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Jun 22, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor


 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

 What I'm waiting for...

 


A breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer is the story of:

the aftermath of a war between gods and men.
a mysterious city stripped of its name.
a mythic hero with blood on his hands.
a young librarian with a singular dream.
a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperiled.
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.

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I'm really, really excited about this book! I have to admit I don't like the US cover this time. I love  the colors, but... I don't know, it looks a little weird to me. 
But THIS cover! I love it! And I can't wait to know more about this story, it sounds perfect!

What about you?

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Jun 21, 2016

What's New? Shadow Run (Kaitan Chronicles #1) by AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller



 


Hello there! I saw this book while scrolling through twitter last week and I ADORED the cover. Then, I read the synopsis and I loved it even more. Shadow Run comes out next year, but I guess I can start pining for it right now, don't you think? I hope is as good as it seems!
Check it out!

Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Delacorte Press

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17285330-the-last-time-we-say-goodbye 

"Firefly" meets DUNE in this action-packed sci-fi adventure about a close-knit, found family of a crew navigating a galaxy of political intrigue and resource-driven power games.

Nev has just joined the crew of the starship Kaitan Heritage as the cargo loader. His captain, Qole, is the youngest-ever person to command her own ship, but she brooks no argument from her crew of orphans, fugitives, and con men. Nev can’t resist her, even if her ship is an antique.

As for Nev, he’s a prince, in hiding on the ship. He believes Qole holds the key to changing galactic civilization, and when her cooperation proves difficult to obtain, Nev resolves to get her to his home planet by any means necessary.

But before they know it, a rival royal family is after Qole too, and they’re more interested in stealing her abilities than in keeping her alive.

Nev’s mission to manipulate Qole becomes one to save her, and to survive, she’ll have to trust her would-be kidnapper. He may be royalty, but Qole is discovering a deep reservoir of power—and stars have mercy on whoever tries to hurt her ship or her crew.


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Jun 18, 2016

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Wink Poppy Midnight
by April Genevieve Tucholke 
Source: bought
My Rating: 4 stars
Summary:
Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.

Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.
What really happened?
Someone knows.
Someone is lying.


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Wink Poppy Midnight was read my first book by April Genevieve Tucholke and it did not disappoint! I knew I had to read it as soon as I read the synopsis and started reading everywhere how weird it was.

To be honest, I didn’t find it enormously weird, but maybe that’s because I’ve read many books with weird characters that now I find them normal. Anyway, this book was different and a bit… gothic?

Wink, Poppy and Midnight are some very singular characters. The book is narrated through their POVs, first person, and though Midnight is the one who lead the story, with longer and clearer chapters, the girls’ chapters are alluring and addictive.

“Revenge. Justice. Love. They are the three stories that all other stories are made up of. It's the trifecta.”


I really liked the writing of this book. Most of the chapters were short, and that made it a page turner.

Most of the characters are bad, mean, but somehow I ended up caring about them and I loved reading their stories. I had a fun time trying to figure out if Poppy was really the villain, and Wink the liar, or the other way around. I wanted to know if Midnight was really the hero or not.

The ending was unexpected, and twisted, and it finally gave me all the answers I needed. I loved it!

It was the perfect ending to that… ok, weird plot.

Can I say now how much I love that cover? Oh God! It’s so freaking beautiful and it match the story inside.

I loved Wink Poppy Midnight and if you still haven’t read it, you must! 

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Jun 15, 2016

June 9th by Emha Goliesh *Pre-order Event & Giveaway!*


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June 9th
Untouch Me #1
Author: Emha Goliesh
Publisher: INCLUDAS Publishing
Release Date: 9/29/16
Love at first sight? Not for studious college freshman Lacey Shyver. She knows everyone just pretends and acts nice to her face; no one could ever actually want her. It’s the same story every time, but no more false hope and shattered promises. She’s not going to trust anyone anymore — especially not flirtatious drummer Blake Nivey, the one person in her group project she can’t stand. She keeps staring, keeps complaining, keeps judging. She knows he’s just a charmer and a player, yet the more time they spend together, the deeper their connection becomes. Every time their eyes lock, his soul sucks her in. His touch alone unleashes a miracle she never thought she’d be able to feel. But Lacey struggles to understand if he’s acting overly friendly and nice or if these sensual feelings of connection and intimacy are actually love. And what does it all mean when he leaves to follow his dreams? Are their paths destined to cross again, or divert, only to remain alive through memories?
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Shy and introverted, I never felt like I fit in, even though everyone saw me as a “social butterfly.” I moved around a lot in California, left people and met new ones, but nothing felt like home. Ever. Expect for writing. I grew up loving to write in small journals, under a desk, in a secret place. A place known to me and only me. I built a relationship with words in order to escape the reality that wrote about me—documents filled with all of my flaws and weaknesses. The reality that I didn’t understand at a young age and wanted to hide away from because my writing was something I could control. I could live in a secret place where every dream, fear, joy, and risk could be mine and only mine. My home. My safety. My love.  http://juneninthbook.com/



