Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

“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.

The Unexpected Everything
This week, I picked:
The Unexpected Everything
By Morgan Matson
Publication Date: May 3, 2016

From Goodreads:

Andie had it all planned out. 

When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future.

Important internship? Check.

Amazing friends? Check.

Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks)

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life.

Because here’s the thing - if everything's planned out, you can never find the unexpected. 

And where’s the fun in that?

Why I picked it:

1. I love Morgan Matson's books. LOVE. THEM. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour was absolutely fantastic, though it worries me that my expectations may be too high.
2. I read a review that said the love interest is a fantasy author, and there are lots emojis involved. And who doesn't like emojis??
3. I love the cover. It's a little bit different from Matson's previous books, but it's still gorgeous.

if you would like to read this book, click here to put your name on the hold list

Monday, April 18, 2016

Monday Meme: Three Books That Will Make You Laugh!

It's National Humor Month! And as such, we need to have some laughs. Here are three books that will definitely get you snickering.

Heist Society- Ally Carter: A great series from the author of Gallagher Girls, this first in a new line matches mystery with humor as you follow a band of teenage cat burglars trying to break into a museum. It's a great story with a fun twist, and you can get a copy by clicking here. 

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl- Jesse Andrews: Many people are familiar with this once since it was made into a move last year. What they may no know is that this novel of loss is also one of humor. If you think you can handle it, click here to hold a copy.   

The Rest of Us Just Live Here- Patrick Ness: What if you aren't the hero? What if you aren't the one who's going to save the world? Well, sometimes you have to find the extraordinary in your regular life, and that's what Patrick Ness helps teens to do. Click here to place a hold.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

“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.

The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2)This week, I picked:
The Rose & The Dagger
By Renee Ahdieh
Publication Date: April 26, 2016

From Goodreads:

The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as "a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance."
I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.
In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn't yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

Why I picked it:

1. With the way the last book ended, I am super excited to see how things go in the sequel.
2. I want to know hoe Shahrzad handles things now that she isn't with Khalid, and her family and Tariq are plotting against him,

if you would like to read this book, click here to put your name on the hold list

Monday, April 11, 2016

Monday Meme: Three Books Every History Buff Should Read

Into the Dim- Janet B. Taylor: There's nothing like a good time travel story! When three teens find themselves sent back to the middle ages via an ancient wormhole, they must rescue someone they thought was dead and ward off the evil plots of a rival time-traveling society, all the while searching for a gemstone that will give them control over the wormhole. It's really an interesting look at a time in history most people don't think about. Click here to get it from KHCPL.

Vengeance Road- Erin Bowman: This is one of my absolute favorite takes on the Wild West. There isn't a lot of western historical fiction in the YA genre, and Vengeance Road set the bar high for future writers. I love the gritty heroine, the chase across wild desert, and the truth behind the setting. If you think you would, too, check this one out here.

Blackhearts- Nicole Castroman: This one is described as a Blackbeard origin story, or "pre-pirate." As a member and co-founder of the #prepiratenation, I can safely say that this is one of my favorite books. Ever. It's got a great set of characters, perfect pacing, and excellent conflict, as well as a sequel coming in 2017. It's not a dangerous adventure on the high seas, but it peeks into what could have been the life of one of our most treasured bad guys. Click here to get your copy.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas

“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.

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)This week, I picked:

A Court Of Mist And Fury
By Sarah J. Maas
Publication Date: May 3, 2016

From Goodreads:

Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court--but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms--and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future--and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

Why I picked it:

1. It's Sarah J. Maas... How can you not love her books??
2. It's several different fairy tales all mashed together. And I love my fairy tales.
3. Look at how pretty that cover is! {Yeah, I know, you shouldn't judge a book by its cover... but look at it!}
4. I need to know how the whole Tamlin-Feyre-Rhysand relationship works out.

If you would like to read this book, click here to be redirected to the library's Web page so you can put your name on the hold list.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Monday Meme: Rainy Day Reads

We all know this is the truth of spring in Indiana! So here are a few summery books to make you remember the warmth and the sun!

The Wrath and the Dawn, Renee Ahdieh: If you haven't read this one yet, NOW IS THE TIME. The duology will be complete in May, and I know you don't want to miss this rich retelling of 1001 Nights. It's not what you expect, I'm sure. I'm also pretty sure you'll love being whisked away to the dry, warm setting of Arabia. Click here to put it on hold!

Mosquitoland, David Arnold: That doesn't sound like a great place, I know. But this girl's odyssey from her home in Mississippi to see her sick mother in Ohio is one you shouldn't miss. It's a warm ride, and you'll be cheering for Mim the entire way. Click here to get yourself a copy.

The Good Girls, Sara Shepard: When a group of friends who have fantasized about killing a bully find he has been murdered in exactly that way, they have to wonder if they're being framed...especially when someone else winds up dead who was also on their hate list. Will more people die? Or will it be them next? Find out by getting your copy here.