Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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

Book: The Undead Pool
Author: Kim Harrison
Release Date: February 25, 2014

From Goodreads:
    Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now strange magic is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong, and the truce between the races, between Inderlander and human, is shattering. 

Rachel must stop the occurrences before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war. However, the only way to do so is through the ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils.

Why I'm waiting: Not sure I love the cover but I have loved this series. Can't wait to continue reading about Rachel, Trent, Al, Ivy and Jenks!!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Sequels Ever

brought to you by: the broke and the bookish

Jeni's Picks:
1. Sapphire Blue by Kirsten Gier: I loved Ruby Red and was so happy that Sapphire Blue didn't disappoint. 

2. Demon Spell by Rachel Hawkins: Hex Hall is one of my favorite series. 

3. Where She Went by Gayle Forman: I was a little nervous starting this book because I didn't want it to ruin the first book for me. It ended wonderfully and I'm so glad I read it. 

4. The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen: The False Prince is one of my favorite middle grade reads. The second book was just as great and I can't wait to read the third book. March cannot come fast enough. 

5. 2 Bodies for the Price of One by Stephanie Bond: I liked the first book in this series but I liked the second book better.  If you liked the Stephanie Plum novels you would like these. 

Emily's Picks

6.Always A Witch by Carolyn MacCullough. I liked this series a lot, and it was even better when I found out there was only two books. This book was fun, and I liked the story line.

7. The Elfstones of Shannara. By Terry Brooks.  If you are fan of High Fantasy, I would highly recommend Terry Brooks, and I would highly recommend the second book in this series. 

8. Awake At Dawn by CC Hunter. I like this series.  It's a fun read, and I have been waiting to finish the fifth book.  I would recommend this book to any YA reader out there who liked Hex Hall, Shiver or Kelley Armstrong's books.

9.  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling. This is one of my favorite Harry Potter books.  I love to sit down with a nice cup of hot chocolate, a cookie and dig in to this book. I read it in the fall when the leaves are just turning, and then I read numbers, 5,6, and 7 over right after. 

10. Desires of the Dead (the body finder #2) by Kimberly Derting. This series is another YA. I liked the creepy aspects.  A girl that can sense the dead.  And I really don't mind the love stories involved too much.  I would recommend this series as well. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Stacking the Shelves: #2
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! Hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

New Books:
Blackmore by Julianne Donaldson
Michael Vey 3: Battle of the Ampere

Used Books: I love going to the used book store. 
Knock Off by Rhonda Pollero
Magic Study by Maria V. Synder
The House of Tyneford by Natasha Solomons
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
Lament by Maggie Stievater
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B Cooney
Knock 'em Dead by Rhonda Pollero
And Then There Wer None by Agatha Christie
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Fire Study by Maria V. Synder

Silvers Edgy by
The Lies of Locke of Lamora by Scott Lynch
6 Killer Bodies by Stephanie Bond
4 Bodies and a Funeral by Stephanie Bond
5 Bodies to Die For by Stephanie Bond
Body Movers by Stephanie Bond
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
Summer of Promise by Amanda Cabot

I got so many books this week I didn't buy any on my Kindle or Nook. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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

Book: Emerald Green
Author: Kristin Gier
Release date: October 8, 2013

From Goodreads: 

She’s only recently learned that she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, and since then nothing has been going right. She suspects the founder of the Circle, Count Saint-German, is up to something nefarious, but nobody will believe her. And she’s just learned that her charming time-traveling partner, Gideon, has probably been using her all along.

This stunning conclusion picks up where Sapphire Blue left off, reaching new heights of intrigue and romance as Gwen finally uncovers the secrets of the time-traveling society and learns her fate.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall TBR List

brought to you by: the broke and the bookish

Jeni's Picks:

1. 7 Brides for 7 Bodies by Stephanie Bond: I'm hoping this is really going to be released. Her website states that it is on its way but it was originally set to be released in 2010. Crossing my finger that it will be released in October. 

2. The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson: A retelling of Cinderella. I can't wait to read it. 

3. The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen: I love Klassen's books. This one looks promising. Just wish it was coming out a little sooner. 

4. Allegiant by Veronica Roth: I'm so excited to see how she ends this. 

5. Michael Vey 3: Battle of Ampere by Richard Paul Evans: My daughters love these books. I'm just hoping this one is as good as the first one. 

Emily's Picks

6. The House of Hades: by Rick Riordan. I like this series, and have loved the new characters.  So I am excited about the new book coming in October.

