Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and feel free to add your link to the comments so that others can see what you picked! 

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! My son is finally getting over the fever he’s had since Tuesday – which meant that I was in the house for most of the weekend! I managed to get a book finished and start a new one… but more on that at a later date 😉

This weeks pick for me is a book that I recently discovered and one that was also recently released. The subject matter is something I find morbidly fascinating – especially when it based on a true story, like this book is!

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No Saints in Kansas by Amy Brashear

Published: November 14th 2017 by Soho Teen

Amazon: No Saints in Kansas

A gripping reimagining of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood and the brutal murders that inspired it

November is usually quiet in Holcomb, Kansas, but in 1959, the town is shattered by the quadruple murder of the Clutter family. Suspicion falls on Nancy Clutter’s boyfriend, Bobby Rupp, the last one to see them alive.

New Yorker Carly Fleming, new to the small Midwestern town, is an outsider. She tutored Nancy, and (in private, at least) they were close. Carly and Bobby were the only ones who saw that Nancy was always performing, and that she was cracking under the pressure of being Holcomb’s golden girl. The secret connected Carly and Bobby. Now that Bobby is an outsider, too, they’re bound closer than ever.

Determined to clear Bobby’s name, Carly dives into the murder investigation and ends up in trouble with the local authorities. But that’s nothing compared to the wrath she faces from Holcomb once the real perpetrators are caught. When her father is appointed to defend the killers of the Clutter family, the entire town labels the Flemings as traitors. Now Carly must fight for what she knows is right.

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Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and feel free to add your links to the comments so that others can see what you picked! 

Hey guys! I hope you all had a great weekend! It has gotten pretty cold over here and it has been raining and hailing something fierce! Which is perfect reading weather, but not so great if you want or need to go out!

Anyway, this weeks pick for me is a book that I very recently added to my TBR, bit one that has absolutely amazing reviews. I haven’t picked it up and I was wary about adding it to my TBR mostly because the cover kept putting me off! I decided to just ignore the cover and hope that I love it anyway!

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Published: September 18th 2012 by Scholastic Press

Amazon: Raven Cycle 1. The Raven Boys

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“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

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Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and feel free to add your links to the comments so that others can see what you picked!

Hey guys! I hope you all had a great weekend! It’s actually starting to get pretty cold over here, which means coats and winter shoes! There is nothing better than snuggling up with a blanket, a good book and a cup of coffee when it’s absolutely freezing outside!

Anyway, this weeks pick for me is a book that I recently picked up a copy of. I have had this on my TBR for a little while now and I am definitely looking forward to getting to it 🙂

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Skinny by Ibi Kaslik

Published: September 19th 2006 by Walkers Children’s

Amazon: Skinny

Do you ever get hungry?  Too hungry to eat?
 
Holly’s older sister, Giselle, is self-destructing. Haunted by her love-deprived relationship with her late father, this once strong role model and medical student, is gripped by anorexia. Holly, a track star, struggles to keep her own life in balance while coping with the mental and physical deterioration of her beloved sister. Together, they can feel themselves slipping and are holding on for dear life.
 
This honest look at the special bond between sisters is told from the perspective of both girls, as they alternate narrating each chapter.  Gritty and often wryly funny, Skinny explores family relationships, love, pain, and the hunger for acceptance that drives all of us.

This looks like it could be a hard hitting, but great read if it is done right!

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October Wrap Up

Hey guys! Can you believe how fast this year has gone? I can’t believe it’s November already! I finally feel like I am back with my reading and blogging. I fell into a huge slump that lasted months and I just did not want to read, write or really do anything with books and I hated every second of it. However, I created a couple of TBR jars – one for my physical shelf and one for my ebooks – and I folded all of the titles I still have to read on pieces of paper and picked one out. This has definitely helped me get out of my slump in the sense that I didn’t have to stare at my shelf and despair over what I want to read next!

Anyway, let’s get into what I managed to read after getting out of my slump!

Read: 

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins – 3/5 stars

Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt – DNF, 1/5 stars

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus – 5/5 stars

When I Am Through With You by Stephanie Kuehn – 4/5 stars

Hoax by C. L. Stone – 5/5 stars

Frostfire by Amanda Hocking – 3/5 stars

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen – 4/5 stars

Switched by Amanda Hocking – 2/5 stars

Emancipated by M. G. Reyes – 4/5 stars

Six Little Secrets by Katlyn Duncan – ARC, 1/5 stars

Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton – DNF, 1 star – Full review to come

I definitely had a good mix of books in terms of ratings and I am so glad that I started to read some of the older ones that I probably never would have picked up had it not been for the jar!

Bought: 

A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess – I read the first book in this series when it first came out, so I am looking forward to seeing how this series continues. Also, the covers are so beautiful!

Emancipated my M. G. Reyes – I had this on my TBR for ages and stumbled back across it on Goodreads – I decided to grab a used copy from amazon and I am so glad I did!

Snape funko pop keychain – Not a book, but book related!

ARCS:

Six Little Secrets by Katlyn Duncan – I stumbled across this on Netgalley and was granted access by the published pretty quickly. Such a shame that it didn’t live up to its potential!

Switch by A. W. Hill and Nathanael Hill – Another book I discovered on Netgalley! I cannot wait to get to it

Banished by Betsy Schow – I am completely IN LOVE with this series and this author! I needed this ARC like I needed air and I am so excited to read it! I am auto approved for books from Sourcebooks Fire and I am so glad because this series is one of my all time favourites!

