as Nellie and Hank, and I loved getting to meet each on of them as Jackaby and Abigail worked to figure out what was going on at the dig site. But what really stood out to me in this book is the introduction of what I assume is the "main" villain. He/She I assume is the the Moriarty of the series. I definitely am eagerly anticipating the next book to find out more about this character and what they are up to. There was so much foreshadowing to this character and how they were involved from the beginning. I really need to know more about them as we go forward .

With Jackaby, one of my main issues was feeling like it did not quite match the time period of the late 1800s. I still felt that way with this installment, however it did not bother me as much as it had in Jackaby. That is probably because this book had less character introductions and instances where we were learning more about Jackaby, Abigail, and Charlie. Instead we got to be put right in the action with only minor character introductions. This installment was definitely more fast paced and action heavy than the first.

Without giving too much away, I also just want to comment on what the "beast" turns out to be. I was not at all expecting that, but it just made so much sense and I loved it.

*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Title: Lola and the Boy Next Door
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publication Date: July 9th, 2013
Publisher: Speak
Source: Bought it
Where to find: Goodreads / Amazon / Book Depository
Summary: Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood. When Cricket, a gifted inventor, steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
“I know you aren't perfect. But it's a person's imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.”
Even though I had only ever read Anna and the French Kiss, I knew when I picked this up I was picking up a book I would fly through and really enjoy. I got more than I expected with this book. I loved Anna and the French Kiss, especially Anna and Etienne and I loved seeing them in this book. They had a much larger role int he story than I thought they would which was a pleasant surprise.

For me, Lola and the Boy Next Door definitely had a more important message to me than Anna and the French Kiss did, however, I still prefer Anna and Etienne, as a couple. Lola and Cricket are important though because their story focuses on finding and believing in yourself regardless of what other people think or believe. I loved how both Lola and Cricket had their quirks that made them different and unique. 

My one issue with this book that was also somewhat present in Anna is the borderline cheating that goes on. When Lola and Cricket start to get close, Lola has a boyfriend and I'm still slightly bothered by this because it is not fair to the boyfriend when Lola suddenly falls for someone else. While this may be realistic with regard to what really happens, I do not care for it in the book.
I also definitely picked up on the foreshadowing for everyone being present for Isla and the Happily Ever After. This book was exactly what I needed at the time due to its cute story and ease of reading. There is something about reading a book where you know the characters end up together that really lets me fly through the book. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Siren by Kiera Cass (Waiting on Wednesday #14)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s eagerly anticipating!

From Kiera Cass, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series, comes a sweeping stand-alone fantasy romance.

A girl with a secret.
The boy of her dreams.
An Ocean between them.

Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.

Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude...until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of.

Falling in love with a human breaks the Ocean’s rules. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.
The Siren will be released January 26th, 2016 by HaperTeen!

I'm excited to see what Kiera can do when she is not writing a Selection Novel and how she tackles the paranormal/fantasy elements. I know technically this book has already been out, but I know she edited it significantly to the point of it being an almost entirely different book.
What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #28- The Girl on the Train

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme where you post a quote from a book you are currently reading. It is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.
I'm starting to believe that there isn't anything you can do to fix it. That's what I've taken from the therapy sessions: the holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mold yourself through the gaps”

                                       - The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
I've been reading this book for what feels like forever but that I because I have so little time. That being said, I'm still really enjoying the writing and the story!

Find the book here: Goodreads / Amazon / Book Depository

Let me know in the comments what book you are currently reading!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Review: The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre

Title: The Girl in 6E
Author: A.R. Torre
Publication Date: July 8th, 2014
Publisher: Redhook
Source: Bought it
Where to find: Goodreads / Amazon / Book Depository
Summary: I haven't touched a human in three years. That seems like it would be a difficult task, but it's not. Not anymore, thanks to the internet.

I am, quite possibly, the most popular recluse ever. Not many shut-ins have a 200-member fan club, a bank account in the seven-figure range, and hundreds of men lining up to pay for undivided attention.

They get satisfaction, I get a distraction. Their secret desires are nothing compared to why I hide... my lust for blood, my love of death.

Taking their money is easy. Keeping all these secrets... one is bound to escape.

What if you hid yourself away because all you could think of was killing? And what if one girl's life depending on you venturing into society?

Enter a world of lies, thrills, fears, and all desires, in this original thriller from A. R. Torre.
“Hope, in general, is dangerous. Hope can be the loose thread that pulls apart your sanity.”
FYI: This book is an erotic thriller so it has mature content. So keep that in mind if you want to read it.

