Saturday, January 6, 2018

Review: Ignite Me

Title: Ignite Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: February 4, 2014

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.”

With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Review: Unravel Me

Title: Unravel Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: February 5, 2013

it's almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Review: Hinder

Title: Hinder
Author: Kristin Ping
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Release Date: May 15, 2018

Ethan Sutcliff seems like a normal seventeen-year-old—at least that’s what he’s trying to portray. In a secret society run by the Supernaturals, Ethan is what witches call a Bender. Benders are Witches’ Guardians, who are able to control a witches’ ability, bend it, or move it away from harming humans. In Ethan’s case, he is able to bend the Earth element. But at the age of fifteen, he lost all connection to it, and the reasons behind it could only mean one of two things: His Wielder is either dead, or hiding out somewhere.

Alex Burgendorf has been living in her aunt’s locket for the past sixteen years with her mother—a Fire Wielder, and her father—a Water Wielder. For sixteen years, her parents vowed to protect her, and they have, as she is the last Earth wielding witch. However, time is running out. Alex must find her Bender, or the fate of the Supernaturals might be at stake.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all my US people, Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm sorry I've been kind of absent lately. I had some reviews I meant to write, and then I forgot before NaNoWriMo started (whoops!).

But let's forget about that! I'll get to them once November is over and I've finished this first and terrible draft of probably the only contemporary novel I will ever write. 

And if you're not in the US, then take advantage of online sales this weekend. And eat lots of good food because this is an excuse for food and who couldn't use an excuse for food?! Right???!

In the mean time, here's a list of some bookish things I am thankful for:

Writing buddies and critique partners. I don't think I would make it through NaNo without you guys.

My book shelves. Some of them might be ready to collapse, but what would I do without them?

The candle company. It's frustrating and stressful at times, but it's also fun.

My blogger friends, like Tracy at Cornerfolds and Sam at Tsundoku. You guys are amazing.

This edition of The Name of the Wind, because it's the most beautiful book in the world and everyone should read it xD

Have a great weekend, guys!!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Review: The Name of the Wind

Title: The Name of the Wind
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Publisher: Penguin DAW
Release Date: March 27, 2007

Told in Kvothe's own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.

The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature.

A high-action story written with a poet's hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Finally Fall Book Tag

Finally Fall Book Tag

Am I finally, actually doing one of those tags I like so much? Oh my goodness, I think I am!

I saw this over on Cornerfolds, and I just had to do it. So let us begin.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Audiobook Review: Double Life

Title: Double Life
Author: S. Usher Evans
Publisher: Suns Golden Ray Publishing
Release Date: June 12, 2014

Piracy is a game. How much are you worth?

Since she was a little girl, everyone - from her father to the Great Creator himself - told Lyssa Peate the same thing: she's worthless. But when she becomes the pirate bounty hunter Razia, she can see the price tag on her own head. Employed by one of the four pirate syndicates, she uses bank transactions and her considerable wits to capture rival members. At least, she would be if Razia's boss ever gave her a chance. It's a man’s world, and all she’s allowed to hunt are purse snatchers while she languishes on probation.

To pay the bills, she's stuck in her old life as Lyssa, discovering and analyzing distant planets and selling them for cash. She's doing just enough to stay out of trouble, pretending to be continuing her father's mysterious research while away for long periods of time. Her slimy boss is always asking questions and even assigns one of her younger brothers, Vel, to intern with her. Already struggling to keep the balance between her double lives, she tries everything to rid herself of the kid...

...until the universal police mistake Lyssa’s intern for Razia's hostage.