Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #241

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


Goodreads Description:

The action-packed, thrilling sequel to Ryan Graudin's Wolf by Wolf.

There would be blood.
Blood for blood.
Blood to pay.
An entire world of it.

For the resistance in 1950s Germany, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun.

Death camp survivor Yael, who has the power to skinshift, is on the run: the world has just seen her shoot and kill Hitler. But the truth of what happened is far more complicated, and its consequences are deadly. Yael and her unlikely comrades dive into enemy territory to try to turn the tide against the New Order, and there is no alternative but to see their mission through to the end, whatever the cost.

But dark secrets reveal dark truths, and one question hangs over them all: how far can you go for the ones you love?

This gripping, thought-provoking sequel to Wolf by Wolf will grab readers by the throat with its cinematic writing, fast-paced action, and relentless twists.

Hardcover, 496 pages
Expected publication: November 1st 2016 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pre-Order here and here

Gosh! I won an ARC of it just two weeks ago :D And it arrived yesterday! EEE! I'm re-reading Wolf By Wolf first, and I'm so excited.And then I shall read Blood For Blood. <3 But also just had to have it as a wow post first, hih :) Because, gosh, I am dying to read this book. I loved Wolf By Wolf so much, and it murdered my heart, and ahh, this sequel is going to be aamazing :D I just hope it will not destroy me, lol. Hoping for a happy ending. <3 Ahh. I'm so so worried. Also, love love love that gorgeous cover :)
What are you waiting for on this breathtaking Wednesday?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Review: Wonder Woman at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee

I was pretty excited about reading this one, when the publisher contacted me about it, because I thought it looked pretty cute. Plus I had never read or seen anything about Wonder Woman before. Ack. I was hoping to adore this book. Sadly, that did not happen. Which is upsetting me a bit. I have so many thoughts.

I must admit that my review of this book will not end up being all that positive. Because, sadly, I did not like this one much. And there were a lot of reasons for why, and I need to share them. My review shall be very honest. Sigh. I have ended up giving this a two star, simply because one star feels too low.

I think my biggest issue with this book was the writing. First I must say that I love middle grade books. So much. Often they are better than YA books, which is just awesome. But this one was not. This book was the most childish thing I have read. Sad face. I don't know how old the characters in this one is supposed to be. Maybe thirteen? I have no idea. I just know that with Wonder Woman it felt like she was five years old. Gosh, this girl bothered me. She doesn't know how to act. How to speak. How to be. She doesn't understand simple things. She never learns to either. She doesn't get it when others are being mean. And, to be honest, this was super annoying. Girl was not sweet, sadly. Not to me, anyway. Had so many issues with this.

This book is about Wonder Woman starting at a super hero high school. Where so many other young girls and boys are also. Many names I have heard before, which was a bit interesting, but sadly I didn't feel like it was written all that well. I didn't like Wonder Woman one bit. She is so young. And stupid. She never gets better. Sigh. Though she is kind and sweet, but also in a stupid way. I didn't like how she didn't see the truth in people. It was highly annoying. But I do admit that she was a little interesting.

But yeah. I didn't like this book all that much. It is about school. Sigh. Learning about other characters, what powers they have, and seeing Wonder Woman become friends with some of them. And I did like reading about a few of them, but not that much. Mostly there were a whole bunch of mean girls, which Wonder Woman did nothing about. Ugh. They were mean towards her, and she didn't even get it. They were mean towards others too. And I just. I cannot stand mean girls. These were pretty awful. Sigh.

I'm not sure how to talk about this book. It was pretty short, yet it took me aaages to read it, because I wasn't into it at any times. Which just breaks my heart. But I couldn't help it. I didn't like reading about people being mean to her. I didn't like reading about her not understanding a single thing. I didn't like reading about her being bad at everything in school at first. I didn't care that much about her being threatened by mail, cause not that interesting. I didn't like reading so often about her famous mom.

