Waiting on Wed: Chosen (Arc)

I was lucky enough to attend NYCC this fall and one of my top reads to tackle is to read it Chosen by Kirsten White!

Cover!!

Summary!!

Nina continues to learn how to use her slayer powers against enemies old and new in this second novel in the New York Times bestselling series from Kiersten White, set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Now that Nina has turned the Watcher’s Castle into a utopia for hurt and lonely demons, she’s still waiting for the utopia part to kick in. With her sister Artemis gone and only a few people remaining at the castle—including her still-distant mother—Nina has her hands full. Plus, though she gained back her Slayer powers from Leo, they’re not feeling quite right after being held by the seriously evil succubus Eve, a.k.a. fake Watcher’s Council member and Leo’s mom.

And while Nina is dealing with the darkness inside, there’s also a new threat on the outside, portended by an odd triangle symbol that seems to be popping up everywhere, in connection with Sean’s demon drug ring as well as someone a bit closer to home. Because one near-apocalypse just isn’t enough, right? 

The darkness always finds you. And once again, it’s coming for the Slayer.

Book Information:

  • Series: Slayer (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (January 7, 2020)

Author Information!!

Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for teens and young readers, including And I DarkenNow I RiseBright We BurnThe Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, and Slayer. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, where she perpetually lurks in the shadows. Visit Kiersten online at KierstenWhite.com and follow @KierstenWhite on Twitter.

Arc Thursday: Serpent and Dove!!

So because I will be attending NYCC comic con this fall, I am trying to read some of my ARCS I got from BEA so I can make space for the new arcs I will receive this fall!

Book Cover!!

Book Summary!!

Bound as one, to love, honor, or burn. Book one of a stunning fantasy duology, this tale of witchcraft and forbidden love is perfect for fans of Kendare Blake and Sara Holland.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

As a huntsman of the Church, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. But when Lou pulls a wicked stunt, the two are forced into an impossible situation—marriage.

Lou, unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, must make a choice. And love makes fools of us all.

Author Information:

Shelby Mahurin grew up on a small farm in rural Indiana, where sticks became wands and cows became dragons. Her rampant imagination didn’t fade with age, so she continues to play make-believe every day—with words now instead of cows. When not writing, Shelby watches the Office and reads voraciously. She still lives near that childhood farm with her very tall husband and semi-feral children. Serpent & Dove is Shelby’s debut novel. You can visit her online at http://www.shelbymahurin.com or follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @shelbymahurin.

Book Information:

  • Print Length: 518 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen on September 3, 2019)
  • Publication Date: September 3, 2019

Let me know in the comments if this book is also on your fall TBR!

Later book lovers

Bea/Con Picks: Maybe this time by Kasie West!!

So I had the pleasure to spend a almost a week at Bea and book con! I want to feature some titles that I am so excited to read soon!

Maybe this time!!



Book Summary!!

One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?

Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year’s Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works for the local florist, so she can be found at every big event in her small hometown, arranging bouquets and managing family dramas.

Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy new chef in town, Andrew is suddenly required to attend all the same events as Sophie. Entitled, arrogant, preppy Andrew. Sophie just wants to get her job done and finish up her sketches so she can apply to design school. But every time she turns around, there is Andrew, getting in her way and making her life more complicated. Until one day she wonders if maybe complicated isn’t so bad after all . . .

Told over the course of one year and following Sophie from event to event, this delightful novel from master of romantic comedy Kasie West shows how love can blossom in unexpected places.

Book Information:

  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Point on July 9, 2019
  • Publication Date: July 9, 2019
  • Sold by: Scholastic Trade Publisher

Author Information!!

Kasie West is the author of several YA novels, including The Fill-in BoyfriendP.S. I Like YouLucky in Love, and Listen to Your Heart. Her books have been named as ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers and as YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. Kasie lives in Fresno, California, with her family, and you can visit her online at kasiewest.com.

Let me know if you are going to pick up this book this summer!

later book lovers!!

TOP 15 BOOKS FORM BOOK CON!!

Overall, I had such a good time at book con. I always go into these cons with a super open mind and no expections. But it was such a fun experience and I really am excited to dive into all these reads! Here are the top books from book con, I got!!

