Book Review: Glass Sword

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

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Author: Victoria Aveyard
Release Date: February 9th 2016
Series: Red Queen
Genre: YA Fiction
Pages: 444
Publisher: HarperTeen
Buy it : Amazon

First Line: I flinch. The rag she gives me is clean, but it still smells like blood.

Blurb from Goodreads: If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.

 

Cover: Just like the cover for Red Queen, this one is so gorgeous. I love how simple it is, yet it says so much about the story. It’s one of those covers that you want to show on your bookshelf.

Review

This book starts right where Red Queen ended, which I love. It’s funny, you wait a year to read a book, and in the book not even a day has passed.

Mare has escaped from death, along with a Silver, Cal. They are then thrown among the Red Guard.  It’s amazing to see how no one will trust Cal, simply because of his blood, and how Cal refuses to accept he is in as much danger as the Reds around him.

It irritated me how everyone shied away from Mare, because of what she had done. No one seems to even care what she went through in the castle, being tugged around by Maven and his mother. I felt at the beginning Cal was a little too harsh on Mare, but by the end I felt like Mare was a little to harsh on the Silvers.

By the end I think Mare has lost herself in her need to get revenge for everything that has been done to her and Cal and all the Reds.

My favorite character in this book is Kilorn. Mare’s best friend until the end. No matter what she does or how bad she messes up, she can count on him to be there for her.

This is where the spoiler begins because I just have to get this out. You can skip to the conclusion if you have not read the book yet.

The ending had me so upset! Like…sick to my stomach. To the point that even though it was 4 in the morning I had to read another book before I could go to sleep. Here is the thing, Mare loses a brother that she thought she had already lost once. She loses him because he was trying to save her. Then, EVERYONE seems to have a problem with Mare. They all blame her for Shades death, yet she has the queen. She has killed the queen out of her rage for the loss of her brother and everyone around her hates her because in all the people they lost, everyone loved Shade. I get it, I really do. Shade was a fantastic character. He was strong, protective, and a huge asset to the team. But Mare was already beating herself up about her brother. She was already blaming herself, yet everyone insist on snarling at her. It’s not her fault that she was the first Red to show Silver powers in front of the royal family. It’s not her fault that she was the one they were after. And honestly, it ticks me off that everyone claims she is just working to put a crown on a special Red. When in reality, the only thing Mare set out to do was save ALL Reds! She just saw that there were stronger, better people that could help fight the war to save the Reds from the injustice. She isn’t forcing anyone to help her and everyone should be jumping at the chance to fight for her. FOR HER! Not the Red Guard or who ever seems to be running the resistance. They should fight for..now WITH Mare to change things in their world. It seems the only one who even knows what Mare is trying to do, the only somewhat kind of friend she has is Julian, a Red, Cal’s uncle.

Then again, let’s look at what Mare did at the prison. She ruthlessly killed a room full of Silvers just because of what OTHER Silvers had done to her. Not these Slivers, OTHERS. Okay, let’s get that drilled into our heads. Cal is begging her to stop, but she keeps on and keeps on. THEN gets mad when he doesn’t feel the need to save her in the next scene. She can obviously fend for herself, right? Cal had every right to be angry with her. And the more I think about it, the more I dislike Mare. Sure, she has been through a lot, and this was before Shade died. She forgot that she was supposed to be saving people and ends up killing more than what it was worth. Sure, kill when it is necessary, but these Silvers that she killed were locked in a room! I think she forgot that she was in love with a Silver…though, I’m still not sure if that is Maven or Cal. The road she is traveling, Maven would be a better fit for her because she seems to enjoy killing people randomly. Just for the color of their blood.

With that said, I wonder if Mare could have changed things if Queen Elara was out of the way and she married Maven. Could she really be the Red Queen, married to a Red King and bring peace to both Reds and Silvers?

SPOILERS OVER.

After all is said and done, I don’t care that the majority is rooting for Mare and Maven to be a couple. Cal is obviously the best for her. He has never lied about who he was to her. They have both ticked one another off. Perfect couple. But that is enough of that.

I liked this book. When I first finished it I was so angry and I wanted the next book. I am still in need to find out what happens next, but I am so confused about my own feelings towards the book. Do I hate Mare? No…but I don’t understand where she is in her mind. Even though we are reading from her POV I don’t understand why she has become so ruthless. She has traveled down a dark road and I fear for her own sanity. Will Cal come to save her or will she just join Maven in his heartless kingdom? Who knows.

