Monday, April 30, 2018

New YA Releases : Week of May 1st


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


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Allied by Amy Tintera

The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green


Royals by Rachel Hawkins


A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas


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


Happy Reading!
Wednesday, April 25, 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 Mackenzi Lee

PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
Release Date: October 2, 2018
Pages: 512

The Story:

In this highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Felicity Montague must use all her womanly wits and wiles to achieve her dreams of becoming a doctor—even if she has to scheme her way across Europe to do it. A must-have for fans of Mackenzi Lee’s extraordinary and Stonewall Honor-winning novel.
A year after an accidentally whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.
But then a window of opportunity opens—a doctor she idolizes is marrying an old friend of hers in Germany. Felicity believes if she could meet this man he could change her future, but she has no money of her own to make the trip. Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid.
In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that leads them from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.

-via Amazon


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Meet the Author

Mackenzi Lee earned a BA in history (in the middle of which she took her own Grand Tour of Europe) and an MFA from Simmons College in writing for children and young adults. She loves Diet Coke, sweater weather, and Star Wars. On a perfect day, she can be found enjoying all three. You can spot her on Twitter @themackenzilee, where she curates a weekly story time about badass women from history you probably don’t know about but should. She currently calls Boston home. www.mackenzilee.com


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

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Teaser Tuesday



*Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just flip through your current read to a random page -- or not -- and share two teaser quotes from somewhere on said page.*
This week my Teaser Tuesday quotes will be taken from my current read, A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan.


Teaser #1:

Pheus made it an easy promise to keep. All the gold objects disappeared from the palace. The candelabras were stripped bare. The gold plates were replaces with silver. The golden mirrors were taken away and sold. Even my father's crown was replaced with a silver replica. Only a few ornate carriages were left in case visiting dignitaries arrived and needed to be carted around. Pheus outlawed the wearing of gold in the palace. Silver became the highest currency in Lagonia. He passed it all off ass my father not wanting gold around, but I knew it was all because of me. He was right to be scared of what I could do, of who I could hurt.  - page 131
The Story:
King Midas once had the ability to turn all he touched into gold. But after his gift—or curse—almost killed his daughter, Midas relinquished The Touch forever. Ten years later, Princess Kora still bears the consequences of her father’s wish: her skin shines golden, rumors follow her everywhere she goes, and she harbors secret powers that are getting harder to hide.
Kora spends her days locked in the palace, concealed behind gloves and veils, trying to ignore the stares and gossip of courtiers. It isn’t until a charming young duke arrives that Kora realizes there may be someone out there who doesn’t fear her or her curse. But their courtship is disrupted when a thief steals precious items from the kingdom, leaving the treasury depleted and King Midas vulnerable. Thanks to her unique ability to sense gold, Kora is the only one who can track the thief down. As she sails off on her quest, Kora learns that not everything is what it seems—not thieves, not pirates, and not even curses. She quickly discovers that gold—and the power it brings—is more dangerous than she’d ever believed.
Midas learned his lesson at a price. What will Kora’s journey cost?
From author Annie Sullivan comes A Touch of Gold, the untold story of the daughter King Midas turned to gold, perfect for fans of Cinder and The Wrath and the Dawn.
This book features a beautiful, decorated cover.
via Amazon
Meet the Author:


Annie Sullivan
Annie Sullivan grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. She received her Masters degree in Creative Writing from Butler University. She loves fairytales, everything Jane Austen, and traveling. Her wanderlust has taken her to every continent, where she’s walked on the Great Wall of China, found four-leaf clovers in Ireland, waddled with penguins in Antarctica, and cage dived with great white sharks in South Africa. You can follow her adventures on Twitter (@annsulliva) or on her blog: anniesullivanauthor.wordpress.com.


***Check out Annie Sullivan's website for more information about her and A Touch of GoldHERE
What teasers are you sharing this week?

