Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week I am listing the top ten book releases I am excited for in the first half of 2016!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Publication Date:  February 1, 1998
Publisher:  William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages:  250

Series:  Stand Alone
Genre:  Fantasy
Synopsis:  Hopelessly crossed in love, a boy of half-fairy parentage leaves his mundane Victorian-English village on a quest for a fallen star in the magical realm. The star proves to be an attractive woman with a hot temper, who plunges with our hero into adventures featuring witches, the lion and the unicorn, plotting elf-lords, ships that sail the sky, magical transformations, curses whose effects rebound, binding conditions with hidden loopholes and all the rest.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Since it is nearly Christmas (!!!), I am to now list ten books I hope to find waiting under my tree with a big, fat bow on top.  Please applaud my refrain from simply stating all the books.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Christmas Tag!

Although Christmas may not be as exciting as when I was a kid, it still remains one of my favorite times of the year.  I am sure my parents are just relieved that I have long since outgrown waking them up at three in the morning to open presents.  Thanks to the lovely Rebekah at Wings Made of Words for tagging me!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Publication Date:  September 24, 2013
Publisher:  Tor
Pages:  364
Series:  Vicious #1
Genre:  Science Fiction
Synopsis:  Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and today's monumentally difficult task is to list the top ten books I have read in 2015.  Watch me proceed to read a book following this post and then wish I could have put it on here.

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Amazing Book is Not on Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester

Publication Date:  October 8, 2015  
Publisher:  Ebury Press
Pages:  224
Series:  Stand Alone
Genre:  Nonfiction 
Synopsis:  Hello reader,

In this book is a world. A world created by two awkward guys who share their lives on the internet!

We are Dan and Phil and we invite you on a journey inside our minds! From the stories of our actual births, to exploring Phil's teenage diary and all the reasons why Dan's a fail.

Learn how to draw the perfect cat whiskers, get advice on what to do in an awkward situation and discover which of our dining chairs represents you emotionally. With everything from what we text each other, to the time we met One Direction and what really happened in Vegas...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Authors New-to-Me in 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  2015 has been a marvelous reading year.  I stumbled upon more than a few authors and novels that impressed me.  Here's to me hoping 2016 will be even better.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Bedtime Book Tag!

I stay up late into the night so often I'm practically nocturnal. It's to a point where I must be half vampire.  At least this isn't Sunnydale, am I right?
Thanks to Anna at Annaish for tagging me!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

Publication Date:  May 5, 2015  
Publisher:  Balzer + Bray
Pages:  448
Series:  Stand Alone
Genre:  Fantasy
Synopsis:  When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Recap: November 2015!

I could have sworn 2015 had just begun, but here we are with only one month left in the year.  It has finally started to grow colder here in the Northern hemisphere.  Is winter really almost upon us?

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Book Releases

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week I was supposed to choose ten 2016 debut novels I am excited about.  I changed that a little--now it's 2016 releases in general.  I find most books I am anxiously awaiting are not debuts.