Month: April 2015

Book Recommendation Thursday ~ The Mysterious Benedict Society

  Catch up on the adventures of the Mysterious Benedict Society with The Mysterious Benedict Society Complete Collection. This paperback boxed set includes the four adventures in the New York Times bestselling series: The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma, and The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict. Filled with page-turning action and mind-bending brain teasers, these wildly inventive journeys are sure to delight.

Blog Tour ~ Lonesome Beds & Bumpy Roads

Synopsis  Lexie Boggs has dealt with enough drama for one teenage girl, and just when she thinks it’s about over, the father who abandoned her a decade ago shows up looking for redemption. At least… that’s what he says.Ryan Parker thinks his future is set. He’s got a sweet job set up, graduation on the horizon, and a lifetime of dreams he’s planned with his girlfriend, Lexie—including a king-sized bed for their soon-to-be apartment. Only a slight snag tugs at the fantasy when Lexie starts putting aside all she’s worked hard on for her deadbeat dad and his “sickness.” Suddenly school is the only time spent together, and as Ryan expresses his suspicions about why Daddy Boggs is really back, Lexie pulls away, hoping Ryan is wrong but fearing he’s right. And as graduation approaches, Ryan and Lexie struggle to keep the futures they thought they had firmly intact from crumbling all over their now lonely king-sized bed. Buy Links About the Authors Cassie Mae (AKA Becca Ann) is a nerd to the core from …

Waiting on Wednesday: A Gathering of Shadows

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. My WoW this week is A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwa. It releases February 23, 2016. Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London. In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port. …

Teaser Tuesday ~ Dorothy Must Die

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!   It’s your choice,” he said. “It’s not magic that makes you who you are. It’s your choices that you make. Look at Dorothy.” “What about Dorothy.” “That’s exactly what makes Dorothy evil.”   – pg. 155 What is your teaser this week?

Mini Review ~ Undertow by Michael Buckley

Undertow by Michael Buckley Publish Date: May 5, 2015 Publisher: HMH For Young Readers How Did I Receive a Copy? I got an arc through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Genre: YA Lit/Fantasy/Sci-Fi My Rating: ♥♥ Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever changed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha quickly turns ugly and paranoid and violent, and Lyric’s small town transforms into a military zone with humans on one side and Alpha on the other. When Lyric is recruited to help the crown prince, a boy named Fathom, assimilate, she begins to fall for him. But their love is a dangerous one, and there are forces on both sides working to keep them apart. Only, what if the Alpha are not actually the enemy? What if they are in fact humanity’s only hope of survival? Because the real enemy is coming. And it’s more terrifying than anything the world has ever …

The Sunday Post (April 26)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This week on my blog: (it’s been a little slow on the blog) Monday ~ Book Review ~ All The Rage Tuesday ~ Teaser Tuesday; Top Ten Favorite Authors Wednesday ~ WWW Wednesday; Waiting on Wednesday Thursday ~ Release Day Blitz~Everything; Book Recommendation Thursday Friday ~ Friday Finds This week in books: I pre-ordered Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas this week, and I cannot wait to read it! But first I need to finish a few of the several books I am reading. The past few days have been pretty slow on the book front—I haven’t really wanted to sit down and read them. I also ordered a physical copy of Wallbanger by …

Friday Finds (April 24)

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). It is hosted by Miz B over at A Daily Rhythm. This weeks finds are mainly going to be me drooling over these gorgeous editions. I recently added Penguins’ Drop Caps collection of books to my Book Depository wishlist. They are absolutely gorgeous and it is now my goal in life to own them all!     They are just so pretty. And there are some classics in here I haven’t read yet! I also added to my Amazon wishlist the Puffin Hardcover Classics Box Set: And finally, the Major Works of Charles Dickens Box Set: I am going to be so poor. What are your Friday Finds?