DANI’S JUNE TBR

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Hey guys this is kind of late but I just wanted to tell you guys what I plan on reading in the month of June!

Kissing in America by Margo Rabb

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Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

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Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs. I’m super excited about this one!

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The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

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Death Wish by Megan Tayte

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Resonance by Erica O’Rourke. I seriously need to read this!!!

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I also have a few novellas I want to read this month.

 

Harmonic by Erica O’Rourke

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Stolen by Erin Bowman

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A Dawn Most Wicked by Susan Dennard

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I honestly feel like June is going to be a good reading month, I hope I can get to all of these books!

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#TBRTakedown Results!

So during the #TBRTakedown I read 3 out of the five books. I read Throne of Glass, Something Strange and Lovely, and Rock and a Hard Place. I plan on reading the other two books Kissing in America and Born Wicked this month!(:

*Reviews coming soon

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#TBRTakedown Readathon

Hey guys! So I just saw this challenge on YouTube and I thought I’d give it a go. This challenge is from June 1-7 and I’m a little late but I’ll try my best to read 5 books in the remaining four days! I’m just going to write what the challenges are and which books I chose to read, and over the next few days I’ll write about my progress.

Challenges:


1. A book that’s been on your TBR shelf over a year!
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For this challenge I chose Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I don’t know why I haven’t read this book yet but it’s been on my shelf since April 2014 and I recently read A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas, and I realized what I was missing out on!


2. An unread sequel sitting on your TBR shelf.
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For challenge two I chose A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard. I read the first book Something Strange and Deadly I loved it I just haven’t got around to reading the sequel so here’s my chance. (:


3. A first book in a series on your TBR shelf
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For challenge number three I chose Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood. I’ve wanted to read this since last year and I’m going to read it sometime this week.


4. An “out of your comfort zone” book on the TBR shelf!
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For challenge four I chose Rock and a Hard Place by Angie Stanton anything new adult is out of my comfort zone, I don’t think I’ve ever read a new adult book.


5. A book from your most recent book haul!
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So I went to Barnes and Noble yesterday and from my haul I chose Kissing in America by Margo Rabb, I think this book would be a great summer read and I can’t wait to start it.

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Recap: The 100: May We Meet Again

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“May We Meet Again.”

 

I have been meaning to write about a show where the statement above usually ends in doom.  I don’t know why I haven’t when I find myself constantly pondering about my way of thinking and ours as humans after every episode.  You’re probably thinking I’m talking about some huge success story of a show like that of Scandal, The Blacklist or Fox’s latest success Empire but nope.  I’m talking about this powerhouse of a show on the little network that could and constantly does come up with enthralling television, The CW Network.  The 100!

You may flip over to The CW and see The 100 and first think; wow those people are really dirty.  The 100 is based on a post-apocalyptic young adult novel by Kass Morgan and developed for TV by Jason Rothenberg. Yes, post-apocalyptic is very in right now and I bloody love it! I love that so many readers are having the opportunity to see their beloved favorites come to life on the big and little screens.  Okay off soap box and back to the show…

What would you do if you had to pick between saving one person over one hundred? What if that person was your mother, lover, or best friend?  These are the decisions the kids of The 100 are making weekly, more specifically the heroine, Clarke.  Since the beginning of the show we have watched Clarke go from a peace-loving leader to a fierce woman willing to do whatever it takes to save her people even sacrifice someone she loves dearly.  Her people being The Hundred who were sent to earth from The Arc in the first episode of Season 1.  Basically, they were guinea pigs for the leaders of the Arc. They were disposable, used to see if the Earth was viable for human life. Good thing it was, since these sacrifiable young people are all that’s keeping the adults alive now that they are on the ground as we head towards the end of Season 2. If you want to catch up on all the events of season 1 head over to Netflix Streaming. For now, I’m skipping all the incredible heart-rending stuff that’s happened and focusing on the last two episodes: Rubicon and Resurrection.

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I find myself inspired to write this after watching the last two episodes on Hulu Plus.   It’s 2:50am and all I can think about are the choices the characters were forced to make in the episodes!

 

 

 

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Dani’s 2014 Favorites!!

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Happy New Year!!!

In honor of the holiday Dani has compiled her top ten favorite books from 2014! It is a FANTASTIC list!

Now I have to hop over to Amazon to purchase the ones I don’t have!

Dissonance, Erica O’RourkeDissonancebyEricaORourkeDissonance was just an amazing book. Delancey is a walker and she travels into echoes which are alternate universes and she has to keep these different dimensions in harmony. I loved the characters in this book especially Del and Simon. I also loved their relationship. Dissonance left me wanting more, now to wait for Resonance.

