Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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


Jenn's Pick :I Can't wait for:


Dead Girls Society
Dead Girls Socisety by Michelle Krys
November 8th 2016
                 
You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one, and come alone. If you dare.

Hope is sick of everyone treating her like she’s breakable. Sure, she has cystic fibrosis (basically really bad lungs), but she’s tired of being babied by her mom and her overprotective best friend, Ethan, not to mention worrying about paying for her expensive medication and how she’s going to afford college. And she’s bored with life in her run-down New Orleans suburb.

When an invitation arrives from a mysterious group that calls itself the Society, Hope jumps at the chance for some excitement. This could be her ticket out. All she has to do is complete a few dares and she might win some real money.

But the Society isn’t all it seems . . . and soon Hope finds that playing the game isn’t a choice—it’s a requirement.

This looks good. Intense.  I love dare books, mystery books, and anything with dead in the title. can't wait to read this one.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Will I Ever Read These?

Top Ten is an original feature/weekly meme created here at
The Broke and the Bookish that features a great bookish top ten every week.



These books have been on my TBR forever. I don't know if I will ever read them now. It seems my tastes have changed a lot and so has my time. So don't know, but they will remain until I decide, on my forever mile long TBR list. 

The Mockingbirds (The Mockingbirds, #1)Dead Beautiful (Dead Beautiful, #1)The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)TranceUnwind (Unwind, #1)Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls, #1)Angelfire (Angelfire, #1)Bad Girls Don't Die (Bad Girls Don't Die, #1)





Have you read any of these? What did you think? Am I missing out?

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Review: Everland by Wendy Spinale


EverlandTitle: Everland
Author: Wendy Spinale 
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publishing Date: May 10th 2016
Pages: 312
Genre: YA Steampunk/Retelling
Series: Everland #1
Source: ARC 

 
      The only way to grow up is to survive.
London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived the destruction and the outbreak of a deadly virus are children, among them sixteen-year-old Gwen Darling and her younger siblings, Joanna and Mikey. They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the deadly Marauders—the German army led by the cutthroat Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer.
Unsure if the virus has spread past England’s borders but desperate to leave, Captain Hook is on the hunt for a cure, which he thinks can be found in one of the surviving children. He and his Marauders stalk the streets snatching children for experimentation. None ever return.
Until one day when they grab Joanna. Gwen will stop at nothing to get her sister back, but as she sets out, she crosses paths with a daredevil named Pete. Pete offers the assistance of his gang of Lost Boys and the fierce sharpshooter Bella, who have all been living in a city hidden underground. But in a place where help has a steep price and every promise is bound by blood, it might cost Gwen more than she bargained for. And are Gwen, Pete, the Lost Boys, and Bella enough to outsmart the ruthless Captain Hook?



This is a very interesting steampunk twist on the original Peter Pan. Set in an alternate World War II tpe setting.


What made me pick this book up?
Steampunk? Peter Pan? Sign me up I'm there. I actually hadn't heard of this book before BEA and one of the fellow bloggers said she already read this copy and let us have it. 


What do I like about the cover? 
I like the steampunk look, it looks like a little tinker bell, and it matches the character in the book. Very well done.


What made me read it?
Steampunk and Peter Pan. I'm really glad that she told us about it, because as soon as she said it's a steampunk Peter Pan book, I was all over it 


What did I like the most?

I love the way that the author took the original characters and put a spin on them. All of the characters are there. It's written amazingly too, I did not want to put this book down. 




Overall I did not want to put this book down, I finished it in two days. It is extremely well written, the characters were written brilliantly, and the story was well done. The only thing that I did not really like was the main character, it was very back and forth with her at the beginning and it was a bit hard to get past. But once I did, I loved it. 



Mechanica (Mechanica, #1)The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes, #1)Stars (Wendy Darling, #1)The Neverland Wars










Wendy is a former Disneyland actress and online journalist. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband, three sons, and the best four-legged writing partners ever, Odie and Alex. EVERLAND is the first in a three book series with a fairytale cast in a steampunk world.









Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Top Ten: Back To School Books

Top Ten is an original feature/weekly meme created here at
The Broke and the Bookish that features a great bookish top ten every week.



My Top Ten Books in a School Setting: 
Its back to school time and  I love boarding school books. I am not sure why but I do. I love to read about the history of the school, design of the school, types of kids in this school. I just love them. So here are my favorite boarding school books. 

1.  A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1)

2. The School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1)

3. I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You  by Ally Carter (and all other books in the series)
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)


4. Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider

Extraordinary Means

5. Dark Energy by Robinson Wells
Dark Energy

6. Born Wicked by  Jessica Spotswood
Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)

7. The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LeBan
The Tragedy Paper

8. Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
Charm & Strange

9. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson 
The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)

10. and of course... Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)






Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Answer MeThis : Are You Going To Gen Con

Answer Me This. We are hoping this will help our friends get to know us a just a tad bit better. 
A question will be asked and answers will be given by both Ash and Jenn. We hope you enjoy getting to know us outside of the bookshelves.

So my hubby and I are going to GenCon, which is a huge gaming convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Leaving tonight actually. So we are very excited and Ash is so not, because she won't be there. She decided to ask me all about it. Here is in a nutshell. 


What are you most looking forward to, that you will be doing at GenCon?

It’s hard to say since I have never been. I am really excited about my costumes,though. I can’t wait to see others reaction. I think our costumes rock and are really recognizable. Geeky but something all geeks should know. So it will be fun. Of course, then there is everyone else's costumes. Oh so excited for that too. Oh and the ball. I never went to prom so this is so cool. Okay, so I am just excited!


What are some of the activities you are signed up for?
Nothing other than anime murder mystery night. I know there will be tons of other stuff that we will do but we haven't really signed up for much. Oh and we are signed up for the Winter Enchantment Ball. So excited. 



Are you going to be doing any roleplaying or board gaming while there?


Yes I may do Shadowrun not sure yet and I do plan on board gaming. Not sure which ones though. There are a lot to choose from. There is one I am very interested in called Zombified and maybe a Harry Potter adventure game. 


What are you the most worried about?
The crowd and the drive. The drive is 16 hours. yuck. We will be sharing the drive with our friends so there will be 4 drivers. But still. Mostly, though, the crowd. I feel I will be lost and overwhelmed. I don't do well with big crowds. BEA was hard and this is so much more. Luckily I will be with some pretty experienced GenCon attendees. So maybe it will be okay. 



Which costume are you most excited about?
Oh um all of them. Lol. Probably princess bride. Although I put my Hipster Ariel one on and I rocked it. So that one is probably my favorite look. I just love the idea of Buttercup. So that is my most anticipated. I am also going as Tohru from Fruits Basket. That is a little uncomfortable but looks good. For the day I don't have costumes.... I have a very cute Captian Americal skirt.... so cute. So I am very excited for that skirt too.


Which are you most excited for daddy to wear?
Westley of course. No contest. He looks soo soo good and I am a Westley fan. So excited. His Kyo is cute too, although, orange hair is not really his thing! Prince Eric looks really good too. They are all just fun! 



What do you think will be the hardest part about being away for a week?
Being away from Ash and Finn. I don’t like being away from any family. I will miss them,s o so much!


Are you going to video chat with us (Them) while you’re gone?


Of course and I will tell them all about my adventures! I am sure it will be fun to tell it all. Finn may not be too interested but Ash will. I will send pics home too.... and text.... all the time.

Who are you going with? ( I know I know this answer, but they don’t) 

My hubby of course!!! We are also going with a couple that are really good friends of ours. We game with them a lot so it makes sense to go with them. Really they have been bugging us to go with them for a couple of years now. They have been going since 2010. We finally made a plan to get up there this year and we are so very excited.


What’s one thing that you think would make this trip better?

If Ash was going with us!!!! And our Son, Dussten too. It would be good as a family trip. Also knowing what to expect. I am so out of my realm that it makes me nervous. 





  
   

 
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