Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2015

Okay, I know I’m insanely late on this post, but I still really wanted to write this.

Enjoy!

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Release Date: March 3, 2015

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Release Date: April 21, 2015

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Release Date: May 5, 2015

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Release Date: September 2015

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Release Date: October 2015

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Release Date: November 2015

What to-be-released books are you excited for?

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Emoji Book Tag!

I saw this around and I immediately knew I had to do it! Basically, you choose 5 of your most used emojis and associate a book with them. So let’s get into it!

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1. A book that makes you laugh so hard you cry

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Do I even need to explain?

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2. A book that made you feel the feels and cry an insane amount

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I don’t want to talk about it…😭😭😭😭

3. A book with a sassy character

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Jace and Isabelle are the Sass King and Queen. Can I get an Amen?

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4. A book character that you fell in lerrrrrve with (though I usually associate this emoji with food)

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Everyone loves Will Herondale. Don’t even try to deny it.

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5. A book with a twist you weren’t expecting

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I was one of the few who didn’t have this book’s ending spoiled for me. Ergo, I WAS SHOCKED.

Hope you enjoyed! I tag:

Books Over People

Words We Heart

Jet Weasley

The Bookish God

And anyone else who wants to do this tag!

Angelfall – Book Review

Title: Angelfall

Author: Susan Ee

Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Synopsis:

It’s been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain.

Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night.

When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back…
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My Thoughts:

Okay, I am generally not a big fan of paranormal books. I am also not a big fan of dark books. This novel qualifies as both. Though there are very grotesque descriptions of dark matters, there’s a lot of witty banter to keep you laughing. The story was action-packed throughout, and there were absolutely no plot-holes. The romance was also so cleverly woven in.

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Really, the only bad thing I can say about this book is the very distinct descriptions of dead bodies and how they were -uh- eaten.

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Eeek I’m cringing. But the book was so good! Susan Ee is a genius!

My overall reaction:

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I would recommend this book to all people everywhere! Unless you’re squeamish. You wouldn’t make it through two chapters. Though you’re welcome to try!

8 YA Books That Should Be More Popular

A lot of books deserve the hype, some don’t. All I know for sure is that these 8 books definitely deserve to be a whole lot more popular.

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Gretchen has grown up around a close family friend – Adolf Hitler. But then she starts to fall for a Jewish reporter. Oh, and they’re investigating a murder mystery together.
This is one of my all time favorite historical fiction novels, and that’s saying a lot. I won’t be satisfied until every person on the world has read this book!

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This story tells what happens after Romeo and Juliet’s death, mainly revolving around Rosaline.
The novel is amazing! I’m not really a big Shakespeare reader, but I loved this book so much! I think historical fiction lovers will really appreciate his book!

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Yes, another Shakespeare retelling. This book has a very contemporary feel, but there is some magic involved when two actors are transported into the Romeo and Juliet world!

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I read this book quite a while ago, but I still remember how fantastic it was! It’s a contemporary that’s really quirky and fun, revolving around a girl’s first year of high school in Kentucky.

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Penryn teams up with a fallen angel to save her sister after an angel apocalypse.
This book is the very opposite of quirky and light. It’s a very dark, action-packed and intense read. But full of witty banter to keep things fun! I will never be able to recommend this book enough!

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If you like Indian myths and folk tales, you’ll love this book!

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I actually did a review on this one! To see that, click here.

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If you love classics like Little Women and Anne of Green Gables, you will love this book! It’s written in the form of letters from a grateful orphan getting a free college education from and anonymous donor to that anonymous donor. It’s full of fun and romance, and set in the early 1900s.

Happy Reading!

Since You’ve Been Gone – Book Review

Title: Since You’ve Been Gone

Author: Morgan Matson

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: 4/5 stars

The Pre-Sloane Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell.

But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try… unless they could lead back to her best friend.

Apple Picking at Night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a Stranger? Wait… what?

Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go Skinny Dipping? Um…
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The first chapter of this book is sort of a slow one, but as soon as you get through that one chapter, you can’t put it down. This book had it’s definite funny moments, but also some more intense ones. I wasn’t a chick flick sort of book, but made a good name for YA Contemporary. Also, I was pleasantly surprised with Frank. I mean, how many faces and personalities can you associate with the name Frank?

A solid four star rating overall!

Versatile Blogger Award

I was lucky enough to be nominated by the amazing Jet Weasley!

The Rules:

1. Show the award on your blog.
2. Thank the person that has nominated you.
3. Share 7 different facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 blogs of your choice
5. Link your nominees & let them know of your nomination.

