Wasteland by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan

Welcome to the Wasteland. Where all the adults are long gone, and now no one lives past the age of nineteen…Everyone is forced to live under the looming threat of rampant disease and brutal attacks by the Variants– hermaphroditic outcasts … Continue reading

Birthday Unboxing/Book Haul

In celebration of my birthday I bought myself 15 books and then got 25 more later this month from a friend (via Book Outlet). I’m going to give you a quickie list in case you don’t want to watch all 15 minutes of my unboxing. NOTE: I also got the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas although I didn’t mention it in my video.

In no particular order:

Taken by Erin Bowman
Wasteland by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan
Starters by Lissa Price
Star Trek: Into Darkness (based on the newest movie) by Alan Dean Foster
Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith
Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
Wanderers by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Mila 2.0 by Deborah Driza
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Lirael by Garth Nix
Abhorsen by Garth Nix
Partials by Dan Wells
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier
Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons
Reboot by Amy Tintera
Pulse by Patrick Carman
Breathe by Sarah Crossan
Rise Again by Ben Tripp
Day One by Nate Kenyon
The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski
Fragments by Dan Wells
The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
Dualed by Elsie Chapman
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Thursday Bookish Memes, or, What I Like in a Book, Harry Potter quote, and 3rd Sentence from “Crown of Midnight”

Booking Through Thursday
 
What is it about stories that you love? Is it the stories themselves? The people? The plot twists?
 
 
What do I love about stories? Uh, everything. You can’t have a story without plot and characters and people driven toward some outcome. If I don’t like a character, I probably wouldn’t put down the book just for that, though if the plot isn’t interesting, that’s where I draw the line. I can deal with an asshole/weak character if there’s a strong plot like a dystopia world, that’s usually interesting enough that I can survive the book while hating the character.
 
Ah, the plot twists. I don’t continue to read a book unless it surprises me or, in the case of Suffer the Children, where nothing was surprising, I plow through it as quickly as I can for the sake of moving it from my TBR shelf to my “Read” shelf at Goodreads.
 
(I’m picturing Fifty Shades of Grey and Twilight as the exceptions to my I-can-deal-with-weak-characters, though I made it through those too, even though the characters were insufferable.)
 

Harry Potter Moment of the Week

 

I’m picking my all-time favorite quote for this one:

Light can be found in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light. –Albus Dumbledore


Third Sentence Thursday (pick random page)
 
From second book in the Throne of Glass series, Crown of Midnight:

Dorian stared at the odd spiral staircase. Celaena had found the legendary catacombs beneath the library. Of course she had.

As if I wasn’t already excited to read this book, I now absolutely cannot wait until chapter 44.

 
 

 

Memes: W.W.W. and Wishlist Wednesday

It’s Wednesday which means it’s time for more memes!

W.W.W.

I did the WWW meme last Wednesday and my answers sure have changed since them. I predicted I’d be reading City of Stairs or Fiddlehead. I was half right, I went on to read Fiddlehead after Suffer the Children and then I finished it yesterday so now I’m reading Throne of Glass, which I definitely did not see coming.

I was having a down day so I bought myself a book from Barnes and Nobel to cheer myself up. (I’m cheered up now!) Loving this book so far. I’ve been focusing on Scifi so I haven’t read much fantasy as of late, it used to be my favorite genre. Throne of Glass is a great book to get me back into fantasy.

I have a few books to read (I have yet to make my BookTube BookHaul on the Friends of the Library books I got) so it’s going to be whatever catches my eye first. If I finish Throne of Glass before my Book Outlet books get here then I’ll probably move on to City of Stairs though that may change, depending on what catches my eye. Basically, there’s almost no way to predict what I’ll be reading next but it’s still fun to do so!

Keep an eye out for my review of Fiddlehead and a written review of Suffer the Children (I linked up above to my YouTube video review).

 
Wishlist Wednesday

I cannot wait to own all of The Mortal Instruments series. I have yet to read even the first but from what I’ve read it looks like a series I’d very much enjoy. I’m going to have to wait a while to get it until after my *gasp* oral surgery because this operation is going to leave me dirt-poor but I have high hopes for this series, and the series also by this author (I’m assuming it’s Steampunk) The Infernal Devices.