Goodreads Monday 10/2/17


Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.


My pick this week is actually a series, but I’ll highlight book one.




Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes


In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.

As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.

The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

It’s the eve of war…. Choose your side.

Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.

Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.

Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword….


Hardcover, 412 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by Razorbill
Have you read this series?  If so, what were your thoughts?




Joining the Halloween Readathon #HalloweenWR



The Halloween Readathon is hosted by Wonderless Reviews.  I decided to give it a try even though I’ll be reading a variety of books this month and not just horror/suspense.  I like this readathon because the challenges are pretty easy.


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Review of The Unbelievables Series by K.C. Tansley (two books)




I was very lucky to be chosen by author K.C. Tansley to receive her two books in the Unbelievables series for review.  She sent me all kinds of great extras, too.

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September 2017 FairyLoot Unboxing



September’s FairyLoot theme was All That Sass and the box was packed with tons of great items.





There is always a spoiler card and a newletter with next month’s theme listed (October’s box is going to be amazing.)




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Stacking the Shelves 9/30/17



I decided to try Stacking the Shelves this week.  This is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!


I’m not sure if this is for books we just got or one’s we are planning to get soon.  So I’m going to just post the books I pre-ordered that aren’t out yet.  I will be adding them to my shelves as soon as they arrive.




The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be dark—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death bringer.

These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up hearing in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the past. But it isn’t until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari—a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl.

Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her nature in his palm. When she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend—a slave boy from her betrothed’s household—Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her.

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Review of Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski (digital arc)



Summary from Goodreads:


THE RULES ARE SIMPLE: You must be gifted. You must be younger than twenty-five. You must be willing to accept the dangers that you will face if you win.

Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Gupta’s entire life has been leading up to this—the opportunity to travel to space. But to secure a spot on this classified mission, she must first compete against the best and brightest people on the planet. People who are as determined as she to win a place on a journey to the farthest reaches of the universe.

Cassie is ready for the toll that the competition will take; the rigorous mental and physical tests designed to push her to the brink of her endurance. But nothing could have prepared her for the bonds she would form with the very people she hopes to beat. Or that with each passing day it would be more and more difficult to ignore the feeling that the true objective of the mission is being kept from her.

As the days until the launch tick down and the stakes rise higher than ever before, only one thing is clear to Cassie: she’ll never back down . . . even if it costs her everything.


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Blog Tour for 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough (review and giveaway)




Welcome to my stop on the 13 Minutes Blog Tour!


Summary from Goodreads:

I was dead for 13 minutes.

I don’t remember how I ended up in the icy water but I do know this – it wasn’t an accident and I wasn’t suicidal.

They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you’re a teenage girl, it’s hard to tell them apart. My friends love me, I’m sure of it. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t try to kill me. Does it?




“Mean Girls for the Instagram age.”

The Times (London)

The New York Times bestselling author known for her thrilling twists is back:

They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you’re a teenage girl, it’s hard to tell them apart.

Natasha doesn’t remember how she ended up in the icy water that night, but she does know this–it wasn’t an accident, and she wasn’t suicidal. Her two closest friends are acting strangely, and Natasha turns to Becca, the best friend she dumped years before when she got popular, to help her figure out what happened.

Natasha’s sure that her friends love her. But does that mean they didn’t try to kill her?

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More Pre-Order specials I have found.

I thought I would share some more specials that I have found.




The Last Namsara.  There is a print and a drawing to win more stuff.  Go to this page.




Dare Mighty Things.  A signed bookplate, bookmark, and tattoo. You can also win other items.  Go to this page.


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Waiting on Wednesday/Can’t Wait Wednesday 9/27/17


Can't Wait Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.


My pick this week is Lizzie by Dawn Ius.




Summary From Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Lizzie Borden has never been kissed. Polite but painfully shy, Lizzie prefers to stay in the kitchen, where she can dream of becoming a chef and escape her reality. With tyrannical parents who force her to work at the family’s B&B and her blackout episodes—a medical condition that has plagued her since her first menstrual cycle—Lizzie longs for a life of freedom, the time and space to just figure out who she is and what she wants.

Enter the effervescent, unpredictable Bridget Sullivan. Bridget has joined the B&B’s staff as the new maid, and Lizzie is instantly drawn to her artistic style and free spirit—even her Star Wars obsession is kind of cute. The two of them forge bonds that quickly turn into something that’s maybe more than friendship.

But when her parents try to restrain Lizzie from living the life she wants, it sparks something in her that she can’t quite figure out. Her blackout episodes start getting worse, her instincts less and less reliable. Lizzie is angry, certainly, but she also feels like she’s going mad…


Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 10th 2018 by Simon Pulse



Another month of going broke. My most anticipated October 2017 releases.

This is going to be a long one!  I still haven’t purchased all the September releases I want and October looks just as crazy.  I have pre-ordered a couple of these and just found out I won a copy of All The Crooked Saints (yay me!), so that helps.  I may have to order a few more to spread it out.  I also know I’ll get a couple of these from OwlCrate and FairyLoot.


October 1st:




The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle  (not sure why this is an odd release date, but I’m really looking forward to this one)


October 3rd: 




Ringer by Lauren Oliver  (I have this one ordered for a book signing.)

27 Hours by Tristina White (I read this one recently)

Top Ten by Katie Cotugno

The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook (I also read this one)

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