“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Stars of Fortune

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


Stars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts

Paperback, 336 pages
Publication Date: Nov. 3rd, 2015
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425280102
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

BOOK ONE OF THE GUARDIANS TRILOGY

To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces…

Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the fire star. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets.

Sasha is the one who holds them together—the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her.

But Sasha and Bran are just two of the six. And they all must all work together as a team to find the fire star in a cradle of land beneath the sea. Over their every attempt at trust, unity, and love, a dark threat looms. And it seeks to corrupt everything that stands in its way of possessing the stars…

New Nora Roberts trilogy… YAY!! More love and magic mixed together. I love the sound of these people, and that there are goddesses, and I’m really hoping that my Queen of Romance is delving into the realm of Greek mythology with this new series of hers. I cannot wait to get my hands on this new book. Nobody melds magic, romance, and danger like Nora Roberts. Bring it on! P.S. that cover is so pretty!!!

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What are you waiting for this week?

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Teaser Tuesdays: Storm’s Heart

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

Storm’s Heart (Elder Races, #2) by Thea Harrison

Mass Market Paperback, 305 pages
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Release Date: August 2nd, 2011
ISBN# 9780425242667
Page: 103

She had heard that he called the lightning when he lost his temper. She had not realized he contained the lightning. She felt like she had been given the merest glimpse into the vast unseen landscape that lay cloaked inside him.

“Waiting On” Wednesdays: The Conspiracy of US

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


 

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

Hardcover, 432 pages
Publication Date: Jan. 13th 2015
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
ISBN: 9780399166501
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

 A fast-paced international escapade, laced with adrenaline, glamour, and romance–perfect for fans of Ally Carter.

Avery West’s newfound family can shut down Prada when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war. Part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle, they believe Avery is the key to an ancient prophecy. Some want to use her as a pawn. Some want her dead.

To unravel the mystery putting her life in danger, Avery must follow a trail of clues from the monuments of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul with two boys who work for the Circle—beautiful, volatile Stellan and mysterious, magnetic Jack. But as the clues expose a stunning conspiracy that might plunge the world into World War 3, she discovers that both boys are hiding secrets of their own. Now she will have to choose not only between freedom and family–but between the boy who might help her save the world, and the one she’s falling in love with.

 

 What excites me about this title is the combo of mysterious secret society + world travel. Two things which I think go very well together, and let’s face it, I call myself the Roaming Librarian, and it’s not because I like to stay in one place. lol! But yeah, I love books that take people to new and different places, and this sounds like it does exactly that. Add in the part where it says it’s perfect for Ally Carter fans, and you’ve almost guaranteed that I’m going to like it!

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What are you waiting for this week?

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Teaser Tuesdays: Burn for Me and The Young Elites

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) by Ilona Andrews

Mass Market Paperback, 382 pages
Publisher:  Avon Books
Release Date: October 28th, 2014
ISBN# 9780062289230
Page: 26

“Penelope, I’m seventy-two years old. You let me enjoy my fantasy.”

“Go Grandma.” Arabella pumped her fist in the air.

 

 

 

 

The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1) by Marie Lu

Hardcover, 355 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 7th, 2014
ISBN# 9780399167836
Page: 34

My arm shackles break. Immediately I collapse, too weak to hold myself up, but the boy catches me and lifts me effortlessly into his arms. I tense, half expecting him to sear my skin. He smells like smoke, and heat emanates from every inch of his body.

 

Teaser Tuesdays: Shadows of Myth and Princess of Thorns

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

Shadows of Myth (The Ilduin, #1) by Rachel Lee

Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher:  Luna Books
Release Date: January 1st, 2005
ISBN# 9780373802128
Page: 94

She reached the ground and moved away from the horses. Never once did the wolf’s gaze leave her. As she drew closer, she realized that it’s head was nearly as high as her breast. A huge beast indeed. But somehow, no thought of fear came to her. As if mesmerized, she leaned forward and extended her hand palm upward.

 

 

 

 

Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: December 9th, 2014
ISBN# 9780385743228
Page: 111 of the eARC

Ror’s laughter makes his eyes light up and his cheeks dimple, transforming his face into something a little too lovely. For the first time since seeing him in the ring, I appreciate what a clever thing he did, using his appearance against people who assumed that a soft boy with a pretty face would be unable to hold his own.

Teaser Tuesdays: Snow Like Ashes and Bitter Greens

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1) by Sara Raasch

Hardcover, 422 pages
Publisher:  Balzer + Bray
Release Date: October 14th, 2014
ISBN# 9780062286925
Page: 49

They scramble for the lever that will close the iron bars over me, but it’s too late — I push the horse on, throwing a glance at the guard who first stopped me on my way in. His eyes widen with recognition, so I rip off the black cap that covered my hair as I whizz past, galloping across the bridge over the Feni River. White strands stream around me, some matted with sewer much, but most tossing in the wind. A living snowstorm, a vibrant white reminder that they haven’t enslaved every Winterian. Some of us are still alive. Some of us are still free.

 

 

 

 

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Release Date: September 23rd, 2014
ISBN# 9781250047533
Page: 161

The clouds rolled on without her, the glorious colors fading to violet and grey. Far below her, the lake grew dark. Rain lashed the stony cliffs.

Margherita took a deep breath and wiped her wet face on the sleeve of her nightgown. She turned and sat down, hiding her face in her arm. There was no way out. Not unless she grew wings and flew.

Teaser Tuesdays: Antigoddess

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

 

Antigoddess (Goddess War, #1) by Kendare Blake

Hardcover, 333 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: September 10th, 2013
ISBN# 9780765334435
Page: 124

She spun and struck the bar chair, sending it flying, and headed for the back of the warehouse. When she saw the exit door, she pushed through it and pounded her feet against the steel stairs. She didn’t stop until she’d shoved her way out into the brick-walled alley.

 

 

 

 

Teaser Tuesdays: Day 21 and A Snicker of Magic

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

Day 21 (The Hundred, #2) by Kass Morgan

Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 16th, 2014
ISBN# 9780316234559
Page: 17 of an e-book ARC

Bellamy nodded with mock solemnity. “Well, if you grow flippers, I promise not to shun you.”

“Oh, trust me. I’m not going to be the only mutant.”

Bellamy raised an eyebrow. “What do you mean?”

Clarke cupped her hands, filled them with water, and splashed it at Bellamy with a laugh. “Now you’ll grow flippers too.”

 

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Hardcover, 311 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: February 25th, 2014
ISBN# 9780545552707
Page: 28

LONELY

The word slithered across the cafeteria table, which didn’t surprise me at all. Lonely had followed me around for as long as I could remember. I never caught that stupid word in my bluebook, but it kept showing up anyway.