WWW Wednesday 1/6/16

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WWW Wednesday 1/6/16

First WWW Wednesday of 2016! Happy New Year!! So sorry I didn’t post this yesterday, but I felt like death, and eventually figured out that I ended up having the flu. . . gross. Luckily, I am feeling better today! YAY!!

This is my weekly WWW Wednesday post in which I answer three simple questions.  It is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Go check her out, her blog is great!  Each week I will answer the following three questions about what is happening in my book world.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you are going to read next?

So, here we go.

What are you currently reading?

Spring 2016 Penguin Teen Preview Samplerspring preview

I just started reading this.  I got it from NetGalley.  I’m excited to read some excerpts from books that are coming out this spring.  This sampler has five samples from books that are coming out in the near future: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman, Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton, Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke, and The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

What did you recently finish reading?girl of myth and legend

Girl of Myth and Legend by Giselle Simlett

You can find my full review here.

What do you think you’ll read next?

(All synopses are from Goodreads)

I have a goal for reading for this new year.  I want to become a more well-read person this year, so I’ll be expanding my horizons in regards to genres and types of books I’ll be reading.  I’m pretty excited for it.

Still looking forward to reading these:

A GaGame_of_thronesme of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.

The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.

I’ve had this series sitting on my shelf for awhile, so I’m finally going to read it. I’ve been a fan of the show since it started, so I’m super excited to see the differences between the show and the novels.

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Graya thousan pices

Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and he
r own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.


A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

This book has been on my TBR and sitting on my bookshelf for awhile. Since Ten Thousand Skies Above You, the sequel, came out in November this year, I thought I’d read this
one.

I can’t wait to hear what all of you are reading!  Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Reading!

Erin

WWW Wednesday 12/30/15

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WWW Wednesday 12/30/15

Here is my last WWW Wednesday of 2015! This is my weekly WWW Wednesday post in which I answer three simple questions.  It is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Go check her out, her blog is great!  Each week I will answer the following three questions about what is happening in my book world.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you are going to read next?

So, here we go.

What are you currently reading?blood and salt

Girl of Myth and Legend by Giselle Simlett

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Blood and Salt
by Kim Liggett

What did you recently finish reading?

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In-Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Check out my full review is here. This was a fun quick read, so if you’re looking for something fun before going back to school, work, or just something fun to fill a day or weekend, I would recommend this one.  

What do you think you’ll read next?

(All synopses are from Goodreads)

I have a goal for reading for this new year.  I want to become a more well-read person this year, so I’ll be expanding my horizons in regards to genres and types of books I’ll be reading.  I’m pretty excited for it.

Still looking forward to reading these:

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinGame_of_thrones

Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.

The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.

I’ve had this series sitting on my shelf for awhile, so I’m finally going to read it. I’ve been a fan of the show since it started, so I’m super excited to see the differences between the show and the novels.

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

a thousan picesMarguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

This book has been on my TBR and sitting on my bookshelf for awhile. Since Ten Thousand Skies Above You, the sequel, came out in November this year, I thought I’d read this one.

I can’t wait to hear what all of you are reading.  Let me know in the comments below.  Have a Happy New Year! I’ll see you in 2016!!

Happy Reading!
Erin

WWW Wednesday 12/23/15

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WWW Wednesday 12/23/15

This is my weekly WWW Wednesday post in which I answer three simple questions.  It is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Go check her out, her blog is great!  Each week I will answer the following three questions about what is happening in my book world.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you are going to read next?

So, here we go.

What are you currently reading?hello, goodbye

Girl of Myth and Legend by Giselle Simlett

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In-Between by Jennifer E. Smith

I’m still working my way through Girl of Myth and Legend and To Kill a Mockingbird.  I’m enjoying Girl of Myth and Legend. It’s interesting, so far.  We’re almost done with To Kill A Mockingbird in class, and we’ll be moving on to poetry after that.  I’m almost done with Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In-Between.  

ice like fireWhat did you recently finish reading?

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

My full review is here. I could tell that Sara Raasch is really using this book to set up for the third book, so this book was rather political making it a little slow m
oving.  That being said, I still really liked it, but it did take a bit longer to read.

What do you think you’ll read next?

(All synopses are from Goodreads)

Still looking forward to reading these:

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Graya thousan pices

Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

This book has been on my TBR and sitting on my bookshelf for awhile. Since Ten Thousand Skies Above You, the sequel, came out in November this year, I thought I’d read this one.

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggettblood and salt

Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn in this one-of-a-kind romantic horror.

“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.”

These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.

Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.

As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.

I can’t wait to hear what the rest of you are reading!! Let me know in the comments.

Happy Reading!
Erin

WWW Wednesday 12/16/15

WWW Wednesday 12/16/15

This is my weekly WWW Wednesday post in which I answer three simple questions.  It is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Go check her out, her blog is great!  Each week I will answer the following three questions about what is happening in my book world.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you are going to read next?

So, here we go.

What are you currently reading?girl of myth and legend

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Girl of Myth and Legend by Giselle Simlett

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

I’m still working my way through Ice Like Fire and To Kill a Mockingbird.  Girl of Myth and Legend is something I picked off of Netgalley.  Here’s the synopsis:

**Leonie Woodville wants to live an unremarkable life. She wants routine, she wants repetition, she wants predictability. So when she explodes in a blaze of light one morning on the way to her college, it’s enough to put a real crimp in her day.

And things only get weirder…

Leonie learns from her father that she is last of the Pulsar, a phenomenally powerful member of a magical species called the Chosen. It will be her sole duty to protect the Imperium, a governing hierarchy, from all enemies, and to exceed the reputation of the Pulsar before her. So – no pressure there, then.

Leonie is swept away from her rigorous normality and taken to a world of magic. There, she is forced into a ceremony to join her soul to a guardian, Korren, who is both incredibly handsome and intensely troubled, a relationship for which ‘it’s complicated’ just really doesn’t cut it.

But Leonie is soon to learn that this ancient world is no paradise. With violent dissidents intent to overthrow the Imperium, and dark entities with their own agenda, she and Korren find themselves caught in a war where they will have to overcome their differences if they are to survive.

Dare to dream. Dare to hope. Dare to be a legend.

What did you recently finish reading?crystallum

Crystallum by Laney McMann

You can find my review for it here! I enjoyed it. It was a fun, relaxing, and somewhat mindless read.

 

 

blood and saltWhat do you think you’ll read next?

(All synopses are from Goodreads)

Still looking forward to reading these:

Blood and Salt

Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn in this one-of-a-kind romantic horror.

“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.”

These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.

Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.

As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.

I came across this one around Halloween time, and have been looking forward to it ever since it showed up on my doorstep.  

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In-Between by Jennifer E. Smithhello, goodbye

On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan have only one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night leads them to family and friends, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?

Charming, bittersweet, and full of wisdom and heart, this irresistible novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that arise when life and love lead in different directions

I’ve heard so many great things about this book and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (which I also want to read) that I thought I would pick this one up soon.

I can’t wait to hear what the rest of you are reading!! Let me know in the comments.

Happy Reading!
Erin

WWW Wednesday 12/2/15

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WWW Wednesday 12/2/15

This is my weekly WWW Wednesday post in which I answer three simple questions.  It is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Go check her out, her blog is great!  Each week I will answer the following three questions about what is happening in my book world.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you are going to read next?

So, here we go.

What are you currently reading?

Crystallum by Laney McCann

crystallum

Still working on this one, but it’s getting good. I like it a lot, hoping to finish it this week.

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

ice like fire

Working on this one still, too. The beginning is super political, which I enjoy, but that makes it a little slow going.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

TKAM

We are starting Part 2 of the book this week, so I’m pretty sure my students will start liking it more, which I am looking forward to seeing and hearing.

What did you recently finish reading?

 

boo

I didn’t finish anything this week. Sad day. Definitely hoping to have a couple books done by the time I see you for WWW Wednesday next week.

What do you think you’ll read next?

(All synopses are from Goodreads)

Blood and Salt

blood and salt

Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn in this one-of-a-kind romantic horror.

“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.”

These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.

Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.

As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.

**I came across this one around Halloween time, and have been looking forward to it ever since it showed up on my doorstep.  

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In-Between by Jennifer E. Smith

hello, goodbye

On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan have only one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night leads them to family and friends, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?

Charming, bittersweet, and full of wisdom and heart, this irresistible novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that arise when life and love lead in different directions.

**I’ve heard so many great things about this book and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (which I also want to read) that I thought I would pick this one up soon.

I can’t wait to hear what the rest of you are reading!! Let me know in the comments.

Happy Reading!
Erin

WWW Wednesday 11/25/15

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WWW Wednesday 11/25/15

This is my weekly WWW Wednesday post in which I answer three simple questions.  It is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Go check her out, her blog is great!  Each week I will answer the following three questions about what is happening in my book world.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you are going to read next?

So, here we go.

What are you currently reading?

Crystallum by Laney McCann

crystallum

Not much progress here. . . I read this one mostly at work on much lunch break and it’s easy to get distracted, so that’s why.  It’s interesting, though.  Right now, it’s reminding me a lot of the Fallen series.

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

ice like fire

It’s starting to pick up a bit, so I’m hoping to finish this one over my long Thanksgiving weekend.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

TKAM

It is pretty slow moving through this one since I am reading it at the pace my students are reading it, but I am appreciating this more than I ever did when I read it in high school.  I’m so glad I’m getting the chance to reread it.

What did you recently finish reading?

Fire Falling

Fire-Falling-Cover

It was SO, SO good!! I stayed up until 1:00am two nights in a row, and on work nights no less, because I didn’t want to put it down!!  I’ll have my book review up as soon as I get over my book hangover.

What do you think you’ll read next?

(All synopses are from Goodreads)

Blood and Salt

blood and salt

Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn in this one-of-a-kind romantic horror.

“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.”

These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.

Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.

As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.

**I came across this one around Halloween time, and have been looking forward to it ever since it showed up on my doorstep.  

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In-Between by Jennifer E. Smith

hello, goodbye

On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan have only one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night leads them to family and friends, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?

Charming, bittersweet, and full of wisdom and heart, this irresistible novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that arise when life and love lead in different directions

**I’ve heard so many great things about this book and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (which I also want to read) that I thought I would pick this one up soon.

I can’t wait to hear what the rest of you are reading!! Let me know in the comments.

Happy Reading!
Erin

WWW Wednesday November 18, 2015

WWW Wednesday

So sorry!! I know, I’m a day late with this one, but here it is.  Enjoy!!

This is my weekly WWW Wednesday post in which I answer three simple questions.  It is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Go check her out, her blog is great!  Each week I will answer the following three questions about what is happening in my book world.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you are going to read next?

So, here we go.

What are you currently reading?

crystallum

Crystallum by Laney McCann

I got an advanced reader’s copy of Crystallum through NetGalley.  It’s pretty good so far.  I’m only about 25 pages, so things are still being established, but the beginning has really pulled me in and makes me want to continue reading.

ice like fire

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Much like with Snow Like Ashes, the beginning of the second book in the series is slow moving.  There is quite a bit of political explanation being carried over from the freshman book.  However, I am loving Meira and Theron’s relationship. Theron is so supportive, but I can already tell things are going to get a little rocky between the two of them eventually.

TKAM

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

It is pretty slow moving through this one since I am reading it at the pace my students are reading it, but I am appreciating this more than I ever did when I read it in high school.  I’m so glad I’m getting the chance to reread it.

What did you recently finish reading?

Six-of-Crows

Six of Crows

Six of Crows was great!! It was very different from the Grisha series, but I still loved it.  Check out my full review of it here. And definitely check out the book trailer for the second book in the series, Crooked Kingdom, on YouTube, here.

Air Awakens

Air Awakens

Loved rereading this one and having the opportunity to discuss it with Elise Kova and fellow fans of it.  Cannot wait to start Fire Falling today!

sleeper and spindle

The Sleeper and the Spindle

Neil Gaiman definitely did not disappoint with this beautiful twist on the fairy tales of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.  Not only that, but the illustrations are absolutely stunning. A full review will be coming soon.

What do you think you’ll read next?

(All synopses are from Goodreads)

Fire-Falling-Cover

Fire Falling by Elise Kova

Soldier… Sorcerer… Savior… Who is Vhalla Yarl?

Vhalla Yarl marches to war as property of the Solaris Empire. The Emperor counts on her to bring victory, the Senate counts on her death, and the only thing Vhalla can count on is the fight of her life. As she grapples with the ghosts of her past, new challenges in the present threaten to shatter the remnants of her fragile sanity. Will she maintain her humanity? Or will she truly become the Empire’s monster?

Fire Falling is the second book in the Air Awakens Series.

This book should be showing up in my mail TOMORROW!!! At least, that’s what Amazon told me yesterday.  As soon as I get it everything else will be put on hold just so I can read this one.  That’s how excited I am about it.  If you want to see the cover for the third book in the series and want all the info on how to preorder the third book, Earth’s End, as well as places to order Air Awakens and Fire Falling, get connected with the author, Elise Kova, her Goodreads Fan Club and her Street Team, go check out my post on the cover reveal of Earth’s End.

I can’t wait to hear what the rest of you are reading!! Let me know in the comments.

Happy Reading!
Erin

WWW Wednesday. November 11, 2015

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WWW Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I’m starting a new weekly post called WWW Wednesday (clearly…). It is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Go check her out blog, it’s great!  Each week I will answer the following three questions about what is happening in my book world.

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you are going to read next?

So, here we go.

What are you currently reading?

TKAM

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

I’m currently reading this because I work in a school with high school Freshmen. Every freshman reads this book.  It is interesting rereading this book as an adult compared to when I read as a high school freshman. I am noticing so many more things that I really couldn’t have cared less about when I was in school.  I am realizing just how big of an impact this book has had since it was published. We will move through it slowly. Right now, we are about to read through Chapter 4 so we are definitely still at the very beginning, and already I am noticing so many things about Scout that probably didn’t even register when I was reading it the first time through. If you read this as a teenager, it is definitely worth a reread as an adult, and if you have never read it. I highly recommend it.

