Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #275

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

HERE LIES DANIEL TATE BY CRISTIN TERRILL

Goodreads Description:

A young, street-savvy runaway looking for a place to call home realized he might have conned his way into the wrong family in this fast-paced and thrilling novel from award-winning author Cristin Terrill.

It seems too good to be true when Daniel Tate, missing since he was abducted from one of California’s most elite private enclaves at the age of ten, turns up on a snowy street in Vancouver six years later. At first too traumatized to speak, he is eventually able to tell the authorities who he is and is reunited with his overjoyed family. In time, they tell him, he’ll recover the memories he’s missing; all that matters is that they have him back.

It’s perfect. A miracle. Except for one thing:

That boy isn’t Daniel Tate.

But he wants to be. A young con artist who’s been taking on false identities for years, this impostor has stumbled onto the scam of a lifetime. Daniel has everything he’s ever dreamed of—wealth, privilege, the chance to make a fresh start, and most importantly, a family that loves him. Now that he’s finally found a place to belong, he doesn’t question his luck.

Until he realizes that maybe Daniel isn’t missing at all. Maybe someone knows what really happened to the boy he’s pretending to be…and if he can’t uncover the truth—he could be next the next Daniel Tate to disappear.


Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: June 6th 2017 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pre-Order here and here

Eee! Is it June yet? :D I AM SO EXCITED about a new Cristin Terrill book :D Feels like forever since I read her first book, All Our Yesterdays. <3 Which I loved. I simply cannot wait for another book by her :D Eee. So thrilled. This one sounds all kinds of amazing. And I'm sure that I'm going to love it. That cover is a bit weird, yet I'm starting to love it too, lol :) I just. Gosh. I want this book. I want it now. I will love it so.
What are you waiting for on this disappearing Wednesday?

Saturday, January 14, 2017

In My Mailbox #272

I read two books this week, again :D Which means that I have now read 4 books this year. I'm happy about this. Yay. I was supposed to read something this weekend too, but haven't gotten my book in the mail yet, so taking a little bit of a break until it arrives. Hopefully on Monday :) Though I'm not at home on Monday. Ugh. So Tuesday is for reading. I'm excited. I also blogged a bit more this week, so yay :) This week I posted a Top Ten Tuesday. <3 I'm waiting on Beanstalker and other Hilarious Scarytales :) I then posted my third review of The Map to Everywhere. <3 And my second review of City of Thirst :D I haven't had the best health this week, but getting more medicine next week, so hopefully feeling better shortly :) Just waiting for the sun to come back, so that I can take lighter pictures again. Also waiting for it to be May again, so that I can get my spa bath back together :) It needs to be warmer out first. Sigh. Anyway. I did get a bit of gorgeous mail this week :D I'm in love with all of it. And I so love getting pop figures. <3



Flying Lessons & Other Stories. I only know one of these authors, Soman, but hoping to love all stories :D
Stormdancer + Ruin and Rising. Eee! Japanese editions :D They are both gorgeous. Love these books.
Brave + Frozen + Dragons + Moana. More books from movies that I love the most :D They are so cute.
Movies. I haven't seen any of these movies yet, ack, so I'm excited to watch them all pretty soonish :)
Pop Figures. Eee! More are arriving :D More coming too. I love all of these so, so much. So adorable.


More Instagram photos here. <3

Friday, January 13, 2017

Book Recommendation: City of Thirst by Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis


Finally, I have had the chance to read this book a second time. And it never fails to break my heart. Ack. Such a sad book. Yet despite the sadness, this book is all kinds of fun too. I loved reading every moment of it. I think I loved it more this time than the first time I read it. Though that is hard to say, because I loved it the most both times I read it. Gosh, I just love this middle grade series the most. Cannot wait to finally get to read book three soon. Eee. I'm so excited. I hope there will be many more books from this world.

I don't mention it often enough, but these books have some amazing artwork. First there is the gorgeous covers. Which are just stunning. But there are also stunning drawings inside the book. Not too many, but enough, and they are so fun and gorgeous and I love them all the most. I wish they had been in color, but they are still gorgeous. I can't wait to see more in the next books. Because these drawings just make the books even better. And I just love looking at them all the most, lol. They are simply gorgeous. I love them.

There is so much to love in this book. And I don't know how else to describe it. It is such an amazing second book. It takes place about six months after the ending of book one. Which felt like such a long time, considering Fin was almost alone all that time, with no one to remember him at all. Again. Aw. I just. I love this boy to pieces. And this book made me feel so sad for him. And that makes me hurt a whole bunch. I want the best for Fin. I want him to be loved. And be remembered. To have people care for him.

But despite loving Fin the most, I love the other characters too. Marrill is all kinds of awesome. I really hope that her mom will get better. Aw. I also want all the best for Marrill, because I do adore her. Though, if I'm going to be honest, I was a bit upset with this girl in this book. Because of some things she does. Some things she forgets. I'm not sure I will forget it all that fast. I hope she'll make it better in book three, so that it will be easier for me to forgive her for it too. Because I need to. I'm crossing my fingers for that.

