Saturday, December 12, 2015

Update : No books read

Hello everyone! It has been a long while since i have posted on my bookishblog, but there has been a lot of stuff going on that has prevented me from doing so.
For the upcoming months I'm afraid that this will not change.

I'm currently a senior and there is a LOT i have to do and study for, I'm afraid that reading does take my time away from focusing better on school. This has been the reason for me to stop reading for a bit, after my final exams i will devour all the books the i have been wanting to read and i will also be participating in book tours and reading for reviews etc.

I will try to read during the Christmas holidays but i am not sure this will happen because i will be traveling a lot and i have a project due January.

If i can't i hope that you guys can, so don't stop reading! :)

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


Synopsis

This is a world divided by blood - red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Review: Dorothy Must Die series by Danielle Paige


Synopsis:
I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado - taking you with it - you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still a yellow brick road - but even that's crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm - and I'm the other girl from Kansas.

I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.

I've been trained to fight.

And I have a mission: Dorothy Must Die.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

From The Ashes (Legend of the Liberator #1) by Shelby K. Morrison

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Author: Shelby K. Morrison
Series: Legend of the Liberator
Genres: Fantasy/ YA Fantasy
Release Date: May 3rd, 2015
No. Pages: 285
Source: Author

Description

For eighteen years Aia Wynnald has lived a lie. Raised as a highborn in the Kingdom of Tharien, she’s filled her days with tutors and archery lessons. But simmering beneath her polite surface is a dangerous gift, one which she must keep a secret. Aia is a Bender. And in Tharien, Benders are feared and hunted.
When her unruly power breaks free with dire repercussions, Aia’s lifelong goal of independence shatters. As she scrambles to piece her life back together while evading capture, she disturbs a vengeful force intent on destroying the kingdom.
Now, with the help of an unlikely ally, Aia will decide the fate of Tharien. To rescue those she cares about will require accepting what she is. But can she risk becoming the monster she’s dreaded to save the very citizens baying for her blood?

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Review: Don't look back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Don't Look Back 

Synopsis:
Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

What do you think of the tall Mass market paper backs? (Tuesday Talks #2)




The group was created by Janie and Janelle and we discuss bookish topics every week, so come and join us on Goodreads!

This is my first Tuesday Talks! and I'm actually really excited to be introducing this weekly "discussion" in my blog!

The topic of this week is:
What do you think of the tall Mass market paper backs? Are they easier to read? Easier to handle? Etc? 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday Talks




The group was created by Janie and Janelle and we discuss bookish topics every week, so come and join us on Goodreads!

This is my first Tuesday Talks! and I'm actually really excited to be introducing this weekly "discussion" in my blog! 

The topic of this week is:
Do you sometimes mimic or imitate characters while reading?

Monday, July 20, 2015

Review: The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner


This review may contain minor spoilers for the first book in the series for a review of that book click here.

Synopsis:
Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. 
Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch. 
There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.

Friday, July 3, 2015

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare [Review]


Synopsis:

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray [Review]


Synopsis:
ORPHAN BLACK meets CLOUD ATLAS in the first book of this epic dimension–bending trilogy about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. To accomplish her goal, she must learn how each world works, and confront the many people she has the capacity to become. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows — including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Book Haul

Hello everyone! It has been a long time since i have made a post book related. But i have been super busy fighting a reading slump and studying for school. Now my summer has finally started and my reading has also started! Since I've been back from Europe i didn't really tell how it all was.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Update!

Hey everyone! How has it been? I have been super inactive because I have been in Europe for the past two weeks! I had an amazing time and had a wonderful trip. Everything was so beautiful and of course I had to go to Waterstones and got 2 books!

I have not had time to read any enjoyable books yet since I'm reading boring school ones. i will try to finish them this weekend to get on reading. I have some amazing books to read and I'm super excited. I hope you all had great fun while i was gone and got a lot of reading done.


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Half Wild (The Half Bad Trilogy #2) by Sally Green [Review]

Author: Sally Green  
Genres: Young Adult Fiction. 
Release Date: 23rd March 2015
No. Pages: 400
Source: Netgalley

This review may contain spoilers for the first book in the series for a review of that book click here.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch [Review]


Synopsis:

A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday!


The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Half Bad by Sally Green [Review]


Synopsis:
You can't read, can't write, but you heal fast, even for a witch.


You get sick if you stay indoors after dark.


You hate White Witches but love Annalise, who is one.


You've been kept in a cage since you were fourteen.


All you've got to do is escape and find Mercury, the Black Witch who eats boys. And do that before your seventeenth birthday.


Easy.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Off Campus by Amy Jo Cousins [Review]


Warning: This is a New Adult book and contains sexual elements and such.

