Sunday, May 31, 2015

Bookish Rants and Rambles: False Security

Bookish Rants and Rambles is basically where I either rant or ramble about something dealing with books.

So, there's a trend in books where every book in a series ends in a cliffhanger. It is a horrible feeling when you stay up late finishing a book only to reach a cliffy and face a year of waiting for the next book. I hate this feeling and I come across it so often. It's because of this that when I read a book in a series, I come to expect that feeling and and constantly dreading the end.

You might be thinking, where are you going with this?
Well, I have been misled multiple times--either by myself, Goodreads, or other readers--into believing that a certain book is a conclusion to a series. Sure, I am saddened to have a series end, but an ending means I finally get my answers, that the characters will (hopefully) get their happy ending, and no more cliffy. 

Sometimes, I go into thinking a book is the last book, only to reach the end, which happens to be a lovely cliffy! This is what I call FALSE SECURITY. I was not expecting an ending like that and I would've been more on guard if I knew that it was not the last book. 

Anyway, this is just a subject that has been on my mind thanks to Salt & Stone. I was fully expecting this series to be a duology, so I was thrown by the fact that there was, well, no conclusion. Only a cliffy. 

Have you ever had this false security when it comes to series?

New Releases in YA! (June 1st-6th)

Every week I list all (or almost all) of the YA books (and the occasional MG and, rarely, adult) that are coming out within that week!
Here's what you get to look forward to this week:
P.S. Click on the book's cover for the Goodreads page!

What books, if any, do you plan to buy?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (May 30th 2015)

Hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is where all the book nerds can post about the lovely (or not so lovely) books that they've got this week.

I had a pretty good week this week! I got my laptop back! It broke a few weeks ago and I was worried that I lost all my information, but no worries! Also, I won a HUGE giveaway that I was surprised to win! I haven't gotten the prizes yet, but I am so excited!

P.S. The covers take you to the book's Goodreads page!

Books I've Read in the Last Week

From the Library


I got addicted to #booksfortrade recently. I got this book thanks to Jen from Starry Eyed Revue


Actually got this last week, but oh well. I honestly have no idea where I won this from, as I didn't get an email and there wasn't a message in the package. I suspect EpicReads, but I'm not certain.
Anyway, wherever I got it, THANK YOU!

For Review

Thanks to Netgalley, Dundurn, St. Martin's Griffin, & Running Press!

Books I Reviewed
(The covers are linked to my review)

I add books to my TBR pile so often, that I decided to include the new additions to my ever-growing list.
I DID NOT RECEIVE OR BUY THESE BOOKS. I only added them to my TBR list.

Also added:
The Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Wax by Gina Damico

Anyway, what books did you haul in this week?