Book Blog, Bookish Things, Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday: Stealing Snow

June 29, 2016
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s anticipated future release is:

Title: Stealing Snow
Author: Danielle Paige
Expected Publication: September 16th, 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Synopsis from Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she’s not crazy and doesn’t belong there. When she meets a mysterious, handsome new orderly and dreams about a strange twisted tree she realizes she must escape and figure out who she really is.

Using her trusting friend Bale as a distraction, Snow breaks free and races into the nearby woods. Suddenly, everything isn’t what it seems, the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur, and she finds herself in icy Algid–her true home–with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai, none of whom she’s sure she can trust. As secret after secret is revealed, Snow discovers that she is on the run from a royal lineage she’s destined to inherit, a father more powerful and ruthless than she could have imagined, and choices of the heart that could change the fate of everything…including Snow’s return to the world she once knew.

This breathtaking first volume begins the story of how Snow becomes a villain, a queen, and ultimately a hero.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Read The Killing Jar

June 28, 2016

Happy Book Birthday to RS McCoy’s The Killing Jar! You can pick up her new sci-fi romance at Amazon and other booksellers today!

Author: RS McCoy
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2016

Blurb: Earth is dying, circling the drain on life support. The future of the human race depends on space exploration, but they’re running out of time. Parasitic insects are systematically killing the best scientific minds but no one knows why.

Mable Wilkinson is the last hope to figure it out, she just doesn’t know it yet. For years, her resourcefulness, intelligence, and penchant for problem-solving have put her at the top of a very short list of researchers, only she doesn’t want to be part of it.

Cast out at sixteen, Mable wrote off the problems of the world long ago. Now, her focus is on Hadley, her adopted little sister, and teaching her to survive in the cut-throat underground. Instead, both Mable and Hadley fall into the hands of the program’s recruiter, Silas Arrenstein, and he’s determined to have one of them. Mable can join up with the man and program who killed her brother, or she can leave Hadley to the same fate.

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The Monday Musts #1

June 27, 2016

I made a calendar to schedule blog posts a long time ago and never implemented it. I’m really going to start trying as of today. I want to blog at least 5 days per week and start doing more than just reviews and the occasional tags. I also want to try to do more discussions, guest posts, interviews, etc. so if you are interested in any of the aforementioned feel free to email me at!

As part of my new schedules, I will start doing The Monday Musts, which I recently discovered thanks to Lila at The Bookkeeper’s Secret. The Monday Musts is a weekly meme hosted by Jessica at Lovin’ Los Libros in which we talk about our must reads, must listens, and must sees of the week!


Must Read
R.S. McCoy emailed me and asked me to review her novel, The Killing Jar, which comes out tomorrow, June 28th! To be honest, you never know what you’re going to get when indie authors ask you to review but I’m still a fairly new blogger so it’s not like Scholastic is sending me large packages daily, and the premise sounded pretty interesting. (Check out my cover reveal post for the full synopsis.)

Well, I’m glad I accepted because this book is actually AMAZING! I love McCoy’s writing style. It’s entertaining and descriptive, but it’s also to the point (if that makes any sense). I’m already in love with many of the characters and the story is just really riveting. I can’t say enough good things about it. So check it out on Goodreads, pre-order it on Amazon, etc. It’s REALLY good, and I hope I get invited to read and review more of her novels.
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Hamilton Book Tag

June 17, 2016

Thank you to Melanie over at It’s A Bookish Thing for tagging me in the Hamilton Book Tag way back in March. (I know, right? I’m such a terrible blogger.) Anyway, like most of America, I’m straight #Hamiltrash. Go ahead and throw me in the gutter. I’ll never apologize for my obsession. If you have somehow avoided this amazing musical, I urge you to stop depriving yourself of greatness. After that amazing sweep at the Hamil…Tony Awards and in celebration of finally purchasing my very own ticket to see the play, I’m more than motivated to do this post. Without further ado, here are my book picks for the Hamilton book tag. I’ll leave you to it!

THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENS: Book world you would put yourself in…

The Raven BoysIf I could exist in any book world, I’d find myself at 300 Fox Way. I love the world that Maggie Stiefvater created in The Raven Cycle. I love all the characters. The things about The Raven Cycle world is that it’s not an apocalyptic or dystopian. It’s very grounded in reality, but with just the right touch of magic.

THE SCHUYLER SISTERS: Underrated female character…


Cassandra Clare is without a doubt one of the most famous authors in the young adult fantasy realm right now, but most of the attention and adoration is given to The Mortal Instruments and Clary, however, I feel that Tessa [Gray] from the Infernal Devices is the absolute most badass and strong female in the whole Shadowhunter world. I’ll admit that when I first started reading the series, Tessa was a bit irritating because she was really proper and lady-like in Victorian times and she’s just, “Oh my God. A girl in pants! THE HORROR!” I was like, “Stop.” But she quickly turned into a super warrior and unlike Clary, she does what she needs to do for the good of the world and Shadowhunters. She doesn’t risk the lives of millions just to save one person she loves.
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