Monday, June 18, 2018

In My Mailbox



*In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren which allows bloggers to share what books they bought/received each week.*


Hey Bookies! This week's In My Mailbox is an assortment of books and I am so excited to share with you what I received in my mailbox recently. This haul is a throwback I didn't post while I was on a supernatural adult romance binge. I recently read Winter Wolf and decided to get the next two books in the trilogy. Take a look at my haul below:



*If you're interested in the other books that are on my radar you can check out my Amazon Wishlist: Books I Dream About!

Happy Reading!
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Spread the Word Sunday


*Spread the Word Sunday is a meme hosted by The Tattered Page to announce some sort of book related news or cause.*

I am attending ALA again this year and I can't wait. I am excited about all of the new books and visiting a new state and city. I have always been interested in visiting New Orleans and the French Quarter. Oak Alley Plantation, the bayou, St. Louis Cemetery, and so on. Let's go New Orleans!


For those who do not know what the American Library Association convention is, I provided some info below:

"With more than 900 exhibiting organizations, multiple pavilions and stages featuring the hottest authors, and numerous related fun events, the exhibit floor is an integral part of your learning, professional development, and networking. The Exhibit Hall offers you the opportunity to explore and discuss with expert vendors the breadth and depth of new and favorite library products, services, books, online services, tools, and technologies.
The ALA Annual Exhibits will be held in McCormick Place, Chicago.

Exhibit Hours
June 22nd: Friday Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor5:30pm - 7:00pm
June 23rd: Saturday9:00am - 5:00pm
June 24th: Sunday9:00am - 5:00pm
June 25th: Monday Exhibits Closing Events - Wrap Up / Rev Up Celebration     9:00am - 2:00pm

As I mentioned in my posts, ALA Midwinter 2016 Recap & ALA Annual 2016 RecapALA Conferences are quite similar to BookExpo America. More like a lowkey version of BookExpo America. And I am so grateful to be able to have attended!

If you're a fellow book blogger or someone who loves books and will be attending this year's Annual Conference, look me up!

*For more info, check out the official website for the 
ALA Midwinter 2018 Meeting & Exhibit*

If you have some free time aside from ALA check out Things to Do in New Orleans:

Oak Alley Plantation Tour

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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour With Transport



New Orleans Haunted History Ghost Tour




Happy Reading!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wishlist Wednesday


*Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper*

 by Alwyn Hamilton

Publisher:
Viking Books for Young Readers
Release DateMarch 6, 2018
Pages: 480

The Story:

The breathless finale to the New York Times bestselling Rebel of the Sands series will have you on the edge of your seat until the dust from the final battle clears!

When gunslinging Amani Al'Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined she'd join a revolution, let alone lead one. But after the bloodthirsty Sultan of Miraji imprisoned the Rebel Prince Ahmed in the mythical city of Eremot, she doesn't have a choice. Armed with only her revolver, her wits, and her untameable Demdji powers, Amani must rally her skeleton crew of rebels for a rescue mission through the unforgiving desert to a place that, according to maps, doesn't exist. As she watches those she loves most lay their lives on the line against ghouls and enemy soldiers, Amani questions whether she can be the leader they need or if she is leading them all to their deaths.

-via Amazon


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Meet the Author

Alwyn Hamilton was born in Toronto and lived between Canada, France, and Italy until the was three, when her family settled in the small French town of Beaune. She studied History of Art at King's College, Cambridge, graduated in 2009, and lives in London.






Want to see my entire Wishlist? Check it out on Amazon: Books I Dream About

Happy Reading!

Monday, May 21, 2018

New YA Releases : Week of May 21st


Here are some upcoming releases this week. Release dates sources: 
Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc.


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Furyborn by Claire Legrand

From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon

Always Never Your by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka


Are any of these on your Bookish Wishlist or Pre-Order cart? Which do you look most forward to?


Happy Reading!
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wishlist Wednesday


*Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper*

 by Sarah J. Maas

Publisher
Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: January 9, 2018
Pages: 336

The Story:

From the New York Times best-selling author duo Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner comes a "literally breathtaking" new sci-fi series about a death-defying mission on an alien planet.
When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution humanity has been waiting for. The Undying's advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and their message leads to the planet Gaia, a treasure trove waiting to be explored.
For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an ancient alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study... as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don't loot everything first. Despite their opposing reasons for smuggling themselves onto the alien planet's surface, they're both desperate to uncover the riches hidden in the Undying temples. Beset by rival scavenger gangs, Jules and Mia form a fragile alliance... but both are keeping secrets that make trust nearly impossible.
As they race to decode the ancient messages, Jules and Mia must navigate the traps and trials within the Undying temples and stay one step ahead of the scavvers on their heels. They came to Gaia certain that they had far more to fear from their fellow humans than the ancient beings whose mysteries they're trying to unravel. But the more they learn about the Undying, the more Jules and Mia start to feel like their presence in the temple is part of a grand design--one that could spell the end of the human race...
-via Amazon

