Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Temporary Hiatus

Hi guys,

So as you know, I haven't been really active here. It's been a running problem since last fall, and it doesn't look like it's going to be resolved anytime soon. I moved to a new city last fall and the life thing is kind of settling over me. That leaves me little time to read (that's NOT stopping though!!! NEVER NEVER NEVER) and even less time to blog with you guys.

So it pains me to say that I'm going on a temporary blogging hiatus. BUT I'm not disappearing completely! I'll still be around now and then, though I won't have as big of a presence (not that I've had much of one recently). I'm will still review books, but they will be short and on Goodreads (you can find my Goodreads profile here--friend me!!!). If you want to chat, I'm just one Goodreads message away, since Goodreads is kind of my version of Facebook :)


I'm thinking this hiatus will last until the end of the summer, but I'm holding off on making any promises. Regardless, I will do another post in the summer as followup and update as to what's going on!

That's it from me for now. Hope you're all doing well! Message me if you want to chat! And, most importantly: happy reading!






Sunday, April 1, 2018

Blog Tour: The Call of the Rift: Flight by Jae Waller




Hi everyone! I'm super excited to be kicking this month off with a blog tour stop! I'll be doing a cover art discussion of this beauty :)





Book: Flight
Author: Jae Waller
Series: The Call of the Rift #1
Publisher: ECW Press
Pages: 440
Release: April 3rd, 2018



A rebellious heroine faces a colonial world coming unstitched in Jae Waller's stunning debut fantasy

Seventeen-year-old Kateiko doesn’t want to be Rin anymore — not if it means sacrificing lives to protect the dead. Her only way out is to join another tribe, a one-way trek through the coastal rainforest. Killing a colonial soldier in the woods isn’t part of the plan. Neither is spending the winter with Tiernan, an immigrant who keeps a sword with his carpentry tools. His log cabin leaks and his stories about other worlds raise more questions than they answer.

Then the air spirit Suriel, long thought dormant, resurrects a war. For Kateiko, protecting other tribes in her confederacy is atonement. For Tiernan, war is a return to the military life he’s desperate to forget.

Leaving Tiernan means losing the one man Kateiko trusts. Staying with him means abandoning colonists to a death sentence. In a region tainted by prejudice and on the brink of civil war, she has to decide what’s worth dying — or killing — for.



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Book: Three Dark Crowns
Author: Kendare Blake
Series: Three Dark Crowns #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release: September 20th, 2016
Pages: 396



When kingdom come, there will be one.

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.



Thursday, March 22, 2018

Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Book: Empire of Storms
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #5
Genre: YA fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release: September 6th, 2016
Pages: 693



The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. 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.

With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

In this breathtaking fifth installment of the New York Timesbestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what—and who—to sacrifice if she's to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.
 


Monday, February 19, 2018

Review: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Book: The Way of the Kings
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Series: The Starlight Archive #1
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Pages: 1007
Release: August 31, 2010



From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion.

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.

It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them.

One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable.

Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity.

Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar's niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan's motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war.

The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is but the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive, a bold masterpiece in the making.

Speak again the ancient oaths:

Life before death.
Strength before weakness.
Journey before Destination. 
And return to men the Shards they once bore. 
The Knights Radiant must stand again.




Thursday, February 8, 2018

Cover Talk: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Okay, I have NO idea how I missed this, but the cover for A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas came out!!!

*begin panicking and fangirling and everything else*

THIS BOOK. THIS COVER. AHHHH.







Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Book: Queen of Shadows
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #4
Genre: YA fantasy
Pages: 648
Release: September 1st, 2015



The queen has returned.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series continues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.