The Week I Was Away - Sunday Post #127 - May 31st, 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap
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Hey everyone! I'm still on my BEA/BookCon bookcation up in New York. So I'll keep this sort and sweet. I'm having a lot of fun and I will be certain to share a recap of my vacation (+ pictures) with you next week.


Who Knew Super Villains Could Be So Hot - Powerless (ARC review)

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs
Title: Powerless (The Hero Agenda #1)
Author: Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs
Release Date: June 2nd, 2015
Genre: Superheroes
Age Group: YA
Source: NetGalley


“Kenna is tired of being "normal". The only thing special about her is that she isn't special at all. Which is frustrating in a world of absolutes. Villains, like the one who killed her father, are bad. Heroes, like her mother and best friend, are good. And Kenna, unlike everyone else around her, is completely ordinary— which she hates.

She’s secretly working on an experiment that will land her a place among the Heroes, but when a Villain saves her life during a break-in at her lab, Kenna discovers there’s a whole lot of gray area when it comes to good and evil and who she can trust.. After all…not all strength comes from superpowers.”

The Book That Wasn't What I Had Been Expecting - The Witch Hunter (ARC review)

Friday, May 29, 2015

Paper Bindings - The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker
Title: The Witch Hunter (The Witch Hunter #1)
Author: Virginia Boecker
Release Date: June 2nd, 2015
Publisher: Little Brown
“Your greatest enemy isn't what you fight, but what you fear.

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.

Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that's been laid upon him.

But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth's witch hunting past--if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she's thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.”




One Of My Favorites of 2015 Comes Out To Play Next Week (Powerless Blitz Plus Giveaway)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

**Giveaway is over.**
Paper Bindings- Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs Blitz


Paper Bindings - Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs Blitz
Title: Powerless
Series: The Hero Agenda, Book #1
Author: Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal)
“Kenna is tired of being "normal."

The only thing special about her is that she isn't special at all. Which is frustrating when you're constantly surrounded by superheroes. Her best friend, her ex-boyfriend, practically everyone she knows has some talent or power. Sure, Kenna's smart and independent, but as an ordinary girl in an extraordinary world, it's hard not to feel inferior.

So when three villains break into the lab where she interns, Kenna refuses to be a victim. She's not about to let criminals steal the research that will make her extraordinary too.

But in the heat of battle, secrets are spilled and one of the villains saves her life. Twice. Suddenly, everything Kenna thought she knew about good and evil, heroes and villains is upended. And to protect her life and those she loves, she must team up with her sworn enemies on a mission that will redefine what it means to be powerful and powerless...”

Time Travel and Privateering, Oh Yes Please (Waiting on Wednesday #100)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.


Paper Bindings - Waiting on Wednesday - Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Title: Passenger (Untitled Series #1)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Release Date: January 5th, 2016
Genre: YA - Time Travel

“Violin prodigy Etta Spencer had big plans for her future, but a tragedy has put her once-bright career at risk. Closely tied to her musical skill, however, is a mysterious power she doesn't even know she has. When her two talents collide during a stressful performance, Etta is drawn back hundreds of years through time.

Etta wakes, confused and terrified, in 1776, in the midst a fierce sea battle. Nicholas Carter, the handsome young prize master of a privateering ship, has been hired to retrieve Etta and deliver her unharmed to the Ironwoods, a powerful family in the Colonies--the very same one that orchestrated her jump back, and one Nicholas himself has ties to. But discovering she can time travel is nothing compared to the shock of discovering the true reason the Ironwoods have ensnared her in their web.

Another traveler has stolen an object of untold value from them, and, if Etta can find it, they will return her to her own time. Out of options, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the mysterious traveler. But as they draw closer to each other and the end of their search, the true nature of the object, and the dangerous game the Ironwoods are playing, comes to light -- threatening to separate her not only from Nicholas, but her path home... forever.”

Suntan Lotion, Beach Chair, Books - Check (Top Ten Tuesday #85)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Paper Bindings - Beach Bag Books

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


This week's theme is the Top Ten Books That Will Be In My Beach Bag:

More like books that were on my holiday reading list part two. Since all these but three were on my to read over the winter list.

alice in zombieland by gena showalterthrough the zombie glass by gena showalterthe queen of zombie hearts by gena showalterruin and rising by leigh bardugothe ruby circle by richelle mead

Dueling with Hades: Denton Little's Deathdate vs. The Deathday Letter (review)

Monday, May 25, 2015


Title: Denton Little's Deathdate
Author: Lance Rubin
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Genre: YA
Source: Library
“Denton Little's Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day they will die. For 17-year-old Denton Little, that's tomorrow, the day of his senior prom.

Despite his early deathdate, Denton has always wanted to live a normal life, but his final days are filled with dramatic firsts. First hangover. First sex. First love triangle (as the first sex seems to have happened not with his adoring girlfriend, but with his best friend's hostile sister. Though he's not totally sure. See: first hangover.) His anxiety builds when he discovers a strange purple rash making its way up his body. Is this what will kill him? And then a strange man shows up at his funeral, claiming to have known Denton's long-deceased mother, and warning him to beware of suspicious government characters…. Suddenly Denton's life is filled with mysterious questions and precious little time to find the answers.

