Thursday, January 16, 2014

Review: Champion

Legend #3
Marie Lu

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps-Elect, while Day has been assigned a high-level military position. 

But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them: just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Book Spotlight: The Offering

offeringThe Offering
The Pledge #3
Kimberly Derting 

True love—and world war—is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy. Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler. She’s done admirable work to restore Ludania’s broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she’s mastered the art of ignoring Sabara, the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie. Or so she thinks. When the negotiation of a peace agreement with the Queendom of Astonia goes awry, Charlie receives a brutal message that threatens Ludania, and it seems her only option is to sacrifice herself in exchange for Ludanian freedom. But things aren’t always as they seem. Charlie is walking into a trap—one set by Sabara, who is determined to reclaim the Queendoms at any cost.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Book Looks: This Is What Happy Looks Like

Book Looks was created by Jen and Books and Other Happy Ever Afters. I first saw it at Mostly YA Book Obsessed. It combines books and fashion, two things I love!

This Is What Happy Looks Like

So this doesn't have a ton to do with the actual book, more so the cover. I have seen a couple of these types of posts around so I thought I would try it out myself. I have actually read This Is What Happy Looks Like and I thought is was pretty good. But I would recommend Jennifer E. Smith's other book The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight before this one.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Review: Fracture Me

Fracture Me
Shatter Me #2.5
Tahereh Mafi

As Omega Point prepares to launch an all-out assault on The Reestablishment soldiers stationed in Sector 45, Adam's focus couldn't be further from the upcoming battle. He's reeling from his breakup with Juliette, scared for his best friend's life, and as concerned as ever for his brother James's safety. And just as Adam begins to wonder if this life is really for him, the alarms sound. It's time for war.

On the battlefield, it seems like the odds are in their favor—but taking down Warner, Adam's newly discovered half brother, won't be that easy. The Reestablishment can't tolerate a rebellion, and they'll do anything to crush the resistance . . . including killing everyone Adam has ever cared about.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Book Haul #31: What I got for Christmas

This year I got two books for Christmas: Die For Me and Let The Sky Fall
 Let The Sky Fall came with some cool swag too: 2 bookmarks, 1 mini book mark aaaaannnnnddd
 A PERSONALIZED BOOK PLATE! AHHHH. I was quite excited when I opened this.  I really enjoyed this book so I can't wait for Let The Storm Break a little later this year.
I'm also excited I got Die For Me because I now have all the books in the series. I would highly recommend it too!
Also the biggest bit of awsomeness... I GOT A KINDLE PAPERWHITE!
The joy is unimaginable.
What did you get this holiday season?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Years Blogging Resolutions

1. Don't Force It. I had a bit of trouble keeping up with my blog this year, that's no secret. I think one of the big reasons beside school, was that I was trying to force myself to write posts just so I could put something up instead of waiting until I was feeling creative. That kind of took the fun out of blogging. So this year I am only going to write my posts when the creative juices are flowing,

2. Be Somewhat Consistent. No more unplanned month long breaks. I will try to post at least three posts a week to start. I might write more some weeks but I think three is a good goal for now.

3. Interact. This year I really want to interact with other bloggers. I want to continue visiting and commenting on other blogs as well as responding to comments on my own. I know I do a little happy dance whenever I see someone comment on my blog so I just want to share the commenting love.

4. Read AND Review. Reading isn't the big problem here, it is writing reviews. I like writing reviews don't get me wrong but sometimes I finish a book and just can't think of anything at the time, so I put it down for later and then never pick it up again. That or when I do pick it up again I've already forgotten most of the plot. So this year I will not slack on reviews. I will try to put out at least five a month.

5. 100 Books. So this isn't exactly a blogging goal, it's a reading goal...close enough. I want to read 100 books this year. I managed the goal last year so i'm confident I can do it again. 

What are your new years resolutions (blogging or anything else)?