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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (32)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It's to spotlight upcoming releases I can't wait to get my hands on!

                                                     This week's WoW pick is...

“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.” 

These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time. 

Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own. 

As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.

Release Date: September 22nd, 2015

This seems so interesting and I don't think I've ever heard of a premise like this one. Also, the theme of blood and salt? Unbelievably poetic and haunting, just like the cover. From the reviews, I've heard this is perfect for Horror fans (which I am clearly not) so I hope this is gruesome and wonderfully gory but not too much so.

What are you waiting on? :)

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Discussion Post: 50 Shades of Grey Movie

Yikes. Where do I even begin? If you've started cringing and/or backing away after reading the title of this post, please stop. I'm going to try and make this as pleasant and inoffensive (basically, unlike the book) as I can! Promise.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (2): Our Favorite Heroines

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the bloggers over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's Top Ten Tuesday is...

Our Favorite Heroines

1) Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. Hermione Granger taught me so many lessons that, looking back, I am immensely thankful for. She taught me that it's okay to not fit in, that one should never dull their own shine or talent or interest to belong with the masses. Being different and standing out should be celebrated, and J.K. Rowling perfectly exemplifies that with Hermione! A kick-ass, quirky, smart and empowering heroine who managed to keep Harry and Ron in line all those years. Where would they be without her?!

Friday, 20 February 2015

Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Release Date: September 3rd, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Rating: YA 15+
Genre/s: Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 419

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

I know what you're thinking: another book about vampires, where a normal girl dapples with and battles society and her parents by possibly falling for a bloodthirsty yet surprisingly human-like vampire? Oh, how original! Or, if you're a die-hard fan of Twilight and The Vampire Diaries and True Blood yadda yadda yadda, you're possibly even very excited at the sound of this premise! But (sorry to be the Debbie Downer for you guys),  this is NOT your typical vampire romance read. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is nothing like I expected, and I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would! 

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) by Stephanie Perkins

Release Date: August 14th, 2014
Publisher: Dial
Rating: YA 16+
Genre/s: Romance, Contemporary Fiction
Pages: 352

Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last? 

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.

Isla and the Happily Ever After reminded me so much of its predecessors but was also different in so many ways; needless to say, this is one of my absolute favorite YA romance trilogies ever. Perkins has done it again! 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (31)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It's to spotlight upcoming releases I can't wait to get my hands on!

                                                     This week's WoW pick is...
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she'd been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend— two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.

The problem is that days after prom, it's not the real Bradley she's thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn't even know. But tracking him down doesn't mean they're done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend's graduation party — three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.

Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.

Release Date: May 5th, 2015

This one sounds SO interesting! I hope Gia doesn't turn out to be desperate (the vibe I'm kind of getting for the blurb), we shall see. ALSO, I really hope insta-love doesn't show its face!!! Still, this sounds really good and like a cute, bubbly read with (hopefully) likable characters.

What are you waiting on? :)

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