A Makeover for the Breaking Series by Juliana Haygert

A Makeover for the Breaking Series by Juliana Haygert

So y’all know that this is really more of a Young Adult book blog, and I don’t particularly read New Adult. However, this year I did read a couple of New Adult books by Juliana Haygert because they featured horses, and I still harbour a sense of my horse-mad days from my childhood. Ms Haygert has given the Breaking series a makeover with new covers and new titles, and announced the third book in the series, which I’m really looking forward to reading. At first I had reservations about re-branding the series, because the only reason I picked them up… Read more »

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ARC Review: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

ARC Review: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows Series: The Orphan Queen #1 Published by Katherine Tegen Books on March 10th 2015 Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Love & Romance, Young Adult Pages: 400 Format: eARC Source: Edelweiss Add to Goodreads Amazon • The Book Depository • Bookworld • Wilhelmina has a hundred identities. She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back… Read more »

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Waiting on The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead (111)

Waiting on The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead (111)

by Nicole Maggi Series: Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine. It’s all about spotlighting upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating. Share your books and remember to visit Breaking The Spine for more great books! This week I’m eagerly waiting on: The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) by Richelle Mead Expected publication: 10th February 2015 Publisher: Razorbill From Goodreads: The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here… Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans… Read more »

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Top Ten New Release Books I Read In 2014 (84)

Top Ten New Release Books I Read In 2014 (84)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s all about bookish lists! Share your lists and remember to stop by The Broke and the Bookish to see where it all began. Top Ten Books I Read In 2014 (2014 Releases) (covers lead to Goodreads)

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Project Everworld: Book #11 Mystify the Magician

Project Everworld: Book #11 Mystify the Magician

Book 11: Mystify the Magician Narrator: Christopher My rating: Christopher and the EverWorld gang come upon EverWorld’s version of Ireland, complete with telegraphs, electricity, elves, half-elven princesses, giants, and all kinds of stuff that makes them not hate EverWorld for once. But then Senna gets loose and goes crazy, opening the gateway and bringing through her crazy bigoted militia, complete with machine guns. As strange and weird as EverWorld is, it doesn’t stand a chance against guns. This is one of the best EverWorld books because right away the gang has a plan and you know what’s going to happen…. Read more »

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Stacking the Shelves (104)

Stacking the Shelves (104)

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It’s all about sharing the books we’ve picked up for the week, whether they are bought, borrowed, gifted, galleys, physical or virtual. Share your shelves and remember to visit Tynga’s Reviews where it all started to find more great books!  (Click on the cover to go to Goodreads) For Review: All that’s required to ignite a revolution is a single spark rising. Two hundred years after the cataclysm that annihilated fossil fuels, Sparks keep electricity flowing through their control of energy-giving Dust. The Council of Nine rebuilt civilization on… Read more »

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A Book That Disappointed Me (18)

A Book That Disappointed Me (18)

Welcome to the Moonlight Library’s 30 Day Book Challenge! This meme intends to generate discussion, so please feel free to add a comment. This particular challenge is taken from the 30 Day Challenge Archive on Tumblr. Day 18: A book that disappointed you Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas The most disappointing aspect was that we kept being told that Celaena was the world’s greatest, most feared assassin, yet no one was afraid of her and she didn’t murder anyone. She was a terrible fighter who was reduced to a damsel in distress, and although she kept talking about… Read more »

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Page to Screen: Life Imitating Art

Page to Screen: Life Imitating Art

Page to Screen is a new original feature I’m experimenting with where I talk about film adaptations of YA books. Not exactly a Young Adult book today, and also not exactly recent news, but I only just found out and I thought it was cool so I wanted to share with everyone. This is a BBC adaptation of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights released in 2009. I loved it. Wuthering Heights is my favourite classic novel (for the record I don’t think it’s romantic at all) and I loved this interpretation of it. These are the leads, Tom Hardy (of Inception/Dark Knight Rises… Read more »

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Waiting on Ghost Girl by CJ Archer (110)

Waiting on Ghost Girl by CJ Archer (110)

by Nicole Maggi Series: Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine. It’s all about spotlighting upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating. Share your books and remember to visit Breaking The Spine for more great books! This week I’m eagerly waiting on: Ghost Girl (3rd Freak House Trilogy #1) by CJ Archer Expected publication: January 2015 Publisher: CJ Archer From Goodreads: Cara Moreau is dying from a supernatural curse. Her only chance of survival lies with the warrior, an enigmatic man who comes from a realm “in between.” Quin St. Clair lived hundreds of years ago, but… Read more »

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Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014 (83)

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014 (83)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s all about bookish lists! Share your lists and remember to stop by The Broke and the Bookish to see where it all began. Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014 (covers lead to Goodreads) Special mention to four of the authors in Grim: Figment (Puss in Boots) by Jeri Smith-Ready Beast/Beast (Beauty and the Beast) by Tessa Gratton The Brothers Piggett (The Three Little Pigs) by Julie Kagawa Better (The Pied Piper) by Shaun David Hutchinson

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