Saturday, November 29, 2014

The To Be Read Tag

Thanks Cassi @ My Thoughts...Literally! for tagging me!
She tagged me back at the end of October, but it has taken me a long time to get this post written up.

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
I don't really do a very good job at keeping track of my TBR pile because there are SO MANY books that I have that I haven't read yet. I do have a To-Read list on GoodReads, but I really should update it more because there are 601 books on that list, and I add more to the list practically every day. And I probably don't even have all of the books I own on the list yet. 
I also have some stacks of books that I hope to read soon. These books are mostly recent books I have purchased or won.
I also am a list maker. I have lists of some books I have been really wanting to read. Some e-books that I have really been wanting to read. And I also make lists for E-galleys that I get. And a list of ARCs I have won.

Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?
Both. I own a ton of both print and ebook that I need to read. I enjoy reading both formats.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
Each month, I write down a list of books that I HOPE to read that month. It would be nice to get them all read and then some. But most of the time, I don't get them all read. The list first starts with any e-galleys or ARCs that I still need to read that are going to be released soon. And those go to the top of the list arranged by date. Then I make a list of some of my most anticipated reads that I own that I would like to read.
But mood reading has been getting in the way here lately.

A book that's been on your TBR list the longest?
There are so many. But the first book that comes too mind is The Great Gatsby. I have been meaning to read that book for a long time now, and still haven't read it. 

A book that you recently added to your TBR pile?
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales. It is the latest book that I have added to my TBR shelf on GoodReads. But it has been on my radar for a long time. I can't believe I didn't add it before a few days ago. I just bought an e-book copy of the book, so I will be able to read it soon.

A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover:
Hmmm. The first book that I can think of that I added to my TBR list simply because I like the cover is The Luxe by Anna Godbersen. (Well the entire series actually. I still need to read them, I have all but the last one.)
Book Covers Borrowed From

A book on your TBR that you NEVER plan on actually reading:
This one is really tough for me. I try to not put books on my TBR that I really don't plan to read eventually. But with that being said, I do have OVER 600 books on there, and am constantly adding more. So truthfully, there are probably some that I won't get to.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is one that I might never get to. I bought the book at a huge book sale (got the whole trilogy there actually) a couple years ago. I hope that I will eventually get to it because I think it looks like a good book. But it isn't high up on my TBR list right now.

An unpublished book on your TBR that you're excited for:
SO MANY BOOKS. I don't think I can pick just one. I am really excited for a bunch of books that come out next year! (Which I will be sharing on several Top Ten Tuesday lists and Waiting on Wednesday posts coming up in the future.)
And it is SO HARD to pick only one, and I don't want to keep you all here forever (which would happen if I listed all the books I am so excited about!)
One that I am REALLY excited for is A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.
I LOVE Sarah's writing and her Throne of Glass books so far. She quickly became an author on my WILL BUY ALL HER BOOKS list. And I just can't wait to get to read this book. And the cover. Just, so amazing. I love the cover. Just thinking about this book gets my heart beating and makes me want to flail. 

A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except you:
I feel like everyone has read Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard and I haven't yet. I have really been wanting to  though. I just got the books for my birthday present from my #OTSPSecretSister! So I am really excited to get to read them soon!
Book Covers Borrowed From
A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you:
The first book that I can think of that has been recommended to me is Dangerous Girls. I posted on Twitter a while back asking for a must read book and Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide recommended it to me. I really need to read it soon. But first I need to pick up a copy. (I thought I had won one, but it never got here. Long story. So, I kept putting off buying one.)

A book on your TBR that you're dying to read:
This is another SO MANY BOOKS answer. I have a ton of books on my TBR that I am dying to read. And the list could go on forever. So to name a few books that have been on my list that I have recently bought (and haven't mentioned yet in this post) are:

Hopefully I will get to read them soon. 

I think a lot of you have already done this tag. 

I tag:
Alex @ BooksyDaisy
Keira & Nikki @ Lazy Book Lovers

And I also tag YOU. If you are reading this and haven't done the TBR Book Tag yet, and you want to...Tag you're it! And I hope you have fun writing the post!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Mini-Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Crown of Midnight
(Throne of Glass #2)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Length: 418 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Classification: Young Adult, Fantasy
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Source: Hardback
Read: October 2014
"A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend."
From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.
Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.
Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena's world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie...and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #4: Red Queen

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Red Queen (Red Queen Trilogy #1) by Victoria Aveyard
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen

A thrilling new fantasy trilogy for fans of DIVERGENT and THE HUNGER GAMES.
The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.
To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.
Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the center of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.
But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win? 

Why Am I Excited For This Book?
A world divided by blood! That sounds so fascinating. I am looking forward to this book because it sounds awesome. It definitely sounds like something that I will enjoy reading. Also "possesses a deadly power", I am very intrigued! 

