Monday, December 24, 2018

Review: Queen of Air and Darkness - Cassandra Clare

Queen of Air and Darkness
Cassandra Clare
Series: The Dark Artifices, #3
Genre/Age: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads 
What if damnation is the price of true love?

Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks.

Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Discussion: Do You Look Ahead?


This Week’s Topic: Do You Look Ahead?

I had recently seen a tweet, which made me shudder. I was truly horrified, and I couldn't ever imagine committing the act described in this tweet. It was about reading the last page of book first. 😱


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Vanishing Stair


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for The Vanishing Stair!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: My Winter TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

My Winter TBR!


BUT! At least I have lots of January, February, and March releases to read. And let me tell you, there are SO MANY books being released in the first quarter of the year, that I want to read. This list is a mix of books, which I own, will definitely read, and am very excited about.

Monday, December 17, 2018

One Old, One New: Swoon Reads Edition

One Old, One New features two books - one old, one new, which are connected in some way. Today, I am sharing two adorable romances from one of my favorite imprints, Swoon Reads.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Discussion: Making a Debut


This Week’s Topic: Making a Debut

Every year, we get a fresh, new crop of writers, who have achieved their dream of being published. And, every year, I take a chance on many of these new authors. I read their debuts, and I can say, it it's always a chance worth taking.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for 
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: That Reminds Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

That Reminds Me!

To be perfectly honest, this week was a freebie, and I had recently been singing more and more every time I see certain book titles. In case you are confused, a while back, I did a TTT where I shared book titles that reminded me of songs. It was really fun to do, and I was thinking about it again, because I encountered a reading challenge built around this entire idea (I cannot remember where I saw it, but if you know of it, let me know in the comments). These are culled from this year's read list, but I am already making a new list from my TBR. Enjoy!

Monday, December 10, 2018

In a Nutshell: YA Edition


In a Nutshell Reviews are my version of mini-reviews, because sometimes, you just want the highlights.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday: Death Prefers Blondes - Caleb Roehrig


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for 
Death Prefers Blondes!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Let's Throwback

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

Let's Throwback!

Something I learned this week: I don't read may "cozy" winter books or books set in winter, for that matter. Executive decision - I am doing a totally different topic. I have been making more of an effort to read my shelves and get through my backlist books, and I must say, many of these books have been spectacular reads for me, and I would love to share some of them with you.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Discussion: Avoiding Responsibility

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where we discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

One Old, One New: The Witchy Edition

One Old, One New features two books - one old, one new, which are connected in some way. Today, I am sharing two books featuring witches.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Famous in a Small Town - Emma Mills


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for Famous in a Small Town !

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: It's Friendship!

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

It's Friendship!

I love seeing friendships celebrated in the books I read, and I have been treated to many memorable fictional friendships. This week, I want to spotlight some of the wonderful friendships I encountered this past year.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Discussion: Pride and Prejudice - What's the Fuss?

Every time I turn around, there is a NEW Pride and Prejudice retelling, spinoff, or sequel hitting the shelves. I have previously confessed, that I have yet to read the book (notice, it's still a possibility), but I can't stop and wonder WHY this story is leveraged over and over again so often. So, I will ask you my lovely readers. 

This Week’s Topic: Pride and Prejudice - What's the Fuss?

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: That's Not What I Heard - Stephanie Kate Strohm


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for 
That's Not What I Heard !

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Let's Eat!

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

Let's Eat!


On Thursday, many of us in the US will start the official eating season. Thanksgiving is not my favorite eating holiday, that title belongs to Christmas, but I do appreciate gathering with my family and sharing a well cooked meal. Let's be clear, I am not a fan of cooking, but I am a fan of eating, and these are some foodie books, which left me hungry this year.

Monday, November 19, 2018

One Old, One New - The Cooking Edition

One Old, One New features two books - one old, one new, which are connected in some way. Today, I am sharing two books that feature teen chefs. Both books talked about cooking and food often, and both left my a little hungry, but in a happy state.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Discussion: Why I Comment

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where we discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

One Old, One New: Mia Garcia

One Old, One New features two books - one old, one new, which are connected in some way. Today, I am sharing two books by Mia Garcia.