Waiting on Wednesday

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Every week Breaking the Spine hosts the bookish meme for book bloggers to share what books they are waiting on to be released!  This week I’m waiting on:

Release Date: June 13, 2017

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.

She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted for us book blogger types by the Broke and the Bookish. They provide a topic, and all of us participants post our answers on our blogs and we hop around checking out one another’s answers! This week’s topic is 

Ten Books That Will Be In My Beach Bag This Summer

1. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
An old staple, I tend to reaad this every year at the beach.

2. Take Me On by Katie McGarry
I tend to get in a serious mood to read romance when I’m sunbathing.

3. All Lined Up by Cora Carmack
Same reason as the one above!

4. Brazen by Katherine Longshore
I’ve just been waiting for this one to come out, and I think saving it for my beach bag might make me even more excited.

5. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Let’s be honest, you can’t go wrong with a Rainbow Rowell book, no matter where you are when you read it.

6. Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
This just seems like the penultimate summer read.

7. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
I’m a sucker for books about sibling relationships.

8. Talon by Julie Kagawa
Oh you know, I have to have some fantasy for good measure!

9. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
Another book that I’ve been looking forward to like crazy, so we will see if I am able to leave it packed for the beach!

10. Get Even by Gretchen McNeil
School thriller? Just what I need to keep me awake and entertained in the warm sun.

 

What are some of your MUST READS for the Beach?

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted for us book blogger types by the Broke and the Bookish. They provide a topic, and all of us participants post our answers on our blogs and we hop around checking out one another’s answers! This week’s topic is:

Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in Contemporary Young Adult/ New Adult

If you haven’t read any of these, please click on the title to read the Goodreads synopsis!

1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

2. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

3. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

4. Jessica Darling Series by Megan McCafferty

5. The Ivy Series by Lauren Kunze

6. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

7. Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

8. Finding It by Cora Carmack

9. Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen

10. Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess

What are some of your favorite contemporary reads?

Top Ten Tuesday

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 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted for us book blogger types by the Broke and the Bookish. They provide a topic, and all of us participants post our answers on our blogs and we hop around checking out one another’s answers! This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon

1. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
“There was only so much space between us, not even a real distance if measured in miles or feet or even inches, all the things that told you how far you’d come or had left to go. But it was a big space, if only for me. And as I moved forward to him covering it, he waited there on the other side. It was only the last little bit I has to go, but in the end, I knew it would be all I would truly remember. So as I kissed him, bringing this summer and everything else full circle, I let myself fall, and was not scared of the ground I knew would rise up to meet me.”

2. Jessica Darling Series by Megan McCafferty
“You called me a natural con artist and asked me what other secrets I was hiding. I didn’t answer because I already knew, in some deep, primal way, what furtive truth you were referring to:
That I was destined to fall in love with you.”

3. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
“Wrapping my arms around her, I walked her backward into the brick. “Tell me you chose me, Echo.” She licked her lips. Those green eyes smoldered, calling me to her. “I chose you.” 

4. Finding It by Cora Carmack
“I want to memorize the way your eyes clench shut and you bite down on your lip, so that I can sketch your expression from memory. I want to know the exact angle of the way your neck curves, and how many times your heart beats a minute. I want to know everything.”

5. Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
“I don’t want to be without you. I like who I am with you, and I don’t want to go back to who I was before.”
“I love you, Rachel. So this will work. No matter what or who stands in our way.”

6. Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols
“An hour later, we were full of pizza and I love him a little more.”

7. Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
“Although love could grow in times of peace, it tempered in battle. Daddy told me once – when I’d said something about how perfect his relationship with Mom was – that I should have seen the first five years of their marriage, that they’d fought like hellions, crashed into each other like two giant stones. That eventually they’d eroded each other into the perfect fit, become a single wall, nestled into each other’s curves and hollows, her strengths chinking his weaknesses, her weaknesses reinforced by his strengths.”

8. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
“Girl, he wants to dip you in Frosted Flakes and have you for breakfast. That’s his favorite cereal, by the way.” I…had no words for that.”

