Can’t Wait Wednesday: 01/15/2020

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Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and is based on Waiting on Wednesday that was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a book that you are excited to read that hasn’t been released yet.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Title: We Unleash the Merciless Storm

Author: Tehlor Kay Mejia

Release Date: February 25, 2020

Published By: Katherine Tegen Books (An Imprint of HarperCollins)

Pages: 400 pages

 

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SYNOPSIS:

In this nail-biting sequel to Tehlor Kay Mejia’s critically acclaimed fantasy novel We Set the Dark on Fire, La Voz operative Carmen is forced to choose between the girl she loves and the success of the rebellion she’s devoted her life to.

Being a part of the resistance group La Voz is an act of devotion and desperation. On the other side of Medio’s border wall, the oppressed class fights for freedom and liberty, sacrificing what little they have to become defenders of the cause.

Carmen Santos is one of La Voz’s best soldiers, taken in when she was an orphaned child and trained to be a cunning spy. She spent years undercover at the Medio School for Girls, but now, with her identity exposed and the island on the brink of civil war, Carmen returns to the only real home she’s ever known: La Voz’s headquarters.

There she must reckon with her beloved leader, who is under the influence of an aggressive new recruit, and with the devastating news that her true love might be the target of an assassination plot. Will Carmen break with her community and save the girl who stole her heart—or fully embrace the ruthless rebel she was always meant to be?

 

Happy Reading!

Weekly Book Haul – 01/12/2020

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Hey bookish lovelies! Hard to believe we’re almost halfway through January already! Since this is my first weekly book haul of the year I will be including all the books I’ve gotten since the first of the month. 🙂

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ARCs/E-ARCs:

 

 

Kindle books: 

 

Physical Books: 

 

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What books have you gotten so far this year? 

 

 

Happy Reading! 

First Line Fridays 01/10/2020

Hey bookish lovelies! Happy Friday! We are back again with another First Lines Friday!

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First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

 

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FIRST LINES:

It’s often said of old buildings that they have a soul. On Anima, the ark where objects come to life, old buildings tend mostly to become appallingly bad tempered. The Family Archives building, for example, was forever in a foul mood.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Title: A Winter’s Promise (Les Fiancés de l’hiver)

Author: Christelle Dabos, Hildegarde Serle (Translator)

Release Date: September 25th 2018 (first published June 6th 2013)

Published By: Europa Editions  (First published by Gallimard)

Pages: 491 pages

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SYNOPSIS: 

Volume 1 of The Mirror Visitor Quartet

Winner of the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire

Where once there was unity, vastly different worlds now exist. Over each, the spirit of an omnipotent and immortal ancestor abides.

Long ago, following a cataclysm called the Rupture, the world was shattered into many floating celestial islands, known now as arks. Ophelia lives on Anima, where inhabitants can read the pasts of objects. What’s more, she is also a “mirror-traveler,” possessing an ability that has been passed down to her through generations. Her idyllic existence on Anima is disrupted when she is promised in marriage to Thorn, an influential member of a distant clan. Still only a girl, Ophelia must leave her family and follow her fiancé to Citaceleste, the capital of a cold and icy ark called Pole. But there, her future husband seems indifferent to her and she slowly realizes that her presence on Pole is part of a much bigger plot and has far-reaching ramifications not only for her but for her entire world.

An unforgettable heroine, an insightful study of relationships, a rich and bountiful universe, intrigue and suspense, A Winter’s Promise is perfect for readers of Margaret Rogerson, Scott Westerfeld, Melissa Albert, and N.K. Jemisin.

 

Happy Reading! 

Ringing in the New Year Tag

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Hello bookish lovelies! I haven’t been tagged by anyone but I saw this on LibraryLooter‘s blog and had to do it! I’ve been looking to do more bookish tags and more activity on my blog!

Rules:
》 Link to the person who tagged you!
》 Link to the creator of the tag: Bookmark Chronicles!
》 Answer the questions below!
》 Tag friends!

Best Book And/Or Series That You’ve Read in 2019?

2019 was a real rough year for me reading wise, I spent most of my year in a reading slump and battling my depression. A couple standouts from the year were Criers War by Nina Varela

Authors That You’ve Recently Found And Would Like To Read More Of In The New Year?

I havent recently found them, but I would really love to read more of Alex Bracken’s books and more of the Shadowhunters books.

Most Anticipated Book Turned Movie/TV Show?

I’m super excited for the Grishaverse Netflix show, I’m kind of nervous though as I dont know how they are going to setup the storyline. I couldn’t watch Looking For Alaska on Hulu cus they show the climax of the book in the first few minutes.

Name A Character That You Wouldn’t Mind Sharing A Kiss With At Midnight?

Hmmm… so many. The Darkling, Nikolai….

How Many Books Do You Hope To Read In 2020?

I’ve set my goal to 200, I’m hoping to focus more on reading and less on unnecessary things. As some of you may know I work for a bookstore and the other week my boss called me a “walking library,” so I’d really love to live up to the name even more. lol

Will You Participate In The Goodreads Reading Challenge Or Any Others?

I do the Goodreads Challenge every year!

Any New Year’s Resolutions?

