Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday 56! March 31, 2017

The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice

1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
3. Find any sentence, or few, just don't spoil it.
4. Post it.

"That was all he had to say, when the last time they'd seen each other was naked in a hot tub, halfway across the world? 'So where were you?' 
Atlas blinked. 'I took a gap year, traveled around.' 
'Don't give me that bullshit.' She crossed her arms. 'I know the truth, okay?" 






Have a great weekend :)

Xo
Wendy

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday Thrills 3/30/17


I am so glad it is Thursday. It means one day closer to my weekend and the fact that we are almost in April of 2017 is insane. I can't wait for spring break vacay! 

Hope you enjoy these awesome thrills

1. My ALL time FAVORITE show. hands down.



2. On Spring Break like 


3. Everything I know I owe it all to...Books? 






4. Stop trying to make bookish happen, it's not going to happen. 



5. Woah Dream Big







Have a Thrilly Thursday!
Xo,

Wendy

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #64: Top Ten Authors





Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Authors I'm Dying To Meet / Ten Authors I Can't Believe I've Met  (some other "meeting authors" type spin you want to do)




Top Ten Picks



Tina - I'm changing this week's topic and choosing Top Authors (who are new to me/recently discovered) to Watch

1. Kasie West - The Distance Between Us fabulous heartfelt warm fuzzy read!

2. Neal Shusterman - Scythe amazing amazing tragic futuristic concept!

3. Victoria Schwab - This Savage Song holy cow! What an epic universe!

4. Jennifer Niven - Holding Up the Universe completely took me by surprise. A great short read.

5. Rachel Vincent - The Stars Never Rise wow what a fantastic joy ride! She's definitely on my watch list! 



Shon: Authors I Can't Believe I've Met

1. Richelle Mead

2. Ransom Riggs

3.  Leigh Bardugo

4.  Melissa de la Cruz

5.  Tahereh Mafi

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"Waiting On" Wednesday #26: A Crown of Wishes

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


Title: A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen #2)
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Expected publication: March 28th
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes—a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.

Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels.

Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.



What are you waiting for this Wednesday?  Let us know in the comment section below.

-Shon




Tina's March Wrap Up


March Wrap Up

This March, I began a fresh series called the Novel of The Others by Anne Bishop. It's a supernatural story that consists of blood prophets, shapeshifters, wolves, vampires, and other wild animals.






Predators among predators. The Earth natives (terra indigene, the Others) were created and lived on Earth long before the humans (monkeys) were created and settled on the same planet. In order to live peacefully, the Earth natives stretched out on the entire planet, act as land owners, gave humans a small portion of land to dwell as renters. 

Now the humans rise to fight against these horrid beings, not remembering, that the creatures who are their neighbors, their land owners, are buffers against the most powerful creatures ever created, Namid's teeth and claws.

Before the political struggle between terra indigene and humans, there exist a small Courtyard in Lakeside, who opened some of its stores to the humans, in order to learn about them, and be a bridge between species. 



Review

Multi-species living together for the first time in a Courtyard, as friends, using their skills to benefit their community (pack). Never before have the Others seen a pack learning to work together and be in harmony. Other Courtyard packs co-exist with one another but do not trust one another. The Others watch this Courtyard succeed and use them as an example on working with each other and dealing with humans.

Meg falls into the Lakeside Courtyard, seeking protection, and immediately, the terra indigene knew she's not just a simple human. They discover a human species so unlike any they've known. It is Namid's most wondrous and terrible creation, cassandra sangue.

What a fantastic read. Anne Bishop knows how to create a multi-layer world and connect them all so intricately to one being that hold the species together, a childlike sweet innocent known as cassandra sangue, the blood prophet. The scenes are action packed and full of intensity. The story flows in a way that each book has a struggle but there is a bigger movement behind it all. 

I love her focus and dedication to making each of her characters fascinating and impressive. Her childlike main character is sweet and kind. Her villain is the most despicable character ever written. She cleverly brings out both the innocence and violence of world.






Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #63: Read In One Sitting Theme





Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Read In One Sitting Theme: ten of the shortest books I've read, top ten books I read in one sitting, ten books to read when you are short on time, top ten books that will make you read the whole day away, etc




Here are our picks


Tina - I read these lovelies in one sitting:













Monday, March 20, 2017

The Beauty and the Beast Giveaway




Happy Spring! We are currently hosting the Beauty & The Beast giveaway on our Instagram account.


