Top Ten Tuesday Sept.30

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens!

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 Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read (because difficult of book, subject matter, because it was cringeworthy– however you want to interpret)

1. Reaper’s Property by Joanna Wylde

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A lot of things in this book were cringeworthy to me.

2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

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The things some of the characters said in great detail creped  me  out.

3. Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren

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Some of the things that the characters did was weird to me, so it was tough to read.

4. red hill by Jamie McGuire

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I really don’t like zombies. NOT AT ALL. but I love this author, so I read the book and gave up sleep for a month. 

5. Losing Hope  by Colleen Hoover

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The two most important people to him were raped, that itself was just hard to read from his point of view.

6. Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly #1) by Susan Dennard

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Zombies.

7.  Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

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The entire story.

8.  Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

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Great story, the creepiest characters. 

9. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

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Creepy because you understand what had to happen.

10. 1984 by George Orwell

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All of the characters.

What books Were hard for you to read ?(because difficult of book, subject matter, because it was cringeworthy– however you want to interpret)

Let me know in the comments.

Manga Monday # 12 Review of Happy Hustle High, Vol. 1 (Happy Hustle High #1) by Rie Takada

Happy Hustle High, Vol. 1 (Happy Hustle High #1)  by Rie Takada

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Review: Rie Takada is an amazing artist and manga writer, I think I have most of her manga series, because she is so good. happy Hustle High is no exception, it has everything a reader ( girl mostly) would want, romance, a funny crazy main character, and a good plot line. The thing I love most about this series is Hanabi’s crazy hair. The side characters are pretty great too, they add a lot to the story then you would think they should.

4 out of  5 stars.

Volumes 1-5.

Young Adult. Romance. Shojo manga. Mature Themes.

Published by VIZ Media LLC.

Summary: What happens when an all-girls’ high school reigning tomboy finds out her school is about to be filled with boys? Hanabi Oozora is a rambunctious 16-year-old tomboy who comes to the rescue of her less assertive friends – sometimes in exchange for food. So what does she do when, all of a sudden, her all-girls’ school is about to be integrated with an all-boys’ school? Hanabi meets and falls in love – naturally – with one of the three most popular and handsome boys in the Student Council, Yasuaki Garaku. Unfortunately, Yasuaki doesn’t care for girls…and when the girls’ Student Council clashes head-on with the boys’ Student Council, Hanabi steps in to become a member-hoping she’ll change Yasuaki’s mind. – Summary from Goodreads.com

Book signing Tomorrow night!

SUNDAY • September 28 • 3:30PM

Gayle Forman and Jandy Nelson

If I Stay and I’ll Give You the Sun (PENGUIN)

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Reading & Book Signing

If I Stay and I'll Give You the Sun

Addressing topics beyond just popularity and dating, YA authors Gayle Forman and Jandy Nelson are known for stories that delve into darker themes and more difficult issues facing teens today. In Forman’s bestselling If I Stay—and its movie adaptation released this August—a talented young musician must decide if she wants to live or die after her family is killed in a car accident and she is left in a coma. In Nelson’s highly anticipated new novel, I’ll Give You the Sun, what unfolds is a breathtaking story about how lies, and ultimately truths, drastically alter the lives of two twins. For your chance to meet and chat with both talented authors, join us as we welcome Forman and Nelson for reading and signing of their powerful novels this fall.

No Image AvailableGayle Forman is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. She is the author of Just One Day and Just One Year, and the companion e-novella Just One Night, as well as the New York Times bestsellers If I Stay and Where She Went. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters.

Jandy Nelson, like her characters in Ill Give you the Sun, comes from a superstitious lot. She was tutored from a young age in the art of the four-leaf clover hunt; she knocks wood, throws salt, and carries charms in her pockets. Her debut novel, The Sky Is Everywhere, was on multiple Best Books of the Year lists, was a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, earned numerous starred reviews, has been translated widely, and continues to enjoy great international success. Jandy has a BA from Cornell, an MFA in poetry from Brown, and another MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Currently a full-time writer, Jandy lives and writes in San Francisco, California—not far from the settings of The Sky Is Everywhere and Ill Give You the Sun.

