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Are YOU a book blogger who started this year? We want to feature YOU! Novel Newcomers 2017 sign ups is open!

Monday, December 5, 2016

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Novel Newcomers 2017 (Sign Ups OPEN)

Calling all 2016 book bloggers! Novel Newcomers 2017 is open for sign ups!

For those who aren't aware what Novel Newcomers is, it’s a weekly feature featuring new book bloggers from the past year and first got started this year by Nori from ReadWriteLove28 and me. Which basically means, we feature YOU. Awesome you who just got started book blogging in the past year, and it’s made up of guest posts and interviews (blogger’s choice) from February all the way to December.

Unfortunately, for Novel Newcomers 2017, Nori will not be hosting, but a HUGE thank you and shoutout to Nori for helping me as a cohost in brainstorming ideas and kicking off the feature this year. For her reviews and more, you can visit her at ReadWriteLove28 or follow her on Twitter (@ReadWriteLove28).

Here’s some of the details from last year:
  • Must be a blogger who started sometime in 2015.
  • Your blog has to primarily be about books.
  • A total of 144 bloggers will be randomly chosen – only 150 bloggers will be accepted before sign ups close.
  • Novel Newcomers officially started February 1, 2016.

Details for Novel Newcomers 2017:
  • Must be a blogger who started sometime in 2016.
  • Your blog has to primarily be about books. While this may be changed in future years, NN17 will just be featuring book bloggers.
  • A maximum of 150 bloggers will be accepted before sign ups close.
  • Sign ups will close around the end of December or early January.
  • NN17 will be made up of guest posts and interviews - also blogger’s choice. However… if you have other ideas, that is also an option for this year.
  • Depending on responses, there may be a NN17 Twitter chat, which anyone can join - this is yet to be determined.
  • Novel Newcomers will continue to be on Mondays to the best of my abilities.
Having trouble seeing the form? Here's the direct link to the sign up form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdVDXhYmJDU4Ad8jDyF6V121dAJ8CllHGFW3RP_U-BPrSSZ8Q/viewform

Novel Newcomers 2017 officially starts February 6, 2017 - I can’t wait to feature YOU! Make sure to sign up below if you’re interested, and if you know of any bloggers who started in 2016, be sure to spread the word! <3 💕

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Friday, December 2, 2016

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Fangirl Friday: Cover Reveal + Carve The Mark Teaser Trailer


Hey guys! It's been a weird week for me and I hope the odds are in your favor (if you are in school) during finals that are quickly coming up in the next week or two. Trust me, I need all the help I can get to survive the end of this semester.

Hurray for another cover reveal!

COVER REVEAL

Title: Violet Grenade
Author: Victoria Scott
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Synopsis: DOMINO: A girl with blue hair and a demon in her mind.

CAIN: A stone giant on the brink of exploding.

MADAM KARINA: A woman who demands obedience.

WILSON: The one who will destroy them all.

When Madam Karina discovers Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position inside her home for entertainers in secluded West Texas. Left with few alternatives and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts. It isn’t long before she is fighting her way up the ranks to gain the madam’s approval. But after suffering weeks of bullying and unearthing the madam’s secrets, Domino decides to leave. It’ll be harder than she thinks, though, because the madam doesn’t like to lose inventory. But then, Madam Karina doesn’t know about the person living inside Domino’s mind. 

Madam Karina doesn’t know about Wilson.

Sooooooo

Anyone excited for Veronica Roth's new duology Carve The Mark
I DEFINITELY AM! Here's the book trailer for you to enjoy if you haven't seen it already! 

Also....
Veronica Roth has written an epilogue for Divergent and in order to get it, you have to pre-order or get it the day Carve The Mark is released on January 17, 2017! You have time folks! I'm about to pre-order mine!

Anyone a fan of The Mummy? I AM! I'm kind of hesistant about this film. I truly love the other films and I don't want anyone else to ruin this. In all honesty, this looks promising! I'll have to go see it and judge it myself!
Here's a teaser trailer for the newly "The Mummy" movie, releasing on July 18, 2017!





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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Review: Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub (Better than R&J)

Still Star-Crossed Melinda Taub

Still Star-Crossed
Author:
Melinda Taub
Publication Date: July 9, 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Reviewer: Sophia

Soon to be an ABC TV show by producer Shonda Rhimes! Still Star-Crossed follows the aftermath of the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet, as mysterious figures in Verona are determined to reignite the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets.

In fair Verona, enemies still walk the streets.
Two news hearts. Same two families.
The fight to the altar is about to happen.
All. Over. Again.

This homage to the classic Shakespearean tale of Romeo and Juliet will have readers pining for a star-crossed love of their very own.

Once upon a time I read Romeo and Juliet for English.

It was awful and boring, and I hated it with a passion. I don't know why, but Romeo and Juliet just didn't clash well with me.

Still Star-Crossed isn't exactly like Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - definitely not a retelling, though I would read a retelling of the cheese any day over rereading the original. Still Star-Crossed is like an unwritten sequel - the aftermath of what happens in Shakespeare's Verona after the tragic ending of Romeo and Juliet. The Capulets and Montagues are in a truce of sorts, but despite the public image, a tension remains between the two families and they're back to their feuds within weeks in the dark of the night. Hoping to diminish the feud altogether, the prince of Verona - Escalus - selects Benvolio (Montague) to marry Rosaline (Capulet).