I have some personal goals for myself, but reading wise I’d like to update my Goodreads more because I’ve had friends who have recently asked me if I still use it cus they like to check out what I’m reading/my recommendations. I’d also like to do more on my blog and social medias.

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If you’re interested in doing this tag than I tag you!

 

Happy Reading!

Can’t Wait Wednesday

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Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and is based on Waiting on Wednesday that was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a book that you are excited to read that hasn’t been released yet.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Title: The Easy Part of Impossible

Author: Sarah Tomp

Release Date: April 21, 2020

Published By: HarperTeen

Pages: 352 pages

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SYNOPSIS:

After an injury forces Ria off the diving team, an unexpected friendship with Cotton, a guy on the autism spectrum, helps her come to terms with the abusive relationship she’s been in with her former coach.

Ria Williams was an elite diver on track for the Olympics. As someone who struggled in school, largely due to her ADHD, diving was the one place Ria could shine. But while her parents were focused on the trophies, no one noticed how Coach Benny’s strict rules and punishments controlled every aspect of Ria’s life. The harder he was on her, the sharper her focus. The bigger the bruise, the better the dive. Until a freak accident at a meet changes everything. Just like that, Ria is handed back her life, free of Benny.

To fill her now-empty and aimless days, Ria rekindles a friendship with Cotton, a guy she used to know back in elementary school. With Cotton, she’s able to open up about what Benny would do to her, and through Cotton’s eyes, Ria is able to see it for what it was: abuse. Then Benny returns, offering Ria a second chance with a life-changing diving opportunity. But it’s not hers alone—Benny’s coaching comes with it. The thought of being back under his control seems impossible to bear, but so does walking away. How do you separate the impossible from the possible when the one thing you love is so tangled up in the thing you fear most?

 

Happy Reading!

Shelf Control #1: A Winter’s Promise (Les Fiancés de l’hiver)

Welcome to Shelf Control — an original feature created and hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies

Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out their introductory post, here.

Want to join in? Shelf Control posts go up every Wednesday. See the guidelines at the bottom of the post, and jump on board!

(Image and text from Bookish Fantasies) 

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Title: A Winter’s Promise (Les Fiancés de l’hiver)

Author: Christelle Dabos, Hildegarde Serle (Translator)

Release Date: September 25th 2018 (first published June 6th 2013)

Published By: Europa Editions  (First published by Gallimard)

Pages: 491 pages

 

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Synopsis: 

 

Volume 1 of The Mirror Visitor Quartet

Winner of the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire

Where once there was unity, vastly different worlds now exist. Over each, the spirit of an omnipotent and immortal ancestor abides.

Long ago, following a cataclysm called the Rupture, the world was shattered into many floating celestial islands, known now as arks. Ophelia lives on Anima, where inhabitants can read the pasts of objects. What’s more, she is also a “mirror-traveler,” possessing an ability that has been passed down to her through generations. Her idyllic existence on Anima is disrupted when she is promised in marriage to Thorn, an influential member of a distant clan. Still only a girl, Ophelia must leave her family and follow her fiancé to Citaceleste, the capital of a cold and icy ark called Pole. But there, her future husband seems indifferent to her and she slowly realizes that her presence on Pole is part of a much bigger plot and has far-reaching ramifications not only for her but for her entire world.

An unforgettable heroine, an insightful study of relationships, a rich and bountiful universe, intrigue and suspense, A Winter’s Promise is perfect for readers of Margaret Rogerson, Scott Westerfeld, Melissa Albert, and N.K. Jemisin.

 

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How and when I got it:

I saw the cover when I was browsing the shelves and was intrigued. I picked up it a few months later, sometime early last year.

Why I want to read it:

I dont know if there’s necessarily any big spiel about why I want to read it, the cover caught my attention and it just sounded really interesting. I am always interested in a book that has magic, ancestors, and different powers. These books have been translated from their original language of French and I would love to collect them in French as well, although I dont think my French is fluent enough to read a book like this in the language.

The third book is being published in English this Spring.

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Want to participate in Shelf Control? Here’s how:

  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link in the comments!
  • If you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate a link back from your own post.
  • Check out other posts, and…

Have fun!

 

Happy Reading! 

Cover Reveal For Bridge of Souls (Cassidy Blake, #3)

Happy Thursday book loves! Today we have a cover reveal from V.E./Victoria Schwab! It is for her middle grade series:  Bridge of Souls (Cassidy Blake, #3)

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Title: Bridge of Souls

Author: Victoria/V.E Schwab

Release Date:September 1st 2020

Published By: Scholastic Press

Pages: 304 pages

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Synopsis:

Where there are ghosts, Cassidy Blake follows…
Unless it’s the other way around?

Cass thinks she might have this ghost-hunting thing down. After all, she and her ghost best friend, Jacob, have survived two haunted cities while traveling for her parents’ TV show.

But nothing can prepare Cass for New Orleans, which wears all of its hauntings on its sleeve. In a city of ghost tours and tombs, raucous music and all kinds of magic, Cass could get lost in all the colorful, grisly local legends. And the city’s biggest surprise is a foe Cass never expected to face: a servant of Death itself.

Cass takes on her most dangerous challenge yet in the latest book in this New York Times bestselling series

 

Happy Reading!