Saturday, November 29, 2014

Stacking The Shelves #81

Stacking The Shelves
is hosted by Tynga's Reviews to help bloggers/readers share their books that they are adding to their shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books that you buy in a physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, reviews books, gifts and of course eBooks! If this sounds like something your interested in, then head over to Tynga's Reviews and sign-up! 

Hey Guys,

 Happy Saturday! :)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving (If you celebrate it?) Mine was so much fun! I think I ate so much turkey, it's growing out of my!!  Anyways, check out this weeks haul and leave me a link to your Stack, and I'll come visit you! :-)

Here's My 81st Stacking The Shelves...

My Physical Stack This Week... 

- Strange Skies (ARC)
A Study in Scarlet (ARC)
- A Wicked Thing (ARC)
- My Heart & Other Black Hole (ARC)
- The Fire Sermon (ARC)


Reading this now, and absolutely LOVING IT!! I really don't know why I waited so long to read this. And look at that cover, isn't it AMAZING???? I love it, and the second cover is just a great!

Harper Teen for these awesome ARC's  for review!!!

I am so excited for this book, and was totally surprised when it showed up. A WICKED THING has been one of those books that I've been most anticipating for 2015. And I already took a quick peek inside, and was instantly sucked in. So I definitely plan to read this one soon! And the cover is another amazing one!

- A Wicked Thing By: ARC Paperback

This book is new to me. I never heard of it before it showed up. And it really doesn't sound like I book I would read. So I'll probably either trade it, or have a giveaway for it on the blog!

- My Heart And Other Black Holes By: ARC Paperback

This is another book that is new to me, and I know that I'll never read. So if anyone wants it, email me and if you live in the US, it's yours! My email address can be found at the top right hand side of the sidebar (First come, first sever)

- Sherlock Holmes in a Study in Scarlet By: ARC Paperback

I'm really excited for this sequel. I read the first book last year and enjoyed it. And it ended on one hell of a cliffhanger, so I'm curious to see where it all goes! But I now have two ARC's of STRANGE SKIES. The author just sent me a signed ARC, but the publisher sent me one too. So, I'll probably either trade it, or have a giveaway for it a little closer to the release date in June of 2015. 

(You can see my review of Book One, BURN OUT, HERE!)

- Strange Skies By:SIGNED ARC Paperback

I traded this book for my 2nd copy of IGNITE, and I'm really excited to finally check it out!

- The Fire Sermon By: ARC Paperback

So that's it for me this week. What did you add to your Shelves this week?

Link me up to your new additions and I'll come visit you! :)

Friday, November 28, 2014

This Night So Dark by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner Review

This Night So Dark

This Night So Dark (Starbound, #1.5)
This Night So Dark
(Starbound #1.5)
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Genres: YA, Dystopian, Sci-f
Published: October 7th, 2014
Don’t miss the breathtaking short story that connects the first two novels in the Starbound trilogy, These Broken Stars and This Shattered World.

Tarver still has nightmares about the night, six months before the Icarus crash, when he rescued a group of civilian researchers being held hostage by brutal mercenaries. Now Tarver and Lilac must reconcile his memories of that fateful night with the truth that they uncovered on a mysterious planet after the Icarus crashed.

Includes a bonus preview chapter from This Shattered World!

Check out my review of Book One, THESE BROKEN STARS HERE!!

Check Out The Rest Of The Series:

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) This Night So Dark (Starbound, #1.5) This Shattered World (Starbound, #2)

Before it all started in THESE BROKEN STARS:

THIS NIGHT SO DARK was a wonderful addition to the STARBOUND series! I LOVED getting back inside Tarver Merendsen's head, and seeing what honorable acts gave him all those medals and ultimately promoted him from Captain to Major! And I can honestly say, THIS NIGHT SO DARK was nothing short of AMAZING!!!!

But one thing that was a little disappointing was that it felt like it wasn't long enough. Honestly, that was the only reason I gave this book 4.5 stars and not the full 5 stars I would of gave it if it would of been longer. I just felt like it needed more to the story. I would of love to see what happen after Tarver got the researchers out of their hostage situation. But really, it was a small issue, because this whole entire short story ROCKED!!!!


~ Six months before the Icarus crash ~

Captain Tarver Merendsen is on a routine patrol on the planet of Avon when he's life is forever changed. He's pushed to the limit and has to use every ounce of his skill, determination, and experience too survive, and to keep innocent civilians from getting caught in the crossfire.

