Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday | Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Book: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Expected Publication: August 29th 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers

Why I'm Waiting:  Ever since seeing Wonder Woman in theatersI've been especially excited to read this book!  I'm not a big superhero fan, and I've never read any of the comics, so I'm not an expert on Wonder Woman by any means.  However, from what I gathered from watching the movie, I think the story could translate very well into a book, and I'm excited to see what twists Leigh has in store for us!  This is the first of the DC Icons series, so hopefully it lives up to all of our expectations!

*Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Be sure to check them out for more information!*

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Book Review | Dreamfall by Amy Plum

Title: Dreamfall
Author: Amy Plum
Publication: May 2nd 2017 by HarperTeen
Series: Dreamfall #1
Pages: 288
Genre: YA Thriller
Copy: ARC provided by publisher & Face in a Book in exchange for an honest review
Summary: Cata Cordova suffers from such debilitating insomnia that she agreed to take part in an experimental new procedure. She thought things couldn’t get any worse...but she was terribly wrong.
Soon after the experiment begins, there’s a malfunction with the lab equipment, and Cata and six other teen patients are plunged into a shared dreamworld with no memory of how they got there. Even worse, they come to the chilling realization that they are trapped in a place where their worst nightmares have come to life. Hunted by creatures from their darkest imaginations and tormented by secrets they’d rather keep buried, Cata and the others will be forced to band together to face their biggest fears. And if they can’t find a way to defeat their dreams, they will never wake up.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Book Review (ARC) | The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Title: The Upside of Unrequited
Author: Becky Albertalli
Publication: April 11th 2017 by Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Series: Standalone
Pages: 352
Genre: YA Contemporary
Copy: ARC provided by publisher & Face in a Book in exchange for an honest review
Summary: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.
Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly's totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back.
There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid. He's a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there's absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Book Review | Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Title: Geekerella
Author: Ashley Poston
Publication: April 4th 2017 by Quirk Books
Series: Standalone
Pages: 320
Genre: YA Contemporary/Re-telling
Copy: ARC provided by publisher & Face in a Book in exchange for an honest review
Summary: Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.
Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?
Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Book Review | The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Title: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Publication: March 7th 2017 by Clarion Books
Series: Standalone
Pages: 464
Genre: YA Contemporary/Coming-of-Age
Copy: ARC Provided by Publisher & Netgalley
Summary: The first day of senior year:

Everything is about to change. Until this moment, Sal has always been certain of his place with his adoptive gay father and their loving Mexican-American family. But now his own history unexpectedly haunts him, and life-altering events force him and his best friend, Samantha, to confront issues of faith, loss, and grief.

Suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and discovering that he no longer knows who he really is—but if Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Book Review *SPOILERS* | Last Stand by Rachel E. Carter

Title: Last Stand
Author: Rachel E. Carter
Publication: February 7th 2017 by Rachel E. Carter
Series: (The Black Mage #4)
Pages: 452
Genre: YA Fanstay/Action-Adventure
Copy: Bought
Summary: He’s the Black Mage and she’s the traitor to the Crown.
Ryiah’s world was shattered the night she discovered King Blayne’s nefarious plans. Now, she has to betray the one she loves most in order to save the realm from war. Torn between love and duty, Ry finds herself on a perilous mission to help the rebels and convince the kingdom of Pythus not to honor its pact with the corrupt king of Jerar—all the while deceiving the most powerful mage in the realm, the very man sworn to protect the Crown and hunt the rebels at all costs: her husband.
She’s one step ahead, but sooner or later the curtain will fall.
Sooner or later, she’ll have to fight.
Witness the epic conclusion of The Black Mage series, and see just how far one girl will go to save her kingdom and the boy she loves—even when that boy has become the enemy.