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Jun 14, 2016

What's New? The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee




 
Hey there! I hope you're having a great week! Today I want to share with you my love for the cover of The Thousandth Floor... Okay, I'm not a big fan of Gossip Girl, and this book is recommended for fans of that show and books, but THIS COVER! The synopsis sounds amazing, but I have to admit that I want to read it for the cover alone.
Have you added it to your TBR yet?
Check it out!

Expected publication: August 30th 2016 by HarperCollins


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17285330-the-last-time-we-say-goodbye 

New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough.

Welcome to Manhattan, 2118.


A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something…and everyone has something to lose.

Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.

Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.

Rylin Myers’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will her new life cost Rylin her old one?

Watt Bakradi is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy by an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.

And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.

Debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall…


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Jun 10, 2016

Some Books Ago: The Ward (The Ward #1) by Jordana Frankel



Some Books Ago is a shout out to all those books published some years ago, because I don't want you to forget them!

Hi there! I'm back from an unexpected break because my computer had a BIG problem like... two weeks ago, and since laptops are REALLY expensive here in my country I couldn't get a new one. So, had to wait until my cousin helped me fix it. And... well, he did it for free so it wasn't priority. 
But I'm back again and I missed all the lovely blogs I read everyday and I missed Goodreads so much, which was unexpected, too.  

Anyway. Today I want to share with you The Ward by Jordana Frankel. I think it's been forever since I added this book to my TBR, but I never had the chance to read it. Have you? Was it good?


The Ward was published on: April 30th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books  



 


Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Ren is a daredevil mobile racer who will risk everything to survive in the Ward, what remains of a water-logged Manhattan. To save her sister, who is suffering from a deadly illness thought to be caused by years of pollution, Ren accepts a secret mission from the government: to search for a freshwater source in the Ward, with the hope of it leading to a cure.

However, she never expects that her search will lead to dangerous encounters with a passionate young scientist; a web of deceit and lies; and an earth-shattering mystery that’s lurking deep beneath the water’s rippling surface.

Jordana Frankel’s ambitious debut novel and the first in a two-book series, The Ward is arresting, cinematic, and thrilling—perfect for fans of Scott Westerfeld or Ann Aguirre.

May 31, 2016

What's New? Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky


 


Have you heard about FROST? It's Cinder meets The Walking Dead, or so it seems. I'm not a fan of The Walking Dead (don't kill me, the thing is I haven't watched it), but I adore Cinder, so this book sounds amazing to me!
Check it out!

Expected publication: October 11th 2016 by Scholastic Press



 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17285330-the-last-time-we-say-goodbye 

Cinder meets The Walking Dead in a chilling futuristic fairy tale that will reboot everything you thought about family, love, and what it means to be human.
Sixteen-year-old Frost understands why she's spent her entire life in an abandoned apartment building. The ruined streets below are hunting grounds for rogue robots and Eaters.

She understands why she's never met a human besides her father. She even understands why he forbids her to look for medicine for her dying pet. But the thing is, it's not her real father giving the orders . . .

It's his memories.

Before he died, Frost's father uploaded his consciousness into their robot servant. But the technology malfunctioned, and now her father fades in and out. So when Frost learns that there might be medicine on the other side of the ravaged city, she embarks on a dangerous journey to save the only living creature she loves.

With only a robot as a companion, Frost must face terrors of all sorts, from outrunning the vicious Eaters . . . to talking to the first boy she's ever set eyes on. But can a girl who's only seen the world through books and dusty windows survive on her own?
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