When Captain Merendsen gets the call informing him that VC-Delta has lost communication, and request to have a check-in to inquire about the status of the situation, Tarver knows somethings not right. And then Tarver's fears are conformed when him and his partner Fisk, arrive at the facility and realize that it's more then a lost connection, or an issue with the computers. They've been sieged, and they're the researchers being held hostage in the buildings only hope of survival...

But then when Tarver comes to realize that he is more alone then he thought, and that he will be tested to the fullest, and learn more about himself and what he is capable of when pushed to the limit of life or death, and that he is prepared to do anything in order to save the civilians that he's sworn to protect, his world comes crumbling down. But the shocking truth and betrayal of that fateful night is even more clearer after the Icarus crash. And Lilac & Tarver will have to begin to put the pieces of the puzzle together, and start to understand what really could of happened that murderous night, six-months before his world changed forever.

I LOVED seeing the events that made Tarver who he was in beginning of THESE BROKEN STARS. And always wondered how he got to become Major Merendsen—the well respected War hero from the first book. And it really was great the story that lies behind it all. It just made me fall more in love with Major Tarver Merendsen, I mean, even his name is!! I just love Tarver and Lilac so much, and I thoroughly enjoyed being back into this world through their perspective!

Overall, THIS NIGHT SO DARK was all I could of hoped for from Tarver's story of how he became who he was in THESE BROKEN STARS. And it was such an addicting pull that never let up the whole time I was reading it! Only complaint, like I said above, is that it was not long enough at all. I wish, NO, I NEEDED it to be longer!! If it would of been at least 20 more pages, all wrapped around the HOT Tarver Merendsen, it would of easily made my HIGH 4.5 Star rating to an EXPLOSIVE full 5 Stars!! So if you've read this series, then this short story is definitely A MUST READ!

4.5 Bone Hearts 



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Anomaly by Tonya Kuper Blog Tour: Interview + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop in the ANOMALY by Tonya Kuper Blog Tour hosted my YA Bound Book Tours. Today on my stop we have an Interview + an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway!



Tonya Kuper
(Schrodinger's Consortium #1)
Published: November 25th, 2014 

Genres: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy

Reality is only an illusion.

Except for those who can control it…

Worst. Birthday. Ever.

My first boyfriend dumped me – happy birthday, Josie!- my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening…

Like I make something materialize just by thinking about it.

When hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Like, everything. Who I am. My family. What really happened to my brother. Existence. I am Oculi, and I have the ability to change reality with my thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and protecting me as I begin learning how to bend reality. And he’s the only thing standing between me and the secret organization that wants me dead…

How old are you?

I’m seventeen. 

Where did you grow up?

Everywhere. I’ve moved around my entire life, not living in the same town for more than year usually, until now. We’ve been in this house the longest, but I chalked that up to finally being allowed to attend public school as opposed to being homeschool. Thank Thor! 

Who are your family members?

My mom, my nine year old brother, Eli, my brother, Nick died over two years ago. He was two years older than me. My dad went undercover into the Consortium and no one has heard from him – he’s either being held against his will or…well, the statistics do not look good. 

What is something you hope to do someday?

I’d love to attend MIT possibly. But my future plans are put on hold for the time being. I’d also give my left arm to go to Comic Con. 

What’s your job and do you enjoy it?

I was never allowed to hold a job outside school. I guess I could now say my job is to join the Resistance and help keep an Oculi civil war from busting out and destroying mankind as we know it. 

What do you do for fun?

Hang out with my best friend Hannah, watch movies or The Big Bang Theory reruns, read – a lot. 

Who is someone you look up to and why?

My mom. She puts up this hard exterior, especially since Nick died, and she has so much responsibility. She’s pretty much a single parent since my dad was gone so much for work and now he’s MIA. She is also one badass scientist. 

Can you name someone who has surprised you and in what way?

*Blushes and smiles* Reid Wentworth. I thought he was a typical motorcycle-riding hot bad boy who’d be a complete jerk. And, in some ways, he is, but there is more. He’s kind of like a Transformer – There is more to him than meets the eye. He pushes me to do better, he’s wise for his age, and his passion inspires me.

Tonya Kuper's debut, ANOMALY, the first in the Schrodinger's Consortium young adult scifi trilogy, releases November 2014 by Entangled Teen. She lives in Omaha, NE with her two rad boys and husband, is a music junkie, and a chocolate addict. Star Wars & Sherlock fan.

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