May 29, 2015

THE WRATH AND THE DAWN

The Wrath and The Dawn (The Wrath and The Dawn #1)
by Renee Ahdieh
Summary:
Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.


She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.

May 28, 2015

WAKING UP DEAD

Waking Up Dead
by Margo Bond Collins
Summary:
When Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to heaven, or maybe hell. Instead, when she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex, she went to Alabama.
Now she's witnessed another murder, and she's not about to let this one go. She's determined to help solve it before an innocent man goes to prison.
And to answer the biggest question of all: why the hell did she wake up dead in Alabama?






May 27, 2015

May Wrap Up

May 26, 2015

STRUCK

ISBN: 9781784551742
RRP: £ 7.99 / $ 13.99 / € 9.99
Pages: 249
Release Date: 29/05/2015
Genre: Women's Fiction
 Summary:
Jodie is frightened. Of her husband, Jack. He is a bully who controls her life, telling her what she should do; giving her daily chores and forbidding her from seeing her friends. He controls Jodie by verbal abuse but is not adverse to the use of physical, even sexual violence. Jodie realises that she is becoming more dependent on alcohol to help ease her mental stress as she tries to appease her husband. Their son, Christopher, CJ, is all too aware of his mother's situation, but he is occupied with his own problems with a bully at school and is too frightened of his father's wrath to ask for help. Tragically, it is a hit and run incident which opens up a path for them both to escape from their situations. Jodie discovers kindness and affection from a totally unexpected quarter and CJ finds the strength to fight back.
There are still numerous loose ends to be tidied up but mother and son can at last begin to feel that life can be good.


Jodie is in a loveless marriage where her bullying husband, Jack, controls her life with verbal and physical abuse. Her only solace and prop to help her through each day is alcohol and that also threatens to take control of her life.
Their son, CJ, suffers from bullying at school, but is too frightened to talk about it because he is more frightened of what his father's reaction would be.
Struck by Emma Coray relates how a tragic hit and run incident opens a way for them both to be free from their tormentors. Jodie discovers kindness and affection from an unexpected quarter and CJ finds a way to fight back.
But with all the twists of the plot the final outcome is never certain.






Emma Coray was born in Crantock, Cornwall and raised in Milton Keynes. She now lives in Qatar with her husband. Struck is her first novel.

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May 25, 2015

Leya

Leya (Sphere of Vision #1)
by Bonnie Ferrante
Summary
In a world where eye color may determine your future, Leya is born with one green and one blue eye. Will this diminish her potential or provide the exceptional opportunity to become a Double Vision Mistress?
Even if she fulfills her gifts, Leya must learn to control her impulsiveness and quick temper or she will be stripped of her powers in a painful and crippling ritual. Unfortunately, Zendra, a devious Novice knows exactly how to raise Leya's anger. But the Mistresses, struggling with significant problems of their own, seem blind to Leya's dilemma. How much should she risk in pursuit of power, prestige, and wealth?
This book was formerly titled Desiccate and has gone through another editing

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May 24, 2015

Weekly Wrapup

I'm going to try and write one blog a week wrapping up my reading for that week!

So this week I did a lot of reading for school. I was taking the Myths of Love, Sex, and Marriage, so there was a lot of reading required for the course. It was only 2 weeks long and ended on Saturday. I didn't really enjoy it, but it's all done now. I am also reading a lot for my History course that I am taking as well. I really enjoy History, so I don't mind the readings.

This week I started An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. I am over half way through it and quite enjoying the book. I also read a few indie books and currently wrapping up on called Leya by Bonnie Ferrante. Now this one I have some issues with, but I will be putting up a full review soon!

Other then that it's been a pretty simple week. I still attend classes, which is nice because I enjoy the routine. The weather is starting to get warm again, and I get to sleep in every day, so no complaining there!

Yesterday was my dad's birthday, I wish I could have gone and seen him but living 20 hours away is hard!

I did some book shopping (twice) this week, and plan on picking up one more on Tuesday. The next months releases are highly anticipated for me. It's going to be a good month, I'm super excited. I will be doing another book haul video as well!

I hope you all had a fantastic week, and enjoying your weekend, or long weekend for my American friends.

Keep reading!

