Friday, November 6, 2015

Rule (Marked Men #1) by: Jay Crownover Review

"Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want—and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.

But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other."

I gave this book a 4/5 stars
The Story
The story I thought was very well written. It didn't take me long to get pulled into the story, which I like books that pull me in quick.  I usually read more YA books so I am kind of new to the New Adult books but the ones I have read so far I have really like.  I wish there was more then the one book because I would have like to learn more about the characters.  I thought everything was explained well and everything was kind of figured out at the end of the book but I like reading back stories and learning about the characters but that is just me.  

The Characters

Shaw- she is the main character and she seems to have it all together. She's going to school to be a doctor which we don't here a lot about it's mentioned a few times through out the book about her studying for test and things like that.  The only thing that I had trouble with is  I don't know how she kept her feelings for Rule from coming out when she was basically in love with him since she was like fourteen.  Her parents aren't the greatest and her ex-boyfriend ends up crazy

Rule- He is the typical bad boy, Tattoos & piercings and all that stuff, I would have like to have had more about his story. we really don't get a lot from him except his relationship with Shaw. I would have liked to find out more about his personal life then what was in the book. And again I don't know how he didn't notice that Shaw was in love with him since they were teenagers.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Shelf Control #2

Shelf Control is a new weekly meme created by Lisa over at Bookshelf Fantasies Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own!

My self control pick this week is 

Between Shades of Gray by: Ruta Sepetys
"Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.

Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously--and at great risk--documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart."

How I got it:   I bought it.

When I got it:   I have had it since I think it first came out.

Why I got it:  I saw it and I really like the cover and then read what it was about, I thought it was really interesting and I'm probably going to cry.

Let me know what book you guys picked for your self control down in the comments and don't forget to go check out the creator of this lovely meme over at her blog.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday Finds #2

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Friday Finds was start by Jenn over at  A Daily Rhythm 

Here are my finds this week:

The Girl Who Cam home by: Hazel Gaynor

"Inspired by true events surrounding a group of Irish emigrants who sailed on the maiden voyage of R.M.S Titanic, The Girl Who Came Home is a story of enduring love and forgiveness, spanning seventy years. It is also the story of the world’s most famous ship, whose tragic legacy continues to captivate our hearts and imaginations one hundred years after she sank to the bottom of the Atlantic ocean with such a devastating loss of life. 

In a rural Irish village in April 1912, seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy is anxious about the trip to America. While the thirteen others she will travel with from her Parish anticipate a life of prosperity and opportunity - including her strict Aunt Kathleen who will be her chaperon for the journey - Maggie is distraught to be leaving Séamus, the man she loves with all her heart. As the carts rumble out of the village, she clutches a packet of love letters in her coat pocket and hopes that Séamus will be able to join her in America soon.

In Southampton, England, Harry Walsh boards Titanic as a Third Class Steward, excited to be working on this magnificent ship. After the final embarkation stop in Ireland, Titanic steams across the Atlantic Ocean. Harry befriends Maggie and her friends from the Irish group; their spirits are high and life on board is much grander than any of them could have ever imagined. Being friendly with Harold Bride, one of the Marconi radio operators, Harry offers to help Maggie send a telegram home to Séamus. But
on the evening of April 14th, when Titanic hits an iceberg, Maggie’s message is only partly transmitted, leaving Séamus confused by what he reads.

As the full scale of the disaster unfolds, luck and love will decide the fate of the Irish emigrants and those whose lives they have touched on board the ship. In unimaginable circumstances, Maggie survives, arriving three days later in New York on the rescue ship Carpathia. She has only the nightdress she is wearing, a small case and a borrowed coat, to her name. She doesn’t speak of Titanic again for seventy years.

In Chicago, 1982, twenty-one year old Grace Butler is stunned to learn that her Great Nana Maggie sailed on Titanic and sets out to write Maggie's story as a way to resurrect her journalism career. When it is published, Grace receives a surprising phone call, starting a chain of events which will reveal the whereabouts of Maggie’s missing love letters and the fate of those she sailed with seventy years ago. But it isn't until a final journey back to Ireland that the full extent of Titanic’s secrets are revealed and Maggie is able to finally make peace with her past.

The Siren by: Kiera Cass

"A girl with a secret.
The boy of her dreams.
An Ocean between them.

Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.

Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude...until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of.

Falling in love with a human breaks the Ocean’s rules. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart."

Snow like ashes by: Sara Raasch

"A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own."

