Some Faerie Mischief (Waiting on Wednesday #79)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)
Author: Sarah J Maas
Release Date: May 5th, 2015
Genre: YA - Retellings - Faeries - Fairy Tale - Paranormal
“When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.”


Next Year I WILL Succeed (Top Ten Tuesday #65)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Paper Bindings - Top Ten Tuesday - Goals

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

This week's theme is the Top Ten Five Resolutions for 2015:

Since I'm bad at making AND sticking to resolutions, I've made only five bookish ones for the coming year. Maybe I can manage them if their are less to wrangle?

01.  Schedule - There were moments during 2014 where I managed to have a few weeks at a time planned and scheduled. My goal is to have everything but weekly recaps posted and ready to go.

Chronicles of Steele: Raven - A Steampunk Magic Adventure (review)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Title: Raven (Chronicles of Steele #1)
Author: Pauline Creeden
Release Date: October 17th, 2014
Genre: Steampunk
Age Group: YA
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is the complete Steampunk Fantasy novel - all four parts of the serial in one volume! Also includes bonus features not found in the episodes ~

Human life has value.
The poor living in the gutter are as valuable as the rich living in a manor.
The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint.
Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed.

Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she’s been spending years redeeming the lives she’s taken. By her count, she’s even and it’s time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore… Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she’s pulled right back in.”

Happy Holidays

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Paper Bindings - Wishing You A Happy Holiday Season


May your holidays be filled with love and lots of books.

On the Twelfth Day of Bookmas....

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Paper Bindings | On the Twelfth Day of Bookmas....

On the Twelfth Day of Bookmas, my true love gave to me:

Twelve Mistletoe Adventures

Waiting on the Stars to Rise (Waiting on Wednesday #78)

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: The Stars Never Rise (Untitled Series #1)
Author: Rachel Vincent
Release Date: June 9th, 2015
Genre: YA - Paranormal
“Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can't survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.”


Dear Santa I Was A Really Good Girl This Year (Top Ten Tuesday #64)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Paper Bindings | Dear Santa I Was A Really Good Girl This Year (Top Ten Tuesday #64)
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is the Top Ten Six Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing This Year:

01. Words of Radiance (#2) by Brandon Sanderson   - Because I have a feeling when I finish Way of Kings I'll need book two right away.

02. Blue Lily, Lily Blue (#3) by Maggie Stiefvater - The feels in this book! Even though I read an eARC of this book, my book shelves need to have a copy of their very own. This is just the way it must be.

03. Magic Bites (#1) by Ilona Andrews - I've wanted to read this one for a while, but lately everyone has been talking about how good this series is.

On the Eleventh Day of Bookmas....

Paper Bindings | On the Eleventh Day of Bookmas....

On the Eleventh Day of Bookmas, my true love gave to me:

Eleven Covers To Drool Over

Braineater Jones | Review

Monday, December 22, 2014

Title: Braineater Jones
Author: Stephen Kozeniewski
Release Date: October 14, 2013
Genre: Historical - Zombies
Age Group: YA or older
Source: Author
Rating: 3 stars

“Braineater Jones wakes up face down in a swimming pool with no memory of his former life, how he died, or why he’s now a zombie. With a smart-aleck severed head as a partner, Jones descends into the undead ghetto to solve his own murder.

But Jones’s investigation is complicated by his crippling addiction to human flesh. Like all walking corpses, he discovers that only a stiff drink can soothe his cravings. Unfortunately, finding liquor during Prohibition is costly and dangerous. From his Mason jar, the cantankerous Old Man rules the only speakeasy in the city that caters to the postmortem crowd.

As the booze, blood, and clues coagulate, Jones gets closer to discovering the identity of his killer and the secrets behind the city’s stranglehold on liquid spirits. Death couldn’t stop him, but if the liquor dries up, the entire city will be plunged into an orgy of cannibalism.

Cracking this case is a tall order. Braineater Jones won’t get out alive, but if he plays his cards right, he might manage to salvage the last scraps of his humanity.”

On the Tenth Day of Bookmas....

Paper Bindings | On the Tenth Day of Bookmas....

On the Tenth Day of Bookmas, my true love gave to me:

Ten Lords To Love

Rite of Rejection (review)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Rite of Rejection by sarah negovetich
Title: Rite of Rejection
Author: Sarah Negovetich
Release Date: December 4th, 2014
Genre: Dystopian
Age Group: YA
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 3 Stars
“Straight-laced, sixteen-year-old Rebecca can’t wait for her Acceptance. A fancy ball, eligible bachelors, and her debut as an official member of society. Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca. Labeled as a future criminal, she’s shipped off to a life sentence in a lawless penal colony.

