Showing posts from April, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #3

Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday is a series hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine. I haven't done one of these in quite a while, but this week I couldn't just not show you this book.
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell Stop the Magician.
Steal the book.
Save the future.

In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she's been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta's training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containi…

Bang ARC Review

Bang by Barry Lyga 5 Stars
I fully intend to keep this one short and sweet because this book is definitely one you should read yourself. Our main character, Sebastian, accidentally shot and killed his baby sister when he was four years old. I know what you're thinking, but honestly this is something that does happen too often. I'm not going to go into the politics surrounding guns at all, but the aftermath that Sebastian deals with is all too real for some people. Bang deals with guilt, trying to fit into a society that only sees you as/for one thing, regular teenage angst, making friends, and finding a hobby. Throughout the book you can feel this big thing just looming over his life and you're just waiting for the shoe to drop. Overall, it was a wonderful read. I enjoyed being inside his head. I was rooting for him the whole time, but I also had questions. Thankfully most of my questions were answered by the end and in such an interesting way. I recommend this one to everyo…

A Very Arc-ish Readathon TBR

A Very Arc-ish Readathon So the other night I was scrolling through Twitter, as one does, and I came across someone's announcement that they were joining the "A Very Arc-ish Readathon" hosted by the lovely Aimal at Bookshelves & Paperbacks. Now it got me thinking about possibly joining. After all, I am way behind on my review books and it is for the entire month of April. First my 6+ month slump was created by extreme happiness and then fed by the depression that my first heartbreak created. While I am not completely out of my slump and am not completely sure that I will be doing this, I want to try. And maybe telling everyone will help me try.
So here it is, a bullet point list of some of my choices. Let's hope I at least read one. That's my goal. Freeks by Amanda HockingThe Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. NelsonHow it Feels to Fly by Kathryn HolmesAlterations by Stephanie ScottThis Savage Song by Victoria SchwabPlease Don't Tell by Laura TimsOne Was Los…