Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Interference by Kay Honeyman

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, and it gives you a chance to spotlight a book that you are eagerly waiting to be released.

This week, I picked:


By Kay Honeyman

Publication Date: September, 27th 2016

From Goodreads:

As a Congressman's daughter in Washington, DC, Kate Hamilton is good at getting what she wants -- what some people might call "interfering." But when her family moves to West Texas so her dad can run in a special election, Kate encounters some difficulties that test all her political skills. None of her matchmaking efforts go according to plan. Her father's campaign gets off to a rough start. A pro tip for moving to Texas: Don't slam the star quarterback's hand in a door. And whenever Kate messes up, the irritatingly right (and handsome) Hunter Price is there to witness it. But Kate has determination and a good heart, and with all her political savvy -- and a little clever interference -- she'll figure out what it takes to make Red Dirt home.

Why I picked it:

1. Because when I think of Texas, I think of cowboys... And who doesn't love cowboys?
2. I'm curious to see how things work out between Hunter and Kate. I tend to fall for the books when the main character and the love interest argue and irritate each other at first... It makes them getting together at the end that much more satisfying.
3. But what if it's not Hunter and Kate together at the end? What if it's Kate and the star quarterback who end up as a couple? What if Hunter and the quarterback are the same person? These are the questions I need answered!
4. This sounds like one of those cute contemporary novels similar to that of Sarah Dessen, Kasie West, and Morgan Matson. And I am rather fond of those authors,.. So we shall see if this one lives up to my expectations.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday Meme: Social Media

Social media. It can be good, it can be bad, it can be ugly. Here are some novel choices inspired by the Internet world.

Girl Online- Zoella- The story of a girl who catalogs her life on a blog by a girl who is famous as an Internet personality. Click here to check it out at the library!

The Future of Us- Jay Asher, Carolyn Mackler- In 1996, two teens discover a future Facebook where they can find out what their lives are going to be like as adults. When they realize that different decisions affect what their lives are like, they realize that even small decisions affect the outcome of their lives. Click here to check it out.

#scandal- Sarah Ockler- A story about how plastering your life on social media- or someone else doing it for you- can lead to unexpected consequences. Click here to get it from the library.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Librarian Book Review: Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

All Jess dreams of doing is running the Fives and being a competitor, but when a ruthless lord rips apart her family and takes her on as a student she finds that she is running the Fives to protect her mother and sisters. With the help of Kal, a friend way above her station, she will do what she must to protect her family.

It took me a little while to settle into this novel, but once I got past the beginning I was hooked. Jess's society was at first difficult to understand. In many ways it seemed reminiscent of Roman society. You have the high ranking Patron class and the commoners. Jess's mother was a commoner and her father a Patron, and as a result his family with Jess's mother isn't recognized and it leaves the girls vulnerable because they are not protected by the rights of either class. Like I said--it was a rocky start to understand all this, but as the novel progressed it began to make more sense. Jess's character is well developed and there is plenty of action in this novel. The second book Poisoned Blade will be out soon, and is definitely going to be on my reading list.

Overall, this was an interesting adventure and I look forward to reading what comes next for Jess and her sisters.​

Cautions for Sensitive Readers:
Violence: Yes
Sex: References, but nothing explicit
Language: No
Drugs/Alcohol: Mild drinking

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday Meme: Back to School Books!

Yep, it's time for back to school! Here are 3 such themed books to get you in the mood (except for #3-- that one just might scare you into never wanting to go back). Click the cover to go to the goodreads page or the link below to request a copy from the library.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, and it gives you a chance to spotlight a book that you are eagerly waiting to be released.

This week, I picked:
P.S. I Like You
By Kasie West
Publication Date: July 26, 2016

From Goodreads:

What if the person you were falling for was a total mystery?

