Searching Saturday

Searching Saturday is a weekly meme created by the night is dark and full of books. The idea is to search for a book that is new to you and fits the weekly topic. After finding the book  you write a post about the book and add the book to your TBR!


For today we need to search for a book that is by an author you have read before.

Midnight at the


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Synopsis:

Kansas, 2065 Adri has been handpicked to live on Mars. But weeks before Launch, she discovers the journal of a girl who lived in her house over a hundred years ago, and is immediately drawn into the mystery surrounding her fate. While Adri knows she must focus on the mission ahead, she becomes captivated by a life that’s been lost in time…and how it might be inextricably tied to her own. 

Oklahoma, 1934 Amidst the fear and uncertainty of the Dust Bowl, Catherine longs for the immortality promised by a professor at a traveling show called The Electric. But as her family’s situation becomes more dire — and the suffocating dust threatens her sister’s life — Catherine must find the courage to sacrifice everything she loves in order to save the one person she loves most. 

England, 1919 In the recovery following World War One, Lenore tries to come to terms with her grief for her brother, a fallen British soldier, and plans to sail to America in pursuit of a childhood friend. But even if she makes it that far, will her friend be the person she remembers, and the one who can bring her back to herself? 

While their stories spans thousands of miles and multiple generations, Lenore, Catherine, and Adri’s fates are entwined in ways both heartbreaking and hopeful.


Why I chose it:

I loved, loved Tiger Lily so when I saw she would be coming out with another book, I just couldn’t not pick it.



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Shelf control

Shelf control is a meme created by bookshelf fantasies. It’s a weekly feature in which you choose a book already on you shelf or ereader en do a blogpost about it.


This week I would like to focus my attention on the following book:

Lux consequences


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Title:
 Lux: consequences
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: 2014
Length: 807 pages

What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):
Opal
After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different…and I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Origin
Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?

How I got it:
I bought it via a site called bol.com.

When I got it:
I have this book on my shelves for ages.

Why I want to read it:
These books are so addicting.


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“Waiting on” Wednesday

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a meme created by breaking the spine. “Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that are being eagerly anticipated.


A new month with new releases. As last time I won’t be doing sequels and so on. I will only be doing new releases. Just so you know. Otherwise it would become a terribly long list. Also their can be a moment during the month in which I show you more releases. just like last time. I don’t know, we will see.

First of all there is the Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. This comes out on April 11th.

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Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back. 

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. 

Right?


Second there is Marlena by Julie Buntin. This book has already come out.

Marlena

Everything about fifteen-year-old Cat’s new town in rural Michigan is lonely and off-kilter, until she meets her neighbor, the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena. Cat, inexperienced and desperate for connection, is quickly lured into Marlena’s orbit by little more than an arched eyebrow and a shake of white-blond hair. As the two girls turn the untamed landscape of their desolate small town into a kind of playground, Cat catalogues a litany of firsts—first drink, first cigarette, first kiss—while Marlena’s habits harden and calcify. Within the year, Marlena is dead, drowned in six inches of icy water in the woods nearby. Now, decades later, when a ghost from that pivotal year surfaces unexpectedly, Cat must try to forgive herself and move on, even as the memory of Marlena keeps her tangled in the past.


Third there is Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray. This books is also already out.

Defy the stars

She’s a soldier.

Noemi Vidal is a seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything—including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine.

Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true.


There is If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio. Expected publication date is April 11th.

If we were

Enter the players. There were seven of us then, seven bright young things with wide precious futures ahead of us. Until that year, we saw no further than the books in front of our faces.

On the day Oliver Marks is released from jail, the man who put him there is waiting at the door. Detective Colborne wants to know the truth, and after ten years, Oliver is finally ready to tell it.

Ten years ago: Oliver is one of seven young Shakespearean actors at Dellecher Classical Conservatory, a place of keen ambition and fierce competition. In this secluded world of firelight and leather-bound books, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingénue, extra. But in their fourth and final year, the balance of power begins to shift, good-natured rivalries turn ugly, and on opening night real violence invades the students’ world of make believe. In the morning, the fourth-years find themselves facing their very own tragedy, and their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, each other, and themselves that they are innocent.


There is Gem and Dixie by Sara Zarr. This book is already out.

Gem and Dixie

Gem has never known what it is to have security. She’s never known an adult she can truly rely on. But the one constant in her life has been Dixie. Gem grew up taking care of her sister when no one else could: not their mother, whose issues make it hard for her to keep food on the table; and definitely not their father, whose intermittent presence is the only thing worse than his frequent absence. Even as Gem and Dixie have grown apart, they’ve always had each other.

