I was lucky enough to get tickets to the Crooked Kingdom’s launch party with Leight Bardugo and Jesse the Reader at The Strand. It was a crazy night filled with lines, friends, and cookies.
Title: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t.
As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.
Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?
Title: Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1)
Author: Jay Kristoff
Genre: Fantasy, YA (but more like NA/Adult)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Publication Date: August 9, 2016
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.
Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.
Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.
Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?
I’m that girl who runs this blog. I know. You thought I fell of the face of the planet. I can tell you that I’m still hanging on. August was just one CRAZY month and I barely had time to breathe let alone catch up on any blogging.
I promise that September I will try and do better. No really! I’m going to give you a brief overview of what these past few weeks have been like.
I know this post is rather late, I’ve been a little busy doing a show and all…Ok, I’ll be honest. Part of the time I was doing a show and the other I was trying not to drown in my own sweat during a horrendous heat wave–with NO AC. The thought of turning on my computer to blog was just torturous. I laid in bed trying not to move, convinced that would make me sweat less. Not true. Now that it’s somewhat bearable I thought I’d catch up on some fun adventures the cast and I have been on for our days off! First being Fort Ticonderoga on the 4th of July!
I mean can you get more patriotic then visiting Fort Ticonderoga on the 4th of July? Possibly–if you’re in Phili or Williamsburg or something, but hey, this also had reenactors so I’m totally putting it on the same level. We took two cars and Sarah and Missy had decided to stop at a cute country store on the way there.
“We’re ten minutes away!”
50 minutest later we find Joe waiting like this when they finally arrive:
I’m so sorry this post is so late, but as you can see this month has been nuts! I’m surprised I got through as much as I did! I was moving and learning a show in 9 days! My reading took a bit of a backburner until I had settled everything (and learned all my music/lines). Still, some pretty great ones were read this month!
Title: The Strongest Steel (Second Circle Tattoos #1)
Author: Scarlett Cole
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
Harper Connelly never expected to find herself outside of a tattoo parlor at one in the morning, summoning the nerve to take back her past. She’s determined to forget her old life and is looking for an artist who can tattoo over the scars on her back.
Trent Andrews, local legend and owner of the Second Circle tattoo studio, has his own reasons for specializing in inking over scars. And in spite of her mysterious past and the difficult road ahead, he quickly realizes that Harper is funny, smart, and–under her ridiculously oversized clothing and SPF 100 sunscreen–totally hot. He’s happy to take on the challenge of designing a meaningful and deadly full-back tattoo for her.
But when cryptic messages start appearing on Harper’s phone, strange deliveries arrive at her door, and Second Circle is vandalized, Harper is convinced that her ex-boyfriend has tracked her down, and worse, that he knows about Trent. Running was the only thing that saved her last time, but now that she’s started to put down roots in Miami, she’ll have to decide if she can finally fight back instead.
This summer, I’ll be participating in the 2016 Virtual Adult Summer Reading Program (#VASRP) hosted by Octavia over at Read.Sleep.Repeat and Valerie at He Said Books or Me. Were you ever a nerd like me and loved getting the summer reading lists from school/your library? I’d usually devour all my books within the first week of summer and then scramble to find more to read (I’d usually steal books off of my brother’s list…). One of my favorite books – Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier – I read off of a summer reading list. I always like to look at the Summer Reading list tables at my local library and Barnes and Noble each year to see which books made the cut and which ones have been shelved. What I love about this challenge is it’s the adult version, but WAY more fun since you get to pick the books!
Hey all! Remember how I used to post about other things besides Book Reviews? (NOT that that is a bad thing, but I DO have other interests!). Yea, me too. Life has just taken over at the moment—and I mean TAKEN OVER. I feel like this has been me the past few months:
So let me fill you in on what’s been happening because they’ve all been MAJOR happenings!
Title: Edge of Glory (Friendship, Texas #1)
Author: Magan Vernon
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Victory Editing
Publication Date: July 12, 2016
“Welcome to Conti’s. I’m Lia and I’ll nguhhhhhhhhhhhhh”.
I froze. Directly facing me was Olympic swimmer, Jay Morningstar… and I just made an idiot of myself.
The rest of the table looked up to see me standing there with my mouth practically gaping. His coach, who I recognized from TV interviews, and even two other swimmers from the Olympic team… they didn’t say anything, they didn’t even blink.
“Uh… I mean…”
I couldn’t even put together my words and Jay Morningstar was just staring at me with that Wheaties box smile and those icy blue eyes.
What was I supposed to say? Sorry I just made a weird noise, it’s just that I have a poster of you on my wall where you are wearing nothing more than your gold medals, a smile, and a pair of man panties?