After writing the review, my rating may have lowered a little. I have to stop rating books right after I finish them. There are just so many emotions spinning around this series. So many people hate it and I can see why, honestly I can. But I can’t help but to love it. And it really stresses me out..the book, not liking something that others hate. Yes, there were bits and pieces of this book that could have been excluded, but the story as a whole works for me.

A little note to Victoria Aveyard, please hurry with the next book, my little book nerd heart can’t take all this waiting. Agony! That is what it is like waiting to find out what happens to my favorite characters.

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What Are You Reading?

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Hello friends! Happy Monday. Ugh, again. But, Monday also means sharing what we are currently reading! Now, my plan last week was to finish two books…I didn’t make it. I even had the weekend off and didn’t read nearly as much as I had planned. I haven’t even watched a lot of TV. The internet pulled me in and held me hostage.

Anyways, that means I am still re-reading a book.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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I am really close to finishing this though. Anyone shocked that I am only reading one book at the moment? I certainly am.

So far, I love this book as much this time as I did the first time I read it. It’s almost like reading it for the first time, except now I can see all the hidden hints to a few twist with in the chapters. I almost squealed with excitement when I set it down yesterday to eat dinner. Yes, it is that good. To me at least. I know the book gets a lot of hate, but I love it.

So my goal is to finish Red Queen and finally read Glass Sword.

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Then I will start on the novel that goes along with March’s author! Woo! As well as Gena Showalter’s newest novel Firstlife.

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Seriously, I am super excited for this book. I haven’t read any of Gena Showatler’s adult fantasy novels, but I read the entire White Chronicles YA series. Loved every minute of it and I was so stoked to find out she was releasing another YA novel.

FYI: I left out the novel for the March Author interview on purpose. I don’t want you to know who it is yet. 😛 I like to keep the magic alive!

What are you reading??

What Are You Reading?

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Hello Friends! Happy Monday. I know..ugh, Monday. But we still have our books to keep us happy!

I didn’t get to the one book I wanted to read this past week, but I did finish Armada by Ernest Cline, and just last night I finished the audio book that I was reading, The Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner. Both left me smiling, so I was happy with them. Stay tuned for the book reviews on them!

Moving on to what I am reading!

Shockingly I am only reading one book at the moment. Risuko by David Kudler

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Somewhere I read that this could be considered a middle grade book and now that I am over half way through it, I am not so sure. But I have enjoyed it!

This coming week I would like to finish Risuko and start on Red Queen for the re-read.

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Then start on the next book in the series Glass Sword.

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Fingers crossed that I can get through all of these books this week. I really wish I could read faster. It would make my life so much better…I think. Then again, I could just end up with even  more books on my TBR shelf. Who knows.

The sad part is that Tuesday another book comes out that I must have! And I don’t want to wait to read it…This presents a problem. Help, I’m drowning in my TBR list!

What are you reading??

What Are You Reading?

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Hello Friends!

Sorry for the late post today. Had a doctors appointment this morning and worked until midnight last night. I didn’t plan far enough ahead. Though, when it comes to Monday’s post, you can’t really plan ahead. Especially if you have finally found your stride and are reading a lot more!

Last week I finished two books! I’m so proud of myself. This week I plan on reading two more, but I will get to that in a second. First, let’s see what I am reading right now.

I am still listening to The Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner.

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This book is so good! I listen on the way to work and on the way home from work. I end up sitting in my car for a few minutes, not wanting to turn the book off and go inside. I feel like if I were reading this instead of listening, I would have finished it within a day.

I am also still reading Armada by Ernest Cline

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Now, I added this in the mix last week, but in reality I didn’t start reading until later. I thought I had read the first chapter, but when I finally got back to it I realized that I had only read the first page. I was really tired the night I started reading it. My plan is to get a good chunk of this book read today. I am currently only 100 pages into it. But just like Ready Player One it has hooked me from the start. Such an interesting concept. So far it has put me in mind of Ender’s Game which is referenced in the book.

THIS WEEKS READING GOAL:

My goal is to first finish Armada. Then I will be moving on to a few other books.

The first Being Risuko by David Kudler

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This is only 230 pages and a middle grade book. I got it from Netgalley. Which I am so excited to finally be using. I have received a few books from the site to review. This is just next on the list.

I would also like to re-read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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This is just so that I can start the next book in the series Glass Sword. I am so excited to have the next book!

Hopefully I can at least get started on both of these books this week, after finishing Armada.

