Waiting on Wednesday o1


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 


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Title: Coin Heist

Author: Elisa Ludwig

Series: N/A 

Publisher: Adaptive Studios

Format: Ebook

Goodreads Page: here

Release Date: June 10th 2014

Synposis:

The last place you’d expect to find a team of criminals is at a prestigious Philadelphia prep school. But on a class trip to the U.S. Mint – which prints a million new coins every 30 minutes – an overlooked security flaw becomes far too tempting for a small group of students to ignore.

United by dire circumstances, these unlikely allies – the slacker, the nerd, the athlete, and the "perfect" student – band together to attempt the impossible: rob the U.S. Mint. The diverse crew is forced to confront their true beliefs about each other and themselves as they do the wrong thing for the right reasons.

Elisa Ludwig's Coin Heist is a fun, suspenseful, and compelling thriller, told from the revolving perspectives of four teens, each with their own motive for committing a crime that could change all of their lives for the better—if they can pull it off.
I. Freaking. LOVE. Crime stories. If the number of crime shows I watch is not testament enough to my love of all things law and crime related, then let me be the one to tell you. I love them.

I adore the Heist Society series by Ally Carter and I freaking love White Collar. Intelligent crimes like cons and heists, I find are much more interesting than murder crimes. However, I think that the appeal of murder crimes is the adrenaline.

Anyways, Can't wait for this one. Ugh. Crime stories <3


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Bout of Books Readathon #10!

So I've decided to participate in Bout of Books after all, since after marking up my calendar, I was going to be doing book-ish things anyways. Also We Were Liars releases during that time period and I will definitely be reading that!

So anyways, if you didn't know what Bout of Books is, here you are:
Bout of Books


The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
You can sign up for the readathon @  Bout of Books! Go go go!

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Quickie Review . . . Unearthly by Cynthia Hand


This cover is so shiny, I can't even.

Synopsis:
In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .

Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.
Four flakes! 

Dewey's 24 Hour #Readathon! Starting Now! + UPDATES!

Woops. So where I live, The starting time is 8AM. Now I had school and stuff the night before and I just couldn't bring myself to wake up that early for any reason. Even reading.

So I just woke up, an hour and a half into the readathon and here's the questions for the kick-off Meme!
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? 
I'm reading from Toronto of course. At home. I just woke up after all. Probably in my bed. 
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
My stack has changed since the tbr list I posted up on here. I think it's probably White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I love all her work! 
3)Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Lunch. Omygosh I'm starving and there's no breakfast food in the house. So lunch. or is it Brunch?  
4) Tell us a little something about yourself? 
I'm a champion procrastinator, and I really love design. I try to make things as visually appealing as possible and mostly in that way, I don't end up procrastinating. I literally have barely any self control. I bought like. 16 books this month. It's terrifying for both me and my wallet.  
5)If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
This is my first readathon! Yay! What I'm most looking foward to is knocking some books off my tbr pile! 
Yay! So those were the questions and I'm going to actually start reading now! The hour and a half of sleep was worth it. Hahaha!

Update#1:
Also, I've decided to update this post throughout the day. I'm really procrastinating on working today. Hahaha. So many things due on monday, but whatever. I'm currrently 27% done The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz and it's interesting so far, and not too shabby for me being 2-ish hours in. Anyways, back to reading. (I'm tracking via percentage because this is an ebook from NetGalley and the Kindle app is telling me there's like. 3000+ pages in this book, which I doubt is accurate.) Also, I got the food I was pining about. Mmmm, Timbits. (11:55 AM, EST)


Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon!

So I'm planning on participating in Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon.

It's happening on Saturday, April 26th. And there will be mini challenges and etc etc.

Anyways, onto the good stuff, my TBR list for the readathon is going to be:

  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Only if I don't finish it tonight!) 
  • The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz
  • Talented by Sophie Davis

And if I somehow manage to finish these, then I'll start on I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak, depending on if I decide to take it out from my school library. If not, then it'll be The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson.

Happy Reading! 
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Quickie Review . . . White Cat by Holly Black


It's White Cat! 

Synopsis: 
Cassel comes from a family of Curse Workers - people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists. But not Cassel. He hasn't got magic, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail - he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Cassel has carefully built up a facade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his facade starts to crumble when he finds himself sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he must unravel his past and his memories. To find out the truth, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.


Review. . . Dreams of Gods and Monsters


Wow. Wow. Wow. I don't even know where to begin with this book.
This book is the FINALE in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy and man is it a whopper. It's 613 pages of epicness.
I'm not goint to post the synopsis of this book mostly because it's the last in the series, but you can visit my review of the first book here.

Anyways, I'm giving this book a five out of five snowflakes, obvi.




Review. . . A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness



Wow!

This book was so beautiful with both the stories and the illustrations! I borrowed this book from my school's library and I definitely need to pick up a copy for myself.



Synopsis::

The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming...

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.

The Love List o1


So this is a new series I'm implementing on my blog and THE LOVE LIST will just be a compilation of things I'm loving at the moment. :)

Check out the things down below!


Review. . . The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski


Can I just even, with how ABSOLUTELY GORGE THIS COVER IS? like. I can't. I seriously can't. I'm a person that's huge into design, and this cover just really makes me happy. 

Anyways, here's the blurb:
Winning what you want may cost you everything you love

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.
Five flakes! 

Wanderlust . . . Barcelona, Spain

So another place I visited in my romp around Europe is the fabulous Barcelona, Spain. I love this city so much. It is so gorgeous and beautiful and it certainly helps that the food is great too! 


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