Thursday, May 18, 2017

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW | Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Title: Ruby Red
Author: Kerstin Gier
Series: Edelstein-Trilogie #1
Publisher: MacMillan Audio
Publication Date: November 2, 2011
Source: I got the audiobook via Overdrive
Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!

Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon, the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.

An unabridged recording (8 hours, 50 minutes).

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #28

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! This week I will be participating in Waiting on Wednesday. WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Every week we showcase upcoming releases that we are excited about. Tressa @ Wishful Endings has recently taken lead in this meme, considering Jill hasn't been posting on for a while. Learn more here!

This week I chose Amid Stars and Darkness by Chani Lynn Feener!

Delaney’s entire world is thrown into chaos after she is mistaken for Lissa Olena, an alien princess hiding out on Earth in order to escape an arranged marriage.

Kidnapped by the princess’s head bodyguard, Ruckus, and imprisoned in an alien palace, Delaney is forced to impersonate the princess until Olena can be found. If she fails, it will lead to an alien war and the eventual enslavement of the entire human race.

No pressure or anything.

Factor in Trystan, the princess’s terrifying betrothed who is intent on unraveling all her secrets, and her own growing feelings for Ruckus, and Delaney is in way over her head.

Get lost Amid Stars and Darkness, in this YA sci-fi romance from debut author Chani Lynn Feener.

Why I'm Waiting

This just sounds absolutely amazing to me. Not only is the cover beautiful, but the plot really captures my attention. I love a good sci-fi adventure, so this is right up my alley. Plus, it seems like there's some forbidden romance thing going on, and I can't say no to that. 

Are you looking forward to Amid Stars and Darkness? Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post. :)

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read! 

Monday, May 15, 2017

BOOK REVIEW | Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Title: Clockwork Princess
Author: Cassandra Clare
Pages: 567
Publication Date: September 5, 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: I got this from my local library!
Danger and betrayal, love and loss, secrets and enchantment are woven together in the breathtaking finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING

A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.

Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.

As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings! No. 6

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! Today I am participating in Friday 56 and Book Beginnings. They are hosted by Freda's Voice and Rose City Reader, respectively. 

The rules are simple for both. For the Friday 56, we turn to page 56 or 56% in our e-reader and highlight a passage of any book! Book Beginnings is where you feature the first sentence (or so) of a book and give your thoughts and impressions.

Also, I am pretty much the absolute worst for consistently posting with these weekly memes! It has been quite a while since I've done one and I am hoping that this will be a regular meme on this blog. :)

Friday 56
This quote comes from page 56 of City of Heavenly Fire! I know what this is referring to, but I know it probably makes no sense to people who aren't familiar with the Shadowhunter world! There was a quote later on in the page, but it was definitely a spoiler for anyone who hasn't read the five books prior! Nevertheless, I am about to start reading City of Heavenly Fire. I just have to finish Forever and Always, Lara Jean by Jenny Han first. 

Book Beginnings

Talking  about Forever and Always, Lara Jean, I used the first sentence of the book! Forever and Always is the last (?) book in Jenny Han's Lara Jean trilogy. The question mark is there because To All the Boys I've Loved Before, the first book, was supposed to be a standalone. Then it got a sequel, P.S. I Still Love You, and that was supposed to be the conclusion. Now we have this final book, which is my current read! I am currently loving it; I am able to connect with Lara Jean so much more than the other books this time around as Forever and Always follows Lara in her senior year. She has made so much growth since the first book and I just love the book and the atmosphere it provides and I could go on and on. 

So, those are my Friday 56 and Book Beginning quotes! Have you read or are planning to read these two?

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #27

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! This week I will be participating in Waiting on Wednesday. WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Every week we showcase upcoming releases that we are excited about. Tressa @ Wishful Endings has recently taken lead in this meme, considering Jill hasn't been posting on for a while. Learn more here!

This week I chose Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock.
Jenny met Chance for the very first time when she was assigned as his partner in their Junior Communications class. But one clever lie to rescue a doomed assignment later, and the whole school was suddenly convinced that Little-Miss-Really-Likes-Having-A's and the most scandalous heartbreaker in school have been best friends forever.

It’s amazing how quickly a lie can grow—especially when you really, really want it to be the truth. With Jenny, Chance can live the normal life he’s always kind of wanted. And with Chance, Jenny can have the exciting teen experiences that television has always promised her. And through it all, they hold on to the fact that they are 'just friends.' But that might be the biggest lie of all.

Why I'm Waiting

These past couple days I've been in such a contemporary mood, and I totally think it is the more summery weather. This synopsis just sounds so cute and sounds like the perfect summer read. Good thing it is coming out this August 1st! I'm ready to read some good old fashioned teenage angst. :)

Are you looking forward to Just Friends? Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post. :)

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read! 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

BOOK REVIEW | World After by Susan Ee


Title: World After
Author: Susan Ee
Pages: 314
Publication Date: November 19, 2013
Publisher: Skyscape
Source: I checked this out from my local library!
In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn's sister, Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

Friday, May 5, 2017

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW | Death Sworn by Leah Cypess

Title: Death Sworn
Series: Death Sworn Duology
Author: Leah Cypess
Reader: Cris Dukeheart
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: I checked the audiobook out from my online local library.
When a young sorceress is exiled to teach magic to a clan of assassins, she will find that secrets can be even deadlier than swords. From the critically acclaimed Leah Cypess comes a dangerous and eerie fantasy about murder, shocking discoveries, and fiery star-crossed romance that readers of Cinda Williams Chima and Robin LaFevers won't be able to put down. Ileni is losing her magic. And that means she's losing everything: her position as the rising star of her people, her purpose in life, and even the young man she loves. Sent to the assassins' cave, hidden deep within the mountains, she expects no one will ever hear from her again. The last two sorcerers sent died within weeks of each other. Accidents, or something more sinister? As Ileni navigates the dangers--both natural and human--of the caves, she'll discover secrets that have been kept for decades. And she'll find an ally in Sorin, the deadly young man who could be the assassins' next leader. With Sorin determined to protect her, sparks--magical and romantic--will fly. But will even he understand the choice she must make in the end?