We love the movie so much, we want to keep the theme going this week. We have a copy of the Beauty & The Beast retelling from Epicreads' March release Hunted by Meagan Spooner and the adorable magnetic bookmarks pairing from NerdyGrlDesigns plus other bookish items will also be included in the giveaway.


If you'd like to participate, please check out the rules. Good luck!

 

Manic Monday #13: Goodreads





Do you ever wish that you didn’t read a review or check the average rating for a book on Goodreads before you buy it? I love Goodreads, I truly do because it helps me keep track of the books I’ve read and the books I want to read. I also get to connect with other readers through posting and reading reviews.


I can’t think of a single book that I’ve read in the pass 3 years that I didn’t research on Goodreads beforehand. I always need to check out reviews before I buy a book. I used to read the synopsis and if it sounded good I’d buy it. Not any more.

I’m glad that there is site/app where I can checkout what other readers are thinking, but lately, I've been irritated with how it influences my reading decisions. I try to take other’s views with a grain of salt but I still find myself shying away from 3.5 or less starred books regardless of the varying opinions.

Do you feel like Goodreads is a curse and blessing? Do non-amazing ratings make you iffy? Is Goodreads affecting your choice in reading a certain book?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Post #8 Week in Review


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. You can find more info here: Sunday Post Meme.


So this happen. . .

Bookish Things

Last week I order 1 book and 1 manga from Amazon

Hunted by Meagan Spooner 

Skip・Beat!, Vol. 38 by Yoshiki Nakamura 

Last Week On The Blog:

https://www.instagram.com/tanglednbooks/

This coming week Manic Monday, Top Ten Tuesday, "Waiting On" Wednesday, Thursday Thrills, Friday 56! and books review. That's all for me this week! I really hope I have something better to report next week.

Until next week!




Happy Reading!!! 
 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday 56! March 16, 2017

The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice

1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
3. Find any sentence, or few, just don't spoil it.
4. Post it.

"And they're off in their own world again. As if they don't see each other enough as it is. He stays in her dorm on weekdays, and she stays in his on weekends. Though I do admit that their trade-off is appealing. I hope Max and I share something like it someday. Actually, I hope Max and I share one place someday- "






Have a great weekend :)

Xo
Wendy


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"Waiting On" Wednesday #25: Blood Rose Rebellion

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

Title: Blood Rose Rebellion
Author: Rosalyn Eves
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Expected publication: March 28th
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romanies, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.



What are you waiting for this Wednesday?  Let us know in the comment section below.

-Shon




Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #62: Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR





Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR. Here are our picks~




Shon's Picks
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves


Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare  

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon 

Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer 

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
 

Tina's Picks






 



 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Manic Monday #12: Once Upon A Mattress

Happy Monday! It's time for another bookish list. My favorite places to read. You can tell by the title of this post, a least one place I like to read.


1. In bed. Morning or night, one of the best places to read is in the bed. It is extremely comfortable, just stack up some pillows, curl up with your blanket and have a cup of hot coffee next to you. The only thing that would make this better if the rain is falling against your window pane.

Using a food tray to read in bed, that way you don't have to hold the book while reading.

On a side note, try avoiding reading while laying on your back with the book over your face. FYI when you start to doze off and the book fall on your face it's not very pleasant. LOL!

2. On a couch. Like your bed, the couch is a nice and comfy spot to sit/rest and read a book. Armrests make great pillows.

3. In a hotel. You’re enclosed and away from prying eyes. It’s private and cozy.

4. In the car. I spend a lot of time in the car. I open a book and fill those empty wasted minutes spent traveling by treading.

5. At work. Sometimes I need to escape the stress of work. So go to the break room and open a book and for 15 minutes I'm in another world.

What are some of your favorite places to read?

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Post #7: Week in Review






The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. You can find more info here: Sunday Post Meme.


So this happen. . .

Bookish Things


Last week I order 3 books from Book Outlet

A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

Last Week On The Blog:


https://www.instagram.com/tanglednbooks/

This coming week Manic Monday, Top Ten Tuesday, "Waiting On" Wednesday, Thursday Thrills, Friday 56! and books review. That's all for me this week! I really hope I have something better to report next week.

Until next week!


Happy Reading!!!