In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren to show off our newest books: purchases, borrows, ARCs, galleys, etc. Freebie Finds:Exiled has been on my wishlist for awhile and then on Thursday it was FREE, so I grabbed it! I seriously love this cover; it’s so over the top! I just hope the story is awesome as well. Ushers, Inc. sounds really different and fun, so I plan on giving it a chance!I’m a Winner!: Thanks to Miss Vain for holding this giveaway! This book sounds super amazing, and I can’t wait to read it. Library Loot: Finally! Of course I started reading it as soon as I got it, so you can check out my review if you haven’t already.Something Special: Thank you […]
I absolutely loved that this was set in futuristic China rather than the US like so many other novels are. The author’s descriptions of New Bejing are wonderful. We get plenty of little details that made it easy to imagine. There’s androids, hover vehicles, littered streets, netscreens, and holographic fires. The Emperor’s palace is an amazing mash-up of sleek futuristic technology and ancient Chinese design. Everything is just super imaginative, but not too out there.The characters also had a lot more depth than the fairytale. Cinder is not only mistreated by her stepmother, but she’s also looked down upon by those in society who know she is a cyborg. Cinder tries to blend in as much as possible and earns her keep as a mechanic. Her stepsister, Pearl, is cruel […]
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. It’s so we can show what pre-published books we’re anticipating!So what title am I featuring this week… Title: The Golden LilySeries: Bloodlines, #2Author: Richelle MeadExpected Publication: June 19, 2012 GoodReads BlurbTough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students—children of the wealthy and powerful—carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought. I’m very excited for […]
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!Title: Midnight SunSeries: Twilight, #1.5Author: Stephenie Meyer Teaser (page unknown)And her blood would cool while I murdered the others. The scent punished me, closing my throat with dry aching…so the witnesses first then.
I’ve been really excited to finally read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and it did not disappoint…for the most part. I was immediately drawn in by Jacob’s grandfather’s story of his childhood at a strange orphanage on a mysterious island. How much of those stories was actually true is something Jacob isn’t sure about until his grandfather passes away and his last words send Jacob to the island where he grew up. Once there he begins to unearth the secrets of old orphanage and learns more about his grandfather than he’s ever known.Mixed into the story are eerie photographs of the peculiar children who resided at this orphanage. Many of them are just old photographs, but some are quite odd, and a few are down right creepy. There were […]
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren to show off our newest books: purchases, borrows, ARCs, galleys, etc. Library Loot: Finally!!! I’ve been on the wait-list since October, I think. It’s about time!Something Special: My mom bought it, since she got sick of waiting for Netflix. It was really good, but the book is loads better. I recommend both though. 🙂 So, what’s in your mailbox?
The Savage Blood starts out one year after the events of the previous book as Clara and Company make their way towards Cape Cod in search of Clara’s birth mother. My first thought was “nooooo!!!” since I really wanted to know what the immediate effects of those ending events were. Unfortunately, we don’t get filled in either. Clara has stepped up to her new position as Queen, but she’s still her same nice, considerate self. However, she’s still shaken from the abuse of Prince Frederic, and she goes through some obvious changes. But that’s to be expected after the abuse she’s experience, and all of the new situations she’s been placed in. She also has to deal with all of the tension between the men while traveling away from her […]