Jackaby, William Ritter

jackobyJackaby was just a fun read. Who doesn’t like a mystery with supernatural beings involved? I was so captivated the plot and the characters were great. Abigail Rook recently arrived to New Fiddleham, New England and meets R. F. Jackaby an investigator and her world is changed in an instant. It was awesome going on an adventure with both Abigail and Jackaby they were funny and had a great connection. I thought I could figure out who was behind the murders but I was wrong, and when I found out who it was I was surprised. Jackaby is a short book and a wonderful read especially if you’re in the mood for a mystery.

 

A Thousand Pieces Of You, Claudia GrayGrayA Thousand Pieces Of You was a fun book, I love books that involve alternate universes. Marguerite’s father is murdered and she uses her parents invention the Firebird to enter alternate universes to find her fathers killer with the help of her parents assistant Theo. Marguerite and Theo are looking for Paul her parents other assistant.  Marguerite is sure he’s the one who did it. I really liked this book because in each world Marguerite jumps to she meets Paul and realizes that she may have the wrong guy. When Marguerite and Paul are together it’s such a sweet relationship they share. I also like the mystery aspect and trying to find out who really was behind the Murder.

 

Beware the Wild, Natalie C. Parker13639182When Sterling’s brother Phineas goes in the swamp and doesn’t come out but Lenora May does, Sterling takes it upon herself to get him back. Sterling is the only one in town who remembers her brother even existed, but she gets a little help from Heath someone who has been through the same thing and is willing to help. This book was creepy but it left me wanting more and I couldn’t put it down. I thought I knew who I could trust while I was reading this but there was a big twist and I didn’t see it coming.

 

Get Even, Gretchen McNeilGet EvenI love my mystery books! The DGM is targeted by someone who has it out for them. The culprit is murdering people and leaving a DGM card with the bodies. It’s up to Bree, Kitty, Olivia, and Margot to get to the bottom of it. This book has all four girls point of views and it was just crazy especially when the killer would target them individually. This book left on a cliffhanger and now I have to wait for Get Dirty!

 

Made For You, Melissa Marfe5339db08c98f1798848d1e7431c7faMade For You is another mystery book and a good one too. Eva wakes up in the hospital to learn that someone tried to kill her by hitting her with a car. After this attempt on her life Eva has the ability to see people’s deaths. The killer is targeting Eva’s friends and she tries to keep her friends safe using her new found ability. Eva gets help from an old flame Nate.  He tries to help her learn how to use her power. The killer has a point of view in this book to and his motives were sick. Made for you is creepy and really good.

 

Cress, Marissa Meyer9cdef07a49465f8b70efde39f8d1258cAs much as I love mysteries I also love fairy tale retellings, but the Lunar Chronicles series uses elements of fairy tales. I was unsure about this series at first but when I read Cinder and Scarlet I knew I had to get Cress. Cress takes place right after the events of Scarlet and it was just amazing. I loved reading all of the characters points of view especially when they all got separated. Cress blew me away! I really want to read Winter so November hurry up! But in the mean time Queen Levana’s story comes out in January so that’ll hold me over until then.

 

Ruin and Rising, Leigh Bardugotumblr_n0zwlbUkQG1qm7imdo1_1280The Grisha trilogy was another series I was unsure about reading but when I really got into it I couldn’t stop. This was the final battle between Alina and the Darkling. Ruin and Rising was just a great ending to this series I loved it especially learning why the Darkling and Alina have a bond. It was a happy ending and I couldn’t have asked for more. Now I have to wait for Leigh’s next book.

 

Killer Frost, Jennifer EstepKiller-FrostThe Mythos Academy has to be one of my favorite series. It took me a while to read Killer Frost and its just because I didn’t want it to be the last book. It’s the last adventure with Gwen and her friends and this time it’s to face Loki. The ending to this book was really sweet and I loved it, it was an amazing ending to my favorite series. Definitely Going to get Jennifer’s next book Cold Burn of Magic.

 

Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless, Liz Czukas20646933It’s Christmas Eve and Chloe is stuck in the break room with 5 other coworkers because they’re being accused of stealing up to 10,000 and they can’t leave until the money is found. Chloe and her coworkers work together to try to solve the mystery of who stole the money so they can go home. This book was a fun and short read. Chloe is a fun main character and I love that she wants to be Nancy Drew and try to solve this mystery. I also love scenes with her and her crush Tyson.

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