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Goodreads Monday 5/14/2018

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

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Title:  Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) 

Author:  Amie Kaufman (Goodreads Author)Jay Kristoff (Goodreads Author)

Published: March 13th 2018 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

Goodreads Summary:

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?

Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.

Hey everyone it’s been awhile!! I celebrated my very first Mother’s Day yesterday, and the highlight of my day was dedicating my baby at church in the morning and then picking out paint for her room. Man how my life has changed in such a short amount of time! How did you celebrate Mother’s Day yesterday?

Over the weekend, my hubbie got me Obsidio as part of my MD present and I couldn’t have been happier! (Okay, so I might have picked it up and put it in the cart for him, but hey he still got it for me! That’s what counts, right?!) I still need to finish book 2, and I am only a quarter of the way through!! Now that I have this book, I imagine I will finish quickly so that I can start this one!

What is on your TBR list this week?

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Goodreads Monday (4/9/2018)

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

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Title:  The Sun is Also a Star 

Author: Nicola Yoon (Goodreads Author)

Published: November 1st 2016 by Delacorte Press

Goodreads Summary:

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

This book has been on my TBR shelf since November 2016!! I recently watched Everything Everything and it almost makes me want to not read the book, but I know that books are 10 times better than the movies 9 out of 10 times. I’m hoping that I will like The Sun is Also a Star more than Everything Everything, but I’ve only really heard mix reviews about this author in general. You either love her or dislike her. Which category are you?

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Goodreads Monday (4/2/2018)

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

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Title:  Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2)

Author: Victoria Schwab (Goodreads Author)

Published: June 13th 2017 by Greenwillow Books

Goodreads Summary:

THE WORLD IS BREAKING. AND SO ARE THEY.

KATE HARKER isn’t afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she’s good at it.

AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

THE WAR HAS BEGUN.

THE MONSTERS ARE WINNING.

Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims’ inner demons.

Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within?

Happy day after Easter! I hope yours was spent having fun with family whether you celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ or not! We went to church and saw so many cute babies (so I didn’t have to worry if mine started talking during the service, I could just blame another one lol). We then gave baby S her very first Easter basket full of goodies, and she enjoyed playing with the plastic eggs filled with nothing more than her new toys. Oh well, what can you do. Our night ended with the hubs grilling, so overall we had a pretty good day.

This week I chose Our Dark Duet because it has been sitting on my shelf since last summer! I need to finish this duology ASAP, even if that is so that I can only clear off some space on my ever growing TBR shelf.

What did you do yesterday? What is on your TBR shelf this week?

Here’s a pic of one of my pups celebrating Easter =)

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Goodreads Monday (3/19/2018)

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

everlife

Title:  Everlife (Everlife #3)

Author:Gena Showalter (Goodreads Author)

Published: February 27th 2018 by Harlequin Teen

Goodreads Summary:

STAND TOGETHER OR FALL ALONE.

THE FATE OF THE EVERLIFE HANGS IN THE BALANCE.

At seventeen years old, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood had to make the ultimate choice—where to live after she died. Loyalty to her selected realm has not wavered…until now. She is out of time. Sacrifices must be made, and a terrible price must be paid. But is she too late?

As the Everlife descends into darkness, a single truth becomes clear: Troika and Myriad must unite—or perish. In order to bring sworn enemies together, Ten must enter forbidden territory…and destroy the powerful Prince of Ravens. But there’s only one way inside—bonding with Killian Flynn, a deadly rival who sets her blood aflame.

When nothing goes as planned and betrayal leads to the edge of utter defeat, Ten and Killian will have to rebuild trust from the ashes of their hearts. Victory seems impossible, the odds stacked against them. In the end, how far will they be willing to go for the sake of their realms and the Everlife?

I’ve been following this series since it first came out two years ago. I have the first book on my TBR shelf already and now that this book is out I need to get the 2nd and 3rd. Showalter became one of my favorite authors after I read The White Rabbit Chronicles and I hope that this series lives up to my expectations! I haven’t really heard much about it since the series started, and I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

What is on your TBR shelf this week?

