Monthly Archives: November 2014

COVER REVEAL – Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw

Atlantis Rising

by Gloria Craw

Release Date: 01/06/15

Entangled Teen

352 pages

Summary from Goodreads:


I am different. I have always been different, but no one can know or my life will be in danger.

So I hide in plain sight, wearing drab clothes and thick glasses and trying to be invisible. I’m so

good at hiding, no one has ever noticed me. Until Ian…the mysterious and oh-so-cute boy I know

I need to avoid.

Now I have been seen. And more terrifying still, I am wanted—by those who would protect me

and those who would destroy everything and everyone I love. But if they’re all terrified about

who I am, wait until they see what I can do…

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About the Author


Gloria Craw grew up in the desert southwest, inspired every day by the wide skies and rich

colors around her. After high school, she attended the University of Utah where she majored

and got a degree in anthropology. These days, she lives in the ‘burbs’ just outside of Seattle,

Washington where she is the shepherd of a husband, four daughters and a very hairy dog.

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Fall Time | Cozy Time | Book Tag

Hey Bookworms! So this is a tag that is currently going around YouTube/BookTube that was created by NovelsandNonsense (her channel is HERE). I am going to get myself into Booktubing soon – but for now, I’m going to do the Tags here on the blog! Feel free to do it too, and leave me a comment below so that I can visit your blog and see your answers!
 
The Questions

Q: Crunching Leaves: The world is full of color – choose a book that has reds, oranges, and yellows on the cover.
 A: Oooh, this is an easy one! Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas  – the 2nd book in the Throne of Glass series!
Q: Cozy Sweater – It’s finally cold enough to don warm cozy clothing: what book gives you the warm fuzzies?
A: This is probably an overused book, but The Fault in our Stars by John Green for sure!
Q: Fall Storm: The wind is howling & the rain is pounding – choose your favorite book OR
genre that you like to read on a stormy day?
A: I guess I’d be more apt to curl up with a dark fantasy – but really, I’d read whatever my Current Read was – I wouldn’t go seeking out a new book to start just cuz it’s raining!
Q: Cool Crisp Air: What’s the coolest character you’d want to trade places with?
A: Hmm… I really like Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door.
Q: Hot Apple Cider: What under-hyped book do you want to see become the next biggest,
hottest thing?
A: I think the Lux Series by Jennifer L Armentrout. I know that it’s definitely more popular than it was… but I still don’t think people understand it’s awesomeness!

Q: Coat, Scarves, and Mittens – The weather has turned cold & it’s time to cover up – What’s
the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden in public?
A: Can’t say there is one… I’m a reader loud and proud!
Q:Pumpkin Spice: What’s your favorite fall time comforts food/foods (or drink)?
A: Anything peppermint! Soy Peppermint Mocha Latte from Starbucks is good in my book! 
Q:Warm, Cozy Bonfire: Spread the cozy warmth – Who do you tag?
A: Bloggers: Jessica @ Jessabella Reads and Sara @ Forever17 Books
Thanks for playing along 🙂
Happy Reading!
Laura

2015 Most Anticipated Books {1} A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses | Book #1
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publication Date: May 5th 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children
Edition: Hardcover, 432 pages
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristen Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!

MY THOUGHTS: Besides the fact that her series, Throne of Glass, is seriously one of the best things ever written – the premise of this one just sounds too incredible to pass up! It’s not only loosely based on Beauty and the Beast – but fairies! Oh, my! 
I think it is a unique take on the typical world of Faerie as well. Usually they are lush, beautiful and picturesque, but here the fae are painted in a completely different light. Most who love fairies know there is usually good and bad between the Seelie and Unseelie Courts – but this is between the fae and the humans. I don’t know if she will address different courts among the fae, or if there is just one type and they are all bad or what, but I can’t freaking wait to find out!
I already feel like I am going to LOVE Tamlin! He seems like he is going to be an awesome character. With how kick-ass Celaena Sardothien (the heroine in the Throne of Glass series) is… I have every confidence that Feyre is going to be just as sweet!
Cover Chat:  I think the cover is very simple; which I like. I would be interested in this book just because of the cover. A lot of times I equate simplicity on the cover with complexity inside, and I have a feeling that is exactly what is going to occur with this one. I love the “clothing” and tattoos on the model. The scaly/feathery look plus not being able to see all/most of the cover model leaves an air of mystery to the main character.
 