May 22, 2015

SCHISM

Schism
by Laura Maisano
Summary -
Art therapy hasn’t done squat for Gabe Jones. A thousand sketches of his fiancée can’t bring his memory, or her, back to him. Nothing on Earth can. His past lies in another dimension, a world just out of sight.
Another student on campus, Lea Huckley, unknowingly shares Gabe’s obsession with the fourth dimension. The monsters from the other side attacked her parents and fled, getting her folks locked up in the loony bin. Proving this other world exists is the only way to free them. Lea and Gabe strike a deal to help each other, and together they manage to open a door to the world of Gabe’s true origin. She’d use him for proof—if she didn’t already care too much.
While Gabe tries to reconcile his feelings for Lea and his rediscovered memories of his fiancée, a much more sinister plot unravels. He uncovers his history just in time to become the unwilling lynchpin in a conspiracy to start a war. His memory holds the secret to the final riddle the would-be conqueror needs to get the upper hand. Gabe must protect the riddle at all costs, even if that means leaving Earth, and Lea, behind forever.

May 15, 2015

THE HEIR

The Heir (The selection #4)
by Kiera Cass
Released May 5th 2015
Goodreads Summary
Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she'd put off marriage for as long as possible.
But a princess's life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can't escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.
Eadlyn doesn't expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn's heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

This is the fourth book in a series, if you have not read the first three I suggest you don't read my thoughts on this one.

May 14, 2015

PHOENIX

Phoenix
by Elle King
Release date May 1st 2015
Book Summary
New York City homicide detectives Rachel Wayland and Artemis Gregory are first on the murder scene of a
beautiful young gay man, the third victim of a serial killer dubbed the Moon Killer by the department. Their investigation leads them to Talis Kehk, charismatic lead singer of the rock group Phoenix Rising. As the next full moon approaches, Rachel and her partner uncover clues that lead straight to Talis, even as Talis, exhibiting behavior Rachel finds strange indeed, considering the circumstances, uses every meanspossible to keep her close. Innocent or not, Talis has a secret, and discovering what it is will change Rachel’s world forever.

May 08, 2015

ALL THE PRETTY GHOSTS


All the Pretty Ghosts
Release Date: 05/04/15
304 pages
Summary from Goodreads:
One year ago the Event swept through the world and wiped out the entire adult population. Now all the children are alone and fending for themselves.
Everly Hilton can see ghosts. Bridging the gap between the living and the dead, there are so many departed adults she can barely handle her ability.
With winter approaching, Everly can’t fight the dead any longer. She has to listen to the ghosts in order to understand what caused the Event and help keep the children alive.
What she doesn’t realize is that her association with the spirits runs far closer to home than she could ever imagine.





May 06, 2015

BEYOND REACH

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Beyond Reach by Siobhan Davis. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 1 till 21 May, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
So far this series contains 2 books: True Calling (True Calling #1) and Beyond Reach (True Calling #2).

Beyond ReachBeyond Reach (True Calling #2)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: April 30, 2015
Blurb:
Back on Earth, Ariana is caught in a dangerous crossfire between clandestine rebel organization Clementia and the power-hungry government. Refusing to divulge the location of the secret information entrusted to her by her late father, she desperately tries to bargain for her Mom, Lily, and Cal’s rescue. She’s fighting a losing battle, and the clock is ticking.
Presented with evidence of her fiancé Cal’s apparent betrayal, she loyally defends him despite her concerns. With her emotions in turmoil, matters become even more complicated as she grows closer to her ex-boyfriend Zane.
When the stakes are raised, a succession of shocking revelations rocks her world, setting her on a path that will not only change her destiny but the fate of humanity.
Confronted by a memory so abhorrent comes a truth she would do anything to forget.
But some things just can’t be undone.
***
Beyond Reach is the gripping second novel in the True Calling trilogy, continuing the story of Ariana Skyee in the weeks after she arrives back on Earth.

May 03, 2015

FROM A DISTANT STAR

From A Distant Star 
by Karen McQuestion
Summary from Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Emma was the only one who hadn’t given up on her boyfriend, Lucas. Everyone else—his family, his friends, his doctors—believed that any moment could be his last. So when Lucas miraculously returns from the brink of death, Emma thinks her prayers have been answered.
As the surprised town rejoices, Emma begins to question whether Lucas is the same boy she’s always known. When she finds an unidentifiable object on his family’s farm—and government agents come to claim it—she begins to suspect that nothing is what it seems. Emma’s out-of-this-world discovery may be the key to setting things right, but only if she and Lucas can evade the agents who are after what they have. With all her hopes and dreams on the line, Emma sets out to save the boy she loves. And with a little help from a distant star, she might just have a chance at making those dreams come true.

May 01, 2015

Quick Harry Potter Haul

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