Book Review | A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Published by: Harper Teen on November 4, 2014
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 360
Format: eBook
Source: Borrowed from the library

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Summary (from Goodreads): Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected. Continue reading

Book Review | The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Published by: Sourcebooks Fire on March 7th, 2017
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 400
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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Summary (from Goodreads): 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. Continue reading

Top 10 Tuesday | Read in One Sitting

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week the topic is books you have read in one sitting or the shortest books you have read. I love this idea. I love hearing about shorter books because I like to put those on the back burner for when a reading slump happens and I want to get myself back into reading. Also I love hearing about books that have been read in one sitting because that means they were so good you could not put it down! I am going to do a mix of these two. Here is what is on my list!

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Stacking the Shelves | #16

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Click here to go to Tyngas blog.

Truthwitch / Susan Denard / Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? / Mindy Kaling / Somewhere in France / Jennifer Robson Continue reading

Book Review | Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Published by: Katherine Tegen Books on January 17th, 2017
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Pages: 468
Format: eBook
Source: Borrowed from the library

Trigger Warning:  Self Harm

Summary (from Goodreads): Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power — something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get this brother out alive — no matter what the cost.
The Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?
Carve the Mark is Veronica Roth’s stunning portrayal of the power of friendship — and love — in a galaxy filled with unexpected gifts.  Continue reading

Book Review | Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

1613280Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Published by: Willian Morrow on October 2, 2007
Genre: Adult, Mystery, Crime, Scandinavian
Pages: N/A
Format: Audiobook
Source: Borrowed from the library

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Summary (from Goodreads): At a university in Reykjavík, the body of a young German student is discovered, his eyes cut out and strange symbols carved into his chest. Police waste no time in making an arrest, but the victim’s family isn’t convinced that the right man is in custody. They ask Thóra Guðmundsdóttir, an attorney and single mother of two, to investigate. It isn’t long before Thóra and her associate, Matthew Reich, uncover the deceased student’s obsession with Iceland’s grisly history of torture, execution, and witch hunts. But there are very contemporary horrors hidden in the long, cold shadow of dark traditions. And for two suddenly endangered investigators, nothing is quite what it seems … and no one can be trusted.  Continue reading

Top 10 Tuesday | Wishlist

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

The blog is currently on a mini hiatus but have posted a link up for those doing freebie topics today. I chose to do my Top 10 books that I wish to read once I can find them at a price my wallet likes or at the library.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (YA/Contemporary/Fiction)

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (YA/Fantasy)

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas (YA/New Adult/Romance/Fantasy)

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons (Romance/Historical Fiction/War) Continue reading