Stacking the Shelves #3

December is coming to a close along with 2015. Just remember guys, we’re gonna be closer to 2030 than 2000! Hope you all had a Happy Holiday! Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and well, I have a lot to share with you guys since I got lots of books this Christmas!

Here’s a photo of all the books I received from Christmas and got myself from either BookOutlet or my local used book store!

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Waiting on Wednesday #9 » The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine spotlighting some upcoming releases that I literally cannot wait to get my hands on!

crownsgame-hc-c11The Crown’s Game

By Evelyn Skye
Release Date: 5/17/16
Published by Balzar + Bray

Goodreads Description
Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.
And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.
Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?
For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.
And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love . . . or be killed himself.
As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear . . . the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

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Top Ten Tuesday » Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016

Top Ten Tuesday » Top Ten Best Books I Read in 2015             This meme is hosted by the amazing Broke and Bookish. She has an amazing blog and some cool tweets to share so go check her out! This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is just one that I know for sure will be easy. I have so many anticipated releases coming out in 2016 it’s not even funny. Now – let’s get started!

232995121. This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
This book comes out at the beginning of June and I need it now. The amount of need is not even funny. IT SOUNDS SO EPICALLY GOOD. I just need to touch it and caress it…

2. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
We’ve all been anticipating this one. It has time travel and amazingness. I’ve heard so many great things about this one. The good thing will be I will still be on break when it comes out. *Prepares bed for ten hours of straight reading*

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The Inside Out Book Tag!

I was tagged by Ranu at The Araliya Bookshelf! She is super sweet and amazing so if you have the chance, go check her out! Let’s get with the tag now! 🙂

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Joy
Which book brings you the most joy?

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas hands down. This book has the power to kill any fangirl heartache of mine and replace it with intense feels that cause me even more soul crushing pain, but it’s happy pain. Yes, well I’m well aware I’m strange, but…eh!
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The Beautiful Blogger Award

Thank you so much Amy at All Things Amy! This the first kind of award thing I’ve received so it was very exciting! Go check out Amy and her blog, it’s absolutely beautiful!

Rules

  • Link the blogger who nominated you
  • List seven random facts about yourself
  • Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers
  • Notify the amazing people you nominated for the award

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Review »The Archived by Victoria Schwab

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The Archived
By Victoria Schwab
Release Date: 1/22/13
Published by Hyperion
Genre(s): Paranormal, Adventure, Mystery
Format: Paperback
Page: 328
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MY RATING: 5 Stars

Goodreads Description
Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.
Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.
Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was: a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.
Being a Keeper isn’t just dangerous—it’s a constant reminder of those Mac has lost, Da’s death was hard enough, but now that her little brother is gone too, Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself may crumble and fall.


 

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A Baby Book Blogger I Am

Claire is a baby book blogger. I am a baby book blogger. I started blogging on September 20th and so far, the whole blogging process has been wonderful. The first time, in the summer of this year (2015) I actually started a book blog, and it was a real crappy one. It had a bad design, bad name, I put up posts everyday, but never scheduled them so they weren’t released until the middle of the day. Along with that, I had like 2 followers in the whole 2 months I had been blogging. It gave me no motivation to keep blogging. Plus, I was convinced writing lengthy reviews about books was the right thing to do. It can be, but for me it wasn’t because, well posts are just what you want to say. Not necessarily what people want, and if they don’t like what you have to say, then screw them.

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Waiting on Wednesday #8 »This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine spotlighting some upcoming releases that I literally cannot wait to get my hands on!

23299512This Savage Song

By V.E. Schwab
Release Date: 6/7/16
Published by GreenWillow Books

Goodreads Description
      The city of Verity has been overrun with monsters, born from the worst of human evil. In North Verity, the Corsai and the Malchai run free. Under the rule of Callum Harker, the monsters kill any human who has not paid for protection. In the South, Henry Flynn hunts the monsters who cross the border into his territory, aided by the most dangerous and darkest monsters of them all—the Sunai, dark creatures who use music to steal their victim’s souls.
As one of only three Sunai in existence, August Flynn has always wanted to play a bigger role in the war between the north and the south. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate Harker, daughter of the leader of North Verity, August jumps on it.
When Kate discovers August’s secret, the pair find themselves running for their lives and battling monsters from both sides of the wall. As the city dissolves into chaos, it’s up to them to foster a peace between monsters and humans.


 

This Savage Song is by V.E. Schwab. Yes, two Schwab books in row for Waiting on Wednesday! I am so excited for this book, it sounds so deliciously amazing! They literally just released ARCS of this book and ugh! NEED!

Waiting on Wednesday #8 » The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Top Ten Tuesday »Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under the Tree this Year

Top Ten Tuesday » Top Ten Best Books I Read in 2015      This meme is hosted by the amazing Broke and Bookish. She has an amazing blog and some cool tweets to share so go check her out!
This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is Ten Books that I really wouldn’t mind Santa leaving under my tree. These books are all books that are already released, as much as I want Santa to bring me ARCS of a bunch of 2016 books, I know it ain’t happening. Let’s go!

237346281. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
I need to get this book! It looks so fantastic and good and just amazing! I loved Fangirl and a book about just Simon Snow and Baz, wow, sounds good with me! Plus, people have said some amazing things about this book and it makes me want to read it more.

2. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
I don’t know about you, but I am a hardcore Victoria Schwab fangirl. I mean, yeahhhh I’ll admit I haven’t read ALL of her books, but I’ve read 2 of them and both were like AMAZING so now I need The Near Witch because it sounds, like, amazing.

3. Wicked by Jennifer L Armentrout
I’m also a big JLA fan. I intend on reading like every single one of her books and fangirl about all of the handsome men that Jennifer writes up within them. I’m serious though, if you are in a book slump, read ANY Jennifer L Armentrout book and you’ll be good to go!

uprooted4. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
So many people have ranted about how great this book is. SO MANY. And then there’s me who hasn’t read it yet, obviously I need to get with the times.

5. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
I’ve heard this book is one of those really dark books, with really realistic ideas. This book is about suicide. And I really have been wanting to get to this book because it sounds really good.

6. Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
I have been wanting to get this book like FOREVER. I read Maria’s Poison Study and loved it, I have yet to read the rest of that series, but I also want to read Touch of Power reallyyy bad. Unfortunately it’s pretty expensive for paperback on Amazon, so hopefully I get it this year!


7. Untamed by A.G51pknmlaval. Howard
I have been waiting for this book forever. And it literally just came out, and I still haven’t gotten it. There is a simple answer to this: Finals. But now *grabby hands* I NEED IT. I need more Alyssa. More Morpheus and more Wonderland!

8. The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
As said before, now I am a Victoria Schwab Fangirl and I need The Unbound. And, not to forget I need more guyliner. Claire likes guyliner. 🙂

9. The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige was okay, but it was after I finished that I kind of realized just how amazing it was. I have been wanting to read The Wicked Will Rise for awhile now, Christmas is definitely the perfect time to receive it!

10. Oblivion by Kelly Creagh 97557691
The first two books in this trilogy were utterly amazing. The second ending in a confusing but still horrifying cliffhanger. Why I haven’t gotten this book sooner, I don’t even know. But I do want to read it! I need to know what happens to Isobel and Varen!

 

 

 

 

That’s it for this TTT! Hope you enjoyed some of my picks for this week! If you’ve read some of these books, feel free to drop a comment! Happy Holidays readers! 🙂

Waiting on Wednesday #8 » The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

 

Review » The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

114086503The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
By Michelle Hodkin
Release Date: 9/27/11
Published by Simon and Schuster
Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal, Mystery
Format: Paperback
Page: 456

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MY RATING: 5 Stars 

Goodreads Description
Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can. She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. There is. She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

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