Friday, July 31, 2015

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Publication Date:  September 11, 2014
Publisher:  Bloomsbury
Series:  Throne of Glass #3
Pages:  562
Genre:  Fantasy
Synopsis:  Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can't bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back...

The Immortal Queen will help her destroy the king - for a price. But as Celaena battles with her darkest memories and her heart breaks for a love that could never last, can she fulfil the bargain and head the almighty court of Terrasen? And who will stand with her? 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (a Memoir) by Maya Van Wagenen

Publication Date:  April 15, 2014
Publisher:  Dutton Books for Young Readers
Series:  Stand Alone
Pages:  262
Genre:  Nonfiction 
Synopsis:  Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren’t paid to be here,” Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Cinderella Book Tag!

Cinderella was my favorite Disney movie as a child.  I think it was because of the dress, and the magic, and the talking animals.  But mostly the dress.  So imagine my excitement when Claire at Cover to Cover tagged me to do a book tag based on Cinderella (thanks Claire)!  

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Publication Date:  October 7, 2014
Publisher:  Penguin Young Readers Group
Series:  The Young Elites #1
Pages:  355
Genre:  Fantasy
Synopsis:  Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all. 

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen. 

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Publication Date:  November 1, 1998
Publisher:  Avon
Series:  Stand Alone
Pages:  370
Genre:  Supernatural
Synopsis:  Richard Mayhew is a plain man with a good heart - and an ordinary life that is changed forever on a day he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. From that moment forward he is propelled into a world he never dreamed existed - a dark subculture flourishing in abandoned subway stations and sewer tunnels below the city - a world far stranger and more dangerous than the only one he has ever known... 

Friday, July 3, 2015

I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Publication Date:   January 27, 2015
Publisher:  Viking Juvenile
Series:  Stand Alone
Pages:  270

Genre:  Contemporary
Synopsis:  Cody and Meg were inseparable.
Two peas in a pod.
Until . . . they weren’t anymore.

When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Recap: June 2015!

June is over and it's finally Summer!  This means lounging around, marathoning shows on Netflix, and doing nothing productive whatsoever.   

But I do try, you know (sometimes)!  I read five books this past month, even with my busy schedule of doing nothing.  Without further ado, those books are...