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Waiting on Wednesday: Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas

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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:
Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas

Publication: September 15, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Romance
Goodreads Summary
When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit…

The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know is not the true story.

Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker.

Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy tale story, complete with a charming prince—instead of finding her own happily ever after.

Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy tale retell…

Together With You by Victoria Bylin Review

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Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Genre: Christian Fiction, Contemporary, Clean Romance Release Date: April 7, 2015 Pages: 336
Goodreads Summary 
A Tender Contemporary Romance about Finding Unexpected Love 
When a Lost Child warning blasts over the mall's PA system, toy store manager Carly Mason finds the little girl playing with a stuffed rabbit. Something about five-year-old Penny Tremaine is different. An ex-social worker, Carly recognizes that Penny suffers fetal alcohol effects, and a piece of Carly's own past suddenly confronts her. Never again will Carly become involved with a client. The risks are far too great. But something about Penny--and Penny's handsome father--tugs at Carly's heart. Before she has time to think it through, she agrees to a much-needed job as a nanny. 
Dr. Ryan Tremaine knows he messed up his life. But this summer he will redeem himself. With his ex-wife remarried and on a trip far away, his two teenage sons and Penny are livi…

Stacking the Shelves # 9

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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 April I got.......
Bought
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer Texas Gothic (Goodnight Family #1) by Rosemary Clement Moore The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil #1)  by Soman Chainani A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2) by Soman Chainani
Yay! I finally bought myself a copy of Cinder! Now I just have to buy the rest! I've been dying to read it but I want to wait to have all of them so I can binge read them (something I've never done before). As for Texas Gothic, I just love ghost stories and murder! Love it! I have actually already read The School for Good and Evil and remember liking it (currently rereading it) which is why I bought myself a copy and also the second book while…

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:
Here is €/£/$100,000. Buy something. Anything at all! What would be the first thing you choose, and why?
First and foremost, I'd have a full on freak out.


After I'm done *coughs* I'd want to buy books BOOKS BOOKS (also manga, I'd love to buy all the volumes of Immortal Rain by Ozaki Kaori!!!). That's the first thing that popped into my brain when I read the question.Why? Because books are my life, that is reason enough! Oh and of course I'd love to dine at different restaurants and try the most amazing food!! The little pleasure's in life you guys, that's all I need. Give me food and books and I'll be …

The Black Elf of Seaward Isle by Joni Parker ~ Blog Tour: Review

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Title: The Black Elf of Seaward Isle
Author: Joni Parker
Publisher: Village Green Press, LLC
Pages: 330
Genre: Fantasy/Action Adventure
Format: Paperback/Kindle
On the mysterious Seaward Isle, Alex, the young daughter of Count Dumwalt, escapes Wizard Mylar’s attack on her father’s fortress with the help of two men, Hamlin and Tyrone, who take her to her brother in the village of Nyla.  Disguised as a boy to stay at the SwordAcademy with her brother, she learns of the death of her parents and vows to avenge their deaths.  At the same time, a witch on the far side of the island predicts the rise of the Black Elf, the only person with the power to kill a wizard.
Meanwhile, Alex’s stay at the academy is cut short when the headmistress arranges her adoption by a Scinthian Scout, an Amazon warrior and her Dwarf companion.  When her adoptive mother is killed in a pirate attack, Alex returns home to Nyla where Tyrone, now the Governor, takes her in as his ward as he accepts a cadre of Scinthian sol…

Waiting on Wednesday: Dark Shimmer by Donna Jo Napoli

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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:
Dark Shimmer by Donna Jo Napoli

Publication: September 8, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Historical
Goodreads Summary
Set in medieval Venice, this captivating fairy tale retelling by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli explores belonging, beauty, and the transformative power of love through the eyes of a teenage girl. Dolce has grown up hidden away on an island in a lagoon. She is a giant, a freak, tormented by everyone but her loving mother. She spends her time learning the valuable secret of making mirrors. Following a tragedy, Dolce swims away and lands on an island where people see her as normal, even beautiful. Marin, a kind widower, and his little daughter bring Dolce to live with them in their grand palazzo. Eventually, Dolce and Marin marry. She secretly continues to make mi…

An Uncertain Choice (An Uncertain Choice #1) by Jody Hedlund Review

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Series: An Uncertain Choice #1 Publisher: Zondervan Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Romance, Medieval, Christian  Release Date: March 3, 2015 Pages: 254
Goodreads Summary
Due to her parents' promise at her birth, Lady Rosemarie has been prepared to become a nun on the day she turns eighteen. Then, a month before her birthday, a friend of her father's enters the kingdom and proclaims her parents' will left a second choice. If Rosemarie can marry before the eve of her eighteenth year, she will be exempt from the ancient vow.

Before long, Rosemarie is presented with the three most handsome and brave knights in the land. But when the competition for her heart seemingly results in a knight playing foul, she begins to wonder if the cloister is the best place after all. If only one of the knights the one who appears the most guilty had not already captured her heart.

My Review
I'll admit that although I found this book to be a bit unrealistic and predictable…

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:
Have you ever read a book you thought you'd hate but loved? Or vice versa?

I hated Save Me by Jenny Elliott even though I thought I'd come to love it. Instalove + flat characters + annoying heroine = Extreme disappointment. Enough said.


Thanks for stopping by!

Waiting on Wednesday: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

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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:
Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1)  by Rae Carson

Publication: September 22, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance
Goodreads Summary 
The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Timesbestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America.

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across 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:
Have you ever had a reoccurring dream? What was it?

This gif pretty much sums it up! I dream but for the life of me cannot remember anything! I just wake up with my heart racing but that's pretty much it. No memory whatsoever! :(
Thanks for stopping by!


Watch the Shadows by Robin Winters ~ Book Tour: Review & Excerpt

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Publisher: White Whisker Books (April 20, 2015)
ISBN: 978-0-9863265-0-9
Category: Suspense/Thriller
Tour Date: March 16-April 30, 2015
Available in: Print & ebook, 176 Pages

 In the college town of Isla Vista, California, small, odd things start happening. Science-geek Nicole notes the crows are leaving.  Meg Burdigal can’t find her tabby cat, Schrand. Brian the postman feels uneasy at the rustlings, the shadows he’s seen at the edge of his vision on his delivery route in town. Now Nicole sees fewer and fewer homeless in the park. Using her knowledge of biology and forensics, Nicole searches for answers—but will anyone take the horror she finds seriously? In this unusual thriller, 'Watch the Shadows', author Robin Winter explores where the ordinary slams against the extraordinary.

Excerpt
If Lincoln made it in time, Meg and she could walk home. Nicole didn’t know how she felt about that; to go back into the open again with poor visibility seemed dangerous. Yet this place with …

Waiting on Wednesday: A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

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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 Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Publication: October 6, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, retelling, fairy tale
Goodreads Summary
LO-MELKHIIN KILLED THREE HUNDRED GIRLS before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister’s place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin’s court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time. But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she…