Benvolio and Rosaline are an interesting pair to put together - they're complete opposites of their cousins. Both of them would probably prefer marriage to a literal snake than a forced marriage to each other, and in the hopes to break off the marriage, the two of them try to ease the heavy tensions lurking over the city.

But Benvolio and Rosaline are so much more entertaining to read about.
THE BETROTHAL: A NUTSHELL
Escalus: In order to bring peace to the two families and to Verona, I have decided the Montagues and Capulets will be united through marriage.
Rosaline: DUDE. PEACE? I slapped that Montague not too long ago.
Benvolio: About an hour ago, in fact.
Rosaline: That's five minutes of knowing each other. Imagine a lifetime!
Benvolio: A complete life of misery.
Pause.
Benvolio: Then again, I guess my misery is yours to command, Your Grace.
They're not hopelessly romantic like their cousins with cheese lined around them! In fact, Benvolio and Rosaline hate being around each other. They only tromp around Verona’s streets behind their families’ backs in the hopes to figure out who is behind trying to start up the feud between their families once more. At the exact same time, Rosaline starts becoming more distant from her sister Livia, and in a way, Still Star-Crossed becomes a tale of a sisterly feud as well.

I think the only problem I really had with Still Star-Crossed is wanting to slap Escalus upside the head a few times for being figuratively blind. (Also, this is becoming a TV show. SOON. YES PLEASE.)

4 Owls

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Friday, November 25, 2016

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Fangirl Friday: Cars 3 + December Movie releases!


I hope you guys had a happy thanksgiving and I'm truly grateful for everyone one of you guys who reads my blog posts every Friday! I honestly appreciate it! November went by fast and December is here already. I can't believe 2016 is almost over. Honestly, I'm kind of glad this year is almost over. We need a fresh start. 2016 wasn't EXACTLY the best year ever. Well, that's enough with the negativity and let's get excited for the Cars 3 teaser trailer and the new movie releases for the month of December!


I really liked the first Cars movie and the second installment wasn't that great as the first one. This third movie in the franchise looks very promising and exciting! Catch it in theaters on June 16, 2017!

December Movie releases I'm excited about!

Title: La La Land
Release Date: December 9
Synopsis: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.









Title: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Release Date: December 16
Synopsis: The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic sage to follow.

Title: Passengers
Release Date: December 21
Synopsis: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.








These books were released on November 22!

Title: Fate of Flames (Effigies #1)
Author: Sarah Raughley
Synopsis: Four girls with the power to control the elements and save the world from a terrible evil must come together in the first epic novel in a brand-new series.

When Phantoms—massive beasts made from nightmares and darkness—suddenly appeared and began terrorizing the world, four girls, the Effigies, each gained a unique power to control one of the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Since then, four girls across the world have continually fought against the Phantoms, fulfilling their cosmic duty. And when one Effigy dies, another girl gains her power as a replacement.

But now, with technologies in place to protect the world’s major cities from Phantom attacks, the Effigies have stopped defending humanity and, instead, have become international celebrities, with their heroic feats ranked, televised, and talked about in online fandoms.

Until the day that New York City’s protection against the Phantoms fails, a man seems to be able to control them by sheer force of will, and Maia, a high school student, unexpectedly becomes the Fire Effigy.

Now Maia has been thrown into battle with three girls who want nothing to do with one another. But with the first human villain that the girls have ever faced, and an army of Phantoms preparing for attack, there isn’t much time for the Effigies to learn how to work together.

Can the girls take control of their destinies before the world is destroyed forever?


Title: Of Fire and Stars
Author: Audrey Coulthurst
Synopsis: Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses before her coronation—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine (called Mare), sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, each discovers there’s more to the other than she thought. Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. Soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.




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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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ARC Review: Miles Away (Time Crisis Saga #1) by C.W.J. Henderson

Title: Miles Away (Time Crisis Saga #1)
Author: C.W.J. Henderson
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Release Date: November 22, 2016
Reviewer: Lupe
Synopsis: Today never happened. Tomorrow is gone. Yesterday is a new day.

Miles Draven blames his birth parents for the problems in his life: classmates who torment him, seventeen years of rejection by foster families, and interminable loneliness. Despite his anger, he clings to an old photograph of his parents and two engraved, marble-sized glass orbs they entrusted to him the night of his birth—the same night they abandoned him. Miles hopes these objects will one day lead him back to his family and the answers he seeks. Those answers, however, defy all reason.

When assassins murder Miles’ foster family and target him, a mysterious young man named Matthias thwarts the gunmen and ushers him to safety. There he unveils irrefutable evidence that he’s both Miles' father and a time traveler. No longer safe in his own time, Miles travels with his father back to 1863 where he's finally reunited with his family. But all is not well. He soon learns of the bloody treachery that not only led to his untimely rescue from the future but also jeopardizes their mission to defeat an ancient evil that threatens the unwritten future of mankind.