What book are you waiting on this Wednesday? Are you looking forward to Red Queen?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #35: Ten Books On My Winter TBR

Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Their blog can be found here.

November 25th: Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR (December-February)
I plan to read more than just these books this Winter (which I am counting as December through February). I have been pretty bad this past year with sticking with my TBR lists. But hopefully I will be able to read all ten of these!
*No particular order*

Monday, November 24, 2014

Let's Celebrate: It's Time For The Holidays & My Birthday! (With Giveaway)

I love this time of year!
The weather starts to cool off.
Then we have the holidays.
My birthday, Thanksgiving, Pooh Bear's birthday, Christmas, New Years, then Cutie Pie's birthday. We usually have a full few months. But I really love it!
I LOVE Thanksgiving! In fact, I don't really do anything Christmas-related until after Thanksgiving. Decorating, listening to Christmas music, watching Christmas movies, etc.

I love getting to spend time with family and friends. Turkey. Pie. Potatoes and gravy. Yum!
And this year cake too.

That's right. My birthday is this week.
I already got an early birthday present, which really surprised me and was fun.
There was secret planning involved.
So, when I met My Guy, I met his best friend's Mom first. He spent a lot of his time and the holidays over at his friend's Mom's house. And so she is like family to us. We'll call her Ms. A.
Well, Ms. A decided since my birthday is on Thanksgiving this year, she wanted me to have a night to celebrate just my bday. So she called my friends and arranged for my BFF to come into town and take me to the movies. SO SWEET! And boy was I surprised! I don't usually get that many surprises myself, usually I am the one that is always trying to plan the surprises for others.
We went and saw Mockingjay Part 1, Friday night. And I had a lot of fun.

I am just so grateful for everyone in my life! Family, friends, and all of you.

And since I am so excited for my birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas, I have decided to have a giveaway to celebrate! 


One Winner will win 1 book from the Book Depository up to $15 (US dollars)
International as long as the Book Depository ships to your country.
The winner will be notified by email. You have 72 hrs to respond, or I'll pick another winner.
I am not responsible for anything lost in the mail.
I will check entries, so please enter correctly.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pirates of the Sea! by Brandon Dorman

Title: Pirates of the Sea!
Author: Brandon Dorman
Length: 32 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Classification: Children's Book, Adventure, Pirates
Release Date: April 26, 2011
Source: library book
"No cryin'No dyin'No brushin' yer teeth!No stealin'No squealin'No eatin' Parrot Pete!No nappin'No scrappin'No wimpy moans or groans!No veggiesNo wedgiesNo disobeyin' Cap'n Bones!" It's the pirate code! Do you pledge? Do you agree? Then open this book to join the crew on the Dragonfish of Doom and become a pirate of the sea! 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Feature & Follow Friday #1: Perfect Co-blogger

This weekly meme is hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read!


The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work? First you visit the blogs of our illustrious hosts and leave your name on the post using using the linky tools, then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to Wordpress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don't have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed.


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Thursday, November 20, 2014

One Wish Away by Kelley Lynn

Title: One Wish Away
Author: Kelley Lynn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Classification: Young Adult, Contemporary, Science Fiction
Release Date: November 24, 2014
Source: e-galley via NetGalley (Thank you Bloomsbury Spark!)
Read: November 2014
Be careful what you wish for…Lyra has always been ahead of the curve. Top of her class in school, a budding astronomer, and with a best friend like Darren she barely has time to miss the mother who abandoned her family years ago. She's too busy planning to follow in her father's footsteps, and to become the youngest astronomer at Space Exploration and Discovery.When a star goes missing Lyra is determined to get to the bottom of it only to discover her braniac dad is the mastermind of a top-secret government experiment. They promise to build a perfect world, one galaxy at a time, but with every tweak of the present, a bit more of the future starts to crumble.Lyra has to go undercover to reveal the truth and let humanity decide if the consequences are worth more than wishing on a star.
***I received an e-galley of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #3: Fairest

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends


In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.
Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?
Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.
Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series. (From GoodReads)

Why Am I Excited For This Book?
Because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Lunar Chronicles series!!!! This series has easily become one of my absolute favorite series that I have ever read. I love it all. And an entire book based on Queen Levana!!! I am really looking forward to learning more about this character. She is one of those I love to hate her, yet, I am dying to know more about her evil ways. (Or maybe, she's not as evil as I might have once thought. Who knows) I need it. 

What book are you waiting on this Wednesday? Are you also looking forward to Fairest?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #34: Ten Sequels I Can't Wait to Read

Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Their blog can be found here.