When their dad returns for the first time in years and tries to insert himself back into their lives, Gem finds herself with an unexpected opportunity: three days with Dixie, on their own in Seattle and beyond. But this short trip soon becomes something more, as Gem discovers that to save herself, she may have to sever the one bond she’s tried so hard to keep.


There is North of Happy by Adi Alsaid. This book will be out on April 25th.

North of happy
Carlos Portillo has always led a privileged and sheltered life. A dual citizen of Mexico and the US, he lives in Mexico City with his wealthy family where he attends an elite international school. His friends and peers-fellow rich kids-have plans to attend college somewhere in the US or Europe and someday take over their parents’ businesses. Always a rule follower and a parent pleaser, Carlos is more than happy to tread the well-worn path in front of him. He has always loved food and cooking, but his parents see it as just a hobby.

When his older brother, Felix–who has dropped out of college to live a life of travel–is tragically killed, Carlos begins hearing his brother’s voice, giving him advice and pushing him to rebel against his father’s plan for him. Worrying about his mental health, but knowing the voice is right, Carlos runs away to the US and manages to secure a job with his favorite celebrity chef. As he works to improve his skills in the kitchen and pursue his dream, he begins to fall for his boss’s daughter–a fact that could end his career before it begins. Finally living for himself, Carlos must decide what’s most important to him and where his true path really lies.


There is Bang by Barry Lyga. This comes out on April 18th.

Bang

Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one–not even Sebastian himself–can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father’s gun.

Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend–Aneesa–to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past. 

It took a gun to get him into this.

Now he needs a gun to get out.


There is Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant. This is a book that is already out.

Zenn Diagram

The more I touch someone, the more I can see and understand, and the more I think I can help. But that’s my mistake. I can’t help. You can’t fix people like you can solve a math problem.

Math genius. Freak of nature. Loner.

Eva Walker has literally one friend—if you don’t count her quadruplet three-year-old-siblings—and it’s not even because she’s a math nerd. No, Eva is a loner out of necessity, because everyone and everything around her is an emotional minefield. All she has to do is touch someone, or their shirt, or their cell phone, and she can read all their secrets, their insecurities, their fears.

Sure, Eva’s “gift” comes in handy when she’s tutoring math and she can learn where people are struggling just by touching their calculators. For the most part, though, it’s safer to keep her hands to herself. Until she meets six-foot-three, cute-without-trying Zenn Bennett, who makes that nearly impossible.

Zenn’s jacket gives Eva such a dark and violent vision that you’d think not touching him would be easy. But sometimes you have to take a risk…


There is Meg and Linus by Hanna Nowinski. Expected publication is April 18th.

Meg and Linus

Can friendship, Star Trek, drama club, and a whole lot of coffee get two nerdy best friends through the beginning of their senior year of high school?

Meg and Linus are best friends bound by a shared love of school, a coffee obsession, and being queer. It’s not always easy to be the nerdy lesbian or gay kid in a suburban town. But they have each other. And a few Star Trek boxed sets. They’re pretty happy.

But then Sophia, Meg’s longtime girlfriend, breaks up with Meg. Linus starts tutoring the totally dreamy new kid, Danny—and Meg thinks setting them up is the perfect project to distract herself from her own heartbreak. But Linus isn’t so sure Danny even likes guys, and maybe Sophia isn’t quite as out of the picture as Meg thought she was. . . .

From crowdsourced young adult imprint Swoon Reads comes Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski, a fun friendship story about two quirky teens who must learn to get out of their comfort zones and take risks—even if that means joining the drama club, making new friends, and learning how to stand on your own.


There is Get It Together, Delilah! by Erin Gough. This book has already been released.

Get it together

Seventeen-year-old Delilah Green wouldn’t have chosen to do her last year of school this way, but she figures it’s working fine. Her dad is on a trip to fix his broken heart after her mom left him for another man, so Del’s managing the family café in his absence. Easy, she thinks. But what about:
– homework and the nasty posse of mean girls making her life hell
– or how one of Del’s best friends won’t stop guilt-tripping her
– and her other best friend is so in love with his tutor he might go to jail for her if Del doesn’t do something

But who cares about any of that really, because above all else, she can’t stop thinking about beautiful Rosa who dances every night across the street until one day Rosa comes in the café door . . .

And if Rosa starts thinking about Del, too, then how in the name of caramel milkshakes will Del get the rest of it together?


These are the books I chose. Any recommendations are always welcome.



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Top 5 Wednesday

Top Five Wednesday is a Goodreads group which shares ideas and discussions based on a prompt each Wednesday. This week we talk about our top 5 SFF books on or TBR. These are all books that I own, if i included books I didn’t own I would not be able to choose.


Of Fire and Stars

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A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of MAgic


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Heir of Fire

Heir of fire


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City of Glass

City of Glass


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Of Poseidon

Of Poseidon


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These are the books I chose, what are some of your top SFF books on your TBR?



