Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Shon's May Book Haul & Wrap Up

~May Book Haul~



Purchased Books:

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han
Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School #4) by Gail Carriger
Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare
Coral & Bone (The Siren Chronicles #1) by Tiffany Daune*
* ebook/audiobook, not pictured

~May Wrap Up~

 May was the month of sequels! I think I'm over my reading slump. I started reading Lady Midnight, I'm currently on page 190. I can't wait to finish so I can dive into LoS.

How was your month?? What books did you add to your collection??

Happy Reading!
 

"Waiting On" Wednesday / Can't-Wait Wednesday #33: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.



Title: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Expected publication: June 27, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, GLBT

In unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.




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

-Shon 


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #72: Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017.

Shon's pick

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy by Ameriie 

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta

Even the Darkest Stars (Even the Darkest Stars #1) by Heather Fawcett

One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2) by Kendare Blake 

Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1) by Jodi Meadows

Wendy's pick

The Thing with Feathers by McCall Hoyle 

The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2) by Katharine McGee

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"Waiting On" Wednesday / Can't-Wait Wednesday #32: One of Us Is Lying

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.


Title: One of Us Is Lying
Author: Karen M. McManus
Publisher: Delacorte Press

Expected publication: May 30, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Contemporary

One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.



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

-Shon


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #71: Summer Reads Freebie



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Summer Reads Freebie: (Books to go in your beach bag, best books set in summer, books with summer-y covers, best beach reads for people who don't enjoy contemporary / realistic reads).

Shon's Pick: Summer Themed Books I DNF

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick  

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
 
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Wendy's Summer TBR

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn


Coming Up for Air (Hundred Oaks) by Miranda Kenneall


What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum


The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan


What books are on your summer TBR? 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday Thrills 5/18/17


Happy Thursday Thrills!
We made it through another week and I can feel the weekend getting closer. Speaking of getting closer, This Thursday Thrill, consist of getting to know ecah other. I found 5 most asked questions (book related) and if you would like to answer some of the questions, leave a comment with your answers. Happy Thursday! 

1. Libraries or Bookstores?

Bookstores, shopping for books is my favorite thing to do.  

2. Hardcover or Paperback ?

Paperback, It's just so much easier and comfortable to read paperbacks. Hardcovers are used for display and pleasure lol. 


3. Hard copies or Ereaders? 


HARD COPIES please. (I like the smell of books). 


4. Bookmarks or Dogears?


Bookmarks, but sometimes I'm in such a rush I use the dogears. Guilty. 


5. New books or Worn Books?


New all the way, just because they have a nice fresh smell but I like a little worn to give it a vintage touch.

Hope you enjoyed these quick thrilly questions. 
Don't forget to answer the questions on the comments below so I can get to know you a little better.
Happy Readings
Xo,
Wendy

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"Waiting On" Wednesday / Can't-Wait Wednesday #31: When It's Real

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.


Title: When it's Real
Author: by Erin Watt 
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Expected publication: May 30th
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, New Adult


From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend.

Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley's team decides it's time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he's settled down.

Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of "normal." Under ordinary circumstances she'd never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn't have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley's team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley's a shallow, self-centered jerk? It's not like they're going to fall for each other in real life…right?


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

-Shon







Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday 56! May 12, 2017



So glad it's Fri-Yay! I'm in desperate need of the weekend to catch up on some reading. Hope you guys enjoy your weekend by reading and soaking up sun! 

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice. Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader. Find any sentence, or few, just don't spoil it. Post it. 

"I realize I'm staring and glance away, heat rising in my cheeks. Suddenly, the looks he's been getting from the younger women in the cavern make sense."


From the book An Ember In The Ashes 
a novel by Sabaa Tahir 

Have a safe and fun weekend
Happy Reading
Xo,
Wendy 



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday Thrills 5/11/2017



Happy Thursday Thrills!
That is right! I’m back and this time I have some pretty awesome finds, I dug dip into the internet and got sucked into this abyss of book memes so I hope you enjoy as much as I did Also, can we talk about how fast we are going through this year! I mean we are on the 5th month of the year! Wow, AMAZED!  




1. I mean, you asked…





2. This is EVERYTHING lol ( I was dying)




3.When the plot twist hits you.



4. ETERNITY!





5. I dare you...double dare you. 
 


Happy Thursday Thrills! 
XO,
Wendy