November 18th: Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait For

This week my list features all sequels that are book #2 in the series. Most are series that I have already read and enjoyed the first book. But the three are books that I haven't read yet, but I am still excited for book #2!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Princess And The Pig by Jonathan Emmett and Poly Bernatene

Title: The Princess And The Pig
Author: Jonathan Emmett
Illustrator: Poly Bernatene
Length: 32 pages
Publisher: Walker & Company 
Classification: Children's Book, Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Release Date: September 27, 2011
Source: library book
There's been a terrible mix-up in the royal nursery. Priscilla the princess has accidentally switched places with Pigmella, the farmer's new piglet. The kindly farmer and his wife believe it's the work of a good witch, while the ill-tempered king and queen blame the bad witch-after all, this happens in fairy tales all the time! While Priscilla grows up on the farm, poor yet very happy, things don't turn out quite so well for Pigmella. Kissing a frog has done wonders before, but will it work for a pig?  Sure to hog all the attention, this story's frequent nods to well-known fairy tales such as Sleeping Beauty, The Frog Princess, and Thumbelina-plus hilarious illustrations-will delight readers of any age. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington

Title: One Past Midnight
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury-Walker Books
Classification: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary
Release Date: July 22, 2014
Source: ARC (Thank you so much Bloomsbury!)

Name of overseas edition of Between The Lives. Above all else, though I try not to think about it, I know which life I prefer. And every night when I Cinderella myself from one life to the next a very small, but definite, piece of me dies. The hardest part is that nothing about my situation has ever changed. There is no loophole. Until now, that is...
 For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24 hours she Shifts to her other life - a life where she is exactly the same, but absolutely everything else is different: different family, different friends, different social expectations. In one life she has a sister, in the other she does not. In one life shes a straight-A student with the perfect boyfriend, in the other shes considered a reckless delinquent. Nothing about her situation has ever changed, until the day when she discovers a glitch: the arm she breaks in one life is perfectly fine in the other.
 With this new knowledge, Sabine begins a series of increasingly risky experiments which bring her dangerously close to the life shes always wanted... But just what - and who - is she really risking? 
***I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review***

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #2: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Tor Teen

The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder.
In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya’s luck runs out and she’s caught by a group of businessmen on a hunting expedition, fighting to survive takes on a whole new meaning. 

Why Am I Excited For This Book?
I just want to start by saying I really like this cover. Especially the lettering for the title. I really enjoy reading dystopian books. 
And this summary makes the book sound really interesting and definitely something that I will enjoy reading. And I think it is a stand-alone book. Which also excites me.
I haven't read Kristen's other books the Article 5 series, but I might have to give them a read to hold me over until February gets here. I can't wait to get a copy of this book in my hands! 

Also, I just want to share that Kristen posted a The Glass Arrow Teaser Quote a couple of days ago!

And she currently has an AMAZING giveaway up on her blog for the chance to win some The Glass Arrow swag! You should check that out HERE! It closes in 6 days and some hours!
I totally want some of that swag! 

What book are you waiting on this Wednesday? Are you excited for The Glass Arrow? 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #33: Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their OWN Book!

Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Their blog can be found here.

November 11th: Top Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

Monday, November 10, 2014

Book Blast + Giveaway: Creed by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie

This Book Blast is hosted by Me, My Shelf, and I. Make sure to check out the schedule HERE!

By: Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie
Release date: November 8, 2014
Publisher: Flux
Genre: Young Adult psychological horror
ISBN: 0738740802

Three went in. Three came out. None even a shadow of who they once were. When their car breaks down, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and his brother Mike walk through a winter storm to take refuge in a nearby town called Purity Springs. When they arrive, the emergency sirens are blaring and the small farming town seems abandoned. With no other shelter, they spend the night in an empty house. But they soon discover that not everything in Purity Springs is as it seems. When the town's inhabitants suddenly appear the next morning, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves at the mercy of the charismatic leader, Elijah Hawkins, who plans to make Dee his new wife. Elijah's son, Joseph, offers to help them escape . . . but the price of his help may be more than Dee and her friends can bear.

Praise For CREED:

“Debut authors Leaver and Currie make an auspicious foray into YA horror...creating a believably desperate and terrifying situation for their characters, and Dee's history of physical and sexual abuse adds another layer of terror to this suspenseful and sporadically gory thriller.” 
~Publishers Weekly

Welcome to a town that makes "Children of the Corn" look like child's play. There's no shortage of scary shenanigans happening in "Creed" ... We'd rather take a year-long gig teaching botany to the "Children of the Corn" than take a gas-and-bathroom break on a sunny day in Purity Springs.  
~Kat Rosenfield author of Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone/ MTV News

"This is: a straight-ahead, cover-your-ears tale of terror that grows more nihilistic and grueling by the page.... Leaver and Currie do the best thing horror authors can do, presenting protagonists who make smart choices, over and over, but to no avail. Now that's scary" 
~ Daniel Kraus/ Booklist

Trisha Leaver 
Trisha Leaver graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Social Work. She lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three kids and one rather irreverent black lab. She is a member of the SCBWI, the Horror Writers Association, and the YA Scream Queens.


