Weekly News…It’s Christmas!!!

Friday, December 25, 2015:

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! I hope the food is over flowing and the company is fantastic and loving. Enjoy the day and the weekend, where ever you may be! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 🙂

Updated Reading List:

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton (posted)
  • Escape From Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth (currently reading)
  • Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis
  • Mechanica by Betsy Cornwall

New Releases This Week:

  • Thursday, December 24,2015
    • YA
      • Die Sache Mit Susan Miller by Anna Katmore
  • Wednesday, December 23, 2015
    • YA
      • Life on Base: Quantico Cave by Tom & Nancy Wise
      • Rose: The Awakening by Krys Kingston
  • Tuesday, December 22, 2015
    • YA
      • Dragonfriend by Marc Secchia
      • Li Jun and the Iron Road by Anne Tait
      • All Fall Down (Embassy Row Series #1) by Ally Carter
      • See How They Run (Embassy Row Series #2) by Ally Carter
      • A Whisper of Death by Paul Barrett
      • This Raging Light by Estelle Laure
      • Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
    • Adult
      • The Choice by Nicholas Sparks (Get the tissues out!!!)
      • Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog, Adder’s Fork and Lizard’s Leg: The Lore and Mythology of Amphibians and Reptiles by Marty Crump
  • Monday, December 21, 2015
    • YA
      • The Italian Word for Kisses by Matthew J. Metzger

Weekly News

Friday News Report: Friday, December 18, 2015

Wow, it’s been a while, huh? Sorry for the few weeks of silence. I just finished up my semester and I had to write a paper, revise two other papers, and study for four different science exams in the span of a week and a half. But, hopefully I am back now and will be posting reviews weekly, keep your fingers crossed!

Updated reading list:

  • Hidden Moon by K.R Thompson (Review Posted)
  • What we Keep is not Always What Will Stay by Amanda Cockrell (Review Posted)
  • Lost Stars by Claudia Gray (Reading)
  • Escape from Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek

New releases this week:

  • Tuesday December 15, 2015
    • YA
      • Vision Quest by Terry Davis
      • UnBound by Neal Shusterman
      • Untamed (Splintered Series Companion)by A. G. Howard
      • Well of Tears (Empath Book 3) by Dawn Peers
      • Ensnared (Splintered Series #3) by A. G. Howard
      • The Falconer (Falconer Series #1) by Elizabeth May
      • The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
      • Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms Series #4) by Morgan Rhodes
      • How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
      • Bloodcraft by Amalie Howard
      • Brewer Archives by Meisha Camm
      • Attack on Titan 17 by Hajime Isayama
      • Maximum Ride Manga, Volume 9 by James Patterson
    • Adult
      • Three Searching Kings by Elmer Towns
  • Thursday December 17, 2015
    • YA
      • Onwaachige the Dreamer by Jay Jordan Hawke
      • Deadly Sweet Lies by Erica Cameron
    • Adult
      • The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton by William E. Leuchtenburg

Recap of Thanksgiving Week

Friday News Report: Friday, November 26, 2015

So when I was packing to go back home for Thanksgiving Break I made sure to pack two extra books because I was going to be on the train for 10 plus hours and I was sure to finish Hidden Moon. Well, it wasn’t until I was on the train that I realized that I forgot the book I was currently reading on the night stand next to my bed, five hours south of where I was, at school. So my reading list got a little wanky this week…Oooops!

On a different note, I hope that everybody who celebrates Thanksgiving stuffed themselves with good home cooking, turkey, sweets, and love from friends and family. The year has been rough, however, I am thankful for the people in my life (even if they may make it a bit more chaotic) and I am thankful for the opportunity that I have been given to learn the wonderful things that I have this year at school.

Updated reading list:

  • Hidden Moon by K.R Thompson (Reading pending…)
  • Abandon by Meg Cabot (Could not finish)
  • What we Keep is not Always What Will Stay by Amanda Cockrell (Reading now)
  • Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

New releases this week:

