27 January 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Revenge and the Wild and Unhooked

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event held at Breaking the Spine. It puts the spotlight on books that haven't been released yet but we're eagerly awaiting.

This week I'm waiting on:

Revenge and the Wild

by Michelle Modesto
Series: N/A
Release Date: 02 February 2016

The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler.

Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways.

But Westie’s search ceases when a wealthy family comes to town looking to invest in Nigel’s latest invention, a machine that can harvest magic from gold—which Rogue City desperately needs as the magic wards that surround the city start to fail. There’s only one problem: the investors look exactly like the family who murdered Westie’s kin. With the help of Nigel’s handsome but scarred young assistant, Alistair, Westie sets out to prove their guilt. But if she’s not careful, her desire for revenge could cost her the family she has now. - Quoted from Goodreads.


by Lisa Maxwell
Series: N/A

Release Date: 02 February 2016

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?  - Quoted from Goodreads.

Both of these books look and sound awesome! I can't wait to see this take on Neverland and I want to see the inventions in Revenge and the Wild.

26 January 2016

Book Review: Second Chance Summer

Author: Morgan Matson
Series: N/A
Source: Gifted
Star Rating: 4 Stars

Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.

Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.

As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance—with family, with friends, and with love. - Quoted from Goodreads.

20 January 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Night Study and The Possibility of Now

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event held at Breaking the Spine. It puts the spotlight on books that haven't been released yet but we're eagerly awaiting.

This week I'm waiting on:

Night Study

by Maria V. Snyder
Series: Soulfinders #2 (Study #5)
Release Date: 25 January 2016

Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana’s life has been fraught with peril. But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before. As she desperately searches for a way to reclaim her magic, her enemies are closing in, and neither Ixia nor Sitia are safe for her anymore. Especially since the growing discord between the two countries and the possibility of a war threatens everything Yelena holds dear.

Valek is determined to protect Yelena, but he’s quickly running out of options. The Commander suspects that his loyalties are divided, and he’s been keeping secrets from Valek...secrets that put him, Yelena and all their friends in terrible danger. As they uncover the various layers of the Commander’s mysterious plans, they realise it's far more sinister than they could have ever imagined. - Quoted from Goodreads.

The Possibility of Now

by Kim Culbertson
Series: N/A

Release Date: 26 January 2016

Mara James has always been a perfectionist with a plan. But despite years of overachieving at her elite school, Mara didn't plan on having a total meltdown during her calculus exam. Like a rip-up-the-test-and-walk-out kind of meltdown. And she didn't plan on a video of it going viral. And she definitely didn't plan on never wanting to show her face again.

Mara knows she should go back, but suddenly she doesn't know why she's been overachieving all these years. Impulsively, she tells her mom she wants to go live with her estranged dad in Tahoe. Maybe in a place like Tahoe, where people go to get away from everyday life, and with a dad like Trick McHale, a ski bum avoiding the real world, Mara can figure things out.

Only Tahoe is nothing like she thought. There are awesome new friends and hot boys and a chance to finally get to know Trick, but there is also still massive amounts of schoolwork. Can Mara stopping planning long enough to see the life that's happening right now? - Quoted from Goodreads.

The Study series by Maria is one of my all time favourite series so of course I can't wait for what happens. The Possibility of Now just sounds like one of those books that'll be fun.

13 January 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Sword and Verse

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event held at Breaking the Spine. It puts the spotlight on books that haven't been released yet but we're eagerly awaiting.

This week I'm waiting on:

Sword and Verse

by Kathy MacMillan
Series: Sword and Verse #1
Release Date: 19 January 2016

Raisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father was teaching her to read and write, grooming her to take his place as a Learned One. In Qilara, the Arnathim, like Raisa, are the lowest class, and literacy is a capital offense. What’s more, only the king, prince, tutor, and tutor-in-training are allowed to learn the very highest order language, the language of the gods. So when the tutor-in-training is executed for teaching slaves this sacred language, and Raisa is selected to replace her, Raisa knows any slipup on her part could mean death.

Keeping her secret is hard enough, but the romance that’s been growing between her and Prince Mati isn’t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slave rebels—to help liberate Arnath slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding a war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries—one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees. - Quoted from Goodreads.

I need to read more fantasy. I get so confused with all the characters and names haha. This one sounds like it's going to be good though.

06 January 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: The Heir and The Spare

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event held at Breaking the Spine. It puts the spotlight on books that haven't been released yet but we're eagerly awaiting.

This week I'm waiting on:

The Heir and The Spare

by Emily Albright
Series: N/A
Release Date: 18 January 2016

Family can be complicated. Especially when skeletons from the past pop up unexpectedly. For American Evie Gray, finding out her deceased mother had a secret identity, and not one of the caped crusader variety, was quite the surprise. Evie’s mom had a secret life before she was even born, one that involved tiaras.

In this modern day fairytale, Evie is on a path to figure out who her mom really was, while discovering for herself what the future will hold. Charged with her late mother’s letters, Evie embarks on a quest into her past. The first item on the list is to attend Oxford, her mom’s alma mater. There, Evie stumbles upon a real life prince charming, Edmund Stuart the second Prince of England, who is all too happy to be the counterpart to her damsel in distress.

Evie can’t resist her growing attraction to Edmund as they spend more time together trying to unravel the clues her mother left behind. But, when doubts arise as to whether or not Edmund could ever be with an untitled American, what really ends up unravelling is Evie’s heart. When Evie uncovers all the facts about her mom’s former life, she realizes her mom’s past can open doors she never dreamed possible, doors that can help her be with Edmund. But, with everything now unveiled, Evie starts to crack under the pressure of new family responsibilities and the realization that her perfect prince may want her for all the wrong reasons. - Quoted from Goodreads.

This sounds like it would be so awesome! Like a treasure hunt haha. Although I'm kind of annoyed that the cover says 'she's secretly royal', well it's not so secret now, is it?

31 December 2015

Stacking The Shelves: December 2015

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme held over at Tynga's Reviews where people showcase the books they bought, borrowed or were gifted each week. I've decided to do mine monthly as I never receive enough books to other with doing it weekly.


Briar Rose by Jana Oliver


These are all books I got from my brothers for Christmas.

Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting

The Girl With The Iron Touch by Kady Cross
Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington

My mu also bought me this god damn glorious box set of hardcover Harry Potter books. I'm in love and I can't stop looking at them just saying 'It's so gorgeous' over and over.

30 December 2015

Waiting On Wednesday: Bookishly Ever After

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event held at Breaking the Spine. It puts the spotlight on books that haven't been released yet but we're eagerly awaiting.

This week I'm waiting on:

Bookishly Ever After

by Isabel Bandeira
Series: N/A
Release Date: 12 January 2016

In a perfect world, sixteen-year-old Phoebe Martins’ life would be a book. Preferably a YA novel with magic and a hot paranormal love interest. Unfortunately, her life probably wouldn’t even qualify for a quiet contemporary. But when Phoebe finds out that Dev, the hottest guy in the clarinet section, might actually have a crush on her, she turns to her favorite books for advice. Phoebe overhauls her personality to become as awesome as her favorite heroines and win Dev’s heart. But if her plan fails, can she go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing? - Quoted from Goodreads.

I need to be doing this in my life right now. Borrow some sass from a couple of characters haha. Seriously though, this book sounds super cute, and right up every book worms alley!