Month: September 2014

The Fifth Vertex

The Fifth Vertex by Kevin Hoffman Publish Date: August 2, 2014 Pages: 299 How did I get my hand on a copy? I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. My Rating: ♥♥♥♥ Goodreads Synopsis: Urus Noellor—a boy born deaf who is about to be publicly branded as a burden, incapable of being the warrior his people demand—stands upon a rooftop, poised to throw himself over the edge. His failed attempt at suicide unlocks within him a long-dormant form of magic thought to have died out thousands of years before, a power that may be the key to saving the world from an equally ancient enemy.  Urus and his companions—Goodwyn, the greatest warrior in Kest, and Cailix, a mysterious orphan&amp—must find a way to stop a powerful group of sorcerers from destroying the five long-hidden vertices that ward the world against threats from beyond, while fighting off threats from within. They soon learn that the scope of the coming danger may be more dire than any of them could have imagined. As the battle …

WWW Wednesdays (Sept. 24)

To participate in this weekly meme hosted by MizB over at ShouldbeReading, simply answer the following questions: (click on the pictures to get a description) WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING? I recently finished reading: I absolutely loved this book (but then, I am a big Kiersten White fan). My review is here WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT? What are your three WWW’s?

Review: Illusions of Fate

Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White Genre: Ya Lit/Fantasy/Romance Publish Date: September 9, 2014 Publisher: Harper Teen My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ “I did my best to keep you from crossing paths with this world. And I shall do my best to protect you now that you have.” Jessamin has been an outcast since she moved from her island home of Melei to the dreary country of Albion. Everything changes when she meets Finn, a gorgeous, enigmatic young lord who introduces her to the secret world of Albion’s nobility, a world that has everything Jessamin doesn’t—power, money, status…and magic. But Finn has secrets of his own, dangerous secrets that the vicious Lord Downpike will do anything to possess. Unless Jessamin, armed only with her wits and her determination, can stop him. After reading Kiersten White’s Paranormalcy trilogy, I have pretty much put her on the list of authors that I will buy their book as soon as I know about it. She weaves a fantastic story, filled with humor and tension. I was not disappointed with Illusions of …

One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you so much The Writing Hufflepuff for nominating me!! You guys should follow her! She’s so sweet. The Rules You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog. You must list the rules and display the award. You must add 7 facts about yourself. You must nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated. You must display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you. Facts About Me: I am a huge Harry Potter fan I am addicted to coffee (Starbucks all the way!) I love all types of genres-classics, history, adult fiction, ya lit- but I seem to be focusing on ya lit on my blog I graduated university with my B.A. in English Studies and a Minor in History I am a cat person. Love dogs, but I will be that crazy cat lady I am shy and insecure most of the time My friends seem to think I would make a great …

Review: Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Publish Date: June 2014 (Special Collector’s Edition) Publishing House: St. Martin’s Griffin Genre: Ya Lit/ Romance/ Realistic Fiction My Rating: ♥♥♥♥ Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor. Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park. Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.   My Thoughts: To be honest, I don’t know how good this review is going to be. I am still confused about my feelings on this books. I was honestly surprised by this book; it was not what …

Review: Lost & Found

Lost & Found by Brooke Davis Publish date: January 27, 2015 (first published on June 24, 2014) Genre: Adult/Family/Cultural/Fiction/Contemporary How did I get a copy? From Penguin House’s First Read program My Rating: ♥♥♥♥ (3.5) Goodreads Blurb:   Agatha Pantha, eighty-two, has not left her house—or spoken to another human being—since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silence by yelling at passersby, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule. Karl the Touch Typist, eighty-seven, once used his fingers to type out love notes on his wife’s skin. Now that she’s gone, he types his words out into the air as he speaks. Karl’s been committed to a nursing home, but in a moment of clarity and joy, he escapes. Now he’s on the lam. Brought together at a fateful moment, the three embark upon a road trip across Western Australia to find Millie’s mother. Along the way, Karl wants to find out how to be a man again; Agatha just wants everything to go back to how it was. Together …

Daily Bookish Challenges Day Four

Day Four: Wednesday, September 17: What are your favourite things about people who love to read and are really passionate about books? Prompts: What are some of the definitive qualities of a booklover? Someone who goes nowhere without a book. Who goes in a bookstore for one book, and leaves with 10. Someone who has their face in a book at any given moment. Someone who just loves to read. Why are books and reading important to you? Reading expands the mind, and takes you to places you can only dream about. They broaden your imagination. The great things about books as opposed to movies is that I can picture that world differently from someone else, while a movie shows everyone the same image. Who are some of your favourite bookish people? These people can be your best friends, someone you admire from afar, an author, celebrity, etc. You can either list them by name and/or include descriptions of these people and why you admire them. My favorite bookish people are some of my closest …