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Stacking the Shelves # 7

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves be it in virtual form or physical. You can include books you’ve won, bought, borrowed from the library or review books.


In the month of February I got...
Bought 
Death Sworn (Death Sworn #1) by Leah Cypess Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers
I've done pretty good this month since I stopped myself from buying more than 2 books even though the temptation was there! I kept telling myself no Betsy no! You already have so many books and no space to put them! The struggle is REAL you guys! 
Won
The Leveller (The Leveller #1) by Julia Durango Scorched (Scorched #1)  by Mari Mancusi Shattered (Scorched #2) by Mari Mancusi Blue LIly, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater
I've been meaning to start the Scorched series by Mari Mancusi who is one of my favorite author's but before that I seriously have to thank Anya @ On Starships & Dragonwin…

Feature & Follow Friday

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Feature & Follow is a weekly Friday meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! 
I'd love it if you followed me through GFC and Bloglovin' and of course I'll make sure to stop by your blog and do the same!
This weeks question:
Your house is burning down and you have time to select three books you own to take with you. What three books?
WHAT? No! Just THREE! I can't do that! No, don't make me choose! Please no!!

*breathes in and out*  Okay! Okay! Okay! as much as it pains me to just pick three I will. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!   I choose..........Death of the Mad Hatter by Sarah J. Pepper, Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder, and The Winner's Curse (which I haven't read yet). Forgive me! *starts petting all her books*
Thanks for stopping by!

Waiting on Wednesday: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This weeks book that I'm desperate to get my hands on:
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Publication: September 1, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Adventure, Western
Goodreads Summary
When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Red Rose Gang for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there's room for love in a heart so full of hate.  In the spirit of True Grit, the cutthroat days of the Wild West come to life for a new generation. 
Why I'm desperate for …

The Sin Eater's Daughter (The Sin Eater's Daughter #1) by Melinda Salisbury (ARC) Review

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Series: The Sin Eater's Daughter #1 Publisher: Scholastic Press Genre: Young Adult, Romance, High Fantasy, Paranormal Release Date: February 24, 2015 Pages: 320
Goodreads Summary 
Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court.

She’s the executioner.

As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love a girl with murder in her veins. Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla’s fatal touch, avoids her company.

But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he’s able to look past Twylla’s executioner robes and see the girl, not the Goddess. Yet Twylla’s been promised to the prince, and knows what happens to people who cross the queen.

However, a treasonous secret is the …

Feature & Follow Friday

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Feature & Follow is a weekly Friday meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! 
I'd love it if you followed me through GFC and Bloglovin' and of course I'll make sure to stop by your blog and do the same!
This weeks question:
Do you like fantasy or realistic books?
I love love love fantasy, it's my favorite genre! Although I have read realistic books I haven't read that many but even then........Fantasy will always be my number one choice! What about everyone else? 
Thanks for stopping by!

Shutter by Courtney Alameda (ARC) Review

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Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Paranormal, Fantasy, Thriller, Romance Release Date: February 3, 2015 Pages: 384
Goodreads Summary

Horror has a new name: introducing Courtney Alameda.

Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat—a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet, the spiritual undead by the lens. With an analog SLR camera as her best weapon, Micheline exorcises ghosts by capturing their spiritual energy on film. She's aided by her crew: Oliver, a techno-whiz and the boy who developed her camera's technology; Jude, who can predict death; and Ryder, the boy Micheline has known and loved forever.

When a routine ghost hunt goes awry, Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse known as a soulchain.As the ghostly chains spread through th…

Waiting on Wednesday: Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This weeks book that I'm desperate to get my hands on:
Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

Publication: September 22, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror, Romance
Goodreads Summary
“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.”

These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.

Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.

As the …

Touch of Power (Healer #1) by Maria V. Snyder Review

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Series: Healer #1 Publisher: Mira Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Fiction Release Date: December 20, 2011 Pages: 390
Goodreads Summary
Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan assumes their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honoured for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Territories, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.
Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince, the leader of a campaign against her people.

As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for.

My Review
I love fantasy! It's my go-to genre wh…

Feature & Follow Friday

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Feature & Follow is a weekly Friday meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! 
I'd love it if you followed me through GFC and Bloglovin' and of course I'll make sure to stop by your blog and do the same!
This weeks question:
Do you use the # FF on twitter on Fridays? If you do, are you afraid you’ll forget someone and they’ll be sad?
I don't use # FF because I actually *cringes* had no idea there was such a thing. I swear I'd never heard of it until right now! And I'm still not sure what that is, is it like tweeting to all the bloggers who do an FF and adding the hash tag? That would be a very long tweet and  to be truthful I kind of suck at adding hash tags for things on Twitter,  I know what you're thinking its not that hard all you have to do is add the hash tag and be done with it but for some reason I always either forget to add them or I…

Waiting on Wednesday: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This weeks book that I'm desperate to get my hands on:
A Madness So Discreet  by Mindy McGinnis

Publication: October 8, 2015
Genre: Young Adult,  Historical Fiction, Thriller, Mystery
Goodreads Summary 
Grace Mae knows madness. She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.

When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But grues…

Redemption (Redemption #1) by R.K. Ryals Review

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Series: Redemption #1
Publisher: CreateSpace
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Horror
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Pages: 340
Goodreads Summary
“The Time has come when He will come looking. She is ready. I have faith in her. She is her father’s daughter. She carries my blood. And I will never forgive myself for feeding her to the wolves.” ~Bezaliel from Redemption~

Dayton Blainey is a foul-mouthed, grief stricken teenager forced to live with a religiously eccentric aunt she barely knows following the death of her parents. Often upstaged by her moral older sister, Amber, Dayton is often flung into the shadows. Little does she know that there is more to her than meets the eye.

When Dayton's Wiccan best friend, Monroe, sees a vision outside Dayton's bedroom window, a catalyst of events is set in motion that will change Dayton's life forever. She is faced with one major question: Who is she?

Dayton and her friends discover the truth behind this quest…

Feature & Follow Friday

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Feature & Follow is a weekly Friday meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! 
I'd love it if you followed me through GFC and Bloglovin' and of course I'll make sure to stop by your blog and do the same!
This weeks question:
Do you read more than 1 book at a time, and if so, how, like a certain amount of pages per book before moving on to the next one in the queue? 
*raises hand very slowly* I do this ....a lot! I try not to but gahh I just can't! I always go back to it....after a couple of weeks. I'm usually reading the first couple of chapters but start getting a little bored or I'm just not in the mood for it anymore (or something happened in it, that seriously ruined me but of course I'll go back to it when I get over it) and I just go to another one. And I do admit at times it does get confusing but I learned to use these wonderful inven…

Strange Hero Yi Zhi Mei ~ Chinese Drama

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Name: Strange Hero Yi Zhi Mei Language: Chinese with English Subtitles Episodes: 30 
Summary 
Li Ge Xiao is skilled in martial arts and has the brains to match. At one point, he was a high ranking Marshal with great law enforcement authority, but after his enemy framed him and executed his family, he became a fugitive. He comes out of hiding years later to help a former colleague recover stolen gold for disaster relief. He forms a bandit group known as "Yi Zhi Mei" with his new partners, thief Yan San Niang, grafter He Xiao Mei, and muscle Chai Hu, that robs the rich and the corrupted and gives to the poor and the helpless.


My Review
This Chinese drama gives a whole new meaning to epic! It has everything you could ever want in a show. Heart wrenching moments, comedic moments, romance, friendship and each character has their own back story. This show is just amazeballs and I was so depressed to see it end because I truly came to love all the characters. ALL of them!
Before I talk a…