I have really dropped the ball this past week. Seriously. I have neglected all accounts. I could bother to explain why, but it isn’t a very entertaining or pleasant topic so skipping. I currently have a pile of ARCs and some bookmail staring at me. I need to buckle down, but I am not going to allow this to become a chore, so all in good time 🙂
I am also on way too many medications to be posting, but the situation is what it is, so please excuse my typos. Hopefully my wonderful sister (aka free editor) will continue to alert me right away 😉 Loopy is as loopy does. It is either meds or face down in the floor. I choose meds!!! “Never give up, Never surrender!”
I did wake up this morning and notice I had passed the 200 mark! That was a nice surprise. So a huge (slightly slurred) thank you! You guys rock! You have made this adventure into the world of blogging incredibly fun and rewarding. I am afraid I really did not have much planned for 200. I know, total failure. But should I ever make it to that magical “500” club, we will see 😉 In the meantime, please feel free to leave me warm, fuzzy, thank you comments and ask any questions you may have.
And now, while I am still upright let’s get to it!
Three Dark Crowns
By Kendare Blake
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Release Date: 9/20/16
“Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Bloodwill devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen.
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomach ache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.
But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.
The last queen standing gets the crown.”
*I received this ARC courtesy of the publisher for a blog tour, and I cannot tell you how excited I was when it arrived. Like a little girl *squealing and jumping around* excited! I hope I have not set myself up for disappointment. I always over-hype things.
No Place Like OZ (Dorothy Must Die 0.1)
By Danielle Paige
“..After returning to Kansas, Dorothy Gale has realized that the dreary fields of Kansas don’t compare to the vibrant landscapes of Oz. And although she’s happy to be reunited with Aunt Em, she misses her friends from the yellow brick road. But most of all, Dorothy misses the fame and the adventure. In Kansas she’s just another prairie girl, but in Oz she was a hero. So Dorothy is willing to do anything to get back, because there really is no place like Oz. But returning to the land she left comes at a price, and after Dorothy is through with it, Oz will never be the same.
Perfect for fans of Alex Flinn, Marissa Meyer, and Gregory Maguire, No Place Like Oz is a dark reimagining of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Building off of its rich mythology, Danielle Paige creates an edgy, thrilling story for teens that chronicles the rise and fall of one of the literature’s most beloved characters. This digital original novella is a prequel that sets the stage for the forthcoming novel Dorothy Must Die.”
*I have been curious about the Dorothy Must Die Series for some time. We all know that I adore retellings. I have never read a retelling centered around OZ so I was sold on the idea. (Yes Wicked has been on my shelf for years..sigh). But I also noticed a lot of mixed reviews. So I grabbed this prequel novella to test the waters before committing. Review soon!
I am also currently continuing with The Apothecary’s Curse this week. Reading has been slow. I hope to have several reviews soon though.
“You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”
― Sarah J. Maas,
“Sometimes, the wicked will tell us things just to confuse us–to haunt our thoughts long after we’ve faced them.”
― Sarah J. Maas,
“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
― Sarah J. Maas,
“Time was a wave, almost cruel in its relentlessness”
― Han Kang,
“I want to swallow you, have you melt into me and flow through my veins.”
― Han Kang,
“The pain feels like a hole swallowing her up, a source of intense fear and yet, at the same time, a strange, quiet peace.”
― Han Kang, The Vegetarian
What are you currently reading? Please feel free to share! I would love to know if any certain lines or quotes have resonated with you recently. I hope you have enjoyed your week! *Insert something clever here please*