The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow [Review]

28589322Title: The Scorpion Rules
Author: Erin Bow
Type: Fiction
Genre: Sci-Fi, YA
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books / Simon & Schuster
Date published: September 22, 2015, June 7, 2016 (Reprint)
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 400
Source: Personal purchase

Summary: Greta is a Duchess and a Crown Princess. She is also a Child of Peace, a hostage held by the de facto ruler of the world, the great Artificial Intelligence, Talis. This is how the game is played: if you want to rule, you must give one of your children as a hostage. Start a war and your hostage dies.

The system has worked for centuries. Parents don’t want to see their children murdered.

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Musing Mondays (#5)

ezgif-1545491241After nearly 2 months, I am finally posting another Musing Mondays blog post! I’m not sure what happened, but there was a hiccup in the amount of blog posts I put up throughout August and September. It probably had to do with my vacation, job hunting, and freelance work. Hah. Probably.

But I’ve definitely missed making these posts, and I’m very happy to have returned to writing them!

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Currently Reading (#3)

ezgif-3973116087It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but I feel like writing a blog post today, and I am really really excited to talk about the book I’m currently reading! It’s my first encounter with some Canadian YA! Believe it or not. I don’t think we come out with a lot of YA that really interests me. I’ve been bingeing Fantasy and Sci-Fi lately, and I think that the Canadian YA that’s been coming out has been more contemporary.

I’ve always read Fantasy and Sci-Fi more than anything else (which is something you would know simply by glancing at my bookshelves), and it is the rare occasion that I will read something contemporary. I read numerous cheap romance novels when I was in high school, and I suppose those count, but I don’t really feel entertained or intellectually stimulated by such novels anymore.

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Merman in My Tub (Vol.1) / オレん家のフロ事情, Vol. 1 by Itokichi / いときち [Review]

orenchi_no_furo_jijo_manga_volume_coverTitle: Merman in my Tub (Vol.1) / オレん家のフロ事情
Author: Itokichi, いときち
Type: Fiction
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Seven Seas / Macmillan
Date published: March 27, 2012 (Japan), October 13, 2015 (English)
Format: E-book
Page Count: 138
Source: Personal purchase

Summary: What happens when an intruder from the sea stakes claim to your bathtub? A cool yet demure teenage boy named Tatsumi must learn to live with the self-obsessed and playful merman, Wakasa, in a small Tokyo apartment. These two dissimilar young men will learn what it takes to deal with one another in their everyday lives. Who knows, maybe something beyond friendship will unfold between them? Stranger things have happened. Or have they?

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#Blogwarts Update (#2)

ezgif-517030219With the first task completed and the respective grades assigned, it’s time for another update about The Blogwarts School of Wordcraft and Bloggery also known as The Bloggers House Cup!!!

If you are not participating in the game (which by the way, is still accepting players if you’re interested!), or you haven’t been following the game, the first task was that we create a music video which represents our House (Slikerin, Ravenclick, Hufflepost, or Gryffindraft). We had to re-write the lyrics of a song, record it, and then make a video to go with it all. Continue reading

Gone Wild by Jodi Lundgren [ARC Review]

51zmraeqzql-_sx321_bo1204203200_Title: Gone Wild
Author: Jodi Lundgren
Type: Fiction
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: James Lorimer & Co
Date published: August 1, 2016 (re-published)
Format: E-book
Page Count: 95
Source: NetGalley

An e-copy of this book was kindly provided through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryBullied in foster care and then by his adoptive mother’s boyfriend, Seth decides to head out on his own. Brooke thinks she might be pregnant and, instead of facing her controlling mother, she runs. The strangers meet in a wilderness park on Vancouver Island, where basic survival is a challenge. As they work together to find food, water, and shelter, they find the strength to take control of their own lives.

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Coffee Book Tag

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I’ve been wanting to do this tag for some time now, but I was either busy with other tags or events, or he timing just wasn’t right for it. Now, that the weather is starting to cool, I’ve started thinking more and more about hot drinkies. I mean, who doesn’t like hot drinkies when it’s cold out?! They’re definitely a special treat. Especially coffee. So, I hope that you’ll enjoy reading this post as much as I had time creating it! Ps. I’ve seen this post on a number of blogs, but have decided to based it off the blog where I saw it first: www.littlesparrowbooks.com

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Feature & Follow Friday (#3)

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I’m finally getting back into posting blog posts, and since it’s Friday, my first meme post coming back will be a Feature & Follow Friday one! I was selected as their feature for the first 2 posts which I wrote, which was amazing! But I haven’t been able to write another post for it since then because of work and because I was also away on vacation.

This meme is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.com, and you can find all of the details in her most recent Feature & Follow post! But basically, people post in responses to a prompt every week, and then people vote on each others’ posts on that topic. The person with the most votes, is chosen as the next week’s feature!

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Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova [ARC Review] + Sneak Peek, Giveaway & More! [CLOSED]

Labyrinth-Lost-Final-CoverTitle: Labyrinth Lost
Author: Zoraida Córdova
Type: Fiction
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Date published: September 6, 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: 336
Source: NetGalley

An e-copy of this book was kindly provided through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.

Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation… and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to ridherself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin.

The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland…

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