Lupe's Review!

Hey, hey, hey! I haven't done a review in a while, right? It's been an extremely long time, but you guys know how hard that college life actually is. The struggle is real my friends. I was given an ARC and here is my long awaited review!

I have to say, Miles Away took me on an adventure and it was truly riveting! Miles Away is basically about an adventure through time. Miles, the main character, takes us through different phases of time that we know of like the American Civil War. The main villain in the novel is Gaius. Gaius confronts Miles during these different events in time. Miles reminds me of the many teens out there who are passionate, impulsive, and just deeply craves to be accepted and to be part of a family. Teens can really relate to Miles on this one and will enjoy the action throughout this amazing read. Although, I do have to say, Miles does like to spit profanity here in there when personally, it wasn't that neccessary.

The entire fighting/action scenes is what honestly made the book in my opinion. I have to applaud to Henderson for the awesome descriptive writing for making these scenes very captivating! If you love to read science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, and adventure, then you will DEFINITELY enjoy this book! The ending was excellent and I will definitely keep a look out for the next book in the Time Crisis Saga. Miles Away is out on November 22! Go get your copy today!


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Friday, November 18, 2016

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Fangirl Friday: Movie/TV Show Trailers + Title Reveal!


It has definitely been one crazy week since we had tons of new movie/TV Show trailers thrown at us! It's amazing! I cannot wait for 2017!

We began this week with a bang and by that, I meant we finally got a sneak peak at the Beauty and the Beast movie! It looks absolutely phenomenal and I couldn't have asked for anything more. Watch the trailer below if you haven't already! Catch it in theaters next year on March 17!


Then,  we got hit with another TV Show trailer for the upcoming A Series of Unfortunate Events! My heart couldn't handle all this awesomeness AT ALL. I was very happy and cannot wait to watch it on Netflix this January 13! You better bet that I WILL DEFINITELY review each episode, well the entire season, very soon!




To top it all off, we got another movie trailer which I was NOT EXPECTING AT ALL! The movie trailer for Before I Fall. The trailer speaks for itself. It's stunning. It's captivating. It's interesting. It's just magical! Watch it for yourself and you tell me in the comments below how excited you are for this film. Which reminds me.... I have the book sitting on my bookshelf and I haven't read it yet..... I should get on it REALLY SOON! Before I Fall hits theaters on March 3, 2017!

Who doesn't love Sarah J. Maas' series, A Court of Thorns and Roses? I can't really say anything since I haven't read them. (I know, my reading game is NOT ON POINT LATELY). I can't deny that it looks like a fantastic series just reading by the synopsis and looking at the fabulous book covers. Book 3 now has a title! There's more information below!

Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Synopsis: Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Rosesseries.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
 




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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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Review: Lost in Wonderland by Nicky Peacock (Fairy Tale Law and Order?)

Lost in Wonderland Nicky Peacock

The Twisted and the Brave #1
Author:
Nicky Peacock
Publication Date: April 14, 2016
Publisher: EvernightTeen
Reviewer: Sophia

Monsters, serial killers, and imaginary friends—being a Wonderlander can be murder...

Once upon a time, Kayla was lost. Then she found Wonderland, but not the one you know. Run by ex-government agents and funded by an eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire, this Wonderland is the name of a collective of highly trained vigilantes who hunt serial killers. Now Kayla, aka Mouse, works tirelessly alongside her fellow Wonderlanders, Rabbit and Cheshire, baiting dangerous murderers. But even her extensive training hasn’t prepared her for the return of her older brother…

Shilo has spent most of his life in an insane asylum, convinced his mother was abducted by a sinister Alaskan monster who lures the lost away to feast upon their flesh. And now he’s certain that his sister is in the same monster’s crosshairs. But if Shilo is going to save what’s left of his family, he’ll have to convince his sister that maybe, just maybe, we’re all a little mad.
Review copy provided by the author via Netgalley

Lost in Wonderland has got to be one of the weirdest books I’ve ever read, and if I’ve read a weirder book than this one, then this is the weirdest book I’ve read this year.

Okay, the book’s weirdness is what intrigued me to read the book in the first place. But let me say just how weird this book really is:

The book starts with a character named Mouse. Honestly, I thought the book started with a legit mouse (it really sounded like one as well). A flipping mouse! Who starts a book with a mouse?! Really, I just got so confused for awhile at the very beginning, so to save everyone else’s sanity, the main character is not actually a mouse.

It’s a reference to some of the characters involved in Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland. After that got cleared out, the plot actually made a lot more sense. (Let’s also keep in mind that I do not remember the synopsis of a book. I read it, I find it interesting, I get the book myself, and then actually read the book. Maybe I’ll remember the synopsis if I’m lucky.)

But anyways, Lost In Wonderland is extremely weird. As in, top of the notch weird. It’s disturbing and gruesome and twisted. But it’s such a good kind of weird, that I think this entire series would be a really cool TV show. Lost In Wonderland is basically Law & Order, CSI - just think of any crime related shows - with a fairy tale twist. I just can’t get how awesome this would be on an actual screen, and I just want to see if Peacock incorporates any other fairy tales or just Alice In Wonderland.

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