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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Musing Monday (#18)

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these (again) just because I’ve been very busy on Mondays, and/or I thought that my answers to the weekly random questions would be too boring to post, haha. But I’m back this week with an alright answer (I suppose), and some blog news!

ezgif-1545491241For those of you who don’t know, Musing Mondays is hosted by the awesome Ambrosia every Monday. This is a book blog meme where participants have to answer one of the pre-set prompts of (I’m currently reading…; Up next I think I’ll read…; I bought the following book(s) in the past week…; I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…; I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…; I can’t wait to get a copy of…; I wish I could read ___, but…; OR I blogged about ____ this past week…). And you also have to answer an additional random question which is different every week!

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Top Ten Tuesday (#18): Top Ten Books I Liked More Than I Thought I Would

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Soooo I’ve been sick for about 2 weeks now (although it feels like much longer), and I’ve therefore not had much time for meme posts. It also seems as if our host has been dealing with a lot of real life things too, because Top Ten Tuesday will sadly be on hiatus until March 7th! Nooooo. But real life things obviously have priority, and well all understand our host’s need to take it easy.

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The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid (ARC Review)

the_diabolic-3Title: The Diabolic
Author: S.J. Kincaid
Type: Fiction
Genre: Science Fiction, YA
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Date published: November 1, 2016
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 403
Source: Publisher

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

Summary: Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.

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Little Nothing by Marisa Silver [Review]

9780399167928Title: Little Nothing
Author: Marisa Silver
Type: Fiction
Genre: Literary Fiction, Mythology
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Date published: September 13, 2016
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 333
Source: Publisher

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

Summary: In an unnamed country at the beginning of the last century, a child called Pavla is born to peasant parents. Her arrival, fervently anticipated and conceived in part by gypsy tonics and archaic prescriptions, stuns her parents and brings outrage and scorn from her community. Pavla has been born a dwarf, beautiful in face, but as the years pass, she grows no farther than the edge of her crib. When her parents turn to the treatments of a local charlatan, his terrifying cure opens the floodgates of persecution for Pavla.

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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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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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Nevernight by Jay Kristoff [ARC Review]

26114463Title: Nevernight
Author: Jay Kristoff
Type: Fiction
Genre: Young Adult, Adult
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers, Thomas Dunne Books
Date published: August 9, 2016
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 444
Source: Macmillan Publishers

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

SummaryIn a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

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Musing Mondays (#4)

ezgif-1545491241It’s finally time for another Musing Mondays post! By which I mean that I finally have time on a Monday to write one again! Because I’m not organised enough to write blog posts ahead, like those superhuman bloggers who are just amazing at this blogging thing…

But anyway! Musing Mondays I’ve missed you!

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