  • Tuesday November  24, 2015
    • YA
      • Rules for 50/50 Chances by Kate McGovern
      • Promises I Made by Michelle Zink
      • Reckless Hearts by Sean Olin
      • Light of Day by Allison van Diepen
      • Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
      • The Magic Ring by Jenifer Hoss
      • Iron Zulu by Brad R Cook
      •  Black Heart by Holly Black
      • Pawn (Blackcoat Rebellion Series #1) by AimĂ©e Carter
      • Queen (Blackcoat Rebellion Series #3) by AimĂ©e Carter
      • The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders
      • Ignite (Defy Trilogy, Book 2) by Sara B. Larson
      • Going Over by Beth Kephart
    • Adult
      •  All of Us and Everything: A Novel by Bridget Asher
      • Concussion by Jeanne Marie Laskas
      • Murder on the Last Frontier by Cathy Pegau
      • Hope: Entertainer of the Century by Richard Zoglin
      • Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
      • And Yet… by Christopher Hitchens
      • The Magicians: A Novel by Lev Grossman
      • Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas by Michael Dougherty
      • The Truth About Him by M. O’Keefe
      • Stepbrother, Mine by Opal Carew
      • Sons of Anarchy: Bratva by Christopher Golden
      • Yarned and Dangerous by Sadie Hartwell
      • Coal River by Ellen Marie Wiseman
      • Boys in the Trees by Carly Simon
      • Doctor Who: The Secret Lives of Monsters by Justin Richards
      •  A Vision of Fire (The EarthEnd Saga, Book 1) by Gillian Anderson

November 20, 2015 Updates and New Releases

Friday News Report: Friday, November 20, 2015

So this week is dubbed Hell Week by my fellow classmates at my college. This week has lived up to its name. I’ve had two finals, two tests and a presentation all within days of each other, so I haven’t had a lot of time to read, let alone write the review I was hoping to post yesterday. So I’m a little behind on my reading list. I also decided to take a book off that was already on my to read list, just because the book that I’m currently reading has a murder in the woods (that I was unaware of) and I didn’t want to read another book with the same theme so soon afterwards.

Updated reading list:

  • Hidden Moon by K.R Thompson (Reading now)
  • Abandon by Meg Cabot
  • What we Keep is not Always What Will Stay by Amanda Cockrell
  • Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

New releases this week:

Note: There may have been more books that were released yesterday, however, when I made this post I could only find a few that were coming out on Thursday at the time. I’m traveling all day today, so I actually had this set up yesterday before I left for break! Sorry!

  • Tuesday November  17, 2015
    • YA
      •  Everything but the Truth: An If Only novel by Mandy Hubbard
      • Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler
      • The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson
      • The Game of Lives (The Mortality Doctrine, Book Three) by James Dashner
      • Strange Girl by Christopher Pike
      • Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey by Ozge Samanci
      • Calvin by Martine Leavitt
      • Until the End by Abbi Glines
      • Once Again by Liz Braswell & Cameron Dokey
    • Adult
      • All Dressed in White (Under Suspicion Series #2) by Mary Higgins Clark
        • The Pharaoh’s Secret: A Kurt Austin Adventure (NUMA Files Series) by Clive Cussler
        • A Very New York Christmas by Michael Storrings
        •  Warheart (Richard and Kahlan Series #4) by Terry Goodkind
  • Thursday November 19, 2015
    •   YA
      • Boy 23 by Jim Carrington
      • Fire Falling (Air Awakens #2) by Elise Kova

The Unlucky News Report (Friday November 13)

Hahaha! Get it? Happy Friday the 13th everybody! I hope nobody runs into any terrible luck today, I know that my luck can’t get any worse at this point.  Not a lot has really happened this week, just some new releases on Tuesday and cover reveal. See you Sunday for the next review, if chemistry doesn’t kill me first!

P.S. If I sound a bit scatterbrained it’s because of this head cold, at least it’s amplifying my typical scatterbrained self!

Updated reading list:

  • Predestined by Abbi Glines (Posted yesterday)
  • Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles) by Kresley Cole (Review will be posted Sunday)
  • Hidden Moon by K.R Thompson (Reading now)
  • The Body in the Woods by April Henry
  • Abandon by Meg Cabot


New releases this week:

