Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Places Mentioned in Books That I'd Like to Visit

Meme Hosted By: The Artsy Reader Girl

The Sound of Suffering Blog Tour

The Sound of Suffering by Darin C. Brown

Title: The Sound of Suffering
Author: Darin C. Brown

Format: Ebook ARC
Hunter Miller has a secret.

He can read and manipulate the auras that surround everyone.

Having used his talent to dethrone the reigning school bully, thirteen-year old Hunter finds himself thrust into a new quest after hearing screams in the aura of a teacher.  Unable to resist this powerful siren song, he investigates—despite warnings from his family and friends. It nearly costs him everything.

Upon discovering the truth, Hunter seeks assistance in his mission to defeat his formidable adversary. As the situation escalates, the adolescent hero ultimately realizes that despite the risks, he must fight this battle alone.

In this second installment of The Master of Perceptions series, can Hunter use his extraordinary powers to rescue an innocent woman without losing himself in the process?

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi Review

35297272Title: Emergency Contact
Author: Mary H.K. Choi

Format: Ebook/ Scribd
For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind.

Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a cafĂ© and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him.

When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

Waiting on Wednesday

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

30295312Title: The Red Scrolls of Magic
Author: Cassandra Clare
Release Date: April 2nd, 2019
All Magnus Bane wanted was a vacation—a lavish trip across Europe with Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter who against all odds is finally his boyfriend. But as soon as the pair settles in Paris, an old friend arrives with news about a demon-worshipping cult called the Crimson Hand that is bent on causing chaos around the world. A cult that was apparently founded by Magnus himself. Years ago. As a joke.

Now Magnus and Alec must race across Europe to track down the Crimson Hand and its elusive new leader before the cult can cause any more damage. As if it wasn’t bad enough that their romantic getaway has been sidetracked, demons are now dogging their every step, and it is becoming harder to tell friend from foe. As their quest for answers becomes increasingly dire, Magnus and Alec will have to trust each other more than ever—even if it means revealing the secrets they’ve both been keeping.

So this one really should have been on my last week's Top Ten Tuesday of books I am on the fence about this year. I am so far behind on Casandra Clare's books and truth is, I will not catch up. I have read half of the last book in the Mortal Instruments series and probably won't finish. I haven't ready any of the Infernal Device books and don't plan on it. I haven't read any of the Shadowhunter's Academy. She turns out massive books way too fast for me to keep up. I rolled my eyes at this one at first when I was it was a Shadowhunters novel, thinking how is she not done yet? But this one is Magnus Bane and Alex Lightwood. I can't pass on that... I just have to read it. I do see that this is book 1 in a series and that worries me a little bit. I love Cassandra Clare and her writing and I have read The Iron Trials that she wrote with Holly Black. I want to see something besides Shadowhunters from her. Okay, rant over. This one, though, I will read.

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Books I LOVED with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads

Meme Hosted By: The Artsy Reader Girl

2020 Retellings Reading Challenge


 This is hosted by Tracy over at Cornerfolds. It is all about re-tellings. There is a bingo board and a Goodreads group.You can find the rules and guidelines HERE.

I will be attempting to do the level of Warrior Princess: 6-10 Retellings.

Here is my Bingo board that I will be updating throughout the year.

Books in reading order:
  • Burning Brightly by Alexa Donne - Jane Eyre retelling - "Set in Space"

Stacking The Shelves

Weekly meme hosted over at Tynga's Reviews

So I have been on a book buying ban for a large part of last year and into this year. I did break it this week, because Thursday was my birthday. Still only got 4, but I am very happy with them.

Dating Cupid by Eve Langlais Review

40675817Title: Dating Cupid
Author: Eve Langlais

Format: Audiobook
Roxanne knows where she’d like to shove Cupid’s arrow.

Tired of cheating men and false promises of love, Roxanne launches a campaign against Cupid’s Dating Service. But it’s hard to smear a company when you’ve got the hots for the owner.

Maverick Eros is more than the CEO of CDS, he’s Cupid himself. However, forget the media images of a chubby diapered cherub because the god of love is actually six feet plus of yummy, muscled male.

When they meet, sparks fly--the lusty kind--but they both know from experience, love hurts. In the end though, they’ll learn that love will have its way with them with or without the aid of Cupid’s arrow.


Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Upcoming Favorite Couples in Books

Meme Hosted By: The Artsy Reader Girl

Roomies by Christina Lauren Review

34466910Title: Roomies

Author: Christina Lauren

Format: Ebooks/ Scribd
Publication Date: December 5th, 2017
Marriages of convenience are so...inconvenient.

For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend into the subway station near her apartment, drawn to the captivating music performed by her street musician crush. Lacking the nerve to actually talk to the gorgeous stranger, fate steps in one night in the form of a drunken attacker. Calvin Mcloughlin rescues her, but quickly disappears when the police start asking questions.

Using the only resource she has to pay the brilliant musician back, Holland gets Calvin an audition with her uncle, Broadway’s hottest musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until his reason for disappearing earlier becomes clear: he’s in the country illegally, his student visa having expired years ago.

Seeing that her uncle needs Calvin as much as Calvin needs him, a wild idea takes hold of her. Impulsively, she marries the Irishman, her infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves and Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway—in the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting—will Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

Waiting on Wednesday

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

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Upcoming Releases I'm On The Fence About

Meme Hosted By: The Artsy Reader Girl