Saturday, December 31, 2016
I think I am not that good at keeping up with reading challenges, so this year I have decided to not participate in that many and focus more on reading what I already have on my shelves. So I made this list of 17 Books I Will Finally Read in 2017. A lot of these are books that I have had for a while, and have wanted to read but kept putting off for some reason. I want to read all 17 of these books before 2018.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
December 27: Top Ten Best Books Of 2016 (you choose -- best books overall of what you read regardless of pub date, of a particular genre, 2016 debuts, 2016 releases, etc)
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
December 20: Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree (or non-book bookworm items)
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
December 13: Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017
Monday, December 12, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
Title: Bright Smoke, Cold FireAuthor: Rosamund Hodge
Length: 448 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Classification: Young Adult, Retelling, Fantasy
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Source: e-galley via Edelweiss (Thank you, Balzer + Bray!)
Sabriel meets Romeo and Juliet in this stunning and atmospheric novel—the first in a duology—from the author of Cruel Beauty and Crimson Bound.
When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched.
The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die.
Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy . . . and perhaps turn against his own clan.
Mahyanai Runajo just wants to protect her city—but she’s the only one who believes it’s in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death—and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara.
Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting. . .