My top Books for Book con!

  1. Prom
  2. Maybe this time
  3. The Lady Roge
  4. Winterwood
  5. There will come a darkness
  6. American Royals
  7. A candle in the flame
  8. Sabrine: Season of the Witch
  9. Swipe Right for Murder
  10. Fireborn
  11. Treason of Thorns
  12. Crown of Coral and pearl
  13. Stepsister
  14. Rated
  15. We Speak In Storms

Book I am excited to start!! Race to the sun by Rebecca Roanhorse!!

So I am going to feature some titles that I am super excited to read soon that I got from BEA and book con!!

Summary!!!

Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her basketball game. Turns out he’s Mr. Charles, her dad’s new boss at the oil and gas company, and he’s alarmingly interested in Nizhoni and her brother, Mac, their Navajo heritage, and the legend of the Hero Twins. Nizhoni knows he’s a threat, but her father won’t believe her. When Dad disappears the next day, leaving behind a message that says “Run!”, the siblings and Nizhoni’s best friend, Davery, are thrust into a rescue mission that can only be accomplished with the help of Diné Holy People, all disguised as quirky characters. Their aid will come at a price: the kids must pass a series of trials in which it seems like nature itself is out to kill them. If Nizhoni, Mac, and Davery can reach the House of the Sun, they will be outfitted with what they need to defeat the ancient monsters Mr. Charles has unleashed. But it will take more than weapons for Nizhoni to become the hero she was destined to be . . . Timeless themes such as the importance of family and respect for the land resonate in this funny, fast-paced, and exciting quest adventure set in the American Southwest.

Book Information!!

  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Disney Hyperion (October 2, 2019)
  • Publication Date: October 2, 2019
  • Sold by: Disney Book Group

Author Information!!

About the Author

Rebecca Roanhorse (www.RebeccaRoanhorse.com) is a black/indigenous (Ohkay Owingeh) writer of speculative fiction, including two adult books in the Sixth World series, Trail of Lightning and Storm of Locusts, and a Nebula and Hugo-winning short story, “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience.” Race to the Sun is her middle grade debut. Rebecca, a graduate of Yale, is a lawyer by day and works on behalf of Native Americans. She lives in Northern New Mexico with her Navajo husband and their daughter and pug. Follow her on Twitter @RoanhorseBex.

Let me know in the comments if this book is also on your fall TBR!

later book lovers!!

The Lovely and the Lost (Non-Spoiler Review)

The Lovely and the lost  by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Published by  Disney Hyperion on May 7, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, thriller

Pages: 336

Format arc

Source: publisher

2019 challenge:

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4.5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Kira Bennett’s earliest memories are of living alone and wild in the woods. She has no idea how long she was on her own or what she had to do to survive, but she remembers the moment that Cady Bennett and one of her search-and-rescue dogs found her. Adopted into the Bennett family, Kira still struggles with human interaction years later, but she excels at the family business: search-and-rescue. Along with Cady’s son, Jude, and their neighbor, Free, Kira works alongside Cady to train the world’s most elite search-and-rescue dogs. Someday, all three teenagers hope to put their skills to use, finding the lost and bringing them home. But when Cady’s estranged father, the enigmatic Bales Bennett, tracks his daughter down and asks for her help in locating a missing child—one of several visitors who has disappeared in the Sierra Glades National Park in the past twelve months—the teens find themselves on the frontlines sooner than they could have ever expected. As the search through 750,000 acres of unbridled wilderness intensifies, Kira becomes obsessed with finding the missing child. She knows all too well what it’s like to be lost in the wilderness, fighting for survival, alone. But this case isn’t simple. There is more afoot than a single, missing girl, and Kira’s memories threaten to overwhelm her at every turn. As the danger mounts and long-held family secrets come to light, Kira is forced to question everything she thought she knew about her adopted family, her true nature, and her past.

My Thoughts:

I have always really enjoyed Jen’s book and this book is no different. I really loved the concept of this novel and found it to be super unique story. I really loved how this book mixed both survival elements and also thriller elmenets. I also really liked how this book focused on found family and just adorable dogs. I really enjoyed this read and I really hope this book gets sequel! I grew to love the main character in this novel and jude is my new favorite side character. I thought the mystery was well crafted as well.