Illuminae by: Amie Kayfman & Jay Kristoff

"This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes."

What are your Friday finds? Leave a link or if u don't have a blog just share your finds down in the comments below. And don't forget to check out Jenn's blog  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Shelf Control #1


Shelf Control is a new weekly meme created by Lisa over at Bookshelf Fantasies Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own!

My self control pick this week is 

Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead

What's it about?

"Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off."

How I got it:   I bought it.

When I got it:   I think I preordered it.

Why I got it:  Umm hello it's Richelle Mead. :) I got this because I had read the first 4 book of the series and I love the series so of course I'm going to read the next book. I had put it on the back burner though because the 4th book wasn't pulling me in as well as the other ones have but I kind of miss this story so I think this might be a book I pick up soon. 

Let me know what book you guys picked for your self control down in the comments and don't forget to go check out the creator of this lovely meme over at her blog.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday:

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My can't wait read is:

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Publication date: Nov. 8, 2016

From goodreads:

"Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king's marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans."

If u want to see more of Jill here is her link

What's your "waiting on" pick this week? Leave it in the comments below :)

Monday, October 19, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?  is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey but she has now passed that honor over to Kathryn over at Book Date. It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organize yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone.

This week I am reading quite a few books for me :)
                 Splintered by A. G. Howard- I am about 20% through this book and it's really good I can't wait to be able to read more it kind of hard to put down
    The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory- This book I'm not very far in.  I really hope it gets better it's not really holding my attention at the moment.

 last but not least I'm on book 2 of the A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin box set so I hope to continue that this week to

What are you guys reading? let me know in the comment and if u have any recommendations I would love to here them

Friday, October 16, 2015

Friday Finds

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Friday Finds was start by Jenn over at  A Daily Rhythm 

Here are my finds

 The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
Insanity by Cameron Jace
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Hey everyone I thought since it's October, and coming up on Halloween I would do a post about books that I like that is creatures we see all the time around Halloween.  I got this off of booktube. I don't know who started it but I thought it would be fun to do :)

1. Vampire- I think for this one instead of doing a book I am going to recommend my favorite manga series which is Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino.  I don't read a lot of manga but I really like this series.  I really like the art in this series, and I just love the story I can't wait to finish reading it. I'm not sure if the series is complete as of yet.

"Yuki Cross has no memory of her past prior to the moment she was saved from a vampire attack ten years ago. She was adopted by the headmaster of Cross Academy, and now works alongside Zero to guard the Academy's secret. Cross Adademy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!"

2. Werewolf- I picked Blood and Chocolate by Anette Curtis Klause.  I love this book the cover I think is amazing and I just love the story, I first found this book with I saw the movie, then found out that there was a book and you always have to read the book :). the only bad thing is I preferred the ending to the movie then the book which does not happen very often

"Vivian Gandillon relishes the change, the sweet, fierce ache that carries her from girl to wolf. At sixteen, she is beautiful and strong, and all the young wolves are on her tail. But Vivian still grieves for her dead father; her pack remains leaderless and in disarray, and she feels lost in the suburbs of Maryland. She longs for a normal life. But what is normal for a werewolf?

Then Vivian falls in love with a human, a meat-boy. Aiden is kind and gentle, a welcome relief from the squabbling pack. He’s fascinated by magic, and Vivian longs to reveal herself to him. Surely he would understand her and delight in the wonder of her dual nature, not fear her as an ordinary human would.

Vivian’s divided loyalties are strained further when a brutal murder threatens to expose the pack. Moving between two worlds, she does not seem to belong in either. What is she really—human or beast? Which tastes sweeter—blood or chocolate?"

3. Zombie- Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion.  Again I found this book because of the movie and I don't really have much to say because I actually liked the movie better then the book. 

 "R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, noidentity, and no pulse, but he has dreams.

After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and stragely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.

Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between."

4. Ghost- The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade I loved this book. I love the cover and the story is really great. I can't wait to read the rest of the series

"Alona Dare–Senior in high school, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, Homecoming Queen three years in a row, voted most likely to marry a movie star… and newly dead.

I’m the girl you hated in high school. Is it my fault I was born with it all-good looks, silky blond hair, a hot body, and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing? But my life isn’t perfect, especially since I died. Run over by a bus of band geeks—is there anything more humiliating? As it turns out, yes—watching your boyfriend and friends move on with life, only days after your funeral. And you wouldn’t believe what they’re saying about me now that they think I can’t hear them. To top it off, I’m starting to disappear, flickering in and out of existence. I don’t know where I go when I’m gone, but it’s not good. Where is that freaking white light already?

