Wednesday, September 28, 2016

I Want to Read It (31): The Road to Ever After



I Want to Read It, a hybrid between WLW (or WOW) and what's on my to-be read pile. Well, instead of focusing just on books I would like to acquire, I will be using it to feature books that I just want to read. From the one's I want to buy to the one's sitting on my TBR at home.


The Road to Ever After by Moira Young, October 20, 2016. Published by Macmillan Children's Books. Source: Wishlist.
Davy David, an orphan, lives by his wits in the dead-end town of Brownvale. When a stray dog called George turns Davy's life upside down just days before Christmas, he sets in motion a chain of events which forces them to flee. A mischievous wind blows the two of them to a boarded-up museum on the outskirts of town where they meet the elderly recluse, Miss Flint. She has planned one last adventure before her time is up and hires the reluctant Davy and George to escort her.


Why

Why am I only just now hearing about The Road to Ever After!! It sounds like such a wonderful book; and I have been waiting ages for another book by Moira Young!! After loving Blood Red Road intensely, I cannot wait to see what kind of story her newest book will turn out to be. The fact TRtEA looks remarkably different from her other series it was has caught my eye. I'm more than ready to see where her writing will go in such a different setting!! 


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

YA Review: Heartless [blog tour]


In just 42 days, everyone will have the opportunity to read Marissa Meyer's newest book Heartless!! I cannot wait for y'all to read Heartless!! Why, because it's a dark, twisty prequel to Alice in Wonderland and SO good!!

Heartless by Marissa Meyer, November 8, 2016. 464 pages. Published by Feiwel & Friends. Source: ARC from publisher*.
Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king's marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans. 
First Sentence:
Three luscious lemon tarts glistened up at Catherine. 

Teaser Tuesday: Eden's Escape

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat. To participate, simply do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Monday, September 26, 2016

All About Middle Grade Review: Eden's Escape [Blog Tour]


Eden's Escape (Eden of the Lamp, 2) by M. Tara Crowl, September 6, 2016. 320 pages. Published by Disney-Hyperion. Source: Author/Blog tour*. Age Range: 9-12.
Eden's new life on earth begins in New York City under the guidance of her new guardian: Pepper, a petite, bubbly genie alum who's also a Broadway actress. Before she has a chance to settle in, though, Eden is whisked away for a granting--only to find herself trapped in a laboratory. David Brightly, owner of the world's leading tech company, cares more about tapping into the lamp's power than making a wish and starts performing tests on Eden. With Brightly's plasma shield around the lamp, Eden has no way home. Left without a choice, she escapes the lab and goes on the run. After her daring exit, Eden finds herself on the streets of Paris--home to Electra's headquarters. Left in a strange city with a price on her head (courtesy of scheming Brightly), Eden has to keep her wits about her. She dons a chic disguise and flits around Paris incognito, investigating Brightly Tech. Assisted by Pepper and her old adversary Bola, as well as some new friends, Eden embarks on a quest to retrieve the lamp and protect the secrets of the genie legacy.

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Indiebound
 First Sentence:
This time, Eden landed on her feet.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I Want to Read It (30): The Scourge



I Want to Read It, a hybrid between WLW (or WOW) and what's on my to-be read pile. Well, instead of focusing just on books I would like to acquire, I will be using it to feature books that I just want to read. From the one's I want to buy to the one's sitting on my TBR at home.


The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen, August 30, 2016. Published by Scholastic Press. Source: Wishlist.
As a lethal plague sweeps through the land, Ani Mells is shocked when she is unexpectedly captured by the governor's wardens and forced to submit to a test for the deadly Scourge. She is even more surprised when the test results come back positive, and she is sent to Attic Island, a former prison turned refuge -- and quarantine colony -- for the ill. The Scourge's victims, Ani now among them, can only expect to live out short, painful lives there. However, Ani quickly discovers that she doesn't know the whole truth about the Scourge or the Colony. She's been caught in a devious plot, and, with the help of her best friend, Weevil, Ani means to uncover just what is actually going on. 
But will she and Weevil survive long enough to do so? 

Why:  If it's anything like her other books, then I simply need it! Jennifer A. Nielsen's books are incredible and The Scourge sounds like another winner! 

I admit, that I am quite curious to learn more about the Scourge and the Colony and see what's what. While I hadn't had this book on my radar till a coupe weeks ago- no time to browse upcoming releases by favorite authors- it has quickly piqued my interest. 

Have you read The Scourge or are you planning on reading it???
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