  • Tuesday November 10, 2015
    • YA
      • Winter (Lunar Chronicles Series #4) by Marissa Meyer (in practically every format)
      • Da Vinci’s Tiger by L. M. Elliott (NOOK Book and Hardback)
      • Prince Across the Water by Jane Yolen (NOOK Book)
      • Young Widows Club by Alexandra Coutts (NOOK Book, Hardcover)
      • Autumn’s Kiss by Bella Thorne (Hardcover)
      • UnDivided by Neal Shusterman (Audiobook)
      • The Adventures of Hermes, God of Thieves: 100 Journeys Through Greek Mythology by Murielle Szac (Hardcover)
      • Paladin by Sally Slater (Audiobook)
      • For the Record by Charlotte Huang (NOOK Book)
      • Triple Moon by Melissa de la Cruz (Hardcover)
      • The Robert Stanek Short Story & Novella Collection by Robert Stanek (NOOK Book)
      • This Way Home by Wes Moore (Hardcover, NOOK Book)
      • Flesh by David Galef (NOOK Book)
      • I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil (Paperback)
      • Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick (NOOK Book, Hardcover)
      • Unforgiven by Lauren Kate (Hardcover, NOOK Book, Audiobook)
      • The Escape from Furnace Series by Alexander Gordon Smith (NOOK Book)
      • Soundless by Richelle Mead (Audiobook, NOOK Book, Hardcover)
      • Incinerator (Crusher Series #2) by Niall Leonard (Paperback)
      • Bloodwitch (Maeve’ra Series #1) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Paperback)
      • The August 5 by Jenna Helland (Hardcover, NOOK Book)
      • The Rogues by Jane Yolen (NOOK Book)
      • Ella by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee (NOOK Book)
      • The August 5 (11/10/2015)
      • by Jenna Helland
      • Hello? by Liza Wiemer (NOOK Book, Paperback)
      • Like Water on Stone by Dana Walrath (Paperback)
      • Triple Moon by Melissa de la Cruz (NOOK Book)
      • Consent by Nancy Ohlin (Hardcover, NOOK Book)
      • All the Major Constellations by Pratima Cranse (Hardcover)
      • The Lost (Witch and Wizard Series #5) by James Patterson (Paperback)
      • Queen of the Night by Leanne Hall (Paperback)
      • Autumn’s Kiss by Bella Thorne (NOOK Book)
    • Adult
      • Anne Perry’s Merry Mysteries: Two Victorian Holiday Novels by Anne Perry (Paperback)
      • Hostage: A Novel by Kristina Ohlsson (Paperback)
      • Rules for a Knight by Ethan Hawke (Hardback)
      • At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen (Paperback)
      • November 9 by Colleen Hoover (Paperback)
      • Sidney Sheldon’s Reckless: A Tracy Whitney Novel by Sidney Sheldon (Hardcover)
      • Crimson Shore (Special Agent Pendergast Series #15) by Douglas Preston (Hardcover)
      • The 613 by Archie Rand (Hardcover)
      • Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi by Marvel Comics (Hardcover)
      • The Promise (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #16) by Robert Crais (Hardcover)
      • A Wild Swan: And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham (Hardcover)
      • Home by Nightfall (Charles Lenox Series #9) by Charles Finch (Hardcover)
      • A Christmas Escape by Anne Perry (Hardcover)
      • Legends and Liars by Julia Knight (Paperback)
      • Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente (Paperback)
      • Angel in Aisle 3: The True Story of a Mysterious Vagrant, a Convicted Bank Executive, and the Unlikely Friendship That Saved Both Their Lives by Kevin West (Hardcover)
      • A Moment of Silence: Midnight III by Sister Souljah (Hardcover)

Cover Reveal:

Out of Ashes

Five: Out of the Ashes by Holli Anderson

Release date: November 30, 2015

Publisher: Curiosity Quills

About the Book:

Their last battle ended with death and despair, but they have no time to mourn. One of their own has been taken and the Quinae Praesidia set out to find and rescue her.

In this third and last installment of the FIVE series, the FIVE discover new powers, make a desperate run through the Netherworld, land on an island paradise . . . and find that Brone, always a step ahead of them, is becoming more powerful than ever.

If anyone is interested, you can enter a giveaway for a free (signed) copy of the book or an e-book from the author! Just click here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/blog/it-s-live-cover-reveal-five-out-of-the-ashes-by-holli-anderson-giveaway-us-canada 

Friday New Report!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Welcome to November! Sorry that I have not stuck to my schedule for posting reviews. The past few weeks have been rather chaotic, which is a bit of an understatement. They were full of writing science papers, lab reports and flying out of state…So while I had the time to read the books and stick to the schedule that way, I haven’t really had the time to write the reviews for them. However, I will try to catch up and even have a summary of October posted this weekend! Unfortunately, November may not be looking well for reviews either, because the end of my Fall Semester is coming up and my teachers are trying to cram in last minute work and tests before Finals Week after Thanksgiving Break.

On a happier note, this month I will continue to read books from my growing pile here at school that pertain to the genres of Paranormal and Mystery…There’s also a few books that I may get to that just have Halloween/Fall themes that may not actually be either of those genres.