A life behind barbed wire fences with the world’s most dangerous people terrifies Rebecca. She reluctantly joins a band of misfit teens in a risky escape plan, complete with an accidental fiancé she’s almost certain she can learn to love.

But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove her innocence Rebecca must embrace the criminal within.”
*Received a copy for an honest review*

On the Eighth Day of Bookmas....

Paper Bindings | On the Eighth Day of Bookmas....

On the Eighth Day of Bookmas, my true love gave to me:

Eight Worlds To Visit

You know, assuming we can visit these worlds during happy times, these are the eight bookworlds that we've encountered this year where we would like to take a trip to in real life.

On the Sixth Day of Bookmas....

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Paper Bindings | On the Sixth Day of Bookmas....

On the Sixth Day of Bookmas, my true love gave to me:

Six Quotations To Inspire

On the Fifth Day of Bookmas....

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Paper Bindings | On the Fifth Day of Bookmas....

On the Fifth Day of Bookmas, my true love gave to me:

Five Golden Trailers

A Nortorious New Series (Waiting on Wednesday #77)

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: The Notorious Pagan Jones (Pagan Jones #1)
Author: Nina Berry
Release Date: May 26th, 2015
Genre: YA - Historical
“Pagan Jones went from America's sweetheart to fallen angel in one fateful night in 1960: the night a car accident killed her whole family. Pagan was behind the wheel and driving drunk. Nine months later, she's stuck in the Lighthouse Reformatory for Wayward Girls and tortured by her guilt—not to mention the sadistic Miss Edwards, who takes special delight in humiliating the once-great Pagan Jones.

But all of that is about to change. Pagan's old agent shows up with a mysterious studio executive, Devin Black, and an offer. Pagan will be released from juvenile detention if she accepts a juicy role in a comedy directed by award-winning director Bennie Wexler. The shoot starts in West Berlin in just three days. If Pagan's going to do it, she has to decide fast—and she has to agree to a court-appointed "guardian," the handsome yet infuriating Devin, who's too young, too smooth, too sophisticated to be some studio flack.

The offer's too good to be true, Berlin's in turmoil and Devin Black knows way too much about her—there's definitely something fishy going on. But if anyone can take on a divided city, a scheming guardian and the criticism of a world that once adored her, it's the notorious Pagan Jones. What could go wrong?”

On the Second Day of Bookmas....

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Paper Bindings | On the Second Day of Bookmas....

On the Second Day of Bookmas, my true love gave to me:

Two Autobuy Authors
This literally is all my favorite authors, so having the opportunity to only pick two, I chose one YA author and one paranormal romance author.

Sunday Short #103 - December 14th, 2014

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap
Your guide to what's happening at Paper Bindings.

On the First Day of Bookmas....

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Paper Bindings | On the First Day of Bookmas....

Welcome to day one of Paper Bindings Holiday celebration!

For the Twelve Days of Bookmas the four of us are paying tribute to the books we have read this year. Each of the items our true loves brings are book related and connected to the books we have read during 2014.

The Fins Series (mini-review)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Paper Bindings- Mini Reviews

There have been quite a few books that I've liked, or disliked, lately that haven't inspired me to write a lengthy review. But I wanted to say something about the books.

So here is the latest batch of mini reviews:

* Forgive My Fins (Fins #1) by Tera Lynn Childs - 4/5 stars
* Fins Are Forever (Fins #2) by Tera Lynn Childs - 4/5 stars
* Just For Fins (Fins #3) by Tera Lynn Childs - 3/5 stars

An Unexpected Find (Waiting on Wednesday #76)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: Beastkeeper
Author: Cat Hellisen
Release Date: February 3rd, 2015
Genre: Fantasy - Fairy Tale - Retellings
“Sarah has always been on the move. Her mother hates the cold, so every few months her parents pack their bags and drag her off after the sun. She’s grown up lonely and longing for magic. She doesn’t know that it’s magic her parents are running from.

When Sarah’s mother walks out on their family, all the strange old magic they have tried to hide from comes rising into their mundane world. Her father begins to change into something wild and beastly, but before his transformation is complete, he takes Sarah to her grandparents—people she has never met, didn’t even know were still alive.

Deep in the forest, in a crumbling ruin of a castle, Sarah begins to untangle the layers of curses affecting her family bloodlines, until she discovers that the curse has carried over to her, too. The day she falls in love for the first time, Sarah will transform into a beast . . . unless she can figure out a way to break the curse forever.”

