Happy Thanksgivign! Remeber, turkies are friends, not food

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Paper Bindings : Happy Thanksgiving


Even if it's not a day you celebrate, and you are like me and dreading black Friday, I hope your day is fun and relaxing.

**Sorry, I couldn't resist the Finding Nemo allusion in the title.

Trolls (Waiting on Wednesday #74)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Frostfire by Amanda Hocking
Title: Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles #1)
Author: Amanda Hocking
Release Date: January 6th 2015
Genre: YA - Fantasy - Paranormal
“Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes. Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royalty. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden. But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero who she once loved – appears to be up to something dangerous, kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?”

Mockingjay Part One Review

Monday, November 24, 2014

Paper Bindings - Mockingjay Part One Review

This Friday, a few of us went out and saw Mockingjay.

Which, if you happen to live under a rock or in a cave and are therefore unaware, is the latest installment in the films based off of the Hunger Games trilogy. We were so excited about it that we knew, even before we entered the theater, that we would be writing a blog entry about it. If it was great we were going to be ecstatic, and if it was bad we were going to be angry, so you know, a lot was on the line (namely our sanity).

So, let me put the rest of our readers out of their misery and let you know what we thought of it...

Shift Happens (mini review)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Title: Shift Happens (Carus Series #1)
Author: J.C. McKenzie
Release Date: March 27th, 2014
Genre: Romance - Paranormal - Shifters - Vampires
Age Group: NA or Older
Source: Goodreads First Reads
Rating: 4 stars

“Andrea McNelly's job as a government agent is not asking questions, but then a routine assignment turns into a botched assassination of a Master Vampire's human servant. Answers become a priority. Her search to discover the truth is riddled with obstacles, the largest being an oversized Werewolf who resembles a Norse god. Andy can't afford the distraction he offers, because if she fails, she faces eternal enslavement.

Wick's job is to monitor Andy, but he prefers more intimate activities, none of them G-Rated. His choices, however, are often not his own. His ability to help Andy is limited by his bond to the Master Vampire.

Facing many trials and challenges along her path to redemption, Andy learns the value of her freedom might be set too high.”

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Tag

Friday, November 21, 2014

I'm not sure who started this tag, but I was tagged by Ashlea and Angie of Disquietus Reads.

My first tag ever! Thanks guys!

Some More Others (Waiting on Wednesday #73)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Visions in Silver
Title: Vision in Silver (The Others #3)
Author: Anne Bishop
Release Date: March 3rd 2015
Genre: Paranormal - Shifters - Vampires
“The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.

Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict.

For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep…”

I Want These Sequels Now (Top Ten Tuesday #60)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Paper Bindings : I Want These Sequels Now (Top Ten Tuesday #60)

A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is the Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait To Get:

Fairest by Marissa Meyer
01. Fairest (Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer - I LOVE this series! So many boys to love, so many couples to ship, great villain, wonderful story. So to have a surprise book dedicated to said villain? YES PLEASE!

02. Winter (Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer - See above, but with added FEELS.

03. The Book of Life (All Souls #3) by Deborah Harkness - I've been holding on of reading this because I want to buy it to add it to my collection and haven't had the chance yet. But I am super excited to find out how our heroes are doing and just what is in store for them in the last book.

04. Visions in Silver (Others #3) by Anne Bishop - What happens NOW? With the way things are coming together for the group, and the developing romance, I need this book like now.

05. Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2) by Rachel Hartman - It's been a while since I've read book one, but I rather enjoyed it. I've very curious about what happens next for our heroine.

Mistborn: The Final Empire | Review

Monday, November 17, 2014

Title: Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1)
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Release Date: January 25th, 2006
Genre: Fantasy
Age Group: YA or Older
Source: Purchased
Rating: 5 stars

“In a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemaker and his young apprentice. Together, can they fill the world with color once more?

In Brandon Sanderson's intriguing tale of love, loss, despair and hope, a new kind of magic enters the stage - Allomancy, a magic of the metals.”

Who reads for fun? Ten Reasons I Love Books

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Paper Bindings | Who reads for fun? Ten Reasons I Love Books

Obviously I love to read.

The fact I go through 200-300 books a year tells you that much.

But did you know, I used to be one of those nonreaders? -It's okay, you can gasp now- If I read five books a year that was a lot for me, and mostly, those were required books for English class.

Who reads for fun?

Then something happened, sitting two hours alone on campus with nothing to do but read changed me.

Now that I am a successful bookaholic, I thought I'd take a moment to share with you ten reasons for my addiction.

Around the World

Friday, November 14, 2014

Paper Bindings - Around the World Challenge

Around the World is a personal book challenge involving world travelling through books. Every single book read with a real world equivalent location will be marked on the map below.

The goal is travel to as many places as I can, while reading and having fun. I've included a few of the optional challenges I'd like to complete as well.

The Body Electric | Review

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Title: The Body Electric
Author: Beth Revis
Release Date: October 6th, 2014
Genre: Scifi
Age Group: YA
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 Stars

“The future world is at peace.

Ella Shepherd has dedicated her life to using her unique gift—the ability to enter people’s dreams and memories using technology developed by her mother—to help others relive their happy memories.

