Thursday, October 8, 2015

Blog Tour: A Madness So Discreet

Author: Mindy McGinnis
Goodreads Rating: 3.84
Pages: 384
Format: ARC from the Publisher
Publisher:  Katherine Tegan Books

Grace Mae knows madness.

She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.

When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.

In this beautifully twisted historical thriller, Mindy McGinnis, acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, explores the fine line between sanity and insanity, good and evil—and the madness that exists in all of us.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (#6)

(Brought to you by Breaking the Spine)

Author: Emma Mills
Goodreads Rating: 3.99
Pages: 272
Release Date: October 13th, 2015
 Devon Tennyson wouldn't change a thing. She's happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon's cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent for football, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive star running back, Ezra, right where she doesn't want them first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life.

Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights in this contemporary novel about falling in love with the unexpected boy, with a new brother, and with yourself.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Blog Tour: Dreamland

Today on the blog we have an extra special feature about the book Dreamland. The author, Robert L. Anderson was willing to tell me the top 10 people that he would dreamwalk. First, find out all about the book below.

 About the book:

23245337Odea Donahue has been able to travel through people’s dreams since she was six years old. Her mother taught her the three rules of walking: Never interfere. Never be seen. Never walk the same person’s dream more than once. Dea has never questioned her mother, not about the rules, not about the clocks or the mirrors, not about moving from place to place to be one step ahead of the unseen monsters that Dea’s mother is certain are right behind them.

Then a mysterious new boy, Connor, comes to town and Dea finally starts to feel normal. As Connor breaks down the walls that she’s had up for so long, he gets closer to learning her secret. For the first time she wonders if that’s so bad. But when Dea breaks the rules, the boundary between worlds begins to deteriorate. How can she know what’s real and what’s not?

About the Author:

Robert L. Anderson grew up in Brooklyn and graduated college in 2004 with a degree in philosophy. Since then, he has lived in five states and twelve countries, and on three continents. Dreamland is his first novel. He is represented by literary agent Stephen Barbara.
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Top 10 People You Would Want to Dreamwalk

My dreams are actually pretty horrifying that I can’t actually see myself happily walking through someone else’s dreams, but if I had to answer (and I HAVE to answer!) here are my picks:

1) J.K. Rowling. I don’t actually have to elaborate here, right?

2) George RR Martin because maybe he’ll dream about how A Song of Ice and Fire ends and I can see it as HE SEES IT. It’ll be like a movie of his mind. And maybe I can interfere and make sure a certain character doesn’t meet a fateful end.

3) One of my best friends because she’s always telling me about the strangest dreams and I want to see if she’s making them up or not. If she isn’t I’m going to be in for things I will never un-see.

4) My other best friend because he dreams in black and white, which is supposedly very common but he’s the only person I know personally who exactly experiences this.

5) President Obama. That man has access to secrets our country may never learn and has definitely seen things that will never be public. His dreams must be fascinating. 

6) Can I cheat and say a dog? I want to see what dogs dream about.

7) A newborn’s first dream would be quite the experience. Everything is so foreign that I imagine it would be the most disorienting dream ever.  

8) Stephenie Meyer. Twilight came to her in a dream and that worked out for her, I think. I might be able to use something there as the jumping point for my next book (and h
opefully mega-bestseller).

9) Andrew Smith because have you read Grasshopper Jungle? If that’s what he comes up with when he’s awake his dreams will no doubt rival mine.
10) Last but not least, George Lucas. I hope he dreams in Star Wars, too. Don’t disappoint me, George! 

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Top 10 Books on my Fall TBR List

(Brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish)

Hey all! Welcome to another great Top 10 Tuesday!! Here, I will be listing my top 10 books on my TBR list that I'm hoping to get around to in Fall, starting with 10 and working my down to the book I cannot WAIT to start!! Hope you enjoy and don't forget to comment with your top TBR books :)

10) Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
The first book in the Temperance Breannan series has fans of the popular TV show, Bones, drooling. I like good crime novels almost as much as I like good crime TV and can't wait to dive into this goody!

9) Pile of Bones by Bailey Cunningham
I found this book at a book sale and the concept of people going to different worlds always intrigued me, but a land that appears after midnight and gives people the chance for real-life role-playing?? Sign me up! 

8) The Shadows by J.R. Ward
My friend just finished this and called me in a jumble of emotion. She was this crying, angry, but still laughing (kind of that crazy laugh which really frightened me...) saying I HAD to read it! We have been reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood series for years and this one seems to be on par with all the others. Can't wait to read it!

7) Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien
Speaking of movies... this book to movie adaptation was released on August 28, 2015 with apparently very little publicity since I never heard about it's release, yet knew it was coming out eventually. So now I really need to get a move on to read this book before my friends and I take on the movie.

6) The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward
With this little beauty coming to the small screen soon, I need to get on this! I ADORE J.R. Ward (obviously since two of her books have graced my list), I'm so happy that one of the Warden's creations is coming to life! I heard so many good things about this book, but I mean... I didn't need much convincing... Bourbon? Sexy, rich men? J.R. Ward??? Hooked :)

5) Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell
This has made many peoples' WoW's and though I don't own a copy (yet) I'm seeking to remedy that situation post haste! I love some good fairy tale retellings

4) Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz
It wouldn't be a fall book without some kind of scary book :) I will probably read this around Halloween, in between watching scary movies. I also heard a lot about this and lent the book out to a friend to read (since I'm so backed up) and she loved it!

3) Winter by Marissa Meyer
I.... can't..... WAIT!!!! These top 3 books are all tied for books I need to read ASAP! The final book of the Lunar Chronicles and still so many questions!!! I can't wait to read what happens!!!! I adore Marissa Meyer and I know this book will live up (and surpass) all my hype (and really hope another series is in the works too!)

2) Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
After just having my emotions mutilated and having so many feels that I fear I will never feel those feelings again... This is another must read, and a must read that I.... well.... must read soon or I feel I will die of anticipation!

1) Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
We are finally past swimsuit season but this book definitely goes in the "Must Read ASAP" pile. I saw this book on many peoples' WoW's and have been so excited to read it!! Now that the kind people at OwlCrate have placed the book in my lap, there's just no saying no!

So Tell Us.... What books top you Fall TBR list???

Friday, September 18, 2015

Review: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Goodreads Rating: 4.60
Pages: 562
She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.

Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.

Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.

The king's assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Crown of Midnight.


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