June 28, 2016

The Outlaw: Origins by Alan Janney | Football and Superheroes

The Outlaw: Origins
By Alan Janney
The Outlaw #1
Published February 26, 2016
Young Adult, Science Fiction, Superheroes

This book was provided to me from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. I swear on my bookshelf that this has not affected my opinion of the book.

A masked vigilante stalks the streets of downtown Los Angeles, disrupting crime and rescuing movie starlets. After being spotted on security cameras and thrust into the national spotlight, he is pursued by both the media and powerful new enemies. Little does the world know the Outlaw is just High School junior Chase Jackson wearing a mask and wondering why his body is suddenly…extraordinary. 

The story continues in Book Two of the Outlaw Series, 'Infected.'

June 21, 2016

Cover Reveal | Blood of the Prophet by Kat Ross

I am super excited to have the opportunity to reveal the cover for Blood of the Prophet, which is the second book in Kat Ross's The Fourth Element series. If you can remember I reviewed the first book, The Midnight Sea, a while ago. If you cannot remember, check out my original review. Basically I ADORED everything about Ross's first installment of the series. The world was completely unique and I love how the world is kind of set in historical Persia, but also has intense fantasy vibes. 

It is safe to say that I am beyond stoked for the next book in her series. The Midnight Sea left off with somewhat of a cliffhanger and I just have to know what happens. I do not know how I am going to make it to September 16. 

Thankfully, the stunning cover that I am about to share with you should be enough to satisfy my longing for a little while (which will probably be a week at the most). 

June 14, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday | Even More Books I Need to Read This Year

This is a weekly list meme hosted by the wonderful bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish. 

This week we are discussing my reading goals for the rest of the year and my (impossible plans) to read all of the late 2016 releases that I want to read. 

My original goal for books this year was 80 books. We are currently halfway through the year and I am only at 25 books. But I still have hope to reach my goal, especially since there are a ton of late 2016 releases that are motivating me to read.

June 6, 2016

5 Lessons I Learned Reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I am sure that you have heard of Six of Crows before. I am sure that you know who the author is and the names of all of the main characters. This is definitely not the first post about the books that you have read. In fact, a lot of you probably have memorized quotes and dedicated a lot of time to proclaiming the praises of the story. 

I decided that a review was kind of pointless. Almost everyone knows about the book and its pristine reputation. You don't need another person screaming at you to read this book (no matter how amazing it is). I will tell you that I loved everything about it and I am begging the universe to somewhat get me an early copy of Crooked Kingdom. My words cannot do this book the justice it deserves.

So, I decided to do something a little bit different for a book that deserves so much more. To me, the signal that a book is truly great, unforgettable, and absolutely worth reading is that it taught me something. Or even in rare cases, more than one thing. Six of Crows is so awesome, that it taught me dozens of things about people, life, writing, and the world as a whole. I thought that I would discuss five of the lessons that Six of Crows taught me that I will not be forgetting anytime soon.