Saturday, February 17, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #181


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Catching up on some bookmail from last week! Raincoast Books was kind enough to send me two graphic novels to try out. I loved The Prince and the Dressmaker :D Then Indigo Teen sent me their Indigo Staff Pick of the Month: The Hazel Wood. I've heard such great things about it, definitely go check it out!

Pickles with Speak, The Prince and the Dressmaker and The Hazel Wood.
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, February 16, 2018

Review: 180 Seconds by Jessica Park


180 Seconds by Jessica Park
180 Seconds
by Jessica Park
April 25, 2017
300 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds…

After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.

One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome.

When time is called, the intensity of the experience overwhelms Allison and Esben in a way that unnerves and electrifies them both. With a push from her oldest friend, Allison embarks on a journey to find out if what she and Esben shared is the real thing—and if she can finally trust in herself, in others, and in love.
 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

WoW #188: An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker


 
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An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia BoeckerAn Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason
by Virginia Boecker
September 1, 2018
 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Philippa Gregory meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this witty and thrilling action-adventure novel of star-crossed assassins in Elizabethan England. Perfect for fans of My Lady Jane and A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue.

When Lady Katherine's father is killed for being an illegally practicing Catholic, she discovers treason wasn't the only secret he's been hiding: he was also involved in a murder plot against the reigning Queen Elizabeth I. With nothing left to lose, Katherine disguises herself as a boy and travels to London to fulfill her father's mission, and to take it one step further--kill the queen herself.

Katherine's opportunity comes in the form of William Shakespeare's newest play, which is to be performed in front of Her Majesty. But what she doesn't know is that the play is not just a play--it's a plot to root out insurrectionists and destroy the rebellion once and for all.

The mastermind behind this ruse is Toby Ellis, a young spy for the queen with secrets of his own. When Toby and Katherine are cast opposite each other as the play's leads, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to one another. But the closer they grow, the more precarious their positions become. And soon they learn that star-crossed love, mistaken identity, and betrayal are far more dangerous off the stage than on.
 
I have been waiting for more from Virginia Boecker ever since her Witch Hunter duology ended. FINALLY! Yesssssss! (I'm not particularly fond of the cover but it definitely has a Shakespeare-y feel to it.)

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, February 12, 2018

Review: Heart on Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #3) by Amanda Bouchet


Heart on Fire by Amanda BouchetHeart on Fire
(Kingmaker Chronicles #3)
by Amanda Bouchet
January 1, 2018
380 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Who is Catalia Fisa?
With the help of pivotal figures from her past, Cat begins to understand the root of her exceptional magic, her fated union with Griffin Sinta, and Griffin's role in shaping her destiny.

Only Cat holds the key to unlocking her own power, and that means finally accepting herself, her past, and her future in order to protect her loved ones, confront her murderous mother, and taking a final, terrifying step--reuniting all three realms and taking her place as the Queen of Thalyria.

What doesn't kill her will only make her stronger...we hope.

 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #180


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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added to our shelves.


I didn't have time to take photos of the books with the kitties this week so I improvised. Please enjoy my book mail with a collage of Ripples from my work desktop XD Thank you HBGCanada!!

Ripples and Defy the Worlds and The Astonishing Color of After.
 
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