Monday, May 21, 2018

Review: Bright Burns the Night (Dark Breaks the Dawn #2) by Sara B. Larson

 
Bright Burns the Night by Sara B. LarsonBright Burns the Night
(Dark Breaks the Dawn #2)
by Sara B. Larson
May 29, 2018
320 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Ten years ago, King Lorcan of the Dark Kingdom Dorjhalon defeated Queen Evelayn and cut her conduit stone from her. Since then, he has kept her trapped in her swan form. With the loss of balance between Dark and Light, winter has descended and the Draíolon of Éadrolan lose more power every day. But once a year, Lorcan transforms her back to her Draíolon form and offers a truce. And every year Evelayn refuses -- for he requires her to Bind herself to him for life.

But now, with an Ancient power bearing down upon them, everything may change. Evelayn will learn that the truths she once believed have shattered, and that she may need her enemies even more than her allies. Lorcan and Evelayn become partners in a desperate quest to return the balance of power to Lachalonia. How far will this partnership go? Can friendship -- perhaps even love -- bloom where hatred has taken root?

Sara B. Larson delivers a thrillingly romantic and hauntingly satisfying end to this extraordinary duology.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #194


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Today is a sleepy bookhaul since the cat refused to open his eyes for this photo lol... I picked up some exciting review copies from Raincoast Books, thank you!!! Then I got a surprise copy of The Smoke Thieves in the mail, thank you PRHCanada! No time to sleep for me cause I gotta read read read ;)

Pickles and The Smoke Thieves, Whisper of the Tide, Bring Me Their Hearts and The Game Can't Love You Back.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, May 18, 2018

Review: The Game Can't Love You Back by Karole Cozzo


The Game Can't Love You Back by Karole CozzoThe Game Can't Love You Back
by Karole Cozzo
May 15, 2018
320 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Eve is used to being the odd woman out. As the only girl on her school's baseball team, she knows exactly how to put sweaty, macho baseball players in their place, and she's focused on one thing and one thing only—being the best pitcher she can be.

But when a freak accident forces her high school to be absorbed by the neighboring town, Eve has to contend with a new group of guys who aren't used to having a woman on their team. And the new team's star pitcher, Jamie, has no interest in being ousted from his throne. He can't afford to give up his starting slot to a new pitcher—even worse, to a girl.

As the competition between Jamie and Eve starts to heat up, so does their attraction to each other. Can they keep their heads in the game, or will they end up getting played?


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

WoW #201: Wrong in All the Right Ways by Tiffany Brownlee


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Wrong in All the Right Ways by Tiffany BrownleeWrong in All the Right Ways
by Tiffany Brownlee
July 17, 2018
336 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Everything in Emma's life has always gone according to her very careful plans. But things take a turn toward the unexpected when she falls in love for the first time with the one person in the world who’s off-limits–her new foster brother, the gorgeous and tormented Dylan McAndrews.

Meanwhile, Emma’s AP English class is reading Wuthering Heights, and she’s been assigned to mimic Bronte’s style in an epistolary format. With no one to confide in, she’s got a lot to write about. Emma and Dylan try to constrain their romance to the page–for fear of threatening Dylan’s chances of being adopted into another home. But the strength of first love is all-consuming, and they soon get enveloped in a passionate, secretive relationship with a very uncertain outcome.

 
That title! A forbidden romance! Letters! I'm in~

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Indigo SPOTM Summary


 
Indigo Teen SPOTM banner
 
Hi guys! Today I wanted to show off some teen book picks from Indigo. Back in September last year Chapters Indigo introduced a new program called Indigo Teen Staff Pick of the Month. Since December I've been sharing each month's selection as a photo on my Instagram account. I wanted to summarize the picks from the past few months on the blog today.
 
Click on the picture to be directed to more information on each book :)

 
Otherworld and The Last Namsara
 
Everless
 
The Hazel Wood
 
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
 
Children of Blood and Bone
 
https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/one-of-us-is-lying/9781524714680-item.html
 
 
Have you read any of these? Are any of these titles on your TBR? Check out the hashtag #IndigoStaffPicks on social media to see more!!
 
And did you guys know Indigo.ca started a book box?!! It's so exciting! The first one which is from last month, featured Veronica Roth. May's box is Victoria Aveyard. For more information, go to the Indigo website and search 'book box'!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Review: Ash Princess (Ash Princess #1) by Laura Sebastian


Ash Princess by Laura SebastianAsh Princess
(Ash Princess #1)
by Laura Sebastian
April 24, 2018
432 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia's family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess--a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner.

For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She's endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside.

Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn't always won on the battlefield.

For ten years, the Ash Princess has seen her land pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends here.


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #193


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I received a surprise package of a tote, some bookish swags and these two beauties from HCCFrenzy. Thank you so much for spoiling us!!

Pickles with Heart of Thorns and The Bird and the Blade.
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, May 11, 2018

Review: The Other Lady Vanishes (Burning Cove #2) by Amanda Quick


The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick
The Other Lady Vanishes
(Burning Cove #2)
by Amanda Quick
May 8, 2018
368 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Knew Too Much sweeps readers back to 1930s California--where the most dazzling of illusions can't hide the darkest secrets...

