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"Waiting On" Wednesday (#56) Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm picking:
Inherit Midnight by
Expected publication: February 10th 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

From Goodreads: 
The Competition:

Outlandishly wealthy Grandmother VanDemere has decided to leave her vast fortune to the family member who proves him or herself worthiest—by solving puzzles and riddles on a whirlwind race around the globe, from the mines of Venezuela to the castles of Scotland. There will be eight competitors, three continents . . . and a prize worth millions.

The Players:
Seventeen-year-old Avery is the black sheep of the VanDemere clan, the ostracized illegitimate daughter. Finally, she has a chance to prove herself . . . and to discover the truth about her long-lost mother.

Marshall might be Avery’s uncle, but there’s no love lost between the two of them. He’s her main competition, and he’ll do anything to win—including betray his own children.

Riley is the handsome son of Grandmother VanDemere’s lawyer. As the game progresses, Avery falls hard for Riley. Suddenly, losing the game might mean losing him, too.

As the competition takes treacherous turns, it becomes clear there can only be one victor. Who can Avery truly trust? And is winning worth her life?

Why I'm Waiting:
This looks like a fun book.  There have been other inheritance books I've read, and I've enjoyed them, so this looks like the type of book I would like.  Plus traveling, which is always a favorite of mine.

Top Ten Tuesday (#67) (08/26/14)


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don't Own Yet

I own a lot of books.  I actually own an insane ridiculous amount of books.  So most of these books haven't come out yet, so I don't know if this list is very fair.  Also, I am a very big user of my library, so if I don't own it, and it's out, I just borrow it from the library. Because of this, I'm going heavy with books that haven't been published yet.

I really enjoyed her first book, and this one looks great too.  It doesn't come out until next year.

Another series I am looking forward to seeing how it ends.  I featured this last week as my WoW, but I have to wait until next year to find out the ending.

"Waiting On" Wednesday (#55) The Shadow Cabinet (Shades of London #3) by Maureen Johnson


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm picking:
The Shadow Cabinet (Shades of London #3) by  
Expected publication: February 10th 2015 by Putnam Juvenile

From Goodreads: 

The thrilling third installment to the Edgar-nominated, bestselling series

At the end of Maureen Johnson’s New York Times bestselling novel, The Madness Underneath, Rory, Callum and Boo are reeling from the sudden and tragic death of their friend and squad leader, Stephen. The Shadow Cabinet picks up where readers left off, and now Rory is convinced there must be a way to bring Stephen back. Meanwhile, new dangers arise: Rory's classmate Charlotte is missing, and Jane and her nefarious organization are clearly planning something big—with Rory as their most valuable asset. Time is running out as the ghost squad struggles to protect London and Rory fights to bring Stephen back.

Why I'm Waiting:
Book 2 was a disappointment, but I am curious to see if book three can redeem the series.  I may regret reading it, but I do want to see how it all ends.  I feel like I've been waiting for this book for forever.

Top Ten Tuesday (#66) (08/19/14)


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Eight Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read

This is really hard because almost nobody tells me that I must read a book.  I am usually the one that doles out recommendations.  But here are my best efforts.
I've been told that this book is awesome and that I would love it.  I will get to it eventually.
I've read the first couple of books in the Mortal Instruments series, and I've been told these are just as good.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 08/18/14


This weekly recap is hosted by Shelia of Book Journeys and the kidlit version is hosted by Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee from Unleashing Readers. Each week we recap what we’ve read and look at what’s coming up this week.

Finished Reading:

Panic by

Currently Reading:

The Book Thief by

What I'm Reading Next:
Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by

A Friday Five (#23) Evertrue (Everneath #3) by Brodi Ashton


Fridays I'll feature one of my favorite books or a book I read in the last few weeks and come up 5 words to describe it.  View it as a super mini review.  This week I'm featuring:

This was one of my most anticipated books of 2014.  I adore this series, and I couldn't wait to see how it would end.  I am completely late in posting this.  Here are the five words I would use to describe it:

  1. Satisfying
  2. Brisk
  3. Absorbing
  4. Suspenseful
  5. Solid

Satisfying:  I was completely satisfied by how this book ended.  If you were on one team v the other, you may not have been happy with the ending.  But I thought it was really well done.  Of course if you don't like your series to end with a pretty perfect bow and like them more open ended, then skip this one.

Brisk:  I flew through this book.  I thought the pacing was great and it never really dragged for me.  If anything it may have gone a bit too fast.

Absorbing:  I didn't want to put it down.  I just wanted to keep reading and shut out everything else going on in my life and keep reading it until it was done.

Suspenseful:  See the word above.  I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see how it turned out.  I guessed a bit at the ending, but I was still on edge waiting to see if I was right.

Solid:  I thought it was solidly written, the characters stayed true to themselves, and the whole series was just really solid.

Bottom Line: If you haven't checked this series out yet, I really suggest you do.  Much to my surprise, it ended up being one of the better trilogies that I have read.

"Waiting On" Wednesday (#54) Dreamfire by Kit Alloway


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm picking:
Dreamfire by
Expected publication: February 24th 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin

From Goodreads: 
Joshlyn Weaver has always lived with a big secret. Ordinary kids spend their free time going to the movies, hanging out with friends, and searching on the internet.  But for her, an evening at home usually means entering people's dreams.  For many generations, her family has been part of a very powerful and very secretive society of dream walkers. Tasked with the responsibility of lowering the world's general anxiety—which only leads to war and strife in the waking world—their job has always been to stop nightmares before they go too far.  By stopping nightmares while sleeping, they help to stop nightmares in real life. But when an ancient feud within the dream walker society resurfaces right when a seemingly unconnected series of very strange and very scary events start occurring during her dream walks, Josh finds herself in a race against time. The one true dream walker has never been known. Could she be the one?

Why I'm Waiting:
This looks so different and unique. Cyn Blalog wrote a book about a sandman, but this looks very different.  I look forward to hearing more about it, since there is very little info about it or the author.

Top Ten Tuesday (#65) (08/12/14)


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read

There are some books that people love, and I should read them, I'm just not sure that I would love them as well.  Feel free to make a case of any of them in the comments below.
 There is a common thread among many of these books.  I have heard amazing things about this series, I just don't see myself reading it.
 People seem to LOVE this book, and I often feel like the only person who hasn't read it.  However, it just doesn't seem like the type of book I would like.

 Another book that people seemed to love, I just couldn't get interested in reading it.
I feel like I missed something big when I skipped reading this series.  Maybe one day I'll get to it, heck, I've even met the author, and have a signed copy of this.

 Another book that just doesn't seem that interesting to me, even though I've heard really good things about it.

The positive is that I've heard the first book is the best one in the series and it goes downhill.  It makes me kind of happy that I probably won't be reading it.

This book has won a ton of awards, it just doesn't make me want to read it.

I think I've avoided this one on principle.  Maybe it's good.  I have no desire to see the movie either.

I don't like Faeries.  People seem to LOVE this series, but my distaste for faeries has kept me away.

It's the aliens.  It just seems like it would be too out there for me, even though it's an incredibly popular book.