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Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the broke and the bookish. What is Top ten Tuesday? Each week a topic is posted, and bloggers write their top ten of that topic.


Today I would like to talk to you about the top 10 fandoms I am in. Although I love watching tv-shows, movies and listen to music or read a book, I am not in a lot of fandoms. Yes, I came up with 10 but I still question if I am truly a fangirl. For today I will focus my attention on tv-shows. These again are in no particular order.

Gilmore girls

Gilmore Girls

Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars

Moonlight

Moonlight

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Shadowhunters

Shadowhunters

Teen Wolf

Teen Wolf

Criminal Minds

Criminal minds

Stitchers

SALLI RICHARDSON-WHITFIELD, KYLE HARRIS, EMMA ISHTA, ALLISON SCAGLIOTTI, RITESH RAJAN

Shameless

Shameless

Scorpion

Scorpion

With a lot of these tv-shows I am a fan because of the romance. I am a die hard shipper. Gilmore Girls I love because of Lorelei and Luke and also because of Rory and Jess. Scorpion I like because of Walter and Paige. Shameless because of Ian and Mickey and so on.


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March wrap-up

Hi, here is my March wrap-up.

Everything,everything City of ashes

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon | 4 stars | Review
I adored this book. It was lovely. I gave it 4 stars because of the controversy surrounding this book otherwise it would have been a 5 star read for me.

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare | 4 stars | Review
This was a re-read for me and I must say I liked it just as much as the first time around. This book is full of action and adventure, something I really liked. For more thoughts look up my review.

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie | 4 stars | Review
I described this as short but oh so interesting and that’s exactly what it is. This is a very short book but it packs a punch. It shows you a bunch of ways society overlooks women. This book discusses why we still need feminism and why each and every person should be a feminist.


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Sunday post

The Sunday post is a weekly meme created by Kimba. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.


I believe their is a theme going on here. Again I feel disappointed both reading and blogging wise. Where for example was I on Thursday. Why didn’t I read more. I hope I’ll have a better next week. I don’t know if I will do, my anxiety as been on the forefront since last week and that takes a lot of energy out of me. Energy I would otherwise put in my blog or in reading a book.


 

This week on my blog:

  • Top 5 Wednesday (meme)
  • Shelf control (meme)
  • City of Ashes (review)
  • We Should All Be Feminists (review)
  • Searching Saturday (meme)
  • Sunday post (meme)
  • 5 things on Sunday (meme)

Next week on my blog:

  • March Wrap-up
  • Top 10 Tuesday (meme)
  • Top 5 Wednesday (meme)
  • Shelf control (meme)
  • “Waiting on” Wednesday
  • Diversity spotlight Thursday (meme)
  • Bookish (and not so bookish) thoughts (meme)
  • First lines Friday (meme)
  • Searching Saturday (meme)
  • Scrappy Little Nobody (review)
  • Sunday post (meme)
  • 5 things on Sunday (meme)

 

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5 things on Sunday

5 Things on Sunday is a weekly meme created by reads and treats. Each week, host Kendra lists a topic and invites you to create a list of 5 things!


For today we get a freebie. I wanted to talk to you about some of my favorite movies. I watched a lot of movies lately and I thought why not do a post about it. These are in no particular order since I am terrible at choosing.

1. Marvel franchise. I have to say I liked most of the Marvel movies so …
2. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. So emotional.
3. The Fault in Our Stars. Favorite book and movie. I judge a movie by what kind of emotion it brings me and this …
4. Movies made from Nicholas Sparks books. I have a soft spot for them. I have never read the books but I’ve seen al the movies.
5. Harry Potter. So magical.

I could name a whole lot more but I will leave it at this since you can only name 5.



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April TBR

Hi Guys. For today I wanted to talk to you about my April TBR. As I have said in my Sunday post I am not going to have a set TBR instead I will show you a couple of books I plan to choose from. These are the books:

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I am planning to read Anna Kendrick’s book first but then I don’t know. What book do you think I should read?


 

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Searching Saturday

Searching Saturday is a weekly meme created by the night is dark and full of books. The idea is to search for a book that is new to you and fits the weekly topic. After finding the book  you write a post about the book and add the book to your TBR!


For today we need to search for a book in the humor/comedy genre.

The wall of


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Synopsis:

Vanessa Mazur knows she’s doing the right thing. She shouldn’t feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary.

But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she’s beyond shocked.

For two years, the man known as The Wall of Winnipeg couldn’t find it in him to tell her good morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He’s asking for the unthinkable.

What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants?


Why I chose it:

I looked up comedy on Goodreads and this was one with rave reviews as well as a 4.35 score. I love romance, so I thought why not put this on my TBR.


 

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