*Warning: This review may (and probably does) contain some minor spoilers from Mortal Danger. Sorry, it really couldn’t be helped. Please continue reading at your own discretion.* Ann Aguirre is one of those authors that pretty much anything YA that she comes up with, I will read. No questions. No debate. She is basically an auto-read author for me. When I first heard about Mortal Danger, there was no question. I had to have it. That very moment. I NEEDED it. But once I got it, I was very surprised with what was in its pages. Let’s me just start by saying Mortal Danger will not be a book for everyone. It deals with some dark stuff. Controversial stuff. For me, it was hard to read at points because of this. Anything dealing with bullying / suicide is hard for me to handle. For some readers, however, the trials that Edie has gone through may hit home hard. It was difficult for me to read Mortal Danger in part because I was bullied growing up. Nothing close to as serious as what Edie goes through, but still enough for part of me to really sympathize with her. It was harder… Read more »
ARC August is hosted over at Read Sleep Repeat. I’m really excited to take part in another ARC month! I know I need to catch up and get ahead before school starts at the end of August. I’m aiming to read at least 15 ARCs – it’ll be a mix of e-ARCs and physical ARCs. Here are some I’m looking to choose from: I feel like I am SOOO behind with reading right now. There have been so many titles this year that I have wanted to get to, but have not had the chance. Hopefully, I will be a good girl and get some much needed reading done. I am aiming to try and read 18 ARCs for August. I don’t have a clear game plan yet, but I am hope to get to…
Ruin and Rising is the conclusion to a series I fell in love with at book one. Possibly not for the right reasons, although many people I talk to love the Darkling as much as I do. Alina, our main character is not the strongest character I’ve encountered but she seems to pull through in moments of need. The highlight of this last book was more of the dashing Nikolai, some intense battles and really it moved quickly and pulled me in. I struggled with the second book because it was so darn slow, this one totally makes up for it. The ending was nice and neatly wrapped up, so I’m glad for it to stay a trilogy. Although I think Nikolai as the main character of a spin off… that would TOTALLY be awesome. I don’t really want to ruin anything for anyone, so I’ll just say I was completely satisfied with this book, the way it played out and ended. Verdict: A gripping conclusion to a fantasy series that you must check out.
Monstrous Discoveries is a feature that mentions books that we have discovered through our sidetracking excursions around the web. While our bookshelves really are not never ending, it is always exciting to share the books we would add if it was. A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray Releases: November 4th 2014 Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray. Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him. Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined. A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness… Read more »
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week our topic is: Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From Listed in no particular order. Tamora Pierce Books include: Tera Lynn Childs Books include: Melissa de la Cruz Books include: Julia Quinn Books include: Sarah Beth Durst Books include: Maria V. Snyder Books include: Philippa Gregory Books include: Julie Kagawa Books include: Karen Marie Moning Books include: Neal Shusterman Books include: