Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Foxglove Killings

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

 I am waiting on:

The Foxglove Killings
Title: The Foxglove Killings
Author: Tara Kelly
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: September 1, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery
Gramps always said that when the crickets were quiet, something bad was coming. And the crickets have been as silent as the dead. It started with the murdered deer in the playground with the unmistakable purple of a foxglove in its mouth. But in the dying boondock town of Emerald Cove, life goes on.
I work at Gramps's diner, and the cakes―the entitled rich kids who vacation here―make our lives hell. My best friend, Alex Pace, is the one person who gets me. Only Alex has changed. He's almost like a stranger now. I can't figure it out...or why I'm having distinctly more-than-friend feelings for him. Ones I shouldn't be having.
Then one of the cakes disappears.
When she turns up murdered, a foxglove in her mouth, a rumor goes around that Alex was the last person seen with her—and everyone but me believes it. Well, everyone except my worst enemy, Jenika Shaw. When Alex goes missing, it's up to us to prove his innocence and uncover the true killer. But the truth will shatter everything I've ever known about myself — and Alex.
Why am I waiting?
This is the super creepy murder mystery I have been dying to read. I have always and will always love a good mystery over anything else. I like trying to figure out what is going on and what is going to happen. This one sounds exceptionally creepy. 

What are you waiting on?
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Legacy of Kings

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

 I am waiting on:

Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals, #1)
Title: Legacy of Kings
Author: Eleanor Herman
Series: Blood of Gods and Royals #1
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: August 25, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise.
Alexander, Macedonia’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world but finds himself drawn to newcomer Katerina, who must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding her own mission: kill the Queen. But Kat’s first love, Jacob, will go to unthinkable lengths to win her, even if it means competing for her heart with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander’s unmet fiancĂ©e, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.
Weaving fantasy with the salacious and fascinating details of real history, New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman reimagines the greatest emperor the world has ever known: Alexander the Great, in the first book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.
Why am I waiting?
I am a bit of a history nerd, and I always love retellings and re-imaginings of historical events. I know a little bit about Alexander the Great but I really want to see what Eleanor does to make this story her own. Also I have not read a really great Fantasy in a long time, and I think this will be a great one to fix that. 

What are you waiting on?
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Lust

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

 I am waiting on:

Lust (The Allure Chronicles, #2)
Title: Lust
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: The Allure Chronicles #2
Publication Date: July 16, 2015
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal
After years of searching Daisy and Owen have finally found each other, only to face the threat of being forced apart. If they are unable to stop Daisy from becoming an Allure, she will forever lose the ability to love.
Desperate to stop the change before time runs out, they must decide what price they are willing to pay to save their love.

Why am I waiting?
If you have ever stopped by for any amount of time, you know that I am an Alyssa Rose Ivy Fanatic. This is one of her newest series and the cliffhanger at the end had me dying to read this one, because i cannot wait to see a few of her characters from her young adult series. Even though you don't have to read it to understand this story I am still excited to see a few old faces. 

What are you waiting on?
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Returning From The Land of The Lost...

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I have accomplished the near impossible...I have pulled myself out of the Land of the Lost also known as my real life. It has not been an easy task and trying to return to blogging has had many starts and stops and I just couldn't quite get there. 

I went from posting near daily to posting a total of 14 times this year...my real life took over and I couldn't find the passion or time for blogging I had in the past. It did not seem fair to my readers to just not put my full effort into blogging because it shows and you as my readers deserve my best effort. 

I don't want to spout false promises, so this is what I can promise: I am going to try my best to post at least 4-5 days a week. If I can get more reviews, and content out then that great. It may start off slow but I am seriously excited to get back into blogging. 

I am looking forward to connecting with old readers and new and to celebrate the reinstatement of Unabridged Bookshelf there is a little giveaway to enter below!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Will Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
There is a new topic each week, and bloggers around the world share their top ten picks.

This Week's Topic is Ten Books I Will Never Read

My Choices
(which I realize are all classics, but most of them I just do not see myself sitting down to read. Feel free to change my mind in the comments)


1. War and Peace
War and Peace

2. Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities

3. Moby Dick
Moby-Dick

4. Catch-22
Catch-22

5. 1984
1984

6. The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye

7. Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice

8. The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew

9. Hamlet
Hamlet

10. Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre


What are your picks this week?
Leave me a link in the comments so I can come check out your list

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Lion Heart

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

 I am waiting on:

Lion Heart (Scarlet, #3)
Title: Lion Heart
Author: A.C. Gaughen
Series: Scarlet #3
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Retellings
The eagerly-awaited conclusion to the Scarlet trilogy delivers another action-packed and romance-filled adventure.
Scarlet has captured the hearts of readers as well as the heart of Robin Hood, and after ceaseless obstacles and countless threats, readers will finally find out the fate of the Lady Thief.
Imprisoned by Prince John for months, Scarlet finds herself a long way from Nottinghamshire. After a daring escape from the Prince's clutches, she learns that King Richard’s life is in jeopardy, and Eleanor of Aquitaine demands a service Scarlet can’t refuse: spy for her and help bring Richard home safe. But fate—and her heart—won’t allow her to stay away from Nottinghamshire for long, and together, Scarlet and Rob must stop Prince John from going through with his dark plans for England. They can not rest until he’s stopped, but will their love be enough to save them once and for all?
Why am I waiting?
The Scarlet series by A.C. Gaughen has been one of my favorites since I first picked up Scarlet a little over 3 years ago. I love the turn the story took in Lady Thief, and I just have to know if Scarlet and Rob ever get to be together and get their happily ever after. I love the way A.C. Gaughen takes the Robin Hood legend and retells it is such an action-packed way. 

What are you waiting on?
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Chantress Fury

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

 I am waiting on:

Chantress Fury (Chantress, #3)
Title: Chantress Fury
Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Series: Chantress Trilogy #3
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, 
The sea is coming. We are coming. And we will drown you all.
With a song, Lucy can control the wind and the water; she can bring castles and kingdoms to their feet. Since Lucy mastered her powers, King Henry has kept her close as he’s rebuilt England. She’s his best ally—and his workhorse. And now he’s called her to investigate attempted murder: His men claim they were almost killed on the Thames…by a mermaid. All Lucy can glean from the creature they’ve captured is a warning: The sea is coming. We are coming. And we will drown you all.
And then the floods begin. Swaths of London are submerged as the people scramble to defend themselves against the water—and the monsters—that are flooding their streets. As mistrust of Lucy's magic grows, the king relies on Nat, Lucy's great love, to guide them through the storm. But Nat is cold and distant to Lucy. He swore his love only a year before, and now he calls her “stranger.”
Lucy is determined to defeat this powerful new magic alone if she must. But then she hears an eerie song within the water…can it mean that she’s not the last Chantress after all?
Sweepingly romantic and crackling with magic, Chantress Fury triumphantly concludes the powerful Chantress trilogy.
Why am I waiting?
I have love this series since I first read Chantress two years ago, and I am not sure I want to say goodbye. I do however want to know where the end of the story means for Lucy and for Nat. I am still rooting for them, but things did not look their brightest in Chantress Alchemy. I think it would be an interesting turn if there was another Chantress. 

What are you waiting on?
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