Lindsay Currie
Lindsay Currie graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, IL with an English Literature degree. She is a member of the SCBWI, the Horror Writers Association and a contributor to the YA Scream Queens.

INSTAGRAM: @lindsayncurrie

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Title: The Walled City
Author: Ryan Graudin
Length: 432 pages
Publisher: Little Brown
Classification: Young Adult, Thriller
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Source: e-galley via NetGalley (Thank you Little Brown!)
Read: October 2014
730. That's how many days I've been trapped.18. That's how many days I have left to find a way out. DAI, trying to escape a haunting past, traffics drugs for the most ruthless kingpin in the Walled City. But in order to find the key to his freedom, he needs help from someone with the power to be invisible.... JIN hides under the radar, afraid the wild street gangs will discover her biggest secret: Jin passes as a boy to stay safe. Still, every chance she gets, she searches for her lost sister.... MEI YEE has been trapped in a brothel for the past two years, dreaming of getting out while watching the girls who try fail one by one. She's about to give up, when one day she sees an unexpected face at her window..... In this innovative and adrenaline-fueled novel, they all come together in a desperate attempt to escape a lawless labyrinth before the clock runs out. 

***I received an e-galley of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*** 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #1: Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I am pretty excited for my first Waiting on Wednesday pick:

Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay
Publication Date: December 9, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press


Game of Thrones meets the Grimm's fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty's daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.
Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora's throne ten years ago.

Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it's too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love? (From GoodReads)

Why Am I Excited For This Book?

I love fairy tale retellings! And the summary just sounds amazing! A fairy tale retelling as a romantic fantasy adventure! Featuring Sleeping Beauty! I just can't wait! I have been excited for this book for several months now, and I am really anxious for the chance to finally get to read it!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Are you looking forward to reading Princess of Thorns too? 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #32: Top Ten Books I Want to ReRead

Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Their blog can be found here.

November 4th: Top Ten Books I Want to ReRead

Monday, November 3, 2014

Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger

Title: Waistcoats & Weaponry
(Finishing School #3)
Author: Gail Carriger
Length: 304 pages
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Classification: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Steampunk
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Source: e-galley via NetGalley (Thanks Little Brown!)
Read: November 2014
Class is back in session...Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style--with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. No one suspected what--or who--they would find aboard that suspiciously empty train. Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to throw all of London into chaos and she must decide where her loyalties lie, once and for all.  Gather your poison, steel tipped quill, and the rest of your school supplies and join Mademoiselle Geraldine's proper young killing machines in the third rousing installment in the New York Times bestselling Finishing School Series by steampunk author, Gail Carriger. 

***I received an e-galley of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***

***This is part of a series. There will be spoilers of things that happened in the other book(s) so if you haven't read it and don't want to know things that happened, please stop reading now.*** 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger

Title: Curtsies & Conspiracies 
(Finishing School #2)
Author: Gail Carriger
Length: 310 pages
Publisher: Little Brown
Classification: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Steampunk
Release Date: November 2013
Source: e-galley via NetGalley (Thank you Little Brown!)
Read: October/November 2014
Does one need four fully grown foxgloves for decorating a dinner table for six guests? Or is it six foxgloves to kill four fully grown guests? Sophronia's first year at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing! For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy (won't Mumsy be surprised?). Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a most horrid display of poor manners. Now, as she sneaks around the dirigible school, eavesdropping on the teachers' quarters and making clandestine climbs to the ship's boiler room, she learns that there may be more to a field trip to London than is apparent at first. A conspiracy is afoot--one with dire implications for both supernaturals and humans. Sophronia must rely on her training to discover who is behind the dangerous plot-and survive the London Season with a full dance card. In this bestselling sequel to New York Times bestselling Etiquette & Espionage, class is back in session with more petticoats and poison, tea trays and treason. Gail's distinctive voice, signature humor, and lush steampunk setting are sure to be the height of fashion this season. (From NetGalley)

***I received an e-galley of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*** 

***This book is part is part of a series, and so this review may include spoilers from previous books***

Saturday, November 1, 2014

October Highlights

Time is flying by. October is already over and now we are entering my favorite two months of the year! I LOVE November and December. Always have. My birthday and Thanksgiving are in November, so I love getting cake, pie, and turkey! And I love December. I love the decorating for Christmas (AFTER Thanksgiving). 
I didn't read as many books as I anticipated this month, but I am still happy with what I did read.