Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (119)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Crimson Bound
Publication: May 5, 2015

From Goodreads:
When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?

Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption.

(This is a standalone novel, not part of the Cruel Beauty Universe.)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: New Year's Resolutions (49)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
In no particular order.

This Week's Theme:
Top Ten Goals for 2015
1. Get back to doing regular posts. I've fallen away from my blog and that makes me sad. This semester, I'm going to try and make more time for my blog.

2. Keep my grades up. Obviously, my schoolwork comes before my blog. Though, I'm not very worried about my grades, I still need to make sure I stay focused on my schoolwork.

3. Graduate in the top 3 of my class. I'm competitive when it comes to grades, so I'm really hoping I achieve this one.

4. Catch up on the books I have on my to-review shelf.

5. Stay on top of writing reviews.

6. Relax and have fun. I have eight months before I start college and I want to enjoy this time with m friends and family and not stress the whole time.

7. Finish a couple of TV series I've started.

8. Don't snack between meals as much.

9. Continue to obsess over Imagine Dragons because their amaze-balls.

10. Start College!!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

New Releases: December 29

Bleu MacAllister is consumed. A horrific childhood incident has caused every decision in her life to revolve around bringing a monster to justice. With years spent studying The Fellowship, an organized crime brotherhood of liars, thieves, and killers, Bleu will rely on her skills as a special agent to cut Thane Breckenridge off at the knees. But walking hand in hand with retribution means risking collateral damage, in the form of Breckenridge’s son Sinclair—until Sin becomes so much more than Bleu bargained for. She’s always known this undertaking would place her life in danger—she never imagined her heart would be as well.

Barnes&Noble  |  Amazon

Friday, December 26, 2014

Top 10 of 2014: The New Year

Today's Topic:
Top Ten Anticipations of 2015

 The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
Ignite (Defy #2) by Sara B Larson
Verum (Nocte #2) by Courtney Cole

 Shadow Study (Study #4) by Maria V Snyder
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Confess by Colleen Hoover

 Nowhere by Here (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J Maas
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

Untitled (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J Maas

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Top 10 of 2014: Best Book Boyfriends

Today's Topic:
Best Book Boyfriends of 2014

Ignifex from Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
He accepts all of Nocte, even her evil side. And I love the way their names fit together :)

Dare from Nocte by Courtney Cole
I can't even begin to describe to you how much I love Dare because it would ruin the plot line. Dare is amazing!!!! Nobody can compare!!

Chaol from Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas
Chaol is so kind and caring. I love how he knows how strong Celaena is and lets her stand for herself, but also sees the weaknesses and knows when to step in to help her.

Lo from Thrive by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Oh, Lo. You've been near and dear to my heart from the beginning and with each book, you become even closer.

Connor from Kiss the Sky by Krista & Becca Ritchie
A smart-mouth genius millionaire? How can you say no to that? The way he breaks down Rose's walls. *swoon*

Ryke from Hothouse Flower by Krista & Becca Ritchie
He carried Daisy 3 miles to the nearest hospital. What more could you want??

Kaidon from Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins
I love how he wrestles with accepting his good side when he's had to embrace his evil side his whole life.

Nate from Fall to You by Lexi Ryan
Oh, Nate. My heart breaks for you </3

Jude from Every Shattered Thing by Elora Ramirez
The way he protects Stephanie is so sweet and amazing <3

Gavin from Forever Loved by Deanna Roy
Another man my heart breaks for. His and Corabelle's journey is so amazing and sweet and he's just so.... agh!! I can't describe it!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Top 10 of 2014: Best Series I Started

Today's Topic:
Best Series I Started in 2014

 The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence #1) by Jessica Sorensen
Shadow and Bone (The Girsha #1)
All Lined Up (Rusk University #1) by Cora Carmack

 Tall, Tatted, and Tempting (Reed Brothers #1) by Tammy Falkner
Nocte (Nocte #1) by Courtney Cole
Defy (Defy #1) by Sara B. Larson

 Songbird (Sinclair #1) by Jaymin Eve
Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl #1) by Aileen Erin
Temptation (Temptation #1) by Karen Ann Hopkins

The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Top 10 of 2014: Best Covers

Today's Topic:
Best Books Covers of 2014

 Inspire (Muse #1) by Cora Carmack
Wicked (Wicked #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Hit List by Nikki Urang

 Atlantia by Ally Condie
Sinner (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3.5) by Maggie Stiefvater
The Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May

 The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
The Mirk and Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Monday, December 22, 2014

Top 10 of 2014: Best Books I've Read in 2014

Today's Topic:
Best Books I've Read in 2014

 Dare to Kiss (#1) by S.B. Alexander
Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros
Shadow and Bone (Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo

 Hothouse Flower (Calloway Sisters #1) by K. B. Ritchie
Thrive (Addicted #2.5) by K.B. Ritchie
Kiss the Sky (Calloway Sisters #2) by K.B. Ritchie
I'm counting these as one book ;)

 Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Every Shattered Thing (Every Shattered Thing #1) by Elora Ramirez
Fall to You (Here and Now #2) by Lexi Ryan

 Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J Maas
Sweet Reckoning (Sweet #3) by Wendy Higgins
Nocte (Nocte #1) by Courtney Cole