Review of Rebel (Reboot #2) by Amy Tintera

Rebel (Reboot #2)  by Amy Tintera

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Review: Wren is just as kick ass as ever, and so is Callum, which is a little surprising…

Tintera is able to keep the plot going in this second and final installment of the Reboot series, with some crazy Reboots, and just a slight touch of romance. Which, by the way is a great romance for action packed series, because then the whole story is not over shadowed with the love fest. Although the plot goes a little down hill in the interest area toward the end the book is still able to give readers fulfillment at the end, with how everything is resolved.

 

3 out of 5 stars.

340 pages.

Young Adult. Science Fiction. Dystopia. Romance.

Published by HarperTeen.

 

Summary: Wren Connolly thought she’d left her human side behind when she dies five years ago and came back 178 minutes later as a Reboot. With her new abilities of strength, speed, and healing—along with a lack of emotions—Wren 178 became the perfect soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation). Then Callum 22 came along and changed everything.

Now that they’ve both escaped, they’re ready to start a new life in peace on the Reboot reservation. But Micah 163, the Reboot running the reservation, has darker plans in mind: to wipe out the humans. All of them. Micah has been building a Reboot army for years and is now ready to launch his attack on the cities. Callum wants to stick around and protect the humans. Wren wants nothing more than to leave all the fighting behind them.

With Micah on one side, HARC on the other, and Wren and Callum at odds in the middle, there’s only one option left…

It’s time for Reboots to become rebels. – Summary from Goodreads.com

Cora Carmack’s INSPIRE cover reveal

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About INSPIRE:

Kalliope lives with one purpose.
To inspire.
As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.
Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.
Her presence may inspire genius.
But it breeds madness, too.

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About Cora Carmack:

 

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

 

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Review of Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy #3) by Wendy Higgins

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Review: Ugh, all my series are ending with amazing final books! I can’t take all the feels.
Higgins is able to deliver everything fans wanted with this last book is the Sweet trilogy  and then some. And that’s saying something. I just can’t get over this book and how great it was.  I mean Kaidan Rowe is everything we want him to be, and what Anna wants him to be too! ( you have to read to find out what I mean now, wiggles eyebrow) .
Anyway the plot and characters are able to get deeper and there is heartbreak at characters lost in the big battle, but the ending is one you will be left happy with. You will not be left to wonder what happens afterward to even some of the minor characters along with the main ones.
 5 out of 5 stars.
379 pages.
Young Adult. Fantasy. Paranormal. Romance.
Published by HarperTeen .
Summary: It’s time.Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom

. – Summary from Goodreads.com

Waiting on Wednesday!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,

which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

This weeks book is…

Red Queen (Red Queen Trilogy #1)

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Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own—an ability she didn’t know she had. Except . . . her blood is Red.

To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard—the leaders of a Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince—and Mare against her own heart.

From debut author Victoria Aveyard comes a lush, vivid fantasy series where loyalty and desire can tear you apart and the only certainty is betrayal.

-Summary thanks to Goodreads.com

Expected publication: March 26th 2015 by Orion

Why am I waiting for this book?

I think the summary tells you why, but if you want more straight forward then… The blood sets everyone apart? Oh, I must read now please! I have never read a book about blood being the conflict before and it sounds so interesting, and there are so many factors that could take place, and now I really want to know what Mare’s super secret power is!!!! And that cover art??!!! WOW, it looks super creepy, I really want to read this book on campus and freak people out! HAHAH.

What coming soon books are you most pumped for? Let me know in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday! Sept.23

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens!

This

week’s

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 Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read list

1. Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

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A  blogger friend of mine picked up this book for me at Kiersten White’s book signing and I can not wait to read it! It looks so good! And I have heard some great things about it.

2. Lirael (Abhorsen #2)  by Garth Nix

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I really enjoyed the first book in the series and I have the rest of them too. But I just heard that there will be a fourth book in the series coming out next month! So I must catch up.

3. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)  by Sarah J. Maas

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I read the first book when it first came out and then let the series get away from me, but I just read The Assassin’s Blade and I freaking loved it! So I’m reading Crown of Midnight right now, because duh I have to know what happens.

4. Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins

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I just really loved the first book and just found out that the second and third book are not stand alones. Like I thought at first, but part of a series that follows Anna and the French kiss.

5. Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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I just LOVE Jennifer L. Armentrout. and by love I mean stalker…

6. Everneath (Everneath #1)  by Brodi Ashton

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I have had this sitting on my shelve since May and I have also heard some good stuff about the series.

7. The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

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It looks so good!

8. Made for You by Melissa Marr

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One I have had for awhile and now it is out, so yeah I need to read…

9. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

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I have been putting it off because I just know I’m going to cry.

10. This Girl (Slammed #3)  by Colleen Hoover

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I love this series, I don’t want it to end just yet.

What books are on your  fall to be read list? Let me know in the comments!

Release Day Launch for STAY WITH ME by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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STAY WITH ME Synopsis:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You and Be with Me comes a daring tale that pushes boundaries . . .

At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should.   She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.

But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she’d left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.

Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.

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EXCERPT:

As I lay there, trying to swallow a loud, obnoxious yawn, I remembered something he’d said when we first met, about life being too short. I imagined he had firsthand experience with shortened lives while he was serving. That mentality came from experience. I got that now. Could even understand it, but there was something I didn’t understand.

“Why?” I asked.

There was a beat. “Why what?”

Jax sounded tired, and I should shut up or point out that I was now tired and could sleep, so he could leave. But I didn’t. “Why are you here? You don’t know me and . . .” I trailed off, because there really wasn’t anything left to say.

A minute went by, and he hadn’t answered my question, and then I think another minute ticked on, and I was okay with him not answering because maybe he didn’t even know. Or maybe he was just bored and that was why he was here.

But then he moved.

Jax pressed against my back, and the next breath I took got stuck in my throat. My eyes shot open. The sheet and blanket were between us, but they felt like nothing.

“What are you doing?” I asked.

“Getting comfortable.” He dropped an arm over my waist, and my entire body jerked against his. “It’s time to sleep I think.”

“But—”

“You can’t sleep when you talk,” he remarked.

“You don’t need to be all up on me,” I pointed out.

His answering chuckle stirred the hair along the back of my neck. “Honey, I’m not all up on you.”

I freaking begged to differ on that point. I started to wiggle away, but the arm around my waist tightened, holding me in place.

“You’re not going anywhere,” he announced casually, as if he wasn’t holding me prisoner in the bed.

Okay. The whole prisoner thing might be melodramatic, but he wasn’t letting me up. Not when he was getting all kinds of comfy behind me.

Oh my God, this was spooning. Total spooning. I was spooning with an honorary member of the Hot Guy Brigade. Did I wake up in a parallel universe?

“Sleep,” he demanded, as if the one word carried that much power. “Go to sleep, Calla.” This time his voice was softer, quieter.

“Yeah, it doesn’t work that way, Jax. You have a nice voice, but it doesn’t hold the power to make me sleep on your command.”

He chuckled.

I rolled my eyes, but the most ridiculous thing ever was the fact that after a couple of minutes, my eyes stayed shut. I . . . I actually settled in against him. With his front pressed to my back, his long legs cradling mine, and his arm snug around my waist, I actually did feel safe. More than that, I felt something else—something I hadn’t felt in years.

I felt cared for . . . cherished.

Which was the epitome of dumb, because I barely knew him, but feeling that, recognizing what the warm, buzzing feeling was, I fell right asleep.

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Jennifer L. Armentrout/J.Lynn Bio:

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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Review of The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa
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Review: I loved that this book still kept up to date on the characters from the other book s before it in the iron fey series! This was the first time I had read a bout in a guys point of view for the whole book, and it was great. I finally got to know what guys think about. haha, I cant wait to see what happens next!
4 out of 5
377 pages.
Young Adult. Fantasy. Paranormal. Romance.
Published by Harlequin Teen.

Summary: Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.