Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #92: A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  A Thousand Perfect Notes
Author:  C.G. Drews
Expected Publication Date:  June 7th, 2018

An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope.

Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music - because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence.

When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?

Not only is it the first book from one of my most favorite book bloggers (Cait from Paper Fury), but I also love the sound of this story!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Teaser Tuesday #14: Romeo and Juliet...Monster Style!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.  Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open 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!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Title: This Savage Song

Author:  Victoria Schwab

Year Published: 2016

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Reading Level:  Young Adult

There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwaba young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

"Who Are you?
"Kate's voice followed him onto the subway.
You don't look like a Freddie.
It trailed him through the city.
I'm going to figure it out.
It tailed him on the street." Kate might know about August's secret, that he's actually a monster in disguise!  What will happen between Kate and August now?  I can't wait to find out!

Do you have a book that you are currently reading that you would like to show to everyone else?  Please feel free to post your Teaser Tuesday in the comments below and I'll check them out! 

[ARC REVIEW] Farty Princess by A.P. Gai

Title:  Farty Princess

Author:  A.P. Gai

Artist: Kittipong

Genre:  Children's / Humor / Fairy Tale / Royalty / Mission

Year Published: 2013

Year Read:  5/22/2018

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC.   

Source: eARC (Amazon Kindle)

Content Rating:  Ages 5+ (Some Gross Humor)

I received this book through Amazon Kindle in exchange for an honest review.

I had read a few children’s books that dealt with toilet humor (or to get specific here, fart humor) like “Walter the Farting Dog” and I usually enjoy them since they are so hilarious to read through.  So, when I saw this new children’s book title from Amazon called “Farty Princess” by A.P. Gai along with artwork by Kittipong, I just had to check this little title out!

Princess Priscilla was well loved by the people of her kingdom as she was extremely friendly to everyone around her.  Unfortunately, Priscilla has a little problem…she cannot stop farting uncontrollably and her farts smell so bad that they make anyone who has the misfortunate of being near them faint!  One day, Priscilla was finally going to marry her fiancé Prince Paul and she was so happy about the occasion that she ended up farting in bliss and her farts smelled so bad that it put Prince Paul into a deep sleep!  Now, Priscilla must go on a journey to find a cure for Prince Paul’s curse!

A.P. Gai has done a good job with writing this book as I found myself giggling to myself at the toilet humor going on in this book!  I liked the way that A.P. Gai made Princess Priscilla be the one who rescues the Prince from a curse she (unknowingly) cast upon the Prince as it serves as a nice twist to the usual “Prince saves the Princess” plot line that is usually found in many fairy tales.  I also liked the fact that Princess Priscilla is portrayed as being extremely friendly to everyone she meets along with on her journey as it made her into a likable character and I especially liked the part about her farts saving her from misfortune throughout her journey!  Kittipong’s artwork is adorable to look at as all the characters truly look like they came out of an innocent fairy tale story and I especially loved the appearance of Priscilla herself as she has a cute appearance despite the fact that she farts a lot.  I also loved the way that Kittipong drew Priscilla’s farts as they are not colored in green, which is the usual color you see with farts being illustrated.  Instead, her farts are colored in purple and pink colors, which makes her farts look cute instead of disgusting (Farts are cute? Well, that is the first time I said that)!

The reason why I gave this book a three-and-a-half-star rating was because while the book had a pretty cute (and hilarious) premise, I felt that both the story and the characters were a bit bland at times.  As much as I like the fact that Princess Priscilla is an extremely nice character, I felt that there was not that much dimension to her character and this also includes her love interest Prince Paul, who was just there to be put into a coma for most of the story.

Overall, while “Farty Princess” is a cute story that is full of toilet humor, the story would have benefited more if there were more dimensions to the characters and to the story itself.  I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since some children might not like the gross humor in this book.

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

New Releases on the Horizon #45: May 27, 2018 - June 2, 2018

Hey everyone!  I just started this new thing on my blog called "New Releases on the Horizon!"  It's where I list all the new books being release throughout the year and I choose from 10 books that I have the most interest in checking out and I also will list the dates the books will be released and where you can find them if you are interested.

So, be on the lookout for some new books on the horizon!

Expected Publication: May 29th, 2018 by Snowy Wings Publishing  
(Fantasy / Anthology)  

Questions I Want to Ask You by Michelle Falkoff  

Bright Burns the Night (Dark Breaks the Dawn Duology #2) by Sara B. Larson  
Expected Publication:  May 29th, 2018 by Scholastic Press  

Expected Publication:  May 29th, 2018 by Push  
(Contemporary Romance / LGBT) 

Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West   
Expected Publication:  May 29th, 2018 by Point  
(Contemporary Romance) 

Expected publication: May 29th, 2018 by Harlequin Teen   

LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike #1) by Jay Kristoff   
Expected publication:  May 29th, 2018 by Knopf Books for Young Readers 
(Science Fiction) 

Legendary (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber  
Expected publication:  May 29th, 2018 by Flatiron Books 

Exile (The Extinction Trials #2) by S.M. Wilson   
Expected publication:  June 1st, 2018 by Usborne Publishing Ltd   
(Science Fiction) 

Cover Spotlight #14: May 27th, 2018 - June 3rd, 2018

Hey everyone!  I just created a new book meme called "Cover Spotlight" where you get to showcase your favorite book covers!  It can be a book cover from a book you've read years ago, a book cover from a book you just recently read or a book cover from a book that you've never read before, but you still love the cover!  You can also feature multiple book covers instead of one for this meme! This is a weekly meme, which means that the meme starts every Sunday, but you have until the Sunday after that week to post your favorite covers!

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Another cover from Sarah J. Maas' awesome "A Court of Thorns and Roses" series!  I just loved the red coloring for the cover and I loved the way that the thorns sprawls all over the cover!

Book Photo Sundays #80: May 27, 2018

Hello everyone! Welcome to "Book Photo Sundays" where you get the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to!  The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back here so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!  You can get your book photos through your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Iphone or any other account where you can get your photos!


So let's get started!

Also, this will be tied into the May Book Photo Sundays Bookstagram Challenge over at Instagram, so please feel free to check it out!

Hello everyone!  Welcome to another Book Photo Sundays!  This past week, I just bought me a new wooden back board for my photos and it's working out pretty well for me!  These two photos have my new wooden back board in the image and they showcase the most recent books I just bought like the first book in the "Illuminae" series!

The Sunday Post Meme (137)

Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

Hey everyone! Wow! This week was quite interesting to me!  Me and my family had just gotten a new internet connection and we are trying out Netflix for the first time and we are really enjoying it!  I'm currently trying to catch up on a lot of shows that I've been missing out on which includes "Riverdale" (loving that show so far), "Supergirl," "iZombie," "Power Rangers Ninja Steel" and the "Sharknado" movies.  I'm hoping to catch up on other shows like "Black Lightning," "The Flash," and "Reign" pretty soon!

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One Word: NETFLIX!!!


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☆ Check out Book Haven's review on Jonny Quest 01x01 The Mystery of the Lizard Men

★ Check out Carole's Random Life in Books' post on New Releases - May 22, 2018 #newreleases #newbooks

Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!

Posted on Sunday, May 27, 2018.