Why Did I Not Read These Authors Sooner (Top Ten Tuesday #63)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Paper Bindings - Why Did I Not Read These Authors Sooner (Top Ten Tuesday #63)
 A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


This week's theme is the Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014.

This is a hard list for me to finalize. It has been hit or miss with new authors for me this past year, and I have read very few of them to begin with. But here are ten who wrote books I enjoyed, in no particular order.

mistborn the final empire by brandon sanderson
01. Brandon Sanderson - No surprise with all the Mistborn love right?

02. Carol Goodman - I really loved Blythewood. I cannot explain why exactly, but it was just something I loved. I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

03. Denice Garrou - Not only did I enjoy her books, but she is a super nice person to talk to.

04. KM Rockwood - I enjoy a good paranormal mystery every now in then. But a contemporary (seriously, not a hint of anything paranormal in sight) murder mysteries? Not my thing. But here is an author who made me eat those words. I loved reading about Jesse and his struggles.

The Culmination of the Mistborn Feels | The Hero of Ages | Review

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Title: The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3)
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Release Date: October 14th 2008
Genre: Fantasy
Age Group: YA or Older
Source: Purchased
Rating: 5 stars

“Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world.This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson's saga offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.”

Misborn Feels Part Two | The Well of Ascension | Review

Thursday, December 4, 2014

the well of ascension by brandon sanderson
Title: The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2)
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Release Date: August 21st, 2007
Genre: Fantasy
Age Group: YA or older
Source: Purchased
Rating: 5 stars

“The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler – the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years – has been vanquished. But Kelsier, the hero who masterminded that triumph, is dead too, and now the awesome task of building a new world has been left to his young protégé, Vin, the former street urchin who is now the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and to the idealistic young nobleman she loves.

As Kelsier’s protégé and slayer of the Lord Ruler she is now venerated by a budding new religion, a distinction that makes her intensely uncomfortable. Even more worrying, the mists have begun behaving strangely since the Lord Ruler died, and seem to harbor a strange vaporous entity that haunts her.

Stopping assassins may keep Vin’s Mistborn skills sharp, but it’s the least of her problems. Luthadel, the largest city of the former empire, doesn’t run itself, and Vin and the other members of Kelsier’s crew, who lead the revolution, must learn a whole new set of practical and political skills to help. It certainly won’t get easier with three armies – one of them composed of ferocious giants – now vying to conquer the city, and no sign of the Lord Ruler’s hidden cache of atium, the rarest and most powerful allomantic metal.

As the siege of Luthadel tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestows.”

A Cover Lure (Waiting on Wednesday #75)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter #1)
Author: Melinda Salisbury
Release Date: February 24th, 2015
Genre: YA - Fantasy
“Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court.

She’s the executioner.

As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love a girl with murder in her veins. Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla’s fatal touch, avoids her company.

But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he’s able to look past Twylla’s executioner robes and see the girl, not the Goddess. Yet Twylla’s been promised to the prince, and knows what happens to people who cross the queen.

However, a treasonous secret is the least of Twylla’s problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies, a plan that requires a stomach-churning, unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?”

2015 Here I Come (Top Ten Tuesday #62)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Paper Bindings - 2015 Here I Come (Top Ten Tuesday #62)

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

This week's theme is the Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2015.

visions in silver by anne bishop
01. Visions in Silver (Others #3) by Anne Bishop - I really love this series. This was one of those series where I was taken by surprised, captured by the natives, and locked within the pages. Each book gets better and better, I have high hopes for this one.

02. The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Curse #2) by Marie Rutkoski - How can I not be excited after the last book blew me away? I NEED to know what happens next.

03. Fairest (Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer - Is it release day yet? Pretty please? I didn't even know I wanted this book until it became a sure thing. I have to know more about this epic baddie.

04. Winter (Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer - After the last book, I need this one like last year. From the bit we already know about Winter, I am super excited for her to be the star of her own book....and of course more from our favorites.

November Recap - Also Known As The Month of Pie

Monday, December 1, 2014

Paper Bindings - All Things Life, Books, and Blog Monthly Recap -
Your guide to what's happening at Paper Bindings.

So I'd thought I'd try something new. I've been seeing monthly recaps more and more on blogs, and until recently I've never thought much about them. I'd read the posts, add the books to my TBR, and follow the links.

Then someone posted a number. It was a simple how many books they read the month. But it got me thinking, how many books do I read a month? So I thought monthly recaps would be a cool way for me to track my reading more. If you guys find these posts cool, than all the better.