This book never would have been on my radar if it weren't for Shannon (@leaninglights) or Lindsey (@lindseyrey) on Youtube. They were both pleasantly surprised to find that they enjoyed this erotic thriller. Now I do not read erotic ever, I've read Fifty Shades of Grey but that was solely due to its popularity and to see how bad it really was. So I was a little weary about this book, but trusted Shannon and Lindsey's recommendation. 

I have to say that I enjoyed the complexity of Deanna and what this book had to offer. I absolutely love moral gray characters. I love when your protagonist is not someone you easily connect with or completely agree with. I like when the character is struggling with this dark essence for lack of a better term. 

This book reminded me a lot of Dexter if he was a female except the whole cybersex thing. Deanna has hidden herself away to protect others from her killer tendencies and it was fascinating to see how she lived her life in near seclusion. 

This book had a lot of different perspectives throughout it other than just Deanna. I really enjoyed these other perspectives that showcased more of what was going on and what people were thinking. I would say the majority was from Deanna's perspective but every once in awhile you got someone different. 

I really think this series (not sure if it is a series or simply a trilogy) has a lot of potential and I'm really looking forward to picking up the next book and following Deanna on her next adventure. There was definitely a lot of character growth in this book and I'm interested to see how that changes Deanna in the future.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Review: One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart

Title: One Thing Stolen 
Author: Beth Kephart
Publication Date: April 14th, 2015
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Source: Won in Giveaway
Where to find: Goodreads / Amazon / Book Depository
Summary: Something is not right with Nadia Cara. She’s become a thief. She has secrets she can’t tell. And when she tries to speak, the words seem far away. In Florence, Italy, with her epicurean brother, professor father, and mother who helps at-risk teens, Nadia finds herself trapped by her own obsessions and following the trail of an elusive Italian boy whom no one but herself has seen. While her father researches a flood that nearly destroyed Florence in 1966, Nadia wonders if she herself can be rescued—or will she disappear?

Set against the backdrop of a glimmering city, One Thing Stolen is an exploration of obsession, art, and a rare neurological disorder. It is about language and beauty, imagining and knowing, and the deep salvation of love.
"This is what I'm trying to say, what I want you to know, what I want you to tell them when I am gone, because this bad thing is happening to me: Once I had a future."
I was drawn to this book due to it setting and its cover. The summary also intrigued me since I deals with a "rare neurological disorder" that a teen is going through in a beautiful city such as Florence. However, I found this book was very polarizing. On the one hand I absolutely loved the writing and the imagery in the book. It was absolutely stunning and highly enjoyable. However, the actual plot and story failed to grip me. The lack of a story or even really a typical plot really hurt my enjoyment of this book. I wanted to love it, but I felt like I was not truly reading a good book. 

I was reading a beautifully crafted story though. I loved the way the story progressed first through, Nadia's POV, followed by Maggie and Benedetto. It was a great way to change POVs while also moving the story further. As Nadia's condition grew worse, it was necessary to switch POVs to continue the story.

With this came the other reason I truly enjoyed this book, Nadia's POV. Nadia suffers from a rare form of dementia which has slowly overtaken her. As such Nadia's POV is written in a way that mirrors this deterioation of her mind. At first it was really hard to get through the pages and I was constantly rereading phrases to get to the true meaning of the words, but that is what makes it so brilliant. It was Nadia's thoughts as she dealt with her condition.

So I've talked about how the felt like something was missing with regards to the plot for this book and that continues to be the case. I was left with a feeling of incompleteness after I read the last page. We spend the entire book following Nadia as her condition gets worse and those around her realize what is wrong. But we never see the outcome of the struggles and treatment. I feel like this was an in depth character study on Nadia that was incomplete. 

The writing alone gives this book 5 crowns, but I cannot justify that rating because of the incompleteness I felt after finishing the book. Also for full disclosure, I did read this in one sitting for the #Booktubeathon and that potentially affected how I perceived the book and how I am reviewing it.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Waiting on Wednesday #13)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s eagerly anticipating!

The beloved first book of the Harry Potter series, now fully illustrated by award-winning artist Jim Kay.

For the first time, J. K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Rowling herself selected artist Jim Kay, whose over one hundred illustrations make this deluxe format as perfect a gift for the child being introduced to the series as for the dedicated fan.

Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.

All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley--a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry--and anyone who reads about him---will find unforgettable.
The illustrated edition will be released October 6th, 2015 by Arthur A. Levine Books!