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins – Someone was kind enough to send me this ARC in return for the cost of postage!

A Death Struck Year by Makiia Lucier – The same person sent me this along with Perkin’s in return for shipping costs!

I managed to grab a few ARCs this month, both old and new and I am extremely excited to read the ones I haven’t gotten to yet!

Goodreads Monday:

October 23rd – Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

I didn’t really keep up with Goodreads Monday this month, which is pretty bad from me. It came from the lack of motivation! However, since I am back, I will definitely be keeping on top of this every week!

I am so glad that I am finally out of my slump and that I finally have the motivation to read and post more often. I cannot wait to get back at it on a more regular basis!

How was your month? Feel free to link me up to your Wrap Up posts!

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Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here! To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to link back here and feel free to share your links in the comments so that others can see what you picked. 

Hey guys! I hope you all had a great weekend! Clocks went back, which means winter is definitely on the way. The weather has already started turning and Christmas things have already hit the shelves – which is crazy!

This weeks pick for me is a book that hasn’t really been on my TBR for a huge amount of time, but one with a cover that catches my eye every time I scroll by it.

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A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho

Published: February 28th 2017 by Viking Children’s Books

Can the right kind of boy get away with killing the wrong kind of girl?

Fin and Betty’s close friendship survived Fin’s ninth-grade move from their coastal Maine town to Manhattan. Calls, letters, and summer visits continued to bind them together, and in the fall of their senior year, they both applied to NYU, planning to reunite for good as roommates.

Then Betty disappears. Her ex-boyfriend Calder admits to drowning her, but his confession is thrown out, and soon the entire town believes he was coerced and Betty has simply run away. Fin knows the truth, and she returns to Williston for one final summer, determined to get justice for her friend, even if it means putting her loved ones—and herself—at risk.

But Williston is a town full of secrets, where a delicate framework holds everything together, and Fin is not the only one with an agenda. How much is she willing to damage to get her revenge and learn the truth about Betty’s disappearance, which is more complicated than she ever imagined—and infinitely more devastating?

This definitely looks interesting and I cannot wait to grab a copy and dive into it!

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Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and feel free to add your link to the comments so that others can see what you picked! 

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend! I have had a pretty lazy weekend, didn’t really do much of anything! This weeks pick for me is a book that was relatively recently released and it looks pretty interesting!

Genuine Fraud

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

Published: September 5th 2017 by Delacorte Press

The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

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Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and feel free to add your link to the comments section.

Hey guys! I hope you are all well and that you all had a great weekend! I just realised that I never posted a GRM last week :-O So, I am so sorry for that. So, since we are nearing October and Halloween, I definitely want to step up my horror/murder mystery game (after I have finished TOD). With that in mind, this weeks GRM is:

Hex

Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Published: April 26th 2016 by Tor

Whoever is born here, is doomed to stay ’til death. Whoever settles, never leaves.

Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters your homes at will. She stands next to your bed for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened.

The elders of Black Spring have virtually quarantined the town by using high-tech surveillance to prevent their curse from spreading. Frustrated with being kept in lockdown, the town’s teenagers decide to break their strict regulations and go viral with the haunting, but in so doing send the town spiraling into the dark, medieval practices of the past.

Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and feel free to add your link to the comments so that others can see what you picked.

Hey guys! I hope you all had a great weekend! It has been raining most of the time and my husband has given me his cold! So please excuse any typos you might find!

The traitors kiss

The Traitor’S Kiss by Erin Beaty

Published May 9th 2017 by Imprint

An obstinate girl who will not be married.
A soldier desperate to prove himself.
A kingdom on the brink of war.

With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady―which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls―and on the soldiers escorting them.

As the girls’ military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust―and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.

Cover Reveal: The Rebels of Gold by Elise Kova

Hey everyone! I hope you guys being affected by Hurricane Irma are staying safe! I have a cover reveal for you guys, today, and it is so pretty!! The Rebels of Gold is the third and final book in the Loom Saga by Elise Kova and is available for pre order. More on that down below…

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The Rebels of Gold by Elise Kova

Expected Publication: December 5th 2017 by Keymaster Press

A new rebellion rises from the still-smoldering remnants of the five guilds of Loom to stand against Dragon tyranny. Meanwhile, on Nova, those same Dragons fight amongst themselves, as age-old power struggles shift the political landscape in fateful and unexpected ways. Unlikely leaders vie for the opportunity to shape a new world order from the perfect clockwork designs of one temperamental engineer.

This is the final installment of USA Today bestselling author Elise Kova’s Loom Saga, THE REBELS OF GOLD will reveal the fate of Loom’s brilliantly contrasting world and its beloved inhabitants.

Isn’t the detail on the cover so beautiful? As mentioned above, this book is the third and final instalment in the Loom saga, and is now available for pre order:

Pre-order THE REBELS OF GOLD from:

| AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY |
| BOOKS A MILLION |

(more pre-order locations to come)

Pre order swag will also be available for those who submit their pre orders – Find out more here: http://elisekova.com/pre-order/

The first book in the Loom Saga (The Alchemists of Loom) is currently on sale! The eBook is currently $3.99 to celebrate the final instalment.

About the Author:

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Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she is not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media.

 

Goodreads Monday

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend 🙂 My pick for this week is a group of novellas all packed into one book!

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The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Published: March 4th 2014 by Bloomsbury Childrens

Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.

This needs to be read before I can read Tower of Dawn, which releases tomorrow! :-O Looks like I need to snap to it!