[Waiting on Wednesday] Winterkill

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming can't wait to read.

Series: N/A
Author:
Kate A. Boorman
Genre:
young adult, dystopia, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, historical fiction
Expected Publication:
September 9, 2014
Winterkill
Emmeline knows she’s not supposed to explore the woods outside her settlement. The enemy that wiped out half her people lurks there, attacking at night and keeping them isolated in an unfamiliar land with merciless winters. Living with the shame of her grandmother’s insubordination, Emmeline has learned to keep her head down and her quick tongue silent. 
When the settlement leader asks for her hand in marriage, it’s an opportunity for Emmeline to wash the family slate clean—even if she has eyes for another. But before she’s forced into an impossible decision, her dreams urge her into the woods, where she uncovers a path she can’t help but follow. The trail leads to a secret that someone in the village will kill to protect. Her grandmother followed the same path and paid the price. If Emmeline isn’t careful, she will be next.

[TOP TEN TUESDAY] Books I Really Want to Read But Don’t Own Yet.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and The Bookish.

This Week’s Topic: Books I Really Want to Read But Don’t Own Yet.

It’s a really huge list for me. Every time I’d drop by the bookstore, it seems that I just want to grab half of the books displayed there (but of course I can’t do that). Book buying bans don’t work for me anymore because I want to buy books every single week. It’s like I always want to see something new in my shelf even though I know that I still have a fair amount of books to read. ohgodthebookbuyingaddiction!

[REVIEW] PROXY

Series: Proxy #1
Author:
Alex London
Genre:
young adult, dystopia, science fiction, LGBT, fantasy, adventure, thriller, survival
Published:
May 1, 2014 (first published June 18, 2013)
Publisher:
Speak
Proxy (Proxy, #1)
What would you give up to change the world? 
Syd’s life is not his own. As a proxy he must pay for someone else’s crimes. When his patron, Knox, crashes a car and kills someone, Syd is branded and sentenced to death. Syd and Know realize the only way to beat the system is to save each other, so they flee. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test the boys’ resolve, and shine a glaring light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay. 
This fast-paced thrill ride of a novel is full of breakneck action, shocking twists, and heart-hammering suspense that will have readers gasping until the very last page.

[Book Blitz] Ruth Silver Guest Post + Giveaway!

full blitz schedule can be found at Itching for Books


Series: Royal Reaper #1
Author:
Ruth Silver
Genre:
you adult, fantasy, paranormal, romance, supernatural
Published:
April 25, 2014
Publisher:
Patchwork Press
Purchase: Amazon | B&N
Dead Girl Walking (Royal Reaper, #1)
Princess Ophelia Dacre sneaks out of the castle to visit her boyfriend in secret. A perfect night cut short when she’s brutally murdered. 
Ophelia is given the rare chance to become a grim reaper. She must become Leila Bele, cut ties with her old life, and follow the rules of the reapers. Her greatest adventure begins with death.

[Stacking the Shelves] AND I’M FINALLY GOING TO READ THE HUNGER GAMES!

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted at Tynga’s Reviews.

Like that’s a big deal.

Today, I finally received my friend’s copy of the Hunger Games. Why I just borrowed the Hunger Games is because I’m afraid that I might not entirely like it as much as I want to. I mean yes, I like dystopian novels… but what makes me hesitant in actually buying it is because I slept around 25% of the movie. If I ended up really liking the book, I just might buy a book set. If not, then I’ll just borrow the rest of the books :)

[Flashback Friday] Chihayafuru

Flashback Friday is a weekly post where I talk about a book, manga, or anime series I’ve finished. This is more like me reminiscing on stuff I come across back then.


English Title: Chihayafull
Studio:
Madhouse
Genre:
josei, game, sports, drama, slice of life, romance
Episodes:
25 (S1); 25 (S2)
Anime Director:
Asaka Morio (Card Captor Sakura, Nana)
Chihaya is a lighthearted tomboy, who's not especially good at anything in particular. Her dream has always been for her sister (an aspiring model) to become the number one beauty of Japan, or perhaps of the world. But then one day she meets someone who tells her that a dream is something that should concern only herself—and something she has to work hard for as well. 
At the same time, Chihaya discovers a passion for the old Japanese game hyakunin isshu, also called "karuta".

[Waiting on Wednesday] Red Queen

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming can't wait to read.

Series: Red Queen #1 (??? goodreads doesn’t indicate the name of the series but the blurb said it is a series
Author:
Victoria Aveyard
Genre:
young adult, dystopia, fantasy, science fiction, romance
Expected Publication:
March 26, 2015
Red Queen
Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own—an ability she didn't know she had. Except . . . her blood is Red. 
To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard—the leaders of a Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince—and Mare against her own heart. 
From debut author Victoria Aveyard comes a lush, vivid fantasy series where loyalty and desire can tear you apart and the only certainty is betrayal.