What are you reading??

What Are You Reading?

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**Late Post today because I had some kind of issue and set the schedule for posting wrong…**

 

I have a confession to make. I have not been reading much! WAIT! Don’t throw your stones yet! I have been dealing with a lot of stress this month and…well, I sleep more than anything. I know, sorry excuse, but it happens!

What that being said, what I am reading isn’t much different from what I was reading the last “What are you Reading” post. Yep…same ol’ stuff.

I’m almost done with The Eye of Minds by James Dashner.

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It’s such a good book. I’m listening to it, so I only listen when I am driving to work. I have like 20 minutes left of the book.I know I could have sat down for a few minutes and finished it already, but I have a ritual…I listen when I drive to work. It helps me get through the work day. So I try to drag out the books I am listening to for as long as possible. Especially seeing as I only listen to one book a month.

You’re Never Weird on the Internet(Almost) by Felicia Day…

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This book kind of took a back seat when I started reading another book. I was trying to power through as many books as possible and I just killed myself or something and haven’t been able to finish anything. Ugh! And this book is so good! I just need to sit down one day and finish it!

Lastly, I am reading Turn Coat by Jim Butcher.

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Again, this is a really good book! I don’t know what my problem has been this past month, but I plan on finishing all of these books this week and moving on to my next pile of books that I want to read.

Since I am reading the same stuff, I thought I might add a little extra this week and let you know what is next on my TBR list!

First is Armada by Ernest Cline.

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I have been so excited for this book and I have been taking my sweet time getting to it.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

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The next book in the series comes out February 9th. I wanted to have it re-read before the book came out, but I may be a little late finishing it to read the next book. Don’t worry, I plan to finish both in the month of February.

Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash.

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This was suggested to me on Goodreads and I got it free on Netgalley, so I want to read this this month and put up a review!

Beautiful by Sarah Dawson Powell

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Sarah is my author of the month and I need to read her book so I can get to interview her. Yep, I am a little behind in all my stuff for this blog! I sometimes hate myself, but I am getting back on track!

 

That is what is to come and what is…what are you reading? What is your TBR for February? Let me know in the comments.

 

February Releases

Hey folks. Yep, it’s me again. Trying to get my sh…stuff together and get back to blogging like I used to…blogging like I love it again. Don’t get me wrong, I do love it, I just get sidetracked with everything else in the world…like sims!

But enough rambling, lets get on with this Sunday post.

Since there is only one other Sunday left if this month, I thought I would go ahead and prepare you for the great book releases of February!

These are books that I myself am looking forward to and are not even close to all the great books we will seen next month.

Also, did you know that new books are released on Tuesdays? So didn’t know that until I decided to start doing a releases post!

February 2nd-

 Unhooked by Lisa Mazwell: 
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For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, Olivia, who’s coming with them for the summer.

But when Gwen and Olivia are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and taken to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey, Gwen realizes her mom might have been sane all along.

The world Gwen finds herself in is called Neverland, yet it’s nothing like the stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through her fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the roguish young pirate who promises to keep her safe.

With time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But will she be able to save Neverland without losing herself?

What got me with this book is the Neverland part…it’s almost like it’s going to be a sort of retelling. I originally looked into it because I thought it might be a story about Captain Hook…what can I say, I have a soft spot for the Hook. But, I am terribly intersted in this story and how things will go down.

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer:
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The Little Android: A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles.
Glitches: In this prequel to Cinder, we see the results of the plague play out, and the emotional toll it takes on Cinder. Something that may, or may not, be a glitch….
The Queen’s Army: In this prequel to Scarlet, we’re introduced to the army Queen Levana is building, and one soldier in particular who will do anything to keep from becoming the monster they want him to be.
Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky: Thirteen-year-old Carswell Thorne has big plans involving a Rampion spaceship and a no-return trip out of Los Angeles.
The Keeper: A prequel to the Lunar Chronicles, showing a young Scarlet and how Princess Selene came into the care of Michelle Benoit.
After Sunshine Passes By: In this prequel to Cress, we see how a nine-year-old Cress ended up alone on a satellite, spying on Earth for Luna.
The Princess and the Guard: In this prequel to Winter, we see a game called The Princess
The Mechanic: In this prequel to Cinder, we see Kai and Cinder’s first meeting from Kai’s perspective.
Something Old, Something New: In this epilogue to Winter, friends gather for the wedding of the century…

These are the short stories written by Marissa Meyer. I am not going to lie, I have fallen in love with the whole Lunar Chronicles series. I love a fairy tale retelling and I just can’t help myself. I have already read The Little Android and it’s just as amazing as the Lunar Chronicles. Marissa Meyer will not let us down.

