Meme: Top 5 Wednesday


Topic: 2017 Releases You Are Excited For…

  1. book #4 (Cormoran Strike series) by Robert Galbraith

there is no title or cover for the next book, however its coming out this year so am excited. I need to know what is going to happen between Robin and Cormoran after that cliffhanger in the 3rd book.

2. book #3 (Illuminae files) by Amie Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

same with the first answer. Plus its the last book and I really want to know how this ends and how the revenge will come about.

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3. By Your Side by Kasie West

I love Kasie West and so am excited for a new book from her. Plus this book has the characters stuck in a library. Yes please.

4. Echoes & Secrets in Death  (in death # 44 & 45) by J.D. Robb

I get two books this year of my favorite series. I cannot wait for February and August to roll around.

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5. Pucked Off (pucked off #5) by Helena Hunting

I didn’t think we’ll be getting a 5th books especially a Lance story. This book am going to devour when February rolls around.

So yeah some books am excited to read in 2017, because I will be reading these when they come out. So ready for all these to come out so that I can read them already.

 

T5W:Favorite First Liners


First liners are important because it can make or break if a person wants to read it or not. For people like me who only glimpse at that summary then open the book to see if its something that you want to read. If not then it goes right back on the shelf. So here are some first liners that kept me interest to keep reading.

“My name is Lizzy Tucker, and I used to think I was normal.”

-from Wicked by Janet Evanovich

“When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home”

-from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

“Today was the day a thousand dreams would die and a single dream would be born.”

-The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

“A stabbing pain jolts me awake.”

-from Alive by Scott Sigler

“I’m pretty much fucked”

-from The Martin by Andy Weir

So these are some of my favorite book first liners that I have come across in my reading life. Of course there more, because there will always be more to read them from. So my fellow book lovers have any favorite first liners let me know which ones they are. Until next time 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday


Topic:Books Where the Character Hate Each Other at First Site aka my favorite troupe ever. 

I love this topic because it deals with one of my favorite kind of romances. Don’t ask me why but I simply love how to people from wanting to punch you in the face to kissing it. So here’s my favorite top ten books that goes along those lines. 

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The Bride by Julie Garwood. A Scotsman male vs. English women with a marriage bargain the battle was epic. 

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Unearthly by Cynthia Hand. Oh I well never forget Tuckers and  Clara’s meeting and how it pretty much went down from there for awhile. 

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Luxe series (the first two books) by Jennifer L. Armentrout. So much chemistry and no where to put it. I also loved how it didn’t resolve itself in the first book but carried on to the next. 

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Angelfall by Susan Ee. A angel whose had his wings taken, and a girl harden by her circumstances both going on a journey. Sounds fun right. 

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Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. Oh Perry and Aria from two different worlds ,have no trust, yet work together. Loved. 

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Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong between the Keeper and a guard who alway dig at each other. I loved their parts the most. 

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Touch of Power by Maria V. Synder. This just shows that you can’t just tell a women she has to do anything. Because like Avry will show strong defiance toward you. 

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In death by J.D. Robb aka McNab and Peabodys beginning. There whole relationship was one up and down that I loved every minute of. 

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Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry the brother edition to this question. Benny hates his older brother for his parents death.  But they went on a journey and both learned to trust and love each other.

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Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Yes it has Twlight elements in it but I don’t care I loved how Patch and Nora. They both turned that distrust into something more solid. 

There you go my top Hate to Love relationships that I’ve read. I want more already. so if you know anymore good onces let me know and I’ll try them out. 

Top Five Wednesday 


TOPIC: Authors You Are Waiting on Another Book From

deborah harknessDeborah Harkness

The book of Life came out in 2014. So I need a new something from her.

michelle hodkinsMichelle Hodkins

I loved the mara dyer trilogy and I know there is supposed to be a spin off but who knows when that will be.

robin laFeversRobin LaFevers

His Fair Assassin is a really good historical young adult that I really can’t wait to see what is next.

stephanie perkinsStephaine Perkins

She has written short  stories for two books that she’s edited and I just want a full length book.

markus zusakMarkus Zusak

The way he writes books he should have more books out.

I need more books from these authors though I don’t really need them on my shelves. So this was a short post but don’t worry tomorrow is a longer review. What 5 authors would you like to write more books? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Top 5 Wednesday 


Topic: top 5 major badasses

1. Eve Dallas from J.D. Robb’s in death series. She’s a Lieutenant who gets her cases solved and don’t let anyone stand in her way. 

2. Roarke from J.D. Robb in death series. Roarke came from being a Dublin’s street rat to becoming one of the riches man out there. 

3. Damon Black from Jennifer L. Armentrout Lux series. He is a badass from day one which made me fall in love with him. 

4.Mark Watney from The Martian book. Because if any many can survivor on a another planet as long as he did. That makes him a total badass

5. Krestel from Marie Ruthoski Winner Curse series. She’s a badass for how she strategize and can think on her feet. 

This list was harder than I thought but here it is. I love badasses in books for they make me laugh and love them quicker. 

Waiting on Wednesday 


  
Summary:For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, Olivia, who’s coming with them for the summer.

But when Gwen and Olivia are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and taken to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey, Gwen realizes her mom might have been sane all along.
The world Gwen finds herself in is called Neverland, yet it’s nothing like the stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through her fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the roguish young pirate who promises to keep her safe.

With time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But will she be able to save Neverland without losing herself? -goodreads 

Comes out Feb. 2, 2016

A retelling of Peter Pan that I feel that will be darker than the Disney version. So that’s one out of many reasons I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.  Also to see the twist that Lisa Maxwell’s puts in. 

Anyone else reading this on the 2 or like me later time?

Meme: Top Ten Tuesday


This weeks Topic: 2015 releases I haven’t gotten to yet.

 

This is a very long list but here are some of the ones I own but didn’t get to. Most of these are from kindle cover pictures so that explains why there is black square things. Also all  the summaries come from Goodreads.

                                        “What is the silence of six, and what are you going to do about it?”
These are the last words uttered by 17-year-old Max Stein’s best friend, Evan: Just moments after hacking into the live-streaming Presidential debate at their high school, he kills himself. Haunted by the image of Evan’s death, Max’s entire world turns upside down as he suddenly finds himself the target of a corporate-government witch-hunt. Fearing for his life and fighting to prove his own innocence, Max goes on the run with no one to trust and too many unanswered questions. Max must dust off his own hacking skills and maneuver the dangerous labyrinth of underground hacktivist networks, ever-shifting alliances, and virtual identities — all while hoping to find the truth behind the “Silence of Six” before it’s too late.
   -how does that not sound like a great concept I heard about it by YouTube and watching the trailer. I didn’t get this book until later in the year so I haven’t gotten to it yet. -I want to read this because it has a really cool concept, and  mystery behind the story itself.

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met. -I haven’t heard anything but good things about this book and I want to get to it sooner than later.  Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first. -Am not the biggest fan of the first book in the Grisha trilogy and heard this book was set in the same world. However I heard this is better and about thiefs which excited the hell out of me.

  Aza Ray is drowning in thin air.
Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live.
So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn’t think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name.
Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, who’s always been there. Jason, for whom she might have more-than-friendly feelings. But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes terribly wrong. Aza is lost to our world—and found, by another. Magonia.
Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not the weak and dying thing she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time. Better, she has immense power—and as she navigates her new life, she discovers that war is coming. Magonia and Earth are on the cusp of a reckoning. And in Aza’s hands lies the fate of the whole of humanity—including the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?-This excited me when I first heard about this and only recently brought it thanks to daily deals.
In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.
Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.
When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn…
-Its about a library yes please I need this book on my bookshelf.
  Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.
Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me.   –Its another Katie Cotugno book and I wanted to read another book by her.First rule of dealing with hot vampire bodyguards? Don’t fall in love.
After losing both her parents before age seventeen, aspiring designer Caitlin Holte feels like her whole world has been turned upside down, and that was before the terrifying encounter with a supernatural force. Then, she learns that her hot bad-boy neighbor, Adrian—who might have just saved her life—is actually a half-demon vampire. Suddenly Caitlin is stuck with a vampire bodyguard who feels that the best way to protect her is to become her pretend boyfriend. Trouble is, Caitlin is starting to fall in love for real, while Adrian can never love a human. Caitlin trusts Adrian to keep her safe from his demon father, but will he be able to protect her heart?
 
– so I’ve only heard about this book from booktube and need to read it to find out more.
  Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen.
That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.– I hear very mixed things about this book. On one hand its the story that Cath wrote in Fangirl but then I hears its not. I just need to buckle down and read it already.
Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.
Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?
 -Am currently reading this in different format and a slow pace. The reason being I don’t want this story to end.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.-Mixed feeling about this book and need to try myself to know if I want to invest in more of it later on.

(book 2 in the Age of Legends) Their village is gone. Their friends have betrayed them. And now, they are all but prisoners in court, forced to watch and wait while the Emperor decides whether to help the children of Edgewood, who remain hostages of the treacherous Alvar Kitsune. But when the emperor finally sends the girls on a mission to rescue the children – accompanied by Prince Tyrus and a small band of men – the journey proves more perilous than any of them could have imagined. With lies and unrest mounting in the empire, Moria and Ashyn will have to draw on every bit of influence and power they possess to unite their people and avert an all-out war. – Started this book when it first came out but didn’t like how the relationships was going. So I needed a break from it.

 

So in 2015 I didn’t read any 2015 releases which is a bummer. In 2016 I want to get to those along with this years and my series. I have a busy year ahead of me.

Topic Top Ten Resolutions We Have For 2016


Note: (I resolve to finally read these 10 books, series I resolve to finish in 2015, etc.)

Okay one big thing I would love to do this year is start series I have on my shelves. It crazy that I haven’t yet since most of my shelves are full of them (some complete some not). So here is 10 first book in series that I need to at least start this year.

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1.Article 5  by Kristen Simmons- this series has been on my shelves since the beginning of last year. So I really need to read the first book so that I can decided to keep reading these series or donate it.

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2. Blood Red Road from the Dust Land trilogy by Moira Young- I’ve heard nothing but good things about this series and pretty much the reason I brought it. These is a fairly new purchase that I may not read right away. However I do want to get to it soon.

  

 3. The Young Elite by Marie Lu- Also it would be lovely to finish the Legend series but that’s not what this is currently about. I need to read this book ASAP for the last book comes out this year and I would love to get the first two read before hand.

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4.The Kiss of Deception from The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson-Again another ASAP read because again the last book come out this year. I loved the concept when I first heard about this book however am a late bloomer as always.

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5. Starters by Lissa Price-There is only two books and I really like the cover. All I have to say except Starters is another book that’s been on my shelf for about a year.

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6. Reboot by Amy Tintera- I love the concept, its short, and there’s only two books. My question to myself is why haven’t I picked it up yet.

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7.Mistborn from the Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson- Brandon Sanderson is a very popular author and I know somewhat why I haven’t started this. It is for the reason that the first book I read by him is The Rithmatist and I don’t overly like it. So I’ve been kind a turned off by his other books, but I will at least start this book these year. Fingers crossed.

  

 8. All These Things I’ve Done from the Birthright by Gabrielle Zevin-I have like three books by Gabrielle Zevin, and haven’t read any of her books. Hopefully these one.

  

 9. ANTIGODDESS from the Goddess War by Kendare Blake-its about God and Goddess going to war with each other why the heck not have I picked it up.  

  

 10. The Next Always from the Inn Boonsboro by Nora Roberts-I need to read these for there fun for a summer time.

So I have a lot of reading to do these year and am looking forward to it. My motto for 2016 is buy less read more. Lets just hope I can stick to it.

Top Ten: Finished Series I Have Yet to Finish 


This has to be the most funny question. For the fact that I absolute suck at finishing series. I have a thing with reading the first book then never get to the next ones. 

1. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

 4-6 plus the Bane Chronicles. I am one of those people that thinks this series could have ended at book three. However am interested to see where Cassandra Clare goes with the story.

2. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead 
  

Don’t know why I stopped reading this series but I need to get around to finally finishing this. I started Shadow Kiss and stopped for a reason that maybe I read the first two to fast. So I may have burned out a little. 

3. The Grisha by Leigh Bardvgo 
  

I read the first book however I’ll need to reread it before coninuing. I don’t remember much other than being confused most of the time. And that’s probably why I haven’t continued. 

4. His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers 
  

All I have is the last book and yet I haven’t gotten around to it. I don’t want it to really end so maybe that could count as another reason. 

5. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

 

STILL have Daughter of Smoke and Bone as my current read since April. Its turning out like when I read City of Bones. I need to get back into this trilogy. Although the page counts on these books keep getting bigger.

6. Legend by Marie Lu
  

Read the first book forever ago, and though I remember some parts I need to reread the first book before continuing. Loved the first book and can’t wait to read about Day and June again. 

7. Under the Never Sky by Vernoica Rossi
 

 

Another trilogy I need to reread before continuing on. Love the world and characters with all the drama that’s goes in a story like this. 

8. Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness

 

After a certain character death and the writing puts me off of continuing on. But I want to so bad need to know what’s going to happen with Todd and Viloet after that ending. 

9. Trylle by Amanda Hocking 

 

I didn’t overly enjoy the first book because the main character Wendy bugged me so when I finished the first book I wasn’t in no rush to continue. 

10. Benny Imura by Jonathan Maberry 
 
 

I spoiled myself on something that happens to my favorite character  in the second book that makes me hesitant to start it. But I loved the first book and really would love to continue this series. 

So that only ten of the series I have yet to get to. I have so many darn series that I haven’t even started and just collecting the books. Am so bad when it comes to my series. 

Weekly Wrap Up


September 1st through the 6th 

Read: Purity of Death by J.D. Robb (I know no surprise.)

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Currently Reading: The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski 

  Am on page 217 

Brought: So while everyone was out buying Queen of Shadows on September 1st I got Shades of Doon. 

  

This is thanks to my grocery store so I have a ebook and physical book.

 E-Books

  • The Martian by Andy Weir 
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 
  • Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy 
  • Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen
  • Storm Siren by Mary Weber
  • Breathe by Sarah Crossan 
  • Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
  • Cloaked by Alex Flinn

I haven’t done that much lately especially when it comes to blogging or reading really. One reason being is that my job has been tiring to say the least. Plus I just have been feeling lazy as hell. But today I did complete something that I’ve been putting off and that’s my bookcases. 

  
After a week of so I finally got my books organized. Yeah to me. So that’s my week and I will hopefully finish The Edge of Never and blog more. It would be lovely if I can. 

Hopefully later booknerds.