The Revenge of Magic (Non-Spoiler Review)

The Revenge of Magic by James Riley 

Published by  Aladdin on March 5, 2019

Genres: Middle Grade , Fantasy

Pages: 417

Format: Arc

Source: NYCC

2019 challenge:

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 3 for a review.

Summary!!!

Thirteen years ago, books of magic were discovered in various sites around the world alongside the bones of dragons. Only those born after “Discovery Day” have the power to use the magic.

Now, on a vacation to Washington, DC, Fort Fitzgerald’s father is lost when a giant creature bursts through the earth, attacking the city. Fort is devastated, until an opportunity for justice arrives six months later, when a man named Dr. Opps invites Fort to a government run school, the Oppenheimer School, to learn magic from those same books.

But life’s no easier at the school, where secrets abound. What does Jia, Fort’s tutor, know about the attacks? Why does Rachel, master of destructive magic, think Fort is out to destroy the school? And why is Fort seeing memories of an expelled girl every time he goes to sleep? If Fort doesn’t find out what’s hiding within the Oppenheimer School, more attacks will come, and this time, nothing will stop them!

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this read. I really loved the school setting and the world that this story was set in. I was impressed with the characters arcs and how this book went in a direction I did not expect of predict. I really liked how this book focused on one characters POV minus for a few situations. I thought the end of this book was bit rushed and had a massive info dump towards the end. I really am excited for book 2. I am really invested in all these characters and hope some of the smaller characters get more screen time in the future books in the series

First Line Friday: Call It what you want!!

So I was lucky enough to get early copy of Call it What you want!! I want to tease not only the summary of this book but also the first line of it!!

Cover Reveal!!

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First Line Friday!!

“I eat breakfast with my father every mourning. Well I eat. He sits in a wheelchair and stars in whichever direction my mom has pointed I’m. I’f I am lucky, all his droll stays in his mouth. If he is lucky, the sunlight doesn’t fall across his eyes.”

Summary!!

When his dad is caught embezzling funds from half the town, Rob goes from popular lacrosse player to social pariah. Even worse, his father’s failed suicide attempt leaves Rob and his mother responsible for his care.Everyone thinks of Maegan as a typical overachiever, but she has a secret of her own after the pressure got to her last year. And when her sister comes home from college pregnant, keeping it from her parents might be more than she can handle.When Rob and Maegan are paired together for a calculus project, they’re both reluctant to let anyone through the walls they’ve built. But when Maegan learns of Rob’s plan to fix the damage caused by his father, it could ruin more than their fragile new friendship . . .In her compulsively readable storytelling, Brigid Kemmerer pens another captivating, heartfelt novel that asks the question: Is it okay to do something wrong for the right reasons?

Book Information!!

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury YA (June 25, 2019)

Author Information!!

Brigid Kemmerer is the author of dark, contemporary Young Adult romances like MORE THAN WE CAN TELL and LETTERS TO THE LOST (Bloomsbury), as well as paranormal YA novels like THE ELEMENTAL SERIES and THICKER THAN WATER (Kensington). Her next book will be her first foray into YA Fantasy, with A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY, available January 2019 wherever books are sold. Brigid lives in the Baltimore area with her husband and four sons.

Let me know if this book is on your summer TBR!!

Later book lovers!!

Waiting for Wednsday!!! Wicked Saints!!

So here is one of the older books I got from Nycc, that I never got around to reading. It comes out soon!! I hope to get to this book soon!

Cover!!!

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Summary!!

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.

A prince in danger must decide who to trust.

A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.

Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.

In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy.

Book Information!!!

  • Print Length: 375 pages
  • Publisher: Wednesday Books (April 2, 2019)
  • Publication Date: April 2, 2019

Author Information!!!

Emily A. Duncan was born and raised in Ohio and works as a youth services librarian. She received a Master’s degree in library science from Kent State University, which mostly taught her how to find obscure Slavic folklore texts through interlibrary loan systems. When not reading or writing, she enjoys playing copious amounts of video games and dungeons and dragons.

Let me know in the comments if this book is on your april TBR!!