Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Review: The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

Hi guys! So, I recently just binged The Selection series. Like, I read a book a day. So I figured I'd do mini-reviews of each since I didn't stop between books to write full reviews!

Ready? Here we go!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Review: The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

Book: The Alloy of Law
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Series: Mistborn #4
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Fantasy 
Pages: 392
Release: Oct. 20th, 2012

Centuries after the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is on the verge of modernity - railroads, electric street lights, and skyscrapers. Waxillium Ladrian can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After 20 years in the dusty Roughs, in the city of Elendel, the new head of a noble house may need to keep his guns.

Friday, September 1, 2017

September TBR!

Hi all!

Jeez, is it September already? Wow. Where did the summer go? Scratch that--where did all my time to read during summer break go??? NOT COOL.

Alas, the beginning of a new month means it's time for a TBR!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Bookish Musings and Ponderings: Reorganizing Bookshelf Distractions

Welcome back to another one of my Bookish Musing and Ponderings posts! These are posts where I discuss book-related things.

Today's topic: reorganizing bookshelf distractions!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Book: Crooked Kingdom
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows #2 (final)
Genre: YA fantasy
Publisher: Henry + Holt
Pages: 546
Release: September 20th, 2016

When you can't beat the odds, change the game.

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cover Talk: A REAPER AT THE GATES by Sabaa Tahir

Sabaa Tahir's book An Ember in the Ashes took the entire world by storm. Well, at least my world, anyways. And probably many of my other fantasy loving brethren book lovers. Which is why I'm jumping here to tell you about the title and cover reveal of the third book to the series, A Reaper at the Gates!

Ready for the cover and synopsis? Here it is!

Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. 

The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.

Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight. 

And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion—even at the cost of his humanity.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Review: Gemina by Amie Kaufman + Jay Kristoff

Book: Gemina
Authors: Amie Kaufman + Jay Kristoff
Series: The Illuminae Files #2
Genre: YA sci-fi
Publisher: Knopf Books
Pages: 680
Release: October 18th, 2016

The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Timesbestseller that critics are calling “out-of-this-world awesome.” 

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.