Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday, WoW

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. I also feature books that may have already released, but I am anxiously waiting to read.

This week, I'm featuring:
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court--but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms--and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future--and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

Releases: May 3rd 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

What are you waiting on?

Monday, May 2, 2016

Review: Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann

Ask Me How I Got Here
Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann
Addie has always known what she was running toward. In cross-country, in life, in love. Until she and her boyfriend—her sensitive, good-guy boyfriend—are careless one night and she ends up pregnant. Addie makes the difficult choice to have an abortion. And after that—even though she knows it was the right decision for her—nothing is the same anymore. She doesn’t want anyone besides her parents and her boyfriend to know what happened; she doesn’t want to run cross-country; she can’t bring herself to be excited about anything. Until she reconnects with Juliana, a former teammate who’s going through her own dark places.
Publishes in US: May 3rd 2016 by Greenwillow
Genre: ya POETRY contemp
Source: earc from Harper Teen via Edelweiss
Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC (advanced review copy). I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free.
Series? no

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    I wanted read this because I'm drawn to the emotional stories especially ones that deal with teen pregnancy.

    However going and I had no idea that it was actually written in poems. honestly I usually avoid books like this because for some reason it's harder for me to connect with the main character. and the more poetic and lyrical writing sometimes doesn't get through to me but for some reason I just wanted to read a little bit of this one to see how it went and I found myself finishing.

      It's pretty short and I read it all in one sitting. I was able to really connect with the main character and understand what she was going through. the writing was in prose of course but something about her voice the way that she had this dark humor and this concise way of summing up what she's feeling I just kept reading.

       It not only dealt with the pregnancy and her decision to have an abortion but also about her love of running and how she gave that up for a while because it just didn't feel the same afterwards. it also dealt with friendship there's the girl that's been in your life and run with her and then there's another one that also quit running and was dealing with her own stuff. it was also the musical and lyric aspect of it her boyfriend she was in a band and liked for her to write stuff for them. family was also present in this one her parents were disappointed of course but they were there for her and they took the news in stride and they tried to make her feel better

Bottom Line: Short but emotional story written in poems focused on life before and after an abortion.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Ever written lyrics?

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post, Bought Borrowed and Bagged

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Bought, Borrowed, & Bagged is a weekly meme, hosted by TalkSupe, where I share with you the books I have bought, borrowed, or bagged. Link up with me here.

Currently reading:
How It Ends

Last Week on the blog:
My week: Got some bad news about my mom. She probably has lung cancer, but at least its a small mass and they think that a single surgery could be a cure.
Also my health hasn't been the best-- I think I have a hairline fracture in my hand so being on the computer hurts-- hence my lack of blogging participation with comments and visits this week. My ear has been hurting and went to the doc and they said that my eardrum was perforated/burst, so I am on antibiotics but still hurts right now.
I also just haven't felt like doing much besides laying around and watching tv. Reading hasn't been appealing to me either.

Sorry to complain and be so negative, that has just been my week. 

What are you reading? Any of my books new to you or have you read any of my books? If so, what did you think?
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Review: Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally

Breathe, Annie, Breathe (Hundred Oaks) by Miranda Kenneally

Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.
But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.

Publishes in US: July 15th 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: ya contemp
Source: library
Series? yes Hundred Oaks but can read as standalone
#1 Catching Jordan
 Stealing Parker
#4 Racing Savannah

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    I liked Annie as a character and her determination. She is dealing with a lot of grief and perceived guilt. She feels like if she would have done things differently, her ex, Kyle would still be alive, and they could have still been together.

    There was strained family dynamics in this one. Annie and her mom had a big fight and she had projected her guilt on her mom and blamed her that if she didn't push her goals of college on Annie, that she could have said yes to the proposal. At least Annie and her brother is close. She doesn't let any of them talk about her loss, and try to suggest ways to heal or what she should do.

    The running was interesting. I am much like Annie in that I hate to run, never done it well or had the desire to do it. But the regimen of it started to appeal to Annie. She didn't have to worry about what to do with her time, and she found herself looking forward to the running, and the challenge of it.

   She is very conflicted about a new person, a boy, in her life. She feels guilt for having feelings for someone else and thinks its too soon, and also taking over her reason for running. To finish what Kyle couldn't do but put so much time into the training and goal of completing the marathon, But I did enjoy the exploration of the romantic feelings with Jere, and how he helped her to face some things, to realize more about taking chances even with the chance of loss or getting hurt.

   I will mention that while I loved the heat in this one, it is a bit descriptive with foreplay etc, so if you are sensitive to that sort of thing.

   I liked how it came together and left the book with a sense of completion but also hope for their happiness and what's next for the characters.

Bottom Line: Another good one from this series

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Are you a runner?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday, WoW

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. I also feature books that may have already released, but I am anxiously waiting to read.

This week, I'm featuring:
How It Ends
There are two sides to every story.

It’s friends-at-first-sight for Jessie and Annie, proving the old adage that opposites attract. Shy, anxious Jessie would give anything to have Annie’s beauty and confidence. And Annie thinks Jessie has the perfect life, with her close-knit family and killer grades. They're BFFs…until suddenly they're not. 

Told through alternating points of view, How It Ends is a wildly fast but deeply moving read about a friendship in crisis. Set against a tumultuous sophomore year of bullying, boys and backstabbing, the novel shows what can happen when friends choose assumptions and fear over each other.

Releases: June 7th 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers

What are you waiting on?