Air Awakens

Air Awakens by Elise Kova

This is another reread in anticipation of the release of the sequel, Fire Falling, on November 19th.  Only 9 days away!!  I’m so excited!! You can check out my full review of Air Awakens here.  This book is the epitome of YA fantasy in a remarkably good way. Vhalla, the main character, is a library apprentice who discovers she is destined for bigger things than the library. Aldrik, the crowned prince, helps her to discover what that destiny could potentially be. The characters are beautifully written and the story, oh my gosh, the story! I can’t even! I’m so excited for Fire Falling. Based on the reviews I’ve read so far it is going to be better than the first and I CANNOT wait!  Oh my, I almost forgot!! Also, keep an eye out over the next week or so.  The cover reveal for the third book in the series is November 15th, and I’ll have a post up for that as well. So many exciting things!!

Last, but definitely not least,

six of crows

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

     I am ashamed to say that I have been reading this book for awhile. It definitely was not because the book wasn’t good. This book so far is amazing!! If you read my November TBR post,which can be found here, you will see that I was just a total slacker during the month of October in regards to books. I have about 30 pages left in this book, I plan to finish it today and have the review up by this weekend, so be on the lookout for that. I’m super excited to write the review for Six of Crows.  So many ideas!!!

What did you recently finish reading?

grey

Grey by E.L James

This is Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian Grey’s perspective.  It was ok. Nothing special, but I thought it was definitely better than the story from Ana’s perspective.  Ana’s perspective was so whiny, and her goddess inside her head got super weird at times, definitely to the point where it was comical. Despite the fact that I dislike the story from Ana’s perspective, if you are planning on reading Grey and haven’t read Fifty Shades yet; I would definitely start with Fifty Shades.  There are pieces of the story that you miss if you read Grey without having read Fifty Shades.

What do you think you’ll read next?

(All synopses are from Goodreads)

Fire-Falling-Cover

Fire Falling by Elise Kova

Soldier… Sorcerer… Savior… Who is Vhalla Yarl?

Vhalla Yarl marches to war as property of the Solaris Empire. The Emperor counts on her to bring victory, the Senate counts on her death, and the only thing Vhalla can count on is the fight of her life. As she grapples with the ghosts of her past, new challenges in the present threaten to shatter the remnants of her fragile sanity. Will she maintain her humanity? Or will she truly become the Empire’s monster?

Fire Falling is the second book in the Air Awakens Series.

     The beginning of this post in my discussion about Air Awakens pretty much explains why I want to read this book. . . SO EXCITED!!

crystallum

Crystallum by Laney McMann

Kadence Sparrow wasn’t born a devil’s child—she was turned into one. Now, she’s hiding from the truth, and running for her life.

For years, Kade’s true nature has lurked behind an illusion, so when her dad gets another job transfer, she knows the drill: no close friends, no boyfriends, and most importantly: don’t expose what she is. Ever. Keeping secrets is easy. Lies are second nature. So is the loneliness—and the fear, but when the Shadows attack, and Kade meets Cole Spires, she could expose everything she’s trying to hide.

As one of the Celestial Children, Cole lives by an oath: defend the Ward, protect the Primordial race, guard the gateways, and stick to his own. Everything else is a distraction, and besides, he’s lost enough. Cole’s job is clear, and no one his age does it better. So, when he meets Kade in a club downtown, he assumes she just wants his attention. Most girls do, but Cole soon realizes … Kade isn’t like most girls.

The children of heaven and hell are living among us, fighting an age-old war. And falling for someone from the opposition is not an option. But a chance encounter between Kade and Cole will blur the rules, as Kade’s journey to keep her truth hidden catapults them together and into a web of lies, forcing her to not only face the demon inside her, but to answer the hardest question of all.

Which is thicker—blood or water?

     I chose to read this book because I am trying to revive my NetGalley account.  I kind of ignored it throughout the summer when I was trying to read the Maze Runner series, and now I want to get back in it again.I chose this one because I really enjoyed the Fallen series by Lauren Kate and this sounded a little like that, and who doesn’t like a hell vs. heaven story.  Good vs. evil is such a prevalent concept in media and our society, so I always like to get a take on it from an author’s world and perspective.

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The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish.

On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future – and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems. Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents.

Lavishly produced, packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations enhanced with metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift.

     I have been wanting to read Neil Gaiman forever, and other books just keep getting in the way.  I saw this one as I was sifting through Amazon recommendations, and was so taken by the beautiful illustrations I knew I just had to read it. Plus, I’m a huge fan of fairy tale adaptations, and if it is done by Neil Gaiman, how can it not be good?

I can’t wait to hear what the rest of you are reading!! Let me know in the comments.

Happy Reading!
Erin