But not all is at it seems.

Ella starts seeing impossible things—images of her dead father, warnings of who she cannot trust. Her government recruits her to spy on a rebel group, using her ability to experience—and influence—the memories of traitors. But the leader of the rebels claims they used to be in love—even though Ella’s never met him before in her life. Which can only mean one thing…

Someone’s altered her memory.

Ella’s gift is enough to overthrow a corrupt government or crush a growing rebel group. She is the key to stopping a war she didn’t even know was happening. But if someone else has been inside Ella’s head, she cannot trust her own memories, thoughts, or feelings.

So who can she trust?”

A Trip Back To Oz (Waiting on Wednesday #72)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige
Title: The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2)
Author: Danielle Paige
Release Date: March 30th 2015
Genre: YA - Retellings - Fantasy
blockquote> “To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die....

But Dorothy still lives. Now the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked has vanished, and mysterious Princess Ozma might be Amy’s only ally. As Amy learns the truth about her mission, she realizes that she’s only just scratched the surface of Oz’s past—and that Kansas, the home she couldn't wait to leave behind, may also be in danger. In a place where the line between good and evil shifts with just a strong gust of wind, who can Amy trust—and who is really Wicked?”

Top Ten Tuesday : Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Paper Bindings - Top Ten Tuesday : Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is: Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book (minor or just maybe a semi main character you wish a book was from their POV)

Sanctum | Review

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sanctum by madeleine roux Title: Sanctum (Asylum #2)
Author: Madeleine Roux
Release Date: August 26th, 2014
Genre: Contemporary - Thriller
Age Group: YA
Source: Goodreads
Rating: 3 Stars

“In this haunting, fast-paced sequel to the New York Times bestselling photo-illustrated novel Asylum, three teens must unlock some long-buried secrets from the past before the past comes back to get them first. Featuring found photographs, many from real vintage carnivals, Sanctum is a mind-bending reading experience that blurs the lines between past and present, genius and insanity, perfect for fans of the smash hit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Dan, Abby, and Jordan remain traumatized by the summer they shared in the Brookline asylum. Much as they'd love to move on, someone is determined to keep the terror alive, sending the teens photos of an old-timey carnival, with no note and no name. Forsaking their plan never to go back, the teens return to New Hampshire College under the guise of a weekend for prospective students, and there they realize that the carnival from the photos is not only real, it's here on campus, apparently for the first time in many years.

Sneaking away from sample classes and college parties, Dan and his friends lead a tour of their own—one through the abandoned houses and hidden places of the surrounding town. Camford is hiding a terrible past, and the influence of the asylum runs deeper than Dan ever imagined.”

World After (mini review)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Title: World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2)
Author: Susan Ee
Release Date: November 19th, 2013
Genre: Dystopian - Angels - Demons
Age Group: YA
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4 Stars

“In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?”

A Taste of Winter | Review

Thursday, November 6, 2014

a taste of winter by laila blake
Title: A Taste of Winter (Lakeside #2)
Author: Laila Blake
Release Date: October 28th, 2014
Genre: Fantasy - Faerie - Shifter
Age Group: NA
Source: Author
Rating: 4 stars

“Picking up where BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON left off, A TASTE OF WINTER is the second book in a romantic paranormal fantasy trilogy, set in alternate history medieval times. It follows the life of young Moira, a half fae noblewoman who fell in love with her shape-shifter guard and ran away from her ancestral home.

Traveling the country, searching for a safe place to stay, the two of them soon realize that life is not as kind to them as they might have hoped. They feel the sting of prejudice and bigotry in each town they visit, and the reality of poverty and winter begin to erode Moira and Owain’s blossoming love.

In the castle they left behind, darker plans are afoot. The fae spy Brody is slowly taking over, and he has no love for humans. He needs to be stopped before he can seize power and trigger another war between the races. But Moira and Owain are long gone, and Brody always seems two steps ahead.”

A Winning Sequel (Waiting on Wednesday #72)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

The Winner's Crime by Maire Rutkoski
Title: The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy #2)
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Release Date: March 3rd 2015
Genre: YA - Fantasy
“The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.”

Time to Reread (Top Ten Tuesday)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Paper Bindings - Time to Reread (Top Ten Tuesday)
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is the Top Ten Books I Want To Reread:

Since my TBR is a giant fire breathing dragon who threatens to devour my flesh is I forget to feed it.
I do not really have much free time to donate to rereading a book. Even a book I loved. So rereads are rarer than a blue moon for me. But if I was an immortal goddess with time to spare, here are a few books I would love to reread.

It's That Time of Year Again - NANOWRIMO

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

It's November 1st, and you know what that means: NaNo time!

What? You don't know what NaNoWriMo is? NaNoWriMo is just what the name suggests. For the moment of November, all us closet writes crawl out of our caves, dump our excuses, and write a story. Our goal is a minimum of 50k words.

November, also known as the month were twitter goes crazy with sprints, phone calls get ignored, and coffee stock soars through the roof, is the prefect time for us to sit down and write. (Or, as I like to call it, the 'please-excuse-the-lack-of-reading-I-do month.')