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Goodreads Monday (3/12/2018)

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

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Title:  Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Author: Becky Albertalli (Goodreads Author)

Published: April 7th 2015 by Balzer + Bray

Goodreads Summary:

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

In honor of the movie coming out this Friday, I decided to highlight this book! I haven’t had a chance to read the book yet (I actually have to go purchase it first), but I do plan on going to go see the movie when it comes out! (Actually it’s a toss up between this and Tomb Raider) Even though I plan on seeing the movie first, I will definitely read the book one of these days! Seeing the movie doesn’t deter me from picking up the book.

Do you like to read the book first before going to see the movie or does it matter? For me, if I really didn’t like the movie I will always pick up the book to see if I would have liked it better or not. Did you know that Red Sparrow was a book to movie adaptation? I didn’t until I saw the credits after the movie! Okay, now I am rambling. I’ll stop for now =) Leave me your thoughts on books to movies in the comments!

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Goodreads Monday (2/26/2018)

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

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Title:  Because You Love To Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

Author: Ameriie (Goodreads Author) (Editor)Renee Ahdieh (Goodreads Author)Soman Chainani (Goodreads Author)Susan Dennard (Goodreads Author)Sarah Enni (Goodreads Author)Marissa Meyer (Goodreads Author)Cindy Pon (Goodreads Author)Victoria Schwab (Goodreads Author) , Samantha Shannon (Goodreads Author)Adam Silvera (Goodreads Author)Andrew SmithApril Genevieve TucholkeNicola Yoon (Goodreads Author)Sasha Alsberg (Goodreads Author)Whitney AtkinsonTina BurkeCatriona FeeneyJesse GeorgeZoë Herdt (Goodreads Author)Samantha LaneSophia LeeRaeleen LemayRegan PerusseChristine RiccioSteph SinclairKat KennedyBen Alderson (Goodreads Author) 

Published: July 11th 2017 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Goodreads Summary:

Leave it to the heroes to save the world–villains just want to rule the world.

In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.

These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains’ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage–and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!

Featuring writing from . . .

Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon

BookTubers: Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zoë Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), and Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel).

I’ve been on a Valentine’s related anthology kick this month, and what better to end the last Monday of February with an anthology from the villains perspective! This has been on my TBR list since I discovered it in December, and finally bought a copy for myself in January!

What is on your TBR shelf this week?

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Goodreads Monday (2/19/2018)

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

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Title:  Three Sides of a Heart

Author:  Natalie C. Parker (Goodreads Author) (Contributor)Rae CarsonBrandy Colbert (Goodreads Author)Katie CotugnoAlaya Dawn Johnson(Goodreads Author)E.K. Johnston (Goodreads Author)Tessa Gratton(Goodreads Author)Garth Nix (Goodreads Author) , Veronica Roth (Goodreads Author)Sabaa Tahir (Goodreads Author)Brenna Yovanoff (Goodreads Author)Renee Ahdieh (Goodreads Author)Julie Murphy (Goodreads Author)Justina Ireland (Goodreads Author)Lamar Giles (Goodreads Author)Bethany Hagen(Goodreads Author) 

Published: December 19th 2017 by HarperCollins

Goodreads Summary:

You may think you know the love triangle, but you’ve never seen love triangles like these.

These top YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is sixteen fresh, diverse, and romantic stories you don’t want to miss.

This collection, edited by Natalie C. Parker, contains stories written by Renee Ahdieh, Rae Carson, Brandy Colbert, Katie Cotugno, Lamar Giles, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagan, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, EK Johnston, Julie Murphy, Garth Nix, Natalie C. Parker, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and Brenna Yovanoff.