Don't forget to tell me in the comments or on twitter; @TheTatteredPage. You can also use #ATouchofGold on twitter if you're reading it! 
Happy Reading!
Monday, April 23, 2018

In My Mailbox : Book Outlet Edition



*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 dedicated to my Book Outlet haul. As it goes, Book Outlet was having a great sale and since it's been a while since I've ordered from them, I couldn't help myself. And I am so excited to share with you what I received in my mailbox recently.

For my order, I really tried to get copy of sequels for my incomplete series. For example, the Hemlock trilogy (I was missing the next two books), I was missing the second book to Teardrop, the final book in the Nil trilogy, and so on. Take a look below:





Here is a little about Book Outlet for those not familiar with the company:

READ-ICULOUSLY LOW PRICES

Booklovers want to be enriched, educated and entertained. Our tastes are as wide and varied as we are diverse, but there’s one thing we all have in common. We love a good bargain!
You see, there’s something special about bargain-hunting for a booklover. Sifting through a vast catalogue — online or in store — is a pleasure and, for many, even a pastime. Looking for that needle in a haystack, or the prospect of filling a cart with unexpected treasures elicits the thrill of a hunt. And when we find that gem — be it one or many — in new condition and at a fantastic price?
Well, that’s priceless!
*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!

New YA Releases : Week of April 23rd


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


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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli


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


Happy Reading!
Wednesday, April 18, 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 Morgan Matson

Publisher
Simon & Schuster Childrens Books 
Release Date:June 14, 2018
Pages: 432

The Story:

From the author of Since You've Been Gone and The Unexpected Everything comes a dreamy story of summer romance and finding yourself, perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen Charlie Grant tries to keep her life as normal as possible. Hanging out with her best friend, pining for Jesse Foster - who she's loved since she was twelve - and generally flying under the radar as much as she can. But sometimes normal is just another word for stuck, and this weekend that's all going to change. Not only will everyone be back home for her sister's wedding, but she's also juggling: - a rented dog that just won't stop howling - an unexpectedly hot wedding-coordinator's nephew - her favourite brother bringing home his HORRIBLE new girlfriend - fear that her parents' marriage is falling apart - and the return to town of the boy she's loved practically all her life... Over the course of four days Charlie will learn there's so much more to each member of her family than she imagined, even herself, and that maybe letting go of the things she's been holding on tightest to can help her find what really keeps them together. Praise for Morgan Matson: Amy & Roger's Epic Detour "Funny and heartwarming, we love Amy & Roger's Epic Detour" - Bliss "Strong literary romance, this is an ideal summer read choice" - The Bookseller "A near perfect summer read" - Publisher's Weekly, starred review And Second Chance Summer... "Absolutely huge recommendation. Matson has become my favourite contemporary author." The Bookbag "Heart-wrenching and beautifully portrayed" Prettybooks And Since You've Been Gone... "A heartwarming story of loss, taking risks, new beginnings and self-discovery along the journey" - The Guardian
-via Amazon


Morgan Matson

Meet the Author

Hi! I'm Morgan. (I've always found the third-person biography thing pretty weird.)

I write YA novels, usually about a girl, a summer, a boy, sometimes a dog, and always lots of coffee and ice cream. I love road trips and traveling, old black & white movies filled with repartee, summers, Starbucks, and fountain diet coke.

I'm originally from the East Coast, but I now live in Los Angeles with my dog Murphy, in a house I wish was closer to the beach.



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

Happy Reading!

