Top Ten Tuesday (#20): Top Ten Books I Read In One Sitting

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Still so happy that this meme is back! I really do enjoy this one the most, and this week has proven to be another fun list to compile! Top ten books I read in one sitting…and it should come as no surprise that most of these are comics, graphic novels, and manga, haha. I’m really not a fast reader, so it’s very rare for me to get through a full book in only one sitting! There’s a lot more adulting to do nowadays too, so that definitely interrupts the “one sitting” status most often. But anyway, I hope that you enjoy this week’s list, and happy reading to you all!

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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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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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Before I Fall (Film Review)

beforeifall_ep_poster1Title: Before I Fall
Directed by: Ry Russo-Young
Written by: Maria Maggenti
Based on the Novel by: Lauren Oliver
Type: Fiction
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Producers: Jonathan Shestack, Matt Kaplan, Brian Robbins
Distributor: Open Road Films
Rating: Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving drinking, sexuality, bullying, some violent images, and language-all involving teens.
Release Date: March 3, 2017
Book Publisher: HarperCollins

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I was invited to an advanced screening of this film courtesy of HarperCollins Canada.

Synopsis:  Sam seemed to have everything a teenage girl could want: popularity, a hot boyfriend, cool status, fun friends, loving family and seeming happiness.  But beyond the superficial, Sam’s life wasn’t so charmed. She was one of a clique of high school mean girls who made life hellish for those different from them.  When she’s killed in a car accident, Sam is forced to relive her last day on Earth seven times in order to get things right.  She attempts to make sense of what befell her and gain a better understanding of herself and others. In the process Sam evolves, learns to be a good person and comes to accept her fate.  As narrated by Sam (Zoey Deutsch), this touching story, based on the 2010 young adult novel by Lauren Oliver, has a Groundhog Day structure, with a dramatic arc.

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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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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
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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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