9. Splintered by A.G. Howard
“I hate you,” I say, the sentiment muffled against his heart, hoping to make it true.
“And I love you,” he answers without hesitation, voice resolved and raw as he holds me tighter so I can’t break away and react. “A crossroads, my beautiful princess, that was unavoidable—given our situations.”

10. The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe
“Those nights, in the sweetest dark, we shared our dreams. That’s you answer. I was stitched into yours, and you were stitched into mind, and that was real, I promise you.” I felt his lips curve into a smile. The unbelievably sensual, ticklish scuff of his whiskers. “Very good dreams they were, too,” he added.

Just some quotes to prove my point!

 

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted for us book blogger types by the Broke and the Bookish. They provide a topic, and all of us participants post our answers on our blogs and we hop around checking out one another’s answers! This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Books I Read in 2013
(Click on the Titles for my Reviews!)

1. Splintered by A.G. Howard

2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

3. Finding It by Cora Carmack

4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

5. Don’t Worry It Gets Worse by Alida Nugent

6. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

7. The Girl With the Iron Touch by Kady Cross

8. The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

9. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

10. Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen

 

What were some of your favorite reads of 2013?  Maybe I’ll read one and it will make my 2014 list!

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Dec 17

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted for us book blogger types by the Broke and the Bookish. They provide a topic, and all of us participants post our answers on our blogs and we hop around checking out one another’s answers! This week’s topic is:

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2013

A.G. Howard

1. A.G. Howard: Splintered (click for review!) was definitely one of my top reads of 2013 and I have been waiting (not entirely patiently) for the release of Unhinged.  Howard’s writing was descriptive and fun, plus she did a great job with adapting Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

2. Emily Murdoch: If You Find Me (click for review!) really hit me hard emotionally, and I really think that there just isn’t enough books that deal with such difficult family issues like this one.  If you haven’t read it, go pick it up.

3. Rainbow Rowell: It’s no secret that Eleanor & Park and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell were two of my absolute favorite reads of 2013.  Rowell just kind of took me by surprise and delivered two amazing novels that were poignant, realistic, and unforgettable.

Rainbow Rowell

4. Amy Christine Parker: I have a really odd fascination with cults and the psychological ramifications of them so Parker’s Gated was an excellent book for me to read.  It also was written from the perspective of a person inside the cult, which I think was a new and innovative way of exploring the issue.

5. Megan Shepherd: I’m still in the middle of The Madman’s Daughter, but I can say that her writing has entertained me and the storytelling is excellent.

6. Sarah Beth Durst: Conjured was my first Durst novel, and I honestly don’t think I could have chosen a better one.  It had fantasy, love, magic, and a killer twist I certainly wasn’t expecting.  I will definitely be picking up more of her books. 

Jessica Sorensen

7. Jessica Sorensen: I tried as long as I could to resist the New Adult genre, since I pretty much just assumed that it was just a way for authors to include sex with young adult characters.  I was wrong.  Sorensen really encorporated some really heavy emotional topics with her beautifully broken characters. Breaking Nova and The Coincidence of Kallie and Cayden were two I read and reviewed.

8. Cora Carmack: Carmack’s books were the first New Adult I read, actually, and I fell in love with Garrick and Bliss and couldn’t put Losing It down.  I then immediately read Faking It and picked up a copy of Finding It as soon as it came out.  I love her characters.

9.  Katherine Longshore: WHY did I not pick up her Tudor Era novels as soon as they came out?  I have no idea, but Gilt and Tarnish definitely satisfied my love of Tudor England History and took some really interesting dark places in the stories and made them shine with possible outcomes.

10. Katie McGarry: Another author that I should have been reading when her first YA novel, Pushing the Limits came out, her novels have really similar painful character backgrounds as Sorensen’s but with some different consequences and storylines of course. I still need to read Dare You To, but if it is as good as Pushing the Limits and Crash Into You, then I know I’ll adore it.

Katie McGarry

What are some new to you authors that you loved this year?

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