Monday, May 29, 2017

A Long Awaited Book Haul

I know it's been a while since I posted a book haul, but honestly it's because I haven't gotten any new books! That changed this week, however, since I went online to Netgalley. I just had to see all the new books since I haven't been in the book world for a while. I found a whole bunch of great new titles that I'm excited for!

I've also been spending a whole lot of time marathoning Skins instead of reading books. I started watching it two weeks ago and I'm already on season five. If you've never watched it, you definitely should. It's a lot darker than all those normal teenage drama shows.

Netgalley:
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The Evaporation of Simon Snow by Mary Weber
I'm Not in the Band by Amber Garza
Coming up for Air by Miranda Kenneally

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Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger
Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormshee

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Waste of Space by Gina Damico
First We Were IW by Alexandra Sirowy
Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

For Review:
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What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy

Thanks so much to all the awesome publishers! What books have you gotten recently?


Friday, May 26, 2017

Cress by Marissa Meyer | Review

13206828Title: Cress
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: February 4, 2014

In this third book in Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth.
Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she's being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she's just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she'd ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

As soon as I finished Scarlet, I immediately picked up Cress. I just had to know what happened next!

-what i liked-
  • THORNE. I freaking loved him. I think he may be my favorite love interest out of all of them and I found his relationship with Cress to be utterly adorable. 
  • There was so much action in this book. I think that's what made the huge book fly by so fast for me!
  • All the characters were on point. I always love when books have a lot of points of view, but they have to be done a certain way for the reader to actually feel connected to all of them. Meyer introduces characters in such a way where you never feel like there's too many characters. You end up loving them all and feeling close to each and every one of them.

-what i disliked-

  • I'm going to be honest. I literally hated Cress in the beginning. She seemed so annoying and whiney to me. However, she grew on me as the book went on.
-overall-
LITERALLY LOVED IT. I can't wait until I finally start reading Winter.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Why You Must Read The Royal We

24384702Title: The Royal We
Author: Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Source: Library
Edition: Kindle (464 pages)

In their first adult novel, authors Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan take on a story of romance and rivalries inspired by today's most talked-about royal couple: Will and Kate.
"If I'm Cinderella today, I dread who they'll think I am tomorrow. I guess it depends on what I do next."
American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy-tales. Her twin sister Lacey was always the romantic, the one who daydreamed of being a princess. But it's adventure-seeking Bex who goes to Oxford and meets dreamy Nick across the hall-and thus Bex who accidentally finds herself in love with the eventual heir to the British throne. Nick is everything she could have imagined, but Prince Nicholas has unimaginable baggage: grasping friends, a thorny family, hysterical tabloids tracking his every move, and a public that expected its future king to marry a native. On the eve of the most talked-about wedding of the century, Bex reflects on what she's sacrificed for love--and exactly whose heart she may yet have to break.

 I had been on the waitlist for this book for so long at my library, and I was literally so ecstatic when I finally was off it! Needless to say, The Royal We was an amazing book and I literally want to read more books just like it.

-what i liked-
  • The entire book was about British royalty. It was a retelling of William and Kate! I mean, what's not to love about that??
  • BEX. She was such a stubborn character. Since I'm stubborn, I saw a lot of myself in her, and that made me love her as a protagonist even more. She also took no shit from anybody, which I found extremely respectable.
  • Nick was literally so dreamy. I want a Nick of my own. Please??
  • This book was told in parts over time. That made it seem like I was really growing up with these characters as they changed over time, which was a really interesting concept.
  • THE WRITING. I don't know what it was, but these two wonderful authors wrote with such poise yet had such lyrical words at the same time. I freaking loved it.

-what i didn't like-
  • Literally the only thing I didn't like was Lacey. She got on my nerves a lot, but I mean, she was supposed to!
-overall-
So if you're looking for a fun contemporary to read this summer that is waayyyy different than the classic YA contemporaries, try venturing into the world of adult literature and give The Royal We a try. It's filled with romance, family, and lifelong lessons that you'll never forget!

Monday, May 22, 2017

GUESS WHO'S BACK


Hey guys! So, I never actually took a hiatus from my blog, but I was so busy during my first year of college to the point where I didn't know where/how to fit in my blog into my daily schedule. I'm hoping that it will change next year, but seriously, college is hard work!

However, I'm hoping to get working on the blog again! I've got a whole bunch of reviews planned for the books that I did read throughout the school year, because I did read a few! I look forward to getting back into blogging!