Starflight by Melissa Landers

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Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She’s so desperate to reach the realm that she’s willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.

When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he’s been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world–and each other–the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe…

I am a sucker for space travel! Like…seriously, I want to travel space and time with the Doctor (Doctor Who nerd here) and I want to read anything and everything that involves space travel. YES! Just the cover alone had me.

February 9th-

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard:

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Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

Yes!!! I read Red Queen last year and I fell in love with the story and the characters. I finished reading it while I was at the beach and I had to hold back my squeals of excitement while I was reading on the beach. As well as my heavy sighs and fits of giggles when I finished the book. One thing is for sure, I will be getting this book and I will read Red Queen again before getting into this one! I can’t wait!

Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan:

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Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.

But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.

With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

Moment of honesty, I just read about this one. The reason I want to read it is because it sounds like a mix of Rapunzel and Snow White. And the more I look at the cover the more I hate it…I just don’t like it. It makes me think of 80’s claymation. But the story sounds intriguing, so I want to check it out.

February 16-

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

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Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.

Snow White retelling. I can’t help it!! I love Disney movies and all the wonderful princesses. I love even more when great writers take those fairy tales and twist them into something new. I could read a million retellings and never get tired of them!

Riders by Veronica Rossi

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For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen–Conquest, Famine, and Death–are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.

They fail.

Now–bound, bloodied, and drugged–Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he’s fallen for–not to mention all of humankind–he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.

But will anyone believe him?

Come on! This is another kind of story that I love. The four horsemen of the Apocalypse. And this story is about a teenager who dies, just to become War! Okay, so maybe I just love stories about the Apocalypse…post apocalypse…you know, the scary “end-of-the-world” stuff.

February 23

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

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When Aladdin discovers Zahra’s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn’t seen in hundreds of years — a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra’s very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes.

But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?

As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of Aladdin from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.

Who doesn’t love Aladdin?? Or jinni’s? And three wishes? I want three wishes. I would wish to be as rich as Bill Gates. To be slim (healthy slim) and never have trouble with my weight again. And then…I would free the jinni because I don’t have any other wishes.

The cover of this book is gorgeous and I need it for my collection. And it has a nice rating on Goodreads so far, so I’m guessing the lucky folks who have already had their hands on this book enjoyed it.

Firstlife by Gena Showalter

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Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…

There are a few reasons I want this book. It’s possibly my second most anticipated book of February. First reason being that it’s Gena Showalter. She writes amazing adult novels, but I recently read her YA novles “The White Rabbit Chronicles” and I fell in love with this series. I devoured those books and I just know that this new YA series by Showalter is going to be just as good as the last one. The second reason I am looking forward to this is because of the storyline. It’s so unique and thought provoking. Third reason…COVER! It’s so pretty!

 

That is all I have for you today. It’s not a lot…basically because I am not rich and I have put on my blinders to keep from going broke in February. But if there is a book that you are looking forward to, let me know! Especially, if you feel I need to add it to my list.

What books are you looking forward to next month? Any of the ones listed here?

Toodles for now!

Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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Author: Victoria Aveyard
Release Date: February 10th 2015
Series: Red Queen
Genre: Fantasy/YA/Fiction/Dystopia
Pages: 383
Publisher: Orion
Buy it : Amazon

First Line: I hate first Friday. It makes the village crowded, and now, in the heat of high summer, that’s the last thing anyone wants.

Synopsis:  Mare is a red. She lives in the Stilts and her family is basically poor. She steals from others to provide for her family before she is old enough to be forced into the war with her three older brothers.

After an encounter with a stranger, she finds herself a slave to the palace. She quickly finds out that the stranger she met the night before is the Silver Prince. That same day she finds that she has powers like the Silvers, but her blood is still red. Because her powers have been displayed among great names of the Silver world, the queen makes up a story that Mare is a long lost daughter of a dead war hero.

Mare has saved her brothers from war, along with her best friend. But it all comes at a price. Now Mare must pretend to be a Silver and her life depends on her acting skills.

Review: My first thought when I finished this book was OMG! Seriously, there are things that hit you in this book that you never see coming. Don’t worry, I won’t ruin it for you, but I will tell you to be ready for several twist in the story. Just when you think you know what is going on…you realize you had no idea. This was an amazing story and I have high hopes for this author. I just wish that the next book was coming out soon.