I don't know why I disliked this book so much. It just bothered me. I couldn't connect with any of it, because I felt like the writing was too childish. I think maybe five year olds will enjoy this book. But don't really think older kids will. I'm sorry. I might be wrong, though :) Just not a book for me. It also bothered me that her nickname ended up being Wondy, haha. Not a good name, at least, I didn't like it. Sigh. Okay. I'm not going to say much more about this book. I have no words left. It was boring to me.

Huge thank you to the publisher, Random House Children's, for sending me this finished copy for review :D While I did not love this book, I do love the cover a whole bunch, and I adore my copy of it. It's so pretty. And I'm glad that I read the book :) Just sad that it wasn't really for me. But I do think many others may adore it, so I do recommend reading it. It was just a bit too childish for me. Plus side, I am now pretty curious about getting to know more about Wonder Woman, so probably looking her up :)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

In My Mailbox #238

I'm a bit late in posting this week, because I had a pretty busy day. Sorry about that :) I have had such a good week. A bit bad too, but mostly amazing. I WON AN ARC OF BLOOD FOR BLOOD :D EEEE! And it will be personalized. <3 Gosh. I am BEYOND excited :D Ahhh. Soon it shall be mine. And I learned I will be getting an ARC of Gemina from a most precious friend of mine. <3 Oh my gosh. SO excited and happy :D And then I learned that I will also be getting an ARC of Foxheart along with my signed Claire books, and ahhhh :D I am dying. <3 This has been the week of the most amazing things. Sniffs. I'm so happy. And grateful. And not fully believing how lucky I am right now. Ahh. You are all the very best. <3 Hugs. Anyway. I also read three books this week; though one was pretty short, heh :) But still. Three books. Sadly, they weren't all that good. Ugh. But I am now wanting to read, so that's good. I'm also catching up to Game of Thrones, as I had yet to see the last five episodes of season 5. Just finished those. On to season 6 :D I love this show so much. <3 I do. Anyway. A bit of blogging this week :D I shared my review of Puppy Pirates: Catnapped! <3 It was pretty cute. I then shared my review of Ivory and Bone, which wasn't very good at all. This week I'm waiting on Gemina, eee :D I then shared my review of Tell Us Something True, which also wasn't very good. Ugh. And this week my Book Collection is books by Jodi Meadows. <3 I had a pretty good week. Some gorgeous mail. Some awesome news. But I also had a bad week. In a lot of pain lately. So many issues with my body. Makes me so sad. Sigh. Plus the books I read weren't very good, lol. But soon I will read amazing books, and I can't wait :D Ahh. How was your week?

Zootopia. YAY! Finally this one was shipped to me :D I have been waiting so many weeks. Stunning.
Some Kind of Happiness. Eee :D I love this book so, so much. <3 And my hardcovers are GORGEOUS.
Art Therapy. Bought so many pencils a few weeks back. I shall start trying to color in this one. Cute.
Inside Out. Gah. I realized I have so many books that I haven't bought yet. Working on it :) Love it.
Zootopia. Slowly getting my collection bigger and bigger. <3 Gosh, I love this movie. Such cute books.
Frozen. I need to stop buying ever Frozen book I see. But it is hard. Sigh. They are just so pretty, lol :)
The Raven King + Blue Lily, Lily Blue + Sinner. YAY! My signed books from Fountain :D All the love. <3
Shadowhunters. This awesome book by Cassandra Jean and Cassandra Clare I just had to buy :D LOVE!

More Instagram photos here. <3

Friday, May 20, 2016

Book Collection #12

Twelfth week of my new Book Collection posts. I will be doing this every Friday. And I am loving it. I own so many amazing books, and I love that I get to share my collection of many of them. I will be posting collections randomly, but I love them all. I hope you will all enjoy these posts of mine. Would love to know if you have any collections like mine, and if you own and love these books too. Let me know :)

Books by Jodi Meadows

Oh, how I adore Jodi. She's all kinds of amazing. And her books are so awesome. I must admit that I have still only read the first book in her first trilogy, ahh, which I loved, but haven't had the chance yet to read the other ones. But I will. Very soon. Her newest books are so awesome too. Just, so much love. I cannot wait to read more books by Jodi. And for my collection to grow. I'm missing a few ARCs, ack. Must also share that I have the most awesome swag collection by Jodi too. I'm so happy with all of it.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Review: Tell Us Something True by Dana Reinhardt

Sigh. I'm not sure where to begin with this book. When Cailin asked me about reading and reviewing it, I was a bit unsure, yet I wanted to give it a try, because it looked and sounded sort of cute. Plus it wasn't all that long. So I was excited about reading it. But yeah. I ended up being very disappointed. Which sucks.

