Friday, February 21, 2014


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Happy Friday everyone! If you're a Michigander like myself, you had a bit of crazy week when it came to the weather. Can you say, THUNDERSNOW?! Quite frankly, it was one of the most odd things i've ever experienced. Happy to say that we've finally made our way out of the Poler Vortex and into SUNNY AND WARM 49 DEGREES. I'ts practically summer now. Anywho, on to the stuff you're actually interested about.... WHAT I'M READING THIS WEEKEND! *weeeeeeeee*
1. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
2. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place(#1 The Mysterious Howling) by Maryrose Wood
3. on my kindle Shatter Me by Taharah Mafi
I've created my own personal read-a-thon this weekend and into next week as i'm embarassingly behind on my reading challenge for the year so far. What are you reading this weekend?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: Death Sworn

Weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.
Showcase which books you're going crazy over to be released!

Death Sworn (Death Sworn, #1)Death Sworn (Death Sworn #1)
by Leah Cypess
Release Date: March 4, 2014

When Ileni lost her magic, she lost everything: her place in society, her purpose in life, and the man she had expected to spend her life with. So when the Elders sent her to be magic tutor to a secret sect of assassins, she went willingly, even though the last two tutors had died under mysterious circumstances.

But beneath the assassins’ caves, Ileni will discover a new place and a new purpose… and a new and dangerous love. She will struggle to keep her lost magic a secret while teaching it to her deadly students, and to find out what happened to the two tutors who preceded her. But what she discovers will change not only her future, but the future of her people, the assassins… and possibly the entire world.

Top 5 Books I Want to Purchase Next

This Wicked GameThis Wicked Game
by Michelle Zink

Claire Kincaid’s family has been in business for over fifty years.
The voodoo business.
Part of the International Guild of High Priests and Priestesses, a secret society that have practiced voodoo for generations, the Kincaid’s run an underground supply house for authentic voodoo supplies. Claire plays along, filling orders for powders, oils and other bizarre ingredients in the family store, but she has a secret.
She doesn’t believe.
Struggling to reconcile her modern sensibilities with a completely unscientific craft based on suspicion, Claire can’t wait to escape New Orleans – and voodoo – when she goes to college, a desire that creates almost constant conflict in her secret affair with Xander Toussaint, son of the Guild’s powerful founding family.
But when a mysterious customer places an order for a deadly ingredient, Claire begins to realize that there’s more to voodoo – and the families that make up the Guild – than meets the eye.
Including her own.

As she bands together with the other firstborns of the Guild, she comes face to face with a deadly enemy – and the disbelief that may very well kill her.

The Beautiful and the CursedThe Beautiful and the Cursed
by Page Morgan

It was bizarre and inexplicable, and after it happened, Ingrid Waverly was forced to leave her life in London behind. She had to trade a world full of fancy dresses and society events for exile in gothic Paris with her mother and her younger sister, Gabby.
In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and disturbingly, the house rented by Ingrid's twin brother, Grayson, isn't a house at all. It's an abbey. A creepy, old abbey with a roof lined in stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures.
And to top it all off, Grayson is missing. 
Yet no one seems to be concerned about Grayson's whereabouts save for Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant who has some deep and dark secrets of his own. 
There's one secret about the city that even Luc can't keep hidden, though: there's a murderer on the loose. And every day that Grayson is missing means there's less chance he's still alive.
Ingrid is sure her twin isn't dead--she can feel it deep in her soul--but she knows that he's in grave danger, and that it's up to her and Gabby to find him before all hope is lost. 
And yet the path to him is more dangerous than she could ever imagine.

Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1)
Poison Princess
by Kresley Cole

She could save the world—or destroy it.
Sixteen-year-old Evangeline "Evie" Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.
But she can't do either alone.
With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can't totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?
Who can Evie trust?
As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it's not always clear who is on which side.

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)Grave Mercy
by Robin LaFevers

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

by Victoria Schwab

Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.

Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Book Haul

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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place (The Mysterious Howling) by Maryrose Wood
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place (The Hidden Gallery) by Maryrose Wood
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfrund
The Agency (A Spy in the House) by Y.S. Lee
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer SIGNED!
Cress by Marissa Meyer SIGNED!
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The Archived (The Archived, #1) Insurgent (Divergent, #2) Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)

The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Book Releases I'm Excited for in 2014

The Winner's Curse (Winner's Trilogy #1)The Winner's Curse
by Marie Rutkoski
Release Date: March 4, 2014

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

The Kiss of Deception (Remnant, #1)The Kiss of Deception
by Mary E. Pearson
Release Date: July 15, 2014

In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met.

On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assasin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love.

House of Ivy & Sorrow
House of Ivy & Sorrow
by Natalie Whipple
Release Date: April 15, 2014

Josephine Hemlock has spent the last 10 years hiding from the Curse that killed her mother. But when a mysterious man arrives at her ivy-covered, magic-fortified home, it’s clear her mother’s killer has finally come to destroy the rest of the Hemlock bloodline. Before Jo can even think about fighting back, she must figure out who she’s fighting in the first place. The more truth Jo uncovers, the deeper she falls into witchcraft darker than she ever imagined. Trapped and running out of time, she begins to wonder if the very Curse that killed her mother is the only way to save everyone she loves.

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass Novellas 0.1-0.5)
by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: March 4, 2014

Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin's Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas - together in one edition for the first time - Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn's orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Cinder by Marissa Meyer GIVEAWAY!

If some of you are unaware, #BoutofBooks 9.0 began TODAY! A week long read-a-thon that I am trying so desperately to kick ass at! So in celebration, I have decided to host a GIVEAWAY! WHATCHA ALL THINK BOUT THAT!

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1. This contest runs from TODAY, JANUARY 6-JANUARY 12.
2. Tweet the giveaway, you'll gain more entries!
3. Tell your friends! I'm sure they'd love a chance to win too!
4. You MUST enter your e-mail address for a chance to win. 
5. Winner will be notified on January 14, 2014.


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Book Haul

The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
These Broken Stars by 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Lost Sisterhood

Weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.
Showcase which books you're going crazy over to be released!

The Lost Sisterhood: A Novel

The Lost Sisterhood
by Anne Fortier
Release Date: March 11, 2014

The Lost Sisterhood tells the story of Diana, a young and aspiring--but somewhat aimless--professor at Oxford. Her fascination with the history of the Amazons, the legendary warrior women of ancient Greece, is deeply connected with her own family's history; her grandmother in particular. When Diana is invited to consult on an archeological excavation, she quickly realizes that here, finally, may be the proof that the Amazons were real.

The Amazons' "true" story--and Diana's history--is threaded along with this modern day hunt. This historical back-story focuses on a group of women, and more specifically on two sisters, whose fight to survive takes us through ancient Athens and to Troy, where the novel reinvents our perspective on the famous Trojan War.

The storyline of this sounds so intriguing, and incredibly unique. Plus, for some weird reason i have this obsession with Oxford University, especially when a book takes place there. Makes it jump even further up on my TBR pile. Can't wait to give this one a go!