After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over.

Working at an herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always in need of hangover cures and tonics. One such customer is Jake Truett, a recently widowed businessman in town for a therapeutic rest. But unbeknownst to Adelaide, his exhaustion is just a cover.

In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem. Behind facades of glamour and power hide drug dealers, gangsters, and grifters. Into this make-believe world comes psychic to the stars Madame Zolanda. Adelaide and Jake know better than to fall for her kind of con. But when the medium becomes a victim of her own dire prediction and is killed, they'll be drawn into a murky world of duplicity and misdirection.

Neither Adelaide or Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they'll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be--and uncover the specter of a killer who's been real all along...

 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WoW #200: Courting Darkness (His Fair Assassin #4) by Robin LaFevers


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Courting Darkness by Robin LaFeversCourting Darkness
(His Fair Assassin #4)
by Robin LaFevers
February 5, 2019 

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Death wasn’t the end, it was only the beginning…

Sybella has always been the darkest of Death’s daughters, trained at the convent of Saint Mortain to serve as his justice. But she has a new mission now. In a desperate bid to keep her two youngest sisters safe from the family that nearly destroyed them all, she agrees to accompany the duchess to France, where they quickly find themselves surrounded by enemies. Their one ray of hope is Sybella’s fellow novitiates, disguised and hidden deep in the French court years ago by the convent—provided Sybella can find them.

Genevieve has been undercover for so many years, she struggles to remember who she is or what she’s supposed to be fighting for. Her only solace is a hidden prisoner who appears all but forgotten by his guards. When tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands—even if it means ignoring the long awaited orders from the convent.

As Sybella and Gen’s paths draw ever closer, the fate of everything they hold sacred rests on a knife’s edge. Will they find each other in time, or will their worlds collide, destroying everything they care about?

 
Hella yessss! More from my favourite historical fiction series!!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, May 7, 2018

Review: Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick and Thomas Taylor


Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick and Thomas Taylor
Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter
by Marcus Sedgwick and Thomas Taylor
April 3, 2018
208 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Scarlett Hart, orphaned daughter of two legendary monster hunters, is determined to carry on in her parents’ footsteps—even if the Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities says she’s too young to fight perilous horrors. But whether it's creepy mummies or a horrid hound, Scarlett won’t back down, and with the help of her loyal butler and a lot of monster-mashing gadgets, she’s on the case.

With her parent’s archrival, Count Stankovic, ratting her out to T.R.A.P.E.Z.E. and taking all the monster-catching rewards for himself, it’s getting hard for Scarlett to do what she was born to do. And when more monsters start mysteriously manifesting than ever before, Scarlett knows she has to get to the bottom of it and save the city . . . whatever the danger!

In his first adventure for middle-grade readers, acclaimed YA author Marcus Sedgwick teams up with Thomas Taylor (illustrator of the original edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) to create a rip-roaring romp full of hairy horrors, villainous villains, and introducing the world’s toughest monster hunter—Scarlett Hart!

 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #192


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I've been meaning to get myself a copy of this book for a long time and I finally did! It was a hard choice between having matching paperbacks or seeing my blurb on the back of the hardcover. Seeing my name won out lol. It's so neat! Thank you Elise for using my review!

Ripple with The Golden Guard Trilogy.
 
I also received these two beauties from PRHCanada, thank you so much!
 
Pickles with Ash Princess and The Other Lady Vanishes.
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, May 4, 2018

Review: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne


Brightly Burning by Alexa DonneBrightly Burning
by Alexa Donne
May 1, 2018
400 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Stella Ainsley wants just one thing: to go somewhere—anywhere—else. Her home is a floundering spaceship that offers few prospects, having been orbiting an ice-encased Earth for two hundred years. When a private ship hires her as a governess, Stella jumps at the chance. The captain of the Rochester, nineteen-year-old Hugo Fairfax, is notorious throughout the fleet for being a moody recluse and a drunk. But with Stella he’s kind.

But the Rochester harbors secrets: Stella is certain someone is trying to kill Hugo, and the more she discovers, the more questions she has about his role in a conspiracy threatening the fleet.

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

WoW #199: The Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. Shrum


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The Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. ShrumThe Art of French Kissing
by Brianna R. Shrum
June 5, 2018
256 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Carter Lane has wanted to be a chef since she was old enough to ignore her mom's warnings to stay away from the hot stove. And now she has the chance of a lifetime: a prestigious scholarship competition in Savannah, where students compete all summer in Chopped style challenges for a full-ride to one of the best culinary schools in the country. The only impossible challenge ingredient in her basket: Reid Yamada.

After Reid, her cute but unbearably cocky opponent, goes out of his way to screw her over on day one, Carter vows revenge, and soon they're involved in a full-fledged culinary war. Just as the tension between them reaches its boiling point, Carter and Reid are forced to work together if they want to win, and Carter begins to wonder if Reid's constant presence in her brain is about more than rivalry. And if maybe her desire to smack his mouth doesn't necessarily cancel out her desire to kiss it.

 
That cover is adorable and I've heard of this author but never read any of her books before. Seems like a good one to try! Bonus that there's food involved ;)

What are you guys waiting on this week?
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