A teen girl who offers kissing lessons. Zombies in the Civil War South. The girl next door, the boy who loves her, and the girl who loves them both. Vampires at a boarding school. Three teens fighting monsters in an abandoned video rental store. Literally the last three people on the planet.

What do all these stories have in common?

The love triangle.

I do not typically enjoy love triangles, but if they are done correctly I think I can enjoy them! So an anthology based on love triangles is a bit different from what I normally like to read, but since it is February I added it to my TBR list. What is your stance on love triangles? What is on your TBR list this week?

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Goodreads Monday (2/12/2018)

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

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Title:  Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet

Author:  Jennifer L. Armentrout (Goodreads Author), Sona Charaipotra (Goodreads Author), Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, Jocelyn Davies (Goodreads Author), Nina LaCour (Goodreads Author), Emery Lord (Goodreads Author), Katharine McGee , Kass Morgan (Goodreads Author), Meredith Russo (Goodreads Author), Sara Shepard (Goodreads Author), Nicola Yoon (Goodreads Author), Ibi Zoboi (Goodreads Author), Julie Murphy

Published: January 2nd 2018 by HMH Books for Young Readers

Goodreads Summary:

Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of “how they first met” from some of today’s most popular YA authors.

Readers will experience Nina LaCour’s beautifully written piece about two Bay Area girls meeting via a cranky customer service Tweet, Sara Shepard’s glossy tale about a magazine intern and a young rock star, Nicola Yoon’s imaginative take on break-ups and make-ups, Katie Cotugno’s story of two teens hiding out from the police at a house party, and Huntley Fitzpatrick’s charming love story that begins over iced teas at a diner. There’s futuristic flirting from Kass Morgan and Katharine McGee, a riveting transgender heroine from Meredith Russo, a subway missed connection moment from Jocelyn Davies, and a girl determined to get out of her small town from Ibi Zoboi. Jennifer Armentrout writes a sweet story about finding love from a missing library book, Emery Lord has a heartwarming and funny tale of two girls stuck in an airport, Dhonielle Clayton takes a thoughtful, speculate approach to pre-destined love, and Julie Murphy dreams up a fun twist on reality dating show contestants.

This incredibly talented group of authors brings us a collection of stories that are at turns romantic and witty, epic and everyday, heartbreaking and real.

This was one of my purchases during my birthday last month, and since it is the week of Valentine’s figured it was appropriate to feature this week!

Speaking of Valentine’s do you have any plans?! Tomorrow, I’m doing Galentine’s with a couple of my girlfriends and we’re going to go to the movies. The hubby has been told that he will be on Baby S duty, and the girls and I are going to have some fun! For Valentine’s, we will probably do something as a family or just hang out at home and cook dinner. It’s still up in the air so it could completely change in two days!

What is on your TBR shelf this week?

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Goodreads Monday (2/5/2018)

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

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Title:  A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3)

Author: V.E. Schwab

Published: February 21st 2017 by Tor Teen

Goodreads Summary:

Witness the fate of beloved heroes – and enemies.

THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED…
The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

WHO WILL CRUMBLE?
Kell – once assumed to be the last surviving Antari – begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?

WHO WILL RISE?
Lila Bard, once a commonplace – but never common – thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.

WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL?
And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay.

Ah, can’t believe that we are already 5 days into February!!!! I feel like I have been seriously slacking already this year on my blog, and hopefully this month I’ll be able to turn that around!

What is on your TBR shelf this week?

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Goodreads Monday (1/22/2018)

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

A Gathering of Shadows Final

Title:  A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2)

Author: V.E. Schwab

Published: February 23rd 2016 by Tor Teen

Goodreads Summary:

It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift–back into Black London.

Now, restless after having given up his smuggling habit, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks as she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games–an extravagant international competition of magic meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries–a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning. But the balance of magic is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another London must fall.

This series is the next one in my TBR line up and I can’t wait to start them! I almost want to push the two books I need to read aside and just start with ADSOM!

What is on your TBR shelf this week?