July Monthly Recommendations: Auto Read Authors

This month’s topic highlights the authors that we either read everything they write/buy everything they publish or they can be an author who only has one novel out and you’re dying to read more from them. All the authors on this list are ones I’ve read almost all their works except for a couple; a…

5 Reasons to Read The Passion of Dolssa

Title: The Passion of Dolssa Genre: YA Historical Fiction Published: April 12, 2016 Format: Kindle Book Pages: 447 Awards: Printz Honor Book (2017)       Goodreads Synopsis: Dolssa is an upper-crust city girl with a secret lover and an uncanny gift. Branded a heretic, she’s on the run from the friar who condemned her mother…

T5W: Series that Got Better

Sometimes, the first book in a series can put people off. They want more world building, character development, etc…it’s always a list of why people don’t always like the first book. But this topic shows the series that are worth plowing through to get to the good stuff. My picks do have solid first books,…

The Shadow of What Was Lost Review

Title: The Shadow of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy #1) Genre: Adult Fantasy Release Date: November 8, 2016 Narrator: Michael Kramer Listening Time: 25 hours, 29 mins         Goodreads Synopsis: It has been twenty years since the god-like Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them – the Gifted –…

#ARCstravaganza: All I Do is Win

Oh man oh man I’m so stoked about this ARC I acquired recently. I do the Penguin First to Read program, where you earn points and they offer you new books every month in literary fiction, romance, mystery/thriller, YA and science fiction to try and review. I’ve only reviewed something once, since they don’t do…

Weeding the TBR #1

Here’s the first batch of books that have either: 1) Been very hyped up, 2) On my TBR list for longer than 2 years and 3) Possibility of losing interest When your TBR gets really huge, it can be really intimidating and make you unsure of what to start next. So I read 5 samples…

T5W: Books That Aren’t Inspired by Western Culture

When I saw this topic, not only was it a great idea, but kinda intimidating at the same time. This list doesn’t have a lot of SFF titles, but these are books that have setting/culture that’s not Western Europe or American. Some of these are also ones that I have not read, but have on…

#ARCstravaganza: Surprise ARC

You know that feeling when you jump onto an opportunity to get an ARC without requesting it? It looks like this: What is this book you ask? Well, here it is…. Yep, I was able to get one of my anticipated releases. This was available on NetGalley for the first 500 members. I’m not sure…

Mini Review: Shadowshaper

Title: Shadowshaper (Shadowshaper #1) Series: YA Urban Fantasy Release Date: June 30th 2015 Narrator: Anika Noni Rose Listening Time: 7 hrs 21 mins         Goodreads Synopsis:  Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then a corpse crashes the first party of the season. Her…

T5W: Favorite Childhood Books

Let’s be real here, nostalgia is king a lot of the time. When you’re looking through old boxes, stuff at your parents house…it all comes rushing back to you. Since I work at my local library, it’s been crazy seeing all the books I loved as a kid being checked out now. I went through…

#ARCstravaganza: First Post

I recently heard about the lovely Krysti over at YA and Wine doing a weekly ARC extravaganza. Each week, you comment on her post with sharing your own excitement about ARC’s and it helps enter you in a giveaway for another ARC. I haven’t been getting many lately, but here’s two that I recently acquired. The Scion…

Final 2017 Releases List: August to October

Alright guys, we’ve reached the last half of the year. Huge book releases are coming out, finales will end the chapters of some series and debut novels to capture our attention. This list consists of books that are expected to be published between August through October (there’s not new releases in November and December to…