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I am shivering with untold anticipation, my friends. This is the first I've posted a book haul in SO LONG. Please excuse my absence if you weren't already aware I was back. I was kidnapped by a psychopathic wench who wanted to get revenge on my person for stealing away her lover--an already married prince, I'll have you know. We fought in the middle of blistering winds, where the snow fell like ashes and we dueled to the death via snowball. It was heady and glorious, and I pummeled the evil wench and sent her packing to the moon. Where she became the queen and eventually took her fury out on an unsuspecting cyborg not too long after.
The lesson here? Don't pretend to canoodle with a prince eager to shake loose his vindictive lover. It can only end in a vengeful shrew populating the moon and seeking sinister ends in the future. Won't be doing that again, for serious. Excuses aside, let's get onto the pretty books!
Easy by Tamarra Webber... Source: Publicist at Penguin
Ah, another self-published masterpiece picked up by the hungry pubs. After a near-miss with an abusive encounter, this Jacqueline person gets her butt saved by a mysterious savior. I just love that shizz.
The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts... Source: Publicist at Penguin
The Perfect Hope features the rough-and-rugged brother in the trio and the prim-and-neat innkeeper. I love all that noise. Plus, it's NORA ROBERTS. One dark stormy night at thirteen, during one of those wretched, particularly pubertytastic days, I discovered an author who could make me believe in TWUE WUV.
Stolen Nights by Rebecca Maizel... Source: St. Martin's via Netgalley
Infinite Days is all about All THE EMOTIONS. Lena is so full of longings that when she wakes up a human in the beginning of the novel, to quote myself, "it's like watching a blind man marvel at having his sight back." She feels every experience so deeply, you can't help but adore her. But she was a badass evil vampire once, which is, you know, AWESOMESAUCE. It's a dumb question to ask me if I want more, so don't ask. Also, Stolen Nights is going to be doing some explaining for that damn ending.
Sacrifice by Cayla Kluver... Source: Harlequin Teen via Netgalley
Don't misunderstand: Just because I'm reading the third book in this series, and I love (Steldor) a certain character (Steldor), and the author is a wonderful person doesn't mean the Legacy trilogy and I always get along. I can't tell you how many passages I wanted to crush, like I want to crush ALERA'S FACE. I don't dig the girl, but I read this series because there's something addictive about it. And it's the conclusion.
Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt... Source: St. Martin's via Netgalley
This book is already backed up by Jen at Makeshift Bookmark. And you know there's only a few I trust as much as Jen. Which reminds me. I LOVE YOU, JEN. -insert floaty hearts- Trust her too, or be square.
Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder... Source: Harlequin Teen via Netgalley
This is yet another sequel that I can't keep my mitts off of, and wouldn't even if it could declare harassment. Any Touch of Power haters, make no comment else I'll whip out the stapler. For serious, this is an amazing romantic high fantasy series, and is prob. best suited to peeps who haven't read Maria V. Snyder's work before. That way no preconceptions can butt in on your moment. If you're a character lover like I am, then you will definitely be a goner, my friend. And I'm not sorry for introducing you.
Prophecy by Ellen Oh... Source: Author via Giveaway
I won two signed bookmarks from Ellen Oh as well as another cute little trinket. AND I GOT A NOTE FROM BRODIE, which is a moment I wish I would've thought to film for you guys.
"Dearest Princess Ash, Please accept these humble offerings to the most beautiful, fierce, revered Princess in all the lands. I will bow under your reign ANY DAY. Which potentially sounds kinky if you have a dirty mind (Me: I do)... erm... I LOVE YOU! -Brodie xo"
Unwind by Neil Shusterman... Source: Public Library
Everyone in the bloody book tubing community raves about this book. I get the feeling that this will fall in with books like Enclave and Birthmarked and others of the same ilk, but with more of a Anna Dressed in Blood horror factor. And I like to pretend I'm not a
little bitch wimp SO THIS SHOULD BE FUN.
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake... Source: Public Library
Oh, balls, Anna Dressed in Blood was a creepy little freaking book! Yo, that was some scary stuff. OH, yeah, and I describe my feelings in this post, which doesn't have nearly enough comments so DO ME THE FAVOR before I go bat
shit. Girl of Nightmares isn't that creepy, says you? Alright... I can handle that. Will I be needing my pants, do you think? You know, to better run the hell out of my house.
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien... Source: Public Library
As for reading, my middle school years were made of CRAP balled into MORE CRAP. I had one savior though... THANK GOD. And that was The Hobbit. Which, despite already being an unabashed imaginary Aragorn bang...er...Wait. Wait. Let me get back down to a PG13 level here. I would've been happy to invite Aragorn over for a cup of tea... and for other things as well... But, anyway, I didn't expect to love it as much as I did because it is really hardcore fantasy, and questing fantasy at that, but man, it really spoke to me. I'll be rereading this in time for the movie and hopefully begin planning a readalong of sorts.
Everyone seems to have contracted Marchetta Fever. And I figure there has to be a reason her books garner shrines and hymns and whatnot and a rating never below four or five stars. Someone that good is bound to impress me, and, well, it's no secret I love fantasy.
– “Nowhere is safe. Not for your kind, not for our kind, not for anyone. In this benighted realm, all is turned to darkness.”
- Loved the crap out of this book and would recommend it to lovers of questing high fantasy interested in a medieval Scottish setting.
On Monday, I'll be reviewing Crewel by Gennifer Albin, a book I did surprisingly enjoy.
The events happening on Tuesday are some of the most exciting of the week. I'll be not only be reviewing Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine (HURRAH for MORGANVILLE!), but also giving a copy away.
On Wednesday, I'll finally be posting a very necessary My Big, Fat TBR Pile featuring one of my most anticipated books of the year.
On Thursday, I'll be featuring The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts in an updated feature.
On Friday, expect another fun post with a mystery blogger guest helping out.
And, finally, Saturday will include a review of one of my favorite books of the year, Crown of Embers by Rae Carson!
In other fabulous news, I completed my Goodreads goal for the year, which was, brace yourselves, a whole 150 BOOKS. So daunting, I know. But, I'm very proud of myself and happy I didn't have to cheat like I did last ye--Wha-oh, um, ignore that. Anyway, congratulate me, man, because that was hard work! How are you guys doing with your challenges?
Okay, ya'll, now would be the time to tell me what you guys got in your mailboxes before I wander off to bed and sleep away the remainder of my impromptu vacation from school, among other blatantly irresponsible activities, and gorge on the last half of my king size Kit Kat. Hurry, now. And thanks for watching, reading, and stalking! You rock.