Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Top Ten 2016 Debuts I'm Looking Forward To Reading / Top Ten Tuesday #44

Hello & welcome to this week's Top Ten Tuesday. This week's topic is Ten 2016 Debuts I'm Looking Forward To Reading. My last Top Ten Tuesday post was, 10 Things I'm Thankful For.

We LOVE debut authors!! 2016 looks like it's going to be an amazing year of debut releases. I'm so excited about my list below. These are the top 10 2016 debut releases I'm looking forward to reading!

Ten 2016 Debuts I'm Looking Forward To Reading

1) Into The Dim by Janet B. Taylor, to be released on 3.1.16 from HMH Books

2) Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan, to be released on 1.19.16 from Harper Teen

3) Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman, to be released on 2.9.15 from Simon Pulse

4) Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie, to be released on 3.1.16 from Katherine Tegen Books

5) A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess, to be released on  9.20.16 from Random House

6) The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye, to be released on 5.17.16 from Balzer & Bray

7) Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers, to be released on 2.2.16 from Harper Teen

8) The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig, to be released on 2.16.16 from Greenwillow Books

9) Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker, to be released on 2.9.16 from Swoonreads

10) The Way Back To You by Michelle Andreani and Mindi Scott, to be released on 5.3.16 from Katherine Tegen Books

There are some fantastic debut releases coming out in 2016! Check out this list of upcoming debuts here. What are some 2016 debuts you're looking forward to reading?

OUT TODAY - Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Happy Release Day to the following new YA books that are hitting bookstore shelves, TODAY!

  1. Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner, released on 12.1.15 from Disney-Hyperion
  2. Tarnished by Kate Jarvik Birch, released on 12.1.15 from Entangled Teen
  3. Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout, released on 12.1.15 from Entangled Teen 
  4. The Burning Hand by Jodi Meadows, released on 12.1.15 from Harper Teen Impulse
  5. Nexus by A.L. Devore, released on 12.1.15 from Entangled Teen
  6. Forbidden by Eve Bunting, released on 12.1.15 from Clarion Books
  7. Hawthorn by Carol Goodman, released on 12.1.15 from Viking Books
  8. Hellraisers by Alexander Gordon Smith, released on 12.1.15 from Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  9. Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstorm, released on 12.1.15 from Poppy
  10. Virtually In Love by A. Destiny & Catherine Hapka, released on 12.1.15 from Simon Pulse
  11. All We Left Behind by Ingrid Sundberg, released on 12.1.15 from Simon Pulse
Which new releases are you looking forward to reading?

DECEMBER 2015 YA Releases

Hello December! Wow, this year has flown by. There have been some incredible book releases this year. It looks like this year is wrapping up with a few more great releases. Check out which new YA releases will be hitting bookstore shelves this month. 

Week of December 1st

  1. Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner, released on 12.1.15 from Disney-Hyperion
  2. Tarnished by Kate Jarvik Birch, released on 12.1.15 from Entangled Teen
  3. Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout, released on 12.1.15 from Entangled Teen 
  4. The Burning Hand by Jodi Meadows, released on 12.1.15 from Harper Teen Impulse
  5. Nexus by A.L. Devore, released on 12.1.15 from Entangled Teen
  6. Forbidden by Eve Bunting, released on 12.1.15 from Clarion Books
  7. Hawthorn by Carol Goodman, released on 12.1.15 from Viking Books
  8. Hellraisers by Alexander Gordon Smith, released on 12.1.15 from Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  9. Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstorm, released on 12.1.15 from Poppy
  10. Virtually In Love by A. Destiny & Catherine Hapka, released on 12.1.15 from Simon Pulse
  11. All We Left Behind by Ingrid Sundberg, released on 12.1.15 from Simon Pulse

Week of December 8th

  1. Wandering Stars (Zodiac #2) by Romina Russell, released on 12.8.15 from Razorbill
  2. The Trouble With Destiny by Lauren Morrill, released on 12.8.15 from Delacorte
  3. Instructions For The End Of The World by Jamie Kain, released on 12.8.15 from St. Martin's Griffin
  4. Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood, released on 12.8.15 from Running Press Kids
  5. Gates of the Arctic by Shelena Shorts, released on 12.10.15 from Lands Atlantic

Week of December 15th

  1. Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodesreleased on 12.15.15 from Razorbill
  2. UnBound by Neal Shusterman, released on 12.15.15 from Simon & Schuster

Week of December 22nd

  1. See How They Run by Ally Carter, released on 12.22.15 from Scholastic 
*There has been some confusion about the release date of Ally's upcoming sequel, as there are release dates listed on major book store websites saying it will be released in January, which is incorrect. Please see Ally's post here, confirming it will be released on 12.22.