7 Facts About Me:

1. Though I am absolutely in love with writing, I’m aiming on working in Animation at Pixar.

2. I’m half Indian, half Scottish and Irish.

3. I have very possibly one of the cutest dogs in existance.

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4. I’m related to Robert Louis Stevenson.

5. I absolutely love ballet, and have been doing it for years.

6. The first book that sparked my love for reading was Little House on the Prairie

7. I have a desperate love for nutella.

My Nominations:

1. Falling In Love With Words

2. Inspired By a Book

3. ReadWriteLove28

4. The YA Book Hoarder

5. The Bookish God

6. Soisfiction

7. blurbbookblog

8. fandomsontherun

9. Undercover Bookworm

10. Anne-thology of Books

I didn’t nominate 15 because a insane amount of the blogs I love have already been nominated, and since I’m new to the book blog world, I haven’t found a whole lot of blogs yet.

Ruby Red Review

Title: Ruby Red

Author: Kerstin Gier

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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.
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This book was the perfect combination of quirky fun and suspenseful action! There was a lot of humor, but also some mystery surrounding the storyline. The characters were a lot of fun to read about, and I flew through this book!
Also, this book was originally written in German. How cool is that?

8 Relatable Struggles of Being a Book Lover

Reading is so amazing, and we love it, but there are some serious struggles involved.

1. Wanting to Sleep so badly, then hating the author for writing a book so good that you have to stay up all night to finish it.

2. Having to wait an entire year for the sequel to come out.

3. When your favorite character dies. Again.

4. That cold, empty feeling when a series ends.

5. When you’re at the climax of a story and someone decides that it’s the perfect time to talk to you.

6. Book republished with movie poster covers…ugh…

7. When someone asks to borrow your precious and most favorite book.

8. Re-evaluating your life choices when one of your friends says she hates your favorite series.

105 Challenge

This year I’m taking part of the amazing challenge created by Readwritelove28.

Basically, it’s reading 105 books divided into categories with 14+13+12+11+10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1 books, which all add up to 105 books. Pretty awesome, I know.

Here are my categories!

14 Young adult historical fiction books
13 Young adult stand-alones
12 Young adult futuristic books
11 2014 releases
10 Recommended books
9 Summer themed books
8 Fairy tale retellings
7 Books by authors I’ve read before
6 Books with blue covers
5 Books based on mythology
4 2015 releases
3 Books on my sister’s bookshelf
2 Books from the used bookstore
1 Book written in the 1800s

Ten Funniest Percy Jackson Quotes

All of the Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan are full of wit and humor, but what are the funniest quotes?

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“I nodded, looking at Rachel with respect. “You hit the Lord of the Titans in the eye with a blue plastic hairbrush.”

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Wow,” Thalia muttered. “Apollo is hot.”
“He’s the sun god,” I said.
“That’s not what I meant.”

8.

“Annabeth?” Percy said again. “You’re planning something. You’ve got that I’m-planning-something look.”
“I don’t have an I’m-planning-something look.”
“Yeah, you totally do. Your eyebrows knit together and your lips press together and—”
“Do you have a pen?” she asked him.”
“Why can’t you place a blessing like that on us?” I asked.

7.

“Now, come over here so I can pat you down.”
“But you don’t have-” Percy stopped. “Uh, sure.”
He stood next to the armless statue. Terminus conducted a rigorous mental pat down.
“You seem to be clean,” Terminus decided. “Do you have anything to declare?”
“Yes,” Percy said. “I declare that this is stupid.”

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“Hercules,huh? Percy frowned. “That guy was like the Starbucks of Ancient Greece. Everywhere you turn, there he is.”

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“It’s him,” I said. “Typhon.”
I was seriously hoping Chiron would say something good, like ‘No, that’s our huge friend Leroy! He’s going to help us!”

4.

“You’re a stalker with hooves.”
“I am not! I followed her to the Big House and hid in a bush and watched the whole thing.”

3.

“Two hundred Romans, and no one’s got a pen? Never mind!”

He slung his M16 onto his back and pulled out a hand grenade. There were many screaming Romans. Then the hand grenade morphed into a ballpoint pen, and Mars began to write.

Frank looked at Percy with wide eyes. He mouthed: Can your sword do grenade form?

Percy mouthed back, No. Shut up.”

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Not knowing is half the fun,” Aphrodite said, “Exquisitely painful isn’t it? Not being sure who you love and who loves you? Oh, you kids! It’s so cute I’m going to cry!”

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“It only works on wild animals.”

“So it would only affect Percy,” Annabeth reasoned.

“Hey!” I protested.”

Hope you enjoyed! Comment down below if I forgot anything!