Updated reading list:

  • Ghost Light by Sonia Gensler (posted)
  • Predestined by Abbi Glines (Will be posted soon)
  • Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles) by Kresley Cole (Reading now)
  • Hidden Moon by K.R Thompson
  • The Body in the Woods by April Henry
  • Abandon by Meg Cabot


New releases this week:

  • Sunday November 1, 2015
    • YA
      • Wormwood Gate by Katherine Farmar (Paperback)
      • See No Color by Shannon Gibney (Hardcover)
      • The Teen Girl’s Survival Guide: Ten Tips for Making Friends, Avoiding Drama, and Coping with Social Stress by Lucie Hemmen (Paperback)
      • When Lightning Struck!: The story of Martin Luther by Danika Cooley (Hardcover)
      • The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman by Robin Gregory (NOOK Book)
    • Tuesday November 3, 2015
      • YA
        • Need by Joelle Charbonneau (NOOK Book)
        • Torn Away by Jennifer Brown (Paperback)
        • Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins (NOOK Book)
        • Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger (Hardcover)
        • Steppenwolf: A Novel by Hermann Hesse (Hardcover)
        • The Recruit by Diana Palmer (Audiobook)
        • The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (Paperback)
        • Cupcake by Rachel Cohn (Paperback)
        • One of Us by Jeannie Waudby (Hardcover)
        • Pop Princess by Rachel Cohn (Paperback)
        • Unchanged by Jessica Brody (Audiobook)
        • Watched by C. J. Lyons (Audiobook)
        • Shrimp by Rachel Cohn (Paperback)
        • Need by Joelle Charbonneau (Hardcover)
        • The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare (Paperback)
        • The Sister Pact by Stacie Ramey (Paperback)
        • UnSouled by Neal Shusterman (Audiobook)
        • Fearless by Marianne Curley (Paperback)
        • All In (The Naturals Series #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Hardcover)
        • The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (NOOK Book)
      • Adult
        • The Crossing (Harry Bosch Series #20) by Michael Connelly (Hardcover)
        • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (Hardcover)
        • The Grownup: A Story by the Author of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Hardcover)
        • The Golem of Paris by Jonathan Kellerman (Hardcover)
        • Born of Betrayal (The League: Nemesis Rising Series #8) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Hardcover)
        • Stars of Fortune (Guardians Trilogy Series #1) by Nora Roberts (Paperback)
        • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (Alex Cross Series #19) by James Patterson (Paperback)
        • Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving (Hardcover)
        • The Wheel of Time Companion: The People, Places and History of the Bestselling Series by Robert Jordan (Hardcover
        • Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed (Hardcover)
        • The Purr-fect Solider by Vivienne Savage
        • It’s Only Love by Marie Force
        • Thirty-five and a Half Conspiracies by Denise Grover Swank
      • Thursday November 5, 2015
        • YA
          • Ascendente by Karen Bao (NOOK Book)
          • Guardianes de los cristales by Brandon Mull (NOOK Book)

Friday New Report!

Friday, October 23, 2015

So this week was pretty intense for me. I thought that I could read this short book and have it posted by Thursday, however, as you can see that didn’t happen. I had two papers due this week and two big tests to study for, along with a bunch of time consuming BS chemistry busy work that is keeping my grade from sinking. Surprisingly, I don’t have a lot of work to do this weekend, so hopefully I can spend it catching up on my reading list. As you can see, I did not go by the reading list posted last week…Ooops!

Updated reading list:

  • Ghost Light by Sonia Gensler (reading now)
  • Existence by Abbi Glines (So I read this one instead this week and posted it today…)
  • Predestined by Abbi Glines
  • Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles) by Kresley Cole


New releases this week:

  • Monday October 19, 2015
    • YA
      • The Porcelain Carnival by Hayden Thorne
      • Comparative Religion: Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition by Carla Mooney
      • Witch Hunt by Kasi Blake
    • Tuesday October 20, 2015
      • YA
        • Tell the Story to Its End by Simon P. Clark
        • Dead Investigation by Charlie Price
        • Losers Take All by David Klass
        • Rookie Yearbook Four by Tavi Gevinson
        • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
        • Girl Online: On Tour by Zoe Sugg
        • Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall
        • Willful Machines by Tim Floreen
        • Red Girl, Blue Boy: An If Only novel by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
        • The Distance from Me to You by Marina Gessner
        • Tell the Story to Its End by Simon P. Clark
        • Dead Girl Moon by Charlie Price
        • If You’re Lucky by Yvonne Prinz
      • New Adult
      • Adult
        • Golden Lion: A Novel of Heroes in a Time of War by Wilbur Smith
        • Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Their Mission Home by Joe Klein
        • Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt
        • The Explorers Guild: Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala by Kevin Costner
        • The Lake House by Kate Morton
        • A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk
        • Speed Kings: The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World by Andy Bull
        • Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
        • I Feel Like Going On: Life, Game, and Glory by Ray Lewis
        • Binge by Tyler Oakley
        • Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink
        • Hemingway in Love: His Own Story by A. E. Hotchner
        • Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike Series #3) by Robert Galbraith