Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where you talk about whatever book you are IMPATIENTLY WAITING for!

This week I am waiting for...
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world. 
Release Date: September 27th 2016


Why am I waiting?
I need this book in my life.
What book are you waiting for this week?

Sunday, April 24, 2016

New Releases in YA! (April 24th-30th)

Every week I list all (or almost all) of the YA books (and the occasional MG) 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?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where you talk about whatever book you are IMPATIENTLY WAITING for!

This week I am waiting for...


Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms, #5)An epic clash between gods and mortals threatens to tear Mytica apart . . . and prove that not even the purest of love stands a chance against the strongest of magic.

MAGNUS and CLEO are forced to test the strength of their love when Gaius returns to Mytica claiming he's no longer the King of Blood but a changed man seeking redemption.

LUCIA, pregnant with the child of a Watcher, has escaped the clutches of the unhinged fire god. Her powers are dwindling as she goes forth to fulfill a prophecy that will keep her baby safe . . . but could mean her demise. 

JONAS treks back to Mytica with a plan to overtake Amara, but fate takes hold when he runs into the beautiful Princess Lucia and joins her on her perilous journey.

AMARA has taken the Mytican throne, but with no way to unleash the water magic trapped within her stolen crystal, she'll never be able to seize glory and get sweet revenge.

And what kind of darkness will descend--and who will be safe--after Prince Ashur reveals the dangerous price he paid to cheat death?
Release Date: December 13th 2016


Why am I waiting?
This book will destroy me, but I will love it
What book are you waiting for this week?

Sunday, April 17, 2016

New Releases in YA! (April 17th-23rd)

Every week I list all (or almost all) of the YA books (and the occasional MG) 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?

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Stacking the Shelves! (April 16th 2016)

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.

By the time this post goes up, I'll be at RT Booklovers Convention! I've been so busy this past week preparing and doing ALL OF THE HOMEWORK, that I didn't read as much as usual. I had two HUGE art assignments to finish before Tuesday, as well as a small essay. My college has a student art show every year and Tuesday was the day that a judge would come and pick what pieces would be in the show (it's required that you put 2 pieces in per art class). I got 5 pieces in, both of the ones I had to work super hard on got in! I only had one piece that didn't get it, but I wasn't surprised.

Anyway, here's my week in books!

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

Books I've Read This Week

Yeah, I really didn't have much time to read.

Bought at Bookaholic

Amazon Freebies
This is no longer free, FYI

Borrowing




Anyway, what books did you haul in this week?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Bookish Rants and Rambles: 4 Things That Would Be Handy at Book Conventions

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

I'll be going to two different book conventions this month, RT and NTTBF, so I decided to create a post of things that would be handy at book conventions. Now, obviously you should bring books. Tote bags, post-it, pens, lists, business cards, and snacks are other things I like to bring.

But I'm going to go fictional here. Here are things that would be handy, but I would have a really hard time getting my hands on.

Time Turner
Book conventions oftentimes have lots of panels to go to. At NTTBF, there are some hours where there are eleven different panels at once. And there are even more panel throughout the day. Each panel has different authors, talking about different things, and I WANT TO GO TO THEM ALL! If I had a time turner, I could.

Hermione's Bag
I oftentimes have to carry 4 or 5 bags in order to take all of my books, wouldn't it be great if I could fit all of my books in one bag?!

Teleportation
I don't really have a gif for this one, since it's not from a specific book or show, but teleportation would be so handy! I could teleport all of my books back home, without worry. I couldn't have to deal with shipping horror stories. I wouldn't have to take an atrocious amount of suitcases. I wouldn't have to worry about the weight of the books on the airplane, or the airplane losing my books. I wouldn't have to worry about there not being enough space in my suitcase for the new books I get! Heck! If I could teleport myself, I could easily go to almost any book convention!

Doofenshmirtz's Copy and Paste-inator
I've been watching Phineas and Ferb a lot lately (don't judge me. It's a fabulous show). Anyway, there's an episode where Doofenshmirtz invents and inator that makes copies of himself. He does this just so he doesn't have to wait in lines. Just saying, at book conventions, there's a lot of line waiting. And sometimes you are under a time limit and it's hard waiting in long line when you're worried that you're favorite author will leave before you finish getting books signed from another favorite author (I'll get you this you, Soman Chainani)


So, what fictional items/inventions do you think would be handy at book conventions?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where you talk about whatever book you are IMPATIENTLY WAITING for!

This week I am waiting for...

Like a River Glorious (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #2)After a harrowing journey across the country, Leah Westfall and her friends have finally arrived in California and are ready to make their fortunes in the Gold Rush. Lee has a special advantage over the other new arrivals in California—she has the ability to sense gold, a secret known only by her handsome best friend Jefferson and her murdering uncle Hiram.

Lee and her friends have the chance to be the most prosperous settlers in California, but Hiram hasn’t given up trying to control Lee and her power. Sabotage and kidnapping are the least of what he’ll do to make sure Lee is his own. His mine is the deepest and darkest in the territory, and there Lee learns the full extent of her magical gift, the worst of her uncle, and the true strength of her friendships. To save everyone, she vows to destroy her uncle and the empire he is building—even at the cost of her own freedom.

The second epic historical fantasy in the Gold Seer trilogy by Rae Carson, the acclaimed author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns. 
Release Date: September 27th 2016


Why am I waiting?
The first book EXCEEDED my expectations! It was amazing! I can't wait to read this book!
What book are you waiting for this week?

Sunday, April 10, 2016

New Releases in YA! (April 10th-16th)

Every week I list all (or almost all) of the YA books (and the occasional MG) 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?