Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves – May 7

Stacking the Shelves

Hello there! Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Usually a weekly meme, mine pop up on a monthly basis. These are the books I’ve acquired since the April edition.

Bought

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Sandcastle Sister by Lisa Wingate

Paper Boats by Dee Lestari

Court of the Phantom Queen by Liz Meldon

When Sparks Fly by Ines Bautista-Yao

Borrowed

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab [Review]

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Caught Looking by Jody Holford

Girl on a Train (audiobook) by A.J. Waines

Damaged by Jody Holford

The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

Won/Gifted/ARC

Nowhere Near by Teddy Jones

Bulletins from Dallas by Bill Sanderson [Guest Post]

Book Review

Review — A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

I recently finished and reviewed A Darker Shade of Magic, and luckily the wait for the second installment, A Gathering of Shadows, wasn’t long! This time I read the ebook version instead of listening to the audiobook, borrowed from my library’s Overdrive. Continue reading “Review — A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab”

Book Review

Review – A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Seeing all the hype around this series made me wary. I’m the type of person turned off, or turned cynical, by hype. But I wanted to give it a try. The only way this book was available to me was audio, so that’s how I read it. Continue reading “Review – A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab”

Stacking the Shelves · Tag/Meme

Stacking the Shelves – April 2

Stacking the Shelves

Hello there! Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Usually a weekly meme, mine pop up on a monthly basis. These are the books I’ve acquired since the March edition. (Titles are links to Goodreads) Continue reading “Stacking the Shelves – April 2”

Book Review

Review – The Island by S. Usher Evans

I read The Island quite a while back. Like, when it was still being polished up for the official release. I realized that despite my excitement and love for the series, I haven’t actually written a review. So, I re-read The Island as part of the S. Usher Evans Street Team competition, and composed my thoughts about the final version to share a reader’s review of the book.

Oh, and I’m totally #TeamTheo! ❤

Continue reading “Review – The Island by S. Usher Evans”

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Stacking the Shelves – February 5

Stacking the Shelves

Hello there! Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Usually a weekly meme, mine pop up on a monthly basis. These are the books I’ve acquired since the January edition. (Titles are links to Goodreads) Continue reading “Stacking the Shelves – February 5”

Book Review

Review – Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

I kept seeing this title around the Twitter-verse, and when I saw it was available on Overdrive I decided to give it a try.

Continue reading “Review – Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake”

Book Review

Review – The Reader by Traci Chee

I’d been seeing a little bit of The Reader on Twitter, and thought the cover was beautiful. When I found out Traci Chee is going to be at YAKFest, I thought it would be a good excuse to read this book 😉 I borrowed the kindle edition from my library on Overdrive. Continue reading “Review – The Reader by Traci Chee”

#RockMyTBR · Tag/Meme

#RockMyTBR 2017 Intro Post

Rock my TBR hosted by The YA Book Traveler

rockmytbr1It’s that time again! Y’all know I’ve had fun with the RockMyTBR challenge this year, even though I didn’t complete it and most likely won’t given the rest of the year is pretty busy. I’m going to try again!

Basically, this challenge is to read books that you already own. Check out Sarah’s post for the details.

In 2017, I have 15 books that I definitely want to read for this challenge, but my per-month minimum is 1, with a few extra thrown in somewhere. Here’s a Goodreads list with my books on it. Books are listed in no particular order.

  1. THE SNOW GLOBE by Jenna Nelson
  2. SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi
  3. SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sara Raasch
  4. SECOND POSITION by Katherine Locke
  5. THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson
  6. MAGIC PRICE by C.L. Schneider
  7. THORN by Intisar Khanani
  8. HELLO? by Liza M. Weimer
  9. THE OUTWORLDER by S.K. Valenzuela
  10. CRACKED by Eliza Crewe
  11. SPELLS AND SORCERY by S. Usher Evans
  12. STARSHINE by G.S. Jennsen
  13. PAST LIFE STRIFE by Christina McMullen
  14. SUGAR by Dierdre Riordian Hall
  15. 122 RULES by Deek Rhew

I’m so excited for this challenge! Let me know if any of these books are on your list and you’d like to buddy read. 🙂

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#RockMyTBR · Book Review

Review – Relentless by Karen Lynch

 

I read Relentless as part of the #RockMyTBR challenge. I purchased Relentless as a result of Indiemas, hosted by the lovely S. Usher Evans.

Wow. Ok. I have been binge-reading romance lately and totally needed a break from it. Considering how far behind I am on the #RockMyTBR challenge, I chose something from there.

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Sara Grey’s world shattered ten years ago when her father was brutally murdered. Now at seventeen, she is still haunted by memories of that day and driven by the need to understand why it happened. She lives a life full of secrets and her family and friends have no idea of the supernatural world she is immersed in or of Sara’s own very powerful gift.

In her quest for answers about her father’s death, Sara takes risks that expose her and her friends to danger and puts herself into the sights of a sadistic vampire. On the same fateful night she meets Nikolas, a warrior who turns Sara’s world upside down and is determined to protect her even if it’s the last thing she wants.

Sara’s life starts to spin out of control as she is hunted by an obsessed vampire, learns that her friends have secrets of their own and reels from the truth about her own ancestry. Sara has always been fiercely independent but in order to survive now she must open herself to others, to reveal her deepest secrets. And she must learn to trust the one person capable of breaking down the walls around her. (Goodreads)

 

I give Relentless 5 out of 5 stars!

Hmm, now what can I say without giving too much away?

I really liked Sara. She put a lot of effort into keeping her friends and family safe from her secrets. She was dealing with A LOT of stuff in this book, and although she felt overwhelmed, she wasn’t the whiny, helpless little girl that a lot of protagonists are (although she was very fortunate to have the help that she did in some very critical situations). She continued to go about things in her own way and try to solve her problems–she wasn’t waiting for a hero.

I liked the abundance of creatures in the book and how they blended into the modern world.

I did think there was an over-abundance of beautiful/handsome characters in the book, but hey, that’s alright with me! *wipes up drool*

Overall I found this book to be a fun, entertaining read and I look forward to continuing the series!