[Review] Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore


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Title: Jane, Unlimited
Author: Kristin Cashore
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Release Date: September 19th 2017
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Synopsis:
Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family's island mansion called Tu Reviens.

Jane remembers her aunt telling her: "If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you'll go." With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn't know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.

My #ARCAugust TBR

I'm sure you all know this by now, but I'm the worst at doing things on time if I don't have a specific, hard deadline set by someone else. I mean, I'm even late posting this TBR., so knowing that, I have a lot of unread ARCs, both physical and digital.

ARC August is run by my good friend Shelly and her cobloggers over at Read. Sleep. Repeat. It's a month long challenge to tackle the reading list of ARCs for both upcoming novels and novels already released. It's perfect for me because I have so many.

Here's my TBR for #ARCAugust!

Physical books:

  • The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts
  • Beserker by Emmy Laybourne
  • Devils and Thieves by Jennifer Rush
  • The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
  • Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge
  • Sparks of Light by Janet B. Taylor
  • Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
  • The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark
E-ARCs
  • Zero Repeat Forever by Gabriel Prendergast
  • The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
  • Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh 
  • The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken. 
This list is ambitious and I by no means expect myself to complete it all. I am, however, halfway through both Rebel Seoul and Prosper Redding so I hope to make it through those and whatever ARCs I can with the time that I have with work and all. 

ANYWAYS. Good luck to everyone participating in ARC August and good luck to me! 


Happy Reading,
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The Backlog #4 : Lost Stars by Claudia Gray


The Backlog is where I review books that have been released for a little while, to bring attention to some older titles. 


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Title: Lost Stars
Author: Claudia Gray
Series: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens 
Release Date: September 4th 2015 

Synopsis:
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Eight years after the fall of the Old Republic, the Galactic Empire now reigns over the known galaxy. Resistance to the Empire has been all but silenced. Only a few courageous leaders such as Bail Organa of Alderaan still dare to openly oppose Emperor Palpatine.

After years of defiance, the many worlds at the edge of the Outer Rim have surrendered. With each planet’s conquest, the Empire’s might grows stronger.

The latest to fall under the Emperor’s control is the isolated mountain planet Jelucan, whose citizens hope for a more prosperous future even as the Imperial Starfleet gathers overhead…

Waiting on Wednesday: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo


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Title: Wonder Woman: Warbringer
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: DC Icons #1
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: August 29th 2017
Goodreads Page

Synopsis:
The highly anticipated coming-of-age story for the world’s greatest super hero: WONDER WOMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author LEIGH BARDUGO.

She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

I recently watched Wonder Woman last week so I still have a lot of feelings about the movie and the characters. I've been soothing my soul with fanfiction and listening to the soundtrack, but I would love to read this book and experience the characters more. I'm so excited to read about the young Diana, as much as I love the kickass adult Diana.

Also I'm super intrigued to read stories by Leigh Bardugo outside of the Grisha Universe. As much as I love the Six of Crows crew and the stories, I'm interested to see how Leigh's writing is outside of this universe. (Also off topic, but I'm highly interested in her next series after this one and The Language of Thorns.)


Happy Reading!
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