Posts Tagged: young adult

August books on my radar . . .

August books on my radar . . .

August 1, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 8

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes new author strikes my fancy. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! I also hope they will point me… Read more »

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Review: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Review: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

June 11, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 0

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman Series: Seraphina #1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Published by Random House Books for Young Readers, 2012 E-book, purchased 499 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high. Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn… Read more »

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The rest of the year . . . most anticipated books

The rest of the year . . . most anticipated books

June 9, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 10

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week we talk about the books we’re most excited about for the rest of the year…the books we didn’t know about when we created a similar post last December. I added 12 more books to my rest of the year books! And I already have five books for the period from June to the end of the year from my original books. June Stories of the Raksura, Vol. 2: The… Read more »

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April books on my radar . . .

April books on my radar . . .

April 4, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 2

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times by some new author I might try. The list helps me not forget books and the Goodreads links help me keep track of the books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! This month I only have a few books to add to my lists! April 7 The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley is one of my favorite books. I need to read some more books by Ms. Kearsley. A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley Series: None Published by Sourcebooks Landmarks Genre:… Read more »

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Review: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Review: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

March 6, 2015 2015, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B, book rating, COYER Winter, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie Narrated by John Keating Series: Shattered Sea #1 Genre: YA Historical Fantasy Published by Recorded Books, 2014 (Del Rey, 2014) Audiobook, purchased 336 pages 9 hours, 17 minutes Grade: B Narrator Grade: B Synopsis: “I swore an oath to be avenged on the killers of my father. I may be half a man, but I swore a whole oath” Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea itself. And he must do it all with only one good hand. The deceived will become the deceiver. Born a… Read more »

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March books on my radar . . .

March books on my radar . . .

March 2, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 3

  Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times by a new author. I don’t buy all the books since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! March 3 One of my favorite series! Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop Series: The Others #3 Published by Penguin Genre: Fantasy 400… Read more »

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WoW: The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace

WoW: The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace

January 28, 2015 2015, Waiting on Wednesday 0

I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to coming out in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ………………….. The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace Publication Date: March 3 Genre: YA Fantasy Synopsis: Drama and danger abound in this fantasy realm where dukes play a game for the throne, magical warriors race to find the missing heir, and romance blossoms where it is least expected. In a world where dukes plot their way to the throne, a Performer’s life can get tricky. And in Johanna Von Arlo’s case, it can… Read more »

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Review: The Falconer by Elizabeth May

Review: The Falconer by Elizabeth May

January 15, 2015 2014, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

  The Falconer by Elizabeth May Series: The Falconer #1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy (historical) Published by Chronicle Books, 2014 E-book, purchased 378 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844 Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother. Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother,… Read more »

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WoW: Dead to Me by Mary McCoy

WoW: Dead to Me by Mary McCoy

January 14, 2015 2015, Waiting on Wednesday 8

Breaking the Spine blog hosts Waiting on Wednesday–a time each week we can spotlight upcoming releases. Visit the blog to find out more information and to leave your link on her blog.   The book I’m excited about this week: Dead to Me by Mary McCoy Series: Unknown Publication Date: March 3, 2015 Synopsis from Goodreads: “Don’t believe anything they say.” Those were the last words that Annie spoke to Alice before turning her back on their family and vanishing without a trace. Alice spent four years waiting and wondering when the impossibly glamorous sister she idolized would return to her–and what their Hollywood-insider parents had done to drive her… Read more »

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2014 books I meant to read . . .

2014 books I meant to read . . .

January 13, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 13

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can. It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week we talk about the 2014 releases we meant to read, but didn’t get to. These are books I’ve already got, but haven’t read yet. It was really easy to come up with 10 books. The hard part was to trim the list…lol.   1. Cress by Marissa Meyer–This is the third book in The Lunar Chronicles series…. Read more »

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