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Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted byBreaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Title: The Ruby Circle Author: Richelle Mead Series: The Bloodline series #6 Genre: YA Paranormal Release Date: February 10 2015 Goodreads The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead's New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here...

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret abou…

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @
Caffeinated Book Reviewer. ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books..share them!  Recap of the Past Week on Books To The Tea Tea Talk: The Hype Monster Review: World After by Susan Ee Tea Talk: Reviewing Books I Didn't Like Review: Poison Princess Books I bought This Week My Soul To Take My Soul To Steal Stitching Snow Firelight The House of Hades What I am Currently Reading Firelight The Winner's Curse Inspiration For Teachers  These words were said to me and I needed to hear them, maybe som…

Feature and Follow

 Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted
by Parajunkee& Alison Can Read  This is a fun way for bloggers to get more exposer and followers. Best part is meeting new friends and bloggers! =) Feel free to join in all the fun just go to Parajunkee's or Alison Can Read blogs to sign up and learn the rules This Week's Question: Do you post your reviews anywhere besides your blog? Where else do you post reviews? – A Great Read YAY congrats Jessica for getting your question picked this week! If you guys have not checked her blog out than you need to! She has great reviews and is posting ALL the time. Seriously I don't know how the girl does it. And then on top of all that she is the sweetest because she really takes the time to go around the blog world and comment on many many many blogs. She's a great blogger! I have some old reviews on goodreads that I posted before I started my blog. I will posts short reviews, thoughts while reading the book on my status, and…

Tea Talk: The Hype Monster

Tea Talk posts give me a chance to have conversations with you guys and I love these posts. Thank you for you guys who comment and talk to me about the topic of the week. This Weeks Topic: Does the hype monster get to you, and make books less enjoyable because your expectations are too high? How do you keep it from getting the best of you? I will be the first to say that yes the hype monster gets me about 80% of the time. I hate it and I don't know how to stop it. I enjoy looking at other blogs and normally when a new book comes out the book is reviewed by many bloggers at the same time. When they ALL rave and the goodread rating is super high I cant help but think "okay I need to clean my schedule for the weekend because I have to read this amazing book." And then I will read the book and really not get into it because my expectations were too high. I know that it is very likely that I will not enjoy the book with such expectations but I cant make myself stop thinking…

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted byBreaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Title: Tracked Author: Jenny Martin Genre: YA Sci-fy Release Date: May 5th 2015 Goodreads The Fast and the Furious gets a sci-fi twist in this action-packed debut


On corporately controlled Castra, rally racing is a high stakes game that seventeen-year-old Phoebe Van Zant knows all too well. Phee’s legendary racer father disappeared mysteriously, but that hasn't stopped her from speeding headlong into trouble. When she and her best friend, Bear, attract the attention of Charles Benroyal, they are blackmailed into racing for Benroyal Corp, a company that represents everything Phee detests. Worse, Phee risks losing Bear as she falls for Cash, her daring new teammate. But when she discovers that Benroyal is controlling more than a corporation, Phee realizes she has a much bigger role in Castra’s future than she could ever have imagined. It's up …

Review: Poison Princess

Title: Poison Princess Series: The Arcana Chronicles #1 Author: Kresley Cole Genre: Ya Apocalyptic, Fantasy/Paranormal Goodreads Overall Rating: 4.17 Pages: 369 Published: October 2nd 2012 by Simon & Schuster My Rating: 4/5 Stars  In A Nut Shell This book is full of creative and original fantasy/paranormal aspects that I LOVED. I found this book to be different than most books I have read before, but sadly it had one downfall that I just could not get past and made my rating flip flop between 3.5 and 4 stars. I normally enjoy romances, but this book had such potential to be beyond original and I felt like the love interest over shadowed the main story line. I felt like the romance was more of just sexual tension between a confused girl and a obsessive boy that was unstable even before the apocalypse. He also wants in Evie's pants so bad he cant stand it. We get a fantastic play on tarot cards being more than just a stack of cards and powers that are wildly interesting. I…

Review: World After by Susan Ee

Title: World After Series: Penryn & the End of Days #2 Author: Susan Ee Genre: YA Apocalyptic Goodreads Rating: 4.29 Pages: 438 Published: November 21st 2013 by Hodder & Stoughton My Rating: 5/5 Stars  In A Nut Shell This sequel was AMAZING I couldn't put it down. I have nothing bad to say about this book. If you are worried about this book not being as good as the first one do not worry! I was blown away by all the dark twists and turns this book took. Penryn Steps up her game and some how becomes even more fierce in this book. We get to learn more about Raffe's history as well as other characters> No rock is left uncovered in this sequel and it is so refreshing. The questions we had at the end of Angelfall were answered, and Ee gave us more questions to ponder over while waiting for the next and final book. I am beyond shocked with how creative Susan Ee is and what a page turner this book was for me.
Goodreads In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller…

Tea Talk: Reviewing Books I Didnt Enjoy

Tea Talk's are posts where I ask questions and have discussions with you guys =) MANY of you guys requested more tea talks so I plan on doing more of them! I am so glad you guys like Tea Talk because I really enjoy these posts. This weeks tea talk I want to discuss books that you give bad ratings to. Do you still review them on your blogs or Goodreads? Does it depend if the author contact you and asked you to read it, or if you bought the book with your own money? If you are just a reader of blogs do you think bloggers should talk about books they do not like? For me when I started this blog I had a hard time with reviewing books I didn't like IF I was contacted by the author to read and review their book. I have read a few books that were sent to me for review that I just couldn't finish or didn't like at all, and I didn't review them because I didn't want to hurt feelings. Now that I have been blogging for awhile my feelings have changed. I feel like I o…

