WWW Wednesday #50

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words. The meme was formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading. The questions are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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I am currently reading To Sell is Human by Daniel H. Pink, Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly and The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows.

To Sell is Human by Daniel H. Pink

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

I have recently finished reading Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie and Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie.

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

I hope to read If I Stay by Gayle Forman, A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis, Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie, and Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch next.

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Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

What are you currently reading? Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? I’d love to know. Feel free to post a link to your WWW in a comment.  🙂

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WWW Wednesday #49

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words. The meme was formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading. The questions are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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I am currently reading Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly and The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

I have recently finished reading Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray, The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein, and The Smoky Corridor by Chris Grabenstein

Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein

The Smoky Corridor by Chris Grabenstein

I hope to read If I Stay by Gayle Forman, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis, Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie, and Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch next.

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

What are you currently reading? Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? I’d love to know. Feel free to post a link to your WWW in a comment.  🙂

Review: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

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Title: Snow Like Ashes
Author: Sara Raasch
Series: Snow Like Ashes series | Book 1
Pages: 448 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray; Reprint edition (September 15, 2015)
Rating: 2 stars (Leave It!-Choose It!)

The novel, Snow Like Ashes, by Sara Raasch describes protagonist Meira and the other Winterian refugee’s journey to retrieve their fallen kingdom’s locket.

GoodReads Synopsis

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.

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WWW Wednesday #48

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words. The meme was formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading. The questions are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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I am currently reading Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray after devouring A Thousand Pieces of You.

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I have recently finished reading Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski and A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. Both book’s had super intriguing premises, which the books more than followed through with. I found A Thousand Pieces of You to be as amazing as the cover 🙂

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I hope to read Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, If I Stay by Gayle Forman, The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows, The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis, Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie, and Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch next.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

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The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

What are you currently reading? Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? I’d love to know. Feel free to post a link to your WWW in a comment.  🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Everyone Loves But I Don’t Get

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of March 8, 2016 is about ten characters everyone seems to love but I don’t get or vice versa.

Top Ten Tuesday

1. Penryn from Angelfall by Susan Ee
I liked that Penryn was an independent and brave heroine, but I just didn’t feel really connected to her.

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2. Ruby from The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
The author made it clear that Ruby had gone through a lot of trauma. However I just didn’t like her character very much or the decisions she made sometimes.

3. Meira from Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Although I didn’t necessarily want Meira to die (she does prove herself to be very capable in the book), I didn’t exactly really like and cheer for her in the book.

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4. Thomas from The Maze Runner by James Dashner
After the end of The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure, I just couldn’t bring myself to like Thomas, especially at the end of The Death Cure where I was very mad at him.

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5. Wylan from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Again, I just didn’t really connect to his character.

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I was not able to think of five more popular characters who I just didn’t get, so I have a Top 5 list. What characters / books are on your TTT’s this week? Feel free to post a link to your TTT in a comment–I’d love to check them out 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Resolutions I Have For 2016

Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of January 5, 2016 is: Resolutions I Have For 2016. The wording of this topic is pretty open-ended, so for this Top Ten Tuesday I made a TBR list of already released books I want to read or finish.

Here’s my list:

1. The America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen

The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook

2. Uprooted by Naomi Novak

Uprooted by Naomi Novak

3. The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr

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4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

5. Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

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2016 TBR List

As the year of 2016 is upon us, I’ve decided to make a TBR list of some of the books I’d like to read this year:

  1. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
  2. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
  3. A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin
  4. A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
  5. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  6. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
  7. The Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  8. End of the Days by Susan Ee
  9. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
  10. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  11. Firewalker by Josephine Angelini
  12. Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
  13. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  14. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
  15. Glyphbinder by T. Eric Bakutis
  16. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  17. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
  18. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  19. The Last Star by Rick Yancey
  20. Linked by Susanne Valenti
  21. The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr
  22. The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
  23. The Ocean At the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  24. The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
  25. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  26. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  27. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  28. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  29. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  30. Throne of Glass #5 by Sarah J. Maas
  31. Uprooted by Naomi Novak
  32. Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson
  33. Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare
  34. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  35. World After by Susan Ee
  36. The Young Elites #3 by Marie Lu

What are some books on your TBR for 2016? 🙂

WWW Wednesday #38

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words. The meme was formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading. The questions are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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I am currently reading Firewalker by Josephine Angelini and Sky Ghosts All for One by Alexandra Engellmann.

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

Sky Ghosts by Alexandra Engellmann

I have recently finished reading Chained by Susanne Valenti and Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (finally! ).

Chained by Susanne Valenti

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I will hopefully read The Ocean At the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman and The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey next.

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What are you currently reading? I’d love to know. Feel free to post a link to your WWW in a comment. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016

Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of December 29, 2015 is: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016. Note: Some of these books will actually be released in the second half of 2016.

Here’s my list:

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1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare is an amazing writer with a great fantasy world, so I’m looking forward to the release of Lady Midnight, which will follow Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs.

2. Traitor’s Pyre by Josephine Angelini
I’ve just read Trial by Fire and really enjoyed it, so hopefully I can catch up and read Firewalker before starting Traitor’s Pyre.

3. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
I read An Ember in the Ashes and by the end I could hardly wait for the sequel after the startling ending.

4. Throne of Glass #5 by Sarah J. Maas
Although Queen of Shadows balanced the need for a resolution and a cliffhanger, I still cannot get enough of reading about the amazing Aelin and Sarah J. Maas’s writing.

5. The Young Elites #3 by Marie Lu
After The Rose Society‘s ending, I was left in suspense wondering what would become of Adelina and Violetta.

6. The Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Again, cliffhanger, I really want to find out what happens after that ending in Six of Crows.

7. Snow Like Ashes #3 by Sara Raasch
I have not finished reading Snow Like Ashes yet and I still need to read Ice Like Fire, but the premise sounds exciting.

8. The Last Star by Rick Yancey
I believe this is the third book in the series, so I’ll have a lot of reading to do before I can read this, but I’m excited nonetheless because of The 5th Wave‘s intriguing synopsis.

9. The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
The sequel to The Orphan Queen, hopefully I’ll have read The Orphan Queen when The Mirror King is released.

10. The Fever Code by James Dashner
A prequel to The Maze Runner trilogy.

What releases are you anticipating in 2016? Feel free to post a link to your TTT post in a comment. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year

Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of December 22, 2015 is: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year.

Here’s the list:

Top Ten Tuesday

1. Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

2. The America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen

3. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

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4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

5. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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