Meet the Author


Meagan Spooner

Amie Kaufman


Meagan Spooner is the New York Times bestselling author of the Skylark trilogy and the Starbound trilogy.She grew up reading and writing every spare moment of the day, while dreaming about life as an archaeologist, a marine biologist, an astronaut. She graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a degree in playwriting, and has spent several years since then living in Australia. She's traveled with her family all over the world to places like Egypt, South Africa, the Arctic, Greece, Antarctica, and the Galapagos, and there's a bit of every trip in every story she writes. She currently lives and writes in Asheville, North Carolina, but the siren call of travel is hard to resist, and there's no telling how long she'll stay there. In her spare time she plays guitar, plays video games, plays with her cat, and reads.
Amie Kaufman is the New York Times and internationally bestselling co-author of The Illuminae Files (Illuminae, Gemina) and the Starbound Trilogy (These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, Their Fractured Light.) Her award-winning books are published in almost 30 countries, and she is based in Melbourne, Australia, where she lives with her husband, their rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library. To learn about her latest releases or be notified about events and signings in your area, you can sign up for her newsletter at www.amiekaufman.com.
Want to see my entire Wishlist? Check it out on Amazon: Books I Dream About

Happy Reading!

Monday, May 14, 2018

New YA Releases : Week of May 14th


Here are some upcoming releases this week. Release dates sources: 
Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc.


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War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett

The Queen of Sorrow by Sarah Beth Durst


Are any of these on your Bookish Wishlist or Pre-Order cart? Which do you look most forward to?


Happy Reading!
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Spread the Word Sunday : On My Block

*Spread the Word Sunday is a meme hosted by The Tattered Page to announce some sort of book related news or cause.*

Hey Bookies!

This is a completely non-book related post, but I have to share this marvelous Netflix discovery:


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Synopsis:


On My Block, co-created by Lauren Iungerich (creator of Awkward) and Eddie Gonzalez & Jeremy Haft, is a coming of age comedy about four bright, funny and street-savvy friends find their lifelong friendship tested as they navigate their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of high-school set in a rough inner city Los Angeles neighborhood.

Here's the trailer:


Starring
- Sierra Capri as Monse Finnie
-Diego Tinoco as Cesar Diaz
-Jason Genao as Ruben "Ruby" Martinez
-Brett Gray as Jamal Turner

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Thoughts:

Although the show is considered a comedy, it is about 4 young adults trying to navigate life in a gritty Los Angeles existence while their lifelong long is put to the test. Central ideas include gangs, a scavenger hunt for the mythical neighborhood treasure from a heist in the '80s, first love, deportation and more.

Jamal Turner's character is HILARIOUS! And I sympathize with him on so many levels. I had a feeling if there were a quiz out there to find out which On the Block Character you are, my result would be his character.

Low and behold, there is such a quiz. Thanks to the all glorious Buzzfeed

Here is my result:



Let me not forget to mention the music! On My Block's soundtrack was fire. I have a playlist dedicated to songs from the show. Here it is:




SORROWS - BLESSED

ONE AND ONLY - BLESSED

COMEMYWAY - JSPH

EYE FOR AN EYE - SiDizen King & The Strike

JUST A LITTLE - Bantu

INSECURE - Stwo

ELECTRIC - Alina Baraz ft. Khalid

BOTTLE ROCKET - Kovas ft. Domo Genesis

PARACHUTE - AM!R

2 - H.E.R.

BLOOD ON ME - Sampha

RUNNER - Kevin Abstract

LEVELS - Tattoo Money

And I have to say -- I am utterly obsessed with the Monse and Cesar ship! I need them to stay together. Forever. Find a life together outside of their block -- pun intended ;) A better life. Monse a famous writer, Cesar a successful architect. Get married. Have beautiful babies. And have holiday visits with the "fam". 

I need them to be another rare couple that lasts through the TV show's running. Like Nathan Scott and Haley James. Forever and Always #TeamNaley!

I need there to be a Ride or Die Team Monsar! 


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Have you watched On My Block? If not, you NEED to! If so, what are your thoughts? Any ships? Favorite character? Drop a comment below.

Happy Watching!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wishlist Wednesday


*Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper*

 by Sarah J. Maas

Publisher
Wednesday Books 
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Pages: 400

The Story:

The conclusion to the gorgeous and lush Wintersong duology, Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones.
Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her.
When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King―who he was, who he is, and who he will be. What will it take to break the old laws once and for all? What is the true meaning of sacrifice when the fate of the world―or the ones Liesl loves―is in her hands?
“A maze of beauty and darkness, of music and magic and glittering things, all tied together with exquisite writing. This is a world you will want to stay lost in.”―Marie Lu, #1 New York Timesbestselling author
-via Amazon


S. Jae-Jones

Meet the Author

S. Jae-Jones (called JJ) is an artist, an adrenaline junkie, and the NYT bestselling author of WINTERSONG and the forthcoming SHADOWSONG. When not obsessing over books, she can be found jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, co-hosting the Pub(lishing) Crawl podcast, or playing dress-up. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she now lives in North Carolina, where she is developing a southern accent.
Want to see my entire Wishlist? Check it out on Amazon: Books I Dream About

Happy Reading!

Monday, May 7, 2018

New YA Releases : Week of May 8th


Here are some upcoming releases this week. Release dates sources: 
Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc.


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Puddin' by Julie Murphy

Bone Roses by Kathryn Lee Martin

The Foreseeable Future by Emily Adrian


Are any of these on your Bookish Wishlist or Pre-Order cart? Which do you look most forward to?


Happy Reading!
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