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created byThe Broke and the Bookish THIS WEEK ON TOP TEN TUESDAY: Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To  The Falconer  The Jewel Split Second I am so disappointed in myself that I haven't read this yet, but I need to reread Pivot Point before I read it. Which by the way is one of the best books I have ever read! Loop The Winner's Curse These Broken Stars Currently reading =) The Perilous Sea I think I am just really afraid to read this book, because I loved The Burning Sky so much. I am afraid the second book will not be as amazing. Does anyone else get these fears? The Infinite Sea The Queen of the Tearling
The Kiss of Deception The good thing is I have most of these books already I just haven't got around to reading them yet. So tell me your thoughts on these books if you have read them. What books did you mean to read in 2024 but didn't? Let me know in the comments below or leave a link to your blog so I can see you…

Review: Champion by Marie Lu

Title: Champion Series: A Legend Novel #3 Author: Marie Lu Genre: YA Dystopian Goodreads Rating: 4.40 Pages: 369 Published: November 5th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile My Rating: 5/5 Stars  In A Nut Shell This was a fantastic ending to this amazing series! I held off on this book for so long because I was afraid of how it would end, and I wasn't ready for this story to be over. I hate that I waited so long to read this book I feel like I truly cheated myself. This book had my heart racing just as much as the first book, if not more. This series truly is one of the most constantly amazing series. I HIGHLY recommend this series for women and men. If you are wanting to get your boyfriend, friend, hubby into reading then this is the series to get them. Mine finished before me he couldn't put them down!
Goodreads  He is a Legend.

She is a Prodigy.

Who will be Champion?

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the br…

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @
Caffeinated Book Reviewer. ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books..share them!   Recap of the Past Week on Books To The Tea Step Into The Book: Wicked Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns Top Ten Tuesday Waiting on Wednesday Review: Blythewood Books That Came in the Mail!!! The Winner's Curse I AM WAY TOO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!
Marked Audio Book Poison Princess What I am Currently Reading These Broken Stars So tell me what books you got this week and what book you are currently r…

Review: Blythewood

Title: Blythewood Series: Blythewood #1 Author: Carol Goodman Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy Goodreads Rating: 3.86 Published: October 8th 2013 by Viking Juvenile  Pages: 496 My Rating: 3/5 Stars 
In A Nut Shell Overall I felt like this was a fun read with interesting twists on historical events, I enjoyed the fantasy aspects and some of the surprising twists this book had, but to me this book was just okay, not fantastic or blow you away kind of read. I enjoyed the plot and the creative world that Goodman made. I was fascinated with he creatures and the school, but the main character to me was unlikeable who had little emotion and when she did it was just random cruel words to her friends. Other characters seemed pointless to bring in and had no need. The romance was iffy and just happened. If you do read this book I recommend borrowing it from the library. Goodreads Welcome to Blythewood.

At seventeen, Avaline Hall has already buried her mother, survived a horrific factory fire, an…

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted byBreaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Title:The Conspiracy of Us Author: Maggie Hall Genre: YA Thriller Pages: 336 Expected Release Date: January 13th 2015
Goodreads To fight her destiny as the missing heir to a powerful and dangerous secret society, sixteen-year-old Avery West must solve an ancient puzzle in a deadly race across Europe. Forbidden love and code-breaking, masked balls and explosions, destiny and dark secrets collide in this romantic thriller, in the vein of a YA DaVinci Code.

Avery West's newfound family can shut down Prada at the Champs-Elysees when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war.

They are part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle of Twelve, and Avery is their missing heir. If they discover who she is, some of them will want to use her as a pawn. Some will want her dead.

To th…

Top Ten Tuesday

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created byThe Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels For 2015 The Conspiracy of Us The Girl at Midnight An Ember in the Ashes The Witch Hunter Becoming Jinn Zeroboxer Valiant Mindwalker The Invisible Library The Sin Eater's Daughter What books are on your list? I am so excited I feel like there are going to be ALOT of great debut novels this year!






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Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Title: The Girl of Fire and Thorns Series: Fire and Thorns #1 Author: Rea Carson Genre: YA Fantasy Goodreads Rating: 3.83 Published: September 20th 2011 by Greenwillow Pages: 423 Favorite Quote:“Honor from death,” I snap, “is a myth. Invented by the war torn to make sense of the horrific. If we die, it will be so that others may live. Truly honorable death, the only honorable death, is one that enables life.” My Rating: 4/5 stars
 IN A NUT SHELL For you who are getting your feet wet in the fantasy genre I believe this is a great book for you! This is a great YA fantasy book with a fantastic female role and a unique concept This book has plenty of action and I think would be a great book for both woman and men. I want to praise Carson for giving us a female character who is not the standard drop dead gorgeous female lead, but instead a woman who shows her beauty by loyalty and courage. I would think that I had this book figured out and just when I thought I was about to get bored Carso…

Step Into the Book: Wicked

This is a new post I will be doing every once in awhile that I am SO excited about!!!! When I find a book that has great descriptions of the main characters favorite foods, movies, music, books etc. I want to be able to  give you examples so you can feel more connected to the character and books.
You can read these posts before you read the book and get your fun supplies ready! Please let me know if you like these posts and if they are popular I will work hard to do them more often =)

Wicked If you don't know what this book is about you can check out my review here Books
Rule
Ivy is the main character in this book and she reads the Marked Man series. Rule is the first book in this series.

Foods & Drinks
  Ivy loves her cereal she keeps 12 different types at all times to keep things spicy. Lucky Charms are one of her favorites.

Living in New Orleans requires your coffee to be cold, and like any 21 year old Ivy loves her coffee.
I found a recipe to make the Mocha Cookie Froze…