Sunday, March 29, 2020

Stacking the Shelves #64


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly book haul meme hosted by Tynga of  Tynga's Reviews and Marlene of Reading Reality. It's all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course e-books!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!


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For Review:

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #75


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme previously hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Publication date: June 2nd, 2020


Robyn Schneider, author of The Beginning of Everything, delivers a witty and heartbreaking tale of first love, second beginnings, and last chances in this timely and authentic bisexual coming-of-age story, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera.

In Southern California, no one lives more than thirty miles from the nearest fault line. Sasha Bloom is standing right on top of one when her world literally crumbles around her. With her mother now dead and father out of the picture, Sasha moves in with her estranged grandparents.

Living in her mom’s old bedroom, Sasha has no idea who she is anymore. Luckily, her grandparents are certain they know who she should be: A lawyer in the making. Ten pounds skinnier. In a socially advantageous relationship with a boy from a good family—a boy like Cole Edwards.

And Cole has ideas for who Sasha should be, too. His plus one at lunch. His girlfriend. His.

Sasha tries to make everything work, but that means folding away her love of photography, her grief for her mother, and he growing interest in the magnificently clever Lily Chen. Sasha wants to follow Lily off the beaten path, to discover hidden beaches, secret menus, and the truth about dinosaur pee.

But being friends with Lily might lead somewhere new. Is Sasha willing to stop being the girl everyone expects and let the girl beneath the surface breath through?




Monday, March 23, 2020

Review: Captain Marvel: Liberation Run by Tess Sharpe

Read: February 16th - 24th, 2020

Type: Kindle

Source: Purchased

View this book: Goodreads | Amazon

Publication date: February 26th, 2019

Rating (out of five stars): 

Goodreads blurb: Carol Danvers--Captain Marvel--narrowly stops a spacecraft from crashing. Its pilot Rhi is a young Inhuman woman from a group who left for a life among the stars. Instead they were imprisoned on a planet where an enslaved Inhuman brings her owner great power and influence. Horrified by the account, Carol gathers a team--including Ant-Man, Mantis, and Amadeus Cho--and they set out to free Rhi's people.


After my last brush with an Avengers-themed novelization, I was almost scared to pick this one up. My love of Captain Marvel won out in the end, however, plus this one has a different author. Am I glad I gave it a chance? Without a doubt!

It was well written and action packed, with excellent pacing and an important point to make, and I was pleasantly surprised by the inclusion of Ant-Man and Mantis!

At its core, it's a fight against misogyny and the patriarchy, but it's never too heavy-handed, and it's consistently entertaining.

I loved the author's writing style, and I'm definitely going to check out more of her works.

Inspiring, important, and wildly entertaining, I think this is one that everyone can enjoy, regardless of whether they're usually into superheroes and comic book stories or not.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #74


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme previously hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Publication date: June 2nd, 2020

Welcome ​to 1876 and a rootin’-tootin’ America bursting with gunslingers, outlaws, and garou.

JANE (a genuine hero-eene)

Calamity’s her name, and garou hunting’s her game—when she’s not starring in Wild Bill’s Traveling Show, that is. She reckons that if a girl wants to be a legend, she should just go ahead and be one.

FRANK (*wolf whistle*)
Frank “the Pistol Prince” Butler is the Wild West’s #1 bachelor. He’s also the best sharpshooter on
both sides of the Mississippi, but he’s about to meet his match. . . .

ANNIE (get your gun!)
Annie Oakley (yep, that Annie) is lookin’ for a job, not a romance, but she can’t deny there’s something about Frank she likes. Really likes. Still, she’s pretty sure that anything he can do,
she can do better.

A HAIRY SITUATION
After a garou hunt goes south and Jane finds a suspicious-like bite on her arm, she turns tail for Deadwood, where there’s been talk of a garou cure. But things ain’t always what they seem—meaning the gang better hightail it after her before they’re a day late and a Jane short.





Monday, March 16, 2020

Review: Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Dan Abnett


Read: January 28th - February 4th, 2020

Type: Kindle

Source: Purchased

View this book: Goodreads | Amazon

Publication date: April 21, 2015

Rating (out of five stars): 

Goodreads blurb: The Mighty Avengers face an array of their greatest foes-all at once! In Berlin, Captain America battles the forces of Hydra. In the Savage Land, Hawkeye and the Black Widow attempt to foil A.I.M. In Washington, Iron Man fights to stop Ultron. In Siberia, Thor takes on an entire army. And in Mangapore, Bruce Banner and Nick Fury battle the High Evolutionary. Only one thing is certain: This isn't a coincidence. But what larger, deadlier threat lies behind these simultaneous attacks on Earth?
I'm a huge fan of the MCU, and while I wasn't expecting this novelization to be serious literature, I did expect a little more than I got. The Avengers spent the majority of the story apart, which was unfortunate considering this was an Avengers book. Known for sweeping dramatics, superhero stories and comics should pack a little more punch, and this story was just a little underwhelming. Even the battle at the end was not exciting and I couldn't wait to finish so I could move on to something else.

