Friday, April 25, 2014

Review: Blood Red Road by Moira Young



Blood Red Road

Author: Moira Young
Series: Dust Lands Trilogy #1
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genre: YA Dystopian
Format: Hardcover, 459 pages
Release Date: June 7, 2011
Source: Personal Library, Gifted to me from Kate @ Ex Libris!
Rating: 4 Stars
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Saba lives in Silverlake, a wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms where her family scavenge from landfills left by the long-gone Wrecker civilization. After four cloaked horsemen kidnap her beloved twin brother Lugh, she teams up with daredevil Jack and the Free Hawks, a girl gang of Revolutionaries.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Discussion Post: Organizing Your Bookshelf


Like most bookworms, I have a TON of books. Like overflowing from my bookshelf, scattered all over my apartment. It's bad. And I'm curious about how all you fellow book lovers organize your bookshelves.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Review: Tease by Amanda Maciel



Tease

Author: Amanda Maciel
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: YA Contemporary
Format: ebook
Release Date: April 19, 2014
Source: egalley received from publisher via Edelweiss
Rating: 3 Stars
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***I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way changed my opinion of the book. The review below is my open and honest opinion.***

Synopsis from Goodreads:

From debut author Amanda Maciel comes a provocative and unforgettable novel, inspired by real-life incidents, about a teenage girl who faces criminal charges for bullying after a classmate commits suicide.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Top Ten Characters Who Have More Guts Than Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we make lists of bookish things! 

This week's topic was Top Ten Characters Who "X". We got to fill in the blank. I decided to go with characters that are braver than me, which, let's face it, is pretty much all of them. But I was able to pick the ten bravest and list them here. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Review: Talker 25 by Joshua McCune



Talker 25

Author: Joshua McCune
Series: Talker 25 #1
Publisher: Greenwillow
Genre: YA Fantasy
Format: ebook
Release Date: April 22, 2014
Source: egalley received from publisher via Edelweiss
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

It's a high school prank gone horribly wrong-sneaking onto the rez to pose next to a sleeping dragon-and now senior Melissa Callahan has become an unsuspecting pawn in a war between Man and Monster, between family and friends and the dragons she has despised her whole life. Chilling, epic, and wholly original, this debut novel imagines a North America where dragons are kept on reservations, where strict blackout rules are obeyed no matter the cost, where the highly weaponized military operates in chilling secret, and where a gruesome television show called Kissing Dragons unites the population. Joshua McCune's debut novel offers action, adventure, fantasy, and a reimagining of popular dragon lore.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Favorite Quotes: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Welcome back to my sporadic feature where I list some of my favorite quotes from some of my favorite books. My first post for this feature was on Throne of Glass and because I love the series so much, I decided that this time I wanted to feature quotes from its sequel, Crown of Midnight which, can you believe it, was better than the first book. I have so much love for this world and these characters. Especially Chaol Westfall and Celaena Sardothien. Best. Ship. Ever. I was flailing all over the place making this post.
 
WARNING: IF YOU HAVE NOT READ CROWN OF MIDNIGHT YET DO NOT READ THESE QUOTES. THERE MAY BE SPOILERS IN THEM!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon



The Bone Season

Author: Samantha Shannon
Series: The Bone Season #1
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Genre: YA Fantasy/Science Fiction
Format: ebook
Release Date: August 20, 2013
Source: Personal Library, Bought
Rating: 3 Stars
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It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing.