Currently Reading, Watching, Trying (#2)

ezgif-1-0cca031349I hadn’t really decided whether I would post these on specific days, or whether it’d be weekly, bi-weekly, or whenever. But so as to keep the content as fresh as possible, I might just post them when the things I’m reading, watching, and trying change up a bit, (and also when I have time), since there’s no point in making two or more posts about the same content. Right? I know that readers usually prefer that there be a schedule, or at least a regularity to how posts go live, but even though I’m quite organized as a person, that side of me seems not to apply to blogging at all. But a lot of you are still around, so I don’t feel like a total failure, haha. Thank you so much for all of your support!

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Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde (Blog Tour, ARC Review & Giveaway)

28245707Title: Queens of Geek
Author: Jen Wilde
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Date published: March 14, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 288
Source: Publisher

A physical copy of the book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Three friends. Two love stories. One convention.

Charlie likes to stand out. She’s a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.

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Queens of Geek, an empowering young adult novel by Jen Wilde, is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself.

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February 2017 Owl Crate (Review)

owlProduct: February 2017 Owl Crate
Type: Surprise subscription book crate
What: One brand new, just released, hardcover YA book, and goodies related to each month’s specific theme (usually related to the book which is included in a specific box).
Company: Owl Crate
Made in: U.S.A., Canada, Australia, and others
Current price: 29.99 USD
Shipping: Depends on where you live. It’s 10.95 USD to my location.
Source: Personal purchase.

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Top Ten Tuesday (#19)

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I’m so glad that Top Ten Tuesday is no longer on hiatus! I didn’t realize how much I would miss this meme until it was actually gone for a good bit! Even though it just snowed here for the last few days (oh Canada), I will pretend it’s “Spring” and complete this week’s prompt with a nice big smile on my face! Haha. Here goes!

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The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (ARC Review)

30095464Title: The Bone Witch
Author: Rin Chupeco
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Date published: March 7, 2017
Format: Digital
Page Count: 400
Source: NetGalley

A digital copy of the book was kindly provided by the publisher through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  The beast raged; it punctured the air with its spite. But the girl was fiercer.

Tea is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy makes her a bone witch, who are feared and ostracized in the kingdom. For theirs is a powerful, elemental magic that can reach beyond the boundaries of the living—and of the human.

Great power comes at a price, forcing Tea to leave her homeland to train under the guidance of an older, wiser bone witch. There, Tea puts all of her energy into becoming an asha, learning to control her elemental magic and those beasts who will submit by no other force. And Tea must be strong—stronger than she even believes possible. Because war is brewing in the eight kingdoms, war that will threaten the sovereignty of her homeland…and threaten the very survival of those she loves.

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Rebels Like Us by Liz Reinhardt (ARC Review)

25377806Title: Rebels Like Us
Author: Liz Reinhardt
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date published: February 28, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 496
Source: Publisher

A physical copy of the book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  Culture shock knocks city girl Agnes “Nes” Murphy-Pujols off-kilter when she’s transplanted mid–senior year from Brooklyn to a small Southern town after her mother’s relationship with a coworker self-destructs. On top of the move, Nes is nursing a broken heart and severe homesickness, so her plan is simple: keep her head down, graduate and get out. Too bad that flies out the window on day one, when she opens her smart mouth and pits herself against the school’s reigning belle and the principal.

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WWW Wednesday (#6)

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So glad that I was able to participate in this meme again this week! I’ve been really busy, but I devoted a slot of time to putting this post together, and I’m glad that it was enough to actually finish writing and setting it up (unlike other weeks when I failed, hah). For those of you who don’t know what WWW Wednesday is, I will post a quote from the post written by the hostess (at Taking on the World of Words), because I think that she explains it better than I could:

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Pacific Burn by Barry Lancet (Giveaway) [CLOSED]

I am very excited to be partnering with Simon & Schuster in order to bring you guys this giveaway! The giveaway is U.S. only, (sorry international followers! I will be hosting an international giveaway very soon!) And the book being given away is Pacific Burn by Barry Lancet, which came out today!

“Pacific Burn is a page-turning, globe-spanning tale of murder, suspense, and intrigue that grabs and holds your attention from beginning to end. Barry Lancet is truly a gifted author, and his character of Jim Brodie is unlike any private investigator you’ve ever encountered in literature.” —Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author of Radiant Angel

Before the link to the actual giveaway, I would like to first share some images and info about the book with all of you (courtesy of Simon & Schuster):

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The Unleashed by Bentz Deyo (Review & Giveaway) [CLOSED]

32865995Title: The Unleashed
Author: Bentz Deyo
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Third Floor Publishing, LLC
Date published: January 13, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count:
Source: Author

A physical copy of the book was kindly provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  Leam Holt has done the unthinkable. He’s saved Harbing from utter destruction by consuming the toxin that was intended for the entire town and he’s rescued Eloa’s father from a prison cell under Darkness Headquarters.

But at what cost? Stricken by the poison and unable to remember who he is or access his Light side, Leam is captured by the evil Gideon and brought in for interrogation and training. Surrounded by Darkness, Leam revels in his undiluted Dark power and connects with other violent and corrupt kids, especially the bold and gorgeous Rylan. Still, Leam tries to piece together memories about his past, including those of Eloa, who he discovers is in grave danger.

While Sebastian and the forces of Light work to free Leam from the grasp of the poison and Gideon, the world is thrown into turmoil from exposure to the toxin. The battle for control over the prospect, the person who will lead the world into complete Darkness or Light, is heating up, and Leam’s role in the war grows murkier.

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Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage (ARC Review)

29102879Title: Beautiful Broken Girls
Author: Kim Savage
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Mystery
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher: Macmillan
Date published: February 21, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 336
Source: Publisher

A physical copy of the book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  Remember the places you touched me.

The parts of Mira Cillo that Ben touched are etched on his soul.

Palm. Hair. Chest. Cheek. Lips. Throat. Heart.

It was the last one that broke her. After her death, Mira sends Ben on a quest for notes she left in the seven places where they touched—notes that explain why she and her sister, Francesca, drowned themselves in the quarry. How Ben interprets those notes has everything to do with the way he was touched by a bad coach years before. But the truth behind the girls’ suicides is far more complicated, involving a dangerous infatuation, a deadly miracle, and a crushing lie.

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