From the beginning you are taken by this story. You want to know more. You want to know what is going to happen to Mare, how is she going to get out of her predicament. I was angry at the way Reds were treated and how Silvers sat around like nothing bad ever happened in the world. Then, I felt sorry for the Silvers because you soon find out that it’s not as carefree in their world as you thought.

And then…there is Cal. The wonderful, beautiful, kind, Silver Prince. Who doesn’t love a prince?

 Conclusion:

If you have this sitting on your bookself right now…pick it up and read it. Waste no more time, wait no longer, get that book and start reading it tonight. You will love every second of it, even the parts that make you so mad you can see straight. Warning: do not read this in public because you might squeal a few times! Believe me, I had to contain myself while sitting on the beach…

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What Are You Reading

What Are You Reading2Hello Nerds!!

I skipped this last week because of the whole birthday thing, but we are back to our regularly scheduled everything this week.

I am actually only reading three books this week! Shocker!

First is Small Favors by Jim Butcher

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This time I am focusing on this book. I have let it slide into the background way too often.

Rogue by Julie Kagawa

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I only have about 2 more hours left in this book. It will be the last Julie Kagawa novel I have to pick from for my monthly audio book. I don’t know what I will listen to next. Suggestions would be appreciated.

Sortilege by C.M Cox

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This one took a back seat to Red Queen. I kept getting details confused between the two novels because they both had something going on with a kingdom, and Red Queen was too good to put down. Now I have to finish this for a book review.

That is all I am reading this week. I am shocked myself about that. I have a few books that I am dying to read now, but I am going back to the TBR jar to see what will come after Small Favors. It’s only fair that I get back to the TBR jar. I need to sit aside some more time to read though.

What are you reading?

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What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading

Hello Nerds, it’s that time again.

This week has been a little hectic. I haven’t been able to read as much and so…this is almost a copy of last week.

I finally finished Solarversia by Toby Downton and I will have a review for you tomorrow. Hopefully I will have the author interview soon as well.

This week I will be focusing on Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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I have heard so many amazing things about this book and I can’t wait to get into it. I have read the first chapter, but I may have to go back and re-read it.

I will start two books this week. One is super short, only 26 pages.

Dyad by C.M. Cox

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The other is the companion to Dyad and it’s Sortilege

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I will have to admit, if I were to judge the books by the cover…I would not be reading these books. I honestly hate the covers. The blurb on Goodreads made them sound interesting, so I am giving it a shot. Let’s hope I don’t regret it.

I am also still reading Rogue by Julie Kagaw.

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Or rather, listening to it. It’s actually a little frustrating listening to a book. I want to power through it and see what happens next, but I have to patiently wait until the narrator gets to it. I could speed up the reading, but it sounds weird and I don’t like it.

So, tell me, what are you reading this week?

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What Are You Reading

What Are You Reading

Hello Nerds! Happy Monday! I know, there is nothing happy about Monday. It’s the start of the work week. It’s truck day for me. And no matter what is going on, Monday’s just tend to suck.

But that’s okay, we have books!

Last week I started reading A Court of Thorns and Roses. I loved it! I could not put that book down. So, it won’t be on the list this week. What is on the list?? Fine, fine, let’s get to it.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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I have heard so many wonderful things about this book. I couldn’t wait. I kind of pulled the title out of my TBR jar with A Court of Thorns and Roses last week. I just had to get to it!

Solarversia by Toby Downton

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I’m not going to lie, I had trouble getting into this book. But now that I am in it, it’s getting better. It will be available at the end of this month! I will have my review and author interview before then.

Small Favor by Jim Butcher

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I have been getting so trapped in other books that poor Harry Dresden keeps being put on the back burner. And I am so sorry, Mr. Dresden. Please forgive me! I want to finish this book and Solarversia by the end of this week. I think I can do it…

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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I have been meaning to read the original story for years. I am finally doing it. Though, the book I have has other stories in it, but I am just reading the first for now. I may come back later to read the rest.

Lastly, the audio book I just started is….

Rogue by Julie Kagawa

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I want the hard back copies of this series! The covers are so amazing. I am only a few minutes into the novel and just like the first, I am questioning if I should be listening to it or not. The voices for this novel are just not that great. But once I finish this one I will have listened to every book by Julie Kagawa.

What are you reading?

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