Sunday Post #126 - May 24th, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap
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This week couldn't have been any longer if it circled around the universe a time or two.

Of course it only feels like that because I have a much needed vacation coming up. Or bookcation, I should say. In a couple days I am off, back up to New York to attend Book Expo America (BEA) and BookCon. I get to see some old friends and meet some online buddies. Add in some authors, some publishers, and books, and I am going to be one happy blogger.

Are you going to BEA and/or BookCon?

5 Things You Didn't Know About Stephanie

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Paper Bindings | 5 Things You Didn't Know About Stephanie


Unless you live under a mound of books, then I’m sure you’ve heard talk about Book Expo America (BEA) and BookCon across the social media web. While two bloggers here at Paper Bindings attended BookCon one day last year, this will be the first time the whole group has gone to a book related function. (Aside from our book club outings that is.)

So to kick off our excitement, we thought we’d share five things about us that most of you wouldn’t already know.

The Time I Had Airship Envy - Prudence (review)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Prudence (The Custard Protcol #1) by Gail Carriger
Title: Prudence (The Custard Protocol #1)
Author: Gail Carriger
Release Date: March 17th, 2015
Publisher: Orbit
“When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) is given an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female would under similar circumstances - names it the Spotted Custard and floats to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea. But India has more than just tea on offer. Rue stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves. Faced with a dire crisis and an embarrassing lack of bloomers, what else is a young lady of good breeding to do but turn metanatural and find out everyone's secrets, even thousand-year-old fuzzy ones?”




The Time I Had Airship Envy - Prudence (review)

Prudence (The Custard Protcol #1) by Gail Carriger
Title: Prudence (The Custard Protocol #1)
Author: Gail Carriger
Release Date: March 17th, 2015
Publisher: Orbit
“When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) is given an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female would under similar circumstances - names it the Spotted Custard and floats to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea. But India has more than just tea on offer. Rue stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves. Faced with a dire crisis and an embarrassing lack of bloomers, what else is a young lady of good breeding to do but turn metanatural and find out everyone's secrets, even thousand-year-old fuzzy ones?”




The Book I Will Stand In Line Hours For At BEA (Waiting on Wednesday #99)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Paper Bindings - Waiting on Wednesday - Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Title: Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1)
Author: Susan Dennard
Release Date: January 5th, 2016
Genre: YA - Fantasy

“On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.”

The Culmination of My Robin-Scarlet Feels - Lion Heart (ARC review)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lion Heart by A. C. Gaughen
Title: Lion Heart (Scarlet #3)
Author: A.C. Gaughen
Release Date: May 19th, 2015
Genre: Fantasy - Retelling - Historical
Age Group: YA
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5 Stars


“Scarlet has captured the hearts of readers as well as the heart of Robin Hood, and after ceaseless obstacles and countless threats, readers will finally find out the fate of the Lady Thief.

Imprisoned by Prince John for months, Scarlet finds herself a long way from Nottinghamshire. After a daring escape from the Prince's clutches, she learns that King Richard’s life is in jeopardy, and Eleanor of Aquitaine demands a service Scarlet can’t refuse: spy for her and help bring Richard home safe. But fate—and her heart—won’t allow her to stay away from Nottinghamshire for long, and together, Scarlet and Rob must stop Prince John from going through with his dark plans for England. They can not rest until he’s stopped, but will their love be enough to save them once and for all?”


Sunday Post #125 - May 17th, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap
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Anyone out there want to trade weeks? Last week was extremely stressful for me. On the plus side I've managed to get some books read and some posts scheduled. But on the other, I'm a bit stress out right now. My job keeps screwing me over and the hunt for another (hopefully better) is like being stranded on a sinking ship. Hopeless. Add in a few family member birthdays this week (I remember when they were born...) and I'm starting to feel a bit old, and unsuccessful.

5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Tracy

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Paper Bindings | 5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Tracy



Unless you live under a mound of books, then I’m sure you’ve heard talk about Book Expo America (BEA) and BookCon across the social media web. While two bloggers here at Paper Bindings attended BookCon one day last year, this will be the first time the whole group has gone to a book related function. (Aside from our book club outings that is.)

So to kick off our excitement, we thought we’d share five things about us that most of you wouldn’t already know.

The Time I Gave A Series A Second Chance - Onyx (review)

Thursday, May 14, 2015


Title: Onyx (Lux #2)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: August 14th, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
“Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…”




A Future Vigilante (Waiting on Wednesday #98)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.



Title: The Hidden Prince (The Orphan Queen 0.1)
Author: Jodi Meadows
Release Date: June 2nd, 2015
Genre: YA - Fantasy

“The first of four novellas to The Orphan Queen, about the origin of the vigilante Black Knife. Also known as the Black Knife novellas.”








Top Ten Tuesday #83 : Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Paper Bindings - Top Ten Tuesday
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


01. J.K. Rowling-  She's smart, funny, a fellow INFJ and the author of "Harry Potter." Of course she'd be at the very top of my list.