I guess it is because I don't really like this genre at all. I'm not sure why, but contemporary books are not for me. I don't enjoy them. But. I have also loved a few precious few from this genre, and I had hoped this would be another one of those. But it was not. And I have so many reasons for why. I shall try to explain.

This book is told from the point of view of seventeen year old River. Sadly, I did not like the writing all that much. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. It felt like he was telling the story about his life, and he never stopped telling it, and that bothered me. It just wasn't written all that well to me. But I didn't hate it, so that's good, lol. But yeah. This book wasn't all that good at all. I'm giving it two stars, because I did not like it. At all. But I also did not hate it, so yeah, one star would not do. But this is a book I would not read again, sadly. And I have so many reasons for why this book was so bad. I thought it would be good. It sounded pretty good. Was told that River was a great boy to read about. But hahaha. He was not. I did not like this boy.

I can't help but feel this way. River was not a good boy at all. Yeah, it begins with him getting dumped by the girlfriend he had for about two years. Which he didn't see coming at all. But gosh. He was so not nice. At least not for me. He got dumped. He then started walking home, and stopped at a place for teens with addictions. Which he loves going to. But. He starts lying. He pretends he has an addiction. And it is so not nice of him to lie for weeks to them all. It was really shitty of him to do, to be honest.

But that isn't the only reason for why I did not like this boy. After he was dumped, he started stalking the girl, Penny. He showed up at her house several times. He bought her soup and flowers. He just did not understand that she broke up with him. He kept thinking about her all the time, how he would get her back. And his ideas were so stupid and a bit rude and it bothered me so much. He should have left the girl alone. She didn't want to be with him anymore. Sigh. And I understood why she didn't want to. Ugh.

But then later on it was shown that she wasn't really a nice person, and he was better without her, but yeah, I didn't like that. Because I thought she seemed nice. But Penny and River did not fit together at all. He spent those two years only with her, and sort of threw away his three friends. It was not nice of him at all. Ugh. I just. There were so many things that bothered me about this boy. I just could not seem to like him. But I did like him a few times, but not enough. River was just not someone I could ever like.

The entire plot in this book was about River trying to get over Penny. Except he wasn't really trying at all. And about him going to the support group. Which was pretty interesting to read about. I was curious about the other kids. They seemed nice. But I didn't like the way River thought about them sometimes. Sigh. And then there was the new girl, Daphne. I'm unsure about her. I liked her. But I didn't know her enough to love her. Shrugs. It bothered me how quickly River fell in love with her, though. Annoying.

I'm not sure I like how River treated Daphne. First they were just friends. For a short time. And then suddenly he has feelings for her. And then one day she's having a really bad day, which he knows, and yet he doesn't really ask her about it, and instead starts talking about how he really likes her. And then he tries to kiss her. And oh my gosh. It was the worst timing in the world and I sort of hate him for it. Ugh. Just. Yeah. He wasn't a nice boy. Shrugs. Though I know that others will end up loving him. But not me.

Sadly, this wasn't a book for me. But I'm glad I tried it even so. But yeah, probably not reading many more books from this genre, lol. Not for me. But I do think others will enjoy this book a lot. Curious to know what others think of it. Let me know :) Thank you so much to Cailin at Rock the Boat for sending me this gorgeous print ARC for review. <3 It means the most. And the book looks so gorgeous. But yeah. Tell Us Something True was simply not a book for me. It's such a pretty book, though, and quick to read.