But either way, I still love this girl. I loved that in this book, she has a babysitter. Remy. And Remy is a big part of this book. I adored this older girl. She's awesome. And getting to know Coll and Ardent better was simply amazing too. I adore all of these characters so much. And reading about them all is just the best. I'm so glad I finally re-read these amazing books. Because they mean so much to me. And they are both so, so good. Well, all kinds of heartbreaking, but also the most fun. I love everything about this one. Yay.

City of Thirst is full of magic. And adventure. And I loved re-reading it the most. Most of this book takes place in a new city. And gosh, this place. I could never have been there. Shudders. But oh, how it was amazing to read about again. So different and so special too. There is so much I loved about this book. Every single thing. I cannot wait to read more about Fin and Marrill. Eee. I just, I need a happy ending for them both. Ack. If you still haven't read this amazing second book, then move it. It's so good. I promise.



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis


Just finished reading this precious book for the third time. Sigh. I just adore this book oh so much. It never fails to make me happy. And break my heart at the same time. This middle grade series is something that everyone should be reading. Because Fin is the most amazing boy to get to know. Marrill is so awesome too. And this world. I cannot with how amazing this world is. I loved reading about all the different places again. It felt so real. Such an amazing and yet terrifying world created. I love reading about it all the most.

I'm not going to write very much this third time. Because I feel like I have already said everything that I could possibly say about this book, yet at the same time feel like I can never say enough. This is the first book in this series. I'm thrilled to be re-reading book two next, though that one will make me a lot of sad, ack. And then I shall finally get to read book three. I'm so excited. There will be at least four books, but gosh, I really hope there will be even more. I never ever want to stop reading about Fin and Marrill. Sniffs.

There is just so much to love about The Map to Everywhere. The writing is stunning. The characters are all done so well, and I cared for all of them. The story is fun yet a bit sad too. There are some amazing creatures in this book too, and gosh, I loved reading about them all. I especially loved the Naysayer. He's awesome. This book was pirates. Which is awesome. It has the most creepy villain too, which I enjoyed reading about. This whole book is an epic adventure and I could not have loved it more. It's so awesome.

This book tells the story of Fin and Marrill. And gosh, how I adore these two twelve year olds. They are adorable. I loved how they first met, and how they became friends. It was awesome. I must say that I love Fin the most, simply because he has the most heartbreaking past. Sniffs. Getting to know him was simply the best. Though my heart is always aching for him. See, this boy is forgotten by everyone. If a leaves a room, no one remembers him at all. And it is the saddest thing to read about. Until Marrill comes along.

And oh, I loved how she could remember him. But there is a reason for that, and sniffs. Book two will murder me again. Hmph. How rude. But anyway. Marrill is also such an amazing character. She has the cutest cat, which is always there, and I adored him. I loved reading about her parents too, though that was pretty sad as well. Aw. But yeah. I loved these two kids. So much. And the rest of the crew of the ship too. This book is full of magic. And adventures. And creepy trees. And cold places. So much love.

I'm not saying more about this book this time. Simply because I loved it so much that there isn't really anything else to say. It is such a stunning story. I love that it is part of a series. I love that there is more of these amazing characters. Eee. They are just the best. I must say that if you still haven't read The Map to Everywhere, you are missing out. Big time. This book is a must read. And you really should get started. Right now. This book never fails to impress me. I love it more each time that I read it. And I always will.


Waiting on Wednesday #274

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

BEANSTALKER AND OTHER HILARIOUS SCARYTALES
BY KIERSTEN WHITE


Goodreads Description:

Once upon a time, a girl skipped into the forest and became a zombie.

Wait, no, that's not how this story is supposed to go. Let's try again.

Once upon a time, a boy did a horrible job as a sheep-sitter and burned his tongue on stolen pie.

No, children in these stories are always good and virtuous. From the top.

Once upon a time, a king and queen tried to find a princess for their son to marry, and he wound up fleeing from a group of very hairy vampires.

Hmmm...

What about, once upon a time, a bunch of fairy tales got twisted around to be completely hilarious, a tiny bit icky, and delightfully spooky scarytales... in other words, exactly what fairy tales were meant to be. Grab some flaming torches, maybe don't accept that bowl of pease porridge, and get ready for a wickedly fun ride with acclaimed author Kiersten White and fairy tales like you've never heard them before.


Hardcover, 224 pages
Expected publication: July 25th 2017 by Scholastic 
Pre-Order here and here

This book looks and sounds so, so adorable. And fun. And awful. And I am so, so excited to read it :D Just wishing it was out already. <3 Crossing my fingers I might be able to get an ARC of it one day. But if not, I'm reading this precious book when it comes out this summer. Wish it would be longer, but I'm sure it will still be long enough and awesome :D Crossing my fingers that I will love it the most. I think that I will.
What are you waiting for on this fairytale Wednesday?