Sometimes It Is Not The Dead You Should Fear | After Life Lessons Book Two | Review

Monday, May 11, 2015

after life lessons book two by laila blake and lc spoering
Title: After Life Lessons: Book Two (After Life Lessons #2)
Author: L.C. Spoering, Laila Blake
Release Date: April 28th, 2015
Publisher: Lilt Literary
“Years after the end of the world, the scattered survivors have begun to reconcile with their fate and are starting to build communities from the rubble. Life has been kind to Aaron and Emily, and maybe it is that infusion of hope that leads them on a winter trip to search for Aaron’s family. But the world outside their little haven has grown harsher, the conditions rough and dangerous.

Not everybody they meet on their journey allowed the grim realities to harden their hearts, however. Malachi and Kenzie - an easy-going drifter with a bum leg and amnesia, and a teenage girl who has lost everyone and everything - are on an ill-conceived mission to Mexico, while Iago and his band of nomads work to forge trading connections between the small settlements of the south. All of them will discover new nightmares on the road, far surpassing the threat of the last rotting zombies still roaming the countryside. And now they must come together to fight for peace and justice in the world they trying to rebuild.”




The Week Of Planning (Sunday Post #124 - May 10th, 2015)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

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


Let the BEA/BookCon planning begin!

Mwahahaha!

As things are starting to get announced and schedules are going live, I've been compiling my must do list. XD This is hard than it sounds. I want to do it all! But I know that's not realistically going to happen, so I have been a good planner and have been making a list. And checking it twice...thrice...

Are any of you guys going to Book Expo America or BookCon? Let me know! Any must dos/must avoids?

5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Tisha

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Paper Bindings |  5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Tisha


Unless you live under a mound of books, then I’m sure you’ve heard talk about Book Expo America (BEA) and BookCon across the social media web. While two bloggers here at Paper Bindings attended BookCon one day last year, this will be the first time the whole group has gone to a book related function. (Aside from our book club outings that is.)

So to kick off our excitement, we thought we’d share five things about us that most of you wouldn’t already know.

The Time I Went To Harry Potter World At Universal Studios And Bought Goodies To Share (giveaway)

Friday, May 8, 2015

**Giveaway is over.**
Paper Bindings - Harry Potter World at Universal Swag Giveaway
We have a train to catch....


The four bloggers here at Paper Bindings consider Harry Potter to be one of our favorite series. In fact we are rereading the series right now. 

So Harry Potter World? The place to visit.

If you haven't been to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure yet, I really hope you get the chance to go. The detail is amazing, the food is good, and level of geekdom reaches epic heights.

But for those of you who haven't had the time or funds to visit Hogwarts for yourselves, you're in for a treat.

The Book I Finally Got Around To Reading - Midnight Frost (review)

Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep
Title: Midnight Frost (Mythos Academy #5)
Author: Jennifer Estep
Release Date: January 1st, 2013
Publisher: Kensington
“Here we go again …

Just when it seems life at Mythos Academy can’t get any more dangerous, the Reapers of Chaos manage to prove me wrong. It was just a typical night at the Library of Antiquities — until a Reaper tried to poison me. The good news is I’m still alive and kicking. The bad news is the Reaper poisoned someone else instead.

As Nike’s Champion, everyone expects me to lead the charge against the Reapers, even though I’m still hurting over what happened with Spartan warrior Logan Quinn. I’ve got to get my hands on the antidote fast — otherwise, an innocent person will die. But the only known cure is hidden in some creepy ruins — and the Reapers are sure to be waiting for me there …”




The Book I'm Not Sure If My Feels Can Handle (Waiting on Wednesday #97)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.



Title: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: September 1st, 2015
Genre: YA - Fantasy

“Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.”

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Will Probably Never Read

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Paper Bindings | Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Will Probably Never Read

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


This week's theme is the Top Ten : Books I Will Probably Never Read

There are a lot of books out there, so there is no way I will ever be able to read all of them. Not that I'd want to, really, because I (like all of you) have preferences in topic and style. So here are some books that, regardless of how the rest of the population feels about them, I will probably never read.


01. Twilight Saga - Because I haven't heard anything good about them from anyone I personally know. Because I didn't like the movies. Because the romance is unhealthy and a terrible example to give young girls. Just because.


02.  The Fault in Our Stars  - Before you start to stone me, please understand that I will never read this- not because I think it will stink- but because I know it will not and that it will make me cry. This book is far to sad for me.

03. Gone With the Wind -I hated the main character and thought the movie was waaaay too long. So I don't think I'll ever put in the effort to read all 1,000 + pages of this.


Sunday Post #123 - May 3rd, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

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



Was it just me, or was this week exceptionally long?

And yet, I didn't get a whole lot done. Still have 190ish blog posts to catch up on Bloglovin. (And I've been working on that, I swear.) I spent a ridiculous amount of time on the phone trying to get some things settled...things that shouldn't have been issues in the first place. Work was hell. Trying to find a second job is hell.

Needless to say I did not get much reading done.