Will Killian–Senior in high school, outcast, dubbed “Will Kill” by the popular crowd for the unearthly aura around him, voted most likely to rob a bank…and a ghost-talker.

I can see, hear, and touch the dead. Unfortunately, they can also see, hear and touch me. Yeah, because surviving high school isn’t hard enough already. I’ve done my best to hide my “gift.” After all, my dad, who shared my ability, killed himself because of it when I was fifteen. But lately, pretending to be normal has gotten a lot harder. A new ghost—an anonymous, seething cloud of negative energy with the capacity to throw me around—is pursuing me with a vengeance. My mom, who knows nothing about what I can do, is worrying about the increase in odd incidents, my shrink is tossing around terms like “temporary confinement for psychiatric evaluation,” and my principal, who thinks I’m a disruption and a faker, is searching for every way possible to get rid of me. How many weeks until graduation?"

5. Witch/Warlock/Spellcaster- Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins I love the cover of this book and the story is really well written. I know the author has a spin off from this series that I haven't had a chance to read yet but would really like to

"Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father—an elusive European warlock—only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tag-along ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her."

6. Fairy/Fae- Tithe by Holly Black, This is my first fairy book that I read and I think that and again I really like the cover I think that is one of the things that draws me to a book is the cover.
"Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother's rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms - a struggle that could very well mean her death."

7. Demon- Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler. I don't know if this really counts as a demon book but I kind of think it does because this series is about people who because the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse 
"“Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.”

Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home: her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power — and the courage to battle her own inner demons?"

8. Angel- Fallen by Lauren Kate I really liked how this book was written and I really liked the first 2 books in this series but sadly i haven't finished the series and the covers are gorgeous
"What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart.

Get ready to fall . . ."

9. Alien- The Host by Stephenie Meyer, absolutely love this book. for me this book is way better then twilight and I usually don't read alien books at all.  Again this book got my attention when I saw they were making it into a movie, but I was  very happy that I picked this book up. It was kind of slow for about half of the book but it still is one of my favorite books and I know that she has said she is writing more according to goodreads there is suppose to be 2 more books but I haven't seen anything :(
"Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, didn't expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

As Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she's never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love."

10. Superpowered human- I don't actually have any books that have superpowered humans in it so if u have any recommendations I would love to hear them :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Checking In

Hey everyone just wanted to check in.  I didn't get much reading in because I was taking care of a sick baby but now she's feeling better.  Right now I'm reading the Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory & Splintered by A. G. Howard on my kindle :)

What are you guys reading?? let me know in the comments

Friday, October 9, 2015

Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

"Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.

The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne."

 I wanted to read this book because I love the show and I like reading the books and comparing the two. The cover wasn't very good because I got a good deal for my kindle and got all 5 books for $20.  I know I was really excited about that. I think now its like $40 for all of them together.  So the covers aren't that good but that's ok. I loved how it described the dragon eggs because in the show u really didn't get to see them.  The story was well written but I don't know if it was because I already knew what was going to happen or what but it really didn't pull me in like I was hoping it would, which I'm kind of sad about, :( 

Now on to the characters.  Oh my goodness there is a lot more characters in the book than there are in the tv show. I don't think I even remember half of the names lol.  I still love Arya's character and I am looking forward to see the differences with her from the show (if there is any), and Sansa is still a spoiled naive little girl which from what I have heard that doesn't change much but I could be wrong :).    I am really looking forward to see how the characters develop compared to the TV show.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Angels Watching Over Me by Lurlene McDaniel

"Happy Holidays! Bah humbug. "Happy" is not the way Leah Lewis-Hall would describe herself at the moment. She's spending her twelve days of Christmas in an Indianapolis hospital, while her mother is thousands of miles away on a honeymoon with husband number five. Leah went to the doctor with nothing more than a broken finger, but he ordered her to undergo some tests. Now she's stuck in the hospital, alone. Then Leah meets her hospital roommate, a young Amish girl named Rebekah, and her big family. Cynical sixteen-year-old Leah has never known people like this before. From Rebekah's handsome brother, Ethan, who can barely look Leah in the eye, to her kind older sister, Charity, the Amish family captivates Leah with its simple, loving ways. When Leah receives frightening information about her condition, her new friends show her that miracles can happen. And that sometimes angels appear in the most unexpected places."