As you know, I collect Harry Potter books of different covers and languages. So I'm beyond excited for this book and the illustrations that I know are going to be gorgeous. This series has meant so much to me that I love collecting pieces of the story to add to my collection and to showcase its importance to me.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #27- Everything, Everything

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme where you post a quote from a book you are currently reading. It is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.
“It's a hard concept to hold on to--the idea that there was a time before us. A time before time. In the beginning there was nothing. And then there was everything.”

                                          - Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
This book is spectacularly written and an amazing debut novel. I read this book in the span of under five hours, it was that good. It was not what I was expecting and it was a wonderful tale of growing up and finding who you truly are.

Find the book here: Goodreads / Amazon / Book Depository

Let me know in the comments what book you are currently reading!

Monday, September 7, 2015

September TBR

I totally failed getting this up, but I guess better late then never. With grad school going on, I have very limited time for reading, so I have a very small TBR for this month. I'm really hoping to be able to read a book a week while in school.
  1. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  3. The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
  4. Stand-Off by Andrew Smith
  5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
I am almost done with The Raven Boys and have started The Girl on the Train, but other than those two, this is a month of new releases for me!

What are you planning on reading in September? Let me know in the comments!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

August Wrap Up

August was the month I started Grad school, so I knew my reading would be severely impacted. And it may not look like it, but since I started school on the 17th, I have only read 1 book. The other 10 books were read prior to then. I'm hoping with school and everything that comes with it, I can read a book a week, but we shall see how it goes. As for what I read in August there are 11 books, 7 of which I read during the BookTube-A-Thon. As always, links to reviews if I have them!

  1. Tithe by Holly Black (3 Crowns)
  2. Nil by Lynne Matson (3.5 Crowns)
  3. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (4 Crowns)
  4. The Girl in 6E by A. R. Torre (4 Crowns)
  5. One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart (3 Stars)
  6. Beastly Bones by William Ritter (4 Stars)
  7. Armada by Ernest Cline (3.5 Stars)
  8. I Am Number 4 by Pittacus Lore (2.5 Stars)
  9. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (4.5 Crowns)
  10. The Magicians by Lev Grossman (3 Crowns)
  11. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab (4.5 Stars)
This month I read 4,014 pages which is pretty good all things considered.
TBR currently sits at 58 which is not terrible, but it also is not the best. I've kind of come to the conclusion that for the rest of the year, my goal needs to be not increasing my TBR each month. With school that may be challenging, but it is what I'm hoping for.

Look for my September TBR tomorrow. How did you do in August? Let me know in the comments!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes (Waiting on Wednesday #12)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s eagerly anticipating!

This is the fourth book in the series so the summary may not be entirely spoiler free. Don't say I didn't warn you!

Rebels, royals, and monsters wage war over the Mytican throne in the shocking fourth book of the Falling Kingdoms series, from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes.

CLEO: Reeling after a bloody showdown in Limeros ending with Amara’s abduction of the water crystal, and a vacancy in the Mytican throne, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a Queen.

MAGNUS: With the kingdom in chaos, Princess Lucia still missing and quite possibly in danger, and a shocking realization about Cleo, the steely prince is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he’s strong enough to rule his people.

LUCIA: The young sorcercess has had her vengeance after the cruel death of her first and only love. Heartbroken and unable to trust anyone, she allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge.

JONAS: After escaping death by the skin of his teeth, the defeated rebel—along with a mysterious stranger–leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to find himself a mere pawn in a dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred.

KING GAIUS: Abandoned by Melenia and betrayed by his own children, Gaius flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.
This collection expands upon Ensnared's epilogue, and includes some deleted scenes to provide a “director’s cut” glimpse into the past and futures of our favorite Splintered characters.
Frozen Tides will be released December 15th, 2015 by Razorbill!

The only reason this is not my favorite current fantasy series is due to the existence of Throne of Glass. But regardless, I absolutely love this series and these characters. There is so much gray area in their personalities and characters that I love seeing what they are going to do next. I'm also really obsessed with these covers and the showcase of "characters" on them!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #26- The Raven Boys

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme where you post a quote from a book you are currently reading. It is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.
“My words are unerring tools of destruction, and I’ve come unequipped with the ability to disarm them.”
                                           - The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
So I have finally started this series and even though I'm barely into the first book, I already love it. I adore Maggie Stiefvater's writing style and the spunk and sass of the characters especially Blue! So I cannot wait to get all caught up in time for The Raven King!

Find the book here: Goodreads / Amazon / Book Depository

Let me know in the comments what book you are currently reading!