Monday, April 16, 2018

New YA Releases : Week of April 16th


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


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Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey

Love & War by Melissa de la Cruz

Shadow Call by Adrianne Strickland & Michael Miller


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


Happy Reading!
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Review : Bound to You by Alyssa Brandon


*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Publisher
Swoon Reads 

Release DateApril 10, 2018
Pages: 304
Source: Own

The Story:

A stubborn teen faces off with her brooding, indifferent (but super hot) soulmate in this unique and sexy take on a classic paranormal romance story.
She's met her mate . . . and he's met his match.
Megan Ross has been waiting her whole life for her mate to come and sweep her off her feet. But the wolf she meets on the beach is NOT the sweet gentle boy she's been dreaming of. Instead, he's a warrior, one whose suffering has led him to lock his heart away in a prison as cold and hard as a diamond, who fights to resist the bond and their deep attraction.
Far from home, with a soulmate who is still a stranger, Megan learns that the path to true love isn't quite as straight and easy as she thought . . .
Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, Alyssa Brandon’s debut novel Bound to You is guaranteed to make readers swoon, sigh, and maybe even cry before it's over.
via Amazon

Rating






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Reading Tune Electric - Alina Baraz ft. Khalid


Tag Line:


She's met her mate . . . And he's met his match.

Opening Line:

"Megan," said Sorelle, my best friend n the world and the pack Bea's daughter.

My Review

Let me start by saying, werewolf/wolf-shifter romances -- Young Adult and Adult alike -- so I was ECSTATIC about the release of 
Bound to You. Paranormal romances are my bread and butter.

And I really enjoyed it!

The plot Bound to You of is interesting. In modern societies, werewolves are alive and well and they host parties when they come of age to find their mates.

Megan has spent her entire life imagining who her mate would be. Longing to be with him. Wanting and waiting for him.


I couldn't wait to meet my mate. I so badly wanted someone to love, someone wo would love me back. A guy who would hold my hand and tell me I was bautiful. Someone to walk on the each with. To cuddle with. Someone who was just mine, who'd always care about me and put me first. He'd be strong, an Alpha or Alpha-to-be, and he'd always love and protect me.

As corny and anti-feminist it may seem, I resonated with Megan and her dreams of her mate. I did the same growing up, had the same notions about "The One." 

But, as life would have it, reality rarely lives up to the dreams our minds run away with. A chance meeting on the beach on the night, Megan meets her mate. And he is not at all what she imagined. He rude, standoffish and can't seem to get far enough away from her.

With barely glance her way or words spoken, he whisks her away to live with his all-male pack in their secluded castle in Canada.

There goes her dream of attending Caltech. Or a loving, kind mate.

The world-building of Bound to You was done well. I could imagine the world Brandon created. The castle, the beach, Megan's family home. The characters were fleshed out. Megan was real and I sympathized with her -- even when she drove me nuts. James was the bad boy with a chip on his shoulder. He reminded me of Beast from Beauty and the Beast. Brandon's writing was to the point, and she did a great job letting us into the protagonist's head  - her thoughts and emotions were articulate and relatable. I felt like there is definitely more story to be told in a sequel and I would totally pre-order.

All in all, Bound to You was very nostalgic for me and I hope YA werewolf/wolf-shifter romances make a comeback in the bookish community.

Meet the Author:



Alyssa Brandon
I'm a 90s kid trying to figure life out while reading (and writing) as many books as I can. My big passion is urban fantasy and YA but I enjoy a good romance or thriller just as much. My love for writing and story-telling came to me early and I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t thinking up stories. BOUND TO YOU is my first novel..
***Check out Alyssa Brandon's website for more information about her and Bound to You HERE



Happy Reading!

Wednesday, April 11, 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 Marie Lu

Publisher
Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Pages: 288

The Story:

The new, eagerly anticipated BATMAN YA novel is an action-packed thrill ride that could only be penned by #1 New York Times bestselling author MARIE LU.

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.
The city's elites are being taken out one by one as their mansions' security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is about to become eighteen and inherit his family's fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Industries and all the tech gadgetry that he loves. But on the way home from his birthday party, he makes an impulsive choice and is sentenced to community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city's most nefarious criminals.

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce's only hope.
The most intriguing inmate in Arkham is Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. A girl who will only speak to Bruce. She is the mystery he must unravel, but is he convincing her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees?