Week of December 29th

  1. Endure by Sara B. Larson, released on 12.19.15 from Scholastic Press
  2. What's Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass, released on 12.29.15 from Harper Collins
  3. Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer, released on 12.29.15 from Kensington Books
  4. Hear by Robin Epstein, released on 12.19.15 from SoHo Teen

As always, please let me if you don't see a new YA release on this list. Please leave me a comment below with the title of the book and the author, so I can add it to the list. Thank you! HAPPY READING!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Shadowhunters TV Series: Weekly Round Up for November 23rd - 28th #ShadowhuntersTV

Hello Shadowhunters! Happy Saturday! Check out some of this last week's ShadowhuntersTV posts on social media. Don't forget, on December 6th ABC Family will be airing a Shadowhunters TV special starting at 9:30 pm EST / 8:30 pm CST! 

Shadowhunters has recently shared some fantastic articles on FacebookTrust me, you don't want to miss some of their recent posts. Stay in the know with the latest Shadowhunters TV news by visiting Shadowhunters.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and TumblrDon't forget to follow Shadowhunters on YouTube

Friday, November 27, 2015

RISE (Order of the Krigers) by Jennifer Anne Davis / Cover Reveal & Giveaway #M9BFridayReveals

Happy Friday! Welcome to today's cover reveal. I'm excited to be apart of this week’s Month9Books Friday Reveal to help reveal the cover for Rise (The Order of the Krigers #1) by Jennifer Anne Davis. Check out the cover below and be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
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After reading Jennifer's CAGE OF DECEIT earlier this year, I've become a huge fan of her books, and her writing. I can not wait read this book! 


By: Jennifer Anne Davis
Published by: Month9Books
To Be Released on: May 17th, 2016
Pre-Order it from: AMAZON
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The people of Nelebek live in fear of persecution from the evil Morlet, who reigns with a dark and destructive magic. The kingdom’s only hope lies with the Order of the Krigers—twelve warriors with mysterious powers linked to magical weapons. 
For over a century, Morlet has been annihilating the Order, picking them off one by one. Eleven Krigers have been hunted down, tortured, and imprisoned in his dungeon. Now, only one remains. 
Sixteen-year-old Kaia survives by keeping her head down and minding her own business. But when she finds herself in the middle of a public execution where the mysterious Morlet is in attendance, an odd compulsion she can’t resist comes over her. 
Kaia looks into Morlet’s eyes. 
Soon, an ancient power awakens and Kaia can no more blend into the scenery. Will she heed the call of the Krigers or will Morlet’s dark magic destroy the last of the Order? 
Fans of GRACELING and THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS will enjoy RISE, book one in the RISE OF THE KRIGERS series from international bestselling author Jennifer Anne Davis.

Jennifer Anne Davis
Jennifer graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. Afterwards, she married her best friend and high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three young children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids' creativity.
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FALLING KINGDOMS by Morgan Rhodes / Flashback Friday: Book Review #FallingKingdomSeries

Happy 'Flashback' Friday! 

To celebrate the upcoming release of FROZEN TIDES by Morgan Rhodes, I've teamed up with Penguin Teen, and I will be spotlighting the first three books in The Falling Kingdom series each week to count down to the release of Frozen Tides. During the release week of Frozen Tides, Morgan herself will be stopping by the blog for an interview! Stay tuned for that, and my review of Frozen Tides!

 If you haven't yet picked up this series, I highly recommend that you do! My review below was originally posted here


Published by: Razorbill / Penguin Teen
Released on: December 11th, 2012
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects’ lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:

Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.

Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.

Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword...

The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed? -quoted from Goodreads

Wow, where do I start with this book. There are so many things I loved about it. As much as I want to list all the things that made me love this book, I'm going to be a bit vague in what I'll mention so I don't spoil anything, because there is  a lot that happens! First, I have to say I LOVE this cover! It does this story justice and I love that it contains some important things from the book in it. I love it when a cover compliments the book like this one does. Story wise, there are so many fabulous twists, betrayals and "holy crap, he did not just do that!" moments. Yeah, let me just say, I was stunned over some of these scenes and totally heartbroken over who dies in this book. Morgan Rhodes is not afraid to kill off characters I totally loved *sobs*. This is a book that once I started reading it, there was no stopping till I was done with the it. I got so wrapped up into what was going on with the three different kingdoms, and some of the characters, that I over looked some of the things that at first bugged me about the book. 

The magical element, forbidden love, danger and that wanting to know more about certain characters are what hooked me with this book. I'm intrigued with the series's history and magical mythology, though I'm left wanting to know much more about it. I suspect we'll learn a lot more in the next book. Normally I'm not a fan of the insta-love, but for some reason Cleo's and Theon's is one that worked for me and I liked it. Okay maybe that has to do with the fact he's her personal bodyguard and a Knight (coughs, there you go Sophie, and he has a sword!). There was something about him from the get go I liked.

I'll be honest, Cleo wasn't a character I at first liked. I had issues with her and there's a pivotal scene in this book that made me lose all respect for her, until I saw how much it ended up effecting her. I over looked her spoiled ways and chalked it up her being the youngest Princess of her family, and having grown up in a sheltered like I guess I couldn't except her to be any different. Some where along the way I started to see her in a different way and I liked the changes I saw in her, and by the end of the book I saw a glimpse of the strong character I think she's going to become in the next book.

One of my favorite characters is Prince Magnus. No not the one that glitters from Cassie's series. This Magnus is brutal, lethal, dark and yet there's something vulnerable about himself he tries so hard to hide behind his mask of steel. I couldn't help but like him. He's torn between his duty and doing what he feels, and I like that about him. I have a feeling he's going to surprise me in the next book. Then there's Jonas. For much of this book he's driven by rage and the yearning to seek revenge for the death of his brother, and I couldn't blame him for that. There's a moment at the end of the book that shocked me with him and I can not wait to find out what he does next! This turn of events is completely not what I expected and I love that!

Morgan's writing really surprised me, and she made it so easy for me to become hooked with this story. At first I both liked that she included a list of the different kingdoms and characters who are from each kingdom, and at the same time I might have blanched that there were so many characters I didn't think I could keep them straight. I love it when I'm proven wrong, because Morgan's writing is such that I had no problems keeping up with who was who, and part of which kingdom. Everyone had distinct voices, making it easy for me to keep up. I liked that this is a book that's written from three different points of views, one for each character representing each of the three kingdoms in this book. Though there are four main characters, each new chapter not only kept up with the overall story line, it also allowed me to get to know more about each one of the main characters. 

There is a wide range of emotions that drove this plot line. Love, jealously, forbidden love, greed, hatred, secrecy, betrayals, an impending war and much more. The timeless feel to the book, the vivid world building, and getting to understand the emotions that are behind the characters actions are just a few of the things I enjoyed. I loved getting to read about the three kingdoms who make up this world, being able to read about some of the characters who play important roles in this book, and being able to understand what it was that drove some of the characters to do what they did. This is a book that has moments of romance, plenty of action scenes, and heartbreak. There's a lot of tense moments, times where feelings of helplessness are felt and moments of hope. I can not wait to jump into book 2 when it's out next year. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

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We want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! We're so grateful to each of you who take the time to stop by our blogs, chat with us online, and whom share and understand our love of books. We're so grateful to the authors, and publishers who continue to support us, and allow us to indulge in our love of reading with your books! We hope y'all have a day that is filled with comfort, love and cheer. If you're not able to be with family and friends this day, please know you're thought of!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FLAMECASTER by Cinda Williams Chima / Waiting on Wednesday #264

By: Cinda Williams Chima
Published by:Harper Collins
To Be Released on: April 19th, 2015
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The first in a thrilling new four-book fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima, set in the same world as her beloved Seven Realms series, a generation later

Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now Ash is closer than he’s ever been to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. As a healer, can Ash use his powers not to save a life but to take it? 

Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the mysterious magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn’t know why she’s being hunted, she knows that she can’t get caught.

Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.

Set in the world of the acclaimed Seven Realms series a generation later, this is a thrilling story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death.

I am so excited about Cinda's upcoming release! I love her books. I love that this is a new book set in her Seven Realms series. I'm looking forward to reading it! What book are you waiting to get your hands on?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

OBLIVION by Jennifer L. Armentrout / Blog Tour: Excerpt

Hello and welcome to the second stop in the OBLIVION blog tour! I'm so thrilled to be apart of the tour to celebrate the upcoming release of this book!! I'm looking forward to reading Daemon's point of view from Obsidian. For today's stop, I've got an excerpt from Oblivion. Check it out below! 


I spent half the night out there, finding nothing to work off the building frustration. Building? Hell. That was laughable. More like constant state of anger that had been present ever since Dawson... Since he’d died. Very few things eased it. Certain things with Ash had, but the peace was always fleeting and it was never worth all the strings attached to it.
I crashed somewhere around three in the morning and woke up way too damn late, near eleven, the pent-up energy still humming in my veins. Dragging myself out of bed, I brushed my teeth, then pulled on a pair of sweats and sneakers.
Dee was already gone when I left the house and stepped out into the muggy summer weather. Her car was in the driveway, but that girl’s was gone. Hell. They were together. Of course. My anger hit near stroke levels.
If I could actually have a stroke.
I kicked off the porch steps and started jogging down the driveway. Once I reached the end, I crossed the street and then made my way around the trees. I kept myself running at a human pace so I could burn off as much energy as possible and forced my mind to empty. When I ran, I tried not to think about anything. No Arum. No DOD. No expectations. No Dee. No Dawson.
No girl next door.


By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by: Entangled Teen
To Be Released On: 12.1.2015
Series: The Lux Series
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Kobo | BAM | Barnes and Noble | iBooks
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Experience the epic love story of OBSIDIAN as told by its hero, Daemon Black…

I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.

And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can't stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

Falling for Katy—a human—won't just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen...

More about the book

OBLIVION is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance being published by Entangled Teen, and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling LUX Series. It is being released on December 1st, 2015. The eBook includes two bonus books from Daemon's POV, as well as original music inspired by OBLIVION embedded in the eBook.

Oblivion (Trade paperback) – will be Obsidian in Daemon’s POV

Oblivion (digital copy across all retailers) – will be Obsidian, Onyx, and Opal in Daemon’s POV

OBLIVION Pre-Order Campaign

Get Invaded with Oblivion - Daemon's POV, which releases on December 1st! If you order OBLIVION before 12/4/15, you can receive a deleted scene. You must fill out the following form at the link below. This is open to any type of order, from anywhere: http://bit.ly/1HrDlpd

Check out the Lux Series

Check out the rest of the LUX series! Don't miss the first three books in the series! Beginnings, Consequences and Opposition. Find out more about each book here: 
  1. BeginningsAmazon | Barnes and Noble
  2. Consequences: Amazon |  Barnes and Noble
  3. OppositionAmazon |  Barnes and Noble


# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Find Jennifer: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads 


November 23-USA Today/Vilma's Book Blog-Chapter One released
November 24-Mundie Moms-Excerpt
November 25-Paranormal Book Club-Daemon Q&A
November 26-Thanksgiving
November 27-No BS Book Reviews-Daemon Q&A
November 28-Stuck in Books-Daemon Q&A
November 29-Jenuine Cupcakes-Baking w/ Daemon
November 30-Love Between the Sheets-Daemon Q&A
December 1-Reading Teen-Excerpt
December 2-A Bookish Escape-Daemon Q&A
December 3-Owl Always Be Reading-Daemon Q&A
December 4-Nose Stuck in a Book-Excerpt
December 5-Bookhounds YA-Excerpt