While Lily is spacing out in Chemistry one day, she picks up her pencil and scribbles a line from one of her favorite songs on the desk. The next day, someone else has written back to her on the desk! Soon enough Lily and the mystery student are exchanging notes, and lyrics, and even sharing secrets. When Lily finds out that her anonymous pen pal is a guy, she's flustered -- and kind of feels like she's falling for him. She and her best friend set out to unravel the identity of the letter writer -- but when the truth is revealed, the guy is the LAST person Lily could have ever imagined it to be. Now that Lily knows the truth, can she untangle her feelings and gather the courage to listen to her heart?

From beloved author Kasie West (The Distance Between Us) comes an utterly charming story about mixed messages, missed connections, and the magic of good old-fashioned secret admirer notes.

Why I picked it:

1. It's Kasie West, and I adore her books. All of them.
2. The summary of the book sounds absolutely amazing.
3. The cover is super adorable. I know, I know, don't judge a book by its cover.

If you'd like to read this book, click here to put your name on the hold list

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Recreated by Colleen Houck

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, and it gives you a chance to spotlight a book that you are eagerly waiting to be released.

This week, I picked:
By Colleen Houck
Publication Date: August 2, 2016

From Goodreads:

From Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Curse, comes Recreated, the second book in the epic Egyptian-inspired Reawakened series, in which a seventeen-year-old must literally go to hell to save the love of her life.

Lily Young thought traveling across the globe with a reawakened sun prince was a grand adventure. Now she’s about to embark on the journey of a lifetime.

When Amon and Lily part tragically, he transports himself to the Netherworld—what mortals call hell. Tormented by the loss of his one true love, he’d rather suffer in agony during Lily’s mortal years than fulfill his duty to protect humanity.

Heartbroken, Lily seeks refuge on her grandmother’s farm. Yet she can feel Amon’s pain, and she has been having dreams—dreams of Amon continually suffering.

For before he departed, Amon gave Lily something very special, an item that connects them even though they are worlds apart. Now Lily must use this object to free him, and to free their realms from darkness and utter chaos. She will do whatever it takes.

Why I picked it:

1. The first book was so shimmery and pretty in person, and I'm wondering if this one is going to be the same way. {hopefully it is, because I'm not so wild about the color choice, though I do love the eye... Very Yu-Gi-Oh-ish}
2. Also, the last book kept me up way past my bedtime, because I could not put it down... Yes, it was that good. And the ending about killed me, so I'm curious to see where this one goes.

If you want to put your name on the hold list for this book, click here to be redirected to the library's Website

Monday, July 4, 2016

Monday Meme: Cinderella

Everyone loves a fairy tale, and one of the most popular is Cinderella. But we've all read Cinder by now and we know it's awesome (if you haven't, leave this post immediately to request it) so what else is there for the fairy tale insatiable? Try these.

Ash & Bramble: Sarah Prineas: "No one has ever broken free of the Godmother’s terrible stone prison until a girl named Pin attempts a breathless, daring escape. But she discovers that what seems to be freedom is a prison of another kind, one that entangles her in a story that leads to a prince, a kiss, and a clock striking midnight. To unravel herself from this new life, Pin must choose between a prince and another—the one who helped her before and who would give his life for her. Torn, the only thing for her to do is trade in the glass slipper for a sword and find her own destiny." Personally, I thought this one was a little bit out there, but it stayed true to the original and I think most people will like it. Click here to put in a request.

The Stepsister's Tale: Tracy Barrett: "When her stepfather suddenly dies, leaving nothing but debts and a bereaved daughter behind, it seems to Jane that her family is destined for eternal unhappiness. But a mysterious boy from the woods and an invitation to a royal ball are certain to change her fate...". Nothing is as it seems in this retelling from the evil stepsister's point of view. Click here to check it out.

The Captive Maiden: Melanie Dickerson: "When Gisela meets the duke's son, Valten--the boy she has daydreamed about for years--and learns he is throwing a ball, she vows to attend, even if it's only for a taste of a life she'll never have. To her surprise, she catches Valten's eye. Though he is rough around the edges, Gisela finds Valten has completely captured her heart. But other forces are bent on keeping the two from falling further in love, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined." I loooooooveeeee this book. I think it's awesome. Light, quick to read, and original enough to be unpredictable. Click here to grab a copy.