Posted in Young Adult

Goodreads Monday (7/2/2018)

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:  My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2)

Author: Cynthia Hand (Goodreads Author), Jodi Meadows (Goodreads Author),Brodi Ashton (Goodreads Author)

Published: June 26th 2018 by HarperTeen

Goodreads Summary:

You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)

Or does she?

Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and one orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Brontë, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.

I really loved the first book, and can’t wait to get my hands on this book now that it is out. It has been on my TBR shelf ever since I finished the first one and found out a sequel was coming out the following year. I’ve read the first few chapters thanks to Epic Reads First5, and now this book is definitely going on my next Amazon order!

What is on your TBR shelf this week?

Posted in Young Adult

Book Blogger Hop: Week of Jan 12th-18th


Book Blogger Hop

This weekly hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, featuring a question about books each week. The purpose is to bring bookish bloggers together, basically. To participate, write a post about the question for that week and add your link.

This weeks question: Jan 12th-18th – What upcoming titles are looking forward to reading in 2018?

There are a lot of titles coming out this year that I am looking forward to! It’s going to be so hard to narrow that down, but I’ll list the top 5 books I am looking forward to!

1. legendary

This is the sequel to Stephanie Garber’s Caraval. I’m very happy that this will only be a duology, because I am a little worn out of series that last forever! This one focus’ more on Donatella, and her turn at trying to win Caraval.

Expected Publication: May 29th

2. obsidioI am so excited for the last book in this series to come out!!! I loved, loved, loved the first one (and I am about a quarter of the way through the second one). Obsidio centers around Asha and Rhys, and their fight after the initial attack on Kerenza.

Expected Publication: March 13th

3. myplanejaneMy Lady Jane was so unexpected, that I enjoyed every minute of it! I can’t see what the authors do to Jane Eyre’s story!

Expected Publication: June 26th

4. catwomanSarah J Maas. Enough said.

Expected Publication: August 7th

5. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

There isn’t much about this one yet (not even a cover picture yet). This one will be about Felicity and include pirate queens and sea monsters!

Expected Publication: October 2nd

Posted in Young Adult

Goodreads Mondays #17 (12/6/2016)

I know it’s Tuesday, but I totally forgot that I didn’t do this post…womp womp womp….

So without further ado, here is my post…a day late…

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by 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 Mirror King  (The Orphan Queen #2)

Author: Jodi Meadows

Published: April 5th 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books

Goodreads Summary:

Wilhelmina has a hundred enemies.

HER FRIENDS HAVE TURNED. After her identity is revealed during the Inundation, Princess Wilhelmina is kept prisoner by the Indigo Kingdom, with the Ospreys lost somewhere in the devastated city. When the Ospreys’ leader emerges at the worst possible moment, leaving Wil’s biggest ally on his deathbed, she must become Black Knife to set things right.

HER MAGIC IS UNCONTROLLABLE. Wil’s power is to animate, not to give true life, but in the wraithland she commanded a cloud of wraith mist to save herself, and later ordered it solid. Now there is a living boy made of wraith—destructive and deadly, and willing to do anything for her.

HER HEART IS TORN. Though she’s ready for her crown, declaring herself queen means war. Caught between what she wants and what is right, Wilhelmina realizes the throne might not even matter. Everyone thought the wraith was years off, but already it’s destroying Indigo Kingdom villages. If she can’t protect both kingdoms, soon there won’t be a land to rule.

In this stunning conclusion to THE ORPHAN QUEEN, Jodi Meadows follows Wilhelmina’s breathtaking and brave journey from orphaned criminal on the streets to magic-wielding queen.

This has been on my Goodreads TBR shelf since last December, and I finally bought the book over the summer. Guess where it is. Still on my shelf. Hopefully, I will read this before the year is over!

What is on your TBR shelf this week?

Posted in Young Adult

My Lady Jane Review

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Published: June 7th 2016 by HarperTeen

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Goodreads Summary:

The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.

At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane is about to become the Queen of England.

“For everyone who knows there was enough room for Leonardo DiCaprio on that door.”

I received this in my June Lit-Cube subscription box, and I finally had a chance to read it. It took me a little while to get into the story, but once I did it went by very quickly. I loved how the authors tell you from the get go that this historical retelling is somewhat based upon the truth but not really.

“She took a deep breath. “They need signs of my strength, not my reliance on the men around me.”

This story is told in three different points of view, with each of the author writing as a character. While some books who do different povs goes into catastrophe, this works very well for the story. It was great being inside the minds of Jane, Gifford, and Edward! They all grew so much as characters and it made the story that much more enjoyable. By the end I wish I was an Edian!

“No horse jokes,” he said.
“My lord, I apologize for the horse joke. If you put down the book—unharmed!—I will give you a carrot.”
He brandished the book at her. “Was that a horse joke?”
“Neigh.”
“Was that a horse joke?”

This was a very funny, somewhat action packed, well driven plot based novel. I was a little bit surprised considering this was a “historical” fiction packed with humor. So if you need something quick and light, but hilarious then definitely check this book out!

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

 

Posted in Subscription Box, Young Adult

June Uppercasebox Review

It’s that time of the month again! A new box from Uppercase by Lisa Parkin!

Every month you receive:

  • a brand new hardcover book, the book is either signed or you receive a signed bookplate,
  • 1-2 high quality bookish items,
  • Uppercase reading experience with exclusive content,
  • and a special note!

You can choose from two different plans:

Expert plan: comes with everything above for only $23/month plus $6 shipping and handling;

IMG_0699Book exclusive plan: comes with everything above except the 1-2 bookish items for only $17/month plus s/h.

All the items are inside this cute little bag. After awhile, I am going to need to figure out a way to recycle them! This month, I received a signed book, a tote bag, a Harry Potter item, a bookmark, and a letter from Lisa!

 

 

 

The book this month is My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows.

Here is the Amazon blurb:IMG_0004

The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.

At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.

Like that could go wrong

This book is regularly priced at $17.99, but on Amazon you can purchase it for $10.58. This book is also signed by all three of the authors! For me, this adds value to the book, especially since I really like all three of them!

Check out my review of the book here!

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Inside the case is also a letter detailing all of the items inside the box, as well as a personal message from Lisa on why she choose this book. It just makes the box a little more personal than just receiving a regular subscription. There is also a bookmark that once you reach a certain page, you can go to the website, enter the code that unlocks the exclusive content for that part of the book.

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This box came with this really cute tote bag designed by Risa Rodil. This is an Uppercase exclusive, so she doesn’t have this particular one on her website, but she does have some really cute ones. On her site they retail for $18.77. If you are an Uppercase subscriber, then you can purchase this as an add on for only $12.99.

 

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A My Lady Jane bookmark. Which I will definitely use once I start reading the book! I don’t know who designed the bookmark, so it’s very hard to put a value to it, so I’ll just guesstimate a $1.

 

 

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The last item in the box, is this Deathly Hallows wooden magnet from Juniper & Ivy Designs. I love all things Harry Potter, so this was a welcomed surprise! You can purchase this particular magnet on their website for $8. On Uppercase, you can actually purchase this for $6.99. This will make a very cute addition on my fridge!

 

 

IMG_0009Here is a picture of all of the items included in this month’s Uppercase box! Not bad. For a $29 subscription, this box retailed approximately to $35. Ideally, I would like for my items to retail a bit more than $6 above the subscription cost, but I really like the items so it is okay.

You can check out my other reviews of Uppercase here.

Here you can check out my other reviews of book subscription boxes.

If you received this box, what did you think of this months items?