Archives for May 2015

Book Tuesday: ARC – Hidden Huntress


Title: Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy #2)
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Angry Robot
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Pages: 420
Buy: Amazon

**Spoilers for Stolen Songbird in description.

Beneath the mountain, the king’s reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cécile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king’s power. Or his manipulation.

Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high.

To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted…

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Fitness Friday: #ADAM31DayChallenge – Week 3

I’m finally feeling like a normal person again!  I had to go through ANOTHER round of antibiotics, but now I am actually better…it only took me a month :-/

Anyway, here’s my results form week 3!

Day 15:


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Reflections on My Birthday :)

Today is my birthday and I’ve been thinking a lot about getting older… Next year I plan on leaving the country for a London Birthday vacation so I don’t HAVE to think about getting older because everybody knows if you’re not here then it doesn’t count–DUH

As I’ve been mulling over my age, I’ve also realized I’ve done some pretty amazing things over the past few years so I thought I’d reflect on some of them today 🙂

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Book Tuesday: The Wrath and the Dawn


Title: The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1)
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Retelling
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Publication Date: May 12, 2015
Pages: 388

A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.

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Fitness Friday: #ADAM31DayChallenge – Week 2

So I was still getting over the plague for a few days.  I’m still not 100% back to my normal self yet.  This really knocked me for a loop!  Anyway I still managed to workout the rest of the days I started feeling better 🙂

Day 8-9:


Day 10:


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Last Minute BEA Prep!

Soooo for all you non Book fanatics out there, you might not know about this “little” convention called Book Expo America or BEA.  It’s a 3 day convention where book professionals, authors, and readers alike meet to discover new titles, trends, and network.  It’s AWESOME.  If you follow me on Twitter (which you should ::gives evil glare::), you might notice my main picture is this:


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Book Tuesday: ARC – Lion Heart


Title: Lion Heart (Scarlet #3)
Author: A.C. Gaughen
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Historical, Retelling
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
Pages: 348

Scarlet has captured the hearts of readers as well as the heart of Robin Hood, and after ceaseless obstacles and countless threats, readers will finally find out the fate of the Lady Thief.

**Spoilers for Book 1 and 2**

Imprisoned by Prince John for months, Scarlet finds herself a long way from Nottinghamshire. After a daring escape from the Prince’s clutches, she learns that King Richard’s life is in jeopardy, and Eleanor of Aquitaine demands a service Scarlet can’t refuse: spy for her and help bring Richard home safe. But fate—and her heart—won’t allow her to stay away from Nottinghamshire for long, and together, Scarlet and Rob must stop Prince John from going through with his dark plans for England. They can not rest until he’s stopped, but will their love be enough to save them once and for all?

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Mom Sayings on Mother’s Day

I love my Mom.  Personally, I think she’s the best one out there.


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Fitness Friday: #ADAM31DayChallenge – Week 1

How did everybody do???  Better than me I hope? You might have noticed I didn’t post on Instagram or Twitter a few days this week.  That’s because I had the plague.

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Book Tuesday: Release Day – Crimson Bound


Title: Crimson Bound
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fairytale Retelling
Publisher: Balzer and Bray
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Pages: 448

When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?

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