Saturday, May 31, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (5)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly event hosted by Tynga's Reviews.
I can't believe it has been three months since I've posted one of these. *facepalm*
Anyways, finals are done now, so I will have a lot more time on my hands to post.
Here are most of the books I acquired in the past three months!
  • Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
  • Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa
  • Of Neptune by Anna Banks
  • The Warrior by Victoria Scott
  • Raging Star by Moira Young
  • City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  • House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo
  • Watcher in the Woods by Robert Liparulo
  • Gatekeepers by Robert Liparulo
  • Tremor by Patrick Carman
  • Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull
  • City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
  • Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • The Hunter's Mon by O.R. Meling
  • Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
  • The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa (UK edition)
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
  • Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
  • Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta

  • Frozen by Erin Bowman
What did you get this week?


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Branded (Sinners #1) by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki: Review

Authors: Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki
Release date: June 28, 2013
Find it on Goodreads here!
SUMMARY (from Goodreads):
Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.

The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.
When the authors contacted me about being apart of this blog tour, I did not hesitate to sign up. I looked up the book, and I was really intrigued by the concept of the dystopian with the even deadly sins.
Needless to say, BRANDED did not disappoint. I loved the relationship between Lexi and Cole, and Zeus is my favorite literary dog ever. I LOVE THAT BIG GREAT DANE SO MUCH!!
I grew to really like the writing, even though it kind of annoyed me at first. It had a very nice flow to it, and made the book a very fast read. The pacing was also PERFECT. It was never too slow or too fast.
The only thing I had a problem with was the world. I wish it was explained more, and exactly how the Commander thought the deadly sins were the cause of conflict. But that is just a minor thing. It didn't really detract from the book.
Overall, BRANDED was a fantastic book. I highly recommend it!
CONTENT: This book is most definitely NOT clean. If anyone has objections to sex and violence, I would not recommend reading it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

So. It's Been a While.

Yeah. I haven't even had this blog for a year, and I've already fallen into a not posting habit. But I have reasons! School, sports, and homework have consumed most of my day, and when I'm not doing those things I'm either reading or on Instagram. (Ya'll should follow me. @ya_book_lover) But once summer comes, I will have LOADS of time on my hands, so I will be posting a lot more then.

Okay? Okay.  :)

Stay lovely!