Saturday, December 5, 2015

Top 5 Best Book Covers: December 2015


Top 5 Best Book Covers is monthly meme created by The Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The rules are simple: on the first Saturday of every month, post your 5 favorite books covers that are being released in the current month!


#1
THE YEAR OF LIGHTNING
Book Series:  The Time Shift Trilogy, Book #1
Author: Ryan Dalton (Twitter)
Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Retellings
Release Date: December 8, 2015

When 15-year-old twins Malcolm and Valentine Gilbert moved to a new town, they never imagined that the old house across the street could bring them so much trouble. A secret machine has reawakened inside, with the power to pierce time itself.

Meanwhile, lightning storms are breaking out all over town. They’re getting worse every week, and seem to enjoy striking kids who just want to pass science class and mind their own business. When Malcolm and Valentine discover a connection between the house and the storms, their situation goes from mysterious to crazy stupid dangerous. Someone is controlling the great machine, and their purpose is nearly complete.

In a race against time, the twins must uncover the chilling plan, the mastermind behind it, and the force that’s driving the deadly storms. They’ll hunt a powerful enemy that threatens their town’s existence, and the only clues are written in the sky.
 
The Year of Lightning (The Time Shift Trilogy #1) The Year of Lightning (The Time Shift Trilogy #1)

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Top 5 Best Book Covers: November 2015


Top 5 Best Book Covers is monthly meme created by The Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The rules are simple: on the first Saturday of every month, post your 5 favorite books covers that are being released in the current month!


#1
WINTER
Book Series:  The Lunar Chronicles, Book #4
Author: Marissa Meyer (Twitter)
Genre(s): YA, Fairytale Retold, Dystopian

Release Date: November 10, 2015

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?
 
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4)

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Top 5 Best Book Covers: October 2015


Top 5 Best Book Covers is monthly meme created by The Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The rules are simple: on the first Saturday of every month, post your 5 favorite books covers that are being released in the current month!


#1
A THOUSAND NIGHTS
Author: E.K. Johnston (Twitter)
Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Retellings
Release Date: October 6, 2015

Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister's place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin's court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time.But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.

Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.
 
A Thousand Nights A Thousand Nights

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Top 5 Best Book Covers: September 2015


Top 5 Best Book Covers is monthly meme created by The Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The rules are simple: on the first Saturday of every month, post your 5 favorite books covers that are being released in the current month!


#1
BEASTLY BONES
Book Series:  Jackaby, Book #1
Author:  William Ritter (Twitter)
Genre(s):  YA, Mystery, Historical Fiction
Release Date:  September, 2015

“I’ve found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time I’ve known him. Working as his assistant tends to call for a somewhat flexible relationship with reality.”

In 1892, New Fiddleham, New England, things are never quite what they seem, especially when Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer R. F. Jackaby are called upon to investigate the supernatural.

First, a vicious species of shape-shifters disguise themselves as a litter of kittens, and a day later, their owner is found murdered with a single mysterious puncture wound. Then in nearby Gad’s Valley, now home to the exiled New Fiddleham police detective Charlie Cane, dinosaur bones from a recent dig mysteriously go missing, and an unidentifiable beast starts attacking animals and people, leaving their mangled bodies behind. Charlie calls on Abigail for help, and soon Abigail and Jackaby are on the hunt for a thief, a monster, and a murderer.

Beastly Bones (Jackaby #2) Beastly Bones (Jackaby #2)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.



Book Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1
Author: Rick Riordan (Twitter)
Genres: Middle Grade, Mythology, Fantasy,
Release Date: October 6, 2015

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he's never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

Why I Picked It:  Percy Jackson was too good of a series to not try this out. Plus, I love mythology. Ready for a new adventure!










The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) 





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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Audiobook Review: Grey (Fifty Shades #4) by E.L. James

Book Series: Fifty Shades, Book #4
Author: E.L. James (Twitter)
Genres: Erotic Romance, Realistic Fiction Erotica, 
Format: Audiobook (Amazon | Audible)
Narrators: Zachary Webber
Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
Release Date: June 18, 2015
See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.

In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?




I really enjoyed this book. Like I've said before, Christian's character had way more depth, and deserved his own POV.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Book Blogger Hop: Aug 14th - 20th — Have Books, Will Travel



"Book Blogger Hop" is a weekly meme where our fellow blogger submit new topics and everyone joins in with their answers.

This Week's Topic/Question:
Are you ever without a book? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)

My Answer:
No... *shudders*, heck no.

I've always got my iPhone and my iPod. My iPhone has ever app you can think ofAudible, Kindle, Nook, iBooks and for my library, Overdrive. All are full of books. My iPod has the audiobooks for my favorite book series on it at all times, plus a few more.

Also, I have at least 3 books checked out from the library. They stay in a tote in my car, so they're always on hand.

And no small purses for me. Must be roomy enough to fit a hardback.





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