7.  Of Triton by Anna Banks. I am cheating a little, because I know this book is already out.  I have yet to read this one.  And I am excited about it though.

8. Born of Deception by Teri Born. I guess the publication date isn't until 2014 but I can wait. I really want to read this book.  I liked the first one.

9. Starcrossed series. by Josephine Angelini. This has been on to read list for a while. And now the third book is out, so I think I might be spending some down time diving in.

10. Frostburned by Patricia Briggs. I love the Mercy Thompson series and this is number seven. It will be interesting to see where she takes Mercy. Hopefully it's better than the last book, which wasn't my favorite in this series. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Headmistress of Rosemere
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Release date: December 31st, 2013

From Goodreads:
Bright, sensible Patience knows what is expected of her. At twenty-five, her opportunity for a family of her own has passed, so she finds contentment teaching at her father's school for girls. When her father dies suddenly and her brother moves away to London, she is determined to keep her father's dream alive. Confirmed bachelor William Sterling also knows what is expected of him, but mistake after mistake has left him teetering on ruin's edge. As master of Eastmore Hall he owns a great deal of land but possesses little money to manage the upkeep. He is desperate to find a new source of income, including the sacrifice of land connected to Rosemere. When her brother returns with a new wife to take over management of the school, Patience is heartbroken to no longer be responsible for her beloved school and is forced to reassess God's purpose for her life. After her sister-in-law's matchmaking brings Patience and William together, they both learn new truths about their character and find a common goal in restoring Eastmore's legacy.(less)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show (set in a perfect which movies don't butcher the books we love.) -- originally done April 2011

brought to you by: the broke and the bookish

Jeni's Picks:
1. Goose Girl by Shannon Hale: I would love to see this at the movies. Galen is swoon worthy. I can't believe Austenland was made into a movie before Goose Girl. 

2. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen: My daughters would die if this book was made into a movie. It would be good as a miniseries too. 

3. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins: This would be such a fun movie. The sarcasm is great and the love triangle isn't to crazy. 

4. Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson: What a great chick flick this would be, right? I love Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice and would love to see this  come to the big screen. 

5. Ruby Red by Kirsten Geir: I know they are making this into a movie but I hate reading subtitles. 

Emily's Picks

6. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks. Now that Hollywood has proven they can take Fantasy and do something with it, aka, Lord of the Rings, they might actually do something special with this series.

7. Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, which I know has been made into a movie, but come on, that was a sad, sad movie for any fan of the book. it needs a redo.

8. The Witch Of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare.  I loved this book when I was younger, and every couple of years I go back to it, and each time, I think, this would make a great a movie.  

9. Born Of Illusion by Teri Brown. This book was interesting to me.  I liked the elements of magic, and the mystery in this  book.  I actually think this would make a great movie.  

10. And of course, The Haunting of Alaizbel Cray. This would make a great movie.  Not only does it have creepy crawlies, but it has romance, action, and adventure. You can't ask for more. And according to his blog, he has written a screenplay for the movie.  What more can a fan ask? 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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

Autor: Melanie Dickerson
Release Date: October 22, 2013
From Goodreads:
Happily Ever After ...Or Happily Nevermore? Gisela's childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son. But since her father's death, each day has been filled with nothing but servitude to her stepmother. So when Gisela learns the duke's son, Valten---the boy she has daydreamed about for years---is throwing a ball in hopes of finding a wife, she vows to find a way to attend, even if it's only for a taste of a life she'll never have. 

To her surprise, she catches Valten's eye. Though he is rough around the edges, Gisela finds Valten has completely captured her heart. But other forces are bent on keeping the two from falling further in love, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Top Ten Book that you wish were taught in school

Top Ten Tuesday: Books You Wish Were Taught in School

brought to you by: the broke and the bookish

Jeni's Picks:
1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: I love World War Two novels and this one is really good. 
2. The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen Randle: This book teaches about abuse and friendships. Simply Amazing.  
3. The Five Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman: I wish this was required reading for parents of High School Children. It should be handed out at back to school night. 
4. The Citadel by A.J. Cronin: A story of a young doctor in post Great War era. Great story about greed, honesty and a man's fall and his redemption. Loved it. 
5. Heart on a Chain by Cindy C Bennett: This book is good. Not as amazing as The Only Alien on the Planet but still amazing on its own. 

Emily's Picks:
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 
3. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
4. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
5. And Then There Were None By Agatha Christie