Hello fabulous bibliophile (and magical faerie creatures of the forest)!
New year usually mean new reading challenges for us Book Sniffers.
*best announcer voice* I interrupt this blog post momentarily to say: If you’re still looking for a reading challenge check out my post Searching fo a Good Reading Challenge?(wild title right?)
I love reading challenges. I do, really. I know, I know, I don’t really have the best track record of completing* the challenges but it’s fun trying to match a book to a challenge and the feeling of accomplishment when you get to tick it of your list is almost as satisfying as popping bubble wrap**! I mean what kind of living, breathing human DOESN’T LIKE POPPING BUBBLE WRAP? Read More »
This is the time of the year when we bibliophiles take our noses out of our books long enough to search for ways to spice up our reading for the next year. And thank God there are some pre-made challenges that we can just follow! Thank you, thank you to those who take the time to make these reading challenges!Read More »
So pretty much every year for the past three (or has it been four) years I’ve set reading goals for myself. Most of the time it’s just challenging myself to read a certain amount of books, but this year I decided to try Pop Sugars 2016 challenge! Because I’m a reading BOWSE (is that how you spell it. Idk how that looks as a word) and I got this!
Title: Unicorn Tracks Author: Julia Ember Genre: Fantasy, (Young Adult) Pages: 180 Published: April 21st, 2016 House: Harmony Ink Press
After a savage attack drives her from her home, sixteen-year-old Mnemba finds a place in her cousin Tumelo’s successful safari business, where she quickly excels as a guide. Surrounding herself with nature and the mystical animals inhabiting the savannah not only allows Mnemba’s tracking skills to shine, it helps her to hide from the terrible memories that haunt her. Mnemba is employed to guide Mr. Harving and his daughter, Kara, through the wilderness as they study Unicorns. The young women are drawn to each other, despite that fact that Kara is betrothed. During their research, they discover a conspiracy by a group of poachers to capture the Unicorns and exploit their supernatural strength to build a railway. Together, they must find a way to protect the creatures Kara adores while resisting the love they know they can never indulge.
Finally able to upload this! I was supposed to upload this a little bit ago but wasn’t able to due to internet issues. But now I can finally release the excerpt AND offer you guys this awesome sounding swag bag!Read More »
Title: Beyond the Red Author: Ava Jae Rating: Genre: Sci-Fi, (Young Adult) Pages: 360 Published: March 1st, 2016 House: Sky Pony Press Format: E-book Source: Edelweiss
Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. She’s the first female ruler of her territory in generations, but her people are rioting and call for her violent younger twin brother to take the throne. Despite assassination attempts, a mounting uprising of nomadic human rebels, and pressure to find a mate to help her rule, she’s determined to protect her people from her brother’s would-be tyrannical rule.
Eros is a rebel soldier hated by aliens and human alike for being a half-blood. Yet that doesn’t stop him from defending his people, at least until Kora’s soldiers raze his camp and take him captive. He’s given an ultimatum: be an enslaved bodyguard to Kora, or be executed for his true identity—a secret kept even from him.
When Kora and Eros are framed for the attempted assassination of her betrothed, they flee. Their only chance of survival is to turn themselves into the high court, where revealing Eros’s secret could mean a swift public execution. But when they uncover a violent plot to end the human insurgency, they must find a way to work together to prevent genocide
Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of handwringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery mold, nuchauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Collects issues #1-4.
I wasn’t a huge fan of this in the beginning. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it; it’s just that with all the things I heard from it I was expecting…more? But by the time I read issue #2 I loved it! So if you feel like that in the beginning keep reading; just give it some time.Read More »
Title: Movie Game Author: Michael Ebner Rating: Genre: Fiction, (Young Adult) Pages: 302 Published: September 15, 2015 House: Pen and Picture Format: E-book Source: NetGalley
It’s been three years since Joe’s father vanished. Now seventeen, he is unaware that government agents are watching him in case his dad makes contact. Joe is too distracted by his secret girlfriend, midnight swims in the pools of strangers, free drinks from his buddies at the movie game and the glamorous college student, Felicity. But his movie-esque existence and addiction to fiction is set to collide with a heavy dose of reality this summer when he discovers everything is not what it seems: his secret girlfriend wants to be the real thing. His college fling may have ulterior motives. And the government agents want co-operation to catch his missing father. All this and the three year old death of Joe’s first girlfriend Alice are going to cause him to face some dark truths.
It’s no longer a movie game. This is his life and he wants to win.
Title: You Were Here Author: Cori McCarthy Illustrator: Sonia Liao Rating: Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, (Young Adult) Pages: 267 Published: March 1, 2016 House: Sourcebooks Fire Format: E-book Source: NetGalley
Grief turned Jaycee into a daredevil, but can she dare to deal with her past?
On the anniversary of her daredevil brother’s death, Jaycee attempts to break into Jake’s favorite hideout—the petrifying ruins of an insane asylum. Joined by four classmates, each with their own brand of dysfunction, Jaycee discovers a map detailing her brother’s exploration and the unfinished dares he left behind.
As a tribute to Jake, Jaycee vows to complete the dares, no matter how terrifying or dangerous. What she doesn’t bargain on is her eccentric band of friends who challenge her to do the unthinkable: reveal the parts of herself that she buried with her brother.
This was given to me by Sourcebooks Fire via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Read More »