Hey everyone I just wanted to show off one of my favorite books of all time. This is one of the books that got me into reading. This is one of the books that  I can reread over and over again. I love the author to. I really haven't read a book from her that I haven't at least liked a little bit.  I don't know what made me pick this book up but it was when I was in school so it was probably for a book report or something, but I think this is one of the books that got me into reading.

Monday, October 5, 2015

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Hey everyone I am doing my first what are you reading post today. This meme was created by  Sheila (Book Journey) here is the link to her website if u want to paticipate :)

First off I am going to try and finish Game of Thrones. I think I have three or four chapters to go and I think I'm going to take a break between each book because they are pretty good sized books and I don't want to get burned out on them.
  Now on my to read for this week I have two similar books, They are both an Alice in Wonderland retelling ( which I have been into a lot of book that are fairy-tale retellings lately

The first one is Splintered by A. G. Howard,

                "Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own."

and the second one is Insanity by Cameron Jace I love the cover of this book  
                           " After accidentally killing everyone in her class, Alice Wonder is now a patient in the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. No one doubts her insanity. Only a hookah-smoking professor believes otherwise; that he can prove her sanity by decoding Lewis Carroll's paintings, photographs, and find Wonderland's real whereabouts. Professor Caterpillar persuades the asylum that Alice can save lives and catch the wonderland monsters now reincarnated in modern day criminals. In order to do so, Alice leads a double life: an Oxford university student by day, a mad girl in an asylum by night. The line between sanity and insanity thins when she meets Jack Diamond, an arrogant college student who believes that nonsense is an actual science."

And there is the Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory that I am really looking forward to reading and I might have to start this one this week 
          "Splendid and sumptuous historical novel from this internationally bestselling author, telling of the early life of Katherine of Aragon. We think of her as the barren wife of a notorious king; but behind this legacy lies a fascinating story. Katherine of Aragon is born Catalina, the Spanish Infanta, to parents who are both rulers and warriors.

Aged four, she is betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, and is raised to be Queen of England. She is never in doubt that it is her destiny to rule that far-off, wet, cold land. Her faith is tested when her prospective father-in-law greets her arrival in her new country with a great insult; Arthur seems little better than a boy; the food is strange and the customs coarse.

Slowly she adapts to the first Tudor court, and life as Arthur's wife grows ever more bearable. But when the studious young man dies, she is left to make her own future: how can she now be queen, and found a dynasty? Only by marrying Arthur's young brother, the sunny but spoilt Henry. His father and grandmother are against it; her powerful parents prove little use.

Yet Katherine is her mother's daughter and her fighting spirit is strong. She will do anything to achieve her aim; even if it means telling the greatest lie, and holding to it. Philippa Gregory proves yet again that behind the apparently familiar face of history lies an astonishing story: of women warriors influencing the future of Europe, of revered heroes making deep mistakes, and of an untold love story which changes the fate of a nation."

book summaries are from 

 Here are my books that I might read this week, if u guys have any recommendations please let me know I am always looking for new books to read

Friday, October 2, 2015

Introductions Book Blog Newbie Tag

Hey everyone I thought I would just take a second and introduce my self. This Book Blog Newbie Tag is courtesy of oKschultz over at love and other bookish things. She took the time to create a list of question to answer so here I go. :)

 1. Why did you start this blog?
       I am starting a blog because I would like to connect to other people who like to read.  I don't have really anybody I know that reads the same type of book that I read.

 2. What are some fun and unique things you can bring to book blogging?

 3. What are you most excited for about this new blog?
        Hmm I think i am most looking forward to meeting new people

  4. Why do you love reading?
          I love experiencing new things and I think that is one thing u get from reading is new experiences. 

5. What book or series got you into reading?
         I remember reading Angels Watching Over Me by Lurlene Mcdaniel when I was in school and I fell in love with reading.

6. What questions would you ask your favorite authors?     
   I think it would be how did they came up with the story

7. What challenges do you think starting a blog will be the hardest to overcome?
   My biggest thing I think will be writing reviews for books that I am reading 

8. When did you start reading?
      as far as I can remember

9. Where do you read? 
   I read every where. I always have a book or my kindle with me at all times.

10. What kind of books do you like to read?    
      I mostly read young adult book but I will give anything a chance if I find it interesting.  I love reading fantasy and I have been really into historical fiction lately :)

 Thanks for taking the time and stopping by to see this post and again if u want to do your own newbie post here is the link to oKschultz