Do you plan on adding this one to your TBR 2015 List?
Happy Reading!
Laura

Winter ‘TBR’ – A Season for Starting Series

Today I am sharing with everyone my TBR List for Winter 2014-2015. I’m considering winter to be November through March, since that is pretty much what it is for me here in my neck of New York. I rarely ever plan out what books I am going to read, and when I finish one book I tend to just stare at my bookshelf until one jumps out at me. Especially since I’m always worried I’ll be set to read a Contemporary next but am really in the mood for a Fantasy. This list will be flexible, since I can read whatever I want whenever I’m in the mood! 
I want to know what books you are planning to read this winter, so be sure to leave comments below or links to your Winter TBR Lists!
1. White Hot Kiss
The Dark Elements – #1
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I fell in love with this author when I devoured the Lux series, and pretty much vow to read anything that she writes! What really makes me want to read this one is easy… the main character is half-demon and half-gargoyle! How cool – and unique – is that? I’m really excited to see how she characterizes a gargoyle. Plus – that is one white, hot cover! ADD TO GOODREADS HERE.
 
2. Dangerous Creatures
Dangerous Creatures – #1
by Margaret Stohl & Kami Garcia
I absolutely LOVED the Beautiful Creatures series.  I loved Lena and Ethan’s story, and really enjoyed Link’s character; plus how could you not want to see if he ever ends up with Ridley? I think Ridley is one of my favorite characters that I’ve read in awhile; and it’s in that love to hate her kind of way. I am so curious to see how this series plays out! ADD TO GOODREADS HERE.
3. The Raven Boys
The Raven Cycle – #1
by Maggie Stiefvater
I am seriously behind the times with this series since book #3 was released in October. I remember back when book #2 was close to being released, Jessica (Jessabella Reads) was really excited to continue the series because book #1 was so good. I find Stiefvater’s books to be very hit or miss for me. I liked – but didn’t love – Shiver (though I haven’t finished the series…) and I was wholly bored with The Scorpio Races (Which I cannot understand how that is going to translate into a movie, but have at it, Hollywood!). I also wasn’t a huge fan of Lament, which it’s hard for me not to like a book about fairies. But from what I have heard, this book is different and for that I am willing to give it a try! ADD TO GOODREADS HERE.
4. City of Bones
The Mortal Instruments – Book #1
by Cassandra Clare
Go ahead, I’ll give you a second to pick your jaw up off the floor at the fact that I’ve never started this series! Pretty ridiculous, right? I can’t tell you why I haven’t – I just haven’t! Maybe I’m worried I won’t like it, or will be disappointed – since EVERYFREAKINGONE seemingly LOVES it! ADD TO GOODREADS HERE.
5. Cinder
The Lunar Chronicles – Book #1
by Marissa Meyer
This is really not my type of book… but… I do enjoy fairy tale retellings here and there. While I have heard this one is loosely based on Cinderella, and involves cyborgs/androids, I’m most interested to read this one because A.) I’ve never heard anything bad about it and B.) I sat in on a panel at the Rochester Teen Book Festival in 2013 that Marissa Meyer was on and I really liked her! Therefore, i wanted to support her by purchasing and reading/reviewing her book(s). ADD TO GOODREADS HERE.
6. Silver Shadows
Bloodlines – Book #5
by Richelle Mead
So this isn’t the first in a series, but it’s a must read for me! While I think I like Vampire Academy more, Bloodlines is like a guilty pleasure for me. I get sucked into each book, and love the series even more with each book! Plus, who can deny the amazingness that is Sydney and Adrian??? ADD TO GOODREADS HERE.
7.The Beautiful Ashes
Broken Destiny Series – Book #1
by Jeaniene Frost
I haven’t yet had the pleasure to read one of Frost’s novels, but I know her adult series are very popular. I have lots of confidence that this is going to be a good one, and can’t wait to get into this book! It seems like a unique concept – and is classified as New Adult, which I haven’t really read too much of. ADD TO GOODREADS HERE.
8. Heir of Fire
Throne of Glass – Book #3
by Sarah J. Maas
So, another one that isn’t book #1 but MUST be read ASAP! If you ask me what my favorite fantasy series is, right now I’m all about Throne of Glass. Seriously – this series is incredible! My husband surprised me over the summer and pre-ordered this one for me. When it showed up in my mailbox in September… I nearly died with happiness!! ADD TO GOODREADS HERE.
9. Book of Life
All Souls Trilogy – #3
by Deborah Harkness
The final book in the All Souls trilogy is also a must for me this winter. I fell in love with Diana and Matthew in book one – A Discovery of Witches – and I’m currently halfway through book two – Shadow of Night. This is a very unique story, and even though it is adult fiction, I can see a lot of paranormal YA readers enjoying this series. ADD TO GOODREADS HERE.
10. Shadow and Bone
The Grisha – Book #1
by Leigh Bardugo
I can give no good reason as to why I’ve not yet read this book. Considering I am a self-proclaimed YA Fantasy Junkie, this is one I should’ve already devoured and been moving onto the rest of the series… but sometimes its good to keep a book saved, to wait and enjoy it slowly… that’s what I plan to do with this one. I am so excited to read it, I’m so pumped – so it better not disappoint! ADD TO GOODREADS HERE.
Happy Reading!
Laura