Synopsis:
Everyone’s got secrets. Some are just harder to hide.

With his father’s ponzi scheme assets frozen, Tom Worthington believes finishing college is impossible unless he can pay his own way. After months sleeping in his car and gypsy-cabbing for cash, he’s ready to do just that.

But his new, older-student housing comes with an unapologetically gay roommate. Tom doesn’t ask why Reese Anders has been separated from the rest of the student population. He’s just happy to be sleeping in a bed.

Reese isn’t about to share his brutal story with his gruff new roommate. You’ve seen one homophobic jock, you’ve seen ’em all. He plans to drag every twink on campus into his bed until Tom moves out. But soon it becomes clear Tom isn’t budging.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Samurai Jack Volume 3: Quest Of The Broken Blade [Review]



Author: Andy Suriano
 
Genres: Graphic Novel, Children's Fiction. 
Release Date: 31st March 2015
Publishers: Diamond Book Distributors
No. Pages: 100
Source: Netgalley

Synopsis
After the Threads of Time failed to return Jack back to the past, he searches for a new way to return to his rightful era. 

But will Jack be willing to risk his magical blade in order to open a new portal to the past?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fairest by Marissa Meyer [Review]


Synopsis:
In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now. 

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid [Review]


Synopsis:
At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful meeting . . .

Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by the elite "valuation" firm of Underwood Samson. He thrives on the energy of New York, and his infatuation with elegant, beautiful Erica promises entry into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore.

But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his budding relationship with Erica eclipsed by the reawakened ghosts of her past. And Changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald [Review]


Synopsis:

A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, The Great Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning--"Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Readathon Wrap up [Late]

Total Time devoted to Reading:
Probably that was like 7-9 hours only.

My Goals:
  • Finish The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as soon as possible.ü
  • Finish 2 books.

Books I Read:

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Total pages Read:
232 pages

Wrap up:
Well I read a book, like actually finished it and i picked up I am number four by Pittacus Lore, but then some personal things happened and i had to take a break from reading for a few days and then it was already saturday, and i tried reading but i didn't feel it and well, School basically.
This wrap up is super late, i know and so sorry i haven't been posting lately, i got super busy and have 2 books to read by the end of this month and just so much stress. Hope everyone did have a great time.

Happy reading! Till next time!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Readathon Update: Wednesday

This is the update for what I did on Tuesday.

Time devoted to Reading:
Another 3 hours omg i feel like it isn't enough


My Goals:
  • Finish The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as soon as possible. ü
  • Finish 2 books.
  • Finish I am Number Four before the weekend.

Books to Read:
I will choose my books from this list because of the quarterly challenge on Goodreads.
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Let it Snow by several authors
  • I am number four by Pittacus Lore ü
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Dorothy must Die by Danielle Paige

Updates:
I finished The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and I feel proud that i finished a book during the second day! :) Now i started I am number four by Pittacus Lore. Interesting book so far and i am about 50 pages in. Really action packed!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Readathon update: Tuesday

This is the update for what I did on Monday

Time devoted to Reading:
I am not sure but i spent about 3 or 4 hours at school and some at home before getting a huge headache and gave up.

My Goals:
  • Finish The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as soon as possible.
  • Finish 2 books.

Books to Read:
I will choose my books from this list because of the quarterly challenge on Goodreads.
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Let it Snow by several authors
  • I am number four by Pittacus Lore
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Dorothy must Die by Danielle Paige

Updates:
I read only from the great Gatsby and I read about 40 pages, I'm taking this readathon pretty chill. I read in between classes and such, and the headache just stopped me form reading on monday. But I hope that i finish it by Tuesday so i can start with I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore. It has been in my bag since Monday! Overall excited. Many reviews coming when this readathon is over.

Happy reading!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Readathon Update: Monday [Goals and such]

Hello guys this is the first day of the Readathon, I'm writing this on sunday so Monday i can just hit publish and this post will be online. Those of you joining in this readathon i wish you all Good luck and happy reading, remember this is all about having fun!

My Goals:
  • Finish The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as soon as possible.
  • Finish 2 books.

Books to Read:
I will choose my books from this list because of the quarterly challenge on Goodreads.
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Let it Snow by several authors
  • I am number four by Pittacus Lore
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Dorothy must Die by Danielle Paige

Updates:
I have a presentation this week so let's hope that I get time for reading !

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Bout of Books 12 [Readathon]

Hello Readers, i hope you are all having a great day! Today i am signing up for the Bout of Books 12 Readathon. I have seen this readathon going on for quite some time already and i'm always late for signing up, but this year i made it in time, almost didn't to be honest.