The writing was decent, but I do have one pet peeve about the style - who the heck uses the word "squirt" to mean "send information over the internet?" I could have handled it once, but it happened multiple times, and it made me uncomfortable every single time. I realize that's not a big deal, but it did bug me.

Overall, this was an average novelization of the popular Avengers, and if you're eager to read everything you can get your hands on, Avengers-wise, it might be worth your time. Otherwise, you might want to pick something else.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Stacking the Shelves #63


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly book haul meme hosted by Tynga of  Tynga's Reviews and Marlene of Reading Reality. It's all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course e-books!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

Click the covers to be carried to the Goodreads page for each book!  😊

Purchased (Kindle):




Free from Amazon:



Borrowed from Amazon:



Purchased (audiobook):



Free from Audible

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #73


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme previously hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



Publication date: March 31st, 2020

The critically acclaimed author of The House at the End of Hope Street combines love, mystery, and magic with her first foray into bewitching fantasy with a dark edge evocative of V.E. Schwab and Neil Gaiman.

Once upon a time, a demon who desired earthly domination fathered an army of dark daughters to help him corrupt humanity . . .

As children, Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea dreamed of a strange otherworld: a nightscape of mists and fog, perpetually falling leaves and hungry ivy, lit by an unwavering moon. Here, in this shadowland of Everwhere, the four girls, half-sisters connected by blood and magic, began to nurture their elemental powers together. But at thirteen, the sisters were ripped from Everwhere and separated. Now, five years later, they search for one another and yearn to rediscover their unique and supernatural strengths. Goldie (earth) manipulates plants and gives life. Liyana (water) controls rivers and rain. Scarlet (fire) has electricity at her fingertips. Bea (air) can fly.

To realize their full potential, the blood sisters must return to the land of their childhood dreams. But Everwhere can only be accessed through certain gates at 3:33 A.M. on the night of a new moon. As Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea are beset with the challenges of their earthly lives, they must prepare for a battle that lies ahead. On their eighteenth birthday, they will be subjected to a gladiatorial fight with their father’s soldiers. If they survive, they will face their father who will let them live only if they turn dark. Which would be fair, if only the sisters knew what was coming.

So, they have thirty-three days to discover who they truly are and what they can truly do, before they must fight to save themselves and those they love.




Monday, March 9, 2020

Review: Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

Read: February 4th - 15th, 2020

Type: Kindle

Source: Purchased

View this book: Goodreads | Amazon

Publication date: January 14th, 2020

Rating (out of five stars): 

Goodreads blurb: With McLemore's signature lush prose, Dark and Deepest Red pairs the forbidding magic of a fairy tale with a modern story of passion and betrayal.




This book originally caught my eye because of that gorgeous cover! I was still intrigued after reading the description, so I decided to give it a try and I was not disappointed. This was my first McLemore book but it definitely won't be the last.

I liked the way it blended past and present, but I would have been happy just to read about the past, honestly. That's where the story really blossomed. I wouldn't mind a sequel about Lala and Alifair to see what happened to them after the book ended.

McLemore's writing was lush and gorgeous and it just flowed so well. I can't say enough good things about how well written it is. I'm a huge fan of dark fairy tale retellings, and this one definitely hits the mark.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Stacking the Shelves #61


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly book haul meme hosted by Tynga of  Tynga's Reviews and Marlene of Reading Reality. It's all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course e-books!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

Click the covers to be carried to the Goodreads page for each book!  😊

Purchased (Kindle):


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #72


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme previously hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Publication date: November 24th, 2020

From Goodreads: Her voice was her prison…
Now it’s her weapon.

In a world where magic is sung, a powerful mage named Cadence must choose between the two. For years, she has been forced to torture her country’s disgraced nobility at her ruthless queen’s bidding.

But when she is reunited with her childhood friend, a noblewoman with ties to the underground rebellion, she must finally make a choice: Take a stand to free their country from oppression, or follow in the queen’s footsteps and become a monster herself.

In this dark and lush LGBTQ+ romantic fantasy, two young women from rival factions must work together to reunite their country, as they wrestle with their feelings for each other.