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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?

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Waiting on Wednesday (6/14/2017)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


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Title:  Now I Rise (The Conqueror’s Saga #2)

Author: Kiersten White

Expected Publication:  June 27th 2017

Publisher:  Delacorte Press

Goodreads Summary:

Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There’s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her.

What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu’s subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople—and it’s no diplomatic mission. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines. Radu longs for his sister’s fierce confidence—but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself—but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him?

As nations fall around them, the Dracul siblings must decide: what will they sacrifice to fulfill their destinies? Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost.

Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Saga, #2)

This must be the summer of sequels! I really enjoyed reading the first book in this series, And I Darken, last summer and can’t wait of this one to come out.

What are you waiting for this week?

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Goodreads Monday #15 (11/21/2016)

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

Author: Rae Carson

Published: September 22nd 2015 by Greenwillow Books

Goodreads Summary:

Gold is in my blood, in my breath, even in the flecks in my eyes.

Lee Westfall has a strong, loving family. She has a home she loves and a loyal steed. She has a best friend—who might want to be something more.

She also has a secret.

Lee can sense gold in the world around her. Veins deep in the earth. Small nuggets in a stream. Even gold dust caught underneath a fingernail. She has kept her family safe and able to buy provisions, even through the harshest winters. But what would someone do to control a girl with that kind of power? A person might murder for it.

When everything Lee holds dear is ripped away, she flees west to California—where gold has just been discovered. Perhaps this will be the one place a magical girl can be herself. If she survives the journey.

The acclaimed Rae Carson begins a sweeping new trilogy set in Gold Rush-era America, about a young woman with a powerful and dangerous gift.

I actually discovered this book on one of the Instagram accounts that I follow. They gave such a good review, that I bought it one on of my Book Outlet purchases. I have been kind of in a reading slump lately so it has just been hanging out on my shelf. Hopefully soon I can dust it off and read it!

What is on your TBR shelf this week?

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My Lady Jane Review

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi MeadowsIMG_0004

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?