In this second DC Icons book--following Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman: Warbringer--Bruce Wayne is proof that you don't need superpowers to be a super hero, but can he survive this game of tense intrigue, pulse-pounding action, and masterful deception?

-via Amazon


Marie Lu

Meet the Author

Marie Lu (www.marielu.org) is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Legend, Prodigy, and Champion, as well as The Young Elites. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin’s Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California (see above: traffic), with one husband, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.

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

Happy Reading!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Teaser Tuesday



*Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just flip through your current read to a random page -- or not -- and share two teaser quotes from somewhere on said page.*
This week my Teaser Tuesday quotes will be taken from my current read, Bound to You by Alyssa Brandon.


Teaser #1:

Suddenly he moved. For a second I thought he was going to go for my throat, kill me then and there. But instead he got up on his back paws and placed his two front ones on my shoulders. He was big enough that he could do it comfortably. It wasn't as comfortable for me, though. His paws were heavy. He nuzzled me with his big wet nose, rubbing against my neck, almost as if checking for a pulse.  - page 180
Teaser #2:

 "James took his attention off the rest of the pack and turned to me. His eyes were wolf gold. I wasn't sre how clearly he was thinking, how much was the wolf and how much was James. Normally a wolf would never hurt his mate, but our mate bond wasn't complete."- page 180

What teasers are you sharing this week?

Don't forget to tell me in the comments or on twitter; @TheTatteredPage. You can also use #Bound to You on twitter if you're reading it! 
Happy Reading!

Bookish Quiz : Will You Love or Hate the Next Book You Read? Let the Fates Decide!


*Bookish Quiz is a meme hosted by The Tattered Page to share bookish quizzes found and personal results*


Hey Bookies!

So, in the interest of paying homage to the release day Veronica Roth's The Fates Divide, Epic Reads came up with a bookish quiz with the same "fate" theme. 


The Fates Divide released on April 10, 2018 and you can purchase it on most bookish sites or Amazon.

Synopsis:

#1 New York Times Bestseller! In the second book of the Carve the Mark duology, globally bestselling Divergent author Veronica Roth reveals how Cyra and Akos fulfill their fates. The Fates Divide is a richly imagined tale of hope and resilience told in four stunning perspectives. The lives of Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are ruled by their fates, spoken by the oracles at their births. The fates, once determined, are inescapable. Akos is in love with Cyra, in spite of his fate: He will die in service to Cyra's family. And when Cyra's father, Lazmet Noavek a soulless tyrant, thought to be dead reclaims the Shotet throne, Akos believes his end is closer than ever. As Lazmet ignites a barbaric war, Cyra and Akos are desperate to stop him at any cost. For Cyra, that could mean taking the life of the man who may or may not be her father. For Akos, it could mean giving his own. In a stunning twist, the two will discover how fate defines their lives in ways most unexpected. Praise for Carve the Mark: #1 New York Times bestseller * Wall Street Journal bestseller * USA Today bestseller * #1 IndieBound bestseller 

"Roth skillfully weaves the careful world-building and intricate web of characters that distinguished Divergent." VOYA (starred review) 

"Roth offers a richly imagined, often brutal world of political intrigue and adventure, with a slow-burning romance at its core." ALA Booklist

Here's a snippet from Epic Reads regarding the quiz:


THE FATES DIVIDE by Veronica Roth is finally here, and to say we are obsessed with this amazing sequel to CARVE THE MARK is an understatement. The new POVs? Enlightening and add so freaking much to the story. The romance?! You already know it’s amazing. And the twists? So creepy. So gaspworthy. So jaw-dropping. Seriously, this book brought the series to a whole new level and we cannot stop talking about it!!
Which brings us to today’s quiz. We absolutely loved the role each character’s destined fates played in this second book, and are so inspired that today we’ll be channeling our inner oracle to reveal your bookish destiny!
So—do you dare to see what the fates have in store for your next read? Find out now!



My Results are below:





Want to take the quiz? Hop on over to Epic Reads.

Happy Reading!

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